- Trip Code: IP16
- Duration: 16 Days
- Trip Level: Advanced Beginners
- Max Altitude: 6,187m / 20,293 ft
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Best Season: March to May & September to November
- Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting
- Day 3 Morning fly to Lukla – trek to Phakding
- Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar
- Day 5 Acclimatization Day Namche Bazaar
- Day 6 Namche – Tengboche Monastery
- Day 7 Tengboche Monastery – Dingboche
- Day 8 Dingboche – Chukung
- Day 9 Chukung – Island Peak Base Camp
- Day 10 Acclimatization and Rest Day
- Day 11 Summit Island Peak – return to Chhukung
- Day 12 Chhukung – Tengboche
- Day 13 Tengboche – Namche Bazaar
- Day 14 Namche Bazaar – Lukla
- Day 15 Morning flight to Kathmandu
- Day 16 Leisure day in Kathmandu
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up.
- Standard twin share accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private guide & car.
- Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners during the trek.
- Guesthouses / Tea Room accommodation during the trek.
- Local licensed English speaking guide.
- Climbing Sherpa from Yala Peak Base Camp to the Summit and back.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek.
- Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment and Medical for all staff.
- Langtang Conservation Area Park permits.
- Yala Peak Climbing Permit.
- Kathmandu – Syabru Besi & Syabru Besi – Ktm Bus tickets.
- Lunch and Dinners while in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.
Island Peak is 6,187 m high and one of the most popular and busy climbing peak in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and the serious climber can dream of. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you.
Our professionally designed itinerary offers you a couple of days extra at the same town to get acclimatized.
We head for Island Peak Climbing after the essential climbing practice course which is briefed and instructed by our Climbing Sherpa on various aspects of climbing techniques. Your historical effort to summit the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose. Descending with a sense of achievement, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village Tengboche famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital and cultural center of Khumbu.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »