Island Peak climbing
with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the popular climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the ‘trekking peaks’ with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for a beginner climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal every year to get a permit for Island Peak climbing. Our adventure also takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we also visit, possibly the most popular trekking destination in the world – Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kalapatthar – for the up close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.
The Island peak climbing itinerary has proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals. The 19-day journey begins from and comes to a conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.
Included in the Cost
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
Tented accommodation during the climb
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)Vivid trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
Medical kit (carried by your guide)
All government and local taxes
Outline Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 05: Acclimatize day at Namche

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

Day 08: Acclimatized day

Day 09: Trek Chhukung( 4,730m/15,518ft)- 3 to 4 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours

Day 11: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours

Day 12: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m/12,401ft)

Day 14: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 17: Final departure

Island Peak Climbing Overview

Price:- $ 2475 Pay $495 Now & $1980 On arrival
Difficulty:- Challanging
Trip Length:- 17 Days
Group Size : 2-10 Pax
Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing, Peak climbing

Best Month : March-May September -December

Transportation : Private Car & Flight

Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge and Tent

Style : Tea house Camping

Max Elevation : 6,189m/20,305ft

Meal : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

Trip Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dingboche-Chukung-Island peak-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Island Peak Expedition is an admired peak expedition experience in the Everest region of Nepal. Rising 6,189m above the sea level, Island peak (also known as Imja Tse) is beautifully located in the middle of Chhukung valley, on top of the Chhukung Glacier between Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This peak, coming down as an extension of the ridge from the southern end of Lhotse Shar, sits like an island in the sea of ice. Therefore, it was named Island Peak by a climbing team of Eric Shipton in 1953. This peak is the best trekking peaks for adventure climbing.

33 peaks in Nepal are officially opened as trekking peaks. Among them, trek toIsland Peak is considered the most enlivening experience as this 250m rope climb to the apex not just offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range but also the pristine culture, tradition, and religion of the Sherpa people en route. The Island Peak summit offers a majestic view of peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, and Lhotse Shar (all over 8000m) forming a semi circle in the north while Mt. Makalu greets you in the east and Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south. The trail also offers an exclusive opportunity to experience glacial moraines (Imja and Lhotse), suspension bridges, monasteries, prayer rocks, colorful settlements decorated with flags, and Sagarmatha National Park that features varieties of rare flora, fauna and birds. In addition to this, the warm hospitality offered by the Sherpa people makes the trail more enjoyable.

Moreover, if you are looking to get the best value for your money, then there are two best times to climb Island peak: mid March-May (Spring) and mid September-November (Autumn), as the weather is comparatively warm and the view of the mountains is crystal clear. If you are planning your trek in winter (December-February), be ready to bear the chilling cold.

This trek is difficult, but not technical. Therefore, a physically fit and acclimatized person (amateur or serious climbers) with basic technique and information on mountaineering can opt for this trek in the Khumbu region. Those looking for more of a challenge can try another package, that is, Everest Base Camp with Island peak climbing. Moreover, climbing Pisang Peak is also another excellent selection of thrill seekers.

Moreover, the cost of Island peak climbing packages offered by Vivid Nepal Treks & Expedition is very much affordable for every  climber seeking the most competitive rates ever.

Trip Grade:Strenuous
Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Accommodation:All Accommodation
Max. Altitude:6189M/20305FT
Walking hours: :Apprx 5-6 hrs/day
Activities: :Trekking and climbing

Island Peak Climbing Trip is one of the most wonderful adventures.

Himalayan peaks are paradise for the climbing enthusiasts. Island Peak in the Himalayas is one such incredibly beautiful mountain peak that attracts hundreds of climbers every year. Island Peak that is also known as Imja Tse stands 6,189 meters high above the sea level in the Everest region of the Himalaya.

This adventure trip brings you the opportunity of trekking to the Everest Base Camp before setting off towards the magical Island Peak for ascension. Several days of trekking in the Everest region, before the actual climbing of the mountain begins, lets you ample time to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Himalayas. The climb is an extraordinarily beautiful feat on its own that is the highlight of the trip.

Day 01:Welcome to Kathmandu – 1,400m
Day 02:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu – B
Day 03:Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2,610m – B.L.D
Day 04:Phakding – Namche Bazar 3,440m – B.L.D
Day 05:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 06:Namche – Tengboche 3,860m – B.L.D
Day 07:Tengboche – Dingboche 4,410m – B.L.D
Day 08:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 09:Dingboche – Lobuche 4,940m – B.L.D
Day 10:Lobuche – Everest Base Camp 5,364m – Gorakshep 5,164m – B.L.D
Day 11:Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Dingboche 4,410m – B.L.D
Day 12:Dingboche – Chhukung 4,700m – B.L.D
Day 13:Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp 5,200m – B.L.D
Day 14:Base Camp – Summit 6,189m – Chhukung – B.L.D
Day 15:Contingency Day – B.L.D
Day 16:Chhukung – Pangboche 3,985m – B.L.D
Day 17:Pangboche – Namche 3,440m – B.L.D
Day 18:Namche – Lukla 2,860m – B.L.D
Day 19:Lukla – Kathmandu 1,400m – B. D
Day 20: See You Again – B

Pick up and drop off service on your arrival and departure flights
Flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
All accommodations on twin sharing basis
All major meals during the expedition, breakfast in Kathmandu
Three cups of tea a day on the trekking days
A professional trekking and climbing guide and necessary number of supporting crew members
All necessary permits for the trekking and climbing
Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, climbing equipment

International airfare
Travel insurance
Any kind of drinks in Kathmandu and trekking area (Except three cups of tea a day on the trek)
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Any other personal expenses
Gratuities to guide, porters and driver
Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situ