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Island peak Everest base camp trek

Island peak Everest base camp trek

Nepal Peak climbing
Island peak top

Trip Facts

Duration : 19 Days Max-Altitude : 6189 Program Type : Tea house and Camping Best Season : March- April to Nov Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 4:

This is challenging and technical Trekking, climbing of Nepal, you most have to physically fit and mentally prepare, off the beaten trails, camping or challenging high passes Treks, at this level can he arranged for periods of 18 to 32 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft. or climbing 6540m.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $2550
2 Paxes $2450
2-4 Paxes $2400
4-6 Paxes $2360
6-10 Paxes $2340
10-15 Paxes $2300
15+Paxes $2300

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Island peak Everest base camp trek via three passes

Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek via the Three Passes is an epic 19-day adventure that begins and ends in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, Nepal. This remarkable journey takes you through the captivating Gokyo Lakes region, nestled within the Khumbu Valley’s stunning heritage.

The Three High Passes Trek

Prepare yourself for a challenge like no other as you set out to conquer three formidable high mountain passes: Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La (5,535m). These passes are renowned for their breathtaking views of the iconic Mt. Everest region, earning this trek the moniker of the Three Passes Trek. Each pass is a gateway to unparalleled natural beauty and a test of your endurance.

Island Peak: A Himalayan Gem

The crowning jewel of this expedition is the ascent of Island Peak (6,189m), also known as Imja Tse. This remarkable peak, standing tall between the majestic Lhotse/Nuptse South Wall and Baruntse, presents a thrilling challenge. While physical fitness is crucial, Island Peak doesn’t demand extensive technical skills. As you rope up and don crampons to navigate the glacier field, our seasoned climbing guides will ensure your safety at every step.

Everest Base Camp: The Ultimate Ascent

The trek kicks off with a gradual descent from Lukla to Phakding, a charming village situated along the Dudh Kosi River. This initial part of the journey offers a glimpse into the picturesque Sherpa villages and lush rhododendron forests that characterize the Khumbu region. As you cross suspension bridges, you’ll feel the excitement building for the days ahead.

The journey continues to Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town perched on a mountainside. Namche Bazaar is not only a hub for trekkers but also a place to soak in the mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. A rest day here allows for acclimatization, during which you can explore the town’s markets and visit the nearby Everest View Hotel for even more breathtaking vistas.

A Journey Through Legends

This adventure not only allows you to fulfill your dream of summiting a technical 6000-meter Himalayan peak but also offers you the chance to follow in the footsteps of mountaineering legends. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who conquered Everest in 1953, used Island Peak as a training peak. Now, you can walk the same path they once did.

A Carefully Crafted Itinerary

Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek is a meticulously designed 19-day itinerary that incorporates essential acclimatization periods. As you gradually ascend the Khumbu Valley via the Three Passes, you’ll have the opportunity to savor magnificent views from Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m). These vantage points provide unparalleled perspectives on the Himalayan giants that surround you.

Island Peak Climbing: A Challenge Worth Pursuing

Island Peak climbing is considered challenging due to the high altitude, physical endurance required, glacier crossings, and unpredictable weather conditions. While it demands proper training and preparation, our experienced guides ensure your safety and success on this remarkable ascent.

Success Rate and Safety

The success rate for Island Peak summit attempts typically ranges from 60% to 70%. Various factors, including weather conditions, individual experience, and acclimatization, influence the outcome. Safety is paramount, and guided expeditions offer better chances of success.

Your Experienced Guides

When you join the Nepal Wilderness Trekking team for this extraordinary adventure, you’re in the hands of seasoned experts. Our experienced climbing guides are ready to lead you through the heart of the Himalayas on this exhilarating journey. With years of experience, they possess the necessary expertise to ensure your safety and success on this technical ascent.

An Unforgettable Adventure

This expedition offers not only the thrill of scaling Island Peak but also the challenge of conquering three high mountain passes – Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. With excellent acclimatization opportunities, your summit attempt on Island Peak becomes more achievable.

Comprehensive Support

At Nepal Wilderness Trekking, we take pride in providing top-notch services and support. Our team of experienced porters and support staff ensures that you have a seamless and memorable experience throughout the trek and climb.

Conclusion: A Journey to Cherish Forever

Join us on this unparalleled adventure where you’ll not only fulfill your dream of summiting a technical 6000-meter peak but also create lifelong memories of the Himalayan wilderness. Embrace the spirit of adventure and let our expert team guide you to the pinnacle of Island Peak, an achievement to cherish forever.

Island Peak Climbing Permit Costs

Obtaining permits for Island Peak climbing is an essential part of the process. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues permits for various peaks, with Island Peak categorized as a Group B trekking peak. Permit costs vary based on the season:

  • Spring (March to May): USD 250 per person
  • Autumn (September to November): USD 125 per person
  • Winter (December to February): USD 70 per person
  • Summer (June to August): USD 70 per person

Spring and Autumn are the preferred seasons for climbing Island Peak due to their favorable weather conditions, with Spring being the peak season, commanding the highest permit cost. Winter and Summer, with fewer tourists, entail lower expenses.

It’s important to note that NMA permits can only be obtained through government-registered local trekking agencies affiliated with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These agencies can not only secure your permit but also provide comprehensive support and arrangements for your Island Peak climbing adventure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla Hillary airport early morning (2800 meters. 35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2640mtr. 3 hours walking) and stay overnight at Lodge. At the evening village tour for a while,
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization visit Sherpa museum and Everest view Lodge for the panoramic Himalayan view,
  • Day 04: Trek to Thame ((3800m) 4 hours walking. Overnight at the lodge, this village is well known by all Everest climbers,
  • Day 05: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m) 5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4760 meters.) via Renjo Pass (5435) 6 hours walking) stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 07: Visit Gokyo Peak (5560 meters.) in the morning (4 ½ hours walking) for sunrise view and all-mountain views, from here we able to see 4 mountains that are more than eight thousand meters high, back to Gokyo stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Tang NAK 5 hours walk, overnight at the lodge, ( if you have extra days can stay one more night in Gokyo and visit 5th Lake for more magic mountain views)
  • Day 09: Trek to Zhong la via Chola Pass (5320 meters.6/7 hours walking) today path are narrow and tiny ascending to the top of Cho La, stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930 meters.. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 3 hour walking, the same day visit to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep, overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 12: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters. Early in the morning for the best Everest view) trek back to Lobuche (5 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13: Cross to Kongma-La (5535m) 7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge in Chukung.
  • Day 14: hike to Island Peak Base Camp 3 hours (5,200m) our climbing guide will teach you 2 hours of courses about how to use the crampons, belay ropes, emergency safety, etc.
  • Day 15: Base Camp to Summit 6189m Island peak and back to Chhukung, if bad weather or late to back in the base camp then today will be in the base camp with our staff.
  • Day 16: Trek back to Tyangboche(3 860m) 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 17: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 18: Trek back to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning around 07:00 AM (35 minutes)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including the guide
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System TIMS
  • Experienced English speaking, Government licensed holder, and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide
  • Kitchen Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period.
  • Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow anchor.
  • Staff: 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, one climbing guide and helper  Base Camp Base
  • insurance for Nepalese teams.
  • Our service charge.
  • Equipment Fees for the climbing guide
  • Climbing peak permit
  • meals from Base Camp to Base Camp
  • Climbing Gear such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screw gears Karabiners
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu hotel
  • climbing boot
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for staffs
  • Services not mentioned in the Services Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)


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Frequently Asked Questions

Island Peak is located in the Everest region of Nepal, within the Sagarmatha National Park. It stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level, making it a desirable peak for climbers looking to venture into higher altitudes.
Island Peak is considered a moderate technical climb, but it does require previous mountaineering experience and familiarity with using equipment like ice axes and crampons. Climbers should also be prepared for cold temperatures and variable weather conditions.
The typical approach to Island Peak starts with a trek to Everest Base Camp, which allows climbers to acclimatize to the high altitude. From Everest Base Camp, trekkers proceed to Island Peak Base Camp. The climb to the summit usually involves a glacier crossing and a steep, icy headwall before reaching the summit ridge.
The best time to attempt Island Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from April to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November when the weather is relatively stable.
Climbing Island Peak requires obtaining permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Sagarmatha National Park Authority. Hiring a local guide is often mandatory, and it's recommended to join a guided expedition.
Climbers need to bring specialized gear like crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets. Proper clothing and equipment for cold weather, high altitudes, and mountaineering are essential.
The summit of Island Peak offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest Massif, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other surrounding peaks. It provides a unique perspective of Mount Everest from a vantage point that few get to experience.
Island Peak presents challenges such as altitude sickness, cold temperatures, and the technical aspects of climbing, making it a demanding but achievable goal for those with proper preparation.
Along with the climbing experience, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Sherpa culture and visit picturesque villages like Namche Bazaar.
Safety should be a top priority when attempting Island Peak. Proper acclimatization, well-maintained equipment, and experienced guides are essential for a successful and safe climb.

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