1.The most popular trekking peak and climbing expedition in Nepal.
2.Thrilling adventure of small mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
3.Guided by expert, friendly and helpful local Sherpa guide and porter.
4.Exploration of Sherpa culture, tradition, religion and life style.
5.Combined the popular trekking route to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar summit.
Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp trekking is a wonderful adventurous trip. As viewed form Dingboche, the peak appears as island in a sea of ice, that’s how it was named as Island Peak in 1953 by the members of British Mount Everest Expedition. The local name of the peak is Imja Tse. It is isolated in Chhukung valley. It is an ideal peak to begin mountaineering over 8000m.
Island peak climb & trek is the second busiest trekking destination after Annapurna region. This trek and climb leads through many traditional Sherpa village famous as mountaineers and warm hospitality and has been a high altitude guides since last five decades. This peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. The Island peak climb is straight forward with some technical section in the beginning and near to the summit, where our expert guides will make necessary arrangement to make the climb safe and possible.
Island Peak climbing draws thousands of climbers and trekkers to Everest region yearly due to fairly technical but still most accessible climbing peak of Nepal. Our Island peak expedition begins from Lukla after the short panoramic flight from Kathmandu and then following the popular trek route to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Once at the top, you will find that all the hard work was worth it as you will have wonderful panoramic vistas of many Himalayan giants, including Mt. Everest, the immense face of Lhotse and the elegant pyramid of Ama Dablam. The rewarding return journey is via the main Everest trail with pristine Sherpa village, welcoming and comfortable teahouses and lodges, yummy cuisine, serene monasteries….
These three weeks highly recommended trekking and climbing adventure in Nepal is becoming very popular every year. Such a massive glance of the Himalayan peaks can create in you a pleasant wave of internal felicity.
We will make sure to make your trek more memorable and adventurous. Here you can find the itinerary that go along way.
- Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m)
Our company representative will pick you up when you arrive in Kathmandu and drive you to your hotel. After you freshen up, we will introduce you about the trek and climb during the journey.
- Day 02Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2652m)
We fly from Kathmandu and head toward Lukla. During the flight, you will see various mountain ranges that only give a glimpse of the adventure awaiting us. We land in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport also known as Lukla Airport. Due to the landscape of the surrounding and the surprisingly short runway, this airport is considered to be one of the most dangerous airports in the World. We start our trek by descending from Lukla to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
- Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
We start our trek early in the morning as we walk through the pine forest and on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River. After we walk for about an hour, we can see the beautiful Mt Thamserku (6608m). We continue our journey as we walk through pine and juniper forests to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha /National Park. It is a World Heritage Site and is a sanctuary for Himalayan wildlife and vegetation. We reach Namche Bazaar admiring the wealth of the national park as we walk uphill. Namche is a tourist hub and a major trade center of the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
- Day 04Acclimatization Day
We spend the day adjusting ourselves to the thinning air. We can take a short hike to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m) to get a good look at the Mt Everest. We can also go to the local museum or to Khumjung village and Khumjung Monastery. The day at Namche Bazaar helps us to experience the lifestyle, culture, and simplicity of the Sherpa community. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
- Day 05Namche to Tengboche (3870m)
Or trek continues along the trail that leads to Phunki. We then ascend to Tengboche village which is a home to Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is the largest in the Khumbu Region and boasts the enchanting views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,414 m) and other gargantuan peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.
- Day 06Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
After the breakfast, our trek route begins as we head downhill that and pass through the forest of conifer and rhododendron. We get a good view of Mt Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam as we walk through the primeval forests. We cross the Imja River and go uphill to Pangboche village. We see the beautiful Pangboche Monastery that reflects the Sherpa culture and their Tibetan lineage. Then we move towards the valley of Imja valley and finally reach the Dingboche village. Overnight in Dingboche.
- Day 07Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m)
The trail passes through the stone-walled field and Imja Khola valley. We also walk on the glacier residues and we make our way to Bibre. We have surrounded y Lhotse and Ama Dablam and we also see the beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha, just across the valley. You again trek uphill for about an hour to reach Chhukung. We spend the rest of the day acclimatizing and learning about our journey up ahead. Overnight in Chhukung.
- Day 08Climbing Chhukung Ri (5546m)
We try to acclimatize ourselves to the climate as much as possible and to do so we climb to the nearby mountain Chhukung Ri. The climb is relatively easy and also helps to shape the climbing mindset into us. As we reach the top, you are welcomed with an eye-pleasing view of Mt Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha. Then you again descend down to Chhukung. Overnight in Chhukung.
- Day 09Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)
After having breakfast, we leave Chhukung behind as we trek up a steep trail. We walk through a zigzag trail and along the Lhotse glacier moraines. We continue on our route as we walk across streams. We walk along winding paths and through the Lhotse and Imja glaciers to reach the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Island Peak Base Camp.
- Day 1010 Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
We take a pre-climb training of the Island peak. The guide will introduce us to the basics of mountain climbing and the methods to use the gears and equipment. The training is done so that the scaling of the summit in the following day can be easier and also boost our morale for the climb. We can adjust ourselves to the climb by climbing up to the High Camp. Overnight in Base Camp
- Day 11Climbing Island Peak (6189m)
We wake up early around 1 am to begin our climb up the Island peak. The winds can get very strong up the mountain during noon so we begin our climb as early as possible. The trail just goes on ascending for few hours and then we come by a steep hillside. We walk up narrow slopes and rock channels. We then walk along a ridgeline leading us to the summit glacier. Guides will fix rope where required. Then we finally summit the Island Peak. We enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other mountains which make the strenuous journey worth every bit. We then descend carefully to the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Island Peak Base Camp.
- Day 12Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3985m)
The walk today is much easier compared to the last few days. We descend to the lower altitudes, following much of the same route to the Valley of Imja River. We pass through pine and rhododendron forests and we also pass by beautiful Sherpa villages. We finally reach Pangboche. We can explore the village to observe the Sherpa lifestyle if we have any free time. Overnight in Pangboche.
- Day 13Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Leaving Pangboche we can see the same trail we came earlier in the journey. We descend down to Imja Khola and again ascend through the rhododendron and conifer forests to reach Tengboche. We then cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass through the pine forest where we can find Namche Bazaar welcoming us again towards the end of our journey.
- Day 1414 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
We descend from Namche Bazaar on a rocky terrain. The trail becomes pleasant as you cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi. We can see the beautiful landscape around the region and after walking for a few hours, we reach Lukla. The small yet marvelous village marks the end of our peak climbing journey in the Everest region.
- Day 1515 Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)
We take a flight back to Kathmandu. We feel as if the majestic mountains are bidding farewell to us. After landing in Kathmandu we will have free time to shop for souvenirs around the marketplaces in the city. We will mark the end of our beautiful experience with a dinner reflecting Nepali food culture.
- Day 16Departure from Kathmandu
Our company representative will accompany you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.
- Trip Duration :16 Day
- Trip Grading : challenging
- Max Altitude : 6189m.
- Best Time : October/ November/ April/ May
Do contact with us if you are willing to join this adventurous trek.