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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
Day 2 Kathmandu (1,350m) Preparations
Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845m  1,495m) and trek to Phakgding (2,610m  235m)
Day 4 Trek from Phakgding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  830m)
Day 5 Rest at Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,860m  420m)
Day 7 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m  383m)
Day 8 Trek from Dingboche to Chukung (4,730m  487m)
Day 9 Rest and Acclimatisation at Chukung (4,730m)
Day 10 Trek from Chukung to Base Camp (5,200m  470m)
Day 11 Hike from Base Camp to High Camp (5,550m  350m)
Day 12 Climb from High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m  639m) and back to Base Camp (5,200m  989m)
Day 13 Trek from Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m  1,215m)
Day 14 Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m  545m)
Day 15 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,845m  595m)
Day 16 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m  1,495m)
Day 17 Depart from Kathmandu Airport (1,350m)

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. Official Permits, Charges, Fees & Certificates
1.1. Permit for climb Mt. Island Peak
1.2. Sagarmatha National Park Fee
1.3. Gompalica Fee
1.4. Camping Charge
1.5. Mt.Island Peak climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA
2. Transport
2.1. Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
2.2. Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
2.3. 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).
2.4. Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage carring by porters
3. Expedition Stuff Members
3.1. Climbing Guide
3.2. Porter
4. Food & Lodging
4.1. 3 nights Hotel(3-star category) in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast. (Double occupacy)
4.2. Stay in comfortable lodges (Double occupacy) all the way trekking to the base camp - [@T0] nights
4.3. 3 meals a day (BLD;including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/ during the trek.
4.4. 3 meals a day (BLD;including tea and coffee) at Dining Tent in Basecamp preparing & seving by kitchen staff.
4.5. 3 meals a day in High camps preparing & seving by Climbing Sherpa.
5. Installation and Maintaining of camps
5.1. Base Camp - 5,200m
5.2. High Camp - 5,550m
6. Base Camps Equipment
6.1. Dining Tent for all members of expedition & staff
6.2. Tent for accommodation of the expedition member in the Base Camp
6.3. Tent for Expedition Leader
6.4. Kitchen Tent
6.5. Store Tent
6.6. Shower Tent
6.7. Tent for accommodation of the guide in the base camp
6.8. Toilet Tent
6.9. Personal tent for Liason oficier
6.10. Personal tent for Cook
6.11. Common tents for kitchen helpers & porters
6.12. Heater for base camp in Dining tent.
6.13. Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
6.14. Solar panel & Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
6.15. Satellite Phone: For emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
6.16. Radio station
6.17. Laptops
6.18. All necessary equipment for kitchen
7. High Camps Equipment
8. Climbing Equipment
8.1. Emergency Oxgen
8.2. Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
8.3. Group climbing equipment: Ice crews, Snow bars, RockPyton, Ropes, Carabiners.

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