Short Island Peak Climbing 4 days

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Trip Grade
Challenging, 6189m
Guest House/ Tented Camp
Private Car/ Van/ Bus/ Flight
Best Season
March-May, Oct - November

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?

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner whilst while in camping
  • Applicable trekking and climbing permits and fees
  • Camping equipment including 2-man tents, sleeping mat while in camp
  • Trekking staff including Climbing guide and porter
  • Kitchen and utensils for our 3 day camp.
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit with the guide.
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • Meal, logistic, gudie or porter while trekking
  • Personal climbing equipment (they can be hire in Chukung as well as)
  • Domestic and International flights, Visa and passport fees (we can buy your ticket to Lukla and return on request.
  • Travel insurance and Emergency evacuation
  • Tips and gratuities (crew will expect the tipping)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can hire a personal climbing grears in chukung. The local guest houses rent the gears as they have been buying those gears from climbers and rent them. But please be aware of your shoe size that there may not have too small and too big sized boot. The price of the gears are not fixed.