Wonderful adventure on Shargri-la with Island Peak climbing and trekking that takes you into the soulland of the Khumbu, Gokyo (4,750m/15,584ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft). Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. An ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) 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,Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu,Amadablam 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 23 days total and 19-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. If you are energetic, physically fit but have a limited time to trek, our 18-day Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary would be ideal for you. also we have, if you wish to climb one of most famous mountains in the world in just two weeks-we highly recommend you to try our 14-day Island Peak Climbing itinerary with our company.
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 one/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[2800 mtr.]-Tenjing-Hillary Airport in the Everest Region.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu[1300mtr.]
Day 02. Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03. Fly to luk-la trek to Phakding [2650 mtr.]
Day 04. Phakding to Namche 2440 mtr.
Day 05. Rest day in Namche for Acclimatization
Day 06. Namche to Dole[4110 mtr.]
Day 07. Dole to Machhermo [4,470 mtr.]
Day 08. Machhermo to Gokyo [4800 mtr.]
Day 09. Gokyo to Gokyo Ri [5,330 mtr.]- Thaknak [4750 mtr.]
Day 10. Thaknak to Cho-la Pass [5350 mtr] – Dzongla [4900 mtr.]
Day 11. Dzongla to Gorekshep [5180 mtr.]Everest BaseCamp [5350 mtr.]
Day 12. Gorekshep -Kalapather [5545 mtr.] to Dingboche [4400mtr.]
Day 13. Dingboche to Chukum [4750 mtr.]
Day 14. Chukum to Island Peak Base Camp [5200 mtr.]
Day 15. Rest day in APBC
Day 16. Summit to Island Peak [6189 mtr.] to Chukum [4750 mtr.]
Day 17. Chukum to Phortse [3800 mtr.]
Day 18. Phortse to Namche [2440 mtr.]
Day 19. Namche to Phakding[2650mtr.]
Day 20. Phakding to Luk-la[2800 mtr.]
Day 21. Luk-la to Kathmandu by flight [30/35 min.]
Day 22. Rest in Kathamndu
Day 23. Transfer to Airport for Final Depature.
Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as your Desire. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.