Island Peak Climb

Island Peak Climb
Activity
Trek/Climb
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    6189 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse/Tent 
  • Best Time
    April - May and Oct - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,950USD

Trip Overview

The Imja Tse, also known to the world as the famous Island Peak climb (6189m), is a mountain lying in the eastern part of Nepal. It derives its name from mountaineer Eric Shipton and his party in 1951 as the hill resembles an island surrounded by a sea full of ice. The Island peak expands its edge, coming down south to the tip of Lhotse Shar. The ultimate objective of this 14 days tour is climbing the classic Island Peak, which was also used by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay as a training peak when progressing towards Mount Everest. One of the challenging escapes in the Khumbu region gives you a chance to get some of the best views in the world. To name a few, you can grab the panoramic views of other reigning peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, et cetera.

We begin our Island peak journey from Kathmandu, traversing into Lukla. The journey moves across Phakding, and we ascend and descend many uneven trails on our way. As we progress, we climb several high suspension bridges, amidst the dense Pine and Cedar forests that takes us to the heart of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar. The famous Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) serves as our acclimatization point, and we hike up to the Everest View hotel to catch the spectacular Everest range. As we move along and ahead, we will be meeting a lot of Sherpas in the region. Having the native mountain people serve you in the journey and being a part of their hospitality is another subtle yet essential part of this trek. We learn about the way of life of other ethnicities in this region and make our way to the famous Sherpa settlements of Dingboche (Summer Valley).

After reaching Dingboche, we hike up to Nagerjun (5100 m.) and rest for a day as we prepare to get to the Island Peak Base camp (5240m.). We learn some skills of peak climbing as we move forward to a long journey leading us to the summit of Island Peak at 6189 m. One of the major highlights of this entire trip is climbing up to 11 hours on a single day of reaching the summit. The journey on this day is arduous as we ascend to the rock ravine to get to the narrow edge line and arrive at the glacier’s mouth. Yes, the long journey will get strenuous, and we also separate a day for contingency (in case of a situational problem), but the views from the summit are bound to stay in your memories forever. Our experience says you will never have enough of this journey in the Khumbu region.

Hence, we suggest the Island Peak Climb to explorers traveling to the Everest region but looking for a slight challenge with some mountaineering experience. This trip is recommended for people who love touring the area’s untouched beauty and want to raise the levels of their adventurous side. So, if you are interested in an expedition contact members of the Nepal Hiking Team. We offer a range of packages and some of the best tours that might spark your climbing interest.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours     

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Everest View Hotel – Namche

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours

Day 08: Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m/17187ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 09: Island Peak Base Camp to summit Peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chhukung 10 – 11 hours

Day 10: Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 11: Chhukung to Namche (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 7 hours

Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft), Duration: 7 hours

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell/Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicles including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Island peak climbing permit fee
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide and highly experienced (2-3 times Everest Submitter ) climbing guide for Island peak including their foods, accommodations, salary, insurance, etc.
  • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • All require permits including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Island Peak climbing, etc.
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar, etc.
  • All taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Drink including - water, coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Personal climbing/trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)