Peak Climbing

Island Peak

Mera Peak

Lobuche Peak

Pisang Peak

Hiunchuli Peak

Chulu West Peak

Naya Kanga Peak

Kusum Kanguru Peak

Tharpu Chuli Peak

 

 
 
 

 
     

Island Peak Climbing

 
 

 

Island Peak 6169m also known as Imja Tse is one of the popular trekking peak in Nepal for climbing on Himalayas. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island peak in a 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. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains/ Everest , Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8463m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm in climbing Island Peak. For many mountaineers climbing Island Peak marks the beginning of climbing on Himalayas to prepare for a big Himalaya expedition in Nepal in later years. For some mountaineers the peak stands for the purpose of acclimatization before heading to bigger mountain climbing. Trekking to Kalapatthar or Everest base camp is best suited for acclimatization before proceeding Island Peak climbing.

The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snow fall. From the base camp, a well acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp which adds the joy of climbing and helps a safe ascent.

Facts Of The Trek

Duration of the trek: 19 Days
Max. Elevation: 6189 m.
Accommodation: Lodge or Tented
Mode of Travel: Fly in / fly out

 

     
 

Itinerary In Details

 
 

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley via car and city tour guide

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.

Day 04 : Phakding - Namche

Day 05 : Namche - Rest (day exploration)

Day 06 : Namche - Thyngboche.

Day 07 : Thyngboche - Pheriche.

Day 08 : Pheriche - Day exploration Nangkharsang Gompa.

Day 09 : Pheriche - Lobuche.

Day 10 : Lobuche - Kalapatter- Gorak Shap

Day 11 : Gorak Shap- EBC Lobuche

Day 12 : Lobuche- Chhukung.

Day 13 : Chhukung - Island Peak Base camp.

Day 14 : Base camp - High camp.

Day 15 : Summit back to Base camp.

Day 16 : Base camp - Pangboche.

Day 17 : Pangboche - Namche.

Day 18 : Namche - Lukla.

Day 19 : Fly Lukla - kathmandu.

 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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