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Island Peak or Imja Tse Peak Climbing

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Island Peak (6189m.) is the extension of Lhotse range, one of the very popular peaks for climbing crossing through Everest Base Camp. The trail includes Climbing Gokyo Ri for the close-up view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyo and many other peaks. Island Peak is named as Imja Tse but is popular with its name of Island Peak. The name of the peak is Island because it seems like an island from Dingboche.

Island Peak climbing is very challenging to the high mountain climbers. We have to access Chola Pass before reaching Dingboche, which is the starting point for Island Peak Climbing. Being located on the top of Chhukung Glacier, the peak is very challenging for climbing. The difficult geographical landscape between Mt. Amadablam and Lhotse makes it challenging to reach the summit for mountaineers. Rocky ascend with narrow ice gorges makes the conquering of summit very difficult. Island Peak climbing includes the trekking of Everest Region that continues through the bank of Dudh Koshi River from Lukla. Exploring the villages along the route of trek like Namche and Tengboche, trekkers walk to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From Everest Base Camp, the trail heads up to Imja Khola valley which lies on the foothill of Island Peak (Imja Tse). Trekking to the Base Camp of Island Peak provides the beautiful panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse (7879m.), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Gyachung Kang and many other unnamed peaks and mountains in Everest region.

Island Peak is a challenging peak with technical enhancement trekking through Everest Base Camp above the altitude of 5000m. It needs experience in mountaineering to climb Island Peak. Island Peak Climbing is challenging and exciting adventure which includes Kala Pattar hiking, Everest Base Camp Trek, Khumbu Icefall and other magnificent views of snow-capped mountains and glaciated area.


Day by Day Itinerary for Island Peak or Imja Tse Peak Climbing

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1310m)

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for trekking

Day 03:  Kathmandu -Lukla flight and Phakding Trek (2652m.) 5/6 hrs

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Trek (3466m.) 6hrs.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m.) 5/6 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4400m) 6hrs

Day 08:  Trek to Chhukung Village (4700m.) 5 hrs

Day 09: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

Day 10: Trek to High Camp of Island Peak (5500m)

Day 11: Island Peak summit (6189m)

Day 12: Retrieve back to Dingboche (4300m)

Day 13:  Retrieve back to Tengboche

Day 14: Trek to Monjo Valley

Day 15: Trek to Lukla

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17: Rest in Kathmandu

Day 18: Farewell Day

Detail Itinerary Island Peak or Imja Tse Peak Climbing

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1310m)
You are heartily welcome here in beautiful mountainous country Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the representatives of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition welcome you and take you to the hotel which is already booked for your stay. The hotel staffs will be engaged for your accommodation after completing check in. In the evening, we organize welcome dinner in the hotel with our team.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for trekking 
This day is special tour day in Kathmandu city in a car. You will have a guided tour to the famous cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu. Among them, the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites are the primary places of visit. Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist Shrine), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Patan Durbar Squire, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Squire, Dharahara (Bhimsen Tower), Tundikhel, Dasaratha Stadium and many other en-route. You can experience night life of Kathmandu till 9 o’clock and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03:  Kathmandu -Lukla flight and Phakding Trek (2652m.) 5/6 hrs
After breakfast in Kathmandu, your flight is set to Lukla in the morning. It’s a short scenic flight of half-an hour. Panoramic views of the mountain massif and green hills while you are in the air provide unpredictable experience of the beauty of nature. From Lukla, the trek starts to Phakding for about 5 hours. Trekking continues through the village cultivated by whose hospitality is world famous. We stay Overnight in a guest house in Phakding.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Trek (3466m.) 6hrs.
After Breakfast in Phakding, the trail continues to the foot of Everest region i.e. Namche Bazaar. It is one of the greatest scenes in this altitude which is well formed and most advanced in Himalayan region. Everest region is full of picturesque view of the natural beauty. The trek follows a lot of ups and downs with crossing and re-crossing of Dudh Koshi River. In Namche, we stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
This day is acclimatization day in Namche so explore the life style of locals in Namche area. Short hiking can be utilization of the time. You’d better to hike Khumjung and Thame to take advantage of the day. There, you can view the world’s amazing panoramic scenes of the earth and get chance to observe uniquely different Sherpa Culture. We stay overnight in the guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m.) 5/6 hrs.
After breakfast in Namche, our trekking trail leads to Tengboche (also called Tengboche). The wonderful view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Aba Dablam is breath stopping for you. These giant mountains seem to be so closer from there. Tengboche is famous for Mani Rimdu Festival which is their greatest festival. We stay overnight in a lodge in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4400m) 6hrs.
On this day, we reach at Dingboche following pleasant trail with beautiful scenarios of mountains and landscape. The panoramic views of lofty mountains and varied landscape gives unique experience while walking through the route. The pasturelands and some huts can be seen though the region is mostly abandoned except some settlements along the way. We stay overnight in a lodge there.

Day 08:  Trek to Chhukung Village (4700m.) 5 hrs.
This day trek takes the trail to Chhukung village, crossing the valley and natural vegetations with some ascend and descend. The trek is full of beautiful scenario along the way experiencing a fresh air in remote area. After reaching in the village you explore around it till evening. We stay overnight in a lodge there in Chhukung

Day 09: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m.)
On this day, we trek to the Base Camp of Island Peak. Gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven to the observers. The air becomes thinner as we walk to the high elevation above 5000m. Explore surrounding area at the foothill of peak till the time remains. We stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to High Camp of Island Peak (5500m.)
 On this day, we climb a little height to set high camp. We set camp at the elevation of 5500m. and enjoy the views of the mountains and glaciated area.  The views are superbly fantastic as the snow glows in the evening sun-set. At night, you can see the snow-field glittering like silver. We spend the night in high camp.

Day 11: Island Peak summit (6189m.)
On this day, the team reaches to the top of Island Peak. The astonishing views of mountains and peaks give a unique experience from the top of the peak. The pleasure of successful access to the summit of peak while you are on the head of peak cannot be expressed in words! We return back to the Base Camp and stay overnight in tent.

Day 12: Retrieve back to Dingboche (4300m.)
On this day, the team returns back to Dingboche following the trail previously walked. The pleasant views of natural scenes and landscapes does not lesson while descending down. The experience of mountaineering to one of the adventurous peaks is refreshed while the views of giant mountains stand still and calm. Stay in a lodge in Dingboche.

Day 13:  Retrieve back to Tengboche
On this day, we return back to Tengboche from Dingboche following same trail. The trek offers the same pleasant views of natural landscape and forests with better attachments of excitements. We reach Tengboche where you can explore the surrounding along with some ancient monasteries and Gompas. We stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Monjo Valley
This day trek heads to Monjo through Tengboche. The valley has a lot of things to explore. It offers some settlements of indigenous people. Some pastureland and shepherds huts are found in the valley. The valley is beautiful in its landscape. You can use the opportunity to explore the surroundings. We spend a night in a lodge in Monjo valley.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla
We trek to Lukla from Monjo enjoying superb scenario along the route. The trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of picturesque view of landscape and some distance view of mountains. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. We stay overnight in Lukla in a lodge.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
This day journey begins with short and scenic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airstrip. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the sights of Kathmandu valley. Shopping in market is also a good idea to your specially loved ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.

Day 17: Rest in Kathmandu
It is rest day in Kathmandu after adventure-climb of Island Peak. Hiking to any of the surrounding area in valley rim can be the best. Nagarkot view tour or Champadevi Trekking or Dakshinkali Mandir Darshan can be your choice according to your strength and interest.  In the afternoon, you explore city for shopping in the market and stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 18: Farewell Day
On the last day, we bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, you will be driven to the TIA by our company representatives. On your way home, we hope you make plan for another adventure trip in Nepal.

  • 18 days peak climbing.
  • This peak is named as it seems like island from Dingboche.
  • Challenging to climb the top of this peak.
  • Exploring the village like Namche and Tengboche.
  • Beautiful panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse
  • Exciting adventure tour includes Kala pattar, Everest base camp, Khumbu icefall and much more exciting passes.

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