Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing

Facts of Trip
Island Peak Summit
Trip Duration:
16 Day(s)
Trip Grade:
Max. Altitude: :
6187 meters
Group Size: :
2 to 15
Best Season: :
March, April, May, September, October, and November
Walking Hour: :
5/6 hours per day
Trip Highlights
  • One of the most Popular above 6000m climbing Peaks of Nepal.
  • Culturally charming journey leading through Sherpa villages, Namche, Tenbouche, Khumjung etc.
  • Well set up camps at Island Peak Base camp and High camp.
  • Trek and climb with our government certifed licensed holder Experience Sherpa Climbing Guides.
  • Breathtakingly stay in Tented Camp at High Camp before your summit.
  • From the top, youll see five of the six highest mountains on Earth above 8000 meters including Mt. Everest.

About Trip

Island Peak is 6187 metres high and one of the most popular and demanding trekking peak in Nepal is Island Peak Climbing, lies in the Khumbu ( Everest) Himalayan range. Climbing Island peak gives the best satisfaction. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the wonderful mountain for you.Our intended itinerary offers you a couple of days extra at the same town to get acclimatized before summit the mountain.

The best time for Island peak climbing is beginning of March to end of May and beginning of September to end of December. You can choose the details of itineraries for Island peak Climbing as per your desire and holidays.

Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Stay at hotel and take a travel rest.
  • Day 02:Discuss about the trip and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2804 meters), trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
  • Day 06:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 07:Trek to Dingboche(4350 meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 08:Trek to Chukung (4710 meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 09:Trek to Island peak base camp (5240 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp where is not lodges.
  • Day 10:Rest and Acclimatization day Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 11:Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to Chhukung where is guest houses(4750meters) Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 12:Trek to Tengboche (3860meters). 6 hours.
  • Day 13:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441meters) via Khumjung (2780 metres) . 5 hours .
  • Day 14:Trek to Lukla (2804meters)5 hours.
  • Day 15:Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 16:Transfer to international airport for your trip finishing departure.
Cost Includes

To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

  • Airport picks up & drops by private car.
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicles as your require.
  • All your standard Meals as per itinerary during the trek and Climb.
  • All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee during the trip.
  • Guesthouses and Tented accommodation during the trek.
  • Local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
  • The required number of staff and Porters for your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits.
  • Lobuche Peak Permit fees.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag which we provide you for your trip.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes.
Cost Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  • Day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Stay at hotel and take a travel rest.

    You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and welcome by one of our representatives at the airport. He will then take you to your hotel in a private tourist bus/van. The rest of the day is free for you to rest. In the evening, you will meet with your guide and have a welcome dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 02
    Discuss about the trip and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    We will begin our day of course with the appetizing breakfast, and after that, we will go on the guided tour. We will visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As per our time, we will visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and three Durbar Squares. In the evening, we will have a pre-trip meeting where we will discuss the trip and check all the gears. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 03
    Fly to Lukla (2804 meters), trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

    We will wake up early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport. If the weather will clear, we will get to see stunning views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Upon reaching Lukla, we will begin trekking towards Phakding. We will ascend on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River and trek for around two hours to reach Phakding village. We will stay overnight in the lodge.

  • Day 04
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours.

    We will follow a trail to the Dudh Koshi valley in the north. Further, we will cross two small suspension bridge and reach Monjo. Monjo is the entrance of the Sagarmatha National park. From here, we will ascend to Jhorsalle passing through beautiful waterfalls, small villages, and lovely forest of rhododendron, fir, and magnolia. Then, ascending steeply will finally lead us to Namche Bazaar. We will stay overnight in the lodge.

  • Day 05
    Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

    Today is our first acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest village of this entire region, and also the main residential area of Sherpa's. The whole day is free, we can go on the short excursion to Everest View Hotel from where we can get amazing views of Everest and other surrounding mountains. We will also stroll around the market and have some quality time. Overnight in the lodge.

  • Day 06
    Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours.

    We will begin trekking and reach Phunki. From here, we ascend towards Tengboche where we will visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Everest region. We will see stunning views of mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and many more. We will stay overnight in the lodge.

  • Day 07
    Trek to Dingboche(4350 meters) 6 hours.

    After having breakfast, we will begin our trek through a lush forest of rhododendron, conifers, and birch. Further, we will descend down to Debuche crossing Imja River and ascend to Pangboche. We will visit Pangboche monastery and continuing trekking towards Dingboche. We will stay overnight in Dingboche.

  • Day 08
    Trek to Chukung (4710 meters) 4 hours.

    We will begin trekking through stone-walled fields and further trek on glacier moraine. We will be surrounded by mountains all around us. Further, the trail intersects by icy streams and lead us to Chhukung our last destination for the day. We will get to see fantastic views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and Amphu Labtsa (5,845 m) mountains from here. Overnight in Chhukung.

  • Day 09
    Trek to Island peak base camp (5240 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp where is not lodges.

    We will begin ascending in the south and then turn east to join the main line of the valley. Further, we will trek on the winding path and continue our trek along a streamside. We will see Amphu Lapcha (5,845 m) route in the southeast. From here we will go on a criss-cross route through Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines to reach Island Peak Base Camp. We will stay overnight in the camp.

  • Day 10
    Rest and Acclimatization day Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Today is our rest day before the summit to Island Peak. We will get training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears. We will learn how to use ropes to go up and down. We will trek to high camp and return back to base camp as our acclimatization process. We will stay overnight in the camp.

  • Day 11
    Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to Chhukung where is guest houses(4750meters) Overnight at guesthouse.

    Today, we will wake up around 12-1 am and have breakfast. We will reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon strong winds will become the barrier for a successful summit. We will ascend gradually through sandy path that further changes into a grassy area and to a rugged path. As we will climb, we will trail gets narrow and become steep. Climbing over the rocky gully and several rocky steep paths, we will reach the summit. After spending some time at the summit, we will trek back to Chhukung where we will stay for a night.

  • Day 12
    Trek to Tengboche (3860meters). 6 hours.

    Today, we will descend the Imja Khola valley. The trail goes through Dingboche and descends further to Pangboche. We will see beautiful views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), and other mountains from the viewpoint. Upon reaching Tengboche, we will visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest and largest monastery of the Khumbu region. We will stay overnight in the lodge.

  • Day 13
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441meters) via Khumjung (2780 metres) . 5 hours .

    We will descend through the hillside covered by juniper and rhododendron trees. We will then cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, and trek towards Dudh Koshi gorge. From here, we will descend through pine forest and reach Sansa. On the way, we may see wildlife like snow leopards, colorful pheasants, mountain goats, and many more. We will reach Namche Bazaar where we are going to stay for a night.

  • Day 14
    Trek to Lukla (2804meters)5 hours.

    We will begin trekking by crossing a suspension bridge. Further, we will trek through a dense forest of rhododendron and pine and reach Phakding. Trekking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, we will reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, we will have lunch and rest of the day is free to relax and explore the nearby areas. We will stay overnight in the lodge.

  • Day 15
    Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

    We will fly back to Kathmandu today after having morning tea. the flight will offer the last views of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • Day 16
    Transfer to international airport for your trip finishing departure.

    After having breakfast, we will check-out of the hotel. We will then move to the Tribhuvan International Airport for our flight back to our home.

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
04 March, 2023 19 March, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
11 March, 2023 26 March, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
18 March, 2023 02 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
25 March, 2023 09 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 April, 2023 16 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
08 April, 2023 23 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
15 April, 2023 30 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
22 April, 2023 07 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
29 April, 2023 14 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
06 May, 2023 21 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
13 May, 2023 28 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
20 May, 2023 04 June, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
27 May, 2023 11 June, 2023 USD 1795
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 September, 2023 17 September, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
09 September, 2023 24 September, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
16 September, 2023 01 October, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
23 September, 2023 08 October, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
30 September, 2023 15 October, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
07 October, 2023 22 October, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
14 October, 2023 29 October, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
21 October, 2023 05 November, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
28 October, 2023 12 November, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
04 November, 2023 19 November, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
11 November, 2023 26 November, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
18 November, 2023 03 December, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
25 November, 2023 10 December, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 December, 2023 17 December, 2023 Guaranted USD 1795

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

All our trekking programs are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of altitude & terrain of the trek. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 - 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Strenuous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities. It's definitely not for beginners. Basically, any trek can be challenging...u need to know your body & probably take a medical examination before doing any trek above 5000 meters and/or before doing strenuous treks.

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you {our guides will help you on this} do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR a SINGLE WOMAN, if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. Your first meal of the day starts with a king size breakfast that consists of a choice of porridge, muesli or a cereal followed by eggs done to your style; it can be an omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The cooking crew leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation. The head cook makes sure that all food is prepared with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner. Tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that range from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek, accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are deciding for a camping trek, then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually during peak or busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in a dormitory; however, the feel of adventure is always there.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, (provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity).

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative & a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport, in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name with the Outshine Adventure tag clearly written on top of the board…you can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport.

Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.

The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails…

You can keep your luggage & valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the teahouses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected to avoid being on the dark side of the moon.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.

Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking & listen to your body…always.

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUTSHINE ADVENTURE, NO MATTER WHERE…

Trip Notes
There is an extra single supplementary of USD 450 for single or solo climber.
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