Island Peak Climbing

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Trip Overview

Island peak (6,189m) climbing is the most popular and preferred peak climbing among experienced mountaineers as well as beginners. It follows the Everest Base Camp route which is busy trekking route of Khumbu region and welcomes hundreds of climber groups in a year for adventure. It lies on Sagarmatha National Park, first name is ‘Island’ named by a British Mount Everest Expedition team’s Eric Shipton in 1953 and in 1983 it was named ‘Imja Tsen’. Island peak is the great summit for first time climbers because it is not technical, do not require advanced climbing skills. South west of Island peak was first climbed in 1953 but the main summit in 1956. The summit offer the breathtaking views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Lhose middle, Makalu, Baruntse in east and Amadablam in the south.

Island peak climbing provides exciting climbing experience beyond simple trekking in Himalaya as well as make your trip memorable by exhilarating flight to Lukla, trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kalapathar. The peak is usually climbed in a round trip from Kathmandu in 19 days which passes through the villages Phakding, Namche Bazaar; modern village of Khumbu and gateway to Mount Everest, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Dzongla; a small village between Gorko and Chhukung and Chhukung village.

The best time for the Island peak climbing is spring and autumn because temperature is moderate and favorable for trekking and peak climbing. Winter and summer are not suitable for climbing due to cold weather and monsoon rain for many day causing landslides and avalanches in danger zone respectively.

Island peak climbing is graded as Alpine PD+ which is excellent natural destination without great technical difficulty. We need Island Peak Climbing Permit and Everest National Park Permit. You can join to us for outstanding trip to Island Peak of Khumbu region and trip can be modified according to your available time, Physical fitness and desire. You feel free to contact us any time for any information about trip.

Trip Highlight

Get spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains in the high Khumbu valley around Everest region.

Explore the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar.

Be at the Tengboche Monastery and gaze at the chortens, colorful prayer flags, and stupas along the way.

Visit the world’s highest Everest Base Camp & viewpoint Kalapathar.

A chance for you to get the majestic view of the sunrise from between the mount massifs

The warm hospitality and friendly nature of the Sherpas and observe their Buddhist culture.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Day 02:

    Kathmandu Sightseeing seeing tour and preparation for trek

  • Day 03:

    Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

  • Day 04:

    Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Day 05:

    Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

  • Day 06:

    Trek to Tengboche

  • Day 07:

    Trek to Dingboche

  • Day 08:

    Acclimatization in Dingboche

  • Day 09:

    Trek to Lobuche

  • Day 10:

    Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp

  • Day 11:

    EBC to Kalapathar and Chhukung

  • Day 12:

    Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp

  • Day 13:

    Acclimatization and peak climbing training

  • Day 14:

    Island peak summit and back to Base Camp

  • Day 15:

    Trek to Pengboche

  • Day 16:

    Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Day 17:

    Trek to Lukla

  • Day 18:

    Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Day 19:

    Final Departure


  • Hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basic
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • KTM – LUKLA – KTM Airfare
  • All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance fees
  • Peak Climbing Permits
  • Climbing Guide
  • Climbing gears
  • English speaking guide and necessary number of porters
  • Trekking crew salary, food and insurance
  • All accommodation during trekking (best available lodge)
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Company branded T-shirt
  • Nepali SIM Card during your Nepal trip


  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation service
  • Extra Hotel night in Kathmandu in needful
  • International calls
  • Bar bills and personal nature expenses
  • Tips for guide and porter


  • Where is the Island Peak trekking region?

    The Island Peak also known as the “Imje Tse”is located in west-central Nepal about 50 miles from Kathmandu. 

  • How difficult is the Island peak trekking?

    The Island peak trekking may appear to be a short climbing trail, but it is not that easy as one might assume. It is a real climb that not only requires experience, but trekking equipment such as crampons, ice axes and fixed ropes. As it comprises of vertical ice crevasses and potential avalanches along the route so care must be taken. 

  • When is the best time to climb the Island Peak circuit?

    The best time to visit the Island peak trekking region is during the Spring and Autumn season. These seasons fall in the month of February-May and September-October. 

  • What are the major highlights of the Island Peak region?

    Some of the major highlights of Island Peak climb are:

    Get spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains in the high Khumbu valley around Everest region.

    Explore the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar. 

    Be at the Tengboche Monastery and gaze at the chortens, colorful prayer flags, and stupas along the way. 

    Visit the world’s highest Everest Base Camp & viewpoint Kalapathar.

    A chance for you to get the majestic view of the sunrise from between the mount massifs

    The warm hospitality and friendly nature of the Sherpas and observe their Buddhist culture. 

  • What kind of food do I get in the Island Peak Trekking area?

    During your Island Peak climbing, you will have the three-course meal in the lodges or tea houses you will be staying in. You will be served standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables. It includes rice noodles, potatoes bread porridge eggs cheese milk juice coffee or tea.

  • What type of accommodation do I get during the Island Peak Climbing?

    The type of accommodation you get while trekking in the Island Peak circuit are   Eco Lodges. During your actual climbing journey you will be staying in a tented Camp with a minimum 2 people in one tent.

  • How long does it take to climb Island Peak?

    The hike up to Island peak base will take 3 to 4 hours. There is an amazing glacier and lake with more stunning views of the Imja valley. 

  • Do I really need a guide for the Island Peak journey?

    Trekking or climbing alone or in too small of a team is never a good idea. Climbing guide is required and for the safety and technical assistance you need a climbing guide from Island base camp.

  • Do I need a permit for the Island Peak Trek?

    It is mandatory for all the visitors to get a special local permit. And, to climb to the Island Peak you need to obtain climbing permits. You can obtain these permits at Tourism Board, Kathmandu or at the trailhead. You will need to pay US$350. You will also need to pay in addition to a permit for the Sagarmatha National Park as well as a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.  For these permits, you have to submit a copy of your passport and two passport size photos.

  • What about the security during the island peak trekking?

    Your safety and security is of paramount concern to us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. So you need not worry about your well-being at all. 

  • What happens in case of an emergency situation?

    In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, you will be rescued by a helicopter. You only need to get in touch with the contact person, and upon receipt of the exact location help will arrive as early as possible.

  • Can I change the itinerary if I want to?

    Yes you can always change the itinerary that best suits your interest. However, the date of your trek completion should always be in line with the original itinerary.

  • What is the standard of water, and sanitation while trekking in the Island Peak region?

    As trekking is done in different landscapes and trails, those routes are far away from pollution. Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration our client’s health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. 

  • How can I avoid blisters while trekking?

    Shoe and socks should be comfortable, select the right size, thick sole and matter of inner sole. If you have sweating feet then you have to change your socks frequently to keep your feet clean and dry. You should carry blister prevention tape; skin tape can be helpful.

  • Do I need a trekking pole?

    Yes you do need a trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

  • How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or an accident?

    Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then the company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility accordingly.

  • What is the guide's qualification who guides us?

    We have a government certified and experienced guide who can speak English very well. We have a fleet of expert friendly guides that know the region like the back of their hand.

  • Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?

    Tipping is not a compulsion for staff members, although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.

  • How can we contact you if we need more information?

    We are a local trekking company based in Kathmandu. You can contact directly with the following numbers and email addresses:

    Landline: +977-01- 4438165 Or +977 9802072870

    Cell-phone: +977-98020-72870 

    Email: [email protected]

Why book with us?
  • More then 20 years of experience
  • A professional and responsible travel company based in Nepal
  • Specialist group adventure tours and treks in the Himalayas – India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan
  • Fully customisable itineraries and dates
  • Professional & friendly local guides – supporting the people of Nepal
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • No negotiations in giving best quality
Total Cost (USD) USD 2865 2578
Total Price: USD 2578
Trip Details
  • Difficulty: Adventures
  • Altitude: 6189m
  • Trip Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trip End From: Kathmandu
  • Min-Max Participants: 1-16 Pax
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Transportation: Car / Jeep / Flight
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu. Lodge and teahouse during trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Best Season: Spring & Autum
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