Island Peak Climbing

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20 Days
Difficulty : Moderate
mountain Max-altitude : 6189 m
Group Size : 5
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dispatches : March - June
Background

Island peak is situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is referred to as an Island peak because of its remarkable resemblance to an island becoming a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The Peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British Expedition team as training for climbing Mt. Everest. The peak is a section of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar, the main area forms an arc of cliffs that advances to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle peak and Lhotse Shar. The peak is also colloquially known as ‘Imja tse’.

We, at Into the Himalaya Treks and Expedition strive hard to organize the best trekking programs, placing the highest priority on all the safety aspects. We believe that our planning, logistics and experience partnered with your patience and enthusiasm will help you attain the moments that you cherish for the rest of your life.

Date & Prices

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Departure Date

March-June, 2018

Price Includes

  • Permit fees for expedition
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Transportation
  • Airport transfers
  • Scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Meals while trekking and climbing
  • Accommodations during the trekking and climbing period
  • Group equipment required for the climb
  • Qualified and experienced guides
  • Experienced base camp cook, kitchen boys
  • Experienced climbing sherpas
  • Satellite phone service(pay per call)
  • Nepalese crew Insurance
  • Liaison officer

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained from Airport upon arrival)
  • Lunch and dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Insurance and cancellation of trip
  • Staff bonus and tips
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, postages, telephone, email etc.
  • Permit for filming
  • Personal satellite phone permit
  • Airport departure tax
  • Custom duty and import license fees for expedition goods arriving in Nepal.
  • Rescue services

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What to Expect

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Island peak climb requires you to be in good physical condition, however climbing experience is not essential. The peak is technically less challenging than other peaks in Nepal. However, having some knowledge in using climbing equipment is still an asset. You will need to have previous high-altitude trekking experience. Basic ice-climbing training will be provided before the summit using climbing gear such as ropes, ice pick, harness and crampons. 

Best Time for Island Peak Climbing
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

Day 2Sightseeing and preparation for the climb.Briefing in the Evening

Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek (4hrs) to Phakding (2652m)

Day 4Trek (6hrs) from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 5Rest day for acclimatization; hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m) (3hrs) to see Everest; back at Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum

Day 6Trek (5hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m); visit significant Buddhist monastery; lodge accommodation

Day 7Trek (4-5hrs) from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m); catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam; lodge accommodation

Day 8Rest for acclimatization at Dingboche; enjoy pleasant and scenic Sherpa village

Day 9Trek (2-3hrs) from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m); lodge accommodation

Day 10Trek (3hrs) from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m); camping

Day 11-12 Climb to Island Peak (6189m)

Day 13Trek (3hrs) from Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung; lodge accommodation

Day 14Trek (4hrs) from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m); enjoy Sherpa culture; lodge accommodation

Day 15Trek (6hrs) from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.); lodge accommodation

Day 16Trek (5hrs) from Khumjung to Monjo; All the way we walk downhill; En route we pass Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at lodge in Monjo

Day 17Trek (3hrs) from Monjo to Lukla (2800m) through scenic Khumbu; This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

Day 18We take again scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu , which takes about 35 minutes

Day 19Leisure day; sightseeing in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath); Fairwell-Celebration dinner

Day 20Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities

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My husband and I embarked on the Everest Base Camp trek with Jangbu during November 2013. It was undoubtedly the most incredible trip of our lives – with Jangbu. So if you are looking for someone with A-class experience and the incredible personal touch, you need not look any further!

Yolandi Maree
Norway/2013

So cool mate. It’s great to see you guys living it up, That’s what it’s all about. We only come this way but once.

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New Zealand/2014
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