Duration: 20 Days
Climb to Island Peak (6189m) - Mt. Everest Region, Himalayas, Nepal
Meeting date: 14th October 2014
Island Peak, 6189 meters high peak in Himalayas, was climbed for the first time by the members of the famous British climbing expedition in which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made a successful ascent on Mount Everest. The member of that expedition, Eric Shipton, named the top Island Peak. The peak got a new name Imja Tse in 1983 but even today local people call it Island Peak. It is surrounded with the giants: Lhotse (8501m) and Nuptse (7861m), while from the top two peaks over 8000m are also seen- Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Makalu (8463m).
Our expedition starts with flight from Kathmandu to Lukla followed by several days of walking through Khumbu valley to base camp and acclimatization on peaks Nangar Tsang (5100m) and Chukung Re (5550m). During the walk through Khumbu all the time in front of you will be the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest (8848m). We will overnight in the villages or in the local lodges and on arrival to the base camp we will cross to the tents which are provided by us, as well as ropes and bolts in order to ensure the direction to the top. All equipment will be transported to the base camp by the yaks. The final climb takes about 8h and return to the base camp about 4h. The experience in using of winter climbing equipment and outdoor sleeping is needed. So far we had many successful expeditions to this peak with success rate over 80%.
1. Arrival at Kathmandu airport.Transfer&Hotel accommodation.
2. Visiting Buddhist and Hindu monasteries and temples in Kathmandu.
3. Local flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Arrival at Lukla. Packing of equipment for the
yaks. Trek to Phagding about 3 hours.
4. Phagding - Namche Bazaar. Signing in at Sagarmatha National Park. Arrival at
the largest Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar.
5. Climb to 4000m (Syangboche) for acclimatization and return to Namche Bazaar.
6. Departure from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Visiting the most beautiful Buddhist
7. Departure from Tengboche to Pangboche. Overnight in Pangboche.
8. Departure from Pangboche to Dingboche. Rest.
9. Climb for acclimatization to 5100m, Nangar Tsang peak. Return to village.
10. Departure from Dingboche to Chukung (4950 m) - 3 hours walk. Accommodation.
11. Climb for acclimatization to Chukung Re (5550m).
12. Departure from Chukung to Island Peak base camp.
13. A day for aclimatization. Preparing of personal equipment for the climb.
14. Climb from BC to the top of Island Peak (6189m). After ascent returning to BC.
15. Descent from BC for Pangboche.
16. Descent from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
17. Descent from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
18. Local flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrival to Kathmandu. Accommodation.
19. Day for Kathmandu sightseeing&shopping
20. Departure day.
Price : 2650 USD
The cost includes:
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Full Board)
- Flight tickets KTM - Lukla - KTM
- Lodge accommodation on Himalayas (FB)
- Accommodation in tents, base camp (FB)
- Expedition equipment (tents, stoves, dishes, ropes, ice screws...)
- All meals on Himalayas with a complete Sherpa’s service
- Equipment transportation Lukla - BC - Lukla
- Tax for national park Sagarmatha
- The climbing permit for Island Peak
- Support and professional guide during the ascent
The cost does not include:
- Flight tickets to/from Kathmandu
- Nepali visa
- Water and other beverage during the trek through Himalayas
- Taxi services in Kathmandu
- Tickets for temples and museums
Expedition Leader: Aleksandar Rasin, Extreme Summit Team
We can organise this expedition on a ‘tailor-made’ private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your mountaineering experience, you may want a Extreme Summit Team leader or go ‘self-led’ with the assistance of local guides. The cost of going private can be surprisingly reasonable, particularly if you take the self-led option. Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates. We will then send you a quote, with no obligation
The necessary individual equipment:
1. Backpack (approximately 50 l) for the ascent
2. Sleeping bag
3. Trekking trousers (twill or the like)
4. Gore-Tex jacket and Gore-Tex trousers
5. Transport bag for the equipment
6. Hiking shoes (trekking to BC)
7. Climbing boots (BC to the top)
8. Socks (thermal + cotton)
9. T-shirts (cotton)
10. Base layer shirt and thermal long underwear pants
11. Woolen cap (or polar)
12. Hat (sun protection)
13. Polar jacket
14. Gloves (polar + Gore-Tex or down gloves)
15. Towel and toiletries kit
16. Sunglasses + sun screen (sun protection 50)
18. Trekking poles
19. Ice axe
20. Harness, 3 prusiks (6mm, 3m), 3 lock carabiners and rope ascender (jumar)
21. Head lamp with spare batteries
22. Water bottle x 2 and thermos x 2
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I was fortunate to be a member of three expeditions: to Island peak, Aconcagua and Cho Oyu organized by EST team. They are true professionals, good and likeable people who not only give technical assistance but also provide spiritual development. It was an honor to meet Dragan, Miloš and Nina who made the power of gravity have less of an effect on me.
This peak has given us everything we expected from the Himalayas: climbing up the rocky cliffs, ascending tied into a rope over the glacier, travelling up the 60% steep angle frozen snow and ice slopes and up a sharp ridge to the summit, which is so narrow that even three people are a crowd! The view from the top is so breathtaking that you simply do not feel like going back down to the base camp. This climb is excellent preparation for subsequent ascents of the Himalayas to the peaks above 8000m.
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I enjoyed EST expeditions and made very good friends, who I have been in regular contact with ever since. I experienced and learned a lot during the two expeditions I went to with Extreme Summit Team. I appreciate the way in which Dragan does his job. His knowledge of the secrets of the Himalayas inspires confidence in each member of the expedition and my opinion is that he is capable to lead to the top of the mountain even people with modest mountaineering skills. I am always pleased to recommend EST team to all my colleagues who would like to experience the challenges of high mountain climbing
“I came to know Dragan and his extremist team somewhat too late. I had climbed and walked across the mountains for over thirty years (it is not just the air but the spirit of mountains), but never much farther than Mt. Durmitor and Mt. Prokletije and never higher than Mt. Olympus. For a long time I thought I could not go farther or higher until I met Dragan who is familiar with paths that lead far and beyond and high up in the air and joined him when I was sixty something, for the time being just to the Himalayas, the Andes, Mt. Atlas. Sounds incomplete, doesn’t it?
I was fortunate enough to be a member of three expeditions organized by EST: Island peak, Aconcagua and Cho Oyu. They are true professionals, good and likeable people who not only provide technical assistance but also offer spiritual development. It was an honor to meet Dragan, Miloš and Nina who made gravity have less of an effect on me.