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Travel Year 2011

Imjetsa(Island) Peak

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Imjatse/Island Peak (6191m.) climbing trek -21 Days

Island peak (6189m) is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. Island peak is known as Imja Tse peak From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit of Island peak is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. 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 climbing / Island peak climbing not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. From the island peak summit can be seen 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 for climbing Island Peak. 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.

It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, an 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 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 the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5, 280m). From the high camp, the left hands 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. Since Island peak open as Nepal trekking peak ,huge number of mountaineers climb the island peak.

Style: This is a private departure tour for 2 or more travelers. (Just 2 or 3 nights in Tent) escorted by an experienced Trekking and Climbing guide.

« Trek Itenery »

Day 1. Arrival Kathmandu and Hotel 3**
Day 2. Visit Kathmandu City, Boudhanath, Pasupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 3. Fly to Lukla 2830m. (35 Min mountain flight) then 3-4 hours trek to Phakding 2640m.
Day 4. Trek to Namche Bazer 3440m. 6-7 hrs.
Day 5. Rest Day in Namche Bazer. Visit Everest view point.
Day 6. Tyangboche 3840m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 7. Dingboche 4410m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 8. Labuche 4910m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 9. Gorapshap 5180m. 6-8 hrs. (Visit Mt. Everest Base Camp 5364m).
Day 10. Summit Kalapatter 5545m. In morning and Labuche. 6-7 hrs.
Day 11. Trek to Chhukung 4730m. 6-7 hrs.

Day 12. Rest Day in Chhukung.
Day 13. Island Peak Base camp in Tent. 5200m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 14. Hight Camp 5600m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 15. Summit Island Peak 6191m. and back to Chhukung. 7-8 hrs.
Day 16. Kyangjuma 3550m. 6-7 hrs.
Day 17. Phakding. 6-7 hrs.

Day 18. Lukla 2840m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 19. Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 20. Free day for Shopping.
Day 21. Departure.

 

Minimum 2 pax, Miximum 18 pax.

The cost for this trip.

2-4 pax:- USD 1890/ Euro 1475/ per person.

5-8 pax:- USD 1820/ Euro 1420/per person.

9-14 pax:- USD 1770/ Euro 1380/per person.

Over 15 pax:- USD 1710/ 1335/per person.

If you are alone, please request Caravan Himalaya Treks.

The cost include

  1. Transport from Airport to Hotel (Pick up and Departure).
  2. All Land Transportation.
  3. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu with airport tax.
  4. Trekking Permit  (TIMS), Sagaramatha National park permit.
  5. Island peak permit and garbage Deposit.
  6. All entrance fee at list Itinerary.
  7. Accommodation (Twin share with attach bath:-Kathmandu in 3 stair hotel with breakfast) And Basic Accommodation on trek (common room).
  8. 2 nights in north face tent with full board. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  9. Food on trek. (normally 3 meals Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of hot drinks).
  10. Sleeping bag (If you want take your sleeping bag you can take yourself).
  11. English speaking Guide, Climbing guide & porters. (1 porter for 2 Pax).
  12. Personal Baggies 15 kg maximum per person. (The things which you don't need for trekking you can store in Kathmandu. You have store facilities in hotel in Kathmandu (No extra charge).
  13. Grouping climbing equipments.
  14. Insurance for staff and Medical Kit for Staffs.
  15. 1 day sight seen around Kathmandu Normally 3 place with city Guide and transportation by private car/van or Bus.

THE COST EXCLUDE

  1. Nepal Visa.
  2. International Flight ticket.
  3. Food in Kathmandu.
  4. Insurance of any kind and Vaccinations.
  5. Personal equipments and Extra Baggies charge in the Flight.
  6. Emergency evacuation. (Hire horse, rescues flight and extra porter if you take).
  7. Tips and other expenditure of a personal nature such as laundry alcohol.

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