Island Peak also known as Imja Tse is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. The approach “Island peak climbing” to the peak is through beautiful Gokyo valley .With a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is probably the best trip in Nepal adored by adventure seekers. We follow the Dudh Koshi river valley, acclimatize one day in the Sherpa village of Namche Bazzar and head for the pristine Gokyo lake. We enjoy the climb to famous Gokyo Ri which commands one of the finest views of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountains, cross the Cho La pass, enjoy yet another grand view, and descend to Dingboche. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest 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 in climbing Island Peak . For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in the later years. For some mountaineers the peak stands for the purpose of acclimatization before heading to bigger mountain climbing. Trekking to Kaalapatthar or Everest base camp is best suited for acclimatization before proceeding to the climbing on Island Peak.
The normal route for climbing Island Peak is 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. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and also helps a safe ascent.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Patan Durbar Square:
Day 02: Guided tour in Kathmandu, preparation for trek
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole
Day 08: Dole to Machhermo
Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), trek to Chhugyuma
Day 11: Cross Cho La (5420m) to Dzongla
Day 12: Dzongla to Chhukung
Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp climb to high camp
Day 14: Ascent of Island Peak (6189m) and return to Base Camp
Day 15: Extra day for weather, rest etc
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche
Day 17: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 21: Tour ends