Island Peak Climbing
Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, 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. The peak was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.
Imja Tse summit was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss team as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest and Lhotse.Imja Tse is one of the most popular trekking peaks given its difficulty (alpine PD+) and accessibility especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing guide.
To Climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a base camp at 5,087 metres (16,690 ft) called Pareshaya Gyab and starting the climb between 2 and 3 am. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 metres (18,400 ft) to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply and concerns about sleeping at a higher altitude may dictate starting from base camp. Base camp to high camp is basically a hike but just above high camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling and up through a broad open gully. At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes may be set up by the guides for the strenuous ascent of nearly 100 metres (330 ft) to the summit ridge. The climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. On top, while Mount Everest is a mere ten kilometres away to the north, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Lhotse, towering 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above the summit.
TRIP DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:Preparation day for permits and briefing on the trip
Day 03:Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2610 m.)
Day 04:Trek to Namche (3450 m.)
Day 05:Namche rest for acclimatization
Day 06:Trek to Thyanboche(3860 m.)
Day 07:Trek to Pheriche
Day 08:Trek to Lobuche
Day 09:Trek to Kalapathar back to Gorekshep
Day 10:Trek to Everest base camp back to Gorekshep
Day 11:Trek to Dingboche (4360 m.)
Day12:Dingboche to Chukung (4700 m.)
Day13:Trek to Island BC (5070 m.)
Day 14:Island BC to Summit(6189 m.) and back to BC
Day 15:Trek to Pangboche
Day16:Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 17:Trek to Lukla
Day 18:Fly Lukla to Kathmandundu
- Airport pick up and drop by car, van or bus as per group size.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard with breakfast as per itinerary.
- Meals on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee prepared by our cook.
- Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
- Lodge accommodation during the trekking.
- Flight Kathamandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Our professional climbing Sherpa or a guide/porter(s) as per group size.
- Food, salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, local tax of our crew members.
- Group medical supplies
- Trekking/Peak Climbing permits.
- Sagarmatha National Park permit
- All necessary camping gear like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, kitchen equipment, chairs and table, mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket, walking stick, climbing rope, snow bar, ice axe etc for full boarded camping.
- Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
- All government taxes.
- Appreciation certificate after the trip.
- Personal equipment for climbing
- Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
- Emergency Rescue evacuation
- Tips to staff or anyone else or donations to local institutions such as monasteries or schools.
- Nepal visa fee.
- Climbing peak permit
- Bottled drinks (mineral, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
- Personal shopping.
- Laundry, phone calls, faxes, and personal expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Airport departure tax
- Duration18 Days