Island Peak

Duration: 17 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel , Lodge & Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 6189 m

Island Peak trekking- also called Imja Tse- is probably one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. Standing 6,189m in height, it is almost always the first choice for mountain climbers before taking on bigger expeditions.

Island Peak summit has an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier and is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. Island Peak offers magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many others. The peak was named by a British expedition team in 1953 Island Peak because it appears as an Island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The first two hours is easy walking from Base Camp but afterwards, it is a vertical Ice wall climbing for about 500 meters. 

Island Peak is the most popular climbing peak in Nepal straddling Chukung valley with Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. Part of the climbing experience involves trekking through the famous Everest region and reaching all the way to Everest Base Camp plus Kala Patthar. En route, you will be able to experience Sherpa culture and hospitality. Combine the island peak climbing with Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal is another reward for your lifetime.

The best time for climbing Island Peak is during Sprig (March-May) or Autumn (September- December). However, Winter and Summer is also possible but winter will be too cold and a lot of snowfall down.

Highlights

  • Island peak standing at an altitude of 6189 m, the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche
  • Combination of EBC trek and Sunrise view from Kala Patthar
  • Follow the world famous classical Everest Base camp trek route
  • Reach the height of island Peak 6189m with professional team

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 02 Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2860 m) and trek to Phakding (2620 m), 3 hrs
Day 03 Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m), 5 hrs
Day 04 Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Day 05 Namche Trek to Tengboche (3860 m), 5hrs
Day 06 Tengboche Trek to Pheriche (4350 m), 5hrs
Day 07 Pheriche Trek to Lobuche (4900 m), 5hrs.
Day 08 Lobuche Trek to Gorekshep (5100 m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m), 6 hrs
Day 09 Hike to Kala Pathar and trek to Dingboche (4400 m), 5 hrs
Day 10 Dingboche trek to Chhukung (4700 m), 3 hrs.
Day 11 Chhukung trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,050 m), 4 hrs
Day 12 Buffer Day in Island Peak Base camp (5,050 m)
Day 13 Sumit Island Peak (6,189 m) and back to Chhukung (4700 m), 10 hrs
Day 14 Chhukung trek to Tengboche (3,860 m), 5 hrs
Day 15 Tengboche Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 16 Namche Trek to Lukla, 6 hrs
Day 17 Morning fly to Manthali Airport and drive to Kathmandu
Day 18 Final departure

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • Flight ticket (KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and porter while you are tea house trek
  • Climbing Guide and support team while you are peak climbing
  • All Foods and accommodation in a tent while you are climbing and tea house lodge
  • 2/3 night tented camp and 12 night in tea house accommodation
  • Two men tent, form mattress will be provided while you are with our camp
  • All kitchen equipment, climbing guide and staff their insurance
  • Climbing gears: Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons, F-8, Jummer, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw
  • Permit
  • National park entry permit, Climbing permit, TIMS and all government TAX
  • Sleeping bag(3-4 season) and climbing boots
  • Your personal warm clothes for Trekking/ climbing
  • Personal High rescue Medical insurance
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed any emergency Case
  • Beverage: coke, beer, Mineral water, bar bills
  • Foods in Kathmandu
  • Tips for your trip staff
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