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Island Peak Climbing

  1. 19 Day(s)

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Strenous

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu,Normal tea house and tent during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Three times during the trek

Transportation: Private Vehicle and Aeroplane

Activity:Sightseeing, Trekking and Climbing

Max Altitude:6187 m/20293 ft

Group Size::2-10 People

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About Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Get the experience of trekking to Island Peak by joining the Everest Trekking route
  • Immerse into the beautiful Sherpa customs
  • Observe the local Monasteries
  • Get the experience of hiking to Kalapatthar for looking the sunrise over the mountains
  • Reach at the top of Island Peak and enjoy the surrounding views
  • Take the pictures of those surrounding snow capped peaks

The popular Island Peak Climbing in the Everest region has attracted the peak climbers from all over the world. The Peak has enticed not only the climbers, but also to the trekkers in Everest Base Camp. Situated between the Everest Himalayas, Island Peak (6189m) is locally called the Imja Tse, which was the first ascended in 1956 AD by a Swiss Climbing Team. The climbing to Island Peak Package becomes more overwhelming as it adjoins the Everest Base Camp Trekking along the trip.

The Island Peak Climbing Package begins with a short flight to the Himalayan airport Lukla, the trekking to Everest Base Camp also starts from there. Marching through the upper trail to the glacial River, the trek crosses Phakding and Monjo to ascend the Sherpa heartland of Namche Bazaar. Similarly, exploring the traditional Sherpa cultural lifestyles and the Himalayan views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and others give the positive energy and works as acclimatization. In the same way, the hike to Kalapatthar adds the further charm in this trekking trail which is considered as the viewpoint for looking the surrounding Himalayan ranges. Everest Base Camp trekking before climbing the peak makes the climbers physically fit and more acclimatization. After descending from the Everest Base Camp, it is a continual trek to the Island peak base camp. Besides, Island peak is normally covered by the heap of snow. Peak Climbers get climbing practices and training along with the way of using peak climbing equipments. With a gentle climb to Island Peak, it descends to the base camp and continues the trek to Namche Bazaar and to Lukla. Then finally you have a flight back to Kathmandu.

During the Island Peak climbing trip, the Rising Adventure Company manages all required arrangements. We are conscious of the physical condition, altitude sickness and any problems of the fitness of our clients. Hygiene foods and hot drinks are supplied to the climbers. For more details please, feel free to contact us.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02 :Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03 :Fly to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 35 min and trek to Phakding (2652m/ 8700ft), 3-4 hrs. Overnight in Phakding

Day 04 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Namche

Day 05 :Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day

Day 06 :Trek to Tengboche (3860m/ 12664 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Tengboche

Day 07 :Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m/ 13776ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Pheriche

Day 08 :Trek to Lobuche (4920m/ 16142 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Lobuche

Day 09 :Trek to Gorakshep (5130m/ 16831 ft), 3-4 hrs and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft), 4-5 hrs. Overnight in Gorkshep.

Day 10 :Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft), 3 hrs and trek to Lobuche (4920m/ 16142 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Lobuche

Day 11 :Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft), 6-7 hrs walk. Overnight in Chuhukung

Day 12 :Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight in Base Camp

Day 13 :Practice for climbing on Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Base Camp

Day 14 :Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6187 m/20293 ft) and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10 -12 hours. Overnight in Base Camp

Day 15 :Trek to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Pangboche

Day 16 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Namche

Day 17 :Trek to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Lukla

Day 18 :Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 19 :Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary paper works, Climbing permit, TIMS, Annapurna Conversation Area Permit for trekking   
  • English speaking, an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable climbing guide during the trek
  • Friendly and strong porter, one porter for two trekkers
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) according to your choice
  • 3 days camping including three times meal
  • Sleeping tent, dinning tent, toilet tent
  • Climbing equipments
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Entrance Fee at the Monument places in Kathmandu
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Hot shower, Battery charge and heater during the trekking
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned in trip "Cost includes" 


Departure Note

According to your requirement Rising Adventure operates this trip at anytime. Please feel free to contact us to customize your departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu Upon arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in KathmanduThis is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.
In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 35 min and trek to Phakding (2652m/ 8700ft), 3-4 hrs. Overnight in PhakdingIn the early morning, you will have almost 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2800 m in the Khumbu region of Eastern part of Nepal. While in the aeroplane you can have the great views of the mountains and river valleys. After the arrival at Lukla, our guide will introduce with the porter if you want to have or if your package includes. Then, your trek embarks on to Phakding at almost 2652 m.

Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in NamcheOn this day, you will continue your trek for almost 7 hour until you won’t reach to the Namche bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through the breathtaking views such as blue pine forests, firs, junipers and other beautiful sceneries.

Day 05:Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization dayYou will spend a day here in order to have rest as well as acclimatize. You can pass your day by exploring the local culture of Namche. You can also visit the museum which describes the traditional customs of the Sherpa and you have an opportunity to visit the highest hotel of the world names as Everest View Hotel.

Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3860m/ 12664 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in TengbocheYour trek will go ahead from Namche to Tengboche along the magnificent views of the varieties of mountains. After reaching in Tengboche, you can observe the lifestyle of local Sherpas as well as their monasteries.

Day 07:Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m/ 13776ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Pheriche Today your trail will take to Pheriche after walking almost 5 hours. At first, you will descend as well as ascend and reach to the beautiful village located on the riverbank, known as Pangboche. Then the continuation of your trail will take you to at Pheriche.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4920m/ 16142 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in LobucheYou will trek almost 6 hours in order to reach to Lobuche, where is only few huts at the foot of the Himalayan giants. On the way, you will go up to the Khumbu Glacier and pass the row of stone monument that was built in the memory of six Sherpas who died in an avalanche at Lobuche.

Day 09:Trek to Gorakshep (5130m/ 16831 ft), 3-4 hrs and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft), 4-5 hrs. Overnight in Gorkshep.This is the difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5340 meter without using the mountaineering equipments. From the Base Camp, you can have the spectacular scenic views of the Khumbu Icefall. After then you will descend to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 10:Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft), 3 hrs and trek to Lobuche (4920m/ 16142 ft), 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Lobuche Your trail will begin early in the morning for going to hike to Kalapathar. So, you will ascend steeply to Kalapathar. After reaching there you will enjoy the incredible views o f the towering Himalayas such as the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on. You will descend to Gorak Shep following the same route. After having a breakfast there, you will return to Lobuche again.

Day 11:Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft), 6-7 hrs walk. Overnight in ChuhukungToday is the tougher day of your trekking because you are going to pass the Kongma La Pass. So, you will go through the Khumbu Glacier and reach to Kongma La Base Camp. From there, you will go up to Kongma La Pass following the prayer flags, which mark the path. After descending, you will reach to Chhukung and meet the climbing guide. En route, you will walk through the Imja Valley as well.

Day 12:Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight in Base Camp Today your trail will go up steeply. So, you will ascend to south at first and turn towards the main valley in the east. Then the trail will go ahead along the stream and make your trek glacial through the Imja and Lhotse glacier. Eventually, you will reach to the valley, which offers the gorgeous views of southwestern side of Island Peak. In valley, you will set up your Base Camp.

Day 13:Practice for climbing on Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Base Camp The day of today is actually not for rest only, but for acclimatization too. So, today your guide will teach you to use the climbing equipments such as ice axe, harness and so on. Besides, you will spend your remaining day for hiking to the High Camp and back to the Base Camp.

Day 14:Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6187 m/20293 ft) and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10 -12 hours. Overnight in Base Camp Today you are going to meet your final destination. So, you will have a climbing very early in the morning. You will ascend beyond the High Camp. Then you will climb on the rocky steps, crevasses, glacier as well as icy slopes. Finally, you will be succeeded to summit the Island Peak, which offers the exotic sceneries of Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam and so on. After spending sometimes on top of the Island Peak, you will descend to the Base Camp retracing the route.

Day 15:Trek to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Pangboche Your trail will take you to Chhukung following the previous route. Then you will descend to Dingboche. After almost one and half an hour of walking from there, you will reach to Pangboche amongst the thousands of mani stones.

Day 16:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/ 11286 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in NamcheToday you will walk about to5 hours. First of all, you will reach to Tengboche following the previous route through the Imja River. Then you will continue your trek through the forests of rhododendron as well as of juniper. En route, you will have an opportunity to see the grazing mountain goats, colorful Pheasants and other wild animals. Finally, you will reach to Namche Bazaar passing through Chhorten monastery.

Day 17:Trek to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft), 6-7 hrs. Overnight in LuklaYou will go to Lukla retracing the route.

Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min. Overnight in KathmanduYou will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will transfer to the hotel.

Day 19:Departure from KathmanduToday your trip in Nepal comes to an end and A representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem especially to go to Lukla from Kathmandu. At this time, Rising Adventure can charter either Helicopter or Twin Otter as per the demand of our clients.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.


You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While doing climbing to Island Peak, you will be spent your nights at tea houses. If single rooms are available there in mountain, they will be provided and If not, it is needed to spend the nights with twin share basis. But you need to have tent camping with twin-sharing basis living in some of the places.


During your Island Peak Climbing, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on basis of menu of local  tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period, however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.  While in tent, you will have the prepared breakfast and dinner in the same camp where you had spent your night, but the lunch will be served after camping on the suitable way.


The itineraries of Rising Adventure are designed with preventive method especially for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We know that AMS occurs while in higher elevation which may cause to kill. So, our company has been organizing the trips in any Himalayan region of Nepal with paying serious attention to AMS. Our pivotal priority always goes to Safety and Security. In addition, all the guides and porters of our company are the trainer of First-Aid. However, we always advices our clients to consult with doctor and be the fit and fine before planning to do any adventurous activities in the higher elevation area whether i.e. in Himalayan region or in hilly region.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement:

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Rights:

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements:

Island Peak Climbing is not too much risky. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in the higher elevation because you need to walk more times in higher elevation while trekking in this area. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally. Besides, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time after planning to climb the Island Peak because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking and climbing very easily in the higher elevation. In the same way, it would be better to have technical knowledge for some extent. Any way, our expert climbing guides teach you about use of equipments and other technical things during your trekking. In addition, Rising Adventure believes that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will.  At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Safety and Security:

Safety and Security of the travelers are essential during the trip. It is more important in the adventure activities as trekking, rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee and other activities. For example you may have valuable things like money, passport, tickets, etc. So, you can use money belt and neck wallet for securing those things.

Rising Adventure suggests you to be aware of safety and security and asks to tell if you face any problems during the trip. We try to manage the possible solutions.

Responsible Tourism:

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the clients' troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Best Seasons:

The Island Peak Climbing is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. However, we organize this trip even in other seasons in accordance with your requirements and the weather condition.

Additional Information:

Our website tries to provide details information about the trip. In case of inconvenience you can directly contact us via email or call us at +977 9841645135.

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