Island Peak Climbing

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 21 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Climbing
Transportation Flight/Jeep/Bus
Accomodation Lodge/Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during Trek/Climb
Max. Altitude 6189m
Group Size 1-above
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Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is 6189mhigh and is one of the most popular peaks to climb in the Everest Region. This is because it is easily accessible and not as difficult as other climbing peaks. The name Island Peak was given by Eric Shipton´s party in 1951 because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was afterward renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but for many, the name Island Peak has stuck. Island Peak was first climbed by a team of mountaineers that included Tensing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, as preparation and acclimatization for the first ascent of Everest in 1953.Island peak is labeled a “trekking peak,” a designation originally applied by the Nepalese authorities to mountains that were felt to be accessible without the logistics of a major expedition and didn’t require an extensive knowledge of winter alpine skills.Although most“trekking peaks” can be climbed in just one or two days from a trailhead, their technical difficulties and dangers very greatly.

For Island Peak Climbing, we have the option of starting from the Base Camp at 5,087 meters called Pareshaya Gyab and starting the climb between 2 and 3 am. Theother option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 meters to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, worries of bringing enough water supply as well sleeping at a higher elevation may require us to start from base camp. Base camp to High Camp is a hike but just above High Camp, some rocky steps require moderate scrambling up through a broad open gully. At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and continues up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here, fixed ropes will be set up by our mountain guide for the ascent of almost 100 meters to the summit ridge. This climb is somewhat difficult due to the steepness; however it is well worth it. On top, while Mount Everest is a mere ten kilometers away to the north, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Lhotse, towering 2,300m above the summit.
Still, the experience provides arush for beginners and experts. No technical mountaineering experience is necessary to climb Island Peak, simply a high level of fitness the desire to make it to the peak.

The best times for Island Peak Climbing are during Spring and Autumn.  Ascent Holidays arranges the climb with complete management, including TIMS card. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.

Trip Highlights

  • Incredible Himalayan views
  • Once-in-a-lifetime climbing experience in Everest region
  • Visit to Namche Bazaar
  • Exhilarating for beginners and experts
  • One  of  famous peak In  the  world 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m),pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Siteseeing in Kathmandu, including UNESCO sites.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Manju (2750m), 4 hrs walk. Retire in lodge for the day.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 5-6 hrs walk. Stay there overnight.
  • Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, explore and relax. Stay there overnight.
  • Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3,870m), 5-6 hrs walk and stay there overnight.
  • Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 4-5 hrs walk and stay there overnight.
  • Day 08:Acclimatization day at Dingboche, explore around and take rest. Stay there overnight.
  • Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4930m), 5-6 hrs trek continues to the Lobuche for overnight.
  • Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m),hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m), 5-7 hrs
  • Day 11:Early hike to Kala Pathar (5,550m) and trek to Dingboche (4410m), 7-8 hrs
  • Day 12:Dingboche to Chhukung valley (4,730m), 2-3 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13:Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m), 3-4 hrs and overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 14:Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m), 2-3 hrs and overnight at camp.
  • Day 15:Climb to Summit (6,189m) and descend to Chhukung, 8-10 hrs walk for overnight stay.
  • Day 16:Trek to Tyangboche (3,870m), 4-5 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 17:Trek to Namche (3,440m), 5 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 18:Trek to Lukla (2,800m), 6-7 hrs walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 19:Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Transfer to hotel and farewell dinner is held.
  • Day 20:Leisure shopping day in Kathmandu and relax on your own.
  • Day 21:Departure from Kathmandu. We will drop you off to airport for safe journey back home.

Detail Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.
  • Achivements Certificate after climbing By company 

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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