Island Peaks Climbing 19 Days

Trip Code : DH/C-01
Duration : 19 Days

Overview

Are you enthusiasts’ trekker? then Island Peak Climbing is for you, which is one of the alluring experiences in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Island peak climbing is also known as Imje Tse peak climbing, where you can have outstanding mighty views of entire Khumbu from the top of Island and other breathtaking Himalayas such as; Nuptse, Lhotse middle and Shar, Cho Polu, and sometimes Mt. Makalu from the east side. Island peak is regarded as the main climbing peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal as it is suitable for all novice and experienced trekkers and climbers. Island Peak Climbing let you have an exhilarating climbing experience to stand on a summit of the wonderful mountain at 6189 meters, which provide you unforgettable memory and feel you're a sense of accomplishment as you are on the top of Mt. Everest. Island peak climbing let you visit Kalapathar, famous for sensational mountain vista and excellent photo spot. We can enjoy the most beautiful Himalayas views such as; Mt. Everest, Nuptse Mountains, Lhotse, and many mores at once. Apart from the Himalayas, you will also get chances to enjoy with icefall in Khumbu, situated at the head of the Khumbu Glacier. The summit of Island also offers you an awesome mountains vista.

The physically demanding expedition, Island Peak is quite challenging and tough as it needs medical trained and experienced group leader to lead you. During your expeditions, you need safety back up like a rope, medical box, and Oxygen to cope with upcoming problems that may arise. You will be guided by experienced and qualified staff before climbing, who helps you to for your safety and accomplish successful summit. This adventurous Island peaks climbing initiates from Kathmandu with scenic aerial views of Green and white mountains flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we begin our official trek from Phakding and we will follow Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Gorak Shep, Kalapatthar towards Island Peak. After exploring Island Peak we will return back to Kathmandu through familiar route.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Island Peak Climbing(6189m)
  • Wonderful View of the Mt. Everest
  • Cultural Wonderful of Everest Region
  • Peaceful Yet Adventurous Walk All Throughout the Trip
  • Cultural Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu
  • Tengboche and Pangboche Monasteries Exploration

Itenarary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)


After your arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our representative will welcome you and he/she will transfer you to your hotel, where you can have a rest and be fresh. In the evening, you will be welcome for the Nepalese dinner in the Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation


After having breakfast in the morning, we will visit major world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will visit; Pashupatinath temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist, Boudhanath Stupa, Syambhunath and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, our representative will provide you with a brief explanation about the trek and you need to be prepared and put all the necessary equipment’s which are needed for the coming trip. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek


Next day. after early breakfast, we will take a domestic flight for Lukla from the Kathmandu. Around 30 minutes scenic flight offers you an areal view of the various breathtaking green and the White Mountains. It will be our one of the most beautiful air routes in the world that culminated in the Lukla, the hillside place is surrounded by high mountains. As we arrive at Lukla, we do some rest and after some rest, we begin our official trek towards Phakding through the prosperous village of Lukla. As we reach to Phakding we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours


After early breakfast, we can continue our trail towards Namche Bazaar through the beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River. Almost one hours walk takes us to the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) and further trail follow the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. On the way, we can have a glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue our trail and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region. And finally, reach Namche Bazaar by crossing beautiful five suspensions. Overnight at Namche Bazaar. 

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day


Today we will stay at Namche Bazaar for the rest and you can enjoy at Namche Bazar which offers you ATM services and other cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market. In this day, you can explore Sagarmatha National Park (Everest) and explore various flora and fauna. Today you can also encounter with Traditional Sherpa village called Khumjung and their unique culture and traditions. You can also hike up to the Everest view Hotel have a splendid view of MT. Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest, Khaantaiga and many more. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours


As morning raises, after having breakfast, we will continue our trail towards Tongboche through the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. The further trail leads us to Tenboche through the pine and juniper forest. You can explore famous Gomba (Tengboche Monastery) which is surrounded by the Mt. Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks on the background. Overnight at Tongboche.

Day 7: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours


Today we will leave Tengboche monastery, an excellent location, surrounded by the Himalayas and we descend for about half an hour through a beautiful forest before crossing a river and reach to a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche from where we can have a stunning view of Ama Dablam (a most beautiful mountain in Everest region). The further trail follows Imja River and Lobuche river and finally reach to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement and reach to Pheriche, Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours


In this day, after having early breakfast, we depart the village of Pheriche and head towards Lobuche, situated at the elevation of 4940m. Our trail climbs to the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse. The Trail continues to the Khumbu Glacier through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft), wooden bridge on roaring stream. This place offers you an awesome view of Khumbutse (6623m), Lingtren (6697), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal and reaches to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours


As morning raises, we can have an early breakfast and continue out trail towards Gorak Shep, at the summit of 5160m. Today’s trail follows quite a rocky trail on the north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and many more. The trail continues alongside Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep and visits world’s highest base camp of Everest. On the way back to Gorak Shep, you can view fantastic Khumbu Icefall and colorful campsite of Everest expedition. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours


We continue our trail after having early breakfast. We head towards Kala Patthar, situated at the altitude of 5545m. Today early morning we can enjoy with the sunrise from top of the Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower with the (Mt. Everest), which is amazing to view panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, and many more.  As you reach to Kala Patthar, we can trek down to Gorakshep and trek back to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours


Next morning, we will leave a beautiful village of Lobuche and heads toward Kongma La, situated at the summit of 5,535m. On the way, we will follow the Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft). Further we ascent and reach to Kongma La pass, where we can cairn wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass. Then after we head towards downhill progressively to Imja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chhukung, a small summer settlement. Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours


Today, after early breakfast, we trek towards Island Peak Base Camp from Chhukung. We will follow a fairly steep trail and climb south and then trek to the winding path below the Lhotse Glacier. Further, we will have a gentle trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast and goes further through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines which takes us to the Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp


Today, after early breakfast, we continue our pre-climb training by following our guides who will provide us training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the climbing boots, ice ax, and crampons, ascender, harness, and many more essential factors. In this training, you will also learn about using ropes to go up and down. In order to boost your confidence and ability to enjoy the climbing, we provide you a pre-climbing training however it is not mandatory. Today, we spend rest day practicing to climb in the high camp and rest for the next day. Overnight at the base camp. 

Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours


Today we continue our climbing early in the morning because we need to be back to the base camp after reaching the Island peak summit. We will continue our trail by climbing up the hill in the narrow slop and our trek enters a steep rock channel. The way is quite challenging today even though the scenic surrounding compensates it. We will climb rock gully, you will find several short rock steps to climb where you need to follows a ridgeline, which leads you to an exhilarating summit glacier. You should not worry because there will be a guide with you when you need to. If you feel, you need a rope then your guide will fix it to make your trail safe. In this way, you will reach the summit with your guide and enjoy the summit. You will be amazed to find yourself on the summit of Island peak and view splendid mountains view from the peak. After you finish to explore and enjoy the summit views and capturing the images, we will descend to the Island Peak Base Camp. As we come back to Island Peak Base Camp, we will enjoy and celebrate our successful Island Peak climbing. Overnight at Base Camp.

Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours


Next morning, after early breakfast, we will head towards Pangboche, situated at the elevation of 3985m. Today we will make the easy trail as we descend to the lower altitudes. We will follow the same path back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we will pass the beautiful Sherpa villages, Shomare and Orsho and reach to Pangboche. A beautiful village called Pangboche is surrounded by Everest to its north, Thamserku, Kangtaiga and Ama Dablam, to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley which makes your trip worth visiting. Overnight at Pangboche. 

Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours


Today, after early breakfast, we leave Pangboche and retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola by following the forest we will reach to Tengboche. We can visit Tengboche monastery and continue our trail by following the hillside which is filled with beautiful rhododendron and juniper trees. The further trail will follow the Dudh  Koshi River and encounter with the wildlife such as mountain goats, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and many more and finally reach to Namche Bazaar.  Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours


In this day, our trail descends steeply downward to Likla, at the elevation of 2800m. During our trail, we will cross the beautiful suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and the further trail will lead us to the Lukla. In the evening, you can explore the Lukla and stay overnight in Lukla. 

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)


Today you will end your trek here and after early breakfast, you will take a morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Around 30 minutes flight offers you a splendid areal mountain views for the last time. As you reach the Kathmandu, you can take a rest and, in the evening, you can do some souvenir shopping. You can also enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali Restaurant which represents typical Nepali Culture. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 19: Final Departure


Today you end your adventure in Nepal. Our representative will take you to the airport and helps to find your flight to reach your final destination. We hope that you will plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What's included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Guest house accommodations during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Local Save Himalaya Trek’s licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • All Land Transportations, to and from the trek. (Flight is optional)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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