- Duration:15 days
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Max Elevation:6189 m.
- Max Group Size:1
- Best Time:March till May & October till November
Island Peak is popular trekking peak in Nepal. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar seperated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit. Island peak climb, the extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak, the elevation of this peak is 6189m.
South East Flank & South-West Ridge
The Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,150m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer establishing a High Camp which helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts south east around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5,280m). From the high camp, the left hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing. In recent times the snow slopes below the summit has developed some large crevasses making the final ascent to the top difficult.
North Ridge Route
First ascent was in 1958 by Alf Gregory, Dick Cook and two Sherpas. North of the main summit the ridge continues to a col (5,700m). The route climbs the ridge from the col, which is reached by following the true right bank of the Imja Glacier and later the moraines on the right bank of the Lhotse Sar Glacier, before climbing north-west over snowy slopes to the col. On the first ascent, a camp was placed on the col. From the col, follow the ridge which is a magnificent snow area, due south, this steepness for the final summit pyramid. This is a long ridge that would be difficult under soft snow conditions and may under other conditions have a marked cornice. The climb is a little more difficult than the normal route, and is graded alpine PD+.
- Day 01 Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m) (B, L, D)
- Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) (B, L, D)
- Day 03 Acclimatization day (B, L, D)
- Day 04 Trek to Tengboche (3860m) (B, L, D)
- Day 05 Trek to Dingbuche (4410m) (B, L, D)
- Day 06 Acclimatization for the climbing-Trek to Lobuche (4910m) (B, L, D)
- Day 07 Acclimatization for the climbing-Trek to Everest Base Camp (5310m)/back to Gorakshep (5140m) (B, L, D)
- Day 08 Acclimatization for the climbing-Sunrise trip to Kalapattar (5545m) and Trek to Dingboche (3985m) (B, L, D)
- Day 09 Trek to Chukkung (4730m) (B, L, D)
- Day 10 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m); afternoon climbing school course with our climbing guide (B, L, D)
- Day 11 Climb to summit (6189m) and return to Base Camp or Chukkung (B, L, D)
- Day 12 Trek to Pangboche (3985m) (B, L, D)
- Day 13 Trek to Namche (3440m) (B, L, D)
- Day 14 Trek to Lukla (2840m) (B, L, D)
- Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) / Hotel (B)
YOU MAY CAN BOOK EXTRA SERVICE WITH US IN REASONABLE PRICE ; BEFORE AND AFTER TREK:
- Day 00 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
- Day 00 Make ready for your personal equipment or sightseeing around Kathmandu; hotel (B)
- Day 00 Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
- Day 00 Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
- Fight transport as per mention in the itinerary
- Trekking conservation permit
- Trekking Register Certificate
- Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
- Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
- Tea House and Tented accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
- All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
- The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
- Island Peak Permit fees
- Garbage Deposit Fee
- General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
- Duffel/kit bag by Trekking Team Nepal (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
- All our government taxes
- Official expense
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.