Peak Climbing Adventure For Women

This wonderful Island Peak trekking and climbing takes you into the heart of the Khumbu, Gokyo (4,750m/15,584ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft). An ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) and Kala Pattar (5,545m/18,192ft), is good acclimatization and gives you magnificent close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. You will cross the little use Chola pass (5,420m/17,782ft) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft); ascend one of the popular peak of the Everest region.

Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks of the Everest Area. The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. It was renamed "Imje Tse" in the early '80s, though its original name is still more popular. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier.
Trip Facts:
  • Trip Facts:
  • Trip Length: 21 nights 22 days
  • Activity : Cultural sightseeing tour & Tea House & Camping Trek and Island Peak Climbing
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • Ends in : Kathmandu
Day to day itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Rock Climbing Course or sightseeing or free day. You will be taken to 3 Km drive to the place called Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course before departure to Lukla, the one day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although there is no snow. Overnight in Kathmandu. Read more abtout climbing course. or
After having breakfast in Kathmandu, you will prepare for a guided tour of the amazing sights in the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple, the famous Hindu temple (Pashupatinath) and the largest Stupa in Nepal ( Boudha). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 3-4 hours trek
Early morning flight by small twin otter to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). After final preparations, the trekking starts passing Chaurikharka village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. This first day is short for acclimatization reasons.

Day 04: Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
The trail cross Dudhkoshi River through a long suspension bridge then trail leads you crossing side by side along the river to Hilary's Suspension Bridge.The trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft).

Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Dole: 5-6 hours
From Namche Bazaar you walk flat a little further, and turn left to climb stairs and then walk through the forest of birch and junipers. After Mungla the path first descend to Phortse Thanga and the trail ascending and walk further along to the village of Dole (4,090m/13,419ft), for overnight.

Day 06: Dole -Machhermo: 4-5 hours
The trail climbs to Labharma and Luza. The path is steep in most of the places as it climbs through scrub junipers. The trail continues to climb along side of the valley high above the river and then crosses the sandy slopes finally reaching the village of Machhermo (4,465m/14,649ft), for overnight. This is the village where it is believed that a Yeti killed several yaks and attacked Sherpa women.

Day 07: Machhermo- Gokyo: 4-5 hours
From Machhermo, it is a vertical climb up to the moraine from where the stream comes to a small lake. You can enjoy the views of wood ducks here. Now the valley extend as the trail passes through the Fangka settlement, which then slide down to the riverbank before beginning the climb to the terminal moraine of Ngozumpa glaciers. The trail almost height off as it follows the valley passed the second lake and finally up to the jumble of rocks and boulder and reaches isolated Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,584ft).

Day 08: Gokyo: Gokyo RI
The views around Gokyo are tremendous. You can have this trek in a real lifetime an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful isolated Himalayan scenes by exploring around or climbing Gokyo RI (5357m/19,216ft). It is a two-hour climbing to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. You will take this easy day for rest and acclimatization.

Day 09 – 10: Gokyo - Thangna - Chola pass - Dzongkha: 6-7 hours
Trail supports the same way and crossing the Ngojumba glacier where we will reach Thangna of few teahouses for the overnight. Next day follows with continue walking across the moraine, the trail makes a steep ascent to the top of the snow covered Chola la (5,420m/17,782ft). From the top, you can enjoy excellent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mt. Everest. After the pass, the trail descends steeply towards the Dzongkha (4,850m/15,912ft) passing through pine forests.

Day 11: Dzongkha- Lubuche: 3-4 hours
From Dzongkha, the trail levels and then makes a gradual climb up and down to the small Sherpa settlement of Lubuche (4,930). This is a small village situated nearby the stream. The sunset on Nuptse is a memorable sight. Overnight in Lobuje (4,930m/16,175ft).

Day 12: Lubuche-Gorak Shep: 3-4 hours
The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep. It takes a couple of hours walking up to Kala Pattar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing. Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).

Day 13: Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp- Lubuche: 6-7 hours
This day leads you to the Base Camp of Everest (5,357m/17,575ft) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continue trek return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft), for overnight.

Day 14: Lubuche - Kongma La - Chhukung: 6-7 hours
After breakfast trekking via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft) continues ascending to Kongma pass (5,535m/18,159ft) then descending a gradual walks up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung a small summer settlement. Overnight in Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft) where you make final preparation for climbing.

Day 15: Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp: 3-4 hours
The path from Chhukung leads fairly steep way climbing south then turning east to the main line of the valley. It then winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to what we call Big-rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak. Over night in Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft).

Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp: 2-3 hours
You will have move to Island Peak high camp, from where you will climb the mountain. The path leads up beyond base camp for several hundred meters before striking off left up the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel. Overnight in Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft).

Day 17: High camp to summit to Base camp to Chhukung: 8-10 hours
Island Peak Ascent (6,189m/20,305ft), from early in the morning will have to climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45°) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight.

Day 18: Chhukung to Tengboche: 5-6 hours
The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu.

Day 19: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
Walk down from the rear of monastery and continue down until you reach Phunki Tenga. Climb up gradually through a forest. Once you are out of the forest, you will be walking along a ridge from where you can see down on your left some of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring, the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), for overnight.

Day 20: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. You can have a good time with two local alcoholic beverages 'Chang' or 'Rakshi.' Feel free to dance with your crewmembers in the Sherpa way.

Day 21: Lukla- Kathmandu
Early morning fly to Kathmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Fly out from Kathmandu.

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