Island Peak Climbing Trek

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5.0 Based on 13 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +5
  • Climb Island Peak, a stunning peak that looks like an island in a sea of ice
  • Experience friendly Sherpa cultural villages in the midst of towering mountains
  • Enjoy striking views of world’s popular mountain ranges including Mt Everest and Mt Nuptse
Also known as ‘Imja Tse’, Island Peak is an impressive peak that is located in the Everest region in Nepal. Named "Island Peak” by Eric Shipton in the year 1953, this stunning wonder actually looks like a serene island surrounded by ice. It can be seen from Dingboche and is known to offer stunning views of Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410 m and Lhotse Shar 8383m. To the east of Island Peak lies Mt. Makalu 8475m, Mt. Baruntse 7720m and Ama Dablam 6856m, rise majestically in the south.

An Island Peak climbing adventure begins with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu and Everest region of Nepal. After landing, we gather our gears and begin our trek, gradually ascending the main Everest Base Camp trail which passes through Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Tyangboche to finally arrive at Dingboche.

After proper acclimatization, we continue our trek as we approach the Island Peak Base Camp. Before attempting the climb to the Island Peak summit, we will do some preparation, making sure that everybody is ready and fit for fight. Soon, we will tackle several technical climbing sections and head towards the summit. Our climb to the summit is rewarded with sensational views of the world’s greatest mountain ranges.

After a successful climb, we follow the same route to descend back to Lukla. Our experience of Island Peak ends with a scenic return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

You can also extend this adventure and combine it with a tour of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Please feel free to make an enquiry for a tailor-made programme.
5 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
  • Heidi Smolander
  • From Finland
  • On Nov 22 2019
5 - Excellent
EBC+Kalapatthar+Island Peak, awesome experience with Nepal Guide Treks&Expedition
“Everest BaseCamp, Kala Patthar and Island Peak, and the whole trip was s success. I did have good trekking guide, who told a lot about the nature and people of Nepal and he was checking all the time that I was feeling good and everything was fine. My porter was strong and always smiling, and we did have good times at mountains. Weather was good, and we sucessfully climbed Island Peak (6189m) with my climbing guide, who made me feel that I was safe all the time. Huge thanks to Nepal Guide Treks&Expedition, Mr. Prakash the Team Leader/Boss, Mr. Pradip my trekking guide, Mr. Umesh my Porter And Mr. Da Kipa my climbing guide.”
Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition responded to this review on : “Dear Russell Peacock,
Thank you so much for your valuable Review.
We are pleased to know that MR Dakipa and Team made their best for to make your successful Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Island Peak Climbing.
If we get more opportunity in future, We do our best to make your more adventure and more success trip in Nepal.

Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to serve you our best.

With Good Wishes,
Prakash C Devkota”
  • Hendri
  • From Indonesia
  • On Oct 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Quick action Sherpa
“One of my friend has been suffering the AMS at Dingboche, and need quick helicopter evacuation to Lukla. Our guide and also Sherpa Mr. Dandy Sherpa very quick action, he flown together with my friend for assist him at Lukla hospital but still can manage to see us at Island Peak base camp just in time before summit attempt.”
  • Brittney Yuronich
  • From USA
  • On May 19 2019
5 - Excellent
EBC trek + Island Peak trek
“We did the 18 day EBC + Island Peak climb with Nepal Guide Treks, Sonam as our guide, and it was amazing! Our previous mountain history was just a couple fourteeners in Colorado, so this was a big step up, but we felt very prepared and taken care of. Prakash is great about quickly returning emails/answering questions (which trust me, we had plenty of!) We had exercised A LOT prior to the trip, so early on I think we were easy clients for Sonam. But when it came to the actual Island Peak climbing day we needed help with some of the actual mountaineering stuff, and he was awesome! And even earlier on in the trip, he was great about giving us lots of cool info along the trek, pointing out and naming mountains, etc.

This trip was beyond amazing, and Nepal Guide Treks took care of everything so it all went seamless and smooth. If youre thinking about this trip; to just do EBC, just be in good shape to truly enjoy it. If you want to climb Island Peak and havent done and prior technical mountains (or maybe just some in Colorado or something like us), either try to get SOME mountaineering experience with ropes/down climbing before you go out, or just be prepared to learn out there but know you may have a few hiccups that your guide will be helping you through too! Anyways.. highly recommend this trip with this group!!”
Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition responded to this review on : “Namaste Brittney Yuronich,
Thank you so much for your review.
We are pleased to know that you had great Experience with our Team for your EBC Trek with island peak Climbing.

Yes please, you are right " If you want to climb Island Peak and haven’t done and prior technical mountains either try to get SOME mountaineering experience with ropes/down climbing before you go out, or just be prepared to learn out there but know you may have a few hiccups that your guide will be helping you through too".

We are always been excited to welcome you for more adventure in Nepal.”
  • Brandon Arrastia
  • From USA
  • On Mar 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Island peak climb and trek, Amazing experience!
“Nepal Guide and Treks are an great and trust worthy outfit. They made my first trip to the Himalayas a memorable one and I will definitely be going back to them for my next trip. Dendi Sherpa was as good a guide as you can imagine and I would recommend him with out the slightest doubt. The trek to island peak was amazing, the views through out the trek where incredible.”
Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition responded to this review on : “Dear Brandon,
Thank you so much for your Excellent feedback.
We are always be happy to organize your Trip as per your interest.”
  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport [1345m/4411ft]
  • Day 2: Free Day
  • Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m]
  • Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft]
  • Day 5: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft]
  • Day 7: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft]
  • Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 9: Acclimatization and Exploration
  • Day 10: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp
  • Day 11: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche
  • Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final depart
  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Island/Imja Tse Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Two Clients One Porter for trekking Part, one extra Porter for Climbing Part
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Tea, Coffee, Cola, Water, Hot shower for trekking part(climbing part all included)
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs
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Other Practical InformationMeals: In general, our package trip of Island Peak Climbing covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the entire trekking and Breakfast plan in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are at Island Peak Base Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome. Physical Conditions and Experience Required: Island Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have the ability to walk in snowy ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Best Season for Island Peak Climbing: Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is seasonal. Basically, 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Island Peak Climbing. During the time, the weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January, and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July, and August) will be ruined by rains. Equipments Required For Climbing: We require several equipments to have every peak climbing experience in Nepal. Here we have classified the list or equipment, some you need to bring yourself and some we provide. You can also buy and rent your personal equipment in Kathmandu. Footwear: Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes. Climbing Equipment: Ice Axe, crampons, harness, carabiner (with lock and normal), eight fingers, Jumar, plastic boots, etc. These can all be rented in Kathmandu at reasonable prices. Clothing: Down or fibre Jacket, filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit. Other equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, daypack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters. Additional: Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • I need personal climbing equipment. Can I rent it from the tour operator?

    Usually, yes. And in case the tour operator cannot provide you with climbing equipment, then they can easily recommend a reliable local shop where you can rent climbing equipment.


  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • When is the best time to summit Island Peak?

    The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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