Island Peak Climbing (19 days)

  • Island Peak

Island Peak (6189m) is a superb entry into Himalayan climbing with some basic snow climbing skills required to achieve the ascent. These skills will be taught or revisited during the early stages of the climb.  This expedition is a great first Himalayan experience that includes glacier travel, moderate snow and ice climbing while ascending a 6,000+ metre mountain.  After arriving, you will have a day to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla.  Your trek will begin here in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas.  We approach the mountain following the wide trails of the Khumbu Valley, famous for its fascinating villages and hospitable inhabitants.

Our journey then continues to Imja Tse, or Island Peak, which tops out at 6,189 metres and rewards us with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, South Face of Lhotse and Everest. From the summit of Island Peak there are stunning views of Lhotse and Makalu, the 4th and 5th highest mountains in the world, respectively. The return trek continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.


Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
As you reach at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Third Eye Adventure arranges as airport representative who will meet you and end up the formalities (Visa, etc). You just need to confirm our representative with a show board at the way in gate. You will after that shift to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a long-established Nepalese restaurant and also observe a Nepal is cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek
Today, you will go for sightseeing in Kathmandu. The main fascinations of the sightseeing tour are going around Kathmandu valley where you can see many age-old temples, architectures and more; going around Boudhanath which is one of the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the entire world; Swayambhunath, a renowned monkey temple falling at the hillock; Pashupatinath, a prominent Hindu temple and numerous enthralling places to visit. And many of them are enlisted in UNESCO’s world heritage list. Also, we will prepare for trek today. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).
From Kathmandu taking a pleasing flight, we will move to Lukla (2827m) early in the morning in 40 minutes. Reaching at Lukla, we set up our trek downward to reach near the Dudh Koshi River and catch up the major path to reach Namche Bazaar, located just on top of Chaunrikharka (2713m). The trail is unproblematic and walking crosswise we will reach at the tiny community of Ghat (2550m). After passing by the community, we will then take a short amble to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Today, we will depart from Phakding with a minor mount to Jorsale and we swing further on from a cascade. We, after that, pass by different communities and superb woodland of rhododendron, mammoth firs plus magnolia trees. Subsequently, we turn to Namche going crossways via bridges and rise some meters, an upright fall then after another steeper way up from side to side to the forest we will reach Namche bazaar. We will in our day trek for just about 4 hours and stay at lodge or guest house.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar
We will have a day off from our trek today in Namche Bazaar to get proper adjustment at the elevation. Namche is a prosperous community positioned in a large secluded empty space. Here, from the national park headquarters located on top of the town, one can look both picturesque vistas of sunrise as well as sunset. The astonishing vista also contains wonderful outlook of the Khumbu peaks and big views of Mt Everest. Also, we can optionally stroll to Thami (3810m) on top of the stunning Bhote Khola Valley or choose for going to watch the extraordinary displays of Sherpa living and culture after having our breakfast. Overnight in Namche bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3800m).
We stroll down all the way through the Khumjung area today and take a trip to the main momentous lane to Everest at Shanasa. After that, we will continue strolling to Trashinga and go downhill to go across the Dudh Kosi River lying at Phunkitenga (3250m). In the hours of daylight, today we will have a broad and straight up path passing side by side to fir, black juniper, rhododendron forest, pine, etc. that takes us to Tengboche Monastery. Adding up, we can also observe huge montains -Ama Dablam, Kantega, Mount Everest and more. Wewill stay in Tengboche tonight.

Day 07: Tengboche- Pheriche (4200m).
We make a trip around the Tengboche monastery today in the early morning ahead of moving downhill passing side by side to the forest of birch, fir, juniper, rhododendron to arrive the nunnery located at Debuche. At that moment, we have stable way up only. After passing across the Imja River, the track moves ahead to the Pangboche community where we can catch the view of the dazzling peak Ama Dablam. Our way moves up through unwrappped alpine hillsides ahead of crossing the Imja river in the afternoon that takes us to Pheriche.

Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4900m).
Today, we go away from Pheriche to Lobuche. Our trail mounts to reach the drainage of the Khumbu. After roughly an hour it commences to make way up the Khumbu Glacier’s moraine. It is Dughla for half of our way up to the moraine. Moving additionally ahead from Dughla the track without any stop takes us steeply to the crest of the moraine. The track now takes us to walk on plane way falling on the west part of the moraine sooner than arriving at Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek to Kalapattar (5545m.) and return back to Lobuche
This is one of the pleasant days. From Lobuche, we will walk further to arrive in Gorakshep and then make our way up to Everest base camp and then to Kalapathar. In this area we will find no any hotels and lodges. That is the reason we need to return back to Lobuche to stay overnight. As soon as we arrive at Kala Patthar, we catch up a straight way up and witness the grand views of Mt Everest. We can also make out the peaks like Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Pumori (7,145m) which divides us from Tibet. We subsequently head back to reach Lobuche to stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche (4300m).
Dingboche is an amusing spot that lets us make out arresting assortment of small grazing lands encircled by stone walls caring the crops of potatoes plus barleys from the cool winds. Overnight at tea house or lodge in Dingboche.

Day 11: Dingboche to Chukung (4730m).
We today stroll to Chukhung Valley found under the rock wall that links up Nuptse with Lhotse. Chukkung is one additionally sensible alternative to go around today. You will watch the breathtaking views in this gorge; the enormous south facade of Lhotse lessening to the north, snd Island Peak to be found in the centre of the gorge and the ice walls of anonymous mountains put in a string in the southern end of the gorge. Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 12: Chukung to Island peak Base camp at 5000m.
Today we will stroll all next to the Imja River to get to Pareshaya Gyab, a satisfying spot by a petite lake and with very eye-catching things to see – Nuptse-Lhotse wall plus Lhotse Glacier. We will set our camp to stay overnight in Island Peak Base Camp at the height of 5000m. We can arrange our climbing stuffs and get prepared for tomorrow’s ascend to High Camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 13: High Camp 5300m.
On this day, we will make our way to reach at the High Camp that lies at 5300m higher than the Island peak Base camp at 5000m. Our path is not very far-reaching one but has quite a few testing tracks. From here the snap of the enormous and snowy peaks proffer you overwhelming sense. We lay our camp here for overnight.

Day 14: High Camp to summit 6160m. Back to Base Camp
We will start mountaineering early morning today in order to get to the peak and the path turns problematical once you enter at the bottom of the icefall lower than the peak. Great alert have got to be taken while leaving up the wall to the edge to the pinnacle lying at 6160m. After getting there to the summit, you will be mesmerized by the setting. And come back to the Base Camp. This is the most significant day of our climbing.

Day 15: Base Camp to Tengboche 3800m.
On this day we will move back to Tengboche. The most exceptional part of the daytime today is reaching at the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic and knowing the emergency doctors. We are one time again in the ground of rhododendrons plus wild lives. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 16: Tengboche to Manjo
Today we will go from Tengboche to arrive in Manjo taking up the easy path down. It is quite longer walks. After trekking to reach Namche Bazaar, we will walk more get to Manjo and stay tonight in Manjo.

Day 17: Namche to Lukla
On this day, we will make our path up to the landing strip in Lukla after a little amble on the valley. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we will bid goodbye to Lukla and take a pictorial flight back to arrive in Kathmandu. On onset in Kathmandu we will shift back to our hotel. And, in the evening today, in Kathmandu we will together have leave-taking dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Fly back to your destination
Our airport agent will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your return to you home country. We will hope to see you again since we organize a lot of other peak climbing options, as well as tours, expeditions, and sports activities.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3800m.

Day 07: Tengboche Pheriche 4200m.

Day 08: Pheriche Lobuche 4900m.

Day 09: Trek to Kalapattar (5545m.) and return back to Lobuche

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche 4300m.

Day 11: Dingboche to Chukung 4730m.

Day 12: Chukung to Island peak Base camp at 5000m.

Day 13: High Camp 5300m.

Day 14: High Camp to summit 6160m. Back to Base Camp

Day 15: Base Camp to Tengboche 3800m.

Day 16: Tengboche to Monjo

Day 17: Namche to Lukla

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 19: Fly back to your destination


Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. The two best seasons for climbing are spring and another is autumn. The other seasons are not recommended for climbing because of the weather. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.


Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • All Meals and hot drinks (tea, coffee) during trekking and climbing days (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary
  •  All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
  • All Accommodation from day 1 to day 16 in twin sharing basis
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit of respective region and   TIMS Card and climbing permits for Peak).
  • Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period and Oxygen and mask regulator
  • Required Sherpa and porters and theirs wages.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking and climbing
  • Climbing leaders, Sherpa & porter’s insurance.
  • Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • Service charge for company
  • Climbing certificate from the tourism department

Cost Excludes

  • Climbing certificate from the tourism department
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal
  • Entry Visa fees – at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Foods in cities (Except farewell dinner)
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Laundry fees
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member), which is refundable.
  • Personal climbing gears and expenses
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.



Pricing Per Person

We run this Trip with a minimum of two people.

  • $2159


Additional Information

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 at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534


Trip Summary

Duration:  19 Days

Grade: Hard

Maximum Altitude: 6,200m

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Lodge & Camping during Expedition

Meals: All Inclusive during Expedition, Breakfast in Kathmandu

Transportation: Car, Bus, Plane

Best Time: Mar – May, Sept  Nov

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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