Island Peak

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Island Peak


Island Peak is perhaps the best (and only) opportunity for advanced beginner/intermediate climbers to take on a challenging glacier climb above 20,000 in the heart of the Everest Himalayas. En route, participants also get to walk the famed Trek to Everest Base Camp.

It is no surprise that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers and cultural enthusiasts for nearly 200 years. The stark and rugged terrain, so entwined with the culture of local Sherpa people, offers such powerful experiences that Himalayan travel stands in a class by itself. While many think of travel to the Himalayas as only high-altitude climbing or trekking, this expedition offers climbers and trekkers an exciting opportunity to enter the world of the mighty Himalayas. 

In order to acclimatize prior to climbing Island Peak (20,305 ft./6,189m), we trek through the Himalayan Khumbu. Team members will have the opportunity (weather permitting) to summit Kala Pattar (18,187 ft./5,545m), a wonderful location to view and photograph Mt. Everest, then we head for a visit to Everest Base Camp. The area in and around Island Base Camp is a stunning and truly wild terrain, far from any villages.

With the assistance of our guide a fit and enthusiastic advanced beginner with basic climbing skills can successfully reach the spectacular summits of Kala Pattar and Island Peak. The climbs are considered physically challenging, but not technically difficult. Porters and yaks are used to help carry gear, food and supplies. We encourage you to review the detailed itinerary and we would be delighted to put you in touch with veteran trekkers to share their experiences.

Group Size

Trek Grade

Maxi. Altitude

Trek Start

Trek End

Hotel Accomodation

02-12 Pax Max


6918 mt.




Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Full day city sight-seeing in Kathmandu city and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek start to Phakding. 2610m.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar. 3440m.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization.

Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Thyangboche 3800m

Day 07: Thyangboche to Dingboche 4300m

Day 08: Dingboche to small village of Chhukkung

Day 09: Chukkung rest day for acclimatization.

Day 10: Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp 5000m

Day 11: Base Camp to high camp. 5300m

Day 12: Acclimatization and skill practice at High camp

Day 13: High camp to summit Island Peak 6198 mt. and back to Base camp.

Day 14: Base camp to Dingboche.

Day 15: Dingboche toThyangboche

Day 16: Thyangboche to Namche Bazzar.

Day 17: Namche to Lukla

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 19: Kathmandu own activities.

Day 20: Departure transfer to airport for onward to flight.

Trip Duration:

20  Days

Best Time : 

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)


Moderate to hard

Highest access of the trek:

6,189 meters


Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle

Mode of trekking tour:

Camping, Tea House/Lodge

Himalayan sights:

Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and others

Most Attraction of the trek:


Trekking and climbing in the Everest Region of Island Peak.
Spectacular trek in the Everest region.

Service Included

  1. Two airport transfer: Airport / Hotel / Airport by private car.
  2. One full day city sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary by private car.
  3. Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu by domestic flight.
  4. Four night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis.
  5. 16 days complete trekking arrangement on tea house trekking on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  6. Trekking English speaking Nepali guide for trekking.
  7. Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  8. One porter for two pax clients for luggage carries.
  9. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for trekking.
  10. Insurance for trekking crew's only for trekking period.
  11. Rescue Insurance fees for staff.
  12. Medical insurance for staff
  13. Equipment Allowance for climbing Sherpa.
  14. Island Peak Permit for climbing.
  15. Farewell Dinner before group departure.
  16. City entrance fees for sightseeing.
  17. City tour guide charge.
  18. All Government Taxes & VAT.

Service Excludes

  1. Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  3. Hot and cold shower, battery recharge trek.
  4. Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
  5. Personal trekking equipments/gears.
  6. Tips for guides, porters and driver.
  7. All others expenses not mentioned on price include section.