Island Peak Climbing with EBC

USD 2,055
  • Activities
    Island Peak Climbing with EBC
  • Max Elevation
    6,189m at Island Peak Summit
  • Trip Duration
    18 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full board during Trekking & Climbing - BB Plan in city
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 7 hrs

Trip Highlights of Island Peak Climbing EBC:

  • Island Peak Climbing Summit is at [6189m/20299ft]
  • Witness stunning views of the world’s highest – Mount Everest [8848m/29021ft] and several snow-capped peaks
  • Enjoy the Excursion of Kalapatthar [5,545m/18187ft] and Everest Base Camp [5380m/17646ft]
  • Enjoy a Scenic Mountain Flight – KATHMANDU – LUKLA – KATHMANDU. 
  • Trip to Island Peak Route makes your trekking journey memorable. 


Island Peak Climbing with EBC Tour is an excellent opportunity who wants to climb the magnificent Island Peak – the most popular highest trekking peak in Nepal as well as a trek to Everest Base Camp. Summit of Island Peak is 6,189m /20,305ft or Imja Tse located above the summer settlement of Chhukung and seen from above Dingboche. 

The adventure of Island Peak Trek rises miraculously as an Island in a sea of ice surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Glaciers. The name – Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is given by Eric Shipton’s party in 1952 while exploring around Barun Gorge. 

First climbed in 1953 by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay as a part of the preparation for climbing the highest trekking peak of the world – Mount Everest. Island Peak Expedition is an attractive summit with highly glaciated West Face rising from the Lhotse Glacier that provides an adventurous climb with striking views of Mt Nuptse 7879m, Mt Lhotse 8501m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410m and still unclimbed – Lhotse Shar 8383m to it’s North. 

To the East lies magnificent Red granite mass of Mt Makalu 8475m and Cho Polu 6734m. Mt Baruntse 7720m and the majestic Ama Dablam 6856m guards the entrance at the South over a glacial bay in which Island Peak stands. Island Peak Mountaineering with EBC Trek in Nepal is the best way to explore the dramatic landscapes, serene alpine forest, and rich Buddhist religion and culture friendly highland Sherpa communities in the midst of the world’s highest mountains.

How is Island Peak Itinerary?

Island Peak Climbing Cost and Itinerary with Everest Base Camp Trek begins after a short and scenic mountain flight to Lukla – the gateway to the entire Everest and Khumbu region. The trail for Island Peak Climbing in Nepal heads passing through Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.

We walk through the thick forests of rhododendron, birch, oaks and pine trees towards Dingboche – the first viewpoint of Island Peak Trekking. Passing through the settlement of Lobuche and Gorakshep we head towards Everest Base Camp and the viewpoint at Kalapatthar before coming back to Dingboche. 

From Dingboche, our trail goes upwards the high Imja valley for the Island Peak Base Camp. We set our camp on the Base Camp of Island Peak Nepal – south ridge, enclosed by striking views beneath the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. At the evening we make sure that everyone in the team is acclimatized, physically and mentally fit before climbing the Peak. 

With the support of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition’s, experienced climbing sherpa experts, we start our climbing. Using crampons, ice axes and other equipment, the technical and challenging climb of Island Peak Trek is achieved as for the life experience. 

From the summit of Island peak Nepal, we will enjoy great views of some of the towering mountains of the world including Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse, the majestic Ama Dablam and other surrounding high snow-covered peaks.

After the challenging climb to the summit of Island Peak, we will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down and retrace our trekking trail for our return journey to reach back to Lukla. This exciting island tour for the beginner of Island Trek ends with a mind capturing scenic mountain flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. 

For your kind information about the essential tools and equipment needed while climbing island, peak Summit are: 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 be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. 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: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    We take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, that takes around 45 minutes. From Lukla, our trek starts following a gentle climb through left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass along mani walls and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. The route continues along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. This day we walk total 9.8 kilometres with ascent 416m and descent 614m trails. 

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

  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The trail from Phakding starts by crossing a stream and climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue along the path with many ups and downs, we make a stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. 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 Bazaar 3440m – The Sherpa Capital. This day we walk total 10.2 kilometres with ascent 1175m and descent 295m trails. 

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

  • Day 04: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.

    It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. We can walk up to Khumjung Monastery Or we can take an hour’s walk up to Syangboche (3800m) from where an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru can be seen. 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 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    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 appears. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we reach the stone gate built by lamas which mark our entry into Tyangboche. This day we walk total 10.6 kilometres with ascent 965m and descent 715m trails. 

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

  • Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We leave Tyangboche and start to climb the mountain path while looking up at 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. This day we walk total 12 kilometres with ascent 760m and descent 432m trails.

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

  • Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.

    The ascent to Dingboche usually produces symptoms of altitude sickness. Thus we take a rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and exploration before heading up to the higher altitudes. Several good day walk trips can be done here at Dingboche.

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

  • Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche [4930m/16170ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla 4595m before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We stop at Dugla, for lunch before continuing for an hour up to a steep hill to the top for the best views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. We continue trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind. This day we walk total 7.8 kilometres with ascent 647m trails. 

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

  • Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp [5380m/17646ft] via Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] and back to Gorakshep [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path with a good view of icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu glacier. After ascending the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar 5545m and Mt. Pumori 7145m. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier towards Everest Base Camp. After witnessing a great moment, we retrace our steps back passing through the Khumbu glacier towards Gorakshep. This day we walk total 12.2 kilometres with ascent 475m and descent 240m trails. 

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

  • Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar [5545m/18187ft] & trek back to Lobuche [4-5 hrs Trek]

    We accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5545m and enjoy the sunrise view over Mt.Everest 8848m, Mt.Lhotse 8516m, Mt.Makalu 8481m, Mt.Cho Oyu 8201m and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kalapatthar we head downwards following the same trail back to Lobuche. This day we walk a total of 15 kilometres with ascent 240m and descent 775m trails.

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

  • Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche [4-5 hrs Trek]

    From Lobuche we descend back re-tracing the same trail passing through Dugla towards Dingboche. Dingboche is the entry point as for climbing the Island Peak.

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

  • Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    We follow the trail gradually ascending all the way to Island Peak Base Camp. On our way we can enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m, Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Island Peak 6189m and other peaks. We Camp here for our overnight stay.

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

  • Day 13: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]

    Today we start early as we gear up for the physically challenging but at the same time fantastic climb up to the summit of Island Peak. With all our gears fully equipped, we head for the climbing of the peak. From the top of the peak we can enjoy 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 14: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]

    After achieving the adventurous and challenging climbing of the Island Peak, our trail from Island Peak Base Camp follows the same route back towards Dingboche.

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

  • Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazzar [6-7 hrs Trek]

    The walk from Dingboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga. The scenic and pleasant walk through Khumjung bring us back to Namche Bazar.

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

  • Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]

    The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, 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 you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

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

  • Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful experience at Island Peak with Nepal Guide Treks.

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

  • Day 18: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.

    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

    Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing.

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
  • At Climbing Island Peak Permit Fee Charges along with Everest Base Camp Trek
  • 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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As per our Package of Island Peak Trip, we have quoted the cost which covers three-star accommodations during the stay in Kathmandu – the category of accommodation can easily upgrade or degrade 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, there need to set up tented camps. So we will provide tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation for not accessible places.
In general, our Tour to Island Peak package covers 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 equipment 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.
Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Island Peak Climbing Tour is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have a successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have the ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, a slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
Best Season to overcome island peak difficulty:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is seasonal. Basically, 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Island Peak Climbing. During the time, the weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who do like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.


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One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

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GLIMPSES OF   Island Peak Climbing with EBC

Island Peak Summit
Island Peak Foot Bridge
Nepal Flat and Ice Axe at Island Summit
Sunset at Island Peak Summit
Way to Island Peak Climbing
Two Mountain Trekkers on Steep

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