Island (Imja Tse) Peak Climbing

Nepal
Trip Grade
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Technical Challenging Trekking Grade - is for those who really love to do extremely adventurous treks/trips. Its elevation reaches up to 6000 meters and consists 15-25 days of the itinerary. It is not less than peak climbing. Must be mentally and physically fit. Prior experience of trekking to higher altitude is also required.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to selected hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.

There are 7 cultural Heritage Sites within a small periphery of Kathmandu valley. We will take you to at least 3 Heritage Sites for the sightseeing today. In the evening we help you prepare for the trek.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]. O/N at the lodge.

We take an early flight to Lukla and the flight duration is about 30 minutes. Once we reach Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. Phakding is located at an altitude of 2652 meters where we halt overnight at the lodge.

Day 4

Trek to Namche (3450m). O/N at a lodge.

After breakfast, we start today's trek to Namche. After walking for about we reach Namche Bazaar which is located at an altitude of 3450 meters. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 5

Rest day in Namche

Today is a rest day for you, as we have to acclimatize with the altitude. You can do many activities at Namche Bazaar. You can go for a short hike, visit the village, try amazing food and coffee, you can try the locally made yak cheese, do any last minute shopping for trekking (if any).

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3867m)

After spending a day-off, we again continue with our trek. Today we trek to Tengboche, a village located at 3867 meters. The trek duration will be about 6 hours and then overnight at the lodge.

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche (4252m)

Pheriche is at a height of 4252 meters above the sea level. We reach here after walking for almost 4 hours from Tengboche and then, stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 8

Rest day in Pheriche

You have already climbed above 4000 meters so, it is needed to acclimatize with this height. Today we rest at Pheriche and explore the beautiful valley and its surrounding. Enjoy the day with the stunning view of the mountains and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

After acclimatization at Pheriche, we trek to Lobuche today. It will take us about 5 hours walk to reach at 4930 meters- Lobuche.

Spend overnight at the lodge.

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m). Visit EBC in the afternoon(5357m)

With the basic facilities of the lodge, Gorak Shep is a halt point before moving to Kala Patthar. So, after walking for 3 hours from Lobuche, we reach Gorak Shep at 5184 meters.

From there, we again continue hiking to Everest Base Camp at 5357 meters. It takes about 5 hours walk and we again trek back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Day 11

Early morning visit to Kala Patthar. Trek to Dingboche (4350m)

Kala Patthar, at an elevation of 5645 meters, is a popular landmark among the trekkers trekking in the Everest region. You get the stupendous panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse from Kala Patthar. It will take about 4 hours to trek to reach Kala Patthar. After spending some amazing time here, we continue trekking to Dingboche. It takes us about 6 hours time duration to reach Dingboche at 4350 meters. Stay Overnight.

Day 12

Trek to Chukhung (4750m)

After breakfast, we head towards Chukung valley, which is another beautiful place in Khumbu region. It will take us about 3 hours walk to reach there. You can explore the village once you reach and spend overnight at a lodge. Chukung is 4750 meters above the sea level.

Day 13

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)

We will reach one step closer to our destination today. After walking for 5 hours from Chukung, we reach the Base camp of Island Peak. It is 5150 meters above the sea level. We assist you to set the camp here for an overnight stay.

Day 14

Trek to the High Camp

After having breakfast at the camp, we now move forward to the High Camp, which is about 4 hours of walking distance from the Base Camp. We set another camp or tent here for an overnight.

Day 15

Ascend of Island Peak (6173m)

Finally, the day we have most awaited has come, climbing the Island Peak. Oh Yeah!!

Situated at 6173 meters above the sea level, it would be an amazing and exciting experience to climb this peak.

After reaching the peak, we set the tented camp for overnight stay.

Day 16

Spare day

After ascending the Island Peak aka Imja Tse, we are sure that you would want to explore more of this region. So, we have included a spare day for you today.

Day 17

Trek to Pangboche (3950m)

With the immense pleasure of conquering the Island Peak, you trek for 5 hours to Pangboche. Its altitude is 3950 meters. You find tea houses or lodge to halt for the night.

Day 18

Trek to Namche

After morning breakfast, you head back to Namche Bazaar. We have to walk for 5 hours passing through the beautiful trail. At Namche, we can stay at Lodge.

Day 19

Trek to Lukla

From Namche, we head back to Lukla after walking for 5 hours approximately. We halt at a lodge in Lukla for the night.

Day 20

Fly back to Kathmandu

It is time to say goodbye to Sagarmatha Region and enter Bagmati Region. After breakfast at the lodge in Lukla, you take a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu. You not only get back to Kathmandu but you also carry lots of adventurous memories of this trek back with you. We will transfer you to your hotel to freshen up.

You can have a long spa day to avoid your tiredness from the trek.
Then, in the evening we offer you with the complimentary dinner from our side.

Day 21

Final Departure

With a heavy heart, it is now time for us to depart but we certainly hope to see you again in Nepal for another adventurous trip.

We wish you a happy and safe journey back home.

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Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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