ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING
Island Peak Climbing Expedition.
Island Peak 6189m, (Imja Tse) is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. In 1952 Eric Shipton followed the Imja River en-route to the remote Barun gorge between Baruntse & Makalu. During that journey he described a mountain "resembling an island in a see of ice." Ever since, the name Island Peak has stuck; although it was renamed Imja Tse by the Nepal Mountaineering Association it remains the most popular trekking peak. Dwarfed, by the massive walls of Lhotse, Baruntse & Ama Dablam, its floats between the Imja & Lhotse Glaciers, its south face rears as a rocky triangle; the end of a truncated ridge falling from Lhotse Shar. Charles Evans, Charles Wylie, Alf Gregory & Tenzing Norgay climbed Island Peak in 1953 with a group of seven sherpas, in preparation for Everest Climb. Their climb up to southeast flank and the south side from a camp at Pareshaya Gyab remains the normal route of ascent.
Island Peak ( Imja Tse ) is one of the most popular trekking peaks as it requires nominal mountaineering experience, especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing guide.
Max. Altitude: 56189 m.
Trip Duration: 19 days
Trek Grade: Strenuous Plus
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu (preparation for climbing gears)
Day 3 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek till Phakding (2652m.)
Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m. )
Day 5 Namche, hike to Khumjung (3780m. ) for acclimatization & back to Namche
Day 6 Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m. )
Day 7 Tengboche to Pheriche (4040m)
Day 8 Pheriche ( hike to Nagarjun for acclimatization & back to Pheriche
Day 9 Pheriche to Lobuche ( 4910m )
Day 10 Lobuche to Kala Pathar ( 5550m.) & back to Luboche
Day 11 Lobuche to Chhukhung ( 4750 m.)
Day 12 Chhukhung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m.)
Day 13 Island Peak Base Camp (Rest and preparation)
Day 14 Island Peak summit (6189 m.) & back to Base Camp
Day 15 Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
Day 16 Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3440m.)
Day 17 Namche Bazar to Lukla
Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 19 Departure
Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary including domestic flights.
3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).
Domestic flight KTM-LUK-KTM.
All three-time meals and tea house accommodation while on trekking and camping facilities during Island Peak climbing.
An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.
An Experienced Sherpa climbing guide to support during climbing Island peak.
Common climbing gears like ropes, snow bars, ice screws, Carabineers etc. provided.
All staff wages.
Insurance of the trekking and climbing staffs.
All necessary tents for members and staff.
All necessary kitchen utensils and equipment.
National Park fee.
Peak Permit Fee and Trekking permit.
SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).
Farewell Dinner with cultural show
Nepal visa fee.
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Extra nights Hotel in Kathmandu.
Personal equipment (your personal clothing and climbing gear can be rented in Chukung.).
Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.
All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.
Tips to the staffs.
"We loved hiking with our guide Nima. He showed us a lot of places besides the normal pathways. Since he grew up in Solu Khumbu he knows the area really well. We always felt comfortable and we had a great time with him. He is a lovely person, always keen on learning new card games, always happy and in a good mood. The summit of Island Peak with him was save and just brilliant! Thank you very much again."