Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb to a Himalayan summit [6173m]. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge.

Before climbing Island Peak, you trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After acclimatizing, we trek up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak.

A physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this Peak.

Island Peak Expedition


  • Total Duration: 22 Days
  • Max Elevation: 6,189 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Strenuous
  • Best Months: March to May and Septemberr to November
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Comfortable hotels in Kathmandu, local lodges and tents during the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Breathtaking towering Himalayan peaks
  • Explore diverse Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Authentic Sherpa culture

Dates & Prices

Dates: Although this trip is currently unscheduled, contact us about organizing this destination for you or your group. The best months are between March to May and September to November.

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Expedition briefing and preparation for trek

Trek Days

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and commence trekking to Phakding (2635m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 05: A day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 06: Trek to Phortse (3800m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4210m)
  • Day 08: A day in Pheriche for acclimatization
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m) and take a hike to Everest Basecamp (5365m)
  • Day 11: Take a hike to Kala Pattar (5550m) and trek to Dingboche (4420m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Chukung (4730m)
  • Day 13: Gear familiarization day
  • Day 14: Trek to Island Peak Basecamp (5070m)
  • Day 15: Trek to High Camp (5640m)
  • Day 16: The Summit Day: Summit the top of Island Peak (6189m) and trek to Chukung
  • Day 17: A reserve day for contingency
  • Day 18: Trek to Tengboche (3800m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Monjo (2840m)
  • Day 20: Trek to Lukla (2840m)

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 22: Final departure

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

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