Island Peak Expedition

Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Pheriche , Lobuche ,Everest Base Camp, Dingboche , Chukhung ,Island Peak , Pangboche

Overview

Islan peak expedition 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. 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. This trek also
takes you 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 Kalapatthar – for the up close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.

We have specially designed itinerary for Sri Lankan climbers to prepare the physically andmetally for this peak climbing expedition. Kindly contact us for more information.

Highlights
Travel Style: Expedition

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Physical Rating: 4 - Moderately Difficult

Challanging. Technical Climbing with Ice Axe, Crampons, Ropes during the summit. 

Max Altitude: 6,189m

Minimum age: 18years. Must have a travel and rescue insurance. ( If not SummitMadness can arrange it for you)

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience: Min 2+ Pax

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Moments from Island Peak(Imja Tse) Expedition

Itinerary
Day 01 Arival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be greeted by our staff who will escort you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After settling in and exploring the streets of Thamel, we will arrange a special welcome diner featuring local specialties to introduce you to the country.

Day 02 Kathmandu sight seeing (1,300m/4,264ft)

Today we will take you a tour featuring the highlights of Kathmandu including several UNESCO world heritage sites such as Durbar Square, Pashupati temple, Swayambhunath and Buddhanath, which is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. After lunch, we will hold a briefing with your trekking guide addressing any questions or concerns you may have about the trip.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft)

You will take a scenic flight offering view of tremendous mountain peaks from Kathmandu to Lukla, which serves as the gate to Everest. After meeting our team, we will trek through Lukla to Phakding with an optional trip to a near by monastery for those who interested.

Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Today features a relaxing hike with several river crossings as we pass through Jorsale into Sagarmatha National park before arriving in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar offers excellent views of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Tawache as well as several other notable Kumbhu peaks and mountains.

Day 05 Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,283ft)

This is a scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for the trek. It is advisable to stay active and keep moving during the acclimation period to familiarize your lungs with the thing air. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday Saturday evening. We will travel to the Tourist Visitor Center near Sagarmatha National to learn about the first climbers in Everest, Sherpa culture and the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung to climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche offering timeless views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila which hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We will stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06 Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):

We continue our scenic route offering views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and close up sights of Thamserku along a path offering the chance to spot wild pheasants, deer, and Thar on the way to Kayangjuma. We will pass a major three-way junction before passing through a series of small villages. We will stop for lunch at Phunki Thenga and continue along a steep path through dense forests offering several unique vantage points before reaching our tea-house in Tengboche.

Day 07 Trek to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft)

We will continue through a forest before crossing the Inja Khola River to reach the town of Pheriche. We will take time to admire the region from several beautiful vantage points while visiting the local gompa and Mani walls.

Day 08 Rest day in Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft)

We will take another acclimation day offering the opportunity to visit a pristine lake, the walls of Cholatse and Tawache or the Dingboche ridge. Optionally, you can take a day to rest and explore the town learning about the local customs.

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft)

We will trek along the terminal moraine route leading to the Khumbu Glacier on the way to the famous Chupki Lhara ridge known for its stone monuments and prayer flags. We continue along the glacier to see the peaks of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal before continuing along a peaceful stream leading to Lobuche.

Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft)

We continue along a steep path along the Khumbu Glacier past a famous pyramid shaped signpost offering views of Everest, Pumori, Lingtern, Khumbutse and Nuptse. We continue along the Changri Glacier known for its panoramic 360-degree views of snowy mountain peaks and ridges. Upon arrival at Gorak Shep, we will see one of the highlights of the trip with a close up view of Everest towering over the regional landscape.

Day 11 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft)

After an early breakfast, we hike along the historic trail to Everest Base Camp following in the footsteps of mountaineers such as Sir Edmund Hilary before returning again to Gorak Shep for the night. We will enjoy one of the best sunset vantage points in the country after a brief hike to Kala Patthar.

Day 11 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft)

After an early breakfast, we hike along the historic trail to Everest Base Camp following in the footsteps of mountaineers such as Sir Edmund Hilary before returning again to Gorak Shep for the night. We will enjoy one of the best sunset vantage points in the country after a brief hike to Kala Patthar.

Day 12 Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14470)ft

Today we hike along a descending path to Duglha stopping to rest and enjoy the scenery. Then continue to the village of Dingoche for the night.

Day 13 Trek to Chukhung (4,730m/15,518ft)

We will move along a gradually rising trail for a few hours to reach the village of Chukhung. We will stop at a scenic vantage point along the way offering timeless views of the islands peaks for the first glimpse of our ultimate destination.

Day 14 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft)

Today we will continue along a riverside trail for 3 hours along the southern face of Lhotse. A relaxed day of hiking takes us along the Imja glacier serving as the entry point to the Island Peak.

Day 15 Trek to high camp (6,189m/20,305ft)

We will take a short trip up toward island peak and take extra time to prepare for our trip to the peak the following day.

Day 16 Summit day of Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft)

We will continue by passing our high camp along a very narrow ridge leading to a remote glacier. We will assemble our climbing gear and continue with the assistance of ropes and crampons to climb the thick glacier. We then move along a steep snow covered terrain along a ridge leading to the island peak summit. Upon arrival to the peak, we will enjoy spectacular views of Lhotse looming over the Everest region. We will continue back along our  route and finish the day at Island Peak Base Camp

Day 17 Spare Day

Today is a scheduled extra day used as a precaution in case of severe weather or poor visibility. You may either rest or explore the area surrounding base camp depending on your preference.

Day 18 Trek to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft)

We continue to descend along our previous trail to Chukhung. We will take a relaxed hike before stopping in Dingboche for lunch. After admiring the local views, we will continue to Pangboche to make camp under the star light sky.

Day 19 Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)

We will pass through the highest settlement in the region through the town of Pangboche before reaching the peacefull village of Tyangboche. This town is home to the largest monastery in the region before continuing down a steep trail along the Dudh Kosi River through a region famous for wildlife including goats, leopards and pheasants. We will pass the army base of Namche before continue back to the Bazaar for a much earned night of rest and relaxation.

Day 20 Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)

We continue down a steep trail through rocky terrain through the same path we took previously while enjoying contrasting views of the other side of the Himalayan Range. Passing through a series of small villages we will see prayer stones and flags along the way before our arrival in Lukla.

Day 21 Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

We will fly back to Kathmandu where you can relax in the hotel or continue to explore the city. Today is a great time to do some shopping or exploring the countless temples and markets of the city. We will meet for a celebration diner during the evening to mark the completion of your journey.

Day 22 Departure

Today we will drop you to the airport for your flight. After saying our farewell you will continue on your journey with fond memories of you adventure in Nepal.

What's Included
Accommodation

3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.


Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing.

Meals

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.


Welcome and farewell dinners.

Transport

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle



Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)



All ground transportation on private vehicle as per the itinerary

Facilities & Services

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leaders.



Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).



Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.



Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)



SummitMadness trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt.



Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part high quality North Face or



Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents,



mattresses, kitchen equipments



Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).



All necessary paper works; trekking permits & Climbing permits.



All government and local taxes Emergency rescue arrangments



Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu



Not Included in the Cost
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Important Notes

Your safety is paramount for SummitMadness. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to safely completes the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., might cause small changes to the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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