Island Peak Climbing

  • Duration19 Days
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Trip Cost Starts from US$ 2250
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About Trip:

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse is one of the most alluring peak in the nation of Himalayas. Situated in the heart of Khumbu valley, the peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar, standing at an elevation of 6189m above the sea level. It is popular among the novice climbers as it is less technical and can be climbed by anyone with decent physical fitness. Scaling Island peak offers thrilling climbing experience accompanying a phenomenal trek to Everest base camp at one go.

After a brief sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, a scenic flight of around 35 minutes next day will take you to Lukla from where the trekking starts. Walking along the Dudhkoshi River crossing two suspension bridges, you reach to Sagarmatha National Park, the World Heritage Site. Various rare floras and faunas can be seen in the national park. A steep ascent takes you to Namche Bazaar where you are greeted with warm hospitality and striking mountain views.

After a rest day in Namche, the trek to Everest Base Camp continues through Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche where you can visit the Buddhist monasteries and experience the rich culture of the indigenous Sherpa people. It is until the 10th day when you reach to the base camp of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Moreover, you will be rewarded with the stunning sunrise view of Mt. Everest along with the panoramic mountain views from the top of Kala Patthar.

After the successful trek to Everest Base Camp, the majestic Island Peak is what awaits you ahead. After relishing the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks, the trail continues through Chhukung to  the base camp of Island Peak. It was back in 1951 when Eric Shipton named the peak as Island Peak since it appears as an island in a sea of ice. In the early morning of the 14th day, you will summit the Island Peak with the assistance of professional mountain guide.

The joy of reaching to the top of Island Peak is overwhelming which indeed will remain in your memory for the rest of your life. Furthermore, the hard work is well rewarded with the 360 degree view of mountains like Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse and Nuptse. After scaling the peak successfully, we trace our way back to Lukla from where we will take a return flight to Kathmandu.

Marvel Adventure organizes Island Peak climbing led by professional mountain guides along with all the necessary arrangements. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for peak climbing. For the best of the holiday experience in Nepal, contact us and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will be there to welcome you with greetings from Marvel Adventure and then you will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle. Then you will walk to the office for trip discussion and final payment.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • Peak climbing permit 
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One night tent accommodation in Island Base Camp with hygienic meals.
  • Necessary peak climbing equipments
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • Your personal expenses
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
25 May, 2018 12 June, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed
29 May, 2018 16 June, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed
03 September, 2018 21 September, 2018 USD $2250
07 September, 2018 25 September, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
10 September, 2018 28 September, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
14 September, 2018 02 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
17 September, 2018 05 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
21 September, 2018 09 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
24 September, 2018 12 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
28 September, 2018 16 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
02 October, 2018 20 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
05 October, 2018 23 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
08 October, 2018 26 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
12 October, 2018 30 October, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
16 October, 2018 03 November, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
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23 October, 2018 10 November, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
26 October, 2018 13 November, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
02 November, 2018 20 November, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
05 November, 2018 23 November, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
09 November, 2018 27 November, 2018 USD $2250 Guaranteed Book Now
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1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise

Prevention:

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

Trip Note

  • The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
  • Flights might get delayed by few hours or even a day or two due to bad weather, poor visibility or other unavoidable circumstances. Marvel Adventure is committed to provide the best possible services to make your trip pleasant and successful. However we and our related organization shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as government restriction, political instability, flight delays and cancellations, natural disasters, sickness & accident and similar others which are beyond our control. So, we highly recommend you to have some spare days. We also offer various optional programs in case of cancellation of the trip. Moreover we would like to notify you that the risk of damages, injuries or death resulting from these unavoidable factors lies within you. 

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