Island Peak (Ima Tse 6189 m. / 20,305 f.) is taken as the mostly climbed Peak. It can be climb in both the spring and autumn season. It is located in the upper Imja Valley of the Khumbu, surrounded by Himalaya. Observing from above Dingboche the mountain has really the same appearance as an island in a sea of ice. Peak offers very beautiful outlook in the Khumbu (Everest area).
Island peak was named by Eric Shipton in 1952 and the first ascent was made by members of the 1953 British Everest team as a training climb. The climbing is challenging for the beginning alpine climber and the summit ridge provides one of the most dramatic view in the mornings that a Himalayan climber could dream of. The summit of Island Peak stands nearby to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world’s largest ice walls, and offers stunning views of beautiful Ama Dablam and Makalu.
Peak Promotion offers to climb Island Peak for those who are interested in climbing without prior training and for the basic climbers. Every one can climb it with no bottle oxygen. We will have a two days training at Island Peak high camp before summit for those who have not climbed or prior training for using ice axe and crampons. The approach to climb Island Peak is an alpine of uncomplicated to sensible difficulty where one can have opportunity to be trained some technique to use climbing mechanism.
We are organizing Island Peak climbing in both the spring and autumn seasons.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02 City tour & preparation in Kathmandu Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding Day 04 Namche (3440m) Day 05 Namche- acclimatization day (Khumjung Hiking) Day 06 Tengboche (3870m) Day 07 Pheriche (4243m) Day 08 Pheriche – acclimatization day Day 09 Lobuche (4930m) Day 10 Everest B. C. (5360m) >Gorakshep (5160m) Day 11 Kalapathar (5545m) > Lobuche (4930m) Day 12 Chhukung (4730m) Day 13 Island Peak B. C. (5087m) Day 14 High Camp Day 15 Summit (6189m) > Base camp (5087m) Day 16 Dingboche (4410m) Day 17 Tengboche (3870m) Day 18 Manjo (2810m) Day 19 Lukla (2800m) Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu Day 21 Kathmandu Day 22 Final Departure from Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary of Island Peak Climbing:
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhu,
Buddhanath Temple) and preparation day for trekking.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding
Today we fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding. Our trail goes through banks Dudh Kosi River and this is an easy trail, which passes through the village, overnight stay in Phakding
Day 04: Namche (3440m)
Our trail continuously goes through the banks of Dudh Kosi River. From the Namche of Everest view Hotel we can see the fascinating view of Mt. Everest and Amadablam. Namche is the administrative center of Khumbu region and it is the market place for people, stay overnight in Namche.
Day 05: Namche- acclimatization day (Khumjung Hiking)
We spend another day in Namche Bazzar and acclimatization, day in Syangboche, Khumjung and Khude from where you can see close view of Mt. Everest and you can also observe the culture of Sherpa people.
Day 06: Tengboche (3870m)
By passing through forest we reach Tengboche Monastery the religious sites, which sit at 3870m. It is the best place of the world that provides the most magnificent view of the Himalayan giants, Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku.
Day 07: Pheriche (4243m)
Our trail goes walking through forest and we have to cross imja Khola. On the way to Pheriche we can see Mani walls, gompa and pine trees. Pheriche offer the beautiful view of Mountains. After crossing the village of Pangboche we reach Pheriche, overnight stay in Pheriche.
Day 08: Pheriche – acclimatization day
Today you have a time for rest. You can acclimatize a Tshola Tsho lake and you can also see walls of Cholatse and Twache. After walking sometime we can see Imja valley.
Day 09: Lobuche (4930m)
Our trail continuously goes through high alpine region. We can see the panoramic view of Nuptse, Loboche, Pumari and Cholatse. On the way we can also see monuments of climbers, who gave their life while trekking around in this region.
Day 10: Everest B. C. (5360m) >Gorakshep (5160m)
Today first of our entire trek goes to Gorakshep where we spend one night today. Our trail goes to Everest Base Camp. The trail offers beautiful mountains view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Pumari and Mt. Everest. Our trail continuously goes through snowy mountains. After reaching Everest Base Camp our trail back towards Gorakshep, overnight stay in Gorakshep.
Day 11: Kalapathar (5545m) > Lobuche (4930m)
In the morning we trek towards Kalapathar. After reaching top of Kalapathar (small rocky peak) you can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, which is very beautiful to see. You can take beautiful pictures of scenery over there. Then we walk towards Lobuche, overnight stay in Lobuche.
Day 12: Chhukung (4730m)
On the way to Chhukung the we can see beautiful view of Island Peak. Chhukung is the village of small settlements of People.
Day 13: Island Peak B. C. (5087m)
Trail goes through crossing the rivers and south face of Lhotse.
Day 14: High Camp
We have to trek in High Camp and today is the preparation day for climbing Island peak.
Day 15: Summit (6189m)> Base Camp
We have to continuously walking through the glacier of snow. After reaching Summit of Island Peak we can see many mountains view and we can also see Lhotse (south face). Our trail goes downward to Base Camp.
Day 16: Dingboche (4410m)
The trail goes downward to Dingboche.
Day 17: Tengboche (3870m)
Our trek continuously goes back to Tengboche.
Day 18: Manjo (2810m)
We have to passes through pine and rhododendron forests to reach Manjo. On the way we also have to cross-river and also see Kusum Kangru peak.
Day 19: Lukla (2800m)
Today is the last day of our trekking and it is the short easy trekking way. We have lunch in lodge, overnight stay in Lukla.
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly back towards Kathmandu.
Day 21: Walking tour around Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner
Today there will be walking tour around Kathmandu where you can do shopping your shopping and in evening there will be farewell dinner.
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu
- Airport - hotel transfers in Kathmandu
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights including breakfast
- City tour of Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Trasportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour
- Flight, Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for members, staffs and equipments
- Everest National Park entrance fees
- Tea house trekking including food and accommodation in Lodges
- Boiled water, tea and coffee
- Guide and porters during the trek
- Island Peak climbing Permit fee
- Food, Tents and Kitchen equipments for climbing
- Group climbing equipments such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc..
- Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance and salary
- Additional porters for carrying climbing gears
- Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs
Cost doesn't include:
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
- Beverages and alcholoholic drinks on trek
- Personal climbing equipments
- All personal expenses
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance
- All other additional charges for additional services