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Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a magnificent peak in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Standing at ...

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Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp And Gokyo

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
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From US$ 2,195 23 days
Friends Adventure Team
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22 Days Island Peak Climbing + Everest 3 High Passes Trek

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Icicles Adventure Treks
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Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek

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From US$ 2,190 16 days
Unique Adventure International
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Island Peak Climb

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
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  • Next Departures Jan 26 Jan 27
From US$ 1,850 13 days
Nepal Eco Adventure
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Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing

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Exciting Nepal Treks
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Island Peak With Everest Base Camp

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  • Operator Active 3 hours ago Exciting Nepal Treks
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From US$ 1,850 17 days
Himalayan Glacier Trekking
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Island Peak Expedition (Short Climb)

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From US$ 1,890 16 days

Island Peak Climbing Plus Everest Base Camp

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  • Operator Active 9 hours ago Mosaic Adventure
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From US$ 1,875 16 days

Island Peak Climbing

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From US$ 1,980 12 days

Island Peak Climbing

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  • Operator Nepal Vision Treks
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From US$ 2,245 14 days

Island Peak Climbing

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

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 Facts

  • Climb Difficulty: Little Difficult
  • Climb Duration: 24 Days
  • Max Altitude: 6189 Meters
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses / Lodges
  • Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
  • Transport To/From Climb: Flight

Island Peak Itinerary

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. 

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Customer Reviews for Island Peak

5.0 - Excellent Based on 9 reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek
Ali El Olabi From Jordan At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Excellent Island Peak and Everest Base Camp trek! Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp and Gokyo
Manuel From Spain At
5 - Excellent
“A inicios de Septiembre, con la fantástica compañía de Ram y Vivek tuvimos un maravilloso Trekking por el valle del Khumbu. Sin duda, una experiencia enriquecedora que todo el mundo debería disfrutar alguna vez en su vida. Aunque el tiempo no acompañó del todo, pudimos disfrutar tanto de las hermosas vistas de la cordillera como de la hospitalidad y de la simpatía de sus gentes.”
Todo salio de acuerdo a lo planeado, quede muy conforme Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp and Gokyo
Sergio At
5 - Excellent
“Todo el equipo de buddha treks se porto fantastico, siempre muy atentos y cada integrante cumpliendo su funcion de forma excelente. Totalmente recomendado”
Trip of a lifetime Reviewed Tour: Everest Base camp trek with Island Peak climbing
Vernesa From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“OMG this was a trip of a lifetime. Nepal Eco Adventure, you are awesome….. I went with my dad and when we landed in Kathmandu we had city guide, Raju waiting for us. Raju and driver took us to hotel and we spent one day just relaxing. They picked us up the next day and we spend the whole day touring Kathmandu. Raju was awesome city tour guide. Being with him was very educational. He spoke in details about the city, history etc.. and he was very pleasant, always happy with smile on his face. Thank you Raju. Later that day we met our Everest Base Camp guide Keshav. As soon as we met him, he was very accommodating. We asked him if he can come with us to our hotel room to check clothes we brought to make sure we were good. He was happy to do it. The next day we started actual trip by landing in Lukla, Tenzing–Hillary Airport, which was named by Discovery channel as the most dangerous airport in the world. Keshav was our main guide. We had two other people that carried our bags, Bisnu and Sataya. I’m not going to lie, trip was difficult but it was soooooooooo worth it and it was that much awesome because we had Keshav, Bisnu, and Sataya. There were 4 of us in a group, dad and I, and a couple. I was the slowest in the group lol. Even though sometimes group was hours ahead of me, at any point of our trip no one was left alone. I spent most time with Keshav since I was slowest one so he felt I needed the most attention lol. At some point I couldn’t even carry my bag (5 pound bag lol). I didn’t say anything to Keshav but he offered to help. He would even carry water for me. Sometimes I would rest every 10 minutes and he was so patient, never complaint. He always asked if I’m ok if I need anything. I even gave him my phone with all passwords to take pictures. I sometimes forgot that I even had a phone until he gives me back and then I look at the pictures. He captured some amazing moment without me noticing and those are usually the best On our way to Every Base Camp I got sick. It was just flu. He could easily told me that it is not his fault that I’m sick. He could’ve said to me that to stay at the lodge and wait for others. Actually he encouraged me to rest as long as I want to and he said that he would go with me to Everest Base Camp no matter how slow I’m. Sickness slowed me down a lot, but Keshav stuck with me and we made to the Base Camp and I’m so glad I did. Never did he complain or say something to discourage me. He understood that people come from far away it is everyone’s dream to make it to the Base Camp. The only thing he made me promise is that I tell him if I get dizzy. There were many times I didn’t leave my room because I wanted to rest and I even try to skip dinner and he sometimes gave me hard time for skipping dinner LoL. Love you Keshav. At some point we went through heavy fog and it was wet. I had my raincoat but my dad didn’t. Keshav gave his to my dad so he doesn’t get wet. It is easy to have 5 star service at some luxury place or hotel but to offer 5 star service in the middle of nowhere that just doesn’t exist. Sometimes when my group reached destination, Bisnu would come back to join me and Keshav. Remember this is steep uphill trekking and for him to come back to join Keshav and encourage me not to give up and go uphill again it is just amazing. Not only that, but when I went to Island Peak with my climbing guide (guide that summon Everest 7 times), Bisnu noticed that my dad was worried about me, so he went looking for me. This was not his responsibility. I guess you worry when you have kids. I was never received service like this in my life and I travel a lot. These people are so honest, so nice. I never felt so comfortable being with strangers and in the middle of nowhere. You develop intimate friendships. They tell you their stories, they listen yours. Also couple that was with us were cool. We all got along so well. We were all like family. I would not change anything about this trip. My fellow travelers, please do not be skimpy about tipping. Tip well because these people really deserve it”
My lifetime of memories during Island Peak Climbing and EBC Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek
Ian Toh From Singapore At
5 - Excellent
“The Island Peak Climbing and Everest base camp trekking adventure organized by Icicles was everything we expected - and more! Stepping at top of Island Peak was really a dream come true experience to see so many snow capped peaks in front of my eyes. And EBC was rewarding experience too.”
Island Peak and EBC Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climb
Rob From United Kingdom UK At
5 - Excellent
“Just returned from a wonderful adventure with Unique Adventure International. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu was provided at Hotel Yambu, a friendly hotel in Thamel. The Sherpa guide (Lapka) and porter both provided an exceptional service on the trek, I am lucky to have met them both. It was lovely to spend a final evening in Kathmandu with the team and I wish them all the best for the future.”
Island Peak Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climb
Mike Nemsi From Georgia At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent company, excellent management and excellent company director. Five years I have friendly relations wiht Mr.Khum Subedi. He's a very successful tourism business directory and one of the best men in Nepal.All travelers to advise and give recommendations to choose Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd.”
Island Peak Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climb
Paul Sinclair From Ireland, Republic of At
5 - Excellent
“Great communication before the trip and excellent personalised attention from Khum and his team in Kathmandu. Our trip to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was well planned and we felt we were in safe hands with Lakpa Sherpa throughout the trek. ”
Island Peak Reviewed Tour: Island Peak Climb
Berthold Honka From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“Very good agency. I like much the cooperating with "Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd". Berthold from Germany (HONKA/Alpinberater.de)”
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