Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing is an excellent opportunity to achieve a Himalayas Summit (6,189m) in Nepal, together with the wonderful trek to the Everest base camp and Kalpather. Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in the Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1953 by members of the British Mount Everest Expedition because from Dingboche it appears like an island in an ocean of ice. Later the peak was renamed Imja Tse in 1983, but Island Peak remains the most commonly used name. The peak is in fact an extension of the ridge coming down from the southern end of Lhotse Shar.


The southwest summit of Imja Tse was first climbed in 1953 as part of a training exercise of a British expedition that went to the summit of Mount Everest. The team that climbed Imja Tse consisted of Tenzing Norgay, Charles Evans, Alfred Gregory, Charles Wylie and seven other Sherpas. The main summit was first climbed in 1956 by Hans-Rudolf von Gunten and two unknown Sherpas, members of a Swiss team that made the second ascent of Everest and the first ascent of Lhotse.


Key features of Island Peak Climbing

  • Island Peak (also known by its local name Imja Tse) is the perfect introduction to Himalayan mountain climbing
  • Explore the Everest National Park & Observe Sherpa Buddhist culture and village lifestyle in the heart of the Himalayas of the Khumbu region
  • Explore the Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest Monasteries in the Everest region
  • Hike to Kalapatthar 5550m, one of the highest points of this trek & ultimate destination to have a great panoramic mountain view from a very close.
  • Remarkable view of the Khumbu icefall and Glacier in Khumbu region of Nepal

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.

World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.


Day 03: Kathmandu fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,620 m)

Morning flight to Lukla (35 Minutes) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding.


Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazar (3,440 m)

You are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and many more.


Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazar (3,440 m) for acclimatization

Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel.


Day 06: Namche Trek to Tengboche (3,680 m).

Trek begins very easily first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. From here the Buddhism was introduced into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest.


Day 07: Tengboche Trek to Dingboche (4,400 m)

Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam and Thamserku in the back. Tyang boche monastery is another attraction of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Pooja and descend through the Rhododendron forest. Facing always giant mountain range towards Chhukung valley.


Day 08: Acclimatize day in Dingboche (4,400 m)

Optional Explore the Chhukung Valley and back to Dingboche


Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4,900m)

As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone and all panoramic view of above eight thousand meters mountain.


Day 10: Lobuche-Gorakshep (5,100 m).

You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorak Shep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional 3hrs hiked up to Everest base camp (5,360 m) and back to lodge


Day 11: Hike to Kala Pathar and trek back to Dingboche (4410m)

Early morning start your trip to Kala Patthar for amazing sunrise at the closest proximity of Lhotse and Mt. Everest and on the button, you will view the biggest Khumbu glacier. A well-earned cruisy downhill day all the way to Dingboche (4410m).


Day 12: Trek From Dingboche to Chhukhung (4730m).

Today, we trek to Chhukung which takes 2 and half hour approximately. From Chhukung, the path climbs steeply towards South and turns East following the valley along the moraine from Lhotse glacier. We continue a short yet pleasant walk along the river side which leads to Big-Rock.


Day 13: Rest day at Chhukhung (4730m) and Pre-Climb training .

We’ll spend the afternoon learning and practicing the essential mountaineering techniques necessary for Island Peak.


Day 14: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,100m)

After breakfast, we will trek towards south, turn east and enter the main valley. We will walk along the stream and pass Imja and Lhotse glacier moraine before reaching the valley where we will camp in tents. From the camp you will see the southwestern face of the Imja Tse (Island Peak).


Day 15: Climb Island Peak | Return to Chhukhung (4,730m)

We will walk toward the summit aroung 01:00 to 02:00am. It will take about 2 hours to reach the High camp, then we will climb the rock gully. We will follow a ridge-line to the summit glacier and climb up a steep snow slope to reach the summit. There, you will get an excellent view of the mountains. After spending some time htere, we will go back to high camp to base camp and all the way back to Chukhung.


Day 16: Buffer day

Just in case of bad weather or any health problem, we will use this day on the base camp or further down on the trail. Whenever you may needed this buffer day, you will be able to use it.


Day 17: Chukhung Trek back to Namche Bazar (3,440m)

Walking through the wide valley offers you the great views of Himalaya and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazar.


Day 18: Namche Bazar trek to Lukla (2,804m)

Even though you are trekking back same trails but a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy.


Day 19: Lukla-Morning fly back to Kathmandu

Take a Mountain scenic flight over the Himalaya to Kathmandu. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening, farewell dinner in Nepali typical restaurant.


Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu sightseeing and shopping

One reserved day in Kathmanud if lukla flight might be cancelled.


Day 21: Kathmandu Hotel-Transfer to Airport (TIA)

After having the breakfast we will transfer you to The Kathmandu Airport with private vehicle for your final departure.



Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.

4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.

Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket with departure tax

Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.

Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.

Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.

Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).

All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.

Accommodation during Camping; night at Base Camp

All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar

Island Peak Climbing Permit

Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.

Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.

All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.

Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.

Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.


At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.

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Payment Schedule

$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.


Payment Procedure:



Account Number : 0570010151011

Swift Code: MBNLNPKA

Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.


We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.


We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage need­ed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.


If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.

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