Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1953 by members of the British Mount Everest expedition because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. In 1983, Island Peak again got its new name as Imja Tse. Island peak climbing is done with very little technical aspects; it offers itself even to the beginner climber with competitive endurance. Hence, it is one of the most popular choices among the 6000m.
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, the representative of Adventure Extreme will welcome you & drive you to the respective Hotel . It’s a free day/evening. You can walk around Thamel for shopping.
IN KATHMANDU FOR PREPARATION
The climbing guide and our office representatives will see you in the Hotel after your breakfast. The guide will do a final gear check and organise all the necessary equipment for climbing. Similarly, he will help you to rent or buy the lacking equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Kathmandu city. Later in the evening we will go for welcome dinner with the staffs.
FLIGHT TO LUKLA AND TREK TO MONJO
Our trip begins at early morning. Our office staff and trekking guide will see you at the hotel. We will drive to the Airport and go for 30 min flight to Lukla, which flies over endless rolling hills covered with green terraces. Once we reach Lukla, we wil have a short break to organise porters and gear before starting our day’s Trek. We will trek for about 5 hrs to Monjo.
TREK TO NAMCHE BAZZAR
After Breakfast we will trek to Namche Bazzar. The route crosses several steel suspension bridges covered with katas, white well-wishing scarves, and prayer flags. It’s a 5/6 hr hike up to Namche. On a clear day, you can catch your first view of Everest from a lookout about mid-way up the hill.
REST DAY IN NAMCHE
We will spend an extra day in Namche before trekking higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of Oxygen in the air. In the morning, we will walk up to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Everest, Ama dablam and Thamserku.
TREK TO TENGBOCHE
We will walk to Tengboche Monastery which is the most important monastery for the Sherpas of the Khumbu region. It is the tradition that every climbing expedition to Mt. Everest should be blessed by the head Lama of this monastery. You will enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery on the face of the Earth on this day.
TREK TO PHERICHE
We will walk via Pangboche (3930m), take a moment to look back and enjoy the classic view of Tengboche. It is also the last village before heading right to Amadablam base camp, which dominates the scenery from now to Lobuche. We again gradually traverse up the valley, cross the Imja River and briefly walk upwards to Pheriche. The mountains appear distinctly more reachable and glorious.
REST DAY IN PHERICHE FOR ACLIMATISATION
We will rest in Pheriche for acclimatisation. We can walk up the hills to see the stunning views of the mountains around.
TREK TO CHUKUNG
Trek to Chukung from Pheriche.
TREK TO ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP
The camping staffs will welcome you at the base camp with hot water, water and drinks. We will rest in Base Camp.
AT ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP
Training, preparation and rest at base camp
SUMMIT ISLAND PEAK-6160 M
Summit Island Peak and back to base camp
The day is extra for climbing in case of weather or natural disturbances.
TREK BACK TO PANGBOCHE
After our climb, we will trek back to Pangboche. It is a village before heading right to Amadablam base camp.
TREK TO NAMCHE BAZZAR
We will trek back to Namche Bazzar from Pangboche
Trek back to Lukla
We will walk all the way downhill to Monjo and climb up the hill to reach Lukla. This is the final day for meeting our porters.
FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU
Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our office staff will meet you at Kathmandu airport. Drive to your respective hotel. We will go for celebration dinner in the evening.
Depending on your flight time we will drop you at Tribhuwan International airport for your final departure to your destination.
- Assistance at KTM Tribhuwan international airport by our office representatives during your arrival and departure.
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis (3 Star category Hotel).
- Trekking Permit
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
- Expedition Royalty and permit to climb Mt. Island Peak
- Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu for all climbing members and Sherpa staffs
- Experienced, trained, government licensed climbing guide (Sherpa). 1 Shepa for every 2 climbing members.
- Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
- Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
- All camping accommodation for members and staff. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
- Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
- 3 meals a day during trekking and expedition: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
- All facilities including: kitchen tent, storage tent, frame dining tent, sleeping tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
- Food and fuel for base camp and high camp.
- Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, cooks and kitchen assistant.
- Medical and accident insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
- Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staffs.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Heater will be provided at base camp in dining tent.
- Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
- Solar panels or Generator at Base Camp for light and for charging electric devices.
- Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information.
- Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
- Mt. Island Peak climbing certificate (after climbing Island Peak successfully).
- Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
- Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
- Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
- Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Personal climbing gear.
- Summit bonus $300.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide.
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
- Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa's easy to acquire upon arrival).
- Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
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GOOD TO KNOW:
HOW TO SAY HELLO AND THANK YOU IN NEPALI
Many Nepalese know Hello and Thank you, but hearing you speak in their language is still a sweet sound of respect. When saying Hello in Nepal, you say “Namaste” and fold your hands into a prayer. Thank you is “Danyavad”.
HOW TO GET A NEPAL VISA UPON ARRIVAL
Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.
1st Step. Fill in ' Arrival Card ' ...
2nd Step. Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) ...
3rd Step. Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.
THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN NEPAL IS NEPALI AND THE SECOND LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH
Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language similar to Hindi, is written in Devanagari script and is the first language of Nepal. Indian travelers should understand enough to get around. English is a secondary language spoken mostly in large cities like Kathmandu. Outside Kathmandu, English is spoken a little less, but getting around is still manageable. Simply smile with a Namaste and the Nepalese will help you in any way they can.
AVOID DRINKING TAP WATER
Tap water is not filtered or purified in Nepal. Thus, tap water is often boiled before consumption. It’s best to buy bottled water. It is relatively inexpensive. Avoid any fruits and veggies foods washed in tap water.
ROADS AND DUST
Roads in Nepal can occasionally be in disrepair, due in part to the earthquake. The government is said to be working on improving them. Still, you’ll find large potholes and a lot of dust, especially in the more urban areas of Kathmandu. You’ll see Nepalese wearing face masks when driving on the road. Women cover their faces with saris or scarves.
SQAT TOILETS ARE COMMON IN NEPAL
While westernized hotels and restaurants and tourist attractions have western toilets, you’ll find more local joints and public restrooms bearing squat toilets.
AVOID STREET FOOD
Nepalese street food has been known to cause many bold adventurers a case of traveler’s stomach issues. Refrigeration is poor in Nepal so street food isn’t always refrigerated and food can be reused after a day of being out. Stick to well-maintained and busy restaurants.
BLACK OUT IN NEPAL
In the past, Nepal had regular blackout periods, which meant most of the city would go dark and don lanterns or power generators to keep business flowing. Today, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has turned on the lights, making blackouts a thing of the past. But the newfound electricity has made Nepalese people suspect that the NEA purposely left them in the dark all these years, as a ploy to force them to invest in power generators.
Kathmandu is fairly lit and most westernized hotels and restaurants have backup power generators for traveler’s convenience. In more remote areas and trekking trips, take a flashlight or head lamp.
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