Island Peak Climb
Also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak is a spectacular peak amid the giants of the Himalaya. Tucked away up the Chukkung valley this beautiful mountain does indeed look like an island which is dwarfed on both sides by the stupendous Lhotse Nuptse South Wall to the north and Baruntse to the south. The views from the top of this mountain are truly wonderful, and all the more memorable for a spectacular summit ridge to the top. From there the Himalayas is spread like a great carpet of mountains in front of you.
If you have dreamed of climbing a 6000 meters Himalayan summit then this famous mountain may answer your wishes. It was actually a training peak used by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953 and the route they discovered is the same one that is used today. In fact Island Peak is still a popular training peak for clients on Mount Everest.
You can find more information about this trip on the Adventure Alternative UK - Island Peak page.
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
21 Days - Itinerary
Days 12: Island peak base camp
Days 13 - 14: Summit days
Day 15 - 17 : Trek back to Lukla
Day 18 : Fly back in Kathmandu
Day 19 : International flight
Day 1: Arrival and preparation in Kathmandu
Day 2: Rest in Kathmandu, briefing, permits, rentals
Day 3 - 8 : Fly to Lukla and trek up to Dingboche, and rest day
Days 9 - 11: Dingboche to Chukkung. Optional climb of Chukkuring Ri or Pokalde peak with camping. Back to Chukkung.
More information on the Adventure Alternative UK’s website.
Kit list :
Don't forget anything for your climbing peak and read carefully our kit list.
$ 3,100 - £ 2,445
05 - 26 May 2020/21
20 October - 14 November 2019/20
Note : you can also select other dates that are more convenient for you.
International flight to Kathmandu
Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water (~£100)
Visa ($30 for two weeks)
Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
Personal climbing equipment and clothing
Internal flight to Lukla
Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights - twin/double rooms
Accommodation in lodges/tea houses during walk in(twin rooms with beds and mattresses)
Three meals per day during the walk in, and hot drinks (e.g tea, coffee, juices)
Sagamartha National Park Fees
Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid)
Porters (1 per member, carries about 15kgs)
Staff food, insurance and equipment
Group climbing gear, eg. ropes, ice screws
Permit for climbing Island Peak