Island Peak Climbing, 18 Days
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Island Peak Climbing, 18 Days

Days: 18 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)

The name Island Peak (Imja Tse 6189m) is given to this peak because of its appearance as the island of the ice on the elevated regions of the Himalayas of Nepal. Island Peak Climbing is one of the most classical trips in the Everest region offering us with the magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas from Kalapatthar and Everest View Hotel. Island Peak Climbing in Nepal offers us with one of the most fascinating experiences of climbing the peak in Khumbu region. 

Our journey of Island Peak climbing itinerary starts from the scenic flight over the green lush valleys to Lukla. After landing on one of the most dangerous airports in the world, we begin our journey by trekking to Phakding and reach Namche Bazaar. We then trek through traditional Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Pangboche and Dingboche to head towards Everest Base Camp. Finally heading towards the Island Peak Base Camp, the glorious mountains keep us company throughout the trek. As the trail passes through the Khumbu region which is also marked as the lands of Sherpas, we will get chance to enjoy the local tradition, custom, dance, and culture. Climbing Island Peak Nepal is considered as one of the most fascinating extensions in the Everest region. The mountain itself is considered as the extension of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar. Situated over the Chhukung glacier between Ama Dablam (6856m) and Lhotse Mountains, the Island Peak is one of the most sought trekking destinations by the mountaineers and adventure seekers because of its challenging geographical conditions. We don’t need any technical mountaineering experience to climb Island Peak 6189m, however, a high level of fitness and the desire to push our limits is sufficient. The experience of climbing along the Island peak will be quite challenging and thrilling.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition has been one of the most reputed and competent companies for years. We have a passionate and experienced team in tourism serving our clients with all the requirements they need. The transportation and accommodation facilities we offer throughout the trek are excellent and we also provide English-speaking guides to help you better in your journey.

Fact of the Climbing

Trek Region
Everest Region
Type of Trek
Trekking and Climbing
18 Days
Highest Elevation
6,189 m (20,305 ft)
Very Strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodges, partly tented camp during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

On your arrival at Kathmandu Valley, one of our staff members will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight at a 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/45 minutes and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours
On this day we will drive back to the airport and catch a scenic flight to Lukla. Enjoying the scenic flight for around 45 minutes with views of high mountains of this esteemed region, we will reach Lukla. We will have our breakfast there and then we will start our trek along the descending trail passing many Buddhists monuments to Phakding. Overnight at a Lodge in Phakding.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
Today, we will initially walk for around three hours crossing many suspension bridges and villages to Monjo. At Monjo, we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park and make way up the trail enjoying glorious views of mountains and naturally thriving flora and fauna. From there, we will climb to Jorsalle. The trail steeply ascends until we cross the large suspension bridge to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day
This day will for acclimatization and rest. We will utilize this day by taking a short hike around Namche Bazaar. We will climb to Everest View hotel to enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m) and other high mountains peaks in the region. From there we will descend to Khumjung village, where we will visit the famous old monastery and see the Yeti skulls hanging in the monastery. We will also visit Khumjung Hillary School and then return back to Namche. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours
We will leave our lodge in the early morning and follow the trail leading to Kyangjuma village. From here, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River to the suspension bridge leading us to the Phunki Tenga. We continue along the narrow steep trail to Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche we will visit the Tengboche monastery and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains in the Everest region. Overnight at a Lodge in Tengboche.

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m/5-6 hours
Today, our trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron to the suspension bridge near Pangboche village. On crossing the suspension bridge the trail ascends to the Pangboche village. We will visit the Pangboche Monastery and continue to Shomare village. The trail mostly passes through the open field of Orsho and then to Dingboche. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m/5-6 hours
Initially, our trail starts along the ridge lines to Khumbu Khola Valley and then to Thokla. We can enjoy the majestic Himalayan views of Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Lobuche (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and numerous other peaks. From here we will climb along the lateral moraines of Khumbu glacier and continue to ascend to Lobuche after passing Thokla pass (4830m). Overnight at in a Lodge in Lobuche.

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3 hours and Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m
The trail passes along the left bank of Khumbu glacier and climbs steeply to Changri glacier. The trail gently ascends to Gorakshep where we will enjoy the magnificent views of Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6608), Nuptse (7861m) and many others. Enjoying the beautiful mountain views we will head toward the Everest Base Camp. Initially, we will pass a glacier lake and continue along the side of moraine to the central part of Khumbu Glacier. From here, we will steeply climb to the Everest Base Camp. Reaching the Everest Base Camp, we will get to observe the majestic Mt Everest and its neighboring peaks. Overnight at a Lodge in Gorakshep.

Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar and trek from Gorakshep to Dingboche 4240m/5-6 hours
In the early morning, we will leave for Kala Patthar. The trail steeply ascends to Kala Patthar which remains the greatest viewpoint to behold magnificent views of the Everest and other mountains in the Everest massif. We can treat our eyes with the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Khumbutse (6608m), Pumori (71665m), Ama Dablam (6856m) among many others. After spending some time there, we will descend back to our hotel, have some breakfast and head towards Lobuche. We will cross Changri glacier and continues to Thokla. From here, the trail gently descends to Dingboche. Overnight at a Lodge in Dingboche.

Day 10: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung 4730m/4 hours
Today, we first pass the Mani walls at the skirts of Dingboche. Then, we follow a trail that climbs along the rocky ridgelines to reach Chhukung village. Our trail initially continues along the open field used for Yak grazing by locals until Bibre. Leaving Bibre, we trek ahead to reach our destination for the day, Chhukung. Overnight at a Lodge in Chhukung. 

Day 11:  Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m/4 hours and to Island Peak Base Camp 4970m/3 hours
A short 2 hours of the walk along the rocky ridges will take us to Chhukung Ri. We can see the close view of Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Island peak (6189m) and Cho Oyu (8188m) as well. After enjoying the great view atop the Chhukung Ri, we descend and head towards Island Peak Base Camp. We can see Imja Tsho Lake on the latter part of the trek before we reach Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp in Island Base Camp.

Day 12: Climb from Base Camp to Island Peak Summit 6189m and back to Chhukung 4730m/7-8 hours
We will begin the ascent early in the morning. We begin the day by following the trail along the slippery and ascending trail. After some time, we can see the Lhotse Shar Glacier as we make way towards the High Camp. We will be continually accompanied by the mountains in the Everest ranges all the way to High Camp. As the winds in the mountains tend to get strong during the middle of the day, we begin our climb as early as possible and walk along steep ridgelines and rocky channels to reach the summit. Upon conquering the peak, we are treated with mesmerizing panoramic views of the mountains such as Mt Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m) and many others. Enjoying the delightful views and capturing them in the cameras, we descend back to Chhukung. Overnight at a Lodge in Chhukung.

Day 13: Extra Day for climbing due to Bad Weather
This day is kept as a backup so as to make sure that we can have an alternative day for the climb if we are not able to make the climb on the summit day due to any unforeseen reason. We will move to base camp after the climb. Overnight at a Lodge in Chhukung. 

Day 14: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche 3930m/4-5 hours
Retracing our steps, we head to Bibre from Chhukung. Moving ahead Dingboche welcomes us again and continuing further on ahead, we follow Imja Khola to reach Orsho. We walk on a short flat trail to cross a suspension bridge and make multiple ascends and descends to reach a suspension bridge before arriving at Pangboche. Overnight at a Lodge in Pangboche. 

Day 15: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
We will begin our trek along the Imja Khola through the deep forests to reach Tengboche. From here, the trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing prayer wheels on our way, we will reach Kyangjuma village. From there the trail descends along the forested path to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar offers modern luxuries to some extent and we can enjoy them on our stay for the night. Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
In the early morning, we will Leave Namche Bazaar. We will descend along the forests of rhododendron and pine along the Dudh Koshi River to Jorsalle and then to Monjo. Crossing several bridges and settlement area we will descend back to Phakding. We move ahead passing by prayer wheels and Mani walls to reach Lukla. Overnight at a Lodge in Lukla.

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 minutes
On this day we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. A scenic flight with the beautiful views of mountains will take us to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we will drive you back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day by just relaxing or shopping at the local marketplaces. Overnight at a 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure from Kathmandu
On this day, we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.

Pricing for Group Size Basis:
All inclusive Trip Price for single trekker; USD 3395
All inclusive Trip Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 2615 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 3-4 trekkers basis; USD 2525 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 5-6 trekkers basis; USD 2355 per person

Join with us on Island Peak Climbing in 2022/2023. Get 5% Early Booking Discount!

Customize Your Peak Climbing: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Dates Price Adult Status *
2023-03-28 to 2023-04-14 USD 2,615
EUR 2.633
SFr 2.484
Trip is guaranteed
2023-04-18 to 2023-05-05 USD 2,615
EUR 2.633
SFr 2.484
Trip is guaranteed
2023-05-09 to 2023-05-26 USD 2,615
EUR 2.633
SFr 2.484
Trip is guaranteed
2023-09-26 to 2023-10-13 USD 2,615
EUR 2.633
SFr 2.484
Trip is guaranteed
2023-10-17 to 2023-11-03 USD 2,615
EUR 2.633
SFr 2.484
Trip is guaranteed
2023-11-07 to 2023-11-24 USD 2,615
EUR 2.633
SFr 2.484
Trip is guaranteed
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Island Peak Climbing Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House or Dalai-La Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Round Trip flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu & Domestic airport taxes.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek and climbing.
* Lodge to lodge and partly Tented Camp accommodation during the trek and climbing period.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
* Camping Equipment (Tents, Kitchen Utensils and Mattresses during the climbing period).
* Climbing Equipment (Snow Bars, Main and Fixed Rope, Ice Screw, Rock Pitton etc)
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit and necessary permits.
* Peak Permit, Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing Guide/Sherpa Equipment Charge.
* First Aid Medical Kit.
* Office Service charge.
* Government tax.

Our Island Peak Climbing Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Personal Climbing Equipment (Climbing Boot, Harness, Crampons, Ice Axe, Ascender/Descender, Carabiners Lock/Unlock, Tape Slings, Prusik loops/rope, Climbing helmet).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                               Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Island Peak Climbing, 18 Days


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