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Price per person

USD $ 1990

Trip Duration

17 Days

Country

Nepal

Group Size

1 To 15 Person

Trip Grade

5
Strenuous
Strenuous Grading are those that generally includes peak climbing and mountain expedition. The elevation is higher than 6000 meters and consists above 25 days. Prior trek experience on higher altitude is required and must be extremely fit. Acclimatization is required and these treks are technical and extremely challenging.

Activity

Peak Climbing
Peak Climbing

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Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Best Season

March To May And Sept To Nov

Max Altitude

6189M

Island Peak Climbing Overview

Island Peak Climb is one of the most popular climbing adventures in Nepal that takes people to Kala Patthar (5600 meters) and Island (6189 meters). Situated in the Everest region, this Island Peak Climb allures thousands of adventure seekers every year to its premise with the promise of the spectacular view of Mount Everest and Other Popular mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam etcetera.

Climbing Island Peak can get much more challenging than popular treks like Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. As a result, it is not actually recommended or suggested for beginners or novice trekkers.

The majestic views of the mountain ranges, glaciers, diverse landscapes, waterfalls, and rivulets make climbing to Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) a serious hit. Along with that, you will get to see the diverse vegetation and wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park.

You will come across the Sherpa people following a unique and traditional lifestyle as you trek up to Island Peak. The Tengboche monastery at Tengboche, lively Namche Bazar, heartwarming hospitality of the locals, and exhilarating views from this climbing experience will fill your heart and soul with joy and wonder.

Located near Mera peak, Island peak is a difficult trek that might be challenging for you if you lack trekking experience.

Trip Highlights:

  • Spectacular views from the summit of Island Peak.
  • Stunning Mt. Everest views from Kala Patthar.
  • Witness the unique and traditional culture and lifestyle of Sherpa.
  • The colorful Namche Bazar, traditional Khumjung, Pangboche village, and nature-filled trails.
  • Views of breathtaking mountains and glaciers of the Everest region.
  • Views Of a glacial lake i.e. Imja Lake.
  • Magnificent rhododendron, pine forests, and diverse trails.

Short Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 meters).

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800 meters) and then trek to Phakding (2,652 meters): 40 minutes flight, About 3-4 hours trek.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters): About 5-6 hours of trek.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters): Exploration day/ Acclimatization Day.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 meters): About 5- 6 hours trek.

Day 6: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200 meters): About 4-5 hours trek.

Day 7: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930 meters): About 5-6 hours trek.

Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 meters) hike up to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters): About 6-7 hours trek.

Day 9: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545 meters) and back to Dingboche (4500 meters): About 7-8 hours trek.

Day 10: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200 meters) via Chukung: About 3-4 hours trek.

Day 11: Acclimatization day/ Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 12: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak (6,189 meters) trek back to base camp: About 10-12 hours trek.

Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985 meters): About 5-6 hours trek.

Day 14: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters): About 4-5 hours trek.

Day 15:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 meters): About 6-7 hours trek.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300 meters).

Day 17: Final Departure.

Difficulty And Challenges:

Snow mountain climbing is hard and Nepal Himalaya climbing is not that easy because of its elevation. But hikers can make climbing easier by spending more time in lower elevations with acclimatization. In short duration, climbing island peak is more dangerous so Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions offer climbers 17 days acclimatization friendly itinerary to summit Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek.

During your whole trip, you are required to carry almost 7 to 10 kgs backpack for day necessary goods so you must be good physical fitness, You can have prior training like Jogging, Treadmill, Stairmaster and hiking at least 1 month prior than yours climbing. 1 day prior to climbing Our climbers will teach you some technical parts and training skills it helps you to succeed in your mission to Island peak Summit(6189m)

Located in the Everest region, Island Peak stands high at an altitude of 6189 meters. The high altitude, extreme weather, and challenging trails together make this a difficult one. Island Peak climb can even get extreme for those adventure enthusiasts who know nothing about mountains or trekking. The difficulty of Island Peak Climb is a very subjective thing and varies from person to person.

Although climbing Island Peak is not as easy a thing to do, you can decrease the difficulties and challenges you might face during the trek by spending more time in mountains, getting used to uneven surfaces, doing exercise, increasing stamina, etc. Altitude sickness and an altitude above 6000 meters are not a joke.

If you are planning to climb Island Peak, you have to plan accordingly. Also, reaching there takes 2-3 days to acclimatize. This way, your body will get time to adjust to the dropping temperature and increasing height thus providing you with an advantage over Altitude Sickness.

Best Time:

The best time for Island Peak Climb is during the months of Spring I.e. March, April, and May, and the month of Autumn season i.e. September, October, and November. During these months, the path will be dry and safe. Moreover, the views of the mountains are brilliant under the blue skies. Spring and Autumn seasons are the best times difficulty-wise as well due to appropriate weather and safe trails. The trekking routes are likely to be filled with people since many people come to trek during these seasons.

The off seasons i.e. Summer and Winter are the less preferred times for climbing Island Peak. Summer due to the wet, slippery trails, and poor views, and Winter Season due to extremely cold weather.

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

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Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included : Welcome Dinner

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1300m/4264ft

Helping you with your luggage and suitcase, our staff will escort you to the hotel after picking you up from Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). You can refresh and either take a rest after a long flight or roam across the beautiful streets of Thamel. We will fill you in about our adventurous trip. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:

Fly to Lukla (2,800 meters) and then trek to Phakding

Walking Hours : 40 minutes flight, About 3-4 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2,652 meters

We will fly to one of the most highly located Lukla airports in 2800 meters which will take us about 40 minutes. After this, we will meet with all our trekking members, porters and then head towards Phakding at 2652 meters.

Day 3:

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Walking Hours : About 5 To 6 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge

Max. Altitude : 3440M

On the third day of Island Peak Climb, we trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar at 3440 meters. Namche Bazar is the famous and colorful tourist hub of the Khumbu region with amazing lodges, markets, and shops. This is also the biggest village you will witness on the whole Everest trail. We can see the stunning views of the mountains from here. We will stay the night in a hotel or guesthouse in Namche Bazar.

Day 4:

Exploration day/ Acclimatization Day

Walking Hours : 3 Hours Day Hiking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge

Max. Altitude : 3880M

We will explore the colorful Namche Bazar as we acclimatize with the changing weather and altitude. We visit the souvenir shops, tea shops and hike to near Everest View Hotel just above Namche Bazar from which we can witness excellent views of Everest. Lhotse, Ama Dablam etcetera. We explore the museum in the region before having dinner and spend our fourth night in Namche Bazar as well.

Day 5:

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Walking Hours : 6 Hour Trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude : 3,870 meters

After early morning breakfast, we leave behind Namche Bazar. On our way to Tengboche at 3870 meters, we will have a close-up view of Thamserku. Looking at the stunning views of Mt. Everest and neighboring peaks, we will cross prayer flags, Dudh Koshi river, and finally reach Tengboche after about 6 hours of trek. Tengboche is an attractive place with the biggest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region. We will explore it and spend our night in a lodge or guesthouse in Tengboche.

Day 6:

Tengboche to Pheriche

Walking Hours : About 4 To 5 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude : 4,200 meters

Walking downhill and uphill, we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours to finally reach Pheriche height of 4200 meters. We will pass through dense forests and cross ImjaKhola before climbing uphill to reach Pangboche village. We will continue trekking until we reach Pheriche village where we will stay our night.

Day 7:

Pheriche to Lobuche

Walking Hours : About 5 To 6 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude : 4,930 meters

Enjoying the views of Cholatse and Twache peak, we will trek towards Lobuche. Towards the top, we can see many stone signposts that are memorials of many Sherpas and other climbers who lost their lives while climbing Mt. Everest. Continuing our trek, we reach Lobuche at 4930 meters where we will stay our night.

Day 8:

Lobuche to Gorakshep hike up to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters)

Walking Hours : About 7 To 8 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude : 5170 meters

The eighth day of our adventurous trek is quite a challenging one as we will trek to Gorakshep at 5170 meters. We then further hike up to a height of 5364 meters to reach Everest Base Camp. As we go up higher the views of mountains get even more prominent and pleasant. We will return back to Gorakshep for our night stay after trekking for about 7 hours.

Day 9:

Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545 meters) and back to Dingboche

Walking Hours : About 7-8 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude : 4400 meters

We will wake up very early and then trek to reach Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, the view of the south face of Mount Everest is simply spectacular. Not only this we also get to see many other natural beauties for instance Khumbu glacier. We trek back to Lobuche for the night stay.

Day 10:

Trek to Island Peak base camp via Chukung

Walking Hours : About 3 To 4 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tented Camp

Max. Altitude : 5,200 meters

We will reach Chukung from Dingboche in about 2 hours. After that, we will climb along our steep trail crossing the Lhotse glacier. We will continue trekking until we reach Island Peak Base Camp at 5200 meters. We will spend our night in this base camp after setting up our tents or in tea houses.

Day 11:

Acclimatization day/ Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

Walking Hours : 6 Hours Training

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tented Camp

Max. Altitude : 5200M

We will explore Island Peak Base camp and also learn some climbing techniques from the guide. We will be provided some training and tips for using ice axes, harnesses, and other climbing equipment. We will also learn how to go up and down using the ropes in our climb. We will spend our night in a tent camp at Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 12:

Island Peak base camp to Island Peak, trek back to base camp

Walking Hours : About 10 To 12 Hours Climbing

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tented Camp

Max. Altitude : 6189 Meters

We put on our crampons and begin our adventure early in the morning to ascend up to the summit of Island Peak. We start carefully by climbing over a rocky ravine. With the help of guides, we use and fix our ropes and finally reach the apogee of our journey. The world seems stunningly beautiful from up here. After enjoying the views and capturing the pictures for quite some time, we trek back to the base camp where we will stay our night.

Day 13:

Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche

Walking Hours : About 5-6 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude : 3,985 meters

We trek back to Chukung and continue our trek to arrive at Dingboche where we have lunch. We trek for about hours to arrive at Pangboche: our destination and night stop for the day.

Day 14:

Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Walking Hours : About 4 To 5 Hours Trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude : 3,440 meters

Enjoying the glorious sights of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, lush rhododendron forest etcetera, we arrive at Tengboche. We continue descending until we reach Namche Bazar, our night stop.

Day 15:

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Walking Hours : About 7 To 8 hours trek

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2805M

Following DudhKoshi, we trek back to arrive at Lukla. We will make the most out of our last night in the Mountain region after trekking for about 7 hours to arrive at Lukla.

Day 16:

Fly to Kathmandu

Walking Hours : 45 Minutes Flight And 20 Minutes Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Category Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1310M

After breakfast, we will go to Lukla airport. Looking down at the mountains and lush valleys one last time we return back to Kathmandu via a scenic flight. You will enjoy a farewell dinner organized by the trekking agency with all the trekking members and spend the last night of 17 day Island in the hotel.

Day 17:

Final Departure

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Drive

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : None

Max. Altitude : 1305M

You will be escorted to Tribhuvan International Airport or any other mutually agreed location and we will bid goodbye.

  • The airport picks up and drops service during international arrival/ departure and domestic arrival/departure.
  • Deluxe 3-star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive with breakfast according to the itinerary.
  • All camping equipment.
  • 15 kg baggage allowance on flight and in trekking.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight and Lukla to Kathmandu flight with a guide.
  • Beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses, and lodges during the trek.
  • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of hot drinks).
  • One trekking Guide is highly experienced, friendly, English-speaking, Government licensed, and Ministry of tourism Trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  • One strong porter with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  • Everest National Park permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permits.
  • climbing permit for Island peak
  • Necessary staff during the climbing as per group size.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic rope and kitchen crew.
  • Experience and Government license holder climbing Sherpa guide as per group size.
  • Down Jacket, Four-seasonal sleeping bags, Duffel bag, and trekking map (Jackets and bags have to be returned after trip completion).
  • Complimentary welcome or Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • All necessary paper works Government tax and office service charges.
  • First Aid Medicines and medication with your guide.
  • Certificate of your trekking signed by the company Manager and your trekking Guide.

Island Peak Climbing Gear List

Body Wear:

1. Waterproof shell jacket 2. Waterproof shell pants, 3. Down jacket 4. Midweight insulated jacket 5. Lightweight fleece top 6. Windshirt 7. Softshell climbing pants 8. Glacier shirt 9. Baselayer Top and leggings x 2 sets 10. Casual/trekking clothes 11. Underwear

Head Wear:

1. Warm hat 2. Sun hat 3. Balaclava 4. Sunglasses 5. Ski goggles 6. Bandana or Buff 7. Neck gaiter (Optional)

Hand Wear:

1. Liner gloves x 2 pairs 2. Fleece gloves 3. Mountaineering gloves with removable liners 4. Expedition mittens (Optional)

Foot Wear:

1. Socks x 3-5 pairs 2. Lightweight shoes/sandals 3. Trekking boots 4.6000m mountaineering boots 5. Snow gaiters 6. Bivvy boots (Optional)

Bags and Backpacks:

1. Small lockable duffel bag x 1 (30-40 liters) 2. Large lockable duffel bag x 1 (95-132 liters) 3. Mountaineering/Daypack (40-50 liters)

Camping Gear:

1. Down sleeping bag (-15C/5F or better) 2. Foam sleeping mat 3. Inflatable sleeping mat 4. Camping pillow (Optional) 5. Water bottles x 2

6. Water bottle covers x 2 7. Cup, bowl, and spoon 8. Pee bottle

Other Accessories:

1. Headlamp plus spare lithium batteries 2. Personal first aid kit and medication, plus spare 3. Personal toiletries 4. Sun cream and lip balm 5. Wet wipes

6. Camping towel 7. Personal entertainment (Optional) 8. Pocket knife/Leatherman/tool kit (Optional) 9. Camera (Optional) 10. Stuff sacks. 11. Chemical hand and toe warmers. 12. Earplugs. 13. Collapsible trekking poles. 14. Mobile phone.

Climbing Gear or Equipment:

1. Ice axe 2. Crampons 3. Climbing helmet 4. Climbing harness 5. Belay/rappel device 6. Locking carabiners x 2 7. Non-locking carabiners x 1 8. Mechanical ascender (Supplied)

9. 6 meters of 16mm tape or 8mm cord 10. Prusik

Other equipment:

1, Copy of passport 2. Travel agent contact details 3. Insurance policy details.

Island Peak Climbing FAQ'S

Q. How do food and water help to climb the Island peak?

Q. what kind of insurance policy can I buy?

Island Peak Climbing Reviews
Taylor Benjamin
Taylor Benjamin
AustraliaIsland Peak Climbing 2018

We climbed the Island peak with mission Himalaya in2018 October. 3 of us climbed with 2 sherpas. It's a very technical climbing peak using a pair of crampons, and Jumar. WE did some climbing training in Chukung with our Sherpa guide. We are very grateful to Mission Himalaya for taking care of us and giving such great hospitality. Birendra was our trekking guide and Nima Sherpa was our climbing leader with Nar and Lakpa. Hopefully, we will go next time more than 6500m peaks with Mission Himalaya Treks. Recommended highly to all.

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