Island Peak Climbing
Island peak climbing is the most popular trekking peak in Everest region Khumbu Himalaya of Nepal; it’s imposing and extremely glaciated west face that rises from Lhotse Glacier. The peak is itself a south part of Lhotse shar divided by a small col. Though re-baptized as Imja Tse in 80s it is popular by its original name. It got its name in 1952 AD because of its placement in the middle of Chukung valley giving appearance like an island in a sea of ice. It is located in the top of Chukung valley between Ama Dablan and Lhotse Mountains at an altitude of 6,189m. The most challenging section of this climb is ice wall at slope of 45 degrees which is followed by slender summit ridge.
One full day walking from Chunking will lead to Base Camp and get prepared to climb the peak. To get victory over the summit it will take one or two days depending upon the weather conditions. From the summit we can view the outstanding mountain panorama of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu with Hodgepodge of many others. Climbing Island peak is comparatively easy and common due to which many visitors desire to go there. Your island peak expedition begin from Lukla uphill to island peak top and walking back at Lukla from here you will fly back to Kathmandu.
Region Everest Khumbu valley (6189m.)
Best Season: Sept. to Nov. & March - June
Duration: 14 Days
Trek type: Tea House+Camping
Max Altitude: 6189 m.
Mode of Travel: Flight
Duration: 16 days
Day 01: From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon, we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program.
Day 02: After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath.
Day 03: Enjoy the most scenic 30minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As you reach Lukla start the Everest Base Camp Trek to Phakding via Chaurikharka and Chhuplung. Overnight at Phakding(2640m).
Day 04: Early in the morning after having breakfast trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar(3435m) via Jhorsalle. From Namche we can see the first glance of Everest.
Day 05: Today we will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar. Today we may rest or hike through the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch we will hike back to Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche(3890m) via Sanasa and Fungethaga. We will have our lunch at the edge of Dudhkoshi river. From Tengboche we can see the captivating vista of Gokyo Ri, Amadablam, Thamserku and Island Peak. Tengboche is known for the highest monastery in the world.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4450m). After having breakfast we leave for Dingboche via Deboche village, Minlinggo, Pangboche and Imjastse. Thoughout the trail we can see the spectacular vista of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Kantega, Nuptse and Lhotse. Dingboche is a beautiful village enclosed by stone wall. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 08: Today we acclimatize at Dingboche. From Dingboche we can see some breathtaking views of North face of Ama Dablam and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore the valley that take us to Island peak. Another option can be hike to Nagarjun hill from where we can see the vista of Island peak with many others.
Day 09: Trek for 4 hours to get to Chhukung Valley. Overnight at Chhukung.
Day 10: Trek from Chhukung Valley to Island Base Camp.
Day 11: Climb to Island peak and trek down to Dingboche.
Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche.
Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Manjoo (2900m). Walk downhill cross the bridge near Phungitenga near Sahansa. The trail from Namche to Manjoo is one of the most scenic path in the whole trail. In the way we will visit traditional village of Khumjung and Khunde. Overnight at Manjoo.
Day 14: Trek from Manjoo to Lukla (2886m). Today the trek will be quite easy except some uphill climbs and then down to Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times.
Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure for your onward flight.