The Island Peak Climbing is one of our favorite treks and Peak Climbing and we’d be delighted to help you explore this incredible legion in Nepal.
The Island Peak Climb is an add-on package for any of the Everest Region Treks. It starts and finishes at Chhukung, where Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure experienced climbing guides will meet you and look after you in every way. Before you attempt the climb, however, you must be properly acclimatized. If you have trekked to Everest Base Camp, 5363m, and Kala Patthar, 5545m from Jiri, Phaplu or even Lukla, you will be acclimatized. You might even want to include a nearby pass such as Renjo La, 5338m, or Cho La 5420m for good measure. Island Peak captivates the interest of experienced and aspiring climbers alike. Standing on the summit of Island Peak, 6189m, you are surrounded by the entire Khumbu range, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and the unclimbed Lhotse Shar. To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, Cho Polu, 6734m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt. Makalu, 8475m.
Island Peak Climbing is rated ‘moderate’; and although a good level of physical fitness is essential, previous climbing experience is not required. Its highly glaciated West Face rises from the Lhotse Glacier up to a technically straightforward ridge; this is a perfect place for novice climbers to develop the skills of climbing on snow and ice at high altitudes.
From Chhukung village, the trail follows the moraine of the massive Lhotse Glacier, then the Imja Tso Khola (river) to Island Peak Base Camp, 5100m. There are slabs and boulders to clamber over to reach high camp, 5500m. After high camp there are more rocks and scree at first, but the final few hours to the top requires the mountaineering skills. There is a 300-meter headwall and a snowy summit ridge which require ropes, crampons and ice axes.
Island Peak Climbing 1N/2 days making it one of the shortest and least expensive climbing packages offered. Each climb starts according our scheduled departure dates. The minimum size of a group is two persons. After you return to Chhukung, you are free to plan for the next destination.
Astounding views of Lhotse, Imjatse and Ama Dablam
Meet at Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.)
We meet at Chhukung where we provide you personal climbing equipment and brief you for the next day trek. Overnight at teahouse
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/17060 ft.), 4-5hr walk
Following the fairly steep route towards the base camp, we move south as we walk towards the winding paths below the Lhotse glacier. Arriving at the base camp, our crew will set up the tents which will give us enough time to observe the surrounding. We will take a quite training on the climbing before heading for the big climb tomorrow. [Included meals: Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at tent
The day will use to wait good weather incause weather remain unfavorable while summit the peak [Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at tent
Summit Island Peak (6189m/20305.12 ft.) & return to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.), 8-9hr walk
A very early morning start today at around 1 am in the morning will start after quick breakfast. The wind during the afternoon is strong which can hamper the summit push so we start early today. Climbing the steep hill, the trail narrows. Although not very difficult climb, we need to watch out for the rocky steps as we climb. Our guide will take care with the rope fixing with both main rope and fix ropes. The summit will be one experience that you will cherish with views of the panoramic Himalayas spread across beautifully. We head back towards base camp and then toward Chukkung. Overnight at teahouse
Note: We are flexible to customize the trip itinerary, dates as per your time frame, service standard etc.
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Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking & Sherpa climbing Guide
1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
Duffel bag and trekking map
Island Peak Climbing Permit & certificates(from company and NMA)
All Garbage Deposit charges
Accommodation during the climbing in tents & necessary staffs
Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel
Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide
+ Personal Climbing Gears:
- Karabiners(3 pieces; Locked-2 & Unlocked-1)
- Safety rope
- Ice Axe
As Basic and
2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
Airport pick up & drop off personally
Full Board Offer
Price:Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.
As Comfort and
Full board meals in the mountains during the trek
There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at email@example.com
International Airfare to and from your country
Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website.
Insurance- Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt
Equipment for trip
We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.
Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.
Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.
Money and Gratuity
Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.