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Island Peak Adventure – 17 Days

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, towering at 6,187 meters makes your dream of summiting a Himalayan peak come true and prepares you for bigger giants.

OVERVIEW OF THE TRIP

Trip:
Tour Type: Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Max Altitude: 6,187 m /20293.36 ft
Trip Starts From: Kathmandu
Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
Trip Region: Nepal
Best Season: 
March, April, May, September, October, November
Trip Level:
Trip Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Tengboche - Chukung - Island Peak - Tengboche - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

Trip Information

Island Peak is 6,187 m high and one of the most popular and busy climbing peak in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and the serious climber can dream of. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you.

Our professionally designed itinerary offers you a couple of days extra at the same town to get acclimatized.

We head for Island Peak Climbing after the essential climbing practice course which is briefed and instructed by our Climbing Sherpa on various aspects of climbing techniques. Your historical effort to summit the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose. Descending with a sense of achievement, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village Tengboche famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital and cultural center of Khumbu.

If you are looking for longer trip to Island Peak then our 21 days Everest Base Camp and Island Peak or 25 days Gokyo, Everest base camp and Island Peak Adventure are another options for you.

Our Island peak Group trek departure every week from Kathmandu, private trek can be arranged any time, view our selected departure Dates.


    ITINERARY

  • Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m). Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03 – Morning fly to Lukla (2,804 m), trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 07 – Trek to Dingboche(4,350 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 08 – Trek to Chukung (4,710 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 09 – Trek to Island peak base camp (5,240 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

  • Day 10 – Rest and Acclimatization day Overnight at Tented Camp.

  • Day 11 – Summit to Island peak (6,187 m) and return to Chhukung (4,750 m)- 9 to 12 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 12 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 13 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (3,780 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 14 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 15 – Morning flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 16 – Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 17 – Transfer to international airport for your final departure.


    TRIP DETAILS

  • Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m).

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Aarohi Holiday signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at Hotel. No meals included

  • Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8:00 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

    After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 8:45 am in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

    The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast Included

  • Day 3 - Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding.

    An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2,804 m). Upon arrival at the airport, a guide will meet us and introduce the porters before we begin the 3 hours trek to Phakding (2,610 m).

    After landing there will be time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort and load the trekking equipment. We then begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), Phakding is just a short walk.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m).

    We begin the 5 hours trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the “Gateway to Everest,” is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 5 - Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.

    A day will be spent in Namche in order to adjust to the high altitude. We’ll go on a short trek to a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point can be seen rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 6 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m).

    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. After 5 hours we’ll reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 7 - Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m).

    From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 8 - Trek to Chhukung (4,710 m).

    From here we have four hours of walking to Chhukung, as it is very important to adjust to the high altitude in order to climb Island Peak. Our guide will give provide important information about climbing Island Peak and the next day’s activities.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 9 - Trek to Island Peak base camp (5,450 m).

    Today is another short trek of 4 hours to the Island Peak base camp. Beginning today, accommodations will be tented camps for the next two days, with food prepared by our professional chef.

    Overnight at tented camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 10 - Acclimatization day.

    We will spend a day here in adjusting to the thinning of the air. We’ll also make a short trek around the base camp to prepare us for the 6,000 m adventure tomorrow morning.

    Overnight at tented camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 11 -Summit to Island Peak (6,187 m) & return to Chhukung (4,750 m) - 9 to 12 hrs.

    Today is our main adventure day. Weather permitting, we’ll start early in the morning for the climb up Island Peak (6,187 m). After Camp 1, we ascend through a gully and traverse to the right. After making our way up a wide stone field, we cross the ridge to the glacier and crevasses. After a safe trip to the top, we make our way back down the same day back and return to Chhukung.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 12 - Trek to Tengboche.

    Today we follow the same route back down to Tengboche (3,860 m). Passing through Dingboche, Pangboche and Diboche, the day’s trek will take six hours.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 13 - Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us from Tengboche Monastery to the town of Namche Bazaar (3,441 m). We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon, a 5 hours walk. We’ll enjoy an evening of talking with follow trekkers over a nice meal.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 14 - Trek to Lukla.

    Finally, we make the 5 hours return to Lukla (2,804 m), where the trek began. We’ll take time to reflect on the trek as a group, and on the personal achievements of all who took part.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 15 - Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla

    On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will return to the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Overnight at hotel. Breakfast Included

  • Day 16 - Leisure day in Kathmandu.

    There’s much to see and do in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas, including Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. This is also a spare day in the event of bad weather in Lukla.

    In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).

    Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included

  • Day 17 - Transfer to airport for flight departure.

    An Ace airport representative will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast Included


    COST INCLUDES

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.

  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge trek and camping (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).

  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and ocasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Island Peak Base Camp).

  • Local Aarohi Holiday licensed English speaking trekking guide.

  • Climbing sherpa from Island peak base camp for the summit and back to base camp.

  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.

  • Island Peak Climbing Permit..

  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Aarohi Holiday (which need to be returned after the trek).

  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.

  • Free Aarohi Holiday duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (On Day 2).

  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

  • Official expenses.


    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See the international flights page)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.

  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (Click the trekking equipment tab).

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.


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