Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival at the airport, our representative will be there to welcome you with greetings from Marvel Adventure and then you will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle. Then you will walk to the office for trip discussion and final payment.
Day 02 Pre-trip meeting and Sightseeing of Historical places around Kathmandu ValleyAfter the breakfast, you are going to start your sightseeing at around 9 am. You will be exploring Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After completing your city tour you will be given final briefing about your trek and necessary arrangement will be made.
Day 03 Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)You will take a scenic flight to Lukla from the capital. Once you reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then you will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek.
Day 04 Trek to Namche (3440m)It will be interesting day of your trek starting along the banks of Dudhkoshi River which you will have to cross back and forth through 5 suspension bridges. The 5th one will be even more interesting as it is world's 123rd tallest bridge. After walking for about 3 hours we will enter Sagarmatha National Park which was established in 1976. Later it was listed in World Heritage Site. After that you will walk steep uphill to Namche.
Day 05 Acclimatization Day at NamcheYou will have a day hike to National Park Headquarter where there is perfect view point for several beautiful mountains including Mt.Everest and observe a museum as well. Then we will walk to Hotel Everest View (3880m). Then we will walk down to twin village, Khumjung and Khunde (3700m) and back to Namche by lunch time.
Day 06 Trek to Tengboche (3874m)Its’ going to be around 5 hours walk. Its’ quite small area with few hotels and the biggest monastery of the region. You will have a close view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6853m) which is one of the most beautiful mountains of this region.
Day 07 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)Trek goes slightly downhill for about an hour till you cross a wooden bridge. Then you will have to walk uphill to Pangboche (A Big Sherpa Village) and head towards Somare just above 4000m which will be the lunch spot. As you walk above 4000m there will be no more vegetation. Trek continues up to Dingboche.
Day 08 Acclimatization Day at DingbocheYou will have an interesting day hike to Nagarjuna hill (5100m) which is straight up from Dingboche which provides stunning view of mountains such as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Lhotse and many more. After enjoying the scenario you will walk down to Dingboche, have lunch and spend some easy and free time till dinner.
Day 09 Trek to Lobuche (4940m)Trail slightly begins with gentle walk till Thukla (4600m) where you can enjoy tea break or even lunch as there is no possibility in between Thukla and Lobuche. Then it will be a sharp climb to Thukla pass (4800m).It's a place of memorial of great climbers from around the globe who lost their life during Everest expedition.
Day 10 Trek to Gorakshep (5180) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)It is going to be interesting day as you are going to enjoy some time at the Base camp. Gorakshep is the last place where we can get lodging and fooding. So we will drop our bags in the hotel rooms, have quick lunch and walk to Everest Base Camp. We will be returning back to Gorakshep to spend a night.
Day 11 Trek to Kalapatthar (5400m) and Back to DingbocheYou will walk up to Kalapatthar from Gorakshep. You will be rewarded with the most spectacular, panoramic views from the top of Kalapatthar. In addition you will have closer views of Mount Everest, Nuptse and Changtse. We will make a quick descent to Gorakshep and then trek down to Periche. Overnight at lodge
Day 12 Trek to Chukkung (4760m)It will be an easy day in your trek as you head towards Chukkung, a valley decorated by mesmerizing views of various mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Imja Tse. You will be exploring the Imja and Lhotse Shar glaciers as well. Overnight at lodge
Day 13 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m)We will be heading towards the south and then towards the main valley in the east. From the camp we can see the southwestern face of the Imja Tse (Island Peak). Overnight at tents in Base Camp
Day 14 Summit Island Peak (6189m) and Trek down to ChukkungYou will be summiting the Island Peak in the early morning. A professional mountain guide will be there to help you climb the mountain. You can get scenic views of mountains like Baruntse Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more from over there. It will be the moment of pride being on the top of the beautiful Imja Tse. After spending some good times there, you will be heading down to Chhukung.
Day 15 Trek back to Tengboche (3860m)We walk down to Pangboche and then ascend through Debuche up to Tengboche. Overnight at lodge
Day 16 Trek to NamcheYou will be heading towards Namche, the vibrant Sherpa town. Here you can buy souvenirs, tokens and many more. You can relax and enjoy the views as it provides a lot of options for refreshment. Overnight at lodge
Day 17 Trek to LuklaRetracing our paths, we will walk down to Lukla. We will be celebrating the completion of the trek, especially that of your joyous summit to Island Peak. Overnight at lodge
Day 18 Early Flight to KathmanduWe will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. On your flight back to Kathmandu you can have breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers, forests and many more. As you arrive to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private vehicle.
Day 19 FarewellOur representative will take you to the airport for the final departure to your next destination. You will be returning with a lifelong memory of the wonderful trip.