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Island Peak Climbing Overview

Trekkers who have done enough trekking in the mountains seek the next kind of adventure like peak Climbing. Peak climbing is probably the next kind of adventure they want to head out to. Meanwhile, for practice, many experienced Climbers head out for this adventure as a warm-up exercise for their next 8000m expedition.

To do peak climbing, there are many destinations in the world. But if you want to do it and you are unsure, then choose the Himalayas of Nepal. Here, you will get a plethora of options to do peak climbing. Among them, to be specific today, we will talk about Island Peak, which is one of the prominent climbing peaks along with Mera Peak in Nepal.


The peak was given the name Island Peak by Eric Shipton’s group in 1951. Since it looks like an island in a sea of ice while viewing from Dingboche, it was given that name. Later, in 1983 this peak was named Imja Tse by the local people of the region. However, with two of the names for the peak, Island Peak is still the most often used and is a renowned name worldwide.

People who are thinking of heading out for the Island peak climb have thoughts regarding their physical condition and willingness to do it. To be able to do this climbing, it is compulsory to be physically fit. Along with a high level of fitness, the other thing you must have is the willingness and determination to do it. Since island peak climbing is a hardcore adventure, only people who are determined and love adventure can enjoy it and take full advantage of this adventure.

Further to be specific, this Island peak climbing needs physical flexibility but doesn’t require great climbing techniques. As per our observations and review of climbing guides, the success rate for the Island peak climbing exceeds 90%. So for that reason, we can say that Island Peak Climbing is also suitable for beginners.

Therefore, we want to say that the Island Peak climbing with Everest base camp trek Package is designed specifically for aspiring climbers who wish to combine trekking and mountaineering expeditions into one trip. Hence, we suggest they slowly start their mountaineering career by doing Island Peak climbing and then continuing to other challenging peaks.

Trip Highlights:

  • Spectacular views from the summit of Island Peak (6,189).
  • Journey to Mount Everest's base camp, the tallest mountain in the world.
  • Magical View from Kalapatthar, the highest point in the Everest area which is situated at a height of 5,545 meters.
  • Views of the majestic mountains in the Everest region, including Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Makalu, etc.
  • Experience the distinctive and traditional culture and way of life of the Sherpa.
  • The colorful Namche Bazar, traditional Khumjung, Pangboche village, and nature-filled trails
  • Views of breathtaking glaciers of the Everest region and the glacial lake (Imja Lake).
  • A fantastic climbing experience for beginners that is comparatively easy despite its adventure.
  • Discover the exotic vegetation and wildlife of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Trekking through the forest, grassland, and high pass with a unique experience.
  • Trek through the natural beauty of high peaks, stunning alpine rhododendrons, pine woods, and several monasteries.

So, where does the Climb to Island Peak Begin?

The climb to Island Peak begins in the Khumbu region of Nepal. But the actual journey to this climb starts with the trek.

As you know, Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Everest region and it is often included as part of the Everest Base Camp trek or other trekking routes of the area.

Basically, the typical starting point for the Island Peak climbing is Lukla. It is a small town with an airport that serves as the gateway to the Khumbu region. To get to Lukla, most trekkers and climbers fly from Kathmandu which is the capital city of Nepal. Then once the climbers reach Lukla, the journey to Island Peak will follow a route that includes stops in various villages and teahouses along the way, such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung, and finally to Island Peak base camp.

You should know that Chhukung is the last village before climbers make their way to the Island Peak Base Camp. And finally, from there, climbers will ascend to High Camp and make their final push to the summit of Island Peak.

When should you do this climb for the best experience?

In the case of trekking, the adventurer has nothing to do except walk. For that reason, trekking can be done in any kind of season by taking certain precautions. But when it comes to mountaineering and climbing at great altitudes, one must be quite cautious about the time they are set to start on the adventure.

Hence, if you genuinely want to experience the thrill of the high altitude mountaineering then obviously, Island Peak (Imja Tse) in Nepal is calling your name. But as it calls you, you have to respond at the right time to have an ultimate climbing experience. So for that reason, let’s discuss the ideal times for spectacular Island Peak climbing and create an experience that will live long in the memory.

1. Spring Bliss (April and May):

According to the calendar, the first season which is favorable for doing the island peak climbing happens to be the spring season. Basically, the Spring season in Nepal lasts from April to May. Especially, in this time, the country welcomes thousands of trekkers from all over the places in the world.

Generally, the days during the spring season remain particularly warm. On average, the daylight remains for like 9 hours with a temperature of 16 to 18 degrees Celsius above the 3800m altitude. On clear and sunny days, it could reach up to 25 degrees Celsius. And in the night and morning times, the temperature could significantly drop to -10 to -15 degrees Celsius. Further, as we talk about the Island’s peak region, the temperature there particularly remains under the freezing point.

  • Why Spring: With clear blue skies, mild temperatures, and enchanting scenes of rhododendron forests in full bloom, we can surely label spring season as the undisputed champion of Island Peak climbing seasons. In this season, the weather is as stable as your excitement levels. So definitely it’s a prime time for summit attempts, which promises you a unique close-up view of the Himalayas.

2. Autumn Awesomeness (September and October):

Arguably, autumn is the best time for Island Peak Cimbing. Generally, we say that the autumn season starts in September. But as we see, September receives random rainfall and it is uncertain of clear weather. So as soon as September crosses, the greenery occurs all over the area, making it a dreamland for trekking. Another great feature of this season is the ideal temperature, which makes this season an amazing time for climbing the mountains.

Talking about the temperature of this season, the average temperature above 3800m remains above 14 to 16 degrees Celsius, whereas on sunny days, it can reach 20 to 22 degrees Celsius. Likewise, in the morning and night time, it could drop up to -10 to -12 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, on the Island peak region, the temperature will drop below the freezing point.

  • Why Wait Till Autumn: Relieve the perfect temperature, good for both trekking and climbing with perfect view of landscapes and peaks. Also, you will get the opportunity to celebrate the festival with the local people. By considering these things, you can say that autumn is your other golden ticket to Island Peak climbing.

3. Winter and Monsoon

Now, a word of advice: Stay away from the monsoon season (June to August) at all costs! Heavy rain, landslides, and unpredictable weather could turn your dream adventure into a nightmare. And while winter (December to February) has its charm, it’s not for the faint of heart. Bone-chilling cold, heavy snow, and challenging trekking conditions might make it harder in this season.

Therefore, for a successful and perfect Island Peak climbing, your best bet is to gear up for spring or autumn. Ensure your safety and comfort with proper fitness preparation, acclimatization, and the guidance of experienced local guides and support teams. Before you lace up those climbing boots, double-check the latest weather and trail conditions with local authorities and guides. Then be set for Island Peak climbing, where exciting adventure meets outstanding views, and memories of a lifetime are waiting to be made.

Is the Island Peak Climbing as Dangerous as it Sounds?

Climbing Island Peak Can be challenging and potentially dangerous. But, with the proper preparation, skill, and guidance it can be done in the most enjoyable way. As we talk about it, we think that Island Peak climbing is not as dangerous as the 8000-meter mountain climbing. Basically, this adventure can be completed by anyone who is Physically active and determined.

And talking about the deaths, there haven’t been too many in recent years. Compared to Everest climbing, the Island Peak climbing is less exposed. For that reason, a few of the deaths have been reported caused by altitude sickness in this region. But with Mission Himalaya, we assure you that you don’t have to worry about the perfect itinerary that will allow you to acclimatize for the Island Peak climbing.

Level of climbing skills you need

To be frank, Island peak climbing needs some experience with trekking. You have to be fully determined, energetic, and fit having love with the mountains. It’s also okay if you don’t have previous climbing experience but you should be fully active in physical activity and adventure. Therefore, we want to say that Island Peak climbing is not difficult for beginners. With the help of our highly trained climbing leaders, you will learn to have fabulous decision-making abilities.

Preparation for Island Peak Climbing

This pyramid-shaped pinnacle gives a tempting experience of high-altitude mountaineering at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level. And to be honest, reaching up there requires a bit of attention and careful planning before starting the adventure. Although we rate the Island Peak climb as a beginner’s climb, we want you to prepare for this adventure very well.

To prepare the climbers in every aspect, we have planned to set up the perfect preparation plan for the Island Peak climbing here. From physical fitness and mental fortitude to equipment and logistics, we’ll outline the key elements that will transform your dream of standing atop this Himalayan giant into a reality. So, gear up and read below the points to prepare yourself for island Peak climbing.

Let’s start by breaking down the preparation for Island Peak climbing into paragraphs for a more detailed understanding:

Physical Fitness

Being in top physical shape is essential when getting ready for Island Peak climbing. For that, you have to focus on exercises like jogging, cycling, and swimming to increase your heart and lung capacity. As you should know, cardiovascular fitness is very important for you in this adventure. So for that, you should be doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and cardio workouts to build up your cardio endurance.

In addition to cardio, strength training which focuses on your upper body, leg muscles, and core is a further essential thing. Some of the strength-building exercises include squats, lunges, planks, and weightlifting. These exercises can help you by improving your agility and lowering the chance of accidents during Island peak climbing. Also, you can practice flexibility which includes yoga or stretching exercises.

Altitude Acclimatization

Every climber knows that an important component of almost every high-altitude climb is acclimatization. You should know that your body requires time to adjust to the lower oxygen levels as you rise. So, it is important for you to climb progressively and spend many days at lower heights before climbing to a greater level. Therefore, in order to adapt your body to the thin air, we take you through routes such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, or Dingboche where you will acclimatize properly and fully enjoy your ebc with Island peak climbing adventure.

Technical Training

While Island Peak climbing doesn’t require advanced mountaineering skills, it’s crucial to possess a basic understanding of key techniques. Consider enrolling in a basic mountaineering course if you lack experience. These courses cover essentials like rope work, ice axe usage, and crampon techniques. Meanwhile, after you belong to us, we’ll let you practice these abilities with a trained instructor while on acclimatization hikes or in a supervised training setting for Island Peak Climbing.

Gear and Equipment

We think that your comfort will give you a great experience while doing the island peak climb. So for that, you have to invest in high-quality gear and clothing designed for high-altitude climbing. Some items that can make you comfortable are a down jacket, waterproof layers, insulated gloves, and high-altitude boots. Ensure these things fit well and are in excellent condition.

Training Climbs

Think about attempting climbs on relatively easier peaks before doing Island Peak climbing. Peaks like Lobuche East and Mera Peak provide great practice areas since they give you invaluable experience in high-altitude climbing and boost your confidence.

Mental Preparation

When climbing at high altitudes, mental toughness is just as important as physical fitness. To ease anxiety and increase confidence, visualize climbing and picture different kinds of scenarios. Meanwhile, develop a positive attitude and a strong desire to succeed since these qualities will help you in the challenging circumstances of Island Peak climbing.

Logistics and Planning

Careful planning is essential for Island peak climbing. Set a detailed itinerary that incorporates acclimatization days and allows for flexibility to accommodate adverse weather conditions, so that you can discuss it with us. Also, ensure booking dates and discuss meal plans and dietary restrictions with us to ensure you have the necessary diet during your Island peak climbing.

Safety First

Safety should always come before summiting. Instead of trying to reach the summit at any cost, you should constantly evaluate the dangers and base your decisions on safety. In this regard, put your trust in the expertise of your guide, who has enough information about the landscape and limitations of the island peak climbing.

Keep a Light Backpack

Avoiding a heavy backpack during Island Peak climbing is vital due to the extreme altitude and physical challenges of the journey. In this adventure, you have to push yourself up to 6000 meters. And as you push yourself up, the air becomes thinner and it will become difficult to breathe you. So, being overburdened by your pack’s extra weight might leave you exhausted and less able to handle difficult tasks like using ropes and ice axes.

So, to increase your chances of summiting successfully, every item in your backpack must serve a specific purpose and contribute to your safety and progress. Hence, during Island Peak climbing, keeping your load light ensures that you conserve energy, maintain balance, and focus on reaching the summit safely.

Enjoy the Journey

Finally, remember that Island Peak climbing is not just about reaching the summit. It’s about the entire adventure. Get to know the Sherpa people, experience the local culture, and take in the amazing sights such as the Khumbu Glacier, the Dudh Koshi River, and the marvelous Himalayan landscapes. We are sure that doing these things will surely make your Island Peak climbing truly unforgettable.

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1300m/4264ft

Helping you with your luggage and suitcase, our staff will escort you to the hotel from Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). After a long flight, you will arrive at the hotel and here, you can relax, take a nap, or wander through Thamel’s charming streets. After a while, we will tell you more about our exciting Island peak climbing journey in the hotel and help you prepare for it. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Walking Hours: 40 Minutes Flight, About 3-4 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude: 2,652 Meters

According to the new regulations, from March 15 through May 30, 2023, flights to Lukla will leave from Manthali Airport, 133 kilometers to the east of Kathmandu.

You’ll fly from Kathmandu to Lukla today. The 40-minute flight to Lukla will leave you breathless with the scenery of close-up hills and mountains. And after soaring above the Himalayan region you will get to see the first sights of the beautiful Mahalangur Himalayan Range here. Then in a matter of moments, you will reach the Lukla airport which is tucked between mountains.

Following this, we will gather with all of our porters and trekkers and then have lunch before heading on to Phakding. The route from Lukla to Phakding is straightforward. Overnight at the lodge in Phakding.

Walking Hours: About 5 To 6 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude: 3440M

On the third day of Island Peak Climbing, we will 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. From here, we certainly get a magnificent view of the mountains, and we’ll spend the night in a hotel or guesthouse in Namche Bazar.

Walking Hours: 3 Hours Day Hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude: 3880M

As we adjust to the changing weather and altitude, we will tour Namche Bazar’s vibrant marketplace. After that, we will stop by the souvenir and tea shops and trek to a location just above Namche Bazar where we can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. We spend our fourth night in Namche Bazar after visiting the local museum, followed by dinner.

Walking Hours: 6 Hour Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude: 3,870 Meters

On this 5th day of the Island peak climbing journey, we depart Namche Bazar after an early-morning breakfast. 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.

Walking Hours: About 4 To 5 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: 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’s height of 4200 meters. We will pass through dense forests and cross ImjaKhola before climbing uphill to reach Pangboche village. Then, we will continue trekking until we reach Pheriche village where we will stay our night on this 6th day of island peak climbing.

Walking Hours: About 5 To 6 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: 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 Island peak climbing, we reach Lobuche at 4930 meters where we will stay our night.

Walking Hours: About 7 To 8 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude: 5170 Meters

The eighth day of our island peak climbing journey 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 the mountains get even more prominent and pleasant. After a roughly seven-hour journey, we will return to Gorakshep for the night.

Walking Hours: About 7-8 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude: 4400 Meters

On this 9th day of the island peak climbing journey, 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. In addition to this, we also get to witness many other stunning natural beauties like the Khumbu Glacier, before making the nighttime walk back to Lobuche.

Walking Hours: About 3 To 4 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: 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 our Island Peak climbing until we reach Island Peak Base Camp at 5200 meters. After reaching this prime destination, we will spend our night straightaway in this base camp by setting up our tents.

Walking Hours: 6 Hours Training

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Max. Altitude: 5200M

We will explore the Island Peak Base camp and also learn some climbing techniques from the guide. Thereafter, will be provided some training and tips for using ice axes, harnesses, and other climbing equipment. Then, 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.

Walking Hours: About 10 To 12 Hours Climbing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Max. Altitude: 6189 Meters

We put on our crampons and begin our adventure early in the morning to ascend 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 Island peak climbing. Unquestionably, the world seems stunningly beautiful from up here. After fully enjoying the views and capturing the pictures for quite some time, we will shortly trek back to the base camp where we will spend our night.

Walking Hours: About 5-6 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude: 3,985 Meters

After completing island peak climbing, we will make the trip back to Chukkhung today, leaving the mountains past and moving forward to Dingboche on the way down.  Thereafter, we will have lunch in Dingboche, and then we’ll proceed to the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River. From the river, we will ascend slowly via Debuche until we come to an end at Pangboche. To reach Pangboche Village, we will pass through a number of settlements, including Orsho, Shomare, and Lower Pangboche. Overnight at the lodge in Pangboche village.

Walking Hours: About 4 To 5 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge

Max. Altitude: 3,440 Meters

Following the trail from Pangboche on this 14th day of Island peak climbing journey, we will return through the old path that directs through the Imja Tse River and forest to arrive at Tengboche. After arriving at Tengboche, we will have lunch and shortly visit Tengboche Monastery. From Tengboche, we can also enjoy the magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, the thick rhododendron forest, etc. Finally from Tengboche, we will keep descending until we reach Namche Bazar to spend the night.

Walking Hours: About 7 To 8 Hours Trek

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Max. Altitude: 2805M

After a long adventure, the exciting and fulfilling Island peak climbing journey will finally come to an end on this day. From Namche Bazaar, you will follow Dudhkoshi and eventually arrive at Lukla after trekking for half a day. After reaching Lukla, your Island peak trek across the Mountains will finally come to an end. Here, you can thank people who have supported you in the ups and downs throughout the trek and bid farewell to the locals. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

Walking Hours: 45 Minutes Flight And 20 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 Star Category Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1310M

After breakfast, we will head towards the Lukla airport from our lodge to take the earliest flight. Looking down at the mountains and beautiful valleys for one last time through the sky, we will return to Kathmandu. When you get to Kathmandu, we’ll treat you with a special goodbye meal of delectable Nepalese cuisine at one of the city’s best restaurants.

Additionally, this will be an excellent opportunity for us to learn about your experiences with Island peak climbing and get recommendations that will help us become better in the future. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Drive

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

Max. Altitude: 1305M

Today you will be waving final goodbyes to us. After everything is ready, one of our company representatives will pick you up at the international airport 3 hours before your flight. While going back to the airport, you will surely recall some of the most amazing times we had on our Island Peak climbing journey.

Then after some while you will be bidding your final goodbye to this lovely country. We sincerely hope that this is not the end of it and that we will continue to communicate with you in different forms. Have a safe trip!

Island Peak Climbing Cost

  • Transfer by luxurious private vehicle from the airport to the chosen hotel and back again.
  • BB Basis (Bed and Breakfast) Superb Hotel Accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu.
  • One trekking guide with extensive expertise, friendliness, fluency in English, government licensing, and Ministry of Tourism training is provided with salary, meals, lodging, transportation, and insurance.
  • All camping equipment.
  • 15 kg baggage allowance on flight and in trekking.
  • Domestic flights including airport taxes.
  • Twin-sharing accommodations in tea houses during your journey are in order with the itinerary you selected.
  • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of hot drinks).
  • One strong porter with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  • National park Entry fees( Sagarmatha National Park & Khumbu Rural Municipality entrance permits).
  • Climbing permit for Island summit..
  • Necessary staff during the climbing as per group size.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic rope and kitchen crew.
  • An expert and certified Sherpa guide depending on the size of the group.
  • Four-season sleeping bags, Down Jacket, a duffel bag, and a trekking map (Following the excursion, luggage and jackets must be returned).
  • 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.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also not included in case of early returns, flight delays, or other causes than the scheduled itinerary).
  • International flight charges.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees.
  • Charges for personal costs like phone calls, internet, laundry, hot and cold beverages, mineral water, and hot showers.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other soft drinks in the city and while trekking.
  • Added lodging in Kathmandu as opposed to the itinerary.
  • Tips and Gratitude for your staff like guides, porters, and drivers.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel due to early arrival, and late departure. Or if you come early from the mountain due to any reason.
  • Costs associated with accidents and natural calamities.
  • Sightseeing costs in Kathmandu.
  • Services that are not mentioned in the include section.
  • Travel – medical insurance and emergency evacuation.

Trip Gear

Island Peak Climbing Support

Facilities of Accommodation

Throughout the adventure, we will ensure that we will provide you with the best facilities to keep you satisfied. On the very first day of the adventure, we will accommodate you in a 3-star luxury hotel in Kathmandu Valley. Here, you will have to share the room with your partners. But upon request, we can arrange the room for you.

While on the Island peak trek, you can easily get single rooms in the lower altitude areas. Whereas at the high altitudes, the chances of getting single rooms are very low. So, we will try our best if you are looking for such kind of facilities on the trek. Remember that we are looking forward to serving you with the best accommodation facilities at the best price. Meanwhile, in the adventure, there may be some kind of situation and facility that you may have to compromise. If such kind of scenario arrives, then we will request you to make certain adjustments.

Keep in mind that many guesthouses at higher altitudes only provide the most basic accommodations. You must pay more money if you would like to have access to great facilities. And as you start the Island peak climbing, we will accommodate you in the tent which is especially warm and safe. Meanwhile, you will have to share the tent with your partners in the Island peak climbing adventure. For further information on the Accommodation, you can consult with us for the best accommodation options before the trek.

Food and drinks in Island Peak Climbing

During the high altitude trek or mountaineering, you have to be fully in condition. To be in that state, nutritious foods and hydration play a very important role. Food and drinks play a crucial role in sustaining your energy and hydration levels. More importantly, it also plays a great role in lowering the possibility of facing dangerous Acute Mountain sickness on the Island Peak Climbing journey.

Trekking in the Himalayas has now become a famous adventure for people all around the world. Many teahouses, lodges, and restaurants have been set up for the perfect hospitality of the tourists. Mostly in the Everest region where there is most of the tourist inflow, has seen rapid development. Therefore, with the growing number of teahouses and restaurants, you can also see the variety of food and drink options in the island peak climbing journey. You will have access to a variety of hot meals while on your adventure, including Western, Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan options.

Here’s what you can expect in terms of food and drinks while on the Island Peak climbing journey:

1. Meals on the Trail:

  • Breakfast: Typically on Island Peak climbing journey, the breakfast includes hot beverages like tea or coffee, along with a variety of options such as porridge, muesli, eggs, toast, and sometimes local specialties like Tibetan bread or pancakes.
  • Lunch: Also on this trip, you’ll often stop at teahouses or lodges along the way for lunch. The menu can vary but usually includes choices like noodles, soups, sandwiches, potatoes, rice meals, momos, pizza, pasta, spaghetti, and meat items.
  • Dinner: In the evenings, you’ll enjoy a hearty dinner at your teahouse or lodge. The menu often features a range of options, including Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup with vegetables), as well as international choices like pasta, pizza, and more. Protein sources like chicken or yak meat may also be available. Mostly the lunch items are eaten for dinner with the dessert options as an addition.

2. Drinks:

Note:  You must take enough water and other liquids while on this island peak climbing journey to stay hydrated. We advise you to drink at least 2-3 liters of water each day. Altitude sickness and other minor problems can be avoided by doing this.

There are multiple options for hot, soft, and hard drinks on this journey. Hot drinks such as Tea, coffee, hot lemon, and hot chocolate are available on the Island Peak trek.

There are also strong beverages like scotch, rum, and wine available in addition to soft drinks like Coke, Fanta, Sprite, canned beer, and juice. Despite the fact that it is easily accessible, alcohol is not recommended if you are trekking this trail. Due to their fast dehydration of the body, these beverages are the primary cause of altitude sickness. Therefore, for a fit and healthy trek, be careful to avoid consuming alcohol on the Island Peak climbing journey.

Information on the medical facilities available along the trek

During Island peak climbing, it’s essential to recognize that medical facilities are quite limited in remote terrain. The journey typically starts in Lukla, which has some basic medical resources and health posts. But, as you trek higher into the Himalayas, towns like Namche Bazaar and Pheriche offer additional medical support and basic checkups. However, as you ascend and reach Island Peak Base Camp, there are no proper and formal medical facilities.

For that reason, we advise climbers and trekkers to bring personal medications with them, for common illnesses and altitude sickness, and to be careful when acclimatizing to avoid problems caused by the altitude on this amazing Island peak climbing journey.

Permits for Island Peak Climbing

You should know that trekking and climbing aren’t free in Nepal. Climbing and trekking to Island Peak in Nepal requires essential permits: the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Permit, the Local Municipality permit, and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. To tell the truth, the main goal of these permits is to ensure compliance with regulations and help manage safety in the Everest region. So now we’ll mention the primary permits you’ll need to do this adventure:

  1. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Permit: Island Peak is categorized as a “trekking peak” by the NMA. To climb it, you need to obtain an NMA permit.
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: To access the Everest region and Island Peak region, you must obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. This permit is available in Kathmandu or at the park entrance in Monjo.
  3. Local Municipality Permit: To go through a specific trekking route to reach Island Peak, you may also need permits from local municipalities or village development committees.

Additionally, climbing Island Peak typically requires the services of a licensed guide for your safety and navigation in the challenging terrain of the Everest region. Therefore, with us, you don’t have to worry about any kind of permit process as we will help you with the permit application process. For further information regarding how to obtain permits for island Peak climbing you can visit our blog.

Final Say

Finally, we want to say that island peak climbing is one of the most spectacular and unique adventures that pushes your physical and mental limitations to a new level. Especially, it is a perfect adventure for those who have done enough trekking and want to try something new in the mountains. With the utmost preparation and the basic knowledge of the location and environment, we believe that you are all set to head out on this Amazing island peak climbing journey with a whole new level of excitement and purpose.

Further, our team at Mission Himalaya continually provides our clients with everything we have to offer. We kindly welcome you on this memorable adventure with us to explore the world’s tallest mountain ranges. Whether you are an experienced adventurer or just searching for your initial outdoor trip, remember that we always remain here to assist you.

You may reach us by phone at +977-9841965533 or by landline at +977-14700252 if you have any concerns or inquiries about island peak climbing or any other peak climbing in Nepal. Alternatively, you may contact us by sending an email to or leaving a message on our WhatsApp. Hope we get to meet soon. Happy Trekking!

Island Peak Climbing FAQ'S


We advise a mountain air ambulance up to Island summit’s altitude of 6,189m. We also advise purchasing insurance for medical expenses, travel cancellations due to pandemics, natural disasters, and delayed or canceled flights.


The lodges or tea houses where you stay throughout the trekking segment will serve a three-course meal. You can try a range of cuisines, such as Tibetan, Nepali, Indian, continental, Italian, and more, by making your choice from the menu.

Sherpa guides will make wholesome meals for you while you camp out during the climbing portion of your Island Peak climb. While we are at Island Peak Base Camp and High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic meals for you to enjoy. Nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins will all be included in the meals that will be supplied.


If you are willing to schedule a private date, the group may not be present. You will be climbing with individuals that share your sense of adventure and desire to discover the mountain sceneries.

Nevertheless, you will be led by Mission Himalaya’s skilled native Sherpa climbing guides. Assisting you from day one, our guide will provide you with crucial tips and show you the tricks to perform while climbing the mountain.


After reaching the island peak base camp via kuchung at 5200 meters we will spend our night at base camp after setting up the tents or in tea houses.

Another day is acclimatization day where you’ll spend the day at the island peak base camp.

And finally, on the last day, we will move on from the island base camp to the island summit, and after enjoying the views you’ll trek back to the base camp where you will be spending the night in the tent. So, generally, we will have to spend 2-3 nights in a tent while climbing the island summit.


Subsequently, we supply all of the personal equipment you’ll need for the Island Peak Climb. We’ll also let you know where to find some reputable shops in Kathmandu where you can get the extra equipment and supplies you need.


The region’s drinking water sources are the river and the stream, however, we do not advise you to drink from these because there are tea houses where you can get tap, boiled, or bottled water all the way to base camp.

However, mission Himalaya will provide boiled and purified water to their climbers up to the summit.

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    Island Peak Climbing Reviews

    Taylor Benjamin

    Island 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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