Island Peak Climb – Nepal

Dates: October 2019

Location: Kathmandu, NepalNOW Outdoors - Island Peak

We’re headed back to Nepal for this incredible Island Peak mountaineering adventure. From the 20,305′ summit, you’ll find yourself surrounded by many of the highest peaks in the world!
Limited to 12 people!

This is a fully guided mountaineering trip. We have our own expert Sherpa guides, we set our own ropes, and we have our own high-quality equipment. This is more than just a mountain trek. Participants should have experience at high altitudes, backpacking/camping in wet or sub-freezing weather. While there is no technical climbing on this trip, there will be glaciers, crevasse crossings, and steep ascents aided with crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ascenders, and rope teams. Nickofthewoods will have many opportunities to gain experience in these skills prior to the trip starting right now this winter.

$100 Off with qualifying deposit – Now thru 12/1

Trip Tuition: $2270
Airfare (not included) can range from $750 to $1100. We will look for the best deal!

Deposit is $325 (non-refundable)
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All airport pick up and drop off, Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with tour guide, Monument sites entrance fees, Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure, taxes, Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag, Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek, all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking guides, an experienced climbing guide with all the necessary climbing equipment, porters, all necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS), comprehensive medical kit, farewell dinner in Nepali Authentic Restaurant, and All government taxes, VAT and office service charge

Nepal Visa fee (approx $25)
Trip medical/rescue insurance
International airfare
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and earlier return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Personal expenses (phone calls, internet / Wi-Fi, laundry, bar bills – tea/coffee, hot chocolate, juice, beer, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
Tips for guides and porters (Tipping is expected, but not compulsory)

Please contact Nickofthewoods with any questions. We’re happy to help 🙂
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Basic Itinerary (Full details won’t fit int he space provided by meetup)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (4,265ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (8,563ft). 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,221ft). 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (12,697ft). 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingbochee (14,305ft). 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (15,519ft) 3-4 hours
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Chhukung
Day 11: Chhukung to Island Peak “High” Base Camp (18400 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Climb to Summit (20,305′); Back to Chhukung 4-5 hours
Day 13: Extra day to summit Island Peak just in case of bad weather
Day 14: Trek down to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 8 hrs
Day 15: Trek down to Lukla (2652m) 7-8 hrsDay 16: Early morning flight back to Kathmandu (1300m)Day 17: Departure Day


Nick Gordon, Wilderness EMT, is the owner and lead instructor for NOW Outdoors LLC. He teaches more than a dozen wilderness adventure courses for UW-Milwaukee and teaches for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, medicine, and survival courses throughout the Midwest and abroad including Nepal, Canada, Peru, and deep in the Amazon Jungle.