Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is the fantastic experience of the beautiful Himalayas in mountainous country Nepal. This is obviously designed for the capable, energetic and physically strong trekkers. Not only that for this kind of climbing programs the climbers must be somehow how little bit experience in the related mountain expedition field. Island of about 6,189 m is one of the highest peaks in the Everest region of Nepal with the impressive and highly glaciated west face that will also rise from the place or the main destination called Lhoste Glacier. Being as one of the best and amazing trekking peaks with a short time and very few technological manpower this kinds of programs of island peak climbing is not an as difficult undertaking for the beginner one or a climber who will have real desire to enter inside the incredible world of the peak climbing. Hundreds and thousands of climber and traveler visit Nepal every single year to get the entry permit for the island peak climbing It will lead you to the Khumbu region which also called heartland of Sherpa culture and diversity
Islands peak climbing including Everest base camp is a type of adventure activities that also combines two very dramatic aspects in the trekking to the base camp in the lap of the Mount Everest for going to the peak climbing. It really suits for that traveler or the visitors who wanted to experience the most thrilling adventure than that other type of simple trekking activities. It is completely different than the regular walk or trekking to any kind of place because it is more risky and dangerous if we are failed to follow some tips of preplanned ideas. This peak climbs takes the traveler to the best region of the Khumbu region of the Everest region in Nepal and it is also in cooperated with the different kinds of highlights. The best and awesome packages can be taken or can be purchased from different trekking or travel agencies in Nepal. Be ready for the most amazing and thrilling experience you will ever get in another part of the world.
The climbing for this peak in the Everest region starts by talking about the short flight to the Lukla, from the place where the trekking path even goes from the most different and religious ethnic sherpa villages likewise Namche Bazar, Phakding, Tengboche many many other places. Now, the trek started from the vantage point in the Kalapatthar as well as in the panoramic views of the place of the entire Mount Everest massif area. There is the world’s highest point view hotel i.e Everest view Hotel and also have a cop of buttered tea as we can also enjoy the different sites of the cerulean Himalayas which will be right in front of you.
You can also see the light butter lamp in the Tengboche monastery and also can enjoy the different and beautiful view of the prominent mountain peaks like of them are Kongdi RI, Ama Dablam, the Thamserku, Lhoste Mount Everest, and Nuptse and many other uncountable mountains. The desire to visiting this place will automatically rise by being an immerse yourself in the accomplishments of moving that place called base camp in the base of the world’s highest mountain peak.
Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our airport representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu on your arrival schedule. Also, there is a Himalayan Glacier representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to the hotel and help in the check-in process. You can spend the rest of the day taking rest. in the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Today, you can visit our office and our guide or leader will check your set of equipment in order to make sure that they are in a perfect condition for the coming trip. They will also help you to understand what we can expect throughout the trip so as to make us familiar with our days up in the mountains. You can spend the rest of the afternoon resting in leisure so that you can be physically and mentally prepared. You can also shop for necessary equipment and clothing. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
After early breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. We will be flying with the breathtaking green and white mountains, then after 40 min flight, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is the most beautiful air route in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. In Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing from acclimatization, we need this short hike up to 2800m after 3 to 4 hours. We start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. The route continues along a small path with various climbs and descents following the left bank Dudh Koshi to Phadking. Overnight stay at Phakding
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we start the trek to Namche bazaar through wonderful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey. After trekking for an hour, we will come across the glistening Mount. Thamserku on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, juniper and fir forests throughout the journey. Over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, we will catch a glimpse of the world highest mountain ‘Mount Everest’. We will walk until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest and other trading centers of this region. Today we will cross 5 suspension bridges, and the last one is known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Today is a day set aside for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Thyangboche. We can also walk up to Khumjung Monastery or we can take an hour’s walk up to Syangboche from where you will have a majestic view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many others. We can also hike up to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy an up-close view of the spectacular Everest. Trekkers may also visit the local; museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native history and flora and fauna. Trekkers can also visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
After breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche which stands at the altitude of 3870m. Namche to Phunki is an easy walk. After Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche. It is a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery that is the largest monastery of the Everest region. The monastery opens at 3:00 pm so you can witness a religious ceremony. Today we walk a total of 10.6 km with ascent 965m and descent 715m trails.
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours
In the morning, we will visit the monastery in Tengboche and enjoy taking pictures of the monastery and the beautiful landscape. Then we will descend for about half an hour through a forest before crossing a river and hike up and past the traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, an amazing village situated on a riverside. This day we will hike for 12 km and reach Pheriche after 4 to 5 hours. Overnight stay at Pheriche which stands at the altitude of 4200m above the sea level.
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours
After Breakfast at Pheriche, we will start our trek with an easy walk towards Dugla. Then we trek up the steep terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier and pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags. We continue trekking up to Lobuche which is hidden and sheltered from the wind. Lobuche is located at the altitude of 4930m above the sea level and it takes about 5 to 6 hours from Pheriche to reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours
Today we will be trekking up the valley following the rocky moraine path with the majestic views of icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. After ascending the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorak Shep, the flat field below Kala Patthar 5545m and mount Pumori 7145m. We will continue our trek straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineer’s memorials. The walk might be a bit difficult due to the high altitude. Everest Base Camp offers us an amazing mountain view of the world’s highest peak. Everest Base Camp stands at the altitude of 5364m above sea level. After spending some time we will trek down to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Early morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar 5545m and enjoy the sunrise view over Mount Everest 8848m, Mount Lhotse 8516 m, Mount Makalu 8481 m, Mount Cho Oyu 8201m, and other surrounding peaks. After spending some time at Kalapatthar, where we can see the 360-degree up close of mountains, we head downwards following the same route back to Lobuche. Today we will walk a total of 15km with ascent 240m and 775m trails. We will trek for about 7 to 8 hours to reach Lobuche for the overnight stay.
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
Today after breakfast, we descend back retracing the same trails passing through Dungla towards Dingboche. It is the entry point for climbing the Island Peak. or we can ascent to Kongma La Pass is the most difficult part of our trek today. Then descend gradually to Imja Khola valley, followed by another to Chhukung, a small and beautiful settlement. We will be overnight staying at Chhukung and be ready for our ultimate climb.
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Today is the most exciting part of this trek. We will be trekking to Island Peak Base Camp which is on a fairly steep trail. We start our trek by climbing south then turn east to the mainline of the valley. Then we will walk on a winding path below the southern flanks of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. After some crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads us to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. overnight stay at Island Base Camp.
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
Today after breakfast, we will start our pre-climb training. Our guide will provide you with training on peak climbing techniques and the right ways of using climbing gear like climbing boat, ice axe, crampons, ascender, harness, etc. similarly, they will teach you to use ropes to go up and down. This training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. You can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp if you want. Overnight stay at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours
Today we will trek early in the morning because we need to reach the summit before noon as in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. With all our gear we will head for climbing of the peak. We will be walking through sandy, grassy and snowy paths. From the Island peak(6189m), we can see the spectacular views of Mount Makalu, Mount Middle peak, Mount Lhotse Shar, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Baruntse and many other high peaks. After a successful summit, we gradually re-trace our step back to reach Island Base Camp. Overnight stay at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Today we will be descending to the lower altitude so it would be much easier to walk. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Kholaby passing through the beautiful Sherpa villages like Shomare and Orsho. If you want, we can also take other trails to reach Gompa in Upper Pangboche. Pangboche is a wonderful village surrounded by Everest to its north, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south. Overnight stay at Pangboche.
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
The walk from Pangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by Juniper and Rhododendron trees. We will be crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our route follows the Dudh Koshi gorge. While passing the woods you might get a glimpse of snow leopards, mountain goats, and other wildlife. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar after approximately 4 to 5 hour of down trek.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
This last day of your trek will lead you to Lukla from Namche Bazaar via Monjo. The trail descends steeply downward so you need to trek cautiously as your shaky leg continuously battles the rocky terrain. After walking for 6 to 7 hours from Namche Bazaar we will reach Lukla. We will be walking along the Dudh Koshi and also crossing the suspension bridges. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Today after breakfast we will take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu you can take a restore. You can explore the city and do some shopping in the tourist hub ‘Thamel’. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful summit of the Island peak. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure
Today you have to say goodbye to the Himalayas and Nepalese. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule.