Climbing Island Peak 2024/2025

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a magnificent peak in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Standing at a staggering height of 6,189 m /20,305 ft from sea level, this mountain is the starting point of the Imja River. Climbers on their way to Island peak Himalaya mountain range view from the top ...

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Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek

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Just complete the Everest Base Camp Trekking! Unfortunately didnt make it with Island Peak die to ba ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Climbing & Adventure
  • Accommodation Guest House, Camping & Hotel
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  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Japanese
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  • Apr 19
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Island Peak Climb from Chhukung (Group Tour)

of 7 reviews
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This is an excellent trip for fit, aspiring mountaineers. It offers scrambling, glacier travel, asc ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Climbing & Adventure
  • Accommodation Guest House, Camping & Tent
  • Age Range 16-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Japanese
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  • Apr 19
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Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

of 5 reviews
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Trip of a lifetime, possibly the best thing Ive ever done. Photos of the trip on insta: fevandy
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Tent & Camping
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  • Age Range 12-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days17 From US$ 1,699 View Tour
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  • Apr 19
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Island Peak Climbing + Everest 3 High Passes Trek

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My partner and I had the most amazing experience with this local travel specialist. We completed the ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Tent & Guest House
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  • Age Range 18-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days21 From US$ 2,460 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
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Island Peak Climbing Trek

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Everest BaseCamp, Kala Patthar and Island Peak, and the whole trip was s success. I did have good tr ...
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  • Activities Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Guest House
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  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Everest Base camp trek with Island Peak climbing

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I had a wonderful time trekking to the Everest Base Camp with Nepal Eco. Chhatra was very enthusiast ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Climbing
  • Accommodation Tent, Camping, Hotel & Guest House
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  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Nepali
days16 From US$ 2,200 View Tour
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  • Apr 19
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Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

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3 day climbing trip visiting Chukhung and Island Peak Base Camp in Nepal. Read More
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  • Activities Climbing & Adventure
  • Accommodation Guest House & Tent
  • Age Range 14-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days03 From US$ 950 View Tour
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  • Apr 19
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Climb Mera & Island Peaks

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We had an incredible 16-day Mera Peak trek experience, all thanks to Kris from the trekking company. ...
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  • Activities Climbing & Trekking and Hiking +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Camping
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  • Age Range 18-69 yrs
  • Operated in English
days25 From US$ 3,280 View Tour
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Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp and Gokyo

of 5 reviews
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Both trips that my familia and I took with this company were Incredibly Wonderful! The attention rec ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent, Camping, Guest House & Hut
  • Transport Flight
  • Age Range 18-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days23 From US$ 2,195 View Tour
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  • Apr 20
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Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Island Peak Climbing and Everest base camp trekking adventure organized by this local operator w ...
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Guest House, Camping, Hotel & Tent
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  • Age Range 15-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Nepalese
days16 From US$ 1,990 View Tour
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Island Peak Climbing From Chhukung

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4 day climbing tour visiting Chukhung and Island Peak Base Camp in Nepal. Read More
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  • Activities Climbing
  • Accommodation Guest House & Camping
  • Transport Train
  • Age Range 16-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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  • Apr 19
  • Apr 20
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Island Peak Climb With Three Passes Trek

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Trek takes around 3 weeks if you want to do some short side hikes, recommend to do it this way
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  • Activities Climbing & Trekking and Hiking +1 more
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  • Age Range 16-79 yrs
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Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek

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17 day climbing trip through Phakding, Tengboche, Pheriche and 10 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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  • Activities Climbing & Trekking and Hiking
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Guest House
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  • Age Range 19-70 yrs
  • Operated in English
days17 From US$ 2,350 View Tour
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Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climb

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We booked the Island peak via EBC trek with this local tour operator and it was amazing. Our guide M ...
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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent
  • Deborah
“We had an incredible 16-day Mera Peak trek experience, all thanks to Kris from the trekking company. Kris went above and beyond, handling boarding passes, coordinating domestic travel, and offering valuable advice. Pasang, our guide, was outstanding, ensuring we had the right equipment and creating a truly memorable journey. Kris's honesty, responsiveness, and accommodation made our visit to Nepal unforgettable, and we're grateful for the countless beautiful memories he helped us create. Highly recommend their services!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Keld Christoffer Schurmann Michels
“Everything was well organized both with the mangager Chris before the trip and the guide Appa during the tour. I had a private tour with a guide and a porter. It was a great help so I did not have to carry all my heavy climbing equipment and cold weather clothes. I normally carry everything myself but this just gives me more time to enjoy the beautiful landscape. I think that the porter was also an extra safety if something happened on the way - but fortunately everything went well. The tour was perfect for acclimatization starting in the lower "jungle", so I never felt really bad with headache/altitude sickness. Yes it is still hard to breathe and don't expect to sleep perfect every night! Please do not think that this is an easy trip. You spend a lot of time above 5000meters in the cold and very little oxygen. Some days in tents and some days in small teahouses. I/we did not have to carry a tent. From Mera high camp and until after Island peak tents were available at the camp sites. Also food was available at all the camping sites (all food was included in the price but water and other drinks not). Expect to eat a lot of noodles, rice and eggs. Water cost up to around 3USD and soda maybe 4-5USD for 1/2 liter bottle. But prices are lower closer to the start and end. I also used water purification tablets that are sold everywhere in Kathmandu for parts of the trip. The tour through the jungle is a lot of walking up and down every day. Mera Peak summit is a long walk - on summit day expect to walk in deep snow and sometimes almost to the knees because the surface is not always strong enough. So one step up and you sink half a step down again. There are a lot of crevasses that you have to jump over - you are tied together with the guide with a rope for safety. The view from Mera Peak is really good. You see Himalaya and Mt Everest in the distance. Only a handfull of people on the summit this day. There was nobody besides me, the guide and the porter for the next few days until Island Peak basecamp. Most days it's clear in the morning and clouds arrive around midday - so don't plan to walk all day if you want to enjoy the view (I went in April/May) The last day on the way to Amphu Lapcha pass we got a lot of snow but luckily it was 90% clear again in the morning. It is very steep up to the pass. There are steel wires some places that you can attach your safety line to. There are some passages where you have to climb a little bit. The view from the pass is really good. Going down you start abseiling and after this, most places you have wires you can attach to because you are walking on a very small path (not a path but just a little peace of the rock big enough for a foot) and it is very steep down to the side. I had a rest day in basecamp. I definitely don't recommend arriving late here and go for the summit the same night because both are two very long and hard days. At Island peak there are many other people. The summit day is long and hard. The first part is just walking but you end up looking at an almost vertical icewall you have to climb before you reach the ridgeline going to the summit. It is very very steep and takes a long time. The last few minutes on the ridge to the summit are amazing as you are one a very thin ridge steep down to both sides (there is a fixed rope for safety). Very beautiful with views to Lhotse and Ama Dablam. The summit is very small so only a few people can stand on the summit. Many do but also many do not make it to the summit. I guess most are not acclimatized well enough but also because this is not easy. Normally you go straight back to Lukla but I had added three days (plus the 2 spare days) to the itinerary to go to Everest basecamp/Kala Patthar via Kongma La Pass. Yes it is hard to stay at this altitude for so long but it was definitely worth it. Luckily I had a few clear days and after seeing Everest clearly from Kala Patthar the clouds came. And the next days I almost did not see any snow covered mountain top because of clouds. It's easy to go back. While we were going back the guide arranged to reschedule the flights without any problem since I did not use my spare days. So I had a few days extra in Kathmandu to see some temples and do some shopping. I met again with Chris, I gave him back the included duffelbag for the porter and a down sleepingbag that I had used. It was both good quality. So everything went well and good organized and I could change things before and during the trip to fit what I wanted. The guide was very experienced and knew the mountains very well and made sure that I was safe all the time.”
Great climb to remember!
5 - Excellent
  • Rudolf Moos
“I fully enjoyed my tour with Chris' company. Everyone was very friendly and super flexible, when I had wishes that were not on my "standard" booking. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to experience an exceptional once in a lifetime adventure!”

Island Peak Climbing - Overview

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a magnificent peak in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Standing at a staggering height of 6,189 m /20,305 ft from sea level, this mountain is the starting point of the Imja River.

Climbers on their way to Island peak
Himalaya mountain range view from the top of Kongma la pass
Himalayan range view from Island peak
A climber on the top of Island Peak

The Island Peak is a great first expedition for beginner mountaineers. The climb is mostly non-technical, yet fairly challenging – perfect for mountaineering enthusiasts who are just starting their Himalayan adventure. The “Island Peak” was named so in 1951 by the famous explorer Eric Shipton, because the peak seems to rise from a sea of ice. First climbed in 1956, the peak was a training exercise for the team that eventually climbed the Everest and the Lhotse.

The Island peak trek includes a journey to the beautiful Khumbu valley and an acclimatization hike through the Everest Base Camp. From the high vantage point of Kata Pattar, you can enjoy unrivaled views of the nearby Himalayan giants including the Everest.

During the trek, you’ll also travel through the challenging Kongma La pass, which leads to the Imja valley. Although you’ll stay in comfortable lodges for most of the trek, you’ll have to set up tented base camps before the actual climb.

The ascent to the peak features plenty of glaciers, moderate snow and a lot of ice climbing. Although it is mostly a non-technical climb, you’ll need some basic snow climbing skills to get to the peak. Once on the summit, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the nearby Lhotse, Everest, and other Himalayan peaks. One thing is for sure: the climb to the peak is extremely satisfying and absolutely worth the effort.

Island Peak - Quick Climbing Facts
Climb Difficulty: Little Difficult - Require no technical expertise.
Climb Duration: 24 Days
Max Altitude: 6189 Meters
Accommodation: Guesthouses / Lodges
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Climb: Flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu

 

Island Peak - Itinerary

Island Peak Climb

The duration will be approx. 16-24 days, pending from when the companies count the starting point, and whether they include sightseeing in Kathmandu as part of the climbing package or not.

The trip will start in Kathmandu from where a flight is taken to Lukla, the airport that gives access to the entire Solu Khumbu and Everest region.

The first 8-10 days will be spent trekking on the famous Everest Base Camp trail. You’ll start trekking from Lukla at an altitude of 2,800 m and reach Island Peak Base Camp at an altitude of 5,200 m from where the climb of Island peak will start, ultimately reaching the top at 6,189 m.

After summiting the peak you will return back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu, where the trip will end. For exact itineraries please see the day-by-day itinerary available under each trip.