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The Island-Peak-Climbing is one of the most famous climbing journeys in Nepal. This journey is excellent for dynamic and physically fit climbers who are willing  for expedition. Island Peak, situated at 6189 meters above sea level is also called as lmja Tse in the local language. The name Island Peak was named by English mountaineer – Eric Shipton in 1951. The name Island Peak is justified as the peak is situated isolated in the middle covered by glaciers which are descending from tall mountain peaks above, 7,000m and 8,000m. Island Peak has been climbed by a lot of people since time immemorial (involving Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary) and at some time, became the selected climbing peak to search for a demanding route. 

The peak stands up from the Lhotse glacier from the southern end on the other hand from the peak summit, captures you enchants you through its spectacular panoramic attractiveness and most appreciably, you will acquire a regulated viewpoint to the pinnacle at Mt. Everest up close. Island Peak Climbing expeditions can also be regarded as the training grounds for peaks above 7000 meters. Climbing Island Peak is physically difficult but not technically demanding and is excellent for those who wish to stretch their experience against peak expeditions. Standing on the summit of the Island Peak provides you a sense of fulfillment. From here you get amazing vistas of the southern faces of Everest and Lhotse. 

You also acquire views of Ama Dablam and Makalu. Our journey begins through an adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The walking starts right away from Lukla and goes with Phakding to the Dudh Koshi valley following with Namche, and then Tengboche to Dingboche. Finally, we move downwards to Chhukung and upwards to the Island Peak Base Camp and prepare for our journey.  The maximum elevation you will reach at the time of Island  Peak Climbing journey is at the Island Peak top at 6189 meters above sea level. Also, you will be spending a lot of nights above 3,000 meters in height. 

As an outcome, there are possibilities of being affected by the symptom of Altitude Sickness. Therefore, we should intake measures of prevention such as acclimatizing, hydrating, getting sufficient sleep, etc. The usage of Diamox or any other altitude sickness prescription recommended by a doctor also helps. In the case, the symptoms are serious, your guide will make the correct decision for you. If you are searching for peak climbing like this you can contact us. Our agency, Binjuli Adventure, is there to provide you with the best service. 


Best time for the Island Peak Climbing

 When traveling, selecting a good time to travel everytime supports maximizing the likelihood of prosperity and making joyful memories which last a lifetime. Island-Peak-Climbing is possible all year long but recommend commencing on this climbing event in either the spring or fall at the time the magnificence of this peak climbing is at its most stunning. 

During spring, the trekking trail provides stunning vistas of peaks, thick woods, colorful meadows, and blooming rhododendrons. The weather is sunny, warm, and pleasant, with a clear vista of Himalayas and a beautiful blue sky. The temperature increases to 15 to 17 degrees Celsius during the daytime, while it falls to -10 degrees Celsius at the night time above 4,000 meters. 

Autumn is also the best season due to its dry and stable weather. Being the post-monsoon season, autumn/fall offers clear views of the valleys and the Himalayas. It is a little colder compared to the spring, but is bearable. The temperature is pleasant, ranging from 0 to 15 degrees. By the end of November, nighttime falls to -15 degrees are not usual. The summer/monsoon is not an absolute time for the Island-Peak-Climbing because of the muddy and treacherous routes produced by the heavy rain. Summer trekking is also ineffective in regards to weather. Correspondingly, avalanches and landslides are two possible natural calamities which could sometimes make the peak climbing risky. 

The months of December, January, and February are regarded as winter and also off-season months for the Island-Peak-Climbing. Yet, with the right arrangement, tools, and support from a qualified climbing guide, it is possible, significantly during December. In fact, December is an absolute  month if you enjoy trekking in the isolation and prefer tranquil topography. 

Day :

Day 1-2: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Rest, recover, and prepare for the trek.
  • Obtain necessary permits.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,651m)

  • Take an early morning flight to Lukla.
  • Begin trekking to Phakding.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

  • Continue trekking through beautiful landscapes.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Rest and acclimatize in Namche Bazaar.
  • Explore the town and enjoy the views.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m)

  • Trek to Tengboche, home to a famous monastery.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,360m)

  • Continue the trek to Dingboche, passing through rhododendron forests.
  • Acclimatize and rest in Dingboche.

Day 8: Trek to Chhukung (4,730m)

  • Trek to Chhukung, the last settlement before Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Prepare for the climb and rest.

Day 9: Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m)

  • Trek to Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Set up camp and prepare for the climb.

Day 10: High Camp (5,600m)

  • Move to High Camp for better acclimatization.
  • Review climbing techniques and safety measures.

Day 11: Summit Day (6,189m) and Descend to Base Camp

  • Start early for the summit push.
  • Reach the summit of Island Peak.
  • Descend to Base Camp.

Day 12-14: Contingency Days and Trek Back to Lukla

  • These days act as contingency in case of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Trek back to Lukla via the same route.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu

  • Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Rest and relax in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure

  • Depart from Kathmandu.
Cost Include
  • Pick-up or Drop-up service from and to the Airport(our own vehicle).
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea).
  • Accommodations during the trip in hotels with a family environment and Four-nights attached bathroom with hot shower on the mountain.
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu on the 3* boutique hotel with breakfast.
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, and insurance of Guide during the trip.
  • Down jacket, all-season and sleeping bag.
  • Souvenir company trekking map, t-shirt, duffel bag.
  • Down jacket, the sleeping bag must be returned after complete your trip).
  • First Aid Medical Kit(our guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible).
  • All the required permits and paperwork. 1. Everest national park permit. 2. Pasang Lamhu rural municipality local tax. 3. Flight KTM-LUK, and LUK-KTM.
  • Licensed holder and well English speaking guide and his expenses entire trip.
  • One hour massages or Yoga service after the trek in Kathmandu.
  • Fresh fruit every day after dinner during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Cost Exclude
  • International Airfare.
  • Visa Charges ( $30 for the 15 days, $50 for the one month).
  • Your travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits, etc
  • Food (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Charging electronic devices and extra hot shower.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on the chartered helicopter.
  • Tip to our staff (as appreciation) at the end of your trip.
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Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a mountain in the Everest region of the Himalayas in Nepal. It is a popular trekking peak and is often climbed as part of the Everest Base Camp trek.


  • The best time to climb Island Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from late April to early June and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from late September to early November. During these times, the weather is generally stable, and the visibility is good.



  • While Island Peak is considered a trekking peak, meaning it is less technical than some of the higher mountains, it does require some basic mountaineering skills. Climbers should have prior experience with ice and snow terrain, as well as the use of crampons and ice axes. It’s advisable to undergo a pre-climb training program.


  • Climbers need to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. Additionally, a climbing permit for Island Peak is required, which is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

  • The entire Island Peak climbing expedition typically takes around 16 to 20 days, including acclimatization days, trekking to and from Lukla, and contingency days for unforeseen circumstances.


  • Island Peak is considered a moderately challenging climb. It involves steep snow and ice slopes, and climbers need to be comfortable with fixed rope climbing, crevasse crossing, and basic ice climbing techniques. Adequate acclimatization is crucial for a successful summit.



  • Accommodations during the trek are usually in tea houses or lodges along the route. Once at Island Peak Base Camp, climbers stay in tents. The level of comfort in tea houses varies, ranging from basic to more comfortable lodges in larger villages.


  • Yes, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and support staff for the Island Peak climb. They provide valuable assistance, guidance, and ensure safety during the expedition.

  • Yes, travel insurance that covers high-altitude mountaineering, medical evacuation, and trip cancellation is mandatory for Island Peak climbing. Check with your insurance provider to ensure that you have adequate coverage.

  • There is no strict age restriction, but climbers should be in good physical condition and have the necessary skills and experience for high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering. Individual trekking companies may have their own age requirements and recommendations.

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