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Island Peak Climbing : 19 Days

Island Peak ClimbingThis professionally designed Island peak climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar first for the close up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the pick. Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's who thought it to be reminiscent of an Island in a sea of ice. It is also known as "Imja Tse" in Sherpa Name.

After exploring the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Kumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area.

We continue trek to Tengboche Pheriche and accommodate at high altitude in Gorekshep. After enjoying with magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks, we continue descend to Chhukung to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak. After a day of walking from Chhukung we reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for to attempt the peak. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. However, some climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and also helps a safe ascent. After a successful climbing we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Fact File

Name of the Trail: Island Peak Climbing

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Lodge Trek / Camping

Grade: Streneous

Duration: 19 Days

Maximum elevation: 4000 Meters

Accommodation: Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Plane

Route Map

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Island Peak Climbing Itinerary:

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel. O/N at hotel.

Day 02:Kathmandu valley excursion, necessary preparation and briefing. O/N at hotel.

Day 03:Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2700m) trek to Phakding (2600m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazar (3450m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 05: Excursion to Khumjung Monastery, and back to Namche Bazar. O/N at teahouse.

Day 06:Trek to Tyangboche (3800m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 07: Trek to Pheruche (4210m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4931m) O/N at Lodge.

Day 09:Trek to Gorakchep (5200m) and afternoon time hiking to Everest base camp and back to Gorakchep O/ N at Lodge.

Day 10:Early in morning hike to Kalapather 5530m and back to Gorakchep after brek fast trek to Dingboche (4410m) O/N at Lodge.

Day 11:Trek to Chhukung (4700m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 12:Early morning hiking up to Chukung Ri 5400m) back to Chukkung after break fast Trek to Island peak base camp 4970m Over night at tent.

Day 13: Summit the Island peak (6189m) back to Island base camp O/N at camp.
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Back to Chhukung valley (4700m) O/N at lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Tyangboche (3800m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazar (3450m) O/N at teahouse.
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Manju ( 2950m) O/N at lodge.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800m) O/N at teahouse.

Day 17: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.

Day 18: Extra day for by the way bad weather with cancel flight.
OR
Kathmandu valley excursion, shopping to pick up last minute souvenir. O/N at hotel.

Day 19: Drive to airport for flying your own destination.