Island Peak Climbing

TYPOLOGIES

Trekking Peak

DIFFICULTY

MIN. AGE

16 Years

Trip Introduction:

Island Peak also is known as Imja Tse Peak is a part of the eastern Himalayas located inside Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. This is one of the popular and highly climbed peaks in Nepal categorized as a “Trekking peak” by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) which is impressively rising at the southern ridge of Lhotse Shar. Eric Shipton named the peak in 1951 after he had seen the sea of ice over the peak. The Swiss trekking team in 1956 AD were the first one to climb Island peak. They opted Island Peak Climbing for their warm-up preparation of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse Expedition, trip rewards with stunning views of the world’s popular mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, and many other snowcapped Himalayas.

 

Island Peak adds more fun and adventure to Himalaya Trekking Packages. Island Peak Himalayas elevation range up to 6189 m and the base camp at 5,087 meters. The weather may reach max up to 25°C in the Peak climbing season. you can trek island peak most of the time of the year. But, during the stature of rainstorm months (part of the way through June to end of August). Additionally, notwithstanding throughout the winter, individuals have effectively scaled the mountain, albeit chilly climate could be inconvenient for a few, particularly on the off chance that you are a fledgling mountain dweller. Although, it isn’t so much that the mountain is in fact hard proportional, however, it rather relies upon how agreeable you are with the boundaries of winter months.

 

Apart from this short and direct route itinerary of Island Peak Climbing, it has many other routes that depend upon the holiday duration of adventure seekers such as Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing.

Trip Highlights:

  • Summit of Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse Peak at 6,189 meters.
  • Stunning views of world’s popular mountain ranges including Mt
    Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, Mt Baruntse, Amadablam and many other
    snowcapped peaks.
  • Explore rich Buddhist culture and charming Sherpa villages with their unique way of living.
  • Walk through popular route of EBC trail and split towards beautiful Chhukung Valley

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) and transfer to Hotel.

BB plan Hotel or Resort

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcome you and drive to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek elevation, we also conduct an introduction program with trekking leader and official team.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu.

Breakfast Hotel/Resort

Early morning breakfast at the hotel and our guide will pick you up from a hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually, there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice but you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day–at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft).

Half an hour fly & Four hours walk Full Board Tea House available

Early in the morning drive to Domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport and take a flight for about 30 minutes to Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is the beautiful valley which is surrounded by High Mountain and hills from all direction. Make sure the backpacks and all stuffs fully arranged to get started the trek towards Phakding. The easy and scenic trail follows soft descends to the bank of Dudh Koshi River, follow the river bank of the river before we reach at Ghat. After there we continuously walk gentle ascend to Phakding. We visit several Gompas, Monasteries and beautiful stone carving (written Buddhist scripts) all the way to Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft).

5-6 hrs walk Full Board Tea House available

Early breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascent trail through pine forest. We have to cross several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, gradually walk via Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo to reach at check post of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park where we have to record our National Park entry permit. With a walk of zigzag ascends and descends, mostly uphill takes us towards the capital of Sherpa people at Namche Bazaar. We can have a beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak and other.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

Full Board Tea House available

We are already at above 3,000 meters from sea level at Namche Bazaar, it is a perfect way to acclimatize by resting and exploring around at Namche Bazaar before ascending towards higher altitudes. As per health experts suggests keeping moving and stay active to adapt to the weather, today we can take a walk towards the Khumjung monastery (an important Buddhist monastery to explore) or ascend up to Syangboche viewpoint. Over there from Syangboche, we can have excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, and other snow-capped peaks. In the evening, we can explore around the Bazaar, can use ATMs, use internet cyber, cafes and restaurants to be close with locals as well as learn the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles of Sherpa’s.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft).

5-6 hrs walk Full Board Tea House available

Early breakfast at the teahouse. Follow smooth trail with few ups and down with a super view of Himalayas throughout the trek, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku are some of them. Along the trail we also can have chance to encounter with Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and Multicolored Pheasants. The trail goes continuously towards Sansa via Kyangjiuma, which is the main junction point to split out the main trail of Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek. After there, we again follow pine forest, prayer flags and festooned bridge of Dudh Koshi to reach Punki Thengh which is a small village with small army post. Then we follow ascends trail through pine forest to reach Tengboche – is great valley for close view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku as well as biggest Buddhist monastery of Mt. Khumbu region known as ‘Tengboche Monastery’. Interested can attend the praying program at 03:00 pm over there.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,294ft).

5-6 hrs walk Full Board Tea House available

Breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascend the trail to cross a small village. We gradually walk north to Pheriche or take eastward trail which both leads us to the northern part of Mt. Ama Dablam. After some walk we reach at Imja village. Then we follow the descend trail to the river and climb the steepest trail of the day which leads to Dingboche. Along the trail, we can see cultivated land of barley, potato, and buckwheat, as well as local people, made the largest stone walls to protect crops from cold wild and grazing animals. So then, at evening we explore the Sherpa village of Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5,087m/16,685ft).

6-7 Hrs walk Full Board Tea Houses are not available–Tented Camps

From Dingboche, we make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that be due to Lhotse (8501meters) towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. we'll reach within the mid-afternoon. are going to be a tented camp for the next two days and you'll be having camp food cooked by our professional cook. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Pre-Climb Training: After lunch, our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and using climbing gears like ice axe , climbing boot and crampons, harness, ascender, etc and on the way to go up and down using ropes. Although it's not mandatory to possess prior training experience for Island Peak Climbing, we believe that some training experience will step up your confidence and climbing skills, thus increasing the probabilities of scaling the summit also on fully enjoy the experience.

Day 09: Climb Island Peak (6,189m/20,299ft) and back to Base Camp.

8-9 Hrs ascend/descend Full Board Tea Houses are not available–Tented Camps

Island Peak Ascent (6,189m), we start our climb early within the morning, generally around 1 AM. within the beginning, we climb the rock gully. This is often not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the proper side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which results in an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier.
We need to fasten for the glacier because it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures. overnight at island peak base camp.

Day 10: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche.

5-6 Hrs walk Full Board Tea House available

Early morning after breakfast we descend to Dingboche for overnight. Overnight guesthouse/tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar.

6-7 hrs walk Full Board Tea House available

Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through various towns of Orsho, Somare and Pangboche, Tengboche then Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla.

5-6 Hrs walk Full Board Tea House available

Breakfast at teahouse. Last day ofIsland Peak Climbing with Gokyo to EBC Trek follows descend trail to Phakding. We have to cross Suspension Bridge of Dudh Koshi, pass through pin and rhododendron forest with different prayer flags and stone rocks on the way back to Lukla.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Early morning breakfast at lodge. Walk to Lukla airport for schedule flight. Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbings’ airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport. Drive to hotel. At the evening feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option.

Day 14: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.

Breakfast & Farewell Dinner Hotel/Resort

This is a day as a spare which can use with rest, relaxation and free walk around the market. Day trip in request: Sightseeing, Meditation, Paragliding, Short Hiking, Mountain flight and other activities can be done according to you plan. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

Day 15: Final departure. Drop to airport as per flight schedule.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.