Trip Facts
  • Duration
    19 Days
  • Grade
  • Country
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude

Island Peak Climbing

This fantastic adventure offers an experience of a life time, a complete adventure with Island Peak Climbing & Trek/ Imjatse peak a classic mountain of Himalaya at 6,160 meters as per the standard height of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) where all the permission and climbing permits are obtained.

The Island Peak Climb is straight forward with some technical section in the beginning and near to the summit, where our expert guide will make necessary arrangement to make the climb safe and possible, the climb grade PD + as per French and Swiss alpine system

On this Island Peak climb & Trek/ Imjatse Peak 6,160 m marvel the scenery from Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Chnagtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.

Island Peak climb & Trek/ Imjatse Peak 6,160 m with Kalapatthar one of the most popular and trekked region due to its easy accessibility from the small airstrip at Lukla, trek and climb of Island / Imjatse Peak concludes at picturesque touristic town at Lukla, the trek is moderate in the beginning and to adventurous where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking just a little more than 2 weeks in the comfort of warm cozy lodge known as tea houses along the route and camping service on climb for few days.

Island Peak climb & Trek / Imjatse Peak 6,160 m is the second busiest trekking destination after Annapurna region, one of the most unique journeys leading from rich vegetation of mid hills to arctic landscapes and climate zone, all these drastic change in temperature found only in the high valleys and mountains of Khumbu area with dramatic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.

This trek and climb leads through many traditional Sherpa villages famous as mountaineers and warm hospitality and has been a high altitude porters and guides since last five decades.

This remarkable trek starts from Lukla the gateway to Everest area and then over to famous Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meters and then with rest day for proper acclimatization and then heading higher to Imjatse valley through the scenic spot of Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche then finally reaching our destination at world’s highest Mountain base camp at 5, 364 meters and then climb up to Kalapathar the highest point at 5,545 meters and then to the highlight of this adventure towards the end of Imjatse valley for the classic climb to the summit of Island / Imjatse peak at 6,160 meters high offering tremendous panorama of surrounding high snow capped peaks and valleys, on the climb our expert guide will support you all the way to the summit top, and then slowly with a scenic walk ending this beautiful and awesome trek concluding this adventure back at Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu after a great experience of a life time with wonderful memories trekking and climbing to Island / Imjatse Peak.

trip highlights

  • A lifetime experience climbing classic trekking peak around Imjatse valley.
  • In the far corners of Khumbu high valley encircled with towering mountainsenriched with rich Buddhist religion.
  • Ancient culture and traditions from the main trail to off beaten tracks on the hidden areas of Khumbudaily views.
  • High snow capped mountains with towering Mt. Everest trekking
  • World’s highest Sagarmatha National Park beautiful forest of rhododendron, firs, pines, birch, oaks
  • Magnolia treesan opportunity to observe some wild life along the trekking routes

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Island Peak Climbing glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 02

    In Kathmandu with tour and preparation for trek and climb, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 03

    Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,650 m – 04 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 04

    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 05

    At Namche with rest day for acclimatization and hike. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 06

    Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 07

    Trek to Dingboche 4,530 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 08

    At Dingboche for acclimatization and day hike. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 09

    Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 10

    Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545m trek to Chukhung 4,730 m – 06 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 11

    Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m – 03 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 12

    At Base Camp Rest day for acclimatization and preparations. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 13

    Summit Island Peak(6189m / 20305ft) and back to base camp. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 14

    Trek back to Thyangboche – 08 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 15

    Trek to Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 16

    Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 17

    Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 18

    Departure from Nepal, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 19

    International departure to respective countries

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels

    On reaching Kathmandu airport meet the guide and staff for the transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with rendezvous with other members of the group for orientation and briefing with welcome dinner at authentic Nepali dinner.

  • 02 Day
    In Kathmandu with tour and preparation for trek to Khumbu

    A free day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour of world heritage sites visit the Pashupatinath a Hindu Temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet) visit the huge Buddhist Stupa, (tour might include either Kathmandu old Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill lock as set on the program and time permitting) Afternoon free for own activities and preparation for the trek and climb.

  • 03 Day
    Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,650 m - 04 hrs.

    Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla the gateway to Everest and higher Khumbu area, from here after a break to refresh meet the guide, trekking staff and porters and continue walk past Lukla town on the easy path with views of Kwangde peak and village of Muse and Chowri Kharka, the walk with few ups and down following the Dudh Kosi River passing villages of Choplung, Ghat till Phakding is reached for overnight stop.

  • 04 Day
    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

    From Phakding morning walk is pleasant through nice woodland of pines and rhododendron trees with few ups and down with views of Kusum Khanguru, Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks crossing bridge over Dudh Kosi to reach at Monjo and to Jorsalle after entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, at Jorsalle for lunch.From here walking on the river bed for some time and heading uphill in the forest to cross the last bridge over Imjatse and Bhote Kosi that joins Dudh Kosi river at this point.A long winding uphill with first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse (on a clear day) this winding climb finally reaches at Namche Bazaar after few hours of hard uphill walk from lunch place.At Namche check into one of the fine designated lodge with time to browse around the shops and vendors or just relax.

  • 05 Day
    At Namche with rest day for acclimatization and hike

    A great place for rest and free day and necessary for acclimatization before heading higher beyond Namche, at Namche optional short hike to view point and the museum provides information of this area from flora / fauna, geography, mountain and Sherpa history, culture and religion offering tremendous views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thermasarku, Kwangde, holy Khumbi-la peak and of valley and gorge below.Optional hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche at 3,880 meters by Syangboche old airstrip or a half day hike visiting the quiet and sleepy villages of Khumjung with monastery and Khunde.

  • 06 Day
    Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

    After an enjoyable rest at Namche, journey continues on the nice and scenic trail with views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and other range of peaks walking into green tree lines a good walk with downhill to Phungetenga a small place in a gorge after crossing the Imjatse River for lunch at Phungetenga.From here a steep uphill haul through the nice forest surrounding with views of Thermasarku and Kangtenga peaks, and then with long climb of less than two hours reaching at famous Tengboche monastery with awesome views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam.Here as per the time set for a visit inside the monastery where you can observe monks, priests and lama on prayer time in late afternoon.All major expeditions to Mt. Everest and other high peaks visits here to get bless from the high priest for successful and safe climb.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to Dingboche 4,530 m - 05 hrs.

    On leaving Tengboche walk leads downhill through nice cool woodland passing settlement of Deuboche to reach a bridge over Imjatse river gorge, from this bridge the last of tree lines and lush vegetation, walk leads to a gradual climb through rows of prayer and mani wall, stupa with fantastic views of Ama Dablam as the walk progress reaching at Pangboche (the last permanent village on route Everest Base camp and other high area of Khumbu).From Pangboche walk leads to a short steep climb to Shomare a small temporary village serving as lodge, teahouse and popular lunch stop on route Dingboche and Pheriche with close views of AmaDablam.From here a slow climb towards Orsho where the walk gets gentle and path splits from this place the other high trail to Pheriche, the lower path east to Dingboche, our route heading east crossing the icy Khumbu river tributary of Imjatse and Dudh Kosi river, and then a steep climb for 45 minutes to reach the ridge with prayer stones, a pleasant walk from here brings at Dingboche with many lodges around where the areas are guarded with stone walls located on the southern Imajatse valley beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Lhotse, peak 29 and Island / Imjatse peak towards east.

  • 08 Day
    At Dingboche for acclimatization and day hike

    A pleasant place for extra rest day before starting the real adventure crossing passes of Khongmatse and Tsho-la, here optional hike to Nangkartsang a high hill offering superb views of surrounding snow capped peaks including world 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peaks as well.Rest of the afternoon at leisure the last place with assist to cyber café in one its many lodges around.

  • 09 Day
    Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m via Thugla 4,640 m - 05 hrs.

    Starting the morning walk with a slow climb uphill to the ridge with prayer flags and Buddhist monument of stupa, overlooking superb views of snow capped peaks and on the pleasant trail with gradual up and downhill reaching the raging streams fed from the Khumbu glacier at a small place of Thugla (Dugla).A popular lunch stop place where the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins with an hour break a steep climb of less than an hour reaches the top ridge of Thug-la with great views of Ama Dablam north face with Tawache and Cholatse, an interesting spot with memorials of late mountaineers who died climbing Everest, Lhotse, Pumori or other peaks of this area.From here walk continues on the gradual path towards Lobuche in the comfort of nice cozy lodge after a good day.

  • 10 Day
    Trek to Gorakshep 5,153 m and hike to Kalapathar 5,545m

    A morning trek to Gorakshep and Kalapathar, walk is gentle following a small stream on the wide valley, reaching near at Glass Pyramid a metrological station operated by Italian and Nepalese scientist, from here on the steep uphill reaching at moraine with Khumbu glacier below, couple of hours of steady and hard walk brings at Gorakshep with few lodges, this was an earlier Base Camp for the climb to Mt. Everest, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar on route present Everest base camp.Less than two hours of steady hard steep climb reaches the view point at Kalapathar 5,545 meters famous and popular spot with tremendous panorama of surrounding high mountains with Everest at mere distance.After a wonderful time head back to Chukung for overnight stop before the next adventure towards Island / Imjaste Peak.

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 4,970m - 04 hrs.

    The route to Base Camp, the path at first climbs quite steeply to the south before following the moraine east along the main valley below the southern or true left bank of the Lhotse Glacier. The trail then follows glacial streams to the snout of the Imja glacier. At this point the path swings north-east and crosses a dried up lake bed between the Lhotse and Imja Glaciers, from a base camp at Pareshaya Gyab.A well acclimatized party in good condition can make the summit and return in a day back to Base Camp.

  • 12 Day
    At Base Camp rest day for acclimatization and preparations

    A necessary rest or free day for acclimatization with preparations sorting out gear for the climb, afternoon short hike around on this beautiful surrounding enclosed with snow capped peaks.

  • 13 Day
    Climb to the Summit at 6,189m.

    A Big Day! Starting before dawn after having breakfast and then scrambling up an open gully leads between two well defined ridges of a small hanging glacier at 5,280m / 17,323ft. Care should be taken to avoid possible avalanche danger from the ice above. From this point of left-hand ridge scramble across the broad open gully and gain the right-hand ridge. Following this, this gives easy scrambling to the snow-covered glacier above. A route needs to be found out leftwards, avoiding seracs and crevasses before turning back northwards over snow covered scree in the margin between the glacier and the base of the main summit ridge. After crossing a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft), to the summit ridge. The last moves on to the ridge often prove difficult and many climbers leave a fixed rope in place to aid descent.The ridge itself is a classic and undulates towards the main summit which is reached by a final tricky snow pitch. Standing atop we have the stunning close-up view of the South face of Lhotse (8,501 m.) in vastness that looms before us. We have the impressive dramatic views of the mountains -Amadablam (6,856 m.), Chamlang and Baruntse in the far horizon. Descent is made by the same route to the base camp.

  • 14 Day
    Trek to Tengboche - 07 hrs.

    Leaving Island Peak base camp and Imjatse valley on the trail towards Tengboche passing Chukung and Dingboche with views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, heading on the downhill path and back to lower altitude and tree lines, the walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour or more climb brings back at Tengboche Monastery for overnight stop.

  • 15 Day
    Trek to Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.

    From Tengboche downhill to Phungtenga and after the bridge climb to the top of Luvisa and Shanasa villages and then on the gradual winding trail reaching at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.

  • 16 Day
    Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

    Last day walk of this adventure to Lukla, the path follows the Dudh Kosi for sometime passing Benkar, Tuc Tuc and Phakding villages, and then slowly reaching at Choplung where the trail from Jiri and Lukla joins.From here the last 50 minutes climb of this trip to Lukla, on reaching Lukla in the comfort of nice lodge and prepare for the last night dinner and party with fellow trekking guides, staff and porters.Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon.Morning as per the flight schedule transfer to Tenzing, Hillary airport, Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu with parallel views of snow capped mountains all the way to Kathmandu, on reaching the airport transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

  • 17 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon

    Morning as per the flight schedule transfer to Tenzing, Hillary airport, Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu with parallel views of snow capped mountains all the way to Kathmandu, on reaching the airport transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

  • 18 Day
    In Kathmandu optional tour and free day

    In Kathmandu free and spare day in case of flight delay at Lukla due to bad and unfavorable weather, which happens sometimes in the high Himalaya region, today a free day for own individual activities or inform the staff of local agent for more sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.

  • 19 Day
    International departure to respective countries

    Last day in the Himalaya and amazing Nepal, as per the international flight transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport for the flight homeward bound to respective countries, after a most memorable time and experience in the high Himalaya of Nepal and the service of expert, friendly guides, staff and porters.

Note: R & D Plan = Room & Dinner :: R B L D Plan = Room, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner :: B & R Plan = Breakfast and Room :: B Plan = Breakfast. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Babu, I want to thank you for putting on such a great trip for our group. Your guides did a superb job satisfying every once needs. The late winter snow add to the beauty of the mountains. Everyone appreciated the upgraded tea house in Namche Bazzar on the way back. Again thanks. Looking forward to my next trip to Nepal.

BillUnited States

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

Fixed Departure


Price for Island Peak Climbing on full board basis USD 2675 per person

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking, all accommodations during the treks, Tented camp while climbing period, Domestic flight tickets, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by car, an experienced guide and porters and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation by car.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking and climbing period for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking part and tented camp in climbing part.
  • Trip map.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with  airport tax.
  • An experienced government licensed holder guide and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Pasang Lammu rural municipality entry fee.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) in mountain.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Personal climbing equipment’s ( Joomer, carabiner lock, carabiner unlock, Harnex belt, Eight finger, helmet, gaiters, Boots, crampons).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.


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