Island Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Island Peak (6,189 m), one of the most prominent and indeed most exhilarating trekking peaks in Nepal as well as in the entire worlds.  Island peak recognized also known as Imja Tse will captivate you with its splendid scenery which will never be forgotten and most significantly, you will get a unvarying prospect to watch the world’s highest mountain- Mount Everest. Let Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions to take you to Island Peak which has incredible and highly frozen up West Face that ascends from the Lhotse Glacier.

Breathtaking vista of Himalayas like Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m),  Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south greets you as soon as you reach Island Peak. Similarly, you will also pass the seldom used Chola pass and Kongma La Pass while getting to the top of one of the most popular peaks in the Mount Everest area. The best season for Island Peak climbing is in the months between March and May and September to December.

To reach Island peak, you trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche en route to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. Here, you can observe the nearest views of Mount Everest and a attention-grabbing scene of sunrise on the snow topped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier early in the morning. Then, we move down to Chhukung and prepare for the Island Peak climb. The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East flank and South-West Ridge.  And, this trek is entirely planned for those adventurers who are energetic and physically fit.

Leave it all to Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions to make a trip to Island peak a wonderful one which fulfills the reverie of adventure seekers and make the trip most memorable experience.



Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport.

Pick up and Transfer to the Hotel. Over night at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure

Trekking preparation day or half day sightseeing. Over night at Hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Ktm

Day 03 Fly KTM - LUKLA (2,834 m) & trek to Phakding (2,611 m)

Kathmandu- Lukla (2840m/9320ft)–Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)–3-4 hrs. Early in the morning transfer to the airport for Scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport Luckla, where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. During the flight you will have good chance to view excellent or Gorgeous Mountain’s panorama view. Arrival at Luckla our Guide briefs you & introduce our porter before we begin our trek.
After landing we have time to explore the village while our Staff crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi( Dudh means is Milk, the water of this river is looks like milk) River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). It is easy walking day, after passing the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk toPhakding. Overnight at tea-house.

Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approx.6 hrs

After breakfast We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags.
After entering Sagamartha National Park at Jorsale. We will have lunch at Jorsale, after Lunch the trail climbs difficult steeply with breathtaking views. Please takes lots of break during the climbs we have no hurry to arrive at a Namche. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Rest Day

After breakfast we almost ready to start our hiking Day. We climb steeply out of Namche to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche Airport. Built by the Japanese management this spectacularly situated hotel with wonderful Panorama views of Mt.Everest( 8848m), Tawache, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam is an good place to have hot drinks with Gorgeous view. After tea continuing, we trek to the villages of Khumjung set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpas. In Khumjumg we can visit the Edmund Hillary Hospital School & Monastery. After spending some time we back to Namche Bazaar. Over night at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approx. 5 Hours

After breakfast we ready to start trek for another day. This morning we descend to the river; we cross it at the little settlement of Phunki Thangkha at 3,250m, then climb steeply through the forest to Thyangboche at 3,867m. Lunch could be at Phunki Thangkha also. We will be here by lunchtime and in the afternoon we will visit the famous monastery and to watch the sunset on the fantastic panorama of mountains surrounding us of Mt.Everest( 8848m), Tawache, Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. Visitors should be careful to respect the spirit of this special place, by observing the ban on hurting any living creature in the area. Because of the ban, the wildlife is unusually unafraid and previous groups have spotted musk deer in the area. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went. Over night at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche(Approx.4330m)

After breakfast slowly 30minutes downhill walk through rhododendron trees and bit up hill to Pangboche-Somare(Lunch Place)-Orsho-Dingboche.5-6 Hours Walking We follow
the great view of Mt. Amadablam and in front of Mt.Lhotse.

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization Day! Visit Around with Guide

We will go for day hiking around. Over night at Dingboche.

Day 09 Dingboche- Chhukung.(4750meters) and day hiking. Over night at Chukung

Chhukung day hiking and training day for island peak practice. Over night at Chhukung.

Day 10 Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m) 6 hrs.

After breakfast slowly we get ready for mission island peak. We will stay at base camp. Camping.

Day 11 Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to Chhukung (4750meters)(

Island Peak Summit (6,189 m) back to base Camp- Chukung. Early morning get ready for summit with our climbing guide will lead you fully. Over night at Chukung. 10 hours

Day 12: Chhukung to Tengboche (3860meters). 6 hours.

After main mission over we trek to tengboche. It takes 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters). 5 hours

After breakfast slowly trek to Namche bazaar and celebration begin there, party time for success climb Island peak. Over night at Namche.

Day 14: Namche to Phakding.

After breakfast slowly trek to Phakding. Its takes 4-5 hours. We take it easy for another day. Over night at Phakding.

Day 15: Phakding to Luckla.

Last day of trekking, slowly we are completing our mission Island peak Climbing. 4-5 hours walking we finally Luckla. Evening again Celebration tipping for guide and porter for their help. over night at Luckla.

Day 16: Luckla to Kathmandu by Flight

Early in the morning Fly Kathmandu from Luckla. After arrive Kathmandu free yourself.

Day 17: Departure to home.

Departure on your own destination.

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Trip Includes

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off (private car)
  •  Nights Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  •  Sightseeing Around Kathmandu with Tour Guide
  •  Welcome Dinner or Farewell Dinner.
  •  Accommodation during the trek- Tea House
  •  Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Trek Guide/ Climbing
  •  Porters for carrying all goods and supplies. 2 clients 1 porter in Group
  •  .Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
  •  All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  •  Trekker�s information management system(TIMS) card fee.
  •  Sagarmatha National Park fees.
  •  Entrance & monument fees at during sightseeing places.
  •  Trekking equipment including sleeping bags
  •  Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  •  Rescue arrangements for our clients
  •  All Govt. and Local Taxes
  •  Island peak climbing permit fees
  •  Climbing equipment(rope, ice screw, snow bar etc)
  •  Necessary First aid medical kit

Trip Excludes

  •  International airfares
  •  Travel/trekking insurance
  •  Nepal entry visa fees.
  •  Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  •  Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
  •  Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  •  Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  •  Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  •  Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
  •  Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  •  Personal Equipment for trekking and Climbing .
  •  Tips for trekking staff/climbing staff and driver.

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