Max Altitude:6189 m
Activity:Trekking and Climbing
Route :Chhukung, Island Peak Base Camp
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Strenuous
Best Season:Mar- May/ Sept- Nov
- Exploring Tengboche Monastery.
- Visiting Namche Bazaar & Kalapatthar.
- Ascending Island Peak and trek to Everest Base Camp.
- Observing the beautiful Imja valley and mighty Lhotse from Island Peak.
Island Peak Climbing is a trip to conquer Island Peak which is also known as Imja Tse. The peak lies in Sagarmatha National Park and is a starting point of the Imja River. Standing 6,189 m above sea level, Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking is perfect for mountain enthusiasts and beginner climbers.
Our climbing journey starts from arrival at Kathmandu valley. Once in Kathmandu valley, we sightsee the Thamel tourist hub and prepare for our journey. On the next day, we fly off to Lukla which takes about 27 minutes. Once we reach Lukla, we head towards Phakding. Taking a small village that serves as a gateway to trekking in the Everest region. We, then follow our trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is where we will be acclimatizing. This is a lively town where we will relax and prepare ourselves for the challenging part of our trip.
After acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar, we now head to Tengboche following 5-6 hours of the trek. The essence of this place is Tengboche Monastery. This Buddhist monastery has withstood the test of powerful earthquakes and fire but is still standing tall. Through Tengboche, we continue our journey to Chukung (4730m) a traditional yak pasture land. In this village, we will stop for acclimatization. We climb Chukung Ri (5546m) and return to the village.
Our trail then leads us to Island Peak Base camp following 3-4 hours of the trek. Once we reach the Base camp, we rest for that day preparing for our final destination. The following day we head for Island peak in the early morning. After a hard-fought but rewarding journey, we summit the Island Peak. From the top, we see the beautiful Imja valley below. We observe the mighty Lhotse (8516m) up close and personal from the peak. What is even more satisfying is learning the fact that this peak was first climbed by the legendary Tenzing Norgay. After this, we return to the Basecamp. We return to Kathmandu following the trek from Chukung to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. Thus, it ends our Island peak climbing trip.
We have climbing experts available to guide you through the entire journey. Likewise, we provide all the help to our clients all along the trip. So, we, Himalayan Adventure Treks welcome all for Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trip preparation. (B)
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Acclimatization day Visit Khumjung Village, Hotel Everest View (3880m). (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5 -6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m) 4 -5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m) via EBC (5360m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche via Kalapatthar (5545m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek from Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Pre Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp (5200m). (B/L/D)
Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m) back to Base Camp 10-12 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 15: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3985m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. (B/D)
Day 19: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. (1,300m/4,264ft)
- Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley Sightseeing and Trip Preparation. (B)
- Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Acclimatization day Visit Khumjung Village, Hotel Everest View (3880m). (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5 -6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m) 4 -5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m) via EBC (5360m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche via Kalapatthar (5545m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 12: Trek from Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 13: Pre Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp (5200m). (B/L/D)
- Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m) back to Base Camp 10-12 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 15: Trek from Island Peak Base camp to Pangboche (3985m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 18: Fly From Lukla to Kathmandu. (B/D)
- Day 19: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we start for Kathmandu city tour which includes the four of the UNESCO heritage site in the Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims’ sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the Bank of Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.
Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. It is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims. It is also known as Monkey temple among tourist.
After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After a flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains.
Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
After breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir, and juniper forests throughout our journey.
If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of this region. This day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Hotel Everest view and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest.
While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.
For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region.
Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of "outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The monastery opens at 3:00 pm so if we are lucky we might just be able to witness a religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.
With the Himalayas as its backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche is in an excellent location. We visit the monastery in the morning and enjoy taking pictures of the monastery and the amazing landscape. We descend for about half an hour through a forest before crossing a river.
Next, we trek uphill and notice that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk past a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside. Here, we will also see a small helipad that is used for helicopter rescues during emergencies. We may even take a class with a mountain specialist in a medical clinic at Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.
After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.
The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and we find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight in Lobuche.
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude.
We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorakshep.
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest.
We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche.
After breakfast, we trek via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft). The ascent to Kongma La pass is the most difficult part of our trek today. In the Kongma La, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass.
Then we descend gradually to Imja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chhukung, a small summer settlement. After reaching Chhukung we will also check our equipment in order to get ready for our ultimate climb. Overnight in Chhukung.
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the mainline of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside.
The route to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc.
The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp.
We wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit.
The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully.
The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fixed rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be 350 m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses.
There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew are waiting for us. We celebrate on our successful Island Peak climb.
Today’s walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche.
Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south, and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa.
We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
After breakfast, you head towards the airport to fly to Kathmandu. This day is free for you. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family. Evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle.
- Three Nights 3* hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
- English speaking, trained, and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader), and assistant guides.
- All meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek and climb.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits.
- Domestic flights Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
- Medical kit (carried by your guide).
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
- Tented accommodation during climbing.
- All government and local taxes.
- Last night farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Visa fee for Nepal.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, the internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.).
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:
Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.
The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit it.
Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for Island Peak Climbing:
Island Peak Climbing is Strenuous climbing but however our long-year experience of operating trekking & Expedition to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Trekking & Climbing and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max and all our trekking stuff are kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
Imja Tse Climbing is Strenuous climbing so it is very important to have good trekking boots and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in Camp or tea houses after the trek.
Island Peak Climbing strenuous trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for the minus 20 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 25 degrees for the trekking. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 2 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during the trekking.
Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Trek.
You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at list 7 pairs of socks for this trekking.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 3 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use as the weather.
You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal for Island Peak Climbing. Himalayan Adventure also provides the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.
You need to have at least three shirts.
You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Mera Peak Climbing so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Island Peak Climbing and waterproof pants may be on option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the day time, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ) and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
Note: Extra personal equipment for climbing will be provided at the Base camp.
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Imja Tse is the part of the Everest region which is one of the most famous adventure trekking destinations in the world. Nepal is also called the land of mighty Himalayas. Imja Tse (Island Peak) (6189m) is located in the northeastern part of the country and is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park in Khumbu Region.
Imja Tse (6189m) is one of the most beautiful and popular peaks in the Khumbu. It is also, better known as Island Peak. The island peak was named by Eric Shipton 1951 a member of British Mount Everest Expedition because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche (4410m). The peak was renamed later in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice and easy to pronoun and spell. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar mountain. Imja Tse the first summit was climbed in 1956 by Hans-Rudolf Von Gunten and two Sherpas, who were the members of a Swiss team that went on to make the second ascent of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek and the first ascent of Mt.Lhotse (8516m). Tenzing Norgay sherpa was the first Nepali climber who climbed the Imja Tse with Charles Evans, Alfred Gregory, Charles Wylie, and seven other Sherpas. It is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal and given its difficulty (alpine PD+) and accessibility especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing Sherpa guide.
To climb Imja Tse has few options to climb one is the starting from Base Camp at 5,087 meters (16,690 ft) called Pareshaya Gyab and starting to climb in the early morning between 2/3. Another popular option is to ascend to Island Peak High Camp at around 5,600 meters (18,400 ft) which helps to reduce and save the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply, Oxygen level, less high altitude sickness issue, and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from Base camp.
Island Peak climbing is one of the most Adventurous peak climbing in the Everest Region. At the top of the gully, old ice glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be set up by the sherpa guides for the strenuous ascent to the steep slope of rocky mountains of nearly 100 meters (330 ft) to the summit ridge. The climbing up to the summit is somehow difficult due to steep climbing. On the top of the Imja Tse, Mount Everest saw very close not more than ten kilometers away to the north, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Mt. Lhotse (8,516m)and Cho Oyu (8201m), towering 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above the summit.
Not only the high mountains view from the top of the Imja Tse, but Imja Glacier which originates on the western face of Kali Himal, 7,057 meters (23,153 ft), and skirts the southern slopes of Imja Tse or Island Peak, south-east of Mount Everest and Imja Tsho (5004m) or Imja lake is a glacial lake created after meltwater began collecting at the foot of the Imja Glacier on the lower part of the Imja Tse glacier in the 1950s.
Why book with Us ?
We are a local adventure company that promises you to deliver the best, trek, tours or an adventure you are looking for in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. When you choose a company, always choose a local one. Whether it is with your group, family, friends or solo, we offer you the best life time experience.
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We follow a simple free cancellation policy. You can cancel your booked trips at your will, a full refund of your deposits is possible, if you cancel the booking on the first 7 days after you booked. After 7 days a minimum of 10% cancellation charge will be levied.
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