ISLAND PEAK EXPEDITION - IMJA TSE
ISLAND PEAK EXPEDITION
This expedition is without major technical difficulty combined with a trek supported in the beautiful region of Khumbhu.
We will first go up to the Dudh Khosi which takes its source in the Gokyo lakes that we will admire from the point of view of the Gokyo Ri. Pass the Cho La pass before the Kalapattar and then climb the actual island peak called Imja Tse (6 189). Then the descent is easily done in the valley of Imja Khola and the cultural moment of the trip with the visit of the monastery of Tengboche and Namche the capital of Sherpa.
Without being too technical, this expedition requires a very good physical and be well equipped (crampons and ice axes, rope handling, etc.).
- A beautiful high altitude approach trek via Gokyo Lakes and Kalapattar
- The high pass of Cho La pass
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Alpine grade: little difficult - slope less than 40°
Snow race without great technical difficulty - requires knowledge and practice of roped walking, with crampons and ice axe
The best time for climbing is in October.
The second choice is in March – April, but there is always a risk of avalanches during that time.
Materials that you should have:
- trekking shoes: high stems and waterproof. Choose quite rigid shoes with non-slip soles and crampons.
- light shoes (tennis) or sandals to put on during the stages in town, village or while camping at night.
- a pair of flip flops
- pairs of walking and mountain socks
- 2 trekking pants
- underwear. (Fine technical fibers such as Carline or Polartec fibers)
- 1 or 2 breathable Carline shirt and T-shirts
- 1 fleece jacket. It is warm, light and dries quickly)
- 1 mountain jacket (like Goretex or Micropore)
- A quilt jacket is a must
- Rain cape
- gloves or fingerless gloves
- good sunglasses
- a sleeping bag (- 20° C): Warm, comfortable, fit to your size, sarcophagus-shape (closer to the body with a closing hood)
- sun cream (face and lips)
- headlamp, with spare batteries and bulbs
- light water bottle - 2 liters minimum and isothermal
- pocket knife, better if multipurpose
- toilet paper
Climbing equipment to prove (or to rent in Kathmandu):
1. Ice ax
4. Helmet (optional)
5. Harness with short rope
6. Carabiners (2 + 2)
7. Mountain shoes
Materials supplied by our agency:
- Fixed ropes
- Ice picks
- Snow anchor
- All camping equipment and trekking kitchen
- English Speaking high mountain guide for all the trek / expedition and its 2 flights depending on the chosen option
- Sagarmatha Park Permit, Khumbu Community Tax Village, Khumbu Resort Tax
- Team climbing equipment for ascent
- Full board in lodge & Camp according to the itinerary
- Porter & Sherpa: Carrying personal belongings (13kgs per participant) and personal climbing equipment
- 3 nights in Holy Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu on B&B basis
- Mountain guide & sherpas climbing bonus ($300 HT / staff) and Kongma La bonus
- Guide & Sherpa insurance ($250 / trekking peak / staff)
- Royalie $125 / person only for the spring season (for the autumn season consult with us for rate)
- flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
What's not included
- Personal climbing equipment (see below)
- Cargo for excess baggage 15 kg per person on domestic flights (to be paid locally €.1 / kg approximately)
- Nepal visas and international flight to get to the airport.
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- TIPS, personal expenses, sleeping bag etc.