Island Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the exhilaration of Island Peak Climbing
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa country
  • Informative guides to uncover the history of mystical sights
  • Breathtaking views of the Everest region
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser crests seen from a peaked vantage point
  • Get among the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar
  • Suitable for people aged over 14 and below 65
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s ancient temples

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, a mountain in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of Eastern Nepal with the height of 6,189m (20305ft), is one of most popular adventurous trekking route in Nepal for climbing the Himalayas. Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is an awesome and fantastic experience for trekking in Nepal for energetic and physically fit and strong climbers. The Peak was named as “Island Peak” by British expeditors in 1953 when they viewed from Dingboche as the peak appearing in the middle of Chhukung valley as an Island in the sea of Ice and snow. 
The Journey to Island peak begins from flight to the amazing airport in Khumbu Region, Lukla Airport. From there you are connecting with brave Sherpa who are part of your trekking in Everest region. Your route passes through Sagarmatha National Park, which covers the Everest Region, full of a variety of flora and fauna, wildlife and endangered animals so others. Island peak climbing not only offers the unforgettable climb but also provides some awesome and spectacular views of the great Himalayas in the Everest Region. Mountaineers have an amazing and magical panoramic view of the Khumbu region and of giant mountains, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, Lhotse middle peak and Lhotse Shar in the north making half a circle, Mt. Makalu in Eastside and Mt. Baruntse and Amadablam in the south. 
During the trekking, you will also reach to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for the up-close views of Mount Everest and other surrounding High peaks and summit. During Descending after summiting the Island Peak you will Pass through villages of Sherpa Community, several Tibetan Monasteries, many cultural and traditional sites of Sherpa village,  Hillary School playing ‘Hide and Seek’ inside the clouds and The Yeti Scalp. 
This Package also included the sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Island Peak Climbing. For more details and day to day schedule and plan please check out the Itinerary developed by our team of experts. 
If you are looking for similar trips in the Everest region, we also offer Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to LuklaLuxury Everest View TrekLuxury Trekking in NepalLuxury Everest Base Camp TrekBreathtaking Experience of Everest Base Camp Trek with 5 star accommodation in Kathmandu and Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN04
  • Duration19 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1899 / person
  • GradeDifficult
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/ 4265 ft

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar) for three night in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks and tent during climbing on twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on Island peak expedition.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on the trek.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced staff, including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment on Island peak Everest base camp trek.
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Luxury Holidays Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment’s
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and Island Peak Climbing permit (US $ 250).
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • International airfare(See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Island Peak Climbing Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar) for three night in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks and tent during climbing on twin sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on Island peak expedition.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on the trek.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced staff, including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment on Island peak Everest base camp trek.
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Luxury Holidays Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment’s
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and Island Peak Climbing permit (US $ 250).
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare(See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees(See sightseeing and entrance fees)
  • Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
08 December, 2020 26 December, 2020 Us $1899 Available

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Rated 5 based on 4 reviews

Excellent experience doing Island Peak Climbing

Excellent experience doing Island Peak Climbing

Rating:  

The Island Peak part is especially exhausting however the adaptation treks leading up to IP are well designed to help prepare you for the hard effort to the top. The support guides and porters were all first class with lots of experience. We enjoyed meeting up will all our fellow companions from all over the world.
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for organizing this very well.

, Ireland

“Everest Basecamp Trek  & Island Peak”

“Everest Basecamp Trek & Island Peak”

Rating:  

What an amazing adventure! My Dad and I did a 20 day trek in October 2016. Mingma was our guide and he was excellent. Every little detail was thought of and being that it was our first time trekking it was made easy with being looked after so well. Thank you very much to the whole Luxury Holidays Nepal team. It was a life changing adventure holiday we will never forget.
 

Visited March 2017

, Philippines

Island Peak Expedition with Luxury Holidays Nepal’s team

Island Peak Expedition with Luxury Holidays Nepal’s team

Rating:  

We are greatly indebted to Luxury Holidays Nepal for helping us to fulfill our dream of Island Peak Climbing Expedition. We thought Island peak climbing was out of possibility when looking at the prices of the other companies. We are so grateful that Luxury Holidays Nepal made it possible. We arrived in Kathmandu on 10th October 2016 with six of my friends. After one day stays in Kathmandu in Gokarna Forest Resort we fly to Lukla. It was fantastic scenic Himalayan flight provided beautiful close up of view higher Mountain range. As soon as we arrived in Lukla airport our trekking began. At first, we trekked to Kalapathar. After enjoying the great view of Mt. Everest at Kalapathar we headed towards Chhukung. We stayed in Chukkung for 2 days for acclimatization and preparation for climbing. Our climbing guides taught us basic climbing techniques which helped us very much. Then we started to climb Island peak. Although our all team did not succeed the whole peak climbing but it was a great experience though. We enjoyed it very much. We do not have any comments on the management of Luxury Holidays Nepal. We highly appreciate the leading style and the management of Mr. Ram. All the climbing guides were highly experienced, caring and helpful. As a result of our satisfaction, we are planning Everest three high pass Trekking in 2017 April. Thank you very much to Luxury Holidays Nepal and all the best for your bright future in trekking and adventure operations in Nepal.

, Australia

“Island Peak and passes”

“Island Peak and passes”

Rating:  

A very professional and friendly 3 weeks with Luxury Holidays Nepal. We crossed Renjo La and Cho La and climbed Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. Wonderful trekking and great acclimatization for Island Peak.

Visited April 2016

, Singapore

Trekking Grade:
The Island Peak Climbing trip is a challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated Mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day in the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking on high altitude, then this trip is for you.

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu, standard Lodge during trekking and tented camp during climbing. Lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. We will provide you and your group in the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category).

Transportation on Journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
 

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Island peak climbing. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 6200meter). (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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Note:
1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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