Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek- 19 Days
Summit Island Peak (6,173m) together with the wonderful trek to Everest base camp and Kalapather. Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp trekking to 19-days is for many a lifetime experience and is not a very difficult task although the camp is located on the altitude of 5,550m with climbing 6,173m over the sea level. We experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world famous mountain climbers (the Sherpa’s), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site and tour high altitude Buddhist monasteries. Among several others, Tengboche monastery has a religious significance to the Buddhists. Those who took part in such a trek will never forget the experience and the most exciting views on the mountains.
Island Peak is a lofty challenge. Most people fail to reach the summit. Island peak otherwise known as Imja Tse, stands at at 6,189m above sea level and is located in the picturesque Imja Valley on the Everest region only a few miles from Mount Everest. Island peak is one of the most highly sought after peaks in the world. Some people class Island peak as a trekking peak. We don’t, you do need mountaineering experience to be safe and successful on an Island Peak climb. The mountain was named (Island Peak) in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice.
* Fly into the high altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla, an experience in itself
* Visit Sherpa villages with their Tibetan like peoples and yak herders
* Wide range of flora and fauna
* Visit Tengboche Monastery with its strong spiritual connection
* Walk to the foothills of the world’s highest mountain Everest at 5364m / 17599ft
* Be stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls
* Savor the panoramic views of the Himalayas including Everest from Kala Patthar
* Enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas from the summit
* Climb Chhukung Ri and summit Island Peak
|Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 02 Kathmandu and Trip preparation||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding||2,800m/9,187ft||3-4 hrs|
|Day 04 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar||3,438m/11,280ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 05 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar||3,438m/11,280ft|
|Day 06 Namche Bazar to Tengboche||3,870m/12,697ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 07 Tengboche to Pheriche||4,288m/14,069ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 08 Pheriche to Lobuche||4,940m/16,208ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 09 Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp||5,364m/17,599ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 10 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche||4,940m/16,208ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 11 Lobuche to Dingboche to Chhukung||4,730m/15,519ft||6-7 hrs|
|Day 12 Chhukung to Island Peak base camp||5,200m/17,061ft||3-4 hrs|
|Day 13 Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp||5,200m/17,061ft|
|Day 14 Island Peak back to Chhukung||6,160m/20209ft|
|Day 15 Chhukung to Pangboche||3,985m/13,075ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 16 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar||3,438m/11,280ft||4-5 hrs|
|Day 17 Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2,800m/9,187ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 19 Final departure||1,350m/4,429ft|
Meals will be provided during while. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. In teak most common cuisines in most menu will be Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental.
We will be accommodated hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions.