Island Peak 6189m is the most attempted and successfully climbed (trekking peak) in Nepal over 6000m. Alpine Asian Treks and Expedition P Ltd tailored the Short Island peak Climbing itinerary thinking of those who would like to do the trekking part themselves and wiling for support only to the climbing section from Chukung to Summit. The trekking from Lukla to Chukung offers relatively easy trekking trail with good lodges to stay and meals. Short Island peak Climbing dose not mean that you have not time enough to attempt or we are are making a hard days. The climbing part is regular as all other climbers does. Once you arrive in Chukung our guide will welcome you and check you in to the lodge.
If you arrive early enough (around noon) at Chukunng then your guide will give you some instruction of climbing, the technical difficulties and safety instruction. The next day, wake up and take a breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast gear up and walk to the rock nearby. Your climbing guide will first introduce the climbing supporting equipment and personal equipment. Later he will demonstrate by doing himself and let you try under his inspection. When you will be confident to use the gears properly, stop for today and back to lodge. Enjoy lunch and take a rest.
This climbing involves one steep and exposed 100 m ice or snow climb, otherwise its non-technical snow climb is enjoyable and offers some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu.
Climbing in Spring:March to May is the best time to scale the 619m Island Peak. This season will have clear weather, not much cold.
Climbing in Autumn: October to November is another best time to scale the 619m Island Peak. This season will also have clear weather and, not much cold.
Climbing in Winter: Winter cold 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-Februuary US$70/ person
June- July- August US$70/ person
As per the decision of Nepal Government, secretary-level dated 2071/1/16, the insurance amount for sardar, mountain guide and high altitude worker fund is fixed as Rs 1.5 million. Similarly, medical insurance is fixed as Rs 4 hundred thousand. Mountain Heli-rescue of 10000USD is mandatory. The Maximum number of members in one team is 15.
Garbage deposit to acquire climbing permit will be US$ 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 full course of 14 days.
Fly to Lukla- Phakding- Namche- Tengboache- Dingboache -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.