Island Peak (or Imja Tse) is one of the most popular trekking peak objectives in Nepal. This unique itinerary takes you into the high valleys of the Khumbu region, providing magnificent views of the awesome Khumbu peaks as you acclimatize for the climb ahead.
We have the opportunity to conquer Island Peak (6200m). While Island Peak is well within the capabilities of any fit and determined trekker, it can be demanding and requires some basic climbing skills.
Island Peak itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge from this point leads to summit of Island Peak. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. From the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.
Our adventure begins with a short flight to Lukla and two days of easy walking to Namche Bazaar. On the way up, there is also time to explore this magnificent valley towards two of the many alpine lakes in the area and summit some of the nameless peaks, for the best views of Everest in the whole of the Khumbu Valley.
Trek Grade: D (Mountaineering)
Max. Altitude: 6187 m
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Hotel KTM: 4 Nights
Season: March to May & Sept to Nov
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1345m.) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: City sightseeing of Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850m.) & trek to Phakding (2660m.) O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3446m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangbuche (3867m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Dingbuche (4343m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Chukhung (4790m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Island Peak BC (5400m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 09: Climb Island Peak (6187m) then back to BC.
Day 10: Reserve day. O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Dingbuche. O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Thyangbuche. O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3650m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Namche. O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Phakding (2650m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2880m). O/N at camp or Lodge.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 18: Reserve day in Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 19: Transfer to airport for departure.