Island Peak Climbing

Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Climbing and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel , Guest House & Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 6,189 m

Island Peak trekking- also called Imja Tse- is probably one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. Standing 6,189m in height, it is almost always the first choice for mountain climbers before taking on bigger expeditions.

Island Peak summit has an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier and is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. Island Peak offers magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many others. The peak was named by a British expedition team in 1953 Island Peak because it appears as an island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The first two hours is easy walking from Base Camp but afterwards, it is a vertical Ice wall climbing for about 500 meters. 

Island Peak is the most popular climbing peak in Nepal straddling Chukung valley with Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. Part of the climbing experience involves trekking through the famous Everest region and reaching all the way to Everest Base Camp plus Kala Patthar. En route, you will be able to experience Sherpa culture and hospitality. Combine the island peak climbing with Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal is another reward for your lifetime.

The best time for climbing Island Peak is during Sprig (March-May) or Autumn (September- December). However, Winter and Summer is also possible but winter will be too cold and a lot of snowfall down.

Highlights

  • Island peak standing at an altitude of 6189 m, the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche
  • Combination of EBC trek and Sunrise view from Kala Patthar
  • Follow the world famous classical Everest Base camp trek route
  • Reach the height of island Peak 6189m with professional team

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Kathamndu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 4hrs. (2,620 m).
Day 02 Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar 5hrs. (3,440 m).
Day 03 Namche Bazar for acclimatize day
Day 04 Namche Bazar trek to Tengboche 5hrs, (3,680 m)
Day 05 Tengboche trek to Pheriche 5hrs. (4,200m).
Day 06 Pheriche trek to Lobuche 4hrs. (4,700m).
Day 07 Lobuche-Gorekshep 3hrs. (5,130m.)
Day 08 Morning climb to Kalapather (5,545 m), 2hrs. and trek back to Dingboche 4,400 m, 5 hrs.
Day 09 Dingboche-Chhukung 3.5hrs. (4,700 m).
Day 10 Chhukung-Island peak Base camp. 4hrs.
Day 11 Island peak (6,189 m) Summit and back to Base Camp
Day 12 This is an optional day for weather/health condition and so on.
Day 13 Island Peak Base Camp trek to Tengboche 6hrs.
Day 14 Tengboche trek to Namche Bazar 4hrs.
Day 15 Namche Bazar Trek to Lukla
Day 16 Morning fly back to kathmandu.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • Flight ticket (KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and porter while you are tea house trek
  • Climbing Guide and support team while you are peak climbing
  • All Foods and accommodation in a tent while you are climbing and tea house lodge
  • 2/3 night tented camp and 12 night in tea house accommodation
  • Two men tent, form mattress will be provided while you are with our camp
  • All kitchen equipment, climbing guide and staff their insurance
  • Climbing gears: Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons, F-8, Jummer, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw
  • Permit: National park entry permit, Climbing permit, TIMS and all government TAX
  • Sleeping bag(3-4 season) and climbing boots
  • Your personal warm clothes for Trekking/ climbing
  • Personal High rescue Medical insurance
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed any emergency Case
  • Beverage: coke, beer, Mineral water, bar bills
  • Foods in Kathmandu
  • Tips for your trip staff
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Useful Info

  • you must acclimatize to the oxygen deficiency gradually along the trail.
  • A 50 – 65 degree angle with our own fixed ropes on challenging terrain at extreme altitude. 
  • Join and prepared for this Island Peak Challenge
  • Be on the top of the Island in the sea of ice/Glacier