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Island Peak 6169m also known as Imja Tse is one of the popular trekking peak in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island peak in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains/ Everest , Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8463m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in later years. For some mountaineers the peak stands for the purpose of acclimatization before heading to bigger mountain climbing. Trekking to Kalapatthar or Everest base camp is best suited for acclimatization before proceeding Island Peak climbing.

The normal route for Island Peak climbing is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of Island Peak climbing and helps a safe ascent.


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Trek Facts

Country: Nepal

Grade: Moderate - Hard

Area: Everest Region

Group Size: 1/ 20 pax

Activities: Peak Climbing

Total Duration: 18 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 6189m

 

 

 

Day 01:   Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met, greeted and transported to the Hotel.

Day 02:   Kathmandu (1350m.)
Free for Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu - Nepal 's capital city and prepare for the next day's Mount Everest trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03:   Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m.)
In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla - 2840 meters in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal - providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world's highest mountains followed by a trip to Phakding (2610m). After an easy afternoon's scenic walk, set up camp for an overnight stay Phakding. Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 04:   Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Walking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers - all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 05:   Day of Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Enjoy the beauty of Namche's quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area's native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 06:   Namche Bazaar - Dole (4200m.)
This day we will walk straight 1 and half hours, and then we will walk through ascending and descending trail. It will take about 7 hours to reach Dole. From there we will see good views of Rolwaling range, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum kanguru, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Everest, Cholatse and Lhotse shar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07:   Dole - Machhermo (4470m.)
This day we will walk ascend at the starting and then walk straight towards Machhermo. We will reach Machhermo in about 4 hours. From there we will see spectacular view of Cho-oyu and other few mountains. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08:   Machhermo - Gokyo (4790m.)
This day we will walk for about 4/5 hours to reach Gokyo through almost straight trail crossing small river. From there we will see Cho-oyu, Gyachung Kang. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09:   Gokyo - Thagnak (4700m.)
Early morning we will walk towards Gokyo ri, form there we will see spectacular views of Cho-oyu, Everest, Makalu, Pumori, Gauri Shankar and many more. We will return to Gokyo for lunch and after lunch we will continue towards Thagnak. We have to walk total 6 hours to reach Thagnak from Gokyo. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10:   Thagnak - Chola pass (5330m.) - Djonglha (4830m.)
This day we will walk uphill at the starting and then little straight and again we will walk uphill and downhill through the glacier. From there we will see good views same as from Namche to Dole. Overnight at  lodge.

Day 11:   Djonglha - Lobuche (4940m.)
This day we will walk about 3 hours to reach Lobuche from Djongla through slightly ascending trail. From there we will see various villages such as Dingboche, Pheriche, Dughla. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12:   Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5550 m) - Gorak Shep (5140m.)
Enduring a climb of approximately two (2) hours to arrive at Gorak Shep where you are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori - reaching Kala Pathar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay at lodge.

Day 13:   Gorak Shep – EBC (5380 m) - Lobuje (4940m.)
Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380m) - the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp before descending to Lobuje. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14:   Lobuche - Chhukhung (4730m.)
This day we will walk through descending trail at first and walk through flat trail. After this we will walk again slightly uphill to reach Chhukung. We have to walk about 5/6 hours to reach Chhukhung from Lobche. From here we will see good views of various mountains. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15:   Chhukhung - Island Peak Base Camp (4970m.)
This day we will walk slight uphill 4/5 hours to reach Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 16:   Island Peak Base Camp -  High Camp
This day we will walk 3 hours uphill to reach High Camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 17:   High Camp - Island Peak Summit (6189m.)
Early morning around 2 AM we start to climb Island peak form there we will see spectacular views of Amadablam, Baruntse, Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse shar, Mera peak, Thamserku, Kangtega, Everest view hotel, Numbur himal, Gaurishankar and many more. We will return to Chhukhung. Overnight at lodge.

Day 18:   Chhukhung - Tengboche (3860m.)
This day we will walk slightly 6/7 hours downhill to Tengboche from there we can visit Tengboche monastery, which is a largest monastery in Nepal and also we can see good views of Amadablam, Everest and more. Overnight at lodge.

Day 19:   Tengboche - Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
We will descend 5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Once again traversing the beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron. We will have a chance to see our national bird (danfe), Mountain sheep and many more wildlife. Overnight at lodge.

Day 20:   Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m)
An easy walk down to Lulka for the final night's stay in the Khumbu region - participants can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing portion of the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge

Day 21:   Lukla - Kathmandu (1350m)
Take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where participants can kick up their feet and relax at a hotel; taking time to reflect on the journey behind them Overnight at Marshyangdi Mandala

Day 22:   Kathmandu
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 23: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to your destination  

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.

 

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport including domestic airport
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmnadu air ticket including guide
  • Domestic airport tax including the guide
  • Kathamndu – Lukla – Kathmandu cargo 15 K.G. per person
  • All the meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) at lodge and tented camp during the trek and climbing period.
  • Accommodation at lodge  and Tented Camp during the trek
  • Everest National Park Fee + Island peak climbing permit
    Climbing guide-s and 1 porter per person basis during trek
  • Climbing guide-s equipment fee
  • One member tent for two person basis, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chair, tables and kitchen gears during the climbing period
  • Fix rope, ice screw, ice bar and etc.
  • Staff: all meal, accommodation, wages and insurance
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes
     

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical Insurance 
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Ice axe,  karabiner,  Jummer, figure 8, harness, crampons and boots 
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar bills (mineral water, coke, beer etc) 
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above