Climbing to the summit of one of the majestic mountains of our country is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and adventure lovers of the world. This trek is one of the easiest and less challenging treks of the world. Island peak climbing is especially designed for those trekker and mountaineers who wish to climb on the summit of one of the mountains of our country but don’t have technical climbing experience. One with good physical stamina and good climbing experience can easily reach to the top of this beautiful mountain. Island Peak, also known as the Imja Tse Peak is located near the Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region. Some of the major attractions of this trek are the sightseeing of Namche Bazar (Gateway of Everest), Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar (Famous viewpoint of Khumbu region), Imja valley and many ancient Sherpa settlements.
Island peak offers the visitors with the spectacular views of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kangtenga, Kwangde, Kusum Khanguru, Tharmarserku, holy Mt. Khumbi-la and many island peaks. You will also get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of the unique cultures and lifestyle of people living in this region since many years. Sightseeing of the rare species of animals and birds found in this region is also another major attraction of this beautiful journey. Some of the major attarctions of this trek is the sightseeing of the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar, Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo lake, Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp, Sagarmatha National Park and many other famous places of Khumbu region. You will also get an opportunity to explore the hidden gems and untouched natural beauty of Khumbu region.
Island Peak Climbing starts with the sightseeing of the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. We will visit some of the most famous places of Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa, 3 ancient durbars of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. We will then take a scenic flight to Lukla which gives you a pre-opportunity to do the sightseeing of the Himalayan ranges. After reaching Lukla, we will trek to reach the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. We will start our trek from Lukla and then trek via Khumjung to reach the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. Next day we will hike to Gokyo valley and see the beautiful Gokyo Ri lake. Trekking via Lobuche will take us to the Everest Base Camp and then we will continue our trek to see the beautiful Himalayas from a famous viewpoint called Kalapatthar. From Kalapatthar, we will start our challenging climb to reach the summit of this beautiful peak.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you’ll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: side seen in kathamandu by self and prepare all trekking and climbing gears . After all things , rest day .
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
After breakfast you will to fly to Lukla. It will be 40 munites senic flight and you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. We start our trek further to Phakding passing some Sherpa villages and farm. We follow the trail to Dudhkoshi River and further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Thado khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m/20,890ft) crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 1 1/2 hour of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop and stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
The trek start in the morning and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. Trek continuing crossing the bridges and reaches at Monjo where is entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park, where your trekking permit checked and keeps the record of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff as well.
When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, from here the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east with Kusum kangaru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen from some part on the way to Namche. Finally we reach at colorful houses called Namche Bazzar main gate of Khumbu region and we overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.
Day 05: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After stroll around the Namche area, today we refreshed and fairly easy to walk further on. Our walk follows on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of two hours to a small place at Shanasa, from here the trial descend to Imjatse river at Phungithanga, a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads up hill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. After two hrs hardly walk to get to Tyangboche one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.
Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche(4,200t), 5-6 hrs walk
Today start our trek with pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron and coming to lovely spot Dingboche with magnificent view of mountains and past the long prayer mani wall, the path is gradual up to the Pangboche village, from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanishes, The great view of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with view of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island peak or Imjatse 6,189m, which is a popular peak amongst all the trekking peaks in Nepal. it is a beautiful patchwork of field enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has about more than ten teahouses and it is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m.
Day 07: hiking to nagarjung danda around 3 an hours and rest day.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4700m) 5 to 6 hours walk
Tackle the steep incline to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, continuing along the rugged route to your resort at Lobuje. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we continue our trek to Gorekshep in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori , Mt. Nuptse,Everest and other magnificent peaks. After check in at lodge & lunch, our adventure continues to wards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall.The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore Everest base camp.Everest base camp is full of with white rocks and snow.you can touch the glacier too.After great pictures you will trek back to gorekshep for over night.
Day 10: Early Hike to Kala Pathar(5,550m/18,204ft) & trek back Dingboche 6 hrs walk
Guide will arrange time for this morning to start early hike up to Kala Pathar for the most wonderful sunrise views of the Everest. It takes about 2 hours to reach this hill top (the famous view point).This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain views of Khumbu Himalayan range and we also can see most popular everest base camp.Being here for some hours,we hike down to Gorekshep,breakfast and retrace back towards Dingboche for overnight.
Day 11: Dingboche to Chhukung valley (4,730m/15,518ft), 2-3 hrs walking
Today, we have a very short day and after breakfast we head further eastern side to 2-3 hrs gentle up hill will reach at Chhukung, which is a hidden valley near the base of Island peak. We’ll have full day rest at the Island peak and last place to prepare the camping and climbing gear and overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours
Today, we heads further on to our journey with steep way climbing southern part then turning east to the main line of the valley. It then winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to what we call “Big -rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak. We’ll reach at Island peak base camp and overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: base camp to summit (6,189m/20,305ft) to Chhukung, 8-10 hours
Today, day of our destination and as start our climb early morning through the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m/330ft snow and ice slope (40-45&176;) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. You can enjoy with success and brave to get a summit and after some picture taking of scenic view will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight at teahouse.
Day 14: Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Chhukung the walk is pleasant and all the way to Tyangboche. After the Dingboche valley and getting down to bridge our route descends following the stream towards pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.
Day 15: Tyangboche to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Trek down to Phungithanka a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads down hill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees and with a great memories and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to the Sanasa and re-track to Namche bazzar for the overnight stay.
Day 16: Namche to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk
After a long walk today we’ll have long and last day trek back to Lukla, Firstly we descend the long way before cross the bridge and further walk to Monju and ten Phakding for lunch. We trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Arrival in Lukla and you’ll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel.
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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