Island Peak Climbing 22 Days


 Trip Code : AH/MIN-02
  Accomodation : Climbing Period: Tent Trekking: Simple Lodge Kathmandu: 3 Standard Hotels
 Duration : 22  Days
 Grading : Difficult  grading icon
 Max Altitude : 6173
 Activity : Peak climbing
 Starts at : Bhaktapur
 End at : Kathmandu
 Best Season : Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

Overview

Island Peak Climbing is one of the most classical trips in Everest region,which offers you a magnificent views of mighty Himalayas from Kalapathar. It welcomes you with most fascinating experience peak climbig in Khumbhu region.The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice.

  Our journey begins with the scenic flight over green lush valleys to the Lukla. After landing on the world's most dangerous ariport, begins our journey as per our trekking itinerary through the traditional sherpa villages.

Around The Himalays has been reputed and competet companies for the climbing & expedition.We have passoinate and experienced team for serving our clients with all requirements they need.We offer excellent transporation and accomatdation throughout the trek.We also provide English and German speakign guides to helps to make  your journey better.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • A life changing trip to Everest and submit to the most popular Island peak
  • Visitng highest Tengboche monastery
  • Breathtaking panoramic view of Everest,Lotse & Makalu
  • Traditional sherpa culture and csotumes

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Bhakatapur Hotel


Upon arrival, Around The Himalayas arrange to pick us from the Airport. Then we will be trasfered to our Bhaktapur Hotel.After Check-in to the hotel,you can take a rest at your Hotel room as your flight time. In the eveneing,there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Around The Himalayas where you will served with excellent typical Nepali food.

Overnighht at Bhaktapur
( - / - / D )


Day 2: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur


After breakfast, begin to explore medieval cities of devotees and the best presereved of all the old cities of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur defines as 'City of devotees''City of Culture' and 'Living Heritage'. The city is well decorated with the Pagodas and religious shrines. During your visit, you will explore typical Newari culture,beautiful temples,wood carved places and amazing architeture of 15th century.

Overnight at Bhaktapur
( B / - / - )


Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,860m) & trek to Phakding (2,610m)


Flight duration:30 min.
Walking duration:3.5 Hrs

We take an early morning flight to Lukla,a gateway to the Everest trek.Flying for about 30 minutes with a beautiful views of hills and mountains of Nepal,we land at the world'd most dangerous ariport Lukla. Then we will meet our team memebers at Lukla and  proceed to day trek towards Phakding. After three and a half hour trek on a gradual downhill trail,we reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of the beautiful Dudh Koshi river.

Overnight at Lodge
( B / L/ D )


Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Nache Bazaar (3,440m)


Walking duration:5 Hrs
After breakfast at Phakding,we set out for the mountaion junction Namche,we cross the river by airy suspension bridges.Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sgarmatha Nationla Park,which was set up to portect & preserve our fragile mountain environment.We then take a steep hike to Namche Bazaar.If the weather is clear,we can get the first glimse of Mt.Everest.Namche Bazaar is the main trading hub for the Khumbu region,which is quite busy with the local people & with tourist as well.We end up our day in Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at Lodge
( B / L / D
)


Day 5: Acclimatization day


Namche is an ideal place for the rest day to acclimatize before heading towards the Tengboche.To acclimatize you can visit Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillaray or you can take a one hour walk upto the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Amadablam,Lotshe,Nuptse & Everest.From there we will descend to Khumjung village,we will visit famous an old monastery where you can see the Yeti skull hanging in the monastery.We will also visit to Khumjung Hillary School and then back to our Lodge.

Overnight at Lodge
( B / L / D )


Day 6: Trek from Namche to Tengbohce (3,860m)


Walking distance:4/5 Hrs
After breakfast we will leave our lodge and follow the trail leading to Kyangjugma village.Along the way we can spot wild lives like Phesant,Musk deer or a herd of Himalayan Thar.The trail gradually goes down to Kyangjugma.The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley & Everest Base Camp.We continue our trail through pine forest with narrow steep trail to Tengboche.On reaching to Tengboche we will visit to Tengboche monatery and enjoy the panoramic views of mountains in Everest region.

Overnight at Lodge 
( B / L / D )


Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m)


Walking distance:5/6 Hrs
Today,our trail passes through dense forest of Rododendron to the suspension bridge near to Pangboche village.By crossing the suspension bridge the trail ascend to Pangboche village.We will vistio Pangboche monastery and continue to Shomare village.the trail mostly passes the open field of Orsho and then to Dingboche.

Overnight at Lodge
( B / L / D )


Day 8: Trek from Dengboche to Lobuche (4,910m)


Walking distance:5/6 Hrs
Initially, our trail starts along the ridge lines to Khumbu Khola Valley and then to Thokla. We can enjoy the majestic Himalayan views of Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Lobuche (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and numerous other peaks. From here we will climb along the lateral moraines of Khumbu glacier and continue to ascend to Lobuche after passing Thokla pass (4830m)

Overnight at Lodge
( B / L / D )

 


Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m)


Walking distance:3/4 Hrs
Our trail passes along the Khumbu glacier and climbs steeply to Changri glacier. The trail gently ascends to Gorakshep where we will enjoy the magnificent views of Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6608), Nuptse (7861m) and many others. Enjoying the beautiful mountain views we will head toward the Everest Base Camp. Initially, we will pass a glacier lake and continue along the side of moraine to the central part of Khumbu Glacier. From here, we will steeply climb to the Everest Base Camp. Reaching the Everest Base Camp, we will get to the majestic Mt.Everest and its neighboring peaks.

Overnight at Lodge
( B / L / D )

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 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 & German speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Aorund The Himalayas's 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

What's not included

  • 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,porters & drivers
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section