Island Peak - Imjatse Himal Climb   |  21 Days

on top stunning and renowned Island Peak with spectacular panorama of world highest peaks

Explorer Adventure presents an awesome adventure Island-Imjatse Himal Climb with trek to EverestBase Camp, a great combination of scenic and cultural adventure with best of high Khumbu and Everest area in the comfort of nice cozy local lodges with Sherpa warm hospitality.

Island Peak also called Imjatse Himal, due to its located within beautiful and scenic Imjatse huge valley enclosed with world giant peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam with series of lesser adjoining mountains, Island Peak-Imjatse Himal leads you to exciting and stunning climb to its summit top with strong support of our expert guides.

Island Peak-Imjatse Himal towers above 6,160 m and 20,328 ft high, one of the most renowned and popular peaks to climb where all interested adventurer and mountaineers can join in this great adventure, a perfect mountain for beginners in climbing as well for veteran climbers as practice before main mountaineering expeditions.

The grade of the climb to Island Peak or Imjatse peak taken from widely used French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems as PD + means Per Difficule which is a straight forward climb with some technical effort to cope in some sections of the climb, where full climbing equipment required as it leads you to moraine, ice, snow and glaciers.

Starting adventure to Island Peak -Imjatse Himal climb taking sweeping panoramic short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla small airstrip, where walk leads past interesting Sherpa farm villages facing views of peaks on daily walks.

As walk proceeds reaching at famous Namche Bazaar for rest and acclimatization a large village of Khumbu with all modern facilities, from Namche heading towards scenic and beautiful Thyangboche with visit of its monastery of great interest facing views of Everest and majestic Amadablam with other range of mountains.

From here onward on leaving tree linesbehind as walk leads towards complete wilderness of mountains and dry, arid country as walk first leads to Everest base camp and climb to a hill top of Kalapathar for grand panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance.

After much acclimatization and exercise on walks to Everest base camp and Kalapathar where walk leads to last and final adventure on Island Peak climb as our route heads towards scenic Imjatse valley where Island Peak-Imjatse Himal located in the midst of the valley.

Adventure leads to base camp of Island Peak where camping facilities provided for few days on climb to the summit of Island Peak, after final preparation then start the climb towards the top summit of stunning Island Peak offering breath-taking panorama of mountains and gorgeous scenery.

From the base camp of Island Peak heading back at Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu with grand memories and adventure of a lifetime experience on Island Peak-Imjatse Himal climb.

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting and scenic adventure on top famous and popular Island Peak orImjatse Himal
  • Daily views of high Khumbu Himal with Mt. Everest, Amadablam and series of peaks
  • Exploring Sherpa traditional farm villages in the country of famous highlanders of Everest
  • Adventurous walks beneath towering Mt. Everest within scenic views of giant mountains
  • Following raging DudhKosi River right up to its glacial source at Everest base camp
  • Beginning and ending with super exciting flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of island Peak –Imjatse Himal Climb with Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Island peak climb and Everest base camp trek.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Phakding 2,657 m - 03 hrs.Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region. From Lukla a gradual walks to begin with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monuments and large spinning bells. Slowly our pleasant first day walks completes reaching at Phakding a moderate size village with many Good lodges for overnight stop by the bank of glacial DudhKosi River.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.
  • 5 Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.Rest day for acclimatization before heading higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum provides you with much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at PhunkiTenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Pheriche 4,220m past Pangboche 3,900 m - -05 hrs.Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching at Pherichewith many good lodges around facing views of Taboche, Cholatse and Amadablam North Face.
  • 8 Day 8: Another rest day for short walks and acclimatization.Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Pheriche fine place for leisure hike and walks aroundwhere a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon with Island peak. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.From Pherichewalk leads on windy valley for an hour and the climb to a ridge, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thuglawhere Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbsaround mountains of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with severalnice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morningwalk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunesreaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapathar route. Gorakshepwas an early and orignalbase camp of Everest expeditions in 1950’s to late 1970’s before it movedfurther to present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
  • 11 Day 11: Morning hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Chukung 4,740 m - 06 hrs.Morning climb to Kalapathar above 5,545 m, highest point of trekking facing greaty panorama of giant peaks with Everest at mere distance. With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads abovePheriche valley as our route leads towards scenic Imjatse valley past Dingboche village towards remote isolated Chukung with few good lodges for overnight stop. Afternoon relax and enjoy the views of towering Island Peak with other range of peaks that surround beautiful Imjatse valley.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Island Peak -ImjatseHimal Base Camp 4,970m - 04 hrs.After Chukung walk to Imjatse valley as our route leads at ParsyaGyabwithin Island Peak Base Camp,after a steep climb towards south over moraine and left of Lhotse glacier, following glacial streams to the snout of Imja glacier crossing a dry lake between Lhotse and Imja glaciers to reach at island Peak base camp, afternoon free to relax and preparation for the climb.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek and Climb to High / Advance Camp 5,400m - 04 hrs.From the base camp, heading further high up to established Advance or High Camp,adding extra camp makes much easier and accessible to climb on top Island peak, normally climbers make it from the base camp to the summit, but it is best and safe adding extra camp before the final climb to the summit.
  • 14 Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,189m and return to base camp - 06 hrs.Our final day and highlight of the adventure,after final preparations heading for the climb before dawnacross broad and open gully, and then following snow-covered glacier above, avoiding serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree in the margin in between a glacier and base of the main top ridge. Then climb leads to cross a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft) to the top of the summit, on reaching the topwith high spirit and triumph overlooking panorama of world’s highest mountains Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an experience of a life time descend on the same route towards base camp.
  • 15 Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 via Dingboche - 06 hrs.After a great classic ascent on top Island Peak, clean up the garbage to carry and to dispose at designated dumping sites fixed by national parks or Pollution Control committee of Khumbu, on packing every gear, start walk towards Chukung and then on gradual pleasant trail to reach at Dingboche. Here with time for possible lunch breaks and continues downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop after a lovely scenic walks.
  • 16 Day 16: Trek to Kyanjinma 3,645 m on route Namche - 06 hrs.From Pangbochemorning walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to PhunkiTengawith climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma for overnight stop, which is on route to Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Amadablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal).
  • 17 Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.After a pleasant morning with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for lunch break and stroll around its bazaar with stores and shops, afternoon walk downhill to DudhKosiRiver to reach at Monjo village for overnight stop before Lukla.
  • 18 Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs with afternoon at leisure.Our last walk of the adventure a short trek of few hours following on the same trail back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over DudhKosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town For last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.
  • 19 Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • 20 Day 20: In Kathmandu spare and contingency day with optional tour.A free day in Kathmandu reserved as contingencyin case of flight delay and cancellationat Lukla, which can occur sometimes as Himalayan weather pattern can be unpredictable with bad unfavorable day for flights. Just to be in the safe side if all goes perfect as per the itinerary days, one can enjoy the rest day for individual activities and relaxing or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur.
  • 21 Day 21: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

  • Cost start from US $2780
  • Trip Duration 21 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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