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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing facts

  • Duration of Trip: 19 Days
  • Trekking Days: 18 Days
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
  • Grade of Climbing : Hard
  • Main Attraction:Island peak Sumit /Everest view /Nuptse/Lotse/Makalu/Choyu/Pumori/Amadabalam 

Island Peak Climbing – 19 Days
Island Peak Climbing is all about the challenges we face on the mountains. However, it’s not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves, really. The price to climb this peak is not very high. Perhaps, what’s more exciting is it can be done in a single day!
Island Peak climbing is one of the most important climbing peaks in Everest Region. Also known as ‘Imja Tse’ locally, Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. For example, the lovely scenery and interesting Sherpa villages we pass through on the way gives us unforgettable feelings. Our Island peak climbing itinerary is a careful plan that allows us enough time to acclimatize. As a result, we are able to reach the peak at 6,189m/20,306ft, in one day. This spares us from having to camp out on cold slopes of the peak. The breathtaking views from Island peak climbing in Nepal are some of the most stunning ever seen anywhere on earth. Above all, fantastic close up Views of Everest and Lhotse from the summit of Island Peak leaves us breathless. Island peak climbing Nepal would be ideal for beginners who’ve never done a peak.
Our Island peak climbing route offers us a week of trekking on the 'Everest Trail'. The hiking takes us via Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche to Lobuche beside the Khumbu Glacier. Also, you will go through Cho La [5367m] and Kongma La Pass [5535m]. Going through these high passes, therefore, prepares you for the big climb to the top of Island peak. Before Island peak climbing, we trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley after our exciting flight to Lukla airport. We pass through some interesting friendly villages en route to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. After acclimatizing, we trek up the beautiful Imja Khola Valley towards Island Peak. The normal route for Island peak climbing is the South East flank and South-West Ridge. Usually, the base camp stands at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and side rocks of the Imja Glacier.
The main highlights of our Island peak climbing adventure are the excellent opportunities to climb different Himalayan peaks. For example, we trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar [5545m] peak. The most difficult section is a mix of rocks and ice walls at a slope of around 45 degrees. This finally takes us to the narrow summit ridge. Encounters Nepal, known for its guiding skills in this particular area, will guide us on this great climb. Our climbing experience will be a trip that will remain in our memories for a whole lifetime.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 2 : Free day for preparation and official briefing.
Day 3 : Kathmandu – Lukla (2800m.) by flight and trek to Phakding, 2652m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 4 : Phakding – Namche Bazaar, 3440m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Rest for Acclimatization. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 6 : Namche Bazaar – Thyangboche 3867m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 7 : Thyangboche – Pheriche 4343m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 8 : Pheriche – Lobuche. 4930m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 9 : Lobuche – Kala-Pathar 5545m. & back to Labuche. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 10 : Lobuche – Dingboche 4243m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 11 : Dingboche – Chhukung 4800m. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 12 : Chhukung – Island peak (Imja Tse) Base Camp. Tented Camp.
Day 13 : Island B.C – High Camp 5500m. Tented Camp.
Day 14 : High Camp – Island Peak summit 6198m.& back to Island B.C. Tented Camp.
Day 15 : Island B.C. – Dingboche. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 16 : Dingboche – Thyangboche. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 17 : Thyangboche – Namche Bazaar. Teahouse Lodge.
Day 18 : Namche Bazaar – Lukla and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
Day 19 : Lukla- Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel

Price Includes:

  • Everest National Park Entry Permits
  • Island peak Climbing permit 
  • Climbing guide 
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla -Kathmandu air ticket (USD +NRS)
  • Three Meals a Day: breakfast, lunch, dinner including tea/coffee with meals time (one per meal)
  • One Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, his salary, food and accommodation
  • One porter Between two person  insured registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
  • Accommodation (shared) in a tea house lodge
  • Safe drinking water
  • Emergency care service

Price Excludes:

  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Pesonal climbing gear
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.

Useful Information


Is Island Peak hard to climb?
Island peak is a hard climb especially for novice trekkers. Climbing Island Peak might be hard but it is also safe due to the entire climbing route having fixed ropes for climbing support. The hardest part about climbing Island Peak is at the foot of the headwall and as you further ascend the air gets thinner.

How much does it cost to climb Island Peak?
The cost to climb Island Peak is approx. 3,200USD per person. This includes all transportation, guide, porter, permits and accommodation. Island Peak is reached by travelling to Lukla and from there trekking to the base of Island Peak from where the climb starts.

How long does it take to climb Island Peak?
It will take an about of 3 to 4 hours of climbing to reach the base of Island Peak and the views of the Imja Valley and neighboring glaciers are spectacular. Depending on the weather conditions the climb can take more than 4 hours so beware of that.

What is the best month to climb Everest?
The best months to Climb Mt Everest are March, April, May, October and November. During these months the views are at its best and the weather has warmer days with clear blue skies! The best seasons to Climb Mt Everest are either autumn or spring.

Can you see Everest from Island Peak?
Unfortunately you cannot see the summit of Mt Everest as its hiding behind Mt Lhotse. From Island Peak you can see amazing views of Mt Ama-Dablam, Mera Peak and Mt Lhotse!