Island peak climbing

Island peak climbing

Island peak climbing is most popular trekking peak in Everest region. Island peak expedition  (6179m) is known as Imja Tse peak climbing offer beautiful Himalayan views of solukhumbu region including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201 and other 27 snowy mountain peaks of Everest trekking region as well as , Khumbu Glaciers, Tibetan monasteries, lush valleys. Imja Tse peak climbing was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Island peak climbing is non technical peak but good physical fitness and climbing skill required for summit island peak. Autumn & spring season is best time for climbing island peak but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per trekkers / adventure seekers wish and holiday frame. Island peak climbing has three different options either Lukla direct Island peak climbing , Lukla Everest base camp trekking & island peak climbing or Gokyo cho la pass Everest base camp trekking & island peak climbing, HJT arrange as per mountaineers choice. Island peak is probably one of the most mountaineers favorite trekking peak in Nepal thus numerous adventure seekers choose island peak climbing for other mountains climbing / expedition. 


Island peak expedition begins at Lukla after 35 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu. After landed at Hilary airport lukla, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s climbing guide led you through beautiful Chaurikharka Ghat phakding Monjo Jorsale and finally reach at Namche bazaar. One full day acclimatization at Namche bazaar for excursion Namche bazaar , visit to Thame Monastery or visit highest located 5 star Everest view hotel for superb Himalayan panorama of Everest region. Trail continue ascend till Dingboche if you follow direct Island peak climbing options but we Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition suggest adventures seekers first visit Everest base camp then summit island peak as stand point of acclimatization. We have mentioned all options Island peak summit itinerary but HJT arrange personalized / customized Imja Tse peak climbing trip service as per mountaineers wish either individual or with friends, private or group join basis with amazing life time experience in Nepal Himalaya!

Island peak climbing itinerary:

Option I.Gokyo Cho la pass Everest base camp trek & Island Peak Climbing Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel, Island peak climbing / Imja Tse peak climbing briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2830m)and trek to Phakding (2630m)walk approximately 2-3 hours

Day 03: Phakding terk to Namche Bazaar(3340)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.( During the day , you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak (6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche bazaar trek to Dole(4000m) Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Dole trek to Machhermo (4410m) Walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 07: Machhermo trek to Gokyo (4750m) Walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 08: Wake up early in the morning to hike to Gokyo Ri 5350m for panoramic Himalayan views such as Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt, Mt. Makalu 8463m , Mt.Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Kangchung 6063m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, back to Gokyo,lunch at Gokyo lake and continue to Thangnak(4620m) Walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 09: Thangnak via Cho la pass (5420m) to Dzngola (4810m) Walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 10: Dznong La trek to Lobuche (4910m) walk approximately 4-5 hours.

Day 11: Lobuche trek to Gorkashep (5180m).Gorakshep to continue trek to Everest base camp and overnight at Gorakshep. Walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Early in the morning hike up to kalappattar 5545m for superb Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Pumori 7161m,Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak ( 6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m), back to Gorakshep continue trek to Dingboche(4335m) Walk approximately 3-4 hours

Day 13: Dingboche trek to Island peak base camp 4975m , our climbing guide will teach you how to fixed the rope and climb. walk approximately 5-6 hours Overnight at O/N Tented Camp.

Day 14: early in the morning , our climbing guide will take for island peak (6179m) summit and back to Island peak base camp. walk approximately 6-7 hours Overnight at O/N Tented Camp.

Day 15: If incase of weather is bad than our climbing guide will take to you for re-summit the island peak , back to island peak base and back to Chhukung. O/N Tented Camp.

Day 16: After breakfast , Chhukung trek to Tyangboche. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17: After breakfast , Tyangboche trek to Namche bazaar . walk approximately 5-6 hours Overnight at Tengboche

Day 18: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla. walk approximately 6-7 hours Overnight at Lukla

Day 19: After breakfast , Lukla by flight back to Kathmandu , transfer to hotel. overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 20: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to you historical monuments sightseeing around Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple, Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 21: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities than Himalaya Journey Treks & expedition airport representative will drop to you Kathmandu international airport for onward destination. or if you prefer other package trip will arrange accordingly or relaxing with own activities.

Option II. Everest Base camp trekking & Island Peak Climbing Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel, Island peak climbing / Imja Tse peak climbing briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2830m), fly approximately 35 minutes and trek to Phakding (2630m) walk approximately 2-3 hours

Day 03: Terk to Namche Bazaar(3340) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.( During the day , you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak (6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Phortse village (3890m).walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Phortse village trek to Pheriche (4250m).walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Pheriche trek to Lobuche (4900m). walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak shep(5180m),walk approximately 2-3 hours Lunch at Gorakshep than Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's trekking guide will take to you Everest base camp 5400m, after khumbu Ice fall and Khumbu glaciers view back to Gorakshep overnight at Gorakshep. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 09: Gorakshep early in the morning HJT trekking guide will take to you kala pattar (5545m) for superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Lingterin 6679m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu),Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m ,Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m,Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m and lunch at Lobuche and overnight at Dingboche (4345m)walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 10: Dingboche trek to Chhukung (4750m). Lunch at chhukung than HJT trekking guide will take to you Chhukung Ri 5500m for superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu),Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m ,Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m,Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m etc, back to Chhuking and overnight at Chhukung (4750m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: Chhukung trek to Island Peak Base Camp(4967m) HJT climbing guide will teach you how to fixed the rope , some climbing tips than make trainning near by island peak base camp. overnight at island peak base camp. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Next morning , our climbing guide will take to you, slowly climbing to the camp first on Island Peak. You have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Do not expect the luxury of the base camp, but rather expect a sleepless night dreaming of your first 6,179m peak. overland island peak high camp 5600m.walk approximately 7-8 hours

Day 13: Early morning, start going to the top. After camp 1, go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses. You are nearly halfway. Have a good trip to the top and safely down. The same day back to Chukung.walk approximately7-8 hours

Day 14: Chhukung trek to Tyangboche (3890m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Tyangboche trek to Namche bazaar.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Namche bazaar trek to Lukla. walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 17: Lukla by flight back to Kathmandu. fly approximately 35 minutes only. Transfer to hotel.

Day 18: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visitPashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel

Day 19: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities ,Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward destination.

Option III. Direct Island peak expedition Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel, Island peak climbing / Island peak expedition briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2830m), fly approximately 35 minutes and trek to Phakding (2630m) walk approximately 2-3 hours

Day 03: Terk to Namche Bazaar(3340m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.( During the day , you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak (6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Phortse village (3890m).walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Phortse village trek to Dingboche(4345m). walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Dingboche trek to Chhukung (4750m). Lunch at chhukung than HJT trekking guide will take to you Chhukung Ri 5500m for superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu),Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m ,Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m,Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m etc, back to Chhuking and overnight at Chhukung (4750m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Chhukung trek to Island Peak Base Camp(4967m) HJT climbing guide will teach you how to fixed the rope , some climbing tipps than make trainning near by island peak base camp. overnight at island peak base camp.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 09: Next morning , our climbing guide will take to you, slowly climbing to the camp first on Island Peak. You have all day to reach that intermediate camp. Do not expect the luxury of the base camp but rather expect a sleepless night dreaming of your first 6,179m peak. overland isaland peak high camp 5600m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 10: Early morning, start going to the top. After camp 1, go up in the gully, traverse to the right, up on a wide stone field, cross the ridge to the glacier. Always beware of the crevasses. You are nearly halfway. Have a good trip to the top and safely down. The same day back to Chukung.walk approximately 7-8 hours

Day 11: Chhukung trek to Tyangboche (3890m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Tyangboche trek to Namche bazaar.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 13: Namche bazaar trek to Lukla.walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 14: Lukla by flight back to Kathmandu. fly approximately 35 minute only, Transfer to hotel.

Day 15: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visitPashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel

Day 16: BAfter breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities ,Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward destination.

Trip Cost: USD $ 2750/$2575 /$2350 Per person

Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking  & Imja tse peak climbing guide 
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Minibus / Bus to catch Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight .
  • Kathmandu to Lukla /Lukla to Kathmandu both way flight ticket (both way flight cost per person $ 326)
  • Trekking / climbing guide both way flgiht ticket as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter according to workers Union of Nepal)
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / lodge & 3 days in tented camp during Island peak expedition 
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Island  peak climbing permit
  • Island peak climbing guide salary
  • Island peak garbage deposit
  • Island peak climbing equipments such as Rope( both main and fixed rope) Snow bar, Snow ice screw etc.
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS permit)
  • Sagarmatha National park permit
  • Kathahmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathahmandu valley sightseeing tour with private car as mentioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking / climbing  guide Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu  flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Kathmandu Internatinal Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

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