Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak

Island Peak

Island Peak is the most popular trekking with climbing destination in the Everest region. It is at elevation 6160m which mostly recognizes as non-technical climbing peak. It requires basic knowledge of using ice axe and crampon on snow to achieve the ascent and also safe acclimatization. We carefully design safe acclimatization itinerary in the Khumbu valley including; trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatter before you are pushing to Island Peak Base Camp. Your trip begins with flight to Lukla and passing through Sherpa villages to experience of Sherpa culture while on trek. There is monastery (common gathering and praying place) at every village, Mani Stones (carving Tibetan Buddhist prayers), colorful Tibetan prayers flags and Stups on walking trail lined.

Views from summit of Island Peak Expedition

There are views of Nuptse, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar to the North, Makalu to the East, Ama Dablam, Baruntse and Amphu to the South of the summits of Island Peak. Tenzing Norgay did successfully first ascend in 1953 when the British team was preparation for climbing of Everest. In 1953, British team member Eric Shipton gave name Island Peak which resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingbohce. It was renamed as ‘Imja Tse’ in 1983. Island Peak Expedition is for super entry into the Himalaya.

  • Trekking Facts
  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Enquiry
  • Trekking Gears
  • Trek Departure

High light of Trek and climbing of Island Peak:
Duration : 17 nights/18 days from Kathmandu.
Trek start/end : Fly in/out at Lukla Airport.
Grade : Difficulty due to up and downhill walk and high altitude.
Trek style : Teahouse and camping.
Activities : Trekking and Climbing.
Trek and climbing season : October/November/December and April/May.
Highest elevation : Island Peak 6160m.
Ethnic group : Majority of Sherpas.
Villages : Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche and Phortse etc.
Culture : Sherpa culture.
Himalayan Scenery : Thamserku, Kangtenga, Kawangde Peak, Tabuche, Ama Dablam, Puma Ri, Khumbutse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak and Makalu etc.
Lakes : Imja Tsho.

Itinerary of Island Peak climbing:
Day 1: International Airport pick up in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Trek and climbing briefing, trek and climbing permits preparation and visit Baudhanath Stupa in the afternoon.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla flight in the morning and trek to Phakding 2610m/3hrs.
Day 4: To Namche 3440m/5hrs.
Day 5: A day hiking to Everest veiw hotel, Khumjung and Khunde villages and decent to Namche.
Day 6: To Tengboche 3873m/6hrs (visit Tengboche monastery).
Day 7: To Dingboche 4410m/6hrs.
Day 8: A day hiking to Nangkar Tshang and decent to Dingboche.
Day 9: To Labuche 4910m/5hrs.
Day 10: To Gorakshef 5140m/2hrs and to Everest Base Camp 5364m/3hrs and back to Gorakshef 2hrs.
Day 11: To Kalapattar 5545m/2hrs in the morning to see close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptuse, Pumari, Khubutse, Khumbu glacier and Icefalls etc. Then, decent to Thukla 4620m/5hrs
Day 12: To Chhukung 4730m/5hrs.
Day 13: To Chhukung Ri 5550m in the morning and decent to Chhukung.
Day 14: To Island Peak Base Camp 4970m/4hrs.
Day 15: To Island Peak 6160m summit and decent to Base Camp.
Day 16: To Phortse 3680m/7hrs.
Day 17: To Namche 3440m/6hrs via Mong La.
Day 18: To Lukla 2840m/7hrs.
Day 19: Fly out to Kathmandu in the monring.
Note: Trek itinerary can be changed for interested side trips and extra days for acclimatization if needed.

We offer Teahouse package and camping service organize for Island Peak climbing expedition. Please inquiry for cost.
Cost includes :
1) Airport pick up and departure.
2) Two nights accommodation (Standard single or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2** Hotel at Thamel (Tourist center)/Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
3) Island Peak climbing permit fee.
4) Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
5) Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets for client and guide.
6) Teahouse meals for client: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trekking days. Meals can be selected from Menu and will have enough while on trekking.
7) Accommodation during the trekking days.
8) Food, fuel, kitchen equipment and tents for Island Peak Base Camp.
9) Snow bars and climbing ropes.
10) Nepali staffs: An experience trek/climbing guide, cook and necessary porters.
11) Three times meals and daily salary for guide, cook and porters.
12) Insurance of guide, cook and porters.
Cost does not include :
1) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
2) Personal trekking and climbing equipment of clients.
3) Snack, Juice, Coca, Fanta, Sprite, Beer, Whisky, Boil and Mineral water during the trekking days.
4) Personal Insurance of clients such as medical, emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue USD10000-12000), flight and trek cancellation etc.
5) Expenses for personal nature: Hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/film watching, postage, telephone calls and email/Internet etc.
6) Attach bath room during the trekking days. If the clients want attach bathroom where is possible, there have to pay differences between common and attach bathroom.
7) Tips for guide, cook and porter.
8) Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. (City tour guide and transportation can arrange on request of clients).

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Gears for trekking and Island Peak climbing:
We will be sent a detailed equipment list upon booking.
Camping service: We provide food, fuel, kitechen equipment and tents for Island Peak Base Camp.

Upcoming Trip Departure for Island Peak climbing:
Trip Departure Date: We arrange trip departure date on client's request.
Trip Booking Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available.