Island Peak Climbimbing 

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Island peak climbing
Island peak climbing
Island peak climbing
Island peak climbing
Island peak climbing



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Located at the top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is a popular climbing destination because of its challenging geographical conditions.  Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak.  This trek and climb offer an excellent opportunity for climbers wishing to gain vast mountaineering experience as they reach the summit at 20,305ft/6,189m.

This expedition to the summit of Island Peak at 20,423ft (6,189m), locally known as Imjatse, includes the Everest base camp trek ahead of the climb.  Climbers should be well acclimatized after the trek and therefore prepared to climb Island Peak.

The adventure of trekking in the Everest region starts with a flight into the tiny airstrip of Lukla.  You will spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, through their villages and Buddhist monasteries, with views of Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam, considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.  Stroll around Namche Bazaar the market town in the heart of Sherpa country and soak up the magnificent mountain scenery.  Without doubt, the highlights of the trek are the awe-inspiring views of some of the most amazing mountains in the world, which unfold the further you venture into the Khumbu Valley.

On the return, the expedition on Island Peak will begin.  Once rested, physically fit and well acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola (river) valley towards Island Peak.  The most difficult section of this climb is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees, which leads to the narrow summit ridge.  The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts.  After the climb, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla.  From there on we fly back to Kathmandu.  This trip can be done from March to May and September to December.



Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2  Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Day 3  Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (8,751ft/2,652m)

Day 4  Trek to Namche (11,385ft/3,450m)

Day 5  Rest day in Namche, acclimatization hike

Day 6  Trek to Tengboche (12,761ft/3,867m)

Day 7  Trek to Pheriche (14,031ft/4,252m)

Day 8  Rest day in Pheriche, acclimatization hike

Day 9  Trek to Lobuche (16,269/4,930m)

Day 10  Trek to Gorak Shep (17,107ft/5,184m)

Day 11  Trek to Everest base camp (17,678ft/5,357m)

Day 12  Trek to Dingboche (14,355ft/4,350m)

Day 14  Trek to Island Peak base camp (16,995ft/5,150m)

Day 15  Trek to high camp

Day 16  Ascent of Island Peak (20,370ft/6,173m)

Day 17  Extra day to allow for acclimatization and/or bad weather

Day 18  Trek to Pangboche (13,035ft/3,950m)

Day 19  Trek to Namche (11,385ft/3,450m)

Day 20  Trek to Lukla (9,240ft/2,800m)

Day 21  Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 22  Depart Kathmandu



  • Roundtrip Kathmandu-Lukla domestic airfare

  • English speaking local expert guide, porters

  • National Park fees, climbing permit, trekking permits

  • 3 nights accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing room with breakfast

  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees to temples and monuments

  • Airport transfers and transportation as in the itinerary

  • Experienced climbing Sherpa

  • Equipment clothing for porter and staff as well as local climbing Sherpas

  • Insurance, equipment, and transportation for all staff and porters

  • Oxygen for emergency use


  • International flight and departure tax

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Personal climbing gear and clothing (some gear may be available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Tips for porters and guide, any expenses of a personal nature

  • Expenses of a personal nature - laundry, phone calls, bar bills, showers, bottled water, etc.

  • Travel, health and evacuation/rescue insurance

Please contact us for the Travel Application for this trip.

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