Island Peak Climbing 19 Days

Trip Information

Peak Climbing in Nepal is the amazing practice for the higher expedition of the mountains above 7000m height. For below 7000m the peak climbing is the best viable option and can also be termed as the strenuous trekking in Nepal resembling to that of mini expedition in the Himalayas. Island Peak Climbing is the most renowned and famous peak for the climbing purpose. Backpacker Treks & Expedition offers this amazing trekking peak of Nepal for all the aspiring climbers to use this package as base for your expedition dream and wilderness adventure passion of reaching the snow capped peaks of Nepal.

The Peak lies at the top of the Chukung glacier connected to Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Annually around 300 group of climbers scale this famous peak. It gives you an splendid opportunity to summit while also caters the magnificent trekking trail leading you to the Everest Base Camp. The peak climbing incorporates all the Everest Base Camp routes of the trekking trail which would act as the bonus for the climbers. Furthermore, this peak has been equally characterized as being the most famous as well as slightly adventurous. The slippery slope slides consisting of the mixed rock and ice next to the edge of summit is the most difficult junction of the Island Peak Climbing. The majority of the climbers climb this peak in region between March to May and September to December. The sunrise view as seen from the Kalapathar and the visit of sacred place in the foothill of the Mount Everest presents the awestruck environment for any trekkers or climbers.

Once you have reached to summit you would feel the sense of satisfaction with the panoramic splendid views of Mountains and Hills. The trekking along the Dudh Koshi river bank is very essential for the acclimatization process also. This peak climbing too requires the expert people to guide you to the summit of the peak. However, our team of highly professional doesn’t need to worry regarding the logistics and overall tour or trekking in Nepal expression. The tour presents the mystical nature and unique Sherpa Culture.

Once you have climbed the Peak the route follows back to Namche & Lukla from where the airline flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Book this amazing peak climbing package in competitive price.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche

Day 06: Trek to Pheriche

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Day 08: Trek to Gorakhshep

Day 09: Trek to Dingboche

Day 10: Trek to Chhukhung

Day 11: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

Day 12: Trek to High Camp

Day 13: Trek to Summit- Chhukhung

Day 14: Extra day to attempt summit

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 17: Trek to Lukla

Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!

Day 01–Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02- Flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding
On the second morning, you will board a flight to the Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, you will take light breakfast and embark on the trek. In around 3 hours, you will reach Phakding village where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 03– Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
On the third morning, we resume our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.

Day 04- Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
The fourth day of the trek will be spent in Namche itself for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa villages. If you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to Everest Hotel for great panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05- Trek to Tengboche (3,867m)
Tengboche (3,867m) is another village of Khumbu region which lies in North Eastern Nepal. Tengboche is famous for the presence of a Buddhist monastery thought to be built in 1923.Tengboche offers panoramic sight of Himalayas, Mountains and different popular Peaks. Tengboche is also the birth place of mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06- Trek to Pheriche (4,371m)
The next day, after having breakfast in the morning, we resume our trek and head towards Pheriche. Pheriche is another village of Eastern Nepal of Khumbu Region with an altitude of 4,371m. It is famous for trekkers as well as climbers as it is the stop point for them where they can have some rest. Initially, this place was known for farming potatoes, buckwheat and rearing Yaks. At present in summer, people especially male are engaged in trekking as a trekkers or guide or bearers. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 07- Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
On the 7th day, we will head towards Lobuche after having breakfast in Pheriche. Lobuche is a beautiful place with beautiful mountains. Basically it is inculcated with two major Peaks which are named as Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08- Trek to Gorakhshep (5164m)
Gorakhshep is an ending trail for numerous trekkers in the Khumbu Region which is decoded as “Dead raven” in Sherpa idiom. Apart from the habitat it is known as a residential territory for large flocks of soaring ravens. It is interesting to know that Gorakhshep is the final village before you reach to Mount Everest. You can stop here for the lemon tea too. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09- Trek to Dingboche (4,530m)
On the 9th day, we will be moving to Dingboche as it is the famous place in the Khumbu region and all the trekkers and climbers take rest before they start to Mount Everest and other Himalayas. People who live in Dingboche have their main occupation as tourism, especially by running lodges or tenting areas. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Chhukhung
On the 10th day, we will move to Chhukhung early in the morning taking your breakfast. We need to walk a little bit more than the usual days as it a long days trek. Chukkang is just a little bit far from the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (6189m)
We start early in the morning on the 11th day as we aim to reach the Island Peak Base Camp. We eat breakfast in the morning and start our trek to the Island Peak Base Camp. Island Peak Base Camp (6189 m) is a gigantic Peak and this Peak is not designed for all the Peak Climbers as it is very difficult to climb especially because of its high altitude. Many trekkers also suffer from high altitude sickness. You can also see Glacier Lake from the Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to High Camp
The next day, we will hike further up to High Camp from the Island Peak Base Camp. You will be walking for 4 hours and be ready for the High Camp and put together preparation for the next day so that you can get to the summit next day. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Summit-Chhukhung
Day 13 is the important one in the itinerary as you will scale the summit from where you can view Pumori(7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu ( 8201m). These are the most fantastic views that you can see from the summit. Again after the trek we will go back over to Base Camp. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 14: Extra day to attempt summit
Day 14th is an extra day for attempting summit. This is like a bonus day for the exploration. There are enough things to explore in the Summit and you will be lost seeing the beauty. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche
On the 15th day, we will resume our downhill trek from the Island Peal. Trek to Tengboche will take around 4 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The next day, we resume our downhill trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche is amazingly amazed place where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. On the way you can even take a break to visit the typical villages of Khumjung along with Khunde. You can even visit the monasteries which are very unique in its structure. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 17: Trek Lukla (2850m)
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

Day 18– Fly back to Kathmandu
On the penultimate day of the tour package, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19– Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"
On the 19th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.

Price: US$ N/A

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb.
  • Island peak climbing permit fee.
  • twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing.
  • trekking guide and highly experienced (2-3 times Everest Submitter ) climbing guide for Island peak including their foods, accommodations, salary, insurance etc both of them speak English fluently.
  • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • first aid medical kit.
  • Boiled water during the climb.
  • Permits including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Island Peak climbing etc.
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
  • All taxes and Company service charge.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee
  2. Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  3. Travel insurance
  4. International airfare
  5. Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  6. Drink including - water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  7. Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  8. Personal trekking equipments
  9. Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail.