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 climbing follows a highly adventurous route across rocky paths, terrains, villages, together with a warm welcoming of inhabitants although the views of the unique culture of the various ethnic inhabitants are living in perfect harmony.
Likewise, this trek 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 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 climbing short itinerary
Kathmandu – Lukla, and trek to Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Dingboche – Chhukung – Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp – Imja Tse (Island) Peak Summit – Pangboche – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – Kathmandu
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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