Island Peak Nepal

  • Duration: 18 days

  • Trip level: adventurous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 6189 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge and fixed tent camp at Island Peak base camp

  • Season: February, March, April, October, November

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Island Peak

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, beckons adventure seekers with its majestic presence and challenging yet accessible climb. This iconic peak in the Himalayas of Nepal promises breathtaking panoramas and an unforgettable journey.

Your adventure begins with a gear check in Kathmandu, ensuring you’re well-equipped for the Island Peak climb. After obtaining the necessary permits, you’ll soar above the clouds on a scenic flight to Lukla. From there, the trek unfolds, taking you through charming Sherpa villages and past the bustling Namche Bazaar. Enjoy an acclimatization day with a hike to the famed Everest View Hotel, soaking in the unparalleled views.

As you ascend, you’ll leave the crowded Everest Base Camp trail behind you and enter the remote Imja Tse valley, a land of pristine wilderness and the starting point for your exciting Island Peak climb. At Chhukung, nestled amidst towering peaks, you’ll learn essential climbing techniques like using a jumar.

The climb to the summit of Island Peak is an exhilarating experience. You’ll navigate a rocky gully, don your crampons, and cross the glacier, revelling in the breathtaking scenery. The final ascent, though steep, rewards you with a summit adorned by panoramic views. Lhotse Shar, Makalu’s west face, Baruntse’s north face, and Ama Dablam’s north ridge will leave you awestruck.

After savouring the summit, descend safely back to base camp and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Your return journey will be filled with the charm of Sherpa villages and the grandeur of Tengboche monastery. Finally, a flight back to Kathmandu marks the end of this transformative Island Peak adventure.

This trek is not just about reaching the summit; it’s about embracing the cultural tapestry of Nepal and pushing your limits. Are you ready to answer the call of the Island Peak?

Island Peak Itinerary

Day 01                Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02                Preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03                Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (0,5 hrs.) and trek to Phakding (2640 m  – 3 hrs.)
Day 04                Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05                Resting day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Optional day hike to the Everest View hotel
Day 06                Trek to Tengboche (3867 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07                Trek to Dingboche (4260 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 08                Trek to Chhukung (4730m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09                Acclimatization day hike to Chhukung Ri (5546m) and overnight Chhukung
Day 10                Trek to Island Peak base camp (5150 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11                Island Peak (6189 m) ascent and overnight Chhukung (11 hrs.)
Day 12                Buffer day Island Peak
Day 13                Trek to Phunge Tenga (3250m – 7hrs.)
Day 14                Trek to Jorsale (2805m – 6 hrs.)
Day 15                Trek to Lukla (2800 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 16                Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (flight 0,5 hr.)
Day 17                Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 18                Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.

Please inquire about the price. 

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek & peak climb. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-4 nights hotel room including breakfast in Thamel Kathmandu
-11 nights teahouse room during trek
-Return flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and transfer to and from domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission fee return flight Kathmandu to Lukla
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified mountain guide/ climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Porter service for carrying luggage and climbing gear. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners,  and jumar
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing & gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters
-1 night camping in a tent at Island Peak base camp on days 10 and 11. Including dome tents and light sleeping mattresses. Full board service with three meals: breakfast, lunch and diner. Tea/ coffee/ hot water
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, Island Peak climbing fee, TREK card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
-All meals and beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Kathmandu city guide for sightseeing
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters

Island Peak map