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Island Peak Climb with E.B.C Trek

22 Days

Climbing Island Peak is the second most sought-after climbing peak in the Everest region after the mighty Everest. Situated above the Chhukung Glacier between Lhotse and Amadablam mountains, this peak descends like a wing of rock from the southern side of Lhotse char, giving it the appearance of an island floating in a sea of snow.

The peak was first attempted in 1953 as a training center for climbing Everest. To this day, this peak is chosen for practice before climbing the mountain. Climbing Island Peak does not involve technical skills but requires physical strength. The summit of the island is classified as Alpine PD+. Our expert climbing guides will provide a full day of training at Island Peak Base Camp before the actual climb. So, this peak is for amateurs and experts. Be prepared for a 250m rope climb to the summit, a 45 degree vertical climb to the headwall and an open ridge walk towards the summit. The island summit route spans the glaciers of Imja and Lhotse to Everest National Park and Sherpa villages. Learn about the time-forgotten culture, traditions and religion of the Sherpa tribe. Spring and autumn are the two best seasons for Island Peak Climb. However our Island Peak Climbing Itinerary follows a carefully planned approach with acclimatization treks to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar and Khongma La Pass. Instead of attempting Island Peak directly, we will visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,559ft), climb Kalapathar (5,545m/18,193ft) and finally reach Island Peak Base Camp. We’ve also allowed enough time for acclimatization and scheduled a contingency day into our itinerary to maximize the chance of a peak.

Your safety is our prime concern and not only do we include enough free days in the itinerary for customization but all our climbing guides are well trained in emergency treatment. Our package combines Everest Base Camp and Khongma La Pass with Island Peak Climbing to make it a very cost-effective adventure for you.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2: In Kathmandu preparation for the trekking/ climbing
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft], 3-4 hours
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440m/11,319ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Rest and Acclimatization at Namche Bazar [3,440m/11,319ft]
Day 6: Trek to Debuche [3720 m/12,205ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche [4,910 m/16,109 ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek to EBC [5,364m/17,559ft] via Gorkshep [5,140m/16,864ft], 7-8 hours
Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar [5,545m/18,193ft] and back to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft], 7-8 hours
Day 12: Trek to Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft], 3 hours
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours
Day 14: Pre-climb training and rest day [5,200m/17,060ft], 2-3 hours
Day 15: Summit Island Peak [6,189m/20,305ft] and back to base camp, 8-9 hours
Day 16: Contingency day
Day 17: Trek to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft], 6-7 hours
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440m/11,319ft], 6-7 hours
Day 19: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 6-7 hours
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 22: International Departure

Important Note: Your safety is an imperative concern when traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please note that your leader/guide reserves the right to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; However, since this adventure travels through remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that it will not be disturbed. Weather and health conditions of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Climb guide will try to ensure that the trip goes as planned, but be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu/Manthali Airport pickup/drop on arrival/departure
  • Private transportation from kathmandu to Manthali to Kathmandu
  • Airfare from kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and standard accommodation at Teahouse/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and mountain tents during climbing period
  • Guided climb with climbing guides to Island peak
  • All required permits for trek and climbing
  • Guide and Climbing Sherpa, porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Use of personal climbing gears [Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender, Rope, Ice Axe, Screw-gate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Loop)
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Camping and kitchen equipment cargo (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Island Peak summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and Trekking & Climbing gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist of peak climbing

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops

Clothing and Footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— T-Shirts
— Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Under garments
— Warm socks
— Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Full)
— Snow Gaiter
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
— Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
[Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin]

— Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottle one (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with Liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Personal climbing gears:
— Plastic mountaineering boots
— Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
— Helmet
— Ice Axe
— Crampons
— Ascender/Jumar
— Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
— Screw gate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
— Prusik loop
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Island Peak Climb with E.B.C Trek
From $2,899.00
/ per person

Trip Facts

  • 22 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,189m/20,305ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lodge/Camping
  • Any

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