on top of stunning and renowned Island Peak with the spectacular panorama of the world's highest peaks
Explorer Adventure presents an awesome adventure Island-Imjatse Himal Climb with a trek to Everest base Camp, a great combination of scenic and cultural adventure with the best of high Khumbu and Everest area in the comfort of nice cozy local lodges with Sherpa warm hospitality.
Island Peak also called Imjatse Himal, due to its location within the beautiful and scenic Imjatse huge valley enclosed with world giant peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam with a series of lesser adjoining mountains, Island Peak-Imjatse Himal leads you to exciting and stunning climb to its summit top with the strong support of our expert guides.
Island Peak-Imjatse Himal towers above 6,160 m and 20,328 ft high, one of the most renowned and popular peaks to climb where all interested adventurers and mountaineers can join in this great adventure, a perfect mountain for beginners in climbing as well for veteran climbers as practice before main mountaineering expeditions.
The grade of the climb to Island Peak or Imjatse peak is taken from widely used French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems as PD + means Per Difficult which is a straightforward climb with some technical effort to cope in some sections of the climb, where full climbing equipment required as it leads you to the moraine, ice, snow, and glaciers.
Starting adventure to Island Peak -Imjatse Himal climb taking a sweeping panoramic short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla small airstrip, where walk leads past interesting Sherpa farm villages facing views of peaks on daily walks.
As the walk proceeds reaching at famous Namche Bazaar for rest and acclimatization a large village of Khumbu with all modern facilities, from Namche heading towards scenic and beautiful Thyangboche with the visit of its monastery of great interest facing views of Everest and majestic Amadablam with other range of mountains.
From here onward leaving the tree line behind as walk leads towards the complete wilderness of mountains and the dry, arid country as walk first leads to Everest base camp and climbs to a hilltop of Kalapathar for a grand panorama of peaks with Everest at a close distance.
After much acclimatization and exercise on walks to Everest base camp and Kalapathar where walk leads to the last and final adventure on Island Peak climb as our route heads towards scenic Imjatse valley where Island Peak-Imjatse Himal is located in the midst of the valley.
The adventure leads to the base camp of Island Peak where camping facilities are provided for a few days on the climb to the summit of Island Peak, after final preparation then start the climb towards the top summit of the stunning Island Peak offering a breath-taking panorama of mountains and gorgeous scenery.
From the base camp of Island Peak heading back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu with grand memories and adventure of a lifetime experience on Island Peak-Imjatse Himal climb.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma).
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.