Island Peak Expedition

Island Peak Expedition

Island peak is a special hiking trip, which combines an ascent of Island Peak

Island Peak Information in Detail:

Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the 'trekking peaks' with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for a beginner climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal every year to get a permit for Island Peak climbing. Our adventure also takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we also visit, possibly the most popular trekking destination in the world - Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar - for the up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.

The Island peak climbing itinerary has proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals. The 19-day journey begins from and comes to a conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.

Emergency Evacuation

Helicopter rescue services are available. Evidence of insurance will be required by the evacuation services before the helicopter will fly.However, emergency evacuation cost is not included in your expedition cost. Most helicopters struggle above 5500m. Often a helicopter can only take min 2 persons at the limit of its operating altitude. There is no mountain rescue squad available, the victims have to be evacuated to a safe helicopter landing site preferably below 5500m.

Trip Specific Safety

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable Jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. The hotels we use in Kathmandu have a safety deposit box which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

Environmental Responsibility

Nepal New Generation Trek is deeply committed to maintaining ecosystems at home and around the world. With each expedition, we not only attempt to leave the environment as we found it, but strive to assist the local population in protecting the land and people indigenous to that region. Nepal New Generation Trek reaches for the highest ethical business practices at home and abroad. Each staff member of AFT is dedicated to preserving the environment.

At Nepal New Generation Trek environmental stewardship remains one of our core values and we take Leave No Trace ethics and practices very seriously. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. On every one of our courses and climbs we teach and follow the environmentally appropriate Leave No Trace principals and practices.

Each 12-member group requires Island Peak Permit and pays a refundable garbage deposit of US$ 250.00 at Kathmandu. The check post records items taken in by the group. Upon return, clients present their used EP gas, plastic bags, tin and batteries to the check post. The check post will give a declaration data of garbage hand over and refund the money.

Nepal New Generation Trek believes that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment. AFT is committed to developing safe, self-reliant and environmentally conscious mountaineers.

Top highlights of this trek include:

  • Breathtaking glacier views from the top of Island peak.
  • Adventurous lodges hikes towards Everest base camp.
  • Exlarating views of Mount Everest from Kalapather.
  • Explore beautiful Sherpa culture and their livlihood.

Accommodation during the Trek

Nepal New Generation Trek takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay. Accommodation is included in the cost of your package.Our clients enjoy four nights in the Standard Hotel Kathmandu Prince in Thamel, Kathmandu, before heading into the remote regions and after returning trip. 
During the Trek, eleven nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses/lodges and three-four nights camping in two-man tents. In major town like Lukla, the rooms have attached washrooms; however rooms in the more remote villages have shared washing and toilet facilities. For the nights in tents, four-season and foam mattresses will be provided. We take extra precautions to ensure your comfort even in adverse weather conditions.

ITINERARY     

Day 1: Departure to Kathmandu

Day 2: Arrival in Kathmandu

Immediately upon your arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will greet you at the airport with colorful flower chains. You will be taken to your hotel, which is located in the lively tourist center of Thamel and thus within walking distance to the historic old town. Depending on your arrival time, your tour guide can guide you through the narrow streets, giving you a first glimpse of authentic Nepalese life. In the evening, we invite you to a traditional Nepalese welcome dinner at the hotel.

 # Dinner

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2828m) and trek to Phakding (2600m)

In the early morning we fly with small aircraft of the airlines Buddha Air or Yeti Air from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 45-minute flight offers spectacular panoramic views of the eastern Himalayan ranges, Langtang, Gauri-Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse and, to crown it, the Everest mountain range. After landing at Edmund Hillary Airport in Lukla, we drink a fresh, hot coffee while our porters arrive. Our hike begins with a short climb to the Dudh Koshi Valley. From the village of Chaunrikarkar (2621m) the road leads north through quaint Sherpa villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. On a suspension bridge we cross the Dudh Koshi and reach Phakding.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Trek from Phakding (2600m) to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Today we start slowly up the Dudh Koshi valley. Just before we reach Namche Bazaar we cross the highest suspension bridge, the famous Hillary Bridge. From here you can enjoy a first fantastic view of Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8511m). After a short but hard climb we reach the capital of the Sherpa country. More than 400 years ago, people from East Tibet settled in Namche Bazaar (in Tibetan: Sher = East, Pa = People, Sherpa = People from the East). Situated on a mountainside, the largest market in the upper Solukhumbu area is situated in a picturesque location. Once upon a time countless traders from Tibet arrived here and offered their goods in the largest market of the Khumbu region.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Acclimation Day in Namche Bazaar

Today's day in Namche Bazaar is at your leisure and is the ideal place to get used to the high altitude. The countless lodges and restaurants invite you to linger. Enjoy in peace the breathtaking mountain landscape and the view of the surrounding fields and plots. On request, we can do a half-day hike to the slightly higher villages Khunde and Khumjung (3780m). In the evening we can admire the sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Hike from Namche Bazaar (3450 m) to Tengpoche (3865 m)

From Namche we follow a beautiful mountain trail until we reach Phunke Tenga (3250 m) after a gentle descent. After a fortifying lunch break we climb up to Tengboche. The magnificent mountain scenery and the view of the Ama Dablam reward our climb. Upon arrival, we will visit the famous Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, one of the highlights on our extraordinary trekking tour.

Overnight in a lodge

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Hike from Tengpoche (3865 m) to Chhukhung (4730 m)

Today we climb steadily up the Dhud Khosi valley. Soon we reach the tree line. It goes past spreading yak pastures. Nevertheless, agriculture is still practiced here, even if only slightly demanding potatoes are grown. The village Dingboche nestles on the mountainside and is romantically surrounded by mountains.

Overnight in a lodge

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Acclimatization Chhukhung (4730 m)

Overnight in a lodge

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: From Chhukhung (4730 m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5100 m) or directly to Dingboche (4410 m)

After a hearty breakfast together, the group can now share as needed. Those who are motivated to climb the Island Peak meet in the morning with the climbing guide. Together the climbing equipment will be checked. For the ascent of the Island Peak crampons, ice axes, climbing helmet, climbing harness and self-locking handle (Jumar) ... are needed. If the equipment should not be complete there is the possibility to rent needed equipment in Chhukhung.

The climbing group reaches the Iceland Peak base camp in the early afternoon via the Lhotse Shar Glacier. In the base camp, our cooking team is already waiting for us with a fortifying lunch. In the late afternoon, the climbing guide offers climbing training to prepare for tomorrow's ascent of Island Peak.Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Ascension of the Island Peak (6189 m) or day of rest in Dingboche (4410 m)

While the non-climbers can sleep in their lodge in Dingboche, the climbing group peels off at about 11 pm from the tents. After a hot cup of coffee and a light breakfast, we leave for the summit climb in great euphoria. Today we stay together as a group and work our way up the mountain on a chain like pearls. At 5800m we enter the glacier. A glorious route around the crevasses leads us to the foot of the last slope, which, depending on the snow conditions, climbs directly (45 ° slope) or can be bypassed to the left. The last 100m are completed on a beautiful conical ridge overlooking the iconic summit of the Ama Dablam. At the summit we congratulate ourselves on the successful ascent and enjoy the indescribable view. After a group photo we descend quickly and enjoy a refreshing, fresh coffee in the base camp. In Dingboche, we meet in the evening on the second part of the group, which will end today's rest day already comfortably. (about 10 hours hike)

(In bad weather, another day is dedicated to ascending the Island Peak, in which case the stages of Days 11 and 12 are overcome on a long day, with the non-climbs running as planned in the program.)

Day 11: From Dingboche (4350 m) to Tengboche (3840 m)

The same way as a few days ago takes us back from Dongboche to Tengboche. Slowly but surely it is time to say goodbye to the roof of the world.

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: From Tengboche (3840 m) to Namche Bazaar (3446 m)

Through romantic rhododendron forests we descend the Dhud Khosi down into the valley. Along the already well-known mountain trail, numerous grazing mountain goats accompany us back to the capital of the Sherpas, Namche Bazaar. (about 8 hours hike)

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: From Namche Bazaar (3446 m) to Lukla (2828 m)

On our way back, packed with wonderful memories of our Himalayan adventure, we again cross the Hillary Bridge. Our path leads across more suspension bridges and through several traditional villages such as Monjo, Jorsale and Banker. We leave the high mountains surrounded by white peaks and return to the lush, Nepalese low mountain range. In the evening we reach Lukla. (about 8 hours hike)

# Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: From Lukla (2828 m) to Kathmandu

In the early morning we fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. On our panoramic flight we enjoy one last time the beautiful views of the mountain giants. In Kathmandu transfer to the hotel.

# Breakfast

Day 15: Free time in Kathmandu

Today in Kathmandu is at your free disposal. Use your time for a last shopping spree or further sightseeing. In the evening we come together for a farewell dinner with our trekking guide.

# Breakfast # Dinner

Day 16: Free time in Kathmandu and departure

In the afternoon or evening transfer to the airport

Driving time to the airport about 30 minutes

Return flight to Country

# Breakfast

 Day 17: Arrival in Germany

 

No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)

* All Price is Per Person Price

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Nepal New Generation Trek. trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

All Inclusive Price:

$00USD

Total Duration 16 days
Max Altitude 6189 m.
Difficulty Level Streneous