Peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more
popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The
peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar
and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs
that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse,
Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu
and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak.
Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south.
This will be a great experience for all types of
people, who is in search for moderate,
adventurous climbing experience. All you need
for this trip is your positive attitude and in
sound physical health, as this trip takes you to
the high popular route of Everest with ample
time to get acclimatized and to be in the high
mountain spirit before the ascent to Imja Tse
6199m. It offers a worthwhile challenge and
competent in using ice axe and crampons, being
PEAK CLIMBING ITINERARY
Day 1 -
Welcome to Kathmandu 1350m
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You'll be met at
the airport by our representative and transfer
Day 2 - Kathmandu 1350m
The day to explore the sights of Kathmandu and
the valley with a tour guide. You will be
visiting temples, stupas, secret site,
architecture and cultural things.
Day 3 - fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding 2660m
We take a spectacular 35-minute flight to Lukla.
Our first real day of trekking is an easy day
with plenty of time to soak up the rustic
atmosphere. The trail traverses the side of Dhud
Koshi and Sherpa village then we arrive to
Day 04: Namche 3450m
Crossing the Dhud Koshi river few times and
Sherpa settlements we then arrive at Jorsale, a
fitting gateway, we enter Sagarmatha National
Park. It's not a long day but it is finished
with a steep hour and a half or so climb to
Day 4 - Namche 3450m
An acclimatization day, so you are free to
explore and relax. Visiting Thame and its gompas,
explore the Bazaar or simply eating and
Day 5 - Tengboche 3860m
From Namche it is pleasant half-day walk to
Tengboche. Before we get to Khumjung and after,
in the forest en route we often see Himalayan
Tahr, pheasants, barking deer and musk deer. The
trail ascends an hour from Phunstetang to
Tengboche, from where we have an extensive
panorama including the tip of Everest.
Day 6 - Friche 4226m
The trail descends through rhododendron forest
to suspension bridge over the Dhud Koshi and
gentle climb up to Pangboche, a highest
year-round inhabited village with an old gompa,
rich in history. From here, we begin passing
through high altitude cropping and grazing areas
viewing Amadablam. A day walks brings us to
Day 7 - Thuglha 4600m
As it is better to go easy and slow to higher
altitude, a relatively short and easy day,
visiting Pheriche and the Himalayan Rescue
Association post. Less than two hours walk bring
us to Tuglha for the overnight.
Day 8 - Lobuche 4940m
From Tuglha, it is only a few hours walk to
Lobuche but the altitude makes it tougher. After
Tuglha, we pass a series of memorials to some of
the lives that the mountains around have
claimed. The trail follows the ablation valley
so we can peer over the moraine and eyeballs the
glacier close up. Once at Lobuche we have time
to explore or relax.
Day 9 - Lobuche 4940m, climb Kala Patthar
The day of achievement of the goal! The usual
option is the rewarding climb of Kala Patthar
(5600m). We rise early and wrap up warm for the
tough trek. From Kala Patthar the panorama in
every direction is staggering, and of course
includes Everest. We retrace our steps to
Gorakhshep for overnight.
Day 10 - Dingboche 4350m
We descend through the same trail and just above
the Feriche viewing Amadablam. A long day walk
brings us to Dingboche a higher farmland and a
good base for exploring.
Day 11 - Chukhung 4750m
It is an easy walk through the Chhukung valley
to Chhukung. A short day walk so that we have
time to prepare and/or relax for next day.
Day 12 - Island Peak High Camp 5300m
Another relatively easy day, the trail crosses
the river and follows the valley for approx 2
hours, passing beneath the magnificent south
face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the
Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes, which
mark the start of the climb on Island Peak. We
will climb an hour or so higher to the high
Camp, since we are already partially
Day 13 - Ascent of IslandPeak and camp at High
Crossing the gully above the camp the trail
makes a climb for another hour to a narrow
ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is
time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the
most interesting part of the climb begins with
the glacier crossing. This is followed by the
steep snow slope that leads onto the summit
ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on
reaching the summit we have stunning close-up
views of the south face of Lhotse looming over
us whilst in the other direction, there are more
dramatic mountain views. We descend along the
same route, down to base camp.
Day 14 - Dingboche
From Base Camp we should be able to reach to
Day 15 - Khumjung
Heading down feels like you are floating on air.
Once we are at Pangboche, we have a choice of
routes: via Phortse or via Tengboche. We
normally choice route which brings us to
Khumjung through some climb up and down hills.
Day 16 - Manjo
Less than tow hours walk to Namche where we have
lunch. We then descend to suspension bridge and
easy walk to Jorsale for tea break and rest for
a while. From here ½ an hour walk brings us to
Day 17 - Lukla 2850m
Crossing the Dhudh Koshi river we leave Phakding
behind and arrive at Choplong for the lunch and
another an hour brings us to Lukla where hot
shower and beer is waiting for you.
Day 18 - Fly to Kathmandu
We fly by plane to Kathmandu in the morning.
Occasionally flights are delayed by bad weather
however we are supposed to be in Kathmandu by 12
Day 19 - Kathmandu
A free day for washing, shopping and a last look
Day 20 - Farewell - trip ends
We take you to the airport with transfer
provided for your flight home.
Cost & Booking
- All land
and air transfer as per itinerary
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
- All meals, hot/soft drinks while on the trek
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking
- Cook, Sherpa and Necessary porters, helper
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other
facilities to staffs
- Entry permit and National Park Fees
Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert,
items of personal nature, delay due to weather,
equipment failure or situation beyond our
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a
mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
325 for the climbing guide fee
(b) Peak Permit:
For 1 member: USD 125.00
Garbage Deposit :USD$ 500 (Group)
Note : Maximum number of members in one team is