Island peak (6189m/20,305 ft), also known as Imja Tse, is one of the most preferred climbing peaks in the Everest region. First ascended in 1956 by a Swiss team as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest and Lhotse, the peak is now regularly summited by mountaineers before attempting any other giant peak of the Himalayas.
If you are seeking the thrill of mountain climbing along with one of the most preferred high altitude trekking in the world, Island Peak combined with Everest Base Camp is the one. The sheer satisfaction you experience after summiting the peak is not any less than a mountaineer experience after climbing the Everest. Your hard work on the way will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the World as Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Shar (8383m),Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7720m), and AmaDablam (6856m) will all be just in front of your eyes as if they will touch the tip of your nose.
Since the island peak climbing is physically demanding but not technically challenging , it is suitable for all novice climbers and experienced trekkers.
The route of summit includes a rather steep slope and a narrow ridge. Before climbing Island Peak you will trek up the Dudhkosi Valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on your way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp.
Island peak offers an exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking in Nepal with a trek to Everest base camp at one go.
Nepal Dream representative will meet you at the Tribhubhan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have short briefing regarding your trip.Nepal Dream representative will meet you at the Tribhubhan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have short briefing regarding your trip.
In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swayambhunath (Buddhists Shrine, also called monkey temple), Baudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pashupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Square (Historic place for ancient art and architecture). Your guide will check all your trekking and climbing equipment. You can rent or buy the required equipment in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning you have to wake up to have stunning flight to the gateway to the region of the Legendry Sherpas. It takes 30 minutes to reach Tenzing and Hillary airport of Lukla. You can have wonderful views of mountains from your aircraft. Lukla flight itself is a world’s most adventures flight. In Lukla you will meet our rest of the staffs and yaks for baggage then your first day trekking begin from Lukla to Phakding (Meandering trails lined with stoned walls).
Today we will trek from Phakding following the torrent of DudhKoshi the trail climbs north through forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs etc. Namche, the largest village often called administrative centre of Khumbhu region where you can also buy and rent the equipment needed for the treks.
Today is your acclimatization day in Namche ; to adjust by exploring the local markets, mingle with the people, walk up to the Everest view point (you can see the stunning view of Mt. Everest and Amadablam etc), breathing deeply and happily lazing around in sunshine. We visit to Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and Khunde.
Today you walk down to Tengboche. You can visit the significant Buddhist Monastery; yak pasture and world’s highest sacred institution combined. Tengboche is in the panoramicplace surrounded by Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku. The trail now forks northeast along a tributary valley with the mountain views opening up to become very dramatic as the steep climb approaches the holy ground of Tengboche.
Today we descent down to Debuche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. It is the home of the HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) which runs hospital built in 1975 by the Japanese. Crossing Imja Khola (river) on a steel bridge, the route climb to the Pangboche.
To adjust with high altitude today also you stay at Pheriche. Today you will hike to Nangakarshang hill for acclimatization. You will have short briefing class regarding the high altitude sickness at HRA. HRA runs high altitude information class every day.
Ascending at a sensible pace, traversing ice covered torrents, to Lobuche where stone houses sit amongst a frozen wilderness of stunning beauty and where a thrilling sense of closeness to our ultimate goal exists. From Lobuche you can have magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse which gives you more pleasure. At the top of the ridge you can see the memorials of the climbers.
The goal that is Base Camp is a demanding day. After breakfast you will start your trek to Everest Base camp. At Everest Base Camp you can see many expeditions’ tents during the spring season of Expedition. It is great place to view Khumbhu glacier. The first section of the trail goes through the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall at Gorakshep you have the glorious view of Mt. Phumori and Nuptse standing above us.
The best vantage point for viewing Everest and the surrounding peaks at sunrise; as if not just Everest but the entire world is breathtaking. Early in the morning you will walk towards Kalapathar for the stunning view of Mt. Everest summit. Most of the photographs of Mt. Everest are taken from Kalapathar. After the climb to Kalapathar youhave to decent down to Lobuche.
Today our route diverts from the Everest trail eastwards as we head into a world only of mountains. The trail is gently goes up from Dingboche on wide valley without green tress and forests. We reach Chhukung for lunch and rest of the day as rest time.
Today is no more than a steady quite gradual ascent yet the sense of expectation is kicking-in. The way to AmphuLaptsa lies to the southeast. Your guide will give you training about how to use ice axe, crampons, ascenders, descenders, etc while climbing the Island Peak. Today you will stay at tented camp.
This day as we are in high altitude slowly we shift to Island peak high Camp. Today is also a camping day. At the High camp your guide will give you the climbing training.
A tough day to make the mission of summit into reality.You have to wake up very early in the morning may be 2 am or 3 am to start ascent to the summit because in the day time it is difficult to move up due to the sunlight and snow melting. After the summit you will descent down to Base Camp. If you reach Island Peak Base Camp early then you will stay at Chhukung.
Arriving back in the two way traffic of the Everest Base Camp trail. Today you will slowly walk down to Dingboche. Dingboche is home to an Internet cafe (using satellite technology) and one of the world's highest billiard parlors.
Today we will walk towards Tengboche.
Today you walk all the way downhill to Monjo ; En route you have to pass Namche Bazaar.
Today is the last day of our adventure. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.
We will be taking the scenic and adventurous flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Today is a free day in Kathmandu. You can have shopping. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurants with variety of cultural programs.
Nepal Dream representative will drop you to Tribhubhan International Airport and heartly appreciate with shwal for your visit to Nepal wishing you a good luck for your travel.
he following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.
In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.
We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, somw bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.
The Climbing equipment are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The Following equipments are essential for climbing Island peak.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but Important !
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
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