Nowadays, Himalayan peaks draw the attention of climbers, adventurers, and cultural enthusiasts worldwide. Even though there are many destinations worth seeing in Nepal, one spot stands out from the rest. The Island Peak Climbing is also known as Imja Tse. Today, this mountain is considered the most famous peak climbing in Nepal. What makes the Island Peak trek route so appealing is that visiting it will be interesting for novice climbers and experienced trekkers. Suppose you are one of those explorers who want to experience an adventure in Nepal. In that case, Satori Adventures is the company you need to contact for Island Peak climb, customizing the Island peak trek itinerary, route map, and budget cost.
What makes Satori Adventures stand out from the crowd is the fact that our clients can either add or reduce activities when confirming the trip. For example, if you want to add some special services or, on the contrary, — lessen them, we’ll easily do that for you. The price will be adjusted according to your preferences.
Island Peak Climb in Nepal is the perfect option for those people who want to witness breathtaking views of Khumbu region. Thanks to the low elevation of 6,165m, there is no need to spend days acclimatizing to the altitude. If hike to Everest is all you are dreaming about, then Island Peak climb is just for you. The island peak climbing route journey will give you an unforgettable sense of achievement as you would on the top of Everest.
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Highest access: 6,165m (20,226ft)
First Ascent: Swiss team 1956
Duration: 18 Days
Group Size: 2 - 10 Persons
Location: Khumbu region
Airport: Kathmandu Airport
Departure From: Kathmandu Airport
Grade: Peu Difficile + (PD+)
Accommodation: Tourist standard to five star as request
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight
Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: trekking/climbing
Include Activity: Rock scrambling/glacier crossing/snow climbing
Culture: Sherpa and Tamang
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: South east(normal)
Himalayan sights: Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Kongde
20 Oct/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to request hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)
21 Oct/Day 02: Preparation and briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
22 Oct/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation
23 Oct/Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation
24 Oct/Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization.You will be hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) 3hrs and catch a glimpse of Everest. After you can explore Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche.In the evening they have a slide show program as well.
25 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m/12,631ft) 5-6 hrs. Visit the Buddhist monastery. Lodge accommodation
26 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m/14271ft) 4hrs.Catch a glimpe of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. Lodge accommodation
27 Oct/Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft) hiking up to Chhukung-re
28 Oct/Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m/15,518ft) 3hrs. Lodge accommodation
29 Oct/Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5087m/16,690ft) Camping
30 Oct/Day 11-12:Climb to Island Peak (6165m/20,226)15hrs.Camping
31 Oct/Day 13:Trek from Island Peak base camp to Pangboche(3985m/13,074ft) 6hrs.Lodge accommodation
01 Nov/Day 14:Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 05hrs. Lodge accommodation
02 Nov/Day 15:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs.Lodge accommodation
03 Nov/Day 16:Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft) 35mins. Transfer to hotel
04 NovDay 17:Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
05 Nov/Day 18:Transfer to the airport for final departure
01 April/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to request hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft)
02 April/Day 02: Preparation and briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
03 April/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation
04 April/Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation
05 April/Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization.You will be hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) 3hrs and catch a glimpse of Everest. After you can explore Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche.In the evening they have a slide show program as well.
06 April/Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m/12,631ft) 5-6 hrs. Visit the Buddhist monastery. Lodge accommodation
07 April/Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m/14271ft) 4hrs.Catch a glimpe of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. Lodge accommodation
08 April/Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft) hiking up to Chhukung-re
09 April/Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m/15,518ft) 3hrs. Lodge accommodation
10 April/Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5087m/16,690ft) Camping
11-12April/Day 11-12:Climb to Island Peak (6165m/20,226)15hrs.Camping
13 April/Day 13:Trek from Island Peak base camp to Pangboche(3985m/13,074ft) 6hrs.Lodge accommodation
14 April/Day 14:Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 05hrs. Lodge accommodation
15 April/Day 15:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs.Lodge accommodation
16 April/Day 16:Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins. Transfer to hotel
17 April/Day 17:Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
18 April/Day 18:Transfer to the airport for final departure
Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package on the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the trekking and mountaineering package price. To provide you service at a reasonable cost and attempt to address your every requirement, we desired to provide you with some information that directly affects the cost and helps us breakdown the cost. That's why we have decided to clarify to our customers that due to the following reasons, we have not included the cost on our website and package:
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For full board clients we provide a personal tent and food, which will be prepared by their climbing Sherpa. We provide UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide each group(2:1 ratio) to help the clients reach the summit. The secret of success on ls and is a strong and experienced climbing Sherpa. No matter how good and experienced the climber, it is a long slog. Personal climbing Sherpas will set up camp. They will also carry food provisions, fuel and assist the client on the summit day.
Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers, and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal. Satori Adventures, therefore, desires to provide a guideline for first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process, we always advise our trekkers, travelers, and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel under the company's guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want to book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized by the Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries). Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because some companies in Nepal have been running the business without abiding by governments' rules and regulations. Some companies were once registered, but their licenses have already expired, yet they have provided the services illegally.
On many occasions, the Government of Nepal and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners' tour operators, NGOs, and INGOs have been directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has also been found that many individuals, freelance guides, and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information. Many of them file complaints to Nepal and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, to prevent all these probable problems, we request our travelers to check the company before booking any Himalayas trip.
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Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process your trip confirmation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any queries, always feel free to contact us at any time. We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.
There is only one restriction for obtaining permits for 6000m peaks. Nepal's government does not allow climbing permits to be issued to a climber below the age of 16. Beyond that restriction, any climber with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a 6000-meter mountain in the Himalaya. However, our policies for accepting clients on these peaks require that the client has a list of British hill hiking experience and some knowledge of rock & Ice climbing.
Each climber needs to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. More than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal offer 6,000-meter peak climbing, but only about 30 companies operate 6,000-meter peaks regularly. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
Climbing a 6,000-meter peak is not difficult for those trekkers and hikers who have some Ice ax experience, walking on a fixed rope and using crampons above the snow. The steep about 45º snow climbing and ice-climbing that can be required entices artisans to test. If you are considering climbing a 6000m peak, there are several questions that you need to ask yourself and be truthful about your findings. Am I physically fit enough? Am I technically capable of handling the expected terrain? Am I mentally competent of the hardship associated with high altitude expeditions?
Our climbing Sherpa guides are capable and exceptionally qualified. Most were brought into the world in high elevation areas and have spent a lot of their lives over 4,000 meters. We give broad preparation to our aides in technical climbing and English, client connections, and Wilderness First Aid. These aides are ultimately affirmed mountain guides through the Nepal Mountaineering Association and by and large have three previous culminations of the 8,000-meter top that they are managing. Our high elevation Sherpa climbing guides have numerous long periods of involvement and are qualified through preparing with TAAN and NATHAN. They are profoundly gifted in all parts of mountaineering in Nepal and hold a Nepal Government License, Mountaineering Association Accreditation, and Summit Certificates for Nepal Himalayan pinnacles. These administration licenses are shown in our office.
Climb 6000m peak; your physical fitness is vital. Excellent physical fitness is required. Not only for the opportunity to succeed but for your overall safety and enjoyment. Our guides like to tell clients, “Be in the best shape of your life.”
Persons below 16 years of age are restricted from climbing 6,000-meter peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal. This was a recent change in Nepal.
On popular trekking trails, we utilize lodges/guesthouses (aka teahouses); These lodges will provide the mean Menu meals are often available, including soups, noodles, rice, and dishes. On specific 6,000-meter trekking routes, Tea houses and guest houses may be limited or not available. In these instances, accommodations will be via tents, and our staff will provide the mean. In these instances, meals will be prepared on the route with canister stoves or natural fires. While in base camp, our expedition cooks will prepare meals. Above base camp, the meals will be prepared by our climbing Sherpa. Above base camp, we always supply high altitude food that meets our clients’ requirements.
Communication will vary greatly depending on the location. Most trekking routes have local VHF phones, and increasingly more places get mobile coverage from various carriers. Upon arriving, we recommend picking up a CDMA, Ncell, or Namaste pre paid card and insert that into your mobile device. In remote areas, communication is generally not available or on a minimal basis. Some other and more costly options include the use of a Satellite phone. We like to use Delorme. We will always supply a telephone available upon the client's request during trekking and mountaineering expeditions.
An authorized, prepared, and experienced climbing Sherpa Guide will lead a 6000m journeying top on 6,000-meter tops above Base Camps. Our teams may be led by a licensed Sirdar or professional mountaineering/trekking guide. As per group size, most of the trekking peak will guide by the same climbing Sherpa guide, while our climbing Sherpa guide is a government license holder trekking guide as well.
Yes. All trekkers and climbers must purchase adequate travel insurance, which includes a helicopter emergency evacuation plan. Insurance is not expensive compared to the cost of an evacuation during an expedition. Without having travel insurance during your trek or climb, you will be financially responsible for all the costs of your evacuation and treatment. These bills can be tens of thousands of dollars.
You need to obtain your travel insurance policy before you depart your home. Your insurance should cover high altitude mountaineering, mountain rescue, and helicopter transport to a medical facility. These types of policies are readily available through many travel agents and our affiliates. Before purchasing a package, make sure that the policy covers helicopter evacuation from remote mountain locations and will pick you up in a fully equipped medical transport helicopter.
Time requirements vary for different peaks and the variety of weather conditions. Generally, most of the 6,000-meter mountains require 15-25 days to the summit once you arrive in Kathmandu. This time can also vary depending on the approach, peak location, and elevation.
On our website, please click on the COST INCLUDED, a table where you will find a list of everything that is included on your expedition. If you have any questions, please contact Satori Adventures at email@example.com
Most of the 6,000-meter trekking peak equipment, including food, climbing/personal gear, will be delivered by jeep, truck, and flight. After that, we will use yaks, porters, or mules to reach base camp or advanced base camp. With full board service, porters will also assist in carrying the client's gear to the higher camps. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide (3:1 ratio). This personal climbing Sherpa guide will set up your tent and prepare your high altitude food.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing in Nepal. More specifically September-October and April-May are great months. The season for climbing 6,000 meter peaks in Pakistan run from June through August.
There is no legal requirement to join a climbing group to climb a 6,000-meter peak. Still, if climbing in Tibet, the Tibet Mountaineering Association requires a minimum of two persons to issue the climbing permit. With that being said, a climbing solo is generally more expensive and much less safe. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure summit opportunity.
In the high camps, we utilize freeze-dried packaged foods. They offer a variety of high-quality flavors and are easy to prepare at altitude. Your personal climbing Sherpa will melt sufficient ice for hot water, tea, coffee, and various juices. At high camp and camp one, it may be possible to ferry fresh food from base camp.
The Advance Base Camp is always located at a glacier moraine and it is protected from landslides and avalanches. High camps and Camp 1 are generally located in a safe location, however camp 1 has to be chosen wisely due to some areas are prone to heavy snow accumulation. Our main objective is to provide high quality service with an experienced climbing staff where you have unforgettable trips. Our first priority is your safety and security and this is why we only use experienced climbing Sherpa guides.
All foreign visitors except Indian nationals are required to obtain a Nepal visa. These visas are generally easy to obtain upon arrival at the airport. China, some African countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan are more difficult and generally require more time. Since spring 2015 Nepal Immigration has introduced a computerized automated visa system making the arrival immigration process fast and convenient. For Tibet expeditions you will need a two week single entry visa on arrival and a two week single entry visa on departure, which will cost US$ 25.00 per two weeks. Most of the 8,000 meter Himalayan expeditions will be more than 40 days, so we advise that you obtain a three month multiple entry visas which will cost US$ 100.00. If you are going to leave Nepal within 24 hours you may request free transit visa.
Yes. The climbing permit is included in the package cost and Satori will organize the permit, visa and transport service.
In Kathmandu we provide you with your requested category of hotel accommodation and will send you to a quiet part of Thamel. During the trekking we provide tea house accommodation and camping at base camp and above camps.
Our experience tells us it requires -20 to -35 C with liners will be enough. If you have we advise you to bring with you otherwise Satori adventures will provide during the trekking and climbing period.
Satori Adventures will provide a thick quality pad for use in base camp and advance base camp. You will need to provide your own sleeping pad for the higher camps. Foam pads generally work best, but some clients prefer air mattresses.
Please click on the climbing equipment list where you will find the recommended climbing gear list. If you need further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We recommend purchasing down gear as well as fleece and Gore-Tex jackets from the brand quality such as North face, Ozark and Marmot. During an 6000m peak climbing we advice that you use either La-sportiva climbing boots for 6000m or brand climbing shoes. Your personal gear is one of the major factors for a successful summit opportunity. Make sure to invest in high quality first hand equipment. You will also be required to have basic climbing gear such as a helmet, ice-axes, crampons, climbing and trekking boots alpine style harness (Black Diamond Alpine Bod), ascender device. The info pack for your personal expedition will contain details.
There are several options for acclimation during your 6000m expedition. If you have time we always advice to attempt some base camp, or view point before starting to climb trekking peak. Most of the 6,000 meter climbing will have an acclimatization period where you will reach base camp and the higher camps.
Complete the booking form on the related trip on the booking page. Select the size of your group and required services and obtain our price for your group. Simply click on BOOK NOW/INQUIRE FORM button and give us the required details. In order to secure your booking we require a 30% deposit for your trip. We will also require a scanned page of your passport, JPG format of your passport photos suitable for printing and your flight itinerary. An additional 30% of trip cost should be paid as a 2nd installment at least 15 days prior to leaving your country of residence. The balance should be paid in Kathmandu upon arrival. For more details about booking process and down payments please visit below links. http://www.satoriadventuresnepal.com/terms-conditions.html
An expedition on 6000m peak is a one kind of difficult grade of trekking where requires physical and physiological undertaking with some climbing aspects. Excellent physical condition is required. Many of our clients for the 6000m peak climbing are cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts. Some of these clients ride 30 to 40 km bike rides, run marathons. If clients are participating in these or similar fitness endeavors, the next step would be ramp up your training.
Our expeditions are scheduled during spring and autumn, with the climbing window scheduled for the monsoon change period. This allows us to have a summit bid when the wind stops on most 6,000 meter peaks for a few weeks before the monsoon changes direction. The difference between spring and autumn expeditions is the change of temperatures from cold to warmer and from warmer to colder respectively.
Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest and Manaslu.
I recently traveled and Climb Cho-Oyu Expedition with Satori Adventures and was extremely impressed with their logistics and attention to detail. Even during some of the worst condition in years in Nepal, our trip was great, in no small part to the guides, porters and leaders at Satori adventures. They are true professionals, not to mention genuinely honest and great people, who provide a service that is second to none. If you travel with them, you will not be disappointed.
I was to climb Island peak in Nepal for 20 days and found that The trekking climb was a wonderful adventure. Each day of trekking was inspiring, being surrounded by the spectacular views, and magnificent mountain peaks.
Satori Managements team, Specially Rishi Bhandari, Guides, Sherpa’, porters where very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They helped make my trip a wonderful experience in the Himalayas. Rishi ensured that my trip requests where fulfilled and the trip was tailored exactly to my needs. I would highly recommend Satori team to use for any expedition in Himalayas!!