Trip Duration
17 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
6187 meters
Trip Difficulty
Adventure to Strenuous
Activity
Trek & Climbing
Best Season
March-May-Oct-Nov
Per Person US$ 2650

US$ 2490

Per Person US$ 2650

US$ 2490

Overview of Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing is 6187 meters high and one of the most popular and easy  6000m trekking peaks in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Island Peak takes its name from its appearance due to its striking resemblance to an island on a sea of ice.

It is cushioned in the heart of the Khumbu region at 6,189m. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you.

The summit of Island peak 6189m stands adjacent to one of the world’s largest ice walls and offers stunning views of Ama Dablam and the pyramid of Makalu.

Your historical effort to pinnacle the over 6000m peak will be rewarded with undoubtedly one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose.

Descending with a sagacity of accomplishment, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village; Tengboche, famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Khumjung with Hillary school inside the clouds and mysterious Yeti scalp.

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

For the very first day we happily welcome you at Nepal. At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival you will be warmly received and greeted by Life Himalaya Trekking representative and then with transfer to your hotels in the Kathmandu. After checking in your hotel rooms and get refreshed and rest of the day you may have short excursion over the main places of Kathmandu. In evening, you will be introduced with your trek guide and try a Nepali cuisine as a welcome dinner hosted by Life Himalaya Trekking. Overnight stay at star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude 1,360 m/4,461 ft.

A free day in Kathmandu after your long flight from home countries, after having breakfast at given time our City guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu which are enlisted in World Heritage Sites in UNISCO including Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhanath Sputa, Swyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square. In evening, you will get a briefing and orientation program where our trekking as well climbing guide with a brief information regarding trip and make a trip preparation. Overnight stay at star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we will start our day with an early morning flight to Lukla after breakfast at Hotel. The 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, the doorway of the Everest region. Here at Lukla, we will introduce you to our Porters and crew members. After a short meeting and introduction with the porters, we start our trekking journey through the beautifully paved footpath passing typical Sherpa’s villages, and green valleys along with the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding. Overnight at a tea house in Phakding.

Flight 35min/4-5 hrs Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,640 m/8,661 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After breakfast our trek begins with a gentle walk to Benker and Monjo, beautiful settlement of Sherpa people along with Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, the trek continues to ascend entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, exploring the first sights of the Mt. Thamasekru and Everest panoramas. We trek through uphill and able to see Mt. Everest and Lhoste for the first time before reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is pretty big town and considered as the gateway of Khumbu or Everest region; built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of the Himalayas with every facilities like restaurants, banks, and shops etc.  Overnight at tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We stay in Namche Bazaar for two nights, to ensure proper altitude acclimatization. The day is reserved for the acclimatization process where you will spend on full day higher altitude environment. After lunch, we will short hike towards Everest view hotel from where you can see the close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and panoramic view of the world highest mountains incluging Mt. Everest. We also have a chance to explore the tradition and culture of the Sherpa people. Today is one more option for you; if you who want to hike for a little longer you may hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) or you can also visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery. Then we back to Namche again, and enjoy beautiful town as well take some rest and prepare for next day. Overnight stay at tea house at Namche Bazaar.

Altitude 3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

The day begins after breakfast with short hike to Kenjoma from where the trail to Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp separates. The trail goes steep up through Dudh Koshi River and beautiful forests land with an impressive views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with numerous mind-blowing villages towards Tengboche. Tengboche is another magnificent village of Khumbu region with a charming spot of close views of world’s beautiful peak Ama Dablam. After reaching Tengboche, you will visit renowned biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries with daily praying of Buddhist monks in the region. Overnight stay at tea house in Tengboche.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,870 m/12,696 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today our trek begins with a short hike passing through lush green Rhododendron forest to reach the village of Pangboche. Our trial passes through the several Mani walls, typical villages and several Chortens. Following the Imja Khola and crossing the bridges, we reach towards village of Orsho- the way that separates the trial to Pheriche and Dingboche. Following the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam we enter the Imja Valley. We continue our walk towards Imja valley to reach the Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful cultivated fields where people grow the food like barley, and potato and so on. Dingboche is also known as the gateway for Island Peak Climbing. Overnight stay at tea house in Dingboche.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,350 m/14,272 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts after the breakfast at Dingboche. Our day starts with an amazing hike towards the beautiful village of Chukkung. The trial gradually passes through the beautiful mountain land. On the way towards Chukkung, we can see the mountain villages, magnificent views of Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Island Peak (Imjatse), Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak and so on. Chukkung is also popular as Imjatese Valley. After 4/5 hours walk, we reach towards beautiful Chukkung valley where we spend our night. Overnight stay at tea house in Chukkung.

Walking 4 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,743 m/15,560 ft.) 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most important day also a prime attraction of yours trip. You will be granted with a fantastic sense of achievements along with spectacular lifetime experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Today you will meet with the climbing staff members and climbing guide. Our guide will brief you regarding the climbing. You may also discuss your queries and take climbing instruction from our climbing guide.  We will also check all the necessary climbing gear and equipment’s and start our trek towards the Island Peak Base Camp following a fairly pleasant trial. The trial leads by our climbing guide along with team towards south, leading the main valley in the east. Then the trial becomes glacial as it crosses Imja and Lhoste glacier moraine towards the Base Camp where we set our camp for the day with a magnificent view of the south face of Island peak. Overnight stay at tented camp in Island Peak Base Camp.

Walking 6-7 hrs. 
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,087 m/16,690 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we climb up to High Camp and prepare for to attempt to climb an Island peak. We will customize a special climbing session (pre-climbing training) before reaching the High Camp where you will receive training, climbing skills from our highly experienced climbing guides to submit Island peak safely and successfully. After training, we start the climb up the peak making our way through the narrow slopes. After 2-3 hours difficult climb we finally take you to the high camp of Island Peak where we stop for a night at tented camp. At high camp, we re-check the required equipment’s again such as climbing boots, ice-axe, and all necessary clothing to secure for our next day summit towards Island peak. Overnight stay at tented camp in Island Peak High Camp.

Walking 5-6hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals B L D
Altitude (5,600 m/18,400 ft.)  

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most important day of trip on our actual destination- Island peak (6,189 m/ 20,305 ft.). The Island Peak Climbing summit day starts very early in the morning with an amazing scramble along with a short rock steps, glacier, snow head walls, rocky ridge and icy 40 degree slopes. With a hard work, you will stand on the summit of wonderful Island peak blessings you with glorious views of Ama Dablam, South face of Lhoste, Lhoste middle peak, Lhoste Shar, Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, and mighty of peaks almost with the unforgettable sense of achievements in the Himalayas of Nepal. We enjoy at our final destination taking a life time memorable snap shots and descend towards High Camp. Then we collect all the remaining gears and trek all the way towards the beautiful village of Chhukung. Overnight stay at tea house in Chhukung.

Walking 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,743 m/15,560 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast, the trial heads towards Dingboche and then Pangboche through lush green Rhododendron and pine forest. The trail goes steep down beautiful landscape with an impressive views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with numerous magnificent village of Khumbu region. At Tengboche, you will visit again renowned biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries and explore the lifestyle, custom, traditions of the Sherpa’s people. Overnight stay at tea house in Tengboche.

Walking 5-6hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,870 m/12,696 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we trek from Tengboche towards the Namche Bazaar. After lunch at Namche, we continue through the hillside following the rhododendron and pine forests looking out the flora and fauna as well as weldlife of Himalayan region. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows towards Jorsale and descend to Monjo. Overnight stay at tea house in Monjo.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (2,835 m/9,301 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is our last day our trekking where we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla after a short walk passing through typical Sherpa’s villages. We move down steeply to the large suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We walk passing through pine and rhododendron forest, with varieties of environment and landscapes used earlier to descend Pkahding. We return back to Lukla- the doorway of the Everest region where we stay for overnight and enjoy the last night on Himalayas with the guide, crew members, Sherpa’s and porters. Overnight stay at tea house in Lukla.

Walking 4-5hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,810 m/ 9,219 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today last day in the land of Everest region and also last day with your Sherpa porters. Then we take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu with the long-lasting memories of our successful trip completion. We enjoy short and scenic 35 minutes breathtaking flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at domestic Airport in Kathmandu our representative or guide will take you towards your respective hotels where you can relax and take rest. Overnight at star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight 35min
Accommodation 3*hotel
Meals B D
Altitude 1,360 m/4,461 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the free day at Kathmandu. You can utilize your time exploring other areas of Kathmandu cities such as Narayanhiti museum, Durbarmarg, Thamel, Busy market Ason, and so on. If you want to buy a souvenir shopping for your friends and family members this day will be effective for you. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping, sightseeing as well take you to Himalayan herbal message house. In evening, there will be farewell dinner organized by Life Himalaya Trekking after the successful summit of Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek along with the crew members and guides. Overnight stay at star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is your final day in Nepal. Life Himalaya representative will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule with warm hospitality and care.

Car 15 min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starts.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight  From  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage aloud.  (10kg big bag & 5kg hand bag) .
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for members and involved staff.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included chosen from the lodge menu.
  • 13 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experienced government license holder Climbing guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.  ( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
  • Experienced Climbing Guide (Sherpa).
  • A warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the island peak. (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
  • Sagarmatha national park permit fee.
  • Island peak climbing trail map.
  • Climbing Equipment for the Island peak. (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents, and Kitchen equipment)
  • Climbing permits (Please bring 3 passport-size photos for permits)
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  •  Farewell dinner at reputed traditional Nepali  Restaurant
  • Achievement certificate

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.

Island Peak Climbing - Essential Information

Island peak climbing Route

The route starts with the flight to the remote mountain town of Lukla. From here we start our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. Once there, we follow the earliest route that journeys through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys.

The views grow more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar – the gateway to the Khumbu region. A rewarding hike leads to our expedition then continues to Imja Tse, or Island Peak, and plunder us with glorious views of Ama Dablam, South Face of Lhotse, and Everest.

From the top of Island Peak, there are stunning views of  the 4th and 5th highest mountains in the world, respectively. The return trek continues to delight exploratory souls with more stunning mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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