Island Peak Climbing

  1. Duration16 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 1890


Max. Altitude:6189m

Difficulty :Strenuous

Accommodation:Tea House/ 1 Night Tent

Transportation:Private Car/Plane

Best Season :October/November, April/May

Walking Days:16 Days Walk

“Great Things are done when Men and Mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street” – William Blake

Island Peak (6,189m), also known as Imja Tse, is one of the famous trekking peaks in Everest Region with a stunning scenery. The famous mountaineer Eric Shipton named Imja Tse as “Island Peak” as it seems like floating in an ocean of snow when viewed from Dingboche.

Island peak is a great introductory bid for Everest and other 8,000m+ peak expedition. The peak is easily accessible and that the route itself is not technically difficult nor it is subject to high danger factor such as avalanches and snow storms. However, the peak is above 6,000m: it is steep on some part and there is high altitude mountain weather pattern.

Graded as alpine PD+, you need to use ropes, ice axes, crampons and harness to summit the peak. Add to this, you need to be in good physical conditions, be acclimatized and if your climbing experience is attenuated; hire a professional guide.

Randoli Nepal operates all the climbing adventures taking one thing in mind seriously: You. You and your safety always comes first. Our Island peak itinerary ensures proper acclimatization and pre-climb training is scheduled at ensuring you understanding the basics of equipment and techniques. We back up our plan with emergency oxygen cylinder, first aid kit and experienced “reserve guide”.

Island Peak Climbing Summit Route

Island Peak climbing starts very early in the morning at around 1 AM. We climb beyond the Base Camp and scramble up a boulder strewn trail to a rocky ridge and further onto the glacier. Here we use the fixed rope to cross glacier and reach the snow field. We will start climbing, sliding a Jumar which is fixed to our harness, up the rope.

Once we reach the exposed summit, you feel like you conquered the whole world- everything appears smaller. You will get the astonishing views of Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Central (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Everest, Baruntse, Makalu and more peaks.

Summiting the peak is truly a great achievement but returning back safely is equally significant. You have to be careful while climbing down as the accidents usually happen during descend. It starts getting late and people are tired; so they rush and make mistakes. The only thing we would like to say is don’t rush and strictly follow the command of your leader.

  • One of the busy airports in the world! Landing and Take-off at Lukla are very interesting and exciting
  • World heights Bazar Namche Bazar
  • Most beautiful lake of Gokyo on altitude of 4700m
  • View point of Gokyo Ri- from where you can admire 4 of world heights mountain including Mt. Everest
  • Trekking pass <>
  • Everest Base camp 5300m.
  • Kalapathar View point 5545m
  • Mt Island Peak 6189m. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hours.

Day 04:Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,441m) – 5 hours.

Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 06:Namche Bazaar – Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) – 5 hours

Day 07:Tengboche Monastery – Dingboche (4,350m) – 6 hours

Day 08:Dingboche – Chhukung (4,710m) – 4 hours

Day 09:Chhukung – Island peak base camp (5,240m) – 4 hours

Day 10:Rest and acclimatization day

Day 11:Summit Day: Island Peak Base Camp – Island Peak Summit (6,187m) and return to Chhukung (4,750m) – 9 – 12 hours

Day 12:Chhukung – Tengboche (3,860m) – 6 hours

Day 13:Tengobhce – Namche Bazaar (3,441m) via Khumjung (3,780m) – 5 hours

Day 14:Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,804m) – 5 hours

Day 15:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 16:Leisure day or final departure

Cost Details

Services includes are:
  • Airport pickups and drops service in private vehicle
  • Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All the standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle and professional tour guide for city sightseeing tour
  • An experienced, well-trained and English speaking climbing guide, trek guide and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porters)
  • All the staffs salary, insurance, transportation, accommodation, food and domestic airfare
  • All the necessary paper work, trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Top-notch tents and kitchen equipment
  • Group mountaineering climbing equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All governmental and local taxes
Services not includes are:
  • Nepal entry vis fee
  •  International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (USD 1.5 per kg for more than 15kg)
  • Personal nature expenses: alcoholic beverage, laundry, phone calls, internet and more
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance (however we can help you find the best insurance)
  • Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide
  • Optional trips

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel Our airport representative will receive you outside the airport terminal hall and transfer you to the designated hotel. Look for you name on placard or display card.
Note: If you happen to arrive Kathmandu before 4 PM, you will be briefed about the trip by our guide the very day your arrival. So make sure that you ask all the questions related to the trip. But if you arrive after 4 PM, the pre-trip meeting will be held next day in the morning.
During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Included Meals: No meals

Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation After morning breakfast, we will start our sightseeing trip at around 8:30 AM. A private vehicle with professional tour guide will be at your disposal.
We will visit the following landmarks which are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites:
Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It is located about 5km east of central Kathmandu along the bank of Bagmati River. Non-Hindus are strictly prohibited to enter the main gate of temple but the ongoing rituals can be observed from the vantage point next to Bagmati River. You will also observe the cremation process of dead Hindu bodies.
Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu valley. Built in 5th century, this mystical stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their wrong deeds. Here you will encounter many Tibetan Buddhist making a holy Kora around the stupa; spinning the prayer wheels.
Find peace and prayer on the small ridge of Swayambhunath located in the northwest of the Kathmandu valley. The stupa overs most parts of the valley; offering visitors panoramic views of city and lush hills around it. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu and Buddhist. Also known as “Monkey Temple”, it is believed that the stupa was evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago.
The rest of time in Kathmandu is free for checking the trip necessities and catching some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,804m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 3 hours. An early morning flight from Kathmandu takes us small airstrip at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, our trek guide will introduce you to the local porter before we begin the 3 hours trek to Phakding (2,610m).
We start our trek dropping through rhododendron forest towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. The walk is relatively easy and we pass a beautiful settlement of Ghat (2,550m) before reaching the village of Phakding.
Overnight at guesthouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,441m) – 5 hours. Today we continue our trek along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and cross the river multiple time via suspension bridge laden with prayer flags. After walking for an hours, we get the glimpse of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) standing on our right and also admire the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forest through the trail. We continue walking towards Sagarmatha National Park and make steep climb with stunning views to Namche Bazar, also knowns as the “Gateway to Everest”.
Namche Bazaar is the most prosperous village of entire Everest region. It house many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet café and bakeries.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day Today is set aside for acclimatization. Mountain expert suggests at least a 24 hours rest period. Stay active: climb and sleep low is the best acclimatization advice.
Today we can walk to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Center which offers informative displays on Sherpa culture and local flora and fauna.
Likewise, a short hike to the village of Khumjung (3,780m) will offers the close view of Sherpa culture than in Namche. We spend a morning walk to the Khumjung village and make a circular trek back to Namche; exploring Everest View Hotel on the way.
At Khumjung, we can visit Hillary school and Khumjung museum which houses the scalp of Yeti!
If you want more adventure, we can hike for five hours west to the Thame village (3,820m). It is nestled beneath the impressive Kongde Ri Ridge and offers dramatic Himalayan views which are not visible from Gokyo and Everest trails.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06Namche Bazaar – Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) – 5 hours Today we walk to the edge of Namche and contour around the hill to Sanasa (3,600m). Here the trail splits: NW to Gokyo and NE to Everest. On the way, look exotic wildlife: Himalayan Thar grazing on high slopes, shy spotted deer and birds – including magnificent Danphe (Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal).
We walk down to the water operated prayer wheel t Phunki Thenga (3,250m), the lowest point north to Namche. Then we cross the Dudh Koshi River near its juncture with Imja Khola before climbing steeply for 2 hours through rhododendron and scrub conifers to the hilltop village of Tengboche.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07Tengboche Monastery – Dingboche (4,350m) – 6 hours After breakfast, we drop down to the small stone village of Debuche (3,820m). Then we cross the Imja Khola to the north and climb gently to Pangboche (3,860m) with outstanding views of Ama Dablam (6,856m). The trial then follows the river to its juncture with Imja Khola and then continues towards Dingboche. It is the last permanent settlement of the region. Dingboche has walled terraced fields which are built to protect the crops from chilly winds and grazing yaks. Barley, Potatoes, bucket wheat etc. are grown on short growing seasons.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08Dingboche – Chhukung (4,710m) – 4 hours From Dingobche, it takes about four hours to reach Chhukung. We walk on a gradual pace to adjust our body at high altitude in order to climb Island peak. Our climbing guide will brief you about the Island Peak Climbing and the next day’s adventure.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09Chhukung – Island peak base camp (5,240m) – 4 hours Today is another short day scheduled for acclimatization. We climb via moraine and rock strewn trail to Island Peak Base Camp where we set a camp for next two days, with foods prepared by our professional cooks.
Overnight at tented camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10Rest and acclimatization day This day is spent on acclimatizing and pre-climb training. Your climbing leader will provide you the basic training on climbing skills and proper way of using gears like crampons, ascender, descender, harness, ice axe etc. The training also includes the climb and drop using the ropes.
Overnight at Tented Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11Summit Day: Island Peak Base Camp – Island Peak Summit (6,187m) and return to Chhukung (4,750m) – 9 – 12 hours Today is the awaited day of our entire journey. Weather permitting, we will start early in the morning for a climb up to the Island Peak (6,187m). After camp I, we climb through a gully and make to the right. After climbing up a broad stone field, we cross the ridge and climb view glacier and crevasses to the top. After some moments at top of Island Peak, we climb down the say day back to Chhukung.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12Chhukung – Tengboche (3,860m) – 6 hours Today we follow the same route we have used previously back to Tengboche (3,860m). Waking though the settlement of Dingboche, Pangboche and Debuche, we get to the village of Tengboche.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13Tengobhce – Namche Bazaar (3,441m) via Khumjung (3,780m) – 5 hours Leaving mountain behind, we drop down from Tengboche Monastery to the Namche Bazaar which takes about 5 hours. Here we will enjoy a evening walk with fellow trekkers over a nice meal.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,804m) – 5 hours The trail to Lukla drops down steeply so we need to be cautiously as our shaky legs continuously flight with tough rocky terrain. We cross the suspension bridge over the torrent Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries, we reach the village of Lukla.
Overnight at guesthouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Today we take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, we drive back to the hotel and take a well-deserved rest. Evening: join a farewell dinner hosted by us in typical Nepal restaurant with cultural shows.
Overnight at hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 16Leisure day or final departure Today we can either take a leisure day to explore the landmarks of Kathmandu at our own pace. OR simply catch an international fight back to our home country.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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Useful Info

Island peak climbing Price: For the island peak prices you can send us an inquiry. Actually prices depend upon the number of the climbers and days.Price is depend upon how many people in a group. if you have trekking package plus island peak climbing package or only climbing the island peak. so, price is depend upon  in this  choosing the option.

Above mentation cost is for  calculaged as for the 1/2 persons. Please inquiry us for the details.

Also You can buy our 3/4 Days Island Peak Climbing Package.

i.e : you can do normal trek gokyo valley or Everest base camp Kalapathar then, you can meet our climbing guide at Chhukung.

Normal Program for Island peak 6189m. Climbing is.

1. Dingboche-Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp.

2. Island Peak Base camp to Hing Camp.

3 Island Peak Summit and return to Base camp/Chhukung. 

4. Extra day for re-summit in case of bad weather...

Trip Note

The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.experience Nepalese tradition and culture.


Price for the trip is always changable according to the plan 

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''Sommet d'island Peak 6189m.

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  • Reviewed: Fri Nov 2006
  • Country: France

Chere Kris... Merci pour ce grand moment le somment de "Island Peak" eu type work alpine. Et seuloment nous tresis rooult Krishna Guy "au groul your"  Merci    

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