Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing is a wonderful combine adventure of Island Peak Climbing and trekking into the Khumbu Region. Island Peak is one of the famous climbing peaks in Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face which rises from the Lhotse Glacier.
Island Peak is also known as “Imje Tse”. Island Peak is a more technical peak in compare to other climbing peaks of Nepal. Island Peak Climbing would be suitable for a climber visiting the Himalayas for the first time or keen hill walkers with previous mountaineering experience with good health condition.
A carefully designed trip with well experienced and friendly adventure experts of Visit Heaven Trek Team will make your trip to Island Peak an amazing one which will remain in your memory for lifetime.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1,334m): Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, a Visit Heaven Representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you to transfer to your hotel. In evening there will be a pre-tour briefing and you will have a welcome dinner with Visit Heaven Trek staff.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla, and trek to Phakding(2,610m.): Starting day of our trip. Today, after breakfast we catch morning flight to Lukla. After reaching Lukla we meet our Sherpa and other crews. Then after following the Dudh Koshi Valley we trek to wonderful village Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar(3,440m.): Day to trek to Namche Bazar; a trading town of Khumbu Region. From Phakding our trail gentle rise up, upon reaching the halfway we will get reward with first views of Mt. Everest(8,848m), and Lhotse. From Namche Bazar we can get magnificent views of Thamserku, Khumbila and Kwangde. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 4: Acclimatization day: As we gain altitude this day is for acclimatization. After early breakfast, we take a walk up Namche Bazar to Everest View Point. We take our lunch on the way back and a visit to Sherpa culture and Everest Mountaineering Museum must do activity in Namche Bazar. Overnight.
Day 5: Namche Bazar to Tengboche(3,870m): Setting destination Tengboche. We start our trek from Namche Bazar; a gentle walk will take us to Phunki. Our trail ascends from Phunki and head towards Tengboche ; famous Tengboche Monastery home. Tengboche is the largest monastery in Everest Region. Tengboche is a wonderful place for superb mountains views that include: Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Lhotse. Overnight.
Day 6:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m): After breakfast, we visit Tengboche monastery. Then we start our today’s walking towards Dingboche through forest of Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal), birch and conifers. Our trail first slowly takes us to Pangboche and then crossing the beautiful valley of Imja it ultimately places us to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 7: Dingboche to Chukhung(4,730m): Today we will be trekking to Chuhukung. The marvelous views of Lhotse and Amadablam mountains and the picturesque view of Island peak from Pipre Village makes our walk worthwhile. After reaching Chuhukung we will set our camp. Overnight at Chhukung.
Day 8: Island Peak Basecamp.(5200m.): From Chukung our trail first climbs up to south and then turns to east. As we continue our walk to Island Base Camp we have a chance to encounter wonderful Lhotse Glacier. With 4 hours walk we will finally reach to Island Base Camp. After lunch you will have a pre-climbing training with our climbing crews. Overnight at Island Base Camp.
Day 9: Summit Island Peak and back to Base Camp (5,600m): Today we wake up early morning around 2 am and after our breakfast we start our climbing. We begin early morning to avoid the winds of the day time. As we complete the task of summiting Island Peak, we will hang some time on the top for taking pictures and enjoying stunning views. Then we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight.
Day 10: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m): In compare to previous day this will be an easy one. Our trail from Island peak descends through Khumbu Valley and passes two beautiful Sherpa settlement; Orsho and Somare. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Pangboche ; scenic village covered by majestic mountains which includes, Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtaiga. Overnight at Pangboche.
Day 11: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: Today we will trek down to Namche Bazar from Pangboche. Tengboche will be our lunch place from where we walk through rhododendron and juniper jungle and will follow the Dudhkoshi gorge with encountering wildlife such as snow leopards, mountain goats and more and finally reach to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: Final day of our walk. Today will trek to Lukla. There will be around 6-7 hours walk from Namche Bazar to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu: Bye Lukla. Today we take early flight back to Kathmandu. Reach Kathmandu, take rest some time and do some shopping for friends and family. Evening will be for a farewell dinner with your guide to celebrate success summit of Island Peak. Overnight.
Day 14: Fly back home: Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. See you again in the Himalayan Kingdom.