Island Peak Climbing is one the famous peak climbing in Nepal. Climbing Island Peak is more technical in compare to other peak climbing in Nepal. Island Peak Expedition is one the popular peak climbing and expedition in Nepal which offers climbing Island Peak and trekking in the Everest Region.
Island Peak (6,189m.) is also known as “Imje Tse”. Climbing Island Peak is suitable for climbers having previous climbing experience with good health condition. The best time to climb Island Peak is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November).
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu: Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, a Trek Leader Representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you to transfer to your hotel. In evening there will be a pre-tour briefing and you will have a welcome dinner with Trek Leader Team.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla, and trek to Phakding: Take A scenic 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. In Lukla meet remaining crews then start trek to Phakding. It is 3 hours gentle walk through the banks of Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. O/N.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar Take early breakfast, tie your boots and get ready for trekking. Follow the Dudh Koshi river pass several suspension bridges. It takes 6 ½ hour to reach Namche. Namche Bazar is trading center of the Khumbu Region. Check the gears and add if anything left in Kathmandu. O/N
Day 4: Acclimatization day: Free day at Namche Bazar. Go to Tourist Visit Center and get knowledge about Sherpa culture plus flora and faunas of Everest Region. Hiking Thame or exploration are the optional activities for the day.O/N.
Day 5: Namche Bazar to Tengboche(3,870m): We start our trek from Namche Bazar; a gentle walk first take us to Phunki. From Phunki it ascends towards Tengboche where famous Tengboche Monastery is situated.Tengboche is a wonderful place for superb mountains views that includes: Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Lhotse. Overnight.
Day 6:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m): After breakfast, start trekking of Dingboche. The trail passes Pangboche where the oldest Monastery of Khumbu region lies. After 6 hours approx. walk reach Tengboche. Tengboche is another Mountain View point in Everest Region.
Day 7: Dingboche to Chukhung(4,730m): After breakfast, we start our trek to Chukhung. Along the way we will accompany by awe inspiring views of Lhotse and Amadablam mountains. After arriving Chukhung we set our camp. O/N.
Day 8: Island Peak Basecamp.(5200m.)- The steep up trails first climb south and then turns to east. It then gradually lead us to Island Peak Base Camp. On the way to base camp we can see wonderful Lhoste Glacier. In base camp we will some pre climbing training. O/N.
Day 9: Summit Island Peak and back to Base Camp (5,600m):To avoid winds of the day time we start our climbing early morning around 2 am. Summiting this peak is in fact not hard but quite technical though. Upon we summit the peak, we enjoy some time viewing stunning views. Then we descend all the way down to Island Peak Base Camp for overnight. O/N.
Day 10: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m): The trail descends through Khumbu Valley and passes two wonderful Sherpa settlement Orsho and Somare before reaching Pangboche. With 5/6 hours walk we reach Pangboche which a village covered by stunning mountains including Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtaiga. Stay overnight at Pangboche. O/N.
Day 11: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: The descent trail from Pangboche first takes us to Tengboche. From Tengboche we walk through dense rhododendron and juniper forest with following Dudhkoshi gorge to get Namche Bazar. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar. O/N.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: Final day of our walk. Today will trek to Lukla. With 6/7 hours trekking we will reach Lukla where we stay overnight. O/N.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu: With 40 minutes spectacular flight, we get back to Kathmandu. Take some rest at hotel. After then do some last minutes shopping. In evening join the farewell dinner with Trek Leader Team. O/N
Day 14: Fly back home: Trek Leader representative will accompany you to airport to catch your returning flight. See you again in Himalayan Kingdom.