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Island Peak Climbing (19 days)

Island Peak (6173m) also popular as Imja Tse is demanding and technically tricky climbing and it is additional climbing to Lhotse Shar a popular climbing trail which we can get through after crossing Everest Base Camp. We will ascend via Gokyo Valley, taking us to the peak. Since the peak seems like an island from Dingboche that is the reason the peak is named Island. It is situated on the top of Chhukung Glacier and the difficult geographical setting flanked by Mt. Amadablam and Lhotse turns the peak into challenging one to reach the peak

Climb to Island Base Camp includes ascending to Gokyo Ri for amazing views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyo and a lot of other peaks. The path will further take us to Chola Pass and moves on to Dingboche from there the climbing route to island peak starts. The narrow pinnacle ridge mixture of rock and ice can be the trickiest section while ascending. We will arrive at the peak of Island Peak through Dingboche with adequate acclimatization en-route to high elevation. The trek moves on to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, Kalapatthar, Chola Pass and to end with to the peak of Island Peak. Climbing this mountain also comprises some anonymous peaks in Khumbu region.

Third Eye Adventure organizes Island Peak Climbing recommending that the climbers must have technical expertise on peak climbing. Also, we bestow all kinds of extensive information that are vital for peak climbing in Nepal. Climbing Island Peak is one of the exciting but adventurous activities which goes via Everest Base Camp route. So, a person should be actually fit.

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 Days
Climbing Destination: Kalapather and Everest Base camp and Island peak
Grade: hard
Mode of trek: Tea house/camping
Maximum Altitude: 6200m.

Trip Overview

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3800m.

Day 07: Tengboche Pheriche 4200m.

Day 08: Pheriche Lobuche 4900m.

Day 09: Trek to Kalapattar (5545m.) and return back to Lobuche

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche 4300m.

Day 11: Dingboche to Chukung 4730m.

Day 12: Chukung to Island peak Base camp at 5000m.

Day 13: High Camp 5300m.

Day 14: High Camp to summit 6160m. Back to Base Camp

Day 15: Base Camp to Tengboche 3800m.

Day 16: Tengboche to Monjo

Day 17: Namche to Lukla

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 19: Fly back to your destination

Island Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
As you reach at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Third Eye Adventure arranges as airport representative who will meet you and end up the formalities (Visa, etc). You just need to confirm our representative with a show board at the way in gate. You will after that shift to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a long-established Nepalese restaurant and also observe a Nepal is cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek
Today, you will go for sightseeing in Kathmandu. The main fascinations of the sightseeing tour are going around Kathmandu valley where you can see many age-old temples, architectures and more; going around Boudhanath which is one of the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the entire world; Swayambhunath, a renowned monkey temple falling at the hillock; Pashupatinath, a prominent Hindu temple and numerous enthralling places to visit. And many of them are enlisted in UNESCO’s world heritage list. Also, we will prepare for trek today. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).
From Kathmandu taking a pleasing flight, we will move to Lukla (2827m) early in the morning in 40 minutes. Reaching at Lukla, we set up our trek downward to reach near the Dudh Koshi River and catch up the major path to reach Namche Bazaar, located just on top of Chaunrikharka (2713m). The trail is unproblematic and walking crosswise we will reach at the tiny community of Ghat (2550m). After passing by the community, we will then take a short amble to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Today, we will depart from Phakding with a minor mount to Jorsale and we swing further on from a cascade. We, after that, pass by different communities and superb woodland of rhododendron, mammoth firs plus magnolia trees. Subsequently, we turn to Namche going crossways via bridges and rise some meters, an upright fall then after another steeper way up from side to side to the forest we will reach Namche bazaar. We will in our day trek for just about 4 hours and stay at lodge or guest house.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar
We will have a day off from our trek today in Namche Bazaar to get proper adjustment at the elevation. Namche is a prosperous community positioned in a large secluded empty space. Here, from the national park headquarters located on top of the town, one can look both picturesque vistas of sunrise as well as sunset. The astonishing vista also contains wonderful outlook of the Khumbu peaks and big views of Mt Everest. Also, we can optionally stroll to Thami (3810m) on top of the stunning Bhote Khola Valley or choose for going to watch the extraordinary displays of Sherpa living and culture after having our breakfast. Overnight in Namche bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3800m).
We stroll down all the way through the Khumjung area today and take a trip to the main momentous lane to Everest at Shanasa. After that, we will continue strolling to Trashinga and go downhill to go across the Dudh Kosi River lying at Phunkitenga (3250m). In the hours of daylight, today we will have a broad and straight up path passing side by side to fir, black juniper, rhododendron forest, pine, etc. that takes us to Tengboche Monastery. Adding up, we can also observe huge montains -Ama Dablam, Kantega, Mount Everest and more. Wewill stay in Tengboche tonight.

Day 07: Tengboche- Pheriche (4200m).
We make a trip around the Tengboche monastery today in the early morning ahead of moving downhill passing side by side to the forest of birch, fir, juniper, rhododendron to arrive the nunnery located at Debuche. At that moment, we have stable way up only. After passing across the Imja River, the track moves ahead to the Pangboche community where we can catch the view of the dazzling peak Ama Dablam. Our way moves up through unwrappped alpine hillsides ahead of crossing the Imja river in the afternoon that takes us to Pheriche.

Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4900m).
Today, we go away from Pheriche to Lobuche. Our trail mounts to reach the drainage of the Khumbu. After roughly an hour it commences to make way up the Khumbu Glacier’s moraine. It is Dughla for half of our way up to the moraine. Moving additionally ahead from Dughla the track without any stop takes us steeply to the crest of the moraine. The track now takes us to walk on plane way falling on the west part of the moraine sooner than arriving at Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek to Kalapattar (5545m.) and return back to Lobuche
This is one of the pleasant days. From Lobuche, we will walk further to arrive in Gorakshep and then make our way up to Everest base camp and then to Kalapathar. In this area we will find no any hotels and lodges. That is the reason we need to return back to Lobuche to stay overnight. As soon as we arrive at Kala Patthar, we catch up a straight way up and witness the grand views of Mt Everest. We can also make out the peaks like Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Pumori (7,145m) which divides us from Tibet. We subsequently head back to reach Lobuche to stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche (4300m).
Dingboche is an amusing spot that lets us make out arresting assortment of small grazing lands encircled by stone walls caring the crops of potatoes plus barleys from the cool winds. Overnight at tea house or lodge in Dingboche.

Day 11: Dingboche to Chukung (4730m).
We today stroll to Chukhung Valley found under the rock wall that links up Nuptse with Lhotse. Chukkung is one additionally sensible alternative to go around today. You will watch the breathtaking views in this gorge; the enormous south facade of Lhotse lessening to the north, snd Island Peak to be found in the centre of the gorge and the ice walls of anonymous mountains put in a string in the southern end of the gorge. Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 12: Chukung to Island peak Base camp at 5000m.
Today we will stroll all next to the Imja River to get to Pareshaya Gyab, a satisfying spot by a petite lake and with very eye-catching things to see - Nuptse-Lhotse wall plus Lhotse Glacier. We will set our camp to stay overnight in Island Peak Base Camp at the height of 5000m. We can arrange our climbing stuffs and get prepared for tomorrow’s ascend to High Camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 13: High Camp 5300m.
On this day, we will make our way to reach at the High Camp that lies at 5300m higher than the Island peak Base camp at 5000m. Our path is not very far-reaching one but has quite a few testing tracks. From here the snap of the enormous and snowy peaks proffer you overwhelming sense. We lay our camp here for overnight.

Day 14: High Camp to summit 6160m. Back to Base Camp
We will start mountaineering early morning today in order to get to the peak and the path turns problematical once you enter at the bottom of the icefall lower than the peak. Great alert have got to be taken while leaving up the wall to the edge to the pinnacle lying at 6160m. After getting there to the summit, you will be mesmerized by the setting. And come back to the Base Camp. This is the most significant day of our climbing.

Day 15: Base Camp to Tengboche 3800m.
On this day we will move back to Tengboche. The most exceptional part of the daytime today is reaching at the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic and knowing the emergency doctors. We are one time again in the ground of rhododendrons plus wild lives. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 16: Tengboche to Manjo
Today we will go from Tengboche to arrive in Manjo taking up the easy path down. It is quite longer walks. After trekking to reach Namche Bazaar, we will walk more get to Manjo and stay tonight in Manjo.

Day 17: Namche to Lukla
On this day, we will make our path up to the landing strip in Lukla after a little amble on the valley. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we will bid goodbye to Lukla and take a pictorial flight back to arrive in Kathmandu. On onset in Kathmandu we will shift back to our hotel. And, in the evening today, in Kathmandu we will together have leave-taking dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Fly back to your destination
Our airport agent will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your return to you home country. We will hope to see you again since we organize a lot of other peak climbing options, as well as tours, expeditions, and sports activities.

   Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  •  All Meals and hot drinks (tea, coffee) during trekking and climbing days   (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)  as indicated by the itinerary
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
  • All Accommodation from day 1 to day 16 in twin sharing basis
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit of respective region and   TIMS Card and climbing permits for Peak).
  • Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the  size of group
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period and Oxygen and mask regulator
  • Required Sherpa and porters and theirs wages.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking and climbing
  • Climbing leaders, Sherpa & porter’s insurance.
  • Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • Service charge for company
  • Climbing certificate from the tourism department

Cost Excludes

  • Climbing certificate from the tourism department
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Foods in cities (Except farewell dinner)
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Laundry fees
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member), which is refundable.
  • Personal climbing gears and expenses
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

There are to best season for climbing one is springs and another is autumn. The other season are not recommending for climbing because of the weather. We do operate climbing with minimum 2 people. For the price you could mail us on

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Travel Insurance

It would be best of you to make a travel insurance before the trips that will be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don"t arrange or sell insurance.

All accommodations for Annapurna Base Camp Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during our trekking. You will spend two nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and during your trekking you will spend 10 nights in standard teahouse/lodge/hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. We provide attached rooms as much as possible, however teahouses/lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement.

During the Trek, you can enjoy typical Nepali cuisen, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menu where you spent your night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination, dinner and breakfast in the teahouse where you will spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu and breakfast will be provided in Pokhara.

Equipments & Packing List
It is best if you pack the following for your trek:
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:
- T-shirts
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *

- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Deodorants
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash

- Binoculars
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Journal & Pen
- Walkman
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
- Swimming customs (for Kathmandu & Trek)

The effects of high altitude on humans are considerable. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the saturation of oxyhemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen. Athletes use these adaptations to help their performance. There is a limit to the level of adaptation: mountaineers refer to the altitudes above 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) as the "death zone", where no human body can acclimatize.

Additional Information
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