Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Island peak  or Imsa Tse peak to give it it's proper Tibetan name is a well climbed favorite for people who want to do something a little more challenging other than trekking. It was named  "Island" peak in 1953 by Eric Shiptons party of that year who named it island peak as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice , when it is viewed from Dingboche on the main Everest trail. Later in 1983 the peak was renamed as Imsa Tse.
Island peak was first climbed in 1953 by a British expedition team as training for the ascent on Mt. Everest. Island  peak is a part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar  the main part forming a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar. As mentioned the peak is very popular with people, it is not too technical but still provides a good challenge and like all peak climbing you need to be in good physical shape. A climb of Island peak fits well into longer treks in the Everest Region and can be combined or tagged on to trekking. Allow four days for acclimatization and the climb itself (one day added for weather problems).


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu pick up and transfers hotel climbing Sherpa briefing your trip overnight.
Day 02:Full day sightseeing tour , Paperwork and preparation for next day trip.
Day 03:Early in the morning drive to the airport take domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding overnight at local lodge.
Day 04:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar it takes 06 hours overnight mountain lodge.(3440m)
Day 05:Rest day for acclimatization; you may hike three hours to the famous Everest View Hotel and back to Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum overnight same place.
Day 06:Trek Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche normally 06 hours walk you see Buddhist Monastery mountain lodge accomodation (3850m)
Day 07:Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche five hour walking this day lodge accomodation (4350m)
Day 08:Acclimatization day at Dingboche; enjoyable and beautiful Sherpa village
Day 09:Trek Dingboche to Chhukung normally 03 hours accomodation at local lodge (4730m)
Day 10:From Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp four hours trek accomodation on tent camp (5087m)
Day 11:Climb to Island Peak (6189m); back to base camp camping
Day 12:Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung trek four hour accommodation in lodge.
Day 13:Chhukung to Pangboche trek four hours with Sherpa culture lodge accomodation (3985m)
Day 14:Pangboche to Khumjung it takes 06 hours accomodation in lodge (3790m)
Day 15:Trek From Khumjung to Lukla it takes 07 hours accomodation in lodge (2800m)
Day 16:Domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu it takes 25 minute pick up and transfer hotel free day for shopping relax.
Day 17:Half day Bhaktapur city tour back to the hotel and rest.
Day 18:Onward departure.

Cost: USD 2250.00 per person 

Cost Include:
Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu three stars with breakfast
Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport by private car
Three meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch & Dinners ) and including tea , coffee all your trekking and climbing period.
Accommodation in Lodges or Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trekking and tent will be provided during the climbing period
All camping equipment in Base camp
Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Round trip including our staff
30kg baggage allowance in flight and during trekking (with porter or yaks);
20kg baggage allowance returning from Base Camp;
Trekking Permit means the National park fee
Island Peak Climbing Permit
Experience Guide Porter during the trekking as well as experience Climbing guide
Staff salary, accommodation, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
The First Aid medical kit will be available
A satellite phone will be available to guide but the charge is U$4 per minute
One tent for 2 people on a shared basis
High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period
Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator will be provided
All compulsory document works, agency Service charge and Government Taxes
Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclude:
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
Personal climbing equipment
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Personal Climbing Gears:Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Tape Slings (2), Screw gate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock), Descended/Abseil Device, Plastic Mountaineering Boots, Ascender

Group Climbing Gears:Snow bar, Rope, Ice Hammer, Ice Screw

Other Personal Equipment List:

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket, Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves
Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Water bottle
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror


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