2019 ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING
Duration: 19 days
Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge+ Tent
Minimum Group size: 6+
Grade : Hard
Maximum altitude: 6,189m
Walking per day: 5 – 6 hours approximately
Island Peak Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,189 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton’s party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed form Dingboche. 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 Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it.
The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure & sightseeing, overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,834 m) & trek to Phakding (2,611 m), overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 05: Trek to Khumjung (3,790 m), and back to Namche Bazzar - Lodges.
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867 m), at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,343 m), at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m),at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Basecamp and back to Gorakhsherp(5,170m) at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 10: Trek from Gorakhsherp to Kalapatthar 5,545m (Sunrise view) and back to Dingboche (4,360m), at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 11: Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m), and to Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp(5120m), overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Ascent to Imja Tse (Island) Peak High camp (5,600 m), overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Imja Tse (Island) Peak Summit (6,189 m) back to base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Extra day to summit Imja Tse (Island) Peak peak just in case of bad weather, overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m), at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), O/N at Local Tourist Standard Lodges.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla at Lodge.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.
Note: The itinerary might be modified due to mountain weather change reason
Is it this expedition for you?
The member should have prior 5000m+ trekking/camping/Climbing experience and also has a sufficient physical condition.
01: Arrival & Departure: Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport
02: Hotel In Kathmandu: 3 nights in Kathmandu 3 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room.
03: Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu
04: Domestic flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with personal baggage and 01 Sherpa Guide and necessary Nepalese Local Staff with domestic Airport Tax
05: Expedition cargos: Extra Member luggage of climbing equipment handled with care from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by domestic airlines.
06: Permit: Mt. Island Peak Permit,National Park & TIMS permit.
07: Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit fees
08: Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs
09: Porter: 1 porter for each member to carry their luggage and necessary porter for camping equipment/
10: Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepali staffs & porters’ daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with personal life & Medical Insurance
11: Insurance: All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
12: Member Luggage: 15 Kg per member for personal baggage
13: Base Tent: VE25 North face or Kailas tents for base camp for per member
14: Tents: Dinning Tent /Kitchen Tent /Toilet Tent /Hot Bag” /Tables & chairs, Cooking Utensils
15: Light: Necessary light at Dinning and Kitchen tent
16: High Altitude Tent: Necessary VE25 Kailash High Tent for Member and High Altitude Sherpa
17: High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for Member, high food and fixing gear
18. Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide. 1 Sherpa to 2 members.
19. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
20. Oxygen Bottle (O2): emergency Oxygen bottles will be in the group in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
21. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask will be in the group in case of an emergency.
22. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating each others on the Mountain
23. Comprehensive Medical kit.
24. Certificate: Lobuche Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Lobuche Peak successfully).
25. Chinese group leader from China with English-speaking
01: Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
02: Nepal entry Visa fee
03: Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
04: Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
05: Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
06: Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
07: Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
08: Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
09: Internet Service: Internet facility during the trek in not included.
10: Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for one climbing Sherpa $300 USD.
11: Tips: Calculate some tips for Base camp staffs.
12: Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
13: Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.
Camping: Sleeping bag (comfort rating -10°C)
Clothing:Waterproof jacket , Waterproof overtrousers, Down jacket,Raincoat, Fleece jacket and trouser, underwear, Hiking boots, socks, Waterproof gloves, warm hat, sunhat
Bags: Backpack 60 L +, Small bag 30L, Luggage pack 150L(optional)
Drinking: Thermal mug（1L）
Accessories: Hiking stick, Gaiters, Sun Glass, Headtorch with batteries, Washbag, Sun protection, tissue paper
Climbing boots, Gaiters, Crampons, Ice axe(Long), Harness, Helmet, Ascender, 4 Carabiners，Daisy chain or climbing rope( 2m length&7mm diameter)，Prusik rope ( 60 cm length& 5mm-6mm diameter), Descender
Inquiry - application documents - down payment- trip ready
Registration Deadline: March 15th 2019
The down payment 5000CNY should be made
and full payment will be paid by 15 days prior to the start date; the payment refound will not happen due to member personal reason after Day1
Tel/Whats-up：+86 186 1613 8822