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Island Peak Climbing itinerary
Following on the Everest Trail, the Island Peak Climbing 16 days Himalayan adventure begins with a scenic and thrilling flight to Lukla. Touching down in one of the most thrilling airstrips, you take some brief rest at Lukla before setting off towards Phakding for your first night on the go. The stunning town of Namche Bazaar is next on our list as you enter the stunning Sagarmatha National Park crossing stunning and vibrant hamlets. Taking a day off for acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar, the journey heads towards Tengboche from where you trek in the constant company of the Himalayas.
Quickly ascending through the ascending trails leading towards Dingboche, and then to Chukung, you reach Island Peak Base Camp located at an altitude of 5,200m. The next day takes on the majestic Island Peak as you begin your upwards ascend to the summit heading through the glacial moraines and crevasses. Enjoying the pleasant Himalayan panorama from the summit alongside the rush of adrenaline and thrill that comes along with it, you head back to the base camp, which signals the beginning of your descent. Trekking back to Pangboche and then onto Lukla crossing Namche Bazaar en route, the trail takes you back to Kathmandu.
Island Peak Climbing map
Our Island Peak Climbing map is professionally designed following the route we are offering. You can check our map for a better understanding of the route and the major highlights. You can also carry a good map on the way that will help you a lot.
Island Peak Climbing difficulty
Island Peak Climbing is a difficult peak to climb. This peak also includes a few technical sections as well. As you will move further towards the top of the peak, the elevation will increase, which then increases the chance of high altitude sickness. So, make sure to add ample rest days in the itinerary. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day that requires good health and physical fitness. As per our expertise, we recommend you to have previous trekking and climbing experience to go on Island Peak Climbing.
Best time to go on Island Peak Climbing
The best time to go on Island Peak Climbing is during spring and autumn. Months from March to May and October to November fall under these two seasons. These are the most preferable time of the year to go on any climbing in the Khumbu region because of stable weather and nice climate. You will see many fellow climbers during this time who are on the way to scale numerous peaks and mountains.
Food & Accommodation during Island Peak Climbing
The lodge will be the main accommodation during Island Peak Climbing. There are several ranges of lodge available on the trail. We will book the best possible accommodation for you as per your budget during your trip with us. Talking about the lodge, you will get basic facilities with a common/private washroom. The rooms come with two beds, which means you have to share it with your fellow trekker. A nice sleeping bag is recommended as it can get very cold during the night.
Meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. The lodge is run by the locals, therefore they are the one cooks the dishes as well. You will find a nice variety of food to choose from. We advise you to go for dal bhat with veggies or curries, as it is the most affordable and filling meal. Likewise, boiled water is also available everywhere. For more safety, you can carry water purification tablets.