Island peak Climb in Nepal
An amazing Experience of Lifetime

Best Island Peak Climb - 18 Days

Overview

  • Duration18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Best TimeMarch to July & September to December
  • Max Altitude 6172m / 20249 ft ( Island Peak Top)

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport
  • The trail goes through the Sagarmatha National Park, therefore you will come across a range of flora and fauna
  • Cross cold streams, old suspension bridges, and pass by lovely waterfalls
  • Trek through beautiful mountain villages and dense forests
  • Get to see the daily lifestyle of mountain people and have a glimpse of their cultural heritage
  • Visit ancient Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Patthar to catch the gorgeous sunrise
  • Cross difficult Kongma La Pass
  • Reach the summit of Island Peak
  • Relish stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains
  • Relax and unwind in the nature

"Introduce yourself to the thrill of climbing a mountain in the Himalayas on Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing. Unlock a new level of achievement in your life and become a part of an impressive venture that explores the remote village and hugs giant mountains." - ScenicNepalTreks

About Island Peak Climbing 

Island Peak is a trekking peak in the Everest region. Island Peak Climbing is considered one of the easiest peaks to climb in the Himalayas and is advised to beginner peak climbers. You will get to enjoy breathtaking views of panoramas like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and many others during Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing.

Located on the top of the Chhukung glacier amidst Ama Dablam and Lhotse mountain, Island Peak stands 6,189 meters above sea level. Island Peak was first climbed in 1952 A.D. by Eric Shipton. Island Peak is also widely known as Imja Tse. It is an extension of the ridge from the southern end of Lhotse Shar that is separated by a small col.

Even if we have marked Island Peak Climbing 18 days as an easy peak to climb, we do not want you to misunderstand and ignore the challenges the overall trip entails. Of course, it is doable than other peaks but does not take the trekking or climbing part lightly. We have added the famous Everest Base Camp Trek to the venture that will let your body acclimate before the final push.

Climb Island Peak and get to experience the thrill of climbing a mountain in the Himalayas. Enjoy spending time with locals in the picturesque mountain villages, and get to see the lifestyle and culture of Sherpas. Visit ancient monasteries like the Tengboche monastery (3,860 m) and the Pangboche monastery (3,985 m) along the route. Relish gorgeous Himalayan landscapes and unravel your troubles to the mighty mountains.

Test your endurance and learn to live in the minimum facility. Reach the lap of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), and witness glorious sunrise from Kala Patthar (5,643 m). Cross Kongma La Pass (5,550 m) and push yourself towards the summit of Island Peak (6,160 m). Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is said to be a once-in-a-lifetime journey for a reason.

We have opened our booking for Island Peak Climbing 2022 and Island Peak Climbing 2023. You can get in touch with us anytime to book the trip. Feel to send your queries regarding Island Peak Climbing cost or if you have any other queries.

Also, check out our Mera Peak Climbing.

Itinerary

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Meet our team representative at the airport. We will escort you to the hotel and quickly brief you on the necessary information. The evening is free for you to look around the hotel and prepare for the trip. You will also meet with the trekking/climbing guide and do the final packing.

 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

After your breakfast, you will be departing for Lukla which will take you about 35 minutes.

Today, you fly to Lukla early in the morning. Lukla is the starting point of the Island Peak Climbing. Here, you will meet with the rest of the crew members who will join you for the trip. Following a forested path from Lukla, you will descend to Phakding village to spend the night. This village will welcome you with a beautiful view of Kongde Ri.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,652m/8,700ft)

Trekking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, you cross numerous suspension bridges decorated with colorful prayer flags. You will register your Sagarmatha National Park permit at Monjo and continue trekking on a steep trail. The trail ascends through dense forests and remote villages to Namche Bazar.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440m/11,283ft)

Namche Bazar is the tourist hub of Khumbu region. You will get to see the first view of Mt. Everest from here. Today is a rest day here. For acclimatization, we will hike to the Everest View Hotel that offers stunning views of Everest and other snow-capped mountains. Later in the day, you are free to explore Namche Bazar and visit museums & internet cafes around it.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440m/11,283ft)

You will begin walking early in the morning towards Tengboche. The trail offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak, etc. From Namche Bazar, the trail descends to Dudh Koshi river. Crossing the river, you will trek through dense forest and reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement area. 

From here, the trail steeply ascends through pine and rhododendron forest to Tengboche village. You will visit the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region here, Tengboche monastery.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,870m/12,694ft)

The trail descends and passes through a lush forest of rhododendron and oak. You will reach Pangboche village. From here, the trail gradually ascends to Pheriche, where you will be spending the night.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,200m/13,776ft)

From Pheriche, the trail goes to Dugla and continues along the Khumbu glacier moraine. You will reach Lobuche village after crossing the moraine. You will notice the more prominent views of the mountains on the way. The trail offers superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many others.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,930m/16,170ft)

Today, we will begin walking early in the morning and reach Gorak Shep. Further, passing by Indian Army Mountaineers memorials, you will cross rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching Everest Base Camp. Get to see tempting views of the Himalayan mountains along the way. After spending some time at the base, we will return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,170 m/16,961ft)

You will begin trekking in the pre-dawn to catch the gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar. Cover yourself with proper clothes before leaving the lodge as it can get very cold. The trail steeply ascends through rough and rocky paths. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of the mountains. Later, you will descend to Gorak Shep and continue the trek towards Lobuche, following the same path.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,940m/16,207ft)

It's going to be another long day. You will cross Kongma La Pass, which will be a great option to push yourself before moving towards the summit of Island Peak. Kongma La Pass is one of the challenging passes in the Khumbu region. 

The trail from Lobuche ascends along the Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La base camp (5,000 m). You will keep ascending towards the top of the pass and gradually descend to Imja Khola Valley. Further, the trail will take you to Chhukung village.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,730m/15,518ft)

Crossing the moraine below Lhotse Glacier, you will follow a small river. The trail then crosses Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines. You will soon come out to a wide valley in the southwest of Island Peak. As it is a short trekking day, you will have ample time to prepare for the summit. Our experienced climbing guide will give you a short briefing on climbing techniques and teach you to use gears like harnesses, ice axes, crampons, ascenders, etc.

  • Accommodation Camping
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,200m/17,060ft)

It's a big day. You will wake up around 1 am to get ready to summit the Island Peak by noon. If we delay, then the strong wind and unstable weather can ruin the summit attempt. The route to the summit crosses rocky and icy terrain. You will begin walking on the glacier wearing crampons. As per the season, you have to cross one or two crevasses using a ladder and ropes. 

Before reaching the summit, you have to cross a headwall, which is a 120m vertical ascent at a gradient of approximately 45 degrees. You will use fixed ropes. At the top of the Island peak, only 4-5 people can fit at a time. Enjoy the views and carefully descend back to the base camp. Pack up your stuff and descend to Chhukung.

  • Accommodation Camping
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(6,189m/20,305ft)

After having breakfast, begin the day descending through the wide valley of the Khumbu Khola. You will pass by Sherpa villages like Orsho and Shomare. If we have enough time, we will visit the ancient Pangboche village. On the way, you can see excellent views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kantega, and many others.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,985m/13,074ft)

We are at The trail from Pangboche retraces its steps back to Namche Bazar. You will descend to Imja Khola and ascend through lush forests of rhododendron to Tengboche. The route further passes by dense forests and crosses a bridge of Dudh Koshi rivers. Further crossing Dudh Koshi gorge, you will descend and pass by Sansa village before reaching Namche Bazar.the almost ending of our trip. After our breakfast, we hike down to Namche Bazar. 

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440m/11,286ft)

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast. It is the last day of the trek so enjoy the walk as much as you can. From Namche Bazar, the trail descends steeply through dense forests. You will cross many streams and suspension bridges. Further, trek through Monjo and Phakding village and ascend to Lukla.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,800m/9,186ft)

Early in the morning, fly back to Kathmandu. During the flight, enjoy final views of the Himalayas. You will have the remaining day to rest and explore on your own. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,428ft)

It is an extra day for contingency. If the weather suddenly changes or if any unforeseen event happens, then you may not reach the summit as planned. So, this one day will make up for it. If everything goes as planned, then you will have one extra day in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Cultural Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,428ft)

The Island Peak Climbing comes to an end. It is time to say goodbye to each other. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport terminal.

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,428ft)
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Not happy with the itinerary? This is our regular itinerary. It can be changed as per your needs. Contact us

 

Plan your trip

What’s Included

Included

  • 3 Nights Good Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • 2/2 Domestic and International Airport Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Tea-house / Lodge in Mountain
  • 1 Night Tent Accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp 
  • Experienced, Government Licensed English- speaking Guide
  • Domestic Airfare of Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu - Round Trip 
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while in Trek and  Climbing Buffed
  • All our Nepali Staff including Climbing Guides Insurance
  • Necessary Trek/Climbing Permits 
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Climbing equipment (Ropes, Tents, Kitchen Tents)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements - Payment of Rescue mission will be paid by Climber or Insurance 
  • Government and Service Taxes 

Excluded

  • Your personal Equipment for Climbing such as Jackets, Boot, Ice Axe, Helmate etc. ( Can be rented here)
  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Porter to carry Your Bags ( Optional) 
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

Useful Info

Lukla Flight and Cancellation

Flight delays and cancellations frequently occur to/from Lukla airport. Situated at 2,846 meters, Lukla airport is quite at a high altitude, which makes landing and taking off from the airport very difficult. Therefore, all the flights are scheduled in the morning.

As the weather keeps changing at the high elevation, we cannot do anything about it. The flight from/to Lukla airport can get canceled or delayed even at the last minute, so we have a contingency day during the trip. It will give us time to catch the next possible flight and stay on the itinerary.

If we get out of all the options, we can also arrange a helicopter for you to fly from/to Lukla airport. Do know that you have to pay for the charges of the helicopter which will be between US$ 500 to US$ 600 sharing basis. 

Island Peak Climbing difficulty

The climbing difficulty of Island Peak is moderate. The route to the top of the peak involves little technical climbing, which will be no big deal for active trekkers under the guidance of our professional climbing guides.

The trekking route has constant ups & downs on the steep, rocky, and forested path. Likewise, you have to walk on snow ridges. The overall journey is for sure challenging. You have to walk 5 to 7 hours daily. Therefore, we highly suggest practicing long walking before the beginning of the trek.

Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness

Island Peak Climbing is a high altitude journey, therefore there is always a chance of altitude sickness. However, with our Island Peak Climbing itinerary, you will be able to acclimate your body before pushing towards the summit.

Our itinerary has ample rest days, involves several hikes, and maintains a steady increase in elevation, which will keep you away from altitude sickness. At the same time, our crew will keep checking the health of every member of the group.

For your information, altitude sickness is commonly faced by travelers, and if it is handled on time, then there is nothing to be worried about. Altitude sickness is also known as acute mountain sickness. It happens if the body sees a sudden elevation change and does not acclimate properly.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • loss of appetite and insomnia

  • difficulty in breathing
  • nausea and vomiting
  • dizziness
  • headache

If you happen to get any of the above symptoms, then inform your team leader and take necessary precautions immediately. You may have to take pills or descend to a lower elevation to suppress the symptoms. Once you will feel better, you can move on with the journey. If the situation gets out of hand, then the team leader will decide the next step.

Preventive measures of altitude sickness

Take care of yourself during the venture. Eat a balanced diet and keep yourself hydrated. Other than water, also take other fluids like soup, tea, etc to maintain the hydration in your body. A dehydrated body can lead to altitude sickness.

If you see any symptoms, then inform your guide and follow his guidance. We suggest you not push your body and take a rest whenever it's necessary.

Do not consume hydrating things like alcohol or smoke.

Required Fitness Level for Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is designed for beginner climbers to introduce them to climbing in the Himalayas. If you love adventure and are up for challenges, then reaching the summit of Island Peak will be the beginning of great achievements in your life.

Even if you do not need previous climbing experience, you have to be an active trekker to join the trip. Your physical fitness and mental determination are very important. And to support your perseverance, our expert crew will do everything to take you to the summit.

If you are sensitive to anything or possess any underlying medical conditions, then do inform us priorly, so that we can prepare for any possible event.

Pre Training Before Climb

At least 3 to 4 months before the beginning of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, you have to begin preparing for the journey. Regular exercise will not be enough to make your body ready for climbing Island Peak.

Your training should focus on aerobic conditioning, elevation training, and strength endurance. You have to be comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for 6 to 7 hours a day. Likewise, a full-body workout twice a week will also benefit.

Aerobic training is the best way to teach your body to function under less oxygen, which will be very beneficial during a high-altitude trek. Similarly, elevation training will strengthen your muscles to handle the elevation gain.

We highly recommend you to go on hikes or long walks for at least 8-12 weeks (one day per week) before the trek. The main tip here is to focus on duration rather than distance. If you do not have hiking trails around you, then you can walk hill intervals on a treadmill and stair stepper 2x per week.

Swimming, jogging, walking, and cycling will train you to keep up with your breath and increase cardio endurance. If you can, try to prepare yourself in a similar condition that you will face during the Island Peak Climbing. Hike on rugged trails wearing hiking boots and a daypack.

You will not want to wear uncomfortable new pairs of hiking boots during the trek. Get your gears ready and early and get used to them. Make sure to have a finger's width of space between your toes and boot.

Island Peak Climbing Solo/Private/Group

You can do Island Peak Climbing in a group or solo. During the Island Peak Climbing solo, you will be accompanied by our professional climbing guide and a porter. Likewise for group climbing, you can join one of our departure dates or climb with your own group. Group climbing cost a little less than solo climbing. And we also offer discounts from time to time on group climbing.

Best time to do Island Peak Climbing

Weather is a crucial factor that determines the success of the summit push. There are specific months that are considered the perfect time to climb a mountain in the Himalayas. And you cannot climb Island Peak or any other peak in the off-seasons.

March to April (Spring)

Spring is the best time of the year to climb Island Peak. The weather remains favorable, which guarantees a successful summit. Likewise, as the days begin to warm up, the temperature remains quite mild. The clear skies allow excellent mountain views. The temperature ranges from 18°C to -12°C. It means you may feel cold at night and in the morning.

The lower part of the trekking trail passes by lush forests bloomed with rhododendron and many other flowers. The flora and fauna once again begin to thrive, making the trail exotic. You can see many trekkers and climbers along the route.

September to October (Autumn)

Apart from spring, autumn is also one of the best times to go on Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing. The weather remains stable with a moderate climb, perfect for climbing. The temperature ranges from 20°C to 5°C. With the increase in elevation, the climate gets quite cold. Likewise, morning and night are colder comparatively. The crystal clear sky, warm climate, and breathtaking views make autumn a preferred trekking/climbing season in the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Permit

To go on Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, you have to take three permits, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and Nepal Mountaineering Association Permit.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit cost: Nrs 2000 per person
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit cost: Nrs 3000 per person
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit cost for SAARC nationals: Nrs 1500 per person
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association Permit cost in spring: USD 250 per person
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association Permit cost in autumn: USD 125 per person
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association Permit cost in the off-season: USD 70 per person

*Note: If you want to trek from Jiri, then one more permit is needed- Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs Nrs 3000 per person.

Accommodation of Island Peak Climbing

During Island Peak Climbing 18 Days, you will stay overnight in the lodges along the route. While trekking, you will pass by many villages, where you will spend nights in a clean and comfortable lodge run by locals. The rooms are small with an attached washroom. Likewise, the rooms are also shared between two trekkers unless you request a single room.

You will get a bed with a pillow and blanket, which may not be enough to keep yourself warm from cold at night and morning. Therefore, do carry a nice sleeping bag with you.

Camping Accommodation while Climbing

During the climbing period, you will sleep in the camps. Our crew will fix tents for you to spend the night. We use high-quality mountain tents to keep us warm and protected during climbing. We will have sleeping tents, a dining tent, and a washroom tent.

Meals

The Island Peak Climbing package cost includes three meals a day. You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the venture. All the meals are provided as per the menu of the lodge while trekking. The menu is diverse, and you can see a range of dishes. Whereas, at the base camp, the meals will be cooked by our trained crew members. We will offer you delicious and nutritious meals while camping to maintain your strength for the summit push.

The breakfast option looks like this- toast, omelet, boiled eggs, sandwich, soup, muesli, sausage, oatmeal, porridge, tea, coffee, etc. Lunch and dinner have options like dal bhat tarkari, veggies, meat curry, momo, noodles, thukpa, thenduk, Tibetan bread, chapati, pizza, burger, etc.

Climb Responsibly

Adventurous ventures like this in nature may affect it badly if we do not care and climb responsibly. We organize eco-friendly trips in the most sensitive environments that promise the security of the natural wonders during our trips.

We make sure no garbage is left behind at the base camp and above or on the trekking trail. Our crew is trained to make sustainable decisions. Similarly, we actively work with local communities to uplift the mountain economy.

At the same time, we also ask and teach our guests little things that they can do from their side to contribute to our mission of eco-friendly trips. From carrying reusable water bottles to buying gear locally, supporting local vendors, and collecting their trash are some of the things our guests do.

Trekking / Climbing Insurance for Island Peak Climbing

You cannot book Island Peak climbing with us until you show proof of travel insurance. Travel insurance is significant for Island Peak Climbing 18 Days because the journey involves high altitude trekking/climbing, potential risk of acute mountain sickness, and other unforeseen medical circumstances.

Your travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation up to 6,000 meters along with medical bills. Likewise, you can also add flight cancellation and loss or theft of personal properties. For your information, you cannot take out travel insurance in Nepal, so you have to get it in your country.

In case of any emergency during the climbing, travel insurance will help us a lot to offer you immediate medical assistance. The company holds the right to decline to confirm the booking if the travel insurance is not presented.

Island Peak Climbing Safety

Scenic Nepal Treks guarantee the safety and security of our guests during Island peak climbing. You will be guided by a well-trained crew who will take care of you in the Himalayas. As much as we care about your satisfaction during the trip, we also equally give utmost priority to your safety.

During the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, we will carry all the equipment and essentials. Our guides have extensive knowledge of technical climbing, remote survival, and first aids. Moreover, our guides have led many climbers to the summit of Island Peak and other major mountains in the Himalayas, which makes them super reliable.

During the climbing period, we provide one Sherpa guide for every two members of the group. They are active trekkers and climbers, so you can trust them with their decisions. At the base camp, we will have medical personnel who will monitor the health of the crew throughout the expedition, so there is nothing to worry about.

Last Minute Booking for Island Peak Climbing

We do have fixed departures for Island Peak Climbing Nepal. However, to join a peak climb at the last minute, you have to meet our requirements. For Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek specifically, you do not have to be experienced with climbing in the Himalayas, but strong physical fitness, determination, and previous trekking experience are a must.

Other than that, you have to show proof of travel insurance and other necessary documents to confirm the booking. Once you meet all of our requirements, we will send you a booking confirmation notice. You have to pay 100% of the package cost to confirm the trip and be available in Kathmandu at least one day before the beginning of the venture to prepare.

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • During the trekking period, you can contact your family and friends by using the WiFi services provided in the lodge. They may charge a few extra bucks to let you use the internet. We can also help you get Nepali Sim with data to use the internet on the trail. Do know that the connection might not be stable all the time because of the elevation and weather fluctuation.
  • As you will touch high altitude, our city office will stay in touch with all the members of the group at least once a day through a phone. On the base camp and above, we will use a satellite phone to stay in contact with you.
  • Carry extra batteries or a solar charger to charge your electronic devices on the way. There are also charging booths in every lodge where you can charge the phone and camera battery by paying a few bucks.
  • From Namche Bazar above, there is no ATM, so withdraw ample cash to use during the trek.
  • You can take up to 15 KG as your main luggage, which is carried by our porters. Trekkers usually carry a day pack, where you can keep the essentials. If you are left with suitcases or any additional clothing, then you can store them in the hotel's lockers room free of cost for the climbing period. PLEASE  note that Lukla Flight allow you only 13 KG luggage and 2 Kg of hand bag. 
  • Tips for tour guide, driver, climbing guide, and porters are not included in the package cost. It's the travelers' responsibility. If you are happy with the services provided by the crew members, you are free to tip them as much as you want. Most of the trekker's tip as a group after descending or during the farewell dinner.
  • Any additional expenses like beverages, snacks, souvenirs, tips, etc are not part of the package cost. Please carefully check our cost includes and excludes section for detailed information. 

Trip Checklist:

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.

Head

  • 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

Hands

  • 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

Feet

  • 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

Sleeping

  • 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 

Medical

  • 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

Toiletries

  • 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

FAQs

Q1. How fit I should be to do Island Peak Climbing in Nepal?

 Island peak climbing is considered one easiest Climbing in Nepal BUT it does not mean that it is just a cup of Tea. Climbers should be physically fit and mentally prepared. You need to be able to walk 5-7 hrs per day

Island peak climb is known as the Trekking peak. That hiker who manages to hike at Everest Base Camp (5360m) can easily climb Island Peak. In terms of mountaineering Techniques, any person with Physical fit and basic Mountaineering skills can do this trip.

The climb is graded as Alpine PD+. It provides a thrilling climbing experience along with the elegant aspect of different majestic Mountain vision. There is no ambiguity ascend on the Himalayan Range is a self-strong determination and positive mind.  It is possible for anyone who is physically fit and willing to hike in the Island Peaks. The height of the Island Peak top is 6189 meters from Sea level. 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a very common problem while walking in the Himalayas of Nepal. In fact, altitude Sickness is very unpredictable and we never know who is going to Suffer. Never think that you will not suffer because you are Experience and fit. Our sherpa Guide suffers from it as well. But besides all these, Our team always be there to ensure that your trip is going Smoothly and perfectly. 

We have the collection of your curious about the possibility of hiking on the Island is possible or not so we Scenic Nepal Treks try to give you specific information for your queries.

Genuinely, your health and physical condition must be healthier before you ascend for this climb. Besides physical fitness, the key to a successful climb is excellent technical training. And the most positive frame of mind is important for success and to be confident.

To climb the lap of the island peak a sufficient amount of time is actually needed for those hiking lovers who want to climb Island Peak.

Tackle each day with courage. Concentrate on each day's walking. Enjoy the journey, than just focusing on the top. And, you are already at the summit.

With Our Company, 98 % of climbers successfully do their climbing to Island Peak.

Autumn and spring season (April, May, October & November) is the best climatic season for the climbing in Island Peak. To be honest, if you are willing to hike to feel the sensation of mountain scenery we Scenic Nepal Treks always welcome to favor you the best attempt as per your interest all through the year except . ( January and  February).

Normally it depends on the season. You will experience a wide range of temperatures from 15 C to –20 C depending on the month you are looking at climbing the Island peak. 

If you climbing in April, May, late September, and October the daytime temperatures range from 0c to 15c on the trek in, and typically it is – 5c to – 10c at night on Island peak. Once the sun comes up it gets warmer and we can see the delightful adventurous scenery. Be prepared for every type of weather when climbing the Island peak. 

During your hiking journey, you will stopover in the best family-oriented tea house/lodges according to the different local circumstances along with good toilet facilities. However, in the upper elevation, you have to share a room with twins. The most Tea house has their Toilet and bathroom outside of Room. At the Tea House, you will get a private Bed with a Bed Cover, blanket, and Pillow. You need to bring Sleeping bags by Your self. 
Climbing: At the Island Peak  Base Camp, you will be staying in a Tent.  Our Sherpa Team will prepare the Foods for you.  

In Island peak hiking journey, Hotel/ lodges provide nutritious, plentiful, and tasty meals which are hygienically prepared to enthrall you even in the mountains under less than ideal conditions as possible. You will get all Western and Nepali food menus. Basically, Our local Meals ( DalBhat) Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, Momo are very popular 

In addition, the most essential you have to drink enough water (4/5 liters)  per day.

During your hiking journey, there are regular security checkpoints so it is essential to have a climbing permit to enter Island Peak as well as Sagarmatha National Park too. There you must show your permits to pass through them.
Basically, you need to have Trekking ( Everest National Park Permits) & Island Peak Permits. All the permits will be prepared by us before your arrival in Nepal. 

 

 If you have previous basic hiking experience it is an essential key to success to reach Island Base Camp. However, for hiking in the Island Base Camp you need to be physically fit and have some training.  During your trip, a day Before Climbing Island Peak, You will be given Trip Briefing and safety information by our Sherpa Climbing Leader. So you don't have to be a professional climber to do this Island Peak trip. 

Any trips in the Himalayas including island peak price depend on varieties of factors that how many days of the trip, what is included etc. Therefore there is no fixed price for the trip. 

This is one of the most popular questions asked by our previous climber. Yes you can rent here things you do not have.  

 Climbing Gears you need have:

  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Belay Device/Figure of 8
  • Ascender/Jumar
  • Prussik Cord
  • Trekking Poles

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