PLEASE READ: LUKLA FLIGHT OPERATION FROM MANTHALI AIRPORT
As per the notice made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, all the Lukla flights to and from Kathmandu have been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district due to heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport during peak trekking season (March, April, May, October, November). The current Lukla flight operation from Manthali airport that was started from the trekking season of March 2019 will continue from Manthali in the upcoming years. However, if we receive any new updates, we will let you know as soon as possible and your itinerary might slightly change due to this.
iSALAND PEAK OVERVIEW
Popularly known as Island peak (Imja Tse 6189m) climbing is one of the most popular adventures for the beginners of the mountaineering in Nepal which is done along with the Everest Base Camp trek.
Climbing offers very little technical aspects. Hence, it is one of the most popular choices among the 6000m. Hundreds of climbers each year seek permission to climb this peak.
The peak stands tall with a modest height of 6,189m. It was an English mountaineer Eric Shipton who named it as an Island Peak in 1953. He named it an island peak because it resembled an island in a sea of ice seeing it from Dingboche. In 1983, Island Peak again got its new name as Imja Tse.
The Island peak climb can be accomplished in 16 days. The trip begins after landing at Lukla airport. The climbing begins after spending a few days and nights for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
It takes four to five days to reach the Base camp of Island Peak. Here in the base camp climbers have to familiarize themselves with the climatic condition before actually pushing themselves to the summit.
The ascent to the peak starts along a ridge where climbers use a foot traction device popularly known as crampons along with a rope to elevate upwards.
The way across the glacier is easy with occasional fractures in them. After reaching the top, magnificent views of Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam are seen.
Tenzing Norgay was the first climber to ascend to the top of this peak who was a part of the British Team preparing for the Everest Triumph in those days.
After reaching on the top, you descend through the Everest trail to return to the Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu for the final departure.
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m)
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Sherpa
- Beautiful and villages in the trekking
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
- The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
- You get to walk through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the Khumbu valley.
- You can click awesome photographs of the unspoiled and crisp Khumbu valley
Great views from inside tea houses.
You see great views from even inside your tea house. Just like any other trek in Nepal, the Khumbu valley trek has tea houses all along the trail, where you stay for the night. They’re almost luxurious compared to other treks where you camp.
You see big mountains from the trek and Island peak summit
Out of which 2 are amongst the 14 highest mountains in the world Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Amadablam. But that’s not the full picture. You see the mahalangur mountain range massif at an arm’s distance. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with ONE 8,000m peak visible: LHOTSE SHAR (8,383m) in front of your face big mountain wall Lhotse Shar and island peakIsland Peak Base campsland Peak summit
which was renamed the Tenzing Hillary Airport in 2008, are both extremely small and extremely busy. With its short runaway, steep incline, and quickly changing weather, Lukla has one of the most challenging runways in the world. In fact, for the past 20 years, it has been named the most dangerous airport in the world. High winds, low lying clouds, and sudden changes in visibility are some of the reasons behind this title. Bad weather is also a huge factor in the frequent cancellation of flights. Lukla is a gateway for Everest region trekking and climbing
Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is a tourist hub and the most popular resting stop in the Khumbu region. This hilly settlement is shaped like a horseshoe and positioned in a very unconventional location. Immediately west of this bustling town is Kongde Ri (6,187m) and to the east is Thamserku (6,608m). In addition to the abundant hotels and lodges, Namche boasts of three small museums, a stupa, a monastery, several bakeries (cafes), and many well-stocked stores. Here, trekkers can access modern communication facilities to stay connected to the outside world.
Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the high Himalayas and known for offering wonderful views of the snow-capped peaks, is considered to hold the distinction of being the wealthiest district in Nepal. It is in fact, a junction of trekking trails where different Everest trek routes have diverged.
Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of Nepal, probably because of its unrivaled backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam. The monastery is the leading Buddhist center in the Khumbu a region with a residing Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims, mountaineers, and travelers passing through.
Every October, Tengboche Monastery hosts the colorful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with a religious gathering, songs, ritual dances, and enactments of the lives of legendary figures. Visitors are always welcomed to partake in the festivities and many trekkers book their trek to coincide with the festival. Tours of the monastery are conducted every afternoon for visitors. Tengboche lies on the very popular trek route to the Everest region.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Fly to Lukla from kathmandu / trek to Phakding
Trek to Namche Bazer (3450m.)
Namche /one day rest for acclimatization
Trek to Tyangboche (3887m.)
Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
one day acclimatization at Dingboche
Trek to kalapather and trek back to Dingboche
Trek to Island peak Base camp/ Up to High camp
High camp of Island peak /acclimatization day
Summit day/back to island peak Base camp
Trek to Thangboche (4840m.)
Fly back to kathmndu from lukla
Leisure day in around kathmandu
Transfer to airport, Departure onward destination
Date and Cost
Island peak cost
USD 3,025 PP
USD 2,900 PP
USD 2,450 PP
USD 2,375 PP
USD 2,375 PP
USD 2,250 PP
USD 2,225 PP
USD 2,100 PP
USD 2,100 PP
USD 1,975 PP
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What To Take
Equipment list for Island peak climbing
Climbing equipment list for island peak climbing
Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or Reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro Traxion (If you have),Ice screw (10cm and 12cm),Crampons (normal one)
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, enough batteries for headlamp, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at iSLAND Peak Climbing?
At City: Kathmandu
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For the Single Room, we charge a single supplement.
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum of 2 people in one tent)
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- For Single Tent, we charge a single supplement.
Does Climbing Guide Need for iSLAND Peak Climbing?
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
- Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
- Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
- Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group
- Sound Altitude Experience
- Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
- Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
- Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
- Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
- Mountain weather forecast
- Speak Fluently English
Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?
It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will get two days of advanced climbing training Base Camp then you are allowed to climb. For the beginner please have two more days than our mentioned itinerary. Please inform us as early as possible about the training.
How busy is this Peak?
Comparatively, this peak is a much popular peak among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 20 to 50 people during your climbing trip.
Which season is the best to summit this peak?
In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because our geography and our weather format
West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December
East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December
The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.
Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?
Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.
Note: alpine boot and crampon must be a good size and good condition. Better to bring and have your own. Other related climbing gear you can rent in Kathmandu.
How much weight a porter can carry?
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes, and difficulties and the high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 to 30 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Will my guide be experienced and certified?
We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified from IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, Nepal Mountaineering Association mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Can we do this climbing peak with kids?
We take bookings for this peak trip for people over 16 years old. For the trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have a summit bonus facility so you could give tips according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.
Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag?
Normally, you don't need to carry an oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag as iSLAND Peak Climbing is an easy peak climbing. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL. will provide you in case of an emergency.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, coordination with relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 3-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model searing base 2 person above base camp
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing
Transport: - Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with privet vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this expedition and cargo domestic flight maximum 20 kg.
Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report
Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.
Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter and common climbing equipment in group.
Whats not included
- PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Main meals in KTM and personal natures expenses
- Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa
- walkie talkie radio set
- sat phone
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water, extra hot drink.
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
General Booking Conditions
To secure place, 35 %( Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost is required to confirm your trip booking as per the company policy, this advance booking deposit help us to make 100% confirm reservation of Hotels in City, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements. Along with deposit we need detailed Name lists of Participants( same as passport), Gender, Nationality, Date of birth, passport number, passport issue/Expiry dates & profession( you need to send us passport copy by fax or attached by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India).The remaining amount can be paid upon your arrival. The deposit fund is non-refundable.
Things You Should Know?
- This is a high mountain peak. It demands excellent physical fitness and good health. To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. Have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the high mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.
- This peak climbing requires the proper right equipment and good condition of climbing equipment. Please visit sidebar Colum Equipment list
- Previous Alpine climbing experience in your country mountains or somewhere snow cover mountain in the world
- Depending on group size if there is 1 to 3 person will do Alpine Climbing rope up system (no fix line rope) if more than 3 person in the group we do fix line rope system (Himalaya classic system}
- This is adventurous that consists of high altitude trek and climbing over 5000 meters for nearly more than a week. If you do not have previous experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
- During the acclimatization day around base camp, we do Traning and practice of climbing technique
- If you are average fit then most of our treks are doable by you. If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult our email address email@example.com / +977 9856008848 WhatsApp.
Basic technique skills alpine climbing require
- Rock and ice
- Rope knots (figure of eight, clove hitch, Italian hitch, prussic etc.)
- Using a climbing device (harness, carabineers, ice screw, ice axe, belay device, jumper,
- Flat-footing system (walking) with crampon on ice and snow (up, down and traverses)
- Belaying technique
- Anchorage system
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for Everest base camp and this peak, you must be covered up to 6000m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE