Island peak, Everest Base Camp Trek
Climbing Island Peak accounts for a unique adventure in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. Island Peak Climbing is one of best experiences of trekking in the Himalayan Region of Nepal. One can relish views of magnificent mountains from various points en route and pass through culturally rich Sherpa villages. On top of Island Peak, a 360o view of the entire valley awaits you along with some of the towering peaks of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Makalu (8,463m).
The 20-day Island Peak Climbing begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu City. You will do a full-day sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu namely Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. The next day, you will take a short flight to the small Himalayan village of Lukla. The trek begins at Lukla and gradually advances up north through the scenic Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will head up to Everest Base Camp from Lobuche passing Gorakshep on the way. You return to Gorakshep and start an early morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m) the next morning. The summit offers glorious views of the mesmerizing Himalayan ranges including the Mt. Everest (8848m) itself. Thereon, you descend to Chhukung via Dingboche and head to the Island Peak Base Camp. The entire climbing may last around 12 hours. Once at the summit, enjoy the view of the entire valley and that of towering peaks like Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Makalu (8,475m). Afterward, you will descend to Dingboche village and prepare to trek downhill to reach Lukla via Namche Bazaar. The trip comes to an end with your return from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can climb Island Peak during two different seasons namely spring (Mar-Jun) or autumn (Sep-Nov) season. These seasons guarantee best weather and accessibility.
Danphe Adventure Treks has been specializing in peak climbing around Nepal for many years. You can join our fixed groups or undertake an entirely private trip at a reasonable cost. Our all-inclusive package covers transportation inside the country, experienced guides, permits, and logistics.