Island Peak Climbing

21 Days, Namche Bazaar

Island Peak (6160m), one of the most renowned and without doubt most exciting climbing  peaks in Nepal and in the whole earth is also famous as Imja Tse peak. Imja Tse will fascinate you with its wonderful vista and most notably, you will get the constant view to watch at the world’s tallest peak- Mount Everest. Terrific views of gigantic Himalayas like Nuptse (7,879m), Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), in the east; Baruntse and Amadablam lying in the south which greet you as you get there at the Imja Tse Peak.

Before getting to the top of the Island peak, one can also go in the region of Kalapathhar (5545m) as well as Everest Base Camp, one of the popular trekking spots in Nepal. From here, you can get the close up views of Mount Everest and see the impressive view of crack of sunrise on the snow capped peaks over the Khumbu Glacier.

After observing the wonderful views of Mount Everest and adjoining peaks from Kalapatthar, we move down to Chhukung and arrange for the Island Peak climbIsland Peak climbing will also let you see the excellent views of Khumbu Valley famous as a gentle climbing mountain of Everest area. Island Peak, one of the main climbing peaks in Everest Region has amazing and highly ice-covered West Face that goes further up from the Lhotse Glacier. This walk is designed by Nepal Planets Treks and Expedition is for those adventure lovers who are full of life and physically fit. welcome any time and enjoy your Himalaya  trip  with us.


Day by Day Itinerary

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport we meet transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

shopping day or city tour (1,300m/4,264 ft) etc, up too u.discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. Over night at Kathmandu.

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. We then take an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.

Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads up hill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tyangboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam.

Today start our trek with pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron and coming to lovely spot at Deboche 3,650 m with magnificent views and the path is gradual up to the Pangboche village, from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanishes. Our further walk up to the ridge can be seen the Dingbuche valley and continuing descend to the river will reach at Pheriche. This is most windy valley and afternoon time better to stay inside hotel.

Today we rest for acclimatization at Dingbuche valley, you may have full day rest or there are some places where you can hike for a day up to the Nagarjuna peak (5,050 m) from where you can see the breath taking views of High Mountain including, Towering Mt. Lhotse, Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Island peak and many more.

Today the trail diverts towards north, the path is flat for an hour and gradual up an hour after a pleasant walk through the meadow will reach at Thukla from where you can view Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. Thukla is the good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb and here you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers monuments, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. Our trek continues to the Lobuche an hour for overnight.

After breakfast we continue our trek to Gorekshep in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other magnificent peaks. After check in at lodge & lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorekshep for over night.

Your Guide will arrange time for this morning to start early hike up to Kala Pathar for the most wonderful sunrise views of the Everest. It takes about 2 hours to reach this hill top (the famous view point). This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain views of Khumbu Himalayan range. Being here for some hours, we hike down to Gorekshep, breakfast and continue hike towards Dingboche for overnight.

Today, we have a very short day and after breakfast we head further eastern side to 2-3 hrs gentle up hill will reach at Chhukung, which is a hidden valley near the base of Island peak. We’ll have full day rest at the Island peak and last place to prepare the camping and climbing gear and overnight at Hotel.

Today, we head further on to the steep way climbing southern part then turning east to the main line of the valley. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to the Big -rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking of Island peak. We’ll reach at Island peak base camp and overnight at tented camp.

After breakfast and packed camping stuff, we’ll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel nearby where we’ll overnight at camp.

Early morning through the rock gully we start our climb. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m/330ft snow and ice slope (40-45 Degree) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. You can enjoy with success and brave to get a summit and after some picture taking of scenic view will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight at teahouse.

The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Chhukung all the way to Tyangboche. Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.

Trek down to Phungithanka a small settlement with couple of teahouses. The trail leads down hill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees and with a great memories and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to the Sanasa and re-track to Namche bazzar for the overnight stay.

After a long trekking trip today we’ll have long and last day trek back to Lukla. We trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. After your arrival at Lukla you have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member.

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us.

It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner.

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!

What's Included?

Service includes

  • All the ground transportation by car pick and drop both airport.
  •  Three  night Standard accommodation in Kathmandu at three stars level with breakfast.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking with hot drinks tea and coffee for you. Sample of the Menu
  • Local seasonal fresh fruits.
  • All accommodations during the treks.
  • Everest Trekking map.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced government licensed holder Climbing guide and trekking  guide and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Appreciation letter as a souvenir (Sample of the appreciation letter).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Travel& Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All government taxes.

Service excludes

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per day.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment (Equipment List)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Drinks (Alcoholic, mineral water and cold drinks/hot shower )
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

#:Summit shoe 1/Walking shoe 1/ Crampon 1/Summit Glove (Mitten) 1/ Normal gloves 2/ Summit Snow goggles 1

#:Glacier glasses 1/ Ice axe 1/ Harness 1/ jumer 1/ Carabiners (normal) 3/Sleeping bag (-30C) 1/ Down filled Mattress 1/ Summit socks 2/ Normal socks 3/ Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1/ Helmet 1/Down jacket1.

#:Down trouser 1/ 8 finger / descender 1/ Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1/Gore-tex jacket 1

#: Gore-tex trouser 1/Fleece jacket 1/ Fleece trouser 1/ Screw Gate Carabiner 1/ Balaclava (windstopper) 1/ Thermos bottle 1/ Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)/ Water bottle normal 1

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