Island Peak Climbing Course

Trip Duration 6
Max Altitude 6189M
Group Size 2-15
Best Time for Visit Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Trip Overview


The Island Peak Climbing Course is an exhilarating adventure that combines technical climbing skills with breathtaking scenery in the heart of the Himalayas. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, Island Peak (Imja Tse) stands tall at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and offers a challenging yet accessible peak for aspiring climbers. The trip begins in Kathmandu, where you'll meet your experienced climbing guide and fellow participants. After a scenic flight to Lukla, the trekking portion of the adventure commences. You'll pass through charming Sherpa villages, lush forests, and awe-inspiring landscapes, gradually acclimatizing to the altitude. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery. Once you reach Island Peak Base Camp, the climbing course begins. Led by certified mountaineering instructors, you'll learn essential skills such as ice axe techniques, rope management, and crevasse rescue. These lessons are designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and confidence to attempt the summit safely. As the climbing course progresses, you'll undertake practice climbs on nearby peaks, further honing your abilities and familiarizing yourself with the mountain environment. The program includes comprehensive training in glacier travel, snow climbing, and using crampons and harnesses. Your instructors will ensure you're well-prepared for the challenging ascent ahead. On summit day, you'll rise early to maximize your chances of success. The climb involves traversing a steep snow slope and negotiating a narrow ridge before reaching the summit. The reward for your efforts is unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. It's a truly awe-inspiring moment that will remain etched in your memory forever. After conquering Island Peak, you'll descend to Lukla, where you'll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The trip concludes with a celebration dinner and a chance to reflect on your incredible achievement.

Conclusion and Summary

The Island Peak Climbing Course offers a unique opportunity to combine trekking, technical mountaineering, and cultural immersion in one unforgettable journey. It's a challenging endeavor that requires physical fitness, mental resilience, and a passion for adventure. Whether you're a seasoned climber or new to mountaineering, this trip will push your limits, expand your skills, and leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore the vibrant and bustling city of Kathmandu, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage and historical sites such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and Durbar Square.
  • Summit Island Peak (6189m/20299ft)
  • No hassle for paying extra to trek to Chhukung.
  • Reach the summit of Island Peak in one day, without camping at High Camp
  • Technical sections to hone climbing skills for novice climbers
  • A straightforward route to the summit
  • Close up views of 8000m, 7000m, and 6000m peaks and a walk through the ecologically diverse UNESCO World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park
  • Stunning views of the world’s highest mountainsEverest (8848m/29021 ft), Mt Nuptse (7,879m), Mt Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Mt Makalu (8,475m) and Cho Polu (6,734m), Mt Baruntse (7,720m), and the majestic Ama Dablam (6,856m).
  • Acclimatize to the high altitude gradually and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Khumbu region.
  • World Most Dangerous Airport: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Scenic mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Namche Bazaar – famous Sherpa hometown
  • Inspiring Buddhist culture
  • Guided by a climbing guide with 25+ years of mountaineering qualification and experience
  • An easier trekking experience with some technical portions
  • Ancient Tengboche monastery
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
  • Chance to interact with the Sherpas, the world’s toughest mountain-dwelling community
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people


About 2 hours to 2 and Half hours you will reach in a small settlement of Chhukung. You are requested to meet our Climbing Guide and porters approximately 5:00 PM. We will provide you our Guide’s mobile number and tea house where he is staying for the meeting. After introduce, the Guide will give brief instruction about trip itinerary, plan and check your climbing gears to make sure that everything is properly organize. The package program begin from Chhukung, due to until this day; you will do trip by yourself. Rest of the time explores yourself and stay overnight at Chhukung. Please, take care you’re your expenses by yourself. The Peak climbing package program will effective from tomorrow.

  • Tented Camp
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 5200m
  • Meet Team

From this day your adventure trip to the Island Peak begins. After out from the village, the trail climb steeply up to the south turn east to enter the main trail into Imja Valley. Then continue through the pleasant walk along a bank of Imja Khola and meet glacier marine get to the big –rock. Where you will see another route on the right side, which goes for the Amphu Lapcha Pass to stretch on the southeast direction. But you will catch the lift route to the North for the Island Peak Base Camp. This is challenging trail through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines. Then the trail leads you to a wide valley flanking Island peak where we will set up our base camp (4,970m). Stay overnight at tented camp after having hot dinner.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,970m
  • Trekking

From today your adventure trip to the Island Peak begins. After having breakfast, our guides will give you training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. You will know how to use ropes to go up and down and safety other roles. It is not compulsory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, even though we strongly believe that this training will boost your confidence and climbing skills, which will support to get on summit of the peak and as well as to fully enjoy entire trip. The rest of the day, you may hike to High Camp (5,600m) and back or resting for the next day’s climb. You will stay overnight tented camp at base camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,970m
  • Pre-Climb Training

Today this is quite big day for you. You need to wake up early mid night around at 12 to 1 am and have breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important that we must reach on the summit before noon due to avoid strong winds in the afternoon. Sometime the strong winds might be cause of a hurdle to successful summit. As this is climbing trip, need to use climbing technique and tool where is require. Anyway, after Base Camp the trail striking off the steep hillside for several hundred meters. At first, sandy trail and it turns to grass before reaching boulder strewn. You will see slope narrow trail further ahead, which is enter a steep rock channel. There are several short rock steps before emerge on the right side of rock gully. You may not fell that much difficult to climb. After this the trail follows a ridgeline to the summit through the glacier snout, with exciting journey. Our Guide will fix rope from here and you need to use fixed rope and man rope for the safety. Finally, a steep snow slope leads you on to top of the Island Peak. Normally, the fixed rope need about 350 meters, however the length depends on climbing season and crevasses. Recently, there are appear two new crevasses with approximately 3 ½ to 4 meters long. To cross these crevasses we will use ladders. Spending sometime on the top with some pictures and joy, we will descend to the Island Peak Base Camp, where some of our crew is waiting for us. We will celebrate on our successful climbing at Base Camp with entire team.

Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5,600m
  • Climbing

The high Lander weathers cannot be predicted, any time might be change and snow falling, raining or storming. That why, this day is set as a contingency day in case we are unable to summit the Island Peak on your desired day due to unfavorable weather conditions, physical weakness or any other unexpected reason. But, if the trip goes smoothly according your itinerary, this day won’t be required.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5,600m
  • Reserve Day

You are joyfully today, after successful trip to the Island Peak Top last day. After having breakfast you will descend to the lower altitudes following the same route back through the wide valley of Imja Khola, pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Chhukung, Dingboche, Orsho and Shomare and fainally get in Pangboche regular EBC trail. There is alternative trail for the Upper Pangboce to see Monastery, which from 5th century. Pangboche (3,930m) is a scenic village surrounded by mountains Mt. Everest on north direction, mighty Peak Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.

Stay overnight at Pangboche Village at Tea house.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • 3,930m
  • Trekking

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup & accommodation during climbing per as itinerary & following days condition.
  • Peak Climbing permit and Climbing Guide.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing.
  • Friendship World Trek T-shirt and Appreciation Card of Island Peak Climbing.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.
  •  Climbing Guides and porters salary, accommodation, meals, all transportation.
  •  Climbing Guides and porters insurance for the happy journey.
  • Other fee and taxes if necessary.

Price Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance (must be cover for incase need evacuation)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu. Hard and cold drinks (cola, fanta, juice, beer etc.), Cholet, bakery bread, souvenir, Hot Shower during Trek and other things and tips for guide and porter.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters, yours meals at Kathmandu.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information


When your first arrive in Chhukung, you will be checked in at a hotel or lodge and you will stay there overnight. However, the whole climbing portion of the trek is in remote areas where you can encounter a more peaceful environment since not many settlements are found there. Thus, most of the accommodation for 4 Days Climb to Island Peak is on a tent which is installed by our team on all the camping sites throughout the trek. You don’t have to worry about carrying your personal tents, our team will provide you with a safe and hygienic tent that will keep you warm for an overnight stay at Base camp and High camp.

Meals While in Island Peak Climbing

If you were to spend more time with us during the trekking experience like (other packages for Island Peak), we could have offered you some amazing cuisine choices in city areas however, in remote areas, there are few alternatives to food choices. But even with a few options, we will provide you with the best option that can be found.

All the meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided by our crew during the climbing process. We will assure you to provide organic, healthy, and nutritious food to maintain a healthy diet for your climb.

Island Peak Climbing Route Map

Island PEak Climbing Route Map


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