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Island Peak Short Climb – 15 Days

Island Peak
Mountain
Sherpa Culture
Mount Everest View

At 6189m, Island Peak is one of the smaller but challenging trekking peaks that lie in the Everest region in Nepal. The reward for all this exertion is an unparalleled view of Ama Dablam and the south face of Lhotse. The peak sits at the end of Chhukung Valley, accessible from Dingboche taking a short route without proper acclimatization days. So the aggressive climb itinerary is designed for those who have good physical fitness with prior mountaineering experience but have the limited time frame

After a day of walking from Chhukung along the Lhotse Glacier, passing the bloated waters of Imja Tsho, we reach the Base Camp to prepare for the challenge. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. We endeavor the summit (6189m/20306ft) after one night at the High Camp perched on the South West Ridge where magnificent vistas of the Khumbu can be seen from the top.

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$3,281

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Duration

15 days

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  • What's included :
    • 14x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • Tented accommodation during the climb
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide , climbing guide and assistant guides
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
    • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Alpine Club of Himalaya’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
    • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
    • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
    • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
    • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
    • All government and local taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return
    • early arrival, late departure, early Return from mountain (due to any reason)
    • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, boiled water, shower
    • Personal Expenses
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

  • Day 1: Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft)

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Welcome Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Welcome dinner
    Accommodation included: 3* accommodation

    Day 2: ROCK CLIMBING COURSE or SIGHTSEEING

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    An expedition trip to Nepal involves slightly more preparation than average trips abroad. We take care that you should not be ill equipped, exhausted and unable to cope with the thought of climbing all the way. So we take you to Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot on a 3kms drive where you will be given the climbing course to provide you the opportunities to learn to use rope, harness, ice axe, crampons, although there is no snow. We return to Kathmandu for the night stay. Or you can opt for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley if you feel you don’t need the course. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3* Accommodation

    Day 3: Fly to LUKLA (2800m/9187ft); trek to PHAKDING (2610m/8563 ft) 2-3 hours trek; 200m descent, 50m ascent

    Pass By: Lukla, Lukla, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
    Early morning flight from Kathmandu International Airport to Lukla Airport and trek to Phakding. Descending above farmlands we pass through Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat and Sano and Thulo Gumela and shrines and monasteries of Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa with breathtaking views of sacred mountain Kumbila and sister summits Kusum Kanguru peaks. Overnight at guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 4: Trek to NAMCHE (3420m/11221ft) 5-6 hours/1000m ascent, 100m descent

    Pass By: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
    Heading for the Namche Bazar, we cross through the hamlet of Zamphute and Tok Tok to see dazzling Thamserku glistening in the sun that stays all the way with us in most of our trek. Passing through the scenic Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo, we reach Utche Choling Gompa on a bluff abutting the Dudhkoshi river and further we make our way between the bluff to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO declared world heritage site. Completing halfway to Namche Bazar, we head for the second half of the march that would likely to take more time due to steep climb at the end. Crossing through the last village of Jorsale, a steep stepped path leads us to an amazing high bridge over the Dudhkoshi River gorge and just before this bridge the Dudhkoshi is met by its tributary, the BhoteKoshi. Beginning the final steps uphill slowly we reach heights of Namche from where we can have first look at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge and finally after about 1.5km/0.9mile) we reach Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 5: Trek TENGBOCHE (3870m/12697ft) 4 hours; 350m descent, 750m ascent

    Pass By: Tyangboche, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
    From Namche we take the easy level trail that cuts around the ridge from Chhorkung to reach the end of a bluff which is a viewpoint over a grand panorama of peaks, from Thamserku to Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. From here we reach Kyangjuma (3550m) and a short walk from there takes us to an important trail junction at Sanasa (3600m) from where we take the trail to Tengboche that runs gently downhill towards the river. This trail drops gradually to Lawichasa and on our descending way the thumb like peak of Ama Dablam soars into view above the trail. From Lawichasa a narrow trail branches north to reach Tashinga (3380m) and now the trail drops down on steep stone steps to Phunki Thenga (3250m) and then to a bridge. From the bridge the trail climbs past some water powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. We might see musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees to eventually follow the path that reach a kani and a pair of chortens marking the start of Tengboche village which is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and rhododendrons. The focal point of Tengboche is the famous Tengboche monastery. Overnight at guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 6: Trek DINGBOCHE (4360m/14305ft) 3-5 hours; 70m descent, 580m ascent

    Pass By: Dingboche, Dingboche, Eastern Region
    From Tengboche we follow the trail through a forest of conifers and rhododendrons, keeping an eye out for monal pheasants and musk deer that leads us to a village of Debuche where we vsit Debuche Gompa which has some expressive old thangkas and murals painted on wooden panels. Debuche also has a small Buddhist nunnery on the east hillside. The trail continues through dense forest to reach Milinggo and then drops steeply to a suspension bridge over Imja Khola. We cross the bridge and climb the hillside opposite to a white stupa with Buddhist eyes and after a hundred yards we see a stupa that crowns an exposed bluff, mirroring the soaring tower of Ama Dablam at the end of the valley. East of the stupa is a footprint of Khumbu’s patron Saint Lama Sange Dorje. We soon reach Pangboche village that has the oldest monastery in Khumbu, Pangobche Gompa founded by Lama Sange Dorje. Following the Imja Khola the trial climbs towards the village of Shomare and crossing the treeline beyond this village we are walking up rolling arid stretch, an alpine terrain with patches of scrub and isolated pastures and fields and the yak grazing. Crossing through the yak pasture and herdsmen’s stone huts at Orsho and Tsuro Wog, we turn right where the trail descends to a point near the confluence of Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola. Finally climbing a low ridge we reach the sprawling settlement of Dingboche which is a cold and windy place with sub-zero night temperatures even in summer. Overnight at guest house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 7: Trek to CHHUKUNG (4730m/15519ft)

    Pass By: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
    On this day we follow an epic trail along the Imja Khola to Chhukung, a small summer settlement nestling among ridges of moraine. Mountains and glaciers surround Chhukung from all sides. It is here where we do final preparation for the challenge. Overnight at guest house.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tented Accommodation

    Day 8: Climb to ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP (4970m/16307ft) 3-4 hours

    Pass By: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
    The path from Chhukung leads fairly steep way climbing south then turning east to the main line of the valley. It then winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to what we call Big-rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak. Stay over night in Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tented accommodation

    Day 9: Climb to ISLAND PEAK HIGH CAMP (5600m/18372ft) 2-3 hours

    Pass By: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
    The path leads up beyond base camp for several hundred meters before striking off left up the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel. Stay overnight in Island Peak High Camp. Overnight at tented camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tented accommodation

    Day 10: Climb to SUMMIT BASE CAMP (6189m/20305ft); Back to CHHUKUNG 8-10 hours

    Pass By: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal
    We start the climb to rocky gully early in the morning which is not much difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m (330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45°) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views we descend all the way to Chhukung for the night stay. Overnight at guest house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tented accommodation

    Day 11: Trek TENGBOCHE (3870m/12697ft) 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Tyangboche, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
    The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja Khola, the trail climbs many carved mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu. Overnight at guest house.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 12: Trek back NAMCHE BAZAAR

    Pass By: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
    From Tengboche we move towards Phunki Tenga and now descend to Sanasa and Kyangjuma and then finally to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 13: Trek back LUKLA

    Pass By: Lukla, Lukla, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
    Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla retracing the way we came up. Overnight at guest house.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Accommodation included: Basic Guest House

    Day 14: Fly back KATHMANDU

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu and are dropped to the hotel. This is a leisure day which can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for your friends and family. In the evening you will be invited to join FAREWELL reviewing great photos and share experiences of the trip. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3 * Accommodation

    Day 15: Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, mountain biking, Tibet, India or Bhutan tours etc. Meals: Breakfast

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Alpine Club of Himalaya, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    2: Alpine Hotel & Apartment, Chaksibari Marg, Opp Manang Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will Meet our customers at Alpine Club of Himalaya , which is located in Thamel, Kathmandu . Else we will pick them up from their Location if they stay inside Kathmandu ( Thamel )Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Alpine Club of Himalaya

Activity ID: V-70630P34

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