• Duration: 23 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: Sept -Dec / March - May
  • Max. Altitude: 6,189 m

Everest High Passes and Peak with Island Peak - Truly a Thrilling Adventure

Suppose you are looking for a complete high passes trek to peak climbing adventure in the Himalayas. The obvious answer is to join the Everest high passes and peaks, including the Island's climb. It explores four valleys, crosses two high passes, and climbs three mountains in one exciting adventure. This strenuous and picturesque trip fulfills the dream of every amateur climber and serious trekker to experience the thrill of adventure to extend their experience to actual peak climbing beyond simply trekking in the Himalayas. For this challenging trip, you will need to have a good standard of fitness, stamina, and some prior trekking experience.

Rare 100% Success summit rate on Island peak climbing in spring 2017. Similarly 51 out of 62 trekkers climbed in 2016. Similarly 90% summit success on 2017, 2018 and 2019.

We check the gear before we take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin our adventure journey. We explore and ascend some remote high passes and peaks in the Everest region to view some of the most incredible, fantastic mountain vistas beyond imagination. First, we trek the less trodden Thame and Gokyo valley trails to the popular Khumbu valley and then Island Peak valley. You will witness truly unforgettable Himalayan vistas from these vantage points, like Rinjo La, Gokyo Ri, Cho La, Kalapathar, and Island Peak.

Renjo, Chola Pass, Gokyo, EBC, Kalapathar, and Island Peak

We also explore the Everest Base Camp, the ultimate goal of many trekkers before the Island Peak. We organize the climbing training course at the Island peak base camp before the summit push. Our expert climbing Sherpa carries out comprehensive training on various aspects of climbing techniques. Thus ensuring that you are entirely knowledgeable and, therefore, safe to climb. Your historical climb to the Island peak will be rewarded with one of the best panoramic summit views in the Himalayas. You feel so close to Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu that you could almost touch them - a truly magical experience!

High Passes Trek with Island Peak in Everest: all Climbing Gear Provided

To ensure that you have a hassle-free adventure. We provide all the personal and group climbing gear, including the La Sportiva climbing boots. We stay in tented camping while climbing and at a tea house while trekking. Thus our Everest high passes and peaks with Island peak climb trip gives you the experience of tea house accommodation and camping in one trip.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Popular trekking peak climbing with high passes in the Everest region
  • Stunning scenery and the Himalayan summit thrill of a lifetime experience
  • Exceptional summit success rate with a most experienced climbing guide who climbed it more than 200 times
  • Travel with the Top 10 adventure companies in Nepal (4th in 2019)
  • Proper safety backup with supplementary Oxygen Cylinders and medical kits
  • All personal and group climbing gear provided, including the climbing boots
  • Climbing clinic training at Imjatse base camp
  • Fixed departure group joining dates
  • All full board meals with tea, and coffee on the trip
  • Responsible travel policy 1 Trekker:1 Porter
  • Solar power supported by the environment-friendly tented camp
  • Hassle-free all-inclusive Himalayan trip

Trip map

Everest High Passes and Peaks map


  • Mountain Monarch representative welcomes you at Airport and transfers you to the hotel.
  • Please check the Mountain Monarch clipboard on arrival.
  • Arrival pre-trip information.
  • Traditional Nepali dinner with a cultural show in the evening.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 M

  • After breakfast, half day guided city tour to the two World Heritage sites, Bhaudanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Hindu temple.
  • Late Afternoon your trek briefing and trip gear distribution.
  • Sorting out all the permits and gear for the climbing.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

  • Morning transfer to domestic Airport for 35 minutes exciting mountain flight to Lukla and meet the crew.
  • Meet the trek crew at Lukla 
  • Responsible trek with one porter to each trekker.
  • Easy 3 hours trek to Phakding for the first night in the mountain.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude2650 m

  • We enter the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site with spectacular high mountain views, including the majestic Mt. Everest. The following morning after breakfast will take you on an acclimatization hike to the Everest View Hotel, and the afternoon is your own to explore more or take leisure time hanging out in the Market as you wish.
  • Approx 6 hrs trek to Namche.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude3440 m

  • We trek in the opposite direction of Everest Base Camp, following the West Bhotekoshi river valley towards Nyangpala Pass, a gateway of the Tibet-Nepal trading route. This valley has a high profile of mountaineers and has set records in the climbing sector since the first ascent to Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay to Appa Sherpa, who climbed Everest 22 times.
  • Approx 4 – 5 hrs trek.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude43800 m

  • It is a half-day trek from Thame to Lungden that takes about 4 hours in the direction of the Nangpa-La glaciated pass on the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Approx 4 hrs trek.
  • Rest and acclimatization.
  • We will rest for an acclimatization hike above the camp as far as climbing 600 meters higher than the camp, making sure to make proper adjustments in Altitude.
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4360 M

  • Approx 08 hrs trekking to Gokyo crossing the Rinjo pass.
  • We start walking before the light comes in the valley to reach Rinjo Pass on time. The initial walk and last part of the pass have steep climbing. The views from the keys are incredible Majestic Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, many more gigantic Himalayan peaks, and Cho- Oyu above the lakes in very close view. Finally, we will descend 600 meters down to Gokyo lake at 4,790 m.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4790 M

  • Around 4 hrs trek to Thangnak and 4 hrs hike to Gokyo Ri
  • We start the ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning average 4 hour walk to the top, one of the best panoramic viewpoints. Today we cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangnak; however, for the overnight stay at the teahouse before the Chola pass. 
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4700 m

  • We start hiking prematurely in the morning to avoid unforeseen situations during the mid-day walk. In addition, the frozen condition has more stability advantages, so loose rocks are less likely to fall before passing. After the Pass, there are no hazardous sections to come across.
  • After a cozy breakfast that exposes a dramatic panorama of the spectacular snow-capped peaks, we traverse high pasture land before we reach Labuche, Lunch, and camp at the same place.
  • AccommodationTea houise
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4830 m

  • Approx walking of 7 – 8 hrs.
  • Kalapathar - the best and closest vantage point on Earth to see Mt Everest.
  • We walk west of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine to Gorak Shep. After the light lunch, we continue for Legendary Everest Base Exploration. Today’s walk would be strenuous due to the EBC excursion and high altitude.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude5140 m

  • Hiking around 8 – 9 hrs.
  • Kala Pathar: the best vantage point to see Everest on earth.
  • Morning excursion to Kalapathar (5,545 m) walk approximately 5 hrs and trek back to Dingboche for about four hrs. Early morning, we Ascent Kalapathar with the help of a flashlight. The trail is challenging to follow in the dark, although it catches rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar. After good shots of dramatic mountains, we descend to the lodge and take breakfast before continuing to Dingboche.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4410 m

  • From Dingboche, we follow the glacial river and open arid valley to the Island peak Base camp and pass on the way to the last settlement, Chhukung village. We continue towards base camp with a slow and steady pace alongside glaciers and finally reach Base camp near the south slopes of the Island Peak. The tent will be fixed when you get there, and the guide will escort you to the tent. Our company chef prepares food for staff and members as long as you stay at the base camp.
  • Today we take breakfast leisurely and prepared for the climbing clinic. The climbing guide displays all the required climbing equipment, briefs you about technical aspects, and demonstrates it properly. All the climbing members should obtain a basic knowledge of climbing gears to cope with the difficult situations on submit day. The climbing guide is always eager to assist you unless and until you are confident in using climbing gear.
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4970 m

  • Early morning start walking with the help of a flashlight; the track leads a rugged flat path a few hundred meters northeast beyond the base camp before a steep climb of the hillside. We climb uphill through rocky slopes, entering a steep, narrow gully with complex rock steps until we emerge on the right side of the ridge. We follow the ridge and come into the exposed area next to the summit glacier. We rope all members to traverse the icy glacier and cross several crevasses. Ultimately we reach the bottom of the south summit ridge and use fixed rope and Jumer (ascender) onwards, climbing a 45-degree ice slope and sharp summit ridge to the top. Without delaying on the summit, we descend to base camp for a night stay.
  • CLIMBING SPARE DAY – It is vital to keep a spare day in case of bad weather or any problem that occurs before the summit day; there would be at least an option to the top. This is an optional day in case of not used in an appropriate manner can use the exploration of the area or relax on the way down.
  • AccommodationTented Camping
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4970 m

  • Trek to Pangbuche, we retrace down the Imja Valley and pass the first teahouses at Chukhung. We stop at Dingboche for lunch, a charming Sherpa village close to where the Imja Valley joins the main Everest trail, before continuing to Pangbuche.
  • Trek to Namche Bazzar descends to the bottom of the river valley with a relaxed walk exploring the famous Tyangbuche Monastery. Then, we cross the long suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river again and stop for refreshment drinks before hitting the uphill of Kyenjuma village. Afterward, the trail becomes level almost to Namche.
  • Namche to Lukla walk would be challenging due to the long way downhill and distance coverage. Nonetheless, beautiful mountain views and fresh greeneries add energy to continue as far as to reach the campsite. Lukla is our last night camp up in the mountain and celebration night with the crew to keep all memories more alive.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude2860 m

  • We fly back to Kathmandu and stay at a hotel.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340

  • Everest high passes and peaks trip ends.
  • We will try to have your Island peak climbing certificates ready before you have your flight back home.
  • Airport drop as per your flight details.
  • MealsBreakfast

Everest High Passes and Peaks itinerary:

Guideline and detailed day-to-day trip itinerary of Everest high passes and peaks with climbing to the Island peak and two high passes of Rinjo and Chola with Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar at its best vantage points.

What's Included
  • Customize airport arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis per the itinerary.
  • Welcome Nepali dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as in the itinerary.
  • Full board opens menu meals from Teahouse while staying at the Teahouse on the trek.
  • Freshly cooked full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing
  • Accommodation in a Tea house while trekking and tented camp while the climbing duration
  • Responsible trekking of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter.
  • All Domestic flights and airport taxes as listed in the itinerary.
  • Island peak climbing permit of US$ 250 only per person and royalty fees as per the Nepal government rule
  • Special climbing clinic course at the base camp of Imjatse Island peak.
  • Environment-friendly Solar system power back up at base camp while camping and climbing.
  • All camping equipment while on Island peak summit 2-person member tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff/porter tent, dining table with backrest chair, etc.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag, inner fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc., for use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bags.
  • All personal and group CLIMBING GEAR PROVIDED: La - Sportiva climbing boot, Black diamond harness, Jumar, ice axe, helmet, Carabiner, ropes, etc.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader and climbing Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Safety Back up: Supplementary Oxygen cylinder or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Professional & experienced Trek Leader with his support crew, including porters with proper insurance coverage and required gear.
  • Very experienced climbing guideand trek cook at Island peak base camp.
  • Complimentary Mountain Monarch T-shirts, Trek Duffle bag along with trek map
  • VDC or trekking permit and Everest National park entry permit
What's Excluded
  • Nepal entry Visa fees;  travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like the hot water shower, battery charge, telephone call, beverage, and drinking water

Dates & Availability

Everest High Passes and Peaks trip dates

Climbing the Island peak with high passes, traverse trekking over Renjo and Chola, and hiking to the Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar for proper acclimation. Join the confirmed group departure dates trip to high passes and peaks at an affordable cost.

September Departure
Start DateStart DateSeptember 24, 2023End DateEnd DateOctober 16, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$2750

Customer Reviews

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    Markus Arnold 5.0SwitzerlandJuly 27, 2015logo

    Wonderful Adventure

    Thank you, Pradip and your team (Yugal), again for the wonderful high passes and peaks trip in the Everest region. Our trip was like Swiss standard – awesome planned and excellent success.

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    Lila Taylor And Anna Charlesworth 5.0CanadaJuly 25, 2015logo

    Wonderful time with Mountain Monarch

    I cannot thank you enough for your kind generosity. We had a great time on our trek. However, I do not think you could improve the trek in any way.

    The staff did everything they could to make our trip enjoyable and safe. It was truly a trip of a lifetime, and the mountain monarch did an outstanding job. I will defiantly recommend this trip and this company to everyone I know going to Nepal. We had a wonderful time.

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    Konstantinos 5.0GreeceMarch 18, 2014logo

    Experience with Mountain Monarch in Nepal

    In April 2014, my friends and I from Greece had an experience with Mountain Monarch in Nepal. We did high passes and peak trips in the Everest region with them. They are very professional and quick in answering all our strange questions. They are flexible and have excellent staff. Send them an e-mail, and you will soon understand what I mean by the word excellent. Do not bother searching for something better - there is no

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