ISLAND PEAK AND
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - IMJA TSE
requires some technical climbing on the
final day, with a rope, ice pick and
crampons. However, prior technical
expertise is not required. For those not used to high altitude treks, a longer route
that includes Everest Base Camp should be followed.
Please note that we can
also add in extra acclimatisation days, or move them around to have them later
in the climb.
Island peak Trek itinerary
Arrive Kathmandu and
Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley, taking in such sights as Swayambhunath, Bouddhanth, Guheshwari and Pashupatinath.
(1,310m) - Lukla
(2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours).
morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a
lifetime experience. Here, you will meet with your trekking crew and
identify your gear. Aafter lunch we will begin the trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi
River to Phakding 2,610
04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs).
continue north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where we
officially enter the Sagarmatha National
After we have cleared our trekking permits, we continue along
the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River
to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. This is the
administrative centre of the Sagarmatha National
and the hub of Sherpa society. We
will also get glimpses of Mt Everest
from the trail along the way.
05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
is the famous picturesque Sherpa village and we will spend a day at
rest, or to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa
museum. Overnight Camp or Lodge.
06: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).
Our trek today will afford us incredible
views of the soaring peaks of Thamserku as we steadily descend to
the Imja Khola and have lunch at Phunki. After lunch will begin our
2 hr ascent to the famous Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) - one of the
most beautiful places in the world. Overnight
07: Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4,312m) (5 hrs).
We set off up to Imja Khola valley towards
Pangboche at 3,900m and stop for lunch. Later, we will visit
the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp before moving on towards
08: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).
We ascend up a small ridge and contour around the
base of Khumbu Glacier and stop for lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After
lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier
from where the views are breathtaking. We continue again along the
moraine and overnight at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m).
09: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs).
trekking distance today is not so far, but we will wake early in the
morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa for our next night stop.
Overnight Camp or Lodge.
10: Hike up to Kalapatthar / Everest Base Camp / Retrace your steps
to Lobuche (4,920m) (8 hrs).
climb today, takes up Kala Patthar, a steep ascent, which enables
us to get uninterrupted views of Everest Peak. Kala Patthar
lies at 5,545m. The
mountains of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse
(6,623m) separate us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we see
the huge face of Changtse (7,750m). We then retrace our steps and
head back to Lobuche.
11: Trek to Chhukung (4730m / 7 hrs)
Lobuche, we then head east into the Chhukhung Valley ,
which lies directly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse
From here you will also have magnificent views of the incredible
Amadablam (6856 m.), probably the most photographed mountain in Nepal.
12: Island Peak
Base Camp (4 hrs)
we trek along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, a pleasant site by a
small lake with fine views of the Lhotse Glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse
wall. You will reach the Base Camp of Imja Tse today.
13: Summit Island Peak (6160m). Return to Base Camp.
will start early for the summit. The going gets difficult once you
reach the bottom of the steep icefall below the summit. Great care
and caution must be exercised while scaling the wall to emerge on
the ridge leading to the summit. After the summit, you will descend
to Base Camp.
14: Contingency Day/ Return to Chhukung (4730m).
the weather can be unpredictable, we have added an extra day in case
the weather is not clear for summit, the previous day. If all is
fine, we return back to Chhukung.
15: Trek to Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs).
trail today will descend quite steeply as we head back down towards
Namche. To get to camp, there will be a steep climb to reach our
Day 16: Trek Namche to Phakding (2,610m). (3-4 hours).
trek down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to the small village of Phakding . Overnight Camp or Lodge.
17: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) (3 hrs).
further to the mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return
flight to Kathmandu . Weather permitting your
trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be
expected to join in the singing and the dancing! Overnight Camp or
Lodge at Lukla.
Day 18: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m).
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