Island Peak

Island Peak

Island Peak, which is known as Imje Tse. Its name is kept as Island from its appearance in a sea of ice which surrounds the Himalayas. It was named in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s. Nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region and at 6,189m/20300ft. It is considered a moderate challenging for climbers. The Summit offers extraordinarily scenic and endlessly exhilarating views. It was first climbed in 1953 by a British Expedition as a training exercise which includes Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, Tenzing Norgay along with seven Sherpas. Island Peak is more challenging due to a steep route.

Spring Season (March to May) and Autumn Season (Mid September to November) is considered as the best climbing season for Island Peak. Some climbers prefer to Winter (December to February) in this interval it will be less crowded in comparison to others. Also during winter season though it is crisp and cold it allows witnessing crystal clear views of mountains. The summits offer panoramic views of Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Cho Polu (6734 meters), Mt.Makalu (8,475m) and Lhotse Shar glacier.

Nepal Wonders Treks offers you full board package, climbing permits and all necessary equipment to ensure that it can fulfill demand as well as successful completion of Island Peak. Our climbing itinerary maximizes the sightseeing possibilities which includes Everest Base Camp and hike up to Kalapathar which helps for acclimatization. Your guides will be the ultra-experienced Sherpas, many of whom have scaled Everest more than once. We will assure you that these capable hands, guide you to conquer Island Peak. The climbing is sure to be one filled with thrills, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

The itinerary can be made custom designs as per the requirement of climbers. If you have further queries do not hesitate to write about it. We are here to assist you.

Island Peak

Package inclusions and exclusions

Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfer – Airport – Hotel – Airport including domestic airport
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmnadu air ticket including guide
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis as per the itinerary
  • All the meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea or coffee) at lodge and Tented Camp during the trek
  • Accommodation at Lodge during the trek and at tented camp in climbing period
  • Everest National Park Fee + Island peak climbing permit
  • One climbing Sirdar and necessary porters
  • Climbing guide equipment fee
  • Fix rope, ice screw, ice bar, sleeping tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent & kitchen gears during the climbing period
  • Staff: all meal, accommodation, salary insurance with full cloth
Whats not included in this tour Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Ice axe, karabiner, Jummer, figure 8, harness, crampons, boots and etc
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar bills (mineral water, coke, beer etc)
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Tips
Day 01
Kathmandu (1350m)

Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met, greeted and transported to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Grand or similar

Day 02
Free Day in Kathmandu (1350m)

Kathmandu city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu – Nepal ‘s capital city and prepare for the next day’s Mount Everest trek. Overnight  at Hotel Grand or similar

Day 03
Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) to Phakding (2610m).

In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – 2840 meters in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal – providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world’s highest mountains followed by a trip to Phakding (2610m). After an easy afternoon’s scenic walk, set up camp for an overnight stay Phakding. Overnight at lodge

Day 04
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

Walking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .Overnight at lodge

Day 05
Day of Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

Enjoy the beauty of Namche’s quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. Trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. Overnight at lodge

Day 06
Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m.)

This day we will walk straight 1 and half hours, and then we will walk through ascending and descending trail. It will take about 7 hours to reach Dole. From there we will see good views of Rolwaling range, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum kanguru, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Everest, Cholatse and Lhotse shar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07
Dole to Machhermo (4470m.)

This day we will walk ascend at the starting and then walk straight towards Machhermo. We will reach Machhermo in about 4 hours. From there we will see spectacular view of Cho-oyu and other few mountains. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08
Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m.)

This day we will walk for about 4/5 hours to reach Gokyo through almost straight trail crossing small river. From there we will see Cho-oyu, Gyachung Kang. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09
Gokyo to Thagnak (4700m.)

Early morning we will walk towards Gokyo ri, form there we will see spectacular views of Cho-oyu, Everest, Makalu, Pumori, Gauri Shankar and many more. We will return to Gokyo for lunch and after lunch we will continue towards Thagnak. We have to walk total 6 hours to reach Thagnak from Gokyo. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10
Thagnak to Chola pass (5330m.) & Djonglha (4830m.)

This day we will walk uphill at the starting and then little straight and again we will walk uphill and downhill through the glacier. From there we will see good views same as from Namche to Dole. Overnight at  lodge.

Day 11
Djonglha to Lobuche (4940m.)

This day we will walk about 3 hours to reach Lobuche from Djongla through slightly ascending trail. From there we will see various villages such as Dingboche, Pheriche, Dughla. Overnight at lodge

Day 12
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m.) Kala Pathar (5550 m)

Enduring a climb of approximately two (2) hours to arrive at Gorak Shep where you are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori – reaching Kala Pathar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, return back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at lodge

Day 13
Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar (5550m.) & back to Lobuje (4940m.)

Walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380m) – the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp before descending to Lobuje. Overnight at lodge

Day 14
Lobuche to Chhukhung (4730m.)

This day we will walk through descending trail at first and walk through flat trail. After this we will walk again slightly uphill to reach Chhukung. We have to walk about 5/6 hours to reach Chhukhung from Lobche. From here we will see good views of various mountains. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15
Chhukhung to Island Peak Base Camp (4970m.)

This day we will walk slight uphill 4/5 hours to reach Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp

Day 16
Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp

This day we will walk 3 hours uphill to reach High Camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17
High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m.)

Early morning around 2 AM we start to climb Island peak form there we will see spectacular views of Amadablam, Baruntse, Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse shar, Mera peak, Thamserku, Kangtega, Everest view hotel, Numbur himal, Gaurishankar and many more. We will return to Chhukhung. Overnight at lodge.

Day 18
Chhukhung to Tengboche (3860m.)

This day we will walk slightly 6/7 hours downhill to Tengboche from there we can visit Tengboche monastery, which is a largest monastery in Nepal and also we can see good views of Amadablam, Everest and more. Overnight at lodge.

Day 19
Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

We will descend 5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Once again traversing the beautiful, prismatic forests of blue pine and rhododendron. We will have a chance to see our national bird (danfe), Mountain sheep and many more wildlife. Overnight at lodge.

Day 20
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m)

An easy walk down to Lulka for the final night’s stay in the Khumbu region – participants can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing portion of the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge

Day 21
Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m)

After breakfast fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Grand or similar

Day 22

This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Days 23
Final Departure

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  • Trip profile
    Island Peak
  • Trip Level
  • Duration
    23 Days /22 Nights
  • Trip Type
  • Best Season
    April/May - Sep/Nov
  • Altitude
  • Group Size
    1-15 Pax above
  • Start/Enf of Trek

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