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  • Trip Duration:22 days

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Island Peak Climbing

Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,189 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. It was thus baptised by Eric Shipton’s party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed Imja Tse. The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south.
Before climbing Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After taking some time for rest and acclimatization we head up to the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. This trip can be done during March to May and September to December.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel
You will be met at the airport by our Him Ganga Treks representative and transfered to your hotel in Kathmandu. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. There should be time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. Overnight (O/N) in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
Day 02: Rest and Preparation or Sightseeing.
For those who prefer a quiet day or need to make some last minute preparations, today is the day. For others the program is as follows:
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including the holiest site in Nepal: the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. We can also visit the Shyambhunath a 2000 year old temple colloquially known as the "Monkey Temple" and visit Patan city of fine arts.
For all: In the evening there wil be a briefing at your hotel or at the office. O/N in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
Day 03: Katmandu-Phakding 3 hr trek 2610m:
After an early breakfast we drive to Kathmandu airport for an exciting flight to Lukla, the gateway to the homeland of Sherpas, Khumbu and Mt. Everest. After a short trek from Lukla we arrive at Phakding, a pleasant village on the bank of river. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 04: Phakding-NamcheBazar 5-6 hr trek3445m:
The trail from Phakding continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where it officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing along the trail we cross the Bhote Kosi River and climb steeply to Namche Bazaar at 3500 m. Here we should catch our first glimpses of Mt. Everest before arriving Namche Bazaar, a commercial town of Khumbu. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 05: Namche rest day:
A rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. This town, the hub of Sherpa society, is the administrative centre of the Khumbu region and has a police checkpost (we must all register there), the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park, a bank, several shops selling items of every description and a proliferation of Sherpa inns. Optional hiking toward Thame or day hike toward Syangboche and return to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 06: Namche-Dole 5-6 hr trek 4110m:
From Namche Bazaar the trail follows the main route to Mt. Everest Base Camp for first hour then turns to climb high on a 4000 meter ridge to past a large chorten at the village of Mong, said to be the birthplace of the saint Lama Sange Dorje, the fifth reincarnation of the lama of Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. He is said to have introduced Buddhism to the Khumbu. From there we descend to the village of Phortse Tenga by the Dudh Kosi river. From Phortse the trail climbs steeply through forests of rhododendrons and then juniper and large conifers as the altitude increases. You will pass through Sherpa kharkas (high altitude pastures) and the villages of Tongba 3950 m and Gyele 3960m to Dole. You have great views of the Khumbila and Tawachee peaks throughout the day. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 07: Dole-Machhermo 4 hr trek 4470m:
The trail between Dole and Machhermo is a short and fairly leisurely trek which allows us to acclimatize to the altitude. In the morning there is a steep but beautiful climb through conifer and rhododendron and juniper forests to Lhabarma (4220 m) and Luza (4360 m). There are kharkas wherever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. We continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river to Machhermo (4410 m). Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 08: Machhermo-Gokyo 4-hr trek 4790m:
This can be considered as first real day at high altitude, and may be described as moderate to difficult. We climb a ridge from where the valley opens up as the trail passes through Pangkha. Mt. Cho Oyu (8153 m) dominates the skyline to the north as we climb the moraine on the left flank of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The climb is steep until the first of the four lakes that lie in the Gokyo area but then the trail levels off towards the second lake, Longponga at 4690m. Finally we ascend a path past the largest of the lakes, Dudh Pokhari to Gokyo at 4750m. Gokyo is a typical kharka with stone houses and stone walled pastures. For enthusiasts a rigorous hike up Gokyo Ri (5360m), the small peak above Gokyo Lake. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 09: Gokyo-climb GokyoRI 5350m and back to Drangna 6-7 hr trek 4800m:
Today will be one of the most difficult of our journey, we cross over the southern end of Ngozumpa Glacier then pass some stone huts at Thagna Kharka. The trail climbs steadily up a narrow and steep valley which opens up to a wide valley with a softer incline leading to the Kharka Chhyugima (5170 m) known as Dragnag. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 10: Drangna-Dzonglha 6-7 hr trek 4700m:
Today we have a steep and challenging but non-technical climb over rock, snow and perhaps ice to Cho La pass (5420m) which links the glacial valleys between Cho Oyu and Everest and from where you have superb views. Descending from the pass, we cross a small glacier, negotiate the ice fall at the end of it and descend via Leisyasa to Dzonglha Kharka 4730 m, a high altitude summer pasture directly beneath the north wall of Cholatse Peak 6440 m. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 11: Dzonglha-Gorak Shep 5-6 hr trek 5180m:
We follows the trail above Tsholo Lake and joins the main trail to Mt. Everest Base Camp at Dughla on the last moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From Dughla the trail ascends up the moraine past a row of stone monuments in memory of Sherpas who died on expeditions to Everest and on to Lobuche (4930m). Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 12: Gorak Shep hike to Kalapathar 5550m Lobuche 6-7 hr trek 4910m:
After trekking along the Khumbu Glacier we will eventually cross it to reach the lodges at Gorak Shep. From here we can enjoy beautiful views of Himalayas all around us. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 13: Lobuche-Chukung 5-6 hr trek 4770m:
From Gorapshep the route takes us to the top of Kala Patar for (weather permitting!) a spectacular mountain panorama crowned by Mount Everest and other neighboring high peaks of the Himalayas. Return to Gorapshep. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 14: Chukung-Island Peak base camp 4-5 hr trek 5100m:
To get fom Dingboche from Labuche we take the same trail until Dughla and continue the journey till Dingboche passing just above Pheriche. Dingboche is another spot with spectacular views of the Himalayas all round. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 15: Reast day and acclimatization upto 5700m materiels training:
From Dingboche the trail leads us east towards the very head of the Imja Khola valley to bring us to a few scattered stone huts (some operating as tea-houses in the high season) at Chukhung. To the south is a superb close view of Ama Dablam and to the north the massive walls of the Nuptse ridge and the south face of Lhotse. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 16: Summit Island peak 6189m and back to Chukung 8-9 hr trek:
Another easy day, the trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approximately 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. The base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes which mark the start of the climb of Island Peak. Overnight camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 17: Chukung-Tyangboche 5-6 hr trek:
Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes us climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp and continue to Chhukung. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 18: Tyangboche-Namche 4-5 hr trek:
The trail from Chhukung to Dingboche returns by the same trail. After Dingboche we descend to Pangboche, an interesting Gompa site above the main village. This is the oldest monastery in the region and apparently dates from the introduction of Buddhism to the Khumbu. You are in the midst of the Himalayas here, with spectacular views all round. We then gradually ascend through the forest to Tyangboche. Here is main monastery of the Khumbu area. The views from here are unforgettable. Thyangboche lies at the base of Kangtaiga and the spur of this ridge affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 19: Namche-Lukla 7-8 hr trek:
The trail from Tyangboche descends through a rhododendron forest till the riverbank of Dudh Koshi at Phungithanga and then ascends through more moss-covered rhododendron forest, the blood pheasant and the Impayan pheasant can be spotted in this area. The trail offers spectacular views of Ama Dablam, and Kangtaiga, flanked by the towering heights of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Finally we will head back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at teahouse or camping. (all meals and hot drinks included)
Day 20: Lukla-Kathmandu flight:
Once again we get the chance to enjoy this great flight, and enjoy some last spectacular views of the Himalayas. Arrival at Kathmandu after 35 minutes flight. Receipt by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Free day. Overnight at Hotel. (breakfast included)
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
We allow for this extra day in Kathmandu in case of canceled mountain flights or other unexpected hitches. O/N at guesthouse in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
Day 22: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Contact with Him GangaTreks email > info@himgangatreks.com

If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
If on the other hand your trip is at an end, we will say goodbye for now and our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

  • Island Peak with gokyori,chola pass,Kalapathar and EBC.
  • The transferts mention in program airport-hotel-airport.
  • Four nights’ 3 stars hotel accommodation sharing room for 2 persons in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu in private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • 17 days and 16 nights trekking in the mountain region.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by flight/Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking tea and coffee and sharing room and tent for 2 persons.
  • Local fresh fruits where available Nak cheese and snekers.
  • 2 porters for 1 clients and Sherpa mountain guide.
  • Twin sharing tented camp accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • Trekking map, one in a group and duffel bag of Him Ganga Treks.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag return after the trek.
  • Trekking porter will carry your bags during the trekking max 20 KG baggage.
  • All camping gear and necessary staff for carrying, cooking and building camps.
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, the required number of cooks, porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Boiled and purified drinking water for the trek.
  • All required special trekking Peak permits,TIMS card and National park fees.
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.

Trip Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance (Mandatory).
  • International airfare and date change or ticket re issuance charges.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and supplementary hot drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls and internet service.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipments.
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Any others expenses not mentioned on package:

  • Includes section. Head:                                      Accessories:
    Sun hat                                                               Headlamp & spare batteries
    Fleece/Wool hat (to cover ears)                         Hand touch & spare batteries
    Sunglasses & reading glasses                           Dry packs
    Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)                           Open neck water bottles x2
    Watch with light & alarm
    Lower Body:                                                       Pack no heavier than 15kg fully packed 
    Under garments                                                  Pack cover
    Hiking shorts                                                       Day pack 35litre with waist strap
    Lightweight walking pants                                   Money belt
    Light weight thermal leggings
    Fleece or tracksuit pants                                      Toiletries & Personal Hygiene
    Waterproof shell pants                                         1x quick dry towel & face cloth
    Shampoo & Conditioner (biodegradable)                    
    Feet:                                                                     Toothbrush & paste (biodegradable)
    3x thin cotton inner soaks                                    Multipurpose wipes (face & body)
    3x thick warm wool hiking socks                          Deodorant
    Hiking boots (with spare laces)                            Face & Body moisturizer
    Walking sneakers                                                Nail clippers/file
    Scandals                                                              Small comb/brush
    Walking poles                                                      Small mirror
    Clothes washing soap (biodegradable)
    Upper Body:                                                        Toilet paper (you can buy more on trek)
    3x T-shirts                                                            Anti-Bacterial wipes (4x packs)
    2x lightweight thermal tops                                  Hand sanitizer (small bottle)
    2x Merino/Fleece long shelve tops                      Sun block face/body high UV protection
    Waterproof shell jacket                                        Lip block with UV protection
    Down vest/jacket*                                                Feminine hygiene products
    Poncho rain cover                                              
    Hands:                                                                  Extra Items: 
    Lightweight fleece gloves                                    Camera & extra batteries
    Heavyweight gloves                                            Binoculars
    Or waterproof/wind fleece gloves                        Reading books
    Playing cards
    Trail map & guide book
    Sleeping:                                                              Journal & pen                            
    Sleeping bag*                                                      Photo’s of home/family
    Sleeping bag liner                                                Energy/protein bars (optional)                                                    
    Medical Kit:
    See your Doctor for compete medical kit
    including Dimox

Extra Services

  • The itinerary is modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed.
  • Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected if there is a requirement for extra guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call

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