Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

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    What To Expect

    • Reach on top of the Island Peak (6189 m) of the Khumbu region
    • Explore the view of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest
    • Witness other mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Makala, Ama Dablam, etc
    • Get an adventurous experience throughout your lifetime

    Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung is a great idea for those travelers who reach the Everest region alone and join us from Chhukung to climb Island Peak. It is a 3-day program.

    Chhukung is the meeting point. So, you will be picked up by our climbing guide and transferred to the tea house. He will explain everything about the trip and manage the trekking gear.

    The next day, the trip begins to Island Peak base camp. Though the walking trail is rocky and hard, the views from the trail are astonishing. You can explore the southwestern side of Island Peak. En route, you will pass the Imja River first and the Lhotse Glacier.

    On the last day, you are going to summit Island Peak, a dream project. The expedition needs to begin early in the morning because the day becomes foggy and windy after the afternoon on the summit. So, you will have breakfast and start the trip from the Island Peak Base Camp to the Island Peak Summit. It is a tiring walking day as you are going to walk on the steeply rocky, crevasses, glaciers, and icy, and sloppy trails. All the stuff will be reserved in the base camp and you will proceed ahead with a packed lunch, water, camera/mobile, and energy bars.

    It is an ascending and steep path. As you go ahead, the path gets narrow to narrower. Finally, you will reach Island Peak High Camp. From there, the trekking to the glaciers begins. Then, you will reach Crampon Point after walking for almost 3 hours. Then, the crampons will be set up.

    Reaching Imja Glacier from Crampon Point is not as challenging as it looks. However, our guide will set the rope on an icy congested track at an elevation of 5700 meters. Afterward, you will climb up steeply by stepping on the vertical walls of Island Peak and summit it. Finally, you will reach on top of the wonderful Island with the support of a guide, rope, and slopes. From there, you can explore the mesmerizing views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle Peak, and other unnamed snowcapped peaks.

    After spending some time for a photo shoot and relaxation, the trip will go down by retracing the previous ways. Descending from Island Peak is equally a difficult job, but it is a quick walk. Then, you will reach Chhukung by following the previous routes.

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    • AccommodationTea House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude4750 m

    Chhukung is the place where the Everest base camp, Everest Three Passes, and the Island Peak expedition adjoins. So, you will meet our climbing guide and other crews at Chhukung. It is a little Sherpa settlement where some tea houses are situated.

    After meeting the crew member, our guide will explain you about the trip and manage the climbing gear.

    • AccommodationTent
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude5100m

    In the morning after having breakfast, you will head towards the Base Camp of Island Peak. It is almost 4 hours of walking. En route, you can see the glimpses of Lhotse and Imja glaciers.

    Finally, you will reach Base Camp through an ascending trail and rest in a tent. The climbing team will serve you the food and other necessary things. You need to sleep early because you are going to wake early in the morning for the expedition.

    • AccommodationTea House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude4750 m

    It is a challenging expedition day. Both the trail and walking hours are equally tiring. The path is rock, steeper, ascending, icy, and crevasses.

    However, our expert climbing guide will help to reach on top of the Island Peak.

    From the summit, you can see the mesmerizing views of Mera, Ama Dablam, Burntse, and so on. After the summit, you will have downward trekking till Chhukung through the previous ways.

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    Cost Includes
    • Climbing TIMS and Permits
    • Licensed and experienced climbing Guide
    • 2-days camping including 3 times meal
    • Sleeping tent, Dining tent, and toilet tent
    • Travel and rescue arrangements
    Cost Excludes
    • All kinds of drinks
    • Tips for a climbing guide
    • Porter (manage on request)
    • Other things not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" section
    Things to Know

    Island Peak Climbing Preparation

    Island Peak Expedition requires an excessive level of fitness both physically and mentally. So, you need to join the regular exercise activity to enhance your cardiovascular fitness and other physical fitness. Hiking, running, and morning walking are some activities that help you in preparing.

    As Island Peak Climbing requires some technical skills for using ice axes, ropes, crampons, and so on. So, it would be beneficial to gain such skills before joining the climbing activity. However, our expert climbing team will train you to use these gears and help you to reach the summit.

    You need to be well acclimatized before joining the climbing activity because Island Peak is located in the high elevation area and there will be the risk of high altitude. So, it is needed to prepare your body to adjust in a high-elevation place. The oxygen level is also low there.

    For climbing to Island Peak, crampons, ropers, ice axes, and harnesses are required. So, you must ensure that your equipment is in good condition or not. If you require it, please, let us know, and we will arrange it.

    For summiting the Island Peak, you need to hire a licensed guide. A climbing permit is also required.

    Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung meal plan

    During your expedition with us to Island Peak from Chhukung includes 3 times meals per day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But, remember that there will be limited lists of food menus due to the remoteness of the area. But trust us, we will try our best to provide a quality nutritious meal for energizing your body to climb Island Peak.

    If you require any special food, means if you are vegetarian, vegan, or want gluten-free meals or any others, you must inform us before joining the trip. Then we will make the arrangements as per your preference. Besides, you need to have some strong energy bars like chocolate and other supplement. It helps you to keep your body hydrated and nourished.

    Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Accommodation

    While in Chhukung, you will spend a night at Tea House. But in the Base Camp of Island Peak, you will be provided a tent, dining, sleeping, and toilet. A warm sleeping bag with a mat will also be provided.

    How difficult is Island Peak climbing from Chhukung?

    The Chhukung to Island Peak expedition is best for beginners. The climbers who are planning for the Mount Everest expedition also choose the Island Peak for the acclimatization. It helps you to improve your ability to climb and enhance confidence.

    Regarding the difficulty level of Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung, it is a moderate climbing peak. It is neither easier nor harder. It is technically challenging because the expedition requires ladders, rappelling down, ropes, ice axes, etc. But you must not be worried because expert Sardar will help you reach the top of the Island Peak.

    You need to walk and climb for almost 9 hours on the day of the summit. In order to reach the summit of Island Peak, you must go through a rocky, icy, and snowy trail. So, it would be best if you were healthy both mentally and physically.

    Travel Insurance for the Island Peak Expedition from Chhukung

    Before joining the Island Peak Expedition, you need to buy travel insurance and it must cover the emergency Helicopter evacuation and medical expenses.

    Travel Insurance helps you to cover your personal expenses if any unexpected thing happens.

    Remedies for altitude sickness during the Island Peak Expedition from Chhukung

    Island Peak is located in a high-altitude place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. So, there is the possibility of altitude-sickness occurrence like headache, nausea, or other serious issues.

    Here are some remedies to treat in the condition of acute mountain sickness (AMS);

    • Walk slowly
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Do not drink the alcoholic thing
    • Consume lots of food
    • Take medication under guidance if altitude sickness happens
    • If it is a severe condition, take oxygen therapy and Helicopter rescue
    • If medicine does not work, it is suggested to get down to the lower elevation area as fast as you can

    List of clothing for Island Peak Climbing

    • Long Sleeve base layers T-shirt and pant
    • Down Jacket
    • Waterproof jacket and pant
    • Woolen hat and scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Trekking socks and boots

    Climbing Gears list

    • Ice Axe
    • Crampons
    • Harness
    • Climbing Helmet
    • Climbing Boot
    • Carabiners, etc

    Other Accessories

    • Sun Cream
    • 40-50 liters Backpack
    • Water Bottle
    • Headlamp
    • Personal Medicine (if needed)
    • First Aid Kit
    Add-ons Packages
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