Island Peak Climbing ~ Island peak climbing information ~Island peak information
Island peak climbing is known as Imja Tse peak climbing which is seen as an island in a sea of ice . Island peak (6189m) is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The summit of Island peak 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. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit.
Imja Tse climbing / Island peak climbing not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. From the island peak summit can be seen the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse 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. 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.
Island peak climbing start from Lukla after 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Lukla firs heading the Evrest base camp trekking trail then continue to Island peak base camp for summit the island peak. It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, an 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 helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts southeast 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 hands 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. Since Island peak open as Nepal trekking peak ,huge number of mountainers climb the island peak through Himalaya Journey Treks and Expediton
Island Peak Climbing Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Island peak climbing / Imja Tse peak climbing briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2830m)and trek to Phakding (2630m)
Day 03: Terk to Namche Bazaar(3340)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.( During the day , you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak ( 6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Phortse village (3890m).
Day 06: Phortse village trek to Pheriche (4250mm).
Day 07: Pheriche trek to Lobuche (4900m).
Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak shep(5180m),Lunch at Gorakshep than Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's trekking guide will take to you Everest base camp 5400m, after khumbu Ice fall and Khumbu glaciers view back to Gorakshep overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 09: Gorakshep early in the morning HJT trekking guide will take to you kala pattar (5545m) for superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Lingterin 6679m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu),Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m ,Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m,Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m and lunch at Lobuche and overnight at Dingboche (4345m)
Day 10: Dingboche trek to Chhukung (4750m). Lunch at chhukung than HJT trekking guide will take to you Chhukung Ri 5500m for superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu),Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m ,Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m,Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m etc, back to Chhuking and overnight at Chhukung (4750m)
Day 11: Chhukung trek to Island Peak Base Camp(4967m) HJT climbing guide will teach you how to fixed the rope , some climbing tipps than make trainning near by island peak base camp. overnight at island peak base camp.
Day 12: Next morning , our climbing guide will take to you, slowly climbing to the camp first on Island Peak. You have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Do not expect the luxury of the base camp, but rather expect a sleepless night dreaming of your first 6,179 m peak. overland isaland peak high camp 5600m.
Day 13: Early morning, start going to the top. After camp 1, go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses. You are nearly halfway. Have a good trip to the top and safely down. The same day back to Chukung.
Day 14: Chhukung trek to Tyangboche (3890m)
Day 15: Tyangboche trek to Namche bazaar.
Day 16: Namche bazaar trek to Lukla.
Day 17: Lukla by flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 18: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.
Day 19: BAfter breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities ,Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward destination.