• Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Get to experience ancient culture and tradition of Sherpas
  • Trek through the wild ambiance in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Reach the summit of Island Peak
  • Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape
  • Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Bruntse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc
Trip Details

Island Peak Climbing is one of the adventurous journeys that is specially designed for those who are on a quest for something extra in the Everest region. Also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak is among the central climbing peaks of the region. Island Peak is first ascended by Eric Shipton’s group in 1952 AD. The striking location of the peak and the view of peak like an island in the middle of the sea has drawn Shipton to scale this mountain.

We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has made Island Peak 17-days present you an excellent opportunity to explore the other corners of Khumbu region touched by the only a handful of travelers. You can also combine Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar with it. Check out our this package "EBC with Island Peak Climbing" for detailed information or feel free to contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective Airlines.
  • Day 02Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs.
  • Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs walks.
  • Day 04Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
  • Day 05Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867 m); 5 hrs.
  • Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m); 5 hrs.
  • Day 07Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m) from Dingboche (4,360 m); 4 hrs.
  • Day 08Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970 m); 4 hrs.
  • Day 09Trek Island Peak High Camp (5,400 m); 4 hrs.
  • Day 10Climb to the Summit of Island Peak; 6 hrs.
  • Day 11Reserve and contingency days in case of bad weather.
  • Day 12Trek to Pangboche (3,985 m); 6 hrs.
  • Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 6 hrs.
  • Day 14Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs.
  • Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
  • Day 16Free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour.
  • Day 17Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops.
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit).
  • A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide.
  • Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters.
  • Internal Flight Tickets (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek.
  • Tent/camping accommodation during the climb.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb.
  • Complete camping equipment.
  • Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary.
  • Duffel bag to keep your things.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping.
  • Farwell dinner.
  • First Aid Medical Kit box.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance).
  • All local and governmental taxes.
  • International Air fare.
  • City sights entrance fees.
  • Bar bills & personal expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
  • Personal equipment and clothing & gears.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
  • Guide Potter Tips.

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

Climbing Island Peak is a very good way to keep your feet into the climbing world of Himalayas. The journey is not technically challenging, but do require strong physical fitness, stamina, and will power perfect for novice climbers. It is 17-days offers a completely different perspective of the Everest region. From the rich culture of locals to the tempting beauty of the Himalayan landscape there is a lot to explore and experience during this trek. Likewise, huge glaciers and snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest 98,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), etc makes the journey more intriguing.

Island Peak Climbing landmark


Lukla is the starting point of the Island Peak. A scenic flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla in a short time. Known as one of the extreme airports in the media, flying to Lukla will be the most thrilling flight of your life.

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is the most popular place in the Khumbu region. It is also the biggest residence area for Sherpa's. The village has many facilities like luxury lodges, fine cafes & restaurants, WiFi, etc.

Island Peak

Standing 6,189 meters high, Island Peak is a gorgeous peak. The peak is located between Ama Dablam and Lhotse on top of Chukung glacier. From the top of the peak, you will get to witness a surreal view of the surroundings.


During this journey, you will trek through several villages that will present you the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa people. People here are mostly bound by Buddhism. The entire region is full of monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones that will showcase you the cultural richness of the region. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.

Ethnic Diversity

People from the Sherpa community mostly lives in the Khumbu region. Similarly, you can also find Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas. All of these people are from different community and carries their own major festivals, culture, languages, dress, and delicacies.

Natural Aptitude

During this trek, you will come across vegetation that ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. The trail passes by Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, etc. Likewise, you will also get to see many flora and herbal plants. Moreover, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc.

Island Peak Climbing difficulty

It is a difficult journey not in terms of technical climbing but the journey is physically exhausting. The long steep ascends, rugged path, and high altitude makes the journey strenuous. You need to walk on slippery and snowy areas for a minimum of 5 hours a day daily. You’ll need to adapt to sleeping on hard beds and withstand sub-zero temperatures. However, it doesn't mean one cannot go on this trek. Good health and strong physical fitness are all you need to go on it.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It is a common illness that travelers experience during high altitude journey. As Island Peak also takes you above 6,000 meters there are chances of altitude sickness. However, including enough rest days in between the trip and drinking plenty of water can help avoid AMS.

Transportation and Bag Pack

It is 17-days begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla. From here, you will begin and towards the base of Island Peak gradually.

Below is the list of things that you should carry during Island Peak Climbing:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Rope
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Island Peak Climbing

This takes you through the bustling settlements first, and later it joins the isolated parts of the Himalayas. You will be staying at teahouses and small lodges. Food in the trails is pretty average, as it includes dal bhat tarkari, dhido, momo, noodles, sandwich, tea, coffee, etc. You can carry extra food if you want. 3-star and 5-star hotels will be your major resting spot in the city. There will be unlimited options to dig on in Kathmandu.

Best Season to go on Island Peak Climbing

The best to go on this journey is during the Autumn season, which starts in October and ends at mid-December. The snow is also not too much, and the sun is not too overpowering as well. The monsoon clears the clouds and fog, which provides you with clear views of mountains. Likewise, Spring is another good time to climb Island Peak.

However, Monsoon (June to mid-September) and Winter (December to February) is not a preferable time to go on Island Peak Climbing 17-days. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects. And, the harsh cold makes the journey almost impossible.

Island Peak Climbing Cost

Its cost can vary from one travel agency to another. The cost will include food & accommodation during the trek, all necessary permits, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part. With us, you will find the most affordable and comprehensive cost for it.


  • Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts
  • Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
  • Get yourself a nice map
  • Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
  • Walk slow and safely
  • Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
  • Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
  • Pack light
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature

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