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Island Peak

Island Peak

 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.The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar seperated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse

On the South Ridge of Island Peak.
Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.
 
Island Peak Expedition from the South East Flank 
& South-West Ridge
 
Normally, the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for 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 establisheing a High-Camp which helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts south east around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5,280m). From the high camp, the left hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing. In recent times the snow slopes below the summit has developed some large crevasses making the final ascent to the top difficult.
 
Island Peak Climb from the North Ridge Route
First ascent was in 1958 by Alf Gregory, Dick Cook and two Sherpas. North of the main summit the ridge continues to a col (5,700m). The route climbs the ridge from the col, which is reached by following the true right bank of the Imja Glacier and later the moraines on the right bank of the Lhotse Sar Glacier, before climbing north-west over snowy slopes to the col. On the first ascent, a camp was placed on the col. From the col, follow the ridge which is a magnificient snow arete, due south. This steepens for the final summit pyramid. This a long ridge that would be difficult under soft snow conditions and may under other contiditions have a marked cornice. The climb is a little more difficult than the normal route, and is graded alpine PD+.
 

Days 01-02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Namche.
Day 03        : Acclimatization day at Namche.
Days 04-05: Trek Namche-Thyangboche-Pheriche.
Day 06        : Acclimatization day at Pheriche.
Days 07-09: Lobuche - Kalapattar - Everest Base Camp Trek.
Days 10-11: Trek to Chukung-Island Peak base camp. 
Days 12-14: Island Peak climb. 
Days 15-19: Return trek to Lukla. 
Day 20: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. End of Island Peak Expedition.
 
This peak can be combined with others like Phokalde, Island Peak, or Lobuche East. The trekking route can include crossing the Chola pass into the Gokyo valley. 
 

1 Person:  USD 2500.00
2 Person: Per Person  USD 2200 .00
3,4 Person: Per Person USD 2000.00
5 Person or more: Per Person USD 1895.00
 
 
Cost Includes
  1. Mera Peak Expedition4 nights hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast – 3 star  
  2. Climbing Permit for Mera Peak 6654m.
  3. Arun & Barunt national park permit
  4. All meal during the trek best available lodges or tea house
  5. One experience climbing Sherpa guide & porter
  6. Climbing Rope, climbing food
  7. Climbing tent for high camp
  8. Climber 20 KG allowed weight for climbing equipments  
  9. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight with cargo
  10. Life & medical insurance for guide & porter
  11. All accommodation best available guesthouse
  12. Airport -hotel-airport transfer
  13. Farewell dinner with Nepali dance & song
  14. Our service charge
Cost Excludes
  1. Personal climbing equipment
  2. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  3. Emergency Rescue evacuation
  4. Personal expenses
  5. Tipping (Tips)
  6. Bar & beverage bills
  7. any extra no mention above here

 

This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Skylark Treks and Expedition inclusive in the service.

Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Please find equipment check list click here

 

 Month

2018

2019

January      
February      
March/April
 Mar 22,-Apr 07, 2018
 Apr 03- 19, 2018   
 Apr 13-29, 2018   
  
Mar 06, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019
Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019
Mar 27, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019
Apr 03, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
 
April/May

Apr 20,  - May 06, 2018

May 04, - 20, 2018

May 14, -30, 2018

 

 
Apr 17, 2019 - May 03, 2019
Apr 24, 2019 - May 10, 2019
 May 01, 2019 - May 17, 2019
 May 08, 2019 - May 24, 2019
 May 15, 2019 - May 31, 2019
 
May/June  
May 22, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019
May 29, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Jun 05, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 
 
June/July      
July/August      

August/Septemeber

Sep 04, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 02, 2018
Sep 24, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018
Aug 21, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019   
Aug 28, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
 Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019 
 
Septemebr/October Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 04, 2019
 Sep 25, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
 Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
 Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
 
October/November
Oct 16, 2018 - Nov 01, 2018
Oct 24, 2018 - Nov 09, 2018
 Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 21, 2018
Oct 16, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019
 Oct 23, 2019 - Nov 08, 2019
 Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019
 
November/Dec
Nov 16, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
 Nov 25, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018
Nov 06, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 
 Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019
 Nov 20, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019
 
 
 
 
 

 

Trip Facts

Duration : 20 Days
Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 2C
Group Size Min:2 Pax
Group Size max:12
Activities:Trekking / Climbing
Maximum Height:6189m
Minimum Height:1300m
Transport:By Air
Starting:Kathmandu
Ending:Kathmandu

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