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Island Peak Direct Route

Trip Overview

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse Peak in Nepal, is the most popular trekking peak in the country. It appears to be an island in an ice sea from Dingboche. With a heavily glaciated west face ascending from the Lhotse Glacier, the summit is magnificent and appealing. The ridge leading to the top of Island Peak rises to the south from this point. Climbing Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek is also a popular training peak for Mount Everest climbers. You will be getting an adventure that is very amazing and thrilling!

The conventional path leads to the South Summit by the expansion of this ridge descending south-west. All of the giant mountains in the Everest region, including Nuptse (7,879m/25849fyt), Lhotse (8,501m/27890ft), Lhotse Middle Peak, and Lhotse Shar, may be seen clearly from the summit of this remarkable Peak.

The trip's high point, the summit of Island Peak, also offers a spectacular mountain panorama. The summit day is both tough and exciting because it includes treks on a rocky path and a snow trail. You'll have a great time walking to the top without having to do much technical work.



On your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. You can rest and relax at the hotel. After short rest, you can roam around thamel and enjoy the night life of Kathmandu. you can shop and enjoy the different kind of food in thamel. After a short explore you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in hotel.

After having warm morning breakfast, we will start the Kathmandu sightseeing tour which includes Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple: It is a most famous Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. One of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotees around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.

Bouddhanath stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime directions, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy.

After returning back from the tour you have some times for rest and prepare your gear and so on for next day trip. Overnight in hotel.

Take an early morning flight to Lukla, the gateway town to the Everest trek. Flying for about 30 minutes enjoying a spectacularly beautiful view of the middle hills and mountains of Nepal, we land at the airstrip of Lukla. We, then, meet our complete trekking crew at Lukla and proceed on our trek for the day towards Phakding. After a four hours’ trek on a gradual downhill trail, we reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi River. Overnight local lodge.

The walk to Namche today, which begins after breakfast at the teahouse, is primarily uphill. We come across multiple suspension bridges that allow us to cross rivers and canyons from one mountain to the next. The stunning beauty of Namche bazar and the vista of the Himalayan peaks from here make the walk worthwhile. The breathtaking mountain peaks that can be observed from the Sherpas' homeland include... This legendary climbing tribe's hometown, with origins dating back generations in Tibet, has been an ethnic Sherpa village for centuries, ever since they crossed the Himalayas to reach the Everest region. Development of tourism activities in the Everest region has brought a significant change in the social and economic lives of the Sherpa community, as they have been the most preferred climbing assistants and trekking guides. All local Sherpa households of Namche bazar have been benefitted from the tourism industry as they have been able to run hotels at their own hometown. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar. Overnight local lodge.

As part of our acclimation to the high altitude and to acclimate to the thinner air, we stay an extra night in Namche Bazar. We go on a short hike to a museum that honors the Sherpa people's traditional ways. From the peak, you can see Mount Everest. Alternatively, we can trek around Everest View Hotel and up Syangboche Airport (Old Airport). We can enjoy wonderful views of the Himalayas from this vantage point, including a spectacular sunrise and sunset above the Khumbu peaks. If you are not too exhausted, you can visit the Everest region's largest Sherpa settlement, Khumjung, where the Hillary School is located, as well as Khunde nearby, before returning to Namche bazar. Local lodging for the night.

We walk to Tengboche today on an uphill trail to an even higher elevation today. We will be walking higher and higher on the trek for the next few days until we reach the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. On reaching Tengboche and checking into a teahouse, we can explore the surrounding and Tengboche Monastery. Some overwhelming views of the Himalayan peaks including incredible Mt. Ama Dabalam make our moments at Tengboche wonderful. Overnight local lodge.

Today we will start with a gentle climb following the magnificent scenery of Thamserku, Kantega, Lhotse, and Everest. As we descend down to the Imja Khola river, we cross the bridge and make an easy climb through the open trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa in this village is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Everest region, going back three centuries. Crossing the river again, we steadily trek up to Dingboche village. Overnight at local lodge

We start early morning after breakfast. It’s a short walking day. Traversing the scenic trail overlooking the enigmatic Island peak, we eventually reach Chhukung for the lunch. At Chhukung, we get ourselves ready double checking our equipment for our Island summit day. We can go around for some exploration to acclimatize in the altitude. Overnight local lodge.

The walk to the base camp of Island Peak today takes us along the Lhotse glacial moraine. Although a short walk, we go through such a diverse range of terrains with beautiful scenic views along the glacial moraine and river valley. After mapping the beautiful winding trail, we eventually reach the base of Island Peak to spend our night there. After reaching the base camp, we have our lunch and pre-climbing training. We will talk about all the climbing techniques and the use of climbing equipment. As a group adventure, we will feel motivated by the expectation of each other in the group, their skills, and determination for the adventure. Stay overnight at Tent.

Today, our day begins quite early, shortly after midnight. The big day has arrived for climbing Island Peak, commonly known as Imja Tse. We're going to walk down the trail that a Swiss climbing team laid out successfully in 1953. We start our climb on a sandy trail and then move on to a grassy trail before reaching the boulder-filled trail. We work furiously to keep our spirits up and our efforts up in order to reach the breathtaking top. As we climb higher up the mountain, we can feel the trail shrinking before it entirely transforms into a snowy ridgeline and leads us to the top glacier. The glacier section of the climb is the most difficult because it contains multiple crevasses. To trek along the glacier to the summit, we'll need to be roped in. After the ropes are in position, we begin the final portion of our ascent to the summit. After a grueling endeavor and a test of willpower, we are finally granted access to the summit of the Island peak. We congratulate ourselves on reaching the summit, spend some quality time there, and take photos before returning to base camp. We return to Chhukung on foot. Overnight stay in a local lodge.

This is our extra day for the trip as a contingency day. If you are tired, In case of bad weather and many other unfavorable circumstances, we might need to use this day to get the situation in our favor. Whether or not to use this day depends on how much the circumstance favors us for the adventure.

Today we trek to Phortse village via dazzling Dingboche. We start the trek early from Chhukung village leaving the massive Island peak behind us and walk past Dingboche and cross Imja Khola before heading towards the destination, Phortse, today. Phortse is a typical Sherpa village in the Khumbu region and little less explored village as it lies off the regular main base camp trail. Almost 6 hours of trekking journey brings us incredible views and amazing cultural experience. Overnight local lodge.

We walk down to Monjo today after breakfast. The first section of the trek goes downhill towards Dudh Koshi River and moves ahead towards Phortse Thanga. The trail goes uphill from here to Mong where some incredible views are awaiting us before we start descending towards Namche Bazar. After spending some relaxing time at Namche Bazar we head on our descent towards Monjo for our overnight stay. Overnight local lodge.

We are going to complete a round trip to Lukla today. Traversing the trail down towards the Dudh Koshi River and walking alongside it, we eventually reach Lukla trekking past Phakding and several other beautiful places. Once we reach Lukla, we say thank you and goodbye to our amazing crew members who made a wonderfully successful trip possible. Whatever we do is not enough to express our gratitude towards them but we are highly thankful to them. Overnight local lodge.

We take another beautiful morning flight back to Kathmandu by a fixed-winged aircraft. Saying a heartfelt goodbye to the majestic mountains after so many days of wonderful moments amongst them is quite difficult but we have to do it anyway. We finally land at Kathmandu airport to feel the city air after so many days of wonderful and fresh mountain air. We are transferred to our hotel and left on our own to enjoy and relax. Overnight in Hotel.

After breakfast at your Hotel, we take you to the mysterious Kathmandu city tour. This historical, cultural and spiritual city unveils the social and historical mysteries to visitors. You will walk through the narrow lanes of the ancient Kathmandu – the center of power – that includes markets of Ason, Glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupas inside the family courtyard.

Visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square – the administrative quarter of Malla Kings (fourteenth to eighteenth century), and Shah Kings who ruled Nepal from 1768 until 2008. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”.

After the tour, return back to your Hotel. If you are staying in Thamel, you can hang around this bustling tourist market and enjoy shopping. Overnight in Hotel.

You will be transferred to the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before departure. We hope you had a wonderful time traveling with us and that the experience was unforgettable.

What is Included?

    1.    Airport picks up & Droop.
    2.    All food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
    3.    Accommodation.
    4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
    5.    All transportation.
    6.    Trekking permit.
    7.    Four nights Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
    8.    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
    9.    All temples Entry Permit in Kathmandu.
    10.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipment’s, all camping gear,
           transport etc for Nepalese staff.
    11.  All taxes.
    12.  Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.


What is Excluded?

    1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen & personal expenses
    2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.


Equipment Checklist

  • Climbing Gears (Personal)
  1. Ice axe
  2. Crampons
  3. Harness
  4. Tape Slings (2)
  5. Screw gate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  6. Descender/Abseil Device
  7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  8. Ascender
  9. Helmet (optional)
  • Climbing Gears (Group)
  1. Snow bar*
  2. Rope*
  3. Ice Hammer*
  4. Ice Screw*
  • Clothings (Head)
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Clothing (Lower Body)
  1. Under Garments
  2. Hiking shorts
  3. Lightweight cotton long pants
  4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  5. Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  5. Gaiters
  • Upper Body
  1. T-shirts
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  6. Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal
  • Accessories
  1. Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  3. Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  4. Basic First Aid Kit
  5. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  7. Trekking Poles
  8. Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  9. Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  10. Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries
  1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  2. Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers
  6. Face and body moisturizer
  7. Feminine hygiene products
  8. Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  1. Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  2. Tissue /toilet roll
  3. Anti-bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries
  1. Binoculars
  2. Reading book
  3. Trail Map/Guide book
  4. Journal & Pen
  5. Walkman
  6. Pencils and small notebooks
  7. Travel game i.e., chess, backgammon, scrabble
  8. Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)


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