Island Peak (6,189m) climbing known as Imja Tse peak climb is the most commonly climbing popular trekking peaks in Everest region, Nepal. Climbing Island Peak with everest base camp trek is an adventure trip in Nepal. In this trip, you can trek to everest base camp and then climb to Island Peak.
The Island peak is easily accessible without the logistics of a major expedition without any requirement of an extensive knowledge of winter alpine skill. Although Island peak can be climbed just in one or two days from a trailhead, Island peak technical difficulties and objective are enormously dangerous.
Island peak trek and climbing summit is not as challenging as an 8000m summit, these mountains should be taken lightly -a considerable amount of time often needs to be spent above 5000m often in difficult weather on slopes that need a good range of mountaineering skills.
Island Peak was first climbed by a team of mountaineers that included Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary as preparation and acclimatization for the first ascents of mount Everest in 1953.The views from the summit of Island peak is superb including the south face of Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
An Impressive Island Peak is not the highest trekking peak in Nepal, but it provides a great deal of technical interest. Previous climbing and mountaineering experience is required since we will be using ropes, crampons and ice axes- sometimes on exposed ground and competence on such terrain is needed. However, easy access means that Island Peak is often combined with ascents of other nearby trekking peaks like Mera Peak, Pokalde and Lobuje East.
Climbing Island Peak trek is suitable for a climber visiting the Himalayas for the first time or the keen hill walkers with previous mountaineering experience using crampons and ice axe.
Any men and women of all ages from around the world can join Island Peak climbing expedition as an individual team member or with your own group if that is your spouse, partner, friends, siblings, clients and colleagues. Our dynamic team work well and we are able to build successful and safe groups of people that enjoy trekking, climbing and traveling together.
Previous camping experience is beneficial to enjoying the trip to Island peak trek climb, though not required. It would be nice if you have some experience with foreign travel, though we are happy to advise and help you if this is your first time out of the country. All of the work is done for you such as cooking, carrying group equipment, setting up tents. Yak and Sherpa will carry all of your personal items so you do not have to carry a heavy rucksack. It is not necessary to be in extremely good shape to enjoy Island Peak Climbing. If you have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills with a few 20 minutes breaks mixed, then you can enjoy everest base camp trekking and island peak climbing.
Our Island Peak climbing and trekking itinerary is very flexible and write to our climbing trekking expert customized climbing and trekking itinerary and more information about climbing to Island peak like climbing gear, equipment and preparation for climbing Island Peak. We are happy to meet you with all climbing information and cost offer by mail.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Welcome to Himalayan country Nepal. You will be met by us at Kathmandu airport on arrival to Nepal and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Remainder of the day is at free. This evening you may wish to visit the lovely Thamel area.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Tour
Kathmandu sightseeing tour visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Swoyambhunath stupa known as monkey temple. All these places are listed in world heritage sites. A pre-trek briefing will be conducted in the afternoon; also you will be introduced to your guide.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla
In the morning get short flight of 40 minutes to Lukla. Watch the rugged foothills to the highest mountains while flying to Lukla. Once we are at Lukla, start trek to Phakding. Today is an easy trekking; it takes 3/4 hours. It’s gradual downhill and uphill walking passing village, Mani stones, yaks and porter on the trail. We stay there in a teahouse.
Day 4: Phakding Namche Trekking
Trek to Namche passes through the village of Benker, Monjo and Jorsale and then along the river. We will cross two bridges before beginning the steep ascent to Namche, which can take up to three hours to complete. Be aware that there are no tea houses or lodges on this path, so ensure that you have ample water to get you to the top. In addition, you are now heading into a high altitude area, so take it easy. Even the fittest people may get altitude sickness. Phakding to Namche takes 6/7 hours walk, almost all uphill. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allows us to see Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
Day 5: Namche Acclimatize Hiking
Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. Every Saturday market is held at Namche bazzar. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in
Day hiking trip to Khunde / Khumjung and Syangboche and descend back to Namche for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight camp at Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Namche Tengboche (3900m) trekking
After a short but steep climb out of Namche Bazaar, then walk on a fairly level trail to the villages of Kyangjuma and Sanasa. After a short while, the trail descends to the level of the Dudh Koshi River, and you will pass a few hamlets and cross several bridges. Then at the hamlet of Phunki Thanga, the trail ascends steeply. There are no tea houses or lodges on this stretch, so take some refreshment in Phunki Thanga and stock up on water for 2/3 hours climb to Tengboche. Please take it easy while trekking up. The air is thinner than you are aware! You want to avoid mountain sickness.
Day 7: Tyangboche Pheriche (4250m) trekking
After an early breakfast, we tour the largest and most important monastery in the region, Thangboche. The trekking trail passes through the villages of Deboche and Pangboche (3860m). All these villages offer food and lodgings. Pangboche is probably the most pleasant as it is surrounded by trees. So, if you decide to take the journey slowly, this is the best place to rest and relax and over a short hill to the small village of Periche.
Day 8: Pheriche Acclimatize Hiking
We spend a day, acclimatization by climbing a spectacular point of rock above Dingboche. You will need to take a day to acclimatize to the high altitude. Take short, slow walks around the village, marvel at the peaks and dig out the book you bought, but whatever you do, do not push it at this point. If you begin to feel unwell, inform your guide or lodge owner and return as quickly as possible to a lower altitude. The experts say hike high sleep low. So some Nepal experts recommend that if you are feeling well, to hike each day to a higher elevation than you will sleep.
Day9: Pheriche Lobuche (4930m) trekking
After a short walk we\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll climb the moraine of the mighty Khumbu Glacier. Spend the night in this small village packed with tourists. There are several lodges at this village but not much to do here besides eat and sleep. Often trekkers entering Lobuche will find the lodges full and may have to share a room with a stranger or sleep in the common room. Even if you have a room, you may be asked by the lodge owner to share it with someone.
Day10: Lobuche Everest base camp trek
We will start early for our trek to Base camp. This is a fairly easy hike and should take about 3 hours. You can take a short side-trip and visit the Everest Pyramid, a weather station built by Italians. In Gorak Shep there is a small, usually frozen lake. This village now has three lodges: Himalaya Lodge, Snowland Lodge and the Kala Pattar lodge. Gorak Shep will be your base to visit the Everest Base Camp (5380m) and to climb the hill behind the lodges called Kala Patthar (5643m) with great views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains.
Day11: Gorakshep Dingboche trek via Kalapattar climbing
Gorak shep to Kalapather trekking, it is about 2 hrs walk early in the morning to see sunrise over mount Everest and continue trek to Dingboche over night stay.
Day12: Dingboche Chuukung trekking
Branch off from our standard Everest base camp trek. We will take a leisurely walk up to Chukkung Village at 4700 metres.
Day13: Island Peak base camp trek
Today we will go up to Island Peak base camp at 5100 meters.
Day14: Rest Day at base camp or trek to high camp.
Rest in Island Peak base camp and train to ascend and descend fixed ropes.
Day15: Island Peak climbing summit
We will wake up in the middle of the night and slowly and carefully head for the top at 6189 metres. Walk down to base camp
Day16: Island peak Pangboche trekking
Today we will make a relaxed walk down to Pangboche via Chukkung and Dingboche.
Day17: Pangboche Namche trek
We will walk back to Namche Bazaar.
Day18: Namche Lukla trek back
Return to Lukla where we spend the night
Day20: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, evening cultural show and dinner.
Day21: Extra day of rest and celebration in Kathmandu.
Do take a taxi out to Bhaktapur if you wish to visit an impressive temple city.
Day22: Kathmandu airport.
Transfer to airport. Good bye everyone, it was nice meeting you.