Island Peak Climbing

  • 21 Days
  • Nepal
  • Very Strenuous
  • Peak Climbing
  • Island peak, known as Imja Tse to the locals, stands at an elevation of 6160 meters, 20210feet. Island is the most popular and one of the most accessible Trekking Peaks. Dwarfed by the massive south face of Lhotse, by Baruntse and Ama Dablam, Island peak lies between the Imja and Lhotse glaciers. From the snaking moraines near Chhukung, its south face rears up as a rocky back triangle; the end of a truncated ridge thrown down from Lhotse Shar, from which it is separated by a showy col at 5700 meters (18700feet).

    In 1952 an expedition led by Eric Shipton followed the Imja River searching for a high route into the remote Barun Gorge that cuts between Baruntse and Makalu. Near the yak pasture of Chhukkung, he described an isolated mountain “resembling an island in a sea of ice”. The name has stuck ever since, despite its local name, Imja Tse.

    Island Peak was first climbed in 1953 by Charles Evans, Charles Wylie, Alf Gregory and Tenzing Norgay with seven Sherpas. The party comprised the then – rising stars of the climbing firmament who were preparing for the historic ascent of Everest. Their climb up the southeast flank and the south ridge, from a camp at Pareshaya Gyab, remains the normal route

    Trip Highlights

    Trekking Destination: Island Peak Climb 
    Location: Everest Region
    Group Size: Max. 10 person 
    Maximum altitude: 6189m 
    Grade: Climbing Peak
    Season Spring & Autumn
    AccommodationHotel Lodge & Camping 
    Duration: 21 Days

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport and participate in welcome dinner party organized by UNO Travels and Adventures.
    • Day 02:Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu City at Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambu Nath Stupa( Monkey Temple).
    • Day 03:Fly to Lukla Airport(2840m) from Kathmandu Airport(0:35 hours) and trek to Phakding(2610m/3:00 hours)
    • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from Phakding( 5:30 hours)
    • Day 05:Rest day for Acclimatization and explore Sherpa museum and monastery
    • Day 06:Trek to Tengboche(3860m) from Namche Bazaar( 5 hours)
    • Day 07:Trek to Dingboche(4410m) from Tengboche(5:30 hours)
    • Day 08:Rest day for Acclimatization and explore of monastery
    • Day 09:Trek to Lobuche(4910m) from Dingboche(5:30 hours)
    • Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep (5153m) from Lobuche(3:30 hours)
    • Day 11:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and back to Gorek shep(5:30 hours)
    • Day 12:Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m) from Gorak Shep and trek back to Dingboche(4410m/6:00 hours) same day
    • Day 13:Trek to Island peak base camp( 5050m) from dingboche( 6:00 hours)
    • Day 14:Summit Island Peak(6189m) and Trek back to Island peak base camp
    • Day 15:Trek down to Lower Panbuche( 3985m) from Island Peak Base Camp(6:00 hours)
    • Day 16:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from(5:30 hours)
    • Day 17:Trek to Phakding (2610mtrs) from Namche Bazaar(5:00 hours)
    • Day 18:Trek to Lukla(2840m) from Phakding(3:30 hours)
    • Day 19:Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport(0:35 hours)
    • Day 20:Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Squire.
    • Day 21:UNO Travels and Adventures drop in International Airport for Home Country

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu airport and participate in welcome dinner party organized by UNO Travels and Adventures.
    • Day 2Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu City at Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambu Nath Stupa( Monkey Temple).
    • Day 3Fly to Lukla Airport(2840m) from Kathmandu Airport(0:35 hours) and trek to Phakding(2610m/3:00 hours)
    • Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from Phakding( 5:30 hours)
    • Day 5Rest day for Acclimatization and explore Sherpa museum and monastery
    • Day 6Trek to Tengboche(3860m) from Namche Bazaar( 5 hours)
    • Day 7Trek to Dingboche(4410m) from Tengboche(5:30 hours)
    • Day 8Rest day for Acclimatization and explore of monastery
    • Day 9Trek to Lobuche(4910m) from Dingboche(5:30 hours)
    • Day 10Trek to Gorak Shep (5153m) from Lobuche(3:30 hours)
    • Day 11Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and back to Gorek shep(5:30 hours)
    • Day 12Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m) from Gorak Shep and trek back to Dingboche(4410m/6:00 hours) same day
    • Day 13Trek to Island peak base camp( 5050m) from dingboche( 6:00 hours)
    • Day 14Summit Island Peak(6189m) and Trek back to Island peak base camp
    • Day 15Trek down to Lower Panbuche( 3985m) from Island Peak Base Camp(6:00 hours)
    • Day 16Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from(5:30 hours)
    • Day 17Trek to Phakding (2610mtrs) from Namche Bazaar(5:00 hours)
    • Day 18Trek to Lukla(2840m) from Phakding(3:30 hours)
    • Day 19Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport(0:35 hours)
    • Day 20Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Squire.
    • Day 21UNO Travels and Adventures drop in International Airport for Home Country

    What's Includes:

    • Full board services during trekking & Base Camp support by our Sherpa crew & porters.
    • Return flight to Lukla
    • Permit & park fees
    • Service of a Liaison Officer
    • Service of Nepali climbing Sherpas.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half day guided tour with entrance fees.
    • Airport transfers
    • High altitude equipment & clothing & insurance for staff
    • Client’s travel insurance

    What's Excludes:

    • International flight, airport tax
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal gears & clothing. Tips, any expenses of personal nature.

    Trip Note

    Island Peak climbing is safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional climbing guides and Sherpas who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure in the climbing period.

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    Trip Facts

    • Transportation:4
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Accommodation:Lodge + Camping
    • Altitude:6189m