Tage: 20 / Schwierigkeit: 5 of 5 (Sehr anstregend)
This is a "Trekking Peak" in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a great first Himalayan Peak. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. Crampons, Ice-axe and ropes are necessary, and it is useful to have a Sherpa guide who knows the best part of the ridge to climb. The term "trekking peak" can be misleading as in fact most of 14 or so mountains given this title by the Nepalese government are proper mountaineering propositions. Climbing Island Peak is a spectacular extension to a fabulous adventure into the Everest region. At 6183 meters, Island Peak (now know in Nepal as Imja Tse) is not among the Himalayan giants, but nevertheless provides an exhilarating mountaineering experience to the novice and expert alike. No technical mountaineering experience is necessary to climb Island Peak, simply a high level of fitness the desire to push your limits. Island peak summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small Col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the different spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu Region including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Nuptse 7,855m, Lhotse 8,516m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8,410m and Lhotse Shar 8,383m make a semicircle in the north. The views of Makalu 8,475m in the east, Baruntse 7,720m, and Mt. Amadablam 6,856m in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab 5,087m between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Embark on a wonderful adventure with Island Peak climbing and trekking that takes you into the heartland of the Khumbu and Everest Base Camp 5,357m. Island Peak 6,183m is one of the main climbing peaks in Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. An ascent of Kala Pattar 5,545m proves a good acclimatization hike and gives you magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts. Before climbing Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Besides trekking adventure, we also get to witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With ponderous memories of the trekking earlier done, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and from there on we fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmadu Airport and meet with SFT representative at the airport, transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Peak Climbing program and Trekking, relax.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour to Kopan Monastery, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa with our well experienced Tour Guide by private car, equipment check and stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45mins and trek to Phakding 2610m/3hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar 3440m/6hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day; hike to Everest View Hotel and surrounding hills, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche 3860m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche 4240m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche 4910m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak-Shep 5140m/3hrs, afternoon explore to Everest BC 5365m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Early morning hike to Kalapathar 5550m/2hrs and trek to Dingboche 4410m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung 4730m/4hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Early morning hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m/2hrs and trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4970m/4hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Island BC to High Camp 5600m/3hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Climb from High Camp to Island Peak Summit 6183m and back to Chhukung 4730m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche 3860m/6hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo 2835m/6hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek from Monjo to Lukla 2840m/5hrs, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Early morning fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, refreshment.
Day 19: Half day Sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square with our Tour Guide by private car, Farewell Dinner with SFT staffs, stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 20: Final Departure to Kathmandu International Airport for your further Destination.
Our Tour Package Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, car / van.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Tented Camp accommodation during the camping and climbing period.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, 1 sherpa (tents), porters
(1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Round Trip flight from KTM/Lukla/KTM & Domestic airport taxes.
* Camping Equipments (Tents, Kitchen Utensils and Mattresses during the climbing period).
* First Aid Medical Kit.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit and necessary permits.
* Peak Permit, Garbage Deposit and Climbing Guide/Sherpa Equipments.
* Government taxes.
* Office Service charge.
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
* International Airport tax.
* Emergency Evacuation.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu).
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.