Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
Group Size: 2
Max Elevation: 6189 m
- Summit Island peak at an altitude of 6189 meters in the Everest region
- Enjoy walking through the Sagarmatha National Park with rich flora and fauna
- Observe the rich Sherpa culture and unique lifestyle of Sherpa people in the charming villages such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and many others
- Grab the majestic views of Mount Everest, Mt.Nupse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Makalu, and Mt. Ama Dablam
- Hike to one of the top magnificent vantage point-Kalapathar from Gorakshep, and trek to Chhukung Ri
Island Peak Climbing is one of the best adventurous popular peak climbing packages in Nepal which not only takes you to the summit of magnificent Island Peak (6189) but also lets you experience the once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience in the Everest region. Following the world-famous Everest Base Camp trekking trails, besides summiting the Island Peak Climbing, it rewards you with the phenomenal trek to the Everest Base Camp and a hike to one of the top magnificent vantage point in Nepal-Kalapathar.
Our 18 days Island Peak Climbing begins with flying to the Lukla from Kathmandu. With a scenic flight to Lukla, a gateway to the Everest region your adventurous journey head towards the famous small town Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. After Namche Bazaar you will be stopping at Pheriche, and Island Peak Base Camp to acclimatize which will help you to avoid acute mountain sickness. On your way, you will experience the rich culture of the infamous Sherpa people, and their lifestyle, adorned with beautiful settlements, diverse landscapes, and exotic flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. Island Peak climbing is preferable for both experienced and less experienced climbers. If you are not having enough of the Mount Everest region, then choose the Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Adventure Team, where you can taste the flavor of mountain climbing, along with the natural and cultural aspects of Khumbu Valley.
Island Peak (Imja Tse Peaks)
Island peak, also known as Imja Tse peak is located in the eastern Himalayas of the Sagarmatha National Park. Island Peak is also known as the Imja Tse Peak is at an altitude of 6189 meters. The Peak was named Island Peak in 1953; by members of the British Mount Everest Expedition. It was named Island Peak due to its appearance as an island on a sea of ice from Dingboche. Island Peak is an extension of the ridge coming down from Lhotse. You can have the marvelous views of Mount Lhotse, Shar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu from the summit of Island Peak but Island Peak itself is not visible until you reach Dingboche.
Everest Base Camp
Besides summiting the most popular Island Peak, a star attraction of this Island Peak climbing is trekking to the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Island peak Climbing gives you the perfect opportunity to reach the Everest Base Camp, and hike to Kalapatthar where you can have up-close stunning views of the highest mountain in the world Mount Everest including Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Pumori.
Traversing through the Sagarmatha National Park, the Island Peak climbing route takes you to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. It takes you to the beautiful Namche Bazaar where you can observe the infamous Sherpa culture, great mountain views, and landscapes. Even though the Island Peak Climbing route’s ultimate destination is reaching the summit of Island Peak, but the others peculiar stations such as Lukla, Namche, and Kalapathar make this Island Peak Climbing more exciting and thrilling. It lets you have the real jewels of Khumbu valley.
Island Peak Climbing Difficulties
This peak was first climbed for training exercise by a British Expedition that went on to summit Mount Everest. It requires a moderate scrambling from base camp to high camp. Although Island Peak Climbing is easier to climb compared to other peaks in the Everest region, it is a physically demanding climb, due to its steep climbing. The first and foremost danger you are going to face is altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It occurs due to a lack of oxygen at higher levels where your body can’t adjust itself to the gradually changing altitudes. With our carefully planned itinerary, the chances of altitude sickness are lowered. If you will follow the instruction of your expert leaders then you will easily overcome the difficulties. It is a challenging climb that requires an excellent knowledge of snow climbing skills, along with a good knowledge of Nepal Peak climbing equipment and checklist.
On top of that, it demands a copious amount of physical fitness. Therefore, we don’t recommend Island Peak climbing if you are a beginner at mountain climbing.
Best Time for Island Peak Climbing
The best time for Island Peak Climbing is the autumn season from September to November and the spring season from March to May. You can get breathtaking mountain views with the clear weather. Because of this, it is considered a peak season for climbing and trekking in Nepal. During these peak times, the Island Peak Climbing trail is crowded with mountain climbers and trekkers from all around the world.
However, due to the heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures Island Peak climbing in winter is complicated and risky whereas due to the heavy rainfall monsoon isn’t the best time either for Island Peak Climbing. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t climb Island Peak in winter and monsoon. With proper mountain climbing experience, proper training, and climbing techniques, along with knowledge of equipment and precautions, Island Peak Climbing is possible all around the year.
Island Peak Climbing Permits
About the permits, Nepal adventure Team will provide you all the necessary Island Peak Climbing permits but if you are wondering what are the permits needed for Island Peak Climbing, then we have listed down below all the necessary permits for you.
- Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA) Permit
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
- Local Area Permit
- TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Passport and Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of same-sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Food and Drinks
Island Peak Climbing’s food menu offers you a variety of standard Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, and continental cuisines. During your Island Peak Climbing journey, we will provide you a welcome dinner, and a farewell dinner, and a breakfast in Kathmandu. After the journey takes ahead you will be enjoying a delicious meal given by the tea house lodge. We will make sure that the foods are hygienic and full of nutrition. You will require a lot of energy-giving food so; we will be serving you foods that are rich in carbohydrates and protein. When you are set in for tented camp, you will be enjoying a hygienic, freshly cooked meal prepared by our kitchen chef.
Lodge and Accommodation
Island Peak, located in Imja valley is one of the highest altitude trekking peaks in Nepal. During the Island Peak Climbing route, you will be staying at 3-star hotels in Kathmandu for (3 nights). After that, 18 days of Island Peak climbing takes you through the famous Everest Base Camp Trekking trail where you will be able to stay at standard tea houses accommodation in the charming villages of Everest region with twin sharing basis for (12 nights), and for (2 nights) you will be staying at tented camps. If you prefer staying in private rooms then you have to pre-inform us and pay extra bucks so, that we can pre-book your single room. All in all, we accommodate you in the best accommodation possible.
High Altitude Acclimatization
Island Peak climbing takes you to an altitude of 6,189 meters. Without proper acclimatization, you can easily get caught by altitude sickness. Therefore, we have carefully prepared our Island Peak Climbing itinerary with 3 days of acclimatization days that will help you to avoid altitude sickness. With proper acclimatization, you can reduce the chances of getting acute mountain sickness at high altitudes. Besides that by staying hydrated and having garlic soup will also help you with altitude sickness. On top of that, our first aid trained and qualified trekking and climber leader will carry all the essentials medical first aid kits during the trek, if any medical emergency occurs he/she will safely guide you to the lower elevation if needed.
Equipment and Climbing Gear
Equipment and climbing gear are essential parts to reach the summit of the Island peak. The Equipment and Climbing Gear Checklist are given below:
Island Peak Climbing Checklist
- Ice AXE
- Climbing harness
- Two Locking Karabiner
- Belay device
- Trekking poles
- Climbing helmets
- Insulated shell gloves
Basic Equipment Checklist
- Down jacket
- Waterproof shell pant
- Down vest and jacket
- Lightweight fleece top
- Comfortable trekking clothes
- Warm hat
- Sun hat
- Sunglasses (UV protection)
- Ski Goggles
- Fleece gloves
- Mountaineering gloves
- Lightweight inner socks
- Trekking shoes
- Climbing boots
- Snow gaiters
Nepal Adventure Team provides all the necessary transportation including airport pick up and departure transportation services. It also includes the both-way airport transfer.
Guides and Staff
Your experienced guide will be able to give you the right direction to the safest place in any difficult situation, and porters help you with carrying your load. Having a highly qualified guide and porters not only secures your safety but also guarantees the successful completion of your Island Peak Climbing. Therefore, we provide highly qualified guides and porters. Unarguably, our fully trained, experienced, and licensed holders guides and staff will help you to have a memorable journey that will engrave for a lifetime in your memory. We also ensure you that they have undergone a whole lot of training in order to help you in any unforeseen circumstances and medical emergency. We also have fully equipped porters with the proper gears. Our guides and porters are not only the part of Nepal Adventure team family, they are the backbone of our company so, we never failed to insured and looked after them at any cost.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to
- Respect the local laws, custom, and their beliefs
- Always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
- Keep the area the same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
- Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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