Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from Trekking in Nepal. You will complete your custom formalities and then meet with our representative who will take you to the luxurious hotel. You will be briefly explained about the Island Peak Climbing and then enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening.
Day02: Kathmandu Lukla Flight, Trek to Phakding (2652m) 4hrs
It takes about 40 minutes of Kathmandu Lukla flight to arrive at Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla. The air route from Kathmandu to Lukla is taken to be one of the best air routes in the world as you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy sights of several mountains and valleys. Remember to take the seat at right side of aeroplane for the better views. We will cross Thadokoshi River and Dudhkoshi River at few points to reach Ghat which takes us further to Phakding village.
Day03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6hrs
Crossing Dudhkoshi River at few points, we will reach Benkar village. Enroute we will enjoy the sight of Thamserku Mountain. Our trekking permits will be checked at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park which exists in Monjo village. Lowering down to Jorsale, we will cross the suspension bridge named after Sir Edmund Hilary and take the steep climb to Namche Bazaar.
Day04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is known as the Gateway of Khumbu region. We will have the wonderful sights of Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Tawache peaks and Everest, Lhotse and other mountains from Namche Bazaar. This is rest day required for proper acclimatization. We can either explore the market area or visit to nearby Thame or Khunde village.
Day05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m) 6hrs
Crossing the forest of rhododendron and other alpine flowers which supports wildlife like Thar and musk deer, we will follow the descending trail to Kayangjuma and continue the journey to Sanasa where the main trail meets with the off the beaten track towards Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. Crossing the bridge over Dudhkoshi River, we will reach Phukithanka from where we will take the steep climb to Tengboche which holds the largest Buddhist monastery in entire Khumbu region.
Day06: Trek to Dingboche (4360m) 5-6hrs
We will enjoy the panoramic views of Everest, Amadablam and Nuptse Mountains from Tengboche and climb all the way to Pangboche village. Passing through the street lined with mani walls and chortens, we will head north to Pheriche. Continuing further, we will enter Imja Valley and lower down to Lobuche River. Climbing further, we will arrive at Dingboche village where houses are built out of stones. Agriculture is the chief production of people in Dingboche.
Day07: Trek to Chhukung (4730m) 4hrs
Walking through the crop fields, we will cross Imja Khola Valley and follow the trail through moraines and boulders which offers scenic views of Amadablam and Lhotse Mountains. We will pass through Bibre that offers close up view of Island peak. Half hour of hike will be enough to take us to Chhukung from Bibre. Chhukung Ri offers striking views of Iswland Peak, Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam and other peaks of Nepal.
Day08: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) 3-4hrs
Heading south from Chhukung, we will take the steep climb to reach the moraine of Lhotse Glacier from where the trail continues through southwestern side of Island peak to the Base Camp of Island Peak. We will set our camp at the moraine landscape in Island Peak Base Camp.
Day09: Trek to Summit and back to Base Camp of Island peak (5600m) 13hrs
It is the most challenging part of Island Peak Climbing Expedition. We will begin our trek early in the morning as it is going to be long and tiring experience. Despite we will be drained out of energy, the climb will be rewarding as the summit of Island Peak offers striking views of Pumori(7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and other mountains and peaks. Descending to Island Peak Base Camp, we will celebrate the successful climb of Island Peak.
Day10: Trek to Pangboche (3985m) 6hrs
Return trek begins on 10th day. We will retrace our route through Khumbukhola valley and pass through Sherpa villages of Orsho and Shomare to reach Pangboche which offers close up views of Imjatse River and Everest, Kongde, Amadablam, Thamserku and other peaks and mountains.
Day11: Trek to Namche Bazaar 5hrs
Lowering down to Imja Khola, we will traverse the woods of blooming rhododendron and other alpine flowers at Tengboche and cross Dudhkoshi River over bridge to reach Sansa village. Passing through the street lined with mani walls and chortens, we will arrive at Army Camp in Namche Bazaar.
Day12: Trek to Lukla 7hrs
We will follow the downward trail for most of the day. We will cross Dudhkoshi River at few points and pass through Sherpa villages to Lukla where we will stay overnight.
Day13: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we will catch the Lukla Kathmandu flight. The representative will take us to hotel in Kathmandu where we will stay overnight.
Finally an undeniable time to bid goodbye arrives. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at TIA, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination.