22 Days of trekking with a climb of the famous Island Peak
Island Peak (elev. 6189 m/20,305 ft) stands by itself as it overlooks the Everest region. From its top, the climber can see Mt. Everest, four other peaks over 8,000 meters plus hundreds of other peaks as far as the eye can see.
The peak gets its name because when seen from the village of Dingboche it appears as an island in a sea of ice. It is a difficult trekking peak (rated alpine PD+) and accessible with a Nepalese climbing guide.
Mt. Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain on earth, blocks one's view of Mt. Everest as it rises to 8,516 m/27,939 ft. However, your close proximity to Mt. Lhotse plus the view of the other high Himalayan peaks makes the climb worthwhile.
It isn't an easy climb, but it does reward the adventurous climber a strong feeling of satisfaction. It can be climbed in one day from high camp (elev. 5600 m/18,372 ft.)
The trek itself is considered moderate and can be done by anyone in average physical condition. Those choosing to climb Island Peak will be accompanied by an experienced mountain climbing guide who will assure your safety and enjoyment. PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS will provide only the best possible climbing guide for your journey to the top.
This is a camping trek, and you will be provided a guide, porters and a good quality chef that will prepare hot, delicious food along the way.
Call or write your representative at PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS for more information as well as to book your trip to Nepal. Let the people at PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS take the hassle out of your vacation while putting together a worry-free, adventure filled experience.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02-03 : Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley
Day 04 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakdingma [2600m]
Day 05 : Trek from Pakdingma to Namche Bazaar [3440m]
Day 06 : Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 07 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3867m]
Day 08 : Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche [4400m]
Day 09 : A rest day in Periche for acclimatization
Day 10 : Trek from Periche to Lobuche [4930m]
Day 11 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep [5160m]
Day 12 : Ascent of Kala Pattar [5545m] and trek to Pheriche [4400m]
Day 13 : Trek from Periche to Pareshaya Gyab [4970m]
Day 14 : Trek from Pareshaya Gyab to High camp Island Peak [5600m]
Day 15 : Ascent of island Peak [6189m]
Day 16 : A Spare day
Day 17 : Trek from Pareshaya Gyab Dingboche [4410m]
Day 18 : Trek from Dingboche to Pangboche [3985m]
Day 19 : Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung [3790m]
Day 20 : Trek from Khumjung to Pakdingma [2600m]
Day 21 : Trek from Pakdingma to Lukla [2800m]
Day 22 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu