Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Island Peak Climbing, one of the most famous and popular mountains in all Himalaya range which leads you to exciting adventure full of thrills on top 6,160 m (20,328 ft) high, where you can catch sweeping panorama of whole Khumbu Himal and beyond with Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Amadablam (6,812 m), Kangtenga (6,782 m), Tharmarserku (6,623 m), Kwangde (6,011 m), towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) with Lobuje Peak (6,119 m) and / Pokhalde Peak (5,806 m). Island Peak also is known by local name Imjatse Himal as listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) situated in the middle of scenic Imjatse valley within Everest and high Khumbu Himal range, the name Island due to its perfect location, climb to Island Peak for all interested adventurous people from beginners to hardy mountaineers.
Island Peak Climbing grade as PD+ (Per Difficult) taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climb Classification System as used worldwide on this alpine style of day climb a straightforward ascent to the summit with some technical effort required where all climbers has to be properly equipped where our highly professional guides lead you to the top and safely back after conquering the summit of Island Peak and makes you feel in high spirit with an adventure of a lifetime experience.
Starting with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then walking past lovely and impressive Sherpa cultural villages of Buddhist religion and then with rest and acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar before heading higher terrain towards Everest and Island Peak base camps.
Walking into nice cool alpine woodland and soon leaving the tree lines for remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Everest base camp, we have included Everest base camp and climb of Kalapatthar to make this trip more enjoyable with enough acclimatization before the ascent of Island Peak summit.
After Everest base camp heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley for the great climb on top Island Peak with the full support of our team of staff and guides, after a successful climb heading back to Lukla for the panoramic flight to Kathmandu with overwhelming adventure and long lasting memories of Island Peak Climbing.
- An adventure on top 6,160 m a popular and stunning peak to climb in all Himalaya range
- Panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance from high Island peak top
- Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow capped peaks
- Trekking into Sagarmatha National Park World's Heritage Sites with great range of scenery
- Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture
- In the heart of world highest Mt. Everest South base camp within massive Khumbu Ice Falls
- And so on
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) and transfer to Hotel. -Hotel (D)
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with day sightseeing tour at places of interest. -Hotel (B/B)
- Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Rest acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization and excursion. -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk
- Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 12: Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15518ft) about 04 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 13: Island Peak base camp (4970m/16305ft) about 04 hrs walk -Camping (B/L/D)
- Day 14: Trek Island Peak High / Advance Camp (5,400 m/17716 ft) 04 hrs walk. Camping (B/L/D)
- Day 15: Island Peak Summit (6,189 m/20305ft) back to base camp and trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15518ft) about 9
- Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) about 6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)
- Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) about 6 hrs walk -Lodge(B/L/D)
- Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) -Hotel (B/B)
- Day 19: Full day in Kathmandu -Hotel (B/B)
- Day 20: Final International departure from Nepal. -(B)
Suggested Equipment list;
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
- Day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes
- Sports shoes or sandal
- Sun Hat/cap
- Warm woolen cap
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
- Pullover or warm sweeter
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
- Hand gloves
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
- Flash or Torch light
- Camera and batteries.
- Plastic Boot a pair
- Crampons a pair
- Ice Axe one
- Harness one
- Carabineer or Karabiner two each
- Snow Gaiters a pair
- Snow / Sun Glass one each
- Warm Gloves a pair
- Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
- Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
- Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size
- Ski Pole (optional) one each
Difficulties rating of Island Peak (Imja-Tse) Climbing
A trekkers have to climb a peak so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 6160m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Island Peak (Imja-Tse) Climbing
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of the environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal, 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Island Peak (Imja-Tse) Climbing
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries, and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Island Peak (Imja-Tse) Climbing:
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in a bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.
Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically, the toilet is outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route, local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.