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Island Peak Climbing-6189m. - 17 Days

Island Peak 6189m. also known as Imja Tse is one of the popular trekking peak in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. From the summit, we can have a spectacular and awesome view of Everest , Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m). The views of Makalu (8463m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak. Island peak climbing is suitable for beginners who want to prepare for big Himalayan expedition in Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival
We will pick you up at Tribhuwan international airport in our private vehicle and drop you at hotel. Overnight at hotel .
Day 02: Flight to lukla and trek to Phakding
Wake up early and take a flight to lukla.We will enjoy the most scenic views in 30 minutes flight to lukla.After reaching there we will start the Everest Base Camp trek to Phakding through Chaurikharka and Chheplung.Overnight at Phakding.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar
We will have breakfast early in the morning and after that trek to Namche bazaar through joyful village Monju , Banker and Jorasalle.After that trail goes uphill to Namche bazaar in 2 and half hours through Rhododendron and pine forest where you can see glance of Everest Sherpa capital of Namche bazaar and a way of Everest base camp trek.
Day 04: Rest in Namche
We will have acclimitation day where you can either rest or hike up to the village of Khunde and Khumjung where you can have lunch and after that again back o Namche bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastry
After breakfast we will move towards Tengboche with breathtaking view of Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Ama Dablam.our trek starts in smooth trail and withy few up and downs where we can see some wildlife musk deer, Thar and multicocloured pheasants.The trail goes downwardto Kayangjuma and reaches to Sansa.The track then follows through pine forest over Dudh koshi river and we climb up through pine forest and reach Tengboche.Overnight at Tengboche lodge.
Day 06: Tengboche –Dingboche
Wake up early and capture some beautiful views in your camera.From tengboche we follow the trails o rivers through deep forest .We have to cross Deboche, Pangboche, Shomare and Orsho to reach Dingboche.Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 07: Rest at Dingboche
On this day we will rest at Dingboche where you can visit some places and take pictures.
Day 08: Trek to Chukung
We will begin today’s trek to Chhukung by walking through stone-walled fields, Imja Khola valley before walking in glacier moraines. On our walk, we will be surrounded by Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains. Later, beyond Bibre village we will see Island Peak soaring above us. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We will reach Chukung, a small settlement in about half an hour from Bibre.
Day 09: Island peak base camp
We will climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we will continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 10: Camp 1 on Island peak
We will slowly start climbing to the camp 1 on Island Peak. We will have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Do not expect the luxury of the base camp, but rather expect a sleepless night dreaming of your first 6,000 m peak.
Day 11: Trek to Island peak
Early morning,we will start going to the top. After camp 1,we will go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses. We are nearly halfway. And will have a good trip to the top and safely down.
Day 12: Trek to Pangboche
Today our walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we will pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.
Day 13: Pangboche to Namche bazaar
We will go through the forest to Tengboche and hills.After crossing the bridge over the Dudhkoshi river our trail leads us to Sansa.Then again we will pass the forests from where we will reach the army camp at Namche bazaar.Overnight at Namche bazaar.
Day 14: Namche to Lukla
We will wake early and have tea at Namche bazaar and again we will trek to Lukla . It will be our last day trek where we will have lunch on our way.Upon arrival at Lukla, we will get refreshed and take rest.
Day 15: Flight back to Kathmandu
We will early fly back to Kathmandu in about 30 minutes. Here our representatives will pick you up and transfer to hoel.You can visit spa or have massage in this day.
Day 16: Kathmandu sightseeing
On this day will wake up and have breakfast .After that we will be out for sightseeing.We will visit boudhhanath, monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square.In between that we will have our lunch.Then after we will be back to hotel and you can walk to Thamel street and Ason for shopping.
Day 17: Departure
This day you will be given farewell and be back to your home country.
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