Island Peak climbing is also known as Imja Tse which also experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. There are no doubts that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventure. It is an excellent way to venture into altitudes and it is considered the most enlivening experience to climb the high Himalayan. The peak climbing is imposing and extremely glaciated west face that rise from Lhotse glacier. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. This is the most popular peak climbing in Nepal which is situated in the Everest region and it is one of the easiest peak climbing of Nepal then other peak climbing in Nepal. It is the experience you will treasure for a lifetime. They will ensure that you acquire the necessary skills and confidence to achieve your goal. This trek will surely give awesome experience for any trekkers. Trekking leads different landscape, green pine forest, pure nature, and a splendid view of many giants peaks. This peak climbing is quite remarkable and is reached at the top of this peak. This wonderful trekking is a concoction of the wonderful views of the mountains views with local culture in the heart of the Everest region, beside of Everest Base Camp trek.
Island Peak climbing is one of the most popular and demanding peaks in Nepal. If you are adventure lover and wish to have real adventure trek then this trek is very much suitable for you. The trek is possible to offer a private trek for the individual. Trekkers can find well-facilitated tea houses and hotel without difficulty and the trail is full of enticing natural wonders and absorbing cultural magnificence. For trekking in this route, one trekker should be fit and fine by physically and mentally. It offers wonderful vacation in Nepal and you will remember your whole life. During the time of trekking, we get an opportunity to know about the lifestyle of Sherpa people and their culture and traditions and the diverse flora and fauna and more. We will pass through Sagarmatha national park which is the home of many wild birds, animals and flora and fauna. This peak is the best trekking peaks for adventure climbing. The season between March to May and September to November is considered as one of the best seasons for trekking in this route. It provides an excellent view of Everest along with other high mountains. If you are planning for trekking on this route then we the team of Everest Trekking Routes will heartily well-come to our beautiful and small country Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparing for trek
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2800m. trek to Phakding 2610m. Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Phorste Tenga 3800m.
Day 07: Phorste Tenga to Dingboche 4,410m.
Day 08: Rest at Dingboche hiking to Chhukung or Some others hill
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche 4900m.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Goraksheph.The day you will hike to EBC (5354m)
Day 11: Hike to Kalapather ad Trek to Dingboche 4300m.
Early Morning climb to Kalapather (5545m) enjoy the Mt Everest Sunrise view then walk down to dingboche.
Day 12: Dingboche Chukung 4730m. As approach island peak trek
Day 13: Base Camp to summit 6160m. Back to Base Camp
Day 14: Base Camp Pangboche 4000m.
Day 15: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 16: Namche to Lukla
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: International Final Departure
According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Helicopter, Extra Climbing Guide and Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m.)
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Everest Trekking Routes (Rabin Gurung) will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for trekking In the morning after breakfast,
there will be a guided tour to the famous cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu. Among them, the UNESCO enlisted world heritage will be the primary focus such as Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist Shrine), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, Dharahara ( Bhimsen Tower) etc. In the afternoon, you should involve pre- trip discussion with your guide for well preparation of the trip. Guide of Motherland Hiking Team will give brief information about Island Peak Climbing. You will have dinner in the hotel in the evening. You can experience night life of Kathmandu too.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trekking to Phakding (2652m.)
With having breakfast in Kathmandu, your flight is set to Lukla. It’s a short scenic flight of half-an hour. Panoramic view of the Himalayan region while you are in the air gives pleasant impression of the beauty of nature. From Lukla, the trek starts to Phakding for about 5 hours. There you may get the world famous hospitality of Sherpas. We stay Overnight in a lodge in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3466m.)
After Breakfast in Phakding, the trail continues to the foot of Everest region i.e. Namche Bazaar. It is one of the greatest scenes of the earth around there. Everest region is full of picturesque view of the natural beauty. The trek follows a lot of ups and downs with crossing and re-crossing of Dudh Koshi River to reach Namche bazaar from Phakding. In Namche, we spend a night in a lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
It is acclimatization day in Namche so you have enough time to explore the life style of locals. Short hiking can be utilization of the time. High altitude can be harmful if we ignore resting. It is necessary to adjust your body with high elevation. You’d better to visit Khumjung and Thame to take advantage of the day. There, you can view the world’s amazing panoramic scenes of the earth and get chance to observe uniquely different Sherpa Culture.
Day 06: Trek to Phorste Tenga Upper Route (3800m.)
Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we set out towards Phortse Tenga. We will be enjoying superb views of Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and the close up views of Thamserku. Following the trail with few ups and downs, we reach Dukh khola to cross the bridge, We can spot various wildlife like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, and Multicolored Pheasants en route. Passing through Sansa, we reach Phunki Thenga for our lunch. Then, we gear up for a slightly difficult climb through the pine forests which eventually leads us to the village of Phostse Tenga Village.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4400m.)
Today, After taking our morning breakfast and visiting the Real Sherpa Village and spectacular views, we start our journey today. We move through the upper trail to Pangboche. En route, we pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. Enjoying the fantastic views of Mount Amadablam, we enter Imja Valley. We then descend into the Lobuche river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day upto Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, you will see beautiful fields. We stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 08: Rest Day at Dingboche
Today, we will spend our second acclimatization day at Dingboche. We will enjoy the refreshing and admiring views of Amadablam from Dingboche in the morning. For the better views of Amadablam and other peaks, we climb the ridge on the north behind the village. From here, we can see three of the world’s highest peaks including Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Oyu. We also enjoy the beautiful views of Cholaste Peak and Taboche Peak. Lobuche East and Lobuche West peaks are the most dominant along with Lhotse. We stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).
Today, we go away Pheriche and the trail goes up to the drain of the Khumbu. Then after an hour the path mounts up to the Khumbu Glacier. Almost half of the climb to the moraine is Dughla. Moving ahead from Dughla the trail keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. The path now moves on flat level on the west part of the moraine prior to arriving at Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m) Everest Base camp We will trek towards Gorakshep today.
From these places, we will walk up to Everest base camp then return back to Gorakshep for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest base camp .
Day 11: Trek to Kalapattar 5545m. And back to Dingboche
We will walk to Kala Patthar, we will have a vertical climb which makes us able to get beautiful views of Everest Peak. We can observe the peaks of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m) and more which divides Nepal from Tibet and just above the Lho La pass we can see the huge face of Changtse (7,750m). We then move back to Dingboche.
Day 12: Trek to Island peak Base camp at 5000m.
We then walk beside the Imja Khola to reach Pareshaya Gyab, a pleasant place near by a small lake with very beautiful views of the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Lhotse Glacier. Once we set our camp here you can keep youd climbing stuff in order and get ready for your climb of the peak tomorrow.
Day 13: Trek to High Camp 5100m.
We will today leave for High Camp today which lies at elevation of 5600m. The next day is the most significant day of our trek so we will make preparation for that, Overnight at high camp.
Day 14: High Camp to summit 6160m. Back to Base Camp
We will begin walking up today early in the morning to reach at the summit of Island peak. Here our walk becomes difficult once we arrive at the base of the sharp icefall beneath the peak. Great concern must be realized while going up the wall to come out on the periphery leading to the summit. After arriving at the summit, you will walk down to the Base Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3800m.
same way return to Pangboche, beautiful khumbu valley and Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Tabuche Peak most acttractive white himalayan scenery. continue to Pangboche stay overnght at lodge.
Day 16: trek to Namche Bazaar
The track today will go down quite abruptly as we walk back to Namche Bazaar. To arrive at the camp and to reach our overnight spot, we will have a steep climb.
Day17: Trek to Lukla
After spending a refreshing night at the lodges of Namche bazaar, we should continue our trek down to the Lukla. On the way, we can interact with the local people which will enhance our trekking passion to Lukla. Besides this, we may see many mountains along with the green forest on the way back to Lukla. From Lukla, we boarded our self into a plane to fly over to Kathmandu.
Day18: by flight Lukla to Kathmandu
It will take only few minutes for us to fly back to Kathmandu. During the flight, we can view the panoramic view of different mountains from a bird’s eye prospects. The final departure will be at Tribhuvan international airport.
Day 19: Final Departure
You is saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.