Island Peak Imjatse 6187m

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 14
  • Trip Grade: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 6187
  • Min Altitude: 1335
  • Walking per day: 5/6 Hours
  • Accomodation: Local lodge and camping
  • Trek Nature: Trekking / Climbing
  • Best Season: Spring / Autumn
  • Group Size: 3+

Trip Overview

Island Peak climbing with Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition
Island Peak 6187 m, also known as Imja Tse, lies to the south of Mt Everest in the Himalaya of Eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Tipton’s party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was later named Imja Tse in 1983, but Island Peak remains the popular choice. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Mt Lhotse Shar. Mt Island Peak was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss team as a training exercise in preparation for Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse.
Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks of the Khumbu region, given its difficulty and accessibility, especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing Sherpa / Guide. To climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a Base Camp at 5087 m starting the climb between 2 and 3 am, or another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5600 m to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. However, adequate water supply and concern about sleeping at higher altitude may dictate starting from Base Camp. Base Camp to High Camp is basically a hike, but just above High Camp, some rocky, steep slopes require moderate scrambling up through a broad, open gully. At the top of the gully, glacier travel begins and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. From here fixed ropes may be set up by the climbing Sherpa for the strenuous ascent of nearly 200 m to the summit ridge. The climb to the summit is somewhat difficult due to steep climbing. On top, while Mt Everest is a mere 10 km away to the north, the view will be blocked by the massive wall of Mt Lhotse, towering 2300 m above the summit.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
Day 3: Flight to Lukla 2800 m, 35 minute flight.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m about 5 hours’ walk.
Day 5: Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche monastery 3860.m 4 hours’ walk
Day 7: Trek to Pheriche 4200 m 5 hours’ walk.
Day 8: Rest and acclimatization day at Pheriche.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4910 m 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep 5180 m.
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365 m and trek back to Lobuche.
Day 12: Trek to Chhukung 4710 m 6 hours’ walk.
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 5240 m 4 hours’ walk.
Day 14: Trek to Island Peak High Camp about 3 hours’ walk

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Season Price Status
March 6 2019 March 19 2019 Spring 1900 Available Book Now
March 03 2019 March 16 2019 Spring 1900 Available Book Now
March 13 2019 March 27 2019 Spring 1900 Available Book Now
April 1st 2019 April 14 2019 Spring 1800 Available Book Now

Cost Included

Island Peak Climbing cost includes:

  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Airport to Hotel and airport transfer service as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu air ticket and cargo.
  • Accommodation and food and drinks during the trek to Island peak base camp.
  • All necessary camping and climbing equipment for Island peak climbing above base camp.
  • Foods and fuel at high altitude.
  • Island peak climbing permit fee.
  • Garbage cleaning deposit at Nepal Mountaineering Association.
  • Experienced trekking and climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Medical and accidental insurance of guide and porters and base camp crew.
  • wages and bonus of Trekking/ Climbing guide.
  • Sagarmatha National park entry fee.
  • Pasang Lhamu rural municipality fee to local government.
  •   Trekking Permit.

Cost not Include

  • International air / train ticket.
  • Nepal entry visa fee at Kathmandu trivibhan international airport on arrival.
  • Major meal during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Personal travel insurance which includes evacuation.
  • Tips to the workers.
  • Trip extension.

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