Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Duration 21 Days
  • Trip Grade F (french And Swiss Alpine Classification) And Usa 5.1 To 5.4
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Lodge/Camping
  • Group Size 2+
  • Max Altitude 6189 m
  • Best Time March to May and Sept. to December
All Inclusive PriceUS $2699US $2899
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1 - 1 PaxUS $2899
2 - 3 PaxUS $2799
4 - 7 PaxUS $2599
8 - 11 PaxUS $2499
12 - 20 PaxUS $2399

Highlights

  • An adventure of a lifetime experience climbing on top stunning Island Peak
  • Walk into high, scenic Imjatse valley enclosed by array of giant mountain range
  • Explore the wild hidden corners of Khumbu valley at the base of Island Peak
  • Spectacular views on walks Everest base camp and climb of high Kalapathar
  • Enjoy grand scenery of snow capped mountain range and beautiful landscapes
  • Adventure of thrill and excitement with enjoyable climb on top Island Peak

‘exciting thrill and adventure on top towering majestic Island Peak’

Island Peak Climbbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking presented by Trekking Planner Inc. USA allows adventurer trekkers and climbers with enough days to support for acclimatization which is necessary and important for this marvelous adventure.

Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trekking will be an exciting trek and climb visiting nice cultural Sherpa villages, the highlanders of Nepal Mid and Far Eastern Himalaya, where much concentrated within high and scenic Khumbu region of Everest.

One of the most striking peak in all Himalaya region the name Island was given by early pioneer Eric Shipton in 1952, as it resembles like an Island on a glacial valley of ice and moraine, first climbed by British Expedition by Tenzing and Hillary as practice for Mt. Everest conquest in 1953.

Island Peak the original name is Imjatse Himal at the height of 6,189 m and 20,305 ft, where the name Island retains as popular among trekkers and climbers which is one of the most striking peaks as seen from Dingboche and the valley.

Before the climb allowing trekkers with much acclimatization days visiting number one Mt. Everest base camp and climb of high Kalapathar at 5,643 m / 18,514 ft offers sweeping views and panorama of surrounding high giant peaks with Everest at close distance.

After an exciting walk to Everest base camp and Kalapathar, then our actual adventure begins heading back towards at the end of Imjatse valley reaching at the very base of towering Island Peak at place called Pareshaya Gyab where tented camp will be set.

At Island Peak or Imjatse Himal base camp with rest days and practice climb before the big day towards the summit of Island Peak, one more high camp added to make the climb safe and great success.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking starts with scenic short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla, a nice and busy Sherpa town where most of the adventure around high Khumbu begins and ends.

From Lukla where walk follows Dudh Kosi River upstream past nice villages to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepal), then heading high to Namche Bazaar, with time here on this colorful large village for short hike and acclimatization days.

After Namche heading on scenic pleasant with few ups and down facing grand views of Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam peaks, as walk takes you high at Thyangboche Monastery located in the midst of green woods of rhododendron and pines trees.

A beautiful spot surrounded by snow-capped mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and series of lesser peaks where one can visit the monastery of great interest.

On leaving Thyangboche where tree lines fades for dry and arid terrain as route lead closer to mountainous region to reach at Mt. Everest base camp within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.

Enjoying walk to base camp where climb takes you on top Kalapathar rocky hill a favorite and popular hill among trekkers where you can marvel stunning panorama of mountain range with Everest at near distance.

Adventure continues to reach our main target and destination towards Island Peak base for exciting climb to the summit of Island Peak / Imjatse Himal where our guide will fix ropes and ice bars on necessary technical sections of the climb to reach on top of Island Peak.

At the summit top enjoy breathtaking panorama of surrounding mountains range with Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse-Shar with Nuptse in the north and Makalu and Baruntse towards east and south eastern direction with majestic face of Amadablam.

After an adventure of life-time experience descend back towards Imjatse valley and then on the road to Namche and Lukla, for last final stop around high and scenic Khumbu then swift scenic flight brings you at Kathmandu, on enjoying overwhelming journey on Island peak and Everest base camp trekking.

Itinerary

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On first arrival in country’s international airport at Kathmandu meet Trekking Planner Inc. USA staff and guide for short transfer in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel area, an interesting place where all needful items are found around in the shops and stores at Thamel.

Check into your rooms after a rest then down at meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information of the climb and treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us more enjoyable, evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy dinner.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Mealswelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1350 m/4355 ft

In Kathmandu free day at leisure preparation for Island Peak Climb with Everest
base camp trekking. On this day enjoy tour around heritage sites, as Kathmandu
steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism
religions, an exciting tour get glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of
centuries.

    Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla.

    From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

      Early morning refresh yourself with Yoga course for an hour, and the after breakfast where day leads you to long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

      Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

        Morning at Namche rest day for acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for free day at this height above 3,440 m high.

        In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

        Suggest Hike and Excursion on Rest Day:

        Visit museum at Sagarmatha National Park headquarter on top Namche Bazaar offers grand views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Amadablam with other adjoining peaks.

        Hike to Everest View Hotel, the highest deluxe hotel in the world at 3,880 m high offers views of Everest and Amadablam, for energetic people can hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages located on a glacial valley, with lunch at Khumjung and Khunde and back to Namche for overnight.

          From Namche facing views of peaks and after hearty breakfast, depart from Namche where walk leads you on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snow-capped peaks.

          After few hours of climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khangtiaga, Tharmasarku, Kwangde with magnificent Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.Thyangboche a scenic and beautiful spot where once a year in the month of October or November a festival is held called Mani-Rimdu, where you can observe monks adorned on different deity masks wading evil spirits.

            With morning majestic views, morning downhill walk for short while to reach Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walk into open country where tree lines stops for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.

            Pangboche last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Amadablam and Island Peak.

              A rest day for proper acclimatization with longer Yoga exercise facing beautiful landscapes and views of high peaks, option for short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining.

              Afternoon check climbing gear and perhaps with some practice lesson on climb from our guide with more information regarding its technical sides to reach the top of Island peak or Imjatse Himal.

                From Dingboche walk up for short-while and then on slow gradual uphill path to reach at Thugla, a small isolated place with few shops and tea-house, having lunch here on uphill trail to reach at Thugla ridge.

                On top where you can see great many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs on Everest and other high peaks of Khumbu area, after a short rest continue walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.

                  After overnight at Lobuche walk towards Everest base camp heading past above Khumbu glacier and rocky moraine as walk takes to a flat sandy field, where Gorakshep situated with some lodges on route Everest base camp, continue to our destination at base camp within massive glaciers with huge block of Khumbu Ice-Fall.

                  Enjoying moments at Everest base camp then walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                    Morning climb to Kalapathar stunning view point for super views of mountains within close look of Everest and lofty peak Pumori, and then descend to Gorakshep and continue walk to Lobuche for next adventure towards Island Peak heading downhill back to Imjatse valley at Chukung small settlement.

                      After overnight at Chukung, adventure continues with morning walk to reach at Parsya Gyab around Island Peak Base Camp, walking with steep climb and crossing over moraine on top Lhotse glacier, as trek leads to follow icy stream then reaching a snout of Imja glacier, and over dry pond in-between Lhotse and Imja glaciers at base camp within a place called Pareshaya Gyab.Afternoon time to relax for short walks and practice climb, as well checking route of our climb for early next morning.

                        A full day with rest to support acclimatization with final preparation for climb on top Island Peak, today check your climbing equipment and get ready for next day early climb, afternoon with time for climbing training on ice and rocky walls at base camp.

                          Adventure continues to set high camp at above 5,280 m, adding extra camp makes climb much easier and accessible, on leaving base camp head towards moraine and at open gully, between two well defined ridges then reaching high camp beneath a small hanging glacier above 5,380 m high, afternoon for final preparations for the big climb next early morning.

                            With enough practice and acclimatization all good exercise helps you to start our adventure and climb on top Island Peak.

                            As climb takes you to cross over a glacier with pre-caution avoiding crevasses, as climb takes you straight north over snow covered scree in-between a glacier to the top ridge.

                            A tough climb leads you over rocks and icefall sections, a steep snow and ice ramp reaches at near 100 meters (300 ft) on top of the summit, on reaching at the top where our adventure completes for an hour before heading descend.

                            On top summit enjoy grand views of landscapes and mountains, after a wonderful experience descend to base camp.

                              Enjoying exciting moment of the adventure with climb on top Island Peak, walk back to Dingboche and then towards Lukla after a successful time, a nice morning walk takes you at Dingboche for short rest and continue downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop.

                                After pleasant stop at Pangboche return journey on downhill and up to Thyangboche Monastery after a nice pleasant walk, from Pangboche onward facing views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, with downhill into lower altitude within tree lines, as walk leads to a climb reaching at scenic Thyangboche.

                                Walk continues to retrace on the same route from Thyangboche with downhill to Phungi Tenga, after crossing a bridge an hour climb and then on gentle winding trail all the way to Namche Bazaar for last overnight stop before ending the trek at Lukla next day.

                                  From Namche continue on downhill walk towards Dudh Kosi River with short climb to reach at Monjo village, after Monjo following Dudh Kosi River bank and then with few short ups and downs to reach at Phakding, retracing the journey back to Lukla on this last day walk of the adventure.

                                  On reaching Lukla for overnight stop where you can have fun with evening party and last dinner around high Khumbu within Everest region.

                                    From Lukla flight starts from early morning to Kathmandu in fine clear weather, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

                                    On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

                                      A day reserved as spare and free day in case of flight delay which can occur at Lukla or in the beginning due to bad weather conditions even in best time of the year, this day where one can enjoy joining in sightseeing tour for few hours or at leisure for individual activities.

                                        After a great and grand experience around high Khumbu with successful climb on top Island Peak / Imjatse Himal, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

                                          Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

                                          We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Inc- USA

                                          Cost Details

                                          Includes

                                          • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                                          • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                                          • Twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                                          • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle (entrance fees are extra)
                                          • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                          • National Park entrance fee, Trekking Permit and Climbing Permit
                                          • Climbing Equipment and expenses for 03 days during the climbing time
                                          • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                                          • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                                          • Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
                                          • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking and tented camp during the climbing
                                          • Climbing incentive and equipment for climbing guides
                                          • Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gears for guide-staff and porters
                                          • Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gears for guide-staff and porters
                                          • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                                          • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
                                          • All the necessary equipment for climbing
                                          • Trekking Planner Inc’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                          • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                          • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                          • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                                          • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek

                                          Excludes

                                          • Your Nepal Visa fees
                                          •  All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
                                          • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                                          • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (An Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash)
                                          • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary
                                          • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc)
                                          • Wi-Fi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                          • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu
                                          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

                                          Dates & Price

                                          Trip DatePriceAvailability 
                                          Trip DateSeptember 03, 2022End: September 23, 2022PriceUS $2699AvailabilityGuaranteed
                                          Trip DateSeptember 04, 2022End: September 24, 2022PriceUS $2699AvailabilityGuaranteed
                                          Trip DateSeptember 07, 2022End: September 27, 2022PriceUS $2699AvailabilityGuaranteed
                                          Trip DateSeptember 10, 2022End: September 30, 2022PriceUS $2699AvailabilityGuaranteed

                                          Essential Info

                                          EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

                                          For Trekking

                                          • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
                                          • Day bag.( Small handbag)
                                          • Trekking shoes
                                          • Sports shoes or sandal
                                          • Sun Hat/cap
                                          • Warm woolen cap
                                          • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
                                          • Pullover or warm sweeter
                                          • Raincoat
                                          • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
                                          • Hand gloves
                                          • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
                                          • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                                          • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
                                          • Eye glass
                                          • Water bottle
                                          • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
                                          • Flash or Torch light
                                          • Camera and batteries.

                                          For Climbing

                                          • Plastic Boot a pair
                                          • Crampons a pair
                                          • Ice Axe one
                                          • Harness one
                                          • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
                                          • Snow Gaiters a pair
                                          • Snow / Sun Glass one each
                                          • Warm Gloves a pair
                                          • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
                                          • Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
                                          • Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size
                                          • Ski Pole (optional) one each
                                          • Ascender
                                          • Helmet

                                          Best Season for Island Peak Climb and Everest base camp trekking:

                                          The best time from March to May in spring season with September till mid- December months during autumn and pre-winter season.

                                          March to May much longer sunlight hours where green hills with wild flowers especially rhododendron of various species will be in full bloom till Thyangboche, makes the trek more interesting and very special.

                                          Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

                                          Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon and short day light hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

                                          Local Culture and Religion:

                                          Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word Sherpa comes from Tibetan language as East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

                                          Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

                                          In every Sherpa villages one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages, where’s the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

                                          As you walk from village to another where you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

                                          Sherpa men-folk were the first and earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still holds the post to this day.

                                          Climate and Weather:

                                          Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

                                          Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,100 m.

                                          Other months from September to January another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

                                          FAQs

                                          • Q1. What the sources of drinking water during the climb?

                                            During your Island Peak Climbing drinking water facilities are available and provided in the teahouses. You can either fill it from taps, boiling water, or bottled water. We also recommend water purification tablets. 

                                            Water is hard to find by during the peak climbing season, therefore it must be carried all the way to the summit. We do provide bottled water or boiled and sterilized water to our customers to fill their water bottles on demand.
                                             

                                          • Trekking Planner offers a lifetime experience that not only exceeds your expectations but is compatible with the program.  

                                            We have a team of friendly people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards.  Besides that we provide best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. 

                                            We are a responsible company that always strives for creating the best environment and opportunity.  This in turn helps you to be successful in safely reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain.
                                             

                                          • The Island peak is a safe and easy mountain to climb. It is one of the best peaks to climb for novice trekkers and mountaineers. Many of them in the past have succeeded in reaching the summit and it continues each year. Island Peak has a relatively low death rate, and few deaths that occurred in the past were largely due to negligence and ignorance.
                                             

                                          • It is not likely that you will get altitude sickness. It largely depends upon your fitness level, food regular exercise and your level of immunity. Besides that advance preparation for the trip and mental alertness helps a lot. With precise planning and climbing leader’s skills and experience altitude sickness can be kept at bay. Also sufficient acclimatization and duration of the trip if kept in balance will be more than enough.

                                            Also, Trekking Planner recommend you to carry Diamox  tables in the event of getting altitude sickness. if you wnat to make a climb succefully it is better to consum this tables to be on a saferside. If you feel like using it, it is better to have it 2 days prior to reaching the altitude of 3500 m. 
                                             

                                          • Trekking Planner firmly believes in a small group adventure. Moreover, we are specialized for customized and tailor-made holiday. Although 6 to 8 people are the right group size for effective costing factors, we do not go by this order.

                                            We run our trekking expedition even for solo travellers. If he/she is unable to join a group due to whatsoever reasons we still make arrangements for the onward journey without a fuss.

                                          • Remember Island Peak is a mountain that sits at 6,160m which is a high altitude destination. Hence, the insurance should cover high altitude mountaineering, mountain rescue, and emergency evacuation to a medical facility.
                                             

                                          • For the initial trekking days from Lukla until you reach Chhukung, you will be able to charge your electronic devices. However you need to pay extra charges for that. 
                                            Once you leave Chhukung and until your climb Island Peak and get back to Chhukung, you will be making use of solar chargers.

                                            That too depends upon the sunny clear weather days otherwise charging your device is not possible.  Therefore it is always wise to carry extra batteries and power banks to avoid unwanted hassles.

                                          • You should be fit and possess the habit of walking for several hours on a regular basis on varied terrains. Also if you know how to hold the ropes, use ice pick, harness and ice boot on the slopes it will be more than enough. 

                                            You do not require other technical mountaineering experience for Island Peak climbing. Island Peak is comparatively very easy and is an ideal climbing peak for enthusiastic beginners and experienced trekkers alike. 

                                            The only thing needed to be considered during Island Peak climbing is it height. Hence you should have that element at the back of your mind while climbing the Island Peak. So it is advisable to be well prepared with the heights. 

                                            Depending on your knowledge and experience, Trekking Planner will set aside a day or two at the base camp for pre-climb training. You will be instructed about different climbing techniques and the proper use of climbing equipment’s as well. 
                                             

                                          • Island Peak is non-technical in nature. Trekkers with good physical abilities and sound mental toughness can achieve this feat quite comfortably. 

                                            It is advisable to undergo various kinds of fitness routine prior to your tactual climb. Make climbing a regular part of your daily activity by carrying around 15/20 kg of backpack while ascending to build up stamina. 

                                            You also need to build up your overall body strength by doing free weight training and other body weight exercises.  You need to add some cardiovascular training to tone up your body and walking up and down a hill. 

                                          • Island Peak climbing generally takes 14 to 20 days depending on the route you choose and select. If you are an experienced climber with knowledge of high altitude and climbing techniques, then this climb can be completed in 14 days.

                                            In another case if you include a trek to Everest Base Camp considering the time for acclimatization, then it will be of 18/19 days. This includes 3 nights days in Kathmandu for arrival and departure.

                                             However you can tailor make your own itinerary and let us know as well. Trekking Planner is flexible enough to any kind of suggestions you provide which will be considered and obliged as per your liking.  
                                             

                                          • The Island peak is situated in the Everest region of Nepal, east-central of Nepal in the Nepalese-Tibetan border. It is an extension of Lhotse and the Everest. It is about 100 miles from Kathmandu. 
                                             

                                          • While on your trek, you will stay in the lodges/teahouses till Chhukung. From Chhukung to Island Peak base camp and until you finish your climb, you will stay in camping tents. You will have guest tents, dining tents, toilet tents, and kitchen tents fixed during the expedition.

                                          • You will get to enjoy 3 meals every day; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Normally, you will have your breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will be staying. For Lunch it will be provided to you at the tea houses on the way of your trek.

                                            However, while staying in tented camps during the climb, we will serve packed lunch along with tea or coffee. You need not worry as both the breakfast and dinner are hygienic and freshly prepared by our own climbing cooks. 

                                            The cooks are trained in hygienic food preparation. If needed, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets can be arranged with prior notice.

                                          • Island peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a mountain within the Sagarmatha National Park in eastern Nepal, an altitude of 6,160 meters (20210 feet). 
                                            The peak got its name for appearing as an island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. 

                                            Eric Shipton, a famous English Himalayan mountaineer named it as Island Peak in 1952 while exploring the Barun Gorge. The island peak was first summited back in 1953 by C. Evans, A. Gregory, C. Wylie, T. Norgay, and seven other Sherpas.

                                            Later in 1983, the peak was renamed Imja Tse by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), ever since then the mountain holds its name as Island Peak.

                                          • The right kind of and the amount of equipment and gears play a crucial role to successfully attempt the Island Peak climb. Hence you should not over carry things while attempting this climb. We recommend the following gears and kits for Island Peak climbing:

                                            • Hiking boots
                                            • Climbing boots
                                            • Back pack (daypack)
                                            • Sleeping bag
                                            • Head torch
                                            • Water & wind proof jacket
                                            • Shirts and t-shirts
                                            • Thermal base layers
                                            • Sun hat & sun glasses
                                            • Gloves
                                            • Thermal bottoms
                                            • Socks
                                            • Trekking trousers
                                            • Water & wind proof trouser
                                            • Water bottles
                                            • Sun cream & lip balm
                                            • Personal toiletries
                                            • Gaiters
                                            • Trekking poles
                                            • Scarf & warm hat
                                               
                                          • You will be guided by Trekking Planner’s experienced and knowledgeable climbing instructors.  These climbers have been to the top of the peak successfully multiple times as well many other mountains. 

                                            Your guide will provide you with important tips and teach you the tricks while assisting you from day one. Besides that you will be given pre-climbing training the day before the actual summit at the base camp. 

                                             As we take climbing trip seriously and concerned about your health, safety and well-being.  You will get to share lighter moments with the fellow guides making your climb a meaningful adventure.  

                                          • Mt. Everest is not visible from the summit of Island peak as the peak is tucked behind the shoulders of Mt. Lhotse.

                                          • You do need climbing equipment’s but only at the time of your real climb on to the summit. During the day of your summit on the Island Peak you will be making use of a climbing rope to cross a crevassed glacier.

                                             Besides that some ladders are needed to take you across crevasses. You will be ascending a fixed line with the help of a clamp and then descending down negotiating a slender exposed ridge to the summit.

                                          • Island Peak climbing can be done all year around except for the monsoon seasons. The best time to climb the Island Peak is during spring and autumn seasons. 
                                            The spring months from March to early June are the best and one of the busiest climbing seasons of the year. 

                                            Whereas the months of September to November is considered to be the autumn season. During these months the temperatures are moderate and weather tends get clearer. 

                                            Climbing during winters is possible but only for experienced climbers who enjoy challenges and are able to bear risks.  During winter there is occurrence of heavy snowfall the views are unclear and the paths get blocked. 

                                            Similarly in summer the monsoon rains obstruct the views and the paths become wet and slippery making it difficult for climbing.

                                          • Island peak climb is an enduring climbing trekkig peak but not difficult as such. It can be attempted by novice trekkers willing to taste the experience of mountaineering. If you have any kind of climbing experience it will give you an advantage while trekking in the high altitudes. 

                                            Island peak is a difficult climb only at an extreme altitude in some parts that involves steep ascents. Nevertheless, the climbing route is safe with fixed lines that are there all the way to the summit.

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