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Island peak (Imja Tse)

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Namaste Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

DESCRIPTION

Imja Tse(Island Peak) 6169m is one of the most popular lesser peaks and to scale the mountain you will need some mountaineering skill.This trip is the same as the Everest Base Camp trek until your entrance to the Chhukung valley. Either you can take the air service from Kathmandu to Lukla or drive to Jiri 184 km east of Kathmandu and trek to Lukla and continue up to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, ImjaGlacier to the Base Camp of Island Peak. Three days are set aside for the ascent of Imja Tse and follow the same route back to Kathmandu as in the Everest Base Camp trek. If you take the one-way flight to Lukla, the whole trip will take 23 days and if you take the return flight to Lukla the trip will take 16 days.This trip offers you not only enchanting views of Mt. Everest (8848m) Lhotse (8516m) Ama Dablam (6856m) and numerous others peaks it allows you to experience the culture and tradition of Bhuddist monasteries and Sherpa villages.

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  • Trip operates through out the year
  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • For family and friends we customize the trip as per your need.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2: 1/2 day Kathmandu sightseeing and preparations

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2840m), trek to Phakding (2610m)

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 5: Rest and acclimatision day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4350m)

Day 8: Rest and acclimatisation day in Dingboche (4350m)

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4931m)

Day 10: Trek to Island Peak base camp (4970m)

Day 11: Climbing Island Peak

Day 12: an extra day is included in case of poor weather

Day 13/16: Return to Lukla

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Free time in Kathmandu

Day 19: Fly back home

INCLUDES

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Arrival Pick up and Departure Drop off
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per above program
  • All meals as specified for trek in Camp and Tea House
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal flights as per itinerary.
  • All trekking arrangements including permits , government taxes and agency service charge
  • Accommodation in twin sharing Tent or local lodges
  • Trekking guide & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  • Necessary climbing gears
  • Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  • Farewell dinner after the trip

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Nepal Visa fee
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  • Insurance must have which cover your rescue cost,
  • Plastic boot hire
  • Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  • Personal expenditure,
  • all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water, Hot water, snacks,
  • We recommend you bring water purifier & neutralizer tablets to reduce your cost of traveling & to help you be a more environmentally friendly traveler etc.
  • Porter, Guide & other tips.
  • Personal clothing & equipment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Namaste Adventurte control.
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

Equipment and Packing List

While packing for Trek certain equipments are essential. Please Click here for this trip's comprehensive checklist.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Insurance is must for our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal you need insurance that includes "hiking" to 6000m/7000m AND helicopter evacuation. In Tibet there is no possibility of helicopter rescue. For trekking peaks, do get the correct policy, even if we are only climbing for a day or two. Note "winter sports" is skiing; not needed for a trek. Do read the fine print to ensure you are covered. First talk with your household insurer, your medical insurer (especially if you live in the USA or Canada) or your travel agent. Your household insurer or your medical insurer should be able to offer a cheaper policy than a travel agent, however ensure it covers the specific activities, such as hiking or guided+roped mountaineering.

Team Composition

Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:

  • HGT Accredited Climbing Leader
  • Cook
  • Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
  • Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.

Health and Experience Requirements

It's not necessary to be in extremely good shape to enjoy this trek. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours with a few 20 minute breaks mixed in, you can accomplish this trek. Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales. On our application form we ask you to inform of us your condition, previous illnesses, health and medical situations we should know about, what medications you are taking, etc. Please help us to be informed by being honest and fully truthful when you complete it. Thank you.

Best Season

Most of the Ice Climbing to Island Peak are operated during the pre and post monsoon seasons. However, we also operate the expedition in early winter.

Meals

In a tea house trek you can expect to get mostly continental and local foods and can choose it from the a la carte menus. You can also get some Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese and even Indian and Italian dishes on the tea houses. The food is good and well enjoyed by the trekkers. In higher altitudes near the base camps, you get less varieties than in the lower altitudes. Wherever possible we try to offer you fresh vegetables from local areas, fresh fruits etc. You are allowed to choose the food you like but it is wiser not to order different dishes for each persons as cooking so many dishes takes a long time. Some lodges do not have many ovens and may be they have only one cook. Making a combined order saves time, specially in lunch. You can buy bottled water during trekking route but we suggest you to bring water purifiers to avoid bottled water. Water bottles are major source of pollution in the mountains.

Trekking Day

You will be experiencing the ‘early to bed and early to rise’ schedule. A typical trekking day starts at around 6 or 7 am. Enjoy the hearty breakfast and begin trekking. Carry your pack containing personal items you need for the day. The porters and yaks carry all the loads. Walk at your own pace, enjoy the scenery, chat with the natives, and take photographs. The lunch time depends upon the terrain and is prepared by our catering team. Generally you stop for lunch after about 4 hours of walking. The lunch hour also helps in acclimatization. The aim would be to reach next stop by the sunset. After reaching the overnight stay point, check in to rooms then you relax with a cup of tea or coffee. If time permit take a pleasure walk around.

Climbing Day

The climbing itinerary may vary according to the climber’s personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch rest and relax, there is a climb of 2-3 hours in the afternoon. However, flexibility in climbing itinerary is necessary as people climb at their own pace and respond individually to the stresses of climbing. We ensure the ratio of climbers and Sherpa guides focusing on high safety measures so that each individual climber is able to progress at their own rate.

Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes our trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking and Climbing leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. Trekking leaders of Namaste Adventure are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, and English language etc: Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training To meet our team, check out the Team Page