Island Peak Climbing

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Starting Price: $2500
  • Accommodation: $Tea-house

Trip Highlights

  • An amazing journey to Everest Base Camp
  • Walk through Sagarmatha Conservation Area
  • Peak climbing
  • Astonishing views of mountains in Everest region – Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc

Trip Overview

Island peak is also known as Imje Tse in local language which means an island amidst the seas of icy mountains in Everest region. It is one of the most beautiful mountains in Khumbhu region and attracts thousands of trekkers and the mountain expedition lovers alike. Comparatively, it is safer and takes short time to climb the Island peak. And the view from the peak itself is some of the best you can ever witness.

Expedition to Mt. Everest is not a cup of tea for many explorers. It is time consuming, tiring as well as expensive. Island Peak climbing is the perfect alternative for the adventure lovers, extreme sports enthusiasts and the newbies in mountaineering. The Island Peak expedition provides the essential mountaineering experiences for the trainee climbers. And yet, you should never underestimate the power of a Mountain. The weather is extreme, the path slippery and challenging and you are always required to be alert, follow the instructions from the guides sincerely and best of all enjoy your journey.

The best times for the Island Peak climbing are spring (March to May) and autumn (Oct- Nov) with clear blue skies offering splendid view of Mt. Everest and Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8410m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m), Makalu (8475m), Baruntse and Amadablam along with Glaciers and Glacial Lakes.

Himalayas Hiking brings you this exciting Everest base camp with Island Peak climbing package. The journey is pretty challenging and demands your mental and physical strength for good return rewards of getting in close to the land of Himalayas, significant cultural and social exchange with the local Sherpas and experiencing natural beauty at its best. The journey is well prepared and developed considering your wellbeing, safety and your full satisfaction and enjoyment. You are required to listen and follow the instructions of the guides on the weathers, dos and don’ts, proper ways to handle the equipment like crampons, boots, ropes, ice axes, harnesses, carabineers etc.

Island peak is located in Khumbu region, in eastern part of Nepal. It stands at the center of Everest region with almost 5087 m height and offers the memorable views from the summit. Your journey to Island peak follows the route of Everest base camp, thus it starts with the exciting flight to Lukla airport. You will ascend to Dudh Koshi valley, pass through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and reach Kalapatthar and Everest Base camp and finally head to Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. You will get the days for rest and acclimatization in between the treks. Enjoy your stay and be blessed with the cool breezes of mountains.

Detail ItineraryExpand all

Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu! You will be received by our representative and transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu. Check in to the hotel and spend rest of the time on your own. Our representative will brief you about your plan ahead. Stay at the hotel for the night. (Breakfast included)

We take an early flight to Lukla. You will be picked up at the hotel and escorted to the airport for the flight. After the scenic flight to Lukla, you will meet your crew members at Lukla who will escort you for your journey ahead. From Lukla, we walk down to Dudhkoshi river and follow our trail to Phakding. We stop at a teahouse in Phakding for the evening. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, after breakfast, we continue our walk through beautiful forests of pine and walk along a beautiful landscape to Namche. On the way, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park and pass various Sherpa villages. Namche is also considered as the gateway to Everest as it is the only path that takes you to the Everest Base Camp. Namche is a vibrant town full of shops, hotels and lodges. It’s just fun to stroll along the narrow path of Namche. We stop at a teahouse in Namche for the evening. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Early in the morning, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for some wonderful and close up views of mountains in Everest region of Nepal. We can enjoy the magnificence of mountains with a sip of a tea or coffee. On the way, we can visit a local museum full of photo galleries. If you want to walk a little longer, you can visit Khumjung village as well. In the evening, we return back to our teahouse at Namche. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

After a day of acclimatization in Namche, we continue through our trail to Tengboche. At Tengboche, we can visit the famous Tengboche monastery. It is a largest monastery in the region. The monastery is not only known for its religious value, the wonderful views that the periphery of this monastery offers is something surreal that makes it one of the best vantage points in Everest region for mountain views. Today, after our tiring walk, we stay at a teahouse in Tengboche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Early in the morning, we visit the monastery and admire the magnificent views of mountains specially the views of Ama Dablam. Then we continue towards Dingboche. We descend down for a while, cross a river and start climbing up. Slowly, we can notice the change in atmosphere. We pass the pastures and summer settlement on the way to Dingboche. We stop at a teahouse in Dingboche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

As we have gained enough height, acclimatization becomes a must. Therefore, today, we walk up to Nagerjun for a hike and return back to Dingboche for the night. We can admire the beauty of mountainous terrain as we hike up to Nagerjun today. We stay at a Teahouse in Dingboche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Leaving Dingboche, we follow our trail to the base camp. At first, we descend down to Pheriche and then join a trail near Dugla. We climb up a hill steep up for astounding views of Mt. Pumori and other neighboring peaks of Mt. Everest. We then continue through our trail and walk continuously until we reach Lobuche. We stop at a Teahouse in Lobuche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We continue our walk up along a rocky moraine with beautiful views of icefalls and Khumbu glacier. We ascend up through the rocky moraines and descend down to Gorekshep. Now, we continue ahead through a rocky path to the Everst Base Camp. At the base camp, we can witness some amazing views of mountains in Everwst region though Mt. Everest itself is invisible here. After conquering the base camp, we return back to Gorekshep and stay there at a Teahouse for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today is the day when we will be blessed with the awesome views of mountains and sunrise over the snow clad mountains. Early in the morning, we hike up to Kalapatthar to catch the glimpse of sunrise over the Everest. From the Kalapatthar, we can applaud some mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and many other neighboring peaks. After a wonderful hike up to Kalapatthar, we return back to Lobuche and stay at a Teahouse there for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We leave Lobuche and head towards Kongma La Base Camp via the rote of Khumbu glacier. The ascend up to the Kongma La pass can be quite strenuous but the wonderful views around will keep you engaged. From the pass, we descend down to the Imja valley. From the valley, we again descend down to Chhukung. Chhukung is actually a summer settlement of that area. In the evening, upon arrival in Chhukung, we check our equipments and get ready for our climb up. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we get for our first ascend up to the Island peak base camp. We climb up through a fairly steep trail. We first climb south and then towards east until we reach the main line of the valley. We then climb up towards the Island peak base camp. Upon arrival, we set up our camps for our stay today. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

After breakfast, we warm up for our climbing journey ahead. The peak climbing coach will train us on some peak climbing techniques and some do’s and do not’s of climbing. We will be trained on use of climbing gadgets like axe, crampons, ropes, etc. we can practice on use of gadgets and spend our time building up our confidence for climb. Overnight stay at camps (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We wake up early in morning at around 12 to 1 a.m sharp. We have our breakfast and get set for our climb. As the weather in the peak gets worst after noon due to winds and harsh air, we start early to wrap up the climb till noon. We climb up with the help of ropes following the footsteps of the climbing coach. There are two new crevasses on our way to peak. We use ladder to cross them and make it to the peak. From the summit, we get some outstanding views of mountains around. It feels something like heavenly to be at that place. After our successful climb up the summit of Island Peak, we descend down to the base camp for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we start our descend back down. We continue through the same trail and walk back through valley of Khumbu and same Sherpa villages to Pangboche. Pangboche is a beautiful village in the Khumbu region that is surrounded by the wonderful peaks in Everest region. It is surrounded by Everest in north, Amadablam and Thamserku in east and Kongde in south. We stay at a Teahouse in Pangboche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We descend down through same path to Namche bazaar. We stay at a Teahouse in Namche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We further retrace our footsteps to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a Teahouse in Lukla for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Early in the morning, we take a return flight back to Kathmandu from the Lukla airport. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel and rest for the day. (Breakfast and lunch included)

We conclude our journey today. You will be driven to airport for your journey ahead. (Breakfast included).

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop
  • Ground transportation during the trip
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb.
  • Accommodation in a three star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guesthouses on stopping point during the trip
  • Accommodation in tented camp where guesthouse not available
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry fee and permits to enter into national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • Entry fee and permit fee to Sagarmatha National Park and peak climbing
  • A professional and English speaking guide
  • A porter for two clients
  • Trekking Map
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs
  • A first-aid medical kit
  • Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare tickets
  • Travel Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
  • Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
  • Tips for support crew members
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Others which are not included in cost inclusive section

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Client Reviews

WOW! it has been an amazing experience with the team of Himalayas Hiking. Wonderful place, amazing vibes, amazing people with wonderful team. Kudos to the team Hiimalayas Hiking.

George Thompson,
UK, London
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