Island Peak with 4 days Climbing Clinic

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17th November 2019

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20 Night /21 Days
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Max People : 20
Tour Details

This is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face…

Island Peak not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region.

Price Includes

  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu returns flight tickets.
  • Pick-up and drop service by private car/ van or van depending on group size.
  • All meals on trek and climbing (L, D, & B/F) with teacoffee and treated drinking water.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu and accommodation with breakfast basic.
  • Peak permit fee, National park fees, airport charges.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa guide 4:1 ratio, and Porter 2:1 ratio.
  • Climbing group gear i.e.lead Rope, anchor building gear, tent and dry food.
  • Salary and insurance for our guide & porter.

Price Excludes

  • Client’s personal accident and medical insurance
  • Alcohol, Mineral water & bottle beverages.
  • Personal expenses, Internet, international phone call, donation and souvenir etc.
  • Guide and porter tips.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner).
  • International flights and visas and airport charges
  • Personal climbing gear and clothing.
What you need to bring
  • Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen/sunblock, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc)
  • Hiking boots, camp shoe/sports shoe/ trainers, 3 to 4 pairs woolen socks,2 pairs liners socks, 1 liner gloves & 1 pair mitten, warm hat,1 Day back pack 35 -50 ltr capacity.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, Thermals.
Personal Climbing equipment
  • Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
  • Crampons one pair,
  • Lucking-1 & 1 un-lucking carabineer,
  • Guide ATC-1,
  • Prussic 7mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
  • Sling 8-12’ – 1
  • Helmet- 1, Ice-ax -1.

(We will provided comprehensive gear list on booking, and most of these items you can buy or rental in Kathmandu)

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.

Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3 Flight to Lukla 35 minute world’s adventures mountain flight (2840m), Trek to Chuthanga ( 3020m) ascent 180m.

It takes 30 minutes of pleasant flight through the mountains to make it to Tenzing- Hilary Airport at Lukla which is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world considering the location, altitude and topography. Once we land at the airport, we will get engaged in the thrilling trekking whereby we will take walk for about 3hours to arrive at Phakding Village where we will be staying overnight.

Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar altitude 3440m ascent 830m

We will walk along the Dudh Kosi River and pass through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to make it to Namche Bazaar which is the hub of Everest Region. Namche Bazaar is the Trading Post in between Tibet and Nepal where salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items are bartered. We will stay overnight in a guesthouse at Namche.

Day 5Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

Acclimatizing is a necessary step that helps in synchronizing your body movements with the high altitude of Namche. Experts recommend a gentle walk for proper acclimatization. So we will walk freely through the busy market area of Namche. If you feel like exploring more, we can arrange a brief visit to Local Village around Namche that offers views of Everest and Lhotse among many other mountains.

Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche altitude 3860m ascent 520m.

A walk of about 5 hours begins with the path that overlooks mountains and wildlife views. We will descend to Kayangjuma and move through Sansa to cross the bridge at Dudhkoshi River which will take us to Phuki Thena. Bit further from Phukui Thena is located Tengboche which holds the largest Monastery in entire Khumbu Region.

Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche altitude 4410m ascent 550m.

Early in the morning , we will follow the rocky path to Dughla and later proceed further to Dingboche. We will stay overnight at Dingboche

Day 8Rest at Dingboche.

Day 9 Dingboche to Chhukung altitude 4730m ascent 320m.

The trek begins early in the morning. We will walk along the valley before following the raised path. About 2hours of walk will be enough to take us to Chhukung Valley which is located at 4730m altitude. It is the valley that exists near to the base of Island Peak. We will stay overnight at Chhukung.

Day 10-11-12 – Training at Chuukung, land practice, Gear introduction

handling and walk to the nearer glacier from Chhukung 2-3 hours, and practice glacier walk/rig Learn all the mountaineering techniques: knots, crampons, ascending and descending, self-arrest with/ without ice-ax, mainly preparing for peak summit and learn some climbing techniques.

Day 13 Peak summit altitude 6189m ascent on and back to Base camp

Day 14Weather day (encase of bad weather we will try one more time)

Day 15 Trek to chhukung and stay at chhukung at tea house/local guest house.

Day 16Chhukung to Pangboche and stay in Pangboche.

Day 17pangboche to Namche Bazaar stay in Namche bazaar.

Day 18Namche Bazaar to Lukla and stay in lukla

Day 19Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

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