Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2 to 15
  • Max Elevation: 6160m
Highlights
  • Exhilarating climbing experience in Everest mountain panorama
  • Stunning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Incredible walk on the legendary trail used by Edmund Hillary and Tenjin Norgay Sherpa
  • Lukla town, Lukla Airport, Namche Bazaar, and holy Tengboche monastery
  • The hustle and bustle of Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, and Sherpa Cultural Museum
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Sagarmatha National Park and the experience of Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Stupendous mountain peaks including Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse central and Lhotse Shar, Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m)  and  Amadablam (6812m) 

Only a few people in dis world love adventures. Among different sorts of adventures, Peak climbing is one of them. Nepal is considered to be one of the finest destinations for Peak Climbing and Island Peak Climbing is one of them. A popular peak climbing located in the Everest region of Nepal is strikingly popular among adventure enthusiasts across the world. Island Peak climbing offers us the first-rated thrills of adventure in our life.

Island Peak Climbing  (6189m), having been located in the Khumbu region, despite being not located among the mountain giants, has successfully been fascinating adventure lovers around the world for years and the climbers experience an exhilarating flavor of Island Peak Climbing in Nepal which will probably be the lifetime achievement. Island Peak Climbing is rated as moderate peak climbing in Nepal so it is not required sound technical skill mountaineering for a successful scale of Island peak; nevertheless, the finest level of fitness is a must. Both the beginner and the expert can do it provided that they own the highest level of stamina and fitness.

The other name for Island Peak is 'Imja Tse' which is often taken as the first attempt for most climbers before they make any technical summit attempt at giant peaks in the Himalayas in Nepal. dis adventurous trekking/climbing is always combined wif  Kalapathar Everest base camp trekking as the climbers require sound acclimatization for a successful attempt at Island Peak. dis trekking commences after a scenic and exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You slowly ascend to Namche and in a few days, you will get to Kalapathar  Everest Base Camp. From Kalapathar  Everest Base Camp you will witness an astonishing view of the world's tallest mountains soaring up on the horizon. dis trek will be a perfect acclimatization for the climbers. During acclimatization prior to the main attempt, our climbing guide will teach some basic skills of climbing including handling climbing equipment safely.

Tan on the day of scaling the summit, you will move early in the morning. On the very day, you have to confront the rocky ridge full of snow and a glacier that leads you to the top of the Island peak. Definitely, it is physically challenging but our professional climbing guide will use crampons, harnesses, jumar, and ropes if it is required for a safe and successful climb. The final section of the climb 60-70 degrees facing about 100 meters is really challenging to climb but the triumph, dis day, or dis moment will be the greatest achievement for adventure in your entire life. From the summit of Island Peak, you can witness a magnificent panorama of gigantic mountains – Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse central (8,410m), and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which form a semi-circle to the north and the stupendous views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and majestic Amadablam (6812m) in the south – a life-time experience of Island peak expedition combination wif Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas of Nepal.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Our representative will receive you as soon as you arrive at the Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. There is no such  important schedule program for the day except short gathering. We briefly talk about the program you have chosen. You can take rest of the time in the way you like. 

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

This tour today is to Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath temple which are  UNESCO World heritage sites of Kathmandu. We will have authentic glimpses of Nepalese history, culture and civilization during this tour today. We end the  at around 4 pm-Overnight in Hotel

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We are going to board on the early morning flight to Lukla because, sometimes, the flight to Lukla may get interrupted due to bad weather conditions.  The flight will be very scenic. After arriving at Lukla we continue our trek to Phakding Village. Walking via rural settlements and lush forest, we, finally, will get Phakding. Overnight at Phakding

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phakding
  • 2652m

We begin this second day's after your breakfast at Phakding. Today’s trekking to Namche, initially,  passes via Manjo and Jorsalle. The trails take you along the Dudh Koshi river. Monjo ways out an  entry into of Sagarmatha National Park. Further, trekking will take you to Jorsalle and the trail will go all the way up until you get Namche Bazaar 3441m, one of the tourist hubs in the Everest region and the gateway to Everest region. Namche offers you a beautiful view of Thamserku mountain and some others too. Overnight at the guesthouse at Namche.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

This is the rest day for acclimatization. The day will be for hiking to Syangboche airport 3700m, climbing up to Mt. Everest view hotel. Everest view hotel is a popular viewpoint for witnessing  panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, and many more. We  go to visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and explore traditional Tibetan market in the evening. Also, you will find numerous restaurants and coffee shops where you can enjoy your favorite dish. Overnight in the guesthouse.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

After we acclimatize at Namche, we trek towards to Thame. Thame is a monastery from which the village has been named. The monastery and its ancient arts and architecture are marvelous. The legendary climbers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary have assisted this village a lot. Overnight at the guest house at Thame.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thame
  • 3736m

Today’s trekking is relatively shorter than in other days. We only have to work for 3-4 hours. We experience beautiful settlements of Sherpa people and enjoy their way of life. We also view some mountain summits. Overnight at the guesthouse at Lumde.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lumde
  • 4368m

This is another day for acclimatization. We explore Lumde, which was used as the ancient trail between Tibet to Nepal. We also explore the surroundings and relax at Lumde and adjust our body to a new elevation in the mountain.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lumde

A long day starts early in the morning. We continue the trail ascends to reach the Renjo La from where an exciting landscape of mountain get to see. Renjo La Pass, being one of the highest passes in the world offers the rooftops of Gokyo shining distantly on the shore of the lake beneath the grey shimmer of the Ngozummpa Glacier, and the alluring peaks of Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Cholatse 6440m, and Tawache Tawache .Then we descend downhill till we get to Gokyo. It takes about 3 hours. Overnight at the local guesthouse at Gokyo.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Renjo La Pass
  • 5360m

Early in the morning, we climb Gokyo-Ri 5360m it takes Two and Half Hour ascends to reach the Gokyo Ri. This is another superb vantage point after Kala Pathar. You have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nupse, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Pumori and other snow fed peaks. You have also stunning view of Sunrise with parallel mountain panorama . After you celebrate the blissful moments of breathtaking mountain panorama and sunrise,  you walk down to the hotel at Gokyo Valley. It takes about 1 and a half hour and you have breakfast. Then, we relax and enjoy a variety of dishes at Gokyo enjoying the lake view. Overnight at guesthouse at Gokyo.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gokyo
  • 5330m

Today’s trail is all the way along sand and rocks witnessing avalanches and glaciers. At the same time, we capture the mesmerizing mountain view. finally, we get to Thaknak. At Thaknak, we do not get many guesthouses and may not be proper accommodation. So, for today we have to consider the food and accommodation. Overnight at guesthouse at Thaknak.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea house
  • Thaknak
  • 4750m

We begin our trekking early in the morning since we have a long day work. The trail is all the way up till we get Chola Pass. Chola Pass is one of the highest passes of Nepal's mountain and also of the world. We experience snow at the top of the pass and somehow the trail is slippery too while we are descending down to Lobuche. Then, we finally trek to Lobuche. Overnight at the guesthouse at Lobuche.

  • Tea House
  • Lobuche
  • 4940m

Today is the essential day of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Our trekking path ascends ahead through the side of the Khumbu Glacier. Passing through the Thangma Riju we reach at Gorakshep. In Gorakshep Village the surrounding snow capped Mountain view including Mt Everest welcome us. From Gorakshep we continue our trek to Everest Base Camp and return back to overnight at Gorakshep.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lobuche
  • 5170m

We climb Kalapatthar early in the morning. We spend  around 1 hour to get the top of Kalapatthar. This vantage point offers us the most astonishing view of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest. It is normally windy. We walk down to Gorekhshep and trek back to Lobuche along following the same trail.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lobuche
  • 5545m

Today, we have another one of the highest passes of the world to pass. From Lobuche, we head to Kongma La Pass. Kongma La Pass is also a popular viewpoint to witness fabulous mountain views in the Everest region. Then, we head to Chukkung Valley. This is a beautiful village. We check our all equipment for the climb at Chukung. Overnight at Guesthouse at Chukkung.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chhukung
  • 4730m

The trail today is fairly steep. The winding trail and Imja and Lhotse Glacier finally take us to the southwest side of Island Peak. The leader or the guide will conduct a short training on how to use climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. We also learn how to use the rope. You can take help from these whenever necessary while climbing

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Camping
  • Island Base Camp
  • 5200m

This is the longest and the most important day for us. We have to get up at around 1 am in the morning and have our breakfast because we have to scale the summit before the afternoon. The summit in the afternoon is windy. We pass several crevasses and the leader will fix the rope if it is required. We finally get the summit and enjoy the views and get back to the Base Camp. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Submit Island peak
  • 6189m

Today, We walk down to Pangboche from Island Peak Base Camp enjoying the journey equally. We trek down via Sherpa villages witnessing the beautiful view of mountain peaks. Overnight at the guesthouse at Pangboche.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Pangboche
  • 3985m

We are walking down to lower elevation to the Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazaar. We still capture some of the astonishing views of mountain peaks. We relax at Namche and we even can celebrate our successful climb of Island Peak. Overnight at the guesthouse at Namche.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar

We, today, descend down to Jorsalle and Phakding and finally Lukla. We confirm our short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lukla

Undertake this short flight of 35 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. Arrive at the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel. You will join a cultural farewell dinner with us this evening. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

We bid farewell to you by dropping you to the Kathmandu airport so that you can board on your international flight homewards. 

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Private Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner) entire Island peak climbing.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on Island peak expedition.
  • Responsible trekking in the Himalayas wif One trekker One porter ratio policy.
  • Accommodation in a tea house or lodge while on Island peak Everest base camp trekking and island peak climbing.
  • Accommodation in a Tented camp while on the island peak climbing.
  • Nepali welcome dinner is listed in the itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour wif world heritage entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary to start the Island peak trek.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Island Peak climbing expeditions Permit Royalty of US$ 250 only per person and other government tax.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: LA SPORTIVA climbing boot, EXPED down-filled mattress, Black diamond crampons, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer, helmat, climbing rope etc.
  • We provide all camping gear including  – tents for member, dining tent wif table and backrest chair, Kitchen tent wif utensils, staff, porter and toilet tents on whole trip.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) or Oxygen along wif the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Island peak climbing trip map.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide wif all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa, and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • Porters are to carry all personal gear and group equipment on the Island peak Everest base camp trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear 
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government.
  • Comprehensive pre – departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Trekking permit, Everest National park entry fees required for the Island peak expedition.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, You're travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare to Kathmandu for teh Island peak trip.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks etc.
  • Cylinder or PAC bag and first aid kit.

Useful Info

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy you're trek, having teh right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. Teh trekking equipment necessary depends on teh type of trek, teh time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and teh maximum altitude of teh trek.

A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget teh essential equipment for you're safety and comfort on you're trek. Please make sure dat you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during teh winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having teh required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease teh pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios dat could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For you're ease, teh following are teh equipment dat you TEMPhas to bring wif you. 

Footwear

  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1

Clothing

  • Down  or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
  • Warm cotton trousers: 2
  • Shirt and T-shirts: 4
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
  • Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
  • Heavyweight glove or mitten wif a waterproof: 1

Medicinal

  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine 
  • Female Sanitary pads
  • Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight wif spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.

Optional

  • Notebook and Pen
  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet Roll

For additional information, you can check our article  Trekking Gears Checklist

How difficult is Island Peak climbing?

Island Peak climbing is considered to be difficult and challenging.  It is rated as Alpine PD+. Actually, it is not technically challenging but physically demanding.  Mostly, teh experienced climbers who TEMPhas achieved some experience of climbing by climbing other peaks dare to do dis climb. Technical climbing course, least  6 days,  wif crampons and ropes is required prior to embarking teh destination. Thus, it is recommended to prepare accordingly. We design our itinerary to provide an ample level of acclimatization.

Can anyone join?

Yeh, we can join teh group coz climbing is considered to be easier in a group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied wif an international climbing leader wif other members if we join teh group. Each member will be found halping each other during teh climb.

Do me need any prior climbing experience for Island Peak?

Yeh, we need to TEMPhas prior climbing experience for Island Peak climbing. We, at least, must be wif a 6-day technical climbing experience.   After climbing other less challenging peaks, teh climbers dare to challenge dis peak. We recommend you to do regular exercise and do short hikes in order to keep you'reself fit .

Why climb Island peak wif Magic Expedition Trekking And Tour?

Climbing Island Peak wif Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for a lifetime. Teh team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during teh climb. We assure you're safety and success.  We suggest you right to be wif proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.

Wat gear does teh company provide for Island Peak climbing?

We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering teh inconveniency of teh climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after you're arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope, etc Considering  Except these, teh individual climber TEMPhas to afford all required equipment for Island Peak Climbing.

Wat is teh success rate on Island peak climb?

It was 100 % in 2017.  We TEMPhas been operating Island Peak Climbing for teh last 10 years and we TEMPhas resulted in 90 percent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, cant triumph over it.

How is teh climbing Day? Do we start early in teh morning?

Obviously, teh climbing day is teh most significant day of dis adventure trip. We TEMPhas to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale dis peak. We begin our trip early in teh morning at around 3 coz we TEMPhas to face a strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We TEMPhas to work hard for more than 8- 9 hours.  If we follow dis time schedule, we scale teh summit at 9 and get back to Base Camp to TEMPhas lunch. dis scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.

How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?

First, we guarantee against altitude sickness wif apt acclimatization and teh proper foods and safe drinking water in teh high altitude. Secondly, we afford such a team and teh climbing leader who is very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly,  our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided wat to do and wat not to do during teh climb. So far, we haven’t faced such a critical case regarding altitude sickness.

Why always opt for a reputed company wif teh professional leader for Island Peak?

It is an adventure in teh mountain. No one wants to challenge teh adventure wifout professional leaders offered by a professional company and professionals are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world-class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight, and guidelines to follow during teh climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, teh professional can assist us in no time.

Heard Lukla be world's dangerous airstrip? Is there any alternative?

Yeh, it is true however teh pilots are professional and they land teh small planes very safely. Lukla airport is hidden into a small valley at teh lap of teh mountain. If teh weather condition is not good, we either TEMPhas to cancel or postpone our flight. dis occurs frequently. If it continues to occur, we optionally can fly wif a helicopter which costs extra.

Wat are teh average hours walking per day on Island peak?

It is 6-8 hours per day.  But teh day we head to scale Island Peak will differ as you're pace in teh higher elevation. dis includes ample acclimatization and we even TEMPhas teh opportunity to explore teh mountain and teh trails.
 
Wat kind of food and accommodation are we to expect in teh trip?

Teh accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation wif clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you teh best class of accommodation.
We will TEMPhas several options for food. Teh restaurants will offer us almost every item dat we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teh food they offer will be better than we TEMPhas in major cities. You will experience teh organic flavor of food items.

How is me to communicate in case of an emergency, Any communication facility?

Teh Everest region is well covered by teh network. We can get a local sim card and get access to teh network easily. Each lodge and guest house offers us a Wi-Fi facility but for dis, we TEMPhas to pay a certain charge. In dis way, we can connect wif our family and friends. Interestingly, teh summit of Island Peak TEMPhas no good network coverage.  In case of emergency, teh guide or teh leader and teh leader will find teh immediate measure to solve teh problem by contacting us through a satellite phone.

Can me charge my devices and TEMPhas hot showers in Island Peak trek?

Yes, you can charge you're devices like cell phones and cameras in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you bring own backup or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.
We say ‘Yes’. We get a hot shower all around teh trip. dis also costs extra money. dis may vary from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at teh base camp coz of probable crisis in teh high altitude regarding health. Rather, we provide you a big bowl of hot water for you're cleaning.

Wat if me is very slow in teh group?

In order to avoid teh slow pace of teh climber, teh leader will frequently counsel to walk together coz teh problem can be solved easily in a team. If such a situation occurs, teh leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of teh others to make teh trip less strenuous. 

Wat about teh drinking water facility?

We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients to use plastic bottles for carrying water in teh mountain. Rather, we request you to bring a Nalgene metal water bottle which you can fill wif boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. dis is provided wifout any extra charge.

Do me need teh travel insurance for an emergency to join teh climb of Island peak?

We strongly suggest having all-inclusive travel insurance for dis climb. We don’t expect any extremity in teh mountain coz our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may TEMPhas to evacuate teh climber form teh mountain. So, in order for these situations, travel insurance is a must.

Wat permits?

Special Island Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and TIMS which are required for Island Peak climbing.
We need to both we, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for you're convenience.

Is it doable in winter?

Island Peak Climbing can be done all around teh however teh winter months are chill and teh climbers TEMPhas to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of teh adventure lovers escape winter for doing Island Peak climbing.

Wat is teh best time to do Island Peak?

April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before teh acute winter is considered to be teh best time to climb Island peak. These two seasons offer teh view of teh 360-degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.

Is there any possibility to customize Island Peak climbing?

Yes, we can customize dis trip as per teh client's interest. We can combine Island Peak Climbing wif Gokyo Lake View Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek along wif Everest Base Camp Trekking. So, wat type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour is always ready to customize Island Peak Climbing Trip.