Island Peak Climbing

Island peak is considered as the most popular trek in Nepal as it offers to all climbers and trekkers a terrifying climbing experience in Nepal. Imja Tse is known as Island Peak which is located at the Himalaya of eastern Nepal. Since it seems as an island in a sea of ice after observed from Dingboche, this peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s. The peak was later renamed to Imja Tse in 1983 but Island Peak leftover the standard choice. Island Peak Trek is intended for those adventurer seekers that are enthusiastic, energetic and physically fit and for one who wish for keen trekking experience.

Island Peak trekking and climbing takes you into the core of the Khumbu Valley and Everest Base Camp. Island Peak Trek is one of the most fascinating peak climbing in the Everest Region with remarkable and highly glaciated Himalaya from the Lhotse Glacier. Upon climbing the Island peak one can achieve unforgettable memo of heavenly beauty of Himalayas and some green nature’s beauty. We also aim to take you to the most preferred trekking destination in the world i.e., Everest Base Camp as well as Kala Patthar – for the close up views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains. Our journey to Island Peak Trek begins from and ends at one of the most well-known airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.

With our pledge to establish the safe and hassle free trip, we provide all the necessary equipment needed for trekking. Here is the detail itinerary which will help you further.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu Trek preparation

Day 03 : Kathmandu fly to luka and trek to phakding

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazar

Day 05 : Namche Bazar acclimatization day

Day 06 : Namche bazzar to tengboche

Day 07 : Tengboche to dingboche

Day 08 : Dingboche to chhukung

Day 09 : Chhukung acclimatization day

Day 10 : Chhukung High camp

Day 11 : High camp to summit and trek back to chhukung

Day 12 : Chhukung to lobuche

Day 13 : Lobuche to Everest base camp and trek back to gorakshep

Day 14 : Gorakshep to kalapathar and trek back pheruche

Day 15 : Pheruche to debuche

Day 16 : Debuche to Namche Bazar

Day 17 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla

Day 18 : Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 19 : Final Departure

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

The first step to our trip will is a beautiful city Kathmandu. You will be warmly welcomed and greeted by our friendly staffs at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our staffs of Adventure Himalaya Trekking will take you to lovely guest house after clearing immigration and customs. And then the evening is all yours with dinner and enjoyment.

Day 2 Kathmandu Trek Preparation

After spending beautiful whether of night at Kathmandu we will prepare for the Kathmandu trek. Enjoying ancient cities and UNESCO world heritage sites will fascinate you. Swyambhunath temple also called monkey temple which is located on the heart of the city will surely catch your attention.

Day 3 Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding

Today we will enjoy the exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. In this route we can enjoy the green hillside surrounded by the white snowy mountains. Lukla is known for a prosperous village with unique culture and own tradition. Upon reaching Lukla we start our trek to Phakding, a short hiking from Lukla. On the way we can take some clicks and visit local monasteries.

Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the largest village and known for administrative center of the Khumbu region. Today we start our trek from Phakding upon crossing pine forest along with Dudh Koshi River. We can also experience the splendid view of fir and juniper forest on the right side of Mt. Thamserku on way to Namche.  Sagarmatha National Park is the gate way to the Namche Bazaar. Tonight we will stay here enjoying local food.

Day 5 Rest day-Acclimatization

This day is for full acclimatization. Here we have few activities that can done in Namche Bazaar. We can interact with Sherpa people and can know about their rich culture and customs. What could be more interesting reaching on the quest of Mt. Everest? We will surely appreciate the scenic view from Namche Bazaar.

 

Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

From Namche Bazaar our trail ascends to the valley high above the Dudh Koshi River. We can get good views of great peak of Khumbu including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablan, Nuptse and Lhotse. After that we head toward Phunki. From Phunki we can enjoy famous Tengboche monastery, several village with numerous tea shop and many more. Although the path is exhausting, the wonderful mountain scenery along with rhododendron bushes and beautiful birds will surely catch your attention.

Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche

Today we descend through a steep trail to damp rhododendron forest that heads to the village of Deboche village that consists of monasteries. We can also visit Pangboche monastery which provides the more clear view of Himalayas. Walking for few hours we enter Imja valley. Upon crossing Orsho we cross the small wooden bridge crossing the river. And here we come to the village of Dingboche where we can see an array of fields fenced with stones to protect potatoes, barley from cold and animals.

Day 8 Dingboche to Chhukung

Dingboche is a beautiful village with great peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Chalotse and Lhotse. Here we can see mostly summer settlement. Today we start our trek by walking through steeply stone fields. We reach upon Imja valley walking in glacier moraines. On the way to Chhukung we can see Island Peak soaring just above us. Then we reach the village of Chhukung in about a half hour walk from Pipra. From here we can watch the panoramic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labtsa mountains.

Day 9 Chhukung rest day

We estimate acclimatization in this day. We can spend the entire day in Chhukung village with enjoying their culture, food, tradition and lot more. We can also visit several other villages near Chhukung village. Tonight is all ours.

Day 10 High camp

The trial to High cam is little adventurous along with steep trial. We head today on to the step way ascending southern part to the main line of the valley. We can enjoy the pleasant walk that leads us to Amphu Lapcha. Then we walk from the Lhotse Glacier below the Southern part on winding path. We continue hiking on a pleasing trial along a streamside. This path leads us to the wide valley adjoining Island Peak where we set our high camp for overnight.

Day 11 High camp to summit and trek back to Chhukung

We will wake up today early so that we can prepare for trek to summit or our destination. The trek now moves up beyond the base camp. Upon heading toward Island Peak, it is essential to fix ropes up that leads on to the summit ridge. The trek to summit is a classic mountainous ridge and quite bare from where we traverse our way to the summit. After adoring the summit views we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where we rejoice on our successful Island Peak climb. Then we will be back down valley to Chhukung where we spend resting for whole day. This time could be utilized in preparations for our walk on next day. After some acclimatization we can enjoy the hill behind Chhukung that offers a nice slope and the visions of the glaciers on the opposite side.

Day 12 Chhukung to Lobuche

Now the trek goes toward Lobuche Chhukung. After walking for few hours we take a path back. The trail then comes all the way to river. We then turn right and climb steeply toward Khumbu glacier. Rock landmarks can be seen, which are dedicated to the memory of mountaineers struggling the high mountains of the area, including Everest. The trial then gently climbs to the village of Lobuche.

Day 13 Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep

We now hike to Everest Base Camp upon passing Gorak Shep Lake on the way. The way to base camp could be misleading. But it is essential that we follow our chief Sherpa diligently. We are very high among the glaciers of the world’s greatest and highest peak. The walk here is tireless because of thin air in high altitude. We can see moraine, ridges and small streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. The mountains such as Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori can be viewed from the base camp. Then we get back to Gorak Shep for full rest.

Day 14 Gorak Shep via Kalapatthar and back to Pheruche

After a full night rest at Gorak Shep our next destination will be Kalapatthar. The trial to Kalapatthar is followed by Khumbu glacier which offers the splendid view of mountains, where the track is obliged to rise to cross a tributary glacier. Upon reaching Kalapatthar we can see formidable views of Mt. Everest. Then we will return back to Pheruche for rest overnight.

Day 15 Pheruche to Debuche

Our walk today is easy as we walk up for few hours to Debuche.

Day 16 Debuche to Namche Bazaar

We descend through green forest with the walk for few hours until we reach upon Namche Bazaar. We will have a pleasant walk till to Namche.

Day 17 Namche Bazaar to Lukla

After breakfast, we hike down a trace sharply descends to the suspension bridge and then continues on a relaxed walk all the way back to Lukla. Our flight will on next day morning. Till then we have time to stroll around.

Day 18 Lukla to Kathmandu

Today we pack up early and head for airstrip for the journey back to Kathmandu. We can also plan for city site excursion if interested and Himalaya Adventure Trekking will assist us for our request.

Day 19 Final Departure

And here comes to the end today. The cooperative and friendly staffs of Adventure Himalaya Trekking will drop us to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Now, we have lots of memory of Island Peak Trek which will surely compel us to come next time.

Include/Exclude

Service Include:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffeeduring the trek and climb
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and 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
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali resturant
  • Travel and Rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required,at the clients cost based on clients insurance policy)

Service Exclude:

  • 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 from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the include section
Equipment List

Fleece beanie
• sun glasses
• Chap stick / Sunscreen
• Face mask or Scarf
• Hand towel
• Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
• Cold weather down jacket below waist
• Fleece jacket and trouser
• Trekking trouser
• T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
• Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
• Wind stopper and fleece gloves
• Socks and under wears
• Trekking boot
• Snow Gaiter (optional)
• Runners / Snickers for camps
• Head torch
• Personal medical kit
• Water Bottle/Camel Pak
• Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
• Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
• Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle

Departure Date
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Booked
  • Availability
Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

 

  • When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

  • All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip

  • You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day. 

  • Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

 

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Trekking grades

Trekking grades

Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.



Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration19
  • Starting PointLukla
  • Ending PointLukla
  • TransportationPrivate car/Flight
  • Group Size2-15
  • MealsBreakfast in cities | 3 meals during climb & trek
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours,Adventure,Climbing
  • Trek StyleTea House | Camping
  • Max. Altitude6,189 m
  • Best TimeMarch to may and september to December

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