Chhukung to Island Peak -
Chhukung to Island Peak Climbing is fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. From Chhukung Island Peak Climbing. The strong winds, especially after mid-day, can really create obstacles to reaching the summit. Following the guidance and instructions are given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit.
Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and other surrounding peaks. We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to base Camp about 10 hours, If you confirm about your climbing trip for Island Peak please send us booking advance and passport photocopy and picture via email to the Nepal Alsace trek & Expedition company Kathmandu-Nepal.
Peak Climbing Equipment.
1. Ice Ax. It is arguably one of the most vital tools in your arsenal as a mountaineer. The ax is primarily used during the ascent and descent with snow and/or ice conditions. However, it can also be used as an improvised anchor that involves steep climb, self-arresting tool in case of an unexpected downhill slip, or can be employed simply as a walking stick during the uphill climb.
2. Crampons. Crampons are mainly used for ice climbing, but it can be useful in many other situations involving snow and ice such as crossing snowfields, ice fields and glaciers, and scaling ice-smeared rock. For your purposes in Nepal, crampons with semi-rigid construction with horizontal frames are a suitable choice.
3. Harness. A harness should be an important part of your list, and it is used for securing the climber to a rope or an anchor point. Needless to say, you will require a well-fitting sit harness to make sure avoiding discomfort in the upper thigh and groin area.
4. Tape Slings. They are designed for attaching the climber to anchors, creating equalized anchor systems, and clipping into the rope and gear to reduce drag. Ideally, tape slings made from either nylon or dynamo are preferred.
5. Screw gate karabiners lock and unlock. Another must-have in our packing list, this one is widely used in safety-critical systems like the mountain or rock climbing. Karabiners go hand in hand with anything that involves rope-intensive ascent. Four karabiners, two locking, and two unlocking are recommended for the trip.
6. Descender Eight-figure. This equipment functions as friction brakes, and allows steady and controlled descent on a rope. Eight-figure are effective in dissipating excess heat caused by friction, and sometimes can also be deployed as a belay device.
7. Plastic mountaineering boots. Another essential in our packing list, mountaineering boots are designed to be used with crampons. The boots not only allowance to move over difficult snowy or icy terrain but also protects the wearer’s feet from elements and avoid any kind of feet complications such aims frostbite.
8. Ascender/Jumar. This device is used by mountaineers to ascend fixed ropes. Jumar is just a type of mechanical ascender made out of metal. During the ascent, ascender can also perform the task of a braking component within a rope hauling system.
9. Helmet. Many mountaineers opt not wearing the helmet, but the importance of helmet cannot be emphasized more when it comes to scaling a peak. Seems trivial, but helmet must be an essential component of your packaging list, and would certainly keep you safe from any head injuries that could ruin your entire trip. Better safe than being sorry.
10. Snow Bar. A snow bar holds the rope in place for a secured weight support of the climber. It is a useful device employed for fall protection and holding static loads.
11. Rope. Needless to say, rope forms a vital piece of equipment in your mountaineering trip. Broadly speaking, climbing ropes are classified as either static or dynamic. Static rope stretch very little and are mainly designed for abseiling, and can also be used as fixed ropes for ascenders. Dynamic ropes are stretchable and are used as belaying ropes to absorb the impact of a falling climber. It is recommended you carry a few of both types.
12. Ice Hammer. Although not entirely a necessary gear for your trip, ice hammer can be used as an alternative to the adze component of an ice ax. It is especially useful in terrains involving softer snow, or sometimes it is used to strike the snow bar into hard ice.
13. Ice Screw. Ice Screw is used in tackling steep ice surfaces. It can be employed as a running belay or anchor in the ice. Not all peak in Nepal require the use of this kit, but you would still want to keep it in your arsenal, depending on the peak that you have chosen.
- 1Day 1 : Chhukung Island Peak Base camp 5/6 hours walking include Lunch & Dinner.
Leaving Chhukung we will trek on a trail that is a gradual ascend towards high Imja valley. We will have magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse , Island Peak and other surrounding high peaks. Our trek continues until we arrive at Island Peak Base camp. We will set up our camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse, and Lhotse,(5,087m).Overnight at tent.
- 2Day 2 : Island Peak summit [6,189m) including Breakfast- Page Lunch and Dinner.
Today is the day we have been waiting for as we climb Island Peak and achieve its summit. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. The strong winds especially after midday can really create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the guidance and instructions given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit.Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and other surrounding peaks . We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to Base camp about 10 hours.
- 3Day 3 : From Island Peak Base Camp - Chhukung (including Breakfast and Lunch.
After successfully conquering the summit of Island Peak, we take our time and start our return trek by retracing our footsteps and pass along the rocky trails which eventually heads back to Chhukung.We can wash away the sweat and tiredness when we arrive at Chhukung.5 hours walking.
- Sherpa or Tamang Climbing Guide 5/6 time Island Peak Climbing and Porters cook
- Including insurance, Salary, food, and Accommodation for staff.
- Accommodation at the tent.
- 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner Such as Nepali, Indian, Chinese including tea and Coffee
- Island Peak climbing Permit fee.
- General Climbing equipments such as Fix Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar.
- Your travel insurance Policy encases if the accident and high altitude sickness, Rescue and Medication.
- Your personal trekking and climbing equipment.
- Tips for staff.
- You must bring your personal equipment such as, Sleeping bag Crampons, Harness ice ax hammer, and lock unlock Karabiner.
- Please don't forget to bring with you 2 passport size of pictures.