Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak Climbing is a stunning and daring experience for anyone, originally known as Imja Tse, an island amid an Ice Sea as seen from Dingboche. The Peak, which rises to a height of 6189 meters, is a very easy climb compared to other peaks in the vicinity.

This is the path for you if you’re looking for a peak climbing adventure with stunning vistas and exciting trails. The 20-day this Peak Climbing tour allows you to visit the most spectacular locations in the Everest Region.

If you desire to reach Mount Everest’s base camp, you might try the Island Peak with EBC journey. Island Peak Climbing, on the other hand, is sufficient for people seeking more of a climbing sport with a magnificent view.

The Island Peak Climbing adventure allows you to explore the Sagarmatha National Park and its unusual flora and fauna while savoring the spectacular vistas of the region’s mountains. Aside from that, this daring excursion allows you to learn technical climbing techniques and develop your mountain climbing skills.

On the Island Peak Climbing

Our 20-day this Peak Climbing trip takes you on a fascinating journey across stunning scenery. Our journey begins with a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the flight, the grandeur of the land is evident. It’s now time to appreciate the beauty up close.

We’ll stick to the Everest Base Camp Trek routes until we reach Dingboche. We will pass through numerous small villages and stops on our way from Lukla to Tengboche, including Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and others. Every trip we make will allow us to enjoy and experience cultural diversity. And, a lifestyle of the people we meet, as well as learn from them while creating wonderful memories.

Following our acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, we will make our way to Tengboche’s Dawa Choling Gompa, where we will worship. As planned, we will depart for Dingboche shortly.

Dingboche is our final stop in a village before heading to the Island Peak Base Camp for the night. This is where our mountaineering adventure begins. For the next day, we’ll recover and prepare for the ascent. The next day, with the assistance of our experienced guides. Similarly, we will attempt to summit Island Peak at an elevation of 6189 meters.

We will now descend to Lukla, having accomplished our objective. Back to Dingboche from Island Peak Base Camp is our first stop. We’ll return to Namche from Dingboche via the picturesque Tengboche town. After then, the trail returns us to Lukla. The trail from Namche to Lukla is our expedition’s longest and last trek. We will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and our Island Peak Climbing adventure will conclude with you boarding your flight back to your nation.

The difficulty of Island Peak

Island Peak is considered a comparatively easy climb when compared to the other Everest Region peaks. However, there is a technical section that makes the ascent tough. So, how difficult is it to reach the pinnacle of the Island Peak? Well, it is not an easy climb for beginners to try. Advanced novices can do it because they are more familiar with the gear and equipment. As a result, beginners can do it, but due to the technical aspect of the climb, only advanced climbers should attempt it.



Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

First, your airport arrival representative will pick you from Tribhuvan International Airport on schedule. Then you will be transferred to the concerned hotel and the staff there will help you until the day you leave. You can either rest in a hotel or travel to Kathmandu city in your free time.


Kathmandu : Trip preparation 1,350m/4,429ft

On day two you will leave the hotel and start preparing for the trip.


Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding 2,800m/9,187ft 3-4 hrs

Today you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes around 30-35 minutes. From Lukla, your trek starts that follows a gentle climb through the left bank of Dudh Koshi. Passing through different mini walls before reaching ghat. After, our trek continues with a small path, many climbs, and leaves following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.


Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,438m/11,280ft 5-6 hrs

Now, from Phakding, we continue our trek crossing the stream and climbing up the hill until we reach Bengar. We continue the trek with a lot of ups and downs, we also visit the national park. After a short distance along the Bhote Khosi river, we begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. The mountain path there is all zigzag. We come to our resting area from where the beautiful view of Mt. Everest is seen. After that, we will climb a little and go through the pine forest to reach the Namche Bazaar.


Namche Bazaar : Acclimatization Day 3,438m/11,280ft

After reaching Namche bazaar we start exploring it. Which is called sherpa capital. Namche Bazaar has a lot of tea houses, lodges, and shops. It is the best place to rest and acclimatize before heading towards high altitudes. After that, we go to Syangboche at 3800m which has an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc.


Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3,870m/12,697ft 5-6 hrs

After spending a good day exploring and resting at Namche Bazaar. Today we will continue our journey to reach Tengboche. To the right, there is a steep cliff that drops down to Bhote Koshi which provides a beautiful view of the valley below. We pass through the village of Transhinga to reach Tengboche. The first half of the climb is steep. But, as we climb through the forested zone the way gets easy and we see a splendid view of the surroundings. We continue our journey and climb the mountainside to reach the gate of lamas which marks our entry to Tengboche.


Tengboche to Pheriche 4,288m/14,069ft 4-5 hrs

After leaving Thyangboche we will continue the trail and gradually ascend through the mountain path, enjoying the great view of the surroundings. After we continue the uphill trek through a Chorten-lined route and climb slowly. On our way, we pass the village to a big mani stupa. From there the walk is easy all the way to Pheriche.


Pheriche to Lobuche 4,940m/16,208ft 5-6 hrs

From Pheriche, we will continue the journey to the Lobuche base camp. It is a 6010m mountain. After a fairly leisurely trek along the valley of Pheriche, we will follow the trail which is wrapped around the large hill on our way. We will see Lobuche base camp and rest there.


Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp 5,364m/17,599ft 6-7 hrs

After resting in Lobuche we head to Gorak shep which is the last stop before Everest Base Camp. Every trekker spends a night at Gorak shep but we will visit Everest Base Camp, through a rocky path which takes around 6-7 hours in total. And, of course, we will take breaks in between.


Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche 5,545m/18,193ft 7-8 hrs

After visiting EBC we will come back to Gorak Shep and start our trek to Kala Patthar through a path full of rocks and stones. The sunset from the place is beautiful. After resting at Kala Patthar we head back to Lobuche for our further journey.


Lobuche to Kongma La to Chhukung 4,730m/15,519ft 6-7 hrs

From Lobuche, we travel to the kong la ma pass which is the highest of the three passes crossing over 5535 meters. At that much high altitude, you only get 52% of oxygen. Which makes the trekking harder so we continue slowly. After viewing stunning views of mountains at kong ma la we continue our journey to Chukkung through uphill climbs.


Chhukung to Island Peak base camp 5,200m/17,061ft 3-4 hrs

After reaching Chhukung and resting there. We head toward the Island Base Camp from the altitude of 4750 toward an altitude of 5200 at the Island Peak Base Camp. The trail from Chhukung to Island Base Camp is rocky and steep.


Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp 5,200m/17,061ft

After reaching the island peak base camp from Chhukung. You will have pre-climb training at the island base camp.


Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak summit, back to base camp 6,189m/20,306ft

Today we start early to achieve the summit of the island peak. Noon is the best time to reach the summit. Otherwise, the strong wind after midday can create obstacles for us. We will cross several crevasses and overcome technical sections with the use of ropes, ice axes, harnesses, and other climbing equipment. We will follow every guideline that the climbing expert provides us with. Finally, we will achieve the summit of the island peak which is physically and mentally tough for us all. After reaching the summit we will see a charismatic view of Mt Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Lhotse middle peak 8410m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, mt Nuptse 7879m, Mt Baruntse 7129m, and other high peaks. After achieving the summit we will slowly head back for Island Base Camp.


sland Peak Base Camp to Pangboche 3,985m/13,075ft 5-6 hrs

After successfully reaching the island peak summit. We head back through the same trail from the Island Peak Base camp to Pangboche.


Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 3,438m/11,280ft 4-5 hrs

After reaching Pangboche we head back to Namche Bazaar crossing different forests and up-hill climbs and we will continue the trail that leads us back to Namche Bazaar.


Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,800m/9,187ft 6-7 hrs

The last day of our climbing trek leads from Namche bazaar, through Monjo to Lukla. The trek is easy except for some short uphill climbs including the uphill climb that brings us back to Lukla.


Fly to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft

We will take a very early flight in the morning. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after a wonderful experience at the Island Base Camp and Island Peak. You can either relax or spend your day walking down the streets of Kathmandu city.


Final Departure

Your Island Peak Climbing packages conclude today. So our representative will drop you at the international terminal prior to your schedule.


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Transportation as per the above itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • An experienced guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Government Taxes are included.

Whats not Included

  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Single Supplement for single-using rooms
  • Your travel insurance, Medical, and emergency costs (Just in case).
  • All types of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Any personal expenses which are not mentioned in the price inclusion.

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Trip Info

Best time for Island Peak Climbing

The best time for island peak climbing is autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May) seasons. This season provides you with an ideal climate. Similarly, the weather is stable and you can climb with clear visibility. However, this climbing can also be done in the monsoon season.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory when you do any kind of trekking. Furthermore, your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property e.t.c. Most importantly, check with your insurance company that your adventure and trekking above 4000m are covered. If you haven’t taken any insurance policy, then it would be difficult for us to operate your rescue mission.

Meals and Accommodation

In Kathmandu, we normally provide a 3-star hotel with the facility of breakfast, lunch, and dinner but you can upgrade it as per your wish. Similarly, while trekking we provide you with the most comfortable tea houses with hot showers, toilets, western food, and private rooms. Likewise, the tea houses provide you with their local foods. They also provide you with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner facilities as you wish. Most importantly, they also provide food in sufficient quantities.

Fitness and Experience Requirements

During your 19 days at island peak, you need to be moderate to strenuous on your walk. Similarly, this trek is suitable for passionate walkers. Likewise, we all know walking at a high altitude is physically challenging. However, if you have excellent health with average physical condition with a positive.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Nepal varies from place to place. Terai region is hot during summer. Hilly has a moderate climate. But, the Himalayan region is mostly cold all year. But, if you travel to Island Peak during the autumn and spring season you will find a moderate climate there. However, the higher altitude is always cold during the night. So, you must carry a reliable sleeping bag with you.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security are important factors for our company. Similarly, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates monitoring every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us.

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When is the best time for island peak climbing?

Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Island Peak Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons too.

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