Island Peak

Island Peak also known as ImjaTse, with the height of 6,189m/20,305ft a Nepalese Peak located Khumbu region in the Himalaya of Eastern Nepal, on top of the Chukung glacier, the glacier which lies between AmaDablam and Lhotse peaks. The name “Island peak” for this mountain was given by a climbing team of Eric Shipton because of its striking location in the mid of Chukung Valley, which is like an Island one a sea of ice. In 1956 this peak was first ascended by a Swiss team as they prepare for Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.

 

  • Group size2 - 15
  • Duration17 Days
  • Trek Gradehard
  • Max Alt.6,189m / 20,305ft
  • Best TimeOct - Nov and Apr - May
Island Peak

Trip Introduction

This mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak is one of the most popular trekking peak in the Himalayan country and its accessible by the support of Nepalese Sherpa climbers.

Climbing the peak with Asia Voyage Nepal Outdoor make fulfills the dream of climbers, who seeks and wand the thrill of adventure. The summit of this peak is much interesting and the unbeatable with glaciated west face rising from Lhotse Glacier.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel (1300m) equipment check and pre trek briefing

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazar (3446m)

Day 04 :Namche Bazaar acclimatization day

Day 05 :Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3800m)

Day 06 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4243m)

Day 07 : Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 09 : Lobuche to Gorakshep after Everest Base camp

Day 10 :Gorakshep to Dingboche after Kalapathhar

Day 11 : Dingboche to Chhukung

Day 12 : Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)

Day 13 : High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m) and Back to the base camp.

Day 14 : Base Camp to Namche bazaar

Day 15 : Namche to Lukla 

Day 16 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure, end of service

Equipment Checklist

Available for Rent:
• Sleeping bag (100 - 200 NPR per day)

• Down jacket (Recommended for winter season)

Cold Weather:
• Long-sleeved shirts or jumper 
• Warm gloves (Thermal and Goretex)
• Warm hat
 

Conservative Dress:
• Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
• Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Essentials:
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) ( Optional)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or things you might during during the day )

• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band aids /plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater / Jumper
• Footwear ( Comfortable hiking boot worn prior to the departure date)
• Hat 
• Locks for bags
• Long pants light weight trousers 
• Money belt
• Outlet adapter (Universal)
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle ( to reduce the usage of Plastic bottles)
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear 
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) tea house lodges do not provide toilet rolls
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

High Altitude Trekking:

• Hiking boots (Worn frequently prior to departure)

• Pack liners to waterproof bags
• Reusable water bottler - minimum 1 litre (Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best)
• Sandals (For wearing around camp in the evenings)
• Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season (-20 celcius for winter ) can be hired at Kathmandu.
• Spare boot laces
• Thermal base layer
• Waterproof gloves
• Windproof rain gear
• Wool socks

Climbing gears can be rented or ask for the equipement rentals we do provide it for resonable price and you will have less hassle to carrying all the heavy equipment through out the trek.

Note: The best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials in layers, as this is quick drying and can keep heat in better. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a light fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof layer.

Trip Inclusions

  1. Expedition Permit and Royalties.
  2. Garbage Deposit.
  3. All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles.
  4. Sagarmatha National park entry permit and all necessary paper work.
  5. All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu).
  6. breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek and expedition.
  7. 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  8. Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  9. Tents and food base camp and high camp
  10. Base camp Kitchen staffs.
  11. Tents and food at base camp and high camp.
  12. Climbing Sherpa as required.
  13. Porters/ Yak to Base camp and Back.
  14. All the staff salaries & allowances.
  15. All the staff insurance & Heli Insurances.
  16. Group Climbing gears.
  17. All the necessary equipment at base camp.
  18. 1 bottle oxygen for rescue and in an emergency.
  19. Walkie talkie set for each Sherpa.

Trip Exclusions

  

  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and Heli rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Internet Access during the Expedition.
  • Personal Climbing equipment.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Personal Climbing Guide if requested.

  

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