Island Peak Climbing

EBC trek with Island peak climbing
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:6091m.

Island Peak is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought-after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit of 6160m. together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge.

The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts. Before climbing Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Besides trekking adventures, we also get to witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With ponderous memories of the trekking earlier, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and from there on we fly back to Kathmandu. This trip can be done from March to May and September to December.


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You will be welcomed by Halesi Treks our representative at Tribhuvan Internationa Airport upon your arrival, then transferred to the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Accommodation: Hotel

A spectacular flight and hair-raising landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla 2850m. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first camp near the river at Phakding. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 2652m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high-suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. We then ascend quite steeply to Namche and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche Bazar is the main trading village in Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off toward Tengboche. Options for an acclimatization walk one hour walk up to the Everest view hotel you can see views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. There are also good views from the national park center and museum just above the town. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 3450m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860m today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day's trekking went. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 3860m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 4350m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 4710 m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 4910m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

While enduring a climb of approximately two hours and arriving at Gorakshep, trekkers are treated to yet another beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori reaching Kala Patthar (within two hours of trekking). Once observing one of the most up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar, treks return back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 5181
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from the Base Camp is spectacular. return back to Gorakshep then trek down to Dingboche. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 5365m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today, we have an easy walk for about 2 hours, climbing up gradually to the small settlement of Chukhung. Along the way, we have great views of Island Peak and the challenge that awaits us.overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 4750
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 2 hrs

Another easy day, the trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes which mark the start of the climb on Island Peak. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 5150m
  • Accommodation: Tent Camp

Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading onto the glacier. Here it is time to rope up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more dramatic mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 6160m
  • Accommodation: Tent Camp

After descending along the trail to Chukhung, we continue on to Dingboche, we will spend a night in Dingboche. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 4110m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today we follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through the birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche, we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water-driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to Namche. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 3450m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some CHAN([ Local Beer) RAKSHI( Local homemade wine) and try a memorable trekking experience. overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 2800m.
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

We pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

This is your final day, Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd transfer to airport Fly back to home.

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Island Peak Climbing  permit
    • The necessary number of porters/ to carry the load
    • Professional Climbing Sherpa and treks guide.
    • Cooks and Kitchen boys during climbing
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea, coffee during trekking and climbing
    • Tents with sleeping mattress
    • All necessary kitchen & camping equipments during the climbing
    • All necessary climbing hardware gears except personal gears
    • Insurance of local team members
    • All airport/hotel transport
    • Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu  airfare
    What's not Included
    • High Altitude insurance & Helicopter evacuation as well)
    • International Air ticket
    • Personal climbing equipments
    • Cost of emergency evacuation
    • Personal Natures of expenses
    • Tips for Guide and Porter.
    Dates & Availability

    The below-given cost is per person and the below-given fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

    Useful Information

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by a few hours or even canceled due to bad weather conditions. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting an early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange a flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, and jungle safari, at extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

    If the flight is delayed and canceled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang, and other regions and we are Halesi Treks arrange the alternative trek.

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