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OVERVIEW

Island Peak Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 18 days 

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 6189m / 20,305ft

  • Best Season - Apr-May & Oct-Nov

 

Island Peak is a favorite choice among novice climbers who wish to start their climbing adventures with technical peaks and progress to challenging climbs of higher altitudes. Island Peak is also popularly called Imja Tse by the locals and mountaineering community around the world.  It was named 'Island Peak' primarily due to its striking location. It lies in the heart of the Chukhung valley -  like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has a remarkable, highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier, which is a bit tough to do, yet the brilliant views from the summit are surely a fitting reward for your efforts. Island peak is a demanding climb to its summit above 20,000 feet and needs to be approached with dedication and respect. Island Peak is an excellent introduction to high altitude mountaineering and can be looked at as a stepping stone to higher peaks. Island Peak is for those who want to explore the Everest Region, and also want more of a challenge and experience real mountaineering.

 

Your Island Peak Climbing adventure begins with a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla, followed by a short trek to Phakding. Island peak expedition pretty much follows the same classic Everest Base Camp trek route via Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. You enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and trek through beautiful rhododendron forests & high suspension bridges draped with bright colorful flags. Meet the welcoming, friendly locals en route the trail, explore ancient Buddhist monasteries and learn about the beautiful and unique Sherpa culture. The second phase of your Island Peak journey takes you to Chhukung with an optional trek to Chhukung Ri peak and then to Island Peak Base Camp. After a demanding and strenuous 10 hour climb from the Island peak base camp, it is a gratifying experience at the summit of Island peak with brilliant views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Baruntse.

 

ITINERARY

Island Peak Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9383ft). Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)

 

Day 03 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,290ft)

 

Day 04 - Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization and rest day

 

Day 05 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m/12,700ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14,470ft)

 

Day 07 - Dingboche - Acclimatization and rest day

 

Day 08 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16,105ft)

 

Day 09 - Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorakshep (5181m/16,994ft) 


Day 10 - Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m/18,187ft) – Gorakshep – Dingboche (5181m/16,994ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m/17187ft)

 

Day 12 - Island Peak Base Camp to Summit peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chukhung

 

Day 13 - Trek from Chukhung to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,290ft)

 

Day 15 - Trek from Namche Bazar to Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9383ft)

 

Day 16Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu

 

Day 17 - Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

 

Day 18 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Island Peak Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Flights

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members

  • Transportation of members personal luggage by flight

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla (Air Cargo/Vehicle) and Lukla to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis 

  • All Accommodation while trekking in best mountain lodges

  • High quality tents in the base camp for all climbers

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; Tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. Permit

  • Island Peak Climbing Permit

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal entry permit

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transported by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Lukla up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 15 kgs per member

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced and professional climbing Sherpa

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpa on the team

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Climbing Guides for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder Crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  5. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  6. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  7. Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure Team in Kathmandu

  8. Duffle Bags for all expedition members

  9. Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the expedition

  10. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  11. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  12. Oxygen Cylinder bottles are available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses  Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of early arrivals and late departures

  4. Nepal Visa fee USD 50$ per person for 30 days

  5. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  6. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)

  7. Tips and Gratitude for Guide, Porters and Staff

  8. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Island Peak Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Island Peak Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Island Peak Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Island Peak Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Island Peak expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Island Peak expedition booking, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

HOW TO REACH

Island Peak Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


6000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top
Head Buff Fleece Jacket
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirts
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Heavy Weight Trek Pants Headlamp (with Rechargeable Batteries)
Gore-Tex Pants Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves
Crampon Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Boot (Millet/ Lasportiva/ Kailash)
ATC Device (Descender) Trekking Shoes
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Socks
Carabiner Summit Socks
Prusik Loops Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (2 Copies)
Duffle Bag (Optional) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Island Peak Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 18 days 

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 6189m / 20,305ft

  • Best Season - Apr-May & Oct-Nov

 

Island Peak is a favorite choice among novice climbers who wish to start their climbing adventures with technical peaks and progress to challenging climbs of higher altitudes. Island Peak is also popularly called Imja Tse by the locals and mountaineering community around the world.  It was named 'Island Peak' primarily due to its striking location. It lies in the heart of the Chukhung valley -  like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has a remarkable, highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier, which is a bit tough to do, yet the brilliant views from the summit are surely a fitting reward for your efforts. Island peak is a demanding climb to its summit above 20,000 feet and needs to be approached with dedication and respect. Island Peak is an excellent introduction to high altitude mountaineering and can be looked at as a stepping stone to higher peaks. Island Peak is for those who want to explore the Everest Region, and also want more of a challenge and experience real mountaineering.

 

Your Island Peak Climbing adventure begins with a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla, followed by a short trek to Phakding. Island peak expedition pretty much follows the same classic Everest Base Camp trek route via Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. You enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and trek through beautiful rhododendron forests & high suspension bridges draped with bright colorful flags. Meet the welcoming, friendly locals en route the trail, explore ancient Buddhist monasteries and learn about the beautiful and unique Sherpa culture. The second phase of your Island Peak journey takes you to Chhukung with an optional trek to Chhukung Ri peak and then to Island Peak Base Camp. After a demanding and strenuous 10 hour climb from the Island peak base camp, it is a gratifying experience at the summit of Island peak with brilliant views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Baruntse.

 

Island Peak Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9383ft). Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)

 

Day 03 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,290ft)

 

Day 04 - Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization and rest day

 

Day 05 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m/12,700ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14,470ft)

 

Day 07 - Dingboche - Acclimatization and rest day

 

Day 08 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16,105ft)

 

Day 09 - Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorakshep (5181m/16,994ft) 


Day 10 - Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m/18,187ft) – Gorakshep – Dingboche (5181m/16,994ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m/17187ft)

 

Day 12 - Island Peak Base Camp to Summit peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chukhung

 

Day 13 - Trek from Chukhung to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,290ft)

 

Day 15 - Trek from Namche Bazar to Phakding to Lukla (2860m/9383ft)

 

Day 16Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu

 

Day 17 - Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

 

Day 18 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Island Peak Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Flights

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members

  • Transportation of members personal luggage by flight

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla (Air Cargo/Vehicle) and Lukla to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis 

  • All Accommodation while trekking in best mountain lodges

  • High quality tents in the base camp for all climbers

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; Tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. Permit

  • Island Peak Climbing Permit

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal entry permit

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transported by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Lukla up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 15 kgs per member

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced and professional climbing Sherpa

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpa on the team

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Climbing Guides for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder Crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  5. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  6. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  7. Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure Team in Kathmandu

  8. Duffle Bags for all expedition members

  9. Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the expedition

  10. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  11. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  12. Oxygen Cylinder bottles are available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses  Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of early arrivals and late departures

  4. Nepal Visa fee USD 50$ per person for 30 days

  5. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  6. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)

  7. Tips and Gratitude for Guide, Porters and Staff

  8. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Island Peak Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Island Peak Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Island Peak Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Island Peak Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Island Peak expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Island Peak expedition booking, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

Island Peak Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


6000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top
Head Buff Fleece Jacket
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirts
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Heavy Weight Trek Pants Headlamp (with Rechargeable Batteries)
Gore-Tex Pants Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves
Crampon Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Boot (Millet/ Lasportiva/ Kailash)
ATC Device (Descender) Trekking Shoes
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Socks
Carabiner Summit Socks
Prusik Loops Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (2 Copies)
Duffle Bag (Optional) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

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