Island Peak

Code: NPL-PC-IP
21 Days 20 Night

Description

This expedition is a superb entry into Himalayan climbing. Island Peak is mostly non-technical with some basic snow climbing skills required to achieve the ascent. These skills will be taught or revisited during the early stages of the climb. During the trip you will get to experience altitude firsthand while getting to appreciate the inner workings of an expedition to a peak in the Himalaya!

The trip initiates in Kathmandu where we enjoy the diversity of this ancient city before embarking on a flight into the alpine village of Lukla, the entranceway to the Everest region. We approach the mountain following the wide trails of the Khumbu Valley, famous for its fascinating villages and hospitable inhabitants.

An excellent first expedition objective, this ascent will satisfy your desire to experience Himalayan climbing.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Hard
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 6189 m
COST INCLUDES
  •  All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  •  All Ground transportation
  •  Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  •  Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  •  National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
  • All Domestic Flight according to the itinerary in fixed wing aircraft
COST EXCLUDES
  •  International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee $40 for 30 days
  •  Major meals in Cities
  •  Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu tour
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  •  Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  •  Tips to guide and porter
  •  Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
  •  Personal Travel Insurance

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

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Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

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Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

4

Day 4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

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Day 5

Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

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Day 6

Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m/ 13,152ft): 5-6 hours

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Day 7

Dole to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 4-5 hours

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Day 8

Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 4-5 hours

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Day 9

Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft)

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Day 10

Gokyo to Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 5-6 hours

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Day 11

Thaknak to Cho La pass to Dingboche (4410 m/15,207 ft): 8-10 hours

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Day 12

Dingboche Rest day.(4410m)

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Day 13

Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 3-4 hours

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Day 14

Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

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Day 15

Pre-Climb Training on Island Peak Base Camp

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Day 16

Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10-12 hours

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Day 17

Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

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Day 18

Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

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Day 19

Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

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Day 20

Fly to Kathmandu

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Day 21 : Departure

Farewell Friend

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