Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Climbing Island Peak with a Trek to Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Ri
Island Peak Climbing combined with the Everest Base Camp Trek through the beautiful and less trodden Gokyo Valley is a perfect way to experience trekking and climbing in Nepal Himalayas. Climbing Island Peak is mostly a Trek up, but having said that, it does require the use of an ice axe and crampons and there is one part where a rope is needed.
Therefore one can firmly say that, Island Peak Climbing is most suitable for someone who is for the first time looking to ascent a Himalayan mountain without having to go through the ordeal of organizing a full expedition.
Island Peak which was later named Imja Tse in the 1983, is one of the few beautiful Trekking peaks in Nepal. South west summit of Island Peak was first ascended by a British expedition team to Mt.Everest that included Tenzing Norgay Sherpa as part of training to climb Everest. The main Peak of Imja Tse was for the first time summited in 1956 by Hans Rudolf Von Gunten and two other Sherpas.
Since it resembled an island in a sea of ice while looking up from Dingboche , Eric Shimpton’s party named it the Island Peak in the year 1953. The main peak is a part of the south ridge of Lhotse and linked to the semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summit of Nuptse. However, standing on top of this Himalayan summit is a reward that you will cherish for a life time.
Fully guided Island Peak Climbing with a trek through the Gokyo Valley with a climb to Gokyo Ri to Everest Base Camp and a climb of Kala Patthar (5550 m) is an adventure that you can hardly forget in your lifetime.
What is the cost of climbing Permit for Island Peak Climbing ?
The Cost of the Permit Depends upon the season. Given below are the Cost of the Climbing Permit
- March to May – Spring Season – US$350 ( For a group of four Persons)
- Thereafter it is US$40 per Person
- September to November – Autumn Season – US$125
- June to August – Monsoon Season – US$70.
- December – February – Winter Season – US$70/Person
TRIP FACTS :
- Type of Trek: Lodge / Tea House Trek
- Duration: 18 Days.
- Trekking Days: 17 Days.
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Difficult.
- Maximum Hiking Altitude: 6190m (Island Peak).
- Maximum Sleeping Altitude:
- Starting & Ending Point : Kathmandu.
- Availibility: Only Private Trek and Climbing.
- Best Season: March to June & September to December.
- Climate: Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be (general) very cold and in winter even below the freezing point. Monsoon showers in summer (heaviest in July, August) and sometimes even in spring and autumn.
- Availability: Customized private Trips are arranged for a minimum of Four persons on request on a date of your choice.No Group Departure Dates are available.
Please plan your arrival in Kathmandu two days prior to the trek start date.
ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING TREKKING ITINERARY
Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2652m/ 8 kms 3 hours). Overnight Lodge.
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 12 kms 5 hours). Overnight Lodge.
Day 3: Rest and acclimatization day with optional hikes around Namche Bazaar. Overnight Lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Dole (4000m). Overnight Lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Machharma (4400m). Overnight Lodge.
Day 6: Trek to Gokyo (4750m). Overnight Lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Thangna (4600m) Via Gokyo-Ri (5350m). Overnight Lodge.
Day 8: Trek to Dzongla (4600m) Via Cho-La pass (5400m). Overnight Lodge.
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m). Overnight Lodge.
Day10: Hike to Kalapathar(5550m)-Trek to Lobuche(4910m). Overnight Lodge.
Day11: Climbing Portion:
Trek to Chukhung (4410m). Afternoon meet climbing Instructor and Guides, briefing, equipment check, AMS lecture. Overnight Lodge.
Day12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight Camp.
Day13: Summit day. Start at 2 a.m. Return to Base Camp.
Rest in Island peak Base Camp. (Incase for bad weather).
Day14: Island Peak Summit (6190m) back to base camp.
Summit day. Start at 2 a.m. Return to Base Camp.
Day15: Trek to down to Pangboche. Overnight Lodge.
Day16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (4410m). Overnight Lodge.
Day17: Trek to Lukla (3800m). Overnight Lodge.
Day18: Fly Back to Kathmandu. End of Island Peak Climbing Trekking.
- COSTS :
- US$2200 per Person
- Peak Fees Extra as applicable
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare : US$328/person
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare for Indian Nationals : IRs.13,000/ person
- Airfare is Extra as applicable & is subject to change without prior notice.
- Indian Nationals Kindly enquire within for quotes in Indian Rupees.
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- Twin Share Accommodation in Lodges including all Meals
- Twin Share Accommodation in Tents at Island Peak Base Camp
- Trekking permits, National Park fees.
- Trek arrangements with tents, cook and porter/s.
- NMA Registered Climbing Guide for trek and climbing.
- Equipment Fees for climbing guide.
- Group climbing equipment (rope, pitons, snow bars, etc.).
- Guide/porter insurance costs.
- Garbage deposit ($250 per group) with NMA.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Peak Permit,
- Any services in Kathmandu (hotels, tours, etc.).
- Sleeping bags (can be hired in Kathmandu).
- Personal climbing equipment (ice-axe, crampons, harness, etc).
- Bottled/alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses.
- Client insurance, evacuation costs (if any).
- Airport tax, tips and expenses of a personal nature.
- Domestic air-fare (Ktm/Lukla/ktm).
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Our trek price includes basic rooms in local trekkers lodges which have simple 2 bedded rooms with common toilets/showers. In some places like Lukla, Namche and Khumjung some newly upgraded lodges have rooms with attached toilets-showers but this will cost extra (about US$ 20-30 per room per night). Some lodges now offer even better rooms but can cost even more.
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Note: The above itinerary is a sample,intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.
(All relevant Terms & Conditions apply).