Island Peak

A glamorous Himalayan adventure- Island Peak Climbing is a journey across the Khumbu Valley to scale Island Peak (6189m). Starting with a journey through Sherpa villages, the trip culminates with an arduous climb of Island Peak (6189m). The trip provides beautiful views of the Everest Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8201m). The final climb to the summit offers a 70-degree incline over a 150-meter section. Moreover, it is especially beneficial if used as a practice to beginner climbers to prepare for higher mountains.

Island Peak (6189m) gets its name due to the strategic location it has in the renowned Khumbu Valley. Situated to the south of Mt. Everest (8848m), it stands out as an island surrounded by glaciers. Moreover, this peak is also an ideal option for trekkers and beginner climbers to test their climbing skills. The trip starts from Lukla which is the gateway to Everest and ascends gradually to the Island Peak Base Camp. Then, the climb to the top of the peak officially begins.

Initially, a short flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. From here, you trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River to join the company of the illustrious Sagarmatha National Park. Thereon, the trail leads you to Namche Bazaar where you spend an extra day to acclimatize with the altitude. Following the Imja River, you head to Tengboche and continue to Chhukung. After scaling Chhukung Ri (5550m) then next day you trek to Island Peak Base Camp, At base camp our climbing guide display climbing practice. The toiling climb to the top entails steep sections, snowy paths, and glacial moraines. Finally, the top of the peak offers a majestic panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and many other mountains. After the climb, you descend back to Lukla and end your adventure in the Himalayas.

Experience Required

Since the trail on this trip offers many challenges as it ascends to an altitude of 6,189 meters, It doesn’t require a great deal of previous climbing experience but it is better if climbers have previous climbing experience or prior training. Our trip itinerary on the Island Peak Climbing includes plenty of time to acclimatize. However, we do urge our clients to remain cautious regarding any symptoms of altitude sickness. During the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best time to climb Island Peak.

Why climb Island Peak with 8000 Expeditions

8000 Expeditions is great adventure company that organizes adventurous treks and mountaineering trips in Nepal. For Island Peak Climbing, we assign an experienced climbing guide to lead expedition. Also, we maintain a 2:1 Sherpa to climber ratio for the expedition. We keep our group size to a small number and focus on success and safety of the climbers.

If you want trek to Everest Base Camp & climb island peak at the same time, please contact us.

01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) & transfer to hotel
02 Fly to Lukla (2, 840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
03 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m),
04 Namche Bazar Acclimatization
05 Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)
06 Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)
07 Acclimatization day
08 Trek to Chukung (4,735m) & hike Chukung-ri (5,550m)
09 Chukung to Island peak Base Camp (5,090m)
10 Base Camp to high camp (5,600m)
11 Attempt Island peak (6,189m) & return Chukung
12 Contingency day in case bad weather
13 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
14 Trek to Lukla (2,840m)
15 Fly back to Kathmandu
16 Contingency day/ Free day in Kathmandu
17 Depart from Kathmandu

Fixed Departure Dates

Start / Finish Availability Days Price Book
15/11/2021 - 02/12/2021 Guide: Ngawang Sherpa Space 16 $ 2,250
08/03/2022 - 24/03/2022 Guide: Phurba W Sherpa Guaranteed 17 $ 2,250


  • Airport pick up drop in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights in 4 star hotel twin share basis in Kathmandu (B&B)
  • Local lodge accommodation-twin sharing basis on trek
  • Airfare: Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu with 15 kg luggage (10kg hold baggage and 5kg hand baggage)
  • Meals Plan: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Island peak climbing permit, entrance fees & Sagarmatha National park fees
  • Experience climbing Sherpa guides & porters
  • Porter on 2:1 basis
  • All Nepali staffs insurance and wages
  • Camping equipment's (Tent, meals, foam mattresses, rope, fuel, chair, table and necessary cooking gears
  • Garbage disposal charges payable to SPCC. (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee)
  • Well experience cook & kitchen staffs at Base camp
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Nepal Visa fees: Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner while staying in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, mineral waters & laundry
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if required
  • Costs related with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Tips for guide & porters (Recommended)
  • Single room supplement $ 220 (extra)
  • Personal equipment hire e.g. Down jacket, sleeping bag, climbing gear...etc. (available at extra cost)
  • Additional nights hotel in Kathmandu
Destination: Nepal
Activity level: Strenuous
Best Season: Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Max altitude: 6,189m
Group Size: 2-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel,lodge+Camp

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