Island Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sightseeing Trekking, and Climbing
  • Transport: Private vehicle & airplane
  • Food: Full board on trek
  • Accommodation: Hotel,tea houses and camps(tents)
  • Group Size: 02 - 12 Persons
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m at Island Peak Summit
  • Best Month: March - May & Sep - Nov

About Island Peak Climbing

Trek starts from Lukla after a spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu. Making the way first to Namche Bazaar and after two nights here, heading into the high valleys with views of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde, including Cho Oyu, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Makalu. At Gorak Shep in the Khumbu valley, walk up to Kala Pattar 5,545m for the classic view of Everest South West Face, then following day walking across the Khumbu glacier to the site of Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu icefall. Finally heading for the Imja valley and Island Peak Base Camp, where the camp will be established at the base camp of the Island Peaks South ridge, surrounded by stunning ice scenery beneath the immense Nuptse-Lhotse wall which towers above 3,000m.

Island Peak ClimbingThe climb of Island Peak is undertaken towards the end of the trek, allowing plenty of time for acclimatisation. Two days are allocated for the climb from base camp.From Island Peak base camp then descend along the Imja Khola to Dingboche and head back to Namche Bazaar, passing through Pangboche and at Thyangboche visit the Buddhist monastery, after descending the hill from Namche, following the Dudh Kosi valley to Lukla with a spectacular mountain flight back to Kathmandu.

Island Peak or Imja Tse 6,189m./ 20,305ft.situated at the top of the Imja Khola valley in the Khumbu area, just above the summer settlement of Chhukung, surrounded by the Imja, Lhotse and Lhotse Shar glaciers. It offers a worthwhile challenge to the experienced winter mountaineer, competent in using ice axe and crampons, being technically straight forward, the most difficult section being a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge, approximately Scottish Winter Grade 2. The climb will be undertaken towards the end of the trek when everyone will be fully fit and well acclimatised.


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Cost Details


  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • 4 night’s accommodation in kathmandu with breakfast 
  • Lukla flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax and pickup and drop.
  • 3 Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek and climbing.
  • Tea House accommodations during the trek and Camping tent accommodations during climbing
  • Sagarmatha National park entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Peak climbing permit fees.
  • Experienced English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), & cook with their food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers) during the trek and other all necessary porter for climbing. With all their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ people.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos and cash for visa.)
  • Your travel and rescue insurance (compulsory).
  • Personal expenses (Wifi (if any), laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Extra hotel stays and meals due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as flight cancellations/delays, bad weather conditions etc,
  • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $150 USD per person.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

Useful Information

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.