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    Island Peak Climbing

    Island Peak Climbing

    • Destination
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge with camping for few nights
    • Climbing Grade
      PD + ‘Per Difficule a French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems


    The Island Peak climbing with Everest Base camp trekking is one of the most popular and beautiful trip to see mountain facing scenic panorama. Trek to Everest Base camp and then climb Island peak at same trip. Island Peak is a unique peak located in the midst of magnificent Imjatse valley.  So, trek to enjoy this adventure with visiting local Sherpa cultures and monasteries with fascinating views of Everest and array peaks.  The climbing to Island peak makes mountain begineers to veteran.

    Island Peak Climbing 20 days

    Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek is a mix of trekking adventure to the base camp of Everest and top of Isalnd Peak. The trek to Everest base camp before climb to Island peak allows you to acclimatize better. So, you can complete island peak climbing with comfort.  Though, it is a physically demanding trekking in Nepal, it can climbed by those who are physically sound.

    The Island peak is also called as Imjatse Himal, due to its location within beautiful valley of Imjatse near Dingboche and Chukung settlements. The island peak with height of 6,189 m / 20,305 ft is sandwiched between Lhotse and Nuptse mountains and close to Lhotse Shar and other high peaks. So, that it is a great and popular trekking peak of Nepal Himalaya to enjoy marvelous scenery by reaching the top of stunning Island Peak.

    The climbing grade of Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is PD + which means ‘Per Difficule’ . This grade system is taken from famous French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems which is widely used world-wide on alpine climb.

    Our great adventure begins taking a sweeping flight to land at Lukla from Kathmandu. And then start walk towards famous Namche Bazaar after going through several  villages around Dudh-Kosi River. At Namche enjoy rest day that is managed for acclimatization with short hike to scenic view points. From Namche walk with marvelous views of Mount Everest(you can check our blog Where is Mount Everest located), Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and other lesser peaks. Continue walk entering cool shade of alpine woodland to reach at scenic Thyangboche, with time to visit its interesting Buddhist monastery.

    Then walk continues on leaving tree lines for sheer wilderness of barren and windswept landscapes to reach at famous Everest base camp right beneath world’s number one Mt. Everest. After short time in Everest base camp, climb on top of high rocky Kalapatthar for amazing panorama of mountains with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.

    Next step is walk towards Imjatse valley to reach at Island Peak base camp. We have managed extra day at base camp for final preparation and practice climb to Island Peak Climbing. At base camp get ready for the final bid to conquer the summit of Island Peak. Remeber  a straight-forward climb to island peak definitely encounters some technical sections. Now you will finally reach on top after a arduous climb but this effort worth the views and high spirit.

    Facing breathtaking panorama of surrounding giant mountains is always an exciting moment. And then descend  safely to the base camp after a great experience and adventure on top of Peak. With feeling high return journey leads to the end of Imjatse valley in Dingboche to reach Pangboche village. And then on same route back to Lukla for super short flight to Kathmandu to end your trip.

    Best Seasons to climb Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek:

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Monsoon starts from mid June to mid September.

    March to May is best time for clear views till afternoon where wild flowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A day will be pleasant  with cooler morning and night time.

    Another best time for trekking to Everest base camp and climbing to Island peak starts from October(peak month for Festivals in Nepal) to December.The main reason is you get crystal clear views of peaks but short sunlight hours. It can be freezing cold in the morning and night time.

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of Island Peak climbing and trekking. Our guide / leader will brief with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding local lodge, walks, view, history and culture.  Simultaneously, with few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us having enjoyable times.

      Evening includes a nice dinner(includes traditional Nepalese foods) in a pleasant Nepali Restaurant with folk dance and music.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu preparation for the trek and climb.

      A free day is arranged to get closer to Kathmandu life. In the morning, an optional sightseeing tour  takes you at places of great interest. So, explore around Kathmandu world heritage sites for few hours and back at hotel. Afternoon at  free time do individual activities.Prepare yourself with packing for next early morning flight to Lukla where our walk begins towards Everest base camp.

    • Day03

      Transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakdingma 2,657 m – 04 hrs.

      Morning at the earliest before or after quick breakfast or one carry pack breakfast to save time to reach Kathmandu domestic airport terminal. Take short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to reach at Lukla. It is a gateway Sherpa town at the height of 2,820 m high facing views of Kongde peak and Naulekh Himal. With refreshing stop at Lukla, follow our lead guide after adjusting baggage. Thus, walk leads past Lukla town heading down to Choplung. Choplung is a small village to follow Dudh-Kosi River and valley to reach at Phadkingma village for overnight stop.

    • Day04

      Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.

      The second-day hike follows the river and crossing over bridges to reach Monjo village with views of Tharmarserku and Kongde peaks. Then enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha in Nepal with another local name of Sherpa Chomolungma for Everest), from here within serene forested area to cross a high bridge to reach at Namche Bazaar. The walk follows on winding ups for few hours with grand views of peaks in clear day Everest can be seen along the treks to Namche. On reaching, you get transfer into nice lodge and rest. And, then you can browse around the Street of Namche with many shops and restaurants.

    • Day05

      In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike and excursion.

      Namche at the height of 3,440 m is a perfect spot for rest to support acclimatization. Meanwhile, you can take a short excursion to the view point above Namche for glorious panorama. The snowcapped peak includes Kongde, Tharmarserku, Kangtenga with Amadablam and Everest. Enjoy a visit to the park museum where you can find full information of Khumbu area and Sherpa culture with mountaineering history. The other options include a sidewalk to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel within Khumbu). And, it’s the place where you can relax with refreshing drinks with views of Mt. Everest and other close peaks.

    • Day06

      Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.

      With pleasant time at Namche, walk leads to short climb and  on good wide trail facing views of Everest and Amadablam with array of peaks. As our route leads into woodland then descend towards Imjatse River to reach at a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in the middle of a wood. Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks. Now, walk brings at a wide open plateau in Tengboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist monastery. So, visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. It is a scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking Amadablam. Moreover, forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines rounds this village which makes this place a great stop for overnight.

    • Day07

      Pheriche 4,230 m – 05 hrs.

      Morning catching views of peaks, downhill past Deoboche within woodland to reach Imjatse River. Then crossing a bridge. From here e green vegetation and tree lines ends. Next, walk leads into windswept and arid country to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a last permanent village on route Everest base camp . Slowly walk passing Pangboche, head higher with ups and down to a river. After this you will encounter a last climb of a day for hour to reach a scenic Pheriche valley.  This day long walk ends with overnight in Pheriche.

    • Day08

      Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization and local hike.

      A day at this high terrain is managed for acclimatization and rest. So, on this day you can hike further up towards Nakarjung Hill to get best panorama of surrounding peaks and of Imjatse valley with Island Peak. Afternoon  take rest and enjoy the views in the comfort of nice warm lodge with preparation for next day walks to Lobuche.

    • Day09

      Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.

      Now, you feel that the journey is slowly getting close to the destinations. The morning walk starts with short climb to a hill marked with Buddhism monuments and prayer flags. And then, the walk takes you on pleasant uphill path to reach Thugla, where trails from Pheriche and Dingboche joins. At Thugla, we take a refreshing break or lunch with super views of Amadablam, Cholatse, Taboche with other giant peaks. Then, from here we climb for an hour to a hill called Thugla pass. And here, you can notice many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers died on Mountains of Khumbu. From here, we walk an hour or more on gradual path to reach Lobuche for overnight stop. It’s a small settlement with many good lodges to stay beneath peaks of Lobuche and views of Nuptse.

    • Day10

      Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m back to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs

      Today our adventure leads to our main target and goal at Everest base camp. Thus, morning walk follows a flat valley with slow climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier. As walk continues over rocky moraines and ice,  reach a scenic flat areas at Gorakshep located on the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on  the route to Everest base camp. After a rest at Gorakshep, we continue our walk to reach  Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, we enjoy the great thrill of a lifetime experience within close to Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers and beneath world number one Mt. Everest. In high mountaineering season this place is flooded with tents of expeditions camps. After enjoying the great time at the base camp, we return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after fulfilling dream of a lifetime reaching at base camp.

    • Day11

      Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Chukung 4,735 m- 06 hrs.

      Start early morning with climb before breakfast to the top of rocky hill at kalapatthar above 5,545 m.  It is the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with overwhelming panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. Now, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carry on trekking down towards Imjatse valley. And walk further to reach at Chukung, a small settlement for overnight stop after a great scenic walk of the day.

    • Day12

      Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 5,200 m – 04 hrs.

      On this morning, walk to a place called Parsya Gyab within Island Peak Base Camp. As trek takes on, steep climb to cross over moraine of Lhotse glacier.  Follow a stream to a snout of Imja glacier to reach a dry lake between Lhotse and Imja glaciers at base camp around Parsya Gyab area. Afternoon time, relax for short walks and practice climbing. Also, check the route of climb that you are doing next morning.

    • Day13

      At base camp for Training and preparation for Island Peak climbing.

      A rest day is managed to support for acclimatization as well for final preparation to Island Peak summit. Here you will get time to check climbing equipment and get ready for the climb of next  morning. So, rest of the day engage with climbing training on ice and rocky walls at base camp.

    • Day14

      Climb to the summit of Island Peak 6,189 m / 20,305 ft- 10 hrs.

      After enough exercise and practice with acclimatization day at base camp, our adventure starts early morning as climb leads across glacier. You need  to be careful in avoiding crevasses, as climb takes you straight north over snow covered scree in-between a glacier to the top ridge. A  climb over rocks and icefall section, a steep snow and ice ramp takes you at about 100 meters (300ft) to the summit. On reaching the top, our real adventure of Island peak climbing with Everest base Camp Trek completes before heading descend. Here at the top, enjoy views facing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Makalu 8,463 includes Chamlang and Baruntse peaks. On conclusion this is an experience of a life time and a great success. After a great and exciting climb,  descend on the same route to base camp.

    • Day15

      Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via Dingboche – 06 hrs.

      On this day, reach back to Dingboche for onwards journey back to Lukla after having a successful time. A long  walk on this day brings you at Dingboche. So, take a short rest and continue downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop.

    • Day16

      Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.

      On completing our memorable and exciting adventure on Island Peak Climbing with Everest base camp trek including Kalapathar, an easy walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness leads back to Lukla. From Pangboche,  climb to beautiful Tengboche and its colorful monastery. Then, back into green woodland. Onwards will be a lovely walk of downs and ups on the trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.

    • Day17

      Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

      To sum up, final day of walks takes you back at Lukla. So, start with long descend to reach a river valley  and Sagarmatha National Park entrance. And exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakdingma with last short climb to reach last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

    • Day18

      Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon flight time for Kathmandu, morning with last breakfast in Lukla transfer to air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary. They were the first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953. As per flight schedule board in a smaller aircraft for sweeping short air journey to reach Kathmandu airport. And then transfer back to your respective hotels

    • Day19

      Reserve and contingency day in Kathmandu with individual activities.

      We have reserved an extra day in Kathmandu or for the whole program in case of flight problem. The problem may be due to bad and unfavorable weather condition at Lukla or in the beginning. So, this extra day allows you to have time for yourself. Or you can join tour, just relax after a great adventure on high Khumbu and Everest base camp.

    • Day20

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally all good things must come to an end with grand glorious memories of Island Peak Climbing. With last final day in Nepal, the land of best Himalayas ,our staff and guide will transfer you to TIA for your flight  to home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Island Peak Climbing

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Two night tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Fresh fruits every night after the dinner.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
    • All necessary paper works like Sagarmatha National park entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
    • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
    • Both way flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax and pickup and drop.
    • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking  Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa. All his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance included.
    • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment. (1porter = two people). All his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance covered.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
    • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket and Duffel bag (to be returned after the trip).
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) So taht this will ensure your trek is in the safest hands -possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.

    What's Excluded in Island Peak Climbing

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek. (Those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
    • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
    • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $160 USD per person.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees. (25$)
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • If you require extra days for trekking and climbing 75$ per day.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Excess baggage more than 15 kg to Lukla flight.

    Departure Dates & Price

    • Start Date11th Oct 2023
      End Date30th Oct 2023
      USD 2150Per person
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    • Start Date18th Oct 2023
      End Date6th Nov 2023
      USD 2150Per person
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    • Start Date26th Oct 2023
      End Date14th Nov 2023
      USD 2150Per person
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    • Start Date7th Nov 2023
      End Date26th Nov 2023
      USD 2150Per person
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    • Start Date15th Nov 2023
      End Date4th Dec 2023
      USD 2150Per person
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    • Start Date22nd Nov 2023
      End Date11th Dec 2023
      USD 2150Per person
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