Island Peak Climbing

17 days 5 rating of 3
Island Peak Climbing
us$1923 per pax
your holiday update
number of pax
$2150 x 2 = $4300
total $4300
Strenuous Plus
group size
2-10 PAX
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tea House/Tented Camp
Sep-Nov to March & April

trip overview

Island Peak Climbing is a very popular climbing destination in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. Eric Shipton’s group was named Island Peak in 1951. Later in 1983, the peak name was Imja Tse. This Itinerary is very professional. Before summiting the peak, we also take you to the very popular trekking destination Everest Base Camp 5,364m. The best viewpoint Kala Patthar 5,555mtrs for acclimatization as well as awesome views of Mt. Everest and many others. After enjoying the magnificent views of Mt. Everest 8,848.86m and surrounding peaks from Kala Patthar.

After descending from base camp to Dingboche 4,410mthen to Chhukung 4,730m and prepare for the Island Peak Summit. The peak is part of the south fold of Lhotse Sahar and the mainland forms a half-circle of cliffs that rise to the north summits of Lhotse Shar, Middle Peak, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Cho Oyu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu, and Ama Dablam lie to the south.

In Island Peak Climbing, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla then our trek starts with walking following through the Dudh Kosi and continuing to Namche Bazaar. This well-known settlement welcomes Sherpa people, colorful festivals, and Buddhist monasteries with colorful prayer flags.

The region is known as Khumbu and is bounded by the Sagarmatha National Park, the world heritage site then we submit an Island Peak, and after that our trek back to Dingboche, Pangboche, Tyangboche, Namche, Phakding to Lukla from where we catch the plane to Kathmandu.

Highlights Of Island Peak Climbing

  • Best Trekking Peak in Everest Region Nepal.
  • Popular Trekking Destinations Everest Base Camp 5364M.
  • Fantastic Viewpoint Kala Patthar 5,555M to see Mt. Everest.
  • Sherpa Inhabitants with their Various Cultures.
  • We Can see Musk deer, Blue sheep, Jharal, monkeys, and Different types of Birds.



Arrival in Nepal Airport 1,350 M.

Accommodation: Hotel
Walking / Driving: 30 Min.


Kathmandu to Lukla flight 35minutes to Phakding 2,652M.

We fly to Lukla at 2,800mtrs after 30 minutes and we prepare our luggage to make it easy to carry for the helper and start to walk through Khumbu flat and trek for about three to four hours to Phakding overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 2-3 hours.


Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440 M

After breakfast we start to walk and continue uphill along the bank of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river with on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags and reaching the village of Monju the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When entering the National park boundary we walk down and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Koshi river to Jorsalle village after Jorsalle again crosses Dudh Kosi the trail climbs steeply with breathing views to the last village Namche Bazaar as well as can see Mt.Everest way to Namche. Namche is a prosperous trading town and gateway to the Khumbu region.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours


Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar 3,440 M

Namche Bazaar (3,440mtrs) is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal and is an acclimatization point for trekkers and climbers heading for Mount Everest base camp. Namche Bazaar is the best point for acclimatization pushing to go Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, or other destinations for all trekkers.

You have full-day leisure so we also take an interesting side hike up to Everest View Point hotel which is 400mtrs up from Namche Bazaar to see the wonderful panoramic view as well as Mt.Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and other snow peaks and they services of ATMs, trekking shops, Internet café, restaurant, bakery and colorful shop with different varieties market each Friday and Saturday.

Also, you can visit the Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering, and overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Hotel
Walking / Driving: 2-3 hours.


Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3,867 M

We start after delicious breakfast, our trek with pleasant walking through the pine and Rhododendron forest toward a magnificent view of Mt. Everest 8,848.86mtrs, Nupse 7,879mtrs, Lhotse 8,516mtrs, Ama Dablam 6,856mtrs, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak with the view of the eastern snow capped mountains. Our trail follows a few ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of the awesome Himalayas.

Walking through this day we can see wild animals like pheasant, musk deer, blue ship, and Himalayan Thar. The trail passes down to Kayangjuma and eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. Then the trail follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags wood bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Tanga to have lunch.

After having lunch at Phunki Tanga, we climb uphill of pine forest and reach the Buddhist Monastery place of Tengboche. We can visit the monastery during prayer time and overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours


Tengboche to Pheriche 4,240 M

The trail descends to Debuche, winding through the Rhododendron forest to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs up to Pangboche thousands of Chorten with stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the traditional Sherpa village of Pheriche with its fantastic views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Pheriche is also the gateway to Everest Base Camp and overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours.


Acclimatization day in Pheriche 4,240 M.

This is the second rest day you have helped to push up your destination of trek and Island Peak. You can utilize your full day resting or there are some places where you can hike for a day trip to Nagarjun viewpoint, a fantastic view of many high mountains including Mt. Makalu 8,475mtrs, Ama Dablam 6,856mtrs, Island peak 6183mtrs, Tawache 6367mtrs, Cholatche 6,335mtrs, and other snow peaks. After enjoying the stroll back to Pheriche overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 2-3hours


Pheriche to Lobuche 4,910 M

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours


Lobuche to Gorak Shape 5140 M

After breakfast, we start our trek to Gorakshep and along the windy and rocky trail gradually uphill to Gorak Shep after walking for 3-4 hours. This lags offers a fantastic view of Mt. Pumori 7161mtrs, Mt Nuptse 7,855mtrs, other peaks, Everest base camp 5,364mtrs, Kalapathar 5,550mtrs and beneath the Gorakshep valley including the top of the world Mount Everest 8,848.86mtrs and check in at lodge as well as after the lunch, our adventure keeping towards Everest Base Camp 5364mtrs crossing through Khumbu glacier, rocky path.

After 2- 3 hours reach Everest Base Camp, during the spring season (March, April, and May) there will be many groups of mountaineering in colorful tents and many people will be there. We can enjoy some hours in Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier with Carapaces, and back to Gorak Shape for overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 3-4 hours


Gorak Shape to Dingboche 4,410 M

Early in the morning hike to Kala Patthar 5,550mtrs for the best sunrise view of Mt. Everest 8,848.86mtrs as well as many others like Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain view of Khumbu Himalayas range after 2 hours walk reach on the Top of Viewpoint with fresh morning air from Mt. Everest. Enjoying some hours on the top of Kala Patthar taking a nice photo attached with Mount Everest then back to Gorak Shep, have breakfast, and trek down to Dingboche overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours


Dingboche to Chhukung 4,730 M.

Today we cross the gateway of the Island Peak region; we follow the Imja Khola source of Nuptse Glacier, Lhotse Glacier, Lhotse Shar Glacier, and Imja glacier too. About three or four hours of trek finally reach Chhukung which is the last settlement of the valley and which is a hidden valley near the base of Island Peak. From here can see many mountains and peaks, The last place to prepare our climbing gear and equipment, is overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 3-4hours


Chhikung to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970M.

The trail follows on to the southern part and again turns to the east the main line of the Island valley between the Lhotse glacier and Amadablam and Chhukung glacier as well as walking on the rocky trail to reach Island Base Camp and after lunch, you may also consider practicing the peak climbing techniques and using climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot, harness, jumper, and how to go up and down using ropes and crampons, overnight at tented camp.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Camp
Walking / Driving: 3-4 hours.


Island Peak Base Camp - High Camp - Summit- Base Camp to Chhukung 4,730 M

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 10-12 hours


Extra Day

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge


Chhukung to Pangboche 3,930 M

This is a day of our final destination to trek back, today way following a mountain flat to Dingboche and cross a wooden bridge of river from Khumbu glacier then trail leads to other, Somare. Have a lunch in Somare then head to Pangboche overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hours


Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 3,440M

This day we trek down along the yak grazing place Somare and passing through Sherpa village Pangboche and along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest reach to Tengboche and after that down to the Phungi Tanga then cross the wooden bridge and climb up to Sansa, Kyang jump then following Nepali flag and down to Namche Bazaar overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hours


Namche to Lukla 2,800 M

The trek all the way down to Dudh Kosi cross the suspension bridge and passing through noticing impressive faith and Buddhism Culture of Prayers Chorten and Prayer flags when we walk crossing Sherpa villages of Jorsalle, Exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, Monju, Phakding and your last night in mountain sleep at Lukla and enjoy with your staff overnight at Lukla.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours.


Lukla to Kathmandu 1,350 Meters.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Hotel
Walking / Driving: 35 M by flight

what's included

  • International airport pick up and drop service
  • Hotel to the airport by taxi.
  • Airport to hotel Taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by flight.
  • Lukla back to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Both ways airport tax.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek with Tea/Coffee in a cup).
  • Lodge accommodation on the way (simple one).
  • Camping Equipment for climbing time.
  • Climbing guide and all equipment for him.
  • License holder guide (including his salary, equipment, flight ticket, insurance, lodging and food)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Require all legal documents (Peak climbing permit, National park permit, Local government tax and TIMS card).
  • All taxes.
  • Trekking and city map.
  • First aid medical box.
  • Some fresh and dry fruits along the trek.
  • Token of love from the company.
  • Farewell lunch or dinner as a suitable time

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal guide if requested.
  • Tips for guide.

Fixed Departure

departure date price
15 Apr, 2025 - 1 May, 2025 $1923 Enquire Now


Luo Jiaxuan Luo JiaxuanSingapor 5

Excellent initial trekking experience in Nepal – September 2022

The guide handled our ascent of Island Peak with skill. Even though the weather was still erratic, our guide was willing to change the plan to meet our goals. We genuinely appreciate everything they did to make our trip go well!

I take enough time and I will do this trip.

Lui Bin Wei Benedict Lui Bin Wei BenedictSingapor 5

Island Peak Climbing 2022

My friend and I plan to climb the island peak of Mt. Everest region Nepal. And we google searched then we found Himalaya Guide Nepal, the Nepal base local trekking company. We started to talk with the Manager of HGN name Chandra Gurung. We found his response very honest and quick reply as our questions.

So, we chose this company and start a trip to island peak. The team of Himalaya Guide Nepal is very professional and honest. We went to the island peak base camp but due to weather conditions, we could not summit the peak. But we are sure one day we will back to Nepal and do this peak through Himalaya Guide Nepal and Chandra Gurung. Thanks to all management.

Lucy Roberts Lucy RobertsNew Zealand 5

14 Days Annapurna Circuit and 17 days Everest Base Camp + Island Peak trip

Annapurna and Island Peak Trip, Annapurna Circuit very well-organized and beautiful trek. I suggest taking the jeep/bus after Muktinath and including the poon hill trek at Ghorepani.

The EBC Trek was also amazing. I began the trek without the helper but it ended up being too difficult so I recommend hiring the helper from Lukla. We trekked to Gorakshep 5130M and then on to EBC in the afternoon. The next morning we walked up to Kalapathar in time for sunrise. I think possibly you could do this walk a little later (7 am) or in the afternoon to see Everest at Sunset.

Annapurna and Island Peak Trip. Island peak was a tough climb. We left base camp at 1:00 am and submitted it as 8:00 am. They stayed in tents at base camp and it was quite cold so a good sleeping bag is necessary. Overall it was a very good trip with decent food and accommodation. Island peak climbing guide – Dilip, Trekking Guide Dinesh, Helper – Milan all were very good.

I would highly recommend this company to anyone thinking of going in the future.

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