Island Peak Climbing   |   22 Days

Island Peak is the most admired trekking Peak to climb in the Everest region, which is also known as the Imja Tse. It is situated on the top of Chhukung Glacier at 6189m between the Lhotse and Ama Dablam Mountains. It is a porch of Lhotse Shar divided by a small pass on the south ridge.Island Peak as a striking climbing peak in Nepal was introduced by Eric Shipton in 1952 AD. Due to its technicality and wonderful features, the climbers also prefer to climb this peak before setting out to climb the high Himalayan peaks like Mt. Everest.

The Island Peak climbing trip is combined with the exciting Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is a special reward for the mountain climbers in Nepal that brings them close to the Himalayan ethnic Sherpa village, culture, customs, monasteries, Chhortens and alpine flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park. The natural and cultural panorama of the trekking along with its ascend up to the base camp and Kalapatthar keeps the climbers physically fit and acclimatized at higher altitude in Khumbu region. With the use of peak climbing equipments like crampons on boots, using climbing ropes, ice ax, harness, carabineers, descending gamer, the trip leads to the top of Island Peak. The views from the top of the Peak are Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8410m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m), Makalu (8475m), Baruntse and Amadablam along with Glaciers and Glacial Lakes. The climbing routes of the Island Peak are south-east and south-west ridge, setting the camp at Pareshaya Gyab that lies between the Island Peak and Imja Glacier.

For the overall arrangement of the Island Peak Climbing schedules, the Good Vibe Adventure Company offers the best services for clients successful and memorable trip. We are aware of the high altitude sickness, climbing routes, climbers physical fitness, Hygienic foods and highly experienced guides that we offer to the our climbing members. Camp and Lodge accommodations will be provided during the Island Peak Climbing trip.

Trip Highlights of Island Peak Climbing

  • The Island Peak is the popular trekking peak in the Khumbu region.
  • Himalayan scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • Cross the Sherpa villages and explore the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
  • Technical climbs to the Island Peak.
  • Offers the breathtaking Himalayan views of the Khumbu Glacier and Everest Himalayan ranges.

Island Peak is the most admired trekking Peak to climb in the Everest region, which is also known as the Imja Tse. It is situated on the top of Chhukung Glacier at 6189m between the Lhotse and Ama Dablam Mountains. It is a porch of Lhotse Shar divided by a small pass on the south ridge.Island Peak as a striking climbing peak in Nepal was introduced by Eric Shipton in 1952 AD. Due to its technicality and wonderful features, the climbers also prefer to climb this peak before setting out to climb the high Himalayan peaks like Mt. Everest.

The Island Peak climbing trip is combined with the exciting Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is a special reward for the mountain climbers in Nepal that brings them close to the Himalayan ethnic Sherpa village, culture, customs, monasteries, Chhortens and alpine flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park. The natural and cultural panorama of the trekking along with its ascend up to the base camp and Kalapatthar keeps the climbers physically fit and acclimatized at higher altitude in Khumbu region. With the use of peak climbing equipments like crampons on boots, using climbing ropes, ice ax, harness, carabineers, descending gamer, the trip leads to the top of Island Peak. The views from the top of the Peak are Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8410m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m), Makalu (8475m), Baruntse and Amadablam along with Glaciers and Glacial Lakes. The climbing routes of the Island Peak are south-east and south-west ridge, setting the camp at Pareshaya Gyab that lies between the Island Peak and Imja Glacier.

For the overall arrangement of the Island Peak Climbing schedules, the Good Vibe Adventure Company offers the best services for clients successful and memorable trip. We are aware of the high altitude sickness, climbing routes, climbers physical fitness, Hygienic foods and highly experienced guides that we offer to the our climbing members. Camp and Lodge accommodations will be provided during the Island Peak Climbing trip.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu 1336 m.A= accommodation B= breakfast L= lunch D= dinner Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu. Our airport representative greets you at the international airport on your arrival. Then you will be transferred at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourselves. We will briefly explain our tour program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.After breakfast, we set out for guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath temple is the pilgrimage destination of Hindu devotees, lies on the bank of Bagmati River. It is a temple of Lord Shiva. Shiva Linga and It has got a place for cremation, where the dead bodies are burnt down. A great fair held here in Mahashivaratri. Boudhanath Stupa is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the great Stupa in the Asia, built in the 17th century. It is surrounded by the resident of Tibetan Buddhist communities. You can feel the real sense of Buddhism around here. Swoyambhunath Stupa is also known as the Monkey temple, lies on the top of the hill. The golden temple on the hill top is followed by 365 steps which is significant in Buddhism. It is a good viewpoint of the Kathmandu valley and visitors can have the spectacular sunset views from here. Then we drive back to the hotel and prepare our upcoming Everest Base Camp Trek. O/N at Hotel. (B, A)
  • 3Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and to Phakding (approx 4hrs walk)Today, in the morning, we drive to the domestic airport and fly to the Himalayan land- Lukla. It is a gateway of most of the trekking in the Everest region. After doing some preparation for the trek, we start to walk up to Phakding. It is a splendid walk over the Dudhkoshi River. We stay overnight here on our first day of Himalayan trekking. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • 4Day 4: From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 7hrs walk)After breakfast, we start our trek through the pine forest, reach the Dudh Koshi River, cross the suspension bridge and ascend steep trail. From the way, we have the views of Thamserku (6618m) for the first time in the trip. Then we move forward and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Continually we reach the Namche Bazaar, a beautiful Himalayan place and a market area of the people in the Khumbu region. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • 5Day 5: Namche Bazaar rest day, for an acclimatization hike to view lodge (3800m, 3 hrs walk)Today is our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. When we enter into the Himalayan region, it is very much important to be safe from high altitude sickness. After breakfast, we go for a short hike around the locality. We head up to the Everest View Hotel, which is the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, Kongde, Thmserku and Khumbila Peak. After spending some times on taking photographs, we retrace to Namche Bazaar. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • 6Day 6: From Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m approx 5 hrs walk)After breakfast at Lodge, we start to ascend towards Tenboche. The beautiful Himalayas on the north like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku are breathtaking. After several ascend and descend we reach to Kyanjuma. Then the trail leads through pine forest and we reach to Phunki Thenga. After a short tough climb, we reach at Tengboche. It is an awesome Himalayan land with spectacular views and the greatest monastery in the Khumbu region- Tenboche Monastery. We make a short hike there and retrace at our campsite. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Pheriche / Dingboche (4250m approx 5 hrs walk)
  • 8Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (5018m approx 4hrs walk)
  • 9Day 9: Lobuche rest day for acclimatization
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m approx 3 hrs walk) and restToday, while walking on the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, the views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Khumbutse become closer. A bit further, we have a nice view of Kalapatthar. We reach Gorakshep with such amazing views of higher Himalayas. After a lunch at Gorakshep, we climb up to the Everest Base Camp. The Everest expedition groups prevail there waiting for the good day for a successful summit. The views of Mt. Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori are really wonderful from the base camp. Then we gradually descend to our camp site at Gorakshep. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • 11Day 11: Early morning go to Kalapatther (5545m) and back to Lobuche (5018)
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Chhukung (4730m).An easy trek following the Imja River into a deep valley will bring us to Chukkung. The area offers many activities for your free time. You can climb to Chukkung Ri (5559m) or explore the Lhotse, Imja and Lhotse Shar Glaciers.
  • 13Day 13: Trek (3hrs) from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m); campingLots of “up and down” today across the Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Imja Glaciers. Along the way, Ama Dablam will be at our side, leading the way to Base Camp. Views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Imja Peak, Baruntac and Island Peak will all be on offer as you walk the glacial path. At Base Camp, you will receive expert training from our guides in equipment use, how to walk on the snow and climbing using the ropes.
  • 14Day 14: to 15: Climb to Island Peak (6189m); camping
  • 16Day 16: Spear day for climbing due to weather
  • 17Day 17: Back to Chhukung; lodge accommodation
  • 18Day 18: Trek to Pangboche (3985m); enjoy the Sherpa culture.
  • 19Day 19: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m.).After breakfast, we start our trek down to the Namche Bazaar through the trail surrounded by rhododendron and Juniper forest. It blooms fully red in the spring season. continue to Phunki Thenga after crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Heading through the Pine forest, we descend to Kyanjuma. After a lunch break, we gradually walk to Namche Bazaar following the same trail of our ascending. On our back, higher Himalayas are always smiling. O/N at Lodge
  • 20Day 20: Trek down to Lukla (2800m) through scenic Khumbu; this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.Today, we again have a long walk to Lukla. From Namche Bazaar, we trek down the rock and steep trail. Gradually, we cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We are descended from the high altitude to the lower parts of the Khumbu region. It is the same trail through the rhododendron and pine forest along with open plain lands. Crossing the Sherpa settlements, we continually trek to Lukla. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • 21Day 21: We take again scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 minutes.In the early morning, we catch a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Then transfer to the hotel from airport. We have a whole day for rest and shopping at the local market. There are several restaurants around the Kathmandu for our sweet dinner. O/N at the Hotel. (B, A)
  • 22Day 22: Transfer to Kathmandu's International airport for final departure home.Today, it’s your final day of the trip in Nepal. On your airport time, our company representative bid farewell and wish for safe journey. See you again. (B)
A= accommodation B= breakfast L= lunch D= dinner Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu. Our airport representative greets you at the international airport on your arrival. Then you will be transferred at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourselves. We will briefly explain our tour program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)After breakfast, we set out for guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath temple is the pilgrimage destination of Hindu devotees, lies on the bank of Bagmati River. It is a temple of Lord Shiva. Shiva Linga and It has got a place for cremation, where the dead bodies are burnt down. A great fair held here in Mahashivaratri. Boudhanath Stupa is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the great Stupa in the Asia, built in the 17th century. It is surrounded by the resident of Tibetan Buddhist communities. You can feel the real sense of Buddhism around here. Swoyambhunath Stupa is also known as the Monkey temple, lies on the top of the hill. The golden temple on the hill top is followed by 365 steps which is significant in Buddhism. It is a good viewpoint of the Kathmandu valley and visitors can have the spectacular sunset views from here. Then we drive back to the hotel and prepare our upcoming Everest Base Camp Trek. O/N at Hotel. (B, A)Today, in the morning, we drive to the domestic airport and fly to the Himalayan land- Lukla. It is a gateway of most of the trekking in the Everest region. After doing some preparation for the trek, we start to walk up to Phakding. It is a splendid walk over the Dudhkoshi River. We stay overnight here on our first day of Himalayan trekking. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)After breakfast, we start our trek through the pine forest, reach the Dudh Koshi River, cross the suspension bridge and ascend steep trail. From the way, we have the views of Thamserku (6618m) for the first time in the trip. Then we move forward and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Continually we reach the Namche Bazaar, a beautiful Himalayan place and a market area of the people in the Khumbu region. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)Today is our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. When we enter into the Himalayan region, it is very much important to be safe from high altitude sickness. After breakfast, we go for a short hike around the locality. We head up to the Everest View Hotel, which is the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, Kongde, Thmserku and Khumbila Peak. After spending some times on taking photographs, we retrace to Namche Bazaar. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)After breakfast at Lodge, we start to ascend towards Tenboche. The beautiful Himalayas on the north like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku are breathtaking. After several ascend and descend we reach to Kyanjuma. Then the trail leads through pine forest and we reach to Phunki Thenga. After a short tough climb, we reach at Tengboche. It is an awesome Himalayan land with spectacular views and the greatest monastery in the Khumbu region- Tenboche Monastery. We make a short hike there and retrace at our campsite. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)Today, while walking on the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, the views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Khumbutse become closer. A bit further, we have a nice view of Kalapatthar. We reach Gorakshep with such amazing views of higher Himalayas. After a lunch at Gorakshep, we climb up to the Everest Base Camp. The Everest expedition groups prevail there waiting for the good day for a successful summit. The views of Mt. Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori are really wonderful from the base camp. Then we gradually descend to our camp site at Gorakshep. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)An easy trek following the Imja River into a deep valley will bring us to Chukkung. The area offers many activities for your free time. You can climb to Chukkung Ri (5559m) or explore the Lhotse, Imja and Lhotse Shar Glaciers.Lots of “up and down” today across the Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Imja Glaciers. Along the way, Ama Dablam will be at our side, leading the way to Base Camp. Views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Imja Peak, Baruntac and Island Peak will all be on offer as you walk the glacial path. At Base Camp, you will receive expert training from our guides in equipment use, how to walk on the snow and climbing using the ropes.After breakfast, we start our trek down to the Namche Bazaar through the trail surrounded by rhododendron and Juniper forest. It blooms fully red in the spring season. continue to Phunki Thenga after crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Heading through the Pine forest, we descend to Kyanjuma. After a lunch break, we gradually walk to Namche Bazaar following the same trail of our ascending. On our back, higher Himalayas are always smiling. O/N at LodgeToday, we again have a long walk to Lukla. From Namche Bazaar, we trek down the rock and steep trail. Gradually, we cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We are descended from the high altitude to the lower parts of the Khumbu region. It is the same trail through the rhododendron and pine forest along with open plain lands. Crossing the Sherpa settlements, we continually trek to Lukla. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)In the early morning, we catch a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Then transfer to the hotel from airport. We have a whole day for rest and shopping at the local market. There are several restaurants around the Kathmandu for our sweet dinner. O/N at the Hotel. (B, A)Today, it’s your final day of the trip in Nepal. On your airport time, our company representative bid farewell and wish for safe journey. See you again. (B)
  • Trip Duration 22 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Challenginng
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