Island peak (6189m,) is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak.
The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. ImjaTse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. South East Flank South-West Ridge Normally, the base camp is set at PareshayaGyab (5,087m), between ImjaTse and the lateral moraine of the ImjaGlacie.
It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, an well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp, which helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts southeast around and base of ImjaTse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5, 280m). From the high camp, the left hands ridges scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310m. Welcome by Amis Himalayan Adventure Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis plan.
Day 02 : Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) & Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)- Approx 4/ hrs-over night at Lodge.
Day 03 : : Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,280 ft) - Approx. 5/6 hrs –over night at Lodge.
Day 04 : Acclimatization in Namche and Hike to Everest View Point) approx 3-4 hrs - - over night at Lodge.
Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) Approx- 4 hrs – over night at Lodge.
Day 06 : Trek to Pheriche (4280 m/14,070 ft) - Approx 5 hrs –over night at Lodge.
Day 07 : Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) - Approx 4 hrs –over night at Lodge,
Day 08 : Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft) -Everest base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) and Back to sleep Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft) – Approx 6/7 hrs –over night at Lodge,
Day 09 : : Trek to Kalapatter (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Dingboche- approx 6/7 hrs – over night at Lodge.
Day 10 : Trek to Chukung (4743M) –- approx 2/3 hrs (Climbing Training) with our climbing sherpa guide over night at Lodge,
Day 11 : Trek to Island Peak base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft) [Climbing Training] – with our climbing sherpa guide over night at Tent,
Day 12 : Trek to Island High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft]- over night at Tent,
Day 13 : Island peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) and back to Chukung- over night at Lodge,
Day 14 : Extra Summit day (In case due to bad weather) or Rest after Summit over night at Lodge,
Day 15 : Trek to Pangboche or Tengboche- approx 4/ hrs –over Lodge.
Day 16 : Trek to Manju – approx 5/6 hrs –over night at Lodge.
Day 17 : Trek to Lukla – approx 5/6 hrs-over night at Lodge.
Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu 1,310m, direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with typical Nepali Culture with our AMIS HIMALAYA ADVENTURE Staff.
Day 19 : Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather) - hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis plan.
Day 20 : Fully day Sightseeing Kathmandu valley Hotel. In Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis plan.
Day 21 : Final Departure, Transfer to Airport.
Duration: 21 Day(s)
Trip Grade: Strenous
Price: : special enquiry
Starting : Lukla
Ending : Lukla
Transportation: Flight/ Private Vehicle as per itinerary
Mode of Trekking: : Lodge Trek (Tea house Trek) and camping
Best season in Nepal: : Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Max. Altitude: 6189m
Local lodges: 16 nights and 2 nights camping Tent
Minimum Group Size: 2 Persons
Maximum Group size: 15 Persons
Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast) and 4 star Hotel in Kathmandu
Accommodation during trek: local lodges 17 days (17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 17 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms: beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
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