Island Peak Climbing.

Island Peak
Island Peak
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Destination: Nepal

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Grade: Moderate

Min Pax:5 to 16 pax in one group.

Trip Type: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Altitude: 6584 m

Accommondation: Lodge + Camping

Transport:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Start From: Lukla

End: Lukla

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Best Season: Feb- Jun Sep- Nov.

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Island Peak Climbing - Island Peak Climbing Package

Island Peak also known as Imja Tse is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. The combination of Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak climbing is probably the best trip in Nepal adored by adventure seekers. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Everest 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 in climbing Island Peak. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in the later years. For some mountaineers the peak stands for the purpose of acclimatization before heading to bigger mountain climbing. Trekking to Kalapattar or Everest base camp is best suited for acclimatization before proceeding to the climbing on Island Peak.

The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally; the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and also helps a safe ascent.

Note: If you are not satisfied with this itinerary and other detail, please Contact Us to make itinerary and other detail as per your need.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival.

Day 02:Expedition preparation.

Day 03:Katmandu - Lukla by flight. Trek to Phakding (2610m/4hrs)

Day 04:Namche Bazaar.(3440m).

Day 05:Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization.

Day 06:Trek Tengboche (3860m/5hrs).

Day 07:Trek Pheriche (4371m/6hrs).

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4940m/6hrs).

Day 09:Trek to Gorakhshep (5164m) and back to Lobuche (7hrs).

Day 10:Trek to Dingboche (4410m/6hrs).

Day 11:Trek to Chhukung (5550m/6hrs).

Day 12:Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 13:High Camp

Day 14:Summit (6160m) - Chhukung.

Day 15:Extra day to attempt summit

Day 16:Trek Tengboche.

Day 17:Trek Namche Bazaar

Day 18:Trek Lukla

Day 19:Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 20:Rest day.

Day 21:Departure.

What's Includes

    • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
    • Cycle Hire.
    • Accommodations at 5 Star hotels in Kathmandu on BB basis.
    • Accommodations at 5 Star hotels in Pokhara on BB basis.
    • Necessary staffs including experienced guides during the Cycling  and climbing.
    • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
    • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
    • Climbing permit.
    • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group.
    • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
    • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
    • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
    • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
    • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
    • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
    • Our service Charges

What's not Includes

    • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
    • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
    • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
    • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
    • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
    • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
    • Any additional staff other than specified.
    • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
    • Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators. Though Snowy will provide the same, usage of Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators will be charged extra
    • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
    • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
    • Airfare of international flights.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
    • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
    • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
    • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival.

Day 2Expedition preparation.

Day 3Katmandu - Lukla by flight. Trek to Phakding (2610m/4hrs)

Day 4Namche Bazaar.(3440m).

Day 5Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization.

Day 6Trek Tengboche (3860m/5hrs).

Day 7Trek Pheriche (4371m/6hrs).

Day 8Trek to Lobuche (4940m/6hrs).

Day 9Trek to Gorakhshep (5164m) and back to Lobuche (7hrs).

Day 10Trek to Dingboche (4410m/6hrs).

Day 11Trek to Chhukung (5550m/6hrs).

Day 12Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 13High Camp

Day 14Summit (6160m) - Chhukung.

Day 15Extra day to attempt summit

Day 16Trek Tengboche.

Day 17Trek Namche Bazaar

Day 18Trek Lukla

Day 19Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 20Rest day.

Day 21Departure.

Usefull Info

  • How is Nepal?
    Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of  China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the worlds ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
    Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
    In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
  • Passport and Visa:
    First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal, if you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
  • Weather: 
    Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.
    Nepal has four seasons:
    Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for peak climbing.
    Summer:  (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
    Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Hindi name Dashain and Tihar. For more detail about Nepal Weather:
  • Currency: 
    The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For more exchange rates, please visit Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Insurance:
    We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, lost of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
  • Accommodation:
    Himalayan Asia provides you minimum two star hotels or according to your choice and lodge or Tea house or camping in trekking route. In teahouse or lodge, you can found normal bed with pillow and blankets. We always search and give to our client’s standard lodge with good environment which make your trip happy and healthy.
  • Food:
    We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine but during trek we eat from Nepalese menu especially Pasta, Mo Mo , soup items, Dal Bhat, tea, coffee etc. In trekking route, you will take dinner and breakfast in lodge and lunch will be along the way.
  • When is best season for trek and tour for Nepal?
    The best time to come is September to May. If you come in Autumn and spring season , then best time for trekking also.
  • Is it suitable trekking for me?
    If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have  walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website.   We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also.
  • Need any special equipment for trekking?
    In another column, you can find what you need to carry. Need to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes, trousers. Or you can buy in Kathmandu before starting trekking.
  • What will happen if get any emergency in the expedition?
    We suggest to all our clients do insurance before going expedition. If you have any problem, consult with your guide and he will give suggestion. In our office, one staff is available twenty four hours in phone call; you can call him/her.
  • Do I need permit before peak climbing in Nepal?
    For entering in trekking route, you need permit and TIMS card. For restricted area, you need special permit and other document. You can discuss with our consultant.
  • Is Nepal safe and especially for single travelling woman?
    Absolutely, Nepal is safe for traveler. For woman and man, Nepal is safe. While going trekking, we suggest take one staff with you. If you go by yourself, you donot know right way and can missed way.
  • What do I need for trekking?
    -Day pack (rucksack)
    -Light weight and warm trousers.
    -Socks.
    -Sun hats and gloves.
    -Full- sleeves t shirt.
    -Warm jackets.
    -Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
    -Light weight cotton clothing.
    -Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
    -Knee supports.
    -Sun glasses.
    -Sun cream and lip protector.
    -A one liter hard Water bottle.
    -Batteries
    -Flash light
    -Down jacket, sleeping bag (trekking)
    -Trekking shoes or boots.
    -A pair of sandals.

Note

  • Hotel and Accommodation on trek:
    We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.
  • Meals:
    The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets. 
  • Guide and porter:
    We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person.  One porter carries 20 kg .
  • Personal Expenses:
    Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.
  • Some do’s and do not’s :
    Respect local culture and people.
    The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
    While you are entering in Temple, just check in some temple not allowed to enter for non Hindus.  If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.