Category: Peak Climbing
Duration: 19 Days
Island peak/Imja Tse 6189m is the most popular trekking peak to climb in Everest region. It is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest.
Island Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit 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.
Fact of the climbing
Activities:Climbing & Expedition
Trip Length:19 Days
Meal Plan:Full board on trek & Climb; Breakfast at Ktm
Difficulty:Lukla- EBC- Kala Pathar- Island Peak- Lukla
Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge & tent
Max Elevation:(6,189m/20,305ft) at summit
Transportation:Flight & Private vehicle
Group Size:1-10 Persons
Best Month :Aug - Nov & March - June
Itinerary for island peak climbing
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Rock climbing course at Kathmandu or Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding- Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatize day & Excursion
Day 06:Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche (3870m) 5-6 hours
Day 07:Tyangboche- Pheriche
Day 08:Pheriche- Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 09:Lobuche- Gorekshep (5,160m/16,929ft) - Everest Base Camp Excursion (5,320m/17,450ft), 5-7 hrs
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar - Pheriche: 7-8 hours
Day 11: Pheriche- Chhukung
Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 13: Island High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hrs
Day 14: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours
Day 15:Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 16:Tyangboche- Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 17:Namche to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 18:Lukla- Kathmandu
Day 19:Depart from Kathmandu
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