Island Peak

Duration: 18 Days
Max. Altitude: 6160 m
Grade: B
Region: Everest

The region we visit is the Mt. Everest Region, home of the Sherpas, who are familiar with the mountains and climbing has become a part of their life. Their rich culture and heritage is being preserved by them even though there is noticeable development in the region influenced by the visiting tourists. There are wild goats, musk deer, pheasants, and Himalayan cock in the higher places.

You will be trekking the colorful grandeur of the high mountain valleys via sub-tropical pine and rhododendron forests with the views of Mt Everest ( 8848 meters), Cho- Oyu, Lhotse , Ama Dablam etc. You will be visit local monasteries, and you will witness Sherpa culture and hospitality. Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) is the hometown of the Sherpas and is the gateway of all expeditions in the region. This is a strenuous trek in the Everest Region, crossing the Chola Pass , and ascending Kalapathar lets you acclimatize fully before you attempt the final summit of the Island Peak (Imja Tse). It is normally a non-technical snow climb, except one steep ice or snow climb of about 100 Meters and then to the final ascent of the Peak. Your baggage will be carried either by porters or yaks, so you will be left with your backpack carrying your camera, gloves and wind jacket.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive kathmandu airport and transport to hotel
Day 2 Prepared for climbing
Day 3 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3340m)
Day 5 Trek to Khmjung ( 3790m)
Day 6 Acclimatization day in Khumjung
Day 7 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m)
Day 8 Trek to Dingboche (4343m)
Day 9 Trek to Chukung
Day 10 Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 11 Start slowly climbing to the camp 1 on Island Peak . You have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Do not expect the luxury of the base camp, but rather expect a sleepless night dreaming of your first 6,000 m peak.
Day 12 Early morning, start going to the top. After camp 1, go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses. You are nearly halfway. Have a good trip to the top and safely down. The same day back to Chukung.
Day 13 Trek to Pangboche.
Day 14 Trek to Phortse.
Day 15 Trek to Khumjung.
Day 16 Trek to Phanking.
Day 17 Trek to Lukla.

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