Sep 3 - Sep 15, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Imja Tse (Island Peak) via Ama Dablam Base Camp (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

climbing gear required
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Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Imja Tse (Island Peak) via Ama Dablam Base Camp
$1,799 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $653 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$41.02 /day per person for guide
+ $180 per person for guide's insurance
+ $510 per person for guide's extra expenses

(climbing fees, rentals, ect.)

+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $90 per person for base camp tented accommodation & food
+ $100 per person for peak service charge
+ $215 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry, Island Peak Permit, and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's Transport
  • Base Camp Tented Accommodation & Food Includes tented accommodation, dinner, lunch, and breakfast
  • Peak Service Charge Covers administration of peak permit, garbage deposit, and other logistics for the climb.
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

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The most popular Trekking Peak in Nepal, the climb of 6189 m (20,285 ft) Imja Tse, more commonly known as Island Peak, is a great introduction to peak climbing in the Himalayas. The route to the glaciated summit follows a steep slope and traverses a narrow ridge. Crampons, Ice-axe and ropes are necessary for this climb. Limited climbing gear can be hired in Dingboche, or Namche Bazaar, a more extensive selection can be found in Kathmandu. From the summit of Island peak there is a spectacular panorama of the Chukhung valley and surrounding peaks of the Khumbu, including the Nupste, the south face of Lhotse, Makalu, and the graceful pointed peak of Ama Dablam. A porter is not mandatory but highly recommended to help carry your climbing gear.

Side trip via Ama Dablam Base Camp: If you are itching to get off the trekking highway to Everest Base Camp, a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what you're looking for. This off the beaten path side trip take you right up to the base of one of the Khumbu regions most beautiful mountains. Along the way, you’ll get views of Everest as you pass by yak shelters and walls constructed by Sherpa herdsmen.

Weather Conditions in September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Imja Tse (Island Peak) at 6189 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around -0.7°C (31°F) and lows down to -10.7°C (13°F) at Imja Tse (Island Peak).

Imja Tse (Island Peak) via Ama Dablam Base Camp
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(13 days / 12 nights )
created by John

Tue Sep 3 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Phakding

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar
Wed Sep 4 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Thu Sep 5 (day 3)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in September.

Tengboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche or about 6-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in September.

Pangboche
Fri Sep 6 (day 4)

Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m)

about 3 hours up from Pangboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in September.

Ama Dablam Base Camp

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 1-1.5 hours back down from Ama Dablam Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in September.

Pangboche
Sat Sep 7 (day 5)

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Dingboche
Sun Sep 8 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Mon Sep 9 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in September.

Chukhung
Tue Sep 10 (day 8)

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -6.9°C (20°F) in September.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in September.

Chukhung
Wed Sep 11 (day 9)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) Base Camp (4970 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in September.

Thu Sep 12 (day 10)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) (6189 m)

About a 10-12 hour climb and return to Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.7°C (31°F) and lows of about -10.7°C (13°F) in September.

Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) Base Camp (4970 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in September.

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 2-3 hours from Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in September.

Chukhung
Fri Sep 13 (day 11)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in September.

Dingboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in September.

Pangboche

Phortse (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in September.

Phortse

Khumjung (3790 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.7°C (57°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Sep 14 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Lukla
Sun Sep 15 (day 13)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Kathmandu