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Island Peak

2024 & 2025

Island Peak Climbing Expedition 2024 & 2025

Island Peak 6189m, (Imja Tse) is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. In 1952 Eric Shipton followed the Imja River en-route to the remote Barun gorge between Baruntse & Makalu. During that journey he described a mountain "resembling an island in a see of ice." Ever since, the name Island Peak has stuck; although it was renamed Imja Tse by the Nepal Mountaineering Association it remains the most popular trekking peak. Dwarfed, by the massive walls of Lhotse, Baruntse & Ama Dablam, its floats between the Imja & Lhotse Glaciers, its south face rears as a rocky triangle; the end of a truncated ridge falling from Lhotse Shar. Charles Evans, Charles Wylie, Alf Gregory & Tenzing Norgay climbed Island Peak in 1953 with a group of seven sherpas, in preparation for Everest Climb. Their climb up to southeast flank and the south side from a camp at Pareshaya Gyab remains the normal route of ascent.

Island Peak ( Imja Tse ) is one of the most popular trekking peaks as it requires nominal mountaineering experience, especially when supported by a Nepalese climbing guide.

Max. Altitude:                    6165 m.

Trip Duration:                   19 days

Trek Grade:                      Strenuous Plus

Accommodation:             Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)

Meals:                               Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Transportation:                Car / Van / Plane

Best Time:                         Feb, March, April, May,                                                     Oct, Nov, Dec.

Per day Hiking:                 5 to 7 hours

Day 1   Arrival in Kathmandu


Day 2   Free day in Kathmandu (preparation for climbing gears)


Day 3   Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek till Phakding (2652m.)


Day 4   Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m. )


Day 5   Namche, hike to Khumjung (3780m. ) for acclimatization & back to Namche


Day 6   Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m. )


Day 7   Tengboche to Pheriche (4040m)


Day 8   Pheriche ( hike to Nagarjun for acclimatization & back to Pheriche


Day 9   Pheriche to Lobuche ( 4910m )


Day 10  Lobuche to Kala Pathar ( 5550m.) & back to Luboche


Day 11   Lobuche to Chhukhung ( 4750 m.)


Day 12   Chhukhung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m.)


Day 13   Island Peak Base Camp (Rest and preparation)


Day 14   Island Peak summit (6189 m.) & back to Base Camp


Day 15   Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche


Day 16   Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3440m.)


Day 17   Namche Bazar to Lukla


Day 18   Fly back to Kathmandu


Day 19   Departure

  • Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary including domestic flights.

  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).

  • Domestic flight KTM-LUK-KTM.

  • All three-time meals and tea house accommodation while on trekking and camping facilities during Island Peak climbing.

  • An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.

  • An Experienced Sherpa climbing guide to support during climbing Island peak.

  • Common climbing gears like ropes, snow bars, ice screws, Carabineers etc. provided.

  • All staff wages.

  •  Insurance of the trekking and climbing staffs.

  • All necessary tents for members and staff.

  • All necessary kitchen utensils and equipment.

  • National Park fee.

  • Peak Permit Fee and Trekking permit.

  • SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).

  • Farewell Dinner with cultural show

  • International Airfare.

  • Nepal visa fee.

  • Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.

  • Extra nights Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Personal equipment (your personal clothing and climbing gear can be rented in Chukung.).

  • Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.

  • All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.

  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

  • Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.

  • Tips to the staffs.



"We loved hiking with our guide Nima. He showed us a lot of places besides the normal pathways. Since he grew up in Solu Khumbu he knows the area really well. We always felt comfortable and we had a great time with him. He is a lovely person, always keen on learning new card games, always happy and in a good mood. The summit of Island Peak with him was save and just brilliant! Thank you very much again."

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