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Island peak climbing22 Days

Minimum Participants 1-12
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House during trek and BB plan on Hotel
Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Island Peak Climbing is an isolated place which is located inside the Sagarmatha National Park which also include Everest Base Camp [5,357m], Gokyo Ri [5,350m] and Chola pass [5,420m]. The nick name of Island Peak Climbing is Imja Tse which is located in between Mount Lhotse and Imja glacier.

Our trek includes Everest and Chola pass trek perfectly with a day-to-day well-programmed itinerary with safe acclimatization. And also designed by our experienced mountain guide to reduce possible technical problems; make your memorable experience for further life. The route is special for those adventure seekers who are with sufficient physical strength; want to put their foot on the popular Everest region trek along with Island Peak climbing and this will be your best entry into Mountain climbing.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,300m] and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2,840m] & trek to Phakding. [45min fly and 3-4 hrs walk]
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 05: Rest at Namche for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung [3,730m] [2-3 hrs walk]
Day 07: Trek to Dole [4,200m] via Phortse Tenga [3,900m] [5-6  hrs walk]
Day 08: Trek to Machermo [4,410m] [3-4 hrs walk]
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo [4,760m] [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 10: Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri and trek to Dragnak [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 11: Trek to Dzongla [4,440m] via Chola pass [5,420m][6-7 hrs walk]
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche [4,930m] [5-6 hrs walk]  
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep [5,180m] & explore Everest Base Camp [5,340m][7-8 hrs walk]
Day 14: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar [5,643m] and trek to Dingboche [7-8 hrs walk]
Day 15: Trek to Chhukum [4,730m] [3-4 hrs walk] prepare for climbing, check climbing gears 
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp [4,970m]
Day 17: Summit Island Peak [6,189m] and Back to Base Camp
Day 18: Trek to Tyangboche [3,860m]
Day 19: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440m]
Day 20: Trek back to Lukla
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

35 min drive BB plan on cities Hotel/resort as per your requirement

Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will welcome you at Tribhuwan International  Airport, Kathmandu, and transfer you to the Hotel. Our guide will brief you about the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts with related information that might require while in Nepal with us.

10 am-4 pm BB plan Hotel/resort

After the first night in Kathmandu, well informed regarding the time for half-day for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Depart the hotel for guided sightseeing at places of interest.

45min fly and 3-4 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

In the morning domestic airport board the small twin otter or similar plane for the scenic flight to Lukla, on arrival meet our guides. At Lukla you will have time to visit around, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load, lunch depending upon the time of arrival either in Lukla or a few hours treks further on route to Phakding. The first-day trek on the gradual path all the way, with few ups offering views of Mt. Kusum-Kangru 6,369 m 2-3 hrs of gradual walk brings you Phakding village for the overnight stop.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Phakding on crossing the bridge over the River Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with a few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with a magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, reaching Monjo village, after Monjo, walk to the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant walk on the river bed till to the last bridge over the Imjatse River, from here trek along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with grand views of Kwande peak, Kusum Kanguru  & Mt. Everest with Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, another hour walk up reaches to Namche Bazaar, the colorful houses are situated in an amphitheater landscape.

A rest day with a short walk for acclimatization to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a panoramic view spot on top of Namche Bazaar with surrounding snow-capped mountains, valleys scenery visit the museum with all kinds of information history of  Himalaya, Geography, Culture, Mountaineering and on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

2-3 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

Today, the trip is quite short, only about 2-3 hours walk. Due to this short trip, the day is also acclimatization. After having morning breakfast, we start our trek for Khumjung village. This village is one of the most beautiful includes in the Khumbu region where you can visit the school, medical post, and the lifestyle of the villagers. Once reach the village, you will get more chances to take a rest and allow your bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to a higher altitude.

5-6  hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

After the morning breakfast, the trail heads east from Khumjung to Dole. The trail continues toward the beautiful village of Sanasa with the spectacular views of Lhotse to the north, Mt Everest to the left, Mt. Ama to the north, and the peaks of Kantega and Tamserku to the south. After Sanasa, the trail heads to Phortse Tenga with the views of Ngozumpa Glacier near Gokyo. We can meet some trekkers on the route which is peaceful and enjoyable. We take some rest at Phortse Tenga and continue northwards towards Dole. Dole is a small village with only a handful of buildings and stays overnight there.

3-4 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

From Dole, the route climbs steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub juniper as altitude gains gradually. The trail climbs on a level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and furthers an hour to Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around a ridge for the views of Machermo village spread out in the valley below. There is an excellent Swiss chalet-style lodge at Machermo, arriving at Machermo on a good time for the overnight halt, with time to hike above the village. Just above the village, there is a grand view of the world's 6th highest Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Khumbus longest Glacier.

4-5 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

Today’s trek leads to the pristine lake at Gokyo, following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m and then descending slightly on the glacial-fed rivers which flow down the west of Ngozumba Glacier. Then climb a steep rocky path to the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first lake. Soon arriving at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to the Cho –La, then reaching the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari and on the east shore the summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters.

4-5 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

The early morning hike to Gokyo Ri is one of the highlights of this trekking, the view around is fabulous,  Gokyo Ri, a small ridgetop above the lake at 5,357m with panorama views of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and far as to Mt. Makalu towards the east, taking about 2 hrs to reach this wonderful top. After a marvelous time return back to Gokyo and head to Dragnak. The trail climbs up in the beginning then drops down a bit and walks on the glacier. We should be careful while walking on the glacier. With the incredible views of Choyu, we reach Dragnak for an overnight stay.

6-7 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

After the morning breakfast, we start the trek. The trail ascends in the beginning then descends a little bit afterward the trail ascends to the top of Chola Pass. The trail is narrow and rocky and it may fall down the stones so we should be a little careful. From the top, you can enjoy the incredible views of Amadoblam, Nuptse, Everest, Makalu, and other surrounding peaks. Take some photographs on the top and descend to the Dzongla with the great memories from the Chola Top and overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

Today's walk offers a beautiful view of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-Tse 5,820m, the great wall of Nuptse & after reaching the junction where the path from Pheriche joins above Thugla ridge with great views of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. Overnight at Tea House.

7-8 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

The trek leads to the foot of Mt. Everest, the first-hour walk is gradual up to the valley at the end of the grassy field.  A short downhill reaches Gorakshep located on the flat field below Kalapatthar at 5,545m and Mt.Pumori at 7,145m. Gorakshep has three teahouses.  Everest Base Camp is lively during the high expedition season. On reaching the foot of the world’s highest peak, after an enjoyable time walk back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

7-8 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

In the morning climb to Kalapatthar, on reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar a small rocky peak from the southwest ridge of Mt.Pumori, with incredible views Mt. Everest looks close between the peak of Nuptse and Lho-la and Lhotse with surrounding high snow-capped giants. After a good walk reaches you at Dingboche for the overnight stop.

3-4 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

After a great walk completing high scenic two passes, the path leads to another absolute wilderness away from the main trekking area.  The trek follows the upper moraine and towards the Khumbu glacier. The path is zig-zag and is carefully in case of fallen rocks slide, then climbing steeply till Kogma-la Pass, the highest pass of this trip, the walk leads higher up and then descending towards the glacial pond and the walk leads on the rocks and moraine path most of the way till Chhukhung. We stay at Tea House in Chhukhung where we check all the climbing gears and prepare for climbing the island peak.

3-4 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tented Camp

The trail is fairly steep till Island Base Camp. We start our climb south first then turn east to the mainline of the valley. We walk on the winding path below the moraine of Lhotse Glacier. A short hike by the river leads up to the big rock and after a few minutes of climb, we reach Island Base Camp. We set up the tents there, again checked the climbing gears, and overnight at a tented camp.

9-10 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tented Camp

We start our trek after having the morning breakfast. We have to reach the summit before noon because the afternoon wind is so strong in the highlands that might become a barrier to a successful summit. We will ascend up to the rocky ridge with the help of a well-experienced guide before coming to the base of the glacier. Sometimes somewhere we use the fixed and main rope for safety and continue up to the glacier to South Ridge and follow the ridge to the summit. We can see the outstanding views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Island peak from the summit. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to the Base Camp. We can celebrate the successful island peak climbing.

7-8 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

The trail descends down to Tengboche village after having morning breakfast. Once reach Tengboche, we can visit the famous Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in the Everest Region. From the monastery, we can the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Overnight stay at the teahouse there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

The trail continues through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees where we may eye the wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, mountain goats, and snow leopard. We ascend on the steep slope and wind through several bands. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi George descending rapidly through the pine forest before Sanasa. After passing the Chorten, we reach Namche Bazar, we will head to the lodges and rest there overnight.

5-6 hours walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

The last day of this great adventure is a nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around, apart from a few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day dinner and party with Sherpa staff, porters, and trekking members.

45 mins fly BB Plan Hotel

The flight time to Kathmandu is in the morning sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason, as the flight time takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu air terminal, DP Treks staff receives and transfers you back to your respective hotels.

Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this high magic Himalayan country, Nepal.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • The airport picks up and drops.
  • Tent and teahouse stay on the trek.
  • Conservation fees & permit.
  • The royalty of Peak.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements.
  • An experienced licensed holder Climbing Guide and required porters.
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guides and porters.
  • Transportation by bus, car, or flight.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Climbing Equipment.
  • All government tax.
  • All guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and entry fees.
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing.

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Climbing Equipment.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International flight and departure tax.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kinds of Bar bills.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • Rescue operation.
  • Tips for staff.