Island Peak, which is known as Imje Tse. Its name is kept as Island from its appearance in a sea of ice which surrounds the Himalayas. It was named in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s. Nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region and at 6,189m/20300ft. It is considered as a moderate challenging for climbers. The Summit offers extraordinarily scenic and endlessly exhilarating views. It was first climbed in 1953 by a British Expedition as a training exercise which includes Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, Tenzing Norgay along with seven Sherpas. Island Peak is more challenging due to a steep route.
Spring Season (March to May) and Autumn Season (Mid September to November) is considered as the best climbing season for Island Peak. Some climbers prefer to Winter (December to February) in this interval it will be less crowded in comparison to others. Also during winter season though it is crisp and cold it allows witnessing crystal clear views of mountains. The summits offer panoramic views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Cho Polu (6734 meters), Mt.Makalu (8,475m) and Lhotse Shar glacier.
Nepal Wonders Treks offers you full board package, climbing permits and all necessary equipment to ensure that it can fulfill demand as well as successful completion of Island Peak. Our climbing itinerary maximizes the sightseeing possibilities which includes Everest Base Camp and hike up to Kalapathar which helps for acclimatization. Your guides will be the ultra-experienced Sherpas, many of whom have scaled Everest more than once. We will assure you that these capable hands, guide you to conquer Island Peak. The climbing is sure to be one filled with thrills, adventure, and unforgettable memories.
The itinerary can be made custom designs as per the requirement of climbers. If you have further queries do not hesitate to write about it. We are here to assist you.
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met, greeted and transported to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Grand or similar
Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu – Nepal ‘s capital city and prepare for the next day’s Mount Everest trek. Overnight at Hotel Grand or similar
In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – 2840 meters in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal – providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world’s highest mountains followed by a trip to Phakding (2610m). After an easy afternoon’s scenic walk, set up camp for an overnight stay Phakding. Overnight at lodge
Walking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .Overnight at lodge
Enjoy the beauty of Namche’s quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. Overnight at lodge
This day we will walk straight 1 and half hours, and then we will walk through ascending and descending trail. It will take about 7 hours to reach Dole. From there we will see good views of Rolwaling range, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum kanguru, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Everest, Cholatse and Lhotse shar. Overnight at lodge.
This day we will walk ascend at the starting and then walk straight towards Machhermo. We will reach Machhermo in about 4 hours. From there we will see spectacular view of Cho-oyu and other few mountains. Overnight at lodge.
This day we will walk for about 4/5 hours to reach Gokyo through almost straight trail crossing small river. From there we will see Cho-oyu, Gyachung Kang. Overnight at lodge.
Early morning we will walk towards Gokyo ri, form there we will see spectacular views of Cho-oyu, Everest, Makalu, Pumori, Gauri Shankar and many more. We will return to Gokyo for lunch and after lunch we will continue towards Thagnak. We have to walk total 6 hours to reach Thagnak from Gokyo. Overnight at lodge.
This day we will walk uphill at the starting and then little straight and again we will walk uphill and downhill through the glacier. From there we will see good views same as from Namche to Dole. Overnight at lodge.
This day we will walk about 3 hours to reach Lobuche from Djongla through slightly ascending trail. From there we will see various villages such as Dingboche, Pheriche, Dughla. Overnight at lodge
Enduring a climb of approximately two (2) hours to arrive at Gorak Shep where you are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori – reaching Kala Pathar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, return back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at lodge
Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380m) – the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp before descending to Lobuje. Overnight at lodge
This day we will walk through descending trail at first and walk through flat trail. After this we will walk again slightly uphill to reach Chhukung. We have to walk about 5/6 hours to reach Chhukhung from Lobche. From here we will see good views of various mountains. Overnight at lodge.
This day we will walk slight uphill 4/5 hours to reach Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp
This day we will walk 3 hours uphill to reach High Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Early morning around 2 AM we start to climb Island peak form there we will see spectacular views of Amadablam, Baruntse, Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse shar, Mera peak, Thamserku, Kangtega, Everest view hotel, Numbur himal, Gaurishankar and many more. We will return to Chhukhung. Overnight at lodge.
This day we will walk slightly 6/7 hours downhill to Tengboche from there we can visit Tengboche monastery, which is a largest monastery in Nepal and also we can see good views of Amadablam, Everest and more. Overnight at lodge.
We will descend 5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Once again traversing the beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron. We will have a chance to see our national bird (danfe), Mountain sheep and many more wildlife. Overnight at lodge.
An easy walk down to Lulka for the final night’s stay in the Khumbu region – participants can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing portion of the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge
After breakfast fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Grand or similar
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at Hotel.
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