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Island Trekking Peak ( 6189 m.) Climbing Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 - 25 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2119 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2229 US Dollar (USD)

Island peak is one of the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. Perhaps the name of peak is so because from Dingboche the peak is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the south Summit.

Imja Tse, another name of the same Island Peak does not only provide an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. View from the summit are 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 much more charming bonus in climbing Island Peak (Imjatse).

The normal route: The base camp of Island Peak lies in Chukung Valley, between Island Peak and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall.

From the base camp, a well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp, which adds the joy of climbing and helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts southeast around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on at 5, 280m. From the high camp, the lefts hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla by flight. Trek to Phakding. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 2: Namche Bazaar. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Khumjung. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Dole. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Machermo. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Gokyo - Gokyo Ri - Na. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Phortse. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Pangboche. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Chhukhung. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Rest at Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: High Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Summit - Chhukhung. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Dingboche. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 16: Tengboche. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 17: Namche Bazaar. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 18: Lukla. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 19: Lukla - Kathmandu by flight. Includes: (A), (B).

Note: Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Member discount:
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up & drop
- Peak climbing guide
- Trek guide & ast guide
- Cook, ast cook, other trek crews & porters
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- Room in cities as per itinerary
- Trek permit, national park fee & peak permit fee
- Domestic flight ticket as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Eco-friendly adventure holiday leaders and leading climate justice research group to Nepal Himalayas. Krishna, the team leader of M16846 is also right to life related climate justice advocate. He is dedicating in this sectors researching and advocating climate justice. From 2006, he is advocating basic rights for...

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