Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. This peak trek offers an excellent opportunity to not only climb a Himalayan Summit [6173m] but also provides the chance to cross off some other bucket-list dreams such as Everest Base Camp [5367m] and Kala Pattar [5550m]. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge… This adrenaline-packed adventure is perfect for those who are physically fit who desire an all-round trekking and climbing experience. Island Peak is not considered a technical climb and prior climbing experience is not required to successfully complete the trip. Our highly experienced professional crew comprising registered climbing guides will support you to safely achieve your dream through well timed gradual ascents. Island Peak is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Come and experience the magic for yourself!
These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
Although the climbing expeditions do not require you to be an athlete, you must be fit and healthy before embarking on the expedition. Training and equipment for technical elements are provided. To roughly assess your fitness level, see that you can easily walk about 8 km gaining a height of 600m/2,000ft with a 8 t0 10kg rucksack in about 2-1/2 hours or less. Note that you should be able to follow the regime for several consecutive days
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu, overnight hotel. Welcome dinner.
Day 2Trek preparation / Sightseeing in Katmandu, overnight hotel.
Day 3Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding [2652m], 4 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 4Trek to Namche [3450m], 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 5Acclimatization day, side walk to Khumjung Village and Everest View Hotel, and return to Namche Bazaar, overnight teahouse.
Day 6Trek to Tengboche [3867m], 5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 7Trek to Dingboche [4350m], 5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 8Acclimatisation day, side treks around Dingboche. Optional trip to Ama Dablam base camp [4500m] and return to Dingboche, overnight teahouse.
Day 9Trek to Lobuche [4930m], 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 10Trek to Everest base camp [5357m] and return to Gorak Shep [5184m], 8-9 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 11Early morning sunrise trek up to Kala Patthar [5550m] and Trek to Lobuche [4930m], 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 12Trek to Chukhung [4750m] via Kongma-La pass [5535m] or Dingboche [4350m], 6-7hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 13Trek to Island Peak base camp [5200m], 4 hours, overnight tent.
Day 14Acclimatization day / climbing training with professional climbing guides, climb to High camp and return to base camp, overnight tent.
Day 15Summit day of Island Peak [6173m] and return to Base Camp [5200m], 10-12 hours, overnight tent.
Day 16Acclimatization day, overnight tent.
Day 17Trek to Pangboche [3950m], 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 18Trek to Namche [3440m], 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 19Trek to Lukla [2800m], 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.
Day 20Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight hotel. Farewell dinner.
Day 21International departure / onward travel.
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