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16 Days
Difficulty Level
Kathmandu , Nepal
Kathmandu , Nepal
6160 meters
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Guest Houses / camping
Flights, private car or tourist bus.

Island peak

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Island peak at an altitude of 6160 m is one of the famous trekking peaks in Nepal . It is taken as the mostly climbed Peak. It can be climbed in both the spring and autumn seasons. It is located in the upper Imja Valley of Khumbu, surrounded by the Himalayas. Observing from above Dingboche the mountain has really the same appearance as an island in a sea of ice. The peak offers a very beautiful outlook in the Khumbu(Everest area).

Island peak was named by Eric Shipton in 1952 and the first ascent was made by members of the 1953 British Everest team as a training climb. The climbing is challenging for the beginning alpine climber and the summit ridge provides one of the most dramatic views in the mornings that a Himalayan climber could dream of. The summit of Island Peak stands nearby to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world’s largest ice walls, and offers stunning views of beautiful Ama Dablam and Makalu.



  • Land to and Takeoff from one of the most iconic airports – Tenzing-Hillary Airport.
  • Rocky trail, Rhododendron Forests, Pine Forests, Gompas, Mani walls.
  • Interact with friendly people and explore the region rich in Sherpa Culture.
  • Lifestyle of People in High-Altitude Villages.
  • Island Peak(6160m) Expedition
  • Amazing view of the Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu from Island Peak Summit.
  • Camping in a Tent in Island Peak Base Camp.


Following your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, You’ll be welcomed to Nepal by a representative of Hiking Himalayas at TIA’s arrival terminal. We’ll transfer you to the hotel in a private car.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast

Early morning, we’ll head towards the airport to catch our flight to Lukla, which is one of the most adrenaline-filled experiences in this trek. A flight to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our hike at the village of Lukla(2850m). After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding(2656m).

Overnight stay in Phakding.

MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

We’ll head towards Namche by crossing the river on high-suspension bridges several times over the Dudh Koshi river. Now, we’ll enter Sagarmatha National Park after crossing Monjo(2845m). We’ll ascend aggressively with the trail to Namche(3440m) enjoying some breathtaking views. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt EverestNamche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Overnight Stay in Namche.

MAX ALTITUDE 3440 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, we’ll spend the rest of our day exploring nearby places and preparing ourselves for the upcoming days and the changing altitude. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche.

We’ll hike to Hotel Everest View(3962m), from here, you’ll be able to enjoy the views of Mt.EverestLhotseThamserku, and Ama Dablam. We’ll visit Khunde Hospital(3840m) set up by Sir Edmund Hillary. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum above the town.

Overnight Stay in Namche.

MAX ALTITUDE 3440 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

The trail, today, contours around the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi. You’ll have a really good view of the great peaks of the Khumbu Region including Mt.Everest, Nuptse, LhotseAma DablamThamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, the trail steeply descends to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Thanga(3305m). The village has an excellent place for lunch and you can take a short rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche(3860m). Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping, and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Today’s trek from Namche to Tengboche takes about five hours.

Overnight Stay in Tengboche.

MAX ALTITUDE 3860 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today’s trek to Dingboche(4350m) takes about five and a half hours. We’ll gradually descend through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily up to the village of Pangboche(3985m). This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam(6812m), and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the Gompa, mani walls, and scattered pine trees in the foreground. As you gradually ascend, you do find thick forests but the trail is full of thorny and juniper bushes. A further two and half hour trek brings us to Dingboche(4350m). Here you can see Sherpa people working on the agricultural farm.

Overnight Stay in Dingboche.

MAX ALTITUDE 4350 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

About three hours of trekking from Dingboche takes us to Chukhung(4730m). The trail gradually ascends up to the Chukhung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping the lives stock in the summertime. Along this, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley.

Overnight Stay in Chukhung.

MAX ALTITUDE 4730 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, we’ll head towards Island Base Camp which takes about four hours on a rocky trail. We’ll pass by Imja Khola and trek through the moraine of Lhotse Glacier. From today, we’ll spend our nights in a tented camp for two days. We’ll have some fantastic views of the mountains and the glaciers along the way.

Overnight Stay in Island Base Camp.

MAX ALTITUDE 5100 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, to adapt to the changing altitude and prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s expedition, we’ll spend the rest of the day in Island Base Camp. And, after lunch, we’ll hike to the surrounding areas of the base camp. You’ll also get pre-climb training from our experienced guides today.

Overnight Stay in Island Base Camp.

MAX ALTITUDE 5100 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today is the adventure of a lifetime, an adventure you’ll never forget as we’ll summit the Island Peak. We’ll start our adventure early in the morning heading towards Island Peak High Camp(5500m) on a steep, rocky, and narrow trail. After a short break, we’ll head toward the summit of Island Peak(6160m). Now, our guides will be fixing ropes in difficult parts like the glacier and checking your harnesses before heading towards the Summit of Island Peak. We’ll enjoy the views of the majestic surrounding Himalayas and take pictures before trekking back to Chhukhung(4730m).

Overnight Stay in Chukhung.

MAX ALTITUDE 6160 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today, we’ll descend to Tengboche following the same trail which takes about seven hours. Trekking through the villages of Dingboche, and Pangboche you’ll get to re-visit your favorite places on the trail before reaching your destination of the day.

Overnight Stay in Tengboche.


MAX ALTITUDE 3860 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

With the rising sun, after breakfast, we’ll head towards Namche on the same route which takes about four hours. A steep trail will take us to the Dudh Koshi River. We’ll trek through numerous tea shops, villages, and a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga(3250m). After trekking for a while, we’ll reach the hillside near Namche, from here, we’ll take a last glance of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. After a short walk, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar(3440m).

Overnight Stay in Namche Bazaar.

MAX ALTITUDE 3440 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Today’s trek to Lukla is the last trek of our trip. After breakfast, we’ll descend downhill through the rocky terrain, Rhododendron, and pine forests, getting accompanied by the mountain views far away. We’ll cross and recross several suspension bridges before reaching the village of Lukla(2860m) – the gateway of the Everest Region.

Overnight Stay in Lukla.

MAX ALTITUDE 2860 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

With the rising sun, we head for the airstrip to hop on a flight to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. On touchdown, the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last-minute shopping and packing, send a few postcards home, or even go down for a stroll to Thamel, an internationally known hub for tourists in Asia.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.


MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, their two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural, and religious significance. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath – the largest Buddhist stupa in NepalBhaktapur Durbar Square – the 15th-century palace of 55 windows, and Swoyambhunath. At the event, you will be briefed about your trip.

After we finish Sightseeing, You’ll be gifted with an evening farewell dinner in a traditional way and many other surprises, for they’ve had a quality time with you.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as a drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour, or even mountain biking, etc – please don’t hesitate to let us know). We would be glad to help you. Thank you for doing this venture with us & it’s been wonderful knowing you over the weeks. Please do stay in touch in the months ahead. Bon Voyage & take care!!!


Extend Your Stay in NEPAL

MAX ALTITUDE 1400 meters
MEALS Breakfast

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.


Service Includes:

  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles.
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu , BB basis as per Itinerary.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight Tickets for Guide, Clients and Airport Taxes.
  • Flood:- (3 meals a day ) B/L/D , Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc)
  • First Aid medical kit and safe drinking water.
  • Comfortable accommodation In lodge/Tea Houses along the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Like; Sagarmatha National Park Permits, Peak climbing permit, and Garbage deposit form..
  • All Necessary things for two night camping like:- Tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment's etc..
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • One Trained, Experienced, English speaking and friendly Trekking Guide, His food salary, accommodation and insurance paid.
  • One Trained, Experience and English speaking climbing Sherpa his, food, salary, accommodation, climbing equipments and his insurance.
  • One Cook for two night Camping, cook Helper their food, salary, accommodation.
  • Necessary Climbing gears like:- Rope, Climbing Shoes, Icebar,Crompons,Icesacks,etc….
Service Exclusive :
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport), Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos).
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water, Coke, Tea Coffee, laundry, Hot shower, phone calls, internet etc…
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument.
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request).
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.
  • Tips to staff. After working everyone expect some Tips , we never tell you fixed amount ,because it is up to you and up to their service ,but generally tourist use to give10% of total cost.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu for your destination.
  • Single supplement charges (if required.).


All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Hence, please suggest us your preferences so that we can prepare the program accordingly and quote the price for the same. You are kindly requested to always feel free to contact us for any information that you require. Your queries are always welcomed and we will be privileged to furnish you with the required information.

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Climbing and Trekking Equipments

The following is a list of clothing and accessories we recommend for the Island Peak Expedition. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list. Rather it is designed to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Sun hat or scarf

Neck gaiter
Ski goggles (optional)


Climbing helmet (optional)

Upper Body

T-shirts (4)
Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or sweater
Head Lamp
Sun Glasses
Softshell Jacket

Hardshell Jacket


Expedition Mittens
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Softshell Gloves

Lightweight Gloves

Lower Body

Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (4)
Softshell Pants
Hardshell Pants
Insulated Synthetic Pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)

Sleeping bag rated -10C to -20C
Headlamp and batteries
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Ice Axe

Small wash towel

Waist Leash
Water bottles

Climbing Harness
Standard Carabiners
Belay Device


Optional Items
Swiss Knife
Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
Books (Highly Recommended)

Why travel with Hiking Himalayas?

Hiking Himalayas is an authorized government-licensed trekking and touring company based in Nepal, with more than 20+ years of experience in the tourism industry. Our organization focuses on customer satisfaction and quality services and comprises experienced and licensed tourist guides.

Which is the best season for Island Peak Expedition?

For Island Peak Expedition, the best seasons are autumn(September, October, and November) and spring(March, April, and May). The Winter season can be a little harsh due to heavy snowfall in the Everest Region and the Peak itself but this season is less crowded.

Is Island Peak the perfect peak for me to climb?

Island Peak is perfect for climbers wanting to climb a technical peak over 6000 meters. It is also considered a practice peak for those climbing mountains above 8000 meters in the coming days.

How hard is it to summit the Island Peak?

Island Peak can be challenging for beginning alpine climbers as this peak climbing needs some rope fixings to reach the summit and our guides will fix ropes for you.

Is Internet facilities available in Everest Trail?

Yes, Internet facilities are available on the Everest Trail. You'll get Wifi card available on the trail. With this card, you'll be able to use wifi in the Everest region for certain days. This wifi card will cost you according to the package you choose.

Can I change this day plan and make as my own preference?

Yes, we always welcome our client's preferences and tastes. You can make your own day plan, feel free to email us. And, you also can add Everest Base Camp to this trip.

Can I rent Climbing Equipments in Kathmandu?

Yes, you'll be able to rent Climbing equipment in Kathmandu. Our agency will hook you up with equipment rentals if you want to rent Climbing equipment.

All Inclusive Price.

$ 3000
*Tours depart everyday of the year

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