This peak offers an enjoyable climb the peak, also provides some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu. If the peak can be likened to an Island in a glacial sea, than the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north to the rugged summit of Nuptse (7879m/ 25850ft), Lhotse (9501m/27870ft), Lhotse middle peak (8410m/ 27590ft), as yet still unclimbed and Lhotse Shar (8383m/ 27503ft).
To the east, rising above the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar glacier, is Cho polu (6734m/ 22093ft), beyond which can be seen the red granite mass of Makalu (8475m/ 27805ft). To the south of the Imja glacier and icy flutings of Baruntse (7720m/ 25328ft) and the Amphu peaks lead the eye to the lofty pinnacle of Ama Dablam (6856m/ 22493ft), which is liked a giant sea – stack guarding the entrance to the glacial bay in which Island peak stands
Day 1: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2610 m).
Day 2: Phaking - Namche (3440m).
Day 3: Namche (Acclimatization day).
Day 4: Namche - Duboche (3820m).
Day 5: Duboche - Orsho (4190m).
Day 6: Orsho - Chukung (4730m).
Day 7: Chukung - Rest day.
Day 8: Chukung - Island peak base camp (5080m).
Day 9: Base camp - high camp (5600m).
Day 10: Summit (6189m) back to Base camp.
Day 11: Base camp - Dingubche.
Day 12: Dingubche - Namche.
Day 13: Namche - Lukla.
Day 14: Lukla - Kathmandu.
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