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22-day trip to Island Peak in Nepal

22-day trip to Island Peak in Nepal 1

Reach the summit of the Island Peak and discover the nature and culture of Nepal on this 22-day trip to Island Peak led by Lakpa, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Group

Himalaya

22 Days

Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Imja Tse or Island Peak is a mountain that belongs to the Himalayan mountain range in Nepal. At 6,189 meters above sea level, it is a very popular destination among mountaineers and a great preparation peak for Mount Everest.

The Everest region is one of the most popular climbing areas and, apart from the highest mountain in the world, you can also take smaller climbing expeditions to the Himalayan peaks.

Located above Chhukung glacier, between Ama Dablam and the Lhotse mountains, the Island Peak was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss team that was training for Mount Everest. Since then, hundreds of climbers have successfully climbed this fantastic mountain.

This trip takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We will explore the heart of this area and visit the Everest Base Camp. During the whole adventure, you will get to see astonishing views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.

Apart from climbing, you will enjoy sightseeing in the city of Kathmandu. Some of the points that you will have the chance to visit will be Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. These are very important and interesting places regarding the history and culture of Nepal. You can take a look at a more detailed description of the itinerary below.

Although this ascent is not technically demanding, take into account that it is a requirement to have a very good level of fitness to join this program. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you through and through.

So does this trip to Island Peak sound tempting? Then send your request and book this trip now. It will be a pleasure to safely guide you on this adventure.

I also offer expeditions to Mount Himlung, Mount Putha Himchuli, and Shishapangma, all of them in Nepal. Take a look at them!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Also includes: domestic flights, food on trek, staff insurance, medical kit. Not included: flight to and from Kathmandu, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, personal insurance, personal equipment, personal expenses. Participants: 6-12.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We’ll meet at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

We’ll enjoy a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu and visit the main temples and points of interest in the city.

Day 3: Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu

Day 4: Lukla - Phakding

We’ll fly for 35 minutes to Lukla (2,886 meters) and then we’ll trek to Phakding (2,640 meters).

Day 5: Namche Bazaar

We’ll have a 6-hour trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), the capital of Khumbu region, where you’ll be able to get climbing equipment if you need it. 

Day 6: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 7: Tyangboche

A 5-hour trek will lead us to Tyangboche, at 3,867 meters above sea level. During the trek, we’ll enjoy the view of the Everest and several surrounding peaks.

Day 8: Dingboche

Our next stop will be Dingboche (4,410 meters). It will take us around 5 hours to get there.

Day 9: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 10: Lobuche

On this day, we’ll keep going up. After a 5-hour trek, we’ll reach Lobuche (4,930 meters).

Day 11: Gorakshep

Today, we’ll go to Gorakshep (5,170 meters) and continue to the Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). We’ll spend some time there and then return to Gorakshep, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 12: Kongma La - Chhukung

We’ll go to Kongma La, at an altitude of 5,535 meters, and then trek to Chhukung (4,730 meters). 7 hours of activity.

Day 13: Island Base Camp

A 4-hour trek will take us to Island Base Camp, at 5,200 meters.

Day 14: High Camp

After a 3-hour climb, we’ll reach high camp (5,600 meters). Night in tents.

Day 15: Summit day

We’ll face a steep climb and reach the summit of Island Peak. On the top, we’ll enjoy the amazing panorama. Afterwards, we’ll descend and return to Base Camp (8 hours).

Day 16: Extra day in case of bad weather

Day 17: Return to Tyangboche (7 hours)

Day 18: Monjo

We’ll go to Naamche and continue to Monjo (2,880 meters), where we’ll spend the night (6 hours).

Day 19: Return to Lukla (5 hours)

Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu and drive to hotel

Day 21: Extra day in Kathmandu

Day 22: Departure

We’ll take you to the airport and say goodbye.

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotels in Kathmandu, lodges, and tents.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

About the guide

I am an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and an instructor guide. I started my career in the mountaineering and adventure sector in 1998 and since then I have been on the continuous journey of learning, training, exploring, and enjoying about the mountains.

I have guided several successful climbing expeditions in the Himalyas including Everest- 4 times, Makalu, Dawalagiri, Manaslu.... and other 7000 and 6000 m peaks. I am among the first batch of IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Nepal.

I'm an expert in high Altitude expeditions (Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu...). If one of these mountains is on your dreams' list...please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it together. I strongly believe that being guided by someone who comes from there provides a great added value to the journey.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA

Residence

Kathmandu


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