Island Peak is popular climbing peaks known as Imja Tse suitated at eastern of Nepal. Island peak is on the top of Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountain. The peak appears as an island in a sea when viewed from Dingboche but it was named Island peak in 1951 AD by Eric Shipton’s party. Climbing to Island Peak is not very difficult climbing but it is technical enough to climb which offers magnificent view of Himalayan range such as Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse Middle Peak etc and people of Sherpa ethics with their unique culture and traditions.
Island Peak Climbing Facts :
Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing
Best Month: September- May
Transportation: Private Vehicles, Domestic Airplanes & Bus
Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Mode of Trekking: Tea house and Camping
Max Elevation: 6189m
Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek
Trip Route: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Dingboche – Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp – Pangboche – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation :
Transfer to hotel facilated with 24 hrs running hot water with attached bathroom. Our Airport representative will be at the airport to receive you on your arrival with Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks Banner. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02. Kathmandu to Lukla via flight and Lukla to Phakding :
Early morning, we drive to airport as per flight departure time to take our flight to Lukla(2800m). After preparation of luggage for porters, we start walking the stone paved trial towards Bhaisekharka until we reach Phakding. To assist acclimatilization we would have a short hike. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 03. Phakding to Namche Bazaar:
The trial leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monjo from where Sagarmatha National Park begins after leaving Phakding. After small formalities at National Park, we would cross another suspension bridge and trial to uphill Namche Bazaar. It takes about 1.5 hrs hiking to reach Namche Bazaar, a Gateway To Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche.
Day 04. Accilimatization Day at Namche Bazaar :
The day is the accilimatization day of the trek as scheduled but we must have to stay active and moving during the rest day too. We can visit to Thame or Khunde from where we can enjoy views of Mt. Everest and other Peaks with Sherpa Culture. We would hike to Khumjung village on this day and come back to Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at Namche.
Day 05. Namche Bazaar to Tengboche :
After breakfast at Namche Bazaar, our trek leads to gradual trail with few up and down towards Tengboche enjoying views of Mt. Everest, Neptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Tengboche has a biggest and famous Buddhist Monastry all over the Khumbu region. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06. Tengboche to Dingboche :
After leaving Tengboche, having a great view of Pangboche village on the way our trail leads to Periche. The walk is fairly moderate when we enter at Imja Village. We would pass through River Lobuche and begins steepest climb to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 07. Dingboche to Chhukung :
Our trek started walking through stone walled fields and Imja Khola valley. Our trail surrounded by Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains with glacier moraines. We’ll reach to Bibre village and from Bibre, after half an hour trek leads us to Chhukung. Overnight in Chhukun
Day 08. Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp :
We’ll have a fairly steep trail up to Island Base Camp. We’ll walk on a windy path through Lhotse Glacier. We’ll continue our trek along a stream south west side of Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 09.Pre- Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp :
The day would be our training secession period for next day’s summit. Our guide will provide training on peak climbing ideas and techniques. We can spend the day by resting on a camp or hiking nearby camp. Overnight in Base Camp.
Day 10. Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche :
The trail descend to the lower altitude and follow the same route back from valley Khumbu Khola. We’ll find beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare before reaching Pangboche. We’ll also visit Gompa which is the oldest Gompa in Khumbu region. Overnight in Pangboche.
Day 11. Pangboche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar :
The trail drops downhill from Pangboche village with a beautiful view of rhododendron flowers and juniper trees. The trail decends to Dudhkoshi River and we further hike to Kyungjung for a relaxed. Then we reach to the Namche Bazaar with an easy walk. We’ll take nice and hot shower and relaxed sleep on lodge at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 12. Namche Bazaar to Lukla :
The trial drops steeply dowards and we’ll ahead to fast flowing Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge at Dudhkoshi trail becomes more easy and natural. Although we walk for the same routes it seems different views while returning back. The day would be the last day of our trek to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge in Lukla.
Day 13. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu :
We fly back to Kathmandu as we finished all airport formalities. We can relax, have some gifts for relatives and friends from Nepal. If we want to travel or visit somewhere Budhha Travel And Trek will manage for that too. Overnight in Kathmandu with celebration dinner.
Day 14. Departure from Kathmandu :
The last day in Nepal, at 3 hours before scheduled flight we’ll be taken up to airport by office representative of Himalayan Namobuddha Travel And Trek. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. And the trek would be the great lifetime memory.
Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience in Nepal.!!!
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