Island Peak Climbing
The popular Island peak climbing is one of the most exciting peak climbing in Nepal. Imja-Tse (Island Peak) is located in the heart of Khumbu Region in between highest peaks of the world.
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The popular Island peak climbing is one of the most exciting peak climbing in Nepal. Imja-Tse (Island Peak) is located in the heart of Khumbu Region in between highest peaks of the world. The climbing takes us up to the height of 6,189 m. The climbing trek is also a great way to explore the Khumbu region with magnificent sceneries of the Himalayan Glories around the highest peaks of the world.
Asian Adventure Trips carefully designed the popular climbing trek in Nepal focusing the complete exploration of the region and are recommended specially for energetic adventure lovers in Nepal.
International Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be addressed and welcomed by representatives from Asian Adventure Trips. You will then be transferred to the hotel booked for your comfortable accommodation.
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
We start the day with sightseeing of popular destinations around Kathmandu valley. After the half day sightseeing, pre discussion of the trek is done in the presence of trek leader, crew and other participants of the trek. Asian Adventure Trips will delightfully brief more about the trek and your queries will be answered.
Kathmandu - Lukla (2840 m) - Phakding (2,652m)
Our day begins with an early breakfast in Kathmandu after which we will accompany you to Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for morning flight to Lukla (2800 m). We fly for 40 minutes exploring beautiful sceneries and mountains of Nepal. We land at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla and meet our rest of the trekking crew. Trekking starts after some essential arrangements and packing. We trek through the beautiful village of Lukla to Phakding. We take a short hike today as it assists us in acclimatization. However, Side trip to nearby monastery can be arranged for willing participants. We spend the night in Phakding.
Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Our trek for today starts after breakfast in Phakding. We then set off for a beautiful journey of around 5-6 hours across short uphill and downhill paths. Spectacular view of Mt. Thamserku can be seen from Benkar village on our way. We pass over DudhKoshi River via several crossings and finally reach to Sagarmatha national park at Monjo. Our trekking journey continues to Jorsale, the last village till Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche, we stop at chautara to enjoy the view of Kwangde peak and its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lotse and Twache. Finally, our trek for the day ends with overnight stay in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar: Rest day
This is the rest day at Namche Bazaar. For “acclimatization” needed during this climbing trek. As suggested by health experts, we should not be completely idle during rest days. So, we opt to take a small hike to Thame or Khunde. You also have an option to rather stay at Namche Bazaar and enjoy different attractions there. Doing so, you can also learn about Sherpa culture and extend your knowledge about mountains and mountaineering.
Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3860m)
After our rest day at Namche, we continue the trek after breakfast. We head to Tengboche for a trek of approximately 5-6 hrs. Trekking trail today is mostly smooth. On our way, we enjoy compelling views of Himalayan Glories, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. AmaDablam and Thamserku. You will be guided through wildlife and natural beauty of Khumbu region. We reach Phunki Thenga after crossing pine forests and bridge over Dudh Koshi River. After having lunch at Phunki Thenga, we follow our trekking trail to tougher climb through pine forests to finally reach Tengboche. Attractions here are beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse and the biggest Monastery of the Khumbu Region. After visiting the Buddhist Monastery, we return to Tengboche for overnight stay.
Tengboche - Dingboche (4360m)
Tengboche offers us beautiful Scenic views of popular peaks Kangtega, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse with the start of our morning. We then start our trek for the day on the trail along with Imja Khola. We walk enjoying beautiful views of Mt. Ama Dablam and other peaks of this region. We then reach Deboche, where we can opt to visit a nearby Buddhist nunnery. Ahead in our trek, comes Pangboche. Pangboche offers us beautiful landscapes of khumbu region. Then, our trekking trail leads us to Shomare, followed by Orsho. Orsho offers views of Pumori, Mesmerizing peak of this region. Our 5-6 hrs trek concludes after we reach Dingboche for Overnight stay.
Dingboche to Lobuche
Our early Morning trek for today starts after breakfast. Gradual climb leads us to flat lands offering a marvelous view of the Mountains of Khumbu region. Crossing a suspension bridge, we reach Duglna for lunch. Steep climb, then takes us to Lobuche. After today’s 5-6 hrs trek, overnight stay is planned in Lobuche.
Lobuche- Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep
After breakfast, we trek towards Gorakshep. Our main destination for today is Everest Base Camp, where we head after lunch. Attractions today are Close and compelling views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam among others. We return to Gorak Shep for Overnight stay today.
Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar and back to Lobuche
After our quest to Everest Base Camp, we head towards Kalapatthar today. Early morning trek takes us to Kalapatthar to enjoy majestic views of peaks of the Khumbu region. We head back to Lobuche after capturing the glorious sceneries and enjoying Kalapatthar. Total 7-8 hrs of trek finally ends our day in Lobuche with overnight stay.
Lobuche to Kongma La
We start our day after breakfast. Trekking leads us to Kongma La Base Camp passing through Khumbu Glacier. A difficult trail ascending towards Kongma La Base Camp challenges our adventure. We then move ahead towards Imja Khola valley and then to Chukung. Chukung is a small settlement serving tourists and trekkers during their journey. Overnight stay in Chukung provides us time to check our equipment and prepare for the final climb to Imja-Tse.
Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp
We finally head towards Island Peak Base Camp today to fulfill our main climbing objective. Trekking trail is around 3-4 hrs long through steep paths. Our path is enjoyable with views of peaks around. We continue the trek till Island Peak Base camp and stay for overnight.
Pre-Climb Training and preparations
Our day starts in Island Peak Base Camp with early morning breakfast. Our objective today is to prepare ourselves for the final climbing ascend to the Island peak. We organize pre-discussions and trainings with team leaders and guide as well as professionals of climbing. Training of using climbing equipment, climatic conditions and paths ahead helps us to re-energize our adventure spirits. We can also take short hikes around the camp and rest before staying overnight.
Island Peak Summit and back to Base Camp
The day of Island Peak Summit starts very early as we are required to reach the top before windy afternoons today. We ascend towards steep paths that takes us to our destination. The climb is high up to the Island Peak Summit. We enjoy our victory after successful climb up to the summit and return to the Base Camp descending the same trail. Professional climbers and guides help and assist us throughout the summit climbing process and helps in successful and timely completion.
Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
After successfully completing the adventurous summit climb we head towards Pangboche for descend. We pass through Orsho and Shomare, Sherpa villages of this region. With magnificent views of Himalayas of khumbu region, we reach Pangboche in around 5-6 hrs. Overnight stay is arranged in Pangboche.
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
We return back to Namche Bazaar after completing our successful climbing quest. We pass through forests and reach Tengboche. Around 4-5 hrs of beautiful journey takes us back to Namche Bazaar, the touristic hot-spot of khumbu region. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)
We continue our journey descending from Namche Bazaar early in the morning. We pass through rocky trails alongside Dudhkoshi River. Returning back the same path from the start of our journey. We can enjoy the marvelous views of the highest peaks of the Khumbu region. We reach to Lukla finally after 6-7 hrs of adventurous walk.
Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)
With the end of our Wonderful climbing journey, we head back to Kathmandu from Lukla with an early morning flight. On reaching to Kathmandu we have a free afternoon available for resting, souvenir shopping and reviewing the wonderful journey that we have completed.
Before your planned return from Kathmandu, Asian Adventure Trips Organizes farewell dinner for the whole trekking team including guides and porters. We share our experiences with each other and also have an opportunity to plan our next trip to Nepal with Asian Adventure Trips. As per your departure schedule from Kathmandu, Asian Adventure Trips will provide airport transport facility from your hotel.