Island Peak Climb via Chola Pass Trek - 24 days

Island Peak Climb via Chola Pass Trek - 24 days

US$ 2250

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 6160 m/20209 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 24 days

Activity: Trekking & Climbing

Travel by: Private vehicle & flight

Fitness Level: Medium to Hard

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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Trip Introduction

Island Peak is definitely one of the best opportunities to achieve Himalayan submits at 6189 m. Island Peak is the mostly climbed trekking peak of Nepal which is located on the top of the Chukung Glacier in Everest region between Amadablam and Lhotse mountain ranges. Island Peak is one of the easiest trekking peaks of Nepal. Each year many peak climbers try to attend the top of submit. Route combination of Gokyo Valley, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar; the itinerary is among the best in Nepal for people searching true adventure. We believe that the main motive of climbing Island Peak is its admiration and the strictly honest elevation that comforts many beginner mountaineers without any information of climbing. The magnificent views from submit are definitely striking.

Trip Route: Kathmandu- Lukla- Namche- Gokyo- Chola Pass- EBC- Chhukung- Island peak- Namche- Lukla- Kathmandu

Best Season: Septemebr to November and March to May

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300m], transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT], trek to Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT] 35 m flight and 3 hours walk
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT],estimated 6-7 hours walk
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around
Day 06: Namche to Dole [4100m / 13,451FT],estimated 5-6 hours
Day 07: Dole to Gokyo Lake [4,750M / 15,583FT],estimated 4-5 hours walk
Day 08: Hike to Gokyo RI [5,400M / 17,716], acclimatization day
Day 09: Gokyo to Thaknak [4,750M / 15,583FT],estimated 3-4 hours walk
Day 11: Thaknak to Dzongla [4750m / 15,583FT] via Chola Pass [5,350M / 17,552FT],7-8 hours walk
Day 12: Dzongla to Louche [4,900M / 16,076FT],estimated 3-4 hours walk
Day 13: Hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep 8-9 hours walk
Day 14: Morning Visit Kalapatther [5545m/ 18192 ft.] and trek to Dingboche [4410M],estimated 6-7 hours
Day 15: Dingboche to Chhukung [4710 m],estimated 2-3 hours walk and Climb preparation
Day 16: Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp [5,200m/17,060ft], 3-4 hours
Day 17: Base to summit [6,189m/20,305ft] to Chhukung, 9-10 hours
Day 18: Reserve Day [in case of unfavorable weather]
Day 19: Chhukung to Tengboche [4,350M / 14,271FT],estimated 4-5 hours
Day 20: Tengboche to Namche Bazar [3,440M / 11286FT],estimated 4-5 hours
Day 21: Namche to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT] 20 km,estimated 4-5 hours
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu [Shopping for your family and friends]
Day 24: Departure or extend your trip

Important Note:

The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the trek starts is generally reliable but if the weather is bad all flights will be delayed or canceled for the day. In the event the flight is canceled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs in this event which can range from $200 to $600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

We in some itinerary schedule one extra day into the trek already as a buffer day in case of delays and in some Itineraries do not have extra day after trek but as flights can at times be delayed for several days we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start.

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Detail Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300m], transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT], trek to Phakding [2,650M / 8694FT] 35 m flight and 3 hours walk
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11286FT],estimated 6-7 hours walk
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore around
Day 06: Namche to Dole [4100m / 13,451FT],estimated 5-6 hours
Day 07: Dole to Gokyo Lake [4,750M / 15,583FT],estimated 4-5 hours walk
Day 08: Hike to Gokyo RI [5,400M / 17,716], acclimatization day
Day 09: Gokyo to Thaknak [4,750M / 15,583FT],estimated 3-4 hours walk
Day 11: Thaknak to Dzongla [4750m / 15,583FT] via Chola Pass [5,350M / 17,552FT],7-8 hours walk
Day 12: Dzongla to Louche [4,900M / 16,076FT],estimated 3-4 hours walk
Day 13: Hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316M / 17,440FT] and return back to Gorakshep 8-9 hours walk
Day 14: Morning Visit Kalapatther [5545m/ 18192 ft.] and trek to Dingboche [4410M],estimated 6-7 hours
Day 15: Dingboche to Chhukung [4710 m],estimated 2-3 hours walk and Climb preparation 
Day 16: Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp [5,200m/17,060ft], 3-4 hours
Day 17: Base to summit [6,189m/20,305ft] to Chhukung, 9-10 hours
Day 18: Reserve Day [in case of unfavorable weather]
Day 19: Chhukung to Tengboche [4,350M / 14,271FT],estimated 4-5 hours
Day 20: Tengboche to Namche Bazar [3,440M / 11286FT],estimated 4-5 hours
Day 21: Namche to Lukla [2,850M / 9,350FT] 20 km,estimated 4-5 hours
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu [Shopping for your family and friends]
Day 24: Departure or extend your trip

US$ 2250/ per person / Price valid for minimum 2 travelers 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round airfare
  • Domestic airport taxes where applicable
  • All required trekking permits and necessary paper works [National park and TIMS]
  • Island peak climbing permit
  • Meals on full board during the trek [3 meals with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]
  • Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner
  • Accommodation in lodge/guest house during the trek & Tent in climbing part
  • One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section (both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Assistant Climbing guide for groups over 3 people and with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Two climbing guide for groups over 5 people for climbing part and with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong porters [2 Trekkers = 1 porter) with porter salary, foods, accommodation, and insurances
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide if you want

Cost Exclude

  1. Nepal Visa,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) in/out flight to Kathmandu
  2. Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  3. Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
  4. Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu or in Chhukung )
  5. Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
  6. Your personal expenses
  7. Tips or gratitude for guides and porters
  8. Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Personal Climbing Gears:

Ice axe,Crampons,Harness,Tape Slings (2),Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock),Descender/Abseil Device,Plastic Mountaineering Boots,Ascender,Helmet (optional)

Group Climbing Gears:

Snow bar,Ice Hamer,Rope Ice Screw

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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