Island peak Climbing

Trip Duration: 16 Days

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  • Best Season

    spring and autumn

  • Highest Altitude

    6,189m m

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  • Group Size

    3 to 5

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Climb to the summit of Island Peak by immersing yourself into the most classic routes of Everest region. Island Peak Climbing offers a full range of audacious trekking adventure hiking through the famous trails of Everest region and takes you to magnificent Everest Base Camp, wondrous Himalayan vantage point Kalapatthar and ultimately to the summit of Island peak.

Imja Tse, better known as Island peak is 6,189-meter-high above from the sea level located at Imja valley of Everest region. The mountain is only a few miles away from Mount Everest. The summit was named Island Peak in 1951 by the members of the British Mount Everest expedition since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when seen from Dingboche. The mountain was later renamed to Imja Tse in 1983 but Island Peak remains the famous name.

Island peak was first scaled in 1953 as part of training by a British expedition that went on to summit Mount Everest which included Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay with seven Sherpas.

Imja Tse is a popular mountaineering objective for climbers in Nepal. A climber should be physically fit and energetic for island peak climbing with or without any experience of mountain climbing. The island peak holds the spectacular view of Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more soaring Himalayas.

Island Peak Climbing is truly a challenging endeavor but the experience you hoard from this once in a lifetime cruise is something forever to be proud of. So, let’s us be the part of your adventurous journey by trekking with us in the Himalayas of Nepal.

You can also find other peaks for expeditions in Nepal: Tent Peak ClimbingYala Peak ClimbingPisang Peak Climbing, and many more.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, one of a member of Trekkers Nepal will wholeheartedly greet you and drive you to the hotel. After check-in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city. In the evening, we will do briefing about the journey to Island Peak Climbing. Overnight at Hotel.


    Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,860 m) & then Trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hrs.

    Early morning, we drive to the airport and take a 35 to 40 minutes’ scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, the guides will brief us about the trek and introduce porters who will divide the baggage.  After that, we take some time to relish the beauty of one of the most enthralling airports in the world and Lukla town before we begin our trek towards Phakding. Following Dudhkoshi River, we gradually descend to Chheplung village which is the perfect place to get a sight of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been mounted. We further go downhill the trails and pass through Ghat to reach our today’s destination, Phakding. We can wander around the village in the evening. Overnight in Phakding.


  • Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) - 6/7 hours

    After breakfast, continuing our trek, we take a stiff walk through a beautiful pine forest that leads us to the gateway of the Sagarmatha National Park after passing Chumoa and Monjo villages. Crossing a suspension bridge, we ascend all the way to Jorsale and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers and cross several suspension bridges before we climb uphill to Namche Bazaar enjoying the majestic view of Mount Everest on the way. Namche Bazaar which is the biggest Sherpa town for travelers to purchase traditional crafts and other souvenirs. We spend two days in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and visit local markets and explore the traditions of people living in the Himalayas. Overnight at Namche.


  • Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar (3,440 m)

    Even the fittest person is prone to altitude sickness, so it is recommended that we take an altitude acclimatization rest day in Namche before we ascend further towards Island Peak. You can choose to do whatever you wish to do for the day. But if you feel like walking, we can hike up to the Everest View Point for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache and more. On our way back, we can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery where we can observe an assortment of things. We can also learn about the Sherpas couture and their lifestyle in the Himalayas. You can also go to internet cafes, pizza houses, and bakeries in your free time. Overnight at guesthouse.


  • Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m) - 5 hours

    After breakfast, we again continue our journey through beautiful lush forest with a beautiful view of mountains along ascending and descending trails. We pass through several chortens and Mani walls and small villages including Kenjuma and Sanasa with a great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde continuously throughout the day. It has a large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We take it easy climbing up to Tengboche. The air is thinner here which might make you fall sick. We rest for the night in Tengboche.


  • Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m) - 5 hours

     After early breakfast at Tengboche, we head out towards Deboche exploring the beautiful rhododendron, conifers, and birch forest. We hike downhill to Debuche and cross another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja River relishing the spectacular view of Mount Ama Dablam to climb up to Pangboche. When we reach Pangboche Monastery, the view of the Himalayan becomes closer. We continue our walk and pass through the Imja Valley and Lobuche River. Crossing another suspension bridge and with a continuous climb, the trails eventually lead us to Dingboche. Overnight at picturesque village Dingboche and rest next day here too for adaptation with the Himalayan atmosphere.


  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m) - 4 hours

    Today, we forge ahead towards Island Peak continuing along the sideways glacial deposit of the Khumbu Glacier and pass by emotive stone memorials for climbers and Sherpas who have lost their lives on nearby summits. The end of the moraine of the glacier is steep which presents a great challenge to trekkers. However, overcoming such challenging task feels impressive as we find ourselves facing several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we cross a Khumbu Glacier, we can also see the breathtaking view of Mt. Nuptse. Slowly, we head to the village of Lobuche placed at the foot of giant Lobuche Peak. We rest for the night at Lobuche.


  • Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) & Visit Everest Base Camp ((5,380 m) - 3 hours

    Today is the day when we finally step on one of the highlight destinations of the journey, Everest Base Camp at the elevation of 5,380 meters. We take an exciting walk along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorak Shep, the final stop before Everest Base Camp. After one to two hours of climbing from Gorak Shep, we finally reach the base camp just below the Khumbu Ice Fall. We enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy marvelous views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori mountains from the camp. Also, we will get the chance to meet a lot of trekking enthusiasts and even mountain climbers attempting to climb the Mount Everest. After capturing the unbelievable views of majestic beauty in camera and mostly in the heart, we return to Gorak Shep for the overnight.


  • Day 9: Early morning climb to Kalapatthar (5,643 m) & Then Trek down to Pheriche (4,371 m) - 8 hours

    Today is another important day of the trek as we wake up early before dawn to climb the cliff behind the lodges named Kala Patthar (5643 m) for a mesmeric sunrise view over the glorious Mount Everest (8,848 m).  Kala Patthar, the highest point of the whole trek, rewards us with close-up panoramic views of Mount Everest and its neighboring giant peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous other soaring mounts and also the view of Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp. After relishing the Himalayan beauty from Kala Patthar, we return to Gorakshep on a gentle way back. After lunch, we head back down to the same way we climbed to Pheriche. After a tiring day, we stay for the night at Pheriche.


  • Day 10: Trek Back to Dingboche (4200 m) - 5 hours

    After breakfast in Pheriche, we descend towards Dingboche following the classic route. The walk down is more comfortable than on the road up. After lunch in Dingboche, you either can rest or roam around to explore some of the beautiful places and also get accustomed with the friendly people. Overnight at Dingboche.


  • Day 11: Trek to Chhukung valley (4,730 m) – 4/5 hours

    Today after breakfast, we head onwards to Chhukung valley. The four to five-hour hike takes us through uphill trails up to Chhukung. We can enjoy unique summer huts, small Buddhist stupas with prayer flags and beautiful mountain views along the way. We can hike further up to Chhukung Ri (5,550 meters) to observe panoramic views of Himalayan peaks such as Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Nuptse. We hike back to Chhukung and prepare for tomorrow. Overnight at Chhukung.


  • Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,087 m)

     We are getting nearer to our ultimate destination. Today, we tramp through steep path ascending south then turn east to the main route of the valley. Then later, we walk through trail winds underneath the southern verge of the moraine from the Lhotse glacier. Next, we continue walking on a trail along a stream sideways of the route of Amphu Labtsa pass situated to the southeast. A curved path through the Imja Khola and Lhotse glacier moraines leads us to a broad valley vaulting the southwest side of Island Peak.

    As we are heading to climb one of the Himalayan peaks, pre-climb training is needed to get familiar with climbing techniques and tool to aware with the risk factors. Our professional guide will provide us a short briefing along with instruction on climbing at the base camp. Also, techniques on peak climbing and efficient use of climbing gear including ice ax, climbing boots harness, crampons and correctly using of rope are given with confirmations. We rest for the night at Island Peak Base Camp in a tent.


  • Day 13: Early in the morning Start climbing to Island peak & Then back to Chhukung

    Finally, today we make it to the top of Island Peak at the elevation of 6,189 m. We start our trekking in the early morning because in the afternoon resilient winds blow around the summit. We hike up to base camp on trails same as before. But, after a short walk from the high camp, the trail changes into a sharp climb. The sandy path quickly turns into a hard route. Soon we climb along plenty of rock culverts along the trail.

    Further on, we stride along the ridgeline that leads to the muzzle of the glacier. With the support of ropes set up by the guides, we cross this snow and ice slope. From the top of the hill, the summit is just three rope lengths away. After observing an elevated and outstanding view from the summit of a massive wall of Lhotse blocking the view of Mt. Everest, we descend all the way back to base camp for the overnight.


  • Day 14: Trek Down to Namche (3,440 m)- 7 hours

    Leaving the beautiful Island Peak behind with excellent adventurous experience of mountain climbing within you, today we descend to the trail with a pleasant walk. Passing the beautiful Sherpa villages of Orsho and Shomare and Pangboche, we walk downwards to Imja River and cross through the forest to Tengboche. The place has the largest Gompa of the Sherpa community in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Tengboche Monastery.  If you want to, we can visit the sacred site and sanctify ourselves with the sheer culture and tradition of Sherpas. We continue to descend along rhododendron and juniper forests and follow the Dudh Koshi gorge descending through pine dense forests. Further ahead, we pass a Buddhist Shrine marking the entrance to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


  • Day 15: Trek Down to Lukla (2,860 m) - 5 hours

    Today, our trails are all descending, and we will be trekking for the last time in the Everest region as we trek down to Lukla. We hike towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through the prayer flags above the spouting Dudh Koshi river. Upon our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House. We enjoy the evening traditionally with our trekking crew and thanks them for their support throughout our journey to the Everest region. Last overnight in the Himalayas.


  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu - 35 minutes

    Leaving the mountains behind and enjoying mesmeric Himalayan views for the last time we fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning.  As we reach Kathmandu airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed rest. In the afternoon, we can tour some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. You have a full day sightseeing tour around these places which help you to explore the Kathmandu Valley closely. You can also go for a keepsake shopping to bring some things for memories from Nepal. We’ll meet in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu making your last night as pleasant as possible.


  • Day 17: Final Departure

    Your adventurous climbing journey ‘Island Peak Climbing’ in Nepal concludes today. We drive you to the airport after you say a heartwarming farewell to your friends and us 2-3 hours before your scheduled flight.  You’ll be flying back home with lots of passionate memories to remember for a long time.

service include

    • Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
    • Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
    • Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks.
    • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
    • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
    • Insurance of our field staff.
    • Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment.
    • Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit). 
    • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card).
    • Kathmandu- Lukla  -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s.
    • All additional government tax & Permit.

service exclude

    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • International / any air fare.
    • Travelers insurance
    • Alcohol/Non Alcoholic Drinks .
    • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness,etc

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