Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung, a preferred adventure for trekkers around the EBC and climbers alike is situated in the middle of Chhukung valley, just like an island. The peak takes good effort to scale as it is glaciated in the west face, yet is equally rewarding with magnificent views form the top. Outstanding views of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse et cetera definitely makes the climbing enthusiastic.
At Chhuking(4750m), a short walk leads to a small settlement where we rest for the day and make preparations for the climb. The next day we head on to Island Peak Base Camp, which is a steep climb followed by a comfortable walk through the river basin. Strenuous climb further takes us to High Camp at an elevation of 5600 meters where we rest inside the tent and prepare for the early morning climb the next day. Through rock formations and glacial regions, we ascend to the top, taking the support of rope at some places. After enjoying the splendid view from the top, we make a descent all the way to Chhukung, where we rest after the strenuous journey. An extra day has been added to the trip as a contingency to bad weather or physical ailments.
Day 01:Chhukung [4750m] Today, you have to reach at Chukung.
Day 02:Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp: (5,200m)
Day 03:Base Camp to High Camp (5600m)
Day 04:High camp to summit to Base camp to Chhukung
Day 05:Extra Day in for in case bad weather
Kitchen Equipment, Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
Staffs including professional climbing guide
Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
Our service charge
Equipment Fees for climbing guide
Climbing peak permit/s & other necessary fees
Garbage deposit (USD 250)
Airfare for climber guide
Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screwgate, Karabiners
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal (Compulsory)
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Sleeping bag & down Jacket
Tipping (Tips) for staffs
Bar bills & beverage
Day 01Chhukung [4750m] Today, you have to reach at Chukung. Chhukung’s small settlement is just a few hours of walking. Views of Island peak are overwhelming as we walk along the way. The professional climbing guide will check all your equipment to make sure everything is in place.
Day 02Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp: (5,200m) The steep trail ascents along the south and takes a twist at the Lhotse glacier. An easing walk alongside the riverbed continues till a big rock. The zigzag route then passes Imja to Lhotse Glacier and opens up in a wide valley. South east of the Island Peak lies the base camp where we set tent and stay overnight.
Day 03Base Camp to High Camp (5600m) The sandy path in the beginning soon changes to a rocky ascent with the slope getting narrower. At a rocky steep the trail takes a turn and leads to the High Camp. Overnight in a tented camp.
Day 04High camp to summit to Base camp to ChhukungToday, we start early in the morning and ascend the rock culvert. Many such culverts come across along the route. Further on, we walk along the ridgeline that leads to the snout of the glacier. With rope to support, we cross this snow and ice slope. From the top of the slope, the summit is just three rope lengths away. After observing an elevated and outstanding view from the summit, we descend a long way to Chhukung where we stay in a guest house for the night.
Day 05Extra Day in for in case bad weather A day set in contingency on circumstances of bad weather or illness, we stay in the teahouse or guesthouse and explore around.
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