Island Peak Climbing

About Trip

Climb an impressive peak called Imja Tse or Island peak that stands at 6,189 meters above sea level. Island Peak Climbing adventure brings you one of the most awesome adventures of your lifetime with awe inspiring views of magnificent peaks.

Apart from the peak climbing adventure, you can trek to the Everest base camp that is also a dream trip for many adventurers. Island Peak also known as Imja Tse is a widely popular trekking peak that takes you there for some of the most magnificent views on earth. The impressiveness of the peak in the region is unique to other surrounding peaks. It rises as a pyramid and looks like a floating island amidst other mountain peaks.

A wonderful combination of Everest base camp trekking and Island peak climbing creates an adventure to admire and cherish for life. While the adventure enthralls you with its majestic charm, you can also experience and enjoy the culture and life style of incredible Sherpa people. The strength, courage, simplicity and doggedness of mountain climbing tribe of Sherpa is simply inspiring. You can get an experience like nowhere while you are on this trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Cultural tour of Kathmandu
  • Magnificent Himalayan trekking
  • Trekking up to the base of the Mt. Everest
  • Trek up to Kalapatthar (5,545m)
  • Climbing Island Peak (6,189m)
  • Breathtaking Himalayan view
  • Amazing Sherpa cultural experience
  • Peaceful indulgence in the nature

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu Arrival (1350m).
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
  • Day 03:Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2640m – B.L.D
  • Day 04:Phakding – Namche 3,440m – B.L.D
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Hike – B.L.D
  • Day 06:Namche – Tengboche 3,860m – B.L.D
  • Day 07:Tengboche – Dingboche 4,410m – B.L.D
  • Day 08:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
  • Day 09:Dingboche – Lobuche 4,940m – B.L.D
  • Day 10:Lobuche – Gorakshep 5,164m – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – B.L.D
  • Day 11:Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Lobuche 4,940– B.L.D
  • Day 12:Lobuche – Kongma La 5535m – Chhukung 4730m – B.L.D
  • Day 13:Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp 5,200m – B.L.D
  • Day 14:Base Camp – High Camp – B.L.D
  • Day 15:High Camp – Summit 6189 m – Chhukung – B.L.D
  • Day 16:Contingency Day – B.L.D
  • Day 17:Chhukung – Pangboche 3,985m – B.L.D
  • Day 18:Pangboche – Namche Bazar 3,440m – B.L.D
  • Day 19:Namche – Lukla 2,860m – B.L.D
  • Day 20:Lukla – Kathmandu – B
  • Day 21:Departure Day – B

Cost Includes:

    • Pick up and drop off service on your arrival and departure flights
    • All accommodations on twin sharing basis (Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge in trekking, camping at the base camp and high camp)
    • All major meals during the trekking, breakfast in Kathmandu
    • Three cups of tea a day on the trekking
    • A professional trekking & climbing guide and necessary number of supporting crew members
    • Flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
    • All necessary permits for the trekking and climbing
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag
    • All necessary climbing equipment, tent etc.

Cost Excludes:

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Any kind of drinks in Kathmandu and trekking area (Except three cups of tea a day on the trek)
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Any other personal expenses
    • Gratuities to guide, porters and driver
    • Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situations that may arise during the trip 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu Arrival (1350m).It is the first day of trip and your arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal. When you land at the airport in Kathmandu and come out at the arrival lounge, our company representative will welcome you with a warm smile. Then, we will drive you to the trip hotel where you can spend relaxing time. We will have a meeting in the evening to talk about the trip in details.
  • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – BAfter you take your breakfast, a beautiful day sightseeing tour of heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley is due today. Visit Swoyambhunath – the monkey temple; Patan Durbar Square – the medieval palace square; Pashupatinath – the open cremation ground for Hindus; and Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist stupa.
  • Day 3Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2640m – B.L.DGrab your early morning breakfast and drive to airport to board the flight to Lukla to enter Everest region. After a half hour of incredible flight, you will land at Lukla. It’s also the first day of trekking in the Everest region. Start trekking towards Phakding along the Dudh Koshi River. Walk past Buddhist prayer walls called mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels and beautiful nature.
    Overnight stay at Phakding.
  • Day 4Phakding – Namche 3,440m – B.L.DEnjoy your breakfast and start the trek to Namche bazar. Trek up towards Monjo along the Dudh Koshi river valley where you need to check into the Sagarmatha National Park counter to be able to walk further higher. Cross several suspension bridges and traverse the winding uphill trail to Namche bazar, the bustling Sherpa village in the region. Namche is also the most happening village in the Everest trail.
    Stay overnight at Namche.
  • Day 5Acclimatization Hike – B.L.DOnce you take your breakfast and it’s time to get ready for an acclimatization hike that is necessary at this elevation to go even further higher towards the base camp. Hike up to the Everest view point to have the first ever glimpse of the highest mountain in the world. (You will have an option to hike to Thame, a beautiful Sherpa village, as well). Later return back to Namche to spend overnight.
  • Day 6Namche – Tengboche 3,860m – B.L.D Most of the section of the walk today is uphill towards Tengboche. Start the walk for the day after breakfast and enjoy the adventure with mesmerizing views and serene surroundings. Map the trail mostly up and down in some parts to emerge finally into Tengboche. Once you reach Tengboche and settle into a guest house, set out to explore the famous Tengboche monastery. Enjoy the view of majestic mountain peaks.
  • Day 7Tengboche – Dingboche 4,410m – B.L.DIt’s another day of adventure walk towards a higher altitude. Start walking to Dingboche via villages of Diboche and Pangboche. You can enjoy some stunning views from along the way. Once you reach Pangboche, the trail divides into two parts – one that goes to Pheriche and the other that you take to go to Dingboche. A challenging uphill trail from Pangboche onwards takes you to Dingboche village to stay overnight.
  • Day 8Acclimatization Day – B.L.DOne extra day here at Dingboche to hike around and to a higher elevation will help you to acclimatize. You can go for a hike to a higher point – of different choices. Later, when you come back to Dingboche after the hike, you can explore Dingboche village. The day will bring you some spectacular views on earth. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
  • Day 9Dingboche – Lobuche 4,940m – B.L.DRelish your breakfast and get ready to trek to Lobuche. Traverse the trail that passes through glacial moraine and bare surrounding. The landscapes get much different than those of the lower altitude. You feel the high soaring mountains even closer and they look even mightier. Trek past Thukla and eventually reach the tiny settlement of Lobuche to stay overnight.
  • Day 10Lobuche – Gorakshep 5,164m – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – B.L.DGet ready for the excitement of reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. Trek to Gorakshep, where you will be spending overnight today and will be the highest overnight stop for the trip, and settle into a guest house. Enjoy your lunch and get ready to trek to Everest base camp. The trail passes through moraine and boulders on a gradual ascent. You finally reach the base camp where you will enjoy some precious moments of your life; take pictures and set an everlasting memory. Later, return back to Gorakshep to stay overnight.
  • Day 11Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Lobuche 4,940– B.L.DYou still have a wonder point to enjoy before starting on the journey back. Early morning hike to Kalapatthar, the highest point of this trek, is worth taking to enjoy the close up and panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other mountains in the range. You can also enjoy a beautiful Himalayan sunrise. Later, hike back to Gorakshep; enjoy your breakfast and get ready to trek back to Lobuche. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
  • Day 12Lobuche – Kongma La 5535m – Chhukung 4730m – B.L.DAbout seven hours of walk today takes you past a high Himalayan pass of the trip. Kongma La which is 5535 meters in elevation is the pass you cross on the trip. After crossing the pass you trek all the way to Chhukung and stay overnight. Once you reach Chhukung, you will go for the climbing gear checking.
  • Day 13Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp 5,200m – B.L.DThe walk to the base camp of Island Peak today takes you along the Lhotse glacial moraine. Although a short walk of about four hours today, you walk through such a diverse range of terrains with beautiful scenic views along the glacial moraine and river valley. After mapping the beautiful winding trail, you eventually reach the base of Island Peak at the elevation of 5,200 meters above sea level to spend the night there.
  • Day 14Base Camp – High Camp – B.L.DEarly morning after breakfast, get ready to trek up to high camp where you will spend the day preparing for the climb the next day. You will have a detailed pre-climbing orientation once you reach the high camp. Getting ready mentally and physically for the climbing adventure is highly important so you will do the same spending time at the high camp.
  • Day 15High Camp – Summit 6189 m – Chhukung – B.L.DThe day starts really early today soon after the midnight. The big day to climb Island peak which is also known as Imja Tse has come. You will set your feet on the path through sandy trail and proceed ahead on some grassy trail before you meet the trail filled with huge boulders. As you move higher ahead you feel the narrowing of the mountain trail before it turns completely into a snowy ridgeline that leads you to the summit glacier. You need to be roped up to walk along the glacier towards the summit. Eventually, after the strenuous effort and dodged will power, you reach the summit of the Island peak to be welcomed by impressive views of massive peaks.
    Later, descend all the way back down to base camp and trek to Chhukung to stay overnight.
  • Day 16Contingency Day – B.L.DThis is an extra day to make up any possible and unpredictable delay on the adventure.
  • Day 17Chhukung – Pangboche 3,985m – B.L.DYou will trek to Pangboche village via Dingboche. Walk past Imja Khola to cross it and reach Dingboche before heading towards the destination today. Once you reach Pangboche, you can wander around the village to explore the wonders there.
  • Day 18Pangboche – Namche Bazar 3,440m – B.L.DYou will trek back to Namche Bazar today to stay overnight. Take the same trail via Tengboche to reach the destination. You can stop by Tengboche to enjoy scenic view and can go to Tengboche monastery again if you like. After a break at Tengboche, you will trek back down to Namche to stay overnight.
  • Day 19Namche – Lukla 2,860m – B.L.DEnjoy the last day of trek today while trekking to Lukla. Exit the national park check point at Monjo and start trekking down towards Phakding village on the bank of Dudh Koshi River and walk further ahead to Lukla. Celebrate the joy of the end of this trekking and climbing adventure. Stay overnight at Lukla.
  • Day 20Lukla – Kathmandu – BIt’s time to say goodbye to the Everest region now. Take a flight back to Kathmandu after several days of peaceful and adventurous moments in the Everest region. Once in Kathmandu, you can spend leisurely time walking around the streets or engaging yourself in the activities of your choice available Kathmandu.
  • Day 21Departure Day – BToday is the final day of this trip and we will drive you to airport for the departure flight.
trip Cost Contact us
  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodge + Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Maximum Elevation:6,189m
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