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. Island Peak Climbing is an exhilarating adventure that combines hiking and climbing in the breathtaking Himalayan region of Nepal.
This Island Peak Climbing takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Khumbu region, where you will witness the majestic peaks of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. You will also immerse yourself in the unique Sherpas culture and visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
The highlight of this expedition is the challenging but rewarding climb to Island Peak, a prominent peak among climbers that offers hypnotic and mind-boggling views of the surrounding mountains. Our experienced guides will provide the necessary training and support to make your ascent successful, even if you need more technical skills or experience.
Island Peak Climbing: Highlights
|Trip Duration||16 Days|
Island Peak Climbing 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|
What To Expect
The route begins from Lukla, where you can take domestic flights from Kathmandu Airport or even drive if time permits. However, flying is recommended due to its convenience factor since it takes around 45 minutes compared to 10-12 hours of driving and three days of trekking! From here onwards, you’ll start trekking towards Namche Bazaar (3440m), which serves as the gateway town for all expeditions heading towards Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar, along with various other peaks like Ama Dablam & Thamserku.
At the same time, en route, make sure not to miss out on visiting Tengboche Monastery – one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries located at 3860m altitude, offering spectacular views across the Himalayan range, including Mt Everest itself!
After spending two days here resting/acclimatizing, we head further ahead, reaching Dingboche village (4410 m), followed by Chhukung valley (4730 m). Here we set our camp base for a further expedition until the summit point, so ensure everything has been adequately arranged beforehand. Once done, there will be little scope left for alterations later.
Finally, after a few more days filled with rigorous hikes uphill, arrive at High Camp, situated just below South East Ridge leading towards Summit Point – now comes the most challenging part, i.e., the actual climbing itself but no worries if you feel a bit intimidated. Because experienced guides present will provide necessary assistance throughout the entire ascend, making it more accessible than ever before! Once reach the top, enjoy panoramic vistas encompassing snow-capped mountains stretching far beyond the horizon line; it’s worth every effort put forth earlier! So don’t hesitate to give yourself a chance to experience something truly unique and life-changing journey.
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.