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Island Peak (Imja Tse) climb in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, 16 days

Climb the spectacular Island Peak in Nepal with Pasang, an IFMGA mountain guide on this 16-day sustained trip.


TRIP TYPE

Private and Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Himalaya

DURATION

16 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar - May, Sep - Nov

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Gain some high-altitude mountaineering experience in Nepal.
  • Explore the bio-diversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Witness exceptional vistas of snow covered peaks as you climb.

Description

Join me as I take you to the impressive peak of Imja Tse in Nepal. Popularly known as the Island Peak, this imposing peak stands at a staggering 6189m and lies in the Sagarmatha National Park in eastern Nepal.

Favored by explorers, the Island Peak can be comfortably climbed in 16 days. Being over 6000m, the peak serves as an excellent place to gain some high-altitude experience in an easy, safe and enjoyable way. You will also get the valuable experience of standing tall among the high peaks of Everest, including the south face of Mt Lhotse and north side of Mount Ama Dablam.

Since it is a sustained trip, I have ensured that we get ample time for acclimatization, training and rest. Also, it is essential for you to have a good level of fitness and some previous mountaineering experience to take on this grand peak.

We will begin our adventure in the capital city of Kathmandu and board one of the most scenic flights to Lukla. The trail leads onto a fir forest to get to Phakding and then to Namche. We will spend a day acclimatizing in Namche.

The next few days will be spent hiking to Dingboche and Chhukung. Here, we will take another day off to acclimatize and get proper rest.

We will reach the Island peak base camp by the 9th day. The camp offers majestic views of the summit. From the base camp, we will ascend the high camp to prepare ourselves for the final summit.

With an undying spirit, we will cross glaciers, narrow ridges and scale steep slopes to get to the summit.  You will have excellent views of the south face of Lhotse from the top. After some minutes of celebration, you will descend via the same route to the Base Camp and finally to Namche to end this remarkable trek.

You will reflect on this unforgettable journey on your return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

So, test yourself and take the challenge of climbing the Island Peak in Nepal. Send a message now to reserve your seat. You won’t regret it! Also, check out our easy Druk Path trek if looking for something more relaxed.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Welcome to the beautiful Himalayan country. After you arrive, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the day relaxing and strolling in the city.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2656m)

After breakfast, board your scenic flight to Lukla. This thirty-minutes flight to Lukla is one of the most spectacular flights. Next, trek along Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. It is a short trek of 2-3 hours and is designed to familiarize you with the trails and the culture.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3450m)

Continue north towards the Dudh Koshi valley. The trail follows the course of Dudh Koshi River and leads through the village of Chumao. Passing by rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs forests we will cross Monjo and enter Sagarmatha National Park. From here, we will head to Jorsale village (2850m) to finally reach the Sherpa capital of Namche (3450m).

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Take a day off at Namcha. You can also visit Khunde Hospital or view a beautiful sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3876m)

The trail leads to Phunki (3250m). Walking through evergreen forests, head towards the verdant plateau of Tengboche (3876m). This historical and sacred monastery offers remarkable view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4300m)

Walking through yaks pastures you will see the majestic Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse. Passing by the spring we will reach Gompa of Devoche (3757m), settlements of Milingo (3820m) and Imja Khola (3780m).

Next, we will climb up to Pangboche monastery (3985m). After exploring the monastery, continue towards Orsho to get to Dingboche, which serves as an entrance to the Chukhung Valley.

Day 7: Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m)

From Dingboche you can see a beautiful panorama including Lhotse, Island Peak and Makalu. The trail from Dingboche is not steep. You can reach Chhukung in about 4-5 hours.

Day 8: Acclimatization and rest day at Chhukung

Acclimatization and rest day at Chhukung.

Day 9: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

After breakfast,  continue towards the Imja and Lhotse glacier, which will lead you to the valley of Island Peak. After you reach the Base Camp, we will camp below steep grassy slopes.

Day 10: Island Base Camp to High Camp (5600m)

Head up to the High camp. Hiking through narrow ice faces and steep rock, you will reach the High Camp and have a climbing training and brief about the final summit hike.

Day 11: High Camp – Summit (6189m) & back to the Base Camp, Chhukung

Today is the summit day! Crossing narrow ridges, glacier and steep slopes, you will reach the summit. From here, you will see stunning views of the south face of Lhotse along with other striking peaks. After some minutes of celebration, we will descend via the same route to the Base Camp and continue to Chhukung.

Day 12: One extra day incase of bad weather

Extra day in case of bad weather.

Day 13: Chhukung to Pangboche

You will start descending along the trail from Chukhung, and continue on. After passing Dingboche, within a couple of hours you will reach Pangboche.

Day 14: Pangboche to Namche

Traversing rhododendron and magnolia forests and exploring the monasteries at Tengboche and Khumjung, you will descend to Namche. Here, you can explore the Bazaar, and grab some souvenirs.

Day 15: Namche to Lukla

Yet again, trek through Dudh Koshi valley to reach Lukla.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Again, board a scenic flight to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu, Farewell Cultural Dinner

Take pleasure in the free day at the Nepali capital. You can just wander in the lively streets of Thamel and Asan, and see the cultural sights. Enjoy a tasty dinner at one of the cultural restaurants of Thamel in the evening.

Day 18: Departure back home

Departure to your place.

About the guide: Pasang

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Pasang

Mountain Leader

Originally from the village of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal, Tendi now lives in Kathmandu and works as a full time mountain guide. Tendi began his career as a professional mountain guide in 2003 and completed courses in guiding skills, first aid and high mountain rescue. Tendi is currently studying for his IFMGA standard level. Tendi has summited Everest eight times in the last seven years, including two summit climbs in 2007. In addition to his impressive Everest record, Tendi climbed Ama Dablam from base camp to the summit in 2009 in a single push.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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