Climbing Island Peak

USD 1,855
  • Activities
    Climbing Island Peak
  • Max Elevation
    6189m/20299ft at Island Peak
  • Trip Duration
    14 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full Board during Trek & Climb BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx 4 - 5 Hours

Climbing Island Peak Highlights :

  • Island Peak Summit is at 6189 meters.
  • Witness magnificent views of Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Baruntse 7720m, Ama Dablam 6856m, and other surrounding high peaks in the Everest region.
  • Experience an opportunity to trek through rich Sherpa cultural villages in the midst of the world’s towering mountain ranges.
  • Enjoy Scenic Mountaineering Flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.

Trip Introduction :

Climbing Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular highest trekking peaks in Nepal. Island Peak Climbing with EBC is also located inside the Everest and Khumbu region of Nepal. Likewise, It is also known as ‘Imja Tse’, which was first climbed by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. They climbed as a part of the preparation for the peak climbing, expedition, and mountaineering of Mount Everest. 

Island Peak Summit offers an ultimate peak climbing adventure experience with the magnificent views of Lhotse 8501m, Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Nuptse 7879m, Baruntse 7720m, Ama Dablam 6856m, and other surrounding high peaks inside Everest region. It is an excellent opportunity for adventure climbers for exploring the dramatic landscapes of Khumbu or the Everest region of Nepal.

So as The trip offers the best climbing opportunity for beginners who want to achieve their dreams of the most preferred trekking Peak in Nepal. Furthermore, Island peak climbing is for Energetic and physically fit individuals who can conquer it.

Island Peak Climbing Cost and Itinerary :

The Island Peak Climbing with EBC Tour Cost and Itinerary starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, we will take a short and scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Here, Lukla is the gateway to the entire Everest and Khumbu region of Nepal.

From Lukla, we will start our pre-climbing trek by following the trail. It passes through dense forests filled with rhododendron, oaks, pine, and birch trees towards Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. Acclimatization at higher altitudes is very crucial to avoid higher altitude sickness. Hence, we will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration around this wonderful Sherpa market town.

With proper acclimatization, Island Peak Tour continues towards Dingboche. From there, a gradual ascend journey to the high Imja valley and further towards Island Base Camp. We will set up our Island Mountaineering Camp on the base camp of Island Peak’s south ridge right beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. With the support of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition’s experienced climbing sherpa experts, the technical and challenging climb of Peak is accomplished.

From the island peak summit, we will have breathtaking views of Lhotse 8501m, Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Nuptse 7879m, Baruntse 7720m, Ama Dablam 6856m, and other surrounding high peaks. After spending quality time at the island expedition summit, we will descend down to the Island base camp and then re-trace our steps back to Lukla.

The memorable trip in Nepal ends with a scenic Island Mountaineering flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Find related trips that might be more relevant for your adventure holiday; Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 daysGokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak – 21 days  Please Visit: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner


  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.

    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Today we will leave Kathmandu and take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, that takes around 35 minutes. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu and Everest Region. From Lukla, our trek starts following a gentle climb through left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Our trek passes along several mani walls before arriving at Ghat. Our trail continues along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Phakding, we continue on our trek by crossing a stream and climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue to trek along the path with many ups and downs, we will stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi River, we begin the steep ascent towards Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8516m. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the pine forest to reach Namche Bazar.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]


  • Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.

    Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards higher altitudes. For acclimatization, we can walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or go on a one hour walk up to the Syangboche 3800m for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    After spending a good day acclimatizing and exploring around Namche Bazaar, today we will continue trekking to reach Tyangboche. To the right, there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. We descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche, the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view of surrounding high mountains appears. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we reach the stone gate built by lamas which mark our entry into Tyangboche.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Tyangboche we continue to follow the trail that gradually ascends through the mountain path while enjoying great views of the majestic  Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue the uphill trek through the chorten-lined route, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery and the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. The trail climbs slowly passing the village to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate all the way to Dingboche.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]


  • Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    From Dingboche, we will follow the trail that gradually ascends towards the high Imja valley and all the way to Island Peak Base Camp. During our trek, we will have magnificent and panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m, Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Island Peak 6189m and other peaks. We will set up our camp on the base of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse for our overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]

    Today we start early for achieving the summit of Island Peak. It is best if we reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles for the successful climbing of the summit. We will have to cross several crevasses and overcome technical sections with proper use of ropes, ice axes, harness and other climbing equipment. Following the guidance of our climbing experts, we will achieve the summit of this physically challenging but at the same time adventurous climb of Island Peak. From the top of the peak we are rewarded with the charismatic views of Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Baruntse 7129m and other high peaks. After achieving the summit we gradually re-trace our steps back to reach Island Peak Base Camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]

    After successfully achieving the summit of Island Peak, our return journey heads through the same trail from Island Peak Base Camp back towards Dingboche.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar [6-7 hrs Trek]

    From Dingboche, we start to descend on a fairly moderate trail passing through Tyangboche. Our route from there declines further down through forested zones towards the village of Trashinga and continue our trekking on the trail that leads us back to Namche Bazaar.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The last day of our Island Peak Climbing trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful experience of Island Peak Climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. You can spend rest of your day in Kathmandu walking down the market streets of Thamel or simply relax before heading back to your preferred destination.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.
    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
What's included?
  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Island Peak Climbing
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included?
  • Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax
  • Personal climbing gears
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips for staffs

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Island Peak Climbing Difficulty
Peak climbing is a dangerous sport and adventurous practice. It is not an easy piece of cake. Island peak is a difficult climb at an extreme altitude. Island Peak is a physically challenging and demanding Peak. The level of oxygen in the air becomes less at high altitudes. So, you must acclimatize to the oxygen deficiency gradually along the trail. The first part of the ascent is physically very hard. You will trek through a rough terrain at over 5000m. Once you reach the glacier field, you must rope-up and wear crampons. The foot of the headwall is the toughest part of the climb. The ascent is very steep and the air at its thinnest. However, the climbing route is safe because of fixed lines. The climb from summit ridge to the top is a short and easy ascent. The route to Island Peak Base Camp (5,100m) itself is a challenging task. If you choose to climb Island peak on a 10-day trip, you are lowering your chances of easy success. But if you choose to spend more days on the trek, the climb will be easier. Be familiar to mountains, the weather, and climatic conditions there. This aids to your climb.

Island Peak Climbing Season
Peak Climbing in Nepal is a seasonal activity. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for climbing most of the mountains in Nepal. Autumn Season (September, October & November) and Spring Season (March, April & May) is the perfect time for Island Peak Climbing. During these months, the days will be sunny and warm in the Himalayas. The skies will be clear and the atmosphere of the Himalayas will be alluring. Thus, we can have great views of the mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who don’t like hustle and bustle during the journey also can choose December, January, and February months for this trip. Monsoon season (June, July, and August) will be pretty difficult time for climbing in the Himalayas because of monsoon. During monsoon the trails will be slippery, muddy and there will be landslides too.

Island Peak Climbing Preparation
Good preparations are must for the successful peak climbing. You need to consider several things before going for this adventure. For the successful Island Peak Climbing, your physique plays a vital role. So, you must prepare yourself before the climb. You would better join a mountaineering course for 4-6 months. Otherwise, you can join gym and have aerobic training, cardio, stress endurance training etc. You can also practice jogging, cycling, hiking, on a regular basis. Your previous experiences on mountaineering are also important. Similarly, you should be careful about your diet. You must include plenty of protein, carbohydrates, and minerals in your diet. A balanced diet is very important for physical fitness. Moreover, you must be mentally ready to cope up with the adverse situations in the mountain. The weather is unstable at high altitude and you should also spend couple of days in a camp. Hygiene matters a lot for the success of the climb. In addition to all these, you must also go through Island Peak Gears checklist and have enough collection of them.

Island Peak Climbing Gears and Equipments
Island peak is a popular mountain peak of the Everest region. Island Peak is a difficult ascent. Therefore, you need to have many technical gears for the successful climb. Here is the list of the must to include equipments.

  •  Climbing Helmet: Choose a good quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
  • Climbing Boots: High altitude, Insulated stiff-soled climbing boots.
  •  Crampons: C2 crampons that fit the climbing boots.
  •  Climbing Harness: Good quality climbing harness.
  • Ascending device or Jumar
  • Descending or belay device
  • Tape sling: UIAA tested 220cm open tape sling or 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling
  •  Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
  •  Prusik loop: Best quality prusik loop
  •  Ice axe: An ice axe with a wrist strap for climbing

Accommodation during Island Peak Climbing
Our Island Peak Climbing itinerary includes the price that covers three-star accommodations during the stay in Kathmandu – the category of accommodation can be easily upgraded or degraded as per the preference of clients. During the entire trekking (after and before the climbing period) there is the availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period of a couple of days, we need to set up tented camps. So we will provide tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation for not accessible places. We concern for your comfort and safety.

Meals during Island Peak Climbing
Our Island Peak Climbing itinerary is inclusive of all meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Breakfast plan in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Island Peak Base Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Island Peak climbing Permits
You need a climbing permit to climb Island Peak. You will need permits to enter the Sagarmatha National Park as well. En -route, there are regular security checkpoints. You must show your permits to pass through them. Basically, you must have the following permits for Island Peak climbing:
Local (Everest Region) Area Permit: NRS. 2000 (US $20)
Island Peak climbing permit cost according to the four seasons:
March, April, and May: US $250
June, July, and August: US $70
September, October, and November: US $125
December, January, and February: US $70

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness.
Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Tips for Island Peak Climbing

  • Pack right gears and clothing
  • Climb with a qualified and professional climbing guide
  • Choose an itinerary that offers enough acclimatization
  • Have right climbing trainings
  • Avoid spring snowfall and winter winds
  • Climb steadily
  • Keep drinking plenty of fresh water
  • Avoid smoking and drinking
  • Eat hygienic food
  • Have technical climbing knowledge: use of gears, techniques of knot etc.
  • Don’t attempt high hastily, climb as low as possible if you have symptoms of Altitude sickness.

Climbing Island Peak is technically difficult. But anyone who has previous trekking experiences or no experience can ascend the peak. But, you must prepare well. If you are physically fit, have got enough physical training and have all the required gears, you can attempt Island Peak Climbing without any hesitation. Keep in mind, the trekkers must be physically fit and conditioned. However, we do not recommend you to try Island Peak as your first climb.
If you have any other queries regarding Island Peak Climbing, feel free to contact us or visit our website.

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