Chhukung to Island Peak Summit - 4 Days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Island Peak Summit
  • Starts at Ckhukung
  • Ends at Ckhukung
  • Max. Altitude 6,189m
  • Trip Type Summit
  • Transport Trek
  • Accommodation Camps

Chhukung Island peak expedition is a 4-day climbing package that takes you to the top of Island Peak, one of the most famous Himalayan peaks. It is the best choice for those who want to scale the summit on a tight budget.

The journey begins in the little town, Chhukung in Nepal's Khumbu region, and it leads through some of the area's most breathtaking and untouched scenery. In this reasonably priced Chhukung Island Peak Expedition package, you will have the freedom to hike to Chhukung on your own and from there, our company will aid you to the summit.

Island Peak is a difficult but rewarding climb to the peak located at an altitude of 6,189m. This climb requires trekking through glacial valleys, crossing suspension bridges, and ascending steep rocks and ice walls. The summit of Island peak offers a breathtaking view of peaks and nearby valleys and a lifelong memorable experience.

Chhukung to Island

Chhukung to Island Peak Summit is a popular choice for those looking for a mix of adventure and culture, as it takes you through traditional Sherpa villages and allows you to experience the local way of life. With the right preparation and support, this expedition can be an incredible and life-changing experience for anyone looking to explore the beauty of the Himalayas.

This climbing package is also suitable for solo trekkers or climbers who need help with the technicalities of ascending Island Peak. As our climbing teams make camps at the Island Peak Base Camp during the climbing season.

So, you can trek to Chhukung anytime to begin your Island Peak adventure and meet our crew and start your climb. A night is spent in a neighborhood teahouse, followed by two nights spent camping at Island Peak Base Camp and Island Peak High Camp.

If you want a complete trekking and climbing package, Check out our Island Peak Climbing for 17 days. Similarly, if you want to combine trekking to Everest Base Camp with climbing, the "Island Peak Climbing with EBC- 19 Days" expedition is the ideal combination for doing both in the Everest region.

Routes for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Chhukung - Base camp - High Camp - Summit of Island peak - Chhukung

From Chhukung, your trek to Island Peak will begin. You meet your expedition team and leader in this Sherpa village. The crew departs for Island Peak Base Camp, where pre-climb training is undertaken, after inspecting the supplies and equipment.

Our knowledgeable climbing Sherpa will show you how to use the gear and let you give it a shot. You practice rappelling and abseiling with the aid of a harness, rope, ascenders, and descenders under his supervision.

The pre-climb training will undoubtedly increase the confidence of inexperienced climbers because the path to Island Peak contains some difficult technical portions. The mountain is the best option for expedition participants searching for an acclimatization climb before the main Everest summit push because it is near Mount Everest.

Following some training at base camp, you will climb to high camp via a difficult rocky path and spend the night there. You will go to the peak the next day, take in the amazing vista, and make your way back to Chhukung that same day.

Island Peak is the best peak to practice climbing before reaching an 8,000-meter summit since it has tough sections that are suitable for refining technical climbing abilities.

The Island peak, which is referred to as a "trekking peak," was scaled for the first time in 1953. The mountain was given the name "Island Top" by British explorer Eric Shipton because the peak appeared to be an island standing alone.

Even while it is possible to reach the top in a single day, one must keep in mind that it is physically taxing. At high elevations, walking and climbing constantly for 10–12 hours requires a lot of physical and mental stamina. Your endurance will be stretched to the very limit throughout the climb.

Highlights of Chhukung to Island Peak Summit

  • Offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.
  • Provides an opportunity to experience the rich culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
  • Climb that requires a high level of fitness and determination with well-worth rewards.
  • Routes full of scenic beauty, with the path leading through forests, rivers, and high-altitude glaciers.
  • Several nights spent at high-altitude campsites, providing a unique and challenging experience for mountaineers.
  • An unforgettable experience that will stay with climbers for a lifetime.
  • Breathtaking scenery, cultural experiences, and personal challenges in the Himalayas.

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  • Highest Altitude4,730m/15,515ft
  • AccommodationTea House

You will hike on your own to Chhukung, where you will meet our guide and climbing team. Chhukung, a little settlement at the foot of Island Peak, contains a few teahouses, places to rent climbing gear, and places to rent other climbing-related goods. If you want any assistance to rent your equipment, contact our guide they will assist you with preparing the equipment and renting. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Chhukung

  • Duration3 to 4 hours
  • Highest Altitude5,100m/16,728ft
  • AccommodationTea House

You leave Chhukung for Island Peak Base Camp after breakfast. You ascend a trail that is close to the Imja and Lhotse glaciers. The mountain and glacier vistas are wonderful and spectacular. You finally arrive at the Island Peak Base Camp after a strenuous ascent.

Have lunch while leaving your belongings in your one-person tent. For you and the other climbers, our team will have a kitchen tent built up where they can make wholesome meals. After eating lunch in the dining tent equipped with chairs and a table, you take part in pre-climb training and practicing rappelling and belaying under the supervision of our knowledgeable guide.

Advised to go to bed early since you need to wake up around midnight to get ready for your summit push. Overnight stay at a tented camp

  • Duration3 to 4 Hours
  • Highest Altitude5,500m/18,040ft
  • AccommodationTea House

We can also call this day an acclimatization day before climbing to the summit as this day will be relatively easy with a few hours of climbing to high camp. You will gradually ascend a steep slope, and once you get to the top, you will need to cross a difficult rocky trail in order to get to Island Peak's high camp. It is a little campground with stunning views of the mountains and glaciers nearby. You'll have enough time to get a decent night's sleep and get ready for the climb tomorrow.

Stay overnight at a tented camp in High Camp

  • Duration8 to 9 Hr Summit
  • Highest Altitude6,189m/20,306ft
  • AccommodationTea House

In complete darkness, you gather your belongings and follow your guide. You bring a packed lunch, water, a camera, and any souvenirs you wish to leave at the top, as well as some edible food in your daypack. Making an early start is crucial because you need to reach the peak before the afternoon wind picks up and the clouds roll in. The mountain becomes extremely windy and cloudy as the day goes on.

You spend nearly three hours scrambling up a rough hill to get to Crampon Point. The location is known as Crampon Point since this is where you put your crampons on. From 5700 meters on, the group travels via a man-rope-secured snowy and ice terrain. You arrive at Imja Glacier's base by walking along a short ridge. Take in a beautiful sunrise across the summits of Ama Dablam, Mera, Makalu, Baruntse, Chamlang, and other mountains. The ascent is not very challenging or tricky due to the slope's slant, which ranges from 45 to 50 degrees. Our guides adjust the ropes at the glacier. As you get closer to Island Peak's peak, Lhotse rears up close.

The hardest part of the climb is a tricky ascent up a vertical wall before the peak. By securing and releasing your harness, you ascend the anchor points. Use ladders to traverse crevasses. Depending on the weather, there may be one or two crevasses along the way.

You stroll over the ridgeline while holding onto the fixed rope and taking in the scenery until you reach the summit. After celebrating your success and snapping photographs for a while at the summit, you return to the starting point along the same path. The descent to base camp is lengthy and strenuous. Keep your eyes open and proceed with caution, since most accidents happen as you drop. Celebrate your accomplishment as you arrive at Base Camp and have some refreshments. 

After a short break return back to Chhukung and enjoy the delicious traditional food and rest for the day. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Chhukung

Note: Always have a spare day for unplanned events. If your summit push is postponed due to bad weather, delays caused by illness, or injuries, this day will be used.  If everything goes according to plan, this expedition can be completed in four days.

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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What's Included

  • Permit for Island Peak Climbing.
  • Climbing Guide who is professional, experienced, and fluent in English.
  • Insurance for Climbing Guides
  • A guide to climbing gear and clothing.
  • High Camp's cook.
  • Tent for climbers, dining and cooking.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available.
  • Teas and coffees, as well as hot drinking water during camping
  • All group equipment, including the fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitting, and so on.

What's Excluded

  • International flights.
  • Fees for additional luggage.
  • Travel Insurance for dinner and lunch in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Porters and guides.
  • Shopping, food, bar tabs, bottles of water or boiled water, showers, Wi-Fi, laundry, phone calls, battery recharge fees, additional porters, and so on are examples of personal expenses.
  • Personal climbing equipment, clothing, and equipment.

Best season for Chhukung Island Peak Climb

The best season for Chhukung Island Peak Climbing is Spring and Autumn. During this season, the weather normally stays pleasant and offers the best condition for the climb. It may get windy and foggy in the afternoon. During summer and winter, there is a high chance of snowfall and storms, so it's best to avoid climbing during these seasons.

Difficulty of Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Island Peak is a difficult climb, yet many who are serious about climbing choose to attempt it. Experienced climbers will find the summit to be a challenge as well. Your endurance will be pushed to the very limit throughout the climb. However, the views make the effort worthwhile.

Before attempting the 7000- and 8000-meter giants, Island Peak is the best Himalayan mountain for first-timers. Additionally, Island Peak provides the ideal acclimatization environment for those preparing to ascend Mount Everest.

Island Peak is the top choice for Mount Everest expedition groups looking to practice their climbing techniques because it is so close to Mount Everest. They have plenty of chances to improve their climbing techniques and confidence in the tough portions.

It requires climbing on rock, snow, and ice, as well as granite, to reach the top. There are a few challenging sections that need the use of ladders, belaying and rappelling ropes, as well as an ice axe.

On the summit day, there will be over 10 hours of nonstop walking and climbing. This may be really draining. Therefore, to successfully complete this challenge, one must be both physically and mentally fit. Even though it's not necessary, prior climbing expertise might be helpful.

Food and Accommodation in Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

You'll eat at the local teahouse in Chhukung. Our kitchen staff will make meals for you while you stay at Island Peak Base Camp. Soups, broths, warming beverages, and meals that will fill you up and give you energy are to be expected. You bring a packed lunch with you on the summit day to eat while traveling.

You will stay at a local teahouse in Chhukung. While staying at Island Peak Base Camp and High Camp, a single one-person tent will be supplied. At the campground, there is a restroom tent, a one-person tent for sleeping, and a dining tent equipped with seats and a table so you can enjoy your meals in comfort.

You should bring your own sleeping bag even though we supply mats. Bring a five-season sleeping bag because the nights may get chilly

Climbing  Gear and Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Climbing Boots(insulated stiff-soled, ideal for high altitude)
  • Carabiners (lockable and non-lockable)
  • Prussiks
  • Crampons that fit your climbing boots
  • Harness
  • Descending or belay device
  • Jumar or ascending device
  • 5 Season Sleeping bag
  • Tape Sling
  • Climbing harness
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Slings, carabiners, descenders
  • Climbing or plastic boots.

Note: If you do not have any idea for packing lists, our guide will help you prepare your gear before starting the climb. Bring the basic items by yourself and the rest of the technical items can be rented there.

Permits of Chhukung to Island Peak Climb

Only trekking agencies that have been approved by the government are eligible for an Island Peak Climbing Permit. Therefore, you must make your travel arrangements through a registered company like Nepal Trek Adventure, if you wish to climb Island Peak.

While individuals can individually apply for hiking permits, peak climbing permits are only provided to expedition groups climbing.

Travel Insurance Chhukung to Island Peak Climb

Travel Insurance is a must to get a permit for peak climbing. Buying insurance that pays for high-altitude emergency rescue and evacuation is strongly advised. Your insurance ought to provide coverage up to that altitude after you climb to a height of 6189 meters. In addition, the insurance needs to cover expenses for medical care, postponed flights, lost luggage, accidents, etc.

What Our Clients Say
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    Megan TylerUnited States,February 13, 2023

    Island peak climbling from Chhukung

    We wanted to climb Island peak but we were trekking by ourself so we contacted NTA and hired them for Island peak climbling from Chhukung. They met us at Chhukung, rovided us all the necessary information about the climb. They also helped us to prepare the gears for the expedition. The climb was fantastc. Eventhough the trail were tricky and steep, the feeling of conquering the summit was amazing.I would like to thank NTA for their assistance and recommend everyone.

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    Mark JacksonUnited States,February 12, 2023

    Climb to Island Peak with Nepal Trek Adventure

    It was amazing short climb to Island Peak with Nepal Trek Adventure from Chhukung to the summit. Despite how challenging the hike was, we thoroughly enjoyed it and were in awe of the magnificent views.


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