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Island peak climbing

Island peak (Imja Tse) Island peak climbing
Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton's party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed form Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it.The peak is 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. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south. An alternative and equally popular approach is first visiting Everest base camp or the Kalapattar and trekking back to Dingboche. With Everest base camp and Island peak climbing combined, it is one of the most enjoyable adventure tour imaginable.

sland peak, 6160m , is actually an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers. We attempt along the standard route. Though the summit can be reached on a single day we make use of a high camp on its south west ridge to ensure the success. The climb involves one steep and exposed 100 m ice climb, otherwise it is a non technical snow climb. The climb also offers fabulous view of the Khumbu region and the Chhukung valley. From the summit you can enjoy the huge south face of Lhotse and the peak of Amadablam.

Elevation: 6160m/20,205ft.
Region: Everest/ Khumbu Himal
The Route: KTM- Lukla- Chhukung -Base Camp
Best Season: Sept. to Nov.& April to May.
Program Duration: 22 day via Gokyo Lake

Island peak Climbing -Itinerary (A)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathamndu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2840m) hike to Phakding (2610m)
Day 03: Phakding (2610m) trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
Day 05: Namche bazar to Dole (4200m)
Day 06: Dole (4200m) trek to Machhermo (4470m)
Day 07: Machhermo (4470m) trek to Gokyo Lake (4470m)
Day 08: Exploration day around Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake.
Day 09-10 Gokyo – Thangna(4700m) - Chola high camp – Dzongkha(4830m)
Day 11  Dzongkha to Lubuche(4910m)
Day 12  Lubuche to GorakShep(5140m)
Day 13  GorakShep to Everest Base Camp- Lubuche
Day 14  Lubuche to via Kongma La to Chhukung (4710m)
Day 15  Chhukung -Island Peak (Imja Tse) Base camp(5240m)Tented Camp.
Day 16  Island B.C – High Camp 5500m. Tented Camp.
Day 17  High camp to summit Isaland peak (6160m) to Base camp to Chhukung
Day 18  Chhukung to Tengboche(3860m)

Day 19: Tengboche trek back to Jorsale (2800m)/ Phakding

Day 20: Jorsale / Phakding trek back to Lukla (2840m)

Day 21: Fly back from Lukla to Kathamndu

Day 22  Extend your holiday or International departure

Island Peak climbing organized camping and teahouse lodge package cost USD 2175.00 per person with Island peak climbing permit, climbing Sherpa guide equipment fee.

(Garbage Deposit fee USD 250.00 is refundable after trek back to Kathmandu).

Given package Tea-house Lodge & Camping Trek Cost:
•International and domestic airport pick up and departure service by private vehicle.
•Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Island Peak climbing permit
•5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathamndu with B/B plan.
•Domestic air fare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
•Including professional climbing guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
•All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide varieties continental food) and accommodation in tented camp during the trek route. (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
•Domestic airfare for staff (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
•Peak climbing Sherpa guide with his equipment and allowances.
•First-aid service.
•Farewell dinner

Package does not include:    
•Satellite mobile phone
•Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
•International departure airport tax
•Climbing rope, crampons, climbing shoes, raincoat.
•Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
•Personal clothing and equipments, down jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, (available on hire in Kathmandu)
•Expenses of personal nature. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.


Island peak Climbing -Itinerary (B)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day or sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: 40 minutes Flight to Lukla (2710m) then commence trek to Phakding (2650m).
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche and visit to Syangboche Everest View Hotel and back to Namche Bazzar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengbuche (3760m) and rest of the time visit Monastery.
Day 07: Tengbuche - Dingbuche (4310m).
Day 08: Dingboche - Chukkung (4730m).
Day 09: Chukkung - Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Day 10: Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5481m)
Day 11: Acclimatization day in High Camp incase of bad weather
Day 12: Climb to summit (6189m) and return to Base Camp
Day 13: Base camp - Dingbuche (4310m).
Day 14: Dingbuche - Tengbuche (3760m).
Day 15: Tengbuche - Namche Bazaar (3450m).
Day 16: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2710m).
Day 17: fly to Kathmandu (1310m) and than transfer to the hotel. And rest of the time for shopping
Day 18: Final Depature to your home country

5 Days Island Peak Basic course Departure date and Program

From    : Chukhung to Chukhung
Grade   : Difficult
Season : Set. Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr and May
Max Elevation : 6,160 m
Cost :  $850/- per person
Day 1: Arrive Chukhung,12PM , Introduction, breifing, check equipment.
Day 2: Acclimatization and instructional day, Camp Overnight
Day 3: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp Overnight.
Day 4: Summit day, depart Base Camp 2 a.m. return Base camp- Chukhung.
Day 5: Provides a second opportunity to summit Island peak due to bad weather or illness.

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