Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Everest region, which allows travelers to scaled mighty 6189m without any basic experience of climbing and mountain gears. It is also one of the most commercial peaks of Nepal and thousands of travelers add theirs once in a life trip to Everest Base Camp Trekking with Island Peak Climbing.
Island Peak was first time climbed in 1953 by a British Expedition Group as training for Everest Expedition. Popularly known as “Imja Tse”, climbing Island Peak has been a great adventure for many trekkers who wish to feel little more thrills around the glaciers and ice covered trails to test their strength to reach the top of any mountain.
This 15 days Island Peak Climbing route is designed for travelers who are physically fit and ready to take a direct short-cut towards the peak rather than visiting nearby popular Everest Base Camp for acclimatization. However, we will climb Chhukung Ri (5500m) at Chhukung Valley for acclimatization, and check our physical condition before stepping towards Island Peak Base Camp.
Climbing Island Peak needs three total days of ascending and descending and it is strenuous but the reward is something amazing — a majestic panorama of the world highest range including Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8501m), Nuptse (7864m), Lhotse Shar (8386m), Baruntse (7129m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Peak 29 and several others stretched to the east.
Island Peak climbing starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and ascends towards the Gateway of Everest — Namche Bazaar after spending the first night in Phakding village. The journey continues towards Tyangboche Monastery and later Dingboche village from where we stop following the popular EBC trails and turn right into the Chhukung Valley. Our guided climbing team with all the needed equipment will help you acclimatize by climbing Chhukung Ri at first and later provide instruction about the use of gears and technicality of the route. After the successful summit, we follow the same route back towards Lukla to catch our flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for ClimbingDrive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft)Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft)Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft)Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/17060 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tented Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (5600m/ 18372 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tented Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (5600m/ 18372 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tented Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Successful Island Peak Summit (6189m / 20305 ft.) and back Pangboche (3985m/ 13074 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 13Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung via Phortse village (3790m/12434 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Khumjung Village to Monjo (m/11286 ft)Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft)Walk: 4.5 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelFlight: 25 min. | Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 17Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.