Island Peak Climbing
The 18 day Island Peak Climbing offers amazing views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and adjacent peaks, and an exciting ascent which is largely non-technical, though use of crampons and ropes is required. To reach this peak situated in the Upper Chhukung valley, climbers will stroll over vertiginous suspension spans lined with prayer flags and ascend through thick forests full of wildlife, as well as enjoying a warm welcome from the Sherpa people of this area.
From Lukla to Everest
The trip begins at Lukla, portal to the Khumbu area and start of the traditional route to Everest Base Camp. Starting from Lukla we trek downward with views of the grandiose Himalayas. We plunge to the river bed of the milky Dudh Koshi river past mani walls, prayer flags and the villages of Chheplung and Thado Koshigaon. Taking the trail along the icy stream, we will walk through tiny settlements, thick timber-land and terraced farmlands. We meet a few suspension bridges and waterfalls before coming to Monjo, last village before the Sagarmatha National Park.
After entering the park there’s a steep incline to reach Namche Bazaar. We then climb higher up and see the excellent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, and Daboche. Before we reach the religious communities of Tengboche, Pangboche and Dingboche. Following the Everest Base Camp trail we will reach Gorak Shep, pause to summit Kala Patthar and then go on Everest Base Camp itself.
Then we branch off across the Kongma La pass and down to Chhukung valley. Surrounded by massifs, icy lakes, and torrential slide chutes we’ll reach Island Peak Base Camp. After some pre-climb training to make sure everyone is confident, we’ll summit together and enjoy a panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and others. We then trek back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu to finish.
Island Peak Climbing is a great starter for the less experienced climber as the trip is a blend of trekking and climbing. The best times to book are between March – May or September – November. This is the experience of a lifetime. It comes with amazing views of the highest part of the Himalayas. You’ll finish this climb with enduring memories and a satisfying feeling of accomplishment.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight then Trek to Phakding
We might board an early morning battle to Lukla. An energizing and exciting flight over the superb green slopes should take us to the little uneven air terminal in Lukla. This place might be the beginning stage of our climbing endeavor. In the wake of arriving in Lukla air terminal, we should meet our outstanding group individuals from our excursion, and after that start our trek advance on to Phakding. In this trek of around 4 hours you get the opportunity to witness various encounters in numerous viewpoints, normal social and others. With some standard good and bad times on the way, the trail is essentially level and downhill for the trekkers. Other than exploring a portion of the well known settlements close here you might likewise witness the views Mani Stones, supplication haggles spans trimmed with petition banners. Get advanced by the socially rich and exceptional cloisters, heavenly views of the sky-penetrating Himalayan Mountains with the warm hospitability of the neighborhood individuals. On reaching Phakding, you can spruce up and go for exploration of near to religious communities. Stay overnight at Phakding.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
As you wake up, you should see plenitude of normal magnificence flourishing off in this scene. You might have your breakfast with the blustery air moving through the valley. A while later you might initiate your with your trek and start strolling along the Dudh Koshi stream. Navigating through the entrancing backwoods loaded with Pine trees and cloisters, you might later on cross couple of suspension scaffolds before having your trekking licenses checked at Monjo. This place can likewise be called as the passage to the well known “Sagarmatha National Park”. Presently proceeding onward with our trek we might achieve the Hillary Bridge which is one of the most elevated extensions, ordinarily by going through the Jorsale town. In the wake of intersection the scaffold you will undoubtedly get a glorious view of the taking off Mt. Thamserku with a hoisted stature of 6,608 meters from the town of Benkar town. Venerating the forcing tops along the course we now take a short rest at Chautara and later proceed onward with a tough climb from that point forward to the striking and energetic town of Namche Bazaar. Coming to here should stamp the finish of our risky excursion during the current day and might rest for the rest of the time. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 03: Namche Bazaar Rest
You have strolled up through numerous indigenous territories which lie high over the ocean level so it is generally prescribed for you to have a one day rest so that your body can adapt to the encompassing height. Given the rise of a place, the environment of that place can get low in amount of oxygen particles expected to manage a human body. In this way today we might all take a free day and rest for the whole day. By doing this, our bodies can get balanced and adjust to the lifted stature. With absence of oxygen noticeable all around, trekkers should be exceptionally careful about their wellbeing in these sorts of rises. Be that as it may, a couple of hundred vertical treks are proposed as opposed to staying inert in your room the whole day. You may likewise go out and walk around the interesting towns and get acquainted with the rich legacy of Sherpa culture. The individuals who have some vitality left in them ideally can take a side-excursion to the Everest View Hotel where they can get an extremely very close view of Mt. Everest (8,848m). Encompassed by the blanketed pinnacles, trekkers can clear out to Khumjung which is only a short leave Namche and visit the Khumjung Monastery known exceptionally to house the leader of the Yeti. Later you may return back to your room and have your supper. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
In the wake of spending the whole day resting and acclimatizing we might now proceed with our trek to Island Peak. Subsequent to having our breakfast we should now begin taking off of Namche Bazaar and strolling bit by bit up. Climbing up the slopes we might now stroll along the trails which have all encompassing views of the Himalayas ahead. Before achieving Sanasa, trekkers should get their eyes struck while watching the gaudy pinnacles of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and the almighty Mt. Everest alongside a reasonable close up view of Mt. Thamserku taking off high up in the sky over our trails. As you stroll along the quiet ways of this peaceful environment, you get the chance to explore the invulnerable rhododendron backwoods with a high shot of seeing some uncommon types of natural life flourishing in these landscapes. Natural life like the Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer and the Pheasant can be seen while you proceed onward with your trek today. Presently you should stretch out beyond Sanasa and trek through some more woodlands to achieve the trail crossing point which prompt to the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley. Be that as it may, we should progress assist close by the stone strides and tumble our way down to the riverbed of intense Dudh Koshi River. A while later we should cross the stream by strolling through the suspension connect and later climb for 60 minutes and half on a pebbly trail to make our last rising to the town of Tengboche. This town has a basic religious community which is for the most part considered as the greatest stupa in the Khumbhu area. Here you may explore around with the beautiful Himalayas standing tall out of sight. Stay overnight at Tengboche.
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche
On warm morning light, visit around Tengboche religious community. After breakfast proceed with trek on sliding down to riverside, cross the waterway and trek up towards the conventional and social Sherpa town Pangboche. We proceed towards the wide town of Pheriche situated on riverside. Pheriche is a rural community in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal which is located at an altitude of about 4,371 m on top of Tsola River. Stay overnight at Pheriche.
Day 06: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche
After breakfast we begin a simple and straight strolling towards waterway and stroll to Dugla. We proceed for couple of our trek to Lobuche for the night staying. Lobuche is a small community village located at an elevated height of 4,910 meters near Mount Everest in the eastern Khumbu region of Nepal and it is also considered as one of the last overnight stops with accommodation facilities on the way to Everest Base Camp. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then to Gorakshep
Today is one of the anticipated days of our entire trek as we shall make an attempt to reach Gorakshep via Everest Base Camp. After waking up and having our breakfast we shall begin trekking to Gorakshep. Afterward as we proceed with our trek we shall initially head to Everest Base Camp. The trail changes each year because of the developments of the ice sheet. The walk is very strenuous because of thin air at high elevation, going through rough hills, moraine and streams. Everest base camp is one of the famous spots to see a large portion of top mountains. We return to Gorakshep for the remaining time period. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 08: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Pathar then back to Lobuche
We begin early in the morning to get the exceptional panoramic view of the Nepalese Himalayas including the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest from Kala Pathar. It takes 1:30 hours to achieve the top, sit on Kala Pathar shakes and respect the mind boggling Himalayan Panorama. You can take the greatest number of pictures as you can with your camera for deep rooted recollections. Trek back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast and begin steady plummet down to Lobuche for an overnight stay. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche to Kongma La pass then Chhukung
Leaving Lobuche, we plunge down to Dingboche (4,410m) and proceed through stone walled way, waterway valley and icy mass moraine. Ama-Dablam and Lhotse encompasses us all through trip. From Bibre town, we can see towering Island top, feels like generously inviting us. Crossing 2-3 more streams, we reach to Chhukung, a petite settlement found precisely at the lap of Ama-Dablam. Stay overnight at Chhukung.
Day 10: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp
Moving further on with our trek, we should wake up right on time as we have to achieve the Island Peak Base Camp today. At first today we should have genuinely soak climbing south then swinging east to take after the principle line of the valley. In the wake of climbing up the lofty trail along the south side, we might now take a wind at the Lhotse ice sheet. The up and coming way ought to be a considerable measure crisscross beneath the southern flank of the moraine and as we proceed with our walk we might stroll nearby the riverbed which will at last lead us to a place prominently called as the “Enormous Rock”. At that point the crisscross trails ought to open up in a wide valley before achieving the South east of the Island Peak where the base camp falsehoods. After achieving the base camp, we might set our tents and have a legitimate rest. Stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 11: Pre Climb Training
Before making our rising to the ultimate summit of the Island Peak today we should spend the entire day get ready for the move to the summit of the Island Peak which will occur the resulting day. Prepare as you might have your aptitudes honed with the accomplished climbers and driving Sherpa’s accessible there to prepare you for you climb. You should be sufficiently given time to learn and recall each imperative detail required for your climb. From the basic utilization of the ice hatchet, crampons, ropes and different types of gear, you should be given appropriate preparing amid this day. So keep your mind sharp and your physic prepared as we will climb the well known Island Peak tomorrow morning. Ultimately in the wake of having finishing the preparation you are asked for to check your types of gear for tomorrows climb one final time and come back to your separate tents for appropriate rest. Stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 12: Island Peak summit then O/N at Island Peak Base camp
Pull up your socks and be prepared as the genuine enterprise starts. This is the day you have been sitting tight for as we might start the finish of our primary objective of the whole trek up till now. We as a whole need to wake up at a young hour in the morning before day break so we can get an early climbs to the summit. Because of the multifaceted climate conditions solid winds stream amid the evening in the whole climbing trails so as we push forward and move higher from the base camp you should at first find the thin inclines and soak shake channel. This area needs you to utilize your crampons and settled firmly in your boots. Presently we have to stroll by the ridgeline and surface out to the storage compartment of the summit icy mass. A while later we should cross the icy mass while utilizing our ropes and climb additionally up to the ice incline ahead. Be extremely attentive as there are numerous chasms here and proceed ahead with your climb. From here forward you need to cross the last 100 meters to achieve the summit of Island Peak. After achieving the summit climber witness the stunning and all encompassing picture of numerous sublime mountains. Subsequent to getting joy from the summit see point and with the sentiment triumph we should now drop down back to the base camp. This whole climb will take us around 10-12 hours so take appropriate and sufficient measure of rest in you tent. Stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 13: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche
After our effective climb yesterday, we might now begin heading down the valley. In the wake of awakening, we should have our breakfast required for now’s trip and continue with our trek. Plunging down from the Island Peak Base Camp, we understand that the walk is moderately simpler today when contrasted with rise towards the summit. Taking after the past correct course, we should travel south of the Khumbhu ice sheet and achieve the town of Dingboche by means of Bibre town. Strolling along the Imja River, we might ideally walk promote and go past the towns of Dingboche. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 14: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar
In the wake of having an early breakfast, today we might make an endeavor to achieve Namche Bazaar before the days over. We now set off and keep heading down with progressive strolls. At first we should make a short move through the pine and rhododendron woods and achieve the social town of Tengboche. There we may have some leisure time to explore and take some last photos of this notorious town. Proceeding onward, we might now leave Tengboche and begin slipping further down to the precarious way of Phunki. From here we should cross the flooding Dudh Koshi River before heading towards Kangjuma. Later we should pursue the bending ways around the slope ahead and at last make a swing to reach at the highest point of the informal Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. After achieving Namche Bazaar we now should go into one of the hotels accessible here and take unwind for whatever Stays of the day. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Today should be the last area of our trek where we might walk watchfully. In the wake of awakening and having our breakfast in the Tea place of our stay, we might start on with our trek. Making some extremely mindful plunge to the Lukla, we might attempt to catch one of the last stunning undertakings in the Everest district (Khumbhu area). Assist on we might walk unhurriedly and consistently without putting much strain in our drained bodies. Traverse various suspension spans we should discontinuously cross upon steep segments along the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River before making our exit from the common refuge of “Sagarmatha National Park”. Additionally down the course, we should witness numerous supplication haggles while going through the rhododendron backwoods to achieve the last purpose of our trek in Everest locale, Lukla. In the wake of achieving Lukla, we register with a hotel where you can unwind for the time staying and put a conclusion to our strenuous trekking. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu early morning
Awakening early, you are certain to be welcomed with sights of the rich green slopes and the sparkling Himalayan Mountains. Today you say farewell to this charming and diverting district by taking a flight back to the medieval city of Kathmandu. Our flight should take roughly take us around 35 minutes to achieve Kathmandu by taking off from the upper Himalayan district to the lower slope ranges close focal Nepal. As we achieve Kathmandu, you should be exchanged to your particular inn. Presently you can get revived; wash up and change go out for some gift shopping in the Thamel zone. Later return back to your inn room and pack your stuffs for your tomorrow’s flight back home. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu arrival and transferred to hotel
- Kathmandu to Lukla by flight
- All necessary permits and TIMS cards
- All ground transportation
- Guide and staffs wages and insurance
- All meal during the trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- All trekking equipment (tents, tables, chairs, kitchen utensils etc.)
- Bar bills, laundry and tips
- Rescue, insurance, souvenir shopping
- Items of personal expenses
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal rescue if needed
#Note above day to day itinerary. May be change depending on weather and flight.