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Island & Imjaste Peak Climbing

Description

The Island Peak, which stands tall at an elevation of 6,189m, is the most popular climbing peak in Nepal amongst 326 peaks currently permitted for climbing and mountaineering. Also known as the Imja Tse in the local Sherpa language, the peak is situated between the picturesque Khumbu region and Imsa Tse Valley. The mountain was named Island Peak by celebrated British mountaineer, Sir Eric Shipton as it looks like an island from afar amidst the icy alpine water.

Located in the Sagarmatha National Park, Island Peak is an extension of a peak coming down from the southern face of Mt. Lhotse Sar. Its first successful expedition was carried out in 1956 by a Swiss expedition group as a practice climb before ascending Mt. Everest. Since then it has been a favorite as a go-to peak amongst mountaineers and climbers alike. The peak is described as a perfect climbing peak if you are looking for a perfect strike of balance between fun, adventure, and adrenaline rush.

From the top of Island Peak, we can have the most amazing views of the mountain ranges of the Khumbu region. Some of the most notable peaks seen in close proximity from the top of Island Peak are Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Mt. Ama Dablam. The views of the Imja Glacier, the largest in the region, are pretty amazing from here.

The other main attractions of the peak climbing experience are trekking to three of the most iconic view points of Everest region – Everest Base Camp (5,360m) , Kala Paththar (5,555m) and Gokyo Ri (5357m) . From these view points, several 8000m peaks like the Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse will appear at mere distance.

The 18-day-long journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in Khumbu region. It is also known as the gateway to Everest region. From Lukla, we will begin our trek northward gradually towards the Khumbu Valley passing through beautiful Himalayan hamlets like Phakding, Namche, and Lobuche. On our way towards the summit, we will stop for a thorough exploration of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathhar. The Island Peak ascent will be undertaken with great caution and safety in the safe hands of our experienced team of guides. All the requirements such as clearing the path and fixing the rope will be done with great expertise. Once you make it to the top, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the encircling mountain range. The return journey will be much easier comparatively with few shorter climbs and trek through the forests to reach the famous Tengboche Monastery. From there, we will subsequently trek down to Lukla, from where we will board a flight to Kathmandu.

At Team Himalaya, we are absolutely dedicated to make your peak climbing experience a safe and memorable one. The itinerary has been intricately made to ensure proper acclimatization to the unforgiving Himalayan terrains. Your safety is our first and foremost priority and our team of professional climbers, guides, and porters with years of experience in the field will lead you to an unforgettable peak climbing journey. The Island Peak awaits for you.

Outline Itinerary

Trip Detail

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Booking This Trip

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines, our TH staff will receive with courtesy transfer to hotels in the centre of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting to be with many shops, stores and excellent world class restaurants, with time for short walk and to buy necessary items for the trip, in the hotel our guide will inform and brief regarding trekking and climbing and other important things.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Island & Imjatse Peak Trek and Climb.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.

An early morning start from the hotel with a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for super scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla with awesome views of mountains range, and the shortly landing at strange runways with an uphill, on reaching Lukla with time for rest and to refresh with morning tea and coffee and probably breakfast depending upon the time of arrival, from here a slow start passing the market with shops and stores in Lukla and heading downhill for a while, and then with short ups and gradual winding trail passing many farms and villages, Buddhist prayer monuments and views of snow capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru and Kwangde and finally reaching the overnight stop at Phakding by the river Dudh Kos

Food: Included
Country: Nepal
Transfer: Included
Best Deal:
Yes
Airport: kathmandu,nepal
Registered Member of Tourism board of: 12666
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
Link to reviews: http://teamhimalaya.com/package/island-imjaste-peak-climbing/
Guide Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Experience Level: Difficult
Tour operator name: rajendra adhikari
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 20
Duration: 18
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: Pickups and drops from hotels and airport. Tourist star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses \lodge during the trek . Breakfast in Kathmandu . All meals during trek. (BREAKFAST ,LUNCH AND DINNERS) All necessary paper work and Natoinal park permits (,TIMS ) . Domestic flights (ktm-lukla –ktm) and airport departure taxes(allowed to carry a maximum of 15 Kg Luggage) altogether including both back pack and day bag. All our government taxes .vat ,tourist service charges. An experienced ,knowledgeable ,helpful ,friendly and English speaking guide . Food ,drinks .accommodation insurance ,salary , equipment s, transportation and medicine all stuff. Down jacket and sleeping bag by team Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek) . Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) Official expense. Travel and rescue arrangement
Not included in Service: Lunch and dinner in kathmandu . Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) International airfare to and from Kathmandu . Travel and rescue insurance Excess baggage charge. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late and early return from mountain(due to any reason )than the scheduled.
Guaranteed departure dates: yes
Terms and Conditions: Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms. Trips Booking & Payment: After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 25 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit. Along with the completed form, you are required to fax, e-mail your passport copy with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at 00977- 014364017|014364262 or at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment. All deposit required for selected an
Listing created Mar 23, 2018

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