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Island Peak Climbing - 19 days

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Island Peak or Imja Tse is a beautiful mountain in the Sagarmatha National Park of the Everest region. The peak was named as an Island Peak because of its scenery that looked like a peak in the middle of the pool of ice from Dingboche. This is the second highest point one can reach without the mountaineering equipment. This is a strenuous trek but the views are absolutely worth it.
The trip begins from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and takes you through various UNESCO world heritage sites, the holy Pashupatinath temple, the monkey temple, Swoyambhu nath, the Buddhist pilgrimage site, Boudhanath Stupa and many more. The trip then extends to take you to Lukla through a 35 minutes scenic flight. The view from the airplane is magnificent and the mountain ranges extra-ordinary. From Lukla, the trek begins towards Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Namche Bazar is the famous trading hub and consists of few best restaurants to hangout and acclimatize at. Then the trip heads on towards the peak, the trails beautiful and the mountains exhilarating. The trip will take you through the famous Everest region and to the Island Peak which is at an altitude of 6187 m in the Khumbu region. After the summit, we head back to Namche Bazaar, relax and then head back to Kathmandu which ends the trip. So, we welcome all our clients to be a part of the best trek up the mountain and experience the quality service with Odea Services.

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Trip Itinerary

Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner with cultural performances.Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.

After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu. The sites you will be taken for are:

Swoyambhu Nath Stupa: Located on the top of the hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist holy site also known as the monkey temple. The dome shaped Stupa with eyes on all four sides is absolutely beautiful. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is breath taking. 

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located at the heart of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the ancient palaces in Kathmandu Valley; Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the other two. The Durbar Square comprises of a palace, a courtyard, the temples and various statues.

Pashupatinath Temple: The holy Hindu temple, Pashupati nath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy Bagmati River that flows alongside is where cremation rituals are performed.

Boudhanath Stupa: Situated on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for the Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, umbrella, and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives serenity in the crowded city.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

The early morning 35 minutes scenic flight from the domestic airport takes us to the most beautiful yet adventurous airport of the world, the Lukla or Tenzin Hillary Airport. After landing, we have the time to explore around the airport, the hills and the place itself. Then we start our trek descending towards Dudh Koshi River and heading towards Phakding. The trail today is easy and the walk mesmerizing through the suspension bridges and forests. 

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

After the morning breakfast, we start our trek towards Namche Bazar, the gateway to Everest. We walk along the banks of the beautiful Dudh Koshi, cross many suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. The trail goes steep up towards Namche Bazaar. This place is beautiful with many quality restaurants, hotels, bars, bakeries etc.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today we stroll around Namche Bazaar, do a little hiking and acclimatize to the thinning of the air. We can hike up to the Syanboche airport, from where the breathtaking views can be captured. We can also hike up to a museum that consists of traditional stuffs of the Sherpa people. Have a good lunch and prepare for the trek.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day's trekking went. 

Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast we head towards Dingboche. From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. 

Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Hike up to Chhukung re.(B/L/D) Included 

Today you can enjoy a short trek of only 4 hours from Dingboche. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall. Today, you will meet with the climbing guide who will make the climbing equipment’s ready and manage the necessities for the climbing of the peak.

Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

From Chukung, the climb today is steep towards the south and later turning to the eastern side of the valley w2hich again goes south to the Lhotse glacier. We keep climbing up on the riverbed till we reach a big rock. The route from then is a crisscross around Imja valley and the Lhotse glacier. After climbing up for 4 hours comes a wide valley. On the south east side of the valley appears the base camp of the Island peak. 

Overnight at Tented Camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

 Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp (B/L/D) 

Today, we pack all our stuffs, the tents, kitchen equipment’s, climbing equipment’s and head off to the High camp. As we climb the hill, the path gets narrow and the hills steep. The path is sandy at first but later leads into a steep rock channel. This is the High Camp and our resting space for the night.

Overnight at Tented Camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Today, the ascend starts early in the morning walking through the rock gully. We walk along the ridgeline leading us to the snout of the glacier. The slopes ahead are full of snow and ice at most times. Thus, we pass along these with the help of a rope that takes us towards the peak. The peak is not far from this point of the slope i.e. only 3 ropes away. After reaching atop of the summit, breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges, hills down below, valleys can be seen. Without wasting much time we climb back to the base camp and head towards Chukung. 

Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

We begin our trek to Tengboche early in the morning. The trail today is mostly descending and takes us through various villages of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola. After walking for almost 6 hours down the hills, we finally reach Tengboche our destination for today.

Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

The early morning breakfast takes us back to the trail of rhododendron forests, juniper forests to Phunki Tenga. Then walking down towards the Dudh koshi, crossing the river, we climb up the hill to Trashinga. From here the trail goes up the hills to the Khumjung village, which is a world heritage site and falls under Sagarmatha National Park. There is a monastery at this village and also has most of the facilities. After resting at Khumjung, we head down to the gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Bidding farewell to the mountains we trek down to Lukla, the starting point of our trek. The walk will be mostly descents and will take around 6 hours to reach this beautiful place.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

We catch the early morning flight from Lukla, be a part of the scenic mountain flight for the last time and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representative will fetch you and transfer you back to the hotel. You can spend the leisure time shopping, resting or strolling around Thamel.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

Shopping day or Relaxing time in Kathmandu. Breakfast included 

This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched upon by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.Breakfast Included.

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    • All airport transfers.
    • 4 nights of Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
    • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing(Best meal with Soup)
    • All camping equipment in Base camp.
    • Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
    • 10kg baggage allowance on flight and during trekking.
    • 20kg baggage allowance returning from Base Camp.
    • Surface transportation will be available as per the itinerary.
    • Trekking Permit (National Park fee), TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
    • Climbing permit for Island peak.
    • Gov. Licensed guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
    • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurance for all involved staff.
    • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staff.
    • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on a shared basis.
    • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
    • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period.
    • All necessary kitchen crew will be available in the base camp.
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charges, and Government Taxes.
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation, and visa extension (if necessary).
    • Welcome  Dinner+Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu 
    • Personal climbing equipment(Usd 140 Dollar)

Doesn't Include

    • Airfare
    • Visa fees(usd 50 for 30 days )
    • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner).
    • Entrance Fees 
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek.
    • All personal expenses.
    • Personal medical and evacuation insurance.
    • All other additional charges for additional services.


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