Great adventure with full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains, standing at the base of world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs and classic climb of Island peak at 6,160 meters high, are the main attraction and highlights of this adventure with warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”
Eric Earle Shipton named this mountain top Island Peak. Mr. Shipto, a Britisher, in the year 1953, saw from Dingboche this pinnacle looking like an island in an ocean of ice. Later on in the 1983, the administration specialist of Nepal renamed the pinnacle as Imja Tse.
The pinnacle is said to have first moved by the British group in 1953 in course of making summit to the Mt. Everest. Tenjing Norgey Sherpa found adjacent the Chukung icy mass, principally between Ama Damblam and Mt. Lhotse mountains. Island crest is the most famous and requested among numerous voyagers willing to have a wild enterprise.
Island Peak Climbing also known as Imja Tse climbing, is really a novice peak climbing adventure in Nepal suitable for the novice..
The Estimation puts that consistently almost 300 gatherings make an endeavor to have summit on this pinnacle. You will experience with the compelling rocks and ice divider at a slant of 45 degree, prompting the thin summit edge and offering radiant perspectives of the white Himalayas situated to the territories. Likewise, while having a trek to Island crest climbing, you will likewise investigate immaculate Sherpa town, peaceful cloisters additionally appreciate with their unmistakable culture, customs, yummy cooking and similarly investigate the different vegetation and the sky is the limit from there. Behold magnificence of Himalayas during Island Peak Climbing in Nepal.
We have agenda to climb the Island top and the schedule incorporates your entry and takeoff days to and from Nepal and multi day visit in Kathmandu, the genuine trek begins with a short departure from Kathmandu to Lukla and after that trekking through Phakding to Namchhe Bazaar, and enters in to Khumjung town and after that Tengboche, Dingboche, Locuhe and Everest base camp and come back to Dingbuche and trek to Island base camp lastly reach to Island Summit and afterward remember back to the base camp and in the wake of having trip all around the pinnacle, you additionally backtrack to Pangboche and afterward Namche and the at last return to Lukla by means of Phakding and after that fly back to Kathmandu, we offer private flight for this trek and get on any date that is appropriate for you in this way, do tell us when you might want to take the experience. Embark on this splendid adventure of Island Peak Climbing in Nepal with us.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.
Early morning depart from the hotel for the flight to Lukla on reaching Kathmandu domestic airport board in a small plane Dornier or Twin Otter, flight offers great views array of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest as the plane touches down after 30 minutes of scenic flight to Lukla, a unique airstrip with a runway with uphill slope, Lukla airport at present named after legendry climber Tenzing & Hillary Airport. After a time here for a while then start the walk to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river)
After the first day walk, today the trek could be long as heads uphill at above 3,440 meters high at Namche Bazaar, starting the morning walk crossing few time over the Dudh Koshi, and then reaching at an entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.
An ideal and perfect place for rest day for acclimatization, at Namche take a short hike up to park museum which houses great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic spot offers a grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam, other options hike to Everest View Hotel for another beautiful views of the surrounding mountains above old Syangboche air strip. For energetic people can take a walk of few hours visiting the sleepy Khumjung and Khunde located on a glacial valley beneath the majestic holy peak of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu.
After a good rest and acclimatization, morning starts walking along a gradual winding wider nice path, maintained by old Sherpa man since last 2 decades doing it voluntarily for goodwill to mankind with small funds and donation from the trekkers passing on this route, walk gets better through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Ama Dablam, the walk further offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, after a rest here on the uphill path through a nice serene forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery. A scenic spot with awesome views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, this place is also a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. In this monastery, mountaineers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe expedition.
With glorious morning views, morning walk leads to a long descend to Imjatse river passing Debuche small and wonderful spot, walking into beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, on reaching a steel bridge where the tree lines disappears for smaller juniper and rhododendron bushes, after the bridge a slow climb to reach at Pangboche the last permanent village, beyond are settlement with lodges to serve trekkers. The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with excellent view of Amadablam at close distance, and then stopping for lunch break at Shomare popular spot for lunch and short break, after lunch on the gentle uphill for few hours and then climb after the bridge for short while to reach at Pheriche located in the wonderful valley for overnight stop.
On leaving Pheriche heading at the end of the valley then taking an uphill path to reach at a ridge, with excellent views of the valley and snow capped peaks, walk is gentle on the slow uphill slope all the way to Thugla for lunch a small place where the Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river, here the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche meets, here with stunning view of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama Dablam, afternoon an hour to a ridge with many memorials of the late climbers both foreigners and Nepalese mountaineers.From here a pleasant walk but catching slight of altitude as it leads to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Walk this morning can be long to Everest base camp our main destination and highlights of this adventure, taking a slow walk reaching a path close to Glass Pyramid house, a metrological station funded and run by Nepalese and Italian scientists, from this spot a small steep climb reaching at Khumbu glacier, as the walk leads through over moraine of rocks and small icy streams to reach at Gorakshep with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After a break here continue walk to Everest Base Camp along the moraine and ice, on reaching at Everest Base Camp after a tiring but exciting walk, enjoy the break overlooking tip of Everest with tumbling Khumbu ice falls close to base camp, around high season for expeditions, this place will be like a Jambore with many colorful camps and busy. After a great moment feeling high return journey back to Gorakshep for another adventure climb to Kalapathar next early morning.
Getting up early morning, trek and climb on a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for stunning panorama view of Mt. Everest with array of surroundings peaks, this will be the highest point of this great adventure at 5,545 m, after a thrilling and breathe taking scenery, downhill walk to Gorakshep and then continue journey all the way to Thugla, passing Lobuche and finally ending the walk at Chukung at the end Imjatse valley with views of Island peak at close distance. Here at Chukung last night in lodge, from here onwards in tents with camping facilities of cook, kitchen staff.
After a lovely morning heading towards to our main goal and highlight of this great adventure to Island Peak, located in the midst of Imjatse valley, also known as Imjatse peak, as the peak lies in the middle of this valley, hence looks like an Island.Route to Island Peak Base Camp follows on the path with few ups and downs with awesome views as the walk leads to a steep climb
following moraine and rocky areas due east, along the main valley on the southern flank of Lhotse glacier.
Walk follows glacial streams to the snout of Island peak /Imjatse glacier, around this end, our route leads north-east to cross a dry pond between Lhotse and Imjatse glaciers, to reach at base camp around a place called Pareshaya Gyab.
A great spot for camping in the middle of tall snow capped peaks, here setting the first camp with other camping facilities, two men tents, mess /dining, kitchen / toilet tents with portable table and chairs. A well acclimatized party in good physical condition can climb to the summit and return back in a day to Base Camp.
Morning free to relax and admire the wonderful scenery, afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe and possible route to the summit and fix ropes, making ice ledges where necessary, this day for proper acclimatization and to sort out the gear and preparation for the early morning climb.
2 days here just in case for bad weather to go into Summit. A Big Day! Our main target and destination starting before the crack of dawn as the climb leads over moraine and rubble of ice falls, following the route set by our lead guide reaching high above towards last snow slope, most of the climb involves walking roped together, including the glacial crossings.
As the climb progress where our route needs leads leftwards, avoiding serac and crevasses before a turn towards north over snow covered scree in the margin between the glaciers at the base of main summit ridge. On crossing a gully with stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp climb for about 100 meters (300ft), to reach the summit top. The last haul on to the top ridge, often proves difficult due to strenuous climb and most climbers leave fixed rope in places for return descent. The summit ridge a classic which undulates towards the main summit to reach by a final fiddly snow pitch.
After a vigorous climb with rest in between reaching the top summit, catch your breath and relax, then enjoy the full super panorama of mountains the encircles the top at 6,160 meters high. After a memorable moment reaching the highest point of this adventure descend on the same route back to base camp and rest whole afternoon.
Return journey leads back at Pareshya Ghyab, and then walk towards north to Chukung on the easy gradual path, after a nice break probably lunch and then continue to next village at Dingboche at the end of Imjatse valley beneath towering North Face of Amadablam peak. Walk is for few hours with stunning views along the route to overnight at Dingboche back in the comfort of nice cozy lodge after being in tents for few days.
After Dingboche a pleasant walk with few ups on route to Tengboche, the path leads downhill much of the way through Pangboche village on reaching a bridge with a climb back into the woodland area to Tengboche for overnight stop.
Morning walk begins with a descend to Imjatse River at Phungetenga, after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then on the gentle winding trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, after a nice refreshing break at Namche journey continues following downhill path all the way to Dudh Kosi River valley, from here with short ups and downs reaching at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then to Monjo village for overnight stop in this lovely small village.
Today the last of this great adventure and trekking ending at Lukla, the walk leads on the easier path after being on the high hills and valley, reaching Lukla with a last climb for 45 minutes, at Lukla for lunch and last overnight stop, with free afternoon and to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.
At Lukla the flight operates from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Venturesstaff transfer you back to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area.
This day reserved day in case of flight delay in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions, on this extra free day you can book for sightseeing tour, in our interesting cultural heritage tour around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan this cities full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.