Nepal Holiday Treks and TOurs

Island Peak Climbing in Nepal

15 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Best Season
(March, April, May) and (September, October and November)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche Bazaar,Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung and Island Peak summit 6100 m


    • Island peak standing at an altitude of 6189 m
    • Stunning panoramic views of snow- capped mountains and spectacular landscapes
    • Crossing glaciers, ascending steep snow slopes, and navigating through challenging terrain
    • Passing through picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and stunning alpine landscapes
    • Experience the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality
    • Interact with friendly local Sherpa people, visiting traditional Buddhist monasteries, and gain insights into their way of life


Island peak climbing in Nepal

Island peak is considered challenging yet achievable summit for climbers. The peak was named Island peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s party due to its appearance when viewed from the Dingboche village as it appears as an island in a sea of ice. Later in 1983 the peak was renamed to Imja Tse but Island peak remains the popular choice. The summit offers magnificent panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other neighboring peaks.

It can be a great option for climbers who are aiming to tackle more challenging summits and looking to gain experience in Himalayan mountaineering in the future. Additionally, the climb to Island peak requires some technical and mountaineering skills. Climbers must be proficient in using crampons, ropes, ice axes and other climbing equipment. The route involves crossing glaciers, ascending steep snow and ice slopes and navigating crevasses.

Overall, Island peak, locally known as Imja Tse, is a beautiful mountain peak standing at an elevation of 6189 m and offers an exhilarating mountaineering experience and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The journey offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and mountaineering experience, making it an unforgettable expedition in the Himalayas.

Best time to visit

The suitable time to undertake the Island peak is during the spring and autumn seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

Spring (March to May) is the best time for trekking as there is stronger sunlight, temperature begins to rise and the days grow longer. It is the pre- monsoon period when nature regenerates its lost beauty. You can see a wide variety of flowers blooming such as rhododendron, magnolia and others wild flowers.

Autumn (September to November) season is another peak trekking season for this trek. After the monsoon, the weather becomes relatively stable, temperatures are mild, and clear air makes for excellent mountain views. The high mountains are still cold and lower elevations are still warm but the day time walking temperatures are the most pleasant overall. 

Guide and porter

For Island peak climbing, it is highly suggested to hire a professional guide and porter. Therefore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is always here to offer you a highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, and licensed trekking guide and porter with their insurance. 

A porter will carry your heavy equipment, allowing you to trek with less weight on your back. Similarly, a guide will provide valuable assistance, navigate the trails, ensure your safety and offer insights into the local culture and environment.

Foods and lodging

During the trek, our guide will choose the best tea house/ lodges for you to stay in based on their experience and availability of a room. Rooms are available on a twin-sharing basis. Each room comes with two beds, blankets, and occasionally shared bathrooms. We will ensure accommodate you to the best available teahouse with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

Tea shops and lodges provide meals which are often a mix of Nepalese and western cuisine such as dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), noodles, pasta, soup, and snacks.

Travel insurance

Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on a climbing expedition including Island peak climbing. The climb includes high altitude and technical climbing, which may be physically challenging and dangerous.

Look for comprehensive insurance that covers helicopter evacuation, emergency medical expenses, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage and other potential risks associated with high- altitude climbing. Make sure to read the policy carefully to understand its coverage and exclusions.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be a concern during high- altitude treks like Island peak climbing. It occurs when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. 

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it’s crucial to staying hydrated and listening to your body. If symptoms of AMS such as nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness, become sever it’s important to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical assistance.

Fitness and Climbing Experience

Island peak climbing requires a good level of physical fitness and prior climbing experience. It involves long days of trekking and climbing in high altitude conditions, so it’s essential to be prepared and in good health. 

It is a challenging climb so it requires some basic mountaineering experience and knowledge of using climbing equipment like ice axes and crampons are beneficial.

Important Note

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you and mountains are calling you.

This trip is fully customization. Importantly, this trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis. Moreover, we can also customize the trip as per your needs, please contact us at Whatsapp (+977-9843770916) or email us at Let us know how we can help you, and we will do our best to give you the best customer service you’ll get anywhere else.

Furthermore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is a reputable and reliable company serving relentlessly in the field of tourism to fulfill the dreams of diverse adventure seekers around the globe into reality where they can feel most alive. So, we recommend you to reserve seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful and unforgettable trip experience.

Trip Itinerary

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    •  Airport Pick up and drop by private vehicles 
    • Domestic flight from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
    • Required permits and TIMS card
    • One experienced (government licensed) and qualified English speaking guide
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Guide/ Porters: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc
    • First aids kit and Duffel bag
    • All taxes and company service charge

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare and visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses of bar and beverage bills, wifi, hot shower, bottle of water, extra porters, laundry or any other things which are not mentioned by the company 
    • Your trekking gears and extra nights in a certain destination
    • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue
    • Tips for your guide and porters                        
    • Entrance fees during the sightseeing
    • Extra expenses due to any event such as strikes, weather conditions, or flight delays 

Equipment List

Waterproof daypack

Small waterproof bags

Head lamp

Trekking poles

Sleeping bag

Water bottles


Sun hat

Warm down jacket

Woolen hat and scarf

Windproof jacket

Trekking socks

Raincoat and rain trousers


Antibacterial hand wash

Travel towel

Mouth wash

Tooth brush and tooth paste

Small personal power bank

Camera and batteries

Full-sleeves shirt 


Sun lotion

Mountaineering boots


Ice axe

Climbing harness

Climbing ropes



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