Island Peak Climbing

island peak climbing

Island peak climbing is one of the popular climbing peak of Everest regions. It has got its name as island peak in 1952 AD due to the stunning location in the middle of the Chhukung valley which looks like the island on the sea of ice. Later it was renamed as Imja Tse though the peak is still popular by the the original name. There are about 33 peaks at that region, Island peak is one of the most popular peak which will offers its climbers with the exhilarating and panoramic view of mountains along with the life time remembering experience of mountain climbing. It is situated at the Everest region with the height of 6160m. To climb over to this mountain, trekkers need sound body and health. We may need to acclimatize ourselves at different places for the better experience of the surrounding area.

The trekking to this area begins with the flight over to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trekking route will follow the main trail of Everest base camp through the Namche bazaar, Khumjung, Phortse, Dingboche, and Lobuche and to the base camp of Everest Mountain. The return way will be from the Pangboche and Tengboche which will ultimately arrive to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with the spectacular flight. Due to its height ,especially the season during  October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June July is considered as the best season of trekking at these regions. The maximum altitude that we will trek is 6161m at the peak of Island peak.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.(Breakfast+ Hotel+ Airport pickup)

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Early morning, we will catch the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Throughout the flight, we will enjoy the view of great ranges of mountain through the flight. The view of snow capped mountains from the top will obviously interesting. After landing at Lukla, we will move towards the Phakding following the main trail. The trekking goes for about 3 to 4 hours.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge+flight)

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
From Phakding, we will start our journey early in the morning. We will move forward to Namche bazaar. The phenomenon goes for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River which will enables us to enter into the Sagarmatha national park. Continuing our trail, we will reach to Phakding through the main trail. The night will be fantastic at Namche bazaar at 3440m.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 04: Namche bazaar to Dole 4110m.
From Namche bazaar, the trail goes steeply towards the Kyangjuma village from where we can have a splendid view of mountains ranges all around us. We will have our lunch on the way to Dole. The admirable view around the trail will surely mesmerizes us. The way to Dole goes with the combination of Mountain View along with some beautiful scene of waterfalls and forests. We will stay the night at Dole.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 05: Dole to Machherma
From Dole, at first the path goes steeply to the Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The trail will offers us many glittering view of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. While trekking at this place we need to acclimatize ourselves with the increasing altitudes. After a incredible walk of about 4 to 5 hours, we will be able to reach at Machherma at 4410m.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 06: Machherma to Gokyo
Early morning, we will trek towards the Gokyo lake from Machherma. The trail descends to the river and then begins to climb over to Ngozumpa glacier. Viewing the panoramic scenery around the region, we will move forwards through the main trail. We can explore around the lakes of Gokyo if we got some leisure time. The night will be spectacular a Gokyo at 4794m.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 07: Gokyo rest day-Hike up to Gokyo Ri 5330m.
Te day can be taken as rest day. But we will explore around the place later of the day. We will climb up to the peak of Gokyo from where we will get the splendid view of other mountain ranges all around us. After viewing some incredible view from the peak, we will descend back to Gokyo where we will spend the night again.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 08: Gokyo to Thaknag.
From Gokyo, we will hike towards the Gokyo Ri to the altitude of 5496m from where we can get the splendid view of mountain ranges including the highest peak of the world. A hike for about 2 hours will take us to the top. We will return back to Gokyo and trek towards Thagnag the same day and the night will be at 4750m.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 08: Thagnak to Cho-la pass to Zongla 4800m.

Wake up on early mooring at 4 am. Ascend over ridge of Cho-la 5420m. Takes 7 hrs to Get Zongla village. This is an amazing day for a massif magnificent views of such a long and zaint Himalayas around. A thick blue Ice-burg over Cho-la is a lifetime memory. The path is regarded easy as it goes flatter for some while. Then a steep down track through the rocky part.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 09: Zongla to Gorakshep via lobuche.
From zongla, early morning, we will move towards the Lobuche following the path viewing some spectacular view of mountain ranges of Khumbu region. We can spend a day or two day at Lobuche.We will pass through the Khumbu glacier to Lobuche.We will reach to Nuptse from where we can get the spectacular view of sunrise and sunsets. The night will be spectacular at GorakShep day trekking of about 4 to 5 hours.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and  Everest Base camp.
We will start the day a bit earlier than ever as we need to pass along distance. At first, we will start the trek towards the west side going steeper before reaching to Kalapathar 5545m of Everest view point. from where the crystal clear view of Mount Everest can be seen. This day is also the long trekking day as,After lunch we move to the Everest base camp. The 3 hour trekking to the snowy path will be enough to reach at Everest base camp. After spending some incredible moments at Everest base camp, we will return back to Gorakshep. 8 hours.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 11: Gorakshep to Dingbuche.
The down trail from the Lobuche will leads us towards theLobuche and Dughla. From Thugla, we will continue our way towards the village of Dingbuche.We will be offered with the splendid view of Everest and other mountain ranges from here. The day goes with the walking of about 6 to 7 hours trekking to the height of 3770m.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge)

Day 12: Dingbuche to Island peak base camp

From Chhukung, we will start our key day early in the morning with the early morning journey to the island peak base camp. We will walk through the snowy way through the Lhotse glaciers. We will reach at island peak base camp after the trekking for about 3 to 4 hours. Due to tits toughness, the short distance is also tiresome.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Camping)

Day 13:Island peak base camp to High camp

From the base camp, we will move towards the beautiful but very tough way of the high camp. We will trek following the path to   the night will be at the high camp at the height of 5600m after the trekking of about 3 to 4  hours in the snowy path.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Camping)

Day 14: High camp to summit and back to Chhukung

Today is the main day of our long trekking. We will wake up early in the morning to resume our climbing. We will be eager to achieve the height at the peak of Island peak. We will walk through the rough way to the top from where we will view the most panoramic view of surrounding. We will surely enjoy the summit views and will return soon from the top towards the high camp and base camp and up to the Chhukung to spend the night over there.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+lodge)

Day 15: Chhukung to Namche bazaar

After achieving our dream project, we will trek following the path to Imja khola which will later joins Dudh khola. We will have an easy trek to Chhukung for about 8 to 9 hours. The returning journey will be fantastic as we have a sense of pleasure in our heart. We will enjoy the breeze of the air while returning the Namche bazaar. We will have a resting night at Namche bazaar.(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+lodge)

Day 16: Namche bazaar to Lukla

From Namche bazaar, we will trek through the smooth surface of the Everest region. We will make the journey entertaining by viewing the surrounding area along with interacting with the

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu
From Lukla we will catch the early flight over to Kathmandu as the climate may become worse later of the day. We will be at Kathmandu within the passage of several minutes. After landing at Kathmandu, w e will move towards the hotel room and enjoy the leisure time at Kathmandu. We will have a success party at the night.(Breakfast+flight+hotel)

Day 18: Farewell
After having a relaxing night at Kathmandu, finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A one Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure. We wish for your better journey ahead.

Cost Includes

  • All Airport pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights 2 star standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 16 days in standard lodges/tea-houses in mountain during the trek.
  • 3 nights fully camping accommodation and food. 
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • Tourist standard bus between Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Guide flight, climbing Guide insurance up to USD 15000, Medical insurance USD 4000.Guide equipment USD 350 and salary.
  • Garbage charge.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trekking area map.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal in city like Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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 Trip highlights:

One of the most popular autonomous trek and easy climbing peak of Nepal. Rich of nature with 4 major peaks [Mt Everest 8848m, Mt Cho-yu 8202m, Mt Lhotsem,Mt Makalu] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Climbing Guide Insurance ans facility:

Due to risk and liabilities, Nepal Government acted Guide equipment fee USD 350,Insurance USD 15000 over,medical insurance USD 4000, Plus his regular facility are salary ,lodging and food. Also reasonable staff insurance up to USD 5000 and facility.

Climbing Permit fee:

 There are two categories of Peaks on Nepal mountaineer list. The fee are fixed for both categories of Peaks.Climbing permit fee USD 250 Per Person. Click here!

Camp/Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And 3 Nights camping . All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass,hand glove,warm cap, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things,harness, Personal climbing gear,crampons,climbing boots.

Environmental sensitive:

The Khumbu region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season:

 Sep to Dec and Feb to May are best.

Hotels in Kathmandu:

We will provide 2 star label hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.Let us advice as per your choice with extra cost for deluxe hotels  as your need: 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels.

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.



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