Island Peak Climbing
Duration : 16 Days
Best Seasons: Autumn, Spring
Accomodations: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude:6,189m / 20,305ft
Island Peak, also called ImjaTse (6,189m), is one of the famous trekking peaks in Nepal. The peak looks beautiful and attractive with a highly snow-clad west face ridge soaring from the Lhotse Glacier. Island Peak was named in 1952 due to its spectacular location in the middle of the Chhukung valley. The trek involves “the grand tour” of the famous Khumbu valley. You will explore different places and experience the Sherpa culture, tradition and hospitality of Everest region. When the peak is seen from Dingboche it looks like an island in a sea of ice. The summit looks beautiful and attractive with a highly glaciated west face ridge soaring from the Lhotse Glacier. The peak itself is the extension of the south Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge raising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the south summit. Island Peak not only offers an enjoyable ascent but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit of Island Peak the giant mountains like Mt. Nuptse (7,879m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Lhotse middle Peak (8,410m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,383m) makes a semi circle in the north. The views of Mt. Makalu (8,475m) in the east, Mt. Baruntse and Mt. AmaDablam in the south add more beauty for climbing Island Peak. For Island Peak Climbing trip we will provide you very professional guides who have summitted Island Peak successfully more than fifteen times. In their capable guidance, your Island Peak climb will surely have a fantastic experience filled with thrills, adventure and unforgettable joys.
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Preparation, shopping & briefing in Kathmandu
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) then trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,697ft)
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Namche bazaar acclimatization day (3,440m/11,286ft)
Namche to Dibuche (3,820m/12,532ft)
Dibuche to Dingbuche (4,410m/14,468ft)
Rest day at Dingbuche
Dingbuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft)
Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,087m/16690ft)
Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & back to Chukung
Trek back to Debuche (3,820m/12,532ft)
Trek back to Manjo (2920m/9,580ft)
Trek to Lukla
Fly back to Kathmandu
Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary.
3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on sharing basis
Both way air tickets (KTM -Lukla/Lukla-KTM) for members and staffs
Peak royalty, national park, and VDC charge
Wages, equipment, food, medical insurances for involved staffs
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with tea/coffee and hot soup
All the necessary tents, table & chairs, kitchen utensils, mattresses,EPI Gas, burners, High foods and general climbing equipment (such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.)
Sleeping bag and down jackets (if required) with certain charge
Garbage disposal fee
Government taxes & office service charge
First aid medical kits for the group
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
International flight tickets.
Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days).
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner) .
Travel Insurance and High Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Heli Rescue)
Phone calls, Satellite Phones, Internet, Laundry, Bar-bills, battery recharge, water, and hot shower.
Personal trekking and climbing gear
Tips for Nepalese staffs and porter