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Island peak climbing

Island peak climbing
      Island peak climbing An adventurous feat and climb on top stunning Island Peak with spectacular views Exciting walks to Everest Base Camp and at Kalapathar with the wonderful scenery of mountains Within high green hills covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines Walk into alpine hills covered with green woodland than on arctic zone of ice and glaciers Explore around traditional Sherpa villages with colorful Buddhism religion and lively cultures Scenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with an array of mountain range views.

   Island Peak Climbing within high Khumbu and scenic valley hidden beyond series of giant peaks just south of towering South Face of Everest and Lhotse, a classic adventure on to the summit at above 6,160 m and 20,328 ft high in the midst of magnificent Imja-Tse valley. Island Peak also is known as Imja-Tse Himal, it is situated in the middle of the beautiful valley placed like an Island thus the name christened as Island Peak, while on the list of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) recognized with Imja-Tse.

    The grade of Island Peak Climb, we used from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems as PD + which means ‘Per Difficult’ the grading widely used worldwide for an alpine climb of a day or more, where climb and trek lead over moraine, ice and glaciers and the climber requires full climbing gear with the necessary equipment for the ascent on top Island Peak Climb. We have designed the program and itinerary days much flexibly so that all interested climbers and adventurers can join in this fantastic Island Peak Climb, as we have set the trip with enough acclimatization days with the walk to Everest base camp and climb of Kalapathar before the climb of Island Peak. After getting fully prepared as well with some practice course on treks then heading for the Big Climb facing a glorious panorama of mountains in the harmony of local Sherpa age-old culture and warm hospitality, where our adventure to Island Peak Climb starts with the flight to Lukla and then ending after a successful ascent back in Kathmandu.Truly an adventure for all interested climbers and trekkers including beginners in mountaineering before planning major expeditions, where Island Peak Climb an ideal mountain as an introduction to Himalayan advice.

outline  Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Kathmandu with an interesting sightseeing tour and preparations for trek-climb.
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 – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m-05hrs
Day 07: Trek to  Dingboche 4,210m -06hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung 4,730 M   – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m – 03 hrs.
Day 10: Climb to High Camp 5,400 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Ascent of Island Peak – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kyanjima – 3,570 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 17: In Kathmandu free and spare day for individual activities.
Day 18: International departure for homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for group briefing regarding treks and climb with other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant. The evening includes group welcome dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs as entertainment with the dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour, trek and climb preparations

Morning after hearty breakfast, as per the given time our city and tour guide will lead you into the heart of Kathmandu city, for exciting historical and heritage tour of old Durbar (royal palace and courtyard) square of historical importance includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings. Tour leads to the famous landmarks of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, afternoon back to the hotel, after an interesting tour rest of the day free at leisure and preparation for Island Peak climb and Trek.

Day 03:  Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.  

Day 04:  Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
Today with the long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high. In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs. 
From Namche walk leads on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phung-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

Day 07:  Trek to  Dingboche 4,210m -06hrs.
Morning on the downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stop for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

Day 08:   Trek to Chhukung 4,730 M   - 05 hrs.

From Dingboche, we move to Chhukung today. It is located unshakably beneath a huge rock wall that joins Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, you will also see magnificent views of Amadablam (6856 m.), almost surely, the most pictured peak in Nepal.

Day 09: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m - 04 hrs.    
From Chhukung into Imjatse valley as walk leads to Parsya Gyab at Island Peak Base Camp, starting with steep climb over moraine of rocks and Lhotse glacier, follows a glacial streams to the snout of Imjatse glacier and then crossing a dry lake between Lhotse and Imjatse glaciers to reach at base camp around a small place at Pareshaya Gyab, afternoon free for practice climb with short hike.

Day 10: Climb to High Camp 5,400m - 03 hrs. 
From the base camp, climb further to establish High Camp which will make the climb much safer and accessible, normally climbers make it from base camp to the summit but it is always safe and best to add more camp, morning on leaving base camp to high camp of Island Peak leading over moraines and then scrambling up on open gully leading in between two well defined ridges and to high camp below a small hanging glacier at 5, 280m, afternoon with last and final preparations for the big climb next day.

Day 11: Ascent of Island Peak 6,189m and return to base camp - 06 hrs. 
A Big and Grand day of the adventure, after getting ready starting before the break of dawn where climb leads across the broad open gully, following the snow-covered glacier, avoiding serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow-covered scree in the margin between a glacier of the top ridge. As climb leads to cross a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters (300ft) to the summit, on reaching top fulfilling adventure of a lifetime experience with success with unmatched views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks, after an adventurous ascent descend back on the same route to base camp.

Day 12: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m - 05 hrs. 
After a mighty adventure and successful ascent on top Island peak, return journey to Lukla where morning walk leads to short uphill’s over dry moraine, then reaching at Chhukung for rest and then continue to walk to our overnight stop at Dingboche in the comfort of the nice lodge with great views.

Day 13: Trek to Kyanjima - 3,570 m – 06 hrs.

An easy walk back to Lukla on losing much elevation as walk leads to Pangboche and then an hour climb into forest reaching on top at Thyangboche Monastery, from here on downhill to cross over Imjatse River with an hour climb past Lobesa and Shanasa to reach at quite small settlement at Kyanjima for overnight stop with complete views of Everest and Amadablam with other adjoining peaks.

Day 14: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs. 
From this peaceful area a great scenic walk on winding trail to reach at Namche Bazaar for short rest and then downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge where a short climb to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National park and then at Mono village for the overnight before Lukla.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.           
A short and interesting walk following the Dudh Kosi River for sometimes as our route leads past Phakding and Ghat villages with the last climb to reach at Lukla, on this last day trek of the adventure. On reaching Lukla check into the nice lodge with an evening farewell dinner with guides, porters, and other staff.

Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu 1,345 m and transfer to your hotels.
After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, transfer to Lukla airport for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Kathmandu after an awesome scenic short flight with great experience and adventure on Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp trekking, and then transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.

Day 17: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and rest.
We have reserved an extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla which might happen sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather conditions, if all goes well as per our Well Plan enjoy this free day with individual activities and shopping or relax with wonderful memories and experience of the climb on Island Peak.

Day 18: International Departure for Homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Island Peak climb, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Service for airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Every land route followed the itinerary
  • 4 nights  hotel in Kathmandu on a bed-and-breakfast basis (3 Star Hotel )
  • Guesthouse or tent lodging in accordance with the itinerary (sharing 2 bedrooms) and 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek
  • Flights inside the country (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Before your departure from Nepal, there will be a "farewell meal."
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), an assistant trek leader (one assistant guide for every four trekkers, and two porters), as well as the cost of their wages, insurance, gear, flights, meals, and housing.
  • Mountain Guide hikes and Expedition kit pack/duffel bag, down jacket, seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All required documents and authorizations (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A complete first aid kit.

THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airfare for travel abroad
  • Kathmandu  lunch and dinner (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night's lodging in Kathmandu due to earlier arrival, departure, and return from the mountain than the planned itinerary (for whatever reason).
  • Rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal costs (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking, etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and attire.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee.
  • Tips for porters and guides.
  • A greater understanding of how the trip is structured may be obtained from the cost including and excluding parts. We'd come back to you with the trip's actual cost as soon as you informed us of the number of interested travelers and the departure date.

 

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.

PERSONAL CLIMBING GEAR FOR TREKKING PEAKS

Plastic Boot                                         a pair
Crampons                                            a pair
Ice Axe                                                 one
Harness                                               one
Carabineer or Karabiner                      two each
Snow Gaiters                                       a pair
Snow / Sun Glass                               one each
Warm Gloves                                      a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.             a set each
Down Jacket                                       one each
Down sleeping bags                           one each with inner linear
Main Ropes                                         200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen
Snow Bar                                             2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional)                               one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.

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