Island Peak Climbing 16-days
Duration: 16 Days
Trip Difficulty: Streneous
Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
Max Elevation: 6,189m/20,305ft
Best Season: Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November)
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Rich Sherpa culture and tradition.
- Adventurous trail.
- Reach Everest Base Camp.
- Beautiful sunrise from Kala Patthar viewpoint.
- Cross challenging Cho La Pass.
- Summit Island Peak.
- Panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse.
Island Peak is one of the most famous trekking peaks in the Everest region. Located at the center of the Everest region, Island Peak is the best option for novice climbers who are just stepping into mountaineering in the Himalayas. Among 33 designated trekking peaks of Nepal, the ascent of Island Peak is an ideal way to prepare for more challenging climbing. The journey is adventurous, scenic, endlessly facinating, and a little more difficult than the Everest Base Camp Trek. We, Snowland Treks & Expedition has designed our itinerary in a way to allow you to see as many landscapes as possible during the trek. Our Island Peak Climbing itinerary includes an excursion to Gokyo Ri from where stunning views can be observed. Similarly, you will also cross the thrilling Cho La Pass, explore Everest Base Camp, and hike up to Kala Patthar viewpoint to observe the glorious sunrise with a backdrop of Himalayan mountains.
Island Peak also is known as Imja Tse (6,189 m) and is an extension of a ridge that drops down from the south end of Lhotse Shar. Situated around 10 kilometers away from Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Island Peak was named by Eric Shipton’s group in 1952 because it appears as an island on a sea of ice. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed Imja Tse. The trail is not technically challenging as compared other peaks, however, the Island Peak Climbing trail is considered as physically challenging and exhausting. The climb will provide amazing scenery with excellent views of snow-capped mountains, valleys and glaciers. You will observe panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,720 m), Mt. Makalu (8,475 m), and numerous other mountains. During Island Peak Climbing, you will also have a chance to observe and understand the unique lifestyle, tradition, and culture of people residing in this extreme part of the world. You will come across several monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags that will give you deep insight into the religious beliefs of the local inhabitants.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,610 m)
Day 03Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 04Namche Bazaar – Khumjung Valley Excursion (3,790 m)
Day 05Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,860 m)
Day 06Tengboche – Pheriche (4,270 m)
Day 07Pheriche – Lobuche (4,910 m)
Day 08Lobuche – Gorak shep- Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 09Gorak Shep – (Kalapathar)- Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 10Dingboche – Chhukung (4,700 m)
Day 11Chukung – Island Peak Base Camp (5,087 m)
Day 12Island Peak Base Camp- High Camp (5,500 m)
Day 13Island Peak Summit (6,189 m) and Return to Chukung
Day 14Chukung – Namche ( 3,440 m)
Day 15Namche – Lukla (2,840 m)
Day 16Lukla – Kathmandu
- Airport pickup/drop by a private vehicle.
- All ground transportation in a private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
- Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per Itinerary.
- Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per Teahouse/guest house menu.
- Welcome and farewell dinners.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
- English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
- Porter service.
- Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take back with yourself.
- Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
- Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
- First aid kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Extra official expenses.
- International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepalese visa fee.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled Itinerary
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
- Personal trekking gear.
- Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
Island Peak Climbing route
Island Peak Climbing begins with a dramatic flight that the will transport you to the Khumbu region. After landing at Lukla airport, you will ascend to the famous tourist hub of Namche Bazar through Sagarmatha National Park. From Namche Bazar, the trail will take you to Gokyo village via Dole and Machhermo where you take a day off. You will visit Gokyo Lake and hike up to Gokyo Ri. Then, after crossing challenging the Cho La Pass, you will ascend to Everest Base Camp and spending some time here before descending to Gorak Shep. Next morning, you will hike up to Kala Patthar and continue your journey towards Island Peak Base Camp. After gradually summiting Island Peak (6,189 m), you will descend to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.
Island Peak Climbing difficulty
Island Peak Climbing is a difficult journey in the Himalayas. The trail is not technically difficult, but does require very good stamina, high will power, and good health. You will be climbing for around 6 to 7 hours on average on a daily basis. You do not need previous trekking experience to go on this trek, however, make sure to have a few hiking sessions before the beginning of the Island Peak Climbing to make the journey a little easier.
Best time to go on Island Peak Climbing
Best time to go on Island Peak Climbing is Spring (April to May) and Autumn (October to November). For any information regarding Island Peak Climbing itinerary or Island Peak Climbing cost, feel free to contact us anytime.