Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

3 Days

starting from $1000

$ 850

5 / 5

based on 1 Reviews

Grade:

Extreme

Altitude:

6189 m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Join on an extraordinary alpine adventure with our 3 Days Island Peak climbing from Chhukung. Nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region, this thrilling journey is designed for both seasoned climbers and beginners seeking an exhilarating challenge. Our experienced climbing Sherpa guide will lead you through the rugged terrain, providing expert guidance every step of the way. From Chhukung, we’ll begin our ascent towards the majestic Island Peak, standing tall at 6189 meters above sea level.

Over three days, you’ll traverse icy glaciers, negotiate rocky ridges, and navigate steep inclines to reach the summit. Along the route, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of towering Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. At the Island Peak base camp, you’ll rest in cozy tented accommodations, enjoying hearty meals prepared by our skilled kitchen staff. This condensed itinerary offers a thrilling glimpse into the world of high-altitude mountaineering, ensuring an unforgettable experience in the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Himalayas.

How difficult is Island Peak climbing from Chhukung?

Island Peak climbing from Chhukung presents a formidable challenge, requiring technical skill and physical endurance. The ascent involves navigating icy glaciers, rocky terrain, and steep inclines, demanding careful footing and concentration. Altitude acclimatization is crucial due to the peak’s elevation of 6189 meters, posing risks of altitude sickness. Our experienced climbing Sherpas provide essential guidance and support throughout the expedition. Despite its difficulty, the awe-inspiring views and sense of accomplishment make conquering Island Peak a truly rewarding adventure.

Highlights

  • Conquer the iconic Island Peak, standing at an impressive elevation of 6189 meters above sea level.
  • Navigate through challenging terrain including icy glaciers, rocky ridges, and steep inclines, requiring both technical skill and physical endurance.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, as you ascend towards the summit.
  • Experience the thrill of high-altitude mountaineering with the support and guidance of experienced climbing Sherpas, ensuring a safe and memorable expedition.

Best time for Island Peak Expedition

The best time for Island Peak climbing from Chhukung is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, typically from April to May and late September to November. During these periods, the weather is generally stable with clear skies and minimal precipitation, providing optimal climbing conditions. The warmer temperatures and reduced risk of snow and ice make it safer and more enjoyable for climbers. Additionally, the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks are at their best during these months, enhancing the overall experience of the expedition. It’s advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and increased avalanche risk.

Itinerary

01 DAY

Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp

You will be picked up by our guide from Chhukung for your Island peak expedition. Today marks a crucial day dedicated to acclimatization as we trek from Chhukung to the Island Peak base camp. It’s important for our health to gradually adjust to the altitude, and health professionals advise staying active during this phase.

Therefore, we’ll engage in short climbs to higher altitudes before returning, aiding the acclimatization process. The path to the Island Peak Base Camp winds through moraines and rocky trails, offering stunning vistas along the way. Upon arrival, we’ll take a rest at our campsite where our skilled cooks will prepare all our meals.

02 DAY

Rest day at base camp and pre-climb training

The rest day at Island Peak base camp offers a vital opportunity for further acclimatization and essential pre-climb training led by our expert local climbing guide. With a focus on safety and preparedness, our climbing leader will impart fundamental climbing skills and demonstrate the proper usage of essential gear such as crampons, ascenders, descenders, harnesses, and ice axes.

Detailed instruction on navigating fixed ropes both up and down from the summit ensures that climbers are well-equipped for the challenges ahead. As we immerse ourselves in training and acclimatization, this day also serves as our second night spent at Base Camp.

03 DAY

Summit Island Peak and trek back to Chhukung

Today marks the most important day of our journey as we prepare to conquer the summit of Island Peak, standing proudly at 6189 meters above sea level. With proper preparations and favorable weather conditions, we begin our climb.

Traversing through a gully and veering towards the right, we navigate a rocky terrain before crossing a ridge, unveiling breathtaking panoramas of glaciers and crevices below.

At the summit, amidst awe-inspiring vistas, we take a break to celebrate of our achievement, capturing memories through fervent photography. Then, we begin our descent, retracing our steps back to Chhukung, where we’ll drop off you for your night stay.

Price Includes

  • Full board meals during your stay at Island Peak base camp with tea/coffee. (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Tented accommodation during your stay at base camp.
  • All the kitchen, dining, and toilet tents services at base camp.
  • All the essential climbing permits and paperwork.
  • An experienced and certified climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Picked up and dropped off at Chhukung by our guide.
  • Climbing Gear such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screw gears Karabiners.
  • Insurance of our climbing guide.
  • Fixed climbing rope and ice screw.
  • Climbing training at base camp.
  • Helicopter rescue can be managed if you have travel insurance.
  • All the company service charges and government taxes.
  • Island Peak Summit certificate.

Price Excludes

  • Your travel insurance and personal climbing gear. (You can hire climbing gear at an additional cost in Chhukung)
  • Tips to the climbing guide.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Extra expenses other than the itinerary or cost includes.
  • Lukla flights.

Traveller’s Review


Our Island Peak expedition with Glorious Himalaya Trek was an unforgettable adventure, made possible by the exceptional guidance of our guide Lakpa and the dedicated team at Glorious Himalaya. Summitted Island Peak on the 4th of October, 2023, was a monumental achievement, thanks to Lakpa’s extensive experience and thorough instruction in mountaineering skills. Throughout our journey from Chhukung to the summit, we were consistently supported and managed by the attentive Glorious Himalaya team.

The meals prepared by local cooks at the base camp were delicious and nourishing, providing the energy we needed for our ascent. This expedition truly marked a lifetime adventure for us, and we’re planning our next adventure with Glorious Himalaya Trek, aiming for Mera Peak.

Thank you, Glorious Himalaya, for an incredible experience!

Eric and Andrew
Australia

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