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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing
  • Max Altitute:6,189 m
  • Price:1700 USD
  • Difficulty:Normal
  • Duration:16 Days 15 Nights

Island Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Island Peak Climbing offers you a journey to the amazing Peak. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular mountain in the Everest region of Nepal.  It is located at an altitude of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet). It offers a challenging and rewarding climbing experience for those who are looking to take on a more technical peak. The climb to Island Peak is suitable for experienced trekkers who are in good physical condition. The views from the top of Island Peak are breathtaking, with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including the iconic Mount Everest.

Moreover, to reach Island Peak, trekkers must first fly to Kathmandu and then take a short flight to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region. After that it is a trekking journey to the base of the mountain, passing through picturesque villages, forests, and high-altitude plateaus. And at the base of Island Peak, trekkers can either set up camp or stay at a teahouse. The climb to the summit begins early in the morning, following a steep and rocky trail that leads to a glacial moraine.

After reaching the summit, climbers must carefully descend back down the mountain, following the same route they took to the top. Undoubtedly stunning views of the surrounding peaks and a chance to experience the beauty and culture of the Everest region of Nepal will make you overwhelmed.

Island Peak Climbing Cost:

Cost for Island Peak Climbing
No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 pax2675
above 2 person2175
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only 1700 USD. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for a Nepali.

The above cost includes almost every expense of the journey like transportation, food, accommodation, guide charge, etc. Besides this for your personal expenses like tipping a porter or guide or buying anything you have to carry the money yourself. Apart from this, you have to wear the proper mountaineering outfit to be fully protected from the cold and any other circumstances while climbing the peak.  It should be noted that climbing a peak is not an easy task so as a responsible individual you should know your body and mind to know if you are mentally and physically prepared for the journey.

For further trekking, and knowledge checks out our Trekking Essentials blog.

Contact us on:

Kathmandu Office0145145689851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office0614585509865311574 (WhatsApp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
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Location of Pokhara Office
Street No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Island Peak Climbing Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) and Trip Preparation
Day 2Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) – 35 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 3Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft) – 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 4Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day – (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 5Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 6Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 7Trek from Dingboche to Chukkung (4,730m/15,519ft) – 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 8Acclimatization: Climb Chukkung Ri (5,546m/18,196ft) and trek back to Chukkung, afternoon check climbing equipment – 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 9Hike Chukkung to Island Peak Base camp (5,100m/16,728ft) and Pre-Climb training at Island Peak Base Camp – 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 10Ascend Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) and back to the Chhukung -11 to 12 hours trek/climbing
Day 11Contingency Day
Day 12Trek from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft) – 8 to 9 hours trek
Day 13Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) – 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 14

Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) – 35 minutes flight

Day 15Final Departure

Island Peak Climbing Route:

The Island Peak climbing begins with a trip to Kathmandu, where trekkers will arrive on Day 1 and spend some time preparing for the trip. We will take a flight to Lukla and begin the trek to Phakding, which takes about 3 to 4 hours. We will continue their trek to Namche Bazaar, which takes about 6 to 7 hours. Another day is an acclimatization day, during which trekkers can explore Namche Bazaar and adjust to the higher altitude. Afterward, we will continue their trek to Tengboche, which takes about 5 to 6 hours. And then we will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, which takes about 5 to 6 hours.

After that, we will trek from Dingboche to Chukkung, which takes about 3 to 4 hours. The next day is another acclimatization day, during which trekkers will climb Chukkung Ri and check their climbing equipment. From there we will hike to the Island Peak base camp and have pre-climb training. Eventually, we will attempt to summit Island Peak and return to Chhukung. And then trekkers will begin their descent, trekking from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar, which takes about 8 to 9 hours. After that, we will continue their descent to Lukla, which takes about 6 to 7 hours. And finally, we will fly back to Kathmandu.

Best Time for Island Peak Climbing:

The best time to climb Island Peak is during the dry season, which is from September to November or from March to May. During this time, the weather is clear and the trails are in good condition. Winter season is big now as it comes with various risks.  We may love adventure but we all must know when we are really on an adventure and when we all are risking it all.  If we choose the right time for Peak climbing then indeed the journey will be full of beautiful experiences.

Island Peak Climbing Difficulty:

Climbing Peak always comes with certain difficulties but with proper arrangement and training, one can do the climb. It is not a climb for beginners, as it requires the use of crampons and ice axes on a glacier. Overall, Island Peak climbing is a challenging but rewarding experience that is suitable for experienced trekkers who are in good physical condition. The main thing is how experienced you are in trekking and whether are you physically and mentally capable of this type of journey.  Last but not least a good guide also play a major role to make the journey a little less difficult.

Who you are climbing with?

Hike on Treks is a renowned trekking agency in Nepal providing you with all the best and most experienced guides. Sherpa Guides who have 20+ years of experience in mountaineering and trekking field works with the company. Thus you all will be in good and experienced hands for the journey. Moreover, our guides are registered guides by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).  Without a doubt, you are going to have a wonderful experience while climbing Island Peak.

You can also try: Mera Peak Climbing

Detailed Itinenary

Day 1:Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding (2,640 m) – 04 hrs.

Day 2:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m ) – 05/6 hrs.

Day 3:Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

Day 4:Trek to Tengboche(3,855 m/12,850 feet) – 4/5 Hours

Day 5:Trek to Dingboche(4,460 m / 14,290 feet) – 5/6 Hours

Day 6:Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization

Day 7:Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15,518 Ft & 2hrs)

Day 8:Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m/17,060 Ft & 3-4hrs)

Day 9:Preparation day at Island peak base camp

Day 10:Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp then descend to Chhukung (5,600m/18,372ft & 9hrs)

Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar& 6-7hrs

Day 12:Trek to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 Ft & 6-7hrs)

Day 13:Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP: Airport – Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).

ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis-Twin Bed Room (Sharing).

PERMITS: Peak and National Park Permit, TIMS Card, and fees.

STAFF INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.

MAP: Trekking and climbing map.

Flight ticket: KTM-LUK-KTM

MEMBER TRANSPORTATION: all Transportation when we need

CLIMBING STUFFS TRANSPORTATION:  all equipment Transportation for all Staff and Necessary Climbing Gear for members

MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.

FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed Tent set up for members & Staff.

PORTERS: Porters 2 members: 1 Porter

BASE CAMP STAFF: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.

STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.

BASE CAMP TENT: 2 members sharing a tent.

BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: All camping equipment such as a dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking gear. * if required.

LIGHT: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.

CLIMBING SHERPA: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.

CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.

MEDICAL KIT: Comprehensive Medical kit.

GUIDE: Government-licensed Guide English speaking during the trek

SUMMIT CERTIFICATE: Peak Climbing Certificate.

2. Doesn't Includes

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).

NEPAL VISA FEES: Nepali Visa fee is US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).

LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).

EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

INSURANCE: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.

RESCUE EVACUATION: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)

PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking

TOILETRIES: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.

FILMING: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.

INTERNET SERVICE: Internet facility is not included.

SUMMIT BONUS: Summit bonus of 300 USD for one climbing Sherpa.

EXTRA PORTER$25 USD for each, in case of extra porter, is demanded.

TIPS: Tips for staff.Necessary


EXTRA: Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” Section.

Trip Highlights

  • Climb upto 6189m height to Island Peak Summit
  • Himalaya scenery view of the Everest region
  • Sight-seeing villages, forests, and high-altitude plateaus
  • A mesmerizing view of surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest
  • Natural and Cultural beauty of the Everest Region


Important Info