Island Peak

Duration: 19 Nights 20 Days

Island Peak

This peak offers not just an enjoyable climb, it also provides some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu. If the peak can be likened to an island in a glacial sea, then the mainland forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north. These cliffs eventually soar to the rugged summits of Nuptse (7879m/25850ft), Lhotse (9501m/27870ft), Lhotse middle peak (8410m/ 27590ft; as yet unclimbed!) and Lhotse Shar ( 8383m/27503ft).

To the east, rising above the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar glacier, is Cho Polu (6734m/22093ft), beyond which can be seen the red granite mass of Makalu (8475m/27805ft). To the south of the Imja glacier, icy flutes of Baruntse (7720m/25328ft) and the Amphu peaks, is the eye-catching, lofty pinnacle of Amadablam (6856m/22493ft), which has been likened to a giant seasnake guarding the entrance to the glacial bay in which Island peak stands.

Itinerary & Map

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu and check into hotel
  • Day 02
    Briefing with regards to details of the trip, basic preparation and obtain a permit
  • Day 03
    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 04
    Phakding to Namche
  • Day 05
    Rest day at Namche for acclimatization
  • Day 06
    Namche to Thyanboche
  • Day 07
    Thyanboche to Pheriche
  • Day 08
    Pheriche to Lobuche
  • Day 09
    Lobuche to Kalapathar and back to Gorak Shep
  • Day 10
    Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp and back
  • Day 11
    Gorak Shep to Chhukung
  • Day 12
    Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 13
    Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp
  • Day 14
    Day of rest for acclimatization
  • Day 15
    High Camp to Summit and back to BC
  • Day 16
    BC to Pangboche
  • Day 17
    Pangboche to Namche
  • Day 18
    Namche to Lukla
  • Day 19
    Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 20
    Depart Kathmandu

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