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Introduction

There’s something for everyone in the Island Peak Climbing package. From the adrenaline junkies to the adventure seekers to those looking for a more relaxed tour. Get your friends together and have the time of your life on this spectacular peak, topped by hundreds of people every year. We also offer all-inclusive packages that combine Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek (EBCT) for anyone looking for that once-in.

Island Peak Climbing is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, with people coming from all over the world to experience nature at its best. Island Peak is not too high, but it’s high enough for a great view of the Himalayas. You can also submit it as an activity to include with your Everest Base Camp Trek.

Island Peak is a famous peak for climbing in Khumbu. It is a perfect peak for those who are looking for a less challenging climb. The summit of Island Peak is 6,189 meters and can be reached in a day from the base camp. There’s no better way to see the world than by climbing one of the most beautiful peaks of Nepal! We offer custom tours to Island Peak, where you can enjoy the magnificent Himalayan panorama. You’ll be able to scale the mountain with our experienced Sherpas and explore Mount Everest Base Camp at the same time.

Tour Highlights

  • Home of the most famous peaks of Nepal, home to spectacular views, panoramic mountains, and amazing Sherpa culture.
  • A flight to Lukla - one of the world's most dangerous airports that is not for the faint hearted!
  • Visit to Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel
  • The views from the top is worth all the sweat and toil - simply put, it's breathtaking!
  • Trekking excursions that leave your heart racing for more
  • Valleys, villages in the cliffs, rich culture, thundering rivers and towering Himalayas

Tour Price Based on Group Size

(Smaller the group higher the price. The price displayed here is without any discounts or coupons if exists / if available)
No of People Price
01 Person USD 2537 / per person
02 – 05 Person USD 2133 / per person
06 – 09 Person USD 1926 / per person
10 Person Above USD 1872 / per person
Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel

Welcome to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you to the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour. (No Meals)

Day 02Fly to Lukla (2860M / 30 minutes), trek to Phakding

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas on your flight to Lukla. It’s one of the most adventurous flights rated by top-rated websites and travel magazines. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Try to get your seat on the left side of the plane.
Once we commence our trek, we will pass through Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, etc. Phakding is a small town with the majority of houses made for accommodation.

Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar, gateway of Everest

The trail starts with gentle ascending before we reach Monjo. We will stop in Jorsalle for our lunch and continue further to Hilary Bridge through beautiful pine forests. Once we cross the bridge, the trail passes through steep ascending towards Namche Bazaar.
Namche is considered the gateway of the Khumbu / Everest region. It is a beautiful town with numerous activities available for trekkers. Pool House, Nescafe Coffee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop, etc., it got everything.

Day 04Rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, acclimatization hikes

Today is our rest and acclimatization day. We will do acclimatization hikes to nearby places. The leader will give you different options such as Khumjung and Khunde hike, Everest View Hotel Hike, Thame Hike or National Park headquarter visit. The evening will be free for exploring Namche Bazaar.

Day 05Trek to Tengboche Village or Debuche

We will ascend towards the national park headquarter and follow the gentle trail to Kyanjuma. We may stop for a short tea break before we start descending to Phungi Thanga for our lunch. We will cross the Dudh Koshi river and start steep ascending to Tengboche village. We have the opportunity to stop in Tengboche village or descend another 30 minutes to Debuche village. Tengboche monastery is considered as one of the largest and most famous monasteries of Khumbu valley.

Day 06Trek to Dingboche Valley

We will follow the Imja Khola towards a beautiful village named Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is home to many renowned Everest climbers. This village is the home of brave Sherpas. The spectacular views of the Himalayas seen from the village are incomparable. We will continue for about an hour to stop for lunch in Somare.
We will follow a gentle trail until we cross a small stream from where the trail becomes steeper before we see a beautiful image of Dingboche village.

Day 07Trek to Chhukung

Wonderfully framed by the beauty of Ama Dablam, Nuptse-Lhotse, Tawache, and Cholatse, Dingboche is a summer settlement. To get here, we first walk through stone-walled fields, before entering Imja Khola valley on the way to Chhukung. Beyond Bibre village you’ll see Island Peak soaring above you. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams, which makes the trek even more challenging. It will take about an hour from Bibre to reach Chhukung village, a small settlement mainly based on trekkers and climbers facilities.

Day 08Rest and acclimatization day in Chhukung, hike to Chhukung RI

We have the second acclimatization day here. We will take our breakfast and start our hike to Chhukung Ri. It’s a beautiful viewpoint surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks of Khumbu. Island Peak looks roaring just in front. It’s a great walk for acclimatizing your body.

Day 09Trek to Island Peak Base Camp, pre-climbing training

It’s a difficult walk to Island Peak base camp but we will make it. The trail starts with the climb towards north then we turn aside towards the east where we will come across the main line of the whole valley. We will continue further via the bank of the stream, we will eventually reach Island Peak basecamp for overnight stop.

Day 10Summit Island Peak (6,189M / 20,306FT), back to Chhukung

It’s a difficult walk to Island Peak base camp but we will make it. The trail starts with the climb towards north then we turn aside towards the east where we will come across the main line of the whole valley. We will continue further via the bank of the stream, we will eventually reach Island Peak basecamp for overnight stop.

Day 11Buffer day in case of bad weather or technical issues

This is a buffer day to use in case of technical issues or weather problems that may stop us from conquering the Island Peak.

Day 12Trek down to Pangboche

We will start descending to Pangboche via Dingboche village. It’s fairly easy day to walk. Pangboche village is known as the home of many famous mountaineers. A great view of Amadablam is seen from Pangboche.

Day 13Trek to Namche Bazaar

We will pass through Debuche and Tengboche village before we start steep descending to Phungi Tenga for our lunch. Phungi Tenga is situated on the bank of Dudhkoshi River. We then, have to start ascending to Kyanjuma village and continue further to Namche Bazaar through a gentle path. Namche will be waiting for a good shower and a good sleep.

Day 14Trek to Lukla, last night in the Himalayas

We will take steep descending to Jorsalle village and continue further to Phakding for our lunch breakfast. We are coming towards the end of our 11 night 12 days trek. Once we reach Lukla, we will conclude our walking and prepare for the flight to Kathmandu next day. Say goodbye to your porters.

Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu, drive to Hotel

We will go to the airport in the morning to catch our adventurous flight to Kathmandu. It’s going to be a breathtaking flight and an adventurous experience. It’s recommended seating on the right side of the airplane for some beautiful views of the Himalayas. Upon landing in Kathmandu, we will collect our luggage and head towards our hotel. Free afternoon to rest and relax.

Day 16Rest and buffer day in Kathmandu

We have a free day in Kathmandu before catching our international flight. Lukla flight often gets weather issues and flight cancellations / delays and this day is used on potential problems. You have a free day for shopping for gifts for your friends and families.

Day 17Drive to airport, departure from Kathmandu

We will drive you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight time. The airport is small and has only 1 terminal. It’s time to say goodbye until we meet again!

Costing

What is included in the tour price?

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek(4 airport transfers, 2 for domestic flights and 2 for international flights.)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley for 3 nights with complimentary breakfast(Hotel Thamel Park or similar)
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including for the guide(15 KG / 33 Pounds baggage included including hand carry)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek(16 Breakfast, 13 Lunch, 14 Dinner)
  • Accommodation on beautiful cozy tea houses / lodges as per the itinerary during the trek(Twin sharing accommodation, private toilet in Lukla, Phakding and Namche)
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit / Local Area Entry Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Group climbing gears are provided by the company(Ropes (main / Fix), Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Ice Screw)
  • All necessary climbing arrangements and meals and accommodation in the climbing(Climbing guide, Island Peak climbing permit, tents, kitchen support staff in the base camp etc.)
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance(Our guides are minimum 7 years experienced)
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance(1 porter will carry maximum 25 kilos in total even if shared by 2 or more people)
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(Down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter(Ax Oximeter will help to find Oxygen saturation level in your body, it's important to find with altitude sickness)
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges(No hidden fees, no surprising prices)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional](1 complementary dinner in Kathmandu will be provided either before or after the trek as per your choice)

What is not included in the tour price?

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation(Nepal via fees; 15 days - USD 30, 30 Days - USD 50, 90 Days - USD 125 | Visa extension - USD 3 per day, Late fine - USD 5 per day)
  • Personal nature expenses(All alcoholic and non-alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower - USD 5 - 8 / per shower, WiFi, battery charging, tidbits etc)
  • Personal climbing gears are not included (can be rented in Chhukung - Approximately USD 85 per person)(Boots, helmets, crampons, Jumar, Karabiners, Ice Axe, Head Light, Sunglasses, Gloves etc.)
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (weather problems, airline issues, unforseen circumstances)(Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu(It is not included also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary whether it's voluntarily or due to unforeseen circumstances))
  • Tipping / gratis for guides / porters / assistant guides(Tipping is expected at the end of the tour)
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section(Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
ALTITUDE CHART
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Meals and Accommodation: Island Peak Climbing will be based on the lodges / tea houses most of the time however in Island Peak base camp we will be sleeping in a tent as well as preparing our meals on our own. It will be fun to sleep and eat in the tents after eating and sleeping in the lodges for several nights.

In Kathmandu, we provide accommodation with only breakfast. Accommodation on the trek will be a private room however bathrooms and toilets will be shared with other rooms.

The meals on the trek will be locally and mostly prepared using ingredients from Nepal most of the time, but Kathmandu offers a wide variety of basic to high-quality luxury burgers. On the trek, only a limited number of locally prepared meals are available.

Best Season for Island Peak Climbing: Climbing to Island Peak can be done throughout the year except in monsoon season however March to early June is considered the best. A lot of groups also summit the peak in October – December season however the temperature will be too cold at this time. We recommend all our valuable clients to prepare their climbing from March to early June if possible.

This is the most famous peak for climbing. A lot of people from all over the world summit this peak every year. It’s advised to prepare well for the climbing as it’s going to be a difficult adventure.

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

The prices are different based on the number of people traveling together. The larger the group size, the lower the price will be. For example, the price for 1 person will be higher than the price per person based on 2 people. Similarly, comparing to the prices per person for 2 – 5 people traveling together will be higher than the prices per person for 6 – 9 people traveling together. However, the prices you will see at the time of the booking will be final regardless of price changes in the future.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

When is the best time to travel? What is the best season?

Although climbing can be tried throughout the year except in the Monsoon season, March to early June is considered the best time. It’s advised our valuable clients to prepare their Island Peak Climb during this time.

What is the cancellation policy?

The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees of the total tour price.

How are the meals and accommodation on the trek and climbing?

We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek / climb (Day 2 to Day 15 morning / in a tent on Day 09). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are available. Meat is available in few places and it’s highly recommended to avoid it due to hygiene reasons.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room or twin sharing rooms however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).

Do I need to be physically fit?

Yes, Island Peak climbing is going to be tough work. A person who is able to walk 7 – 8 hours each day can join our adventures. Not to forget, a lot of our climbers are novice travelers as well. Fitness level matters a lot more than the experience in this program. A physically and mentally fit person has more chances to make it to the summit.

Can I / we do this trek with kids?

It’s advised not to plan this climbing with kids below 12 years. Specially the climbing part is a tough one and the kids might not be able to tolerate it or make it all the way to the summit.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are the Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by the Nepal Government.

Gear List
  • Waterproof trekking boots / Flip Flops
  • Socks / Undergarments
  • Shorts
  • Trekking pants
  • Quick dry T-shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Fleece (Lower / Upper)
  • Rain / wind jacket
  • Down jackets
  • Backpack / Day Pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottles or camel bag / purification
  • Sunscreen / moisturizer
  • Hat or balaclava
  • Trekking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper / Tissue paper
  • Quick dry towel
  • Soap / Shampoo
  • Headlight / Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Light / heavy gloves
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Shampoo / Soap or Bath gel
  • Female hygiene products
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Harness
  • Screw-gate karabiners (2 locks, two unlock)
  • Descender/eight-figure
  • Climbing Boots
  • Ascender / Jhumar
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Snowbar
  • Ropes (main / Fix)
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice Screw
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Maslina M

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A great adventure, wonderful company. Happy to recommend to everyone.

1 October, 2021
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