Island Peak Climbing Nepal
Island Peak 5 Days Only

Island Peak Climbing

There are three good reasons why so many people want to ascend Island Peak 6189m every year.

The first reason is any physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make the ascent to Island Peak. It’s a technically straight forward ridge; it is suitable for climbers without previous experience of climbing on snow and ice.

The second reason is that it can be done in only 3 days and 2 nights, making it one of the least expensive trekking packages offered. Annapurna Foothills Treks offers an Island Peak trek starting and finishing at Chukhung, where you will be met by our experienced guides and who will look after you in every way.

Island Peak Climbing


The third reason is that, even without previous climbing experience, and for a reasonable price, from the summit you are surrounded by the entire Khumbu range. The snowy peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and the unclimbed Lhotse Shar, all over 8000m, are seen from the summit of this peak. To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, the Cho Polu (6.734mt.) and the red granite mass of Mt.Makalu (8,475m).

It is no surprise Island Peak Climbing is one of the most popular peak expeditions in the Everest region of Nepal. The peak is registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Besides trekking adventure, it will be a cultural adventure to see the Sherpa villages and the Buddhist monasteries.

You might want to become acclimatized first, by going through some of the nearby passes, such as Renjo La Pass (5338m), Chola Pass (5420m), and Kala Pattar (5545m) Of course, you will already be acclimatized if you have done the Jiri, Phaplu and/or Lukla treks.

island peak summit

Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse in Nepali. Each trek starts according our scheduled departure dates. The minimum size of a group is two persons. After you return to Chukung, you are free to plan for the next destination.

We don’t recommend you to stay in Island Peak High Camp overnight. First of all, at present there is very big problem of water at Island Peak High Camp. Previously we could find ice to melt for water around 45 minutes away, now that ice field has totally melted, and we have to walk 3 hours to bring water. The second thing, it is very difficult to sleep at 5630m. For this reason we plan the trek so that you stay in Island Peak Base Camp at 5200m rather than at Island Peak High Camp.

The Best Time to Climb Island Peak

Everest Base Camp Island Peak ClimbingThe best seasons for the Island Peak Expedition are spring( mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November). Most of the tourists come during these seasons, so the routes may be a bit crowded. Some may prefer to avoid the crowds, and climb Island Peak during the winter months (December to February), when the weather is crisp and cold and the views of the mountains are crystal clear. If you are well prepared for the cold weather, the winter is also a great time to climb.

Note I: Our previous experience shows that two nights and three days program is sufficient to climb Island Peak. In case you would like to stay more than two nights and three days in Island Peak Base Camp, you have to pay USD 120 Per Person / Per day, and you will get all the same services as the scheduled days.

Note II: Annapurna Foothills Treks provides all the equipment you will need to climb Island Peak and Lobuche Peak and Pokalde. We have a store in Chukung which supplies equipment from Camp and Black Diamond Company, which are high quality mountaineering suppliers. The only thing you need to bring is your own plastic boots to be sure you have a comfortable pair in the proper size. You may wish to hire some in Kathmandu.

Note III: The following climbing equipments are available in Chhukung.
Crampons, Harness, Ice-Axe, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screwgate Karabiners, Prussic Loops, Helmet, Ascender /Abseil Device (Jumar) and Descender Figure 8  

Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Chhukung, 4750m

Day 02: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m

Day 03: Acclimatization Day- Basic Training Ascend to High Camp 5500m 

Day 04: High Camp to Summit and descent to Chhukung.

Day 05: Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)


"Only one click away from the destination of a life time"

Trip Cost : $ 850 USD per person 


Service Includes:

  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 2 nights camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner,  juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • Climbing Sherpa guide (Nepal Mountaineering Association. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gears 
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Necessary  staff, porters  
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Island Peak Permit
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government

Personal Climbing Gear Includes:

  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

Service Excludes:

  • Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu which can be arranged upon your request.
  • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
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