Island Peak Climbing Nepal
Everest Base Camp Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp Island Peak Climbing - 20 Days 

Not ready to summit Everest but you still want the adventure of summiting a peak? Try Island Peak (6189m) by passing through Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp,

Perfect for inexperienced climbers, the technically straightforward ridge is suitable even for those who have not climbed on snow and ice. The route, which passes through Everest Base Camp, allows you to be gradually acclimatized to the cold and altitude.

Anyone who is physically fit is well qualified to make the ascent to Island Peak (6189m). Island Peak is located at the top of the Chukung glacier, between the beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains. What attracts more than 300 groups each year to Island Peak? Besides the fact that it is an inexpensive expedition, with a low permit fee, it is a trek that is possible for the average person, and from its summit you get one of the most magnificent views.


To reach Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak.The group size can be from 2 to 12 people.

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 season for Island Peak climbing is from March to May and from September to November. The duration of the Island Peak trek can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Island Peak expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

Note I: If you are traveling on a budget, and do not require five-star accommodation, we can provide you clean and comfortable hotels at more reasonable rates, which will reduce the total cost of the package.

Note II: 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 III: 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 IV: The following climbing equipment is 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: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300 m

Day 02: Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2610 m

Day 04: Trek to Namche bazzar,3441 m

Day 05: Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Tengbuche, 3860 m

Day 07: Trek to Dingbuche, 4400 m

Day 08: Acclimatization Day- Hiking Chhkung Ri back to Dingbuche

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche, 4915m

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and back to EBC (Everest Base Camp), 5363m

Day 11: Ascend Early Morning ascent to Kala Pattar 5545 m and Trek to Dingboche 

Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m

Day 13: Training at Base camp and move to High Camp 5550m 

Day 14: Ascend Base Camp to Summit 6189m and descent to Chhukung

Day 15: Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 17: Trek to Lukla

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 29: Free day Kathmandu

Day 20: Departure

Trip Cost : $ 2500 USD per person all inclusive 

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

Service Includes: 

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 14 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 1 night camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. 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
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Island Peak Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • 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:

  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, which can be arranged upon your request.
  • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Liquor, Mineral Water and Soft Drinks
  • Hot Shower charge at trekking lodges
  • Batteries and Telephone calls

Groups available to join for our 2021 and 2022 departures !!

You may also be interested in :

Lobuche Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Lobuche Peak Climbing The Lobuche mountain consists of two different summits, Viz. east and west with the height of 6119m and 6145m respectively. A continuous ridge. Connects them but there is still a Sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The east peak is recognized as a trekking peak where as the west is known ....

Trip Starts: Lukla
Trip Ends: Lukla
Max. Altitude: 6119m
Group Size: 2 pax-12 pax
Cost Starts: US$ 2545

[+] Trip Details

Mera Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Mera Peak Climbing Like every treks and climbing trips, the trek to Mera starts with a bracing mountain flight to Lukla airstrip. From Lukla, we ascend slowly to eastward, cross the Zatra pass and finally we reach the Mera La pass on 9th day. We set up our base cam there for Mera peak climbing. It is possible to climb the Mera peak ...

Trip Starts: Lukla
Trip Ends: Lukla
Max. Altitude: 6476m
Group Size: 2 pax-12 pax
Cost Starts:US$ 2550

[+] Trip Details

Mera Amphu Labtsa Pass and Island Peak Climbing - 25 Days

Mera Amphu Labtsa Pass and Island Peak climbing Mera and Island peak are both most sought after summits in their own right. Though these two mountains are geographically close, still they are separated by formidable mountain chain dividing the Hongu and Khumbu valleys. For climbers, this is a rare opportunity to attempt both peaks ....

Trip Starts: Lukla
Trip Ends: Lukla
Max. Altitude: 6476m
Group Size: 2 pax-12 pax
Cost Starts: US$ 3790

[+] Trip Details

Client Testimonials

Trekking in Nepal is our main Himalayan adventure service to our guests. We have more than 100 Nepal trekking packages and itineraries that are well designed to suit and meet your trekking requirements and interests. Our Nepal trekking staffs are mostly Sherpa, an ethnic indigenous group from various mountain region of Nepal who can tell and show you real facts of Nepal trekking areas.

Roborts Mical, Uk
More Reviews
Our Climbing Equipments

We accept:

Associated with