Island Peak Climbing

Overview
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Destination:
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  • Best Seasons: Spring & Autumn
  • Highest Altitude: 6189m.
  • Per day walking: 4 to 5 hours
  • Type of trek: Tea House
  • Min. Pax: 2 +
  • Mode of Travel: Fly in / fly out
  • Destination: Everest Himalaya
  • Culture: Local Sherpa Culture
  • Trek Attraction: Everest Himalaya

Island Peak 6169m also known as Imja Tse is one of the popular trekking peak in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island peak in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains/ Everest , Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8463m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in later years. For some mountaineers the peak stands for the purpose of acclimatization before heading to bigger mountain climbing. Trekking to Kalapatthar or Everest base camp is best suited for acclimatization before proceeding Island Peak climbing.

The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and helps a safe ascent. This is certainly worth the buck.

Outline Itinerary

  • Days 01 : Arrival
  • Days 02 : Sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Days 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Days 04 : Phakding - Namche
  • Days 05 : Namche - Rest
  • Days 06 : Namche - Thyngboche
  • Days 07 : Thyngboche - Pheriche
  • Days 08 : Pheriche
  • Days 09 : Pheriche - Lobuche
  • Days 10 : Lobuche - Kalapatter- Gorak Shap
  • Days 11 : Gorak Shap- EBC Lobuche
  • Days 12 : Lobuche- Chhukung
  • Days 13 : Chhukung - Island Peak Base camp
  • Days 14 : Base camp - High camp
  • Days 15 : Summit back to Base camp
  • Days 16 : Base camp - Pangboche
  • Days 17 : Pangboche - Namche
  • Days 18 : Namche - Lukla
  • Days 19 : Fly Lukla - Kathmandu
Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

  • Days 01: Arrival

    Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

  • Days 02: Sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley

    Sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley via car and city tour guide

  • Days 03: Kathmandu to Lukla

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

  • Days 04: Phakding - Namche

    Phakding - Namche

  • Days 05: Namche - Rest

    Namche - Rest (day exploration)

  • Days 06: Namche - Thyngboche

    Namche - Thyngboche.

  • Days 07: Thyngboche - Pheriche

    Thyngboche - Pheriche.

  • Days 08: Pheriche

    Pheriche - Day exploration Nangkharsang Gompa.

  • Days 09: Pheriche - Lobuche

    Pheriche - Lobuche.

  • Days 10: Lobuche - Kalapatter- Gorak Shap

    Lobuche - Kalapatter- Gorak Shap

  • Days 11: Gorak Shap- EBC Lobuche

    Gorak Shap- EBC Lobuche

  • Days 12: Lobuche- Chhukung

    Lobuche- Chhukung.

  • Days 13: Chhukung - Island Peak Base camp

    Chhukung - Island Peak Base camp.

  • Days 14: Base camp - High camp

    Base camp - High camp.

  • Days 15: Summit back to Base camp

    Summit back to Base camp.

  • Days 16: Base camp - Pangboche

    Base camp - Pangboche.

  • Days 17: Pangboche - Namche

    Pangboche - Namche.

  • Days 18: Namche - Lukla

    Namche - Lukla.

  • Days 19: Fly Lukla - Kathmandu

    Fly Lukla - Kathmandu.

Cost

Cost Includes

  • National Park entry permit
  • Trekking permit
  • Land transportation to and fro
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Food: three meals a day
  • A guide & required number of porter(s)
  • Essential equipment

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain
  • Landslide
  • Strike
  • Road blockade
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