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Island Peak Climbing

destination island peak summit
duration 16 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 6,189m
meal Available
season Mar to May / Sep to Nov


Are you having difficulties in choosing the best peak to climb? The frontier treks have selected one of the best peaks to climb among many other highlighted peaks that are available in the Himalayan region of Nepal. It’s none other than Island Peak Climbing. The best options for novice and expert climber to experience the delightful peak climbing journey during peak season. Besides, the British expedition and Nepalese team that comprises Tenzing Norgay in 1953 climbed southwest of Island Peak as a part of a training exercise for an expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest.
Island Peak that goes by Imja Tse as the second name that lines in the Himalayas of Sagarmatha National Park, to eastern Nepal. The total elevation of this Island Peak climbing from the sea level is 6,189 meters/ 20,305 feet. Since the altitude is above 6000 meters, Acute Mountain sickness is a real issue. The Island peak summit has two options for a climber. One starts from base camp at the altitude of 5, 087 meters/ 16,690 ft. called Pareshaya Gyab and the other option ascends to High Camp at 5,600 meters/ 18,400 ft. The hike to Island peak climb firstly follows the main Everest Base Camp trek at the elevation of 5, 380 meters/ 17,600 ft. and departs near Dingboche at the elevation of 4,410 meters (14,470 ft). This peak climb gives an opportunity to have a real close view of highest mountains like Everest 8,848 meters /29,029 ft., Lhotse 8,516 metres/ 27,940 ft, Nuptse 7,861 meters/ 25,791 ft., Makalu 8,481 metres/ 27,825 ft. and Ama Dablam 6,812 meters/ 22,349 ft. Besides, the high mountains, Island peak climb offers other awe-inspiring visit and exploration of Tengboche monastery, Sagarmatha National Park, Mamgkartshang Gompa and alike typical Sherpa community culture and their ancient features.

Best time for Island Peak Climbing: Seasonal Highlights

  • Spring mid- March to May and autumn mid-September to November best season to climb the summit.
  • The temperature during autumn are moderate
  • Mountain tends to be clear during these seasons and is the busiest climbing season of the year
  • The height of monsoon months (mid-June-end of August) is unattainable
  • Winter has a low temperature and very cold. But is a doable to an extreme adventure lover
  • Summer invites a monsoon rain for several days resulting landslides and avalanches

Trip Highlights

  • Observe centuries-old Tyangboche monastery and Pangboche Monastery.
  • Observe villages like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and others.
  • Close range view of the high mountains above 6000 meters .
  • Explore the Khumbu region of natural beauties.
  • The top summit of Island peak.


Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,428 ft.)

After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, we receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel. We visit the frontier treks office, have a short discussion, and give information about the package. We shortly walk around Kathmandu city and explore its surroundings.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/ 9,184 ft.) from Kathmandu then trek to Phakding (2,652 m/ 8,700 ft.) Duration: 40 minutes of flight and 3-4 hours trek.

Day 3: Hike from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft.) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Hike from Namche to Tengboche (3,870 m/ 12,694 ft.) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 6: Hike from Tengboche to Dingboche (4, 360m/ 14, 300 ft.) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 7: Hike from Dingboche to Chulung (4,730m/ 15,518 ft.) Duration: 3-4 hours.

Day 8: Climb to Chhukung Ri (5,546 m) and Acclimatization day. Duration 3-4 hours.

Day 9: Hike from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200 m/ 17, 060 ft.) Duration 3-4 hours.

Day 10: Climb training session on Island Base Camp.

Day 11: Hike to island peak summit (6,189 m/ 20, 305 ft.) and back to base camp. Duration: 10-12 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985 m/ 13,074 ft.) Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. Duration 4-5 hours.

Day 14: Trek Namche to Lukla. Duration 6-7 hours.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 16: Fly to home.

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport Pick-up and drop-off
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B
  • KTM -Lukla/Luka-KTM- two-way flight
  • Peak royalty, National park, and VDC entry fee
  • Wages, equipment, Meal, Medical Insurances for staff
  • 3 times Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea/Coffee and hot soup
  • All the necessary tents, table & chairs, kitchen gears, mattresses EPI Gas, burners, High meal, and general climbing equipment (such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.)
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets (if required) with certain charge
  • Garbage disposal fee
  • Government taxes & office service Fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Farewell dinner


  • Visa fee
  • Alcoholic Beverage
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel/High-altitude Insurance
  • Climbing Gear and Trekking kit
  • Tips for Sherpa and Porter

All Inclusive Cost

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  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

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