Island Peak Climbing

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Island peak (6189m) is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. From Dingboche the mountain is seen as an island in a sea of ice. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak.

The extension of this ridge descending southwest is the part of the normal route of ascent and leads to the South Summit. ImjaTse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. South East Flank South-West Ridge Normally, the base camp is set at PareshayaGyab (5,087m), between ImjaTse and the lateral moraine of the ImjaGlacie.

It should not be forgotten that the place is more likely for avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, an well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However, most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp, which helps a safe ascent. From the base camp the route skirts southeast around and base of ImjaTse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5, 280m). From the high camp, the left hands ridges scramble across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu 1,310m. Welcome by Amis Himalayan Adventure Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis plan.

Day 02 : Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) & Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)- Approx 4/ hrs-over night at Lodge.

Day 03 : Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,280 ft) - Approx. 5/6 hrs –over night at Lodge.

Day 04 : Acclimatization in Namche and Hike to Everest View Point) approx 3-4 hrs - - over night at Lodge.

Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) Approx- 4 hrs – over night at Lodge.

Day 06 : Trek to Pheriche (4280 m/14,070 ft) - Approx 5 hrs –over night at Lodge.

Day 07 : Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) - Approx 4 hrs –over night at Lodge.

Day 08 : Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft) -Everest base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) and Back to sleep Gorakshep (5170 m/16,961ft) – Approx 6/7 hrs –over night at Lodge.

Day 09 : Trek to Kalapatter (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Dingboche- approx 6/7 hrs – over night at Lodge.

Day 10 : Trek to Chukung (4743M) –- approx 2/3 hrs (Climbing Training) with our climbing sherpa guide over night at Lodge.

Day 11 : Trek to Island Peak base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft) [Climbing Training] – with our climbing sherpa guide over night at Tent.

Day 12 : Trek to Island High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft]- over night at Tent.

Day 13 : Island peak Summit (6,189m/20,305ft) and back to Chukung- over night at Lodge.

Day 14 : Extra Summit day (In case due to bad weather) or Rest after Summit over night at Lodge.

Day 15 : Trek to Pangboche or Tengboche- approx 4/ hrs –over Lodge.

Day 16 : Trek to Manju – approx 5/6 hrs –over night at Lodge.

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla – approx 5/6 hrs-over night at Lodge.

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu 1,310m, direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with typical Nepali Culture with our AMIS HIMALAYA ADVENTURE Staff.

Day 19 : Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather) - hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis plan.

Day 20 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath – Hotel. in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis plan.

Day 21 : Final Departure, Transfer to Airport.

Cost Include

  • Transportations from Airport – Hotel – Airport Car, Van, Heice and Coaster
  • Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel categories are the 4  star
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Island Peak climbing   period.
  • Accommodation in Local lodge trek 17 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea coffee and Bed) 3 days camping Trek meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea coffee and seasonal fruits
  • English Speaking experienced Sherpa, Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guide
  • Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  • Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
  • Personal medical insurance and helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staffs and porters
  • Our service charge
  • One Sherpa, (guide assistance) group size more than 4
  • Round Trip Airfare Kathmandu – Lukla – Lukla –Kathamndu our clients.
  • Round Trip Airfare Kathmandu – Lukla – Lukla -Kathamndu Nepalese staff
  • Equipment Fees for climbing guide (
  • Climbing Island peak permit/s & other necessary fees
  • Garbage deposit  for Island peak
  • Sagarmath National park fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Local Transportations Hotel - Airport – Hotel Car, Van, Heice and Tourist bus for pick up / drop all
  • Local Airport Tax
  • Full day’ Sight-seeing In Kathmandu valley.  
  • Full day’ Sight-seeing In Kathmandu valley all entrance fees and Guide. 
  • Qualified local guide speaking fluent English and Transportation very good vehicle and all entrance

Cost Exclude

  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Trekking Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • During the lodge trek hot shower cost extra

Now price has been changed  .due  to Everest disaster last  spring 2014and 2015 government of Nepal increased insurance for climbing Sherpa, so insurance for  Sherpa , staffs, porters  and government Liaison officer has been  high as well as helicopter rescue.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Amis Himalaya Adventure . Our above itinerary is perfectly design. However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

B/B = Bed Breakfast, B = Breakfast (B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Note on Itinerary: our above itinerary is perfectly design and we/our guide do best to follow. However, you have to be flexible to change in case required due to weather, route conditions, and other factors beyond our control.

Fact of Trip

Destiantion: Nepal

Duration: 21 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Strenous

Group Size: Min 02 pax, Max 15 Pax

Max. Altitude : 6189m

Starting point: Lukla

Ending Point: Lukla

Transportation: Flight/ Private Vehicle as per itinerary

Mode of Trekking: Lodge Trek (Tea house Trek) and camping

Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov

Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights BB Plane

Local lodges: 14 nights and 2 nights camping Tent

Accommodation during trek: local lodges 14 days (14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)

Camping services: Meals on the climbing period 3 days camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)

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