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Island Peak Climbing Course


Overview The Island Peak Climbing Course is an exhilarating adventure that combines technical climbing skills with breathtaking scenery in the heart of the Himalayas. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, Island Peak (Imja Tse) stands tall at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and offers a challenging yet accessible peak for aspiring climbers. The trip begins in Kathmandu, where you'll meet your experienced climbing guide and fellow participants. After a scenic flight to Lukla, the trekking portion of the adventure commences. You'll pass through charming Sherpa villages, lush forests, and awe-inspiring landscapes, gradually acclimatizing to the altitude. Along the way, you'll…

Overview

The Island Peak Climbing Course is an exhilarating adventure that combines technical climbing skills with breathtaking scenery in the heart of the Himalayas. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, Island Peak (Imja Tse) stands tall at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and offers a challenging yet accessible peak for aspiring climbers.

The trip begins in Kathmandu, where you’ll meet your experienced climbing guide and fellow participants. After a scenic flight to Lukla, the trekking portion of the adventure commences. You’ll pass through charming Sherpa villages, lush forests, and awe-inspiring landscapes, gradually acclimatizing to the altitude. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery.

Once you reach Island Peak Base Camp, the climbing course begins. Led by certified mountaineering instructors, you’ll learn essential skills such as ice axe techniques, rope management, and crevasse rescue. These lessons are designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and confidence to attempt the summit safely.

As the climbing course progresses, you’ll undertake practice climbs on nearby peaks, further honing your abilities and familiarizing yourself with the mountain environment. The program includes comprehensive training in glacier travel, snow climbing, and using crampons and harnesses. Your instructors will ensure you’re well-prepared for the challenging ascent ahead.

On summit day, you’ll rise early to maximize your chances of success. The climb involves traversing a steep snow slope and negotiating a narrow ridge before reaching the summit. The reward for your efforts is unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. It’s a truly awe-inspiring moment that will remain etched in your memory forever.

After conquering Island Peak, you’ll descend to Lukla, where you’ll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The trip concludes with a celebration dinner and a chance to reflect on your incredible achievement.

Conclusion and Summary

The Island Peak Climbing Course offers a unique opportunity to combine trekking, technical mountaineering, and cultural immersion in one unforgettable journey. It’s a challenging endeavor that requires physical fitness, mental resilience, and a passion for adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or new to mountaineering, this trip will push your limits, expand your skills, and leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment.

Trip Highlights


Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular climbing peak in the Everest region of Nepal. It’s a great option for those who want to experience high-altitude mountaineering without committing to a full-scale expedition.

There are several courses available for Island Peak climbing, ranging from beginner to advanced. Some of the most common courses include:

  1. Island Peak Basic Climbing Course: This course is designed for beginners who have little or no mountaineering experience. It typically includes basic mountaineering skills such as rope handling, knot tying, ice axe and crampon techniques, and glacier travel.
  2. Island Peak Advanced Climbing Course: This course is designed for more experienced climbers who want to improve their technical skills and learn more advanced mountaineering techniques. It usually includes training on rock climbing, ice climbing, and crevasse rescue.
  3. Island Peak Expedition: This is a fully-guided expedition that typically lasts for around 3 weeks. It includes a combination of trekking to the base camp, acclimatization climbs, and the summit climb of Island Peak.

It’s important to choose a reputable guide or operator when considering an Island Peak climbing course or expedition. Make sure they have experience in the region and a good safety record. Additionally, it’s important to properly acclimatize before attempting any high-altitude climbing to avoid altitude sickness.

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Greetings Upon Arrival

Max Altitude: 4730 M

Hello! This is the day our team of expert Sherpa guides and crew members welcomes you to the village of Chhukung to begin an adventurous journey of reaching a height of 6189 meters. Firstly, there will be a short discussion on the plan of the team for the next 4 days about summiting the peak. They will inform you on all the important topics while giving instructions on using gears and taking different routes. You will stay overnight at Chhukung.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

 

 4 Hours walk

Max Altitude: 5200 M

Today is the day you will begin the real trekking toward the destination. After morning breakfast, you will trek your way from Chhukung village to Island Base Camp passing Imja glaciers while taking in luxurious breathtaking views of Lhotse, Makalu, and other mountains of the Everest region. After 3 to 4 hours of walking, you will reach the Base Camp of Island Peak where the team will set up the tent.
You can explore the base camp while discussing routes for the next day. All meals will be provided by us this whole day. You will stay in tents overnight.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 5600 M

Journey continues. Today you will be trekking to the high camp of Island Peak, a step closer to the summit. You will start the trek early in the morning right after breakfast to reach the high camp as soon as possible to avoid any harsh weather in the evening period. On the way, you will pass a few technical sections where you will use the mountaineering gears.
After reaching the high camp, our crew will install a tent same as the base camp where you will stay for the night.

Note: Depending on Group size and conditions to spend in High Camp. There is an issue with the Water at High Camp, For the small group size it is not convenient to set up a camp, So that We may have Training, acclimatization, and spending a night at the Base camp can be also possible.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

 8/9 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4730 M

You have a big day ahead of yourself today. After having some breakfast, you will start your hike to the destination. Passing through snowy and icy trails in cold temperatures, you will reach a Crampon point where you have to start using crampons in your journey. Progressing on your journey, you will reach the base camp of Imja Glacier with some extremely breathtaking vistas of mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mera, etc. Our Sherpa guide will be instructing you in every way while you make your way to your goal. You’ll finally reach the summit of Island Peak after negotiating a steep and rocky track in your ascent route and employing some tough alpine skills.

Firstly, congratulations on reaching your goal. All the exhaustion from the strenuous trek will be gone once you will explore the summit of Island peak. From the summit, you will be mesmerized by the scenic vistas of Mera Peak, Baruntse, Makalu, Lhotse, Chamlang, etc. Capture all those breathtaking views from your camera as well as your eyes for unforgettable memories.
After your successful climb to the summit, now is the time to descend back to base camp for an overnight stay in a camp.


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What's Included


In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded


Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc

Trip Information


Nepal Challenge Trek– Basic climbing course, Lobuche, Island Peak, Trekking holidays and mountaineering expeditions to the Himalayas, Bhutan and Tibet – Trekking holidays in Nepal

Island (6169m) and Lobuje East (6119m) Trekking Peaks

Min group size: 2 Pax

6 DAYS COURSES ISLAND & LOBUCHE PEAK

SPRING SEASON: $1050 Per Person

FALL SEASON: $950 Per Person.

4 DAYS COURSES ISLAND & LOBUCHE PEAK-

SPRING SEASON: $950 Per Person

FALL SEASON: $850 Per Person.

NOTE: EQUIPMENT ALL WILL BE PROVIDED EXCEPT CLIMBING BOOTS.

SPRING SEASON:

March 15-18, March 20-24, March 26-29 April, April 03-06, April 07-10, April 09-12, April 15-18, April 22-25, April 27-30, May 02-04,May 06-09, May 15-18, May 21-24, May 27-30, June 01-04, June 05-08, June 09-12, June 14-17.

FALL SEASON:

Oct 07-10,Oct 13-16, Oct 18-21, Oct 23-26, Oct 28-01, Nov 02-05, Nov 07-10, Nov 12-15, Nov 17-20, Nov 21-24, Nov 26-29, Dec 02-05, Dec 07-10, Dec 12-15.

LOBUCHE PEAK

4 DAYS COURSES ISLAND & LOBUCHE PEAK-

SPRING SEASON: $950 Per Person

FALL SEASON: $850 Per Person.

SPRING SEASON:

March 15-18, March 20-24, March 26-29 April, April 03-06, April 07-10, April 09-12, April 15-18, April 22-25, April 27-30, May 02-04,May 06-09, May 15-18, May 21-24, May 27-30, June 01-04, June 05-08, June 09-12, June 14-17.

FALL SEASON:

Oct 07-10,Oct 13-16, Oct 18-21, Oct 23-26, Oct 28-01, Nov 02-05, Nov 07-10, Nov 12-15, Nov 17-20, Nov 21-24, Nov 26-29, Dec 02-05, Dec 07-10, Dec 12-15.

Imja Tse(Island Peak) 6169m is one of the most popular lesser peaks and to scale the mountain you will need some mountaineering skill.This trip is the same as the Everest Base Camp trek until your entrance to the Chhukung valley.Either you can take the air service from Kathmandu to Lukla or drive to Jiri 184 km east of Kathmandu and trek to Lukla and continue up to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Imja Glacier to the Base Camp of Imja Tse (Island Peak). Three days are set aside for the ascent of Imja Tse and follow the same route back to Kathmandu as in the Everest Base Camp trek.

If you take the one-way flight to Lukla, the whole trip will take 23 days and if you take the return flight to Lukla the trip will take 16 days. This trip offers you not only enchanting views of Mt. Everest (8848m) Lhotse (8516m) Ama Dablam(6856m) and numerous others peaks it allows you to experience the culture and tradition of Bhuddist monasteries and Sherpa villages. A Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. (6 days):

From: Chukhung to Chukhung Camping

Grade: Difficult

Season: Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr

Max Elevation:6,119 m

Day 01: Arrive Chukhung, 2pm briefing check equipment,   AMS lecture. Overnight at Camp.

Day 02: Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.

Day 03: Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 05: Summit day depart Base Camp 2 a.m. return lunch.   Camp Base camp.

Day 06: Day 6 provides a second opportunity to summit   Island peak due to bad weather or illness. Those   who have summited depart base camp after breakfast – lunch Chukhung end of trip. If Summiting   on Day 6 we will provide dinner and breakfast.

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This is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier.Nepal’s one of the most popular trekking peak situauted in Khumbu region. The peak can be seen from Dingboche as an island in the sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. It is a more technical climb, involving scramble up a rock gully and an easy rock ridge, to a glacier. Above the glacier, a steep snow headwall leads to the summit ridge, which continues, in an incredibly exposed position, to the summit.

It provides an enjoyable climb as well as some of the most spectacular sceneries of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. After the climb we descend to the main Everest trail.

Trekking Peak Equipment List:
Nepal Challenge Trek will provide the technical climbing equipment, including: harness, axes, helmets, crampons, carrabinas, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipments.

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Trip Facts


Duration 4 Day(s)
Activities Mountaineering
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Chukung to Chukung
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 6189M
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