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Island Peak climbing

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Island Peak Climbing

The Island Peak is located at the heart of Khumbu region which is recognized as a moderate Climbing peak of Everest area. Island peak climbing can be very interested to the climbers who are planning to go for Everest Base Camp Trek and higher altitude peaks afterwards. Island peak climbing can fulfill the dream of the climbers who are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen their experience towards the peak climbing & expedition. Our Island peak climbing itinerary designed very professionally and takes you to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar first for the close up views of Mt. Everest and acclimatization before scaling the peak. 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. Island Peak is also known as "Imja Tse" in Nepali Name. Island Peak is an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6,189m/20,300ft.

After 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. We continue trek to Tengboche Pheriche and accommodate at high altitude in Gorekshep. After enjoying with magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks from Kala Patthar we continue descend to Chhukung to prepare for the ascent of Island Peak. After a day of walking from Chhukung 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 endeavor the summit (6,189m/20,305ft) after one night at the High Camp perched on the South West Ridge where magnificent vistas of the Khumbu can be seen from the top. 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. After a successful climbing, our trip comes back to Lukla and end after flying out from Lukla to Kathmandu in morning.

Day 01. Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel)
Day 02. Full Day sightseeing of KTM Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath -
Day 03. Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 04. Trek to Namche 5/6 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05. Acclimatization in Namche or Trek up to Khumjung (3753M) - 3 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06. Trek to Tengboche (3860M) - 4 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07. Trek to Pheriche (4280M) - 5 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08. Trek to Lobuche (5020M) - 4 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09. Trek to Gorakshep (5170M) & Trek to Kalapattar – 6/7 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364M) & back to Dingboche- 6/7 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11. Trek to Chukung (4743M) - 2/3 hrs (Climbing Training) –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12. Trek to Island Peak base Camp (Climbing Training) –Tent (B/L/D)
Day 13. Trek to Island High Camp-Tent (B/L/D)
Day 14. Island peak Summit & back to Chukung-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 15. Extra Summit day (In case due to bad weather) or Rest day after Summit or Trek a head- Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 16. Trek to Pangboche or Tengboche- 5/6 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 17. Trek to Namche or Manju –5/6 hrs –Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 18. Trek to Lukla –5/6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 19. Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel, relax day after Long Trip- Hotel (B/B)
Day 20. Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather)- Hotel (B/B)
Day 21.Departure to Airport and Back to Home. (B)
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner