Island Peak Climbing is one of the must do climbing trip in Nepal. Island Peak climbing is also known as Imja Tse Peak climbing located at the heart of Khumbu Himalayan region of Nepal. Island Peak is recognized as s moderate climbing peak in the region, suitable for those who want to ascent and summit at the 6183 meters. Island peak climbing can fulfill the dream of the climbers who are seeking the delight of adventure and wish to widen their experience towards the peak climbing. Island Peak climbing with visiting the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is more common itinerary but some people also do the island peak climbing without visiting the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar those who have short holiday.
However, those who have enough time they preferred to join the Island Peak climbing with Everest three high passes which gives enough time to acclimatization en route. Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton’s who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. The Mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers.
After a trans Himalayan flight, We start our trekking from Lukla slowly up towards the Dudh Kosi valley, We across a Hilary Suspension bridge and start climbing up gradually towards a big hill to get Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, if you want to do the Everest three high passes and Island peak climbing you need to go Thame monetary and continue trek to Renjo La Pass, Gokyo Lake, Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
After enjoy views from Kala Patthar then trek back to Gorakshep and continue trek to Lobuche from here again you need to climb another pass known as Kongma La Pass (5535m) then descend to Chhukhung to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak.
If follow Island peak climbing with visiting Everest Base Camp then from Namche Bazaar we continue trek to Tengboche, Pheriche and reach at high altitude in Gorekshep. After visiting Everest base camp and kala Patthar and enjoying with magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks, we continue descend to Chhukhung via Dingboche.
After a day of walking from Chhukhung we reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for to attempt the peak. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. You will summit the Island Peak then trek back to Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure.
Day 02 Free day or sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m)
Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05 Acclimatization day
Day 06 Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3860m)
Day 07 Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08 Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m)
Day 09 Lobuche - EBC (5364) - Kala Pattar back to Gorakshep (5140m)
Day 10 Kala Pattar (5310m) /back to Lobuche
Day 11 Lobuche - Dingboche (3985m)
Day 12 Dingboche - Chukkung (4730m)
Day 13 Chukkung - Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Day 14 Climb to High camp (5481m)
Day 15 Climb to summit (6189m) and return to Base Camp
Day 16 Base camp - Dingbuche (4410m)
Day 17 Dingbuche - Tengboche (3860m)
Day 18 Tengboche - Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 19 Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840m)
Day 21 Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel
Day 22 Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing and return
Day 23 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 24 Drive to Airport for flying your own destination