Best Month: March / April, Oct / Nov
Per Day Climb: 5 / 6 hours
Maximum Elevation: 6,184 m.
Duration: 21 days
Island Peak climbing also known as Imja Tse peak (6,189 m / 20,305 ft) climbing is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Island peak climbing takes you to the summit of Himalayas at the height of 6,160 meters from the Sea level. This peak is a part of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar with Cho Polu and Makalu lying to the east and Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to its south. The peak was named as Island peak by Eric Shipton's party in 1953, and later on in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse. This peak was so named as Island peak because the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice in the middle of the chhukung valley when viewed form Dingboche. Island peak was first summited by a British team while preparing for climbing Everest in 1953. In the team Tenzing Norgay was also one of the members who successfully ascended it.
Island peak climbing is not just a peak climbing but classic combination of the challenging peak climbing and rewarding trek to heart of Khumbu region. We trek all the way through the usual trail of Everest base camp trekking up to the Everest Base Camp (5,357 m / 17,575 ft). In the Base camp you take a day or two as resting day for acclimatizing yourself and prepare for climbing the peak. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest region. From the summit you can have close up view the towering mountains like Nuptse (7,879 m), Lhotse (8,501 m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410 m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383 m) making a semi circle in the north, Makalu (8475 m) in the east and Baruntse and Amadablam in the south which add more charm in climbing Island Peak. You also get to cross the less frequented Chola pass (5,420 m / 17,782ft) and Kongma La Pass (5,535 m / 18,159 ft) while ascending one of the most popular peaks in the Everest region.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310 m. Welcome by Crown Himalaya Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast Plan
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Capital City overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast Plan
Day 03: Domestic Flight to Lukla 2,827 m. Then trek to Phakding 2,610 m 3 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 04: Trek to Namche 3,440 m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazar 3,440 m for acclimatization overnight at Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Phortse village 3,700 m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4410 m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 08: Trek to Loboche 4910 m 5 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Trek visit to Everest Base Camp 5364 m then trek back down to Gorakshep 5140 m 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Early morning climb to Kalapathar 5545 m enjoy the incredible view of Mont Everest, khumbase, Pumari, range of chho-yu, khumbu Glacier Amadablam, Everest Base Camp etc then trek down to Labuche 6/7hours walk 4910 m Overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Trek to Chhukung 4730 m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Rest day at chhokung for preparation climbing gear overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp 5080 m 4/5 hours overnight at tent
Day 14: Trek to High Camp 5600 m 3/ 4 hours overnight at tent
Day 15: Early morning climb to Island Peak 6189m back to Chhokung 4730 m 9/10 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 16: Spare Day
Day 17: Trek Down to Tangboche 3860 m 5 hours visit one of the popular monastery with Himalayan panoramic view overnight at Lodge
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazar 5 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 19: Trek to Lukla 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 20: Fly back to kathmandu1310 m, direct transfer to hotel. evening farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.
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