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Island peak is one of the famous climbing peaks in the Everest region with the height of the 6180m. It is situated southeast ridge from Mt. Lost (8380m) in the beautiful valley of the Chhukum. Peoples who want challenging climbing experiences in a short period in their lifetime then Island peak is one of the best trekking peaks to test and climb. Island peak is surrounded by Mt. Lotse, Amphulapcha, and other snow-capped mountains with a beautiful lake close to the base camp named Imja lake. Actually, Most of the peoples dream to climb the Island peak because of the easy access to get there and can combine the trek with Everest base camp, Three passes trek, Gokyo Valley, Amphulapcha La pass to Tashi Lapcha pass.
The Island peak is quite a technical climbing peak and we make it easy with sincerely planning the program with good experiences local experts. Any peak climbing is challenging but reward us great summit with stunning views of the beautifully surrounded mountains of The Amphulapchha range, Makalu rand, Number range, including dramatic well scattered snow-capped. Drinking only tea in the park is quite boring all the time, So have a great opportunity to get a lifetime challenging experience dreaming of summit island peak with us.
Your second day in Kathmandu. For a demonstration segment, we will welcome you to our office. We’ll introduce you to your trekking company and guides in this area. You will have the opportunity to share pleasantries. If you have any questions about the walk, you can also contact us. We can assist you in purchasing hiking equipment and supplies. In Thamel, there are several places where you may get trekking equipment. You will enjoy a free day if you have already purchased all of your trekking equipment. You are free to do whatever you choose with your day. Sightseeing trips in the Kathmandu valley are available. Kathmandu is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.
Today, the trail moves along the DudhKoshi once more. While hiking up, you will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine, Cedar, and Deodar forests. Go through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Monjo Village and start an uphill climb to the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get the first glimpses of Mt. Everest, KusumKanguru, and Thamserku peaks. If you are an art lover, you should visit the Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, explore the Granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting along Jorsalle. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.
Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get a panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides a view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.
Today provides beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch you cross the DudhKosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.
From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the ImjaKhola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and AmaDablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.
You will have a full day to rest or explore the valleys of Chhukung and ImjaKhola. This particular area links with the high passes of AmphuLaptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.
From Dingboche, it takes around 6 days to reach Island Peak Base Camp. We will begin slowly following the Imja Valley which rewards with awesome views of Ama Dablam. Also, we will follow the moraines that pour from Lhotse lying 8501m high to the smooth flat area at Pareshaya Gyab. Then, finally, we will arrive at Island Peak Base Camp which lies at the elevation of 5240m. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
On this day you will also get training from our veteran guides on peak climbing skills and using climbing equipments such as ice axe, crampons, harness, etc as well as ropes. Learning the skills improves your confidence to reach at the summit of the peak.
This is the most important day of the trek as we will reach at the peak of the Island Peak lying at the height of 6189m. We will begin early in the morning since we need to walk for approximately 11 hours on this day. We will go up to the rock gorge to reach at an edge line, which leads us to the muzzle of the glacier. Then we will get to the top of the Island peak. Reaching at the top and discovering the amazing views will remain in your memories forever. After that, we will return back to the base camp. Overnight at camp.
There is no such guarantee that we can get a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 13), so this day is used as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Island Peak on day 13 due to bad weather condition or some other reasons.
If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we will have to wisely postpone the program of summiting the peak. Sometimes, somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing as well, or may not be well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Overnight stay at the tented camp or guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various towns of Orsho, Somare and Pangboche, Tengboche then Phungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namche Bazaar, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lukla, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
You will be delighted by the mountain views for the last time while flying from Lukla to Kathmandu on your 30 minute flight. As you reach at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.
Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your Final departure towards your country
During busy trekking seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), there is increased air traffic at Kathmandu airport. To address this, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal made a change for all flights to Lukla. Now, instead of flying from Kathmandu, you need to travel by road to Manthali airport in Ramechhap district, which takes about 4 to 5 hours. From there, you can catch a flight to Lukla.
Please note that any new updates will be shared with you promptly. This change may affect your planned schedule. There are several reasons why Lukla flights can be delayed or cancelled, such as bad weather, traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport, runway management issues, and challenging terrain. If you’re planning to trek in the Everest region, it’s highly recommended to add an extra one or two days to your itinerary. This buffer time will be helpful in case of flight delays or cancellations, ensuring you can catch your international flight as planned.
Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful.
Of course, you can modify the itinerary by adding an extra day with the guidance of a trekking guide. While adding extra days the cost will be slightly increased.
Himalayan friendly will not pay the cost of an additional hotel night in Kathmandu, but will always be willing to assist you.