Island Peak Climbing

Duration: 17 Days

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a 6,189m/20,305ft tall mountain in Nepal’s eastern Himalayas, the peak falls in Sagarmatha National Park which also hosts the famous Everest Region.  When you view the peak from Dingboche, it appears as if it an island surrounded by a sea of ice. So, Eric Shipton’s expedition party named it Island Peak in 1951. Our 17-day-long Island Peak Climbing expedition aims to take you to the top of the Island peak through some of the most challenging parts of the Everest region. Island peak was first climbed in 1953 by a British expedition group that included Tenzing Norgay who along with Edmund Hillary became the first ever to climb Mount Everest.

Adventure Club Trek and Expedition offers you the opportunity to make history with its Island peak climbing-17 days itinerary. With Alpine PD+ difficulty level Island Peak Climbing is one of the most sought after climbing expeditions for mountaineers looking to climb higher mountains in future.Our climbing expedition begins from Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We then take a flight to Lukla. The 30-40 minutes’ long flight is one of the most scenic flights in the world with views of some of world’s tallest mountain including the Everest.

From Lukla we trek to Phakding then to Namche Bazaar. We take an acclimatization rest day in Namche and trek further on to Tengboche then to Dingboche and eventually to Chukkung where we take another acclimatization day rest. From chhukung we trek to the Island Peak Base Camp and stay there next day for pre-climb training. On the 12th day of the expedition, we summit the Island Peak. The climb takes 10-12 hours. Even though challenging and strenuous, the climb is rewarding. Glorious views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse and Lhotse along with a gorgeous spread of the Khumbu Himalaya from the top of Island Peak is something to cherish forever.

We then trek to Pangboche to Namche to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. For a more challenging form of Island Peak Expedition, Adventure Club Trekking offers Everest High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing-23 Days and Island Peak with Everest Base camp Trek- 19 Days. For a shorter and less challenging climbing expedition in Nepalese Himalaya, we have Yala Peak Climbing-15 days. We also offer  Pisang Peak and Thorung La Pass – 18 Days expedition.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Flight to Lukla with views of Mount Everest and the Nepalese Himalaya.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Explore Khumjung Monastery
  • Summit to Island peak at elevation of 6,187 meters
  • Magnificent views Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse and Lhotse from the top of Island Peak.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: KATHMANDU : Sightseeing and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding : 40 minutes flight
  • Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar : Acclimatization, hike to Khumjung village
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.
  • Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Chhukung.
  • Day 09: Acclimatizing Day : Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and return to Chhukung.
  • Day 10: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp.
  • Day 11: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 12: Summit to Island peak and return to Basecamp.
  • Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche.
  • Day 14: Trek Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 15: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Kathmandu: Departure Day

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit..
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Trekking cook, and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes


  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandator).

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
November 13, 2018
November 29, 2018
Available US$ 2249
November 23, 2018
December 09, 2018
Available US$ 2249
PRICE FROM US$ 2249 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2249
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous plus
  • Trip Style Tea House and Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Tea house for trekking and tented camp for climbing
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