Island Peak Climbing
“an adventurous climb on top of stunning Island peak around beautiful Imjatse valley”
“On top of stunning Island Peak with a trek to world highest Mt. Everest base camp
Sweeping panorama view of dramatic landscapes and peaks of Eastern Himalaya
An amazing journey with grand scenery on daily walks and climb of Island Peak
Trek and climb within World Heritage Site at Sagarmatha National Park
Exploring cultural villages and monasteries of highlanders the Sherpa people”
Trek & Climb at a Glance:
Accommodations: Hotel-lodge and camping on the climb from Chhukung.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
Climbing Grade: PD + A French / Swiss Alpine Climbing System grading.
Activities: Both ways scenic flights trek and climb
Trek & Climb: 17 Nights & 18 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip: 21 Nights & 22 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons: April to June or from early September to December
Island Peak Trek & Climb with High Five Adventure leads you around beautiful Khumbu and Imjatse valley with a visit of world highest Mt. Everest and on top of Kalapathar with views of Everest at close distance and adjoining peaks of high Khumbu valley.
Island Peak also called as Imjatse due to its location in the midst of picturesque Imjatse valley encircled by giant peaks of Lhotse-Nuptse-North Face of Amadablam, and many other mountains that makes this area one of the most sought adventure destinations.
The Peak certainly looks like an Island in the midst of great scenic Imjatse valley a mountain of great beauty and grace, where the climb to the summit leads you safely and successfully with our professional climbing guides and trekking staff great support.
Island Peak stands at the height of 6,189m / 20,305 ft high, surrounded by world giant peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. One of the most popular trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya where climbing grade is PD + means ‘Per Difficult’ taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System as used worldwide on this type of climb to the summit and back in a day.
The climb of some technical difficulties and straight forward climb where the use of ice axe-crampons-helmets are necessary with main and fix ropes required on some sections of the climb to the summit of Island Peak.
Our Island Peak Trek and Climb a combination of wonderful adventure walking into lovely Sherpa farm villages of immense Buddhist religion and culture, visiting its interesting monastery at Thyangboche within beautiful forest surrounding.
Walk further leads at Everest Base camp with views of world highest peaks including massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glacier and then towards our main destination for the climb of Island peak and then heading back to Lukla, for the flight to Kathmandu where this overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure Island Peak Trek and Climb completes.
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu preparation for Island Peak climb with the optional tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,820 m trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m – 05hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and walk to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Morning hike to Kalapathar and trek to Chukung 4,730 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m – 03 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day at Base Camp.
Day 13: Climb to High Camp 5,400 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Climb Island Peak – 06 hrs and return to base camp.
Day 15: Spare and contingency day.
Day 16: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m | 14,271ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 21: In Kathmandu free day with an optional sightseeing tour.
Day 22: International departure for homeward bound.
Day 01:Reach at Kathmandu via airlines and transfer to respective hotels.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where you will be greeted with warm welcome by High Five Adventure staff and guides, and then transfer to your hotel where you will be joined with other members of Island Peak climb, here our guide and group leader will information and brief with wide information regarding Island Peak trek and climb.
Day 02: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Island Peak climb.
A free day in Kathmandu for necessary preparations where you will be busy packing and purchasing necessary required equipments for the climb of Island peak, on last final day in Kathmandu with final briefing regarding the climb including do’s and don’ts, where our expert climbing guide will provide much information and items required for the trek and climb.
For interested people can join in city tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites of impressive historical and cultural monuments.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,886m & trek to Phakding 2,640m - 04 hrs.
After preparation and rest in Kathmandu, morning depart for the flight to Lukla where you can view array of peaks including Mt. Everest on 30 minutes flight to Lukla, on arrival at Lukla airport which is named Tenzing–Hillary Airport tribute to great legendry climbers.
From Lukla after getting organized and meeting other staff and porters of the expeditions a pleasant walk leads you to overnight stop in Phakding located by the Dudh Kosi River.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Our second day walk leads to cross Dudh Koshi, after crossing bridges then reaching at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village, where all permits are checked from here an easy walk on the river valley for an hour then after crossing the last high bridge a winding uphill trail of few hours reaches you at Namche Bazaar, here with two overnights in this big and prosperous trading village with various facilities ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery where busy colorful market takes place every Saturday.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
Necessary rest day at Namche for acclimatization, on this relax or take a short walk up to the park museum and view point for grand views of Everest –Amadablam and adjoining peaks the park museum offers great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, other hiking spots climb to Everest View Hotel for grand views of Everest and surrounding mountains.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.
After a pleasant time at Namche, morning leads to moderate walk on winding trail in the shade of pines and rhododendron tree lines with super views of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, and then walk leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga for possible lunch stop.
Afternoon leads to a climb for few hours into a serene forest to Thyangboche Monastery, a great scenic place on a small plateau with beautiful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, Thyangboche a holy spot where the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here.
Mountaineers and climbers get blessed from a high lama or main priest for safe and successful climb.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m - 05hrs.
Morning walk continues on downhill into a lovely forest of birch-rhododendron and pines trees, and then our nice pleasant walk to a slow climb to Pangboche village the last permanent village towards Everest Base Camp.
After Pangboche tree lines drops for short rhododendron and juniper bushes, as the meanders to exposed area with superb views of Mt. Amadablam after crossing a last bridge with short climb reaching at beautiful valley at Pheriche for overnight stop.
Pheriche with fabulous views of Amadablam North Face, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a little higher climb on the ridge offers views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Leaving Pheriche, walking on nice lovely valley for an hour and then climb to a ridge to reach at Thugla ( Dugla) where trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins on route to Everest Base Camp, offering stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, after a rest climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier and continue walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m - 06 hrs.
The walk today will be strenuous due to altitude gain with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After hours of good scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep with couple of nice lodges which is few hours before Everest Base Camp.
After a short refreshing break, continue walk to Everest Base Camp as the trail leads on ice and moraine as the walk ends to our destination at Everest Base Camp, here enjoy the views of massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers and return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Chukung 4,730m - 05 hrs.
Morning climb on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of trekking
(before Island peak climb), with panorama of mountains and views of Mt. Everest at close distance. After a great time descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek to Thugla with downhill to Imjatse valley at Dingboche and another few hours walk leads at the end of the valley in Chukung for overnight stop.
Day 11: Trek to Island / Imjatse Peak Base Camp 4,970m - 04 hrs.
After Chukung walk to the end of Imjatse valley at Parsya Gyab and to Island Peak Base Camp, walk leads with steep climb towards south then on the moraine along the left bank of Lhotse glacier and the following glacial streams to the snout of Imja glacier and crossing a dry lake between Lhotse and Imja glaciers to reach at base camp around Pareshaya Gyab, afternoon free to relax with acclimatization.
Day 12: Rest day at Base Camp.
A full rest day for acclimatization, preparation and checking gears before climb of Island peak, free day for short hike around this beautiful area.
Day 13: Trek and Climb to High Camp 5,400m - 03 hrs.
After a rest day at base camp, walk further up to set High Camp this makes more approachable to reach the summit of Island / Imjatse peak, normally climbers make it from the base camp to the summit, but it is always safe and better to add one more camp before the summit bid, morning after leaving base camp with another short day walk which leads to a small climb to high camp, morning walk leads south-east around Island Peak over the moraine, then scrambling up an open gully leading in between two well defined ridges and to the high camp below a small hanging glacier at 5, 280m, afternoon with time for preparations for big day.
Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,189m and return to base camp - 06 hrs.
After final preparations then starting before dawn with a climb across broad open gully, following a snow-covered glacier above, avoiding crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree between glacier and base of the main top ridge.
Our climb leads to cross a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft) to the top of the summit, on reaching top with success, from top of the summit overlooking striking panorama that surrounds you with world’s highest mountains lies before you with offering unmatched views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an experience of a life time descend on the same route towards base camp.
Day 15: Reserve and Contingency day in case of bad weather condition.
We have reserved this spare days as contingency, in case of unfavorable weather conditions some times in this high Himalayan range, the weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Lukla with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.
Day 16: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.
After a great experience climb of Island or Imjatse peak, return trek to Lukla back into villages, with few uphill’s over moraine, then reaching at Chukhung with views of snowcapped mountains, after a short stop continue walk to overnight stop at Dingboche in the comfort of nice lodge with mountain views.
Day 17: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Leaving Dingboche with super views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, then heading on the downhill path and back to lower altitude and tree lines, the walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour or more climb brings you back to the famed Thyangboche Monastery with amazing surrounding scenery.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.
Morning walk begins with a descend to Imjatse River at Phunge tenga, here after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then with gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar, ( for energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village) from Namche on the downhill path to Dudh Kosi River bank, from here with short ups and downs to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then Monjo village for overnight stop in this quaint nice village.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
After a most exciting and thrilling adventure on Island Peak climb, our last day walk takes you back to Lukla on a gentle winding trail through Phakding and Ghat village and then with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening with last dinner around Khumbu area with staff and guides including porters.
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Getting up early to catch the early flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, (sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather), as the plane reaches Lukla airstrip depart for Kathmandu taking a sweeping scenic flight in a small twin otter or Dornier plane.
On arrival in Katmandu domestic airport a short drive leads you back in the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, transfer back to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.
Day 21: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
A spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla in due to bad weather conditions, on this free day you can join in our guided tour of interest with culture and heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquakes.
Day 22: International departure for home ward bound.
Island Peak Trek & Climb completes today here in amazing Nepal Himalaya, as per the time for your international flight homeward bound or to next respective countries and port of call, transfer to airport with mesmerizing and exciting adventure with High Five Adventure and its cheerful friendly guides and staff.
- Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus. Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
- Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National park permits Toilet paper during the trek
- All necessary paper works.
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
- Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge
- Drop to airport by car/van/Bus
Cost does not include on:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight) Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
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