Short Island Peak Climbing days

US $ 1300 1250.00

Per person

US $ 1300 1250.00

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  • Enjoy the pristine Himalaya from the Sanctuary of Annapurna 4130m.
  • Experience the Gurung culture and lifestyle enroute.
  • Encounter with wildlife, birds, plants, and vegetation.
  • Rhododendron full bloom in spring
  • Snow fun in winter.

Short Island Peak Climbing Overview

Island Peak 6189m is the most attempted and successfully climbed expedition peak) in Nepal above 6000m. Imja Tse (Island Peak) is popular with its standard climbing route having the difficulty of rock, ice, and crevasses. To climb Island Peak, one has the option of starting from a base camp at 5,087 meters (16,690 ft) and starting the climb between 2 and 3 am. Another popular option is to ascend to High Camp at around 5,600 meters (18,400 ft) to reduce the amount of effort and time needed for summit day. From high camp, the route through the glacier and proceeds up to a steep snow and ice slope. The ultimate climb up a 60 – 70-degree vertical face about 150 meters to the summit ridge. From the top of Island Peak, Mt. Everest can be seen about 10km to the north. The breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse central and Lhotse Shar can be seen amazing. The stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and Amadablam (6812m) in the south.
Alpine Asian Treks and Expedition P Ltd tailored the Short Island Peak Climbing itinerary to support only in climbing to the independent/ solo trekkers. We will take care of only climbing part from Chukung to Summit and return. Your guide will meet you at Chukung and head to base camp. Your guide will give you a safety instruction and climbing gear using manual by demonstrating and let you give a try. The meal will be prepared at a camp.
Climbing in Spring: March to May is the best time with clear weather and not much cold.
Climbing in Autumn: October to November is another best time with clear weather.
Climbing in Winter: Winter could be under -30 or bellow. There could be snow or bad weather with poor visibility. But there still some people who have made it in winter.
Climbing in Summer: Generally, summer has cloudy days which has no good views.
Climbing permit (NMA Group B Peak):

Permission to climb the peaks will be granted for a period of one month only.
March – April- May US$250/ person
September-October-November US$125/ person
December-January-February US$70/ person
June- July- August US$70/ person
As per the decision of Nepal Government, secretary-level dated 2071/1/16, the insurance amount for Sardar, mountain guide and high altitude worker fund is fixed as Rs 1.5 million. Similarly, medical insurance is fixed as Rs 4 hundred thousand. Mountain Heli-rescue of 10000USD is mandatory. The Maximum number of members in one team is 15.
Garbage deposit to acquire a climbing permit will be US$ 500.00. (US$ five hundred). The refund shall be made as per the provisions of NMA.
Other required permits
Sagarmatha National Park Permit NRS.3395/ person single entry.
Trekkers Information Management System TIMS Rs.2000/ person single entry.
Local municipality tax Rs.2000/ tourist (this tax have been collected from September 2017)

Beside the Short Island Peak Climbing itinerary, we also organize a full course of 14 days including
Fly to Lukla- Phakding- Namche- Tengboche- Dingboche -Chukung- Island Peak Base Camp- High Camp and return. Further, we can add Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing as well as on request.

  • No of Pax: min 2 person
  • Height: 6189m
  • Grade: Technical (little ice and snow wall)
  • Best time: March/ April, October/ November
  • Transportation: Car, van, domestic flight
  • Fooding: from local guest house and from our kitchen
  • Accommodation: local guest house and camp
  • Taken care by: Climbing guide and other staff.

Day to Day Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Four-nights Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paperwork
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fee and TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums while on the trek
  • Annapurna Base camp Trekking Map
  • First Aid medical box with Guide
  • All government and local taxes

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges, International call, WIFI & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters

Travel Infos

Trekking season

Trek in Spring: Trek in Spring (March to May) will have full blossom of Rhododendron flower, clear weather. The weather is not so cold and not so hot.

Trek in Autumn: Autumn is another best time to trek with lovely weather and a clear sky.

Trek in winter: Winter season is good to play with snow and bit challenging after a heavy snowfall. The temperature goes down to -15-20 and The lodges could be closed.

Trek in rainy season: There would be less chance to see the Himalaya and rain almost every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking guide will have the license from Nepal government after the completion the formal training. Our trekking guide has the long experience to Annapurna Base Camp. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about High Altitude mountain sickness, first aid, Annapurna Mountain and its history, people and culture. We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. Our company will give priority to the local porter as much as they are available. Porter can speak little English but they are friendly and honest.