Khumbu-Island peak (6189m)

Khumjung is a village in the Khumbu region inside Sagarmatha National Park. Mt. Khumbila (5761m.) and Tengboche Monastery are major sites in Khumbu region.

The Island Peak (6189m.) is located in the upper Imja Valley. It is also known as Imja Tse. The hike to Island Peak is a popular one. However, the climb is difficult due to steep climbing.

The hike to Kalapathar begins at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the easiest route that leads to Kalapathar. In Nepali, Kalapathar literally means ‘black rock’. It is one of the most popular hubs among trekkers as it is the most obliging point to the highest peak of the world. In addition to Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantenga, Pumo Ri, Lhotse, Kantenga, Nuptse, and Changtse can also be viewed from Kalapathar.


     

 DATE

 

 DAY

          

          DESTINATION

 

 

 HOUR

 

ALTITUDE

 

    Remarks

 

01

Kathmandu – By flight to Lukla and camp to Phakding 

4hrs

2610m.

Flight to Lukla

 

02

Phakding – Namche

6-7hrs

3440m.

trekking

 

03

Rest and hiking for acclimatization to Khumjung

3hrs

 

Hike for acclimatization

 

04

Namche – Tenboche

6hrs

3860m.

Trekking

 

05

Tengboche – Feruche

5-6hrs

4240m.

Trekking

 

06

Feruche – Lhobuche

5hrs

4910m.

Trekking

 

07

Lhobuche – Gorakshep

4hrs

5140m.

Trekking

 

08

Gorakshep – Climb to Kalapathar and descend to Lhobuche

6hrs

4910m.

Climb to Kalapathar 5550m.

 

09

Lhobuche – Chhukung

6hrs

4730m.

Trekking

 

10

Chhukung – Island peak BC

5hrs

4970m.

Trek to BC

 

11

BC – Summit and descend to BC

….?

4970m.

Summit Island peak 6189m.

 

12

Island peak BC – Pangboche

6hrs

3930m.

Trekking

 

13

Pangboche – Namche Bazar

6hrs

3440m.

Trekking

 

14

Namche – Lukla

6-7hrs

2840m.

Back to Lukla

 

15

Lukla – Fly back to Kathmandu

40min

1260m.

Fly back to Kathmandu

 

 

 

 


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