Trip Facts

Trek Name: Island Peak (Imja Tse) Climbing

Trip Duration: 19 days

Activities:  Hiking/Climbing

Country : Nepal


Island Peak (Imja Tse) Climbing

Island Peak also known as Imja Tse is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The combination of most popular Everest base camp (EBC) trek and Island Peak climbing is probably the best trip in Nepal adored by adventure seekers. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak . For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in the later years. For some mountaineers the peak stands for the purpose of acclimatization before heading to bigger mountain climbing. Trekking to Kalapatthar or Everest base camp is best suited for acclimatization before proceeding to the climbing on Island Peak .

The popular route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and also helps a safe ascent.

Day 01 : Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA) and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing: Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar square and Swayambhunath temple. 4/5 hrs and preparation.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2610m.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar 3440m.

Day 05: Namche rest for acclimatization & explore

Day 06: Namche - Thyangboche3860m.

Day 07: Thyangboche - Pheriche.

Day 08: Pheriche - Lobuche 4940m.

Day 09: Lobuche - Kala Pattar 5554m - Gorakshep (5180m) 7 hrs.

Day 10: Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp (5365m) - Lobuche 7 hrs.

Day 11: Lobuche - Chhukung 4750m.

Day 12: Chhukung - Island Peak base camp 5240m.

Day 13: Island Peak BC - High Camp & preparation day.

Day 14: HC - Island Peak 6173m. summit & back to Chhukung.

Day 15: Chhukung - Pangboche.

Day 16: Pangboche -Namche via Thyangboche 3860m.

Day 17: Namche Bazar 3440m - Lukla 5 hrs.

Day 18: Lukla - Kathmandu by eary flight & transfer to Hotel.

Day 19: Transfer to Airport for onward journey.

Price Includes

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights
  • Accommodation at 4 star hotels or best available hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis for the nights as listed in itinerary.
  • Full board meals on tented camping expedition or Teahouse trek.
  • Accommodation on tented camp or Teahouses as listed in itinerary.
  • Welcome dinner with ethno-cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking Cook, guides and other support staff.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for porters like Gortex jacket & trousers, trekking shoes / boots, sleeping bag / blanket, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc.
  • Trekking permit, national park / conservation entry fees.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Personal climbing gears: Climbing boot and crampons only (can be hire in Kathmandu)
  • Tips and items of a personal nature like postage, laundry etc.

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