Island Peak Climbing trip is a combination of Climbing and Trekking to Everest Base Camp the world’s highest peak mount Everest Base Camp and climbs popular trekking peaks Island Peak is the trip of a lifetime surrounding the eight-thousander peaks. Visit Himalaya Treks offers 22 days of Island Peak Climb and the world’s popular Everest Base Camp trek with the perfect itinerary.
Island Peak Climbing Trip and Everest Base Camp Trek is a combo of a regular Everest Base Camp Trek and a climbing to Island Peak, a popular trekking peak in Nepal. Island Peak is the most sought-after trekking peak because of its altitude of just above 6000 meters and fairly moderate geographical circumstances making it a perfect climbing trip in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Each year more than 300 groups make an effort to scale the summit of Island Peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb this interesting peak together with an exciting trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. Besides the adventure trekking, we also get an opportunity to witness the Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With tedious recollections of the trekking earlier, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and then fly back to Kathmandu.
Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek route,
To get to the Island Peak, we take the traditional route to the Everest Base Camp, following the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on to Dingboche. After acclimatization, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola Valley and then to the Island Peak. The most difficult section of the peak is the section mired with a steep rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge. However, the magnificent views from the summit are a priceless reward for the efforts put into climbing the peak.
Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Trip preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters)
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters)
Day 11: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche.
Day 12: Cross Khongma La (5535 meters) and trek to Chhukung. (4730 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp. (5000 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Island Peak High Camp. (5350 meters)
Day 15: Climb Island Peak (6189 meters) and trek to Chhukung.
Day 16: Extra Day.
Day 17: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 18: Trek to Monjo. (2835 meters)
Day 19: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Trip preparation in Kathmandu, Evening trekking briefing meeting stay at Hotel Kathmandu.
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. (3 hours)
During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6608 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbi Yui Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours)
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8414 meters) and Ama Dablam (6856 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours)
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Thyanboche. Thyangboche is famous for the Thyangboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Thyangboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Khangtega (6685 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours)
The path drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascend leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trek continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Hortse. After Hortse, the path drops in and out of a valley and then a steady walk finally ends the day at Dingboche. At Dingboche, views of another snowcapped pinnacle adds to the already impressive list of mountains, as view of Island Peak (6189 meters), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, appears in the North. (5-6 hours)
A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang view point 5616 meters. Absolutely perfect views of Mount Makalu, Chhopulu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Island Peak. The climb on the Nangkar Tshang offers better views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon.
A comfortable gradual walk further into the valley starts the day. This is followed by yet another ascent that ends at Thukla, followed by a steep climb that ends at the top of Thukla Pass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the mountains of Khumbu region and also provides serene views of the mountains responsible for those memorials. An easier walk in the afternoon ends the day at Lobuche. (6 hours)
An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7165 meters), Lingtren (6749 meters), Khumbutse (6665 meters), Changtse (7653 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours)
A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Lobuche via same route. (3 hours)
The day’s trek starts very early in the morning and crosses the Khongma La and drops down into the Chukkung valley. A brief gradual climb ends the day’s trek at Chukkung. (6-7 hours)
A steep climb for the most parts of the day further into the valley ends at the Island Peak Base Camp. The climbing guide will provide a brief training on climbing and also will introduce all the gears going to be used during the climb. The training is to introduce you to the basics of mountaineering and also for to build up your confidence, so that you can enjoy the climb. (4 hours)
The trek again gains a good couple of hundred meters getting higher and closer to Island Peak. The High Camp is set up for better chances of summit as it makes the final day of climb to the summit shorter and easier. This also gives a better chance for acclimatization. However, the day can also be used for the push to the summit depending upon the physical condition. (3 hours)
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Chukkung. (8-10 hours)
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization.
The day starts with the trail descending down to the valley passing Dingboche on the way and a brief climb afterwards leads to the village of Hortse. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Thyangboche. (7-8 hours)
The return trek towards Lukla continues on the previously travelled route taken during the way up. On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6-7 hours)
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and free day at Kathmandu stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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