• Duration: 20 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: Sept - Dec, March - May
  • Max. Altitude: 6,189 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 backup 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 climbers before any summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalayas. 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.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Popular trekking peak climbing for the Himalayan summit thrill lifetime experience
  • Best combo of Island peak climbing with Everest base camp hike
  • Exceptional summit success rate with a most experienced climbing guide who climbed it more than 200 times
  • Climbing with Top 10 climbing operators in Nepal (4th in 2019)
  • Safety back up with supplementary Oxygen Cylinder and medical kits
  • All personal and group climbing gear provided
  • Climbing training at Imjatse base camp
  • Fixed departure guaranteed group joining dates
  • All full board meals with tea, coffee, drinking water on the trip
  • Responsible travel policy 1 Trekker:1 Porter
  • Environment-friendly tented camp base camp with Solar power
  • Hassle-free all-inclusive adventure


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  • 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.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

  • Half-day sightseeing tour of world heritage sites Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
  • PM trek briefing and trek pack distribution will be given by the trek leader.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

  • 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.
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude3440 m

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, faun

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude3440 m

  • 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 above the tree line.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude3810 m

  • 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.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4410 M

  • 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.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4910 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.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude5140 m

  • 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 is always eager to assist you unless and until you are confident in the use of climbing gears.
  • AccommodationTented Camping
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4970 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.
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude4970 m

  • 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.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude2860 m

  • Fly back to Kathmandu spare time to buy some souvenirs before the flight back home
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

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

Island Peak Itinerary:

Here is the detailed 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.

What's Included
  • 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 the Nepal Government for the successful climbers
  • Trekking or VDC entry permit, Everest National park entry fees, etc
What's Excluded
  • 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.

Dates & Availability

Island Peak Trip Dates:

Planning to join the climbing trip in the Himalayas, we have many fixed Island peak climbing departure dates and trip costs to join the group 2022 and 2023. An all-inclusive package including all the personal and group climbing gears, permit guides, Lukla flight, etc.

March Departure
Start DateStart DateMarch 12, 2022End DateEnd DateMarch 31, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$2690
Start DateStart DateMarch 27, 2022End DateEnd DateApril 15, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$2690

Customer Reviews

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    Zoe Bazley 5.0AustraliaPublished February 02, 2020

    Two Thumbs Way Up!!!

    A huge thanks to Pradip and the Mountain Monarch Team for getting us to the top of Island Peak. Great team, fantastic service, thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip!

  • Christopher Mills
    Christopher Mills 5.0United KingdomPublished November 17, 2019

    Island Peak with EBC

    Where to start! Before the trip, I did a lot of research on which company to go with. Lots appeared to have mixed reviews or something about the itinerary which wasn’t quite what I wanted. I came across Mountain Monarch and they ticked every box. Speaking to their owner, Pradip, he was very helpful (and quick) at answering any questions/requests that I had. The reviews are pretty much ALL amazing, so I was a little suspicious! But everywhere you read reviews about them, they are faultless. So I booked on with them. Everything they promised, was delivered with exceptional service. I was picked up at the airport (I had been panicking a little as it took so long to get through the airport customs, but they were patiently waiting outside), then Pradip met me when I arrived at the hotel. The sightseeing was fantastic, led by Ram, the most cheerful and knowledgeable guy I met on the trip! It was a great chance to bond with the group I would be spending the next few days/weeks with (some had differing itineraries). We met our group trekking guide Netra who talked us through the trip. Then the following morning we had an early start to get to Ramenchap. Unfortunately, our Lukla flight was delayed due to weather, but Mountain Monarch arranged a hotel for the night and did all they could. We flew out early the following morning so it was no issue in the long run. Once at Lukla, I met another trekking guide who would stay with me all the way. Ram is an absolute legend! By the end, I would absolutely class him as a good friend. Both Netra and Ram worked so hard to make sure everything went smoothly for us. They always pre-booked our beds for the night, gave us great advice to stay healthy (which I did the whole trip), and were very adaptive to the pace of the whole group. The entire trip was such a great experience, and I can hand on heart say that Mountain Monarch played a big part in that. I will 100% be returning to Nepal, and I will not hesitate to use these guys again. Thank you so much for your hard work, it really makes the difference between a company that just wants your money or a company that wants you to have the best time possible.

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    Dennis Brand 5.0United StatesPublished September 10, 2017

    Incredible customer service!!

    Incredible customer service!!
    I leave on the December 2-23, 2017 trip, but need to say how much I have appreciated the awesome customer service I have been receiving from Pradip. He has answered every question I've had and has walked me through each step in the process. I can't wait for my trek to EBC and Island Peak in December!!

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