Island Peaks Climbing – 19 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/MR-01
Duration : 19 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

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

Trip Information

If you are wondering to make ultimate trekking and climbing experience in Himalayan, Island Peak Climbing in Nepal is one of the best choices that meet with your desire. The Island Peak Climbing (6189m/20305ft) is specially design for enthusiastic and energetic trekkers. Island Peak Climbing is also known as Imje Tse Climbing which offers you to reach in the summit of Island Peak and experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. Trekking in the striking location and meet with the various ethnic groups and be in-touch with their unique culture and traditions is really amazing that this expedition offers us. After reaching at the summit of Island Peak, you can enjoy with the majestic views of gigantic mountains; Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse central, Lhotse, Baruntse, Makalu and with majestic Mount Everest Base Camp. The Island Peak Climbing, one of the main climbing peaks with highly impressive glacier in the Everest region in Nepal will leads us to the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and meet with the Sherpa people is really awe-inspiring. During our expeditions, we will get chances to explore the Everest Base Camp, the highest point and Kalapathar, famous view point before scaling the Island Peak Climbing.
The Journey to the Island Peak expedition is full of rocky ridge, where you need to trek with steep snow head wall and interesting scramble along the rock ridge to a glacier and reach to the summit of the Island Peak. The trekking trail of Island Peak is quite challenging, where you need professional and experienced guides for successful Summit. To get success in the Island Peak Climbing, you should take a climbing training and learn various climbing technique and skills before climbing Island Peak. You should know how to use rope, ascend and descend in the straightforward climb, and how to climb in glacier, ice and snowy way. This climbing training course will surely boost your confidence and ensure all necessary climbing skills to scale the summit successfully.   
This adventurous as well as thrilling Island peaks climbing start with the mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu with scenic aerial views of Green and white mountains. We will spend a day at Namche Bazaar by following the beautiful village of Phakding. From Namche Bazaar, we will explore these village such as; Tengboche, Pheriche, Gorak Shep, Kalapatthar and continue our journey towards Island Peak. After exploring Island Peak we will return back to Kathmandu for our final destination.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
Day 17:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 19: Final Departure

Day 1: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport

  • Welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
  • Hotel check out
  • Take a rest and relax
  • Welcome dinner in the evening
  • Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Half day world heritage cultural tour.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman, Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and so on.
  • A brief explanation of the further trek. (Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.)
  • Putting all the essential things in the bag.
  • Stay overnight at the 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

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • Almost 30 minutes flight offers you impressive mountains views including Mt. Everest and others stunning mountains.
  • 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
  • Continue our trail and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region.
  • 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Rest and enjoy at Namche Bazar which offers you ATM services and other cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park (Everest) and explore various flora and fauna.
  • Encounter with Traditional Sherpa village called Khumjung and their unique culture and traditions.
  • 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Leave Tengboche monastery, an excellent location, surrounded by the Himalayas.
  • Descend for about half an hour through a beautiful forest before crossing a river and reach to a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche.
  • Enjoy 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Lobuche, situated at the elevation of 4940m.
  • Trail climbs to the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse.
  • Continue trek to the Khumbu Glacier through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft), wooden bridge on roaring stream.
  • Enjoy an awesome view of Khumbutse (6623m), Lingtren (6697), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal.
  • Overnight at Lobuche. 

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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Gorak Shep, at the summit of 5160m.
  • 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 the world’s highest base camp of Everest.
  • 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

Morning breakfast.
Continue trail towards Kala Patthar, situated at the altitude of 5545m.
Enjoy impressive sunrise views from top of the Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower
Enjoy 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.
Reach to Kala Patthar and 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Leave a beautiful village of Lobuche and heads toward Kongma La, situated at the summit of 5,535m.
  • Follow the Khumbu Glacier and Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft).
  • Further ascent and reach to Kongma La pass, and enjoy seeing of the cairn wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass.
  • Continue trek downhill progressively to Imja Khola valley, by following 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Trek towards Island Peak Base Camp from Chhukung.
  • Follow a fairly steep trail and climb south and then trek to the winding path below the Lhotse Glacier.
  • Further gentle trail along a streamside.
  • Continue trek to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast and goes further through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines and reach to the Island Peak.
  • Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.

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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • 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.
  • Pre-climbing training.
  • Practic 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue climb towards Island peak summit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you feel, you need a rope then your guide will fix it to make your trail safe.
  • 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.
  • Explore and enjoy the summit views and capturing the images.
  • Descend to the Island Peak Base Camp.
  • 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Pangboche, situated at the elevation of 3985m.
  • Continue easy trail as we descend to the lower altitudes.
  • Follow the same path back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, and 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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek and retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola by following the forest we will reach to Tengboche.
  • Visit Tengboche monastery and continue our trail by following the hillside.
  • Cross the 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.
  • Finally, reach to Namche Bazaar. 
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Descends steeply downward to Likla, at the elevation of 2800m.
  • Cross the beautiful suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River.
  • The further trail will lead us to the Lukla.
  • Explore the Lukla and stay overnight in Lukla. 

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

  • Morning breakfast.
  • End your trek here.
  • Take a morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Around 30 minutes flight offers you a splendid areal mountain views for the last time.
  • Reach the Kathmandu, and take a rest.
  • Do some souvenir shopping if you want.
  • 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.

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