Suitable for adventurers who wish for trekking and climbing experience in a single experience, Island Peak Climbing is an opportunity to achieve a Himalayan summit with an exhilarating trek to the Everest Base Camp. One of the most popular trekking peaks above 6000 meters, Island Peak is suitable for novice climbers without previous climbing experiences. Suitable for bold and adventurous explorers, Island Peak climbing takes climbers through the high altitude pass of Kongma La, prominent valleys of Khumbu and Imja, ancient monasteries of Tengboche, Dingboche and Namche, iconic Everest Base Camp and the vantage point of Kala Patthar. Culturally rich villages, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, dense forests and beautiful waterfalls, majestic glaciers and glacial moraines, authentic Sherpa lifestyle and conquering the mighty Island Peak (6,189m) makes Island Peak Climbing a memorable expedition.
You shall join the Island Peak Climbing expedition from the medieval city of Kathmandu and fly to Lukla for further adventure in the Khumbu region. Trekking along the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River upstream, you shall be traversing through culturally rich villages of Phakding, Benkar, Monjo and Namche, past ancient monasteries, across suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags and along some steep sections before proceeding to higher altitude. Exploring the age-old monasteries of Pangboche and Dingboche, the expedition explores the natural amphitheatre of Everest Base Camp and gets the most outstanding view of Everest from the vantage point of Kalapatthar. After close-up view of colossal Himalayas, you shall be heading for the ultimate destination of this trip, the ascent of Imja Tse or famously known Island Peak. Situated up the Chhukung valley and between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Peaks, Island Peak with its technically straightforward ridge provides awesome view of colossal Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Everest and several other neighboring peaks. Retracing the trail we trek back to Chhukung, Namche and to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu and wrapping up the adventurous trip of Island Peak Climbing.
A challenging venture with trekking, climbing and cultural excursion as the ingredients, Island Peak Climbing blends in adventure and diversity. September to December and March to May is the best season for this adventure. Join us for the ascent to Island Peak, the peak used as training peak by many Everest climbers, with professional service, experienced trekking team and carefully designed itinerary. In the capable hands of experienced Sherpas with track record of several successful ascents, your Island Peak Climbing is sure to be filled with adventure, thrill and lifelong memories.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 08: Rest day Dingboche-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15518ft) about 04 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 13: Island Peak base camp (4970m/16305ft) about 04 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 14: Island Peak base camp/climbing preparation day-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 15: Island Peak Summit (6,189 m/20305ft) back to base camp and trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15518ft) about 9 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft)-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft)-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (B/B)
Day 19: Full day in kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)
Day 20: Final Departure-(B)
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner