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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak is a mountain in the Himalaya of eastern Part of Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton  party since it appears as an island in a sea. The peak was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice. A Nepal has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions, with its eight peaks above 8,000 meters. Climbing these trekking peaks in Nepal is the next step beyond simply trekking, however, it includes basic mountaineering above the snow line,using ice axes, climbing boots with crampons, ropes etc. Under the supervision and instruction from your professional climbing guides who have considerable mountaineering expertise and experience including multiple ascents of Mt. Everest. Island Peak Climbing is a superb entry into Himalayan climbing.

Island Peak Climbing

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

Head:Sun hat or scarfLight balaclava or warm fleece hatSunglasses with UV protection Hands:Lightweight glovesHeavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Upper Body:T-shirts (2)Light and expedition weight thermal topsFleece jacket or pulloverFleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)

shell jacketT- Shirt and Down Jacket

Advanced Adventure provide you this

Lower Body:Underwear (4)Hiking shorts (2)Lightweight cotton long pantsLight and expedition weight thermal bottomsFleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)Hiking boots with spare lacesCamp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp Accessories:Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees  Advanced Adventure provide thisHeadlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteriesSmall pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag-Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Thermarest sleeping pad

Water bottles (2)

Toiletries

Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:BinocularsReading bookTrail Map/Guide bookJournal & PenWalkman

Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2652m) 
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)
Day 05: Rest day in Namche (3450m)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
Day 08: Rest day explore to the Chhukung 4710 m. and back to Digboche.(4410m)
Day 09: Digboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Labuche to Gork shep (5184m)
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365 m.then back to Gorak Shep (5180m)
Day 12: Hike up to Kalapattar 5550 m. Return back to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 13: Trek to Chukhung (4750m)
Day 14: summit day Island Peak ,back Base Camp
Day 15: Trek to high camp
Day 16: Submit day island peak (6160m)
Day 17: Base camp to Dingboche (4110m)
Day 18: Dingboche to Namche 3450m.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m)
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 21: Kathmandu(1350m)
Day 222: Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
On arrival at Kathmandu; Meet & greet at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy Nepali welcome dinner with traditional dance performances.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu (1350m)
Full Day SightSeeing in world heritage places including Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Preparation for trekking in the Evening.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2652m)
A spectacular flight and hair raising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla 2850m. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding.
Overnight at Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m)
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 05: Rest day in Namche (3450m)
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park centre and museum just above the town.
Oernight at Hotel

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860m.today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: Rest day explore to the Chhukung 4710 m. and back to Digboche.(4410m)
Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Digboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Labuche to Gork shep (5184m)

While enduring a climb of approximately two hours and arriving at Gorak Shep, trekkers are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori  reaching Kala Patthar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, treks return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365 m.then back to Gorak Shep (5180m)
This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365meters. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular.R eturn back to Gorak shep.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 12:- Hike up to Kalapattar 5550 m. early in the morning and trek down to Dingboche (4410m)
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5550meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Dingboche.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 13: Trek to Chukhung (4750m)
Today, we have an easy walk for about 2 hours, climbing up gradually to the small settlement of Chukhung. Along the way we have great views of Island Peak and the challenge that awaits us.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 14: Trek to island peak base camp (5150m)
Another easy day, the trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes which mark the start of the climb on Island Peak.
Overnight at  Hotel

Day 15: Trek to high camp

We ascend a little further to high camp where we will relax and make final preparations for our climb tomorrow.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 16: Submit day island peak (6160m)
Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 17: Base camp to Dingboche (4110m)
After descending along the trail to Chukhung, we continue on to Dingboche , we will spend a night in Dingboche.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 18: Dingboche to Namche 3450m.
Today we follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m)
Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some CHANG [Local Beer] RAKSHI [ Local  home made wine] try  a memorable trekking experience.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu
Our flights are in the morning for Kathmandu. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to fly Kathmandu. (Depending on the weather conditions and visibility, the flight may get delayed.). Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 21: Kathmandu 1350m.
 You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest or even you can take a full day Sighrseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan. Evening, we will meet you again, We host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 22: Departure.
It is your final day on your trip with us. It’s hard to see you off, we say goodbye until next visit in Nepal.

Price Includes:

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader),
  • assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All domestic flights
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
  • Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Plan Holidays duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping
  • bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

Price Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage)
  • 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, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, 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