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Island Peak

The trek that comes with a climbing experience and is beginner friendly! What more can a trekker wish for? The Island peak climbing trek is 19 days long and is an ideal option for those who are fond of physical activities and the Himalayas. Crossing some of the most exotic passes in the world, passing through typical and rich in culture, traditions, and food villages, along with the panoramic view, makes this Island peak climbing trek one of a kind.

First, trekkers will be spellbound by magical Kathmandu sightseeing, then move for the actual trek starting from Lukla, followed by Everest base camp and eventually to Island peak, which is also widely known as Imja Tse. On the trail of The Island peak climbing trek, one will get close to beautiful villages, local people with warm, hospitable nature and Renjo La Pass (5,338m / 17513.12 ft), Chola Pass (5,420m / 17782.15 ft), and Kala Patthar (5,545m / 18192.26 ft)

The Island peak climbing trek is exciting and has a fair chance of altitude sickness as well, so it is good to have your health in check and consult your doctor beforehand. The Island peak is the most sought option for climbing that has a stunning west face rising from Lhotse Glacier. There are not many technical aspects that go into climbing the Island peak (6,189m/20,305ft), and is also one of the best as an initial attempt for emerging climbers.

Best for both climbing and trekking experiences at once, accompanied by breathtaking nature’s presence all around throughout, is here for you, so gear up and get going for the Island peak climbing trek.

Trip Code

IP22

Starts

Lukla

Finishes

Lukla

Duration

18 Days

Difficulty

Severe

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

6189 m/ 20305.1ft

Trip View

32617

Activities

Peak Climbing

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

7 %

TRIP FACTS

  • Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse.
  • The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party.
  • Island Peak was first climbed by a British Expedition in 1953 as a part of the training exercise.
  • At the elevation of 20,305 feet with Lat/Lon: 27.92°N, 86.93°E.
  • Offers the splendid views of gigantic mountains such as Mount Nuptse (7,879m), Mount Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle (8,410m). Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Mount Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,129m), Ama Dablam (6,812m) and many other Himalayan peaks.
  • Exploration of Sherpa culture, tradition and religion.
  • Visit Tengboche monastery and other shrines and gompas on the way.
  • Best time to visit Island Peak are April, May, October, and November.

Why this Trip

Island Peak climbing a wonderful adventure that takes you to some of the exotic passes in the world; Renjo La Pass (5,338m), Chola Pass (5,420m), and Kala Pattar (5,545m). This trip is sure to give you confidence and experience in mountaineering for future ventures.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!

  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • •5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in the Everest region.

Brief Itinerary

Our team member will welcome you to your trek with a heart full of hospitality. Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International airport, we will have you escorted in our private vehicle to the hotel, where a warm Nepali dinner will be waiting for you.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • welcome dinner
Kathmandu is known as a place for historical study and is rich in monuments, world heritage sites, different cultures and traditions, and different ethnic groups residing in peace and harmony. This day will be entirely dedicated to exploring the beauty of the capital. At night after dinner, we stay overnight in a hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu
The day will begin with breakfast then we will take a flight to Lukla from where the Island peak climbing trek begins. First, the trek guides us to PasangLhamu Memorial gate. From here, climb down to Sherpa villages, closely observing the lifestyle of the locals. The Island peak climbing trek takes us to Phakding after an approximate walk of 4 hours. We will witness the Dudhkoshi river, colorful prayer flags, and chortens on the trail. At the end of the trek, dinner, followed by rest in a teahouse, will be waiting for us.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Flight to Lukla
This day comprises of not so easy trek where you will walk through beautiful villages, cross some suspension bridges, walk past forests, and trek on a rocky route while being surrounded by scenic beauty. Some highlighting spots of this day of the Island peak climbing trek are Sagarmatha National park leading us to Dudh Koshi, Mislung, Larja Dovan, etc., admiring nature’s presence; we arrive at Namche before sunset, where the night is spent in cozy teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Hiking
On moving forward with the Island peak climbing trek, without sparing a day for acclimatization, can cause mountain sickness to many, which is why we act cautiously and spend the day at Namche observing the possible risks. Although the day will be spent at Namche, it will be full of exploring around and a small hike to keep us in the feels of the trek. Some major sights of the short hike are Hillary school, the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu region, some snow-capped mountains, KhundeTsamkhang, etc. Then you return back to the teahouse and rest, preparing for the day ahead of us.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Namche Bazar exploration
With morning breakfast, our trek continues. Through Sagarmatha National park and visiting the monastery located inside it, accompanied by many other small yet glorifying mountains, we move towards Tengboche. Before that, you reach Phunki Thanga with ease. In case everything goes well, and our arrival will be before night, a religious Buddhist ceremony will be a sight to behold. We stay overnight in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
On this day of Island peak climbing, trek trails get absolutely magical as they flaunt views of majestic mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, etc., greenery all around, Imja river, Lobuche river, and other exotic floras and faunas. First, we reach Pangboche, then trek for a bit. Dingboche will greet us with its colorful prayer flags and chortens. Ending the day with a warm dinner, a teahouse will be arranged for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, the trek leaps towards Lobuche. The highlight of Loobuhe village is definitely Lobuche peak, from where even the Majestic Mt. Everest comes into our sight. We will walk through the memorial park in Dugla pass, Kalapatthar, on our way and climb the terminal moraine of Khumbu region and finally reach Lobuche, have dinner and rest at a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We have two destinations on this day those are Gorakshep and the Everest base camp. Beginning with Gorakshep, after breakfast, you will arrive there for lunch and then leave for the Awestruck Everest base camp. Our trail to base camp is beautified by other mountains like Nuptse, Khumbutse, etc. by the evening, our Island peak climbing trek takes us back to Gorakshep, where the night will be spent.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Kalapatthar is known for its magical sunset over Mt.Everest which is our first spot after breakfast. Continuing the trek further and moving along the breathtaking view of Mountains like Thamserku, Lobuche, Cholatse, etc. Smiles at us. Then we retrace our way back to Gorakshep for breakfast and march for Dingboche, where our trek ends, and a teahouse is managed for the overnight stay with a warm dinner.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Devouring breakfast, the trek starts for the day towards Chukung. Here your climbing adventures begin adding more thrill to the Island peak climbing trek. You will be handed all the necessary climbing equipment by the expedition leader after reaching at Chukung. We train with the provided gears, boots, and other tools before actually climbing the peak. Dinner and overnight stay in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today all our time is being prepared for the climb to the summit of the Island peak. You will be made familiar with everything that comes on the way of climbing. Our team, along with the expedition leader, who provides special training, will check and fulfill all the physical, mental, and materialistic needs. With the motive to climb the peak the following day, we will rest well at the Island base camp.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
The main motive of the Island peak climbing trek is here. After breakfast, we move to climb and reach at the summit of the Island peak. Before that, with a headlamp, we move forward from base camp and witness golden and magical sunrise. After one hell of an adventure filled with an adrenaline rush, you will be rewarded with a view of the other Himalayas and terrific landscapes from the summit. We climb down the peak and move towards the base camp, followed by Chukung to rest and relieve all the stress.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Peak summit
  • trekking
With happy stomachs after breakfast, we head towards Tengboche retracing our path back. Again enjoying small Sherpa villages, the people there, and their culture, you reach Tengboche, have dinner, and rest in a teahouse at night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Following the path through, we ascended before you will trek towards Namche Bazar. One more time, the Sagarmatha National park, along with other astonishing snow-capped mountains, comes into sight. Namche Bazar welcomes us by noon, and the night is spent in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Enjoying and admiring the view of Dudh Koshi river, we march towards Phakding first after early morning breakfast. Then we move further ahead to reach Lukla through the same beautiful Sherpa villages and spend the night at Lukla in the lap of the mountain for the very last time of the Island peak climbing trek.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Trekking
We take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla which is approximately 35 minutes long. Upon arriving in Kathmandu you’ll be given the option to either explore the city or relax at the hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Domestic flight
  • hotel transfer
It’s the day for you to say bye to Nepal until next time. Our team will be with you to make sure all the preparations will be done on time and to escort you to the Tribhuvan International airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport transfer

FAQS

Besides basic knowledge of operating and using climbing equipment, one doesn’t require advanced techniques and previous climbing experience. Being in a good state physically, having good stamina, and having no major health issues are enough for the Island peak trek.
Yes, our team representative will be waiting for you at the arrival section of Airport with the placard of your name to welcome you warmly to Nepal.
Accommodation varies with the place you will be in, while in cities like Kathmandu we go for hotels that offer standard luxury, during the trek we use either teahouse or guesthouse, or lodges depending on what is available and if needed Swotah also provides sleeping bags and tents.
Depending upon when your booking is done the processing amount differs widely. Here's how it works - booking 29 days before the trek: 100% of the total amount should be deposited, booking between 59 - 30 days before the trip: 50% of the total amount should be deposited, booking between 99 - 60 days prior: 25% of the total amount should be deposited and if the booking is made at least a year before you should deposit only 15 % of the total amount through bank transfers. Our company expects you to pay the remaining amount at Kathmandu with cash or card and the non-refundable amount is 10 % or $200.
We give you all the flexibility needed and let you pay either by cash or credit card or even bank transfers after arriving in Kathmandu.
You will be presented with Nepali meals prepared with love and all the cautions needed that will by no means harm your health. If asked our team can arrange the food according to your needs and demands.
While climbing you can refill your water bottle at the open taps that are used by the locals of that place. Usually, water from these taps are safe to drink and won't cause any health problems but in case of any worries, you can always carry a purifying tablet.
When the trip includes a flight we opt for safe and popular domestic airlines of Nepal like Tara airlines, Yeti airlines, etc., and while driving we use Swotah's private AC installed vehicles: either cars or jeeps or vans or minibusses depending on the path followed.
If you want to trek when nature is at its best form then the spring season which falls between March to early June and autumn ( September to November) are ideal.
The trekking distance and duration vary depending on the destination of the day, trail, your walking speed, and comfort. On average we typically walk for 7 to 9 hours per day.
Of course! only the best for you. All of our guides have trekking licenses, certificates, and first aid training needed from the Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project along with years of experience.
Since all our guides are well trained and have ample amount of experience they will provide you with the best first aid, give you basic medicinal help if needed during high altitude sickness, accidents and dehydration and in severe cases, they will get you professional help.
Without a doubt, our guides have experience of climbing peaks that range from 5000 m to 800m and are licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
You can do what feels comfortable to you, either book your own international flights or ask us to do it. We would be more than happy to serve.
Some places let you charge your electronic devices like camera for free, while some take around $3 to $6. If you don't feel like spending extra money, it is good to carry your own power bank on the trip.
Yes, there are communication systems available during the trek. Initially, even our cell phones will have a network connection as the altitude goes up, you shall use the phone or WiFi available in a guesthouse after paying them a certain amount. In really high altitudes our guide's satellite phones can be used ( make sure to ask for their permission beforehand).
Unfortunately, No You can use your credit card only in Kathmandu, for places outside the capital we suggest you have some Nepalese rupees with you.
While we have you covered for the majority of your expenses you may carry some extra amount for additional expenses that are not covered by us like charging electrical devices, trying new snacks during the trip, etc. Per day extra $20 - $50 should be more than enough.
Definitely, not to forget with every extra day you want to add to the trekking trip you are expected to pay the additional cost for food, travel, guides, etc. .
No, you will not be made to carry your bag (except your personal bag with essentials that you use every now and then like snacks, water, etc.), depending on the trail and its difficulty either a porter or yak will be carrying your luggage.
You can either store your not-so-necessary clothes in a hotel in Kathmandu or our office's store room until your return.
We provide you sleeping bags that keeps you warm in temperature range of 10 degree celsius to 20 degree celsius, if you still feel cold we will also help you with extra blankets.
While trekking, you must keep your comfort and safety in mind when picking your clothes. Trekking trousers and t-shirts, which are comfortable and not that heavy, for lower altitudes; as the altitude increases and you get closer to the mountains, one must carry warm jackets, thermal wear, and trekking boots don't let the cold in. In the case of an expedition ( mountain climbing ), you can rent or lend special kinds of clothes for your safety from us or guides.
Yes, If there are options available and for your own reasons, if you want to change the lodge we will not have any problem in doing so.
Your rooms at the lodges are reserved before your arrival by our team's porter.
There is no mandatory immunization needed however, we recommend you get vaccinated for Diptheria, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Polio, Typhoid, Tetanus, and get your entire body checked by your doctor prior to the trek to be on the safe side.
Your security is in the reliable hands of our guides and porters, that are authorized, certified, and have years of experience. So, following the guide's instructions is enough to ensure your security during trekking.
No, there won't be any problems for vegetarians, as there will be tons of options for you to choose from, and while trekking in higher altitudes we go for vegetarian options for everyone to protect us from food poisoning.

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