Trek Everest Base Camp & ascent of Island Peak (Imjatse Peak)
Trip length: 22 Days
Grade: Strenuous – Alpine grade: PD+
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Group size: Maximum 12
Accommodation: Hotel & camping
Transportation: Flights, private car
Maximum altitude: 6173m
[FOT: Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek
This is an excellent opportunity to achieve a Himalayan Summit [6173m] together with an exhilarating trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak has been attracting over 300 groups each year to attempt its summit. The main reason of its popularity is its technically straightforward ridge, which attracts a lot of novice climbers without having any knowledge of snow and ice climbing. A physically fit & acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this Peak.Although the climb is technically straightforward it is quite demanding and does require the use of an ice axe and crampons. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge. The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts.
A short orientation and demonstration on Ice climbing performed by our Sherpa Guide at the Base Camp is enough for you to head off for a summit bid. The climb being combined with a trek to Everest Base Camp you will have an advantage of experiencing the major highlights of the Everest area including Kala Pattar, Everest B.C., Sherpa villages and Monasteries alongwith a wonderful experience of a Himalayan climb and it’s fantastic views. Island peak climbing trip can be done during March to May and September to December.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3 Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2656m)
Day 4 Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 5 Rest day in Namche
Day 6 Trek to Thyangboche [3867m]
Day 7 Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
Day 8 Rest day in Pheriche
Day 9 Trek to Lobuche [4930m]
Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]
Day 11 Trek to Everest base camp [5357m]
Day 12 Trek to Dingboche [4350m]
Day 13 Trek to Chukung [4750m]
Day 14 Trek to Island peak base camp [5150m]
Day 15 Trek to High camp
Day 16 Ascent of Island peak [6173m]
Day 17 Contingency day for weather etc.
Day 18 Trek to Pangboche [3950m]
Day 19 Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 20 Trek to Lukla [2800m]
Day 21 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 22 Depart Kathmandu.
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