Physical challenges are rewarded with breathtaking views amidst a backdrop of nature’s beauty despite of dizzy heights.
The ascent of Island Peak provides thrill and adventure to all adventure seekers in abundance. We trek through the famous Everest trail following the footsteps of famous climbers and make our way up the Khumbu valley into Sherpa heartland. The quaint villages, the mesmerizing landscape and the unique culture provides us with a unique experience. We gain altitude steadily and acclimatize as we head towards Kalapattar. The view of Mt. Everest and some of the tallest peaks in the world from Kalapattar will remain etched in your memories forever. We then descend down to the Imja Valley and head towards Island Peak. Though not a very difficult mountain to climb Island Peak does offer some challenges. You will need to have a positive frame of mind, and be in good physical condition and be competent in using an ice axe and crampons. It is a technically straight forward climb that does not require previous climbing experience though it can be an advantage. From the summit of Island Peak you will enjoy spectacular views of the North side of Ama Dablam and the sweeping flanks of Mt Nuptse and the world’s 4th highest peak, Mt Lhotse. Our staff and Sherpa guides are well trained and experienced and will ensure a safe passage on the journey providing the highest levels of safety. Thankfully, there is the opportunity to explore the Imja Khola Valley even if you do not plan to climb Island Peak.
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2:A day in Kathmandu with 1/2 day sightseeing.
Day 3:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Day 5:Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6:Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m.Approx 5 hours
Day 7:Trek to Pheriche 4,243m. 5 hrs
Day 8:Trek to Lobuche 4,930m.5 hrs
Day 9:At Lobuche with trek to Gorakshep 5,140m / Kalapatthar 5,545m
Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 11:Trek to Dingboche.4,410m. 4-5 hrs
Day 12:Trek to Chhukhung 4,730m.3-4 hrs
Day 13:Trek to Island Peak Base Camp.4,970m. 3 hrs
Day 14:At Base Camp Rest day
Day 15:Extra day scheduled for weather contingencies
Day 16:Trek & Climb to High Camp. (5,400m). 2-3 hrs climb
Day 17:Climb to the Summit (6,189m) and trek back to Chukung
Day 18:Trek to Thyangboche.4-5 hrs
Day 19:Trek to Namche Bazaar.4-5 hrs
Day 20:Trek back to Lukla. 6-7 hrs
Day 21:Fly Lukla-Kathmandu
Day 22:Free day at leisure in Kathmandu
Day 23:Transfer to Airport for the International departure
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2A day in Kathmandu with 1/2 day sightseeing.
Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Day 5Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m.Approx 5 hours
Day 7Trek to Pheriche 4,243m. 5 hrs
Day 8Trek to Lobuche 4,930m.5 hrs
Day 9At Lobuche with trek to Gorakshep 5,140m / Kalapatthar 5,545m
Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 11Trek to Dingboche.4,410m. 4-5 hrs
Day 12Trek to Chhukhung 4,730m.3-4 hrs
Day 13Trek to Island Peak Base Camp.4,970m. 3 hrs
Day 14At Base Camp Rest day
Day 15Extra day scheduled for weather contingencies
Day 16Trek & Climb to High Camp. (5,400m). 2-3 hrs climb
Day 17Climb to the Summit (6,189m) and trek back to Chukung
Day 18Trek to Thyangboche.4-5 hrs
Day 19Trek to Namche Bazaar.4-5 hrs
Day 20Trek back to Lukla. 6-7 hrs
Day 21Fly Lukla-Kathmandu
Day 22Free day at leisure in Kathmandu
Day 23Transfer to Airport for the International departure
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Peak.
Personal Climbing Gears:
• Ice axe
• Screw gate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
• Plastic Mountaineering Boots
• Helmet ( Optional)
• Hiking boots
• Trekking trousers and pants
• Under Garments
• Hiking shorts
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Waterproof jacket
• Sun hat or scarf
• Warm hat
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Thermal gloves
• Thermo rest
• Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and
• Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic
• Trekking Poles
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Water bottles
• Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth
• brush/paste etc)
• Ear Plug (who know some people on group may
• Face and body moisturizer
• Feminine hygiene products
• Tissue /toilet roll
• Anti bacterial hands wash
• Reading book & note book
• Walkman or any other music gadgets
• Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in
• Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you
• come back from Trek
• The gears in the list below are also provided by
• Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you
• prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage
• you to bring your own.
• Down vest and/or jacket
• 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 20 degrees
• Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
• Carry mat
Group climbing gears
• Snow bar
• Fix rope
• Climbing rope
• Ice Hammer
• Ice Screw
Note: Available to hire/rental through HH
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.