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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, 5363m, 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 1N/2 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, have a kindly visit with link for the further detail 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

Accommodation: Tent

Altitude: 2800m - 5600m

Equipment: Climbing gear

Difficulty: Alpine Grade 2B

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Group Size: 2 - 10 Trekkers

Starts/Ends: Chhukung/Chhukung

Transport : Private vehicle & Domestic Flight

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, Hiking, Climbing

Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS Card & Climbing Permit

Itinerary

 Day 01:

Chhukung 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

17 Dec 2018
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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

+ climbing equipment

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

+ Accommodation during the trip in tent

+ All permits and all insurances of climbing guide

+ 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 Climbing Gears: 

- Trekking Sleeping Bag

- Helmet 

- Harness

- Jhumar

- Figure-8

- Karabiners(3 pieces; Locked-2 & Unlocked-1)

- Safety rope

- Crampon

Ice Axe

 

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

- Climbing Boot

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

Equipment

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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.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Supplementary time

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. We can also arrange for a Helicopter charter from Kathmandu to Lukla instead but this adds significant extra cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for an extra day in Kathmandu. You can use your extra time here in Nepal by doing many exciting activities like rafting, jungle safari, Bunje jumping, Mountain flights or simply enjoy the bustling streets of Kathmandu.

Start from: USD975
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Duration
2N/3 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Khumbu - Nepal
Grade
AG2B
Altitude
5600m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tent