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Posted by: Admin | Date: February 13, 2010
It is no surprise that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers and cultural enthusiasts for nearly 200 years. The stark and rugged terrain, so entwined with the culture of local Sherpa people, offers such powerful experiences that Himalayan travel stands in a class by itself. While many think of travel to the Himalayas as only high altitude climbing or trekking, this is somewhat of a misconception as many beautiful ascents can be made with limited climbing experience. This expedition offers both climbers and trekkers an exciting opportunity to enter the world of the mighty Himalayas.
The trek to Island Peak also walks you through the countryside, where you partake in Nepalese and Tibetan cultures as they have existed for centuries. The journey offers some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu via the enchanting village of Dingboche. This trek is filled with Buddhist shrines and this village of stone charms your path to the mountains. The summit of Island Peak stands adjacent to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world’s largest ice walls, and offers stunning views of beautiful Ama Dablam and Makalu. It is an excellent opportunity to participate in and fully experience a Himalayan mountain climbing expedition
Destination: Island Peak (6189m.)
Minimum altitude: 2800m.
Maximum altitude: 6189m.
Season: Spring & Autumn
Duration: 21 Days
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800) which takes approximately 30 minutes and trek to Phakding. You begin your trek to Phakding (2652m.) and you walk for about 2 and half to 3 hrs.
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about 5 to 5 and a half hour.
Day 03: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850 m.) and it takes almost 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m.) which takes about 4 and a half hour to 5 hours.
Day 06: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche (4350m.) to Chhukung (4730m.) which it takes about 2 and a half hour.
Day 08: Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m) which it takes about three hours. You trek through gradual ascent path all the way to Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak and many others.
Day 09 – 10: Climb to Island Peak (6189m.)
Day 11: Trek Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung which takes about three hours.
Day 12: Trek Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.)
Day 13: Trek Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.) and it takes about six hours.
Day 14: Trek Khumjung to Monjo which takes about five hours. All the way you walk downwards. En route, you pass Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m) and it takes about 3 hours.
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes.
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