Island Peak

Duration: 18 days

Height: 6189 m

Grading: Difficult

Island Peak

Nepal Excursion Treks

The cost is inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room including breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Private transport to and from the airport, sightseeing
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • One duffel bag each to transport luggage during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during the trek
  • Everest National Park and Island Peak climbing permits
  • Accommodation in tents in Island Peak Base Camp including meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guide and climbing guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • Polish language speaking tour guide upon customer’s request for the entire trip, his/her insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • One porter for two people, max. luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • City guide and sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge

The cost is exclusive of:

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as drinks and bar bills, travel insurance, laundry, battery charging service etc.
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses, if any
  • Any extra costs due to changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Nepal Excursion Treks such as natural disasters, flight cancellation, early or delayed arrival or departure etc.
  • Other services not mentioned as included in the price

Imja Tse - Island Peak

A spectacular peak near Mount Everest

Island Peak is one of the most stunning peaks near Mount Everest in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is one of the popular climbing peaks known as Imja Tse in Tibetan language among climbers. It is enough to be generally fit for Island Peak Climbing. Previous climbing experience in advisable but we are able to instruct people who have no climbing skills and lead them to the summit. Our climbing guide will give you the instruction of climbing and will safely lead you to the summit and back. The peak was first ascended in 1956 by a Swiss expedition team for training before climbing Lhoste and Mt. Everest.

An adventure ascend to 6189 m in 6h

Start with tents at the foot of the mountain

During the trip, our tents are set in the Island Peak Base Camp as there is no water in the high camp. Next day, in the morning, we leave the Island Peak Base Camp and set for the summit. The ascent will take about 5-6 hours and the descent 4-5 hours. The summit day could be a bit challenging but you will find it worth the effort once you are in summit and see the closest view of the mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhoste and many other peaks. Mt. Everest is only 10 km away from the Island Peak. The following itinerary can be customized if you want to do the Everest Base Camp trek during your trip to Island Peak.


Trip at a glance:

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A trekking plan


01 Day

Arrival day in Kathmandu

(1350 m), airport pick-up and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner and a trip briefing in the evening (D)

02 Day

Flight to Lukla

(2840 m, 25 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2610 m, 3-4 hrs) (B, L, D)

03 Day

Trek to Namche Bazar

(3440 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

04 Day

Acclimatization day

at Namche Bazar, excursion to Everest View Point, visit to the Khumjung village, visit monasteries, Everest National Park museum (B, L, D)

05 Day

Trek to Tengboche

(3865 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

06 Day

Trek to Dingboche

(4410 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

07 Day

Acclimatization day

at Dingboche, hike to Nagarjun Danda (5300 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

08 Day

Trek to Chukung Valley

(4730 m, 2-3 hrs) after lunch hike to Chukung Ri (5530 m, 4-5 hrs) and back (B, L, D)

09 Day

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

(5080 m, 5-6 hrs), climbing instruction by our climbing guide (B, L, D)

10 Day

Summit of Island Peak

(6189 m) and descent to the Island Peak Base Camp (8-9 hrs) (B, L, D)

11 Day

Spare day

in case of bad weather (B, L, D)

12 Day

Trek to Debuche

(3820 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

13 Day

Trek to Monjo

(2800 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

14 Day

Trek to Lukla

(2840 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

15 Day

Fly back to Kathmandu

free afternoon for rest or shopping (B)

16 Day

Guided sightseeing tour

to the UNESCO world heritage sites – Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (B)

17 Day

Guided sightseeing tour

in the UNESCO world heritage sites – Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, farewell dinner in the evening (B, D)

18 Day

Departure day

transfer to an international airport (B)