|Trip Duration:||19 days||Max. Altitude:||5600 m|
|Trek Grade:||Very Strenuous||Activities:||Trekking + Climbing + Tour|
|Accommodation:||Tented Camp||Meals:||Breakfast, lunch & Dinner|
|Transportation:||Car / Van / Plane||Departure from:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Group Size:||2 people minimum||Best Time:||Feb to May, Oct, Nov|
|Per day hiking:||5 to 8 hours|
Island Peak Climbing is a conglomerate of the Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep and Kalapathar.
The Everest Base Camp and Gorakshep lie prior to the Island Peak. Gorakshep is situated in the Sagarmatha National Park. The Gorakshep village is a homeland of the Sherpa people who make their living majorly by mountaineering and guiding. Gorakshep is the starting point of the hike to Kalapathar. Kalapathar literally means ‘black rock’ in Nepali. It offers trekkers the best view of Everest and in addition the view of Nuptse Nup II, Changtse and a part of Lhotse.
lies in the Eastern part of Nepal. It is exactly located in the upper Imja Valley. It is also known as Imja Tse. The first climb to Island Peak was made in 1956 by a Swiss Team. The steep climbing during the Island Peak Climbing attempt shifts it to the category of difficult ones.
Namche Bazaar is located in the Khumbu valley. The Namche monastery, Namche library, Museum of Sherpa life and the Namche bazaar (market) are the major places to visit in the Namche area. Namche is known among trekkers for being a place favourable for altitude acclimatization and refilling center of their necessary stock. Traditionally, Namche Bazaar was a trading post. There is a lot of variety in lodging, food and communication facilities in the Namche area.
Go For Nepal has a nineteen days itinerary for the Island Peak Climbing.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Day 13: Pre-Climb Training on Island Peak Base Camp
Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10-12 hours
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 19: Final Departure
- All land transportation
- 4 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 or 4 star Hotel on bed & breakfast plan.
- Full board meal basis during the trekking.
- Govt trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary & meals.
- Internal flight: KTM-LUKLA-KTM
- 1 night cultural show & dinner.
- Sleeping bag & jacket for trek.
- Kathmandu city sightseeing with city tour guide.
- National park entry fees, climbing permit fee, professional Sherpa climber guide, TRC.
- International air fare
- City sights entrance fees.
- Bar bills & personal expenses.
- Airport Tax.
- Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
- Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
- Personal clothing & gears.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.