Island Peak Climbing - 19 Days

  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 6,190m
  • Best Time Oct - Jun
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Wonderful view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Peaks.
  • You can found expedition experience after climbing.
  • Scenic Mountain Flight to Lukla.
  • Climbing Island Peak (6189 m/20299 ft).
  • Explore the Namche Bazaar and Ancient monastery.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
  • The experience-climbing guide with you on snow and ice.

About Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing is wonderful views as well as getting the proper experience for the expedition with leads to explore one of most adventure Everest base camp trek. Island is one of the most popular peaks in Nepal which is the most highly sought after peaks in the world. This is comparatively more difficult than other peaks climbing. Island Peak Climbing located nearby the Chukung glacier, primarily between Ama Dablam and Mount Lhotse. 

Our 19 Days Island peak climbing itinerary has included the Everest base camp trek (5,364m), Kala Patthar (5,545m), and Kongma La (5,535m), which provides most famous trekking with peak experience. In 1951 Eric Shipton’s party gave this peak name Island. Basic mountaineering experiences such as glacier travel, ice-ax arrest, use of ascender, and rappelling are REQUIRED for participation in the Island Peak climb. Island Peak Climbing also know by "Imja Tse" in fact, this climbing peak offered experience will give you even more encouragement. Island Peak climbing difficulty is through to cross the snow and ice, therefore, the ascent should be done in a positive way. During the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, the route will pass through trekking the amazing glacial moraines (Imja and Lhotse), colorful monasteries with prayer flags and prayer inscribed stones, the forests full of rare floras and faunas and birds. from Dingboche, this Island Peak looks like between a sea of ice which is the scene is enticing. The peak getting popular by trekking peak in Nepal, which offers to get Khumbu region Everest base camp and adventure climbing experience. Top of Island peak, you have the nearest huge south face of Lhotse and an amazing view of Ama Dablam Peak, which can be the best adventure moment in a lifetime.

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary begins from Kathmandu, similarly, it takes mountain flight to Lukla then we start trekking from here. The trail goes through Dudh Koshi river valley and enjoys the popular valley of Sherpa town Namche Bazaar which is a local market, cross the suspension bridges and enter the Sagarmatha Nation Park with dense forests. You also visit the thousands of years old Tyangobche monastery and get to see sherpa's traditional culture and lifestyle. Island Peak Climbing route leads the beautiful valley of this journey Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. Then the trail follows the world-famous route of Everest base camp and hike to awesome viewpoint Kalapatthar. Likewise, after leaving the Lobuche village and passing the Kongma La (5,535m) you reach Island base camp. Next day, early morning you will climb the Island peak crossing the rocky steeps, glacier zone, ices path, and steep snow slope to summit the top. Let ready to get mesmerize surrounding mountain ranges views around the  Island peak and feel the fresh mountain air. After spending an incredible moment at the top, you return to Base camp, Namche, Lukla, and flight back to Kathmandu, where your Island Peak Climbing 19 Days package will be complete.

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides professional climbing license leader through Island Peak Climbing, who has perfect knowledge about Mountaineering. For Island Peak Climbing cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch anytime with us. We always ready for our customer service and you can contact us from WhatsApp/Viber: 9840396708 or Company Email: info@himalayanfrozen.com


Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two or more days may be canceled for bad weather reason. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. As this can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking & Climbing).

Itinerary

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When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Today, we sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, which is our visit place are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur, and Swoyambhunath Temple. After the visit, we'll drive back to the hotel; overnight we stay ay the same Hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

After a short flight to Lukla, we start the trek to Phakding village. The trail pass through the Cheplung village, where we see amazing Mount Khumbila. After crossing the downhill, we arrive in Phakding and we spend our night. There is a good facility for Accommodation, Lodge, and Meals.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,652m
  • Phakding

After having breakfast, we'll cross the Dudhkoshi River and through to suspension bridges, Benkar, Sherpa villages of Tok Tok, and Monjo, where the Sagarmatha National Park area starts. The trail goes through climbing, where we see Mount Lhotse, Mount Everest, and Mount Nuptse. After climbing, we'll arrive in Namche Bazaar, where we spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar

Today, we take a short hike to Everest View Hotel, from here we get World highest peaks views; Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Through downhill, we reach National Park headquarter, where has a statue of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. We spend our time at the Sherpa museum and amazing place. After then we'll return to our Namche Bazaar Hotel.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar

After breakfast, we cross the Dhudhkosi river and pass through the rhododendron forest with small Sherpa Valley. Our trail will start climb steeply, where we get the Tengboche forest. Finally, we arrive in Tengboche, where we spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,860m
  • Tengboche

After having breakfast, we'll visit the Tengboche monastery, which is the most popular monastery in the Khumbu region. On the way, we cross the beautiful forest, river, landscape, beautiful Sherpa town and reach Pheriche. Where we spend our night with a good facility for Accommodation, Meals, and Lodge.


  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,200m
  • Pheriche

After having breakfast, we take an easy trek to Dugla then our trek through the uphill to the terminal of the Khumbu glacier and rocky slope. There is a prayer flag like Scott Fischer. Between the ways, we get Lingtren, Pumori, Khumbutse peaks and Mahalalur Himal. Finally, we arrive in Lobuche, where we spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,930m
  • Lobuche

Today, our trek will through to the Everest Base Camp, which is the most famous destination in Nepal. Our walk will be different due to the low altitude of the air. After crossing the rocky dunes, hail, and streams, we reach the base camp. We take enjoy between the mountains, where we'll found lifetime experience. We'll back to Gorak Shep, where we spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,170m
  • Gorak Shep

Today, early in the morning we start our trek to Kala Patthar. At the walk, we get cold temperatures being (-12 to -15 dc). In the east area, we'll see Khumbutse, Lingtren, Changtse tower, and amazing Mount Everest. From Kala Patthar, we get wonderful 360 degrees Himalayans views. We'll back to Lobuche, where we'll spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,940m
  • Lobuche

After having breakfast, today is our hard trek to Kangbu La Base. The Kangbu is one of the cold areas in the Khumbu region, where we see Kane Mark wrapped in a prayer flag. After then we'll through down to Imja Khola, Chhukung, and small summer settlement. After arriving in Chhukung, We'll offer some advice for the Island base camp.


  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,730m
  • Chhukung

Today, our trail is quite steep to Island base camp. The trail takes us to the south then goes to east main valley line. We walk along the riverside, where we get an amazing experience. After crossing the Lhotse and Imja glacier, we arrive at Island Peak Base Camp, where we spend our night.

  • Tent
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,200m
  • Island base camp

After having breakfast, we start our climbing training. Our climbing guide will give some idea about the climb. And the guide teaches you about the climbing equipment safety belts, ascents, boots, and crampons, such as hail, ropes, etc. After finish the training we take a rest. Today also we'll spend our night at the Island base camp.


  • Tent
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,200m
  • Island base camp

After having breakfast, we start climbing early in the morning at 1 am. We have to reach the summit before the afternoon because afternoon there can be strong winds that can become a barrier for a successful summit. Through climbing, we'll see slope narrows, the trail enters a steep rock channel and we climb the rock gully. The Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. The climbing is not too hard, but there are very rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. We'll climb through the rock cliff, which will exciting nose and exposed on top of the glacier. The steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. We have to use fixed rope after successfully climbing on rock. At the climb, the rope will usually be 350 m, which is the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. After enjoying the incredible view from Summit, we'll back to Base camp. Where we spend our night.

  • Tent
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,200m
  • Island base camp

Today, our trail will be easy and goes down low altitude. Through the trail, we'll cross the Khumbu Khola valley and Sherpa villages. We visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which one is the oldest place in Khumbu. From Pangboche village, we'll see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtaiga, and Kongde. Where we spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,985m
  • Pangboche

After breakfast, we'll back to Imja Khola and goes through to a beautiful forest to Tengboche, where we go to travel the monastery. Our trail crosses the rhododendrons forest, hillsides, and Dudh Koshi River Bridge. We arrive in Namche Bazaar and we spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar

After having breakfast, we'll start our trek to Lukla. After crossing the Dudh Koshi River Bridge and beautiful Sherpa village, we arrive in Lukla where we spend our night.


  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,800m
  • Lukla

Today, we leave the Khumbu and Himalayan regions. We take a short flight to Kathmandu. When we arriving Kathmandu, we enjoy and relax, after 19 days of hard trekking and climbing. Later, in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with the team members and end your journey in Nepal.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

You will fly back to your home. One of our team representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Notes

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pick up and drop from Airport to Hotel to Airport by private vehicles.
  • Teahouse/Lodges/Camp tent accommodation during the trekking and climbing.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking and climbing.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • full day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a guide.
  • The Himalayan experienced and knowledgeable English speaking trekking and climbing guides.
  • leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers/climbers: 1 porter).
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Guide & Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Group gears and supplies (ice screws, snow bars, and ropes).
  • Camping equipment (dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table chair, and kitchen utensils).
  • Island Peak Permits and Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee and TIMS card.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful climbing.
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses.
  • Compressive first aid box.
  • Farewell Dinner.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • All soft and hard drinks.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipments.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

Useful Information

Island Peak Climbing Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Island Peak Climbing Accommodation

Island Peak Climbing accommodations are Lodge, Teahouse, and Tent. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. Island Peak Climbing, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations. At the climbing area, we spend 3 nights at the tent with meals, where we can use natural preservation tent toilet.

  • 2 night at Kathmandu hotel
  • 13 night at the lodge
  • 3 night at tent

Island Peak Climbing Meals

At the Kathmandu have included only breakfast. During the Island Peak Climbing, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. During the climbing area, we provide the freshly-cooked food.

  • 2 days breakfast at Kathmandu
  • 13 days all meals at the lodge
  • 3 days freshly-cooked food at the tent

Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Island Peak Climbing Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Climbing and trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without Climbing and trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy climbing and trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Climbing and Trekking Equipment Lists

Personal Climbing Gears

  • Ice ax
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight-figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears

  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking & Climbing Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Expedition Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 30 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!