Island Peak

ITINERARY 


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Day

 

1

Arrive Kathmandu

2

Gear check
Optional sightseeing Kathmandu Valley

3

Fly to Lukla (2,860m)
3hr trek to Phakding (2,610m)

4

5hr trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

5

Sightseeing in Namche Bazaar
Day walk to Khumjung (3,780m) and Khunde (3,840m)

6

5hr trek to Deboche (3,860m), visit Monastery

7

5hr trek to Dingboche (4,410m)

8

Rest Day

9

4hr trek to Lobuche (4,940m)

10

Rest Day

11

3hr trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m)
3hr Climb Kala Patar (5,550m) 

12

Trek to Everest BC (5,300m) and return to Lobuche 

13

9hr trek over Kongma-La Pass (5,535m) and on to Chhukung (4,730m)

14

Ropes training and rest day in Chhukung

15

6hr ascent of Chhukung Ri (5,550m)

16

3hr trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m)

17

10-12hr Summit Day Island Peak (6,189m)
Return to Base Camp

18

Rest day/Contingency day or move to Chhukung 

19

3-5hr trek to Pangboche (3,985m)

20

5hr trek to Namche Bazaar

21

7hr trek to Lukla

22

Contingency Day

23

Fly to Kathmandu

24

Trip Ends - Depart from Kathmandu

 

GOKYO EXTENSION ITINERARY

Day

 

 

19

 

Trek from Chhukung to Dzongla (4,830m), 4hrs

20

 

Cross Cho La Pass (5,420m) to Dragnag (4,700m), 9hrs

21

 

Trek to Gokyo (4,790m), 4hrs

22

 

Explore Gokyo Lakes or climb Gokyo Ri

23

 

Gokyo to Machermo (4,470m), 4hrs

24

 

Machermo to Namche Bazaar, 5hrs

25

 

Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 7hrs

26

 

Spare day for weather delays

27

 

Lukla - Kathmandu flight  

28

 

Trip ends – depart from Kathmandu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TREK THROUGH THE KHUMBU

The 24-day adventure starts and finishes in Kathmandu.  A flight to Lukla delivers us to the Khumbu Valley, where the trek begins. After our second day on the trail, we arrive at Namche Bazaar where we spend two nights acclimatising and exploring the local villages with time to become familiar with the local markets. Continuing up the valley we explore the Tyangboche Monastery and take time out to enjoy the exquisite lemon meringue pie in the local coffee shop!

We then continue our trek towards Everest Base Camp and the scenic viewpoint of Kala Patar. We sleep in the high Sherpa villages of Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep along the way. All this time we are preparing ourselves for the rigours of climbing at altitude.

After our 'Everest Experience' we trek to the  Island Peak Base Camp via a high alpine pass, the Kongma La; the views from up here are nothing short of stunning.

THE CLIMB

Island Peak enjoys spectacular views of the North side of Ama Dablam, the sweeping flanks of Nuptse and the world’s fourth highest peak; Lhotse. You need to be fit and energetic to climb Island Peak, and whilst being an advantage, previous climbing experience is not compulsory. Your trip leaders are all experienced Western and Sherpa guides, providing the highest level of safety to ensure a safe passage on the journey.

 

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Photos

South Ridge of Island Peak with North Ridge of Ama Dablam in the distance. © Colin Monteath

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