Island Peak Climbing

3 reviewsImja Tse Climbing
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude6,189 m / 20,305 ft
  • AccommodationHotel in Kathmandu, Tea house / lodges in the trek, and Tented camp during the climbing
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu / All meals in trek/climbing
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size2-20 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November are best months for climbing.

What to Expect:

  • Enjoy trekking and climbing in the Himalayas
  • Come across alpine flora and fauna
  • Spend nights in beautiful mountain villages
  • Witness jaw-dropping mountain views and landscapes
  • Visit ancient monasteries and get to see the daily lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Enjoying camping during climbing
  • Reach at the top of Island Peak at 6,160 meters

Island Peak Climbing is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal because of its non-technical climbing route. Island Peak or also known as Imja Tse by locals is one of the best trekking peaks in the Everest region if you want to kick start your mountaineering journey in the Himalayas. Situated at 6,160 meters, the top of the Island peak offers a sensational mountain panorama and an unforgettable venture in the Khumbu region.

We can say, Island Peak is a perfect beginner peak to climb in the Himalayas. The sense of achievement Imja Tse peak climbing offers is unmatchable. The journey will fill your soul and heart with confidence like the mighty Himalayan mountains. This beautiful mountain is first discovered in 1951 by Eric Shipton's party. The striking view of the mountain as an island in a sea of ice from Dingboche (later also resulted in its international name).

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

Our 19 days Island Peak Climbing itinerary combines ascend to the Everest Base Camp (5,346 m) and Kala Patthar (5,643 m) for acclimatization. We will be following a little different route to the base camp Everest than usual that will let us enjoy trekking in the less-crowded trail. During the venture, you will see breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), and several others.

Climb Island Peak with us, a responsible trekking company in Nepal

Our trips in the Himalayas, including the Island Peak climbing 2023/2024, are designed ethically and sustainably. Climbing a mountain in the Himalayas is no joke, whether it is considered technically easy or difficult. You will need strong support from the team members to move every step ahead. We offer numerous years of expertise when it comes to trekking and climbing in the Himalayas.

Our on-field team's combined experience exceeds multiple decades. It means you will be in a safe hand during climbing Island Peak with us. Likewise, we make sure our trips are as comfortable as possible, maintaining high standards. Below are a few reasons that make us the best Island Peak climbing partner:

  • Customized special climbing training session at the Island Peak Base Camp that requires climbing skills, safety measures, and proper use of gears.
  • Safety is the biggest priority during the trip.
  • Responsible and eco-friendly venture.
  • Experienced and medical-trained climbing guides.
  • Backup like satellite phone, oxygen, portable altitude chamber, etc.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit.
  • One porter, one trekker philosophy.
  • 24*7 support.

You can now book Island Peak Climbing 2023/2024 anytime.

We offer the best Island Peak climbing cost in Nepal. Check out our top right corner for the package price and go throughout the cost include/exclude section for detailed information. If you have any questions regarding the Island Peak Climbing cost, then contact us anytime. Check out our other famous trekking packages and climbing packages .


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Our representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you. He will take you to the respective hotel. Remaining time will be spent taking rest.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m

We will take you to office of Dream Heaven Adventure. Meeting with our well trained and well experienced guides. You will be taught in detail about the trekking and you will be introduced with all the climbing equipments required during your trekking.
Also, we have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, overnight in hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Breakfast. Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport for our flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla is one of the astonishing flights that allow you to have close and breathtaking views of various sceneries and Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Lukla Airport is considered as one of the beautiful airports in the world situated in the lap of Himalayas. Our representative will receive you and guide you to trek along the beautiful village to reach Phakding. Acclimatization with a short walk. Visit to nearby villages, temples and monasteries or rest as per your interest. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,800m

Breakfast.Walk along the side of Dudh Koshi River through the pine forest. We have to walk until we reach Namche Bazar and Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazar is considered as the gateway of this region and on the way to Namche Bazar you will be fascinated with the pine, fur and rhododendron forests and some beautiful villages and some where you have to cross some suspension bridges. Your walk will be full of recreations.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m

This is the day typically set for acclimatization so that trekkers will be able to accomplish their trekking in a convenient way. During acclimatization, you are suggested not to stay idle and take rest but to take short and light walk around the villages. There are several Sherpa Villages depicting typical Sherpa culture, traditions and customs. You can visit nearby monasteries and museums or you can even walk and visit for about 5-6 hours if interested. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m

Breakfast. Walk towards upto Tengboche. Tengboche is a village with beautiful and famous monasteries in Everest region. Our trail sometimes asends and sometomes desends through various beautiful woods and various beautiful natural beauties. Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,870m

We descend for about half an hour through a forest before crossing a river. Next, we trek uphill and notice that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk past a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village. On our way to Pereiche, we can see a small helipad used by helicopters specially designed to help and rescue the trekkers in emergency cases.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,200m

Breakfast. Walk upto Dugla and then ascent towards the Khumbu Glaciers. On the way you will see many prayers flags used as the memory of senior Everest summiteers, who climbed Everest for 10 times. The trai; will takes us to the Khumbu region. On the way we can see different snowcapped mountain ranges. Overnight at Lobuche.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,930m

Gorak Shep is situated in Everest region at an altitude of 5170 m/16,961ft. The trail goes from Everest base camp and continues through rocky dunes, moraine and streams. Everest base camp will be full of various tents of mountaineers heading towards the summit of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5170m

Kala Patthar is notable landmark situated in Everest Region. Kala means Black and Patthar means Stone. Kala patthar has the amazing and great views of Everest and other breathtaking mountains. Today our trek will continue till we reach kala patthar. For your information, the cabinet meeting of Nepal Government was once held in Kala Patthar keeping in view the tourism importance of this region. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4940m

Kongma La Base camp is situated at an altitude of 5535m. The ascending trail toward Kongma La is quiet difficult but adventurous. Then the trail descends down to the Chukkung whch is situated at an altitude of 4730m.Overnighty at Chukkung.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,730m

This is the ultimate climb of our trek. We have to climb through the fairly steep trail and all our equipments need to be ready condition at this part of our climb. Sometimes our trail goes along the stream side as well. Snake like route leads us up to the island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,200m

Today we will conduct a pre-climb training at Island Peak Base Camp. All the trekking techniques, safety measures and ways of using and handling climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. If you are experienced and well trained mountaineer then it is not compulsory to take part in training session. Our main aim is to assist and guide the beginners who are willing to climb various peaks, considering the safety measures in mind.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,200m

Our trek starts very early at around 12 to 1 am. Breakfast. We need to set our journey this much early so that we will be able to reach the summit of the Island Peak before the afternoon as strong wind blows at that time. Otherwise it will be much difficult to reach the summit. This part of trekking is quiet difficult and requires some mountaineering skills that we have already trained and guide you. It is always a wonderful feeling being able to accomplish the journey and being at the top of Island peak.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,200m

Today we have to return back from the summit. The walk will be easier and familiar ascending down to the Pangboche. Passing through beautiful Sherpa villages will help you in learning and exploring the typical Sherpa culture, tradition and their life style. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,985m

This is the continuation of vour return journey that has to cross Imja Khola and passing through various beautiful and small forests. We will encounter various monastries. Overnight in Namche.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m

Today we have to descend down from Namche Bazar @ 3440m until we reach Lukla at an altitude of 2880m. Overnight at hotel in Lukla.

  • Guest House/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,800m

Breakfast. Early morning flight to Kathmandu. Aerial views from aero plane will be astonishing as you will be able to view various scenic beauties, snowcapped mountains and other natural peaks. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner from the Dream Heaven Adventure for successful accomplishment of your trekking.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

This is the final day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will drop you up to the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Cost Details


    • International and Domestic airport transfers ( pickup/drop)
    • Kathmandu hotel - 4 nights ( 3 star hotel)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing tour with professional tour guide and private tourist vehicle
    • Tea house accomodation in the mountain for 15 nights
    • All meals ( 16 breakfast, 15 lunch and 15 dinner) during the trek/climbing
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket
    • Professional and experience trekking/climbing guide
    • Strong porter for your trek/climbing ( 1 porter for 2 climber )
    • Necessary field staff for your climbing ( including their expences, equipments and insurance)
    • Island peak climbing permit and Sagarmatha National park entry permit
    • Local government permit and other necessary paper work for the climbing
    • Climbing/camping equipment for the climbing part ( including camping and kitchen, dining, toilet, mattress etc)
    • Usage of first aid kids
    • Necessary equipments for trekking/climbing staffs


    • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu
    • Your travel insurance
    • Personal expenses in the trip
    • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
    • Personal equipments ( trekking/climbing)
    • Alcoholic and soft drinks
    • Other expences ( if any)

    Good to Know

    Island Peak Climbing difficulty

    Island Peak climbing is a non-technical peak but demands strong physical fitness. As per the Himalayan standard, the Island peak difficulty is graded as Alpine PD+. Before we touch the Island Peak Base Camp, we will be trekking to the EBC and Kala Patthar. The trek will help us a lot to acclimatize before pushing towards the summit of the Island Peak.

    The trekking route goes through dense forests and picturesque Sherpa villages. You will be crossing many steep sections and thrilling suspension bridges. Each day 6 to 7 hours walk is involved. The region will get very remote as you leave the tree line behind. It means even less modern comforts.

    Overall, you have to prepare your body and mind to climb Island Peak. Your physical preparation should include walking long hours with a 5 kg day pack on a rough trail. You have to work on increasing your core body strength and stamina. The participants of Island Peak climbing should have previous trekking experience. Likewise, you have to prepare your mind to adjust to the limited services and remoteness of the Himalayas.

    No need to bring expensive climbing gear

    We provide all group climbers with necessary gears like La Sportiva climbing boot, sleeping bag, Exped down mattress, down jacket, etc. You do not need to invest in this expensive gear just for one trip. We will help you for gear renting in Kathmandu too.

    Good to know

    • Island peak climbing is a high-altitude journey with underlying risks like acute mountain sickness, unseen medical emergencies, etc. Even with our best efforts, things can take a turn in the Himalayas. Therefore, we need travel insurance for the trip. Travel insurance will make it easy for us to give you immediate assistance in any medical emergency. You must have airlift and medical coverage in your travel insurance.
    • The accommodation along the trekking route will be basic but comfortable and clean.
    • Our crew will set up tents and cook delicious meals for you during climbing.
    • After the trip ends, feel free to tip our on-field team members for their hard work.

    Client Reviews

    • M
      Maria VolkovaGermany |April 03, 2022


      Due to covid 19, my trip was postponed for almost 2 years. Suman was always in touch and gave us updates about covid situation and restrictions in Nepal.
      He was flexible in re-customize our Island peak Itinerary. They have the best guide and are very knowledgeable and helpful. He ensures we are fine and great to take care of us. Thank you Dream Heaven team and Suman for organizing the best trip.

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      Fredrik AnderssonAustralia |March 19, 2019

      Well organized, professional guide

      It was a immense pleaseure to choose Dream Heaven Adventure for our climbing to Island Peak. The entire trip was an amazing. Guide Hupai was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful through every step of our trekkig/climbing. I would highly recommend this company to anyone planning climbing in Nepal.

    • Andrew Brinkman
      Andrew BrinkmanUnited States |April 28, 2018

      Amazing Trekking and Island Peak Climbing

      The trip was amazing and the experience provided was great! So happy I chose to do my trekking and island peak climbing with Dream Heaven! They took great care of me and I appreciate it so much!

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