Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Kathamndu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 4hrs. (2,620 m).
Morning fly to Lukla and begins the trek through the Tamang and Sherpa village. Lukla is mostly inhabited my Sherpa tribes. The trail goes gradually flat to Phakding. Over night at Guest house.
Day 02: Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar 5hrs. (3,440 m).
You are approaching to the himalaya closely. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak take you to Namche Bazar. On the way you will have the first encounter of mount Everest, Amadablem, Themserku and many more. Over night at Guest House.
Day 03: Namche Bazar for acclimatize day
Rest day in Namche for acclimatization - Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest view Hotel. Over night at Guest house.
Day 04: Namche Bazar trek to Tengboche 5hrs, (3,680 m)
Trek begins very easily first part then trail goes down hill to Phunki Tanga on the river side. From here the Bouddhism was introduce into the Khumbu valley. Then ascends about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest. Over night at Guest House.
Day 05: Tengboche trek to Pheriche 5hrs. (4,200m).
Tenboche is the best place to view mount Everest and Amadablam and Thanserku in the back. Tenboche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron. Facing always giant mountain range towards Pheriche. Over night at Guest house.
Day 06: Pheriche trek to Lobuche 4hrs. (4,700m).
GAT plan this itinerary to make our clients more safe from the altitude. The way will be harder than before but Mane, Chortens and prayer flage gives you power to go Lobuche. Over Night at Guest house.
Day 07: Lobuche-Gorekshep 3hrs. (5,130m.)
Your almost on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorekshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp and back to lodge. Over night at Guest house.
Day 08: Morning climb to Kala Patther (5,545 m), 2hrs. and trek back to Dughla 6,420 m, 5 hrs.
After taking the Summit of Kala Patthar, Descend back to Gorak Shep to pack your things and have breakfast, then descend to Dughla via Lobuche crossing the Glacial Moraine and fragile path. This is a moderate day hike.
Day 09: Dughla-Chhukung 4 hrs. (4,700 m).
From here you are going towards Chhukung Valley for the Island peak summit. Chhukung Valley is another beautiful valley with its landscapes and mountain views, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Chhukung-Island peak Base camp. 4hrs.
We always make sure that you are drinking and having enough water with you as there are no Guest house. Along the way only glacier and mountain can be seen. Over night at Tented camp. 5,400m.
Day 11: Island peak (6,189 m) Summit and back to Base Camp
Early morning you are climbing ice and rocky path to top and descend to base camp and over night. This might be long day to you but it is depend on you physical condition.
Day 12: This is an optional day for weather/health condition and so on.
Additional day for the weather window
Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp trek to Tengboche 6hrs.
Coming down is always easy due to the emotion of the people as you meet your final destination. Over night at Guest House.
Day 14: Tengboche trek to Namche Bazar 4hrs.
Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of himalaya and take your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Tyangboche over night at Guest house.
Day 15: Namche Bazar Trek to Lukla
You are following the same trail to descends to Namche if you Lucky you may see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche on Saturday. Over night at Guest.
Day 16: Morning fly back to kathmandu.
Arrival and Transfer to Hotel/Guest. The trip will conclude here.