Island Peak Climbing

Accommodation   We will be staying at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest/tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.
Meal                          : During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common
International cuisine Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea house.
Duration                   :  14 Days
Arrival                       :  In Kathmandu
Departure                 :   From Kathmandu
Best Time to go       :   March to May & Sept to Nov
Max. Altitude             6,189 m
Group Size                  3-13 people
Transportation       :   Domestic Flight/Tourist Bus

 

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Description

Island Peak Climbing is known as Imja Tse, which is the Mountain of Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. Island Peak Climbing is literally an ice land in a sea of ice with a result that’s from its summit you have the most spectacular scenery. Island Peak acclimate the climbing of the (6,189m/20,305ft) from the trek of the Himalayan. Island peak climbing is also one of the best Peak for the climbing and trekking In Nepal. For the climbing all the trekker should be experienced well. The trekking team will get the opportunity to summit the Kala Patthar and wonderful view of the Mount .Everest.

Island Peak Climbing is the most popular in Nepal where it is suitable for all novice climbers who wish to begin their mountaineering journey by summiting. Our Global Treks make 14 days Island Peak Climbing by flying through Kathmandu. Island peak Climbing is first peak where foreigner wills to trek more in the sudden season. Though, the area of the Island Base camp is stunning & more beautiful with the cold weather. After flying from Kathmandu trek will start from Phakding then you will explore the Namche Bazaar. Well, the treks will end back to Namche bazaar. All the trekker will get chance to travel the natural beauty of Nepal. Island Peak Climbing mainly tender by some trekking office only so we Global treks is also one of them.

 

 

Outline Itinerary

Day-1-Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4428ft) 

Day-2-Arrival to Lukla (2,800m)-40min and Trek to Phakding (2,652m)3-4hrs (BLD)

Day-3-Trek to Namche Bazar(3450m) 5-6hrs (BLD)

Day-4-Acclimatization trek in Namche Bazar(3450m) (BLD)

Day-5-Trek Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m)5-6hrs (BLD)

Day-6- Trek Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360m) 5-6hrs (BLD)

Day-7- Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) 3-4hrs (BLD)

Day-8- Trek Chhukung to Island Base Camp (5,200m)3-4hrs (BLD)

Day-9-Trek to Summit (6,189m) and return to Base camp10-12 hrs (BLD)

Day-10- Trek to Pangboche (3,958m) 5-6hrs (BLD)

Day-11-  Trek back Pangboche to Namche Bazar4-5hrs (BLD)

Day-12- Trek back Namche Bazar to Lukla 6-7hrs (BLD)

Day-13- Arrive back to Kathmandu (B)

Day- 14- Back to your final destination.(B)

Briefing Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Day-1-Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4428ft)

Our representative guide will meet you at the airport after that you will be taken to the hotel where you prefer to stay. Some hours will give you for the rest and then in the hotel our representative guide will briefing about the activities and the equipment you needed in the Island Peak Climbing. Overnight in Guest House.

Day-2-Arrival to Lukla (2,800m)-40min and Trek to Phakding (2,652m)3-4hrs

In the morning you will receive the wakeup call from our Global treks & Expeditions Guide. You will catch an early morning flight to lukla and you will treks forwards to Phakding through walking by the way to Dudh Koshi River  around the beautiful scenery from where you can see the different mountains highest point like Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Cho Oyu and etc. Overnoght in Guest House.

Day-3-Trek to Namche Bazar(3450m) 5-6hrs

In the morning you will continue trekking to the Namche Bazar through the Pine and rhododendron forest . Namche is the big town of Khumbu region. You will cross the Dudh Koshi River at Benkar and see the sight of the peak of Kusum Kanguru. After that you will cross the bridge from where you can reach to the Namche Bazar. Overnight in Guest House.

Day-4-Acclimatization trek in Namche Bazar(3450m)

Namche is the home town of Khumbu region. Today you can enjoy the day with visiting lots of places in Namche bazaar where you can find there trekking shop, money exchange, monastery, etc for your benefits. You can visit to the Khude hospital and walk to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset views of the different Himalayas like Mt.Everest, Ama Dablam, Mera Peak, Lhotse etc. Overnight In Guest House.

Day-5-Trek Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3870m)5-6hrs

In the early morning we will wake up and our trek will continue to the Tengboche. The way through Namche Bazar is very easy to walk and you will have opportunity to see the monastery which is famous of Everest region and the largest monaster. Sagarmatha Park is also located beside that region where you can see all the Himalayas ranges. The panoramic view of Himalayas will rise from that side like Mt. Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse. Then you will reach to the Tengboche. Overnight in Guest House.

Day-6- Trek Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360m) 5-6hrs

Waking up in the early morning, having breakfast after all you will start your trek through Tengboche to Dingboche. You will forwards towards the Everest Base camp with the way of the forest and the bank of the Imja Khol River & local Sherpa villages. After crossing the Imja Khola the rail heads to the villages of Pangoche where you can see the beautiful peak of the Aba Dablam.

Overnight in Guest Hose.

Day-7- Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) 3-4hrs

Today you will trek to the Chhukung where you will head to the Imja Valley by following the trail to the valley of Chhukung. This is the very small valley where sherpa people stay. From here your ascending will be above and Chhukung is a place where lodge village serving trekkers- climbers in the Khumbu Region. You will be more near to Island Base Camp from here.

Overnight in Guest House

Day-8- Trek Chhukung to Island Base Camp (5,200m)3-4hrs

Today is the another day where we start our short treks for Island Base Camp. The way is very difficult through the Glacier. After an hour you will reach to the base camp.Our guide will give you the full information and you will tented the camp to stay, make a fooding. A experience gudie will provide you the information and training for the climb to the peak. Overnight in Island base Camp.

Day-9-Trek to Summit (6,189m) and return to Base camp10-12 hrs

Finally today you will reach to the High Summit. Today is the main adventurous day for all the trekkers. First you will walk through the Lhotse glacier, climbing the hills and rocks etc. all the required instruments are provided for you by the guide. The way is not difficult but there are several glaciers and walking portion where we may fall. After crossing the Imja route finally you reach to the top of the summit we will see the spectacular views of all the Himalayas range. After an hour you will be back to the Base camp. Overnight in Island Base Camp.

Day-10- Trek to Pangboche (3,958m) 5-6hrs

You feel so tired that day so our guide will give some hour to rest. After an hour your journey start from Island Base Camp. You will be descend through the same root by passing through the sherpas villages and the way of bank of river. Where you can visit the Pangboche monastery. You will have such a beautiful movement too while be backing from the base camp. Overnight in Guest House.

Day-11-  Trek back Pangboche to Namche Bazaar4-5hrs

You will trek back to Namche Bazar by decrease the way you walk and through the bank of Imja khola you will be return. After you can visit nun at the Tengboche monastery. In the way you can see our national flower rhododendron, after crossing the bridge through the pine forest we reach to Sansa. Finally you reach to the army camp at Namche Bazar. Overnight in Guest House.

Day-12- Trek back Namche Bazar to Lukla 6-7hrs

Todays you will reach to the Lukla through in an hour. You will descend the trail downwards by following the way to Dudh Koshi River and crossing the bridges you will find the nature in the plain areas. After you reach to Lukla. Overnight in Guest House.

  Day-13- Arrive back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we will be back to the Kathmandu in flight. Above the flight you will see the Himalayan ranges and beautiful scenery. After you reach to Kathmandu you will get some time to visit Thamel area which is most attractive for the foreigner to do the shopping. Global treks will give you the farewell dinner for all the summit climbers. Overnight in Guest House.

Day-14- Back to your Final Destination

Finally today you will back to your destination. Our Global treks representative  will drop you to the airport .

Includes Cost

  • Airport / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • 2 N Kathmandu Hotel accommodation sharing bases with B/B.
  • All your standard mentions Meals during the trek (B-Breakfasts, L-Lunches, D- Dinners).
  • Lodges/Guesthouses accommodation during the 11 Days trek
  • Local GLOBAL TREKS English speaking guide
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance and medicine for all staff.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses.

 

Excluded Cost

  • Lunch /Dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

 

Equipment Description

Equipment

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items as your individual interest, and choice. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, camera, sun cream, water bottle, rain gear, and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the mountain range.

(Note : We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek)

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

Shade hat or baseball cap – of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses. This is to protect your eyes from the rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it .
Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc.
Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety
Some people like ear-muffs; these are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people .

Hand

1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone a days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

T-shirts (2/3
Light and expedition w)eight thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
Underwear, stay away from cotton .(4/5)
1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
2 pairs trekking pants, the knees so they double as shorts.
1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
2 pairs lightweight long underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

4/5 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
3/4 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the treks.
1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note WT guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
Buprofen for general aches and pains.
Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Most Necessary Documents/Materials

Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
2 bandanas.

Optional

1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
Binoculars (Optional).
Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight) (Optional).
Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Above This list is only a guide lines. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Please Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

 

Equipment

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items as your individual interest, and choice. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, camera, sun cream, water bottle, rain gear, and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the mountain range.

(Note : We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek)

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

Shade hat or baseball cap – of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses. This is to protect your eyes from the rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it .
Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc.
Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety
Some people like ear-muffs; these are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people .

Hand

1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone a days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

T-shirts (2/3
Light and expedition w)eight thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
Underwear, stay away from cotton .(4/5)
1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
2 pairs trekking pants, the knees so they double as shorts.
1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
2 pairs lightweight long underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

4/5 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
3/4 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the treks.
1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note WT guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
Buprofen for general aches and pains.
Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Most Necessary Documents/Materials

Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
2 bandanas.

Optional

1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
Binoculars (Optional).
Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight) (Optional).
Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Above This list is only a guide lines. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Please Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

 

 

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