Imja Tse (Island Peak)

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Imja tse(island peak) at a height of 6,160m,is more popularly known by the name of island peak.The peak was named island peak by eric shipton,s party in 1953,as the peak resembles an iseland in a sea of ice when viewed from dingboche.later in 1953 by a brtish team as preparation for climbing everest.Tenging Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it.
The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of nuptse,Lhotse.middle peak and Lhotse shar.cho polu and Makalu lie to the east of the ise lande peak,baruntse,amphu and ama dablam lie to the south.

22 days Ice land peak climbing via Gokyo lake/EBC trek

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) Included meals:D
Day 02: Sightseeing in kathmandu valley and Preparation preparation day,
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft),trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
After a flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. Overnight in Phakding.Included meals:BLD
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. On this day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Included meals:BLD
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Included meals:BLD
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m/ 13,152ft): 5-6 hours
We walk to Kyangjuma village on a steep trail. At Kyangjuma we turn off the main trail and begin climbing to the Mong La pass, marked by a chorten on the top of a ridge at 3972m. From the ridge, the trail descends in a series of switchbacks towards the Dudh Koshi River. At Phortse Tenga our path starts to climb steeply out of the valley and enter the rhododendron forests. We pass through many kharkas, summer settlements used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks, before coming to Dole where we have magnificent views of Khumbila and Tawache. Overnight in Dole.Included meals:BLD
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 4-5 hours
From Dole the trail is steep in places as it passes through Lhabarma (4220m) and Luza (4360m) along the side of the valley, high above the river through scrub junipers until we cross the sandy spurs to Machhermo. On the way we are greeted with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku mountains. Machhermo is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of the village before draining into the Dudh Koshi River. It was here in 1974 that a yeti was reported to have attacked a Sherpa and killed three yaks! We then visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Overnight in Machhermo.
Included meals:BLD
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 4-5 hours
We begin today by climbing a ridge for an excellent view down the valley to Kangtaiga and also up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). The valley now widens as the trail passes through Phangkha, where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We then descend to the riverbank before climbing onto the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier on a steep trail. Upon crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m. At this juncture, we get a chance to observe lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.Included meals:BLD
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft) and Gokyo to Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 5-6 hours
If the weather was not good for climbing Gokyo Ri the previous day, we do so today. After breakfast, we climb out of the Gokyo village to a ridge then trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Next, traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thaknak. It will be a short hike today with an afternoon of rest which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come. Overnight in Thaknak.Included meals:BLD
Day 10: Thaknak to Cho La pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8-10 hours
Way to the trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail all they way to till top. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche Peak and the Pheriche Village far below. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.included meals:BLD
Day 11: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we diligently follow our lead Sherpa. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We then get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.Included meals:BLD
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-- degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche.Included meals:BLD
Day 13: Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6/7 hours
Day 14: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.Included meals:BLD
Day 15: Pre-Climb Training on Island Peak Base Camp
We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp or some climbing training and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp.Included meals:BLD
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10-12 hours
We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We then climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew are waiting for us.Included meals:BLD
Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Today’s walk will be a much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley.
Included meals:BLD
Day 18: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar.  Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals:BLD
Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Included meals:BLD
Day 20: Fly from Luklha to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.Included meals:BD
Day 21: Free day in kathmandu
Day 22: Final Departure

Start Date End Date Availability Price  
Cost included
Cost excluded
  1. Air fare ktm/lukla/ktm
  2. Breakfast,lunch,dinner,tea, three times for a days.choice of menu.
  3. Climbing permit fee.for ice land peak.
  4. National park fee
  5. Trekking information management system fee(tims card)
  6. Guide and porter salary including food,equiment,lodge, transportation lukla/ktm
  7.  camping equipments(tent, kitchen equment, AP gas, stove, extra rope and many more gears )
  8. Extra food for two night in ice base camp.(food will only noodle,porige,soup,tea,etc.(not possible hard cooking in ap gas  stove)
  9. Extra bugget,salary for climbing supporters according to the mountain rule
  10. two night hotel accomodation in kathmandu with b/b
  1. Personally equipments. any mediation and oxygen during the travel.
  1. Travel insurance,
  1. any drinks(hard drinks,cold drinks etc.)
  1. hot shower, battery charge.
  1. Emergency or normal helicopter service
tour any charge
       16.   Personally tips for your  staff.
        17.  extra badges charge in airport above 20kg. 
                                                     TOTEL TRIP COST:.

Alpine boot(good condition  fit size
One pair
2 Crampons(good condition and fit for alpine boot 1 pair
3 Discender 1
4 Ascender(jummar 1
5 Screw gate carabineer 4
6 Open gate carabineer 4
7 Ice axe(normal) 1
8 Ice tools 1
9 Ice screw 1
10 Helmet-UIAA tested 1
11 Auxiliary cord-8m.-6m  
12 Tape ciling-120cm.-240cm.  
13 Rucksack-minimum 75ltr. 1
14 Piton 1
15 Harness 1
16 Back cover of rucksack 1
17 Stick one pair 1 pair
18 Altimeter watch (if you have)

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 22 Days
Destination: Nepal
Seasons : spring,autom,summer
Grading: peak climbing
No. of Pax : min 2pax
Activities : trekking,ice acctivies/climbing
Altitude Height : 6160 M.
Mode of Travel : flying/driving/trekking
Ends at : Lukla

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