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Island Peak Climbing

 

Island Peak Climbing 17 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu: Summit 6160 meter.

Island Peak climbing and expedition is a great first Himalayan experience that includes glacier travel, moderate snow and ice climbing while ascending 20,000 + foot mountain. Nepal is a country of friendly people, magnificent scenery, and a variety of cultural traditions. This blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration is a great way to experience the Himalayan Mountains - the world’s most impressive mountain range - and is sure to create lasting memories and provide you with a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

After arriving, you will have a day to explore the exotic city of
Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla where you begin your trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. Situated at an elevation of 9,350 feet, the views of the HimalayanMountains from Lukla on a clear day are breathtaking. Once there, we follow an ancient route that journeys through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys. Along the way, we visit Buddhist monasteries and begin to appreciate the unique mountain culture found in the Himalayan foothills. The views grow more spectacular as we venture up the DudhKosiRiver to Namche Bazaar ( the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet).


A rewarding hike leads to the summit of 18,450 foot Kala Pattar and provides a truly spectacular panorama of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), the Mother Goddess of the World (29,028 feet), and Lhotse (27,560 feet). We then spend about two nights at Everest Base camp with the Everest climbing expeditions from around the world.


Our journey then continues to Imja Tse, also known as Island Peak, tops out at 20,305 feet and rewards us with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, South Face of Lhotse and Everest. From the summit of Island Peak there are stunning views of Lhotse and Makalu, the 4th and 5th highest mountains in the world, respectively. The return trek continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Kathmandu to Phakding, 2610 m by flight and 34 hrs trek.
We fly to Lukla 35 minutes.  The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills & the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the
village of Lukla (2840 m) we meet the rest of our staffs and porters & trek for about two and a half hours to Phakding. L, D .

Day 2: Namche Bazar, 3440 m.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering
SagamathaNational Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar the gateway to the Khumbu region. B, L, D.

Day 3: Namche Bazar, 3440 m.
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, rewards climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the
SherpaMuseum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another, Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented. B, L, D .

Day 4: Thangboche,  3860 m.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. B, L, D.

Day 5: Dingboche,  4410 m.
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting a bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa
village of Dingboche with exquisite views of Lhotse, IslandPeak, and Ama Dablam. B, L, D.

Day 6:  Lobuche, 4910 m.
From Dingbouche, the trail traverses through farmlands and meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the small
village of Dzugla, before climbing up to a viewpoint with stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Hiking Time: 4-6 hours B, L, D.

Day 7: Gorak Shep, 5140 m.
After an early morning start, we ascend Gorak Shep approx 4 hrs walk and enjoy famous views of the
Himalayas, view of Pumari, Lhotshe sar and Nuptse and glacier and lake. After lunch  we also continue our trek to Everest base camp  5364 m., located at the foot of the Khumbu icefall and back to Gorakshep, trekking approx 3- 4 hrs go and back. Hiking. B, L, D.

Day 8: Kalapattar 5550 m. and  back to PHERICHE 4240 m. 
Morning climb  from Gorakshep to Kalpattar 3 hrs and back  Pheriche. Total trekking hrs 7 . We head down the glacier and reenter the lush and beautiful valleys, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching the
village of Pheriche, we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association’s Trekkers’ Aid Post. B, L, D.
 

Day 9: Chuukung 4730 m.
This day we easy 5 hrs hike to Chhukung. B, L, D. 


Day 10: Climbing clinic, rest at CHUKKUNG  4730.
Today, we do mountaineering course.   B, L, D .


Day 11:
ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP 5080 m.
After we enjoy breakfast we will continue to
Island Peak base camp and prepare for moving to high camp. B, L, D. at our camp site and sleeping in tent.

Day 12: Island Peak high camp 5600 m.
Today we take a 2-3 hour hike to high camp. We ascend grass and scree slopes to where we find a tent platform at  5600 meters. After establishing camp, we relax while taking in the magnificent amphitheater of mountains. B, L, D. This day climber should carry their own necessary day pack together with our professional climber.

Day 13: SUMMIT of
Island Peak (IMJA TSE), 6160 m. and back to Chhukung.
Using an early morning start, we continue up a rocky gully before traversing to the right. We gain elevation up the rocky ridge before coming to the base of the glacier. Here we rope up and continue up the glacier until the South ridge is reached. We follow this superb and classic ridge to the summit where outstanding views of Lhotse 8516 m  ,
Makalu (8463 m ), Ama Dablam (6856 m) and Baruntse (7129 m.) are revealed. We then continue down to Chhukung for the evening. B, L, D. This day climber should carry their own necessary day pack and  lunch together with our professional climber.  Lunch will be prepared by our cook at high camp.

Day 14: Pangboche 3930 m.
The next day we rise early, disassemble camp and continue back down the valley to the
village of Pangboche. B, L, D.

Day 15: Namche Bazar 3440 m.
The downhill trek along the river allows for breathtaking photos of Ama Dablam that towers ominously above us, and the Southwest ridge comes into clear view. At Pangbouche, we say goodbye to the Ama Dablam climbers and wish them good luck. We then descend to Namche. If we are lucky, it will be market time in Namche. Regardless, there is always fabulous food to be found, including real espresso, yak steaks and chocolate cake with frosting! This market is where lowland porters bearing supplies meet the highland Sherpa and Tibetan people who have journeyed over high passes from many miles away to trade food and supplies for their home or village. B, L, D.

Day 16:  Lukla, 2840 m.
Our last day on the trail, we hike from Namche to Lukla, crossing eleven suspension bridges and reentering the fertile valleys of the lower Dudh Kosi. We overnight in Lukla. B, L, D.

Day 17: Kathmandu 1400 m.
The scenic morning flight back to
Kathmandu gives us one last chance to say farewell to the mountains. B.
 

Note: Above B,L,D means breakfast, lunch, dinner.


High light:

Summit height 6160 meters, Khumbu region, glacier travel, moderate snow, ice climbing, magnificent scenery, a variety of cultural traditions, tiny villages, across high mountain passes, remote valleys, view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu, and lush forested valleys.


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