Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Trip Fact

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  2. Trip Price:
    from $745 USD
Group Price for This Trip
No. of people Price
1 - 1 US$ 795
2 - 4 US$ 745

Duration: 3 (Chhukung to Chhukung) Days

Trip Grade: Strenous

Group Size: 1 to 5 (in one group)

Accomodation: Tent and Tea House

Meals: B.L.D

Altitude Max: 6,189 m

Trip Highlight

  • Meet Climbing Guide and Crew in Chhukung
  • This is the best package for those who only want to book a Climbing trip
  • Pre-Climbing training at the Island Peak Base Camp
  • Summit Island Peak from Base Camp and return to Base camp in the same day
  • Surrounded panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Mount Cho Oyo
  • Be over 6,189 meters (Island Peak Summit)

At a glance

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.

Departure Date for Island Peak Climbing trip from Chhukung:
March, April, October, and November we have departure every day for this trip from Chhukung. You can click on the Departure dates section and book for your wishes date.

How much does it Cost to Climb Island Peak?
The Cost of Island Peak Climbing is USD 745 per person (group trip) for 3 days itinerary.

If you are planning to add this trip with trekking Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo EBC and Three High Passes Trek including Island Peak Climbing trip might be a perfect choice.

If our departure dates arent suitable and looking for to do a private trip or for more information feel free to contact us via SEND INQUIRY or WhatsApp.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Reach at Chhukung (4750m) - Meet Climbing Guide

Day 2 :Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5200 m) - Pre-Climbing training at Island Peak Base camp

Day 3 :Base Camp to High Camp (5600m) - Summit (6,189 m) - Island Peak Base camp - Back to Chhukung

Cost Include

  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu
  • Pre-climbing training in Island Peak Base Camp
  • Kitchen Equipment, Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses for Island Peak Base Camp
  • Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  • Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screw gate, Karabiners
  • Professional Climbing Guide Chhukung to Chhukung
  • Necessary porters to Island Peak Base Camp from Chhukung
  • Personal insurance, Food, accommodation and equipment for our staff
  • Climbing peak permit, Garbage deposit fees, and other necessary fees
  • Packed Lunch for summit day
  • Achievement certificate (if you want) 
  • All our services charge and government taxes 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal (Compulsory)
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, and climbing boot (you can rent in Chhukung)
  • Personal expenses such as all kinds of drinks, hot shower, internet, donation, tips, etc...
  • Accommodation and meals in Chhukung 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Reach at Chhukung (4750m) - Meet Climbing GuideChhukung is a small village there are few tea houses. You could choose a tea house in Chhukung yourself. We give you a meeting place and time with our climbing crew on our pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will check all your equipment to make sure everything is in place. If you need to rent climbing gear (climbing boots, gloves, jacket, etc) our guide will assist you.
After meeting with our climbing crew you could back to the hotel and have a rest, next morning they will come to pick up you in your hotel and start the trip.

Day 2 :Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5200 m) - Pre-Climbing training at Island Peak Base camp We start early in the morning (7:00 am to 8:00 am) and ascend the rock culvert. The steep trail ascents along the south and takes a twist at the Lhotse glacier. An easy 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. Southeast of the Island Peak lies the base camp where we set the tent and stay overnight.
While our staffs prepare camp and food, you could participate in pre-climbing training (practice rappelling and belaying under the guidance) with our experienced climbing guide.
Today get to bed early because we have to wake up at midnight to prepare for the summit.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: Our staff will prepare warm hygienic food in the base camp
Walking Hours: 3 to 4

Day 3 :Base Camp to High Camp (5600m) - Summit (6,189 m) - Island Peak Base camp - Back to ChhukungToday is the main important day of the trip. We start the trip around midnight from Island Peak Base Camp, just flow your guide. You leave all your stuff in the base camp, you just carry your day pack with packed lunch, water, camera, and some energies bar or chocolate. It is very important to start early because we need to be on the summit before the afternoon because generally after afternoon it gets very windy and foggy.
After hiking for about 3 hours via High Camp you reach Crampon Point from where you set Crampons. Walking on a narrow icy trail with main-rope from 5700 m and reach IMJA Glacier. Ascending from IMJA Glacier is not very technical but our guide fixes the ropes at the Glacier.
The ascent up a vertical wall before the summit is the technical part of the trip. You climb up by attaching and detaching your harness. You hold on to the fixed rope and walk along the ridge till reach the Island Peak Summit. After spending some time at the summit and you descend the same route to the Island Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching Base Camp celebrate and trek back to Chhukung overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Packed Lunch and dinner in Chhukung
Walking Hours: 10 to 12 hours

  • We recommend you have a contingency day if your summit pushes due to weather reasons. If everything goes on the plan you can complete this trip in 3 days.

  • And dont be confused about some itineraries where you can see overnight in High Camp but it isnt real because no one can set the camp in Island Peak High Camp after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

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