Island Peak Climbing
Trip Price: $2560 pp
- Total Duration:17 Days
Trip Grade: Very Strenuous
- Max Elevation:6189 M
- Max Group Size:Min. 2 Person
- Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
- Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
- Follow the most cherished route to Everest Base Camp
- Explore Sagarmatha National Park; one the UNESCO listed heritage sites!
- Sherpa people, Sherpa villages and their lifestyle
- Insights on Tibetan Buddhism religion; visit Tengboche monastery
- The majestic Imja valley
- Conquer the summit of Island peak
- Witness the gorgeous views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu and Mt Everest with other mountains, glaciers, and ice falls in the Everest region.
- Airport transfers – pick up and drop
- All ground transportation
- Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan
- Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
- Accommodation in tented camps in the Island Peak base camp
- All paper works
- National park and heritage sites entry tickets
- Two-way flight ticket to/from Lukla
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), trekking permits and climbing permits
- A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional trekking guide, climbing guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
- All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
- Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
- T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
- All applicable government taxes and service charges.
- First aid kit
- Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
- International airfare
- Visa costs
- Travel insurance
- Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
- Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears
- Tips for guides and porters
Island peak climbing is a significant peak climbing event that takes you to the Everest region of Nepal. It allows you to experience the wilderness of mountains, glaciers, snow, and ice climbing. It is a demanding outdoor adventure that takes you above the height of 6000 meters to applaud some impressive views of the mountain range and other mountainous terrains. Island peak in Nepal, also referred to as Imja Tse, is a beautiful peak that rises tall at an elevation of 6189 meters within the periphery of Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.
Why Island Peak Climbing?
Climbing Mt. Everest may probably not be suitable for all as it is time-consuming, physically demanding as well as expensive. For those looking for a feasible option, Island Peak is the perfect alternative for the adventure lovers and extreme sports enthusiasts in mountaineering. If you are vivacious and genuinely fit trekker with next to zero involvement with mountain expedition, then you can go for it.
Moreover, The Island Peak Climbing provides essential mountaineering experiences for the trainee climbers. And yet, although it is easier to climb Island Peak than any other high altitude mountains, you should never underestimate the power of a Mountain.
Furthermore, in Island Peak Expedition, you will reach not only the summit but also experience trekking in the Everest region. It is incredible involvement in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Some more facts about Imja Tse
The name “Island peak” was given by the British Mt. Everest expedition team in 1953 as the pinnacle showed up as an island in the ocean of ice from a perspective at Dingboche. Though it was named as Imja peak later, the summit is still popular as the Island peak. Also, the Island Peak is an extension of a ridge that falls from the south end of the Lhotse Shar. A British expedition team first climbed Island peak in 1953 as a part of the training for the Mt. Everest expedition. Know more about Imja Peak here.
Island Peak Climbing via EBC
We follow the classic route to Everest Base Camp to climb Island Peak. It initiates with a flight to Lukla and follows a trail up to Everest Base Camp. The trek to Island Peak also walks us through the countryside, where we immerse in centuries-old Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. The trail traverses through the Sagarmatha National Park and passes various Sherpa villages on the way to Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and then to Gorekshep. Filled with Buddhist shrines, these villages of stone charms our path to the mountain.
Finally, the trail climbs up to Everest Base Camp. A hike up to Kalapattar offers some extraordinary and stunning views of mountains in the Everest region like Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and Khumbu icefall. The trek to Everest Base Camp, on the one hand, gives you the delight of being on the top of the world. On the other hand, it is helpful for acclimatization for your climbing journey ahead.
Leaving Everest Base Camp, the trail drops down to Dingboche and heads to Chukhung and Island Peak in the Imja valley. Chukhung is the last tea house to stop at Island peak. Here, we assemble our climbing gear and practice for the climb ahead. Finally, we initiate our glacier walk and climb up the steep snow and ice slope to the summit of Island peak. We will be using rope, ice ax, and other climbing gear to reach the summit. You will then see some of the magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest from the top of Imja Tse.
Island Peak Difficulty
Island Peak is one of the trekking peaks. A beginner level climber wishing to enter the mind-boggling universe of mountaineering can climb the peak. When compared to other mountains, this peak is a bit tricky to climb. However, with firm determination and the best individuals in the field, you can climb ascend it easily. As it lies at a high altitude, you are likely to get altitude sickness. So, we will make it easier, spending some days in the mountains acclimatizing to the low oxygen levels. But if you wish to reduce the number of days in the climb, you will lower the success rate of the summit.
Somewhere the weather is extreme, the path is slippery and challenging, and you are always required to be alert, follow the instructions from the guides sincerely, and best of all, enjoy your journey. You will have a Sherpa guide with you pushing for your success to climb the summit of Island Peak. So, if you have a strong will and are physically fit, you can reach the summit.
Energies and Precautions for the Summit
This trekking and expedition is an exciting package that takes you through Everest base camp with a climb to Island Peak. The journey is pretty challenging and demands your mental and physical strength for good return rewards. As you will be getting in close to the land of Himalayas, you will experience the natural beauty, significant cultural, and social with the local Sherpa’s at its best. The journey is well prepared and developed, considering your wellbeing, safety, and your satisfaction and enjoyment. You are required to listen and follow the instructions of the guides don’ts weather, dos, and don’ts. Likewise, your guide will teach you the proper ways to handle the equipment like crampons, boots, ropes, ice axes, harnesses, and carabineers.
Best Time for Island Peak Expedition
The best time of the year to climb Island Peak is during spring (March to June) and autumn (September to November). These seasons coincide with Everest Expedition timing, so along the climbing course, you will experience numerous Expedition group during the long periods of April and May. Further, if you are a beginner mountaineer and need to enjoy the best ascending experience and view, then we recommend you to climb the Island Peak during spring. It is likewise one of the busiest climbing periods of the year.
Further, summer invites rain, which may results in Avalanches in some places. The thick fog grooving around the mountain obscures the views, and rainfall disrupts the climbing journey. So we do not recommend Island Peak Expedition during summer.
If the time and season don’t favour your schedules, then you might opt for an off-season climbing in winter. But you should be well equipped and ready to face the extreme situation. Due to heavy snowfall and extreme cold, it can bring more challenges in front of you. Also, most of the tea houses remain closed. So, people don’t prefer Island Peak climbing in the winter season.
Heaven Himalaya for Island Peak Climbing
So, are you up for this sharp climb up to the Island peak? An experienced and professional team of Heaven Himalaya is here to escort you for a successful ascent. Anytime between mid-September to November and March to May can be an ideal time to opt for this climbing journey. If still, this does not fit your interest in climbing, we have other climbing options such as Mera Peak Climbing and Lobuche Peak Climbing. We also have other peak climbing packages. If there are any queries or concerns regarding trekking and climbing Island Peak, then feel free to contact us through mail or via a direct call Whatsapp or Viber for further information.
We want you to be successful, and we are here to support you in your endeavour of climbing the Island peak. Book Your climbing journey now.
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Check out our itinerary for your successful climb of the Island Peak.
A representative from our team will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a short synopsis on our plans ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu includes a guided tour around the art historical and cultural monuments around the Kathmandu city that has been listed under the UNESCO world heritage site charts. Today, after breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for a city tour ahead. The tour starts from Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical palace that dates back to the 16th century during the Malla reign in the medieval period of Nepal. The castle is a massive complex with a castle, courtyards, and temples. The structure is beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. We explore the periphery of the castle and visit a museum inside the castle. After exploring the palace, we head to Swayambhunath stupa, a large stupa placed on a hilltop surrounded by various Buddha statues and monasteries. Next, we drive to Pashupatinath temple, an oldest Hindu temple with many temples and statues that dates back to ancient times. At Last, we head to Boudhanath stupa, a colossal stupa placed on a three-layered Mandela. We visit all these beautiful heritage sites and end our day with a drive back to your hotel. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu
We pick you up in the early morning and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Here, we catch a flight that will take us to the Lukla airport in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The area is probably one of the most loved and frequented trekking regions in Nepal. It takes the pride of having the world’s highest mountain in the world, i.e., The Everest. The flight to Lukla is full of magnificent mountain views. As you land in Phakding, meet our remaining crew in Lukla for your journey ahead. From Lukla, we follow a trail that drops down to Dudhkoshi River and goes up gradually along a well-marked path to Phakding. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Phakding.
The days are going to get more interesting ahead. As we leave Phakding, we follow a trail that traverses through Sagarmatha National Park. We march forward through a forested area enriched with various species of floras and faunas. We pass attractive Sherpa villages like Monjo and Jorsale on the way to Namche. The trail from Phakding to Namche undulates up and down many times. It can be quite tiring, but the pristine air, incredible views and the quest of reaching to the top of the world will keep you going. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Namche.
Today, you are at Namche means you are already at the heights of around 3440 meters. Therefore, we stop and take our time for acclimatization in Namche. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town in the Khumbu region. It is an only gateway to Everest crowded with hotels, lodges, cyber cafes, shops, and many more. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Everest View Hotel. From here, one can get some close-up views of mountains in the Everest region. You will be blessed with some fascinating pictures of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache and many more. After exploring the place for a while, we return to Namche for overnight. On the way, we visit a photo gallery, museum, and a few Sherpa villages. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
Leaving Namche, we follow a trail that climbs up to Tengboche at an elevation of 3860 meters. It’s an easy way up to Tengboche, and the route offers some incredible views of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lobuche, and many other adjacent peaks. At first, we descend to Dudhkoshi valley at Pungi Thanka and slowly ascend to Tengboche. At Tengboche, we visit a famous monastery known as the Tengboche monastery. It is an old Buddhist monastery on the way to Everest. It is not just known for its spiritual significance but its fantastic location. One can see the magnificent Mt. Ama Dablam rising just above the monastery. Likewise, the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Lobuche, and many other mountains in the region look magnificent from here. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Tengboche.
Moving ahead from Tengboche, we follow a trail that descends to the Imja River. From the river, we follow a scenic path full of mountain views and picturesque landscapes to Pangboche village. The village at an elevation of 3900 meters is at a dramatic location with appealing pictures of mountains in the backdrop. Enjoying the majestic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Lhotse, we ascend to the pastures of Dingboche. We pass various fields and summer settlements of yak herders until we open to the vast area of Dingboche. Dingboche is also referred to as a summer valley. In winter, it is fully covered by snow, but in summer, it looks beautiful with grassland and yaks herding in it. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche
As we rise to the high elevation region with passage of trekking days, we need to acclimatize to ensure our health safety. Hence, today, we stay in Dingboche for acclimatization purposes. In the daytime, after breakfast, we hike up to Nagerjun. Nagerjun, at an elevation of 5100 meters, is a beautiful viewpoint that lies just above the Dingboche on the edge of Chhukung valley. As we walk towards Nagerjun, the trail gets steep while makes walking a bit difficult however the spellbinding views of mountains from Nagerjun make the walk worth it. From Nagerjun, we will be able to relish some fantastic views of Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Taboche, Kangtega, Mt Ama Dablam, and many other mountains in the range. The hike is also an opportunity to get a stunning glance of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. After some refreshing moments at the top, we drop down to Dingboche for the night. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche
Over time, we are getting closer to the Everest Base Camp. Today, we leave Dingboche and make our way to Lobuche at an elevation of 4910 meters. From Dingboche, we follow the trail that takes us to the wide valley until we reach Dughla. From here, we move ahead to Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at an elevation of 4240 meters. In this post, we can see a few western doctors treating the trekkers voluntarily. Further, we walk along the valley, passing some yak pastures on the way before reaching Lobuche. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Lobuche.
Finally, the wait is over. We are into one of the most anticipated days of our entire trekking journey. After breakfast in Gorekshep, we walk towards the Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. It is a moment of pride for anyone. We explore the area and witness the glory of peaks that rise just before us. Though Mt. Everest hides between Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse, the views of other mountains are simply incredible. As we explore the base camp and capture the moment in photos, we return to Gorekshep for overnight stay. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Gorekshep.
It is another most awaited day of our trekking journey. In the early morning, we wake up and hike to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is one of the renowned viewpoints in the Everest region of Nepal. It is famous for sunrise views and panoramic views of mountains in the Everest region, including the mighty Mt. Everest. From Kalapatthar, we catch the golden rays of sun fall over the glittering snow of Mt. Everest along with other towering peaks in the range. After some quality time at Kalapatthar, we descend to Dingboche. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Dingboche.
From Dingboche, we follow a trail that leads us to the beautiful Imja valley. We slowly and steadily head towards Island Peak Base Camp, enjoying some magnificent views of mountains all along the trail. The close-up views of Ama Dablam and Lhotse will keep you engaged throughout the day. In the mid-day, we reach the base camp. Your guide and the support crew members will set up a tent in the base camp. Meanwhile, you can practice the climbing techniques and use of the climbing gear for your day ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a tented camp in the Island Peak base camp.
It’s a big day on our trek. Today, we ascend to the scale the summit of the Island Peak at an elevation of 6189 meters. We start very early in the morning, at around 1:00 a.m. We climb over a rocky path along a ridgeline to cross a pass to the summit of Island peak. We take the help of the ropes, ice axes, and other gears to climb up the mountain. From the summit, we will be rewarded with some striking views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu and Mt Everest with other mountains, glaciers, and icefalls in the Everest region. After spending some time in the peak and capturing the moments in the camera, we descend to Chhukhung. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Chhukhung.
Wrapping up our peak climbing journey, we head back to the village of Namche. Appreciating the stunning views of mountains in the backdrop, we descend slowly and gradually via the communities like Orsho, Somare, Pangboche, and Tengboche to Namche. Tonight, spend your night at a guesthouse in Namche.
After enjoying some impressive views of mountains in the Everest region of Nepal from Namche, we initiate our journey back to Lukla. We descend via the same well-paved path along Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding to Lukla. The lush forests and amazing mountainous terrain will keep us engaged throughout the trek. Tonight, spend your night at a guesthouse in Lukla.
In the morning, we take an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu,w at your hotel in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – explore the streets and malls for shopping or visit some places that you want to explore but are not included in trek. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank You. Have a safe journey home.
If the above itinerary does not meet your time schedules then simply send us an email and we'll tailor-make a schedule dependent on your necessities.
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Personal Climbing Gears:
- Ice axe
- Tape slings (2)
- Screw-gate karabiners (2 locks, two unlock)
- Plastic mountaineering boots
- Climbing Helmet
Group Climbing Gears:
- Snow bar
- Ropes (main / Fix)
- Ice hammer
- Ice screw
Climbing Island Peak is full of adventure and thirls. You need special tools to reach the summit. And, it's not possible to bring such tools from your home country. Further, if you are buying the equipment for a single climb, then it's also a big investment. Hence, we are here to support you in finding the equipment in the market. You can either buy or rent the equipment to initiate your climbing journey.
If you are pondering other clothing and other requirements for trekking and climbing, then check this recommended packing list and equipment.
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