Island Peak Climb, Climbing Island peak, EBC with Island Peak Trek

Island Peak Climb

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Island Peak Climb starts from Lukla after a spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu.  We make our way first to Namche Bazaar and after two nights here, heading high valley. Island peak climb is going to Everest base camp trek, then on the way back heading up to Island base camp and go for Island peak Climb. On the way to EBC with island peak trek we will see Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Makalu.

Our Highest night is in Gorakshep. which is in the Khumbu valley. we walk up to Kala Pattar 18,450ft. for the classic view of Everest South West face.  The following day we walk across the Khumbu glacier to the site of Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall.   Finally, EBC with Island peak climbing trek heading for the Imja valley and Island Peak Base Camp.

Climb to Island Peak is undertaken towards the end of the trek, allowing plenty of time for acclimatization.  Two days are allocated for the climb from Island peak base camp.After Island Peak climb will descend along the Imja Khola to Dingboche and make our way to Namche Bazaar, passing through Pangboche where we visit the village gompa and at Thyangboche we visit the Buddhist monastery.

After descending the hill from Namche, we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Lukla where a spectacular mountain flight takes us back to Kathmandu. Climbing Island peak Follow Imja valley Imja Tse (6, 189 m./ 20, 305 ft.) is situated at the top of the Imja Khola valley in the Khumbu, just above the summer settlement of Chhukung, surrounded by the Imja, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers.

Exotic trekking Everest base camp into the high valleys & island peak climb exhilarating climb on the summit of Island peak, rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley’s in the shade of the mighty ‘Mount Everest’.

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On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport you will be received by our staff and will escort you to the Hotel, where our staff will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking /Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
Approx: 30 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m 9-10km (2 1/2 -3hr walk) to Phakding at 2,652m. Early morning after breakfast you will be transferred from the Hotel to domestic Airport a short drive of 20-30 minutes, after the necessary security formalities (keep your pen-knife-lighter-matches and other sharp cutting items including scissors and other knife in the bigger baggage not in hand bags) board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla, on arrival you will be received by our trekking guides. In Lukla you will have time to wander around, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load baggage on the Ghopkyo (mix breed of Yak & normal cow, as the Yak cannot survive below 3000m) some loads are carried by porters. Lunch hour depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla either in Lukla or few walks further down enroute to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 11/2hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi river.
From Phakding after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m,from the village of Benkar, cross the long suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge on this busy trail of trekkers and Ghopkyo and porters, finally we arrive at a small village of Monjo after the last 20minutes climb from the stream.. Monjo situated below the magnificent peak of Thermasarkhu and near the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here a short descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village and the only place to shop till Namche Bazaar is reached, after a short walk, a second bridge is reached over the same river, the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east, with Kusum kangru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up to Thop Danda, where there's a resting stone wall for the porters and trekkers, from here another 1-2 hour walk up brings to the famed Namche Bazaar.
Suggested activities a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of the surrounding snow capped giants and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region.
The walk is fairly easy for the first half, after a 20 minutes climb to the top ridge of Namche Bazaar. Once at the top near the park museum the walk follows on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu and Kwangde-ri peak after a pleasant walk of two hours coming to Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement with couple of teahouses and a small Nepalese Army barrack serving as park wardens in the midst of the alpine woods of mostly silver fir blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. The walk from here is strenuous for an hour on the winding trail through the shade of woods with great view of the close peaks of Thermasarkhu and Kantenga, Kantenga, another few hours of good walk reaches you at Thyangboche one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Ghompa, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest looming above the Nuptse wall in the north with Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.
We descend steeply through woods, cross the Imja tse Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite of Ama Dablam (6,856 m.), and is a good place to stop-by for the lunch. Pheriche is a good two / three hours walk beyond and is situated beneath the impressive spires of Cholatse (6,440 m.) and Taweche (6,542 m.).
Continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Taweche on the left. We then turn right and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Dughla is a good spot to have lunch, before the steep climb zig-zagging up through the boulders of the glacier terminal moraine. The top of this climb surprises us by numerous stone cairns-memorable to the many sherpas who have died while climbing on Mount Everest. The path then continues more easily on the left side of the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.
Walk continues along the side of the Khumbu Glacier which is a straight forward at first, but later the path becomes rocky climbing across the moraine, getting closer to the world’s highest mountain. The sugar loaf dome of Pumori (7,145 m.) lies directly ahead and to our right, on the opposite side of the glacier, Nuptse rises in a sheer spire. Just behind it, remaining elusive to the last moment is the Mt. Everest. Gorakshep is another small cluster of tea shops. we can have a lunch and going up to Base camp via Khumbu glacier. it will be challenging walk but very pleasant. we  heading down to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.
Today will be one of the must beautiful day and hike up to Kalapathar is much challenging but very short. it takes Two hours to reach top of the Kalapathar. from there you can see spectacular view of Himalayan range. then walk back to Gorakshep, The continuation of this ridge, descending south-west, provides part of the normal route ascent and leads in turn to the South summit, seen capping the rocky west facet of the mountain when viewed from near Chhukhung.
An easy walk for about 3 hours climbing up gradually to a small settlement of Chhukhung and camp for the night. The afternoon is spent relaxing and necessary preparations or for an optional hike around, for the exceptional great scenery of the surrounding high peaks and glacier.
The route to Base Camp, the path at first climbs quite steeply to the south before following the moraine east along the main valley below the southern or true left bank of the Lhotse Glacier. The trail then follows glacial streams to the snout of the Imja glacier. At this point the path swings north-east and crosses a dried up lake bed between the Lhotse and Imja Glaciers. From a base camp at Pareshaya Gyab. A well acclamatised party in good condition can make the summit and return in a day back to Base Camp.
Acclimatization and necessary preparations, sorting the gear for the ascent. here, the night will be in a Tent.
From the base camp the route skirts south-east around the base of Imja Tse between the moraine and the mountain before turning north-east and climbing steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. Occasional cairns are to be found marking the path. Easy scrambling up an open gully leads between two well defined ridges and the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier at 5,280m / 17,323ft. Care should be taken pitching of a camp or bivouac to avoid possible avalanche danger from the ice above. At high camp relaxing and planning, making necessary preparations for the next early morning day climb.
From a high camp on the left-hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully and gain the right-hand ridge. Following this, which gives an easy scrambling to the snow-covered glacier above. A route needs to be found out leftwards, avoiding seracs and crevasses before turning back northwards over snow covered scree in the margin between the glacier and the base of the main summit ridge. After crossing a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 metres (300ft), to the summit ridge. The last moves on to the ridge often prove difficult and many climbers leave a fixed rope in place to aid descent. The ridge itself is a classic and undulates towards the main summit which is reached by a final tricky snow pitch. Standing atop we have the stunning close-up view of the South face of Lhotse (8,501 m.) in vastness that looms before us. We have the impressive dramatic views of the mountains -Amadablam (6,856 m.), Chamlang and Baruntse in the far horizon. Descent is made by the same route to the low base camp.
Descend to Pareshya Ghyab, continue further along (4,343 m.) the easy trail to Chukung. After lunch we will walk for about 3 hours finally reaching to a village of Dingboche or Pangboche and camp for the night.
Dingboche descend all the way to Pangboche, then after the bridge a small climb through the cool shade of the forest reaching to nice spot at Deoboche, from here another 30 minutes of climb to Thyangboche. Camping in the village itself in the evening pay a visit to the legendary Monastery. Again An easy downhill walk to the bridge, from here a steep climb for a while and then reaching the level path towards the village of Shanasha, from here one can take an optional walk to Khumjung and Khunde village before Namche Bazaar. or From this village another one and half hours of good walk leads to Namche Bazzar.
Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at your own best pace, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approximately 45 minutes from a place called Choplung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason. Depending upon the flight time make way to the terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 30 minutes to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from window of the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal our staff will receive and escort you back to the Hotel.
If the flight or every plan goes on schedule, you will have one day extra for doing tour in Kathmandu. it is must popular like monkey temple, Durbar square, Pashupati Temple and Boudha stupa for one day, if you have extra time you can explore around Thamel (Touristic area).
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Trip cost

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Tent and teahouse stay in trek
  • Conservation permit
  • Royality of Peak
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transpotation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • Climbing Equipments
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing

cost excludes

  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee US $30
  • Any kinds of Bar bills
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