Island Peak Climbing

Duration: 19 Days

Trip Duration

19 Days

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Peak Climbing



Island Peak Climbing Overview

Resting amongst the giants of the Himalayas, specifically between Mt Lhotse to the north and Mt Baruntse to the south, the Island peak stands at an altitude of 6,189m. The Island peak is locally renowned as Imja Tse peak and is located in the Everest region, just a few miles away from Everest. Island peak climbing is an opportunity to enter the world of giant Himalayas and get a taste of the exhilarating experience of standing 20,305 ft above sea level.

The ascent is for enthusiastic adventurers who seek challenges. This thrilling experience not just provides an action-packed climb but also one of the best views of the Himalayas. The 360-degree astounding panorama of some of the highest mountains in the world including Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,162m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and many more snow-capped mountains.

People often confuse that Island Peak climbing is a trekking experience, but it is a climb and includes the use of ropes to climb your way through the snowbound peak. The climb demands a superior level of physical fitness with little technical skills.

The journey commences in Kathmandu, where we will experience the richness of the capital before catching a flight to Lukla. This alpine village serves as the entryway to the Everest region. We ascend the mountain through the Khumbu Valley’s extensive routes, which are renowned for their unique villages and kind locals.

Not mentioning one of the exciting facts about Island Peak would not be fair. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa used the Island peak as a training peak before heading towards Mount Everest. We follow the same route to the top, and optimistically, this climb to the top of Island Peak could signify a starting point for you to conquer bigger heights.

Given that the success rate of the Island peak climbing is rarely 100%, to increase the chances of a successful ascend to the top, a carefully designed itinerary prioritizing proper acclimatization plays a crucial role. Prioritizing your accomplishment, we are here for you!

The Island peak climbing is at an elevation of 6173m. When we climb island peak, our route takes a complicated path to the top via the Chhukung Glacier, where the technical drills get tough. The geographical trail between Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Amadablam poses problems in reaching the summit of Island Peak. However, from Dingboche, the sights look similar to an island jutting out from a sea of ice; and this is how Island gets its name.

Our trip to Island peak starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and similarly ends at Lukla. After cutting across Everest base camp, we reach Lhotse Shar, a well-known trekking trail. This is what makes Island peak more famous in comparison to other peaks.

Another vital trail is Gokyo Valley, which we experience when walking up to Island peak. We don’t have to walk long distances on the trail of Island Peak, but the jagged rocks and an ice wall with narrow summit ridges put our skills to the test while clambering up.

We don’t need to worry much about the high altitudes because our climbing will have much acclimatization on the way. While climbing island peaks, we also get the opportunity to climb some unknown mountains in the Khumbu region.

The management must be well organized & all the equipment and other materials must be in good condition before climbing the Island peak. A Fully qualified guide with all the knowledge about this particular peak and its route is another important need.

Do not worry about fulfilling your dreams to climb this peak as we are highly experienced in this area. We are ready to give you the best logistics ever for Island Peak Climbing, especially in the early spring or the autumn season, for the best views of the year. Our preparations and schedules are planned according to your choice to give you a holiday you’ve never experienced before.

Island Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu.

After landing flight at TIA, representative of Family Adventure trek will warmly receive you. We will move towards the hotel. We will enjoy delicious dinner at night. After dinner we will give brief description of the peak climbing program to Island Peak.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for trek.

Today, we spend our day by sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley with guide. We will visit Pashupatinath, which is regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva, Bauddhanath known as Little Tibet and to Swayambhunath known as Monkey Temple. From Swayambhunath, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur Durbar Square). Finally, we return hotel and prepare our trek for tomorrow.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2800m and trek to Phakding 2610m.

Early morning, we will go to Lukla from Kathmandu valley with a flight. We will enjoy the view of great ranges of mountain through the flight. The view of snow capped mountains from the top is very interesting. After landing at Lukla, we will move towards the Phakding. We will follow the main route. Our walk will be about 3 to 4 hours and we will stay night there.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.

We will continue our journey toward Namche Bazaar in early morning. Our phenomenon goes for about 5 to 6 hours. We will follow the route of Dudh Koshi River. It leads us to enter into the Sagarmatha national park. Continuing our trail, we will reach to Namche Bazaar through the main trail. The night will be interesting at Namche bazaar.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar

Today we will take rest at Namche Bazaar. We will visit all the beautiful places over Namche bazaar. We can have knowledge of tradition and culture of local people living in Namche Bazaar. After that we will return back to hotel for rest and make ready for the next day.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3800m.

We will walk toward Tengboche early in the morning after breakfast situated at the altitude of 3800m above sea level. We can have the view of beautiful view of the mountain ranges. After walking few hours we will reach Tengboche. We will walk around Tengboche for some time and return back to hotel to stay our night.

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche 4200m.

After having breakfast we march forward for Pheriche from Tengboche at the altitude of 4200m. The beauty of nature along with mountain ranges will make us so happy and it will be so memorable. Due to the beauty of nature we will reach to Pheriche unknowing where we will take rest and stay night.

Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche 4900 m.

Early morning we will continue our journey toward Lobuche. Spectacular view of mountain ranges will entertain us while walking in zigzag way. We will reach to Lobuche after walking few hours. We will have dinner, talk for some time and have a good night.

Day 09: Trek to Kalapattar 5545m and back to Lobuche.

Today we will hike up to Kalapattar situated and return back to Lobuche. We can see amazing black stone in Kalapattar and panorama views of mountain ranges. For our memory we will take some picture.  Again we will return back to Lobuche for rest and sleep.

Day 10: Lobucche to Dingboche 4300m.

After having delicious breakfast we will March forward to Dingboche. While walking we will be blowen by fresh and cool air due to which we will be warmed up. Slowly by taking rest we will reach Dingboche. We will visit the area for some time, return back have dinner, talk some time and sleep.

Day 11: Dingboche to chukung 4730m as approach island peak trek.

From Dingboche after having breakfast we will resume our journey toward chukung. We will walk up to hill. In our way we can view panoramic views of mountain ranges. Like this we will reach to chukung where we will stay overnight.

Day 12: Chukung to Island peak Base Camp 5000m.

Today we will march forward for Island peak Base Camp. The beauty of nature along with mountain ranges will make us so impressed and unknowing we will reach to Island Peak Base Camp. There we will take rest, entertain for some time and stay night.

Day 13: Base camp to High camp 5300m.

Early in the morning we will have delicious breakfast then move toward High camp. Fresh and cool air will bloom us due to which we will be cooled up. We will walk by taking rest and finally we will reach High camp. We will have some view, make preparation for tomorrow, have dinner and sleep.

Day 14: High Camp to summit 6160m and back to base camp.

Today is the day of fulfilling our dream by walking to summit of island peak and again we will return back to base camp. From the top of island peak we can see the panorama view of mountain ranges all around us. We will be pleased and after taking some picture and resting we will return back to base camp then we will take rest and sleep.

Day 15: Base Camp to Tengboche 3800m.

After having breakfast in Base camp we will walk downward to Tengboche. We can have opportunity of viewing the ranges of mountains along with the beauty of nature. After walking few hours we will reach Tengboche. We will Rome around the village and return back to hotel to stay night over there.

Day 16: Tengboche to Namche Bazar

From Tengboche we march downward to Namche Bazaar. We will walk viewing the beauty of nature along with mountain ranges. Due to the beauty of nature we will reach to Namche Bazaar unknowing. There we will entertain for some time, have dinner and stay night at hotel.

Day 17: Namche Bazar to Lukla

From Namche Bazar, we will continue our journey toward Lukla. We will follow the route of Dudh Koshi River which will lead us to enter into the Sagarmatha national park. Continuing our trail, we will reach to Lukla through the main trail. The night will be interesting at Lukla.

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu

From Lukla we will catch the early morning flight to Kathmandu because the climate may be worse climate during day time. We will be at Kathmandu within 30 minutes. After landing at Kathmandu, we will move towards the hotel room. We will enjoy the leisure time at Kathmandu. We will have party at the night.

Day 19: Farewell

After having a night rest at Kathmandu, we will pack our luggage to march ourselves towards the international airport of Nepal. We have to reach at airport 3 hours before the flight. We will attend a small farewell program organized by Family Adventure trek. After then we will catch the flight to return back to the home country. We hope, while returning back to home country you will think for a re visit to Nepal. We hope for your better journey.

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Climbing equiepment
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

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