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Our objective is not just about summiting a Himalayan peak, although this is a major accomplishment in itself. We specialize in teaching you the necessary skills to become a competent expedition member. Nepal's unique environment and consistent conditions provide the perfect classroom for our high altitude Himalayan School. A solid ratio of instructors to students guarantees you the personal attention required for a successful summit attempt.

Island Peak 6,160 meters was first ascended in by a British expedition that included Tenzing Norgay. Eric Shipton's party named the peak in 1953, as it resembled an island in a sea of ice. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse and linked to the semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summit of Nuptse. Our adventure begins with a short flight to Lukla and two days of easy walking to Namche bazaar. En- route to Base Camp our trail takes us into the high valleys of the Khumbu region, providing magnificent views of Everest and the satellite peaks. Island Peak is a substantial undertaking, which demands hard work and commitment, however the rewards of standing on top of this Himalayan classic are ten fold.

This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.

There are three itinerary options for Island Peak Mountaineering Instruction Course

A. Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. (6 days)
B. Guided trip from Kathmandu Kathmandu. (23 days)
C. Guided trip from Kathmandu- Kathmandu climbing both Island Peak and Lobuje Peak (28 days)

A. Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. (6 days)

Duration   : 6 Days
From         : Chukhung to Chukhung
Grade       : Difficult
Season    : Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
Max Elevation: 6,160 m
Cost       : $950
Day 01 : Arrive Chukhung,2pm breifing check equipment, AMS lecture.
Day 02 : Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.
Day 03 : Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.
Day 04 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp
Day 05 : Summit day depart Base Camp 2 a.m. return lunch. Camp Base camp.
Day 06 : Day 6 provides a second opportunity to summit Island peak due to bad weather or illness. Those who have summited depart base camp after breakfast - lunch Chukhung end of trip. If Summiting on Day 6 we will provide dinner and breakfast.

B. Three week course
Guided trip from Kathmandu Kathmandu over Cho la pass (23 days)

Duration : 21 Days
From       : Katmandu to Kathmandu
Grade     : Difficult
Season  : Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
Max Elevation 6,119 m
Cost       : $2400
Day 1 : Arrive KTM
Day 2 : Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 3 : Fly - Lukla - Phakding
Day 4 : Namche Bazaar
Day 5 : Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization day hike Thame)
Day 6: Khumjung
Day 7: Dole
Day 8: Machermo
Day 9: Machermo
Day 10: Gokyo
Day 11: Gokyo ri / Thagna
Day 12: Cho La Dzongla
Day 13-18 : Chukhung Island Peak Climbing course itinerary
Day 19 : Deboche.
Day 20 : Jorsale
Day 21 : Lukla
Day 22: Fly KTM
Depart KTM

C. Four week course
Guided trip from Kathmandu- Kathmandu including both Lobuche and Island Peak

Duration : 28 Days
From       : Katmandu to Kathmandu
Grade     : Difficult
Season  : Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
Max Elevation: 6,119 m
Cost       : $2800
Day 1 : Arrive KTM
Day 2 : Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 3 : Fly - Lukla - Phakding
Day 4 : Namche Bazaar
Day 5 : Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization day hike Thame
Day 6 : Khumjung
Day 7 : Dole
Day 8 : Machermo
Day 9 : Machermo
Day 10: Gokyo
Day 11: Gokyo ri / Thagna
Day 12: Cho La Dzongla
Day 13-18 : Chukhung Island Peak Climbing course itinerary
Day 19: Dingboche
Day 20: Climb to high camp Lobuje Peak
Day 21: Summit day (early start!)
Day 22: Floating day to allow for bad weather or illness
Day 23: Dingboche
Day 24: Deboche.
Day 25: Jorsale
Day 26: Lukla
Day 27: Fly KTM
Day 28: Depart Kathmandu

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