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Island Peak Climbing

  Nepal

Duration

19 Days

Tour Type

Trekking/Camping

Group Size

2+

Accomodation

Tea House/Camping

Meal

Breakfast , Dinner

Max. Altitiude

6192 m

Best Season

Sep-Nov,Mar-May

Departure from

Kathmandu

Overview

The Island peak climbing is also known as Imja Tse Peak among locals. The peak was scaled for the first time by the team of Britain in 1953. Then after numerous group and people successfully climbed this beautiful peak of Nepal. Some of the seasoned climbers use Island Peak as the acclimatization before starting the expeditions or high altitude peak climbing. The route to the base camp of the Island peak climbing is the same route as that of the Everest Base Camp Trekking. You will witness the magnificence of the Khumbu region passing by the Sherpa Homeland area of Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. The ascending of the peak offers the enchanting views of the panoramic Himalayan Mountains as well as the surrounding glaciers. The most dangerous lake Imja Se Lake View from the top of the Island peak is majestic. The peak is called as the Island because of its location amidst the lofty rugged peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse, Shar glacier presenting the view of the Makalu as well as the stunning view of the Ama Dablam resembling the gigantic protector guarding the entry point of the glacial bay where Island Peak Stands tall.

Start with simple and little task before embarking on the glorious journey of the expedition in the highest peaks of the world. Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition offers the best and safe Island Peak Climbing for the climbers to embark their first climbing activity or for the acclimatization peak climbing purpose.

Hightlight

or the peak climbing in Nepal there are 33 peaks permitted by the Nepal Government. Island peak climbing is the most beautiful trekking peak of Nepal which stands as 6192m height. Season restriction is not applied for this peak which makes it the most visited or climbed trekking peak of Nepal.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition representative are waiting to the Airport to pick up you with Display Board . When you will meet your offical representtive he/she will take you to the hotel

A spectacular flight and hair raising landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding.

we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Camp is near the bazaar at Namche.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the national park centre and museum just above the town
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From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. Now we get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an excellent lunch spot, and here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although tiring, the hike up the zigzag path has numerous distractions, with rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. We camp near the monastery with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam framed in the doorway of the tent

Trek to Pheriche via Pangboche .

A day to rest and acclimatize and a chance to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Alternatively, we can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view up the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Lhotse

Trek to lobuche this is anothere hardest day for trek

To reach our next objective, Kala Pattar, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place for the night, Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, when the sunset colors begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day.

To reach Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required, as it takes several hours on a trail which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche to camp for the night. We head back down today, through Duglha, to the summer village of Dingboche, where the houses are dotted about in the fields

Today, we have an easy walk for about 5 hours, climbing up gradually to the small settlement of Chukhung. Along the way we have great views of Island Peak and the challenge that awaits us.The trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes which mark the start of the climb on Island Peak.

We ascend a little further to high camp. Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp.

After summite you trek back to Island Peak base camp and collect your thing continue to trek to Chhukung and overnight at Chhukung

Today we follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche

Today you will walk alonggg the Dudhkoshi river via smal sherpa village and reach to the Lukla overnight at lukla

Fly to Kathmandu We pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Kathmandu

Onward Departure Day from Nepal to your home country. Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition treks will provide you free transport to international airport ( TIA )

Inclusion/Exclusion

Airport pick-up and drop off service ,
Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of lauggage)
Breakfast,accommodation during the trekking and Kathmandu following itinerary
Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required,
Climbing, Trekking permit of National park,
TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
Flight fare Kathmandu to lukla and lukla to kathmandu
Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
First aid kit
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
Climbing Equipment

Personal expenses
Lunch dinner Drinks, beverages, hot shower,
Travel insurance
Tips for guide and porter
Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary)
Climbing Shoes, khrampam harness

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