Adventure Alpine Gorkha

Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.

Island Peak Climbing

"enjoy exclusive adventure with climb of stunning Island Peak"

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing

  • An enjoyable adventure on top stunning Island Peak with glorious views
  • Island Peak one of the most famous and popular trekking peaks of Nepal
  • Climb for all beginners to expert mountaineers leads you to exciting adventure
  • Walk into traditional cultural Sherpa villages adorned with prayer monuments
  • Grand views all along the walks and climb with visit of Everest Base Camp
  • A great experience of a lifetime on top Island Peak with fabulous mountain views
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel with local Lodge on treks and camping on climb
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Climbing Grade: PD + ‘Per Difficule’ with plus (French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.
  • Daily walk and climb: Minimum of 04 hrs to maximum – 8 hrs on climb.
  • Trek duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Island Peak Climbing Overview

Island Peak climbing leads you on top 6,160 m and 20,328 ft high facing outstanding panorama of surrounding giant peaks with world highest mountains with sweeping scenery of Khumbu landscapes. Island Peak climb an interesting mountain to reach its summit top, which is country famous and popular trekking peaks among adventurer and trekkers located in the middle of wide and scenic Imjatse valley.

Due to its beautiful location on the midst of Imjatse valley where Island peak name started, this nice looking mountain also called as Imjatse Himal which is listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) where most of trekking peaks climb controlled. The grade for Island Peak Climbing as PD + means ‘Per Difficule’ with plus added a straight forwards climb with some technical obstacles to encounter climbing on moraine, glaciers, ice and snow to reach the summit of Island Peak.

The Grade we have used comes from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems which is popular world-wide for alpine style climbing of a day adventure. We have combine the adventure Island Peak Climbing with trek to Everest Base Camp and climb of high Kalapathar which allows you much time acclimatize as well with some practice and knowing the rough terrain of Himalaya.

Starts with scenic short flight from the capital Kathmandu to reach high Khumbu area at Lukla airport, where walk begins heading higher to Namche Bazaar having rest day and then reaching at beautiful Thyangboche Monastery within green woodland and views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam peaks.

As adventure progress leaving green vegetation and tree lines for sheer wilderness of high mountains to reach first at Everest Base Camp and climb of high scenic view point hill Kalapathar facing fabulous views of mountains with Everest and Pumori at close distance.

After visiting scenic area of high Khumbu and then head on towards our main target for Island Peak Climbing within beautiful Imjatse Valley, where adventure leads to stunning summit of Island Peak, after much preparation and practice climb.

Enjoying fantastic time and adventure reaching on top Island Peak overlooking grand panorama of surrounding high peaks of Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse as far towards Makalu.

Return journey leads downhill most of the way with few short climb in between to reach back into green and forested area and then on the road to Lukla for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu to conclude our great adventure and memorable experience on Island Peak Climbing.

Best Seasons for Island Peak Climb and Trekking

Nearly all seasons of the year can be trekked, where March to May spring time will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more interesting with fine clear morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture, and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid winter lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and wet climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and for Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Island Peak Climbing Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Chukung 4,720 m-06 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to Island Peak base camp in tented camps 4,970 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek to High / Advance Camp 5,400 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,160 m high and return to base camp – 08 hrs.
  • Day 15: Reserve or contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition
  • Day 16: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
  • Day 18: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 20: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
  • Day 21: International Departure homeward bound to respective countries.

Island Peak Climbing Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek and climb briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Island Peak Climb within high Khumbu valley
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal
  • Fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks
  • From Lukla walk to Phakding on downhill trail with few short ups.
  • After 3-4 hrs of good scenic walks overnight in Phakding village
04
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.
  • At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy Views
05
Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike to scenic view-point
  • Suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views
  • Other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest.
06
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning walk on good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • Reach Imjatse River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch
  • Climb for two hours within nice woodland to reach at Thyangboche
  • Reach at Thyangboche and check into nice lodge with visit to monastery and Enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.
07
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m - 05 hrs.
  • From Thyangboche downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the forest area
  • After the bridge uphill to Pangboche with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • With short rest at Pangboche an hour walk for lunch stop at Somare village
  • From Somare uphill walk and then downhill to reach Pheriche within scenic valley
  • At Pheriche transfer into a nice cozy lodge with views of Amadablam North Face with Taboche and Cholatse Peak
08
Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
  • Rest day for acclimatization morning hike to Dingboche and Nagarjun hill
  • Enjoy grand views of peaks with Makalu-Lhotse-Amadablam and Island peak
  • Afternoon free at leisure and enjoy views of surrounding mountains
09
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.
  • Walk on near ground for an hour and short to Thugla ridge top with grand views
  • At Thugla for lunch stop enjoy views of high Cholatse and Taboche peaks
  • From Thugla high ridge easy high altitude walk to Lobuche
  • Reach Lobuche for overnight stop, with number of good lodges to stay.
10
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp with refreshing rest at Gorakshep
  • From Gorakshep walk further east through rocks, moraine and glacier
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy views of Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier
  • Walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a great exciting day
11
Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Chukung 4,720 m-06 hrs.
  • Morning climb on top Kalapathar enjoy close views of Everest and Pumori
  • Descend to Gorakshep and walk back to Lobuche and Thugla
  • From Thugla route diverts to Imjatse valley unto Dingboche continue walks east of valley to Chukung for overnight stop with views of Island Peak at close distance
12
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak base camp in tented camps 4,970 m - 04 hrs.
  • After Chukung, adventure begins heading down and ups to reach at Island Peak base camp with tented camp for few nights for the climb.
  • Morning scenic walk leads to Island Peak base camp located at place caled Parshya Gab,
  • Set and establish base camps with afternoon free for practice climbing.
13
Day 13: Trek to High / Advance Camp 5,400 m - 04 hrs.
  • Adventure continues to set high camp at 5,400 m high,
  • Adding one camp to make climb much easier and accessible,
  • From base camp head towards moraine with open gully, beneath a small hanging glacier above 5,400 m high to set High / Advance Camp
  • Afternoon free for final preparations for the big climb next early morning
14
Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,160 m high and return to base camp - 08 hrs.
  • Climb starts early before dawn cross a broad open area on snow-covered glacier,
  • Avoiding serac and crevasses climb north on snow covered scree between glaciers facing a top ridge.
  • Continue climb towards a stone with icefall within steep snow and ice ramp that above 100 meters high (300 ft) on top Island Peak or Imjatse Himal.
  • Final highlight rewards with panorama of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks,
  • After successful climb descend safely back on the same route to base camp.
15
Day 15: Reserve or contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition.
  • A spare day as contingency day in case of unfavorable bad weather
  • If day is fine for the climb on Day 14, use this extra days on return trek to Lukla enjoying and having short days.
16
Day 16: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
  • From base of Island Peak walk to Chukung unto after clearing the camps
  • After Chukung walk into scenic Imjatse Valley to reach at Dingboche for lunch Stop.
  • From Dingboche few hours of good walk on downhill to Pangboche village for overnight stop.
17
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
  • Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche
  • Overnight at Namche with afternoon free for rest and short walks
18
Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
  • From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding
  • After Phakding few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla
  • On reaching Lukla transfer to nice cozy lodge for last night in Khumbu and Everest region
19
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast fly to Kathmandu
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight of 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on scenic air journey)
20
Day 20: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax from Island Peak Climb and trekking
  • A necessary contingency day also in case of flight delay might lead to cancellation Sometime due to bad weather conditions
  • Enjoy rest day or join for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest
21
Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Island Peak Climb and trekking enjoying great experience in Nepal Himalaya
Cost Includes
  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • Three star Hotel in Kathmandu as per the BB plan according our itinerary
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu covering UNESCO heritage sites and monument entrance fee.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer
  • All necessary camping gears like sleeping tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period
  • Climbing Sherpa guide from Island peak base camp for the summit and back to base camp
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • All necessary paper work and trekking/climbing permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking on local tea houses.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional and dedicate trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & climbing guide, porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and Lodging
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag (if you need you have to inform during our meeting at the office)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks Gifts (T shirt & trekking certificates)
  • Farewell dinner at local Nepali restaurant
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver (tip is expected but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned above Price Includes section.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 21 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

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