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Island Peak Climbing

Duration: 16
  • Destination
  • Region
  • Trip Grade
    Min 01 Pax
    Sep-Nov & Mar-May
    Lodge/Tea House
  • Start/End Point
    Lukla to Lukla

Trip Overview


Island Peak Climbing takes you on top of famous and popular trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya, stunning and magnificent mountains stands in the middle of scenic Imjatse Valley, looking like an Island amidst giant surrounding mountains that enclose the valley of high Khumbu region, in the shade of Mt. Everest. Island Peak towers at the height above 6, 160 m and 20,328 ft high facing glamorous views of high peaks that encircle you at the top facing mind-blowing scenery of dramatic landscapes and mountains. Island Peak although popular trekking peaks due to its high success rate to reach on top of its summit and with an enjoyable adventure of low risk and safe mountain to climb, where all types of interested people can join in this wonderful alpine-style climb.

The grade is PD + which means ‘Per Difficult’ a climb of less technical difficulty walking on ice-moraine and glaciers with few technical efforts to encounter before reaching its actual summit, where all climbers require adequate gears for a safe and successful ascent and to descend back safely. The grading of Island Peak comes from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification which is used world-wide of Alpine style climb of a day or two, where our adventure begins from busy and interesting Lukla town after reaching from Kathmandu taking a smooth short flight. A walk leads to the number of nice Sherpa farm villages and with the long climb to reach at Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu Sherpa where once a week colorful and busy Saturday market/bazaar takes place. With rest day for acclimatization, adventure carries on higher to reach at beautiful Thyangboche monastery surrounded by scenic views of mountains with Everest and magnificent Mt. Amadablam, here with time to visit its interesting monastery where leads a higher country walk on leaving the dense vegetation and tree lines.

Walking first to reach at Everest Base Camp with grand views of Khumbu icefalls and glaciers with towering high peaks, and climbing a scenic hill of Kalapathar facing Everest at close distance with Mt. Pumori, after much exercise and getting acclimatize then ready for our big adventure Island Peak climb. After staying in the last lodge at Chukung where for some-days spending overnights in tents with full camping facilities at Island Peak base camp, where our adventure takes you high with a strenuous climb to reach on the summit of Island Peak with an outstanding panorama of peaks with Everest. Enjoying great thrill with outstanding views then on the way back to Lukla past Dingboche, Pangboche and Namche Bazaar for a scenic short flight to Kathmandu, after a glorious adventure and experience on Island Peak Climb.

Main Highlights:

“Island Peak Climb one of the most striking and popular and famous peaks
Located in the middle of scenic Imjatse valley also known as Imjatse Himal
Where climbing and successful ascent rate is high than other trekking peaks
Enjoy serene wilderness for a few days away from villages and human habitation
Climb to the summit rewards you with a grand panorama of mountains
Island Peak climb for all climbers from beginners to veteran mountaineers”

Trip Preview:

Mode of accommodation: Hotels – and camping on trek and climb.
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
Climbing Grade:  PD + ‘Per Difficult’ from French and Swiss Climbing Classification Systems
Trek and Climb: 15 Nights and 16 Days with flights and walks.
People and Culture: Populated by highlanders Sherpa people interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and
colorful culture with traditional heritage.
Best Seasons:  April to May and September to December months  April to May lively with wildflowers and rhododendron (Nepal national flower), where days are clear for views. October to December another best months for clear views but with short lights, cold in the morning and night time chances of snow on route walks.

Total Trip: 19 Nights and 20 Days (arrival to final departure)

Details Itinerary

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and climb preparation.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m – 05hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization with short scenic excursion.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and at Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Chukung 4,730 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak base camp in tented camps 4,970 m – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Trek Island Peak High / Advance Camp 5,400 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,160 m high and return to base camp – 08 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel free afternoon at leisure.
Day 19: In Kathmandu reserve day and free day for individual activities.
Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after received by our guides and staff, at hotel check-in and join in for group briefing regarding trek and climb and other useful information, with welcome dinner.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour around places of interest.
Morning departs from the hotel where our city guide will show you around places of interest within Kathmandu, the tour of world heritage sites and back to hotel preparation for Island Peak Climb.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2, 625 m – 04 hrs.
Morning fly to Lukla with grand views of Himalayan peaks during 35 mins flight with Everest on reaching at Lukla with time to refresh, then continue walking on the gradual trail with few ups and down past Lukla town and visiting Sherpa farm village to reach at Phakding for an overnight stop.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Today a long walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, morning starts with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River and crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. From here walk on the river bed and then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike.
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, before heading higher area a good place for free day in Namche, spend the day with scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
From Namche walk leads on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, an afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer.

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m – 05hrs.
From Thyangboche catching super panorama of mountains then head downhill within lush and green woodland to reach a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here uphill to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Island Peak and Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Pheriche windy valley for overnight stop.

Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization and excursion.
At Pheriche located above 4,240 m within beautiful valley views of Amadablam including Lhotse and stunning Taboche and Cholatse peaks, Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post. A rest day for proper acclimatization here a short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining. The high scenic hill above Imjatse valley offers super views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.

On leaving Pheriche walking on the valley end, and then with a short climb to a ridge to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest Base Camp. From Thugla stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, after a lunch break and rest climb leads up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier coming across many memorials of unfortunate climbers died on the mountain of Khumbu, from here continue to walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m.

Morning adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp walking with a short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill. The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Chukung 4,730 m – 05 hrs.
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, highest point on trekking with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards the last human settlement at Chukung in the comfort of nice lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m – 04 hrs.
After Chukung, from here onward in tents camping for few nights till climb is over, morning walk leads to our main highlight and goal to Island Peak base camp located in a scenic spot at Parshya Gab, here setting our camps with an afternoon free to practice climbing with our expert guide.

Day 13: Trek Island Peak High / Advance Camp 5,400 m – 04 hrs.
Great thrill and adventure begins after setting a high and advance camp above 5,400 m high, to make the climb much easier and possible; leaving the base camp towards high camp climb above moraine towards an open gully, located between two well defined ridges to reach at high camp beneath a small hanging glacier above 5,400 m high. Here with time in the afternoon for final preparations for the big climb next early morning.

Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,160 m high and return to base camp – 08 hrs.
Climb starts early morning before dawn heading to the summit of Island peak at above 6,160 m / 20,328 ft high, where the grade of the climb is PD + as per French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System, as our guide leads you across snow-covered glacier, avoiding serac and crevasses climb northwards over snow-covered scree in the margin between a glaciers facing a top ridge. The climb continues crossing a gully with some stone with icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads you above 100 meters high (300 ft) to reach its main summit, as strenuous climb takes you on top our final and major highlight of the adventure. Enjoy views facing panorama of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks, after a great climb feeling in high spirit descend safely on the same route back to base camp.

Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 05 hrs.

All climber should be at base camp on this day to clean up the garbage to hand over designated SPPC personal (Sagarmatha Pollution Project Control) as well packing gears for Yaks to carry onward to Lukla. After getting organized our return route leads towards Imjatse valley with scenic views as walk proceeds towards Chukung to reach at Dingboche for lunch break, and then carry on trekking downhill to Pangboche village for the overnight halt.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
From Pangboche retrace the journey with ups to Thyangboche and downhill with an hour up and then on the good winding path to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop before Lukla.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Today a long walk to reach our last stop in Khumbu area at Lukla, from Namche on the downhill to a river with a short climb to Monjo and then on a good trail to Phakding village, where few hours walk from here reaches you at Lukla for final overnight stop within Everest and Khumbu area.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu with a free afternoon at leisure.
Morning as per your flight time transfer to Tenzing-Hillary air terminal in Lukla, boarding in a smaller aircraft for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu and then to your hotel, after a most amazing time on Island Peak Climb.

Day 19: In Kathmandu reserve and contingency day with a free day.
We reserve this extra day as a contingency in case of bad weather that might lead to flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which happens sometimes even in the best season of time If all goes well enjoy this spare day for own individual activities and shopping.

Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound.
Last day in the land of Himalayan Wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for the airport for your international flight back to home countries or other respective destinations

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Client Reviews

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

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