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sland Peak climbing is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal and is also known as Imja Tse Peak. Island Peak (6189M) refers to an Island in the sea of ice of Himalayas of Khumbu region.

Island Peak climbing is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal and is also known as Imja Tse Peak. Island Peak (6189M) refers to an Island in the sea of ice of Himalayas of Khumbu region.  From the summit of the Island Peak one can view the Himalayan scenery of the popular mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. It’s one of the best trekking packages in Nepal where you can complete the journey without trekking to Everest Base Camp.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)

Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities and your kit will be checked.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m)

A spectacular short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla brings you to the starting point of your trek. After reaching Lukla we will trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

We continue along the side of the river, making several crossings on the wire suspension bridges. The final stretch into Namche is a steep climb, but you may be rewarded with your first glimpse of Everest away in the distance.

Day 04: Acclimatization trek in Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has lots of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital or a walk up to the Everest View Hotel (3880m) above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3867m)

From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi where we get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu. Then we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phortse Thanga before making the steep climb to Phortse.

Day 06: Phortse to Pheriche (4252m)

From Phortse we descend steeply through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite Ama Dablam (6856m), and has exceptional views of the mountain. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche.

Day 07: Acclimatization trek in Pheriche (4252m)

A day to rest and acclimatize and a chance to wander up the valley to look at Lake Tshola Tsho. Alternatively, we can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view up the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Lhotse.

Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4930m)

Today we continue climbing to higher altitude and you will feel the air getting thinner as we move closer towards the Khumbu glacier. The trail will cross the glacier's ancient terminal moraine, winding through the boulders; we will come upon the memorial which is built to remember the Sherpa’s who have lost their lives climbing the World's highest mountain. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach Lobuche.

Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m)

To reach Everest Base Camp, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, with amazing panoramic view of the Himalaya. After having lunch at Gorak Shep before trekking further along the Khumbu Glacier to finally reach Everest Base Camp. We will head back to Gorakshep, where we will stay overnight, taking a slightly higher route to get a close up view of the famous Khumbu icefall.

Day 10:Climb Kala Pattar and trek to Dingboche (5554m)

You will be woken early in the morning, to climb Kala Pattar so that you reach the summit in time for sunrise. We then retrace our steps back down to Gorak Shep for some breakfast before heading back down to the village of Dingboche.

Day 11: Dingboche to Chukhung (4750m)

In this day, we will head off into the Imja valley, following the trail up to the small village of Chukhung. Island Peak, our next challenge, comes clearly into view.

Day 12: Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)

There will be a  short trek as we move higher up the Imja valley and make our way to Island Peak Base Camp at 5150m. The gradual altitude gain and shorter walking hours of the last two days will help you to acclimatize and prepare you for summit ascent.

Day 13: Trek to High Camp (5345m)

We will climb up further 200 meters today to High Camp at 5345m. Then we will have plenty of time to rest and get everything ready for summit ascent for the next day.

Day 14: Summit Ascent (6173m)

You will be woken at around 2.00 a.m. and given a high energy breakfast to help fuel your climb. You spend the first hour climbing up to the glacier where you will put on your crampons and harness and rope-up ready to cross the Imja glacier, moving closer towards to the south face of Lhotse. From here you will start the climb up the steep headwall using fixed ropes to reach the summit ridge. From the summit there are spectacular views in all directions. After taking a few photos to celebrate your summit success we will retrace our steps back down to our base camp.

Day 15: Contingency day

This day will very much depend upon the weather conditions. An extra day is included just in case if the weather conditions are bad to give you a second chance to reach at the summit. If you have already summit then you will continue your descent down to lower altitude.

Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (3950m)

We continue to descend down the Imja Khola valley via Chukhung and Dingboche to rejoin the main Everest trail until we reach Pangboche at 3950m.

Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Today will be a long trekking day following the contours of the valleys back down to lower altitude, criss-crossing the rivers through the rhododendron forests to Thyangboche. After a brief lunch stop, you will continue on via Phunki Tenga, all the way back down to Namche Bazaar at 3450m.

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800)

Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This will be your last evening in the mountains and a great opportunity to celebrate with Sherpa guides and porters.

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu

After having early morning breakfast pack we will take a flight from Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Depart from Kathmandu

Our representative will take you to the airport for your flight back to home.

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