Throughout your Island Peak journey, you will not only get the summit of the wonderful Island Peak but also go for the trekking in the most desired Everest region. Island Peak also named as Imja Tse by the Nepalese is a most admired selection amongst beginner mountaineers who desire to start their climbing journey by summiting Island Peak and then proceed towards other peaks.
In addition, the mountain was called "Island Peak" because of its outstanding site in the central of the Chhukung valley, like an island in a sea of ice. Island Peak has an inspiring, extremely glaciated west face that growths from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit hard.
Day 1: Airport pickups in Kathmandu
We welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then, we will take you to your desired hotel. There you can spend your time relaxing and taking rest. In the evening, we take you for Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner accommodated by Hop Nepal.
Day 2: Kathmandu
We meet with Hop Nepal team regarding the trip. At the workplace, you will be meeting our climbing guide and associated mountaineers. Our guide will check the set of kit to ensure that they are in a seamless condition for the journey. During the short meeting, the Hop representatives will be assisting to understand the trip and be familiar with our days up in the highland.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding
After having breakfast, you will be heading to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning journey to Lukla. Then flying above the magnificent green and white mountains, we get into Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most good-looking airways in the globe terminating in a landing on a hillside enclosed by high mountains.
After our arrival in Lukla, we encounter our other staff’s s and after some stuffing and activities, we begin our journey via the affluent village of Lukla till we head towards Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
After having breakfast, we move via good-looking pine woodlands and then with Dudh Koshi River concluding our nature-filled voyage at Namche Bazaar. After the walk to nearly more 1 hour, we come over the glittering Mt. Thamserku on our right and enjoy the peacefulness of pine and juniper woodlands during our voyage.
If the climate is vibrant, we can also clasp a sight of Mt. Everest looking over the Lhotse-Nuptse edge. We start to walk till we get the entry to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the entrance to Mt. Everest and key trading center of this area.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar
Here, you will be prepared for the accommodation. Health specialists recommend staying active and walk over even throughout the rest day rather than becoming inactive. You can get some choices set sideways for this day. You can either turn around Namche’s charming villages or get in touch with the Sherpa community and their rich culture or hike towards the Everest View Hotel and adore an up-close sight of the huge Everest.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
After having breakfast, we move towards Tengboche. It is a comfortable walk from Namche to Phunki. After attainment to Phunki, we climb towards Tengboche, a village that communities the very renowned Tengboche monastery, which is the major monastery of the Everest region. Situated amongst the Sagarmatha National Park, it is covered with the panoramic 360-degree sight of the Himalayas, with Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.
Day 7: Tengboche to Pheriche
With the Himalayas as its background, the priory in Tengboche is in an outstanding place. We explore the monastery in the morning and relish taking images of the monastery and the remarkable scenery. We incline for about 30 minutes via a forest earlier than crossing a river. Then, we move to demanding and know that as we ascent up, the scenery becomes drier. We move towards a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche earlier than getting Pheriche, a lovely village situated on a shore.
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche
After having breakfast, begin with a relaxed walk to Dugla. Then, we move the sheer terminal residue of the Khumbu Glacier, and then go via the boulder-strewn hills as we climb Chupki Lhara where we get a range of stones with appeal streamers utilized as monuments to Scott Fischer and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa perishing to ascent Everest. The path then endures towards the Khumbu Glacier residue and we get ourselves conquering different high peaks that include Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal.
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep
We proceed towards Everest Base Camp via the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. Enduring straight forward, we move over the Indian Army climbers' monuments. The route from here can be deceptive; so, it is essential to follow our prime Sherpa thoroughly. The trail is determined because of reedy air in the high elevation.
We move over rocky hills, residue and streams earlier attainment to the Everest Base Camp. After reaching the Everest Base Camp, we find tents of climbers that stick out in cheerful colors in contradiction of the dullness of ashen surrounds (specifically in the spring).
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche
We make for an early morning departure, amongst pre-dawn night and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). In addition, there is always latent for frigid winds which are common. Familiar peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest starts to disclose itself. Nevertheless, it is based reaching Kala Patthar that we need to see 360 degrees up-close and tough sights of Mt. Everest. After taking images, relishing the wonderful mountain scene, we get back to Lobuche.
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La to Chhukung
After having breakfast, we walk through Khumbu Glacier towards Kongma La Base Camp. The climbing to Kongma La pass is the toughest part of our trek nowadays. In the Kongma La, we get landmark covered in prayer flags to spot the pass. After that, we incline slowly to Imja Khola valley, tracked by additional ancestry to Chhukung, a small summer reimbursement. After getting towards Chhukung we will also look our kit to get prepared for our eventual ascent.
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp
The journey to Island Peak Base Camp is on an equally sheer path. Firstly, we ascent south then go east to the key stripe of the valley. Afterward, we keep on moving on curving pathway under the southern edge of the residue from the Lhotse Glacier. Then, we start to walk on an enjoyable path with streamside. The way to the Amphu Labtsa is situated towards the southeast. A traverse way through the Imja and Lhotse glacier residues proceeds towards an extensive valley neighboring the SW side of Island Peak.
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
We start our pre-climb working out after breakfast. Our guides will offer training on top ascending practices and the correct ways to use ascending apparatuses like the ice axe, ascending boots and crampons, connect, ascender, so on. The training also consists of using ropes to move up and down. Even though it is not compulsory to have former training for Island Peak Mounting, we powerfully have faith in that some training practice will lift your self-assurance and ascending assistances to rise the probabilities of mounting the summit and to completely relish the practice.
Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit, back to base camp
After waking up early today during 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast earlier than starting our ascent. It is significant to reach the summit earlier noon as in the afternoon the robust winds in the high ground may become a blockade for a fruitful summit. The path travels up outside the base camp for numerous hundred meters earlier prominent off the sheer hillside.
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
Today’s journey is likely to become a much relaxed as we incline to the minor heights. Ensuing the similar way back over the extensive valley of Khumbu Khola, we move through the lovely Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. Also, we can proceed a diverse track to travel the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is supposed to be the primogenital in the Khumbu region.
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
From Pangboche we move down towards the Imja Khola and up over the woodland to Tengboche. If attentive, we can also travel religious at the Tengboche monastery. After dining at Tengboche, we start through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper vegetations.
After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our path follows the Dudh Koshi valley descending speedily over the pine forests earlier than reaching Sansa. We retain a viewpoint for nature like mountain goats, snow leopards, lively pheasants, more, when walking through the jungle.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
The path inclines sharply descending so we should walk carefully as our instable legs endlessly battle the rocky land. When crossing the deferment bridges on the instant flowing Dudh Koshi and its branches, the path turns into more close and natural. After our entrance in Lukla, we bounce those painful legs and remembrance the experiences of the last 2 weeks.
Day 18: Return to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu afterward our lengthy mountain trip. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a break or do shopping. If we desire to travel any other parts of Kathmandu, our guides help with both reminders shopping or exploring.
Day 19: Final Departure
Your journey in Nepal comes is ending today! We will take you to the airport for final departure.
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