Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing 16 Days

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

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Group Size:

2-14

Transportation:

Flight & Private vehicle.

Accommodation:

Local Tea house/Tent

Best season:

Spring & autumn.

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Tour type:

Climbing

Grade:

Challenge/Adventure

Trekking Region

Everest Region

Trip Highlights

  • Island Peak Overview: Challenging Himalayan peak in Khumbu, Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, requires technical mountaineering skills.
  • Climbing Route: Begins with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through Sagarmatha National Park, passing Sherpa villages and scenic landscapes.
  • Training at Base Camp: Climbers undergo essential mountaineering training at the base camp, including rope fixing, crevasse rescue, and ice climbing.
  • Steep Ascent: Involves ascending steep slopes, ridges, and snowfields, with a final section of rock and ice climbing leading to the summit.
  • Breathtaking Views: Summit rewards climbers with stunning views of neighboring peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, offering a challenging yet rewarding Himalayan adventure for experienced climbers.

Overview

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is a challenging climb that requires technical skills and experience in mountaineering. Island Peak climbing is an excellent choice for climbers who wish to climb a Himalayan peak while also enjoying the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains.

The climbing route typically starts with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail passes through picturesque Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and scenic mountain landscapes. After reaching the base camp, climbers undergo training on basic mountaineering skills such as rope fixing, crevasse rescue, and ice climbing.

The climb itself involves ascending steep slopes, ridges, and snowfields. The final climb to the summit involves a steep section of rock and ice climbing. At the summit, climbers are rewarded with breathtaking views of surrounding peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

Overall, Island Peak climbing is a challenging but rewarding experience that requires physical fitness, technical skills, and experience in mountaineering. It is a great option for experienced climbers looking for a Himalayan adventure.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival (TIA) at Kathmandu (1,340)m.

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will meet with our team members and drive. They will escort you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. Later, in the evening, you will stroll on the bustling streets of Thamel, and end your day with a delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.

Day 2 : Sightseeing in the valley and preparation for climbing equipment.

Any journey to the Himalayas needs meticulous planning even more if it involves climbing mountains. Today, we take the time off to make sure everything is ready to go before we attempt our journey. You can also head towards Thamel for any piece of equipment you might be missing or the entire set of equipment in case you didn’t bring it from your home country. We also make sure the necessary forms are gathered and permits are obtained for our journey. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Early morning fly to Lukla (2,840)m. and trek to Phakding (2,670)m.

A 40 minutes thrilling flight will take you to Lukla. Upon landing here, you meet with other crew members who will join you for the trek. The trail descends to Phakding following a stream.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche bazar (3,460)m. from Phakding.

Crossing the famed Hillary suspension bridge, the trail gradually ascends through the forested landscapes with views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m). Following the gradually opening Dudh Koshi valley, the journey ascends to the vibrant hamlets of Monjo, Chumoa, and Benaki before reaching Jorsale, which marks our entry to the Sagarmatha National Park. If the weather is clear, it’s from Namche bazaar we get our first glimpse of Mt. Everest.

Day 5 : Acclimatization over EVH (3,880)m. and back to Namche bazar.

The day begins with the lovely view of the Himalayas as the snowy summits of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Nuptse (7,855m) shine on the horizon. After a delicious Himalayan breakfast, you begin hiking towards the stunning hamlets of Khumjung and Khunde for the day hike. Alternatively, you can also decide to trek to the Everest View Hotel, which on a clear day gives a stunning view of Mt. Everest (8,848m).

Day 6 : Trek to Tyangboche (3,870)m. from Namche bazar.

With the stunning summit of Ama Dablam at (6,812m) as your constant companion, the hilly trail gradually ascends through the forested landscape crossing several clusters of settlements en-route. Tengboche is one of the highlighted destinations of the journey due to its stunning views of the Himalayas and for hosting the annual Mani Rimdu Festival.

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4,440)m. from Tyangboche.

The trail heading out of Tengboche enters the stunning rhododendron forests leading towards Deboche. Crossing the hamlet of Deboche, you trek alongside the Imja Khola before crossing the river over a suspension bridge. Following the ascending route, you reach the stunning plains of Pangboche hamlets. From here, the trail abandons the pleasant hilly landscapes in favor of the rocky Himalayan one as you reach Dingboche for the night.

Day 8 : Trek to Chhukung (4,740)m. from Dingboche.

Your day begins with stunning views of the Himalayas as you prepare to head out to your final destination before reaching Island Peak Base Camp. The hamlet of Chhukung is just 2 hours away from Dingboche and goes through the rocky Himalayan landscapes ascending steeply towards the Himalayas.

Day 9 : Chhukung to Island peak base camp (5,210)m.

From Chhukung, the trail takes on the southern end of the valley before gradually turning towards the east finding the glacial moraines of Lhotse. Enjoying the stunning Imja Tse and Nuptse glaciers, the trail heads back towards the south reaching the Island Peak Base Camp. Today we will also do some pre-climbing training.

Day 10 : Base camp to Island peak summit (6,190)m. and back to base camp.

The day begins early as you make your way towards the summit. Scaling the rocky face of the Himalayas, you gradually make your way up enjoying the stunning Himalayan sunrise midway. The final stretch to the summit is least to say not pleasant as the trail ascends through crevasses and mountain slopes. After conquering the arduous trail what awaits on the summit is a breathtaking Himalayan panorama conjured by the world’s tallest Himalayas.

Day 11 : Back to Pangboche (4,000)m. from Island peak base camp.

Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m); 5/6 hrs.
You make your way back to Pangboche. Leaving the snowy trail behind, your journey heads down through the rocky trail before meeting with the Everest Circuit trail at Dingboche crossing Chhukung en-route. Beyond Dingboche, the journey continues down towards the flatlands heading towards Pangboche.

Day 12 : Back to Namche bazar (3,440)m. from Pangboche.

The trail continues descending alongside the Imja Khola before crossing it on a suspension bridge leading towards Deboche. Continuing on the Everest trail, the journey reaches Tengboche, where you take a brief rest enjoying the pleasant views before making your way down the Dudh Kosi Valley.

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla (2,860)m. from Namche bazar.

Today is your last day of trekking. It’s only a short walk along the valley before you make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. In the evening, you’ll have a farewell dinner party followed by a few celebratory drinks.

Day 14 : Early morning fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

The day once again begins early as you experience the same thrill in taking off from the Lukla airstrip. Enjoying the pleasant landscapes and with one final glance at the Himalayas, the journey takes you back to Kathmandu. Back in the city, you head directly to your hotel.

Day 15 : Reservation day/ farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

Just in case an unforeseen event hampers our itinerary, we keep a day in reserve to ensure that our objectives are met. Bad weather can often hamper flights heading in and out of Lukla, and cases of altitude sickness can be encountered for which we might need to spend an extra day acclimatizing. In such cases, a reserve day is used. In case there is no delay, you can use today as a free day enjoying the historical and cultural side of the ancient valley Kathmandu city.

Day 16 : Finally departure.

We will transfer you to the Airport for your flight back to your home.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and Transportation.
  • 2-Night Hotel at Kathmandu (3 Start) Hotel.
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Trek.
  • Professional Climbing Guide, Personal Guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
  • Climbing Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
  • All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
  • First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
  • Kitchen tents, Sleeping Tents, dining tents, and Toilet Tents.
  • All Kinds of Food During Climbing Duration.
  • Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful Expedition.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the Expedition.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Climbing Gear.
  • Climbing Summit Bonus.
  • Normally 15% Tips for all Staff.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Route Map

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FAQs

Island Peak Climbing, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular mountaineering adventure in the Everest region of Nepal. Standing at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level, Island Peak offers stunning panoramic views of the Everest and Makalu regions, making it an enticing challenge for climbers.

While Island Peak Climbing is technically challenging, it is suitable for climbers with prior high-altitude trekking experience and basic mountaineering skills. Beginners with strong fitness levels and a willingness to learn may also attempt the climb under the guidance of experienced climbing guides.

The best time for Island Peak Climbing is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, from March to May and September to November respectively. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and optimal climbing conditions.

Island Peak Climbing is considered moderately challenging. The ascent involves technical sections of rock, snow, and ice climbing, as well as the use of ropes and crampons. Climbers must be prepared for steep slopes, crevasses, and high-altitude conditions.

Climbers must obtain climbing permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to ascend Island Peak. Additionally, trekking permits for the Everest region are also required for the trekking portion of the expedition.

The duration of the Island Peak Climbing expedition typically ranges from 16 to 20 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and weather conditions. This includes trekking to base camp, acclimatization days, summit day, and descent back to lower elevations.

Essential climbing equipment for Island Peak Climbing includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, ropes, and protective clothing. Additionally, trekking gear such as warm layers, waterproof clothing, and a suitable backpack are also required.

Yes, it is highly recommended to undertake Island Peak Climbing with the assistance of experienced climbing guides and support staff. They provide valuable expertise, ensure safety, manage logistics, and offer guidance throughout the expedition.

The highlights of Island Peak Climbing include stunning views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, challenging technical climbs, cultural immersion in the Everest region, and the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit of Island Peak.

Additional Information

01. Trekking Route: The trek to Island Peak typically starts from Lukla, following the classic Everest Base Camp trek route. Trekkers pass through Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and high-altitude valleys before reaching Island Peak Base Camp.

02. Climbing Route: The climbing route to Island Peak involves technical sections of rock, ice, and snow. Climbers ascend steep slopes, traverse glaciers, and negotiate crevasses under the guidance of experienced climbing guides.

03. Acclimatization Days: Adequate acclimatization is crucial for the safety and success of the expedition. Rest days are included in the itinerary to allow climbers to adjust gradually to the increasing altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

04. Weather Monitoring: Guides closely monitor weather forecasts and make informed decisions about climbing conditions. Flexibility in the itinerary is essential to adapt to changing weather patterns and ensure the safety of climbers.

05. Emergency Protocols: In case of emergencies, evacuation procedures are in place. Guides are trained in first aid, and communication devices such as satellite phones or radios are carried for communication with base camp or rescue teams.

06. Physical Fitness: Prior physical conditioning is essential, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance activities. Focus on building stamina, strength, and flexibility to cope with the demands of high-altitude trekking and climbing.

07. Technical Skills: Climbers should possess basic mountaineering skills, including rope handling, glacier travel, and ice climbing techniques. Training courses or guided practice sessions are recommended for climbers with limited experience.

08. Leave No Trace: Practice environmental stewardship by minimizing waste, disposing of trash responsibly, and respecting the natural surroundings. Leave the mountains pristine for future generations to enjoy.

09. Responsible Tourism: Support sustainable tourism practices by respecting local customs, contributing to the local economy, and minimizing the ecological footprint of the expedition.

10. Sherpa Culture: Interact with the renowned Sherpa community and learn about their rich culture, traditions, and way of life. Visit monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens along the trekking route, gaining insight into the spiritual practices of the region.
11. Everest Region: Explore the legendary Everest region, home to some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest. Experience the unique mountain culture and hospitality of the local Sherpa people.

12. Guides and Support Staff: Experienced climbing guides lead the expedition and provide valuable expertise throughout the journey. Support staff assist with logistics, equipment transportation, and camp setup, allowing climbers to focus on the climb.

Embark on the Island Peak Climbing expedition fully informed and prepared for a challenging yet rewarding adventure in the heart of the Everest region.

01. Spectacular Summit Views: Experience awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu, from the summit of Island Peak. The breathtaking 360-degree view offers a memorable glimpse into the majesty of the Himalayas.

02. Technical Challenge: Conquer the exhilarating ascent of Island Peak, which involves navigating through technical sections of rock, ice, and snow. Traverse steep slopes, cross glaciers, and negotiate crevasses under the guidance of experienced climbing guides.

03. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region as you trek through traditional villages, visit ancient monasteries, and interact with local Sherpa communities. Gain insight into their way of life, traditions, and spiritual beliefs.

04. Sense of Achievement: Reach the summit of Island Peak at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), and savor the exhilarating sense of accomplishment as you stand atop one of Nepal's iconic peaks. The journey to the summit is a testament to your determination and resilience.

05. Remote Wilderness: Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of the Everest region. Trek through rugged mountain terrain, cross high-altitude passes, and camp beneath starry skies in remote mountain settings.

06. Camaraderie and Friendship: Forge lasting bonds with fellow climbers and support staff as you share the challenges and triumphs of the Island Peak Climbing expedition. The camaraderie built along the journey creates memories that last a lifetime.

Embark on the Island Peak Climbing expedition for an unforgettable adventure filled with stunning vistas, cultural discoveries, and the thrill of reaching new heights in the heart of the Himalayas.

Equipments

Peaks climbing is every night 9-10 hours walk on the snow till to peak summit and return to Base camp. When we are out of our home we will need many types of equipment. So here are some types of equipment which are very important for those who are going to climb the mountains or Peaks. The following is the list of the equipment we will suggest for your climbing on the Himalayas.

 

Clothing & Footwear:
Woolen worm hat
Neck gaiter or balaclava
Bandana or Buff
T-shirt
Long-sleeve shirt
Underwear; sports bra
Worm Insulated jacket or Vest
Lightweight fleece jacket
Socks
Gortex jacket and paint
Fleece paint
Gloves or mittens
Boots and crampon-compatible
 
Hardwear quantities Depend on the route:
Rope
Helmet
Rucksacks
Harness
Crampons
Ice-axe
Ascending device (jumar)
Pully
Carabiner (lock & unlock)
Ice tools
Ice screws
Prusik
hand protection (athletic tap, glove)
snow baar
shovel
probe
headlamp
extra batteries
avalanche transceiver
 
Technical or mixed routes:
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Camming devices
 
Crevasse Rescue Gears:
Snow picket
Rope
Lightweight pullies
 
Navigation:
Map
Compass
Route description or guidebook
Altimeter watch
GPS
Satellite or personal locator beacon
Cellphone
Battery pack or solar panel
 
Overnight Gears:
Mountaineering tent
Sleeping bag
Sleeping matters
Sleeping bag liner
 
Snow & Sun Protections:
Sunglasses
Sunscreens
Sun hat
Nose guard
Lip balm
 
Emergency & First Aids:
First-aid kit
Whistle
Signaling mirror
Liter/matches
Firestarter
Emergency shelter
Itineraries
 
Health & Hygiene:
Hand sanitizer/wipes
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Sanitation towel
Toilet paper and sealable bag
Menstrual products
Prescription medications
 
Mountain Kitchen Equipments:
Cook set
Fuel
Dishs / bowls
Backpacking stove
Eating utensils
Insulate mug/cup
Small quick dry towel
Biodegradable soap
Collapsible water container
 
Food & Water:
Water bottle
Meals
Hot drinks mix
Water filter/ purifier
Energy food and drink (bar, gel, chews, drink mix, trail mix)
 
Tools & Repair Items:
Knife or multi-tools
Repairs kit for mattress & stove
Duct tape strips

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$ 2650 Per Person

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