Island Peak climbing has established itself as a significant climbing destination in Nepal. But, harsh climate conditions and chances of altitude sickness posing many problems. The whole adventure and the exquisite scenery are the rewards of this great trek across the Everest Region. Thіѕ beautiful viewpoint stands at 6160 meters, also known as Imja Tse by the Sherpa. The Island Peak Expedition follows a highly adventurous route across rocky paths, terrains, 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 all the way through the charming villages, forests rich in exotic flora and fauna. A well equipped with proper lodging facilities are possible and leaving behind the route to the Everest Base Camp. The trekkers then reach Dingboche and extend into the beautiful village of Chhukung. Finally, enter 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 reach after a very steep climb over rocky, dangerous and adventurous paths about 100 meters further lays the summit of the Island peak. The hypnotic and mind-boggling views of the 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 particularly more interesting during spring or autumn. It offers an insight into the way of living of ethnic inhabitants of the Everest Region because of their warm hospitality, helpful nature and impressive view make this trek a must-do for thrill seekers all around the world.
Island Peak Climbing: Highlights
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.||Trek to Dingboche||4343 m||5h30|
|8.||Trek to Chhukung||4730 m||3h00|
|9.||Trek 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, afternoon at leisure|
|17.||Leisure day in Kathmandu|
|18.||Final departure to your home country|
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 submit 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.