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Island Peak Peak - General Information
for 2013

Imja Tse peak towers at a height of 6,160 meters, and gets famed by the Island Peak (Named by Eric Shipton’s party in 1953), as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse. 

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it. In addition to the actual climb, the trek involved in this trip gives you "the grand tour" of the famous Khumbu valley.

  Location :    Everest Region, Nepal
  Latitude :    
  Longitude :    
  First Climbed :    1953
  First Climber(s) / Team :    British Expedition Team
  Major Proximity :    Namche / Lukla
  Rescue Flight Operations :    From Kathmandu (1 ˝ hrs)
  Best Seasons :    Mar-Apr-May / Aug-Sep-Oct


Climbing Information  8th Highest Trekking Peak in Nepal
Day 01
: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
(See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.
               Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m).
               Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours). Camp.
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs). Camp.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4,312m) (5-6 hrs). Camp.
Day 08: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs). Camp.
Day 09: Trek Lobuche  to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m).
               Optional: Continue to Everest Base Camp (5,400 m).
               Retrace your steps to Gorakshep / Lobuche (4,920m). Camp.
Day 11: Continue Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 12: Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m) (6 hrs). Camp.
Day 13: Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp. Camp.
Day 14: Hike up to Island Peak High Camp.
Day 15: Summit the Island Peak (6,160m / 21,210 ft). Return back to Base Camp.
Day 16: Trek Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche (4,410m) (5 hrs). Camp. 
Day 17
: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m) (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 18: Trek Tengboche to Namche (3,440m) (3 hrs). Camp.
Day 19: Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m) (5-6 hrs). Camp.
Day 20: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m). Hotel Overnight.
Day 21: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight

Day 22: Final Departure.

Mera Peak (6,654m / 21,830 ft) - The Highest Trekking Peak in Nepal

Mera Peak is located at the head of the quiet and remote Hinku valley, an area of the Mount Everest region rarely frequented by trekkers or visitors. There are many approaches to Mera; some are easy and some require the crossing of high and difficult passes.

South ridge is considered un-climbable, East and north faces almost so. Northeast ridge is a difficult mixed 1600 meters climb. West face is possible, so is north-west ridge, but access to Mera West glacier (Khare glacier) is difficult; either a 500 climb up an icefall or a 1,000 meter climb over west side ramparts to the glacial basin at 5,600 meters.

Chulu East (6,584m / 21,599 ft) could be next you want to see

If you are looking for a climb up to Chulu Peaks, the next to think could be Chulu East (6,584m / 21,599 ft).

Close up views of the Annapurna range (40 miles between the two river valleys contain at twelve 7,000 m peaks and many more above the 6,000m) and varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts, the deepest gorge and some of the most fascinating mountains make this one of the most popular areas in the world for trekkers and mountaineers.

  Equipments we use

Super Quasar :      

UK Made High Quality Expedition Tents 

 Salewa UNI :          

Expedition Tents from Germany
                 Additional / Useful Information
Climbing Royalty:
Group size       Fees in USD  
Additional Member

1 - 4 members    350.00 only                           
5 - 8 members    350.00 plus      40.00 per person
9-12 members    510.00 plus      25.00 per person

Climbing Sherpa :
Garbage Deposit:

USD 300.00 (For Whole Group)
USD 250.00 (Refundable after trip)


Peak Climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak (6,654 m)

Chulu East (6,584 m)
Singhu Chuli (6,501 m)
Hiunchuli (6,441 m)
Chulu West (6,419 m)
Kusum Kangaru  (6,367 m)
Parchamo (6,187 m)
Island Peak (6,160 m)
Lobuche (6,119 m)
Pisang (6,091 m)
Kwangde (6,011 m)
Ramdung (5,925 m)
Paldor (5,896 m) 
Kongma Tse (5,849 m)
Naya Kanga (5,844 m)
Pokhalde (5,806 m)
Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m)
Mardi Himal (5,587 m)

Expeditions in Nepal

Everest (8,850 m)

Kanchenjungha (8,586 m)
Lhotse (8,516 m)

Makalu (8,463 m) [Next]
Cho Oyu (8,201 m)

Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
Dhaulagiri V (7,618 m)
Manaslu (8,163 m)
Annapurna (8,091 m)
Shisapangma (8,013 m)
Pumori (7,161 m)
Himalchuli (7,893 m)
Khangaru (7,010 m)
Ama Dablam (6,812 m)
Thamserku (6,623 m)

Trekking in Nepal

 Everest Region
Everest Base Camp
Everest Panorama
Renjo Pass / Gokyo (New)
 Annapurna Region
Around Annapurna
Annapurna Sanctuary
Langtang Valley
Rolwaling Valley (Wild)
Dhaulagiri Circuit
Manaslu Circuit
Nar & Phu - Manang (New)
Makalu Base Camp
Ice Col Trekking (Exclusive)
Kanchenjungha Base Camp

The Team

Meet one of the most genuine, experienced, and professional group of Tour Operators in Nepal.
From Climbing Sherpa to the Porters, we keep our whole support team well equipped, insured and responsible. Of course, all are aware of the environmental issues too.

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