Peaks & Passes International Climbing Guide - Mountaineering Instruction

Island Peak

Island Peak is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Island peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit [6173m] together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. The most difficult section is a mixed rock and ice wall at a slope of around 45 degrees leading to the narrow summit ridge.

The magnificent views from the summit, however, are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts. Before climbing Island Peak, we trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. After being rested and feeling physically fit and acclimatized, we then head up the beautiful Imja Khola valley towards Island Peak. Besides trekking adventure, we also get to witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With ponderous memories of the trekking earlier done, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and from there on we fly back to Kathmandu. This trip can be done during March to May and September to December.

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


Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Katmandu.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m].
Day 04 - Trek to Namche [3450m].
Day 05 - Rest day in Namche.
Day 06 - trek to Tengboche [3867m].
Day 07 - Trek to Pheriche [4252m].
Day 08 - Rest day in Pheriche.
Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche [4930m].
Day 10 - Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m].
Day 11 - Trek to Everest base camp [5357m].
Day 12 - Trek to Dingboche [4350m].
Day 13 - Trek to Chukhung [4750m].
Day 14 - Trek to island peak base camp [5150m].
Day 15 - Trek to high camp.
Day 16 - Ascent of island peak [6173m].
Day 17 - Spare day.
Day 18 - Trek to Pangboche [3950m].
Day 19 - Trek to Namche [3450m].
Day 20 - Trek to Lukla [2800m].
Day 21 - Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 22 - Depart Kathmandu.