The Island peak climbing also known as the Imja Tse is located on the Imja valley of the Everest region. It stands has an attitude of 6,189 meters above sea level. The Island peak is one of the most popular peaks in the world when it comes to peak climbing. It is referred to as the Island peak as it is surrounded by a sea of glaciers and moraines which pour down from eight thousand meter giants. In actual location the Island peak can be described as coming from the Nuptse wall which leads into Lhotse which is the fourth highest mountain in the world which Island peak extends from.
However after getting to the summit of the Island peak you will fill like you can climb the world due to the effort involved to be able to get there. Island peak may also act as great introduction to Himalayan high attitude climbing and mountaineering. You may make a decision to use it as a training step to train you to climb higher peaks. The skills used to climb Island peak could come in handy for mountaineers who do not want to stop at Island peak and wish to conquer the highest mountain on earth Mt.Everest.
The techniques and the resilience which you will gain after climb Island peak will make you a seasoned mountaineer and hence will be conquer other peaks with less effort. In actual sense the only peak that could challenge you after climbing the Island peak is the Everest. All the other climbing expeditions will appear quite easier when one is able to conquer the Island peak. The Island peak is recommended only for those who like challenges especially the challenges that come with the mountaineering experience.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Island climbing.
Day 03: Katmandu Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding(2,652m).
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole.
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo(4,465m).
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo(4,750m).
Day 09: Rest at Gokyo acclimatization day hike Gokyo ri.
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna.
Day 11: Trek from Thangna to Dzongkha via crossing Chola pass.
Day 12: Trek from Dzongkha to Lubuche(4,930m).
Day 13: Trek from Lubuche to Gorak Shep(5,160m).
Day 14: Trek from Gorak Shep to EBC back to Lubuche.
Day 15: Trek from Lubuche cross Kongma La pass to Chhukung.
Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m).
Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m).
Day 18: Summit Island Peak then back to base camp to Chhukung.
Day 19: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche(3,870m).
Day 20: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar.
Day 21: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 22: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight, evening farewell dinner.
Day 23: Transfer to airport for onward destination.
Best season for Island peak climbing in Nepal are autumn (September, October and November) and spring (March, April and May). Mountaineering is an adventure activity; reach remote and high mountain regions, sometime health condition of climber, natural disaster and weather condition changed unexpectedly. Your safety and satisfaction is our main concern, note that climbing guide has an authority to cancel any part of Island peak summit itinerary due to safety, be prepared to be flexible if required. Beside that you would like to discuss about map, elevation, distance, difficulty, best time, gear list and cost for Island peak climbing email us. We’d love to hear from you!