March to May; September to November
Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
12 pax Maximum
Flights, private car or tourist bus
Hotel, Teahouse, Camping
Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton’s party who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known by its Nepali name of Imja Tse. Climbing Island Peak trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. The mountain is an extension of Lhotse Shar and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers, standing at 6189m.
Every adventure lovers throughout the world are aware of the trekking in the Everest Region for which many travelers visit every year to fulfill their dreams. Comparatively very few of the travelers visit for Peak climbing a slightly more challenging adventure. The region offers numerous opportunities to conquer the various peaks which are open to the climbers. Island Peak is considered as one of the easy climbing peaks making it an ideal peak to begin the Himalayan adventure of climbing. People with good physical fitness and knowledge of ice climbing are welcome to join this adventure activity.
Island Peak is considered the most famous trekking peaks in Nepal. The trails to the Island Peak climbing run through the Khumbu region where you can experience an ultimate trekking adventure of the Himalayas with the perfect amalgamation of ice climbing. Spring Season (March to May) and autumn season (October to December) are considered to be the best season for this climb.
The typical itinerary for the Island Peak Climb begins with the flight to Lukla. The trekking starts as soon as one reaches Lukla and trek towards Phakding. We trek slowly up the Dudh Kosi valley we branch off to Chukkung and then onto Island Peak Base Camp and prepare for the ascent The area lies under the Sagarmatha National Park which has been inscribed as the country’s first national park to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. A special permit is required to climb the Island Peak.
Expedition Himalaya provides all the enthusiast climbers and opportunities to fulfill their bucket list. The team of expert guides and porter will arrange all the aspects of the trip to make it hassle-free for the trekkers. Accommodation at the local lodges will be arranged and for the few days of climbing, tented accommodation will be arranged for the climbers. All the meals during the trek as well as climbing will be provided. The itinerary is prepared in a way that it allows proper acclimatization to the trekkers as well as have enough time to admire the nature and beauty of the country.
We ensure you a guaranteed departure on your chosen date. However, at times due to adverse weather conditions, the flight might be delayed or canceled for a day affecting the schedule. We always recommend you to add one night (three nights to the most) in Kathmandu after your trek if possible.
Day 01 | Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 | Rest/preparation
Day 03 | Fly to Lukla (2,840), trek to Phakding (2,010m)
Day 04 | Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,420m)
Day 05 | Rest/acclimatization
Day 06 | Trek to Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 07 | Trek to Dingboche (4,360m)
Day 08 | Rest/acclimatization
Day 09 | Trek to Chhukung (4,730m)
Day 10 | Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m)
Day 11 | Rest/preparation
Day 12 | Summit Island Peak (6,189m), return Base Camp
Day 13 | Trek to Pangboche (3,860m)
Day 14 | Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 15 | Trek to Lukla (2,840m)
Day 16 | Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17 | Depart Kathmandu
- Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
- 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
- Mostly camping accommodation, where teahouses are not available, on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
- Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
- Permits & other local taxes
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Required number of porter/s
- Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
- Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking gear (also available on hire)
- Tips for guide & local staffs
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Included’