Pristine Nepal presents an exciting and thrilling adventure on Island Peak climbing
, the peak is known by the locals as Imjatse peak and as per NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Associations) trekking peaks list.
Island Peak, a perfect name as it stands high in the midst of beautiful Imjatse valley as an island surrounded by world highest giant mountains Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar with adjoining surrounding high peaks.
Island Peak a broken ridge of Lhotse southern peak might have been separated thousands of years ago, making this trekking peak one of the most sought and popular among climbers and adventurer.
Island peak stands at 6,160 m and 20,328 ft high with climbing grade as PD + which is taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System as used world-wide on day climb to the summit and back at base camp. PD + means a straight forward climb with some technical efforts in few sections of the climb to its summit top.
Our adventure to Island Peak Climbing involves trek to Everest Base Camp and short steep climb at Kalapathar a scenic view point of above 5,545 m high, offers super panorama of Khumbu giant mountains with Everest at its closest.
After a good acclimatization with rest days and then our true adventure takes you to the high summit on top Island peak at 6,160 m and 20,328 ft high, where you will be surrounded by world highest peaks Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Changtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Amadablam (6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th
highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.
Island Peak Climbing starts with a sweeping flight to Lukla the gateway town to Everest base camp, from here walk leads towards Sherpa farm villages and into cool alpine forest areas to reach at famous Namche Bazaar with facilities of well stocked stores, shops, restaurants, bakeries, cyber café including banks and post office an ideal spot for rest day for acclimatization.
From Namche Bazaar onward heading towards another lovely spot of Thyangboche Monastery surrounded by alpine woodlands and mountains with Everest and majestic Amadablam, and then heading higher to arctic zone at Everest base camp with views of Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers, and a climb of Kalapathar as extra hike finally our walk leads to our highlight and destination on top Island Peak.
After a memorable and exciting adventure on Island Peak Climbing heading back to Lukla for scenic flight back to Kathmandu where this fabulous adventure concludes.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: At Namche for short hike and acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,243 m – 05hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Chukung 4,730m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m – 04 hrs.
Day 13: At Base Camp Rest day for acclimatization and preparations.
Day 14: Trek & Climb to High Camp 5,400 m – 03 hrs climb.
Day 15: Summit day of Island / Imjatse Peak top.
Day 16: Trek to Dingboche 4,345 – 05hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Thyangboche or further – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Monjo 2,860m via Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla with afternoon free at leisure.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 21: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 22: Final International departure homeward bound.