Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: Domestic Flight
  • Food: American Plan Basis
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Camping Tent
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 6,160 M

Island Peak Climbing is one of the popular peaks climbing in Nepal. Summiting Island Peak is a great choice for beginner trekkers. Moreover, many trekkers and mountaineers summit Island Peak before summiting major peaks like Everest and Kanchenjunga as a warm-up. Island Peak Climbing is little challenging than the Everest Base Camp, yet the view it presents is totally worth climbing. 

This adventurous journey will include beautiful dense forests of rhododendrons, juniper, oak, birch & conifer, lovely small rivers, thrilling suspension bridges, picturesque villages & valleys, moraines, and lots of ascends & descends on steep, rugged, icy, and rocky paths. You will get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Pokalde (5,806 m), and many more. Locals of this region are generally Sherpa, Rai, Limbu. They have their own dialect, tradition, culture, and way different lifestyle than us.

In 1953, the southwest summit of Imja Tse (Island Peak) was first climbed as part of a training exercise by a British expedition team that went on to summit Mt. Everest. However, the main summit was climbed by Hans-Rudolf Von Gunten and two unknown Sherpas (member of Swiss team who second climbed Everest after Tenzing & Eadmund and first climbed Lhotse) in 1956.

Best Time to Summit Island Peak 

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) is the best time to summit Island Peak. During Spring and Autumn, the region presents captivating views of the mountain landscapes and trail also become extremely beautiful. You can also go on this trip during winter but the harsh cold weather might not fit for everyone.

Food and Accommodation during Island Peak Climbing

During Island Peak Climbing, you will stay in 2 or 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu and in lodge/camp during the Island Peak Climbing. All the rooms will be on twin sharing basis. You will only get breakfast in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. While on the trek the food will be served according to the menu of the lodge. During your stay in camp, food will be prepared and served by the crew members. 

Similarly, drinking water is easily available everywhere. You can carry reusable water bottle and water purification tablets to double check the quality of waters. We highly encourage you not to buy water bottle during the trip as it helps in preservation of the region.

Is Island Peak Climbing is difficult?

Island Peak Climbing is a strenuous journey in the Himalayas. Island Peak Climbing will provide you with the ground knowledge and experience before going on an expedition to the world's highest mountains. 

You don't need to have prior trekking experience to do this climbing. However, every day you have to trek for around 5 to 6 hours, and on the day of the summit, you are also needed to trek 8 to 10 hours a day, which does require strong physical fitness, determination, and good stamina. We will also provide you with pre-climbing training where you will learn proper use of gears like harness, crampons, rope, are, extra that will help you boost your confidence.

Achievement after Island Peak

Island Peak Climbing will let you know the basic mountaineering skills. You will get to experience the enchanting beauty of this isolated region along with the tradition and lifestyle of the locals. You will learn to work as a team player, survive in the extreme region, and make new friends. You will return with the lifelong memories that will stay with you forever.


  • Namche Bazar and glorious views of the world's highest mountains from the Everest View Hotel
  • Beautiful trail covered with rhododendron, pine, oak & juniper forests
  • Gorgeous landscapes
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Island Peak Base Camp
  • Panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,816 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and many other mountains

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 235 Minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840) and trek to Phakding, 4 hours
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazar, 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 4Rest, Explore and acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
  • Day 55-6 hours walk to arrive at Tengboche
  • Day 6Around 4-5 hours trek to Dingboche
  • Day 73-4 hours walk to reach at Chhukung
  • Day 8Rest and acclimatization with climb Chhukung Ri (5550m)
  • Day 9Ascent to Island Peak Base Camp, 3-4 hours
  • Day 10Summit Island Peak Climbing (6,160m) and back to Chhukung
  • Day 11Trek back to Pangboche, 4-5 hours walk
  • Day 124-5 hours trek down to Namche Bazar
  • Day 13Around 5-6 hours trek down to Lukla
  • Day 14Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 15Final Departure Day

What's Included

  • Transportation Service
    Arrival and Departure: Transfer from Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Airport & “Welcome Farewell Dinner with Drinks” in Kathmandu.
    Domestic Flight: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu with Personal Baggage.
  • Accommodation & Meal Service
    Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Night star category Hotel at Kathmandu on Twin Share Room and Breakfast, B/B plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
    Lodge Accommodation during Trek: 11 Night Local Lodges on Twin Share Room and Full board meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking, AP plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
    Tent Accommodation during Climb: 1 Night Tented Camp, High food, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during climbing period, AP plan basis. (We have fix tented camp at Island Peak Base Camp)
    Drinks & Beverage: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Milk, Juice (Lemon, orange, mango, etc) and hot drinking water as required.
  • Manpower Service
    Guide: One Nepali experience guide of Government trained / Licenses holder.
    Climbing Sherpa Guide: 01 Climbing Sherpa guide for 1 to 3 Member and 02 Climbing Sherpa Guide for 4 to 8 Member and 03 Climbing Sherpa guide for 9 to 12 Member.
    Porter: Porter for each member to carry their luggage and necessary porter to carry camping equipment and climbing equipment during Trek and Climbing period.
  • Government Taxes
    Island Peak Permit: Mt. Island Peak permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry fee with all local government taxes during the trek.
    Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit Fee
  • Camping Service during Climbing Period
    High Altitude Tent: North face dome tent, wall / cabin Kitchen tent for member and Sherpa guide
    Grouping / Fixing Gear: Main Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Rock Pitons, etc.
    Camping Equipment: Required cooking utensils or gear, Fuel, EP Gas, Stove, Mattress, Light, etc.
  • Safety and Security
    We Provide one Duffle Bag for each member with full information of Island Peak Climbing.
    Emergency Heli Rescue Arrangement on the spot as per your insurance.
    Oxygen, Max Regulator / Gamow Bag, First Aid Medicine Kid.
    Pre information about Acute / Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) & High Altitude Cerebral Edema Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Medication Treatment etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu with extra night stay at Kathmandu due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, laundry, any alcoholic beverage, and shopping and personal clothing etc
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude rescue insurance of member which is bringing from own country by member.
  • Tips: Tips for guide, porter and driver as yourself (Tip is expected).
  • International Round Trip Airfare and Nepelese visa fee and any expenses that are not mentioned in price included part.