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Island Peak (6,189 m): also known as Imja Tse is one of the popular trekking peaks of Nepal for climbing on the Himalayas. Along with the most enjoyable climbing experience, Island Peak presents some of the most spectacular scenery of leading mountains in the Khumbu region.
From Dingboche, the view of this peak gives an impression of an island in a sea of ice. The semi-circular panorama of Everest (8,848 m), Nuptse (7,879 m) and Lhotse (8,516 m) to the north, Makalu (8,463 m) to the east and Ama Dablam (6,812 m) to the south adds more charm in climbing the peak. For many mountaineers, Island peak be the beginning of climbing for bigger mountain expeditions.
For some Island, peak stands for the purpose of acclimatizing before heading to higher elevation climbing. And for Island peak climbing, Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp Trekking is most suitable to fit your body and mind.
Island Peak offers a slightly more technical climb. The ascent involves a comfortable scramble, an intriguing rock ridge and then onto a wonderful glacier. Onwards, a steep snow headwall leads to a classic summit ridge. From here you are afforded fabulous views of many Himalayan giants, including the immense face of Lhotse and the elegant pyramid of Ama Dablam. The rewarding return journey is via the main Everest trail, with its welcoming and comfortable teahouses and lodges.
DAY 1 Arrive at Kathmandu / Meet & Greet
Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for trekking
Fly to Lukla (2840 m) & trek to Phakding (2610 m): Walking distance: 7.5 km: 3 hours
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m): Walking Distance: 9.4 km: 5 – 6 hours
At Namche Bazaar: Leisure & Rest Day (Acclimatization)
Trek to Tengboche (3860 m): Walking Distance: 9 – 10 km: 5 hours
Trek to Dingboche (4410 m): Walking Distance: 10 – 11 km: 5 hours
Exploration/ acclimatization at Dingboche: Walking Distance: 5 – 6 km: 4 hours Trek to Lobuche (4910 m): Walking Distance: 11 – 12 km: 5 hours
Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5153 m): Walking Distance: 14 – 15 km: 8 hours
Hike up to Kalapattar 5545) then trek to Lobuche (4910 m): Walking: 7 hours
Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp
Leisure Day in case of Bad Weather
Trek to High Camp
Summit the Lobuche Peak and return to Base Camp
Trek to Chhukung: 6 hours and acclimatization
Trek to Island peak base camp: 4 hours
Summit to Island peak (6187m) and return to base camp / Chhukung
Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Trek back to Lukla (2840 m): Walking Distance: 18 km: 7 hours
Transfer to Lukla airport – Flight back to Kathmandu
Farewell and Final departure
Travel insurance (Mandatory: Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ m)
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Members are required to pay 10% of the total price at the time of booking. The advance will be used to book hotels and flights, issue permits and obtain approval from the authorities. The balance should be paid after your arrival in Nepal and before the start of your trip. After receiving the advance payment, we will send you the booking confirmation and hotel reservation confirmations.
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