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Island Peak Climbing -19 Days

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Island Peak Climbing offers an experience of a lifetime, a complete adventure with a classic mountain of Himalaya at 6,160 meters as per the standard height of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) where all the permission and climbing permits are obtained.

Trip Duration : 19 Days
Max Altitude : 6189m
Group Size : 2 - 15
DIFFICULTY : Adventurous
ARRIVAL ON : Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

Island Peak Climbing offers an experience of a lifetime, a complete adventure with a classic mountain of Himalaya at 6,160 meters as per the standard height of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) where all the permission and climbing permits are obtained.

 

The Island Peak Climbing is straightforward with some technical sections in the beginning and near to the summit, where our expert guide will make necessary arrangements to make the climb safe and possible, the climbing grade PD + as per French and Swiss alpine system

 

On this Island Peak Trek/ Imjatse Peak 6,160 m marvel the scenery from Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Chnagtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.

 

Island Peak climbing with Kalapatthar is one of the most popular and trekked regions due to its easy accessibility from the small airstrip at Lukla, trek, and climb of Island / Imjatse Peak concludes at the picturesque touristic town at Lukla, the trek is moderate in the beginning and to adventurous where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking just a little more than 2 weeks in the comfort of warm cozy lodge known as tea houses along the route and camping service on the climb for few days.

 

Island Peak Climbing or Imjatse Peak 6,160 m is the second busiest trekking destination after Annapurna region, one of the most unique journeys leading from rich vegetation of mid-hills to arctic landscapes and climate zone, all these drastic changes in temperature found only in the high valleys and mountains of Khumbu area with a dramatic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.

 

This trek and climb leads through many traditional Sherpa villages famous as mountaineers and warm hospitality and has been high altitude porters and guides for the last five decades.

 

This remarkable trek starts from Lukla the gateway to Everest area and then over to the famous Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meters and then with rest day for proper acclimatization and then heading higher to Imjatse valley through the scenic spot of Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche then finally reaching our destination at world’s highest Mountain base camp at 5, 364 meters and then climb up to Kalapathar the highest point at 5,545 meters and then to the highlight of this adventure towards the end of Imjatse valley for the classic climb to the summit of Island / Imjatse peak at 6,160 meters high offering a tremendous panorama of surrounding high snow-capped peaks and valleys, on the climb our expert guide will support you all the way to the summit top, and then slowly with a scenic walk ending this beautiful and awesome trek concluding this adventure back at Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu after a great experience of a lifetime with wonderful memories of island peak climbing.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 01 :

Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft) and transfer to respective hotels

Day 02 :

An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours

Day 03 :

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

Day 04 :

Rest and Acclimatization. This day visit Khumjung village (3790m) and Everest view hotel and trek back to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

Day 05 :

Namche Bazzar to Debuche (3680m/12070ft) via Tenbuche monastery. Walking 5:30 s.

Day 06 :

Debuche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) via Panbuche - 05 hrs.

Day 07 :

Day hiking up to Nagatsang Ri (5000m/16500ft) and back to Dingboche( 4410m/14464ft). Walking 4:25 hours.

Day 08 :

Dinbuche to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft ) via Thugla 4,640 m - 05 hrs.

Day 09 :

Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep(5153m/16906ft). – walking 7:30 hours.

Day 10 :

Hiking up Kalapathar(5555m/18192ft) and trek down to Dinbuche (4410m/14464ft). 6:30 hours

Day 11 :

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5050m/ 16565ft) - 4:30 hrs.

Day 12 :

Rest and acclimatization at Island peak base camp (5050m/16565ft) and preparations for climbing.

Day 13 :

Extra day, in case of the weather.

Day 14 :

Island peak summit (6189m/20305ft) and back to base camp (5050m/ 16565ft)

Day 15 :

Island peak base camp to Kyanjuma (3490m/11447ft). Walking 7 hours

Day 16 :

Kyanjuma to Jorsalle (2950m/9676ft) via Namche Bazzar. Walking 5 hours.

Day 17 :

Jorsalle to Lukla. (2850m/9348ft). Walking 4:30 hours

Day 18 :

After breakfast an early morning flight back to Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft) from Lukla and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast. Flight time 30 minutes.

Day 19 :

International departure to respective countries

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft) and transfer to respective hotels
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412f
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

On reaching Kathmandu airport meet the guide and staff for the transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with rendezvous with other members of the group for orientation and briefing with welcome dinner at authentic Nepali dinner.

Day 02 An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinne
Max Altitude: 2610mtrs/8563ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla the gateway to Everest and higher Khumbu area, from here after a break to refresh meet the guide, trekking staff and porters and continue to walk past Lukla town on the easy path with views of Kwangde peak and village of Muse and Chowri Kharka, the walk with few ups and down following the Dudh Kosi River passing villages of Choplung, Ghat till Phakding is reached for an overnight stop.

Day 03 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

From Phakding morning walk is pleasant through nice woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with few ups and down with views of Kusum Khanguru, Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks crossing the bridge over Dudh Kosi to reach Monjo and to Jorsalle after the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, at Jorsalle for lunch. From here walking on the riverbed for some time and heading uphill in the forest to cross the last bridge over Imjatse and Bhote Kosi that joins Dudh Kosi river at this point. A long winding uphill with first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse (on a clear day) this winding climb finally reaches Namche Bazaar after a few hours of hard uphill walk from lunch place. At Namche check into one of the fine designated lodges with time to browse around the shops and vendors or just relax.

 

Day 04 Rest and Acclimatization. This day visit Khumjung village (3790m) and Everest view hotel and trek back to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

A great place for rest and free day and necessary for acclimatization before heading higher beyond Namche, at Namche optional short hike to a viewpoint and the museum provides information of this area from flora/fauna, geography, mountain and Sherpa history, culture and religion offering tremendous views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thermasarku, Kwangde, holy Khumbi-la peak and of valley and gorge below. Optional hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche at 3,880 meters by Syangboche old airstrip or a half-day hike visiting the quiet and sleepy villages of Khumjung with monastery and Khunde.

Day 05 Namche Bazzar to Debuche (3680m/12070ft) via Tenbuche monastery. Walking 5:30 s.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3680m/12070ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

After an enjoyable rest at Namche, the journey continues on the nice and scenic trail with views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and other range of peaks walking into green tree lines a good walk with downhill to  Phungetenga a small place in a gorge after crossing the Imjatse River for lunch at Phungetenga. From here a steep uphill haul through the nice forest surrounding with views of Thermasarku and Kangtenga peaks, and then with a long climb of fewer than two hours reaching at famous Tengboche monastery with awesome views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Here as per the time set for a visit inside the monastery where you can observe monks, priests, and lama on prayer time in the late afternoon. All major expeditions to Mt. Everest and other high peaks visit here to get a blessing from the high priest for a successful and safe climb. Then we continue trek to Debuche.

Day 06 Debuche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) via Panbuche - 05 hrs.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinne
Max Altitude: 4410m/14464ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

On leaving Debuche walk leads through the nice cool woodland passing to reach a bridge over Imjatse river gorge, from this bridge the last of trees lines and lush vegetation, walk leads to a gradual climb through rows of prayer and mani wall, stupa with fantastic views of Ama Dablam as the walk progress reaching Pangboche (the last permanent village on route Everest Base camp and another high area of Khumbu).
From Pangboche walk leads to a short steep climb to Shomare a small temporary village serving as a lodge, teahouse, and popular lunch stop on route Dingboche and Pheriche with close views of AmaDablam.
From here a slow climb towards Orsho where the walk gets gentle and the path splits from this place the other high trail to Pheriche, the lower path east to Dingboche, our route heading east crossing the icy Khumbu river tributary of Imjatse and Dudh Kosi river, and then a steep climb for 45 minutes to reach the ridge with prayer stones, a pleasant walk from here brings at Dingboche with many lodges around where the areas are guarded with stone walls located on the southern Imajatse valley beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Lhotse, peak 29 and Island / Imjatse peak towards east.

Day 07 Day hiking up to Nagatsang Ri (5000m/16500ft) and back to Dingboche( 4410m/14464ft). Walking 4:25 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4410m/14464ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

A pleasant place for an extra rest day before starting the real adventure crossing passes of Khongmatse and Tsho-la, here optional hike to Nangkartsang a high hill offering superb views of surrounding snow-capped peaks including world 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peaks as well. Rest of the afternoon at leisure the last place with an assist to cybercafé in one its many lodges around.

Day 08 Dinbuche to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft ) via Thugla 4,640 m - 05 hrs.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4910m/16104ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Starting the morning walk with a slow climb uphill to the ridge with prayer flags and Buddhist monument of the stupa, overlooking superb views of snow-capped peaks and on the pleasant trail with gradual up and downhill reaching the raging streams fed from the Khumbu glacier at a small place of Thugla (Dugla). A popular lunch stop place where the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins with an hour break a steep climb of less than an hour reaches the top ridge of Thug-la with great views of Ama Dablam north face with Tawache and Cholatse, an interesting spot with memorials of late mountaineers who died climbing Everest, Lhotse, Pumori or other peaks of this area. From here the walk continues on the gradual path towards Lobuche in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day.

Day 09 Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep(5153m/16906ft). – walking 7:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 5153m/16901ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep.

Day 10 Hiking up Kalapathar(5555m/18192ft) and trek down to Dinbuche (4410m/14464ft). 6:30 hours
Meal: reakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4410m/14464ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Dinbuche.

Day 11 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5050m/ 16565ft) - 4:30 hrs.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 5050m/ 16565ft
Accommodation: Tented camp

The route to Base Camp, the path at first climbs quite steeply to the south before following the moraine east along the main valley below the southern or true left bank of the Lhotse Glacier. The trail then follows glacial streams to the snout of the Imja glacier. At this point, the path swings northeast and crosses a dried-up lake bed between the Lhotse and Imja Glaciers, from a base camp at Pareshaya Grab. A well-acclimatized party in good condition can make the summit and return in a day back to Base Camp.

Day 12 Rest and acclimatization at Island peak base camp (5050m/16565ft) and preparations for climbing.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 5050m/16565ft
Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 13 Extra day, in case of the weather.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 5050m/ 16565ft
Accommodation: Tented camp

This is an additional day in the itinerary to compensate for any possible delays on the trekking/ climbing or cancellation of the flights. We extremely recommend that you have at least 2 extra days after the itinerary so as to maintain any possible delays or cancellation of the flight. If everything goes without any problem, you can utilize those extra days doing some other activities.

Day 14 Island peak summit (6189m/20305ft) and back to base camp (5050m/ 16565ft)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 5050m/ 16565ft
Accommodation: Tented camp

A Big Day! Starting before dawn after having breakfast and then scrambling up an open gully leads between two well-defined ridges of a small hanging glacier at 5,280m /17,323ft. Care should be taken to avoid possible avalanche danger from the ice above.
From this point of left-hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully and gain the right-hand ridge. Following this, this gives easy scrambling to the snow-covered glacier above. A route needs to be found out leftwards, avoiding seracs and crevasses before turning back northwards over snow-covered scree in the margin between the glacier and the base of the main summit ridge. After crossing a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft), to the summit ridge. The last moves on to the ridge often prove difficult and many climbers leave a fixed rope in place to aid descent. The ridge itself is a classic and undulates towards the main summit which is reached by a final tricky snow pitch. Standing atop we have the stunning close-up view of the South face of Lhotse (8,501 m.) in the vastness that looms before us. We have impressive dramatic views of the mountains -Amadablam (6,856 m.), Chamlang, and Baruntse on the far horizon. Descent is made by the same route to the base camp.

Day 15 Island peak base camp to Kyanjuma (3490m/11447ft). Walking 7 hours
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3490m/11447ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Today’s part of the trek is, even more, easier as we will be walking gently for only five hours along with the solitary company of deep woods. We will first reach the village of Pangboche from where we will get a beautiful view of the Dudh Koshi river basin below.

We will bid farewell to the Sagarmatha National Park just before reaching Namche Bazaar as we exit from the park entrance/exit gate. The rest of the trek is a glorious walk to Namche Bazaar with a 360 view of the mountains on all sides.

Day 16 Kyanjuma to Jorsalle (2950m/9676ft) via Namche Bazzar. Walking 5 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2950m/9676ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

This is second last day in the Everest region. We will see many Sherpa villages on our way being the largest. There are many monasteries, stupas, prayer flags, and prayer walls in and around these villages.

The houses in the village are close together to keep the community warm and are impeccably clean. The Sherpa people are very friendly and well-known mountaineers.

Day 17 Jorsalle to Lukla. (2850m/9348ft). Walking 4:30 hours
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2850m/9348ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

The last day walk of this adventure to Lukla, the path follows the Dudh Kosi for some time passing Benkar, Tuc Tuc, and Phakding villages, and then slowly reaching Choplung where the trail from Jiri and Lukla joins.
From here the last 50 minutes climb of this trip to Lukla, on reaching Lukla in the comfort of a nice lodge and preparing for the last night’s dinner and party with fellow trekking guides, staff, and porters.

Day 18 After breakfast an early morning flight back to Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft) from Lukla and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast. Flight time 30 minutes.
Meal: Breakfast/ Dinner
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

Morning as per the flight schedule transfer to Tenzing, Hillary airport, Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu with parallel views of snow-capped mountains all the way to Kathmandu, on reaching the airport transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Day 19 International departure to respective countries
Meal: Breakfast

he trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Driving 15 km – 10 minutes

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Price Includes

  • All the ground transportation by car.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking and climbing period for you. (Sample of trekking Menu)
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits.
  • Filtered water in trekking using (Katadyn Pocket Water Filter).
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking part and tented camp in climbing part.
  • Trip map.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable English Speaking Government license holder trekking guide and strong porter (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Pasang Lammu rural municipality entry fee.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Token of trip achievement award certificate as a Souvenir. (Sample of Certificate)
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) in mountain.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Personal climbing equipment’s ( Joomer, carabiner lock, carabiner unlock, Harnex belt, Eight finger, helmet, gaiters, Boots, crampons).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Trip Info

Our Island Peak Climbing route journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla over a lush valley. After landing at one of the most dangerous airports in the world, we begin our journey by trekking to Pak Din and arrive at Namche Bazaar. Then trek through traditional Sherpa villages such as Tengboche, Pangboche and Dingboche to reach Everest Base Camp. On the way to Island Peak Base Camp, spectacular mountains accompany us during a trek.

As the trail passes through the Khumbu region, also known as the Sherpa land, we have the opportunity to enjoy local traditions, customs, dance and culture. Climbing Island Peak in Nepal is considered one of the most attractive extensions in the Everest region. The mountain itself is believed to be an extension of the southern ridge of Lhotse Shar. Located on the Chukun Glacier between Ama Dablam (6856m) and the Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking destinations for mountaineers and adventurous people due to its harsh geographical conditions. Climbing Island Peak 6189m does not require any technical climbing experience, but advanced fitness and willingness to push the limits is sufficient. The experience of climbing along the top of the island will be very challenging and exciting.

TREKKING EQUIPMENTS, GEARS & SOME MEDICINES

  We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

Upper Part Of The Body Upper

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

Lower Body

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

Footwear

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

Electronics

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

Miscellaneous

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

Hygiene & First Aid

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

Trek Essentials

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

Recommended Medications

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

Other Equipment

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

FAQ

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard

 ALTITUDE AND TEMPERATURE IN NEPAL

Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In Nepal, the suitable time for a visit to a high altitude is during the spring and autumn season. During this time of the year, the weather is suitable for any kind of visit. Similarly, it is the best time for climbing and trekking in Nepal and this time is also best for Island Peak Climbing. Furthermore, if you travel during the autumn season then you will experience the biggest festivals of the country Dashain and Tihar.

The Island Peak Climbing is an easy peak climb. However, you should consider some of the challenges during your Island Peak Climbing

  • Weather Condition and Temperature
  • The route you have chosen for climbing
  • Physical Fitness
  • Sometimes, High Altitude Sickness
  • The distance you covered in the whole trip.
  • Clothing and Equipment

Your essentials play a vital role in the Island Peak Climbing. Therefore, you should have all the essentials listed below.

  • Jackets (Fiber or down).
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood or poncho.
  • Tracksuit.
  • Track shoes
  •  Pair of Trousers
  • Thermal Underwear and Thermal coat
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/ skirts
  • Pair of sandals
  • Pair of GLoves
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Trekking Sticks.
  • Long-sleeved shirt.
  • Towel and Hankies.
  • Lightweight walking boots
  • 2 pairs of thin socks and 2 pairs of woolen socks
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • Woolen hat.
  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
  • 2-4 plastic bags 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.
  • Daypack bag to carry your personal requirements.
  • Water Bottle, water purifying tablets
  • Quick Dry Towels
  • Headlamp, Torch, Candles
  • Matches / Lighters
  • Binocular, Camera, trekking map and compass, Knife, reading materials, pencil, rubber, pen and notebook, lip guard

The temperature in Island Peak Climbing is almost stable and moderate. Due to the high altitude, it is usually between 15C and 20C all year round. Therefore, it is suitable for mountaineering all year round. Many climbers climb here every year. However, the best time  to come here is during the spring and autumn seasons. Experience the best climate and weather at this time of the year. You will also get other trekker companions at this time of the year.

We offer Lodge with dual proportion foundation lodging at some point of the trekking and camp for the Base Camp and above Base Camp. Likewise, all food consists of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner at some point of trekking. Likewise, we additionally offer western and Nepali meals that are very healthy. In addition, the motels we offer are very safe and secure too.

Island Peak Climbing has easy, moderate and rewarding trekking routes  that you can enjoy on your journey. The level of  fitness also depends on the route you choose. A simple trek explores hill trails that are smooth and do not require long trekking times. These can be done by anyone. Moderate treks include even crossing difficult trails and high-altitude paths. These require a person to be in good physical condition. It also includes a long walking time of about 5-6 hours on average. Finally, the fierce ones  require trekking expertise and mental toughness. The trail crosses 5000 meters, so it needs to be in good shape.

If you’ve got a guide with you he may also have a well-prepared scientific package with him but, it’s continually a bonus to have one with yourself. While trekking, you would possibly stumble upon minor bodily troubles that would disturb the tempo of the trek. So, having a medicinal drug and primary resource package lets you address and be equipped to address such troubles.
You can recall sporting the subsequent gadgets to your scientific package:

 Personal Medication:

  • Eye Drops
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Azithromycin
  • Decongestants
  • Pain killers
  • Paracetamol

First Aid Kit:

  •  Insect repellent
  • Antiseptic Cream
  • Sun cream/Face cream
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Multivitamin pills etc.

Island Peak Climbing is a modest trek, but it can be a bit difficult for new trekkers. Therefore, trekker safety is the most important factor for us. Similarly, we take full care of consumers and their belongings during ascension. Similarly, our journey constantly monitors each area of ​​our journey. So when you travel with us, you don’t have to worry about your belongings. Similarly, the accommodation  we offer is  very safe for your stay. This allows you to fully enjoy the climb.

It is not a good choice to carry your children with you to the Island Peak Climbing. Exceptions are  however made and if they are old enough then you can take them with you following necessary protocols and rules.

Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06
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