Equator Expeditions

Island Peak

Our objective is not just about summiting a Himalayan peak, although this is a major accomplishment in itself. We specialize in teaching you the necessary skills to become a competent expedition member. Nepal's unique environment and consistent conditions provide the perfect classroom for our high altitude Himalayan School. A solid ratio of instructors to students guarantees you the personal attention required for a successful summit attempt.

Island Peak 6,160 meters was first ascended in by a British expedition that included Tenzing Norgay. Eric Shipton's party named the peak in 1953, as it resembled an island in a sea of ice. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse and linked to the semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summit of Nuptse. Our adventure begins with a short flight to Lukla and two days of easy walking to Namche bazaar. En- route to Base Camp our trail takes us into the high valleys of the Khumbu region, providing magnificent views of Everest and the satellite peaks. Island Peak is a substantial undertaking, which demands hard work and commitment, however the rewards of standing on top of this Himalayan classic are ten fold.

This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.

Island Peak (spring)

There are three itinerary options for Island Peak Mountaineering Instruction Course.

A. Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village Zongala to Zongala . (6 days)
B. Guided trip from Kathmandu Kathmandu. (23 days)
C. Guided trip from Kathmandu- Kathmandu climbing both Island Peak and Lobuje Peak (28 days)

Option 1
Chukung to Chukung cost $ 950 .
 
Island Peak 6160 m , 6 Days , Spring departures dates , cost and details.
Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. Meet 2 pm our Climbing group and Team .

·         February--13 – 18 / 23 – 28

·         March--1- 6/ 7 – 12 / 13 – 18 / 19 – 24 / 25 – 30 / 31 -5

·         April--6 -11 / 12 – 17 / 18 – 23 / 24 – 29 / 30 – 5

·         May--6 – 11 / 12 – 17 / 18 – 23 / 24 – 29 / 30 – 4

·         June--5 – 10 / 11 - 16 .

Details Itinerary what we cover on 6 Days
Day 1: Interdiction, fixing gear and some rope work (knot practice)

Day 2: abseiling and jummering on rock and demonstration about crevasse rescue.

Day 3: training about walking in glacier and snow with crampons and main rope, and practice crevasse rescue and self rescue. Top rope Ice climbing and belay technique.

Day 4:  rt pack your gear and after lunch move to base camp.

Day 5: summit and back to base camp.

Day 6: EXTRA FLOATING DAY FOR THE WEATHER OR HELATH.

Option 2

Chukung to Chukung cost $ 750 
Island Peak 6160 m , 4 Days , Spring departures dates , cost and detail
Self acclimatizing, and joining the Team and Group in the mountain village of Chukhung. 
Island Peak 4 Days

·         Feb--15 – 18 / 25 – 28

·         March--3 – 6 / 9 – 12 / 15 – 18 / 21 – 24 / 27 – 30

·         April--2 – 5 / 8 – 11 / 14 – 17 / 20 – 23 / 26 – 29

·         May--2 – 5 / 8 – 11 / 14 – 17 / 20 – 23 / 26 – 29

·         June--1 – 4 / 7 – 10 And 13 – 16

Details Itinerary what we cover for 4 Days

Day  1 –  Arrive Chukung around  after 2 pm  and join our  Climbing Group and Climbing  crew  , check  all climbing Equipment   , we will provide you Tea , coffee , biscuits and dinner 7 PM rest .

Day 2 –  pack your gear and after lunch move to base camp.

Day 3 – summit Island peak 6160 M  and back to  chukung .

Day 4  – EXTRA FLOATING DAY FOR THE WEATHER OR HELATH.

For Climbing The Cost includes , Climbing Permit , all meal hot and cold drink , All Camping , Kitchen and  all Climbing Equipments , Climbing instructor , Sherpa , Yak ( Porter )  and Kitchen Team .

Only Climbing Boot extra that you can hire at Namchebazaar and chukung also  that will cost $ 5 per day Max .

Island Peak (fall)

There are three itinerary options for Island Peak Mountaineering Instruction Course.


A. Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village Zongala to Zongala . (6 days)
B. Guided trip from Kathmandu Kathmandu. (23 days)
C. Guided trip from Kathmandu- Kathmandu climbing both Island Peak and Lobuje Peak (28 days)

Option 1

Chukung to Chukung cost $ 850 .
Island Peak 6160 m , 6 Days , Fall departures dates , cost and details.

Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. Meet 2 pm our Climbing group and Team.

Island Peak 6 days 6160 m

·          Sep--19 to 24 / 25 to 30

·         Oct--1 to 6 / 7 to 12 / 13 to 18 / 19 to 24 / 25 to 30 /30 to Nov 4

·         Nov--6 to 11 / 12 to 17 / 18 to 23 / 24 to 29 / 30 to Dec 5

·         Dec--6 to 11 / 12 to 17

Details Itinerary what we cover for 6 Days

Day 1st Interdiction, fixing gear and some rope work (knot practice)

 Day 2nd abseiling and jummering on rock and demonstration about crevasse rescue.

Day 3rd training about walking in glacier and snow with crampons and main rope, and practice crevasse rescue and self rescue,  top rope Ice climbing and belay technique.

Day 4  th pack your gear and after lunch move to base camp.

Day 5th summit and back to base camp.

Day 6 – EXTRA FLOATING DAY FOR THE WEATHER OR HELATH.

Option 2

Chukung to Chukung cost $ 650 
Island Peak 6160 m - 4 Days , Fall departures dates , cost and detail
Self acclimatizing, and joining the Team and Group in the mountain village of Chukhung.

Island Peak 4 days 6160 m

·         Sep 21 to 24 / 27 to 30

·         Oct 3 to 6 / 9 to 12 / 15 to 18 / 21 to 24 / 27 to 30

·         Nov 1 to 4 / 8 to 11 / 14 to 17 / 20 to 23 / 26 to 29

·         Dec 2 to 5 / 8 to 11 / 14 to 17

Details Itinerary what we cover for 4 Days

Day  1 – Arrive Chukung around  after 2 pm  and join our  Climbing Group and Climbing  crew  , check  all climbing Equipment   , we will provide you Tea , coffee , biscuits and dinner 7 PM rest .

Day 2  –  pack your gear and after lunch move to base camp.

Day 3  –  summit Island peak 6160 M  and back to  chukung .

Day 4  – EXTRA FLOATING DAY FOR THE WEATHER OR HELATH.

For Climbing The Cost includes , Climbing Permit , all meal hot and cold drink , All Camping , Kitchen and  all Climbing Equipments , Climbing instructor, Sherpa Yak ( Porter )  and Kitchen Team .

Only Climbing Boot extra that you can hire at Namche and chukung also  that will cost $ 5 per day Max .

    There are three itinerary options for Island Peak Mountaineering Instruction Course

    A. Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. (6 days)
    B. Guided trip from Kathmandu Kathmandu. (23 days)
    C. Guided trip from Kathmandu- Kathmandu climbing both Island Peak and Lobuje Peak (28 days)

    A. Self acclimatizing, and joining the course in the mountain village of Chukhung. (6 days)

    Duration   : 6 Days
    From         : Chukhung to Chukhung
    Grade       : Difficult
    Season    : Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
    Max Elevation: 6,160 m
    Cost       : $950
    Day 01 : Arrive Chukhung,2pm breifing check equipment, AMS lecture.
    Day 02 : Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.
    Day 03 : Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.
    Day 04 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp
    Day 05 : Summit day depart Base Camp 2 a.m. return lunch. Camp Base camp.
    Day 06 : Day 6 provides a second opportunity to summit Island peak due to bad weather or illness. Those who have summited depart base camp after breakfast - lunch Chukhung end of trip. If Summiting on Day 6 we will provide dinner and breakfast.

    B. Three week course
    Guided trip from Kathmandu Kathmandu over Cho la pass (23 days)

    Duration : 21 Days
    From       : Katmandu to Kathmandu
    Grade     : Difficult
    Season  : Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
    Max Elevation 6,119 m
    Cost       : $2400
    Day 1 : Arrive KTM
    Day 2 : Sightseeing Kathmandu
    Day 3 : Fly - Lukla - Phakding
    Day 4 : Namche Bazaar
    Day 5 : Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization day hike Thame)
    Day 6: Khumjung
    Day 7: Dole
    Day 8: Machermo
    Day 9: Machermo
    Day 10: Gokyo
    Day 11: Gokyo ri / Thagna
    Day 12: Cho La Dzongla
    Day 13-18 : Chukhung Island Peak Climbing course itinerary
    Day 19 : Deboche.
    Day 20 : Jorsale
    Day 21 : Lukla
    Day 22: Fly KTM
    Depart KTM

    C. Four week course
    Guided trip from Kathmandu- Kathmandu including both Lobuche and Island Peak

    Duration : 28 Days
    From       : Katmandu to Kathmandu
    Grade     : Difficult
    Season  : Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
    Max Elevation: 6,119 m
    Cost       : $2800
    Day 1 : Arrive KTM
    Day 2 : Sightseeing Kathmandu
    Day 3 : Fly - Lukla - Phakding
    Day 4 : Namche Bazaar
    Day 5 : Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization day hike Thame
    Day 6 : Khumjung
    Day 7 : Dole
    Day 8 : Machermo
    Day 9 : Machermo
    Day 10: Gokyo
    Day 11: Gokyo ri / Thagna
    Day 12: Cho La Dzongla
    Day 13-18 : Chukhung Island Peak Climbing course itinerary
    Day 19: Dingboche
    Day 20: Climb to high camp Lobuje Peak
    Day 21: Summit day (early start!)
    Day 22: Floating day to allow for bad weather or illness
    Day 23: Dingboche
    Day 24: Deboche.
    Day 25: Jorsale
    Day 26: Lukla
    Day 27: Fly KTM
    Day 28: Depart Kathmandu

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