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Island Peak Climb-Island Peak Climbing Package 18 days

Island Peak Climb is one of the most popular 6,000m climbing peaks of Nepal.Our 18 days Island Peak climbing package is the best for advanced, beginners and intermediate climbers.The basic climbing skill with mountaineering experience is helpful to enjoy this peak climbing in Nepal.Island Peak is a stunning peak in the Himalayas to climb,allowing an opportunity to experience altitude first-hand.The Island Peak a tough trek and climb.You must be a fit, regular hill walker to take part, this challenging climbing to Mera Peak.Island Peak(6,189 m) is popular with beginners and serves as a preparation for higher mountains such as Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Manaslu and Annapurna. We are a pioneer local climbing company for Island Peak Climbing and trek. Our itinerary is flexible and fully customize.

Trip Facts

Peak Name: Island Peak Climb

Climbing Duration: 18 Days

Climbing Difficulty: Medium/ Hard

Climbing Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Climbing Altitude: 2652 m- 6173 m

Climbing Cost: USD 2100-USD 2650 .

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Climbing Package: Budget

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Flight

Start/End of Peak: Kathmandu /Lukla

Trek Island Peak Climbing in Nepal

  • Climbing Island Peak Trek
  • 18 Days Itinerary
  • Detailed Cost
  • Climbing Equipment
  • FAQs

Island Peak is a popular climbing peak of Nepal, allowing an opportunity to experience altitude first-hand and taking your mountaineering skills to develop. Climb Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for every adventure lovers. Locally  known as Imja Tse Peak lies Everest trek region. Island Peak Climb offers a great mountains view of Nuptse and Lhotse  to the North, Mount Makalu to the East and Baruntse and Ama Dablam to the South.

The professional and non-professional climbers can trek and climb to Island Peak, gives you the once in a life time climbing experience of Nepal. Everest base camp trek is helpful to acclimatize before climbing to Island Peak. Climbing Island Peak is a preparation for mountain expeditions like Everest and other higher mountains.

Island Peak is one of the most popular 6,000m climbing peaks of Nepal. This 18-day Island peak trek and climb itinerary ensures you acclimatize gradually whilst trekking up the Khumbu Valley before reaching Island Peak. North of Namche, we don’t follow the normal base camp trail; instead, we take a high-level route on the west side of the Dudh Kosi. This trail is more challenging, but it takes us through traditional farming villages and so gives a more authentic journey into the mountains. 

We climb all the way from base camp at 5,000m. The ascent begins with a scramble up a rocky gully to a ridge where you put on crampons and rope-up for the glacier crossing heading towards the south ridge. The route across the glacier is easy-angled, but it can be crevasses in places. From base of head wall, 100 m of snow and ice, as steep as 45° is climbed to arrive on the airy summit ridge. This is followed to the top, where you can enjoy fabulous views of Lhotse Shar, Makalu's West Face, the North Face of Baruntse and Ama Dablam's North Ridge.

Island Peak is not a trekking peak, as it involves steep, exposed climbing on snow and ice. To join this expedition you need to be able to abseil/rappel confidently without supervision.Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities and your kit will be checked.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding(2652m)
A spectacular short flight brings you to the start of your trek at the village of Lukla (2850m). After assembling your crew, you set off along the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to your first lodge near the river at Phakding.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
You continue along the side of the river, making several crossings on the wire suspension bridges. The final stretch into Namche is a steep climb, but you may be rewarded with your first glimpse of Everest away in the distance.
Day 04: Acclimatisation trek in Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has lots of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to Khunde hospital or a walk up to the Everest View Hotel (3880m) above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.
Day 05: Trek to Phortse (3867m)
From Namche, the trail contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi where you get your first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu. You descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phortse Thanga before making the steep climb to Phortse.
Day 06: Trek to Pheriche (4252m)
You descend steeply through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This is directly opposite Ama Dablam (6856m), and has exceptional views of the mountain. A further two hours walk brings you to Pheriche.
Day 07: Acclimatization trek in Pheriche (4252m)
A day to rest and acclimatize and a chance to wander up the valley to look at Lake Tshola Tsho. Alternatively, you can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view up the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Lhotse.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Today we continue climbing to higher altitude and you will feel the air getting thinner as we move closer towards the Khumbu glacier. The trail will cross the glacier's ancient terminal moraine, winding through the boulders, you will come upon the memorials built to remember the many Sherpas who have lost their lives climbing the World's highest mountain. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach Lobuche.
Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp(5364m)
To reach your next objective, Everest Base Camp, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, with amazing views all around of many of the the Himalayan giants. You stop for lunch at Gorak Shep before trekking further along the Khumbu Glacier to finally reach Everest Base Camp. You will head back to Gorak Shep, where you will stay tonight, taking a slightly higher route to get a close up view of the famous Khumbu icefall.
Day 10: Climb Kala Pattar and trek to Dingboche (5554m)
You will be woken early this morning, while it is still dark, to climb Kala Pattar so that you reach the summit in time for sunrise. You then retrace your steps back down to Gorak Shep for some breakfast before heading back down to the village of Dingboche.
Day 11: Trek to Chukhung (4750m)
Today, you will head off into the Imja valley, following the trail up to the small village of Chukhung. Island Peak, your next challenge, comes clearly into view.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Today will be another short trekking day as you move higher up the Imja valley and make your way to Island Peak Base Camp at 5150m. The gradual altitude gain and shorter walking hours of the last two days will help you to acclimatise and prepare you for your summit ascent.
Day 13:  Island Peak Summit Ascent (6173m)
You will be woken at around 2.00 a.m. and given a high energy breakfast to help fuel your climb. You spend the first hour climbing up to the glacier where you will put on your crampons and harness and rope-up ready to cross the Imja glacier, moving closer towards to the south face of Lhotse. From here you will start the climb up the steep headwall using fixed ropes to reach the summit ridge. From the summit there are spectacular views in all directions. After taking a few photos to celebrate your summit success we will retrace our steps back down to our base camp.
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (3950m)
You continue to descend down the Imja Khola valley via Chukhung and Dingboche to rejoin the main Everest trail until you reach Pangboche at 3950m.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Today will be a long trekking day following the contours of the valleys back down to lower altitude, criss-crossing the rivers through the rhododendron forests to Thyangboche. After a brief lunch stop, you will continue on via Phunki Tenga, all the way back down to Namche Bazaar at 3450m and a welcome cup of Illy coffee and a chocolate brownie!
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800)
Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. This will be your last evening in the mountains and a great opportunity to celebrate with your Sherpa guides and porters.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
You pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu
Our representative will take you to the airport for your flight back to home.

Cost Included:

  • All airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van
  • Twin share Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Twin share Guest House during trek.
  • Tented Camps during climbing days.
  • All costs for Climbing Sherpa, Assistant Trek Leader and porters.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee during trekking and climbing days.
  • Air fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight to Kathmandu with departure taxes.
  • National Park permits and TIMS Fees.
  • Island Peak Permit fees.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.

Cost Not Included:

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Travel insurance including evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.

Climbing Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary climbing equipment with you for climbing in Nepal. The following climbing equipment and gears are recommended before climbing in Nepal. Most of the climbing equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the climbing part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body:
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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