Island Peak Climbing

Island peak is very popular trekking peak in Nepal. After 5 days trekking to Dingboche,this mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. This peak not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest region. It is possible to see from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,877m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,420m) and Lhotse Shar (8,388m) etc. Views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak.The base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,207m), between Island peak and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall.From the base camp of Island peak, a well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the Chukung in a day. From the base camp the route skirts southeast around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. Climbers scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on at 5, 280m.From the high camp, the lefts hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing.

Itinerary:

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 02 : Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Flight to Lukla(2810m) and Trek to Phakding(2660m). 
Day 04 : Trek to Namche  (3440m). 
Day 05 : Acclimatization day in Namche(3440m). 
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche (3,860m).
Day 07 : Trek to Pheriche (4,240m).
Day 08 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m). 
Day 09 : Trek to Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp(5360m)
Day 10 : Hike up to Kalapathar (5545m) / Trek to Dingboche (4410m). 
Day 11 : Trek to Chukkung (5,070m). 
Day 12 : Trek to Island Base Camp (5,270m)
Day 13 : Extra Day (Incase Bad weather)
Day 14 : Submit Island Peak / Back to Chukung (6,160m).
Day 15 : Trek  to Khumjung (3985m).
Day 16 : Trek to Namche (3440m). 
Day 17 : Trek to Lukla (2810m).
Day 18 : Fly Back to Kathmandu(1330m).  
Day 19 : Free Day In Kathmandu.
Day 20 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.