Island Peak, 6189 meters high peak in Himalayas, was climbed for the first time by the members of the famous British climbing expedition in which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made a successful ascent on Mount Everest. The member of that expedition, Eric Shipton, named the top Island Peak. The peak got a new name Imja Tse in 1983 but even today local people call it Island Peak. It is surrounded with the giants: Lhotse (8501m) and Nuptse (7861m), while from the top two peaks over 8000m are also seen- Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Makalu (8463m).
Our expedition starts with flight from Kathmandu to Lukla followed by several days of walking through Khumbu valley to base camp and acclimatization on peaks Nangar Tsang (5100m) and Chukung Re (5550m). During the walk-through Khumbu, all the time in front of you will be the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest (8848m). We will overnight in the villages or in the local lodges and on arrival to the base camp we will cross to the tents which are provided by us, as well as ropes and bolts in order to ensure the direction to the top. All equipment will be transported to the base camp by the yaks. The final climb takes about 8h and return to the base camp about 4h. The experience in using of winter climbing equipment and outdoor sleeping is needed. So far, we had many successful expeditions to this peak with success rate over 80%.
Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Transfer & Hotel accommodation.
Visiting Buddhist and Hindu monasteries and temples in Kathmandu.
Local flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Arrival at Lukla. Packing of equipment for the
porters. Trek to Phagding about 3 hours.
Phagding – Namche Bazaar. Signing in at Sagarmatha National Park. Arrival at
the largest Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar.
Climb to 4000m (Everest View hotel) for acclimatization and return to Namche Bazaar.
Departure from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Visiting the most beautiful Buddhist
Departure from Tengboche to Pangboche. Overnight in Pangboche.
Departure from Pangboche to Dingboche. Rest.
Climb for acclimatization to 5100m, Nangar Tsang peak. Return to village.
Departure from Dingboche to Chukung (4950 m) – 3 hours walk. Accommodation.
Climb for acclimatization to Chukung Re (5550m).
Departure from Chukung to Island Peak base camp.
A day for acclimatization and rope course in BC. Preparing of personal equipment for the climb.
Climb from BC to the top of Island Peak (6189m). After ascent returning to BC.
Descent from BC for Pangboche.
Descent from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
Descent from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Local flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrival to Kathmandu. Accommodation.
Kathmandu sightseeing & shopping.