Island Peak Climbing

Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Climbing and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House & Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 6,189 m

Island peak climbing in the Everest region

Island Peak is 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 is locally known as Imja Tse peak in the Sherpa language. See the full video until the end about the Island peak details info.

How difficult is Island peak climbing?

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 are easy walking from Base Camp but afterward, 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 rewarding activity in your lifetime.

The best time for Island peak climbing

The best time for climbing Island Peak is during Spring (March-May) or Autumn (September- December). However, Winter and Summer are also possible but winter will be too cold and a lot of snowfall. Summer (Jun to August) is very poor visibility due to clouds.

What is the cheapest way to accomplish Island peak climbing?

Island peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. Here are the 2 days island peak climbing itinerary. You have to reach Chhukung before going to base camp. Met the GAT team at Chhukung, the guide will brief you in detail about the climbing in the evening. Base Camp to Base Camp Services is the cheapest option to accomplish Island peak climbing.

Day 01: Chhukung trek to Island peak base camp. Overnight at tented camp. 

Day 02: Early morning start the climbing, 2 AM start the climbing, it is 4 hrs walking to summit and back to base camp is another 4 hrs. After having a lunch trek to Chhukung. 

The cost of the 2 days of Island peak climbing includes- Climbing guide, All necessary equipment, a Tented camp with mattresses, All meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch), and Base camp staff, Climbing gears, and Climbing permits-650 USD per person on sharing basis.

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 6,189 m with professional team

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathamndu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 4hrs. (2,620 m).

Morning fly to Lukla and begins the trek through the Tamang and Sherpa village. Lukla is mostly inhabited my Sherpa tribes. The trail goes gradually flat to Phakding. Over night at Guest house. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,620 m

You are approaching to the himalaya closely. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak take you to Namche Bazar. On the way you will have the first encounter of mount Everest, Amadablem, Themserku and many more. Over night at Guest House. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Rest day in Namche for acclimatization - Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest view Hotel. Over night at Guest house. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Trek begins very easily first part then trail goes down hill to Phunki Tanga on the river side. From here the Bouddhism was introduce into the Khumbu valley. Then ascends about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest. Over night at Guest House. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,680 m

Tenboche is the best place to view mount Everest and Amadablam and Thanserku in the back. Tenboche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron. Facing always giant mountain range towards Pheriche. Over night at Guest house.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,200 m

GAT plan this itinerary to make our clients more safe from the altitude. The way will be harder than before but Mane, Chortens and prayer flage gives you power to go Lobuche. Over Night at Guest house. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,700 m

Your almost on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorekshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp and back to lodge. Over night at Guest house. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 5,130 m

This is your remarkable day in your life time due to the Sun rise in to the Everest and its neighbors. Trek back to lodge and down to Dingboche 4,400m. Total 5hrs walking. Over night at Guest. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,400 m

From here you are going towards Island peak. Chhukung valley is another great valley and explore the valley. Over night at Guest House. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,700 m

We always make sure that you are drinking and having enough water with you as there are no Guest house. Along the way only glacier and mountain can be seen. Over night at Tented camp. 5,400m. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tented Camp
  • 5,100 m

Early morning you are climbing ice and rocky path to top and descend to base camp and over night. This might be long day to you but it is depend on you physical condition. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tented Camp
  • 5,100 m

Additional day for the weather window

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tented Camp

Coming down is always easy due to the emotion of the people as you meet your final destination. Over night at Guest House. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest house
  • 3,680 m

Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of himalaya and take your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Tyangboche over night at Guest house. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

You are following the same trail to descends to Namche if you Lucky you may see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche on Saturday. Over night at Guest. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2800 m

Arrival and Transfer to Hotel/Guest. The trip will conclude here.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 m

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's tents, form mattresses will be provided while you are in 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 seasons) and climbing boots
  • Your personal warm clothes for Trekking/ climbing/climbing boots
  • 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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Useful Info

  • you must acclimatize to the oxygen deficiency gradually along the trail.
  • A 50 – 65 degree angle with our own fixed ropes on challenging terrain at extreme altitude. 
  • Join and prepared for this Island Peak Challenge, we assembles the group for you.
  • Be on the top of the Island in the sea of Ice/Glacier