Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the 'trekking peaks' with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for a beginner climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal every year to get a permit for Island Peak climbing. Our adventure also takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we also visit, possibly the most popular trekking destination in the world - Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kalapatthar - for the up close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.
The Island peak climbing itinerary has proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals. The 19-day journey begins from and comes to a conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1337m).
Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing & Trekking Preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu –Lukla (2840m) to Phakding (2610m)- 4 hours.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) – 6 hours.
Day 05: Namche Bazar ( day rest for acclimatization and around excursion).
Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3867m) – 6 hours.
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m) – 6 hours
Day 08: Pheriche (day rest for acclimatization)
Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m) – 6 Hours.
Day 10: Lobuche to GorakShep (5180m) – 8 hours –(Everest Base Camp Excursion 5364m).
Day 11: GorakShep to Kala Patthar Climbing (5545m) – 3 hours – Dingboche (4410) – 4 hours.
Day 12: Dingbuche to Chhukung (4730m) – 2.5 hours.
Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5080m) – 4 hours.
Day 14: Climbing Island Peak – (6189m) – 7 to 8 hours/ Trek to Chhukung.
Day 15: Chhukung to Tengboche (3867m) – 6 hours
Day 16: Tengboche to Manjo (2835m) – 6 hours.
Day 17: Manjo to Lukla (2840m) – 5 hours.
Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu (35 min flight).
Day 19: Departure.