Feb
12

Island peak permit fee – Cost (Nepal peak fees, guide , details Itinerary, weather, best time )

 

Island Peak (6,189m), officially known as 1 Imja Tse, is a mountain in the Khumbu (Everest) region in Nepal that’s one of the most commonly climbed “trekking peaks” in Nepal. It can be climbed as part of several different trekking itineraries.
Island peaks incur a permit fee of USD350 for a group of up to 4 climbers with an additional USD40 per person over that number. There will also be a USD250 deposit to ensure compliance with garbage regulations.
 
Island Peak was originally named by Eric Shipton in 1952 (some sources say 1951) and was so named because it sits in the middle of the upper Chhukhung valley, like an island in the middle of a sea of ice. It was officially renamed Imja Tse in the early 1980s. Imja Tse simply means Island Peak in Nepali.
 
Much of the upper Khumbu Valley is within Sagarmatha National Park. The park was created in 1976 and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979. It was first climbed in 1953 as part of a training exercise by a British expedition that went on to summit Mt Everest. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who was one of the first two humans credited with climbing Mount Everest, was also one of the first to summit Island Peak.
 
It’s considered to be a moderately easy peak by alpine standards and can be attempted by people with little or no alpine experience. Normally, trekking/climbing organizations offer to teach the novice Alpinist what they need to know to attempt the peak.
 
Island Peak can be climbed during two seasons on either side of the monsoon, spring (mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November). It’s possible to climb the peak during the winter but cold temperatures will present additional difficulties.
 
The summit of Island Peak is at 6,189m so the rate of elevation gain and the consequent risk of Altitude sickness or specifically Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a very real concern. Your general fitness and your acclimatization process will both be very important.
 
The trek to Island Peak initially follows the main Everest Base Camp Trek route, but separates near Dingboche. Most teams attempting the mountain will initially fly to Lukla and hike from there. Although itineraries include an attempt to summit Island Peak, many people visit the area as trekkers. If you are trekking and not climbing, there are additional options for exploring the Khumbu region.
 
Be aware that weather conditions around Lukla and Island Peak, as well as Kathmandu, may play havoc with flights and trekking/climbing schedules. It’s best to be flexible with your arrival and departure dates and even be prepared to have the expedition cancelled completely, almost without notice.
 
If you succeed in reaching the summit of Island Peak, you’ll be rewarded with views of nearby mountains such as 1 Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and others in the immediate vicinity.
 
 
 

Service Charges for Foreign Climber per person in US dollar

Group “A” Peak and BIG mountain climbing in Nepal
SN Name of the peak Region Cost/Season
Height Spring
Mar-Apr-May Autumn
Sep-Oct-Nov Winter
Dec-Jan-Feb Summer
Jun-Jul-Aug
1. Mt Cholatse Khumbu 6440m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
2. Mt. Kyazo Ri Madalangur 6186m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
3. Mt.Pdari Lapcda Madalangur 6017m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
4. Mt. Nirekha Mahalangur 6159m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
5. Mt. Langsisa Ri Jugal 6427m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
6. Mt. Ombigaichen Mahalangur 6340m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
7. Mt. Bokta Kanchanjunga 6143m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
8. Mt. Chekigo Gaurishankar 6257m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
9. Mt. Lobuje West Khumbu 6145m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
10. Mt. Larkya Peak Manaslu 6010m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
11. Mt. ABI Mahalangur 6097m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
12. Mt. Yubra Himal Langtang Himal 6035m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70

Group “B”

SN Name of the peak Region Cost/Season
Height Spring
Mar-Apr-May Autumn
Sep-Oct-Nov Winter
Dec-Jan-Feb Summer
Jun-Jul-Aug
1. Hiunchuli Annapurna Himal 6441m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
2. Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Annapurna Himal 6501m USD400 USD200 USD100 USD100
3. Mera Peak Khumbu Himal 6470m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
4. Kusum Kangru Khumbu Himal 6367m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
5. Kwangde Khumbu Himal 6011m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
6. Chulu West Manang district 6427m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
7. Chulu East Manang district 6584m USD400 USD200 USD100 USD100
8. Imja Tse (Island Peak) Khumbu Himal 6160m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
9. Pharchamo Rolwaling Himal 6187m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
10. Lobuje Khumbu Himal 6119m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
11. Ramdung Rolwaling Himal 5925m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
12. Pisang Peak Manang district 6091m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
13. Khongma Tse (Mehra Peak) Khumbu Himal 5849m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
14. Ganja La Chuli (Naya Kanga) Langtang Himal 5844m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
15. Paldor Peak Langtang Himal 5896m USD250 USD125 USD70 USD70
Service Charges for Nepalese Climber in Nepalese Rupees

Group “A”

SN Name of the peak Region Cost/Season
Height Spring
Mar-Apr-May Autumn
Sep-Oct-Nov Winter
Dec-Jan-Feb Summer
Jun-Jul-Aug
1. Mt Cholatse Khumbu 6440m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
2. Mt. Kyazo Ri Mahalangur 6186m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
3. Mt.Phari Lapcha Mahalangur 6017m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
4. Mt. Nirekha Mahalangur 6159m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
5. Mt. Langsisa Ri Jugal 6427m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
6. Mt. Ombigaichen Mahalangur 6340m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
7. Mt. Bokta Kanchanjunga 6143m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
8. Mt. Chekigo Gaurishankar 6257m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
9. Mt. Lobuje West Khumbu 6145m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
10. Mt. Larkya Peak Manaslu 6010m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
11. Mt. ABI Mahalangur 6097m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
12. Mt. Yubra Himal Langtang Himal 6035m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000

Group “B”

SN Name of the peak Region Cost/Season
Height Spring
Mar-Apr-May Autumn
Sep-Oct-Nov Winter
Dec-Jan-Feb Summer
Jun-Jul-Aug
1. Hiunchuli Annapurna Himal 6441m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
2. Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Annapurna Himal 6501m Rs 5000 Rs 2500 Rs 1250 Rs 1250
3. Mera Peak Khumbu Himal 6470m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
4. Kusum Kangru Khumbu Himal 6367m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
5. Kwangde Khumbu Himal 6011m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
6. Chulu West Manang district 6427m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
7. Chulu East Manang district 6584m Rs 5000 Rs 2500 Rs 1250 Rs 1250
8. Imja Tse (Island Peak) Khumbu Himal 6160m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
9. Pharchamo Rolwaling Himal 6187m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
10. Lobuje Khumbu Himal 6119m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
11. Ramdung Rolwaling Himal 5925m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
12. Pisang Peak Manang district 6091m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
13. Khongma Tse (Mehra Peak) Khumbu Himal 5849m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
14. Ganja La Chuli (Naya Kanga) Langtang Himal 5844m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
15. Paldor Peak Langtang Himal 5896m Rs 4000 Rs 2000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
As per the decision of secretary level dated 2071/1/16, the insurance amount for sardar,mountain guide and high altitude walker fund is fixed as Rs 15 lakhs.Similarly, medical insurance is fixed as Rs 4 lakhs.Mountain Heli-rescue of 10000USD is also required.
 
Note : Maximum number of members in a team is 15.
 
Garbage deposit to acquire climbing permit will be same i.e. USD 500.00. The refund shall be made as per the provisions of NMA.