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Island Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min to more.. pax

Duration

18 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Adventurous

Maximum Altitude

6165m

Accommodation

Lodge / Camp

Meal

Available delicious food

Region

Everest

Country

Nepal

Activity

Peak Climbing

Destination

Lukla to Island Peak base camp

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic and thrilled experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Island Trekking Peak, an incredible climbing peak in the Everest Region, is an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier.

It is a busy trial where you could witness the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. The most popular trekking destination in the world – Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar – for the up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains are other features of this trek. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise all these Island Peak Climbing.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA in Kathmandu pickup by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

Once you're through the airport checks at Tribhuvan International Airport, a friendly face from our Team will be there to greet you. They'll help you settle into your hotel in lively Kathmandu. The rest of the day is all yours to relax after your journey. You'll also get to meet your trekking guide, who will fill you in on the exciting adventure ahead. In the evening, savor a tasty dinner and take a stroll through Thamel, a bustling shopping area in the city.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : UNESCO world heritage side sightseeing and preparing for trek overnight at Hotel with B/B plan

Before our trek begins, we'll start the day early to explore the best of Kathmandu. We have an exciting sightseeing tour planned, taking you to the city's UNESCO World Heritage sites. First, we'll visit the massive Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, significant for both Buddhists and Hindus. Then, we'll explore the impressive Pashupatinath temple along the Bagmati River, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The world-renowned Kathmandu Durbar Square, adorned with pagoda-style temples, is also on our list. In the afternoon, you'll meet with your guide to check your gear and finalize details for the upcoming trek. After a delicious dinner, you'll spend one more night at your hotel, gearing up for the exciting journey ahead.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2660m) 5hrs overnight at lodge

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea as we witness the sunrise over the lush pine forest along the Dudh Koshi riverbanks. As we trek beneath the forest canopy, be on the lookout for hidden waterfalls glistening in the morning light. As the forest

Hop on board for a truly unforgettable experience as we take a short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Brace yourself for breathtaking views of majestic mountain landscapes during the journey. Upon landing in Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek, we'll take a break for a couple of hours. Here, we'll enjoy some hot tea and snacks while acclimating to the higher elevation.

Our adventure kicks off as we follow the Dudh Koshi river downhill, passing mani walls adorned with prayer flags. These walls, crafted from small rocks engraved with Buddhist mantras, are a common sight along our trail. The path offers enticing views of mist-covered forested ridges and towering mountains above the clouds. Crossing a suspension bridge, we'll reach the delightful Sherpa village of Ghat before finally arriving at Phakding, where we'll spend our first night in a local teahouse or trekking lodge.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2660

Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea as we witness the sunrise over the lush pine forest along the Dudh Koshi riverbanks. As we trek beneath the forest canopy, be on the lookout for hidden waterfalls glistening in the morning light. As the forest thins out, our first view of Mount Everest will appear, accompanied by the ice-covered peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega.

After lunch, we'll venture into the scenic forests of Sagarmatha National Park. If you're lucky, you might spot musk deer and Himalayan tahr wandering among stands of pine and juniper, and keep an eye out for over 200 bird species. As we gradually ascend, the mountains will dominate the landscape, leading us to the bustling trading hub of Namche Bazaar. Known as the capital of the Khumbu, its iconic semicircular layout has featured in many travelers' postcards. We'll spend the next two nights in the best available trekking lodge.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3440

Day 5 : Acclimatization and rest day in Namche Bazaar overnight at same ladge.

Today is a crucial opportunity for our bodies to adapt to the increased elevation. Nestled at approximately 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar offers a day of leisure to explore the town and its surroundings. Delve into the rich history and traditions of the Sherpa people at the Sherpa Culture Museum or wander through the various stalls and shops scattered across town. Namche Bazaar is renowned for its bakeries, and treating yourself to some fresh pastries with a backdrop of mountain views is a must.

For those seeking more activity, consider a short acclimatization excursion to Syangboche Airport, one of the world's highest airports unused by commercial airlines. Alternatively, embark on a hike to the renowned Hotel Everest View, boasting the best panoramic views of Namche Bazaar. After a day of rest and exploration, return to your hotel for a second night of well-deserved rest.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3440

Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Our journey on the Everest Base Camp Trek continues as we leave Namche Bazaar early in the morning. As we embark on the trail, be sure not to miss the memorial stupa dedicated to Tenzing Norgay, the first person to ascend Everest alongside Edmund Hillary. Descending to the rushing waters of the Dudh Koshi, we then ascend through the lush rhododendron forest on our way to Tengboche.

Tengboche is renowned for its majestic Tengboche Monastery, set against the dramatic backdrop of Ama Dablam. This captivating monastery holds significant importance as a pilgrimage site for Buddhist Sherpas, especially during the Mani Rimdu festival. We'll spend the night in one of Tengboche's excellent teahouses, where you can anticipate a hearty meal and a peaceful night's rest.

 

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3860

Day 7 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4470m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Our journey on the Everest Base Camp Trek resumes after breakfast, taking us deeper into the heart of the Khumbu region. Today's adventure involves crossing suspension bridges over the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola rivers. While many trekkers head towards the village of Pheriche, we opt for a gentler route with better views, leading us to Dingboche.

In Dingboche, you'll be treated to a captivating view of Everest, Lhotse, and Imja Tse, renowned as Island Peak. We'll spend the next two nights in the best available teahouse or lodge. Tomorrow, you can anticipate a day of relaxation and exploration in the picturesque mountain hamlet.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 441070

Day 8 : Acclimatization and rest day in Dingboche (4470 m) overnight at same lodge

Situated at an elevation of 4,360 meters above sea level, Dingboche provides us with another opportunity for acclimatization today. However, this doesn't mean you have to spend the day idly. After relishing the breathtaking sunrise over the mountains, we can embark on a challenging day hike to Nagarjun Hill. Despite its name, even the hills in the Khumbu resemble mountains, and standing atop Nagarjun Hill offers astonishing views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. For those opting for a shorter hike, there's an excellent viewpoint on the ridgeline above Dingboche, reaching just over 5,000 meters and taking approximately two hours to reach. Whichever way you choose to spend the day, a delectable supper and a cozy evening await, providing opportunities to connect with locals and fellow trekkers.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4470

Day 9 : Trek from Dingboche to Chhukum valley (4750m) 4hrs.overnight at lodge.

Today’s walk is pleasant and we will be walking through walled fields and alpine landscape. The views becomes more dramatic as we climb above Imja Valley. On the way, we get the astonishing view of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After completing 3km walk, we will reach Bibre (4,570m). After 30 minute walk from Bibre, we will finally reach Chhukung

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4750

Day 10 : Acclimatization and rest day in Dingboche (4750 m) overnight at same lodge

Acclimatization day at Chhukum. Rest and explore the view point. Overnight at the same lodge. Today is second scheduled acclimatization for three high pas trek. Chhukung is strongly recommended before setting off for high pass expedition. However, we suggest you stay active and go for short hike around the village. We opt to climb the Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m) along the Lhotse Glacier, Passing the bloated water of Imja Lake. Here we get to witness the magnificent Lhotse to the north, Amphu Lapcha (5,845m) and the gigantic fluted ice walk that dominates the horizon to the south. To the southwest, you will see the eastern face of Ama Dablam.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4750

Day 11 : Climb up to Chhukung from Island Peak Base camp (5100m) 4hrs.overnight at camp.

Afer lunch trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5100m) 4hrs.overnight at camp.

Food BLD
Accomodation Tented Camp
Elevation 5100

Day 12 : Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp and overnight at camp.

Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp and overnight at camp.

Food BLD
Accomodation Tented Camp
Elevation 5100

Day 13 : Early in the morning climb up to Island Peak summit (6165m) up and down 12hrs. overnight at campt

Early in the morning climb up to Island Peak summit (6165m) up and down 12hrs. overnight at campt

Food BLD
Accomodation Tented Camp
Elevation 6165

Day 14 : Trek down from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3900m) 7hrs overnight at lodge.

Trek down from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3900m) 7hrs overnight at lodge.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3900

Day 15 : Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

This morning, after a satisfying breakfast, we'll descend to the Imja Khola River, tracing its path through the lush greenery of the forest. Passing several quaint villages along the way, we'll reach Tengboche in approximately two or three hours, providing an opportunity to admire the town's unforgettable monastery during our lunch break. After replenishing our energy, we'll make our way back to Namche Bazaar. The trek back to Khumbu's bustling trading town will take about four to five hours, traversing ridgelines adorned with low-lying shrubs. We'll spend the night in Namche, so take advantage of the opportunity to revisit your favorite bakery and witness the sunset over the mountains.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3440

Day 16 : Trek from down Namche to Lukla (2840 m) 8hrs. overnight at lodge.

Today marks the final leg of our Everest Base Camp Trek, so lace up your hiking boots for one last adventure! We have approximately six hours of trekking ahead, navigating a steep trail along the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing a suspension bridge and passing through the villages of Phakding and Monjo, we'll make our triumphant return to Lukla, where our incredible journey began. Tonight, we'll stay in Lukla, a charming town popular among travelers. Don't forget to explore the cafes and restaurants, celebrating your achievement of completing the Everest Base Camp Trek! Congratulations!

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2840

Day 17 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes overnight at hotel with B/B plan.

On your departure day, we'll board a 30-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. As your plane lifts off from Lukla's dramatic runway, take a final look at the majestic mountains beneath the wings. Before you know it, you'll touch down in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel in the city. With the completion of your Everest Base Camp Trek, Alpine Ramble Treks can organize additional cultural, adventure, or sightseeing tours based on your preferences. If your journey is coming to an end, we can gather for a final celebratory dinner in Kathmandu before you depart on the following day.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 18 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer.

Finnally, after finnished your trekking back to your own destination. We look forward to welcoming you back to Nepal 

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drops
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Your meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and Sagrmatha national park entry permits.
  • Domestic flight ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)
  • All accommodations in lodges during the treks.
  • Island Peak special permit
  • One experience trekking guide, Peak Climber( Sherpa) & one porter for each two tourist.
  • Guide and Porter, salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the
  • All Transportation .
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service as you paid by your travel insurance company.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and Airport departure tax.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Tips for all trekking sataff.

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