Island Peak

Trip Duration 23 Days

Trip Grade:

Destination: Nepal

Activities: NA

Our objective is not just about summiting a Himalayan peak, although this is a major accomplishment in itself. We specialize in teaching you the necessary skills to become a competent expedition member. Nepals unique environment and consistent conditions provide the perfect classroom for our high altitude Himalayan School. A solid ratio of instructors to students guarantees you the personal attention required for a successful summit attempt. This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.

Island Peak 6,160 meters was first ascended in by a British expedition that included Tenzing Norgay. Eric Shiptons party named the peak in 1953, as it resembled an island in a sea of ice. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse and linked to the semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summit of Nuptse. Our adventure begins with a short flight to Lukla and two days of easy walking to Namche Bazaar. En- route to Everest base Camp our trail takes us into the high valleys of the Khumbu region, providing magnificent views of Everest and the satellite peaks. 

Day By Day

There are three itinerary options for Island Peak Mountaineering Instruction Course:
01.  Joining the course in the Mountain Village in Chukhung.
02.  Full board Guided trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
03.  Full board Guided trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with climbing both Island Peak and Lobuche Peak
01.  Joining the course in the Mountain Village in Chukhung :


Duration:           6 Days
From :               Chukhung to Chukhung
Grade:               Difficult
Season:             Sept to Nov and March to May
Max. Elevation:   6,189 m

Day 01 :Meet in Chukhung in mid day /Briefing, AMS lecture/Camping
Day 02: Trek to training camp, introduction of crampons and ice climbing/camping
Day 03: Walk to glacier, glacier travel, snow anchors, crevasse rescue training/camping
Day 04:Ttrek to Island peak base camp/camping
Day 05: Departure base camp at 2 A M/summit/return base camp/chukhung/camping
Day 06: Spare day for bad weather.

02. Full board guided trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu :

Duration:           19 Days
From :               Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Grade:               Difficult
Season:             Sept to Nov and March to May
Max. Elevation:   6,189 m 

Day 01 : Fly Lukla 35 Minute and Trek 3 Hours to Phakding 2610 m.
Day 02 : 5 Hours Trek to Namche 3440m.
Day 03 : Namche Rest for Acclimatize Day/Side walk
Day 04 : 6 Hours Trek to Tengboche 3860m
Day 05 : 6 Hours Trek to Dingboche 4410
Day 06 : Dingboche rest/side walk
Day 07 : 6 Hours Trek to Lobuche 4910
Day 08 : Lobuche via Gorakshep Everest Base Camp5364/Gorakshep 5140
Day 09 : Hiking Kalapathar5550 m/Gorakshep/Lobuche
Day 10 : 7/8 Hours to Chukhun/Briefing, AMS lecture/Camping
Day 11 : Trek to training camp, introduction of crampons and ice climbing/camping
Day 12 : walk to glacier, glacier travel, snow anchors, crevasse rescue training/camping
Day 13 : trek to Island peak base camp/camping
Day 14 : departure base camp at 2 A M/summit/return base camp/chukhung/camping
Day 15 : Spare day for bad weather.
Day 16 : Trek to Pangboche/Diboche
Day 17 : Trek to Namche
Day 18 : Trek to Lukla
Day 19 : Fly back to Kathmandu

03. Full board Guided trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with climbing both Island
Peak and Lobuche Peak.


Duration:           23 Days
From :               Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Grade:               Difficult
Season:             Sept to Nov and March to May
Max. Elevation:   6,189 m

Day 01 : Fly Lukla 35 Minute and Trek 5 Hours to Phakding 2610 m.
Day 02 : 5 Hours Trek to Namche 3440m.
Day 03 : Namche Rest for Acclamitiz Day (Hiring Climbing Boots, Sleeping bag)
Day 04 : 6 Hours Trek to Tengboche 3860m
Day 05 : 6 Hours Trek to Dingboche 4410
Day 06: 6 Hours Trek to Lobuche 4910
Day 07 : Lobuche via Gorakshep Everest Base Camp5364/Gorakshep 5140
Day 08 : Hiking Kalapathar5550 m/Gorakshep/Lobuche
Day 09 : 6 Hours to Dingboche
Day 10 : 3 Hours to Chukhung (4730m)2 PM, Brefing, Check equipment/Camping
Day 11 : Instructional day, Training, Ice climbing./Camping
Day 12 : Instructional day, Training, Crevass resque training./Camping
Day 13 : Depart Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp5090 m.
Day 14 : Depart Base camp 2 AM, Summit Island Peak6189 m/
Day 15 : Extra floating day for bad weather.
Day 16 : Chukhung/ Trek to Thokla
Day 17 : Lobuche Base/ High Camp
Day 18 : Lobuche summit./Thokla
Day 19 : Floating day for bad weather
Day 20 : Trek down to Pheriche 4240m.
Day 21 : Namche
Day 22 : Lukla.
Day 23 : Fly back to Kathmandu/Hotel

Trekking Peak Equipment List :
Himalayan RST will provide the technical climbing equipment, including: harness, axes, helmets, crampons, Carrabins, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipment. You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can rent it when you arrive in Kathmandu. Our office staff will take you to one of several quality trekking rental stores.

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can rent it when you arrive in Kathmandu. Our office staff will take you to one of several quality trekking rental stores

MOUNTAINEERING

  • Waterproof trousers
  • Gloves (liner/layer/shell)
  • Plastic Boots (Climbing Boots)
  • Thermal bottoms / top
  • Day sack
  • Gaiters

Personal Equipment List

  • Backpack
  • Trekking Boots/ shoes
  • Socks
  • Sleeping Bag (4 season)
  • Down Jacket (can be rented in KTM or Namche Bazaar)
  • Shorts
  • Fleece Pant / Jacket
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Shirt/T-Shirt
  • Thermal Underwear Top / Bottoms
  • Trekking polls (optional)
  • Sun Hat / Visor
  • Gloves
  • Sun Screen
  • Sunglasses (UV protected. Imperative to have quality eye wear)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Wool- fleece / Hat with ear protection
  • Water Treatment
  • Small First Aid

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