Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trekking
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Island peak climbing is also known as ImjaTse which is located on top of Chukung Glacier between Amadablam and Lhotse Mountains. It is the most popular trekking peaks of Nepal, for climbing on Himalayas, to adventure seekers. This trek is the add on to Everest Base camp trek which provides mountaineering experience with stunning views of Everest (8848 M), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8475m) and other importance’s.
Island peak climbing starts by flying 35 min from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Namchebazar, head Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche to Everest base camp and after proper acclimatization we go for peak climbing of Island peak. Then we trace back to Namche and fly back to Kathmandu. This trek provides great natural vistas, cultural highlights, exploration of rural area, wildlife and vegetation and many more. This trek is strenuous so one has to be in excellent physical condition. The best time to join this Island peak climbing is from September to December and March to May. There is no any compromise regarding your safety so We, Well Neal Treks Pvt. Ltd, provide you professional guides and Porters and they will take good care of your routine, foods, hygiene and health.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly greeted by Well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted to hotel. Evening free overnight at hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sight Seeing Tour
This day will be your preparation day, In case you need anything you will be shopping for your any requirement plus you will enjoy various places of Kathmandu valley and hanging out with our guide. He’ll escort you to hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla-Phakding
After morning breakfast you will head toward Tribhuvan airport to fly for Lukla. It is about 40 min. flight above great green and white mountains. After you reach at Lukla airport our other team member will meet you there and help in your packing and other arrangement and then Trek to Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding to Namchebazar
Walking through a beautiful Pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, you will see wonderful prospect of the Mt. Thamserku (6618 m), you will arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then we pass through the last village of Jorsale and following the trail through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers. After a final steep climb of about two hours you get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. From there we still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach NamcheBazar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazar at hotel
Day 5: Acclimatization
This day is acclimatization day especially programmed taking care of your health. This day is a rest day and you can explore Sagarmatha National Park or Namchebazar and Khumjung Valley. It offers you internet, cafes, shops, restaurant, bakery and other where you can hang out and feel better for next day hike.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m)
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and close up view of Thamserku. Enjoying wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar, through Alpine forests, Dudh Koshi River, we reach PhunkiThenga where we’ll have relaxed lunch then steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and a biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region which we will visit too. After long trek you will enjoy Overnight stay at lodge at Tengboche.
Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 M)
After breakfast we gear up for our day hike to Dingboche. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where we stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt AmaDablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley to Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the steep climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Enjoy overnight stay at Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche to Duglha (4360 M)
We start the day with a climb to through the Khumbu Khola valley to PhulungKarpo above which is Chola Lake. As we move on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Duglha. We can see the tip of Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. Stay overnight at Duglha.
Day 9: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 M)
We climb up the steep moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the top of the ridge of ChupkiLhara, we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter BabuChiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks. We are now in the surrounding of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Enjoy Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m)
We continue our journey through Khumbu Glacier to ThangmaRiju from where 360 degree views of mountains can be observed. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori and you will be at Gorakshep finding snow-capped mountains bright all around us including Mt. Everest. Enjoy Overnight service
Day 11: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return Gorakshep (5180m)
After a brief breakfast we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. Finally you are at your destination. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp.
Day 12: Gorakshep to Duglha
Same way back to Duglha and enjoy overnight stay at camp.
Day 13: Duglha to Chukung (4730 M)
Today we enter the ImjaKhola valley at the beautiful village of Dingboche and further walk about three more hours of trek finally bring us to Chukung which is the last settlement of the valley. You will encounter nomadic huts at the foot of the Imja glaciers. Chukung is the point of departure of Island Peak base camp which also offers great views of Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. Overnight at Chukung Camp
Day 14: Chukung to Island peak Base camp to high Camp (5600 M)
Today with good breakfast we follow our trails for 3 hours and we reach to Island peak Base camp and you will be given training on how to use climbing gears like axe, climbing boots and crampons, ascender, use row to go up and climb down etc. It is not mandatory but it will certainly boost up your confidence. Then after lunch we climb this peak. At first the trail is sandy, then turns to grass and later steep and narrow hillside. After several hundreds of meter climb we stay Overnight at Island peak High Camp.
Day 15: Island peak High Camp to Summit (6189 M) to Chukung
Today at early morning we start climbing this peak. It is not so difficult but should be careful on rocks. Your guide will help to fix ropes and climb up glaciers and finally we reach at summit. You will feel like you are on top of the world. Enjoy summit top views and stunning mountain vistas of different mountains including Mt. Everest and after capturing some views and moments we head back to Chukung for good night sleep.
Day 16: Chukung to Namche Bazaar
Today we have to walk for very long so we start early. We visit Pangboche Village and it believed to have the oldest Gompa in the Khumbu region. Our trail descend out of the Alpine desert and back into landscapes of Pine forest. We pass through village of Tengboche and visit the Tenboche Monastery. Making a steep descent leads back to the DudhKosi river. The final steep climb traverses the hill side into Namche Bazaar. In case our contingency day remains unused and you want take today's trekking in a relaxed manner, we can divide today's long trekking into two days.
Day 17: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Today will be complete rest day at Namche Bazaar. You can explore this area, village, people, its culture or you can enjoy communication and lodging facility at this place. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 18: Namche – Lukla (2,780m): 5-6 hrs.
After enjoying our breakfast we now head back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla from where we started our real hike. The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Way down through Sherpa villages noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag, we feel completely different views. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those aches and sore body parts and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 19 Lukla to Kathmandu (1337m)
This day you fly back to Kathmandu and do some shopping for gifts, memory, collections and some traditional items and they all rests at a single venue, Thamel. There will be a small party upon the successful campaign.
Day 20: Departure
Morning Breakfast in to the Hotel then departure from Kathmandu
· Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
· 3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.
· Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
· Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
· Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks.
· Tented Camp Accommodation while on Camping
· Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
· Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
· Insurance of our field staff.
· Well Experience Climbing Guide & Trekking Guide
· Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
· Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s
· TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
· All additional government tax & Permit.
· Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment
· All Required Climbing permit
- · Nepal entry visa fee
- · International / any air fare.
- · Travelers insurance Compulsory
- · Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- · Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- · Personal Climbing Equipment
- · All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, Rescue, strike, Political Disturbances etc.