Island Peak is one of the popular trekking peak in Everest region. It lead us to the view point which is famous for panoramic view of himalaya including Mount Nuptse, Amadablam and Mount Lhotse and many other peaks. Island Peak is technically more Harder than other two Peaks Lobuche Peak and Mera Peak in the everest region even it is the shortest one among three of these peaks. The Trekker can explore 4 tallest peaks of the world. Namchebazaar itself is the introduction of Sherpa society and the monasteries in this reason shows the culture of Buddhist devotees. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in Everest region and monastery in upper pangboche is the oldest one. The trekking trail in this reason is in Unseco world heritage site which called Sagarmatha national park. It shows us different floras and faunas such as, rhododendron, pine trees, herbs, pheasant, mountain tahr etc.
If you are physical fit in good health and want to do more than Everest Base Camp Trek wth Island Peak, You can do either Everest ChoLa pass trek or Everest Three Pass Trek with Island Peak
Day 01 : Arrival to Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Adventure Team will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel in half an hour drive with private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical nepalese restaurant with cultural program.
Day 02 : Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.
Day 03 : Fly to, Lukla trek to Phakding (2660mtrs) 3-4 hours
Early morning wake up and transfer to domestic airport with pack breakfast or after breakfast, depends on your flight schedule. Then you will experiment the flight to the real himalaya with the view of Gaurisankar, Shisapangba including Mount Everest in your half an hour flight. When you arrive in Lukla you will meet rest of our trekking crew
and manage to arrangements of your back pack and begin our trek to Phakding. You will enjoy the trek downhill till Thadokoshi with the view of Khumbi-hyula and the snow capped mountain Kusum kangaroo. The trek will continue to Phakding through Ghat with the view of monastery and some mane walls.
Day 04 : Trek to Namchebazaar (3440mtrs) 5-6 hours
The day begin with crossing the river Dudhkoshi and head to the Benker through Tok Tok with gradual walking. We slightly climb up till Monjo where the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park is. We cross the river again and again to go to Namchebazaar via Hillary bridge. Till Hillary bridge the trail goes gradually up and down then it goes step up till Namchebazaar. If the weather permits, we can see the view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse on the way. Namchebazaar is the transit point for different trek in Everest region and the big market place of Sherpa community as well as Tibetan.
Day 05 : Acclimatization Day (3440mtrs) 3-4 hours
The day begin with spectacular view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam and many more mountains of himalaya. After breakfast we head up to Khumjung village and monastery via Everest view lodge which is located in the altitude of 3900mtrs and it’s really useful for acclimatization. We visit the place where the Yeti skull is still exist. We back to Namchebazaar through the Khumjung secondary school whose founder is Sir Edmund Hillary himself and Syangbochen where the highest air strip located on.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867mtrs) 5-6 hours
The day begin on the flat trail with the view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Kongde and so on. From Kyangjuma the trail goes descent to the Dhudhkoshi river and ascent to Tengboche through beautiful Rhododendron forest. On the way we will see one more beautiful snow capped mountain Kangtega. We visit monastery, which is the biggest monastery in khumbu region. Internet cafe and bakery cafe are also the attractions of tengboche.
Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4410mtrs) 5-6 hours
After breakfast, trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Debuche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khola (River). The trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and the face of Amphu Laptsa. The trail goes down to the river again and climbing up to Dingboche with boundry of stone walls and the view of famous trekking peak called Island peak. It is gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley.
Day 08 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche
On this day you may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day hike; up to Chhukung(4,730m) for acclimatization (point of climbing famous Island peak) or climb up to Nanjajung Peak about two hours offer view of Imjatse Valley with Dingbuche village and Mt.Makalu(8,463m), Ama Dablam, Island peak etc.
Day 09 : Trek Labuche to (4,930mtrs) 5-6 hours
After your complete acclimatization, the trail heading you gradually climb up until Dughla offering stunning views of Tabuche and Cholatse. From Dughla trail directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Labuche. In this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect
Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep (5,180mtrs) – 3 hours & Everest Base
Camp (5,364m) 2-3 hours
After breakfast the trek continues gently climb and sometime direct ascent to nearby glacier. The trail goes to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic view. After lunch, we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continues our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. If you are during the high expedition season have fell like city. It takes 2-3 hours to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorakshep.
Day 11 : Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545mtrs) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,280mtrs) 5-6 hours
Early in the morning climb up 2 hours on our pace to Kalapatthar for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming, since the planning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapatthar” offer you beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel it’s worthy to hard climb up here and to feel at the top of the world, and you an see Khumbu glacier, Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountains scenery; Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), Everest itself etc. After breakfast in Gorakshep trek down to Dhugla then go staying at Pheriche.
Day 12 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp
Day 13 : Preparation for Climbing Island Peak
Day 14 : Climb to High Camp
Day 15 : Summit to Island Peak 6189 mtrs and Trek to Tengboche (3867mtrs) 9-10 hours
Today you can fell easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Pheriche. The walk is pleasant all the way to Tengboche. You can see very old pangboche Sherpa village, and further down to Tengboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eyes is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the soaring majestic gorgeous peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around.
Day 16 : Trek to Monjo (2840mtrs) 6-7 hours
After breakfast the trail goes down through forest with pine, Jupiter, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees with a great memory after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Sanasa and re-tracks to Namchebazar. After Namchebazar, the trail goes step down to the Hillary bridge and we get Monjo after crossing Dudhkoshi river couple of times on gradual walk.
Day 17 : Trek to Lukla (2,800mtrs) 5-6 hours
Today is the last day of the trek. The trail goes gradully up and down. We will remind again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You’ll have time to wonder around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew.
Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu
Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is morning due to the wind in afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel, there you relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of the day.
Day 19 : Leisure day in Kathmandu
After the long trek you need a day for relax and refreshment. You can go for massage and buy souvenirs etc. We meet in the evening for farewell dinner.
Day 20 : Departure
We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. You must leave 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.
Note – Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.