Region: Everest Region Nepal
Total Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Style of Trip: Climbing
Maximum Altitude: 6189 m.
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
Food: On trek– All meals included
Island peak is a decent 6000nder peak in the spectacular Khumbu Region in Nepal. The peak is called an Island by Eric Shipton because of its location and resemblance like an Island in the sea of ice. The Island Peak is an extension of south ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a col and this ridge rises to the south leading till the summit of Island Peak. It is a peak of ice and rock accompanied with huge crevasses requiring ladders to negotiate, 300m steep headwall and a exposed ridge at the top, a kind of pre climbing effort usually found on Everest climb. The Peak is also known as the training peak before attempting the mighty Mt. Everest which was first used by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzin Norge. The peak is still being used as a training summit and uses the same route since 1953. Island Peak has a very narrow summit yet is surrounded by stupendous walls of Nuptse Lhotse and Baruntse ranges and provides a magnificent scenery of worlds highest mountains.
The expedition starts trekking from Dingboche and then trek to Chukung 4720m. At Chukung few days are spent on acclimatizing and climbing some of the optional mountains in the surrounding region. Then we trek through Chukung valley on well-trodden path of rocky and uneven trails to the Base at 5100m. At base camp necessary equipments are located on the route and fixed while each days climb helps build adequate strength to confirm summit. Although route consists of circuitous climbs on scree rocky formations numerous crevasses which require ladders to be used and steep wall of ice needing fix lines with the use of Jumar. When everything is ready to go the summit attempt start almost in the dark over circuitous rocky paths deep snow through huge crevasses and will reach at the base of the headwall. The headwall is not that steep which it looks daunting from far behind and is about 2 hours climb over snow or ice. Once reached at the base of wall we will climb by the help of pre fixed line and a jumar to the summit. After some hours of struggle the summit ridge is approached but one has to be careful at this narrow and dangerous ridge. The summit of Island peak is airy and exposed allowing only 3-4 people to stand at a time so it is necessary to clip yourself with a safety karabiner first and then take a glimpse around worlds highest mountain ranges. Atop one cans see Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse middle Peak (8410m), Lhotse Shar (8383m) circling to the north, Makalu (8475m) in the east and AmaDablam and Baruntse in the south. Soon the triumph is over and the difficult task of getting down starts by abseiling on melted snow and ice. Once reached at the base of the wall descend carefully as the snow have melted and the ladders fixed on the huge crevasses might had loosened. So follow all the climbing principles performed earlier during ascend. After negotiating all the obstacles we will reach at the base camp. Following day trek back to Chukung and back to the roadhead.
The IslandPeak expedition is not just about climbing a mountain but affording mindblowing vistas of the Giant Himalayas of Chukung Valley in Khumbu region. It gives one a chance to encounter one of the worlds highest mountains in 360 degree view. The Island Peak itself is not a tough climbing but demands basic technical abilities to conquer it. In the end the Island Peak should be an impeccable choice for those willing to climb a technical 6000m Himalayan Peak and getting on a spectacular airy ridge of an Island.
Get set go for this 20 nights and 21 days trek and explore nature when you get to the top of Island Peak that includes a pleasant scramble, a tricky rock ridge, and then a wonderful glacier.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1345m/4411ft) and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft]
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)
Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar – For Acclimatization
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m/12683ft)
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m/13972ft)
Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m/16170ft)
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5230m/17154ft) descent to gorak shep (5554m.).
Day 10: Ascend to Kala Pathar and descend to dingboche
Day 11: Dingboche to Chukhung. (4750m)
Day 12: Trek from Chukhung to island peak Base camp. (5150m)
Day 13: Trek from island peak base camp to High Camp. (5345m)
Day 14: Summit to island peak (6189m) and descend to base camp.
Day 15: Reserve day for summit.
Day 16: Descend from base camp to pangboche.
Day 17: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Leisure day at Kathmandu.
Day 21: International Departure as per your flight schedule.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition. firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Reach Kathmandu Nepal:
Kathmandu is like a city where all different tourist variations entertain travelers with historic glimpses, culture, heritage, thrilling acts and many more. Nepal country has only one international airport known as Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From here a large number of flights serve their services to different countries. Jet Airways, Air India, and Indigo are the flights available to reach Kathmandu from Indian cities. Coming to other foreign countries, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, Etihad Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Airlines, Air Asia, and Air China, Air Arabia, and Fly Dubai are available the different flight operators.
Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (guide) from Himalayan Adventure Trips,Who has well knowledge of the route.
Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
Veg and non-veg meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
5 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
Climbing permit for mount Mt. Nuptse Expedition
All essential Trekking Permits and National Park fees
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing period
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
All essential central climbing gears
During Trek & Expedition we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping chair etc would be provided.
High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc
Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
Butane gas bottle for high altitude cooking
Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork
Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will served. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
High Altitude meal: We will use tin packed food in high altitude.
First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.
Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks
Air fare to your country.
Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like Alcohol, Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Food to/from the trailhead.
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Refundable garbage deposit
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a leading tour and travel company working since 8 years in the Northern Himalayas, providing a comprehensive adventure experience through well performed strategies awareness and precise execution of planning. We at HAT choose a well qualified group of Instructors Guides certified from well recognized mountaineering institutes, Porters who are companionable ready to help anyway, cooks of amazing recipes only found on the highlands and the accommodation so relaxing set up as camps. We are dedicatedly bound to give the best agile performance seen flawlessly than one claiming the untrue indeed.
As we behold the best set of staff ready to take on any situation with sheer knowledge of dealing at high altitudes, certain the rate of success on each climb by taking requisite measures accordingly. We believe in strong leadership which is needed on any of the climbing expedition, though we select the best climbers from various institutes/companies to less the rate of failure and bring out the best in people. Our motto is to achieve every goal set as a brand new voyage consisting of circumstances adversaries, triumphs ultimately resulting to an inclusive time of memoir. We are keen to attain every summit but we also are aware of the conditions held and varied in fraction of time up in desolation, however observing and learning since years we can predict and equip for a least change in the atmosphere or mishaps to help out the situation. The summits attempts are succeeded with high level of safety standards good weather and with a vigorous team ready to succeed. There are always chances of weather turning opposite delaying the summit attempt so we have a buffer day on each summit attempt. We wait for the weather and hit the target whenever the window seemed open, consecutively climb the peak approach the pinnacle then retrieve by taking optimum level of safety measures.
We not only have the instructors and guides well qualified in mountaineering but they are skilled in giving high altitude first aid and are trained to work in contingencies never meant to be occurred. Our Guides and Instructors are aware, active, educated, physically and mentally strong enough to take any measures/decisions required in any appalling conditions. We put all the requisite medications along with Oxygen Cylinders, Portable Oxygen and Oxymeter to check oxygen saturation/pulse rates in a distressed person. Although remember whenever contained Oxygen is given to someone attacked by Acute Mountain Sickness or any other causes, then he/she is retrieved to the lower or to nearest medical centre. Giving oxygen is last resort after that there is no going further or continue the climb, at least we wouldn’t allow someone to risk their precious life competing against the colossal acme in the name of attaining the Summit by any means.
During any of our climbing expedition you will get the most delicious food of all, consisting of regular Indian food with some Chinese, continental, Italian mix of cuisines. We select the best food diet required for a climber to sustain health and physical fitness during the climb, because food and water is the only energy which will keep you away from ails and sicknesses.
We choose the most possible level of accommodation during our expedition providing relaxed atmosphere and a sound sleep necessary to negotiate the huge task. Our tents are multi sharing with porch to put extra stuff and a comfortable space, bringing together the whole bunch of strangers inside a single shelter, with good quality sleeping bags liners and mattresses facilitated during the expedition for a sound sleep.
We use the most preferred equipment certified with international standards to assure the utmost safety and security of an excursionist. Climbing ropes, fix ropes (Poly Propylene rope) essential central gear, technical equipments are required while climbing, besides it we make certain that every member of the team is familiar with the gear by training before attempting the summit. The training starts from the day of reaching the base preparing you with precise knowledge of dealing in high altitude on Icewalls, Ice fields, Snow, Moraines, Rocks and Scree. The training is not just to remind the techniques but to sharpen and perform it flawlessly while the climbing on treacherous route. The process keeps advancing aside the approach of the summit, but remember expeditions are only for those who have adequate knowledge of a climbing a peak or have done prior trekking above 4500mtrs or have done Basic mountaineering course will be eligible to take part in such an amazing course of time.
Hence we work at our utmost potentials to bring out the best in people who want a hope of tranquility as well as true satisfaction to live a natural life which can be observed by such highland excursions. Being at treacherous heights often realizes one with the true inner soul felt minuscule and helpless before Mother Earth. So we want to bring their inner strengths out from the deep below to the pinnacles and to build bridge of faith amongst peoples from varied backgrounds pushing beyond their limits after the same acme. We always boast of the coordination and collaboration of thoughts amongst every mountaineer willing to conquer a peak patiently. Finally we provide whole bunch of precise knowledge and practice not only performed at mountains but also helpful in daily routine lives. Subsequently HAT is packed with all the mountaineering aspect of a lucid adventure trip welcomes you to join in our most enjoyed excursions waiting to be cherished.
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a distinguished adventure company in the Northern Himalayas as well as in Nepal and other parts of the country. We at Himalayan adventure trips work on least risk basis providing on with the ultimate escort during any kind of adventure activity. We are working as a tour and travel company since 5 years and own a good reputation of executing successful adventure programs in amongst leading adventure companies in Northern Himalayas. We hold a team of professionals and passionate mountaineers who are capable of tackling any adverse circumstances at any means. Our Guides and Instructors are skilled, certified from ABHIMAS Manali (Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports) an eminent institute of Adventure, which had given so many ardent climbers and mountaineers to the world.
We at Himalayan Adventure Trips organize treks, tours, expeditions, Cycling, Paragliding, river rafting, Skiing and much more in various regions such as Leh Laddakh, Nepal and in Himachal Pradesh. We believe in working with local inhabitant’s guides and instructors to provide an extra bit of knowledge about the surroundings and the terrain. We ensure that our every program should held with precise safety and security, thus with sheer pleasure each adventure seeker will find it a fair deal to voyage into the Himalayas. We opt the best quality adventure equipments facilitating with delicious food offering a companionable team of good vibes all at one place.
At HAT everyone is invited even if he/ she are beginner or a passionate adventurer there is a lot much to do out in the Nature. The exploration of nature will never stop or start until one assures a strong will determination to conquer the mountains. Here at HAT we make certain that every adventurer should achieve his/ her dream of climbing a peak, completing an arduous trek or cycling over highest mountain passes. We deem once you join in our any of the programs/activities you will be delighted and fulfilled with all our services facilitated in the Himalayas. So you can go to our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com to get any of the information regarding your preferred program or if you don’t know about trekking/climbing you can contact us and we will recommend you the best option requisite.
Preparation for the Climb
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey. Expeditions are tricky sometimes way far from coinciding, so it is necessary that only people with prior trekking experiences above 4500mtrs completed for 4-5 times or should have done Basic Mountaineering course are invited to join in the incredible mountainous tour.
So here are some aspects regarding Expedition preparation:
Physically – An Expedition demands a lot of physical endurance, to prepare for each Expedition you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises. There are times when you have to climb even for 20hrs in single attempt, that’s how you should be prepared pushing yourself beyond limits and it only can be achieved by defined training before and enroute.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for an Expedition. Before joining any Expedition get pleasure from your daily routines, exercise, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions preplanned strategies about the Expedition. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre expedition assumptions are not worth to worry, once you join the March and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trip conditions and the physical drawbacks will affect the mind somehow. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you climb each campsite. When you climb try to relax your body focus on the training you have done and focus on the trail or some precipitous route to negotiate carefully. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking/climbing shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with as much weight as you can put inside it, so you will become used to carrying loads for long distances. Buy a Trekking Pole, Water Bottle, Warm socks, Thermals, Fleece, Feather Jackets, Cap, Trousers, Poncho, Flip Flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera) along with you. Get a sling to practice the major knots used later on the climb.
Climbing a peak is always as staggering as its sheer challenges, opting combination of accurate preparedness will fruit you with glorifying summit attain. So prepare yourselves honestly and join in the Himalayan Adventure Trips Expedition to Mighty Island Peak in nepal.
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