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Island Peak Climbing
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Trip Highlights
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Max-Altitude:6189 metres
  • Region:Everest Region
  • Accomodation:Lodging and Tent Camping

Overview

The Island Peak at the height of  6189 meters is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the world. Located in the Everest region in Nepal, it is known as Imja Tse locally. The name “Island Peak” was given by the British Mount Everest Expedition team in 1953. The name is apt because it appears like an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche.

Throughout the Island Peak Climbing trail, the breathtaking views of some of the tallest mountains in the world like Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse are predominant. The panoramic view from the Everest View Hotel of the entire region is something not easily forgotten by anyone who sees the image in person. The Island Peak itself is an amazing vantage point to view Mt. Lhotse(8,516m) -the 4th tallest mountain in the world.

Hans Rudolf Von Gunten and his team along with two Sherpas ascended the Island Peak in 1956.  The team later also scaled Mount Lhotse to become the first team to ever achieve the feat. The same team also climbed Mount Everest to become one of the most successful expedition teams. 

Island Peak located at a lower altitude reason, is considered to be best suitable for beginners – as it does not require advanced climbing skills necessary to scale other mountains within the region. The only prerequisite in order to climb the peak is the climber should be in a good physical condition with relatively little climbing training. Despite its low altitude and easier gradient ascent, the thrill of climbing the peak is a memorable and challenging one.

Best Season

The Best Season for Climbing the Island Peak is in the Spring which in Nepal,  starts from March and ends in May. The Autumn season (September to November) is also great for gaining some Peak Climbing experience.

Itinerary

  • Day 01:

    Arrival in Kathmandu - A staff from Legend of the Himalayas will pick you up from the airport and accompany you to your hotel. Peak Climbing Briefing

  • Day 02:

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2600m) (30-45 minutes flight, 3-4 hours trek)

  • Day 04:

    Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m) (5-6 hours trek)

  • Day 05:

    Rest day/Acclimatization Day

  • Day 06:

    Namche - Tengboche (3860m) (4-5 hours trek)

  • Day 07:

    Tengboche - Dingboche (4300m) (5-6 hours trek)

  • Day 08:

    Rest day/Acclimatization Day

  • Day 09:

    Dingboche - Chhukung (4730m) (5-6 hours trek)

  • Day 10:

    Rest Day and Climb Chhukung Ri and back (5550m)

  • Day 11:

    Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5200m) (5-6 hours trek)

  • Day 12:

    Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

  • Day 13- 14:

    Climbing period (Island Peak Base Camp to Summit 6189m and back to Base Camp)

  • Day 15:

    Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3985m) (4-5 hours trek)

  • Day 16:

    Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (4-5 hours trek)

  • Day 17:

    Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m) (5-6 hours trek)

  • Day 18:

    Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Day 19:

    Departure

Included

Price included

  • Airport to Hotel upon arrival and Hotel to Airport on Departure Transportation

    • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

      • All permits and entry cost throughout the Climbing days

        • 17 Meals (BLD) throughout the Climbing days

          • 16 Nights Lodge/Teahouse accommodation throughout the Climbing days

            • 2 Nights accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu

              • 1 guide and 1 porter along with their food, accommodation, and insurance.

Price does not included

  • Entrance fees in Durbar Squares or Temples

  • Personal expenses - Cigarettes, Bar Bills, Extra Snacks and Drinks

  • Other expenses like Hot Showers, Internet, Laundry, Electricity bills, etc

  • Personal Trekking/Climbing gears

  • Visa Procurement Cost

  • Tips for Guide and Porters