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Climbers on the way to summit Nayaganga Ganjala Chuli Peak
Nayaganga Peak 5,844 m
Morimoto Basecamp 4,780 m
Tented Camp

Everest - Island Peak Climbing

Everest region is the second most popular trekking region in Nepal and each year this region receives thousands of trekkers and climbers. Once you reach Solu Khumbu, the gateway to Everest, you will be greeted by great stunning views of the Everest and many other highest mountains. The other highlights of this region are the beautiful Sherpa villages and monasteries.

 

Trip Facts

Code: CIS
Duration: 17 days
Max. Elevation: Island Peak (6,160 m)
Walking Hours: 3 - 7 hrs per day
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 2 participants

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Free day, Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 m). Walk from Lukla to Phagding (2,600 m) (3 h ), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 04: Walk from Phagding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) (4 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 05: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 06: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,780 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 07: Walk from Tengboche to Dingboche  (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 08: Walk from Dingboche to Island Basecamp (4,970 m) (4 h), overnight stay in camp
Day 09: Acclimatisation day Island Basecamp (4,970 m), overnight stay in camp
Day 10: Walk/Climbing from Island Basecampt to Island Highcamp (5,600 m) (4 h), overnight stay in camp
Day 11: Climbing from Island Highcamp to Island Peak (6,160 m) and back to Island Basecamp (4,970 m), overnight stay in camp
Day 12: Walk from Island Basecampt to Dingboche  (4,343 m) (7 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge 
Day 13: Walk from Dingboche to Namche Bazzar (3,440 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 14: Walk from Namche Bazzar to Lukla (7 h), overnight stay in teahouse/ lodge
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Airport pick up, drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 16: Free day and shopping in Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 17: Drive to Airport, flight back

 

Additional information

Tour  details:


Imja Tse is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak, a name coined by Eric Shipton who thought this peak looked like an island in a sea of ice. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everst and Tenzing Norgay was one of the members of that successful team.

Despite its popularity, it is still tough climb and many people fail to reach the summit. This is often because of insufficient acclimatization, and sometimes because of deep snow, strong winds, or simply setting off too late in the morning.

The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the enormous summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar rise above the summit of the north. To the east lies the looming west face of Makalu and the unmistakeable form of Ama Dablam can be seen to the south-west.

Difficulty and requirements:

Demanding alpine tour, which requires excellent condition, free from giddiness, knowledge of rock, ice and security techniques, high physical and mental strength as well as a very good health.

Each participant must be aware of the occurrence of unpredictable and difficult events (e.g. bad weather, flight delays, illness, poor trail condition, difficult terrain, changes or shifts in the tour itinerary and time schedule).

Max. Eveluation: Imja Tse (Island Peak) (6,160 m), latitude: 27.92250000 , longitude: 86.93611100


Walking hours:  between 3 to 7 hours per day

 

Includes / Excludes

Included:

  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room or two-men tent) in Kathmandu and in simple teahouses/lodges or temt during the trekking/climbing tour*)
  • Trekking permit, TIMS card and special climbing permit for Island Peak 
  • Porter during the trekking/climbingtour
  • Trekking and Climbing Guide during the whole tour incl. Climbing Island Peak
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the trekkingtour (overnight stay in teahouse/lodge)
  • Simple food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the camp (overnight stay in tent)
  • Two-men tent and mattress (during the camp)
  • Climbing equipment: fixed rope, main rope, snow stakes, ice screw and shovel
  • Satellite phone
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Airport tax
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Welcome-Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Personal climbing equipment (expedition shoes, 2 locked carabiner, 2 unlocked carabiner, crampons, ixe axe, harness, belay device, prusik cord (1 x 2 m, 1 x 1 m), snow gaiters and jumar)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking/climbingtour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking/climbingtour
  • Extra charge for recharging mobile or camera batteries during the trekking/climbingtour
  • Other domestic flights
  • Excess baggage charges domestic flights
  • Travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / emergency evacuation
  • Tips (especially for driver, trekking/climbing guide and porter)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested