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Island Peak Direct Route

Key Points

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Activity: Climbing
  • Max Altitude: 6165 m
  • Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Group -Size: 2-15px
  • Duration: 17 days
Trip Overview

Island Peak, at 6,155 meters above sea level, is a stunning mountain peak in the Everest region of the Himalayas. It was given the name Imja Tse in 1983 and is a famous trekking peak in the Everest region. Because Island Peak is not a particularly technical climbing peak, the climbing is only for one day, the rest of the days, you are walking. it does not necessitate the presence of a seasoned climber. Although the primary goal of this trip is to climb Island Peak, you will also have the opportunity to see the base of the world's highest mountain.

The hike takes you the same route to Everest Base Camp but from Dingboche, you turn to Chhukung. The trip's high point, the summit of Island Peak, also offers a spectacular mountain panorama.

The conventional path leads to the South Summit by the expansion of this ridge descending southwest. All of the giant mountains in the Everest region, including Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak, and Lhotse Shar, seen clearly from the summit of this remarkable Peak.

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.


Our representative will greet you and welcome you to Nepal when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, and then you will be transferred to your hotel. After you've completed the check-in process, you can unwind at the hotel. Following a quick rest, we will take you on a brief tour of Thamel, Kathmandu's main tourist district. Overnight stay at the hotel.If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted to tomorrow.
Tour Duration: 4 Hrs. After having breakfast, we will proceed to the sightseeing tour. Pashupatinath Temple: A well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that is situated alongside the Bagmati River. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important temples for Hindu believers in the world. The silver doors of the golden pagoda-style temple are ornately crafted. A huge festival is conducted here on the day of Shivaratri, which falls in February or March. Bouddhanath Stupa: On the east side of Kathmandu is one of the world's largest stupas. It has four pairs of eyes, one in each of the four primary directions, keeping an eye out for good deeds and human success. On the instruction of the Goddess Mani Jogini, King Mana Deva constructed this magnificent stupa. The Mahayana Buddhist doctrine is reflected in the stupa After returning from the tour, you have time to rest, prepare your gear, and so on. Overnight in hotel.
Flight Duration: 30 min. Walking Duration: 3.5 Hrs. We fly to Lukla, the starting point for the Everest trip, early in the morning. We land at the Lukla airport after a 30-minute flight with a strikingly beautiful view of Nepal's central hills and mountains. Then we'll meet up with the rest of our trekking group in Lukla and begin our day's trek towards Phakding. We arrive in Phakding, a little settlement on the banks of the gorgeous Dudh Koshi River, after a three-and-a-half-hour journey on a steady downhill trail. Overnight stay at a nearby lodge.
Walking Duration: 5 Hrs. Heading uphill, we enter into the Sagarmatha National Park after checking in at the counter. The Park has a significant role in preserving biological diversity and rare flora and fauna. Crossing the bridge at the confluence of the glacial rivers, we again cross a high bridge. Gradually ascending, we reach the heart of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, which is also known as the Sherpa capital. The breathtaking vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Kongde Ri put a grin on your face.
Walking Duration: 1.5 to 5 Hrs. Today, we gain a better understanding of this mystery mountain market. We set out on an acclimatization hike around Namche Bazaar, to Namche Peak, and to the Sherpa Museum. We hike to the Syangboche Airport (Old Airport) around Everest view hotel to snap the amazing panoramas of Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Everest, Kantega, Thamserku, and the surrounding peaks. We can witness spectacular vistas of the Himalayas from this vantage point, including a stunning sunset and dawn over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. If you are not too exhausted, we can visit the Everest region's largest Sherpa settlement, Khumjung, where the Hillary School is located, and adjacent Khunde, before returning to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at a nearby lodge.

Walking Duration:5 Hrs. Today we walk the uphill trail to reach Tengboche. We will be walking higher and higher on the trek for the next few days until we reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. On reaching Tengboche and checking into a Tea house, we can explore the surroundings and Tengboche Monastery. Some overwhelming views of the Himalayan peaks including the incredible Mt. Ama Dabalam make our moments at Tengboche wonderful. Overnight at lodge.

Hiking Duration: 4.5 hrs.

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 lodge. 

Walking Duration: 2.5 Hrs. After breakfast, we begin our journey early in the morning. It's a short day of walking. We arrive in Chhukung after traversing the picturesque trail that overlooks the intriguing Island Peak. We'll travel to Chhukung Valley through the Imja Khola Valley for a spectacular vista of the surrounding peaks, particularly Lhotse's huge south wall. It's a short walk, and we just wander around after lunch. We prepare ourselves at Chhukung, double-checking our equipment in preparation for our Island summit attempt. Overnight stay at a nearby lodge.

Walking Duration: 4 Hrs. Today's walk to Island Peak's base camp takes us along the Lhotse glacial moraine. We go over a broad range of terrain with excellent panoramic vistas along the glacier moraine and river valley, despite the fact that it is a short walk. We arrive at the base of Island Peak to spend the night after trekking the magnificent meandering trail. We have lunch and pre-climbing training after arriving at base camp. We'll go through climbing techniques and how to use climbing equipment. We will be motivated by each other's aspirations, skills, and tenacity during the group journey. Camp for the night.

Walking Duration: 8–10 Hrs. Today, our day begins quite early, shortly after midnight. The big day has arrived to climb Island Peak, commonly known as Imja Tse. We'll follow in the footsteps of a Swiss climbing team who conquered the route in 1953. We begin our climb on a sandy trail, 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 progress higher up the mountain, we can feel the trail shrinking before it totally transforms into a snowy ridgeline that brings 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 place, we begin the final portion of our ascent to the summit. Eventually, after a lot of hard work and determination. 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 lodge.

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

Walking Duration: 6 Hrs Today's hike takes us to the enticing Tengboche settlement. We leave Chhukung village early in the morning, leaving the enormous Island peak behind us. The fantastic journey provides us the energy to enthusiastically hike to Tengboche. While walking towards the base camp, we pass through picturesque Pangboche hamlet, where we had a great time exploring the monastery. We will reach Tengboche village after about 6Hrs of trekking journey for another incredible view. Overnight at local lodge.

Walking Duration: 8 Hrs. After breakfast, we take a trip down to Namche Baazar. As we descend through the pine forest towards Namche Bazaar, we get one last glimpse of the world's highest mountain. Despite the fact that Mt. Everest is hidden from our view, we are surrounded by several other stunning mountain summits. We continue walking past Namche Bazaar and descend to Monjo. Overnight stay at a nearby lodge.

Walking Duration: 4 Hrs. Today will be the last day of our round trek to Lukla. We ultimately reach Lukla after traveling past Phakding and several other gorgeous sites, tracing the trail down to the Dudh Koshi River and walking alongside it. When we arrive in Lukla, we offer our thanks and goodbyes to our incredible crew members who helped us have such a wonderful experience. Whatever we do is not enough to express our gratitude towards them but we are highly thankful to them. Overnight at local lodge.

Flight Duration: 30 min. We fly back to Kathmandu in a fixed-winged aircraft on another gorgeous morning journey. It's difficult to say a sincere goodbye to the gorgeous mountains after so many days of wonderful times among them, but we must. After so many days of lovely, fresh mountain air, we finally arrive at Kathmandu airport to breathe the city air. We are transferred to our hotel and left on our own to enjoy and relax. Overnight in hotel.

Today, we go on a walking tour of the neighborhood to learn about Kathmandu's historical, cultural, and spiritual treasures. We uncover social and historical riddles, observe creative legacy and traditional crafts, and photograph historic monuments. This sightseeing tour will take you to some of the city's hidden gems. We visit Ason's local market, Indrachowk glass bead market, New Road's oldest supermarket, Kilagal, and the Hidden Stupa, among other places. We next proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square on foot. A visit to the temple of the living goddess "Kumari" is the most unique experience in the square. Durbar Square walking tour is an ideal blend of culture, history, art, architecture, and traditional values. When we've finished exploring, you can either walk back to your accommodation or hire a rickshaw if you like to ride a 3-wheeled bicycle around Thamel and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After arriving at the hotel, you can relax for a while before packing your belongings in preparation for the final departure the next day. In the motel for the night.

You will have your breakfast at the hotel. As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu 3 hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here.

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, 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. Screwgate 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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