Island Peak Climbing
The Himalayan range stretches from east to west on the northern border of Nepal.This has made the region the perfect destination for experiencing the true adventure in the midst of nature. That’s why thousands of travelers and adventure lovers make an attempt to experience the thrilling adventure in the hidden world of the Himalayas.Island peak resembles the high Himalayas in the eastern region of the country and southern part of the Everest region.s Lying in the Khumbu valley, Island peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal.The combination of the Everest base camp trekking and Island peak climbing provides the best combination for the trekking in the Everest region.
Lying in the Khumbu region, Island peak is also known as the Imja Tse. It was named by the Eric Shipton in the year 1951. The name Island peak is given, as the peak seems to float in the middle of the valley when seen from Dingboche.Just similar to the island in the sea of an ocean. Island peak climbing lies on the southern part of the Everest as its only 10 km far from the Everest in the distance but blocked by the Mt. Lhotse. The Island peak uprises from the Lhotse glacier. Thus, you will have the great chance to see the Lhotse glacier while reaching to the base camp of Island peak. Island peak trekking was started when the Swiss trekkers were practicing for the climb in the Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. Though, the climbing in the Island peak can be the best practice to climb the Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse. The climb to the Island peak is a steep climb. Alpine style climbing is favorably the most. The trekking to the Island peak climbing gives an opportunity to have a close up view of high peaks like Nuptse,Lhotse in the north, Makalu in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south.The most preferred route to the Island peak climbing is the same route to the Everest Base camp.And from the Chukung there is a different route to the Island peak.
A good weather condition is very much important for the Island peak climbing. The climbing becomes easier with the help of the Sherpa guides who will teach you the basic climbing skills. You will know about the major climbing skills till at the high camp of the Island peak. Thus, the trekking to the Island peak climbing is preferred by the amateur as well as professional climbers
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Free day, Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 m). Walk from Lukla to Phagding (2,600 m) (3 h ), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 04: Walk from Phagding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) (4 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 05: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 06: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,780 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 07: Walk from Tengboche to Dingboche (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 08: Walk from Dingboche to Island Basecamp (4,970 m) (4 h), overnight stay in camp
Day 09: Acclimatisation day Island Basecamp (4,970 m), overnight stay in camp
Day 10: Walk/Climbing from Island Basecampt to Island Highcamp (5,600 m) (4 h), overnight stay in camp
Day 11: Climbing from Island Highcamp to Island Peak (6,160 m) and back to Island Basecamp (4,970 m), overnight stay in camp
Day 12: Walk from Island Basecampt to Dingboche (4,343 m) (7 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 13: Walk from Dingboche to Namche Bazzar (3,440 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 14: Walk from Namche Bazzar to Lukla (7 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Airport pick up, drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 16: Free day and shopping in Kathmandu, Welfare Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 17: Drive to Airport, flight back
Please note that the above trekking times and distances are approximate.
Cloud and turbulent weather are regular phenomena along the Himalayan range. It is therefore possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more.
Fortunately this does not happen very often during the high seasons of March to May or September to November, but you need to plan for this possibility.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek, before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.