After flying 35 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla, our adventure will begin and continue as a trekking via Namche, Tangboche, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar then ultimately head to Island peak base camp. Climbing is a passion and the most breathtaking adventure journey we do in the Himalaya. Island Peak is one of the most popular climbing peak in the Everest region and entire Nepal. Most of the climbers attempt to climb Island Peak before doing some serious and technical Climbing/Expedition. The best advantage of doing Island peak is you can also include Everest Base Camp 5364 m and Kalapatthar 5550 m at the same time which will provide you 360 degree towering Himalaya around and of course better acclimatization for Island Peak climbing. Island peak is also called Imja Tse which is located in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal. However the peak is quite popular as Island Peak than Imja Tse. It was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton because of it appears as an island which was a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak is actually extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse.
We can climb Island peak directly from the Base Camp 4970 m or from the high camp 5600 m. Since base camp to high camp is just hiking trail then most of the climbers might climb directly from Base Camp to the Top. We will encounter with the mighty rocks and ice wall at a slope of 45 degree, leading to the narrow summit ridge and offering spectacular views of the cristal clear Himalayas surroundings with amazing sunrise. Nepal Trekking Experts will assist you group joining or private service the way you are looking for. If you have further query then please do not hesitate contact us.
Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Tangboche, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Island Peak climbing and spectacular view from the top etc.
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight then trek to Phakding (2652m, 4/5 hrs).
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs).
Day 05: Acclimatize day in Namche
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6 hrs).
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m, 6 hrs).
Day 08: Another acclimatize day.
Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs).
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5180m, 7 hrs)
Day 11: Early morning, hike to Kala Patthar (Black Rock 5550m) then back to Lobuche for overnight.
Day 12: Lobuche to Kongma La 5535m then descends towards to Chhukung village for overnight.(5555m, 8 hrs)
Day 13: Extra day in Chhukung for Island peak climbing preparation. We can hike to Chhukung Ri if you wish.
Day 14: Chhukung to Island peak Base camp (4970m, 4/5 hrs)
Day 15: Early morning hike to Island peak (6189m) to make your dream true then back to Dingboche. (4410m, 10 hrs)
Day 16: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 17: Dingboche to Namche(3440m, 7 hrs).
Day 18: Trek Namche to Lukla (7 hrs).
Day 19: Early morning fly back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Farewell
Welcome at Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night in cultural city Kathmandu.
Today is the final opportunity of trekking preparation and explore the cultural valley Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) by scenic flight then take a Breakfast/lunch at Lukla and head to Phakding for overnight. During trek we will have amazing glimpse of Buddhist Mani walls, prayer flags and prayer wheels. (2610m, 4/5 hrs)
The second day of hike will lead through lush jungle and we encounter numerous suspension bridges. The pleasant hike let us great opportunity of exploring some beautiful mountain views such as Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Everest etc. If we are in weekend then trekkers can explore local weekend market in Namche Bazaar. (3440m, 6 hrs)
Take a hot breakfast then hike to Everest view Hotel to have stunning view of Everest and many more glorious Himalaya surroundings. If you also love to visit beautiful Sherpa village named Khumjung which is known as hidden valley and you can explore Khumjung Monastery where you can see Yeti scalp. Then back to Namche for overnight.
The trial offers scenic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak and reaches at Tengboche village. It is known as one of the beautiful view point of the Everest region and you can visit the biggest monastery of Khumbu region. Also you can explore chanting in the morning & evening.
The trail will descend gradually via beautiful forest and cross the suspension bridge. Then gradually it will ascend to Pangboche and reaches at Sumare. Probably we might have lunch at Sumare then continue to Pheriche for overnight. Pheriche is one of quite big village and offers massive views of Amadablam, Tabuche and Cholatse right in front of us.
Pheriche will offer stunning day hike which you can take chance to explore.
After breakfast we head on to Lobuche via Thugla. On top of Thugla pass you can explore numerous monuments of different nationalities people who were unfortunately died on the way of Everest summit as well as other mountains. Then we head to Lobuche for overnight. (4940m, 6hrs).
What a day! Our dream comes true today!! This is a same day which let you stand at the base camp of the tallest peak in the earth Mt. Everest. After breakfast in Lobuche, we will enjoy walking on moraine and heard some natural sound of glacier cracking on the way to Gorak Shep. After Lunch in Gorak Shep we will head to base camp(5364m) of roof of the world and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.
Early morning, couple of hours challenging hike from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar(Black Rock 5550m) might be the most memorable part of the trip and entire life. The spectacular 360 degree massive graceful Himalaya views takes you standing at somewhere of natural paradise and returns you the value of your massive effort so far. After capturing the entire beautiful glimpse, we will back to Gorak Shep and continue to Lobuche.
This is our challenging and highest pass among the 3 popular passes in Everest region. After breakfast the trail will ascend gradually to Kongma La Pass where you can have spectacular views of marvelous Himalaya & Khumbu glacier. Then we will descends to Chhukung village. Since we do not have tea houses in between Lobuche to Chhukung please make sure you have some snacks and enough drinking water with you. We will also meet our climbing guide right here.
Today we will have final preparation of Island peak. Our climbing guide will brief about safety, climbing gears and further information. Also if you like to hike Chhukung Ri which is discuss with guide.
Exciting day! Onward we are so close to our final destination. After breakfast we will continue to Island Peak base camp for overnight.
This is our final destination of the trek. We are putting all the effort to stand on top of the Island Peak. Early morning hike all the way to the summit of Island peak (6189m) to make our dream true. The most thrilling and breathtaking summit let you life time experience ever. The invaluable mountain vistas with amazing sunrise stand you not less than natural heaven. Then back to Chhukung/Dingboche.
If we face bad weather or some kind of sickness then we can attempt summit today.
The trail will continue descend via Tengboche. Then we still continue descending to Namche Bazaar for back to civilize.
We will descend all the way to Lukla having some flash back.
After massive achievement of the journey, we will final goodbye to Khumbu and back to Kathmandu by scenic flight.
Transfer to the airport as per your schedule.