Island Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Difficulty moderate_strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 6189 m
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House during the trek

Imja Tse, most popularly known as island peak is situated at the altitude of 6189m/20305ft above from sea level. It lies on the eastern part of Himalayas of Nepal. And it is named after its shape which appears like an island on a sea of ice when viewed from highest elevation point of Dingboche. Nepal is a country which is full of ranges and mountainous endeavor. Most of the people are being busy with scheduled works. Apart from this, people want to have life time remarkable experience and moments to add on their bucket list of life journey. However, island peak climbing is one of the mountaineering journeys to give extra enticing moments to any kind of age group peoples who have desire to climb the Himalayas and revives themselves spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Island peak is spread over the south end of Lhotse Shar.

In 1953, members of British expedition Mount Everest expedition had named the Island Peak. During the trek journey to island peak, several cultures, traditions of Sherpa communities and well blended beautiful nature of Khumbu region can be explored. Additionally, we will grab opportunity to trek on Kalapatthar (5550m) and Everest Base Camp (5357m) during our trek trail. As we stand at the elevation point of island peak, we can get an incredible and mesmerizing view of world highest mountain (Mount Everest), Mt Makalu and whole valley of Lhotse.

The well-trained and highly experienced trek guide on trekking fields will take your expedition responsibly and bring you back safely also, whenever the training needed, they will help you to overcome such training. Throughout the trekking adventure, a well experienced Sherpa cook will take care of your balance diets. Our accommodation will be arranged on the best tea houses, local guest houses, tents, lodges available in the area where we will march our trek trail on the similar day.

Itinerary is designed for details information to summit the Island Peak.

What's included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle
  • Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • 3 fresh & hygienic meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at base camp.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to Mera Peak
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

What's not included

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

    On your arrival at one and only international airport of Nepal, you will be received by our responsible representatives from arrival terminal. After the short welcome and greeting program, you will be escorted to hotel, you will be staying overnight. At evening, the tour guide, throughout your trek adventure will give you the information related about trek trail starting from tomorrow.

  • Day 2: Sightseeing and Gear shopping

    Early morning at hotel lane, you will be serving a desired breakfast. Later on, the tour guide will come to receive you for sightseeing. On this day, we will be visiting to famous historical and cultural places of Kathmandu valley. Major places like boudhanath stupa, Pashupathinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyabhunath stupa. At late afternoon/ evening we will find ourselves in famous tourist hub "thamel area" for gear shopping and other essentials needed for trek journey.

  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

    Trek hours: 3 to 4 hours

    The driver will drop entire groups to domestic airport for further adventure. The flight of 35 minutes from domestic airport will take us to Lukla airport. The flight will be thrilling and enticing as the lukla airport is enlisted on the world dangerous airport. As we landed on Lukla airport our remaining trek crew will welcome us and we will join our trek trail together and we will be heading towards Phakding.  Our overnight stay will be at Phakding.

  • Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar

    Trek hours: 5 to 6 hours

    Leaving the Phakding behind, we will start our next destination Namche Bazar for today. The walk of 5 to 6 hours will take us to the Sherpa town, Namche Bazar. Namche bazar is a main economic hub in the Everest region. We will be visiting the Sagarmatha National Park and museum by getting registered to enter inside there and we will make the way to Namche Bazar.  On our way, we will be walking on the bank of Dudh koshi river and later we will pass through Tawaa and larja Dhovan to reach Namche Bazar. Our overnight stay will be at best available hotel/lodge of Namache Bazar.

  • Day 5: Rest day

    A proper rest is needed before climbing any kind of peaks. We will be resting all day and get a proper sound sleep to acclimatize ourselves for further adventure. Roaming around the Namche and having the snacks and lunch on local hotels for real taste of Nepali cuisine we will be enrolling around Sherpa town and spend rest of the time on the hotel room of Namche.

  • Day 6: Trek from Namche to Tengboche

    Trek hours: 5 to 6 hours

    There are several routes available to reach Tengboche. We will be walking through long route by capturing the mesmerizing views of ridges, landscapes, forests through the way of Khumjjing and Khunde. During our trek trail, we will be passing through Phunki Tenga to reach the Tengboche. additionally, we will visit Tengboche Gompa and do some prayers. Our overnight stay will be at Camp/ tents if the good quality accommodation can't be found.

  • Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Trek hours: 4 hours

    After early morning after breakfast we will start our trek towards pangboche. On the way we will pass Syomare and Orshe moreover we will be passing Imja Khola before we start our uphill climb to Pheriche. Rhododendrons, flora, fauna all over the way gives you a good vibe till you make your way to Dingboche. Overnight stay will be at teahouse of Dingboche.


  • Day 8:  Trek from Dengboche to Chhukhung

    Trek hours: 3 to 4 hours

    We will start our journey towards Chhukung valley.  Within the three to four hours of trek on gravel road we will reach to Chhukung valley. Chhukhung is located on the altitude of 4750m above from sea level. At evening we will enjoy the cultural programs perform by Chhukung community and enrolling with people there, will make our time enjoyable and remarkable. Our overnight stay will be at quality hotel/ lodges available at Chhukung Valley.

  • Day 9:  Trek from Chhukhung to Island Base Camp

    Trek hours:  4 to 5 hours

    Leaving the beautiful Chhukung valley behind, we will march towards our next destination "Island base Camp". Island Base camp is located on the altitude of 5150m above from sea level.   A walk of merely 4 to 5 hours will take us towards the feat of Island Base Camp. We will be staying at tents house overnight. As the real summit day is tomorrow, the guide will provide information which is very useful.

  • Day 10: Base Camp to Island Peak Summit

    Without any delay after breakfast, we will start our trek trail to summit Island Peak. We will observe and explore mesmerizing shadow of peaks in front of us. Using the help of trekking gears and guide notes we will be able to summit the most awaited destination of our adventure. The lasts 40 meters will be challenging and difficult to climb but as we go and summit the Island Peak, we will be found ourselves on the lap of Himalayas. The incredible view will soothe you. we can capture the moment through various gadgets such as Camera, mobile phone. After certain time spending on the peak, we will descend our journey towards to Chhukung to celebrate our successful adventure.

  • Day 11: Descend from Chhukhung to Pangboche

    Trek hours: 5 hours

    Nearly the walk of five hours will take us towards Pangboche.  We will visit several monasteries and Gompas there as pangboche is very famous for majestic view of old Monastery. On the way the scenic view of villages, farmers working on the terraces fields and waterfalls gives you a best opportunity to capture the real views of Nepal.

  • Day 12: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazzar

    Trek hours: 4 to 5 hours

    After having warm breakfast at Pangboche, we will embark our trek tail towards Namche Bazar. A walk of merely five hours will take us to Namche. We can explore the beauty of Namche on this day too. Our overnight say will be at lodges of Namche.

  • Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla

    Trek hours: 7 to 8 hours

    We will be descending down towards Lukla on this day. Day 13 will be the final day to spend the quality time at the lap of Himalayas. By crossing the several places such as Phakding, Cheplung, Monjo we will finally reach to Lukla where we will be staying overnight.

  • Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Flight hours: 35 minutes

    By checking the weather condition, we will take our first flight to Kathmandu. After we landed at domestic airport, we will be received by our driver and he will escort the team to hotel room. You can either roam around the city or you can rest all day at your hotel. Overnight stay at quality hotel of Kathmandu.

  •  Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu

    After receiving a small farewell from our side, our responsible representative will drop you off at the International airport, three hours before boarding pass. We believe that you will obviously make a move to return back again to explore the hidden beauty of Nepal.

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