Island Peak (6173m)
Private vehicle & flight
Sept - Dec & Mar - May
Imja Tse, also popularly known as Island Peak is another main attraction for peak climbing in Nepal. At an altitude of 6189 m, it rises up from Lhotse glacier from the south end & captivates you with its marvelous panoramic beauty and most appreciably, you will get a standardized viewpoint to peek at Mt Everest.
Island Peak can be considered as the training grounds for peaks going above 7000 m. Island Peak justifies its name being isolated in the center while being surrounded by glaciers that are descending from tall giants above 7000m and 8000m.
Standing on the summit of the peak gives you a sense of achievement and accomplishment. From here you get the stunning views of the southern faces of Everest and Lhotse. You also get to see Ama Dablam and Makalu.
Island peak Climbing is perfect for energetic and physically fit trekkers having a desire for adventure. Imja Tse has been climbed by many people since time immemorial. But at some point in time, it became a preferred climbing area for climbers who look for a challenging route.
Our journey starts from Lukla. Next is walk up to the Dudh Koshi valley following through Namche, and then Tengboche to Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp. Khumbu Glacier is worth watching from here. Finally, we move downwards to Chhukung and prepare for our venture.
Peak Climbing Highlights
- A different experience on walking, walking through the jungle, grassland, glacier, high passes to the peak. likewise flower, medicinal plants, and wildlife
- The extremely good vibe of Sherpa culture and Buddhist religious festival on monastery and Sherpa village.
- Breathtaking views of the roof of the world and other highest mountain such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho - Oyo, and others
- Rejuvenation of body mind and soul by the trekking and climbing of the different natural trail.
Climbing Island Peak is technically challenging in difficulty but fulfills the dream of climbers seeking adventure. Additionally, it is perfect for those who wish to widen their experience towards mountain expeditions.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Katmandu and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]. O/N at the lodge
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3450m). O/N at a lodge
Day 05: Rest day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4252m)
Day 08: Rest day in Pheriche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m). Visit EBC in the afternoon(5357m)
Day 11: Early morning visit to Kala Patthar. Trek to Dingboche (4350m)
Day 12: Trek to Chukhung (4750m)
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Day 14: Trek to the High Camp
Day 15: Ascend of Island Peak (6173m)
Day 16: Spare day
Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3950m)
Day 18: Trek to Namche
Day 19: Trek to Lukla
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Final Departure