Island Peak climbing has established itself as a significant climbing destination in Nepal. But, harsh climate conditions and chances of altitude sickness pose many problems. Nevertheless, the whole adventure and the exquisite scenery are the rewards of this great trek across the Everest Region. This beautiful viewpoint stands at 6160 meters, also known as Imja-Tse. The Island Peak Expedition follows a highly adventurous route across rocky paths, terrains, and villages, together with a warm welcome of inhabitants. However, the views of the unique culture of the various ethnic inhabitants are living in perfect harmony.
Likewise, Island Peak Expedition also starts from Lukla as other treks across the Everest region. Then the trail goes through charming villages and forests rich in diverse flora and fauna. A well-equipped with proper lodging facilities is possible, leaving behind the Everest Base Camp route. The trekkers then reach Dingboche and extend into the beautiful village of Chhukung. Finally, enter the Island peak base camp at 5087 meters further, a few hours’ walk from Chhukung. So, proper acclimatization after this point is mandatory, as altitude sickness might pose a significant problem.
The High Camp reaches after a very steep climb over rocky, dangerous, and adventurous paths about 100 meters further lay the summit of the Island peak. The hypnotic and mind-boggling views of Everest and other snow-capped mountains make it naturally rewarding while you are at the summit. The trek can carry out in all seasons but is particularly more interesting during spring or autumn. It offers an insight into the way of living of locals of the Everest Region because their warm hospitality, helpful nature, and impressive view make this trek a must-do for thrill-seekers worldwide.
Island Peak Climbing: Highlights
|Trip Duration||16 Days|
Island Peak Expedition Short Itinerary
|Days||Day by Day Itinerary||Altitude||Duration|
|1.||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350 m|
|2.||Leisure Day & Trek preparation|
|3.||Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding||2600 m||4h00|
|4.||Trek to Namche Bazaar||3460 m||6h00|
|6.||Trek to Tengboche||3800 m||5h00|
|7.||Tengboche to Dingboche||4343 m||5h30|
|8.||Trek to Chhukung||4730 m||3h00|
|9.||Chhyukung to Island Peak Base Camp||4970 m||4h00|
|10.||Trek to Island Peak High Camp||5600 m||5h00|
|11.||Island Peak Summit (6,160 m), then back to base camp||6160 m||5h00|
|12.||Security day to summit Island Peak|
|13.||Trek to Panboche||3900 m||6h00|
|15.||Trek to Lukla||2800||7h00|
|16.||Fly back to KTM in the afternoon at leisure|
|17.||Leisure day in Kathmandu|
|18.||Final departure to your home country|
The given itinerary is only the climbing itinerary of Island peak. If you would like to expand your journey, then Island would be ideal, which allows you to experience both Everest Base Camp and Island climbing. Island peak with EBC Trek in Nepal is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Acclimatize day!
Day 6: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)
Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,343 m.) 5h00 walk.
Day 8: Dingboche – Chhukung (4,730 m.) 3h00 walk.
Day 9: Chhukung – Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp (4,970 m). 4h00 walk.
Day 10: Base Camp – Imja Tse (Island) Peak High camp (5,600 m.) 5h00 walk
Day 11: Imja Tse (Island) Peak Summit (6,160 m.) back to base camp. 5h00 walk.
Day 12: Security day to summit Imja Tse (Island) Peak.
Day 13: Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m.) 6h00 walk.
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) 6h00 walk
Day 15: Trek to Phakding. 6h00 walk.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla. 2h30 walk.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at the hotel
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at the hotel
Day 19: Transfer to airport, departure to your destination
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.