Situated at the top of the glacier known as Chukung between two mountains Ama Dablam and Lhotse, Island Peaks is another exciting destination for climbing in Nepal. Due to its tough geographical location, Island Peak is also commonly known as one of the most challenging destinations sought after for peak Climbing in Nepal.
As many as 300 groups of trekkers and adventure seekers try to scale it every year. Island-Peak-in-Nepal is a landmark to ascend the Himalayan summit along with the breathtaking experience of venturing the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
The most challenging part of climbing is when the trekkers have to cross a mixed rock, ice wall which lies on the slope leading next to the thin summit edge. The best time for embarking for a climbing trek falls roughly in the months of March- May and September- December.
Nepal Island Peak Climbing begins with a mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla from the Capital City of Kathmandu. After an exciting 35 minutes flight enamored with the beautiful scenaries of the mountains nearby , we will reach the Lukla Airport . It is from here that the peak climbing venture begins.
Reaching the summit is a challenging task. Nevertheless, once the trekkers reach the top, they will get to witness all the mesmerizing textures of the splendid the mountains out there. During the course of the trekking and climbing, you will also walk along the trail that passes nearby from the Dudh Koshi River.
Besides the adventures of trekking along the popular trail in the country, the trekkers will also be enamored with perfect views of the villages of Sherpa and the artistic monasteries. The most exciting thing about it is that they will learn more about the way of life of the people and the villagers.
Once you are done with climbing, you will then return following the route back through Namche to Lukla. You will get to harbor all pleasant memories of climbing. Afterwards, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. Then they will take you to the hotel where you will be staying overnight.
On the second morning, you will board a flight to the Lukla Airport, commonly known as Tenzing Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight , a marvelous adventure given that the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world considering the the location, altitude and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, you will take light breakfast and embark on the trek. In around 3 hours, you will reach Phakding village where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
In the third morning, we will resume our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi. Then we will ascend through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to our ultimate destination towards a popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchanged salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
You will spend this day at Namche for acclimatization. As the altitude will increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa villages. If you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to Everest Hotel to enoy the panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Tengboche (3,867m) is another village of Khumbu region which
lies in North Eastern Nepal. Tengboche is famous for the presence of a Buddhist
monastery thought to be built in 1923.Tengboche offers panoramic sight of
Himalayas, Mountains and different popular Peaks. Tengboche is also the birth
place of mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Soon as we are done with the breakfast in the morning, we
resume our trek heading Pheriche. Pheriche is another village of Eastern Nepal
of Khumbu Region which stands at an altitude of 4,371m. It is famous for
trekkers as well as climbers because is a stop point for them to get some rest. Initially, this place was known
for farming potatoes, buckwheat and rearing Yaks .These days, especially men of
this region are mostly engaged as trekker guide or bearers. Overnight stay at
day , we will head towards Lobuche after having breakfast in Pheriche.
Lobuche is a beautiful place full
of mountains. Basically it connects
with with two major Peaks ,namely
Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Gorakhshep is an ending trail for numerous trekkers in the
Khumbu Region which decoded as ;Dead raven; in Sherpa idiom. Apart from the
habitat it is known as a residential territory for large flocks of soaring
ravens. It is interesting to know that Gorakhshep is the last village you will encounter before reaching
the Mount Everest. You can stop here for
the lemon tea too. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
In this day, we will move to Chhukhing given that it
famous in the Khumbu region . All the trekkers and climbers rest at this
spot before aiming for the peak, Chhukhung. We need to walk a little bit more
than usual as it a long day trek. Chukkang
is just a little bit far from the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight staying
We start early on in the morning to reach the
Island Peak Base Camp.After we are done with the breakfast, we will begin our
trek to the Island Peak Base Camp. Island Peak Base Camp (6189 m) is a gigantic
peak. It is therefore ,not designed for all the peak
Climbers as it is notorious for its altitude. Many trekkers suffer from
altitude sickness for several reasons at this region. You can also see Glacier
Lake from the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Next day, we will hike
further up to High Camp from the Island Peak Base Camp. You will havae to
walking for 4 hours. Also make sure you are ready for the High Camp and pumped
to prepare for the next day so that you can get to the summit. Overnight stay at
Day 12 Trek to Summit-Chhukhun; as you will scale the
summit from where you can view Pumori(7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m),
Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu ( 8201m). These are the most fantastic views that you
can see from the summit. Again after the trek we will go back over to Base
Camp. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
We will have an additional day today to venture the summit. This is like a bonus day for the exploration. There are enough things to explore in the Summit and you will enjoy the lush beauty for sure. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Today, soon as we are done with the breakfast, we will
resume our downhill trek from the Island Peak. Trek to Tengboche will take
around 4 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.
The next day, we resume our downhill trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche is a wonderful place to enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. On your way, you can stop to visit the typical villages of Khumjung along with Khunde. You can even visit the monasteries which are very unique in its structure. And keep walk down to Phakding. Overnight stay at a guest hour.
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours . You will stay in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the same day. On the penultimate day of the tour package, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 45-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. You might as well spend rest of your time shopping or buying souvenirs at Kathmandu .Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
On the 17th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.
· Food in Kathmandu/Pokhara lunch and dinner.
· Your travel insurance.
· Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
· Any kind of drinks.
· Tips for Guide and Porters
· Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.