Island Peak - Imjatse Himal ClimbIsland Peak - Imjatse Himal Climb

Island Peak - Imjatse Himal Climb

  • Exciting and scenic adventure on top famous and popular Island Peak orImjatse Himal
  • Daily views of high Khumbu Himal with Mt. Everest, Amadablam and series of peaks
  • Exploring Sherpa traditional farm villages in the country of famous highlanders of Everest
  • Adventurous walks beneath towering Mt. Everest within scenic views of giant mountains
  • Following raging DudhKosi River right up to its glacial source at Everest base camp
  • Beginning and ending with super exciting flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

on top of stunning and renowned Island Peak with the spectacular panorama of the world's highest peaks

Island Peak Climb also called Imjatse Himal is listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association. The governing organization for most trekking peaks in Nepal, like the stunning Island Peak. Located amidst the beautiful Imjatse Valley around the high Khumbu and Everest region at the height of 6,165 m/20, 226 feet.

Island Peak is a popular and famous trekking peak for all types of adventurers, trekkers, and mountaineers. As well as for beginners who are in mountaineering, a perfect peak for practice climb. As for mountaineers, it will be a great exercise before joining major mountaineering expeditions.

Island Peak Climb allows climbers to experience climbing on ice, rocks, and snowy ridges and over glaciers. The climbing grade for Island Peak is PD + which means Per Difficult with plus. The grading is used from famous French & Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems for a day or more climb.

Island Peak was named by early mountaineers and explorers due to its amazing position amidst of Imjatse Valley. Encircled by giant peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, and Ama Dablam, looking from the Dingboche settlement appears like an Island. Hence named as Island Peak stands amidst seas of moraine of ice, snow, and glaciers. A favorite peak among wide-world travelers due to its striking shapes, and the most accessible to reach the summit.

Island Peak due to its proximity from the main route to Everest Base Camp with the last settlements of Dingboche, and Chukung. Makes the climb to Island Peak much easier and possible with only one or two overnights in tented camps.

The adventure to Island Peak climb begins from Lukla following the main gradual route to the exciting and famed Namche Bazaar.

Spending an extra day for acclimatization and a side hike to the viewpoint and then on the road to our destinations. The first part of the adventure takes you to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Hilltop.

This allows enough exercise and acclimatization before the climb of Island Peak, on completing the first highlight of the journey.

The towards our main goal and highlights to the base of Island Peak, where a spare day for preparations. As well as adding an extra high or advanced camp making the climb short and safe reaching the summit on time.

The climb is done after some practice climbing, and knowing the equipment when and how to use on climb. A straightforward climb with few technical difficulties to negotiate, and our guide will make it possible. Like fixing snow bars, ice screws and using the support of main and fixed ropes. For safety measures, after a gruesome climb reaching the summit of Island Peak or Imjatse Himal.

Enjoy the sweeping breathtaking panorama of surrounding giant peaks of

Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse with Ama Dablam. The view stretches as far as Mt. Makalu in the east direction, with an array of peaks.

Enjoying the adventures of a lifetime experience, then descent to base camp and for return journey to Lukla. The next morning a swift short flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a great wonderful adventure on Island Peak Climb.


On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of island Peak –Imjatse Himal Climb with Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Island peak climb and Everest base camp trek.

      Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region. From Lukla a gradual walks to begin with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monuments and large spinning bells. Slowly our pleasant first day walks completes reaching at Phakding a moderate size village with many Good lodges for overnight stop by the bank of glacial DudhKosi River.

        Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

          Rest day for acclimatization before heading higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum provides you with much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.

            Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at PhunkiTenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.

              Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching at Pherichewith many good lodges around facing views of Taboche, Cholatse and Amadablam North Face.

                Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Pheriche fine place for leisure hike and walks aroundwhere a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon with Island peak. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.

                  From Pherichewalk leads on windy valley for an hour and the climb to a ridge, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thuglawhere Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbsaround mountains of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with severalnice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

                    Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morningwalk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunesreaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapathar route. Gorakshepwas an early and orignalbase camp of Everest expeditions in 1950’s to late 1970’s before it movedfurther to present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.

                      Morning climb to Kalapathar above 5,545 m, highest point of trekking facing greaty panorama of giant peaks with Everest at mere distance. With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads abovePheriche valley as our route leads towards scenic Imjatse valley past Dingboche village towards remote isolated Chukung with few good lodges for overnight stop. Afternoon relax and enjoy the views of towering Island Peak with other range of peaks that surround beautiful Imjatse valley.

                        After Chukung walk to Imjatse valley as our route leads at ParsyaGyabwithin Island Peak Base Camp,after a steep climb towards south over moraine and left of Lhotse glacier, following glacial streams to the snout of Imja glacier crossing a dry lake between Lhotse and Imja glaciers to reach at island Peak base camp, afternoon free to relax and preparation for the climb.

                          From the base camp, heading further high up to established Advance or High Camp,adding extra camp makes much easier and accessible to climb on top Island peak, normally climbers make it from the base camp to the summit, but it is best and safe adding extra camp before the final climb to the summit.

                            Our final day and highlight of the adventure,after final preparations heading for the climb before dawnacross broad and open gully, and then following snow-covered glacier above, avoiding serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree in the margin in between a glacier and base of the main top ridge. Then climb leads to cross a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 100 meters (300ft) to the top of the summit, on reaching the topwith high spirit and triumph overlooking panorama of world’s highest mountains Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an experience of a life time descend on the same route towards base camp.

                              After a great classic ascent on top Island Peak, clean up the garbage to carry and to dispose at designated dumping sites fixed by national parks or Pollution Control committee of Khumbu, on packing every gear, start walk towards Chukung and then on gradual pleasant trail to reach at Dingboche. Here with time for possible lunch breaks and continues downhill to Pangboche for overnight stop after a lovely scenic walks.

                                From Pangbochemorning walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to PhunkiTengawith climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma for overnight stop, which is on route to Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Amadablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal).

                                  After a pleasant morning with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for lunch break and stroll around its bazaar with stores and shops, afternoon walk downhill to DudhKosiRiver to reach at Monjo village for overnight stop before Lukla.

                                    Our last walk of the adventure a short trek of few hours following on the same trail back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over DudhKosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town For last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.

                                      Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                                        Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                          What's Included
                                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                          • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
                                          • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
                                          • Flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
                                          • Peak climbing permit  and other necessary fees.
                                          • Two nights  twin sharing tent accommodation after Chhukung.
                                          • Hygienic meals( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, at base camp 
                                          • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
                                          • Government license holder guide 
                                          • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                          • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                          • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
                                          • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                          • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                          • Government taxes and official expenses
                                          What's not Included
                                          • food you need to pay during your stay in tea house 
                                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                          • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                                          • Tips for porters ($90-120) and guides ($120-150)
                                          • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                          • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check
                                          • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                          • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)  

                                          Departure Dates

                                          Select a Departure Month
                                          Trip Dates
                                          Trip DateOct 16, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 17, 2023 - Nov 05, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 20, 2023 - Nov 08, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 21, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 11, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 25, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 27, 2023 - Nov 15, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 28, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 29, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023
                                          Trip DateOct 30, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023
                                          Useful Information

                                          Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                          Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                          Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                           Guide and Porters: 

                                          On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                          All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                          Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                          Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                          Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                            Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
                                            Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                          High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                          Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                          To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                          The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                          On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                          Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                          In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                            what to Bring 

                                          **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                            Clothing and footwear

                                          Equipments List

                                          • Plastic boot a pair
                                          • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
                                          • Crampons a pair
                                          • Down Jacket
                                          • Down Jacket one each
                                          • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
                                          • Fibre pile jacket
                                          • Following items can be bought or hired in kathmandu
                                          • Glove
                                          • Harness -one
                                          • Ice Axe - one
                                          • light cotton trouser
                                          • Long sleeved cotton shirts
                                          • Main Ropes 200m(50per person)as per the peak chose
                                          • Scarf
                                          • Short Trouser
                                          • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
                                          • Ski Pole (optional) one each
                                          • Snow / Sun Glass on each
                                          • Snow Bar 2/4 pieces depending upon group size
                                          • Snow Gaiters a pair
                                          • Sun hat
                                          • Sun Screen Cream
                                          • Sunglasses
                                          • T-shirt
                                          • Track Suit Bottoms
                                          • Trekking pole
                                          • Ultra Fleece Trousers
                                          • Water bottle
                                          • Waterproofs trouser
                                          • Waterproofs Jacket
                                          • Well fitting, comfortable boots
                                          • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

                                          Personal usage

                                          > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                          > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                          > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                          Island Peak - Imjatse Himal Climb FAQs

                                          • Island Peak is popular due to its easy accessibility to reach the base camp for the climb. As it is located close en route on the main trail to Everest Base Camp, and on Island Peak. Climbers needs to spend on tented camp just for few days, using lodge and Tea-House throughout the trek. Except on climb for few days with tented camping facilities.

                                          • For Trekking Peaks below 6,600 m, all climbers should be in good physically and medically fit. As with positive mental attitude, having previous basic experience on climbing rocks, ice and snow. Besides physical fitness, should be in sound medical health. Beginners in mountaineering can enjoy the climb of Island Peak will be the best exercise and practice. Before planning for other major mountaineering expeditions. 

                                          • For Everest and other mountains around Khumbu areas Yaks and Zhopkyo a mixed breed and mules are used. Depending upon the areas of climbing peaks,
                                            for Island Peak the Yaks, Zhopkyo, and porters will carry the loads unto Island Peak base camps. After the climb, clearing the camp leaving nothing except for your foot prints. All rubbish / garbage should be carried to proper disposal sites and hand over to SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee).

                                          • Spring from March to May and autumn / fall are the best time for climb of Island Peak and other adventure. The autumn begins from September to November with winter season starts from December to February.  

                                            The best time for treks and peak climbing is spring and autumn that is from March to May and September to November. The high times for trekking and other adventures, interested climber can enjoy Island Peak climb in winter time also.
                                            Autumn and winter with freezing temperatures early morning, late afternoon and night time. But most days are fine and clear with sunshine for walks and climb, but short days due to limited sunlight hours. Can get snow-fall sometimes during spring, autumn and winter.      

                                          • For Island Peak Trek and Climb accommodation and meals in the best lodge available throughout the trek. But for few days on Island Peak Climb overnights in tented camp, all meals cooked and served by our expert cook.

                                            The lodges en route Island Peak Climb until Chukung a small settlement at the end of Imjatse Valley beyond Dingboche. Rooms are neat and clean with large warm dining having fire place, but most places with common bath and toilets.
                                            One needs to pay extra for using hot showers, including for charging electronic items from the lodge.