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Island Peak

Apr  -  May, 2020

1,900 $
  • TypeAscent
  • RegionSagarmatha
  • CountryNepal  
  • DatesApr - May, 2020
  • Duration17 Days
  • Max. Altitude6,189m
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu Airport (1,350m) & transfer to the Hotel 1
Day 2 Kathmandu (1,350m) Preparations 1
Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845m  1,495m) and trek to Phakgding (2,610m  235m) 1
Day 4 Trek from Phakgding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  830m) 1
Day 5 Rest at Namche Bazaar 1
Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,860m  420m) 1
Day 7 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m  383m) 1
Day 8 Trek from Dingboche to Chukung (4,730m  487m) 1
Day 9 Rest and Acclimatisation at Chukung (4,730m) 1
Day 10 Trek from Chukung to Base Camp (5,200m  470m) 1
Day 11 Hike from Base Camp to High Camp (5,550m  350m) 1
Day 12 Climb from High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m  639m) and back to Base Camp (5,200m  989m) 1
Day 13 Trek from Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m  1,215m) 1
Day 14 Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  545m) 1
Day 15 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,845m  595m) 1
Day 16 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m  1,495m) 1
Day 17 Depart from Kathmandu Airport (1,350m) 1

Imja Tse peak or also popularly known as Island Peak stands tall with modest height of 6,189m. English Mountaineer Eric Shipton named it as an Island Peak in 1953. He thought it resembles an island in a sea of ice seeing it from Dingboche. In 1983, Island Peak again got its new name as Imja Tse. Island peak climbing is done along with the Everest Base Camp Trek. With very little technical aspects, it offers itself even to the beginner climber with competitive endurance. Hence, it is one of the most popular choices among the 6000m. Island Peak welcomes hundreds of climber group each year luring them to its peak.

Island Peak trek spans of around 16 days. The trip begins after landing in Lukla airport. Spending couple of nights in Namche Bazaar the climbers acquaint gradually before actually climbing the Island Peak. It takes four to five days to reach the Base camp of Island Peak. Here in the base camp climbers have to familiarize themself with the climatic condition before actually pushing themself to the summit. The ascent to the top starts off with along a ridge where climbers use foot traction device popularly known as crampons along with a rope to elevate upwards. The way across the glacier is easy with occasional fractures in them. After reaching the top, exquisite view of Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse and Ama Damblam is seen. This peak was first ascended by Tenzing Norgay who was a part of British Team preparing for the Everest Triumph.

After reaching the summit, you descend via main Everest Trail to Lukla Airport.

1 Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
2 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
3 Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Mountaineering Association to climb Island Peak, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal Entry Permit and fees.
4 Garbage Deposit fees.
5 Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and climbing.
6 Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
7 Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
8 Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
9 On the way to trekking all Accommodations is included.
10 In Island peak base camp lunch, dinner and breakfast, Kitchen Tent, dining tent, table, chairs, cook, all necessary kitchen equipment etc.
11 Porters (2 members: 1 Porter) up to Base camp from Lukla & Base camp to Lukla.
12 Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
13 All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
14 One Tent for two members in Base Camp.
15 All camping equipment such as Dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking gears.
16 One Sherpa for three members.
17 Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
18 1 Oxygen bottle & 1 Set of Oxygen mask will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
19 Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for member, all climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
20 Comprehensive Medical kit.
21 Island Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Island Peak successfully).
22 Food during trekking is not included. (Important!)
23 Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages.
24 Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
25 Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
26 Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
27 Internet facility is not included.
1 International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
2 Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
3 Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
4 Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
5 Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
6 Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa(min 100$).
7 Extra Porter: $25 USD for each, in case of extra porter demanded.

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