Island peak is the top royalty collector’s 6000 meter mountain peak in Nepal known as Imja Tse locally. Probably the peak is beautiful island of snow in the Everest Region, find your trip date on our 2021/2022 Fixed departures page and reserve now your dream to get Summit.
On a wonderful adventurous trek to Island Peak summit, you cross the threshold into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and reach to Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft). Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Our Island peak climbing itinerary has been designed very professionally taking care of proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals. Before scaling the peak, we also take you to the most popular trekking destinations – Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar – for the close-up views of Mt. Everest and other highest mountains. After enjoying the magnificent views of Mt Everest and surrounding peaks from Kala Patthar and at the same time acclimatizing properly for the climb, we descend to Chhukung and prepare for the Island Peak ascent. The journey begins from and comes to conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.
History of Climbing Island Peak
The Island Peak is located at the heart of the Khumbu region, which is recognized as a moderate Climbing peak of the Everest area. Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton’s who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It was renamed “Imja Tse” in the early 80s, though its original name is still more popular. This trip with Everest Base Camp Trek can also be very interesting to the climbers who are planning to attempt even higher altitude peaks afterward. The summit day of Island Peak fulfills the dream of the climbers who are seeking the thrill of adventure. And wish to widen their experience towards peak climbing & expedition.
The Goal is the summit of Island Peak 6189m.
This Summit days of island peak begin early morning with an interesting rough trail and along the ridge of rocky high altitude glacier above 5000 meters. We need to walk quite a step part before using the Island Peak expedition equipment. There are a steep snow and ice block before reaching the Summit of Island Peak. These few hours will be more physically challenging but a fabulous day for you. Our Experience Climbing Sherpa fixed needed ropes and find a safe direction and way to assent. Some parts of the climbing route up 60 to 70-degree face to the summit ridge of Island peak. When you are on the summit of Imja Tse Local Name of Island Peak, the giant mountains, breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains Mt. Nuptse – 7879m, Mt. Lhotse – 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Mt Makalu 8475m, Mt. Baruntse – 7129m and Mt Amadablam south face east face 360-degree view. After spending a short time to the Summit slowly descend down to Base camp that takes total 8 to 9 hours. This expedition with Everest Base Camp Hike experience in the world’s highest Himalayas you will never forget and most memorable holidays.
- Airport pick up, drop and sightseeing as per plan by private transport.
- Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary on B/B plan
- All meals & accommodation during the trekking and Climbing period.
- All Entrance fee and Climbing permit, necessary logistic for the trek/climbing.
- Domestic airfare and airport to and from Lukla with tax.
- Highly experienced climbing guide support staffs.
- Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
- Travel & Rescue arrangements. (By paying service)
- Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant with culture show.
- Two night in tented camp accommodation in Island Peak Base Camp.
- English speaking trek guide, porter and all camping gears with climbing rope.
- Visa fees to Nepal
- International air fare
- Personal expenses and drinks, bar bills
- (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
- Extra baggage charges for domestic flight (Limit only 15Kg per person)
- Personal trekking and climbing gears for Island Peak (You can hire in Kathmandu or Chukung – the last village before island peak base camp. It cost about 150 to 250 US$ per person)
- Travel and rescue insurance must cover Emergency helicopter rescue and medical
- Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Tips for guides, climbing Sherpa and porters (for staff)
Arrival to Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Arrival to Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel, evening welcome dinner. Short brief about the trek, climbing and preparation for your Trekking/climbing Guide. Hotel.
Half-day sightseeing tour, visit Kathmandu city
Half-day sightseeing tour, visit Kathmandu city, monkey temples and Kirtipur oldest city of Kathmandu occupied by Newari people, their live culture and full view of Kathmandu valley, your guide explains stories of Temples and which became Monkey Temple. Back to hotel and necessary preparation for the trek and island peak climbing. Hotel B/B plan.
Flight to Lukla 2800m. and trek to Phakding via Sherpa Villages
Flight to Lukla 2800m. and trek to Phakding via Sherpa Villages, Chauri Kharka, Thado Koshi and Ghat. Ghat is the lowest village during the Island Peak climbing. Stay in Phakding Village along the dudh koshi river bank. 2610m
Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m. One of most popular hike, today you cross many suspension bridges including the Hillary Bridge, famous villages, Bankar, Manjo and Jorshalle. Enter the World UNESCO heritage National Park Sagarmatha. Walk along the pine forest and first time you gone see Mt. Everest view from the trail. Hiking over stone steps up and down and dusty trail some time you gone cross many more yaks caravans and local poters. Finally after 6 hours you will reach most famous Sherpa village Namche Bazaar. Is called Gateway to Mount Everest Nice accommodation.
Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Lazy morning or active its up to you. Just top of Namche bazaar, there is great Mt. Everest Sunrise view point. You can go for sunrise. Or you may climb up to 4000 meters. Everest View Hotel where you gone see your dream mountain peaks The Island Peak, it’s local name is Imj Tse just south corner of Mt. Lhotse. A shining and semi technical climbing peak very famous among the Everest base camp trekkers and climbers. Enjoy the panoramic view then back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guest House.
Trek to Tengboche 3800m
Trek to Tengboche 3800m. Another panoramic trail where always you will have panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak and Grand Canyon between Imja Valley and Tangboche. Today you walk few hours very easy trail with beautiful view, cross many yaks caravan and step down to Phortse Thanga, Cross the suspension bridge, lunch then climb up to Tengboche Monastery along the rhododendron forest. Tengboche monastery is most famous and biggest Himalayan Buddhist Monastery. Stay on Monastery Guest House. Evening Beautiful Sunset View of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse and more.
Tengboche Pheriche 4200m
Tengboche Pheriche 4200m. Today relatively you climbing more than other days. End the Forest Line and enter the Alpine zone, more rocky, windy and less dry air. Please walk slowly. After short walk you gone visit small nunnery monastery in Dingboche, cross the bridge where you can have fantastic view of Mt. Amadablam. Step climbing the famous Mt. Everest Submitter village Pangboche. A short break for tea then keep continue to Somare village. Between, you have chance to see the Mountain goats, exciting view of Mt. Amadablam will be more close to you. Lunch in Somare, Then continue steep up to Windy valley Pheriche. Takes about 5 to 6 hours. Good Accommodation.
Pheriche Lobuche 4900m
Pheriche Lobuche 4900m. Today you need to climbing more. Probably this day will be one of hardest day for you. The trail is not long but need more effort. After few hours you will reach Thugla. Fron the trail nice view of Mt. Chola Tse, Tawache and Lobuche Peak, Chola Pass, and Glacier lake. Short rest in Dhugla, The steep climbing part begins. Need to walk more slow, The tho point is end of the Khumbu Glacier. Where you can read and observe famous mount Everest climbers memory stupas, who pass away during their climbing time. Most of them memory around there. Great view from windy hill top. Then another soft walk over the dry glacier you will reach in Lobuche. Always more crowded. Simple Accommodation.
Trek to Gorakshep 5200m and hike to Everest Base Camp
Trek to Gorakshep 5200m and hike to Everest Base Camp Return.
Today is the Everest Base Camp hiking day and probably it is second longest day for you in the high altitude. After breakfast form Lobuje, we walk ridge of Khumbu Glacier over the old moraines and glaciers, cross marbles of majestic white mountains view we reach Gorakshep, step for lunch and continue backtrack to Base camp of mount Everest. It another 4 hours return glacier trails. On base camp trail we cross many sherpa memorial stones stupas. Base camp is glacier only. During Everest Climbing season there are many base camp tents. It is the nearest point to Mt. Everest, Great view of many more mountains and more. Return back to guest house you gone see sunset view as well.
Morning Hiking Kalapatthar 5545m and trek down to Dingboche 4300m
Morning Hiking Kalapatthar 5545m and trek down to Dingboche 4300m.
Early morning we hike to Kalapatthar to have Everest Sunrise and panoramic views world highest Himalayan range with Khumbu glacier, take about 2 hours and back down to Gorekshep. Breakfast, walk down to lobuche and continue trek to Dhugla for lunch. In route we cross memories stupas of many Sherpas and climbers those who passed away during the Everest expedition and in route. Another short walk to Dingboche with the view of Mt. Ama Dablam and more. Guest House.
Dingboche Chukung 4730m as approach Island peak trek
Dingboche Chukung 4730m as approach Island peak trek.
Is a easy morning after 2 long hiking day. We trek easy hike to Chukung that take only 3 hours and rest in there before the Island peak top. Get prepare and check all the Island peak equipment in chukung and ready for island peak base camp. You will enjoy the marvelous view of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam with other Himalayas. Guest House.
Chukung Island Peak Base camp at 5000m
Chukung Island Peak Base camp at 5000m.
Morning breakfast, trek to island peak base camp, take about hours and set up tents camp in there. Our crew prepared fresh cooked hot lunch, get short brief about the climbing techniques from climbing Sherpa, early dinner and sleep in tented camp
Island Base Peak – camp summit 6189m. & back to base camp
Island Base Peak – camp summit 6189m. & back to base camp.
We wake you mid night. About 1 to 2 am, our kitchen crew serve you morning hot breakfast and prepared for climbing day. Walk up to high camp take about 2 hours, next hours form high camp of island peak we use all climbing equipment and Crampon, harness with Ice axe, our Sherpa fixed mail and fixed rope in island peak route than continue climb to the top. Bet back to Base Camp and late lunch/dinner. Rest in Tented camp
Base camp Tengboche 3800m
Base camp Tengboche 3800m.
Lazy morning for wake up after the longest day of island peak summit, breakfast and our journey heading down to Tengboche monastery guest house along the Imje Tse river valley, Chukung, Dingboche and Pangboche
Tengboche Jorshalle 2900m
Tengboche Jorshalle 2900m.
After breakfast with the Mount Everest and Island peak view, we descend down to Phunge thanga, cross suspension bridge over the Gokyo river and walk up to Namche via panorama trail. Last chance to say good bye to Mt. Everest and Island Peak. Lunch in Namche Bazaar and descend down to Jorshalle via crossing Hillary bridge. Guest house.
Jorshalle to Lukla 2800m
Jorshalle to Lukla 2800m
The last day of the the trip, follow the dudhkoshi river and exit from Sagarmatha National Park, cross many suspension bridge and short walk up to Lukla the trip will end for hiking. Celebrate last night Dal Bhat party with our all the island peak support crew, some of they return home from there and we prepared for next morning flight. Guest House.
Fly Kathmandu early morning.
Fly Kathmandu early morning.
Birds Eye view flight from Lukla- Tenzing Hillary airport to Kathmandu. Leisure in Kathmandu. Dinner at evening with cultural show. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Free morning, drive to airport for final departure.