Island Peak - Suggested Itinerary

Island Peak south west ridge

Days 1-2

Two nights in Kathmandu to prepare and sightsee

Day 3

Fly to Lukla, then trek to Phakding 

Day 4-5 

Rest day and acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar 

Day 6 

Side trip to Thami 

Day 7 

Visit the Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung 

Day 8 

Trek to Tengboche 

Day 9 

Short trek to Pangboche, then acclimatisation climb to Ama Dablam Base Camp 

Day 10 

Trek to Dingboche 

Day 11 

Break off the Everest trail and trek to Chhukhung 

Day 12 

Acclimatisation climb to Chhukhung Ri, and return to Chhukhung 

Day 13 

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp, and acclimatisation climb to High Camp 

Day 14 

Ascend to High Camp 

Day 15 

Climb Island Peak, then descend to Chhukhung 

Day 16 

Buffer Day 

Day 17 

Descend to Pangboche 

Day 18 

Descend to Namche Bazaar 

Day 19 

Descend to Lukla

Days 20-21 

2 final nights in Kathmandu to recuperate.  Also serves as an additional buffer day in case of bad weather delay

Day 22