Island Peak - 17 Days

Climbing Island Peak

Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton’s party who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known by its Nepali name of Imja Tse.

We start from Lukla and trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi valley and after a trip to Everest Base Camp . Then, we branch off to Chukkung and then onto Island Peak Base Camp and prepare for the ascent.

The mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6189m.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Rest/preparation
Day 03Fly Lukla (2800); trek Phakding (2010m)
Day 04Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 05Rest/acclimatization
Day 06Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07Trek Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08Rest/acclimatization
Day 09Trek Chhukung (4730m)
Day 10Trek Island Peak Base Camp (4970m)
Day 11Rest/preparation
Day 12Summit Island Peak (6189m); return Base Camp
Day 13Trek Pangboche (3860m)
Day 14Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 15Trek Lukla
Day 16Fly Kathmandu
Day 17Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Pokhara (twin share)
  • Teahouse accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for base camps
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layers of air next to the skin. If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety.It protects climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features

FABRIC BREATH-ABILITY WATERPROOF WIND STOPPER STRETCHINESS
Fleece Excellent Poor Poor Excellent
Laminated softshell Good Good Fair Good
Double weave softshell Excellent Poor Fair Excellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshell Fair Good Excellent Fair
Waterproof breathable Fair Excellent Excellent Poor

We suggest you to buy light weight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons:

  1. It dries quick
  2. It is easy and quick to pack
  3. Feels comfortable during the trek
  4. Saves energy

Personal Equipment list

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(200 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 30)

Clothing

  • Thermal inner layer ( 2 pairs)
  • Quick dry T-shirts (Full Sleeves) (3 pairs)
  • Bodywarmer fleece(1 pair)
  • Down Jacket (1 pair)
  • Gore-tex Jackets( 1 Pair)
  • Underwears
  • Thermal trouser(2 pairs)
  • Trousers for trekking(2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece trousers(2 pairs)
  • Gore-Tex trouser( 1 pair)
  • Down pant( 1 pair)

Personal stuffs

  • sleeping bag (-40)
  • Water bottle( 1)
  • Thermos
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Dry bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Notebook and pen
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Towels
  • Mattress

Hand Wear

  • Inner thin gloves
  • Water-proof warm gloves
  • Gore Tex gloves

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Alpine boot
  • Socks ( as per requirement)
  • Sandal (Crocs will be better)

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffel bag to be carried by porter(15 kg Max)
  • Rucksack / Trekking bag (65 liters)

Medicines

  • Personal medications
  • We provide a first aid kit during your trip(With Guide)

Expedition Himalaya provides below technical equipment upon clients request during their climb on rental basis.

  • Alpine boot(Do mention your size)
  • Crampons( 1 pair)
  • Helmet ( 1 Pair)
  • Harness( 1 pair)
  • Screwget carabiner (2 pairs)
  • Open gate carabiner (1 pair)
  • Ice axe (1 Pair)
  • Jumers /ascender
  • Climbing rope

*Please go through this link to download the checklist for Gears & Equipment’s. Peak climbing Gears and equipment list

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.

In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.html

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Trip Facts

  • 17 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,173
  • D
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Teahouse, Camping
  • 12 pax Maximum