Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing – 17 Days
(ETNNP117)  Nepal

Price from
USD 1190p.p.
    Price Notes:
  • Based on double occupancy;
  • 3-star accommodation level in low season;
  • International airfare is not included;
  • Price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
Tour Type:

Join-in small group with fixed departure

Group Size:

around 35;

Trip Level:

Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.

    Trip Level Guide:
  • Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
  • Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.
  • Moderate to Strenous - suitable for those physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.
  • Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.




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Island Peak (6,187m) is one of the most striking and spectacular popular trekking peaks in Everest region lies in the Eastern part of Nepal Himalayan range. Climbing Island peak will let you have the best mountain vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-dalum, and many other surrounding snowy peaks with the magnificent landscape which gives you the best pleasure of the trip.

The thrill Island peak climb will also let you have the delightful experience of unique Sherpa culture, Everest base camp hike, local food, flora and fauna, beautiful mountain views, and its landscape.

The Island peak climb starts from Kathmandu with a 35 minutes scenic mountain flight to Lukla, the journey begins from Lukla following the Dudh Kosi River and passing through the typical local Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Pheritse, Labuche, Gorkshep, Basecamp and back to Dingbuche from Dingbuche we trek up to Chhukkung where we re-check climbing gears and continually trek towards Island peak base camp. We will have one more days at Basecamp for acclimatization and the next day our Climbing guide takes you early morning to climb the peak.

At a Glance

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
Day 2 Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
Day 3 Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) 3/ 4 hrs
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,285 ft) – 5/6 hrs
Day 5 Rest Day to Relax and Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche(3,855 m/12,850 feet) – 4/5 Hours
Day 7 Trek to Dingboche(4,460 m / 14,290 feet) – 5/6 Hours
Day 8 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 9 Trek to Lobuche 4,910m/16,105ft- 4hrs.
Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 11 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Dingboche (4,460 m / 14,290 feet): 7/8 hours
Day 12 Dingbuche to Chhukung (4,730 m/15,518 Ft & 2hrs)
Day 13 Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m/17,060 Ft & 3-4hrs)
Day 14 Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp then descend to Chhukung (5,600m/18,372ft & 9hrs)
Day 15 Chhukung to Namche Bazaar& 6-7hrs
Day 16 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 Ft & 6-7hrs)
Day 17 Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu than you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel. Same day evening we recognize you to visit and look around at Thamel which is the main tourist hum in Nepal, overnight at hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast (B)

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. We will take you into the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar-square, Overnight at Hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast (B)

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) 3/ 4 hrs

After breakfast at Hotel, we will take a short drive from the hotel to the domestic airport terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. After our exciting and scenic 35 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla then we will take a short break in Lukla, after break we head towards Phakding, Today, we follow the bank of Dudh Koshi River, passing through the Sherpa villages of Chhupulung, Ghat and then reaches Phakding. The trail offers some majestic and alluring views mountains and beautiful landscapes where you will see Tibetan words carved in rocks and multi-color Buddhist flags are hanging around the mani walls it makes the trek more exciting, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,285 ft) – 5/6 hrs

Today we will be awakened by friendly ‘Good Morning’ and have some breakfast with hot drinks, after breakfast we trek through the lush pine forest crossing the Dudkosi River, get an amazing first view of Mount. Everest, Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Kangtega etc and start slow and steep climb to Namche Bazar. The view is untouchable. Namche Bazaar is a capital of Khumbu region and also well known as a trading center. it’s a town with set in an arena with seeing beautiful mountains surrounding the town. In afternoon go to the market area lively scene to explore, Overnight at lodge

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 5: Rest Day to Relax and Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar, one of the biggest settlements in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with shopping centers, Internet cafes, restaurants, bars, fresh bakeries etc. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, after taking some breakfast at our lodge, we go for a short hike towards Everest View Lodge (3700m) and come back to Nachebazzar for a sight tour of the place including Tourist Visitor Center Sherpa museum, Everest Art Gallery, and national park office where we could get information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their culture, lifestyle and flora and fauna of Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche(3,855 m/12,850 feet) – 4/5 Hours

After enjoying early morning breakfast at our lodge, we will begin our trek to Tengboche, the trek starts with the ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrum, Ama- dublam, Lhotse, Everest and many other snowy capped, after walking few hours on flat meander; we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga for lunch, then after lunch we climb through lush Rhododendron and pine forest to the Tengboche monastery ( The highest monastery in the world), we enjoy the 360 degrees view from here and check into the lodge. After checking the room we will have time to walk around the Monastery and take the photography overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4,460 m / 14,290 feet) – 5/6 Hours

After having breakfast at Lodge, We descend for about half an hour through a Rhododendron forest before crossing a river. Then next, we trek uphill that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk past a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside. Then the trail goes through a Yak pasture known as Somare then we will be leaving the trees behind us and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of Khumbu Khola and Imja Khola. The trail continues a short climb up brings us at Dingboche. Perhaps today trek will be an interesting trek day because incredible mountain will be seen more closely, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 8: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization

Today in Dingbuche is the remarkable acclimatization day and there are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley. After having some breakfast we will do some hike up to ridge valley of Dingbuche village for around 200-300 meters get the great views of Mt. Makalu (world 5th highest mountain), Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Imja peak, Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche, Baruntse, Cholatse with great views of Khumbu valley. After enjoying great views of the majestic Himalayas then descend to Dingboche, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m/16,105ft- 4hrs.

The trail climbs slightly up out of Dingboche village; pass a chorten at the top then gradual up path passing the yak pasture to cross the Khumbu Khola then reach at Thugla at the end of the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Now the trail leads the steep climb up to the ridge at top Chukpo Lari where we have heart poignant line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Mt. Everest expeditions since starting. The short gradual-up walk brings us at Lobuche and we have the glimpse of the border Himalayas, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6/7 hrs

Today is the most exciting and long-awaited day. Leaving from Lubuche the trail leads flat meadow for a while then following the Khumbu Glacier northwards and short climbing up. Then the trail climbs onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. The path provides the superb view of massive Khumbu Glacier and trans-Himalayas. Upon our arrival at Gorak Shep check in the room then after lunch we trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail continues on the moraine of Khumbu glacier, rocky dunes, and path often change on the season because of melting of a glacier. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high elevation. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we will be able to see the spectacular Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori and many others peaks then return to Gorakshep, Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Dingboche (4,460 m / 14,290 feet): 7/8 hours

Early morning amid cold temperatures, we prepare for the 2 hours hike to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the sunrise view over the top of Himalayas from the Kala Patthar, from here, we can witness the majestic Himalayas in 360º degree including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lola, Khumbutse, Ama -Dablam, Tabuchi, Cholatse, Thamserku and numerous other peaks with the excellent views of Everest Base camp and Khumbu glacier after seeing the sunrise, we trek down to Gorekshep and have breakfast and start trekking down to Dingbuche and overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 12: Dingbuche to Chhukung (4,730 m/15,518 Ft & 2hrs)

The gradual trail leading through Imja valley with between Ama Dablam and Lhotse. It is the short trek from Dingboche to Chhukung, after reaching Chukung, we do site trip to Chhukung Ri to see a sunset on mount Baruntse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m/17,060 Ft & 3-4hrs)

From Chhukung, gradual up will climb south on moraine of Island glacier, after while we turn east of Imja valley. The trail continuous with seeing Himalayas and passing stunning Imja Lake then reach at Island Base Camp.

Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 14: Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp then descend to Chhukung (5,600m/18,372ft & 9hrs)

We will start our climbing very early in the morning and so we can try to reach the summit before noon, it is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a difficulty for a successful summit the peak. On climbing, we will be following our experienced Sherpa climbing guide, we will ascend up to the rocky ridge before coming to the base of the glacier .then using ropes we continue up the glacier to South Ridge and follow this ridge to the summit. After enjoying the summit views and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp and trek down to Chukung, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 15: Chhukung to Namche Bazaar& 6-7hrs

Long trekking day with hiking 17 km distance on downhill territory with pass ancient Buddhist monastery at Pangboche, the Sherpa believed the oldest monastery in Khumbu valley. Trek further down beautiful pasture and getting back to pine and rhododendron forest. Then visiting Tengboche monastery before traverse Dudh koshi River and trek up to Namche with climbing 300 m.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 Ft & 6-7hrs)

Last day of trek in Everest region, trail keep descend from Namche to Tadokoshi along with the milky river and exit from Everest national park at Monju. From Chhuplung we trek up through Sherpa village to Lukla, the Everest base camp Island peak journey end here with life time memories. Here comes to celebrate success party of the Island peak climbing with crew and gratitude.

Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.

Today we have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, Upon arrival at Kathmandu. And drive to the hotel. Then take a rest or shopping for family and friends. We have a farewell dinner at Thamel, overnight at hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast (B)

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2022 & 2023

Class/Price for Per Person Mar - May Jun - Aug Sep - Nov Dec - Feb
Based on 5 Star Hotels (Luxury Class) US$ 3400 US$ 3400 US$ 3400 US$ 3400
Based on 4 Star Hotels (Deluxe Class) US$ 1700 US$ 1700 US$ 1700 US$ 1700
Based on 3 Star Hotels (Standard Class) US$ 1530 US$ 1530 US$ 1530 US$ 1530
Based on 2 Star Hotels (Economy Class) US$ 1190 US$ 1190 US$ 1190 US$ 1190
Guest House/Hostel Accommodation (Budget Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Starting Date Price From Book Now
04/03/2022 US$ 1190
11/03/2022 US$ 1190
18/03/2022 US$ 1190
25/03/2022 US$ 1190

Service Includes:

  • Meet, assist and necessary airport transfers by our office representative
  • Traditional welcome by using Garland or Khada
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at Hotel (Non Alcoholic)
  • Cultural Show & Welcome Dinner (on Day 01) at Nepalese restaurant
  • 08 nights 09 Days Nepal tour as per above itinerary using base category hotel including breakfast
  • Local English Speaking guide for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Different guide in different city)
  • 08 nights 09 Days Annapurna Circuit trek using local Tea Houses available en-route including all meals
  • Local English Speaking guide for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Different guide in different city)
  • Local English Speaking Sherpa guide & Porter (02 pax=1 porter) during trekking including all their wages, fooding and lodging
  • Transfers & tours as per above itinerary by using necessary A/C Vehicle as per group size (Car-02 Seater, Mitsubishi Van-04 Seater, Jumbo Hiace-11 Seater, Toyota Coaster-18 Seater & Sutlej Bus-35 Seater)
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu sector including necessary fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fees to the monuments (One time visit)
  • Necessary trekking permits fees (National Park Permit-ACAP & Trekker’s Management System-TIMS)
  • 01 hour boating on Phewa Lake
  • Cable car tickets to visit Manokamana Devi Temple (Two way)
  • 02 Bottles of Mineral water per person per day
  • All applicable government tax, toll tax, parking etc

Service Excludes:

  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic drinks
  • Video Camera Charges
  • Any travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Expenses occurred due to natural calamities and phenomenon
  • Any expenses occurred due to situations beyond our control
  • Tips to company representative, driver, guide, bell boy, porter
  • Anything not mentioned in itinerary and inclusions

Value Added

We are ready to welcome you with all the necessary safety measures (Post -19 Pandemic Halt). Hence we assure you of safety and security by following the optimal precautions.

Safety Assurance from Us (Tour/Trekking Operator)

  • Vehicles fully cleaned and disinfected
  • Foot bath mat available at entrance
  • Extra masks available (if required)
  • Safe distancing
  • We carry limited number of passengers
  • Our crew wear full PPE while disinfecting the vehicle
  • Temperature screening available
  • Our crew tested fit to travel
  • Sanitizers available
  • We carry additional deep wipe down cleaning of high touched areas
  • Hygiene kit available for sale
  • Our crew wear face mask and face shield

Safety Rules for Travelers (You)

  • Namaste over handshake
  • Do not travel if unwell
  • Wear face mask all the time
  • Maintain safe distancing
  • Use foot mat while boarding
  • Undertake temperature screening
  • Ventilators over air conditioning
  • Avoid unnecessary surface touching
  • Wash/Sanitize hands regularly
  • Follow sneeze etiquette
  • Follow safety instructions (from local authority)
  • Carry your personal hygiene all the time

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Fantastic Kathmandu Tour Experience
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The tour was fantastic and took us to all the main sites we wanted to go to in Kathmandu, with additional flexibility to go to any places that weren’t in the original tour itinerary if you wanted.
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Nepal at its charming best
We visited Nepal in May 2022 and visited Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Mukthinath, Bhaktapur and Chandragiri. All arrangements were fabulous and we were made to feel totally comfortable throughout our stay. All hotels were good, clean and customer friendly. In short, Everest Tour, our tour facilitator was outstanding in all aspects of hospitality. Kudos to them, particularly we will single out Mr Navaraj our tour guide.

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Wow...!!! Trekking in the Himalayas

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2021-07-09 6:25:18

Wow…!!! Trekking in the Himalayas
It was our first time trekking in Nepal and from the very beginning everything was perfect. Instant reply with custom made package along only for us with great price and we instantly booked it. We were warmly welcomed at airport and headed to remote Rara lake. Such a serene lake and the Himalayas. Without any hesitation we recommend this company for your trekking trip in Nepal.


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2021-04-24 12:05:53

Personalized, tailor-made and honest ! Personnalisé, sur mesure et honnête !
This travel & guide agency took the time to find out what I wanted and offered me a personal visit program adapted to my request. I visited the sacred places with this tourism agency. The director of the agency is a spiritual and ethical person.
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