Island Peak (6,189m) is one of the main climbing peak in Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. An ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Kala Pattar (5,545m/18,192ft), proves a good acclimatization hike and gives you magnificent close-up views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. Further, cross the less frequented Chola pass (5,420m/17,782ft) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft) while ascending one of the most popular peaks in the Everest region.
The mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. It was renamed “Imja Tse” in the early ’80s, though its original name is still more popular. From the Base Camp, it may take two or more days to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. Experience tells us that it is better to spend two nights at the base camp for acclimatization and training and then attempt the Island summit (6,189m/20,305ft) in one push directly from the Base Camp. The journey begins from and comes to conclusion at one of the most famous airstrip in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.
The 22-day Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is actually designed for adventurers in quest of a challenging and “off the beaten path” climbing plus trekking experience crossing some of the most famous high passes & peaks in the world.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Free for preparation
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to lukla 2700m and trek to Phakding 2600, 4 hrs and Overnight.
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).
Day 05 : In Namche Bazaar to acclimatise.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Dole (3800m).
Day 07 : Dole to Machermo (4410m).
Day 08 : Machermo to Gokyo (4794m).
Day 09 : Excursion to GokyoRi (5483m).
Day 10 : Gokyo to Thagnag (4690m).
Day 11 : Thagna to Jongla (4928m)
Day 12 : Jongla to GorakShep (5184m).
Day 13 : Excursion to Everest B.C (5357m).
Day 14 : Trek to Dingboche (3,820m)
Day 15 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m)
Day 16-17 : Climbing Island Peak, an extra is included in case of poor weather
Day 18 : Trek back to Pangboche.
Day 19 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 20 : Trek to Lukla
Day 21 : Fly to Kathmandu
Day 22 : Departure