Island Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Island Peak Climbing: March, April, May and September, October and November, Book for 2024, 2025
Island Peak Climbing
What to see & doSpecific information about Island Peak Climbing - 20 Days
  • Duration20 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6160m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Aeroplane
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The glorious Island Peak, named for its striking resemblance to an island in a vast sea of ice, is a renowned expedition for climbers who wish to test their endurance and climbing skills. Located in the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Island Peak offers a majestic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Nuptse (7,816m). Island Peak Climbing is a perfect adventure for travelers to explore the serene trails of the Khumbu region. On the other hand, the structures throughout the expedition are simple, and you do not need to complete any professional training. Island Peak Climbing in Spring and Autumn provides the best experience for travelers because of the suitable weather conditions. Starting your Island Peak Climbing expedition in these two seasons ensures you won’t have to deal with problems caused by heavy snowfall and rainfall. The landscape in the region becomes quaint and beautiful, and as the snow melts, the trails become dry and comfortable for hiking and trekking. The chances of injuries and natural disasters will also decrease significantly because of the favorable weather conditions. Commencing the Climbing Island in Spring and Autumn is safe and aesthetically pleasing. The clear blue sky, the skyscraping mountains, and the serene alpine forest along the trails will genuinely enhance your overall outdoor experience. Besides, businesses during this time will be operating at their total capacity, and you will have access to plenty of resources. There will be several trekkers, mountaineers along the way, and tea houses, who can accompany you.

Island Peak: A Jewel Amidst the Himalayas

The outdoor expedition to Island Peak takes you through remote regions of Nepal, where you can immerse yourself in centuries-old Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. The trek offers some of the most stunning scenery, as the area is filled with enchanting villages, Buddhist shrines, and monasteries. Moreover, the summit of Island Peak stands adjacent to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world's largest ice walls. This lets you witness Lhotse's full glory with spectacular views of the beautiful Makalu and Ama Dablam. This makes Island Peak Climbing one of the best outdoor expeditions, which offers travelers the whole experience of a Himalayan mountain-climbing trek. If you want to engage in an exciting adventure in the 20 days Island Peak Climbing and trek, contact our team for further details. We encourage you to read the detailed itinerary and learn more about the experiences ahead.

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing

  • Enjoy vistas of several mountain peaks like Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Numpte, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.
  • Trek along several serene water bodies such as springs, waterfalls, rivers, etc.
  • Hike through the lush green forest of the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.
  • You will find several flower blossoms coveting the trails during Spring and Autumn.
  • Observe natural landscapes, including snowcapped mountains, forests, and glaciers.
  • Learn and immerse yourself in the Tibetan Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region.
  • Interact with trekkers and mountaineers from all around the world.

Best Time to Conquer Island Peak

The weather conditions are essential in determining the best time to commence Island Peak Climbing. As mentioned above, travelers prefer Spring (April-May) and Autumn (October-November). The weather is clear during this time, and the temperatures are mild. On the other hand, climbing the Island Peak is not recommended during the off-season of monsoon and winter because of the increased risks and weather conditions. However, autumn's sky is crisp and clear, and the surrounding landscapes are visible. The trails are not covered in snow, and the moderate temperature makes trekking convenient and memorable. Similarly, during spring, the Khumbu region blooms with lush vegetation. This season offers a great blend of mild climate and natural beauty. Travelers will also have magnificent clear views of the stunning mountains and icy landscape of the Khumbu region along the trek.

Why do Island Peak Climbing in Spring and Autumn?

Scenic flight above Lukla

Before you start your exciting adventure, you will board a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight can be thrilling and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. The half-hour flight will introduce you to spectacular vistas and landscapes of Nepal. During the entire journey, you will enjoy amazing views of snow-capped mountains and beautiful hills.

Note: Nepal's weather conditions are pretty unpredictable. Therefore, the flight could be delayed if heavy snowfall or rainfall affects visibility in the atmosphere.

Suitable weather and temperature:

Although the weather conditions in the Khumbu region during spring and autumn are ideal, they can be unpredictable for most of the year, and the chances of sudden rainfall and snowfall are never zero. Nonetheless, with the expertise of our experienced guide, we assure you of a safe and sound trek without the risk of injury from natural disasters. During this time of the year, the temperature ranges between -10 degrees Celsius at night and 15 degrees Celsius in the daytime. So, suffering from any heatstroke or sunburn is significantly minimized. Further trekking will be convenient as you will make periodic stops and rest along the way to the Island Peak. Besides, ropes, crampons, and other mountaineering gear will be much more comfortable during the expedition as there won’t be any strong winds or other weather issues.

Beautiful landscapes

The spring and autumn seasons bring a charming new vibrancy to the mountain trails of the Khumbu region. During Winter, the cold temperature erodes the green vegetation along the path. However, floras in the surrounding area will soon begin to bloom again once Spring arrives. The skies will be crisp and clear, and you can see majestic mountain ranges glimmering on the horizon. Moreover, several exotic wildflowers will be along the wooden trails, including jasmine, magnolia, and rhododendron. So, the trails will be lovely to hike along as you will also pass through serene streams, rivers, and springs.

Vibrant vegetation and active wildlife

The trekking trails inside the Khumbu region pass through unique landmarks such as the Sagarmatha National Park. The area is renowned for conserving numerous species of flora and fauna. When Winter ends, this wildlife will appear more in the region's landscape in the Spring. Among these spices, you might encounter elusive animals like the musk deer, red pandas, and Himalayan Tahr. It is a captivating walk along the pathways as you pass through dense forests in full bloom with wildflowers and pants.

Island Peak Climbing Route

The path to Island Peak is similar to that of the Everest Trek, but we will take an alternate route after we arrive at the Base Camp. During our exciting journey, we will travel through the beautiful villages of Namche Bazaar and the renowned monastic community of Tengboche. This expedition also serves as an introduction to travelers regarding the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community. Further along the trail, the trek offers some of the most majestic scenery in the Khumbu region. We make periodic stops and take beautiful photographs of Lhotse, Everest, and Nuptse. Overall, the Island Peak Trekking is an excellent opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the culture of the local ethnic community and experience the Himalayan mountain-climbing expedition.

How Much Does Climbing Island Peak Cost in Spring and Autumn?

Outfitter Nepal's Island Peak Climbing package, which also covers a trek to Everest Base Camp, costs between US$2000 and US$2600. For a group of 5 to 8 people, the cost of peak climbing is around US$2000 per person, while for a group of 2 to 4, it costs around US$2250 per pax. If you are a solo trekker, the cost is US$2600 for our standard Island Peak Climbing Package with EBC.

The package can be customized according to your convenience. However, the overall cost will alter if you want to add better accommodation and other amenities. Trip customization is possible with Outfitter Nepal with prior notice. Likewise, if you want to add more side trails to your itinerary, we are thrilled to help you with that as well.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Your arrival in Kathmandu will be a marvelous and unforgettable experience on a clear day. You will be welcomed by a panoramic vista of towering peaks of the snow-capped mountains from your plane's window. After finishing the airport's visa procedures, gather your belongings and leave the terminal. Our airport representative will meet you at the exit gate. They will drive you in a private vehicle to your accommodation. When you get to the hotel, the hotel staff will greet you and let you settle into your room. The rest of the day is free.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today you enjoy taking a leisurely tour across Kathmandu and visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and other locations if the time permits. All of these locations are significant in terms of history, culture, and religion. Kathmandu Durbar Square, rich in traditional Nepalese architecture, used to be a royal palace back in the day. Pashupati Temple is a world-famous Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva where you can observe the cremation rituals. Likewise, Bouddhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal) and Swayambhunath temple are revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

If you've forgotten to buy some hiking or climbing gear back home, you will have some free time to shop for your trekking gear around the Thamel area in the evening. While you're out and about in ancient Kathmandu City, we take care of your trekking and climbing permits.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having early breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive you to Kathmandu Airport for your morning flight to Lukla. The 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport of Lukla would be an exciting one. As soon as you leave Kathmandu, you will be greeted by verdant hills and nearby mountains. After landing in Lukla, our trekking guide will introduce the porters and the rest of the team.

We will have a fulfilling lunch before starting the trek to Phakding. Your tour guide will lead you down a busy street in Lukla. To get to Phakding, you must first hike for 4 hours through cedar and pine forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River. You will be served a delicious Nepali meal for dinner, and you'll spend the night at a Phakding teahouse.

Note: During the peak travel season, the Lukla flights depart from Ramechhap Airport, which is about a 4 to 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. In this case, we'll arrange a drive for you to Ramechhap so you can catch your flight.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,562ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4954ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our day. The trekking route follows the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it a few times. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo, where we will stop for lunch and again continue the trekking. After a few hours of walking, Namche Bazar will appear ahead. We walk along the path surrounded by pines, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the Himalayan town of Namche Bazar (3440m).

Namche is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides and opens out on one side, where it faces the Duch koshi. The village is a central hub of the area. One can purchase anything from Tibetan souvenirs to mountaineering requirements here.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2,723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is our first acclimatization day of the trip. We acclimatize in Namche Bazar in order to acclimate our bodies to the high altitude. Acclimatization does not mean a complete rest day, though. We keep moving our bodies. We trek to Thame, go to Khunde, or take a tour of Namche Bazaar. Namche, a prominent town in the Khumbu region, has numerous cafes, banks, and other establishments. We advise a hike of a few hundred vertical feet to acclimate adequately.

We can visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum or Sir Edmund Hillary's Khunde Hospital. Both the Syangboche Airstrip and the Everest View Hotel may be reached via short hikes. Hiking there is one of the options. The stunning views of the entire Himalayan range, including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru, from these vantage spots will surely captivate you.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We start our day hike from Namche Bazaar in the early morning after breakfast. The walk up to Phunki Thenga is only a short distance. From here, we proceed to the Tengboche hamlet, which is home to the Tengboche monastery, the biggest and most well-known monastery in the Everest region. The sanctuary offers views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. If we go to the Tengboche Monastery by three o'clock, we can see a Buddhist religious ceremony. We spend the night in a tea house in Tengboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,687ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1,400ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, we will travel from Tengboche to Dingboche, which is located at an elevation of 4,350 meters. Before crossing the river, the trail begins to climb and then progressively descends slopes through Rhododendron forests. Then, as we approach Pangboche, we will gradually ascend, passing a long Mani stone wall. From Pangboche, we'll keep going to Shomare, where we'll stop for lunch.

We'll resume our ascent toward the Imja Valley after lunch. You will reach Dingboche after traveling for 40 minutes, passing some landslide zones on your left along the way. Atop the town is where our lodge is located. Today's walk will take 5 to 6 hours in total. We'll spend the night at Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,304ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 493m/1,617ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We'll spend one more night in Dingboche today as we continue to acclimatize. We will climb for around two hours in the morning to a local hilltop with an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,076 feet). We have magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, and the surrounding mountains at this altitude. Depending on the weather, we will take in the scenery for about an hour. To prepare our bodies for greater altitudes, spending some time at this elevation is crucial. We'll return to Dingboche for lunch and spend the afternoon unwinding and hydrating. We spend the night again at Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After a fantastic Himalayan breakfast, the day hike begins. Once you arrive at the stupa, the steady trail descends to the town of Pheriche. Along the way, you can enjoy stunning views of mountains, including Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and others. On your way to Pheriche, you'll pass Thukla and a little wooden bridge. You will see a memorial to those who died while attempting to cross this dangerous terrain as you continue on your journey. Extremely steep ascents are required to reach Lobuche. Despite the challenging climb, the greater views we enjoy as we get nearer to Lobuche motivate us to press on. In Lobuche, we spend the night in a tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 580m/1,903ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking journey to the Everest Base Camp today, following the rocky moraine path and viewing the icy glacial pond and icebergs down below Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and leave all our stuff there at the lodge, as this is the last place where a lodge is available. We continue towards EBC breathing the thin air heavily at this high altitude.

As we approach Everest Base Camp, we are astounded by the sight of the mountaineers' tents, which contrast sharply with the monotonous, lifeless surroundings. From the base camp, we can see the Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains. We spend some time taking pictures and enjoying the scenery at the Base Camp. Then, we climb back to Gorakshep for a satisfying night's sleep.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1490ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, we'll get up early and hike up Kala Patthar. At a height of 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar is reached by a steeply ascending trail that leaves from Gorak Shep. We'll need around two hours to climb to the top, but it will be worthwhile for the views! Panoramas of the Himalayas glistening in the golden beams of sunrise, including the well-known Mount Everest, will be our reward for this exhausting morning hike.

After taking in the views from the summit of Kala Patthar, we will return to Gorak Shep, which will take about an hour. There, we will prepare our luggage and enjoy breakfast before setting out on our journey. Retracing our steps through Lobuche and the Everest Memorial, we typically stop for lunch in Thukla before continuing to Dingboche. After a 6-7 hour journey, we will reach Dingboche, where we'll stay the night to recharge for our upcoming journey toward Island Peak.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 386m/12,66ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1,200/3,936ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We'll get one step closer to our goal today. We will now move toward the more challenging trails to Island Peak Base Camp after spending the night in the picturesque village of Dingboche. We will take in the breathtaking views of mountains like Lhotse, Island Peak, Nuptse, etc., as we continue on the trek to the higher portions of Imja Valley with a steady ascent. Out of Chhukung, we will proceed along the glacier moraine before descending onto the Imja Lake runoff. Before reaching a level sand plain in front of Island Peak and Lhotse, the trail winds through a series of tiny slopes. From here, we will proceed around Island Peak's right flank, which will take us directly to Island Peak Base Camp.

In around 6-7 hours, we'll make it to Island Peak Base Camp while admiring the stunning scenery and mountains. We will spend the night in a far-off location without any tea houses or other lodging options today. We'll erect our Camp today and spend the night there in tents. You will be supplied with food items, culinary equipment, and cooks so that you can have a wholesome dinner even in the chilly base camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,730m/15,518ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 630m/2,067ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is a crucial acclimatization day on our 20-day Island Peak Climbing excursion. Altitude sickness is possible now that we have successfully surpassed the 5000-meter mark. The responsible course of action is to take a break from climbing forward and give your body the rest it requires. One of our experienced guides will consult you to ensure that you are in the greatest possible shape for the upcoming climb.

Today is also a day of preparation because tomorrow is the day we will ascend Island Peak. After breakfast, our Sherpa guides will give a quick lesson on peak climbing techniques and how to use climbing equipment such as ice axes, harnesses, ascenders, climbing boots, and crampons.

It is a good day to tour the base camp. You can spend the day exploring a lake nearby. Imja Lake is a lovely lake with fantastic views of the adjacent mountains. You can spend the day taking in this breathtaking setting while getting some rest in preparation for your upcoming journey.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,200m/17,060ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 470m/1,542ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

The day we've been waiting for is finally here! The 6,165 meters Island Peak will be our target today. It is a long and difficult climb, and since we have to reach the summit before noon as it can be extremely windy afterward, we have to depart early, at 2 am. Although climbing Island Peak doesn't need technical proficiency, it does require strength and endurance. But you do need to have some fundamental mountaineering skills and know how to avoid accidents.

From the bottom of Camp, the path ascends hundreds of meters before encountering a steep incline that is initially covered in sand, then grass, and eventually stones. Before entering a steep rock valley (a small channel of rock), the path gradually narrows. We eventually reach the other side of the valley after taking several steps across and through it. For your safety, your guide might attach a rope to each climber to help them up the last snowy slope to the summit ridge. Depending on the season and the risk of fissures, the rope may frequently extend to 350m. Ladders are needed to access some of these crevices because they can be up to 3 meters wide. We will reach Island Peak's summit after the arduous ascent up the Headwall. The views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking! Because the peak is so small, you must keep your clip in the rope.

Once you have enjoyed the sight and taken the photos, we will get ready to descend the Headwall. In order to safely abseil down a fixed line, you must be well-trained and equipped. We will rope back up after coming down from the Headwall and proceed back through the glacier to the crampon point. We can remove our climbing gear from here and continue walking back down the trail to High Camp. When we get to Camp, we'll take a break, pack up, and descend the trail for an hour to Base Camp. Here we'll have a meal, and if time permits, we'll head further down to Chhukung, which will take about 2 hours.

  • Max. Altitude: 6,160m/20204ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 960m/3,148
  • Elevation Loss: 1800m/5,904ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

There is no assurance that the predicted summit day will have good weather. If the weather is fine, we can reach Island Peak's summit on the scheduled day. But if the weather does not permit, we shall use this day to summit. This could be the result of unfavorable weather conditions like strong winds, snow, or rain. Altitude sickness or other health issues may also be to blame. We have the flexibility with this reserve day to make sure we have the greatest possibility of success. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,304ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is a long hiking day, but since the trail is downhill, it won't be much of a problem. Using the same route, we took to the top, we will gradually descend to Pangboche while passing through the settlement of Dingboche. We will cross the Imja River, then ascend for an hour through the forest to reach Tengboche. We will descend from Tengboche to the Phunki Thenga Dudh Kosi Bridge. We will observe water-powered prayer wheels at Phunki Thenga. We'll then trek down to Namche Bazaar after crossing the bridge.

Although it is a long and difficult day of trekking, it is also stunning. The Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest mountains will be among the breathtaking views we will witness today. One of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region, Tengboche, will also be open for our visit. We will reach Namche Bazaar after a strenuous day of hiking, where we can unwind and recover. Additionally, we'll get to go shopping, stroll around the town, and celebrate our ascent with a few drinks.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 920m/3,018ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the Island Peak Climbing expedition's final day of hiking. After breakfast, we prepare to depart from Namche Bazaar. We shall pass by the Phakding settlement on our route back to Lukla. From Namche to Dudh Koshi, it could be a challenging descent. The continual hills will put your core to the test. Once you've passed over the suspension bridge, the path will start to level off a little. We take one last stroll through rhododendron groves while taking in the snow-covered Himalayas. At Lukla, we spend the night in a mountain lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 580m/1,903ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, you return to Kathmandu on an early-morning flight. You will take in one more sight of the snow-capped Himalayas as you fly thrillingly to Kathmandu from Lukla. Enjoy the view and bid farewell to the hills and mountains. The majority of them can now be seen clearly from your window. When you arrive in Kathmandu, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Thamel. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you like.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,510/4,952ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After the arduous Island Peak Expedition, you can use this day to relax, or you can opt to explore the lovely city. The distance from Thamel to Kathmandu Durbar Square is only a short stroll. The historic buildings of Kathmandu Durbar Square can be admired while drinking coffee on a rooftop café. Or you could visit a soothing spa. You can find plenty of them nearby your hotel. Thamel is the ideal location if you want to party in the evening. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

On the last day of your tour, you will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Outfitter Nepal takes pleasure in serving you all of these weeks. You counted on us & we didn't let you down because we know how hard you've worked to enjoy this holiday. We do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you've spent in this fantastic country. Enjoy your trip back home!

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek/climb.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek/climb.
  • A guide & porter (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Climbing guide for the climbing part.
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • Collective climbing equipment.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Personnel climbing equipment.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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  • The Group size from this tour is from 1 to 12 people however if you are more than 12 people and travel together then we also arrange tour for more than 12 people. Contact us for the discounted price for the group and booking.
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Island Peak Climbing Difficulty

The Island peak climb is rated to be moderately challenging. You will be hiking for 6-7 hours on a daily basis. On the summit day, you'll have to trek and climb for 12 to 13 hours and cover a distance of roughly 10 kilometers. The weight of your heavy winter apparel, as well as the 7 to 10 kg of your bag will most certainly test your limits. The Island Peak Climbing is therefore suitable for experienced hikers with a high degree of fitness. Moreover, you do need prior climbing expertise, you can make it to the peak if you’re confident and follow the instructions of the guides. Besides, if you have a pre-existing heart or lung condition, or knee weakness, you should first consult your doctor to see if you can attempt the climb.

Altitude Sickness during the Island Peak Climb

The Island Peak Climbing expedition is exceptionally high in elevation. If taken casually, the abrupt shift in altitude could be problematic. The amount of oxygen available reduces as the altitude rises. Furthermore, the quick shift in temperature may cause altitude sickness in some people. Vomiting, fainting, nausea, and headache are some of the early symptoms that trekkers may experience. It can happen to anyone, regardless of their degree of fitness. Thus, it is preferable to adapt and travel at a relaxed pace. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to let the guide know.

Safety during the Island Peak Climb

At Outfitter Nepal, we place the highest priority on safety. Thus, when it comes to keeping the cost of our climbs and treks affordable, this is one area where we simply do not cut corners. Trekking businesses and guides are chosen for their technical expertise, demonstrated safety performance, flawless judgment, courteous demeanor, and ability to deliver valuable and professional information. They're also quite professional and well-versed in first aid and personal safety equipment. All guided treks and excursions to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak come equipped with first aid kits.

Training for Island Peak Climb

It will be difficult to prepare your legs for greater elevations if you do not reside in the Himalayas. Unless you have previously trekked at a higher altitude, becoming fully prepared for your expedition will be challenging. When it comes to preventing altitude sickness while hiking in Nepal, the rule of thumb is to take it easy. It makes no difference how fit you are; once you're out on the trails, you must go at your own pace. So, the best training for Island Peak Climbing is to get in shape! Moreover, you can train months ahead of the expedition to make your body fit and healthy. If you are fortunate enough to be surrounded by hills or even mountains, now is the time to pack your bags and explore them. If you're new to hiking, we recommend starting your practice trek 6 months in advance. Carry a 5 - 10 kg pack and schedule a three-hour hike into your week. On the other hand, you can join a gym and include exercises in your daily routine such as jogging, climbing, cycling, lifting and swimming.

Essential Equipment List for Island Peak Ascent

This is the list you particularly require for the Island Peak Ascent.

  • Handwear: Gloves and Hand warmers
  • Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks, scandals
  • Headwear: Hiking caps, woolen hats, scarfs
  • Upper body: Down jacket, fleece jacket, thermal wear, hiking t-shirts, wind+waterproof jackets
  • Lower body: Down pants, trousers, thermal sets, hiking pants/shorts
  • Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Sunblock lotions
  • Trekking Gears: Hiking poles
  • Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender
  • Mountaineering Boots and Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Ice Crews

Food and Accommodation during the Island Peak Climbing Expedition

Climbing in high altitudes requires a lot of energy, carbs, and proteins! Local cuisine and delicacies are significantly more hygienic, thus we encourage people to eat local. Frozen snacks and meat items that take days to get reach the trails are not the best option.

We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish that supplies your body with the necessary carbohydrates and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup contain a lot of protein. Another popular cuisine is syakpa, often known as Sherpa stew. Seasonal veggies will be served in the tea houses, supplying critical nutrients to your body. High-fiber grains including buckwheat, millet, and barley are also nutritionally dense. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, a variety of curry meals, and fried rice are just a few of the cuisines available.

We can also help you discover a high-end hotel and teahouse that fits your budget. During the Island Peak Ascent, luxury and premium hotels and lodges, as well as budget hotels and lodges, are available wherever possible. You’ll mostly be staying in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu while spending nights at decent mountain lodges and teahouses during the trek and tented camps at Island Peak Base Camp.

In the mountains, comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other options are provided in the rooms. The rooms are often tiny yet cozy, and two guests frequently share them. The room includes a mattress, blanket, and pillow, among other things. We can provide separate rooms for you if you're traveling alone.

Sherpas, Guides, and Porters

You need a Sherpa mountain guide to climb mountains in Nepal. Your ascent will be supported by an experienced Sherpa guide who will assist you with the climb once you reach the base camp. They will give you directions, fix the ropes, guide the way, and help you as needed from the base camp to the summit and back. Additionally, they will consider the weather before deciding when to begin each ascent. We provide 1 climbing guide for 2-3 climbers based on the climber’s prior experience.

The Island Peak Climbing involves several days of hiking in the Everest region both before and after the summit. There is no need for a guide when trekking in this area. A hiking guide, however, significantly improves the success of your journey. An experienced trekking guide will be provided by Outfitter Nepal for each excursion. Your group will therefore have a trekking guide who will assist you in navigating the terrain, reserving lodging along the hiking track, interacting with locals, and handling emergencies.

Your climbing equipment is heavy and will need to be transported to base camp by a porter. You can hike worry-free with our Island Peak Climbing package, which includes one potter for every 2 climbers. A potter can only carry 20-22 kg and will only help you get to base camp. Then, you'll have to carry your own climbing equipment or seek your Sherpa's assistance.

Is insurance essential for climbing Island Peak?

It is necessary to secure insurance prior to beginning any adventurous activities, such as high-altitude climbs. Our only choice in the event of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or other health and weather emergencies at a high altitude where no other modes of transportation are accessible is emergency helicopter rescue. Because of this, we advise each of our visitors to purchase insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation. The expense of medical care, missing luggage, delays and cancellations, death, and repatriation are additional important factors to take into account when choosing your insurance. Before making a decision, it is recommended that you thoroughly investigate the insurance and its coverages.

Does Island Peak Climbing require prior climbing experience?

Beginners can climb this peak, but not those who are complete novices with no prior climbing experience. It will be much easier for you to climb if you are already familiar with the climbing gear and accessories. You will receive a half-day of instruction regarding the equipment and how to use it, though. Thus, with the right direction from our knowledgeable and experienced guides, you may successfully complete this climb as an absolute beginner.

How long does it take to climb Island Peak?

Depending on the path you choose, it can take anywhere between 14 and 20 days to ascend Island Peak. If you are a skilled mountaineer with understanding of high altitude and climbing methods, you may finish this climb in 14 days without making a side trip to Everest Base Camp. You must be well-prepared for this really aggressive plan, though. If you include a hike to the Everest Base Camp to allow for sufficient acclimatization, your total journey will be 19 days, including 2 days in Kathmandu for arrival and departure. You can talk with our travel specialists and make your adventure plans according to your requirements as Outfitter Nepal is happy to customize your trip.

How are communications carried out during the trip or in case of emergencies?

There is no risk of a climber or a crew member being lost or left behind because the entire climbing crew, including the guides and porters, will walk together in a group. The sole and best method of communication in an emergency is a satellite phone, which you can use to contact someone at work or a family member from a location without service. In order to be in constant contact with our climbers and team members, Outfitter Nepal is equipped with all manner of communications, including mobile and satellite phones. We utilize a satellite phone that is with the climbing leader for emergency communications because high in the mountains, mobile phones don't always work.

Can I charge my electronics during the trek and the climb?

You will spend the nights in tea houses or lodges from Lukla to Chhukung. So, for a modest additional fee, you will be able to charge your electrical gadgets at the place of your stay at the end of the day. However, once you leave Chhukung and until you reach Island Peak and return, we will rely on solar power sources to keep your devices charged as long as the days are sunny; otherwise, charging is not possible. Extra batteries and power banks are advisable to carry.

What is the average size of the group for the Island Peak Climbing trip?

For trekking and peak-climbing vacations, several providers offer different group sizes. Outfitter Nepal is always open to the idea of a small group expedition. Additionally, we specialize in creating customized itineraries. We do not strictly abide by the 7 to 8 person rule, even though this is the ideal group size for cost-effective aspects. We will, without any question, make preparations for those single travelers who, for whatever reason, are unable to join a group.

FAQsIsland Peak Climbing - 20 Days frequently asked questions
  • It is necessary to secure insurance prior to beginning any adventurous activities, such as high-altitude climbs. Our only choice in the event of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or other health and weather emergencies at a high altitude where no other modes of transportation are accessible is emergency helicopter rescue. Because of this, we advise each of our visitors to purchase insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation. The expense of medical care, missing luggage, delays and cancellations, death, and repatriation are additional important factors to take into account when choosing your insurance. Before making a decision, it is recommended that you thoroughly investigate the insurance and its coverages.

  • Although the locals drink water from the faucet or streams on the Everest region, it is not suitable for consumption for the visitors. You can purchase bottled water on the way, but we advise against it as it’s expensive (perhaps 10 times higher than in Kathmandu) and isn’t good for the environment. You can carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled water in the teahouses and use a SteriPen or a water purifier for further safety.

  • Beginners can climb this peak, but not those who are complete novices with no prior climbing experience. It will be much easier for you to climb if you are already familiar with the climbing gear and accessories. You will receive a half-day of instruction regarding the equipment and how to use it, though. Thus, with the right direction from our knowledgeable and experienced guides, you may successfully complete this climb as an absolute beginner.

  • The likelihood of experiencing altitude sickness increases as you ascend to greater altitudes, specifically when hiking higher than 4000 meters. Therefore, be sure to take good care of your body during the climb by eating well and acclimatizing. Altitude sickness can also be prevented by abstaining from alcohol and smoking. You can always rely on the altitude sickness medications to lessen the symptoms if nothing else helps.

  • For those just starting out in mountaineering, climbing Island Peak is generally a good option. Even yet, prior experience with high-altitude trekking is necessary in order to ascend Island Peak. It is challenging to ascend Island Peak, which has a steep elevation and incredibly thin air to breathe. The climb's most challenging section is the foot of the headwall. All the way to the

    summit, however, the ascending route is secured with fixed lines.

  • Depending on the path you choose, it can take anywhere between 14 and 20 days to ascend Island Peak. If you are a skilled mountaineer with understanding of high altitude and climbing methods, you may finish this climb in 14 days without making a side trip to Everest Base Camp. You must be well-prepared for this really aggressive plan, though. If you include a hike to the Everest Base Camp to allow for sufficient acclimatization, your total journey will be 19 days, including 2 days in Kathmandu for arrival and departure. You can talk with our travel specialists and make your adventure plans according to your requirements as Outfitter Nepal is happy to customize your trip.

  • Because Island Peak is hidden behind the shoulders of Mt. Lhotse, it is not possible to see Mt. Everest from its summit. However, you can awe at the breathtaking vistas of Mera Peak, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Ama Dablam from Island Peak summit.

  • You will spend the nights in teahouses or lodges from Lukla to Chhukung. So, for a modest additional fee, you will be able to charge your electrical gadgets at the place of your stay at the end of the day. However, once you leave Chhukung and until you reach Island Peak and return, we will rely on solar power sources to keep your devices charged as long as the days are sunny; otherwise, charging is not possible. Extra batteries and power banks are advisable to carry.

  • There is no risk of a climber or a crew member being lost or left behind because the entire climbing crew, including the guides and porters, will walk together in a group. The sole and best method of communication in an emergency is a satellite phone, which you can use to contact someone at work or a family member from a location without service. In order to be in constant contact with our climbers and team members, Outfitter Nepal is equipped with all manner of communications, including mobile and satellite phones. We utilize a satellite phone that is with the climbing leader for emergency communications because high in the mountains, mobile phones don't always work.

  • For trekking and peak-climbing vacations, several providers offer different group sizes. Outfitter Nepal is always open to the idea of a small group expedition. Additionally, we specialize in creating customised itineraries. We do not strictly abide by the 7 to 8 person rule, even though this is the ideal group size for cost-effective aspects. We will, without any question, make preparations for those single travelers who, for whatever reason, are unable to join a group.

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