Imja Tse 6160m. (Island Peak) Climbing

Khumbu Himal
Height: 6,160m.
Latitude: 27°55′21″N
Longitude: 86°56′10″E
First ascent: 1956 by a Swiss team
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Scramble/glacier/ice climb
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lukla-Namche Bazaar - Lobuje - Everest Base Camp - Chhukung - Imja Tse (Island Peak Base Camp)

Imja Tse Peak, Island Peak Climbing, Island Peak Expedition, Imja Tsho, Imja Glacier, Island Base CampIsland peak was renamed "Imje Tse" in the early '80s, though its original name is still more popular. The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Mt. Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do, however the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for our efforts. On our 18 days journey we also ascend Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and Everest Base Camp which provides magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more.

The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak climbing trip incorporates proper acclimatization to its itinerary and is ideal for adventure seekers in a quest for a challenging trekking and climbing experience.

Hotels/Lodges/Camping
15 Days Trek
Grade: Strenuous
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu and 14 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff and transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding 2610m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Day 04: Namche rest for acclimatization and explore.
Day 05: Namche – Tengboche (3860m.)
Day 06: Tengboche – Pheriche (4243m.)
Day 07: Pheriche – Labuche (4940m.)
Day 08: Labuche – Gorakshep (5288m.) - Kala Pattar (5554m.) Gorakshep.
Day 09: Visit Everest Base Camp and trek back to Chhukung (4750m.)
Day 10: Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp (5600m.)
Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp – High Camp and preparation day.
Day 12: High Camp – Island Peak 6,160m. summit and back to Chhukung.
Day 13: Chhukung – Tengboche (3860m.)
Day 14: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2866m.) and transfer to teahouse Lodge 2:30 hrs
Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu by early flight and transfers to Hotel.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Peal Climbing Cost: USD         Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace, tourist & local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
  • One professional English speaking trekking + Climbing guide and Porter.
  • Equipped for climbing guide with his daily allowance and insurance.
  • Climbing guide equipemnt charges.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking and climbing.
  • Snow bars and fix ropes for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Island Peak.
  • Trekking, Peak Permits, National Park permits Fees & garbage deposit.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax & cargo fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking & Peak climbing gear etc.
  • High tent, high food and sleeping bag -25 to 30 degree celsius.
  • Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Small) USD 30.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 20.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 50.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 50.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 500.00