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Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing

The Island Peak Climbing is one of our favorite treks and Peak Climbing and we’d be delighted to help you explore this incredible legion in Nepal.

The Island Peak Climb is an add-on package for any of the Everest Region Treks.  It starts and finishes at Chhukung, where Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure experienced climbing guides will meet you and look after you in every way.  Before you attempt the climb, however, you must be properly acclimatized.  If you have trekked to Everest Base Camp, 5357m, and Kala Patthar, 5545m from Jiri, Phaplu or even Lukla, you will be acclimatized.  You might even want to include a nearby pass such as Renjo La, 5338m, or Cho La 5420m for good measure. Island Peak captivates the interest of experienced and aspiring climbers alike.  Standing on the summit of Island Peak, 6189m, you are surrounded by the entire Khumbu range, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and the unclimbed Lhotse Shar.   To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, Cho Polu, 6734m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt. Makalu, 8475m.

Island Peak Climbing is rated ‘moderate’; and although a good level of physical fitness is essential, previous climbing experience is not required.  Its highly glaciated West Face rises from the Lhotse Glacier up to a technically straightforward ridge; this is a perfect place for novice climbers to develop the skills of climbing on snow and ice at high altitudes.

From Chhukung village, the trail follows the moraine of the massive Lhotse Glacier, then the Imja Tso Khola (river) to Island Peak Base Camp, 5100m. There are slabs and boulders to clamber over to reach high camp, 5500m.   After high camp there are more rocks and scree at first, but the final few hours to the top requires the mountaineering skills.  There is a 300-meter headwall and a snowy summit ridge which require ropes, crampons and ice axes.

Island Peak Climbing 2N/3 days making it one of the shortest and least expensive climbing packages offered.  Each climb starts according our scheduled departure dates. The minimum size of a group is two persons. After you return to Chhukung, you are free to plan for the next destination. 

If you would like to book Base Camp of Mount Everest Trek with island peak Climbing with us, you are most welcome and have a visit  with Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing.   

Highlights:

  • The vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu 

  • Experience Nepali Sherpa culture

  • Southwest face of Everest

  • Forests of rhododendron, birch and conifer

  • Island Peak, one of the popular peaks to climb

  • Astounding views of Lhotse, Imjatse and Ama Dablam

Trip Facts

Duration: 2N/3D

Altitude: 5600m

Difficulty: Alpine Grade 2B

Accommodation Tent

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Equipment: Climbing gear 

Itinerary

Day 01:

Chhukung Valley to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/ 17060 ft.), 3-4hr walk

Day 02:

Summit Island Peak 6189m & return to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.),9-10hr walk 

Day 03:

Spare day[In case of bad weather]

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 2N/3 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness

Fixed Departure Dates

Fixed Departure Dates 

Trip Dates Availability Price Book
20 September 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
26 September 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
10 October 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now
14 October 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
20 October 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
25 October 2017 Available USD $ 875 Boo Now  
30 October 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
07 November 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
18 November 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now
23 November 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
28 November 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
08 December 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
17 December 2017 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
23 March 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
28 March 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
03 April 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 

09 April 2018

Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
14 April 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
19 April 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
25 April 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
02 May 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
07 May 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
18 May 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
23 May 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 

28 May 2018

Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
20 September 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
26 September 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
10 October 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
20 October 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
25 October 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
30 October 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now

07 November 2018

Available USD $ 875 Book Now  
18 November 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
25 November 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
28 November 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
08 December 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 
17 December 2018 Available USD $ 875 Book Now 

Note: We are flexible to customize the trip itinerary, dates as per your time frame, service standard etc.

Included Services

Free arrival and departure service for the group. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Private Peak climbing with an English speaking Climbing Sherpa

+ All necessary porters.

+ climbing equipment

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trip

+ Accommodation during the trip in tent

+ All permits and all insurances of staffs

+ First Aid kit

Garbage Deposit

+ Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bars

+ All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment

+ personal gears: 

+ Trekking Sleeping Bag

+ Crampons

+ Harness

Ice Axe

+ 2 x Tape slings

+ 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners

+ Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)

+ Prussic Loops

 

Excluded Services

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

- Climbing Boot
- Helmet

Equipment

Equipment for trip

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Useful Information

Note: You may question why we do not plan for overnight at Island Peak High Camp. First of all, at present there is severe water shortage at Island Peak High Camp. At one time we could find ice to melt for water only about 45 minutes away.  Now, that ice field has totally melted, and we have to walk 3 hours to bring water. Another reason, it is very difficult to sleep at 5630m. For this reason, we plan the trek so that you stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m rather than at Island Peak High Camp.

The name Island Peak was given in 1952 by the great climber, Eric Shipton, who thought it looked like an island in a sea of ice.  It is registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) by the name "Imja Tse", which was given to it later.  It is a favorite peak expedition of the Everest region of Nepal.

Start from: 875 USD
Duration
2N/3 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Khumbu
Grade
Alpine Grade 2B
Altitude
5600m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tent