The mighty Himalayas of Nepal has drawn the attention of enthusiast adventurer, climbers and nature lover from several decades. Among the glorious Himalayas ranges of Nepal, Imja-Tse also known as Island Peak has got most of the attention. With the elevation of 6189 meters, this glorious peak lies in the Khumbu region. The main reason of popularity of Island Peak for the expedition, because it is suitable for all novice climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. It is often the first step for most of the enthusiast climbers before they go on a journey to the summit to other higher peaks of the Himalayas. Although the expedition of Island peak is not technically challenging but is physically demanding. You will need to be energetic and physically fit to be able to climb this stunning peak. By climbing the Island Peak, you can enjoy the closest views of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse alongside several other high peaks such as the Amadablam, Amphu Labsa, and Nuptse. Apart from the scenic beauty of the climb, the hike also offers insights on the life of the people living in the Everest Region.
Himalayan Scenery Treks has especially designed package so that you will have a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. This package includes both Everest Base Camp Trek, and Island Peak expedition. Several days of trekking in the Everest region, before the actual climbing of the mountain begins, lets you ample time to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Himalayas. The climb is an extraordinarily beautiful feat on its own that is the highlight of the trip.
The journey of the peak climbing expedition starts with a scenic flight to the dangerous airstrip of Lukla. From there, it’s the same route as the trek to the Everest Base Camp up until Dingboche. After Dingboche, a trek to Chukkhung for the practice summit of the rocky Chukkhung RI at the height of 5550 meters’. After arrival at the Island Peak Base Camp, a day is kept aside for a pre-climbing training. The start of the peak climbing starts somewhat early at 12-1 am due to the possibility of change in the weather conditions.
Himalayan Scenery Treks offers you the full board package to the summit the Island Peak/Imja-Tse. From arrival to Kathmandu, getting permit form NMA to your departure, you don’t have to worry about anything. We will likewise provide you with all the necessary thing during your climbing period along with experienced and professional trekking and climbing guide who will assist you on the trek as well as the summit the peak.
This 20 days Island Peak Climbing (Imja-Tse) with Everest Base Camp Trek has been adjusted in accordance with your prerequisites – don't hesitate to get in touch with us whenever for recommendations and counsel. We'd be upbeat to take you on this adventurous journey.
Highlights of Island Peak Climbing
- Exploring the Ancient city of Kathmandu
- Scenic Mountain flight to and from Lukla
- Hiking through small settlements of Sherpa
- Magnificent views of some of the glorious peaks of Everest Region; Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest and many more
- Hike up to the Kalapatthar (5555 Meter)
- Everest Base Camp
- Climbing the Imja Tse (Island Peak) for most spectacular views of the entire mountain range of Khumbu Valley.
- Day 1:Welcome to Kathmandu:
- Day 2:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
- Day 3:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860 m) and trek to Phakding:
- Day 4:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar:
- Day 5:Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar:
- Day 6:Trek from Namche to Tengboche:
- Day 7:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche:
- Day 8:Acclimatization Day at Dingboche:
- Day 9:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche:
- Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp(5,364 m) and to Gorakshep(5,164 m):
- Day 11:Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5,545 m) and to Dingboche(4,410 m)
- Day 12:Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung:
- Day 13:Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp:
- Day 14:Trek from Base Camp to Summit(6,189 m) and to Chhukung:
- Day 15:Contingency Day:
- Day 16:Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche(3,985 m):
- Day 17:Trek from Pangboche to Namche(3,440 m):
- Day 18:Trek from Namche to Lukla(2,860 m):
- Day 19:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu:
- Day 20:Transfer to the airport for final departure:
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- Tented accommodation during the climb
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
- Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
- Himalayan Scenery’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking maps
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Peak climbing permit
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Medical kit (carried by your guide)
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
mandril13United States Published: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It was my first 6000 m. and it all went smooth. My guide Jiri was very very good. He was calm when necessary and when I couldn't go to base camp the first time, because some mild altitude sickness symptoms, he even let me go back down for a week to aclimatize towards EBC and when I went back to ...read more
Kevin NUnited Kingdom Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014
This company takes excellent care of you, from touchdown in Kathmandu till you leave! Compared to some other company's, very Budget friendly with as far as I have noticed no difference in qualitie and quantitie. With sometimes a little pleasant surprise around the corner, like a delicious farewell diner in a former palace with cultural dance.Thank you guys for a ...read more
prakash kUnited Arab Emirates Published: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
We made several trekking & expedition different – different country but not in Nepal, finally we arrive in Nepal , we have heard lots of good things from Nepal & it was already our dream to be there & make once in a life time great experance trekking Mt Everest Base Came & ISLAND peak climbing,We wanted to the Everest ...read more
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:
Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated on a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometers drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here erratic and is likely to be changed in every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellation.
Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only the modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountain reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. Due to the long delays in the flight schedule, it may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you to Charter helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancellation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather condition. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.
To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 4,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.
Team composition is important to ensure the safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:
- HST Accredited Climbing Leader
- High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
- Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
- Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.
Hotel and Accommodation on Island Peak Climbing:
Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.
On the expedition Journey to Mt. Island Peak, we provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your journey to Base Camp of Mt. Island Peak, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to Island Peak is always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in the dining room. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places).
In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package to Island Peak Climbing are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful expedition, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters on Trek:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Leaders and Staff Management:
Climbing Leader and Staff Management are one of the most critical parts of the Expedition journey determining the success, enjoyability, and memorability of the trip. A highly experienced, skilled, and courteous climbing leaders will make the expedition journey smooth and easy. At Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, all the expedition crew member along with the climbing leader are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate leadership skill and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following training:
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
- English Language
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Island Peak Climbing. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high-altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at +977 – 1 – 4438648 or +977 – 9851083619. We are available at Viber and WhatsApp.
- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Strenuous
- Trip Style Peak Climbing
- Accommodation Hotel + Tea Houses + Lodges
- Group Size 01 - 12
- Max Altitude 6189 Meter / 20305 Ft.
- Transportation: By Air
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit
- Best Season: Spring (March to early June) and autumn (September to November)
- Trip Begins: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal