Island Peak Climbing

21 Days 20 Nights
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Island Peak Climbing is one of the most adventurous activities in Everest region. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse Peak, was first ascended in 1953 by British team in the process of preparation of climbing Mount Everest, and to the surprise, Tenzing Norgay was the only one among the members to ascend it successfully.

Island Peak Climbing in interesting and attractive with highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse glacier. Island Peak, itself is the extension of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. Climbing Island Peak, not only provides an enjoyable climb, but also provides the spectacular scenary of Himalayas in the Khumbu region including the Mt. Everest (8848m.), Mt.Nuptse (7855m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8410m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m) make a semi circle in the north. 

The normal route for Island Peak climbing is South East Flank & South-West Ridge,normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and helps a safe ascent.

Highlights

Kathmandu
- Pashupatinath
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Swayambhunath Stupa
- Kathmandu Durbar Square


Trekking
- Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla 2840m)
- Namche bazzar(3450m)
- Everest view hote(3900m)Splendid view of Mt Everest,Lobuche,Thamsekhu,Thame,kongde,Anadablam
- Hillary Village(One of the most beautiful and developed village in Nepal)
- Tengboche Monastery
- Gorakshep(5140m),Kalapatthar(5555m),base Camp(5364m)
-Gokyo Ri (5350m) Gokyo lake4750M.
- Chola pas 5330M.
- Island peak Basecamp, Island peak

Accomodations

Trekking
- Lodge

Peak Climbing
- Tent Camping

Itinerary - Island Peak Climbing
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Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1345 meters)
(Dinner)

Sports Tours & Travel's representatives will transfer to hotel, Island peak climbing / Imja Tse peak climbing briefing with officially arrangements.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla (2830m)and trek to Phakding (2630m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

walk approximately 2-3 hours O/N at Lodge.

Day 3
Phakding terk to Namche Bazaar(3340)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

walk approximately 4-5 hours O/N at hotel.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

During the day , we can Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak (6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Namche bazaar trek to Dole(4000m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 6
Dole trek to Machhermo (4410m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 7
Machhermo trek to Gokyo (4750m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 8
Hike to Gokyo Ri (5350m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Wake up early in the morning to hike to Gokyo Ri 5350m for panoramic Himalayan views such as Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt, Mt. Makalu 8463m , Mt.Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Kangchung 6063m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, back to Gokyo,lunch at Gokyo lake and continue to Thangnak(4620m)

Walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 9
Thangnak via Cho la pass (5420m) to Dzngola (4810m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 10
Dznong La trek to Lobuche (4910m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
Walk approximately 4-5 hours
Day 11
Lobuche trek to Gorkashep (5180m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Gorakshep to continue trek to Everest base camp and overnight at Gorakshep.

Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12
Hike up to Kalappattar (5545m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Early in the morning hike up to kalappattar 5545m for beautiful Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Pumori 7161m,Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak ( 6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m), back to Gorakshep continue trek to Dingboche(4335m)

Walk approximately 3-4 hours

Day 13
Dingboche trek to Island peak base camp (4975m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Dingboche trek to Island peak base camp 4975m , our climbing guide will teach you how to fixed the rope and climb.

Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Overnight at O/N Tented Camp.

Day 14
Island peak (6179m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Early in the morning , our climbing guide will take for island peak (6179m) summit and back to Island peak base camp.

Walk approximately 6-7 hours

Overnight at O/N Tented Camp.

Day 15
Island peak (6179m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

If incase of weather is bad than our climbing guide will take to you for re-summit the island peak , back to island peak base and back to Chhukung.

O/N Tented Camp.

Day 16
Chhukung trek to Tyangboche
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast , Chhukung trek to Tyangboche.

Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17
Tyangboche trek to Namche bazaar
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast , Tyangboche trek to Namche bazaar .

Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Overnight at Tyangboche

Day 18
Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla.

Walk approximately 6-7 hours

Overnight at Lukla

Day 19
Lukla to Kathmandu
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast , Lukla by flight back to Kathmandu , transfer to hotel.

Overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 20
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast, our tour guide will take to you historical monuments sightseeing around Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple, Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 21
Final Departure
(Breakfast)

After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities than Sports Tours & Travel's airport representatives will drop to you Kathmandu international airport for onward destination. or if you prefer other package trip will arrange accordingly or relaxing with own activities.

Additional Remarks
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Cost Includes - Island Peak Climbing

- Hotel in Kathmandu ,3 star hotel on twin sharing B/B basis.
- Island peak climbing permit, National park fees.
- Camping equipments.
- Three meals a day with tea coffee.
- One climbing guide, one assistant guide for base camp, one cook and necessary number of porters.( we expect your luggage not to exceed 30 kg per person)
- Surface transfer as per itinerary.
- Kathmandu sightseeing.
- Two way air tickets to Lukla.
- All expenses for Nepalese staffs, their insurance and salary.


Cost Excludes - Island Peak Climbing

- Personal equipmentsfor climbing or trekking.
- Insurance air tickets to Nepal and Nepal visa.
- Domestic airport tax of Rs 200.00
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Climbing food.
- Emergency evacuation.
- Sleeping bags and down jackets.
- Tips to the staffs.
- All the bar bills( bottle drinks,beer,cokes etc)

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