Major Attractions of Island Peak Climbing

Highlights of Island Peak climbing are Pashupatinath, Swayambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square   and other places of Kathmandu for sightseeing, Namche Bazaar, Old Gumba, Lukla airport, Island Peak, magnificent view of Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, exploration about people lifestyles, culture and tradition etc.

Overview of Island Peak Climbing
   Trip Name: Island Peak Climbing    Trip Duration: 20 Days
   Trip Area: Everest Region-Nepal    Maximum Altitude: 6189 M
   Minimum Altitude: 1310 M    Trip Type: Trekking, Climbing & Camping
   Trip Grade: Moderate  Price: Starts from 2490 USD
   Suitable For: Average Climbers  Best Season: Aug - Dec & Feb - May

Island Peak Climbing lies on top of the Chukung Glacier between Ama Dablam & Lhotse Mountains. This climbing peak was famous among the tourists so large numbers of tourists come to climb Island Peak. Island Peak was named by a climbing team of Eric Shipton in 1953 because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed. This peak is best climbing for the adventure lover. In this peak climbing you can see the spectacular view of Everest (8848 M), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8475m).

Island Peak Climbing is just for 20 days where you go up to the maximum altitude of 6189M so it is graded as Moderate trek. Your trek starts from Phakding, on the way you pass though Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Dulgha, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Kalapathar, Chhukung, Island Peak Base Camp. On the way you get chances to see the natural beauty, Stunning view of different mountains as well as to know the living standard, culture and tradition of thee local people. The best seasons for Island Peak Climbing are Sep to Dec & Feb to May.

Itinerary of Island Peak Climbing

  • Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival
Well Nepal travels and tour heartily welcome you in arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). And escort you to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.  
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing
After breakfast you move for sightseeing Pashupatinath Temple (temple of lord god Shiva), Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square And many more places of Kathmandu valley. You back to the hotel and preparation for trek and stay overnight at hotel.  
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phadking
After breakfast you drive towards airport for your Lukla flight after 40min of flight you will be at Lukla. There you meet our other crew which helps you to packing and arrangement for your trek and you will heads towards Phadking. Stay overnight at Phadking.  
  • Day 4 : Trek Phakding to Namchebazaar
After breakfast you start your treks towards Namchebazaar. In this trek you pass through the Pine forest, get a view of different mountain Mt. Thamserku, Lhotse-Nuptse. You reach Sagarmatha National Park. After 1.5 hour hike you will reach Namchebazaar, which is known as the gate way to the Everest. Namchebazaar is a trade centre of Everest region. Stay overnight at lodge.  
  • Day 5 : Namchebazaar acclimatization day
This day is your leisure day. So have fun with the surrounding views and get a chance to nearly about the life style, culture tradition of Namchebazaar. This day is leisure to make you healthy and fit for the trekking. Stay overnight at hotel.  
  • Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3870M)
After breakfast we move towards our destination Tengboche. You will see the amazing view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. In this trek you will pass few hamlets & cross several bridges. The air becomes thinner so you can be suffers from mountain sickness. So try to avoid Mountain sickness y using preventive measure. You pass through the Alpine forest with view of wildlife pheasant, musk dear, Herd of Himalayan Thar. Tengboche is also a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse. And stay overnight at lodge.  
  • Day 7 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4360)
After breakfast head towards Dingboche. In this trek you pass through several Chorten, Mani walls & small villages. You can see the close up view of Mt Ama Dablam. You see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals in the arrival of Dingboche. Stay overnight at Dingboche.  
  • Day 8 : Dingboche to Duglha (4360M)
After breakfast we climb through the Khumbu Khola valley to Phulung Karpo above which is Chola Lake. From here you can observe the view of Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku and so on. And stay overnight at Duglha.  
  • Day 9 : Duglha to Lobuche (4940M)
From here you start to climb steep moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. You see the array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer. After you down from Khumbu Glacier you see the view of different mountain. You reach near to Everest. Stay overnight at Lobuche.  
  • Day 10 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180M)
After breakfast you head towards Thangma Riju from Khumbu Glacier. From here you can observe the panaroma view or the mountain. You observe first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori and you will be at Gorakshep finding snow-capped mountains bright all around us including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.  
  • Day 11 : Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5400M and return to Gorakshep (5180M)
After breakfast you head towards you destination. After you reach vast Gorakshep Lake then you enter to our destination. From here you can observe the clear view of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumor Mountain. Stay overnight at camp.  
  • Day 12 : Gorakshep to Dulgha
After breakfast you headed towards Dulgha from where you can see the magnificent view of of Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku. Stay overnight at Dulgha.  
  • Day 13 : Dulgha to Chukung (4370M)
After breakfast you gear up for Chukung which is the point of departure of Island Peak base camp. From here you can see the nomadic huts at the foot of the Imja glaciers, which attracts towards it. Stay overnight at Chukung.  
  • Day 14 : Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5600M)
After breakfast you move towards Island Peak base camp. Where guides help and train climbing gears like axe, climbing boots and crampons, ascender, use row to go up and climb down etc. Stay for a while and again you move to climb Island Peak, at first the trail is sandy, then turns to grass and later steep and narrow hillside where you stay for the night.  
  • Day 15 : Island Peak High Base Camp (6189M) to Chukung
After breakfast you headed to climb Peak, where guide help you to fix ropes and climb up glaciers and finally we reach at top of the summit. Before you leave for Chukung you can capture the magnificent view of Sagarmatha, many other mountains and its surrounding. And trail down to Chukung, stay overnight at Chukung.  
  • Day 16 : Chukung to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast you trail down to Namche Bazaar which is a trade centre of Everest region. Passing through alpine forests, Old Gumbas etc while trail down to Chukung to Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at Namche bazaar.  
  • Day 17 : Acclimatization Day
This day is a Leisure day for you where you can do time pass by exploring the more about Namche Bazaar like culture, tradition, languages of the people and chances to know more about flora & fauna of Namche Bazaar, Email your friends, Parents etc. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.  
  • Day 18 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2780M)
After breakfast you headed down to Lukla from you start your trek. You must be careful while on steep downwards because of shaky legs which may occurs an accident. On the way you stop for a while at Phadking and again start your journey to Lukla with enjoying the natural beauty of the nature.  
  • Day 19 : Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast you head towards airport to fly to Kathmandu. This day is free for you .you can do shopping, organize a photo and you have a small party for our success campaign trek. Stay overnight at hotel.  
  • Day 20 : Departure
This is an end of the day of your trek. You can email you parents, friends, agents, organize photos and recall the memories that you capture on Island Peak Climbing. If you have plenty of time to stay in Nepal so you can make a call for us to plan for you.  

Cost includes/excludes of Island Peak Climbing
Services include:
  • Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.
  •  Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide. 
  • Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
  •  Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks. 
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
  •  Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
  •  Insurance of our field staff.
  • Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment
  •  Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)  
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • Kathmandu- Lukla  -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s
  • All additional government tax & Permit. 
Services exclude:
  • Nepal entry visa fee 
  •  International / any air fare. 
  •  Travelers insurance 
  •  Alcohol/Non Alcoholic Drinks . 
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  •  All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.

Optional Activity

Bardia National Park Trip 2 night 3 days

3 days | $550 PP

Chitwan National Park 2 night 3 days

3 days | $320 PP $220

Lumbini Day Trip ( Birth Place of Lord Buddha)

1 Days | $390 pp for Foreign & INR 11500 pp for Indian

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  • Nishant
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    This was my first ever trip to Nepal. It was composed of a trek to Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak. Mr. Ramesh first showed me around Kathmandu wherein I visited the famous Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath temples. Then I flew to Lukla from where my trek began. Mr. Ramesh had arranged for a highly experienced and resourceful trekking guide for me. He made sure I ate properly and kept myself hydrated at all times. I got to see wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Nuptse during the trek to EBC. The EBC trek served as a very good acclimatization activity for the greater challenge that was to come next : the summit attempt on Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse. Island Peak is a 6000m peak with an almost vertical slope of hard snow at the end. For this climb, Mr. Ramesh had arranged for an expert high altitude alpinist who had summited Everest 12 times. He made sure I was well acquainted with the climbing equipment before the climb. I summited Island Peak on the morning of 14th October. The view from the top is wonderful and definitely worth the toil !!! I am very thankful to Mr. Ramesh and Well Nepal Treks for organizing the trip and would highly recommend others to use their services. Visited October 2015
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