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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Adventure-pulse offers Island Peak (Imja Tse Peak) Climbing in Nepal with acclimatize trip to Everest Base Camp before attempt. Island Peak lies in upper Imja Valley of the Khumbu Valley, surrounded by snow covered mountains. Island Peak is taken as the mostly climbed Trekking Peak in Nepal. It can be climb in both the spring and autumn season. Island Peak looks like an island in the sea from above Dingboche. Island Peak offers very beautiful outlook of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu and many more snow covered mountains.

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 views 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.

We offer Island Peak Climbing services in two different way; full board services and climbing only services. For Island Peak full board services we run the expedition from Kathmandu – Island Peak - Kathmandu. Island Peak climbing only services aim to provide guide and necessary climbing climbing equipment along with permit via Chhukung - Island Peak - Chhukung for those who want to trek them self and need climbing service assistance.

Qualification

Adventure-pulse offers to climb Island Peak for those who are interested in climbing without prior training and for the basic climbers. We are trying to make Island Peak Climbing more comfortable adding acclimatize trip to Everest Base Camp (5160m) and Kalapatthar (5545m) before attempt Island Peak. Everyone can try it without bottle oxygen. We will have a day training at Island Peak high camp before summit for those who have not climbed or prior training for using ice axe, jummars, ascenders, descenders, crampons, rope fixing, climbing vertical on ice, belying and all the techniques of basic ice climbing. 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 for high mountains. Island Peak is also taken as pre-preparation for Mt. Everest.

Basic further Experience to attempt Island Peak.

One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.

OOne should be able to carry 15kgs themselves on backpack.

We suggest you to run about 2 to 3 miles in home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make yours climbing much more easier.

We are organizing Island Peak climbing in both the spring and autumn seasons. Please contact us for quotation;

  • 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) Lunch@ Phunki Thenga.
    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: Kalapathar (5545m) > Lobuche (4930m)
    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: 20 Fly to Kathmandu
    Day 21: Kathmandu
    Day 22: Final Departure from Kathmandu

    • Dates: Weekly
    • Best Season: March-May & Oct-Dec
    • Duration: 22 Days
    • Trekking Days: 18
    • Grade: Easy to Streneous
    • Maximum Altitude: 6173m
    • Commences At: Kathmandu
    • Ends At: Kathmandu Code:AP-IP-01
  • Days 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu

     

    Adventure-pulse representative will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Short briefing at hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the evening.

     

    Days 02 - Sightseeing and preparation day

     

    In the morning we begin tour around Kathmandu with AP's renowned guide. Kathmandu has many historic, religious and architectural places to visit. Swoyambunath (Buddhists shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (Tibetan Buddhism beliefs), Pashupathi Nath (Hinduist's greatest pilgrimage site) and the Patan Durbar Square (Historic place for ancient art & architecture of Kathmandu) are the highlights of the tour. In the evening our guide will check the trekking equipment that you have. You can also buy your equipment in Kathmandu for you convenient.

     

    Days 03 - Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding - 30 minutes flight and2 Hours to 2:30 Hours walk

     

    Early in the morning you have to wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panoramic Mountain View by aircraft. In Lukla we meet our Sherpa staff and Yaks for baggage and then begin our first day trekking to Phakding located near to the river Dudhkoshi (white like Milk).

     

    Days 04 - Phakding to Namche - 6 Hours approx.

     

    We continue walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, passing small villages and many suspension bridges. We walk real uphill slowly to reach to Namche. Namche is the administrative center of Khumbu region. It is a marketplace for the people of Khumbu and also for trekkers to buy equipments. We stay overnight in Namche.

     

    Days 05 - Namche (acclimatization day)

     

    Today is our acclimatization day in Namche. To adjust with high altitude we spend one more night in Namche. We hike to Khumjung crossing Syangboche airport. On the way we go to Everest View hotel for the outstanding view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam. We visit to Sir Edmund Hillary's school and hospital at Khumjung and Khunde and walk down to Namche.

     

    Days 06 - Tengboche 6-7 hours

     

    We walk towards Tengboche, going downhill to the river and cross bridge. Again the trail climbs steeply at first then make a gradual ascent through forests and mani stones and reach in Tengboche Monastery, the religious sites which sits 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.

    Days 07 - Pheriche 5-6 hours

     

    In the morning, you can see a great view of the Himalayan range from Tengboche. We descent down to Debuche through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. Crossing Imja Khola (river) on a steel bridge, the route climb to the Pangboche. Our goal for today is to reach to Pheriche, en route to Everest Base Camp and old Yak grazing place of Sherpa People. Himalayan Rescue Clinic is situated in Pheriche.

    Days 08 - Pheriche Acclimatize day.

     

    Another rest day in Pheriche. We have short hike near the hill Nangakarshang for adjusting with high altitude. Or one can visit HRA clinic to get more knowledge amout High Altitude sickness. HRA has information class every day in the afternoon to inform trekkers/climber more about the AMS. We take rest in Dingboche.

     

    Days 09 - Lobuche 5-6 hours

     

    TWe continue our journey from Dingboche through the high alpine region to the conclusion of Luboche and stay overnight. On the way to Lobuche we cross the glacial frozen river at Thukla and climb up hill to the Lubuche, watching magnificent view of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse.

     

    Days 10 - Gorakshep < Everest Base Camp >Gorakshep

     

    Each day our trek is exciting, the distance will shorter and we walk slowly due to the thin air and high altitude. We can see Khumbu Glacier along the way to Gorakshep. We arrive at Gorakshep. We can view Mt. Pumori and Nuptse standing above us. After taking short rest, we walk to the Everest Base Camp and returned to the Gorakshep and stay overnight. You can see lots of expedition tent and group in Everest Base Camp during expedition period in spring. It is a great place to view Khumbu glacier.

     

    Days 11 - Kalapathar to Lobuche 2hours

     

    In the morning we climb up to the Kala Patthar to view the summit of Mt. Everest. It is the best place to photograph the panoramic view of Mt. Everest. Most of the pictures of Mt. Everest are taken from Kalapathar. We decent down to lower altitude to Lobuche.

     

    Day 12 - Chhukung 6-7 hours

     

    Today we decent down to Dingboche and then set our way to Chhukung for Island Peak Climbing.

     

    Day 13 - Island Peak Base Camp 3 hours

     

    Today we will stay in tented Camp. Guide will also give training about using climbing equipments. Then one can learn about how to use Ice axe, crampons, ascending and descending.

     

    Day 14 - High Camp 1:30 hours

     

    Another camping day. Food serves by guide and helper in tent.

     

    Day 15 - Summit (6189m) > Base camp (5087m) 5 hours to reach summit, back to Island Peak Base Camp 2 hours.

     

    Walking day start at 3 am. During day time it's difficult to move up due to sunlight and snow melting. So, it's a tough day that one has to wake up at night and start climbing. We decent down to Island Peak Base Camp. If we reach early to Base Camp then we will stay overnight at Chhukung.

     

    Day 16 - Dingboche (4410m) 4 Hours

     

    Slowly walking down from Base Camp to Dingboche

     

    Days 17 - Tengboche 5 hours

     

    We walk towards the Tengboche and stay overnight there.

     

    Days 18 - Monjo 6-6:30 hours

     

    Today we reach Monjo with enjoying the downhill walks. It quite long walks. After passing Namche Bazaar on the way we reach Monjo and stay overnight.

     

    Days 19 - Lukla 4 hours

     

    This is our final and last walk to the mountain. We prepare for the flight to Kathmandu. This is our last and memorable day in Khumbu. We spend our night celebrating with Sherpa friends and their culture.

     

    Days 20 - Fly to Kathmandu 30 minutes flight

     

    Today we leave Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Our staff will be at airport to pick up you to the hotel.

     

    Days 21 - Rest

     

    It is our rest day in Kathmandu. You can walk around Thamel in the early evening. It is the main tourist attraction where you can have various options to buy. It seems restful to walk around Thamel. We will have farewell dinner at Typical Nepali restaurant.

     

    Days 22 - Departure

     

    Final Departure to your country. Our staff will be at hotel to help you to the airport and give you Khada, for good luck.

  • Please contact us for the best price.

     

    Service Details:

     

    Cost Includes

    • Airport arrival departure
    • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu - 3 nights - twin share basis in Bed and breakfast plan
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu - Lukla- Kathmandu for members
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu for guides
    • Domestic airport departure taxes
    • Full board tea house trekking cost with breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation
    • Guide salary
    • Porter salary
    • Trekking permit
    • Sagarmatha national park permit
    • First aid kit
    • Insurance for Nepali staffs
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      Cost Excludes

       

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Emergency medical evacuation
    • Tips for staffs (mandatory)
    • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary
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      Cost doesn't include:

       

    • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
    • Entrance tickets during city tour
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • All personal expenses
    • Personal medical and evacuation insurance
    • All other additional charges for additional services
  • Equipment required for TREKKING

     

    Waterproof hiking shoes 1 pair
    Changing shoes / sandel 1 pair
    shocks 1 pair
    Warm trousers 2 pcs
    warm pants 2 pairs
    t-shirts 5 piece
    Long underwear 1 pair
    Sweater 1 piece
    Warm Fleece jacket 1 piece
    Baseball hat 1 pce
    Warm hat 1 pcs
    Waterproof pant and Jacket (or good quality down jacket) 1 pair
    Good gloves 1 pair
    Sleeping bag 1 piece
    Personal Back pack 1 pce
    Duffle bag as needed
    Sun glass 1 piece
    Sun block cream
    Head lamp / torch 1 piece
    Water bottle - 1 litre bottle 2 pcs
    Trekking poles 1 pair

     

    Tooth brush & tooth paste Extra batteries for head lamp / torch and Camera Extra film rolls / memory cards (if digital camera) Battery charger (if digital camera)

     

    Equipment required for TREKKING

     

    Climbing Plastic boots 1 pair
    Ice Axe 1 piece
    Crampons 1 pair
    Harness 1 piece
    Ascender (Jumar) 1 piece
    Descender (Figure 8) 1 piece
    Carabiners - Screw gate 2 piece
    Carabiners - Normal 3 piece
    Monkey hat 1 piece
    Thick & warm shocks 2 Pairs
    Water proof Gloves 1 Pair
  • Our fix departure date is below. But please do not hesitate to write to us if you have your own date for private trip.

     

    1st May to 15th May
    9th May to 24th May
    25th Sept to 10th Oct
    11th Oct to 10 May
    Autumn - Fall 2014 2015
    25 Sept to 26th Oct October