Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It is a technically a challenging climb, requiring good physical fitness. Many mountaineers use Island Peak as a way to prepare for bigger Himalayan climbs down the track.
Island Peak offers both a great climb and some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Everest region. From the summit you can see the giant mountains of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) forming an enormous semi-circle to the north. Views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, and Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add to the Island Peak climb experience.
Before tackling the summit we climb Ngakarsang Peak and Kala Patar, as well as trekking to Everest Base Camp, ensuring our clients are fit and fully acclimatized before starting their climb. There is also a rest period of one or two days at base camp, immediately prior to the ascent. This rest period is also the time during which climbers are given training in the use of climbing gear.
The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank and South-West Ridge. Base camp is usually established at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier.
Some climbers go from base camp to the summit and back in one day, but we strongly recommend spending a night at high camp (5500m) before pushing on to the summit.
|01||Arriving KTM and transfer to Hotel||1300m.|
|02||Preparation day of the trip|
|03||Fly to Lukla (35m) and trek to Manzoo||2800m.||5-6 hours|
|04||Trek to Namche Bazzar||3440||3-4 hours|
|06||Trek to Tyengboche||3860m.||5-6 hours|
|07||Trek to Dingboche||4360m.||5-6 hours|
|09||Trek to Lobuche||4930m||5-6 hours|
|10||Trek to Gorakshep and continue Trek to Base Camp (5330) and back to Gorakshep||5160m.||7-8 hours|
|11||Climb to Kala Patar Peak (5545m) and trek back to Lobuche||4930m.||6-7 hours|
|12||Trek to Chhukkung||4800m.||5-6 hours|
|13||Trek to Base Camp and one day rest||4970m.||4-5 hours|
|14||Rest day (Practice climbing)|
|15||High camp||5500m.||4-5 hours|
|16||Summit the Peak (6198m.) and Base Camp||4970m.||8-9 hours|
|17||Trek to Pangboche||3960m.||6-7 hours|
|18||Trek to Namche Bazzar||3440m.||5-6 hours|
|19||Trek to Phakding||2600m.||4-5 hours|
|20||Trek to Lukla||2800m.||3-4 hours|
|21||Early morning fly back to KTM||1300m.|
|22||Free day in KTM|
|23||Fly back home|
Per person U.S. $2865
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $400
We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.
The Equipments we provide
You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.
Personal Equipments List