Island Peak Climbing can also be done from a famous Sherpa settlement, Chhukung whose cost is USD $850 in Autumn and USD$950 in Spring. Every mountain and peak climber lover the word over regard Island Peak as one of the most iconic peaks in the world. Island Peak receives its name from its outlook similar to that of an island. Regarded as one of the best adventurous climbing peak, Island Peak welcomes the world over climbers ranging from 18 to 75 years old, which indicates the fact that any novice or experienced mountain climber can go for Island Peak Climbing adventure from Chhukung.
Isand Peak's difficult section comprises of mixed rock and icy slopes of almost 44 degrees that takes us to a narrow sharp point above Mera Peak High Camp. Technically moderate peak, Island Peak Rewards climbers with autmost sense of adventure and achievement. Island Peak from Chhukung is a feasible adventurous treks that can be done on the completion of any of the treks in the Everest Region. Basically, Island Peak Climbing is connected to Everest three passes: Renjo La Pass (5338m), Cho La Pass (5420m), and Kongma La (5535m). You will embark on the adventurous journey which is in the harmony with Sherpa ethnic group whose stronghold in culture, hospitality, mountaineering, economics and natural as well as archaeological heritages. As this trekking is operated within Sagarmatha National Park, travelers also will have a great deal of insight into rarest of the flora and fauna.
Himalayan Wild Treks, a top leading trekking agency in Nepal, teamed up with highly professionals and tourism veterans has designed a special package for Island Peak climbing Trekking that starts from Chhukung. The package is carefully desgined for two nights and three days to facilitate adventure lovers from across the world. There are distinctly two ways to organize Island Peak Climbing: 1. We can have direct hiking to Chhukung and proceed to Island Peak or 2. You can arrive at Chhukung for Island Peak after having done your trekking in other parts of Everest Region. As per normal criteria, you will have ample climbing training at Island Peak Base Camp, which will boost your confidence and hone your skills. Acclimatization will help you better adapt to the newer climatic zones.
How we meet at Chhukung?
During the peak seasons: Spring (March to Early June) and Autumn (September to November) we have our mountain climbing guides and all the necessary staff standby at the Base Camp of Island Peak. We have one of our staff at Chhukung to collect your team and lead you to Island Peak Base Camp. We can stay in connection through mails prior to arriving at Chhukung so as to smoothly organize Island Peak Climbing adventure for you.
What about the Island Peak Climbing permits?
In Kathmandu, before you fly to Tenjing Hilary Airport at Lukla for your trekking in the Everest Region, we will hand you over your paper and climbing permits which you will carry throughout your trekking in the Everest Region. Then on the completion of your trekking, you will arrive at Chhukung at arranged time and location (name of the lodge) where our staff will pick you up and brief you about Island Peak Climbing.
Do I need to have prior experiences?
You don't really need to be a veteran or experienced mountain climber to set your foot on the summit of Island Peak (Imja Tse). Unless you are excessively obese or have some physical impairment, Island Peak climbing can be done without prior experience or skills regarding the use of climbing gear. Our professional mountain and peak climbing guides will give you short training at the Base Camp of Island Peak.
Can we hire climbing gears at Chhukung?
Our staff will facilitate you with almost everything necessary to climb Island Peak at Chhukung. They are fully aware of all the paraphernalia needed to climb peaks the world over. They will provide you with crampons, ropes, carabiner, screw, main or leading ropes, harness, ice-axe, snow anchor and other climbing appliances.
Day 01- You will arrive at Chhukung elevated at 4749m. Chhukung can be reached out either crossing Kongma La Pass or hiking through Dingboche as per your itinerary. Relying on the information exchanged between us, our staff will meet you at your lodge in Chhukung.
Day 02- Being led by our staff, you will hike up to Island Peak Base Camp, which takes you approximately three hours. At Island Peak Base Camp (5200m), our mountain and peak climbing guide will coach you to properly use the climbing gear for about two hours.
Day 03- This is a historic day, on which we set foot on the top of world famous Island Peak and make it all the way back to Island Peak Base Camp. If it turns out that the weather is not that supportive, you can stay at the Base Camp overnight and get back to Chhukung the next morning.
Contact Himalayan Wild Treks for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung. We are on standby round the clock, to respond to your queries and negotiate with you to organize any kind of trekking in the Everest Region that includes Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung.
Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Permit Fee
Island Peak (6061m) is situated in the Everest Region of Nepal. Nepal Mountaineering Association has brought into effect Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Permit Fee which is as follows:
a, Spring ( June, July, August)– USD$250
b, Autumn(September, October, November)– USD$125
c, Winter(December, January, February)– USD$70
d, Summer(June, July, August)– USD$70
The permit fees for Spring and Autumn are comparatively higher than they are in Summer and Winter, which is because Spring and Autumn are the best times as they are not too cold, offer clear weather, thereby offer the highest chances of successful climbing of the peak.
Best Season for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung
September,October and November in Autumn and June, July and August in Spring are the best times for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung. December, January and February in Winter are frigid months and June, July August are often rainy and overcast.
Phsical Fitness for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung
Island Peak is PD+ graded trekking peak which means the peak is moderate, non-technical peak in terms of difficulty. If you have obesity problem, Island Peak Climbing can be extremely tough for you, which implies the fact that physical fitness is inevitable for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung.
Diffculty for Island Peak
Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung is not really complicated as it is a well-known peak as a non-technical peak across the world. It is categorized as PD+, which means Island Peak is a moderately difficult climbing peak. But obviously, it is not a stroll in the park. The slope of the peak is 45 degree
Weather and Climate for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung
During winter, the temperature drops to below zero degree Celsius. The day temperature of the Island Peak region hovers between -15oC and -170C. The winter days are extremely cold and summer days bring rain and clouds. Autumn and winter are the best months.
Highlights of Island Peak climbing from Chhukung
The picturesque settlement Chhukung is the starting point of the Island peak Climbing. This trekking gives insight into rich Sherpa culture, mountain views, dramatic landscapes of Khumbu region and Khumbu Icefall and Makalu range is spectacular on the trail. The trail can take us to Everest Base Camp connecting to the famous Three High Passes: Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu before a scenic flight to Tenjing Hillary Airport at Lukla is phenomenal.
How to approach Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung
A flight from Kathmandu will open up hiking to Namche, from where you may traverse three famous passes: Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La. On the completion of your trekking, you can finally arrive at Chhukung with an objective to climb Island Peak. You can opt for other treks in everest region and arrive at Chhukung. Himalayan Wild Treks can obviously organize trekking in Khumbu Region that finally brings you at Chhukung for Island Peak Climbing.
Highlights of Island Peak climbing from Chhukung
The picturesque settlement Chhukung is the starting point of the Islandpeak Climbing. This trekking gives insight into rich Sherpa culture, mountain views, dramatic landscapes of Khumbu region and Khumbu Icefall and Makalu range is spectacuar on the trail. The trail can take us to Everest Base Camp connecting to the famous Three High Passes : Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu before a scenic flight to Tenjing Hillary Airport at Lukla is phenomenal.