Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse, one of the most popular trekking peaks in Everest region of Nepal. Rising 6,189m above the sea level, Island peak is beautifully located in the middle of Chhukung valley, on top of the Chhukung Glacier between Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This peak is coming down as an extension of the ridge from the southern end of Lhotse Shar, sits like an island in the sea of ice. Therefore, it was named Island Peak by a climbing team of Eric Shipton in 1953. This peak is the best trekking peaks for adventure climbing. Climbing Island peak not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest region. From the summit one can see the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north, the views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in the later years.
The trail also offers an exclusive opportunity to experience glacial moraines (Imja and Lhotse), suspension bridges, monasteries, prayer rocks, colorful settlements decorated with flags, and Sagarmatha National Park that features varieties of rare flora, fauna and birds. In addition to this, the warm hospitality offered by the Sherpa people makes the trail more enjoyable.
This professionally designed Island peak climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Chola Pass, Gokyo Ri, Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar first for the close up views of Mount Everest. The combination of Chola Pass, Gokyo Ri , Everest base camp trek and Island Peak climbing is probably the best trip in Nepal adored by adventure seekers. This trek is difficult, but not technical. Therefore, a physically fit and acclimatized person (amateur or serious climbers) with basic technique and information on mountaineering can opt for this peak climbing in Nepal.
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport, office representative will met and greet you. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Trek preparation, half day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel
In the morning fly from Kathmandu to Lukla ( 2800m) , then trek to Phakding (2610 m). Walk approximately 3 – 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar ( 3440 m ) , its 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Trek from Namchhe Bazaar to Phortse which is 5 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
Trek to Machhermo (4470m), which is 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.
Trek to Gokyo (4790m) , which is 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at tea House
Early in the morning trek to Gokyo Ri (5364m) to see the view, then back to Gokyo. Its 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea house
Trek to Thagnang (4730m) which is 4 -5 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
Early in the morning cross Chola Pass (5363m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m) which is 7-8 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
Trek to Lobuche (4910m), its 4-5 hours walk . Overnight at Tea House
Trek to Everest Base Camp, view the Khumbu Glacier and trek to Gorakshep. Its 5-6 hours walk .Overnight at Tea house
Early in the morning hiking to Kala Pathar (5555m) , trek down to Dingboche ( m) .Its 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
Trek from Dingboche to Chukkung (4730m) which is 3 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
Trek from Chukkung to Island Base Camp (5200m) which is 3 / 4 hours walk. Overnight at Tented camp
Preparation day for climbing
In the morning climb from Island peak Base Camp and Summit Island Peak, and back to Base camp. Overnight at Tented camp
After breakfast trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Chukkung (4730 m).Its 3 / 4 hours walk. Overnight at Tea house
Trek from Chukkung- Tengboche (3860m.) which is 6 / 7 hours walk. Overnight at Tea house
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m). Its 7-8 hours walk from Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Tea House.
Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m). Overnight at Hotel
Free for shopping other activities.
1. Transfer airport – hotel – airport including domestic flight. 2. All accommodation in Kathmandu 3. Transportation: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by flight. 4. Climbing Permit and Everest National Park Entry Fee. 5. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trek. 6. Accommodation in tea house/lodge and tented camp 7. Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, mattress, Kitchen gear and all climbing equipments 8. Cook and necessary number of helper 9. Licensed Climbing Guide and necessary number of porters during the trek. 10. Climbing guide equipment fee 11. Guide and porter's salary, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance. 12. Medical kit and safety measures 13. All Government Taxes
1. International Flight and Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal 2. Meals in Kathmandu 3. Climbing gears 4. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, mineral water, snacks etc. 5. Hot shower during the trek 5. Personal equipments 6. Personal and medical insurance, emergency rescue evacuation. 7. All cost arises due to flight cancellation, natural disaster, health issues and political disturbance 8. Tips for guide and porter
Reviews ( 1 )
- by Jose
- 2018-05-10 11:18:15
Trekking Everest Gokio y Island Peak
We want to go in October!! We are two Spain people. From 12/10 to 03/11. Do you have any group this date?
We would like a budget. Trekking camp base everest Gokio and Island peak. And how do you pay, credit card or cash? Do you speak spanish?
I hope an answer as soon as possible