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Island Peak Climbing With EBC Trek - Cost and Itinerary 2024/25

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19 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Min 2
Plane and private transportation
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Hotels and teahouses
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
TIA, Kathmandu
Ends at
TIA, Kathmandu
Trip Route


  • Stunning view of the mesmerizing peak of Everest region
  • Residents of Sherpa culture in Khumbu valley
  • Combination of high-altitude trekking and Peak Climbing
  • Scenic and thrilling flight to Lukla
  • One of the easiest peaks of 6000 meters and ideal first climb for experienced trekkers and novice mountain climber.


Designed especially for energetic and physically fit adventure seekers looking for a combined trekking and climbing experience, Island Peak Climbing takes you to the pleasant and enticing cultural, spiritual and natural diversity of the Khumbu Valley in the Everest Region. Island Peak Everest base camp Trek package would be the ultimate test of the perseverance and agility. Trekkers will be climbers too and vice versa in this package. Bharal Adventure offers the enigmatic beauty of wilderness adventure up in the Himalayas.

Island Peak Everest base camp Trek is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region. Island Peak has an impressive and highly glaciated West Face rising from Lhotse Glacier. Designed very professionally keeping in mind the need for fulfilling proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals, the itinerary of Island Peak Climbing will also take you to the Base Camp (5,357m/17,575 ft) of the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest, known as Sagarmatha in the Nepali language. Therefore, your Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek package will be one of the best moments of your life. Since it’s an enormous opportunity to explore the peaks of Nepal and do trekking in Nepal.

You will get on board on one of the most thrilling experiences of your life. You shall also be taken to possibly the most popular trekking destinations in the world. They are Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The 19 days journey begins from and comes to closure at the Lukla Airport in Everest Region, one of the most famous airstrips in the world. Therefore, We assure you best hospitality and quality services. 

Factors That Attract To Lure One To Climb Island Peak
Island peak is located in the world-famous trail of Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayan region of eastern Nepal. The local name of this peak is Imja Tse and in 1953 the name was given as Island peak by British because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche Island peak is a stunning climb and great way to stand at 6189 meters above sea level. It is known as Island trek expedition Climb near Everest in the Khumbu valley.

It is not so tough as Pisang Peak of Annapurna Region; with basic mountaineering skills, you can summit to Island Peak. It is one of the popular climbing peaks of Himalayan, offers an opportunity to experience high altitude trekking and climbing expedition to the Himalaya. It is one of the easiest 6000 meters peak. Climbing Island peak is probably the easiest and most affordable way to obtain high-altitude. This expedition offers the climber and trekkers an exciting opportunity to enter the world of the mighty Himalayas. Also, you will get an opportunity to climb Kala Pattar, which is one of the viewpoints of Mt.Everest, Around island base camp is a stunning and truly wild terrain, far from any village.

Best Season To Climb Island Peak
The best and popular season in Nepal to Trek and Mountain expedition is Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). These months are the best season that offers the best climatic weather and temperature to walk on the trail with the mesmerizing views, that’s why these seasons are chosen by the enthusiast trekkers and Climber. Choosing the best season means you will not miss the opportunity to explore the unforgettable soulful moment and success in trekking and climbing.

Monsoon/summer season and winter season are not the perfect season to ascent up to the summit ridge. The weather condition will be more challenging and may have to face some difficulty in the various section of the trail. Summer the weather will be high humid and the trail will be muddy and slippery, a dark cloud will block the scenario of the iconic views of the majestic mountain.

Winter season will be more challenging due to the extreme change in weather, the climate of high altitude is always unpredictable, during daytime the temperature will be warm but after the sunset temp will drops to -20 degree which means a freezing cold and ow chance to get success.

Highlights Of Climbing Island Peak In Spring And Autumn Season
  • The weather condition will be mild and stable during day and Morning and evening time will be chilly.
  • Spring offers the best walk through the green lush forest and colorful rhododendron.
  • Trail will be clean and dry
  • Low chance of avalanche and rainfall.
  • Breathtaking view of Mountain range
  • 100% chance to ascent summit.
 Trial Options For Island Peak
To do this expedition there are different options to choose from. There is another route via Khumjung, a beautiful town with the famous old Monastery that houses a real-life yeti skull. By skipping the Kala Pattar route, you can take a short itinerary by passing through Namche Bazar- Dingboche -Chhukung and Island Peak Base Camp.

Another option is by following the Namche Bazaar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Lobuche -Gorak shep-Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar – Lobuche – kong ma la – Chhukung – island base camp.

It is also possible to combine and extend this expedition Mera peak and Island peak together by Passing Amphu Labtsa Pass whopping 5780 meters. However, the experience of the group should be considered, it is more adventurous and challenging.

Accelerate On And Off To/From Island Peak
Mostly trekkers and climber prefer to fly to the Hillary Airport of Lukla. Normally the flight takes off from Kathmandu Domestic Airport, it takes about 30 min flight. However, the changing weather may frequently delay the flight. Wisely prepared for the delays, Lukla flight is unpredictable due to extreme change in weather.

The alternative the way is to overland from outside Kathmandu, the pioneer’s route trek from Jiri passes beneath Lukla. This route is only better for the Everest base camp trekkers, it extends the length of climbing Island Peak.

Permits To Climb Island Peak
It needs a Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMs, to enter in the Conservation area it is compulsory to pay the entry fees.

  • TIMS Cost USD 20 Per person
  • Entry Permit Cost USD 30 per person

Permits To Climb Island Peak-250$ Per Person 

Trip Itinerary

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Bharal Adventure signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle

After breakfast, guests will set off to a guided tour to four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square – ancient palace of the then kings of Nepal, Hindu temple Pashupatinath, and Buddhist stupas Swayambhunath – The Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath

For your trip to Lukla, you will be driven to the airport in the early morning. Even the trip to Lukla is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The runway's distance between the two ends is only around remarkable 60 meters because to the airfield's high rating. You will hike to Phakding from Lukla through a magnificent, verdant environment with views of Kusum Kangraru. Spend the night at the Phakding guesthouse.

We will be climbing up through woods of Himalayan cedar and pine as we follow the Dudh Koshi River to the famous village of Namche Bazaar. Namche was formerly an important trading center where Tibetan and Nepalese merchants traded textiles, dried meat, and salt. Namche continues to be the main trading gateway in the Khumbu, drawing traders from the Himalayas and the valleys in addition to being a great place to buy for traditional goods. You'll stay in Namche for two days to relax, tour nearby markets, and spend time with your friends. We may get our first sight of Everest and its surrounding peaks while hiking to Namche.

The entire day has been set out for acclimatization. We will travel to the Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is believed to be the highest-located airport in the world, before continuing uphill to the Everest View Hotel for spectacular panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Tawache, among other mountains. We may also stop by the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum on the way back. 

The smooth and simple path takes us to a point of view where we can see Mount Everest. It descends at Phungki Thanka deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley, and from there, it climbs the right slope of the Dudh Koshi valley to the Tengboche Monastery (3860m). The monastery serves as the Khumbu's spiritual focus. The challenging ascent is more than made up for by the breathtaking views of Mount Ama Dablam and, on clear days, of Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks. Tengboche is surrounded by ridges covered with alpine forest and is situated at the meeting point of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Rivers. The woodlands also provide views of the Danphe birds. 

We will hike through the village of Pangboche as we dip through lovely woods, pass the Imja Khola, and climb (3900m). Given that you won't lose altitude as much as you would on other days, today's trip may be the most exciting. Along the route, you may take in views of several peaks, including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and others. To reach Dingboche, also known as the "summer valley," the journey continues through fields. You can observe a kilometer-long wall constructed at Dingboche to safeguard the village's crops. Along the path are walls made of Mani Stone.

Your second acclimatization day would be a six-hour hike to an elevation of 5100 meters. You will climb up to Nagerjun (5100m), a hill on the sides of the Chhukung valley just above Dingboche, after breakfast. The main goal is to sleep low and climb high. It's a physically demanding day since the footpath gets slightly hilly. At this altitude, climbing the hill may take up to five hours. Good views of the Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), and Ama Dablam are available from this height (6856m).On a clear day, you might even be able to see Mount Makalu, the fifth-highest summit in the world, which offers amazing scenery over the Pheriche Valley. You will begin your descend back to Dingboche after taking a little break. The hike at altitude takes roughly two hours. We can relax after lunch since afternoon temperatures may decrease quickly as the sun sets over the mountain peaks. A second night will be spent in Dingboche .

To get to Dughla, we will be trekking down a wide valley floor while passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). The Himalayan Rescue Association, which provides care and advice to hikers, supports this station and its team of western volunteer doctors. We will be climbing up the valley and gaining height. In order to drop to the yak farms of Lobuche, we shall exit from the valley. 

After a short climb across a meadow, you can see the Khumbu glacier below. The greatest view point to see Mount Everest's full southern side as well as the other summits is Kalapatthar, which lies just ahead. We will arrive in Gorekshep after a few hours and continue on to the Everest Base Camp from there. Although there isn't much height change, the walk might be difficult because of the various changes in elevation and the altitude. However, the experience is enjoyable. You will reach the base camp after around three hours of hiking, where you may take in the magnificent picture of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, from where the Everest expedition starts. After that, we'll return to Gorakshep.

The day begins with a climb up to Kalapatthar (5545m), a fantastic vantage point from which to view Mount Everest and countless other breathtaking mountain views. Following a nice breakfast, we will hike back to Gorekshep and then return to Dingboche.

With fantastic views of Ama Dablam occupying the summit, we will make a gradual start from Dingboche and follow the Imja Valley, following the rock layers that run from Lhotse (8501 meters), towards the sand plains at Pareshaya Gyab. In the middle of the day, we will arrive at Island Peak's base camp. You will be eating camp meals prepared by our skilled cook while we stay at the tent camp for one or two days.

Pre-Climb Lessons: Following lunch, our guides will give instruction on peak climbing methods and the proper use of climbing equipment, including an ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, a harness, an ascender, and ropes for both ascending and descending. Although prior training experience is not required for Island Peak Climbing, we feel that it will increase your confidence and climbing abilities, boosting your chances of reaching the peak and allowing you to enjoy the experience to the fullest. 

Today is the day for the Island Peak Ascent (6,189m). Usually around one o'clock in the morning, we'll start our climb. We will start by climbing the rock slope. Although it is not difficult, we must first climb a few small rock steps before coming out on the right side of the valley. Following a ridgeline, the path then makes an exciting and exposed crossing onto the summit glacier's snout. The glacier will require ropes because it has several crevasses. Where required, the guides will attach a rope. We enter the top ridge through a difficult snow slope. Following peak views and photo ops, we will make the long descent to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

This day is used as a backup in the event, we are unable to summit the Island Peak on day 13 due to bad weather or other situations as there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned summit day (day 13).

We will need to cleverly delay the plan of reaching the summit the peak if the weather turns really bad. Sometimes a member of the group may experience problems acclimatizing or may not be healthy enough to undertake the ascent; in those cases, the day might still be utilized. We won't need this extra day if the journey goes smoothly.

We leave the mountains behind as we start our journey through the towns of Orsho, Somare, Pangboche, Tengboche, Phungki Thanka, and Kyangjuma, before proceeding on an easier route to Namche. The night at the guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

The walk continues down the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, from where you will take the next day's flight back to Kathmandu. 

For the last time during your 30-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, you will be amazed by the magnificent scenery. You will be taken to your hotel as soon as you arrive at Kathmandu airport. 

You may spend the day relaxing, taking another city tour, or shopping in Thamel. Stay the night at the hotel.

A Bharal Adventure representative arrives to accompany the guests to the airport about three hours leading up to their departure after exchanging emails, photographs, and good-natured greetings and serving breakfast.

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  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodations during the short trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork including climbing and trekking permits, and National Park Permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section


3 difficult passes and Island Peak

I did with a friend 3 difficult passes (Ranjo la pass, Chola pass and Kangmala pass), Kala patar and Everest Base Camp with the Bharal Adventure team and it was a big success. During the trek we wanted to go faster and the guide was really flexible about that. He adapted his rhythmed to ours and we finally could finish our trek earlier. The guide was really dedicated during all the trek. Thanks to him we get achievement in very good conditions. The porter was just amazing and thanks to him we achieved our program!!! The Mountain guide is professional and experienced. He helped us to succeed the Island Peak even we have never climbed such a high peak before !! As we finished earlier, the staff managed our flight from Lukla to Katmandu which is really difficult to change in such a short time!! It was our first time in Nepal and this will not be our last one. We will certainly come back several times to this beautiful country for other challenges and adventures with Bharal Adventure staff because they are able to make a program according to our needs. Thanks a lot to Bharal Adventure team for such a professionalism!!!


Attempts of Island Peak after High Passes Trek!

While planning to trip in Nepal, I was looking for something interesting with best option. I choose Everest Base Camp Trek with High passes. I emailed to number of companies and choose Hiking Nepal. I got a very quick and complete information about the trek. Upon arrival till my stay in Nepal, I felt very special and Bharal Adventure's team were very flexible and supportive. On my way to Base Camp, when I reach at Namche, I met some other friends who were climbing Island Peak. Since, my days were flexible, I just WhatsApp Nittam about my interest. At first, she was worried about my fitness but considering my interest, she arrange everything instantly after consulting with climbing Sherpa. Nittam suggested me to climb Island Peak only after trek and I believe it was perfect decision to attempt to Island Peak after Everest Trek with High Passes. Thank you all for making a wonderful memory. Wish to see you in my next holiday.

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Equipment List

EQUIPMENT & PACKING LIST FOR Island Peak Climbing With EBC Trek - Cost and Itinerary 2024/25 ( IMPORTANT NOTE )

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


  • 1 sleeping bag (-40 C at least)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you)
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Personal Climbing Gears ( You can Hire in Chukung) 

  • Ice Axe 
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screw gate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight-figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet 


  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottle (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks


  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

Frequently Asked Questions

The typical itinerary involves flying to Lukla, trekking to Everest Base Camp, continuing to Kala Patthar for panoramic views, and then heading to Island Peak Base Camp for climbing. The descent follows the same route.

The duration of the entire trek, including Island Peak climbing, is usually around 18 to 22 days. This allows for acclimatization, trekking to EBC, and the climbing expedition.

Yes, a climbing permit is required for Island Peak, which is obtained through the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Additionally, a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit is needed for the Everest Base Camp trek.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is considered moderate, while Island Peak climbing is more challenging. The combination requires physical fitness, proper acclimatization, and some mountaineering skills.

While prior climbing experience is beneficial, Island Peak is often considered suitable for climbers with basic mountaineering skills. However, a good level of physical fitness and trekking experience is essential.

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