Imja Tse(Island peak)

Trip Information

Imja tse is more popularly known by the name of island pea ,a name coined by Eric shipton who through tjis peak looked like’an island in a sea of ice’. later  in 1983,the peak was named as Imja tea.The paek was first ascended in 1953 by a british team as preparations for climbing Everest and tensing norgau was one of the members of that successful team. between 2006 and 2010 over 12000 people attempted the summit despite its popularity is still a tough climb and many people fail to reach the summit.

This is often because of insufficient acclimatization, and sometimes because of deep snow strong winds, or simple setting off too late in the morning.The peak is part of the south ridge of lhoste shar and the enormous summits of Nuptse, lhotseshar rise above the summit to the north. To the east lies the looming west face of Makalu and the unmiskeable form of ama dablam can be seen to the su\outh-west.

 Ice axe 
 Good crampons
 Good harness 
 Tape sling 2 0r 3
 Screw gate karabiners lock 2 and unlock 2  
 Descender figure eight
 Ascender jhumar
 Good mountaineering boots 
 Good helmet 
 Group Climbing Gears:
 Snow bar /rope/ice hammer/ice screw 

Head 
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

 Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of hiking shorts
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, "broken in")
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

Cotton socks
Gaiters
Sleeping

1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
Fleece sleeping bag liner
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries

  Large Ziploc's
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
   Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

 Toiletries
  1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
   Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
   Deodorants
   Nail clippers
   Face and body moisturizer
   Female hygiene products
   Small mirror
   Personal Hygiene
   Wet wipes (baby wipes)
   Tissue /toilet roll
   Anti-bacterial hand wash

 Extras/Luxuries
   Reading book
   Trail map/guide book
   Journal and pen
   iPod
   Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
   1 modest swim suit
   Binoculars (optional)
   Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
   Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
   Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Cost Include

  • Pickup and drop, Airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel, including breakfast too.
  • Accommodation during the trek, both in a tea house or camp
  • Meals throughout the trekking period
  • Transport throughout the trek, but not air-transport.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work and charges
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu to your country 
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

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