Island peak also known as Imja Tse peak is an extension of the ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse shar, situated at less then 10 kilometer away from the Everest. This peak was first ascent in 1953 by British expedition team as preparation for the Everest expeditions and even today the Island peak climbing is a first step before any summit attempt of giant peaks in Himalaya. Checking all the gear and exporing the sights and sounds of bustling Kathmandu, we take exciting flight to STOL airport of Lukla to start the journey to Island peak Everest base camp expedition. we organizes this Island peak expedition with hike to Everest base camp and Kalapathar before scaling the top. We take less trodden and longer route on the way to base camp so as to have proper acclimatization and no doubt with plan to return back on the different route which means we explore more then the tradition travellers. We customize a special climbing training session at Island peak base camp instruct by our experienced climbing guides to ensure you have required climbing skills to scale the top safely and successfully.
Name : Imja Tse or Island Peak ( An island in a sea of ice)
Elevation: 6,188 m ( 20,305 ft)
Location: Khumbu Nepal
Climbing : First ascent in 1956 by a Swiss team
Easiest route: Scramble/ glacier/ice climb
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu / Dinner with cultural program.
Day 02 : Explore Buddhist Stupa and Hindu Cremation Shrines .
Day 03-04 : Fly to Lukla and trekking to Namche to start the Island peak expedition.
Day 05-06 : Trek to Khumjung after an acclimatization rest day at Namche.
Day 07 : Trek to Photse via Monla, on the way to Gokyo valley.
Day 08-09 : Trek to Dingboche, above tree line / exploration day.
Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche with extraordinary scenery.
Day 11 – 12 : Trek the Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar for proper acclimtisation.
Day 13-14 : Climb to Island peak base camp / Rest and climbing clinic.
Day 15-16 : Island peak climbing period / sensational Himalayan panorama.
Day 17-19 : Trekking down to Lukla via Pangboche and Thyangboche.
Day 20-21 : Fly to Kathmandu / Rest day.
Day 22 : Island peak climbing trip ends
*Private Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
*Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
*Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) .
*Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on peak expedition.
*Accommodation in teahouse or lodge while on trekking.
*Accommodation in Tented camp while on the peak climbing.
*Welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
*Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
*Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
*Peak climbing expeditions Permit Royalty and other government tax.
*Climbing Clinic Course at base camp.
*All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: LESPOTIVA EVA climbing boot, EXPED downfilled mattress, Black daimond crampons, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer, helmat, climbing rope etc.
*We provide all camping gear including – tents for member, dining tent with table and backrest chair, Kitchen tent with utensils, staff, porter and toilet tents on whole trip.
*Trip Gears – sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip.
*Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
*Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along *with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
*peak climbing trip map.
*Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
*Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on peak climbing.
*Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment on peak base camp trek.
*Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
*Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket, gortex trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
* Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
*Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
*Trekking permit, National park entry fees requried for the peak & expedition.
*Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind.
*All Drinks and main meals in cities.
*Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephome, beverage drinks etc.
*All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary .
*Service other then mentioned above.