The 22-day-long Island peak climbing ,journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in Khumbu region. It is also known as the gateway to Everest region. From Lukla, we will begin our trek northward gradually towards the Khumbu Valley passing through beautiful Himalayan hamlets like Phakding, Namche, and Lobuche. On our way towards the summit, we will stop for a thorough exploration of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathhar. The Island Peak climbing ascent will be undertaken with great caution and safety in the safe hands of our experienced team of guides. All the requirements such as clearing the path and fixing the rope will be done with great expertise. Once you make it to the top, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the encircling mountain range. The return journey will be much easier comparatively with few shorter climbs and trek through the forests to reach the famous Tengboche Monastery. From there, we will subsequently trek down to Lukla, from where we will board a flight to Kathmandu.
At Team Himalaya, we are absolutely dedicated to make your peak climbing experience a safe and memorable one. The itinerary has been intricately made to ensure proper acclimatization to the unforgiving Himalayan terrains. Your safety is our first and foremost priority and our team of professional climbers, guides, and porters with years of experience in the field will lead you to an unforgettable peak climbing journey. The Island Peak climbing awaits for you.
A fit person with little or no climbing experience can attempt a non-technical climb. Whereas for technical climb, one needs to be fit and trained or have prior experience of climbing peaks. The difficulty of the climb varies for different mountains.
Currently, we provide Island, Mera and Lobuche Peak Climb.
Travel insurance is really important for peak climbing. We recommend you to get ensured of adequate travel insurance in your respective country. This insurance will help to cover your uncertain medical expenses or helicopter evacuation fees.
The spring and autumn seasons are the best time for mountaineering activities in Nepal. This includes the August-November and March-May.
Experienced, well trained, licensed Sherpa guides will lead and guide throughout the trek and climb.
You are required to get a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They will issue the legal document and then you will be all set for the expedition.
Your accommodation will be in small hotels and tea houses until the basecamp. Once your climb commences from the basecamp all your climbing gear and food will be carried by the porters. A spacious tent will be assigned to you and Sherpas will feed you warm high-altitude food during the climb.
Your major source of drinking water is bottled water. Apart from that, purified and filtered and boiled water is available in the teahouses and lodges.
The amount of oxygen is low so, many climbers generally have a hard time breathing and are prone to AMS. Apart from that, your skin can get sunburned if you don’t apply sunblock or wear protective clothing.
It depends on the peak that you choose and also the condition of the weather. Generally, it requires one or two days to summit the peak. Some other factors such as peak elevation and location might also affect the time to reach the summit.
There is always a first time for everything and climbing a mountain can be one of the best things to try for the first time. There are various options of non-technical peaks that can be attempted by novice climber. Our guides will lead you and train you if necessary, for reaching the summit.
The uncertain weather and geographic layout of the mountains make the climb difficult. This means some peaks require high technical skills whereas others require no technical skills at all.
In teahouses and lodges, you will get a variety of dishes including soups, continental dishes, etc. While on the remote regions, Nepali Dal Bhat and noodle soups are available. And on the basecamps and during the summit, a Sherpa guide will prepare dry meals for you.
The cost solely depends on which peak you wish to climb and also how many fellow climbers you have in your group. The total cost will include your trekking cost, transportation cost, permit costs, guide cost. For more information contact us.
For comfortable journey shoes have thick soles will help you a lot. As there are lots of rocky and steep trails, getting a specific trekking shoe would be a wise idea. However, on snow routes, you will need crampons, ice-ax and another climbing harness.
Most of the popular trails have local VHF Phones but, in remote and isolated regions the communication is limited or not available at all. So, in these cases, a satellite phone is required for communication.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||on Lodge with camping on climb|
|Trek Grade||moderate to adventurous.|
|Climbing Grade||Alpine PD (Swiss / French alpine grading system)|
|Trekking||14 Nights & 15 Days ( Lukla to Lukla)|
|Total Trip||17Nights & 18 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)|
|Season||March to June and September to December|
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,243 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,160m and continue to Everest base camp 5,357m – 08 hrs round trip.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Chukhung 4,730m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Island / Imjatse Peak Base Camp 4,970m – 04 hrs.
Day 12: Climb Island Peak 6,189m and return to base camp – 06 hrs.
Big Day! After final preparations then starting this final adventure before dawn with a climb across the broad open gully and it follows a snow-covered glacier above, avoiding the serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree in the margin in between a glacier and base of the main top ridge.Then our climb leads to cross a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft) to the top of the summit, on reaching the top where dream becomes a reality with an overwhelming success, from top of the summit overlooking striking panorama that surrounds you with world’s highest mountains lies before you with offering unmatched views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Ama-Dablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an experience of a life time descend on the same route towards base camp.
Day 13: Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition
Day 14: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06hrs.
Leaving Dingboche with super views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, then heading on the downhill path and back to lower altitude and tree lines, the walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour or more climb brings you back to the famed Tengboche Monastery with amazing surrounding scenery .After Tengboche trek descend to Imjatse River at Phunge tenga, here after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then with gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar, ( for energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village) .
Day 16: Trek to Lukla – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 18: International departure for home ward bound.
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