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Island Peak Climbing

  • 16 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 6160m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn


  • Challenging climb to the summit of Island Peak, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Trek through scenic villages and forests, with great views of the Himalayas throughout the journey.
  • Experience Sherpa culture and hospitality, as you'll be accompanied by a team of experienced Sherpa guides and porters.
  • Opportunity to explore Namche Bazaar, a famous trading hub and gateway to the Everest region.
  • Diverse Sagarmatha National Park.
  • great option for those who want to feel expedition.

Overview of Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It is located in the Everest region and stands tall at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet). Island Peak Climbing is a great way to experience the thrill of climbing a Himalayan peak without needing technical climbing skills. However, a good level of fitness and some mountaineering experience is required for this climb.

The Island Peak Climbing expedition is usually a 17-day trip, which includes a trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar before reaching Island Peak. The trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through the picturesque villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche, among others. The trek to Island Peak Base Camp takes you through beautiful landscapes and diverse terrain, including lush forests, rocky trails, and glacial moraines.

Once you reach Island Peak Base Camp, you will have a day to rest and acclimatize before starting your climb. The climb to the summit of Island Peak is a challenging and technical one. You will need to climb steep snow and ice slopes, cross crevasses, and use fixed ropes and ladders to navigate through difficult sections. However, the reward of reaching the summit and experiencing the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers is well worth the effort.

Island Peak Climbing is a guided expedition, and you will be accompanied by a team of experienced climbing guides and porters. They will ensure your safety and provide you with the necessary equipment and guidance to make your climb a success. The climbing season for Island Peak is from March to May and September to November when the weather is favorable and the skies are clear.

To join an Island Peak Climbing expedition, you will need to obtain a climbing permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. You will also need to have proper mountaineering equipment, including crampons, ice axe, harnesses, and ropes. If you do not have your own equipment, you can rent it in Kathmandu or in the trekking hub of Namche Bazaar.

Island Peak Climbing is an excellent adventure for those looking for a challenging climb in the stunning Himalayan region. With proper preparation and guidance, anyone with a good level of fitness and some mountaineering experience can successfully summit this peak and experience the thrill of climbing a Himalayan peak.


Day 1Kathmandu Arrival

You touch down in Kathmandu, Nepal at the only international airport in the country. From there, you’ll be transported to your hotel. Freshen up before meeting the company representative to get briefings. The company guide will suggest a few sites to visit and things to do based on available time. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Trek preparation day and Kathmandu sightseeing

Today we prepare for the trek and check the last-minute checklist for trekking gear and if needed shopping around Thamel. After lunch visit Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding(8,563ft, 2,610m)

Ama Dablam Base Camp trek starts from a scenic flight above the clouds overlooking the majestic view of mountains to Lukla from Kathmandu. We walk from Chaurikharka villages for approximately 3 hours to reach Phakding. Phakding, being the starting point for all Everest region treks, includes everything from gear and lodging to pool and restaurants. Here we will meet other trekkers who are going trekking in the Everest region. We can use our spare time to explore the majestic valley of Phakding. Also, some famous local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) can be covered.

Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche (11,290ft, 3,440m)

We start as early as possible, as our actual hike starts today. On a chilled morning, we start our hike amidst nature. Walking along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River, we will cross several suspension bridges embellished with prayer flags. The cheerful and vibrant color of the prayer flags all along the trail will make it remarkably exciting and appealing.

After a few hours of walking, we reach Monjo Village from where the Sagarmatha National Park starts. We get our permits registered there and follow the trail through a dense jungle. A tough climb awaits from here through the thick forest, where we slowly see the face of Mount Everest. As the mountains emerge, the path becomes more astonishing, making it easy to walk.

Day 5Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

As the air is thinning, we take an acclimatization break at Namche. Today is a rest day so we will relax and explore Namche. Namche Bazaar, also known as the gateway to Everest, is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir markets. It is an ideal place to spend a day acclimatizing to a higher altitude.

Day 6Trek to Tengboche

Today, you’ll trek to Tengboche, a beautiful village with a famous monastery. The trail passes through several small villages and forests, and you’ll have great views of Ama Dablam, one of the most iconic peaks in the region. You can also visit the monastery and learn more about the Sherpa culture and religion.

Day 7Trek to Dingboche(14,250ft, 4,360m)

You’ll continue trekking towards Dingboche, passing through small villages and fields. The trail is relatively flat and easy, and you’ll have views of Lhotse and Nuptse along the way. You’ll also start to feel the effects of the altitude, so it’s important to take it easy and stay hydrated.

Day 8Dingboche to Chhukung (15,580ft, 4,730m)

We begin our trek today early in the morning with chilled air and a dark blue sky. The beauty of landscapes will be amplified when the sun rises slowly making everything golden and mystical. The view will be breathtaking. A few hundred meters up from Dingboche, we get a stunning view of the entire valley. With a drop in the level of oxygen, it is a bit difficult to hike uphill, but the trail is somewhat easy.

We come across a Buddhist Stupa, with prayer flags stretching across to another one, on our way to Chhukung. If we manage to hike early, we may witness a remarkable view with the sun backlighting the stupa and flags, forming a warm, golden halo around them. With a comfortable walk, we reach Chhukung, where we spend two nights acclimatizing to the thinning air.

Day 9Rest day and acclimatization at Chhukung

Chhukung valley is full of wonders. The valley offers a majestic view of glaciers, rivers, lakes, and snowy mountains. The valley is also an alternative route for Everest Base Camp trekkers aimed at acclimatization. Once we reach Chukkung to see the snow and ice foundation in the mountains. We optionally hike up to Chukung Ri. It offers exceptional views of Mount Lhotse(8,516m), Island Peak(6,189m), Ama Dablam(6,812m), Makalu(8,463m), and others.

As a rest day, we do not remain idle, but stroll around the village and hike uphill and downhill. A blend of extraordinary landscapes and people, Chukkung will prove to be a great place to stay for adjusting to the increasing elevation and relaxing our core body.

Day 10Climb to Island Peak Base Camp

Today, you’ll climb up to the Island Peak Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of around 5,200 meters. The trail is steep and rocky, and you’ll need to use crampons and ropes in some sections. The base camp is located on a small grassy plateau, and you’ll have great views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 11Climb to High Camp

Today, you’ll climb up to the Island Peak High Camp, which is located at an altitude of around 5,600 meters. The trail is steep and exposed, and you’ll need to use ropes and fixed lines in some sections. The High Camp is located on a rocky ridge, and you’ll have stunning views of the mountains and glaciers around you.

Day 12Summit day and back to Chhukung

Today is the big day! You’ll wake up early in the morning and start climbing towards the Island Peak summit, which is located at an altitude of around 6,189 meters. The climb is challenging and requires good physical fitness and mountaineering skills. You’ll need to use crampons, ice axes, and ropes in some sections, and you’ll need to negotiate some steep and exposed ridges. The summit offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. After spending some time on the summit, you’ll descend back to the High Camp and then to Chhukung.

Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today, you’ll start your trek back towards Namche Bazaar. The trail is mostly downhill, and you’ll pass through several small villages and forests. You’ll also have great views of the mountains and glaciers, and you’ll have a chance to reflect on your amazing climb.

Day 14Namche to Lukla (9,350ft, 2,850m)

We will begin our final day trek through small villages and narrow forests. We pass through the thrilling suspension bridges on our way back. We will finally reach Phakding after a gentle walk through Benkar. As we move ahead onto Lukla, we further reach a small village. Eventually, we reach Lukla following the path where we stay overnight. Lukla is the starting and ending point of our trek, and it will, without a doubt, make both the starting and ending wonderful. With Lukla’s handful of shops, bars, cafes, and even a faux Starbucks there are plenty of things to occupy our time as we reflect on our experience.

Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu

We leave for Kathmandu on a 40-minute scenic flight, with hearts filled with memories, experiences, and feelings of achievement. The way back from Lukla Airport, also known as the world’s most extreme airport, is remarkable. After 13 days of adventure, hardship, and togetherness, this is where we conclude our journey. We will escort you back to your hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. You can wander the alleys of Kathmandu on your own and end the day with good food and a little music. We can also manage a tour around the city as per your request. We will be glad to assist you in your journey anywhere in Nepal.

Day 16Final Departure

A representative from Adventure Walkway will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport to bid you farewell.

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