Island Peak Climbing

Locally known as Imja Tse, a spectacular peak amid the giants of the Himalaya

Duration Duration 19 Days
Meals Meals
  • 18 Breakfast
  • 15 Lunch
  • 15 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-night hotel
  • 15-night eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 2900 Price Starts From US$ 2500
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
6189 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek/climbing

Overview of Island Peak Climbing

The government of Nepal officially allowed the permit to 33 peaks of Nepal which can be climbed. Island Peak (6192 m.) is the most famous and beautiful peak. There is no season restriction for the climbing at this peak as it is open for all the seasons around the year. The spike in local people is famous as an Imja Tse peak.

The British team had successfully climbed this Island peak back in 1953, and since then, numerous climbers have completed the summit of Island Peak Climbing. The major attractions and reasons behind the Island peak climbing are that climbing at this peak is considered the acclimatization peak before climbing the higher mountains. Island Peak climbing starts from Island Peak Base camp. The itinerary of Island Peak Climbing follows the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Island Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Breathtaking mountain and glacier view from the top of Island Peak
  • Stunning Mount Everest View from Kala Patthar
  • Explore Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Scenic flight from and to Lukla
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Peregrine Treks team takes you to the Island Peak Base Camp via the fantastic Everest Base Camp Trekking trail encountering the various attractions in the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tengboche, and Phakding. The peak gives you a comfortable ride of the peak and treats you to the stunning scenery of the major attractions of the Khumbu region.

Suppose the height can be referred to as an Island in a cold ocean. In that case, the prominent landforms are a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north to the summit of Nuptse, Lhotse middle peak, and Lhotse—to the east, rising above the frozen waves of the Lhotse Glacier, Cho pole beyond which can be seen the red granite mass of Makalu (8475m/ 27805ft). To the south of the Imja and Baruntse and the Amphu peaks lead the eye to the magnificent summit of Ama Dablam, which is like a giant sea.

Come and be a part of this fantastic Island Peak Climbing. Make your memory tale about the heroic summit of Island peak. Peregrine Treks Team would help you fulfilling your climbing dream.

Island Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Our airport representative will be waiting for you in front of the arrival gate on your arrival to pick you up with your name tag and the company holding the board. Then transfer to the Hotel at Thamel driving by private vehicle about 25 to 30 minutes.

    You will get free time after your check-in room, or you may walk on the tourist hub Thamel Street. In the evening you will get information about the Island Peak Climbing trip and introduce it with a guide. The dinner plan will be set up in the Nepali restaurant with the cultural show. Overnight at the Hotel

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): Island Peak Climbing preparation

    After breakfast, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour in the world heritage site Kathmandu valleys, i.e., Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Boudhanath Buddhist stupa, Syambhunath monkey temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. And back to the Hotel to prepare your things for Island Peak Climbing. Overnight in the Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

    After breakfast, you are taken to the Tribhuvan domestic airport to fly Lukla Tenzing Hilary Airport with the beautiful landscape cinerary from the airstrip. It is breathing taking a flight to Lukla, and then your guide would be busy arranging a porter and your luggage.

    Finally, we start our trekking walking on the paved stone steps through the rhododendron Jungle. Today we cross many Sherpa villages, sputa, and well-painted stone. The first view of the snow-capped mountain is visible today on the way to the nearby suspension bridge. It is three hours walking today then overnight in the Lodge with a full board meal.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

    We start our trekking by crossing the suspension bridge the begging and walk more than one hour to reach the Benkar village, where are a waterfall and the view of Thamserku (6008m) is visible.

    We will have a cup of tea or short rest, then continue to Monjo, where the Sagarmatha National Park check post is. We will enter our permit here and descend to the Joresalle for lunch. After lunch, the suspension bridge starts a sandy rock trail at the riverside.

    The trails steep up about two and half hours after crossing the suspension Hilary Bridge to reach the Namche. It is the capital of the Sherpa people, where you can have a superb view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Overnight in Lodge with full board meal

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

    According to the health expert, it is highly recommended to have an acclimatization day at such an altitude, so we have a rest day here. You can have a long sleep if you want but try to come out early morning to see the clear view of the mountains because it is more possible to have a clear view.

    After late breakfast, we climbed to the Everest View Hotel, a panoramic view of the Surroundings Mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and more. You will make some shots here in your group and descend to the same lodge for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

    After breakfast, we climb the stone steps for half an hour, then start the level walking the beautiful mountain views for two more hours. The trails descend to the Phungi Thanka through the forest, where we will have lunch beside the river.

    The trail climbs up after lunch for more than two hours to the Tengboche monastery. It is the biggest monastery in the Everest region, and the Ama Dablam Mountain is closer to here. Overnight in the lodge with a full board meal

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 07: Trek to Pheriche from Tengboche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours

    The trail descends to the Deboche for half an hour and starts flat land walking. We cross the suspension bridge, and the trail climbs to the Pangboche village, known as the mountain climbers’ village. It is a wide-open valley with lots of trekking lodges.

    We walk one more hour to the Somare for lunch. After lunch, the Island Peak Climbing becomes more and harder because of the high altitude to reach the Pheriche. Overnight in the lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche from Pheriche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours

    Today, the first one hour of leveled walk is relatively easy through Yak herder’s shelters and grazing land. Then the trail climbs uphill to the Dukla for one hour and a half.

    It is pretty early to have lunch here, so we will have a cup of tea and continue climbing for an hour to reach the Thukla Hugh-La Pass 4620m, where you can visit the memorials of the same climbers died in the Everest Expedition.

    You can see Scott Fisher and Babu Chiri Sherpa’s memorial wall. The trail follows the Khumbu Glacier for an hour to Lobuche. Overnight at the Lodge with a full board meal

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours

    The first hour of the leveled trail is smooth but very cold in the morning; then, you climb for half an hour to catch the Mt. Pumori glacial moraines to Gorakshep. We will take the room, have lunch, and start your lifetime at Everest Base Camp.

    Two and half hours of up and down walking will take you to the EBC on the glacial moraines, extended from Khumbu icefall. At the Base Camp, witness the colorful tent of Everest climbers. You can take some pictures and go back to Gorakshep for another two hours to sleep.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10: Early morning climb to Kala Patthar and trek back to Dingboche

    It would help if you made ready your flashlight, Camera, Water bottle, etc., for this morning. Early morning at around 4 o’clock, we wake up and climb Kala Patthar in the dark. It takes about three hours to reach the point.

    Kala Patthar is in front of Mt. Everest and its neighboring mountains with fabulous jaw-dropping peaks and glacial views. You can take more pictures here and descend to the Lodge for breakfast.
    Then continue descending to the Dingboche in the same route you used last day. It takes four to five hours. Dingboche is a wide-open valley with the tourist Lodge offering excellent food and rooms.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11: Dingboche to Chuckung (4700m)

    After an early breakfast, we will have a short hike up to the Chuckung (4700m) for three hours. We will have lunch here and will get Island Peak Climbing equipment. Your guide will introduce the climbing gears and will have free time. The dinner plan will be in the tea house and overnight in the lodge.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

    Your crew will be busy packing up all the gears for Island Peak Climbing and loading on Yaks. But you will get some training about ladder crossing before heading off the Island Peak Base Camp. Depending on how long it takes to be prepared, we will have an early lunch before starting.

    The ascending trails take about three to four hours to reach Island Peak Base Camp. You can get a fantastic view of the glacier and Imja Valley from Base Camp, where you spend your night today.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

    Today is rest or acclimatization day, where your climbing guide will give you extra training and set up a rope to be sure and build up your confidence. Your Mera Peak Climbing guide will also recheck up the final climbing gears after the second night’s sleep in Base Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours

    We will be weak up early at noon and have breakfast before we start to climb. It is essential to reach the summit before noon because the strong wind in the afternoon would be a barrier to a successful summit.

    The trail ascends beyond the base camp for four hundred meters before striking off the steep roof. The sandy path starts and turns to the grass to the boulder-strewn. Once we ascend the hill, then slight slope, then the trail enters a steep rock ridgeline from where starts an exhilarating and exposed traverse of the summit.

    Your guide will fix the rope when it needs. A steep snow slope, about a 400-meter trail, takes a long time, but it depends on the snow season and crevasse. We cross the three to four-meter chasms using a ladder to reach the successful summit.

    Then takes some pictures and descends to the base camp to celebrate lunch and back to Chooking for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15: Trek to Pangboche from Island Base Camp 3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

    We clean our camp, pack up our luggage, load up to the Yak, and then trek down to the Pangboche. It is a short and easy walk. Today’s lunch will be at Dingboche and descend to the camp at Pangboche. Overnight in Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16: Trek down to Namche Bazaar from Pangboche (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours

    After our breakfast, we descend to the Tengboche with the backdrop view of Mt. Everest and its neighboring mountain. We can have lunch here and descend to Phungi Thanka for one hour, cross the suspension bridge, ascend about two hours, then walk on the level trail with a splendid view of the mountain and arrive at Namche for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17: Trek down to Lukla from Namche Bazaar (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours

    Today is the last day to see the splendid view of the mountain, so we take some photos before we start our walking. The first hour is steep down to the Hilary bridge and one more hour to the Monjo, where we show our permits and entry here. Then walk to the Phakding for Lunch.

    After lunch, we continue to the Lukla for the last couple of hours on the easy trail. Once you arrive at Lukla, your porter will say bye, giving some gratitude. Overnight at the lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    If possible, we will have the first flight because of the possible delayed flight or cancel because of bad weather conditions. You can have rest time at the hotel or time for shopping. Overnight at Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 19: Final Departure to your destination

    Three hours early, we will drop you at the airport. Today is the time to bye. Once you arrive at your home, make your plan for your next trip with us and share your experience of Island Peak Climbing on social media with our company profile.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included
    • Airport transfers and guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with entrance fees
    • Hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses for trekking, and tented accommodation during Island Peak Climbing
    • Meals during trekking and Mera Peak Climbing period
    • All necessary staff with experienced English speaking climbing guide, cook, assistant climbing leader (5trekkers 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
    • All necessary paperwork like trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
    • Island Peak climbing equipment high-quality equipment like North Face or Mountain Hardwar tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
    • Travel and rescue arrangements provide
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
    • All government and local taxes
What is excluded
    • Nepal Visa fee and international airfare
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from Island Peak Climbing.
    • Altitude chamber or oxygen
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • Personal climbing guide on your request
    • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, mineral/boiled water, shower, etc
    • Tips for trekking and climbing crew member

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

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