Island peak /Imja Tse 6189m is the most popular trekking peak to climb in Everest region. It is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest.
Island Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col.
A physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this amazing peak.
Highlights of Climbing Island Peak
- Easy and non-technical climbing peak in Khumbu, Island Peak is the ideal climbing adventure to novice climbers who dream of living the big life of avid mountaineers
- The wonderful views of Himalayan peaks in Everest Region that include, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others.
Day 01: Meeting our Climbing Guide at Chhukung and trip briefing. Over night at Chhukung
Day 02: Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours
Day 03: Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours
Day 04: High camp to summit (6,189m/20,305ft) to Chhukung, 8-10 hours
Day 01: Meeting our Climbing Guide at Chhukung and trip briefing
Altitude: 4700m B/L/D
Up to this day, you will be yourself in trek. While reaching to Chhukung; you are requested to meet our guide at Chhukung which is on the south corner of the village, on the way up to island Peak itself. Your meeting time with our climbing Guide is estimated at 5:00 PM at this evening. After Introduction; our climbing guide will check your climbing gear and brief your upcoming Island Peak Climbing with us. Remaining time explore yourself and over night at Chhukung.
Day 02: Chhukung -Island Peak Base camp 3-4 hrs climbing
Altitude: 5,200m B/L/D
Today after the breakfast, our Island Peak Climbing Adventure begins. We exit out of the village and climb steeply up to the south turn east to enter the main trail into Chhukkung Valley. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside that leads to the Big –rock. At this point, the route to the Amphu Lapcha Pass stretches on the southeast direction; however, we tread the trail on the north. A moderately challenging trail cross passesImja and Lhotse glacier moraines that leads you to a wide valley flanking Island peak where we will set up our base camp for over night at tented camp.
Day 03: Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp 2-3 hrs trek
Altitude: 5,600m B/L/D
This morning we pack our camping stuffs and we'll head towards the High camp from where we start our Island Peak Climbing Adventure. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enters a steep rock channel nearby where we'll overnight at camp. This is where our guide will fix crampons on your climbing boots and re-check the entire climbing group and personal equipment once again for better safety. If required, you may learn last minute climbing technique with our climbing Sherpa at this stage. If possible, you will be also taken for the ice/rock climbing near by but subject to the availability. Over night at High Camp
Day 04: High camp to summit to Chhukung 8- 10 hrs trekking
Altitude: 6,189m B/L/D
Early morning through the rock gully; we start our climb. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the drain. The route follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m/330ft snow and ice slope (40-45 degree) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. You can enjoy with success of getting a summit and after taking some pictures and savoring the scenic view you will descend all the way to Chhukung for over night at tea house. Final commence about the trip and after this you will be yourself again for rest of your trekking back to lukla.
Price: US $1190 per person
What is Included?
• Island Peak Climbing Permit
• Group climbing equipment- Main rope, fix rope, Ice crew
• 02 Nights/ 3 Days days full board Island Peak trip; all foods, over night tented camp
• One Gov. licensed Climbing Guide, his climbing equipment, required camping assistance Sherpa’s and porters; their entire expenses and Insurance
• All required Gov and local taxes
• Oxygen Gas or Gammo Bag ( on request with additional cost)
What is Excluded?
• Personal climbing equipment (can be buy/hire in Kathmandu or Namche or at Chhukung)
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Climbing Bonus for guides and tips to porters
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.
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|24 February, 2018
|27 February, 2018
It’s a very serious company and I recommend it to everybody
Hi i am gabriel; i’m from montreal, canada. It was a long time dream for me to travel to nepal so i deceided to fulfill it this november of 2011.I checked on the internet for itinnerary and all details, so i found “adv. Adventures”. I e-mailed them and the next day i got the response and the offer attached.
booked with them and i did my trip with “adv adventures”. Everything went as i expected, i found the professionalism which i nedeed, i was amazed by the friendship of the staff (Chetprasad Bhatta), guides (ram timalsina), etc as a conclusion, it’s a very serious company and i recommend it to everybody
Anybody interested could contact me for details, opinions
MR. RUNCAN GABRIEL | 2011
2404 MONTCLAIR AV, APP.5, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
My trip to the Himalaya was fantastic. Thanks AA for making it Happen!
My trip to the Himalaya was fantastic. Thanks AA for making it Happen!
I am a rather independent traveler. I chose Advanced Adventures (AA) for my trip to Himalaya (Jiri to Gokyo + Kala Patthar + Island Peak) because I wanted to walk from Jiri to Kala Patthar via Gokyo valley on my own and AA were offering a five day climbing trek to Island Peak that started and finished in Chukkung, while essentially all other traveling companies offer just a package that includes all the trek from Kathmandu to the summit and back.
However, I also asked Ms. Sadhana (travel consultant at A.A) to provide me with necessary permits. The way I was treated by the company was unbelievable and I can’t imagine how this could be made better. They waited me at the airport, even when my flight from Istanbul had a considerable delay, I was taken to the AA headquarters to get all necessary permit and discuss details of my itinerary, including the private part. Then they moved me to a pleasant yet inexpensive hotel in a calm place, but few steps from Thamel. They bought me a bus ticket to Jiri, took me to the bus station early morning the next day – if you know Kathmandu, you know that all this is a complicated task even for an experienced traveler.
But what was the best of all services was Pema Chosang Sherpa – my guide from Chukkung to the summit of the Island Peak. A very pleasant and kind man, but after climbing among others 3 times Mt. Everest and about 200 times Island Peak, he was the most experienced high mountain guide I could imagine.
Unfortunately, after spending 3 days in Gorak Shep (5200 m) and climbing twice Kala Patthar, I developed high altitude pulmonary edema in the Island Peak base camp (also 5200 m – how HAPE is unpredictable) and this was when I appreciated the services of Pema Chosang and AA most – Pema guided me to Chukkung and the agency arranged for a helicopter transport to a Kathmandu hospital the next morning – all in a highly professional way.
Thank you once more, Pema Chosang and Advanced Adventures. My final recommendation: if you plan to visit Khumbu and Mt. Everest area, ask Advanced Adventures to organize your trek – and if you think of climbing Island Peak or a similar peak, ask them for Pema Chosang as a guide.
I had a tremendous experience Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climbing Experience with Chet Bhatta and his team!
I booked with Advanced Adventures P. Ltd. Nepal, Kathmandu. I had a tremendous experience with Chet and many of his crew. Chet and his company is very conscious to employ locals so that it helps the peoples directly of Nepal. Going with a Nepalese company is definitely worth it.
My guide Sanjay had to do a bit of negotiating at the Lukla airport. Being a foreigner it made it so much more ensuring that things went well. I consider my guide and porter my friends after such a great trip.
We were able to talk about culture, history and so much more that is best expressed by those that live there. I continued on to tackle Island Peak which is more technical climbing. There Chet had arranged a Sherpa guide for me that was extremely experienced. He had three Everest summits and many more accomplishments. No matter what you may be seeking in the Everest region, Advanced Adventures will arrange for you anything you may want. It is such a wonderful company that is flexible and understanding of individual goals. Many other trekking companies have a cookie cutter mentality that tries to just “process” the clients through a regimented routine.
Enjoy your Advanced Adventures with Mr. Chet Prasad Bhatta’s company. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Special thanks to Jennifer Austin for helping me with the final hiccups and upload to youtube. It is about 21 minutes long. Enjoy and pass on to whoever you may think will appreciate it. Over the coming weekend I will be burning DVD’s. If you would like one you can sign up on a sheet that is in my mailbox in the workroom. When watching this maybe you want to consider donating to the Sherpa family fund. A link is available through the discovery channel website: https://youtu.be/sEBFYSnAuEw
Miss. Mary Poer- USA
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