Island Peak Climbing

Scenic mountain flight to Lukla- Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village- Visit Tyangboche Monastery and great views from Kalapatar and Khumbu ice fall views from Everest base camp- Amazing view from Island peak.

Island Peak Climbing

Island peak climbing is an enormously popular climbing trip in Nepal. The approach trek to the peak is through beautiful Gokyo valley .With a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu; we follow the Dudh Koshi river valley, acclimatize on day in the Sherpa town of Namche Bazzar and head for the pristine Gokyo Lake. We enjoy the climb to famous Gokyo Ri which commands one of the finest views of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountains, cross the Cho La pass, enjoy yet another grand view, and descend to Dingboche. From Dingboche we start the preparation for our Island peak climbing.

An alternative and equally popular approach is first visiting Everest base camp or the Kalapattar and trekking back to Dingboche. With Everest base camp and Island peak climbing combined, it is one of the most enjoyable adventure tour imaginable.

Island peak, 6189m, is actually an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers. We attempt along the standard route. Though the summit can be reached on a single day we make use of a high camp on its south west ridge to ensure the success. The climb involves one steep and exposed 100 m ice climb; otherwise it is a non technical snow climb. The climb also offers fabulous view of the Khumbu region and the Chhukung valley. From the summit you can enjoy the huge south face of Lhotse and the peak of Amadablam.

Trip Facts:

Destination: Island peak
Trip duration:
21 Days
Grade: Strenuous
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Maximum altitude: 6173m
Best season : September, October and early November and late February, March, April, May, June, July.

Island peak- climbing itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Guided tour in Kathmandu, preparation for trek.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga.
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole.
Day 08: Dole to Machhermo.
Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo.
Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), trek to Chhugyuma.
Day 11: Cross Cho La (5420m) to Dzongla.
Day 12: Dzongla to Chhukung.
Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp climb to high camp.
Day 14: Ascent of Island Peak (6189m) and return to Base Camp.
Day 15: Extra day for weather, rest etc…
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche.
Day 17: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day 20: Shopping, rest in Kathmandu. Farewell Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural show.
Day 21: Transfer from hotel to airport, fly back home.

Alternative itinerary Approach via Everest Base camp.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel 1350m.
Day 02: Guided tour of Kathmandu, trek preparation.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2800m. & trek to Phakding 2610m.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3800m.
Day 07: Tengboche Pheriche 4200m.
Day 08: Pheriche Lobuche 4900m.
Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar 5545m and back to to Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Dingboche 4300m.
Day 11: Dingboche Chukung 4730m.
Day 12: Chukung Island Peak Base camp at 5000m.
Day 13: High camp 5300m (approx.).
Day 14: High camp summit 6160m. & back to base camp.
Day 15: Base camp Tengboche 3800m.
Day 16: Tengboche Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Namche Phakding.
Day 18: Phakding Lukla.
Day 19: Fly Kathmandu early morning, leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Kathmandu, spare day for trek, farewell Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural show.
Day 21: Fly back home.

* Island peak climbing can be organized combine service tea-house plus camping. We stay in tea-house in trekking and in tent while climbing.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.


The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater.

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Included in the price

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
  • Accommodation in teahouse and all meals (3 meals a day) while trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Three star category hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Food, lodging and other expenses of climbing crew.

Excluded in the price

Fee Structure

Group Size Rate US$ Additional P/P US$
1-4 persons 350.00 only  
5-8 persons 350.00 plus 40.00(per person)
9-12 persons 510.00 plus 25.00(per person)

Note: Maximum number of members in team is 12.

Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks

An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks except the Thorang peak which we have to deposit USD 500 to Nepal Bank Limited.

The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Local airfare and your insurances.
  • Cold drinks and beverages.
  • Personal expenses

Food during the trip

Freshly cook food on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections through the best provided lodges and by our experienced and trained cook during the climbing respectively, foods are high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian cusions) will be provided both in lodges and during the camp. Each day dinner and breakfast will be provided in the same lodge/camp you spend the night. Lunch camp will be fixed on a pleasant surrounding…

Trekking Equipments:-

While packing for "Peak Climbing in Nepal" certain gears are essential to be considered. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.


Island peak climbing itinerary is a mixture of lodges and tents accommodations while you are on the mountain. Actually trek part we accommodate on the best lodges/guest house and has been chosen according their eco-friendliness, best location, hygiene and friendly nature. On climbing section will accommodate with comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag. We maintain standard & comfort in every means with best of our knowledge, experiences and costs. All accommodations on trekking/climbing lodge & tent is based on twin share. We provide standard hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast.


Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

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Further Information

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Contact Address

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P. O. Box: 19795, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

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