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Island Peak Climbing


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You will be rewarded with panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft). Cross Mingbo La (5815m/19074ft) and walk through the Hinku Valley; the fantastic view South Face of Ama Dablam. Reaching the summit really feels like an achievement. The summit of Island peak provides you the marvelous views of Mt. Everest. Mt. Lhotse. Mt Amadablam and Many more.
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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu, receive, welcome and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Kathmanduu Full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu also called the ‘City of Glory’, visit includes Durbar square, Kumari Temple and Taleju Temple. Thereafter visit Swoyambunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the World, which is majestically set high on a Hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Afterwards, proceed to Bhaktapur, also called the “City of Devotees”. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Kathmand u – Lukla – Phakding (2652m) Early transfer to domestic airport for Lukla flight. This flight provides a magnificent entree to the trek. Upon arrival set up your baggage’s and start your first day trek. It is an easy walk through several villages to Phakding, where you will have your lunch/dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m) After breakfast we follow the Dudh Kosi River for about 2 hour and then climb slowly up a steep trail to Namche. As we climb, we enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m) - the big three. We camp in the heart of the Namche Village.

Day 05: At Namche for Accl imatization Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. We enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on our way to Island Peak Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.

Day 06: Namche Bazar – Tyangboche (3867m) Today we walk along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and steadily descending to the Imja river where there are a series of water driven prayer wheels. We climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery (3875m) and the views from here are magnificent. The Monastery is literally surrounded by mountains. Yaks graze on the small meadow and the monks drone through their prayers. Surely, this is one of the most beautiful spot in the world.

Day 07: Thyangboche – Dingboche (4530m) We move up the Imja river valley to Pangboche (3900m). We stop here for lunch and visit the Monastery and look at the ‘Yeti Sculpt’. In the afternoon we continue on to the summer village of Dingboiche (4360m). The scenery all day is superb.

Day 08: At Dingboche – Accl imatization day Another rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche. This rest and acclimatization day should give you an excellent chance of ascending Kala Pathar, the Base Camp of the Everest. From these yak herders’ village, there are a number of interesting excursions. A 2 hours walk to the huts at Chukung (4700m) will take you to the glaciers flowing off Nuptse and Lhostse. Overnight halt at the foot of Amadablam.

Day 09: Dingboche – Chhukung (4730m) Duration of trek will be 5 hrs

Day 10: Chhukung - Island peak Base Camp Trek to Island peak Base Camp takes 4 hours and overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp - Island Peak High Camp Climb to High Camp and overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 12: Island Peak High Camp - Summit the Peak - Chhukung The day summit the Island Peak and return to Chhukung for overnight.

Day 13: Chhukung – Tyanboche (3867m) We retrace our steps along the glacier to Pheriche (4260m) and stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we take the lower trail to Pangboche and Thyangboche.

Day 14: Tyanboche – Monzo (2815m) Descending to Imja river we climb to Namche for lunch. Descending down to Monzo and overnight.

Day 15: Monzo – Lukla (2800m) Trek back to Lukla and overnight.

Day 16: Fl y Lukla – Kathmand u After early breakfast at lodge fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight at hotel

Day 17: Departure Departure transfer to international airport for onward flight.

GPO Box: 771, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 4415754 | 4414250
Fax: 977 1 4420239
E-mail: info@nepalshangrila.com


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