Island Peak at the altitude of 6,189 meters is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Also known as Imja Tse, the peak lies close to Mount Everest in the Khumbu region. A mountainous area, you get a glimpse of almost every high peaks located at the eastern section of Nepal.

Most climbers take on Island peak to prepare themselves for the big league, Eight-Thousander. It’s a mildly technical peak, however, the experience of using ice-axe and crampon is a must. Our experienced guides will assist your with A-Z of climbing along this trip. The trek begins at Lukla and slowly advances up to the Everest Base Camp, followed with a reroute to the Chhukung village, from where you’ll head up towards the Island Peak.A 2 days climb can be quite an achievement for amateur climbers too.

Sagarmatha National Park and Everest Base Camp are the highlights of this trip. You will get to experience the Sherpa lifestyle, culture and meals along with climbing one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal.

Note: Keep a grace day to ensure you climb the summit even if you fail to do so the first day because of bad weather.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Challenging

Requires prior experience of high-altitude trekking. The altitude may get over 6000 m and may require some climbing skills, such as; cramponing, ice-axing etc.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!


Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu/Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek preparation
Day 3 Fly to  Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2,610 m 6 hours
Day 4 Trek to Namche 3,440 m 5 hours
Day 5 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m 6 hours
Day 7 Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m 4-5 hours
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m 4-5
Day 9 Trek To Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep 4 hours
Day 10 Trek to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche 6-7 hours
Day 11 Trek to Chhukung 3-4 hours
Day 12 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 5,150 m 4-5 hours
Day 13 Summit Island Peak and Trek Back to Base Camp 4-5 hours
Day 14 Spare summit  day 6-7 hours
Day 15 Trek to Pangboche 3,440 m 6-7 hours
Day 16 Trek to Namche Bazaar 6-7 hours
Day 17 Trek to Lukla 3 hours
Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu 6hours
Day 19 Free Day at Kathmandu
Day 20 Depart from Kathmandu
Keep a spare day or two to ensure you catch your flight to and from Lukla. The flights to Lukla are known to have often postponed or delayed because of the sudden changing weather conditions. In such a case, you may have to spend an extra night or two in Kathmandu. (The extra day spent in Kathmandu is to be borne by the Client)

Includes
  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • 3 Nights at ★★★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Entire land commute during the trip
  • Domestic flight fare, airport tax and domestic transfer.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • (B,L,D) Meals during the trek.
  • 1 Climbing Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained) and Porters
  • Mountain climbing and other permit
  • Tents
  • Duffle Bag
  • Climbers’ Certificate (Issued by Government)
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
Excludes
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping
Climbing Gear
  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons
  • F-8, Jumper, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw, Climbing permit
  • Tent, foam mattress, sleeping bags, PAC
  • Bottled Oxygen, Mask etc

Testimonials

Great experience!! I did the Island Peak Climb, everything was very well organised and our climbing guide was one of the most experienced! They reply very promptly and give competent answers! ~Olivia Hoffman (Switzerland)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu
    At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program.
  2. Kathmandu Sightseeing
    Kathmandu is the main cultural hub of Nepal and the historical city. The sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with the best tourist guide of the town will offer you a chance to visit Pashupatinath- the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal. After the exploration of Pashupatinath you will walk along the busy streets of Kathmandu to Boudhanath. A large domed shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. After a heavy lunch, the tour will advance to the Patan Durbar Square. The exemplary wooden and stone craftsmanship at the site makes a place the prominent attraction for tourists and shows the historical side of the Malla kingdom and Newari lifstyle. The tour will end with a serene trip to Swayambhunath, the most important landmark of Buddhism in Nepal.
  3. Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding
    Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an houyr flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local scenery.
  4. Trek to Namche Bazaar
    The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.
  5. Acclimatization Day
    Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize en route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.
  6. Trek to Tengboche
    The trek follows the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks; Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. After few hours of steady uphill hike, you’ll reach the most anticipated destination, Tengboche. The monastery located at Tengboche s the highest in Nepal, and is holds a special place for the Sherpas living in the Khumbu region. If you arrive here in Autumn, you may even get to witness the Mani Rimdu festival.
  7. Trek to Pheriche
    After the breakfast at Tengboche, you descend steeply through a forest by crossing the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche, which is situated opposite to Ama Dablam. A further two hours walk from Pangboche brings us to Pheriche.
  8. Trek to Lobuche
    There is a lot of vertical inclination even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles in itself. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.
  9. Trek to Everest Base Camp
    Today is the special day. You’re approaching the base camp; therefore, there are many anxieties and surprises. A tough trek through Gorakshep will take you to Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging. You can spend some time exploring the iconic base camp and the surrounding areas, and return to Gorak Shep for the night.
  10. Kala Patthar Hike & Trek to Pheriche
    Kala Patthar is the landmark of the Everest. You will start especially early. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. It provides the most wonderful sights of the surrounding along with the Mount Everest. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep and couple more to reach the Pheriche.
  11. Trek to Chhukung valley
    Today, you have a shorter day. After breakfast, you head further east and walk 2-3 hrs uphill to reach the Chhukung village. You can spend the rest of the day here and prepare for the climb next day. It’s important that you acclimatize and grasp much knowledge about the weather, snow and climbing skills.
  12. Trek to Island Peak Base Camp
    Today, you head upwards, passing besides the Lhotse Glacier. A zig-zag route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the south western side of the Island peak. You’ll reach the Island peak base camp and rest overnight.
  13. Climb to High Camp
    After breakfast, you’ll head on to the High camp from where you start the climb. Firstly the path leads up beyond base camp for several hundred meters before striking off left up the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel nearby where we’ll overnight at camp.
  14. Island Peak Summit/Trek back to Base Camp
    It’s a Big Day. Summit days are always overwhelming. You start early, probably around 2 am and start climbing up. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. A guide will fix the rope and assist your for climbing. The final ascent isn’t much difficut and provides an exciting feeling. You can spend some time at the top a return back the same way. The day ends at the base camp.
  15. Trek to Pangboche
    The trek will be comparativley easier than before. You’ll be heading down to Pangboche village which resides in between the Chhukung and Tengboche villages.
  16. Trek to Namche Bazaar
    From Pangboche, you head back down the same trail towards Namche Bazaar. Even though, you don’t reach the base camp, the magnificent view of Everest will be visible through the journey. You spend the night at the Namche along with other trekkers.
  17. Trek to Lukla
    Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.
  18. Fly back to Kathmandu
    You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Later the evening, we will treat you with a complimentary dinner, a set of exquisite Nepalese cuisines.
  19. Free Day
    It’s a free day at Kathmandu. You can either rest and bask in the sun or go out explore the city and the nightlife.
  20. Departure from Kathmandu
    You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Trips Details

Trip Length 20 days
Climb Length 01 day
Activities Trekking, Climbing
Max. Altitude 6,189 meters (20,305 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges), Camping
Meal Full board on trip
Accommodation
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu)
Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Best Month February, March, April, May, September, October, November
Required (Min) 2 Person
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