Nepal Peak Climbing » Island Peak Climbing (6,189m)

Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing (Imja Tse Peak) is one of the most famous climbing peaks in Nepal. It stands in the Everest Region, reaches a height of 6,189m and is popularly known as Island Peak, a name given to it by Eric Shipton’s party in 1951, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was given the Nepali name Imja Tse. The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as part of their preparations for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members of the first ascent team. The peak is actually part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar.

Expeditions to the peak can either go by road to Jiri and then by trail to Solulukhumbu or fly to Lukla. A day’s trek from Lukla takes you to the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Another day’s trek reaches the town of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest’s base camp. The best idea from here is to continue to either Everest Base Camp or Kala Pattar, at 5545m, from where there is a famous view of Everest. Either trek is good for acclimatizing before the climb of Island Peak. One very good trek for acclimatizing is to walk along the Gokyo valley, then to cross the Chola pass, visitng both Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp, before moving on to Chukhung. From there a 5 hour trek reaches Island Peak Base Camp at 5200m. The camp is in a small valley with Island Glacier on the right. From Base Camp we climb steeply up to 5500m – the climb takes about 3 hours – and set up a high camp. From there the climb is rocky at first, then across a glacier, with crevasses, to reach a final steep ascent to the summit. Ropes are fixed for the final summit climb. More Pictures>>>

Outline Itinerary I

Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Day 03 : Flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2646m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 04 : Trek to Namache Bazaar (3446m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche Overnight in Lodge.
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4400m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 08 : Trek to chukung (3700m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 09 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) overnight In Camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Island peak High Camp (5500m) overnight in camp.
Day 11 : Island peak summit (6189m) Overnight in Base camp.
Day 12 : One Extra Day
Day 13 : Trek to Dhingboche (4300m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 14 : Trek to Tengboche Overnight in Lodge.
Day 15 : Trek to Namche Bazaar Overnight in Lodge.
Day 16 : Trek to Lukla Overnight in Lodge.
Day 17 : flight Back to kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 18 : Sightseeing/Free day in Kathamandu.
Day 19 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Outline Itinerary II

Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : sightseeing in Kathmandu valley overnight Hotel.
Day 03 : Flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2646m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 04 : Trek to Namache Bazaar (3446m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche Overnight in Lodge.
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 07 : Trek to Pheruche (4200m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 08 : Trek to Labuche (5900m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 09 : Trek to kalapather (5545m) over night Goracksep (5150m).
Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp overnight in Goracksep Lodge.
Day 11 : Trek down to Dingboche (4400m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 12 : Trek to chukung (3700m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 13 : Trek to Island peak Base Camp (5200m) overnight in Camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Island peak High Camp (5500m) overnight in camp.
Day 15 : Island peak summit (6189m) overnight in Base Camp (5200m).
Day 16 : One Extra Day.
Day 17 : Trek to Dhingboche (4300m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 18 : Trek to Tengboche overnight in Lodge.
Day 19 : Trek to Namche Bazaar overnight in Lodge.
Day 20 : Trek to Lukla overnight in Lodge.
Day 21 : flight Back to kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 22 : Sightseeing/Free day in kathmandu.
Day 23 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Outline Itinerary III

Day 01 : pick up from the Airport, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in kathmandu Valley with Guide.
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Lukla by flight & trek to phakding (2652m) (4 hours)
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche bazaar (3446m) (6 hours).
Day 05 : Rest in Namche Bazaar for Acclimitization.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) (5 hours).
Day 07 : Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m) (3:30 hours).
Day 08 : Dole to Machherma (4410m) (3:30 hours).
Day 09 : Machherma to Gokyo (4750m) (4 hours).
Day 10 : Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5360m) & Trek to Thangna (4700m) (3 hours)
Day 11 : Thangna to cholapass O/V in Dzongla (4843m) (7 to 8 hrs.).
Day 12 : Dzongla to Gorackshep (5150m) (6 to 7hrs).
Day 13 : Gorackshep to Everest Base Camp overnight in Goracksep Lodge.
Day 14 : Trek Kalapathar & Trek to Dingboche (4400m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 15 : Dingboche to chukung (3700m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 16 : Chukung to Island peak High Camp (5500m) overnight in Camp.
Day 17 : Island Peak Summit (6189m) Base Camp overnight in camp.
Day 18 : One Extra Day
Day 19 : Base Camp to Dhingboche (4300m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 20 : Dingboche to Tengboche overnight in Lodge.
Day 21 : Tengboche to Namche Bazaar overnight in Lodge.
Day 22 : Namche to Lukla overnight in Lodge.
Day 23 : flight Back to kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 24 : Sightseeing/Free day in kathmandu.
Day 25 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Const Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 4 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide & Entrance fee.
  • Entrance fee in Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Peak Permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Const Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.

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