Island Peak Climbing

  • Duration: 20 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous Plus
  • Trip ModeCamping and Tea House
  • Best TimeSept - Dec, March - May
  • Max Altitude6,189 m

Climb Island Peak Nepal

Island Peak Climbing offers an exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking in Nepal. This Island peak is the most popular trekking peak to climb in the Everest region. The climb to Island peak with EBC trek is suitable for all novice climbers and experienced trekkers. By climbing the Island peak, you will stand on the summit of a wonderful mountain at 6189 meters. Standing on top of Island peak cherish the same unforgettable sense of achievement as you would on the top of mt. Everest. Generally speaking, the Island peak expedition is not technically challenging but it can be physically demanding. Notably, the climb is graded as Alpine PD+.

Incredible success rate of 51 trekkers out of 62 scaled the Island peak in 2016. Above 90 % summit success rate in the year of 2017, 2018 and 2019 on Island peak climbing trip

Island Peak with Responsible Travel with Safety First

There is no doubt that Himalayan peaks have drawn adventurers, climbers, and cultural enthusiasts for many decades. We responsibly run all of our trips with as safety and comfort as possible at its highest standard. Most importantly we ensure the medical trained and experienced guide to lead your trip to Island peak. Besides that, we carry the proper safety back up like Oxygen or Portable Altitude Chamber. Furthermore the comprehensive medical box in dealing with any problems that may arise on a trip. Proud to share with you that Mountain Monarch is a pioneering company with having responsible trekking policy. Dedicated 01 TREKKER:01 PORTER allows every trekker to have their own pace and flexibility on the trip. No doubt you feel proud that you have your own personal porter. Above all your porter carrying the lighter weight and walking next to you with a bigger smile.

EBC Trek to Island Peak Climbing in Everest

Island peak is also known as Imja Tse. This is often the first step for most of the climbers before any summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya. We take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin the Island peak expedition with an Everest base camp hike. Thus, we climb the less trodden trail to Everest base camp and Kalapathar for proper acclimatization before the summit push. In particular, we customize a special climbing training session at the base camp. Indeed, the training covers required climbing skills to scale the summit safely and successfully.

Summit Day - Standing on Top of Island Peak at 6189 m in the Himalaya

Significantly the Island peak summit day starts very early in the morning with an interesting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier. Furthermore above the rock ridge, there is a steep snow headwall leading to the summit. Of course, this is a physically challenging but a great day of achievement. Obviously, our permanent and highly experienced climbing guides fix NEW ropes. Thus ensure safe ascent with Jumar and harness for the strenuous and challenging section. The ultimate climb up a 60 - 70 degree faces about 150 meters to the summit ridge.

All personal and group climbing gear provided: La Sportiva climbing boot, Exped down mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket. Thus, no need to bring or invest in expensive gear just for one trip.

From the top of the Island peak, you can see a breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse central, and Lhotse Shar. This form a semi-circle in the north. The stunning views of Makalu (8475 m), Baruntse (7129 m) in the east, and the famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812 m) in the south. Not to forget the experience of Island peak climbing with Everest base camp in the Himalayas.

Island Peak Itinerary:

Here are the details day to day guideline itinerary of Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek in Nepal Himalayas with elevation, walking hours, major highlights, and activities.

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu / Welcome Dinner with cultural program.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Airport pick up

    • Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel free to relax and get over your jet-leg.
    • Initial arrival information.
    • Welcome Dinner with Nepali ethnic cultural program.

  • 2 Day
    Explore Buddhist Stupa and Hindu Cremation Shrines / Trip preparation.
    • Hotel
    • Tour @ 9 am
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • City tour & Trek briefing

    • Half-day sightseeing tour of world heritage site Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
    • PM trek briefing and trek pack distribution that will be given by trek leader.

  • 3-4 Day
    Fly to Lukla and trekking to Namche
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & water
    • 3440 m
    • Plane
    • Flight and Trek along Dudh Koshi

    • Morning scenic mountain flight to Lukla – 40 minutes flight.
    • Rearrange the trek Duffle bags before load up by porters to proceed Phakding (2,650 m), an easy afternoon’s picturesque walk.
    • Walk to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), the main trading center for the Khumbu region. Cross 5 times suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River.
    • We enter into Everest National Park, the magnificent mountain views first sight of Mt. Everest.

  • 5 Day
    An acclimatization rest day at Namche.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3780 m
    • Acclimatisation hike & Trek
    • Acclimatization day – short hike to Everest view hotel or nearby viewpoint follow-up the rule of Altitude goes high sleep low. In the afternoon can explore the museum, which exhibits the history and culture of the Everest region and the flora, fauna.
  • 6 Day
    Trek to Photse via Monla, on the way to Gokyo valley.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3810 m
    • Less Trodden Route

    • Initial walking would be moderate through terraces and climb to Mongla after Mongla downhill until across the river. We ultimately come into sight a beautiful village set Phortse on above the tree line.

  • 7-8 Day
    Trek to Dingboche, above tree line / exploration day.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4410 m
    • Different route

    • The morning we traverse high pasture lands above the river and stop for lunch at Pangboche. After lunch continues for the rest of the day up the glacial valley until reaches Dingboche.
    • The second important acclimatization day takes a hike above the village after breakfast and it’s very important to judge oneself coping with altitude properly or not.

  • 9 Day
    Trek to Lobuche with extraordinary scenery.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4910 m
    • Hiking high

    • On the way to Lobuche, we sight the great memorials of late Everest summiteers and the terminal moraine of the great Khumbu Glacier on the Thukla pass.

  • 10-11 Day
    Trek the Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar for proper acclimatisation.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 5140 m
    • Hike to EBC & Kalapathar @ 5545 m

    • One of the challenging and exciting days for all trekkers everyone’s dreams becoming true visiting Everest Base Camp at 5,380m, the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return down to Gorakshep for the night.
    • Kala Pathar, a natural view tower at 5545m, tries to get on top before sunrise and watch the awe-inspiring sunrise on Everest and its dominants. We make a quick descent to Gorakshep and pack up after breakfast we head down to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

  • 12-13 Day
    Climb to Island peak base camp / Rest and climbing clinic.
    • Tented Camp
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4970 m
    • Climbing clinic at base camp

    • The glacial river and open arid valley to the Island peak Base camp and pass on the way the last settlement Chhukung village and finally reach Base camp near south slopes of the Island Peak.
    • Our company chef prepares food for all as long you are in base camp.
    • Climbing clinic – The climbing guide displays all the required climbing equipment and briefs you about the technical part 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 always eager to assist you unless and until you are confident in the use of climbing gears.

  • 14-15 Day
    Island peak climbing period / sensational Himalayan panorama.
    • Tented Camp
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4970 m
    • Summit the Top 6189 m

    • Start walking with the help of a flashlight, the track leads northeast beyond the base camp a few hundred meters rugged flat path before a steep climb of the hillside.
    • We climb the mountain ridge and come into the exposed area next to the summit glacier. We rope up all members to traverse the icy glacier and cross several crevasses. Ultimately reach the bottom of the south summit ridge and use fixed rope and Jumar onwards climbing 45-degree ice slope and sharp summit ridge to the top. Shortly after enjoying summit views we descent down to base camp for a night stay.
    • Spare day – It is important to keep a spare day in case of bad weather or any problem occurred before the summit day there will be at least an option to attempt 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 simply relax on the way down.

  • 16-18 Day
    Trekking down to Lukla via Pangboche and Thyangboche.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2860 m
    • Descending after the Summit

    • Pangbuche we retrace down Imja Valley and pass the tea-houses of Chukhung and Dingboche. Rejoins with the main Everest BC trail after crossing the River.
    • Trek to Namche Bazaar we explore the most famous Thyangbuche Monastery drop down to the bottom of Dudhkoshi river and hit the uphill of Kyenjuma village then the trail becomes level almost to Namche.
    • Namche to Lukla, beautiful mountain views and fresh green valley adds energies to continue as far to reach the Lukla it is our last night camp up in the mountain and celebration night with the crew to keep all memories more alive.

  • 19 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu / Rest day.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340
    • Plane
    • Flight & rest exploration Day

    • Fly back to Kathmandu spare time to buy some souvenir  before the flight back home

  • 20 Day
    Trip ends / Airport transportation.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Airport transfer

    • The trip concludes with customizing Airport transfer/hope to see you on the next climbing trip to the Himalayas.

Trip Inclusion

  • Customize arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Nepali welcome dinner with the cultural show on arrival in Kathmandu
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
  • Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner) entire Island peak climbing.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on Island peak expedition.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the trek.
  • Accommodation in tea house or lodge while on Island peak Everest base camp trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while on the island peak climbing.
  • Responsible trekking in the Himalayas with One trekker: One porter ratio policy.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid with his support crew.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking cook and other support staff while on tented camping on Island peak climbing duration
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment with proper insurance and required gear
  • Supplementary Oxygen cylinder regulator or Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: LA SPORTIVA climbing boot, EXPED down-filled mattress, Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, Jumar, harness, the figure of eight, Carabiner, climbing Helmet and rope, etc.
  • We provide all camping gear including - tents for members, dining tents with tables and backrest chairs, Kitchen tents with utensils, staff, porter, and toilet tents on the whole trip.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc for use during the trip.
  • Island Peak climbing expeditions Permit Royalty of US$ 250 only per person and other government tax.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp.
  • Complimentary Mountain Monarch's T-shirts, Trek Duffle bag, and trip map
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government for the successful climbers
  • Trekking or VDC entry permit, Everest National park entry fees, etc
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare to Kathmandu for the Island peak trip.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like the hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks etc.

Cost and Dates

Island Peak Trip Dates:

Planning to join the climbing trip in the Himalayas, we have many fixed Island peak climbing departure dates and trip cost to join the group 2021 and 2022. An all-inclusive package including all the personal and group climbing gears, permit guides, Lukla flight, etc.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
18 Sep, 202107 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$2650
25 Sep, 202114 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$2690

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