Island (Imja Tse) Peak 6189m

Destination: Everest
Duration : 22 days
Best Season : Sep - Nov; Mar- May

Grade : Normal Climbing
Max. Altitude : 6160m

Island Peak is one of the most popular climbing Peaks in the Himalaya. It was named Island Peak by the explorer Eric Shipton in 1953, as it resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. It was given its current name Imia Tse In 1983. It forms part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. To the east of the peak lie Cho Polu and Makalu and to the east lie Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam. Its popularity is due to the fact that it can be attempted by those with little to no experience in climbing, and offers a good way to begin acclimatising for higher peaks. This peak is also known as a trekking peak, as it is often combined with a trekking itinerary, with the climb itself requiring only 2-3 days. Normally the climb is combined with the Everest Base Camp Trek, however, a different itinerary can be provided upon request. 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1300 m/4265 ft)

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and prepration for trek

Day 3 : Early morning flight to Lukla (2805 m/9317 ft). Trek to Phakding (2610 m/8562 ft).

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286 ft)

Day 5 : Rest day / acclimatise

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3860 m/12665 ft)

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche or Phereche (4410 m/14468 ft)

Day 8 : Rest day / Acclimatise

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16207 ft)

Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep (5153 m/16906 ft) - hike to Everest base camp (5363 m/17595 ft) - Gorakshep

Day 11 : Hike to Kalapatther (5550 m/18208 ft) and trek to Dingboche

Day 12 : Trek to Chhukung (4730 m/15518 ft)

Day 13 : Island Peak base camp

Day 14 : Climbing training course and preparation

Day 15 : Island Peak Summit (6189 m/20305 ft) back to base camp.

Day 16 : Extra day in case of bad weather or any issue

Day 17 : Trek to Pangboche (3930 m/12894 ft)

Day 18 : Trek to Namche (3440 m/11286 ft)

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla

Day 20 : Flight to Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 21 : Rest at Kathmandu

Day 22 : Departure on your own destination

Personal Belongings:

- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/passport, diary/notebook, Nepalese currency etc....

Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear:

- Climbing boots

- Harness

- Zummer

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- carabineer

- Descender

- tape shilling

- Fursik rope

- Helmet

- Warm Inner base layer

- Day bag (hiking - 10-20 L)

- Rucksack - 45 L

- Gore-Tex jacket and trouser

- Feather/down jacket

- Trekking shoes

- Several pairs warm socks

- Thick climbing gloves

- Normal gloves

- Hat/cap

- UV polarised sun-glasses

- water bottle, camelbak

- Water thermos

Cost Includes:

- International arrival and departure

- Domestic arrival and departure

- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B plan)

- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket

- Trekking lodge and accommodation

- Climbing guide

- Tent service and full camping support in base camp and high camp

- Food and tent

- cook, kitchen staff and other service crew

- Island peak climbing permit

- Group climbing gear (fix rope, ice bar, ice screw, rock piton etc)

- Insurance for sherpa and crew

Cost Excludes:

- Personal climbing gear

- Oxygen and regulator mask (emergency support purpose)

- Insurance (rescue, medical)

- Food in Kathmandu

- Drinks and beverages

- Staff tips�

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