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Island Peak Climbing

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Max. elevation
6189 m / 20305 ft
Group size
1-10
Level
Advance
Transportation
All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
Best season
(March -May September -November).
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / lukla
Accommodation
Hotel/Lodge & tent
Meals
All Meals During the Trek 
Trip route
Namche Bazaar-Chhukung valley--Island Peak -Namche bazzer -kathmandu

Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Khumbu Ice fall and Makalu Himalayan Range
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Panoramic view of four tallest peaks of the world.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, world’s highest national park.
  • Adventurous hiking in world famous trail.
  • Enjoy the view from the base of the Mount Everest.
  • Observe unique culture and village of Sherpa.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Overview

World’s superlative features of Mother Nature are present in Nepal. From world’s tallest Mt. Everest to the deepest gorge Kaligandaki and the world’s most beautiful mountain Amadablam. Embark today and harvest the allures of being alive in this serene Himalayas. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, a trekking agency based in Nepal, is delighted to endow the island's Peak Climbing package to the climbers to enjoy the magnificence of the Mt. Everest Khumbu region. Surrounded by lofty Himalayas like Everest, Lhotse Nuptse, Amadablam, Makalu and other numerous peaks, this gorgeous mountain has been an ideal climbing destination for aspiring climbers across the globe. Residing at a height of 6189 m on top of the Dingboche Valley amidst the lofty Himalayan peak adjacent to the Chhukung Ri the mountain has seen many legendary climbers set foot on its summit.

We will take the climbers along the Everest Base Camp Trekking route up to world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest and return back to the base camp. En-route to the summit, the chance to witness the adventurous Kong Ma La Pass, Chhukung Ri and stunning Dingboche Wind valley climbers will get autonomous acclimatization. This is the highlight and secret of the perfect itinerary planning of our trekking planner team. The spacious summit of the Island Peak allows the climbers to gather as much as views and memories as possible either via eyes, mind or camera. Sharp ridges and occasional crevasses too make it somewhat difficult. Your physical perseverance and endurance will be tested during Island Peak Climbing however it would not be as hard as expedition of the mountains above 7000 m height. Furthermore, pre planning and training before scaling the peak by our Sherpa would definitely pave way for the first timers on mountains as well.

You just have to make a wish of scaling the most famous mountain of Nepal. We are here to materialize your dream journey in the most competitive package with the best hospitality and quality service. Island Peak Climbing can become your stepping stone for the further mountaineering glory in your life.


How difficult Island Peak Climbing ?

Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) is a popular trekking peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal, with a summit elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet). Climbing Island Peak requires a good level of physical fitness, as well as some technical climbing skills.

The difficulty level of Island Peak climbing depends on several factors, including the weather conditions, the route you take, and your previous climbing experience. Some factors that could make Island Peak climbing challenging include:

Altitude: Island Peak is a high-altitude peak, and climbers can experience altitude sickness. It's important to acclimatize properly and take the necessary precautions to avoid altitude-related health issues.

Technical climb: The final ascent to the summit involves a steep, exposed snow and ice slope that requires the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Climbers should have some experience with basic mountaineering techniques and be comfortable using the equipment.

Weather conditions: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and climbers may encounter high winds, snow, and cold temperatures. These conditions can make climbing more challenging and increase the risk of frostbite and other cold-related injuries.

Overall, island peak climbing is considered a moderate-to-difficult climb, and it's recommended that climbers have some previous mountaineering experience before attempting it. Hiring a guide or joining a guided expedition can also help ensure a safe and successful climb.


when is the best time to climb Island Peak ?

The best time to climb Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is during the pre-monsoon season (April-May) and post-monsoon season (October-November). During these months, the weather is generally stable with clear skies and less precipitation, making it easier and safer to climb.

The pre-monsoon season is generally considered the best time to climb Island Peak as the weather is warmer and the days are longer, allowing for more comfortable and efficient climbing. The post-monsoon season is also a popular time to climb Island Peak as the weather tends to be cooler and there are fewer crowds.

It's worth noting that the weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and climbers should always be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions, regardless of the time of year. It's also important to consult with local guides and authorities to ensure that you are climbing at a safe and appropriate time.


Can I trek solo with a guide to Island Peak Climbing?

Yes, it is possible to trek solo with a guide to Island Peak climbing, but it is important to note that solo trekking in Nepal is not allowed in many areas, including the Island Peak region. Therefore, it is always recommended to hire a guide for any trekking or climbing activities in Nepal, for your safety and to comply with local regulations.

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular climbing peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which is also the location of Mount Everest. It requires technical climbing skills, and thus, it is not recommended for beginner trekkers or climbers. Hiring a guide with experience in climbing Island Peaks will ensure that you are safe and properly equipped for the trek.

A guide can also help you navigate the local culture and customs, as well as provide insight into the local flora and fauna. They can also arrange for permits, accommodation, and transportation, making your trekking experience smoother and more enjoyable.

In summary, while it is possible to trek solo with a guide to Island Peak, it is always recommended to hire a guide for your safety and to comply with local regulations.

Important Note

We try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, delays. we request you to plan out extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day.
Weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/ cancellation and during personal preferences.  Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.


Trip Itinerary

on arrival at airport we will welcome you and transfer to you hotel.Evening welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance show.Overnight at Hotel.

Wake up morning then heading to Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. 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 day’s trekking went. Overnight at Guesthouse.

This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Savor a full day of exploring pheriche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. Taking an optional trek to the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You'll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.

Having breakfast then heading to Lobuche.Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse

Let’s experience the most adventurous day.Its a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse.



Today starts with a climb up to Kalapather for some of the finest panoramic views of the Himalayas to be found! Once we finish the morning climb we will head back down the mountain to Dingboche where we break off from the main Everest Base Camp Trail and head towards Chukhung and Island Peak.stay over night at Dingboche

Dingboche to Chukung. Today is dominated by the view of Island Peak at the head of the valley and by the ever changing vista of Ama Dablam’s northern aspect to your right. Ascent of Chukung Ri.  The small village of Chukung is hidden in the moraine of the Lhotse & Nuptse glaciers until just before you arrive

Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp.  Another easy day brings you to the narrow base camp below the south ridge of Island Peak.

Today's the big day! Prepare to get started before the thin light of dawn as we make our ascent with head lamps, scaling the rocky trail up. Our timing is superb: we'll drink in a glorious Himalayan sunrise atop a shining glacier and prepare for the tough, ultimate climb. A brief trek against a plateau of virginal snow brings us to the steep, precipitous final headwall. Time to put those climbing skills to use! The scramble for the summit is arduous, but you'll never be more proud of yourself! After a brief, triumphant time at what feels like the top of the world, it's (carefully!) downwards towards the charming village of Chukhung.

Walking Distance: 10km (12-14 hours)

We retrace the original steps of our ascent as we make our way back down the mountain again. The fascinating culture of the Sherpas is on display once more - don't miss a peak at the yak-herding stations.

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We'll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain.

Having breakfast then heading to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer you hotel. Relaxing and buy souvenir. Overnight at Kathmandu.

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today!We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.

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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Hotel in Kathmandu teahouses and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking, guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion
  • Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa : US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs.
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
  • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
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Equipment List

1. Clothing
Thermal Base Layers – Tops and Bottoms
Heavy Base Layers
Trekking Pants
Hard-shell pants
Down Pant
T-shirts – Short and long sleeve
Mid Layer Top
Insulated Jacket
Hard-shell Jacket
Down Jacket/Parka
2. Footwear:
Double insulated mountaineering boots for climbing
Hiking boots (Full and waterproof) for approach
lightweight shoes for camp and around town
Gaiters
Flip-flops
Wool/Synthetic socks
Liner socks  

3. Handwear:
Liner gloves
Mid-weight gloves
Down mittens
 4. Headwear:
Cap/Sun Hat
Buff
Balaclava
Warm wool/Synthetic Hat
Eye Wear (Full coverage around eyes and nose)
Ski Goggles
5. Climbing Gears
Helmet
Ice Axe with a waist leash 
Mountaineering Crampons 
Lightweight Mountaineering Harness
Carabiners (2 Screwgate and 2 Snapgate) 
Belay Device(ATC Guide or Figure 8) 
Ascender/Jumar
Prussik /Accessory Cord 
6. Backpacking
Small pack (35-40 litres)
Waterproof duffel bag
Padlocks for the duffel bag
Pack cover
7. Accessories
Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 litre each with insulation cover
Trekking poles 
Headlamp: 200-300 lumens with spare batteries
Camera
Power bank/Solar Charger
Universal adapter
Notebooks/Diary 
Pocket knife
8. Hygiene and first aid
Skincare (Maximum SPF sunscreen and lip balm)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, Moisturizer 
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet paper and wet wipes
Personal first aid kit (Include personal prescriptions, high altitude medications, painkillers, first-aid tape, band-aids etc.)
Water treatment
9. Others
Comfort Foods (Bring snacks and foods you like to munch)
Travel clothes to wear in Kathmandu
Sleeping bag (-20 degrees sleeping bag)
Inflatable mattress

Frequently Asked Questions

Island Peak stands at an altitude of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level.

Yes, Island Peak requires some basic mountaineering skills such as using crampons, ice axe, rope techniques, and ascending/descending steep slopes.

Yes, a climbing permit is required to climb Island Peak. The permit can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.

It typically takes about 19-20 days to climb Island Peak, including acclimatization days and trekking to/from the peak.

Island Peak is considered a moderate to challenging climb, with steep sections of snow and ice.

It is recommended to have a Climbing guide to climb Island Peak for safety reasons, and to help carry equipment and supplies.


You will need mountaineering gear such as crampons, ice axe, harness, ropes, helmet, and warm clothing, as well as camping gear and other basic trekking gear.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern when climbing Island Peak due to its high altitude. Proper acclimatization and ascent rate is important to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Yes, Island Peak climb can be combined with other popular treks in the Khumbu region such as the Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes Trek.

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