Island Peak Climb

Island Peak Climb
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    6189 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    April - May and Oct - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,950USD
$500 extra for a solo traveler

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.


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

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!