Island Peak Climbing is one of the easiest peak climbing among the Himalaya ranges of Nepal. Island Peak [6,189m] is one of the major climbing peaks of the Everest Region. The name to the peak was provided as it lies in the middle of Chhukung Valley like an island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. It was named in the year 1952. In the early 80’s, it was renamed to “Imje Tse”. However the previous is still more popular that the later one. This peak climbing is listed among the most demanded route for peak climbing in Nepal.
Our systematically designed itinerary takes you to the most suitable altitude first at the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar for an exquisite panoramic close up view of Mount Everest. Before climbing the peak, the views of the mountain make it more inspiring and motivating to do so. Besides, the 3 dimensional views of Lhotse, Baruntse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Makalu feel right on the tip of your nose from here.
Imje Tse was first climbed by a Swiss team in the year 1956 as an exercise trip preparation to conquer Mount Everest and Lhotse. To climb to the summit of the peak, one has two options to do so. The first option is to start from the Base Camp at Pareshaya Gyab [5,087m]. The second option is to elevate to the High Camp [5,600] to cut down the additional effort and time.
Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport [T.I.A] and pick up by our private vehicle and transfer to the Hotel. Stay overnight
Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley [B]. You will be provided with the opportunity of visiting some of the major attractions of Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath, Boudha, Soyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square and so on. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft] and then further trek to Phakding [2,652 m/8,700 ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft] takes 5-6 hours, Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 05: Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3,870m/12,694ft] takes 4 to 6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche [4,200m/13,776ft] takes 5 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche [4,930m/16,170ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] and the further to Gorakshep [5170 m/16,961ft] takes 7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar [5545 m/18,192 ft] and then further to Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft] takes 7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche - Kongma La [5,535m/18,159ft] and then further to Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft] takes 6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 12: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp [5,200m/17,060ft] takes 3-4 hours. Camp overnight
Day 13: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp [5,600m/18,372ft] takes 3 hours. Camp overnight
Day 14: Trek from High camp to summit Island Peak-Base camp and then further to Chhukung takes 9 hours. Today is most difficult and long day during the trip. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 15: Rest Day for Contingency
Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar takes 8 hours. Teahouse overnight
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [3,440 m/11,283 ft] takes 7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 18: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu [2800m] within 30 minute flight and further transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight
Day 19: Rest day in Kathmandu evening trip summarize and fare well dinner in the evening.
Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure