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Kalapathar Island Peak

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: Kalapathar Island,
  • Duration: 19 days,
  • Trip Duration: 16 days,
  • Places Cover: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Kalapathar - Kongmo la Pass - Chhukung - Island Peak climbing - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Program Type: Peak Climbing and Trek,
  • Max. Altitude: 4300m/4903m/5545m/5535/5300m/6160m,
  • Minimum Pax: 2 to 8 pax,
  • Mode of Travel: Lodge and Camping,
  • Start Trip: Lukla,
  • End Trip: Lukla,
  • Accommodation: 4 Night include Breakfast,
  • Meals: 3 time a day,
  • Best Season: Septem/Oct/Nov and March/ April,
  • Transportation: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu- include plane,
  • Per Day Walking: 4/11 hours,
Kalapathar Island Peak


Namaste and welcome to Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Alsace Trek,
Island Peak is one of the Busy and popular Trekking Peak, Most of the tourist try to Summit this Peak Because this peak is not so difficult and no need to take many technical equipment, But When you get to summit this peak you have nice views of the Makalu, Chupulu,Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Twache and many more  views as will.

Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Kalapathar -EBC- Kongmo la Pass - Chhukung - Island Peak climbing - and-Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and Transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu-Phakding,
After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal.Receive your boarding pass and fly  to Lukla (2886m On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours  walking to Phakding (2640) wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kangaru (6367m.) to the far end.  Overnight  at lodge.

Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar:
From   Phakding  5 hours walking to Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and faces the Bhote Koshi to the South. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Rest day  at Namche Bazaar  for acclimatization:
It is an ideal place to spend acclimatizing with the high altitude. For acclimatization you high up to Khumjung where you  enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde, Dablam, Thamserku- overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tyangboche: 5 hours.
After breakfast  you climb through the forested woods, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountain side diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the Lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m) overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Tyangboche – Dingboche:
From Tyangboche 5 hours walking to the Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley,buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Dingboche - Lobuche:
After breakfast  journey leads north for up to 50 minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa.  Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near thugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier then Labuche(4930m) 4 hours walking .Overnight at  lodge.

Day 08: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m) via Gorakshep (5180m.) and and Coming back to Gorakshep takes about  7 hours walking.
Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbu Tse appears at the front of you.Overnight at lodge.

Day 09:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then back  to Pangboche (4243m.) about 6 hours.
Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the views of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbu Tse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks and back to Laboche .Overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Lobuche to Chhukung Via Kongmo-la pass:
After breakfast, we are heading towards east by following the Khumbu Glacier. Once we cross the glacier and river, the trail leads us towards last but not the least,challenging and adventurous pass -Kongmo La Pass at (5535m) which is highest pass among three passes. From the top of the pass is the magnificent view over the high scenic mountains. After accomplish the challenging ascends towards the top, trail immediately starts drop down towards the Chhukung valley. Chhukung valley is known as a valley of glacier with amazing surroundings (4730m) 7/8 hours walking to chukung overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp.
Leaving from chukung  we will trek on a trail that is a gradual ascend towards high Imja valley. We will have magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse,Island Peak and other surrounding high peaks. Our trek continues until we arrive at Island Peak Base camp. We will set up our camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse.(5087m), 5/6 hours walking Overnight at camp.

Day 12: Acclimatization and Exploration
By now we are above 5000 meters from the sea level. So to avoid any kind of mental and physical illness we will take a rest here at the base camp before making the summit climb attempt of Island Peak.Our Sherpa will check our health conditions to make sure that everyone is fit for the main summit climb,the following day.They will also make necessary checks on climbing gears such as crampons, ice axes, harness and other equipments. Overnight at camp,  

Day 13: Island Peak summit [6189m)
Today is the day we have been waiting for as we climb Island Peak and achieve its summit. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon.The strong winds especially after midday can really create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the guidance and instructions given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse. Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and other surrounding peaks.We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to base camp.About 10 hours,

Day 14:  From Island Peak Base Camp - Dingboche.
After successfully conquering the summit of Island Peak,we take our time and start our return trek by retracing our footsteps and pass along the rocky trails which eventually heads back to Dingboche. We can wash away the sweat and tiredness when we arrive at Dingboche.6 hours walking. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15: Dingboche =Namche Bazaar,
Leaving Dingboche we continue our return trek on main EBC trail. Our trail continues with rather easy donhill trekking that passes along many chortens to arrive at Namche Bazaar. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will walk around the busy market streets of Namche Bazaar with great views of Kwangde , Thamserku and  other snow topped mountains.7 hours walking overnight at Lodge.

Day 16:  Namche - Lukla.
From Namche 7 hours walking to Lukla overnight at Lodge.

Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu.

From Lukla morning fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 18: Kathmandu,
Your free day ant Kathmandu hotel include with bed and breakfast.

Day 19: Departure:
After breakfast transfer to international  airport Kathmandu for departure.

Service Includes

Arrival and departure Transport Car/ Van/Hiace.
Hotel in Kathmandu with bed and  breakfast 3 Nights.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Such as: Italian, Chinese,Indian, Nepali many more European food (Items) three time a day with Coffee, Tea
Tea Houses Lodge,  and Tented accommodation during the trek.
License holder Climbing Guide during the Trek and climb.
Necessary Trekking staff and Porters Insurance. day salary, food and accommodation.
Everest National Park permits.
Island Peak Permit fees.
Garbage Deposit Fee.
General Climbing equipments such as Fix Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
Plane Ticket from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu,

Service Excludes

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Your Travel Insurance Policy incase accident and high Altitude sickness Rescue Operaition,
Nepal entry visa fee 15 Days 25 US$ and for the 30 Days 40 US$, But you can obtain your visa in  Kathmandu airport if you have not taken from your Country.
Sot and hard drinks Such as: Beer, Fanta,Coke, Minrail waters.
Tips for trekking staffs.
Your personal Equipment such as Sleeping bag/Crampons/Harness ice axe, and ice hammer.
Please bring with you 2 passport size of pictures.

Notes Please: Payment should be made 35 % of total amount in advance. Full amount must be paid before strat your trip. Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and 25% cancellation charge is applicable beside Tax, transportation, permits and others fixed expensive. In case of incomplete Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Jungles safari / or others days due to the client own problem the amount of money paid not refundable. If clients want to do Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Jungles safari / or others tours more than itinerary, they can pay after back from tour with per day basic but should be permission with our Guide.