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Highlights of the Trip

Trips starts-end: Kathmandu-Kathmandu

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Island peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton?s party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed form Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.
The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it.  he peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south.
Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit [6173m] together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge.

Day 1 :

Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2 :
Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure

Day 3 :
Fly KTM/LUKLA (2,834 m) & trek to Phakding (2,611 m)

Day 4 :
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Day 5 :
Trek to Khumjung (3,790 m)

Day 6 :
Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m)

Day 7 :
Trek to Dingboche (4,343 m)

Day 8 :
Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m)

Day 9 :
Island Peak base camp

Day 10 :
Island Peak High camp (5,600 m)

Day 11 :
Island Peak Summit (6,189 m) back to base camp.

Day 12 :
Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m)

Day 13 :
Trek to Khumjung (3,790 m)

Day 14 :
Trek to Phakding

Day 15 :
Trek to Lukla

Day 16 :
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17 :
Rest at Kathmandu

Day 18 :
Departure on your own destination.

Services Include :

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Airport / Hotel transfers.
  • Expert Climbing Guide and porter
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Tented camp & Cosy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry and trekking peak royalty fees.
  • All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licenced by Nepal Mountainering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
  • Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • All governmental paperworks and procedures.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

Services Exclude :

  • Personal equipment for Climbing
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Bar & beverage bills
  • Extra cost for bad weather if change flight with helicopter
  • Any other extra service