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3 Days Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Island Peak Climbing

Popular Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Experience the thrilling adventure of Island Peak climbing, Imja Tse, in Nepal in Khumbu Region. Island Peak itself is a magnificent peak rising proudly at the top of the Chukkung Glacier between Mt. Lotse and Ama Dablam. The apex of Island Peak offers us, probably, the most majestic views of all towering mountain summits in the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Hundreds of adventure enthusiasts make Island Peak climbing as their best choice every year for the life-changing adventure. In fact, Island Peak is the most popular peak for climbing in the Everest region of Nepal.

Island Peak Climbing is for the beginner with no or little technical skills of peak climbing. Those who are physically fit with strong determination can accomplish this undertaking up to the climax of Island Peak. But it doesn’t mean that it is easy to scale.

Since Island Peak is located in the heart of Everest region, this spectacular climb provides us a great opportunity to experience and explore the entire region, its people and their lifestyle. Board on a short and scenic flight to Lukla and trek into Sagarmatha National Park from Jorsalle. Ascend to Namche Bazar and explore its major highlights including Hotel Everest View, the hotel located at the highest elevation of the world. Pass via Tengboche and arrive at Chukkung Valley. Witness mighty Chukkung Glacier and alluring Island Peak from Chukkung. Trek to Island Peak Base Camp and attend the pre-climbing training given by the professional climber. Scale the apex of Island peak and celebrate the most exhilarating thrills of adventure.

Some people like to combine Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek with a climb up to Kalapatthar which enhances their stamina for successful Island Peak Climbing. You will end this adventure trip at Lukla and take another short flight to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • A Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Lukla airport and Lukla Town
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its rare species of flora and fauna
  • Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, and their highlights
  • Holy Tengboche Monastery and its serene surrounding
  • exhilarating thrills of the adventure of climbing Island Peak
  • Stupendous Mountain views in Everest region including Mt. Everest

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Meeting with guide in Chhukung Village

Fly to Lukla, trek to Namche to Phakding. Ascend to Tengboche following the trail in Sagarmatha National Park. Trek to Chukkung Village and meet with your climbing guide. Attend a brief meeting regarding the climb you are undertaking from the next day. Overnight at a lodge at Chukkung Village.

 Day 02: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200 meters/17,060 feet)-3/4    hours. And Pre-Climbing Training.

 Today, you are going to encounter the steep trail all the way from Chukkung Village to Island Peak Base Camp. We climbed up witnessing the Lhotse Glacier. We also see the trail to Amphu Lapcha to the southeast. The zigzag route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines, finally, takes us to the wide and pleasant valley to the south-west of Island Peak. Attend pre-climbing training. This pre-climbing training includes how to handle climbing gears like climbing boots, ice axe, rope, harness, crampons etc. Build up the confidence and be prepared to scale Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 3: Climbing to Island Peak (6,189 meters/20,305 feet) then down to Chhukung -11/12 hours.

Rise early at between 12-1 am and have your breakfast prior to climbing. We have to get the top of the Island Peak before noon in case the afternoon will be windy which obstructs our climb. In the beginning, we walk on the sandy trail; soon it turns to be a steep rocky trail. We climb several rocks and pass gully. Our guide will fix the rope if it is required. Mostly, we use the fixed rope and we also use the rope that we have if needed. Mainly, we will encounter two major crevasses. These crevasses are about 3-4 meter long. We will make these crosses by using the ladder. Climb to the top of Island Peak. Celebrate the most majestic mountain views, imprison the best moments into your cameras. Trek down to Island Peak Base Camp and further trek to Chukkung Village. Celebrate your triumph of Island Peak Climb. Overnight at a lodge at Chukkung Village.

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