Peak Climbing in Nepal

Island Peak Climbing

Nepal

Island Peak Climbing

Durtation: 21 Days

Price: US 1,799 All Inclusive

Island Peak (6,189 m) Climbing is perfect for energetic and physically fit climbers having a desire for adventure. It is one of the top peak climbing attraction in Nepal.

The name Island Peak was given by English mountaineer - Eric Shipton in 1951. The name Island Peak is justified as the peak is located isolated in the center surrounded by glaciers that are descending from tall mountain peaks above 7,000 m and 8,000 m.

The peak rises from the Lhotse glacier from the southern end and from the peak summit, captivates you with its marvelous panoramic beauty and most appreciably, you will get a standardized viewpoint to peek at Mount Everest up close.

Island Peak Climbing expedition can also be considered as the training grounds for peaks above 7000 meters. 

Island Peak has been climbed by many people since time immemorial (including Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary) and at some point in time, became the preferred climbing peak who seek a challenging route.

Climbing Island Peak is physically hard but not technically challenging and is perfect for those who wish to expand their experience towards mountain expeditions.

Standing on the summit of Island peak gives you a feeling of accomplishment. From here you get stunning views of the southern faces of Everest and Lhotse. You also get to see Ama Dablam and Makalu.

Our journey starts from Lukla. Next is a walk up to the Dudh Koshi valley following through Namche, and then Tengboche to Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp. Khumbu Glacier is worth watching from here. Finally, we move downwards to Chhukung and prepare for our venture.

The peak climbing requires lots of practice as well as involves crossing the crevassed glacier and extensive use of gears such as ladders, jumar, ropes, and traversing through the snowy terrain. On our 21 days itinerary, the 14th day is dedicated to practicing climbing techniques using proper gears, and the following day we summit the peak.  

Island Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Includes Everest Base Camp trek
  • Total 21 Days with Acclimatization days
  • Alpine PD+ climbing grade (somewhat difficult)
  • A different experience on trek traversing through the jungle, grassland, glacier, high passes.
  • The extremely good vibe of Sherpa culture and village.
  • Breathtaking views of the highest mountain such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Mount Cho Oyo, etc.
  • Rejuvenation of body mind and soul by trekking and climbing of the different nature trails.
  • Be on the summit of Island peak (6,189 meters)
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 min private drive

1,400 m

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the designated hotel by an airport representative from Himalayan Trekkers. In the evening meet in the office with our team and stroll around Thamel.

Dinner

3 Star Hotel in KTM

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Briefing & Preparation

3-4 Hrs

1,400 m

There are 7 cultural Heritage Sites (the Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan Temple) within a small periphery of Kathmandu valley. 

We will take you to at least 3 Heritage Sites for sightseeing today. In the evening we will have a short trip briefing session & help you prepare for the trek.

Breakfast

3 Star Hotel in KTM

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

40 min flight & 3-4 hrs hike

2,652 m

After a warm breakfast, we take an early flight to Lukla. Once we land at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. Phakding is located at an altitude of 2,652 meters where we halt overnight at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar

5-6 hrs trek

3,450 m

After breakfast, we start today's trek towards Namche Bazaar. We walk through serene pine, fir, and juniper forest along the Dudh Koshi River. Our trek continues until we reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance also the gateway to Mount Everest, Namche Bazaar. 

Stay overnight at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 5

Rest Day in Namche (Acclimatization)

1-2 Hrs hike

3,450 m

Today is a rest day for you, as we have to acclimatize to the altitude. You can do many activities at Namche Bazaar. You can go for a short hike, visit the village, try amazing food and coffee, you can try the locally made yak cheese, do any last-minute shopping for trekking (if any). 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche

5-6 hrs trek

3,870 m

After spending a day off, we again continue with our trek. Today we trek to Tengboche, a beautiful village located at 3,867 meters. The village offers an amazing panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks such as Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. 

The largest and famous monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery is the prime highlight of the village. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche (4,252 m)

4-5 hrs trek

4,252 m

After breakfast, we will pay our visit to Tengboche Monastery and continue our walk towards a beautiful settlement of Pheriche passing through a traditional Sherpa village named Pangboche. 

Stay overnight at the lodge in Pheriche. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 8

Rest day in Pheriche (Acclimatization)

1-2 Hrs hike

4,252 m

As you have already climbed above 4,000 meters so, it is needed to acclimatize to this height. Today we rest at Pheriche and explore the beautiful valley and its surrounding. We enjoy the day with the stunning view of the mountains and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche

5-6 hrs trek

4,930 m

After acclimatization at Pheriche, we trek to Lobuche today. It will take us about 5 hours to reach 4,930 meters - Lobuche.

Spend overnight at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,184m) & visit EBC

6-7 hrs trek

5,357 m

Gorak Shep is a halt point before moving to the famous Kala Patthar. So, after walking for 3 hours from Lobuche, we reach Gorak Shep at 5,184 meters. From there, we again continue hiking to Everest Base Camp at 5,357 meters. 

It takes about 5 hours walk and we again trek back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 11

Hike to Kala Patthar & Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)

7-8 hrs trek

5,545 m

After early morning breakfast, we start our hike towards Kala Patthar, a popular landmark among the trekkers trekking in the Everest region. You get the stupendous panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse from Kala Patthar. 

After spending some amazing time here, we continue trekking to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 12

Trek to Chukhung

4-5 hrs trek

4,750 m

After breakfast, we head towards Chukung valley, which is another beautiful place in Khumbu region. You can explore the village once you reach and spend overnight at a lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 13

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,150m)

3-4 hrs trek

5,150 m

We will reach one step closer to our destination today. After walking for 5 hours from Chukung, we reach the Base camp of Island Peak. Overnight at Base Camp. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 14

Trek to the High Camp & Climbing Preparation

3-4 hrs trek

5,150 m +

After having breakfast at the camp, we now move forward to the High Camp. We will spend the rest of the day practicing peak climbing techniques using the gears. 

Overnight at High Camp. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 15

Climb Island Peak (6,189 m) & back to Base Camp

9-10 hrs trek

6,189 m

Finally, the day we have most awaited has come, climbing Island Peak. 

We start very early in the morning as we have to reach the top by noon. Situated at 6,173 meters l, it would be an amazing and exciting experience to climb this peak. After spending some time taking pictures and admiring the summit views, we descend to Island Peak Base Camp and spend the night. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 16

Spare day (Rest Day)

5,000 m +

After ascending the Island Peak aka Imja Tse, we are sure that you would want to explore more of this region. So, we have included a spare day for you today.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 17

Trek to Pangboche (3,950m)

5-6 hrs trek

3,950 m

With the immense pleasure of conquering the Island Peak, we retrace back our route to reach Pangboche. Today, we celebrate our success in climbing Island Peak once we reach the village. 

Overnight. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 18

Trek back to Namche Bazaar

4-5 hrs trek

3,450 m

After morning breakfast, we follow the same route back down towards the Imja Khola to Tengboche. After lunch in Tengboche, we continue our walk down to Namche Bazaar. 

Overnight. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 19

Trek back to Lukla

5-6 hrs trek

2,860 m

From Namche, our trail makes a steep descend towards the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. From here, we walk on a leveled trail until we reach Lukla. 

Overnight in Lukla. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 20

Fly back to Kathmandu

40 mins flight

1,400 m

It is time to say goodbye to Sagarmatha Region and enter Bagmati Region. After breakfast at the lodge in Lukla, we take a 40 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to your hotel to freshen up. 

You can have a long spa day to avoid your tiredness from the trek. Then, in the evening we offer you a complimentary dinner from our side.

Breakfast & Dinner

3 Star Hotel in KTM

Day 21

Final Departure

30 min private drive

1,400 m

With a heavy heart, it is now time for us to depart but we certainly hope to see you again in Nepal for another adventurous trip. We wish you a happy and safe journey back home or onward destination. 

Airport Drop Off in a Private Vehicle.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! 

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All airport transfers on private vehicle 
  • All land transportation as required in trekking 
  • 3 Star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lodge/guesthouse/tented camp accommodation during the trek & Island Peak Climb
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek & climb
  • National park permits and Trekking permits
  • Peak Climbing Fees and permit
  • Well-equipped English-speaking guide and support crews.
  • Food and accommodation for support crews
  • Climbing guide
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All applicable taxes and surcharges 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fees 
  • International Airfare
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section 

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing