Island Peak Climbing


  • Embark on one of the most incredible peak climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal 
  • Explore the most beautiful villages like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Imja Khola valley before to get the summit
  • Explore the most beautiful and less-visited corners of the Khumbu region and presents with mesmerizing mountain landscapes
  • Dare yourself to go beyond your limits and unravel your true potential on this days voyage in Nepal
  • Get closest to Mount Everest at Everest Base Camp and catch a gorgeous sunrise from Kala Pathar
  • Explores the homes of Sherpas, the heroes of the mountains, and visit ancient Monasteries at Tengboche on the way
  • Tree through rhododendron forests at the beginning of the trail and later walk on moraines and glaciers
  • Explore the stunning Imja Lake and hike to several incredible viewpoints
  • Get to see some of the jaw dropping panoramas the Earth has to offer
  • Great experience with the help of brave Sherpa climbing guide and his technique to get success of Lobuche Peak

Island Peak Climbing offers climbers an adventurous climbing experience and a thrill in the often non-technical climb with some basic ice climbing skills. It is located in the center of the upper Chhukung Valley. Island Peak offers great views of the Himalayas, including the longest peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other nearby peaks. Adventurers who travel to Island Peak Climbing enjoy the experience of glaciers, moderate snow, and ice climbing; and walk through the often-circular bridges decorated with prayer flags, through thick forest with various types of plants and wildlife; and receive a warm welcome from the legendary Sherpa the society.

Before the trail, we face steep slopes to reach the Namchi bazaar and more of the paths. We see through the views of Dablam, Lutsi Charand other peaks, stone steps; and steep paths before reaching the ancient monasteries of Tangbush, Bangbuchi, and Dingboche. Now we gradually enter Everest base camp and climb to Gorship and Kala Pythar and the final location of Everest base camp before we go to Chhukung Village. Separating our route from the main road, we then head to the Chhukung Valley.

Through the trail surrounded by glaciers, glacial lakes, avalanche chutes, and towering Himalayas; we reach to the base of Imja Tse or Island Peak. After some preparations, we submit this peak and have a magnificent view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and others. We trek back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu to complete this adventure.

Island Peak Climbing is a good beginning for aspiring climbers and is a bit of challenging experience that combines trekking and peak climbing. March to May and September to November is the best seasons for this adventure. With enough preparations, you can experience lifetime thrill and adventure during this expedition. Allow us to take care of your itinerary, accommodation, and other aspects during your Island Peak Climbing expedition.

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Arrival day in Kathmandu

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM. He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay over night.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. You should be ready early in the morning to fly to Lukla. It’s a 45 minutes scenic fly to Lukla. Lukla is the most critical airport. Once you arrived in Lukla have breakfast, then start your trek. Lukla is the gateway to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Today you have a short day trek approximately three hour trek. You can enjoy the scenery and some of the peaks. You can pass some villages like as Chheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat and you will be arriving at Phakding then stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2610m

Trek to Namchebazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. You should have a breakfast in Phakding. After breakfast you should start your trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day you should cross the bridge, then passages some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru. You can see the Dodhkoshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk you should cross the bridge again and reach at Jorsalle. You might stop for lunch there. After you have lunch,you should have a big climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Topdanda. There is a very nice view point. You can see the Everest at the first time if the weather is clear and there is no cloud. Next one and half hour walk you will reach at Namche Bazaar then stay overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the best place to explore the day. The acclimatization day you should ascend about three- four hundred meters, then back to the hotel. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Solukhumbu region. Our guide takes you to the Everest view point to see all the mountain views. It takes about two hours walk, then you can back via Khumjung village, visit Hillary school. If you have more time to explore the day, you can visit the Sherpa museum, then stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend the overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after very nice and easy walk until to Kyanjuma. You can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several Peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drop down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder, takes about two and half hour. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m

Today trek to Dingboche. You may feel harder because of the gaining altitude more. The trail drop down first until to the Debuche then nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola and climbs past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum) to Pangboche at 3860m.The trail then climbs to Dingboche, you can enjoy the superb view of Amadablam and stay overnight at Dingboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4410m

Rest day in Dingboche. Another complete acclimatization day at Dingboche to get success to the Everest Base Camp Trekking. You can hike after breakfast about two, three hours in around the hill there or you can get to another village at Chhukum and back to Dingboche in the evening and stay overnight at Dingboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4410m

Trek to Lobuche. Today you should walk slow and steady. In the beginning until to the Dhukla very nice and easy walk. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. The night so cold there, you should prepared the nights with warm jackets and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4910m

Trek to Gorak Shep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep, you should prepare to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had very hard time to come to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photograph with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorakh Shep and stay over night at Gorak Shep.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5140m

Today’s hike to Kalapathar (Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, then trek back to Pheriche. Kalapathar is like a small Peak offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close from the Kalapathar, take some photograph, it must memorable, then back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast the trek back down until to Pheriche and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5550m

After having breakfast, the day’s walk begins towards the east of the Chukkung valley through stone walled fields, Imja Khola valley. This rocky trail is overshadowed by the beautiful views of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. On reaching Chhukung, we check into the lodge and meet our climbing guide. Our guide will brief you regarding the following climb. You can also discuss your queries related to climbing with our climbing guides. We will also check the necessary gears and equipments to get prepared for the next day’s climb. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chhukung.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4730m

After having breakfast, we will be lead by our climbing team towards the south, which then heads toward the main valley in the east. The trail is fairly pleasant along the stream. The trail heads towards huge rock and then becomes glacial as it crosses Imja and Lhotse glacier moraine. After this we finally reach the valley where we set our camp for the day. The base camp presents the magnificent view of the southwestern face of Island peak. The night is spent in a tented camp at the base camp.

(Note: For amateur, one hour training is arranged for the following day’s successful climb.)

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5200m

After having breakfast, we start the climb up the hill making our way through the narrow slopes and uncompromising paths. After 2-3 hours walk upwards, the trail will finally take you to the High camp of Island peak where we stop for overnight. The high camp itself offers the spectacular view of lofty pinnacle and glacier surrounding the Island Peak. At high camp, all the required elements and gears will be re-checked, your boots will be fitted with crampons and if required, you may also be provided with the last minute techniques for your following day’s successful climb. The night is spent in a tented camp at the high camp.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5600m

This day is the day that takes you to your actual destination. Therefore, we start as early as the light permits. The techniques learned earlier will fully come into play today. We walk past short rock steps, seracs, crevasses, snout of summit glacier and icy 40-45 degree slopes to finally get to the summit. On reaching the summit (6189m) you can enjoy the view of breathtaking peaks like Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Makalu, Baruntse, and Amadablam. We spend some time taking snaps and then descend all the way to high camp collect the remaining gears and walk all the way to Chhukung. The night is spent at a lodge in Chhukung.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 6189m

Chhukung to Tengboche. It takes about five hours walk today. You must be very tired today because of the summit so you can start later. The trail mostly down today.You can still enjoy the mountain view and the scenery. Dubuche to Tengboche climbs up about half an hour, visit the oldest Monastery in the evening and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m

Trek to Namchebazaar. Today you feel much better when you descent already from the Everest Base Camp. You have to back the same way passing through the Fungethanga, Lausasa and Kyanjuma. You may see some wild animal and birds if you are lucky. Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and Musk Deer can see around. The national bird of Nepal Lhophophoras (Danphe) also can see near to the Namchebazaar. You can explore sometimes in Namchebazaar again if you arrive earlier and manage your time then stay overnight at Namchebazaar.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Trek back to Lukla. Today is your last day trek. You should walk all the way to Lukla mostly the downhill, passes so many country sites and villages like Jorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghat and some more towns. You had a last night in the mountain, get to gather with your friends and stay overnight at Lukla.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2840

Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you have a morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have very nice and 45 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our manager will meet you in the evening then take you for the farewell dinner and drop you to the hotel, stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Safe journey back home. Today our driver will drop you to the International Airport for the final departure.

    • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
    • All Ground and air transportation. Pick Up and Drop.
    • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
    • English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
    • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, climbing permit etc.
    • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
    • First Aid kit.
    • Trekking Route map.
    • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
    • All required local and government tax.
    • All required climbing stuff except your personal gear.
    • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
    • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
    • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, hot shower etc.
    • Personal clothing and gears.
    • Tips to guide and porters.
    • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
    • Monument entrance fees.
    Additional Information

    Lobuche Peak Climbing  bLoest time

    When deciding on the best time to visit the Everest region for the Island peak climbing, it is important to consider your personal preferences and the type of weather you prefer. The most popular time to trek is during the spring months of March to May, when the weather is generally clear and dry, with warm days and cool nights. The rhododendron forests are also in full bloom during this time, creating beautiful scenery. 

    Another suitable time to climb Island peak is in the autumn months of September to November. Autumn also has stable weather conditions with crystal clear views and a low chance of precipitation. The climate remains pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. Also, autumn is the festival season, so you may get a chance to be part of some of the biggest celebrations in the country. 

    Lobuche Peak Climbing accommodation

    Our accommodation during the trek is basic lodges along the trail. Trekkers spend nights in twin-shared rooms. The package cost covers basic accommodation, so please do not have high hopes. You will get a clean and comfortable room at the end of the day to have a good night's sleep. 

    If you want to upgrade your accommodation, then let us know in advance. The Everest trek and Island peak trail also has luxury lodges with great services and many modern amenities. We fix the tent for few days before to get the summit.

    The washroom in the basic lodge is usually shared. It can be a squat toilet or a western-style one. Single rooms will cost you additional money, and you have to request them at the time of booking. The services offered in the lodges are pretty basic. 


    Food is generally available along the entire route of the Everest Base Camp trek and few days camping and is typically provided by the tea houses or lodges where you stay overnight. Most lodges offer a set menu of Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as some western options such as pasta and sandwiches. Prices for meals are generally reasonable but can vary depending on the specific location and type of dish.

    Villages below Dingboche village offer a wide range of menu that includes pizza, bakery items, burgers, steak, curries, rice, porridge, soups, etc. The tea shops along the trail sell snacks and beverages, so carry some Nepali cash to buy. You can carry bars and snacks to munch while trekking. 

    Group/private joining

    Both group and private expedition have their pros and cons, and the right choice for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Group expeditions tend to be more affordable, but you may have less control over the itinerary and may have to compromise on certain aspects of the trip. Private treks tend to be more expensive, but you'll have more control over the itinerary and can tailor the trip to your specific needs and preferences.

    Group Expedition: Group expedition are organized by trekking companies and typically include a group of travelers who are led by a guide and supported by a team of porters. These climbing are a good option for people who are comfortable traveling with a group and want the convenience of having everything arranged for them.

    Private climbing: Private climbing are tailored to the individual or group and can be customized to meet your specific needs and preferences. These treks are a good option for people who want more control over their itinerary and who may have specific interests or requirements.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is crucial to join the Island peak climbing. We ask our guests to buy travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation to provide instant medical assistance during the trek. Not only this, but travel insurance will also come in handy in case you lose your luggage, face flight cancellation, or for medical coverage. 

    There is no hospital in the Everest region, and any big injury or sickness may require air evacuation to a hospital in Kathmandu. Without travel insurance, it gets tough for us to provide air evacuation to you on time.

    • Island peak is that not much high compare to other peak in Nepal. It is 6160m.

    • Island Peak climbing does not require any technical mountaineering training but you should have knowledge. if you are physically fit and strong enough to walk several hours over several days on trekking diverse terrains, grip the ropes, and use an ice pick, harness, and ice boot on the slopes. Island Peak is a easy climbing peak just like hiking in Kalapathar. A strong person who have knowledge about how to climb and a person who had not altitude sickness before can climb easily.

    • No, Climbing is a technical part. You should not take that much risk. We highly recommend to hire a climbing guide.

    • Insurance and passport always should have with you, Incase of emergency if you injure or high altitude sickness, loss and other accident while you are in Nepal, you can claim from your insurance company. So, we we recommend. to have it.

    • Yes, you can recharge your electronic device whele you are doing trek between Lukla to Chhukung at lodge every evening.

    Client Reviews
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      tp19792017PolandMay 08, 2017

      Fantastic active holidays!

      May 2017 • Friends

      We had some fantastic time spent in Nepal again with Nepal Pioneer and Eaklal's team! It is already 3rd time we have spent holidays together :)
      This time we have decided to challenge ourselves and sign up for an attempt to climb Island Peak and Lobuche Peak. All the trek and climbs were perfectly organised and successful. We have enjoyed ourselves every moment of it! Highly recommended!

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      realmnewsPolandNov 15, 2016

      Outstanding Everest Base Camp Trek

      Dec 2015 • Solo

      Although I usually do not write trip reviews in general, I am excited to leave one for this trekking group as they know and love what they do and truly take care of their customers.

      I had originally booked a trek to Everest Base Camp, followed by a climb of Island Peak. My trekking guide, Eaklal Amgai, is not only super friendly, knowledgeable and very experienced, he really made this trip an unforgettable and safe experience. The right combination of trekking, exploring the grand sights and strolling off the beaten path to visit a monastery as well as learning about the Nepalese culture and customs if you are interested in it. Eaklal is also very attuned to non-trekkers such as myself and instantly recognizes when it's time to slow down, rest and acclimatize. So I always felt in great hands! Admittedly the experience is challenging but absolutely worth it, especially if you can trek at your own pace as was the case with me. EBC and all the stops on the way, the Nepalese people, meeting trekkers from all around the world and a great guide is what will always stay with me and of course the mountains!

      I didn't make it up to Island Peak as I simply wasn't physically up for it. Instead, we changed my itinerary (on the fly) and Eaklal recommended we spend the 3 remaining days instead in the Annapurnas on a short trekking circuit. How cool is that?! It was arranged in no time. We flew back to Kathmandu and out to Pokhara. I'll have to leave a review for that trek as well as it was so different from EBC and absolutely amazing in its own right. Again, mainly because of my amazing guide, Eaklal.

      If you plan on visiting Nepal, go with a local company such as this one. I can not imagine having had a more rewarding and exciting trip with anyone else!


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