Island Peak - 19 Days

Island Peak
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6,189m
  • Best Time Oct - May

Trip Overview


Island Peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. 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.

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Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 4 : Namche Bazzar (3340m)

Day 5 : Acclimatization day in Namche

Day 6 : Tengboche Monastery (3867m)

Day 7 : Dingboche (4343m)

Day 8 : Chukung

Day 9 : Island Peak Base Camp

Day 10 : Climb to Island Peak (6189 m)

Day 11 : Trek back to Chukung

Day 12 : Trek to Pangboche

Day 13 : Trek to Phortse

Day 14 : Trek to Khumjung

Day 15 : Trek to Phanking

Day 16 : Trek to Lukla

Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18 : Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 19 : Departure

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.