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Island Peak 22 Days

This is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Share separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.

South East Flank & South-West Ridge

Normally, the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer establishing a High-Camp which helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts south east around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5,280m). From the high camp, the left hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing. In recent times the snow slopes below the summit has developed some large crevasses making the final ascent to the top difficult. 

 

Day 1-Kathmandu (1300m)

Arrive in Kathmandu.  You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel

Day 2 - Kathmandu

The city sightseeing tour will include visits to Pashupatinath, where you will may witness a Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River.   Boudhanath Stupa, which is the focal point for Tibetan Buddhist.  Here you will see worshippers circumambulate the stupa.  Swayambhunath or more commonly known as the Monkey Temple sits atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu.  Here you will see temples and shrines to both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and lots of monkeys.  No visit is complete to Kathmandu without a visit to Durbar Square one of the three Royal Durbar Squares situated in the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 3 - Kathmandu to Lukla

The flight from Kathmandu will introduce you to the magnificent Himalayan Mountains.  We then trek to Phakding (2600m.) 3 hours

Day 4 - Phakding trek to Namche Bazar (3340m. )5-6 hours

Day 5 - Namche rest for acclimation and go to Everest view hotel for 3 hours and back to Namche for overnight

Day 6 - Namche trek to Tengbuche(3860m.) 6-7 hours

Day 7 - Tengbuche trek to Dingbuche (4410m.) 5-6 hours

Day 8 - Dingbuche rest for acclimation

Day 9 - Dingbuche trek to Lobuche (4910m.) 4-5 hours

Day 10 - Labuche early morning trek to Kalpatter(5550m.) and back to Gorakshep(5140m.) 5-6 hours

Day 11 - Goroshep trek to Everest base camp and back to Labuche

Day 12 - Labuche trek to  Dingbuche

Day 13 - Dingbuche trek to Chhukung (4730m.)

Day 14 - Chhukung trek to Iceland Base camp in two o clock start to climb and summit island peak  6100m and back to Chhukung

Day 15 - Base camp from two o clock climb and summit and back down to Chhukung

Day 16 - Chhukung trek to Tengbuche

Day 17 - Tegbuche trek to Namcche

Day 18 - Namche trek to Pkhading

Day 19 - Phakding trek to Lukla

Day 20 - Lukla fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21 - Kathmandu

rest day and in the evening a farewell dinner with Nepali culture dance

Day 22 - Kathmandu - Home

We will be transport you to the Tirbhuwan International Airport departure for your departure home

 

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Trek Information

Days:

22 Days

Maximum Height:

6100m

Fitness Level:

Strenuous

Season:

March & April, September & October

Min. Group Size:

2

Type of Trek:

Camping & Tea House

Departure:

As per your request

Cost:

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