Island Peak - Imjatse Himal ClimbIsland Peak - Imjatse Himal Climb

Island Peak - Imjatse Himal 18 Days Climb

Highlights
  • Magnificent vistas of mountains of eastern Nepal -Everest(8848 m), Makalu (8,475 m), Nuptse (7,879 m), Lhotse (8,501 m), Cho Polu (6,734m), Baruntse (7,720m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m).
  • Tengboche Monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region, can purify your soul.
  • Discover the unique flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people along with showering in their warm hospitality
  • Immerse in the beauty of the Island Peak
  • Picturesque sunrise view at the highest vantage point, Kalapatthar
  • Delve in the charm of the Khumbu region through side hikes during acclimatization days

On top of stunning and renowned Island Peak with the spectacular panorama of the world's highest peaks

Standing tall at an elevation of 6,189m between the beautiful Lhotse and Ama Dablam, Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, offers an extraordinary climbing experience for both novice climbers and alpinists. As the British explorer Eric Shipton was exploring the Khumbu region in 1953, he was fascinated by how this peak was like an island standing alone surrounded by a chain of mountains. So, from that point onward, this peak earned its popularity by the name of Island Peak.

The route of Island peak climbing follows the classic Everest base camp route from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and trek to Dingboche via Tengboche. Some people, however, opt to leave Dingboche and climb hard uphill to Chhukung. Meanwhile, other people decide to take advantage of this incredible chance to explore Everest base camp and prefer to return to Lobuche to make their way through the Kongma La pass to reach Chhukung.

From the picturesque village of Chhukung, you can walk past the Imja Valley to have a mesmerizing view of the Nuptse-Lhotse wall from Island Peak’s south ridge base camp. As you pass the glacier, you will reach the Island base camp, where you will begin your two-fold exploration of nature and challenge.

Climbing the rocky ridge from the base camp, you will follow the snow headwall to finally reach the top of Imja Tse. The surreal views from the summit of Island Peak, thumbing with glory encircling by the Nuptse and Lhotse from the north, Ama Dablam and Baruntse from the south, and Makalu in the east is something indescribable in human words.

So, are you also thinking that the Island Peak expedition can be an ideal choice for the introductory and practice Himalayan peak climbing? If yes, then here at Explorer Adventure, we are offering you this extended version of Island peak climbing along with Everest base camp to embark on your amazing Himalayan exploration.

Best Time:

Best Time for island peak imja tse climbing

Spring and autumn are considered the best times to make the Island Peak expedition. From March to May, the spring spreads the color of liveliness in the entire Khumbu region. The vegetation that loses its charm due to snowy winter gets back its life. The lush forest turns green and red with the blooming rhododendrons. Moreover, the wildflowers blooming along the trails will boost your energy.

The temperature in the region ranges from 15°C to 17°C during the day and may drop to -8°C at night and early in the morning. The mild temperature and great visibility allow you to enjoy the nature of the region with clear views of the snow-capped mountains.

Likewise, during autumn, from September to November, the daytime temperature of the region averages between 0°C to 15°C and can drop up to 15°C at night. The mild atmosphere with the chill breeze will shake you from the fatigue of trekking. Moreover, the monsoon washes out all clouds and dust, offering you spectacular and unobstructed views of the mountains and valleys.

Permits

Permits for island peak climbing

You will be required to obtain different permits and paperwork before embarking on the Island Peak climbing adventure.

Firstly, you shall obtain a Nepal Mountaineering Association Permit, whose cost can vary as per season. This permit will give you entry from Chhurung to the Island Peak summit. Since spring and autumn are peak seasons, it will cost relatively more than other seasons.

Spring (March to May) - USD 250 per person

Autumn(September to November) – USD 125 per person

Winter (December to February)- USD 70 per person

Summer (June to August) - USD 70 per person

Another permit you need is the Sagarmatha National Park permit. The cost of this permit will be Nrs. 3000 for foreign nationals other than SAARC countries. Similarly, for SAARC national and Nepalese citizens, the cost of the Sagarmatha National Park permits will be Nrs 1500 and Nrs 100, respectively.

The Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit is the next documentation you must obtain. This permit costs around USD 20 per person/ week for the first 4 weeks, but the cost will be USD 25 per person/ week if the stay goes beyond 4 weeks.

Accommodations And Foods

There are many modes of accommodations throughout the trails of Island Peak climbing. However, teahouses and lodges are the common mode of accommodations but camping will be the only source of lodging at Island base camp.

You will be able to have twin sharing rooms in the teahouses. Some teahouses may offer you an attached Western bathroom, but as you incline higher altitude, you may find a Traditional squat style bathroom. Moreover, the facilities and services at the campsite depend on the arrangements made by the travel company. We will provide you with all the camping equipment and staff for camping at the Island Base camp.

Teahouses will have a diverse variety of food options from regional to Indian, Tibetan, and foreign specialties. But the food at the campsite will depend on the arrangements made by the team.

Itinerary

The journey for Island peak climbing begins from Kathmandu after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) from your home country. Our staff and representatives will be at the airport’s terminal to welcome you. They will escort you to your designated hotels, where you can freshen up from the jet lag of the long flights. Subsequently, after a short break, you can join our group briefing, where our guides will provide you with necessary information like accommodations, meals, equipment, and dos and don’ts in the journey.

Moreover, on this day, our company will also prepare a wonderful dinner for you at an authentic Nepalese restaurant to give your plate a unique taste of Nepali food. After you are done with dinner and enjoying the cultural program, you can head back to the hotel where you will stay tonight.

    Since Kathmandu is a city that represents some portion of Nepalese culture and tradition, how can we miss out on showing those unique points of attraction to you? So today will be your exploration day. After the hearty breakfast, you will be accompanied by our guides to some of the world heritage sites around Kathmandu.

    You can visit Swayambhunath stupa, also known as the monkey temple, which expresses the harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. You can also stroll around Durbar Square, which carries royal significance. After exploring these amazing places for about half a day, you will return back to the hotel to make the necessary preparations for more than 2 weeks long Island Peak expedition.

      Lukla Elevation:2,860 meters/ 9,251 feet

      Phakding Elevation:2,650m / 8,690ft

      Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

      Early morning, you will take a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This thrilling flight allows you to appreciate the beauty of eastern Nepal by flying above the dense Kathmandu Valley to pasturelands, meadows, terraced fields, and finally to the sound city of Lukla.

      After a gradual landing at the Lukla airport, you will catch a glimpse of the glittering mountain ranges above you. You can take some time to compose yourself after the nerve-wracking flight by walking around the alleyways of the prosperous place of Lukla.

      Now, it's finally time for you to walk on the trails that will connect you to the Island Peak. The trek today will be brief and enjoyable, along a broad, well-trod path that includes several suspension bridges and cobblestone portions.

      You will pass through many villages with mani stones as you hike from Lukla northward to the Dudh Koshi River. After that, you have to cross a few exciting suspension bridges on your way to Phakding. Upon reaching Phakding, you can use the spare time on your hands to visit the local monasteries and enjoy the vibe of the moderately sized village.

        Phakding Elevation: 2,650m / 8,690ft

        Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440m / 11,285ft

        Trek Duration: 6 hours

        You can kick off the morning with a light yet full breakfast and return to the trails. As you continue to walk beside the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi River, followed by the ridge, you will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park.

        You will have to register your permit at the park checkpoint to enter the area. Now, you will make your way through the dense forest of rhododendrons and oaks when suddenly you will be attracted by the magnetic view of Mount Everest.

        However, you cannot stop here because you still have a long way to go. Traversing with the lush forest, ups and downs, you will arrive at one of the iconic places, Hillary Suspension Bridge. The white Dudh Koshi river flowing at its pace and the serene environment of the bridge adorned with player flags will calm your heart before you enter the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar.

        Being one of the largest and most populous cities along the entire Everest and Island Peak trail, Namche Bazaar is loud as soon as you walk in.

          It's a relaxing but crucial day in your 18-day ascent of the Island peak. You will let your body rest and adapt to the increasing altitude. As per our itinerary, today is the day apportioned for acclimatization, and you will take short hikes to various places, including Syangboche Airstrip, Hillary School, Kunde, and many more.

          You can't miss out on visiting the Everest View Hotel. The mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views, when Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kongde Ri, and Lhotse mountains are shimmering in the yellowish orange color, are to die for. If you have some spare time, you can explore the customs, civilizations, and ways of life unique in the high Himalayas.

            Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440m / 11,285ft

            Tengboche Elevation: 3,855m / 12,850ft

            Trek Duration: 5 hours

            The trek today can be quite taxing because you will have to transverse through the steep stair stones and uphill to reach Tengboche. Leaving the Namche bazaar behind, you will start to walk down to the Dudh Koshi River. After you cross the river, the trail will be followed by the lush forest of alpine vegetation to reach Phunki Tenga. The path to Phunki Tenga is quite flat, but do not get confused.

            The final stretch of the trek is very demanding. You will have to make the long, grinding climb alongside the pine forest to reach Tengboche monastery. So, make sure you take a short break and walk at your pace to overcome this steep hurdle.

            Tengboche monastery stands peacefully in the Sagarmatha National Park, with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Furthermore, during the hours of prayer, when the sun sets and rises on these mountains, this place displays the pinnacle of peace and tranquility.

              Tengboche Elevation: 3,855m / 12,850ft

              Dingboche Elevation: 4,360m / 14,290ft

              Trek Duration: 5 hours

              After admiring the unrealistic view of the sunrise early in the morning at Tengboche, initially, you will go downhill to reach upper Pangboche village. Passing the juniper trees while you take uphill, you will reach the lower main Pangboche, from where the view of Everest starts to be covered by Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nupste.

              Further continuing with the journey, you will notice that trees are disappearing, and suburbs and distinctive vegetation start to show up. This is because you have crossed the 4000m altitude and are now walking above the tree line.

              As you continue to walk uphill from Pangboche, you will have the spectacular sight of Mt. Island that can spellbound you. You will now reach the Imja Valley by following the Lobuche River up a difficult rising path to arrive at Dingboche.

                Dingboche is a quaint town nestled 4360 meters above sea level. Trekkers on the route enjoy it as a popular acclimatization break because of its peaceful atmosphere, traditional Sherpa homes, and convenient access to nearby climbing pathways.

                Moreover, the peaceful pastureland and unusual scenery devoid of trees will calm your heart. Observing the animals graze on the verdant meadow while potatoes and barley are being grown in the remaining area is something you don't see on a daily basis.

                So, like before, you will go on some hikes to high vantage points like Nagarjuna Hill and Nangkastshang near Dingboche. When hiking on this route, you can get some amazing views of Makalu, Imja Glacier, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

                  Dingboche Elevation: 4,360m / 14,290ft

                  Lobuche Elevation: 4,930m / 16,175ft

                  Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

                  After having a fulfilling breakfast early in the morning, you will make your way through the steep and rugged terrains to reach Pheriche village. Leaving Periche behind, you will continue to head up to a fair and somewhat unusual wind-swept outwash plain. You will progressively walk steeply upto the halfway moraine of the Khumbu glacier until you see the memorial park after you pass Dughla.

                  These cairns and stupas are made in remembrance of the people who lost their lives during mountaineering. After expressing your condolences to the souls of those dead people, you will continue your journey on the west side of the lateral moraine before you reach Lobuche.

                  Upon reaching Lobuche, you can have a heavy meal and prepare for tomorrow’s important day.

                    Lobuche Elevation: 4,930m / 16,175ft

                    Everest base camp Elevation: 5,364m / 17,598ft

                    Trek Duration: 6 to 8 hours

                    The initial stretch of the hike will be a trek following the ablation valley alongside the Khumbu Glacier and head uphill towards Gorakshep. As you reach Gorakshep, you will leave your belongings in the teahouse and prepare yourself for the trek to Everest base camp. Now, you have to cover about 3.5 km, but the hike will be on the moraine crest, with the trails filled with rubble and loose stones.

                    After making your way finally to the Everest base camp, you will be amazed by the panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and surrounding peaks. It must be a great feeling to be so close to Mt. Everest. You can take some pictures and spend some more time to relish this beyond the happy moment.

                    Being high in the spirit, it is time to return to the Gorak Shep. You can have a heavy meal and rest well after a long, exhaustive day of trekking.

                      Kalapatthar Elevation: 5,555m / 18,208ft

                      Chhukung Elevation: 4735m / 15,535ft

                      Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

                      One of the can't-miss moments during the Island peak climbing is watching the aspiring sunrise from the high vantage point of Kalapatthar. Since Gorakshep lies below the dark mound of Kala Patthar, you have to hike early in the morning from your teahouse.

                      Once you make it to the top of Kalapatthar, you will find yourself surrounded by the 7,000 and 8,000-meter peaks. You can live the amazing moment to the fullest and embrace each moment regardless of how it comes.

                      After descending from the Kalapatthar, you will enter the second phase of your Island Peak climbing. You will head back to Lobuche and make your way crossing the Khumbu Glacier. You will now be climbing the remote trail of the Kongma La pass. It will be a challenging hike because you will be walking on a trail that is covered with stones, rubble, and moraine debris. Moreover, the scree and boulders will make climbing the pass more challenging.

                      Despite the challenging trail, you will have a magnificent view of the 8 miles long Nuptse and Lhotse walls. As you proceed, you will come across a trail that descends past the frozen lake and leads to the Imja Khola Valley. You must be very exhausted from all day hiking, but you have to make the final descent, and you will arrive at your overnight stay, Chhukung.

                      This place is a popular overnight stop for climbers who are attempting to climb Island Peak. Chhukung used to be a yak herder’s camp, but with the popularization of Island peak climbing among mountaineers and trekkers alike, this stop is full of teahouses, lodges, and gear and equipment shops.

                        Chhukung Elevation: 4735m / 15,535ft

                        Island Peak Base Camp Elevation: 5,200m / 17,050ft

                        Trek Duration: 4 hours

                        You are one step closer to your actual destination. So, every minute will matter as the more you prepare, the more convenient it will be for you to climb the Island peak. So, you will leave the Chhukung village behind and start to take a steep climb that will pass beneath the Lhotse glacier's southern flank.

                        Proceeding with the journey, you will meander the trail, passing the stream and glacier valley. Before reaching the Island Base Camp, you will trek past the breathtaking Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines. After watching the bare and stunning view of glaciers, you will make a lively hike to the Island base camp.

                        Then, after having lunch at base camp, you will have a pre-climbing session where you will be learning the climbing techniques, the use of the gears, and snow skills. Moreover, these sessions are important because they will help boost your confidence. Moreover, the Sherpa guides and other staff accompanying you in your Island peak expedition are seasoned climbers with several years of confidence, so their valuable input will be your biggest asset not only in this Island peak climbing but other different expeditions.

                          Island Peak Base Camp Elevation: 5,200m / 17,050ft

                          Island Peak Elevation: 6,189m/20,305ft

                          Total climb and descent Duration: 11 to 12 hours

                          After all the difficulties along the trail, you have successfully come this far. Now it's time for the final push to the Island peak. Early in the morning, you have to start the climb because strong wind starts to blow once the day progresses, which can cause obstruction in our Island Peak climbing process.

                          So, you will walk a steep, rocky uphill trail until you reach the high camp of the Island Peak. Now, it's time for you to make it to Crampon Point, which will take about 3 hours. This point is called the crampon point because the trails are the icy exposed section that leads you up to the glacier sitting at the base of the mountain. So, you will take a brief moment to put the crampons and harness on before continuing your journey.

                          Now, you will walk through a narrow ridge connecting you to the Imja glacier's base. You can enjoy the warm, gleaming views of sunlight striking Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse, Mera Peak, Chamlang, Cho Polu, Peak 38, and other Himalayan giants. Now, your guides will help you to fix your ropes and harness because you are going to cross the glacier with the help of a rope line.

                          As the path shifts to an angle of about 45 to 50 degrees, the climbing will not be very technical. However, the difficulty level during the climbing can vary by the presence and absence of the crevasses. In case there are crevasses along the route, then you will be using a ladder to climb.

                          After you climb the slope, you will be rewarded by the massive frozen wall of Lhotse’s south face. This welcoming side of Mount Lhotse tells you that you are now on the summit ridge and that the summit is getting closer, so please be patient.

                          Further proceeding with the icy and snowy ridge, you will reach the top of the Island peak. As you are staring at the grand world below the summit, you will realize why the summit was named as Island Summit. This peak stands alone, surrounded by the faces of other different mountains and glaciers.

                          Island Peak's top is somewhat small. As you are standing you will realize that it is not much wider than the top of a dining table. It must be exciting for you to stand there and see the bird's eye view of the surroundings. Time will stop still as you gaze at the mountains, glaciers, and massive Nuptse wall that shrouded Mount Everest's summit.

                          You can take out the camera to capture this amazing moment of victory. You can melt in the warmth of the snowy mountains and cherish every moment when you are on top of the summit.

                          Before descending, you can take in the expansive views of the world's highest mountains one last time. Before getting to the base camp, you will stop to take in the breathtaking views of Lhotse and the Imja glacier.

                          You will stay overnight in Chhukung and finish off your long summit day with a heavy and warm meal.

                            Chhukung Elevation: 4735m / 15,535ft

                            Kyanjingma Elevation: 3645 m

                            Trek Duration: 6 hours

                            After yesterday's intense climb, today will be a relatively easy descent. You will walk downhill from Chhukung passing the Tengboche monastery to arrive at the small village of Kyanjingma. The remainder of the time, you will delve into the spectacular views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. At the same time, this place is a good spot to witness the different wildlife animals, and birds of the Khumbu region.

                              Kyanjingma Elevation: 3645 m

                              Monjo Elevation: 2860 m

                              Trek Duration: 5 hours

                              You are really close to wrapping up your 18-day Island Peak climbing. In the initial stretch of the day, you will head back to Namche Bazaar where you will have lunch and have a good time.

                              You will be able to take advantage of the contemporary conveniences that this bustling high-altitude civilization has to offer, as well as wander around the market and acquire souvenirs to remember your incredible experience.

                              Then, you will continue to descend until you reach Monjo.

                                Monjo Elevation: 2835m

                                Lukla Elevation: 2860 m

                                Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

                                Today will be the last day on the trail of Island Peak climbing. You will take a leisurely walk descending from the Ghat village, passing Phakding, crossing the Dudh Koshi river a few times to finally ascent to reach Lukla.

                                  Early in the morning, you will have a light breakfast and prepare all your luggage and backpack to return to Kathmandu. You will take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, leaving behind the eastern mountainous range.

                                    It is time for you to say your final goodbye to Nepal and Island Peak after completing this wonderful adventure. You will board your international flight heading back home by making a promise to return back to Nepal for other different exciting adventures.

                                      What's Included
                                      • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                      • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
                                      • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
                                      • Flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
                                      • Peak climbing permit  and other necessary fees.
                                      • Two nights  twin sharing tent accommodation after Chhukung.
                                      • Hygienic meals( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, at base camp 
                                      • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
                                      • Government license holder guide 
                                      • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                      • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                      • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                      • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
                                      • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                      • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                                      • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                      • Government taxes and official expenses
                                      What's not Included
                                      • food you need to pay during your stay in tea house 
                                      • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                      • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                                      • Tips for porters ($90-120) and guides ($120-150)
                                      • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                      • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                      • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                      • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)  

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                                      Trek Grade

                                      island peak climbing grade

                                      The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) categorized Island Peak as a trekking peak. In the alpine system, Island Peak climbing is regarded as a PD or 2B alpine mountain. It means this is an expedition with some technical climbing elements and vast exposed glaciers of greater difficulty. The final route towards the summit consists of rock scrambling, glacier crossing, and exposed summit ridge. Additionally, the trek to the base camp involves a long duration of hiking at a higher altitude.

                                      Therefore, when it comes to expeditions, the more fit and stronger you are, the higher your chances of reaching the top and, most importantly, enjoying the adventure. So, it is better to have a good level of physical fitness and endurance capacity. Even though Island peak climbing is like a practice session to climb other 7000 or 8000-m mountains, it is very essential to be trained with some snow and mountaineering skills like walking on ice with crampons, scrambling the surface, and climbing ladders across giant gaping crevasses.

                                      Difficulties

                                      Technical Climbing

                                      The trail up the mountains is rocky with snowy steep. Moreover, you will have to cross the glaciers and walk alongside the mountain ridge to reach the summit. Additionally, the trek from Chhukung to base camp is full of scree and boulders, making it challenging to hike for long hours.

                                      Altitude Sickness

                                      This thrilling climbing will incline you to a great height of 6189 m at the summit of the Island Peak. So, the probability of altitude sickness is relatively higher. Therefore, it is very necessary to acclimatize properly and adapt the body to lower oxygen levels in the air.

                                      Moreover, if you feel symptoms of altitude sickness like insomnia, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, etc., you must inform your guides immediately. Furthermore, you have to make sure that you are hydrated, no matter if you are sweating or not. Intake about 3 to 4 liters of water, and do not skip any meals.

                                      Weather And Risk Factors

                                      The weather in the mountains is unpredictable, so while climbing Island Peak you will always have to consider the weather factor. You may encounter extreme cold, high winds, and rapidly changing weather conditions. Moreover, there are risks of avalanches and crevasses, for which you have to be prepared beforehand.

                                      Also, if you do not bring the proper and suitable type of clothing, then there is a high probability of Hypothermia and frostbite.

                                      Travel Insurance

                                      It is very crucial to be insured by a travel insurance policy while making a trip to the Himalayas. The policy that you undertake shall cover all your medical expenses, hospital bills, air evacuation, and air ambulance. Moreover, make sure that your insurer is good in services with a reputable name.

                                      It is better for you to take cancellation insurance because these policies will help your plan to be flexible in case of cancellation due to personal or other reasons.

                                      Necessary Preparations

                                      Necessary Preparations for island peak climbing

                                      Climbing Gear

                                      • Climbing harness, Crampons, Ropes, and Carabiners
                                      • Ice axe, Helmet
                                      • Mountaineering boots, Belay device
                                      • Climbing hardware and protection
                                      • Snow pickets, Snow shovels, Avalanche probe
                                      • Glacier glasses with UV protection
                                      • Headlamp with extra batteries
                                      • Personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite communicator

                                      Clothing

                                      • Moisture-wicking Base layers
                                      • Fleece or down-insulating layers
                                      • Waterproof and windproof Hardshell jacket and pants
                                      • Waterproof and insulated mountaineering gloves, Liner gloves
                                      • Woolen Hat or beanie
                                      • Balaclava or neck gaiter
                                      • Extra pairs of moisture-wicking socks

                                      Camping And Shelter

                                      • Tent
                                      • Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, or mattress
                                      • Stove and cooking equipment
                                      • Lightweight camping utensils
                                      • Multi-fuel stove with sufficient fuel
                                      • High-energy snacks and meals
                                      • Water purification tablets

                                      Accessories

                                      • Backpack, Durable
                                      • waterproof pack cover
                                      • Climbing pack for summit pushes
                                      • Trekking poles
                                      • Sunglasses
                                      • Sunscreen, Lip balm
                                      • Personal toiletries
                                      • Hygiene products
                                      • Trekking towel or wet wipes
                                      • Camera and extra batteries

                                      Island Peak - Imjatse Himal 18 Days Climb FAQs

                                      • From the summit of the Island Peak, Mt. Everest is not visible.

                                      • You have to carry the photocopies of your passport along with some passport-size photos for Island Peak climbing.

                                      • Island Peak climbing requires a good level of physical strength and endurance. Moreover, mountaineering skills and prior high-altitude trekking are recommended.

                                      • Yes, most of the teahouses have the facility of Wi-Fi. But you have to pay an additional amount to access Wi-Fi services.

                                      • There is about 57% of oxygen in the air on Island Peak.

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