About Everest Base Camp Trek Island Peak Climbing 2024, 2025, 2026

Everest Base Camp Trek Island Peak Climbing 2024, 2025, 2026

Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek is a perfect trek for trekkers who have novice trekking experience but want to trek in the Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing. It is a great blend of trekking  in Everest and climbing to Island in the glorious Himalayas. You get to see the most spectacular views of the mount Everestand other himalaya that smile at you with the shining snow.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing provides you with the most scenic sight of Mount Everest and other tall mountains. The gigantic glaciers surround the incredible island of rock and ice. The mesmerizing view of Everest from Kala Patthar is the best thing to experience in life. Not only for the natural views, but you also get to learn a lot about climbing and trekking in Everest. A journey to Island Peak is a perfect learning paradigm for travelers.

Island Peak Trek with EBC | the Best Beginner Friendly Everest Base Camp Trek

As most of all know, Everest Base Camp Trek is a trek that demands great physical ability and experience. Not everyone can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. Some beginner-level trekkers want to experience the joy of being on a journey to Everest. Island Peak Climbing Trek with Everest Base Camp is the perfect trek for people who want to experience the joy of going to Everest. Also, Acclimatization during the Island Peak Trek is generally more than a normal EBC Trek. So, your body adapts well to the thinning air. All in all, Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek can be the best version of EBC Trek for all trekkers.

Overview: Everest Base Camp Trek Island Peak Climbing

The Island Peak Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is like the first close interaction with the Himalayas. The trekking starts with the walk towards Phakding and finally towards Namche Bazar- The Himalayan Tourist Capital. A 6-7 hours upper hike towards Tengboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche makes EBC Trek nearer to your feet and sight.

The best part about the climbing to Peak Island Trek and hike to Kala Patthar for 360 degree view of Mt Everest. The majestic view of the world’s highest peak from there is like the image you will adore in your heart forever. Many travelers have said that the best Everest view comes from Kala Patthar. You also get to see the Khumbu Glacier during the trek- one of the most exciting places around the Everest Region. The pre-climb training on Island Base Camp is perfect for preparing for the long Everest Base Camp Trek.

Summiting the Island Peak and descending to Namche Bazar through Panboche is all about remembering all the fun times you had in the Himalayas. The experience and fun you have in the Island Peak Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek are unparalleled to other joys.Out of many Island Peak Climbing Trek, the 20 days itinerary trek is the most popular. As you are going to Everest Base Camp, acclimatization is most needed. And in 20 days, you get to take proper rest and climb the high mountains exploring the amazing trails.

The 20 days Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek brought to you by Himalayan Asia Trek is one of the best out there. Everything comes together with a perfect trek plan of acclimatization, trekking, lodging, and safety procedures.

Accommodation in Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek

We, Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd provide the best of Three Star hotels in Kathmandu. Besides city accommodation, we provide the best teahouse/lodges in Everest Base Camp Trekking and for Island Peak Climbing, we provide standard quality tents. Most lodges/teahouses have shared toilet facilities and shared rooms. While in the peak season of trekking in Nepal, hard to get a single and comfortable room so trekkers should have adjusted sometimes above Namche Bazar. While in Everest Base Camp Trek, there are some luxury lodges also available. If you want to book Luxurious Lodges in Everest Base Camp Trek, please let us know.

Best Time for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is autumn and spring season. Monsoon season and Winter Season is not a good season for Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbing (Imja Tse). Although except for Monson season, throughout the year Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is possible.

During the autumn season (March-April), it is the best time among other seasons because in this time the weather is the clearest as the monsoon rain clears out the sky. The views and scenery are magnificent and the temperature ranges from 0 degrees to 15 degrees on Everest.

The spring season (September to mid of December) is the best time for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek including Nepal Trekking, Nepal Peak Climbing, and Nepal Tours. At this time, the weather is clear, and moderate view with an amazing blue sky. During this time, trekkers will see full of newly grown plants and flowers of rhododendrons.

How difficult is Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is recommended for those trekkers/climbers who have an interest to climb different Himalayas peaks. In another word, Island Peak Climbing is for beginner mountain/Himalayas climbers. Climbing and trekking at higher altitudes requires being prepared physically and mentally. Trekkers or climbers have to walk 5-6 KM per day above 5000m by carrying their bag packing.

Everest Base Camp Trek is rather easy than Island Peak Climbing (Imja Tse) because of the high altitude. The main thing about climbing Island Peak is to be prepared mentally and follow your leader’s instructions. The foot of the headwall is the hardest part of the climb. Nevertheless, the Island climbing Trek route is safe with fixed lines all the way to the summit.

Essential Tips for Island Peak Climbing

  • Choose the best time to climb Island Peak like Spring or Autumn season.
  • Prepare yourself mentally and physically before your journey starts.
  • Prepare your essential equipment and other related tools discussing your Travel Consultant.
  • Necessary Clothing and other gears for climbing and trekking.
  • Follow up on your Leader’s instructions.
  • How to use climbing gears.
  • Follow guides rules and regulations.
  • Take care of your health.


Trekking to Everest Base Camp combined with climbing Island Peak is a popular adventure package offered by Himalayan Asia Treks, a reputable trekking agency in Nepal.

Here are some highlights of this thrilling journey:

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla: The adventure begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip in the Everest region. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp: The trekking route takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, dense rhododendron forests, and high suspension bridges. You'll pass through famous landmarks like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Dingboche, gradually ascending towards Everest Base Camp.
  • Panoramic Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and others.
  • Climbing Island Peak: Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet). Climbing it requires technical skills, but it's considered one of the most achievable peaks for novice climbers. Himalayan Asia Treks provides experienced guides and necessary equipment for a safe ascent.
  • Adventure and Challenge: Climbing Island Peak adds an element of challenge and adventure to the Everest Base Camp trek. It offers a taste of mountaineering in the Himalayas and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit.
  • Cultural Immersion: Along the trekking route, you'll have opportunities to interact with the local Sherpa community, learn about their culture, and visit ancient monasteries and stupas.
  • Spectacular Landscapes: The Everest region is renowned for its stunning landscapes, including towering peaks, glaciers, moraines, and alpine lakes. Every day of the trek brings new vistas and natural wonders.
  • High Altitude Experience: Trekking to Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak provide an opportunity to acclimatize to high altitude, offering valuable experience for future Himalayan adventures.
  • Professional Support: Himalayan Asia Treks offers professional guides, porters, and a well-organized itinerary to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. They handle all logistics, including permits, accommodations, meals, and transportation.
  • Memorable Summit Experience: Standing on the summit of Island Peak, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan peaks, is a memorable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Overall, combining the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing offers the perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal challenge, making it a dream trip for avid trekkers and mountaineers alike.

Day to Day Itinerary

- Welcome by our representative in airport. 

- Transfer to Hotel. 

- Briefing about Everest Base Camp Trek Island Peak Climbing. 

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m

-Kathmandu City Tour : Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

- Introduce your Trekking Guide. 

- Checking and Shopping time necessary trek and climbing gears.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m

-Fly to Lukla -25 min. 

- Meet your assistant team in Lukla airport.

-First Day of Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing.

- Trek to Phakding from Lukla. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2800m

- Pass suspension Bridge over Dudh Koshi River.

- Amazing view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m).

- Pass suspension Bhotekoshi River and Jorsalle Village.

- Magnificent view of Kwangde peak and another peaks towards east with Kusum Kangaru.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3438m

- Namche Bazar : The gateway of Everest.

- Can do shopping if any things needed.

- Explore Namche Bazar and Sherpa Culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3438m

- Magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak.

- Walk through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees.

-Tengboche Monastery is big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3870m

- Pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron.

- Walk through Pangboche village, from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanishes.

-  Pheriche is a beautiful patchwork of field enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4288m

- Cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m).

- Amazing views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse & many other peaks along the way.

- Explores many Mani walls along the trekking. 

- Dingboche known as Summer Valley. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4940m

- Pass the valley floor to Dughla.

- Trek out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5364m

- Hike from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakhshep.

- From Everest Base Camp, trekkers can enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 5545m

- 360 degree view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar.

- Trek to Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 4730m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent House
  • Location: Island Peak base camp
  • Altitude: 5200m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent House
  • Location: Island Peak base camp
  • Altitude: 5200m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent House
  • Location: Island Peak base camp
  • Altitude: 6189m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge
  • Location: Pangboche
  • Altitude: 3985m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3438m

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Lodge
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2800m

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m

-  Fly to Kathmandu.

- Optional Tour : Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square. 

- Cultural program with dinner in Nepali restaurant. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m

Our staff will come your hotel for pick up for departing your onwards destination according to your flight schedule.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m

What's Included

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Trekking.
  • Accommodation on Tea house/lodge in Everest Trek.
  • Ground Transport by private car/Jeep/Hiace.
  • A experienced English Speaking Guide.
  • Professional porter
  • Flight fare of Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Flight fare, salary, insurance and meal of Guide and porter.
  • All Paper work necessary Island Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Kathmandu City Tour.
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu City Tour
  • 1 tent for 1 person for the Base Camp
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, Mattresses for the climb
  • Climbing guide's flight tickets, insurance, daily wages, accommodation
  • Other crew member's insurance, daily wages, food, accommodation
  • Safe drinking water purified by Iodine tablet or sterilized
  • Medical kit bag
  • Climbing guide equipment
  • Climbing Equipment Fixed rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar
  • Farewell dinner
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation by helicopter
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of climbing gears arriving into Nepal
  • Cargo custom clearance
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Personal Satellite phone with email & internet permit
  • Waki talkies permit
  • Extra expenses of personal nature
  • Medical/ emergency oxygen with regulator and mask
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be refunded after the climb

Useful Information

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a striking mountain situated in the heart of the Everest region, towering at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level. Renowned for its challenging yet accessible climb, it's an enticing option for both novice and experienced climbers seeking a taste of Himalayan adventure combined with the thrill of summiting a significant peak.

EBC with Island Peak Climbing:

Combining the iconic Everest Base Camp trek with the ascent of Island Peak offers a comprehensive and rewarding adventure. The trek typically starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the breathtaking Khumbu region. En route to Everest Base Camp, trekkers traverse diverse landscapes—lush forests, Sherpa villages, suspension bridges spanning deep gorges, and the captivating Himalayan terrain. The trek culminates at the iconic base camp, offering a chance to witness the grandeur of Everest up close. From here, the itinerary progresses towards Island Peak, where climbers undertake the technical ascent, involving glacier travel, fixed ropes, and a steep snow headwall before reaching the summit.

Island Peak Climbing Permit Cost:

The cost for an Island Peak climbing permit was around USD 250 per person. However, this cost may vary based on regulations, group size, and any updates in government policies. Additional fees apply for group permits or peak fees, so it's advisable to check with reputable trekking agencies for the most current pricing information with our team.

Island Peak Climbing Season:

The optimal seasons for Island Peak climbing are generally spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather tends to be more stable, with clearer skies and favorable climbing conditions. Spring offers blooming rhododendrons and lush landscapes, while autumn boasts clear views and comfortable temperatures. Climbing during the monsoon season (June to August) is generally discouraged due to heavy rainfall and potentially hazardous conditions.

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary:

A typical Island Peak climbing itinerary spans around 18-20 days, encompassing the Everest Base Camp trek and the ascent of Island Peak itself. It involves acclimatisation days, allowing climbers to adjust to the altitude and minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses. The itinerary includes trekking through various points like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep before reaching Everest Base Camp. Afterward, climbers make their way towards Island Peak Base Camp, where preparations for the summit push begin.

Island Peak Climbing Fixed Departure:

Many trekking agencies organize fixed departure dates for Island Peak climbing, catering to individuals or smaller groups seeking a structured itinerary and shared costs. These fixed departures typically occur during peak climbing seasons, allowing participants to join a pre-arranged group, share experiences, and benefit from group dynamics while embarking on this challenging adventure.

Island Peak Climb Difficulty:

Island Peak is considered a moderately challenging climb, suitable for climbers with prior trekking experience and basic mountaineering skills. The climb requires the use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, and involves steep sections and crevasses. The technical difficulty lies in navigating the glacier and the final headwall ascent. Proper acclimatization, physical fitness, and familiarity with basic climbing techniques are crucial for a successful ascent.

Embarking on an Island Peak climbing expedition amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape offers an unforgettable experience, combining the thrill of adventure with the natural beauty of the Everest region.

Island Peak Ice Climbing:

Imagine a surreal panorama of snow-capped peaks, glacier-carved valleys, and pristine wilderness—this is the backdrop to Island Peak's ice climbing expedition. The climb combines elements of trekking and technical ice climbing, making it an enticing choice for adventurers seeking to test their skills and endurance.

The ascent typically begins with a trek through the Khumbu Valley, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages and diverse landscapes adorned with rhododendron forests and roaring rivers. As climbers approach Island Peak Base Camp, the terrain transforms into a snow-blanketed wonderland, where the real challenge commences.

Ascending the peak involves navigating through ice walls, crevasses, and steep slopes. Climbers employ crampons, ice axes, ropes, and harnesses to tackle the glacier and rock sections. The highlight of the climb is the iconic ice headwall leading to the summit ridge, where panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other neighboring peaks await.

Climbing Island Peak Without a Guide:

While Island Peak is technically feasible to climb without a guide for experienced mountaineers with adequate technical skills and high-altitude experience, it's not recommended for most climbers. The terrain presents numerous challenges, including crevasses, icefalls, and technical ice climbing sections, requiring expertise in navigation, route-finding, and glacier travel. Additionally, having a guide provides invaluable support in terms of safety, route knowledge, and logistics, enhancing the overall experience and increasing the chances of a successful summit.

Island Peak Climb Cost:

The cost of climbing Island Peak varies based on multiple factors, including guide services, permits, gear rentals or purchases, accommodation, meals, transportation, and additional expenses. On average, a guided expedition range from $2,500 to $6,000 per person including Everest Base Camp Trek. The costs can fluctuate based on the duration of the expedition, group size, chosen route, and the level of services and amenities provided by the guiding company.

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular climbing destination in the Everest region of Nepal. The cost of climbing Island Peak can vary based on several factors:

  • Permit Fees: Climbing permits are required and are typically obtained through registered trekking agencies in Nepal. These fees fluctuate based on the season, with peak climbing seasons (spring and autumn) generally being more expensive.
  • Guide and Porter Costs: Hiring a certified guide is mandatory for climbing Island Peak. The cost includes their fees, food, accommodation, and insurance. Porters might also be required for carrying equipment, and their fees contribute to the overall cost.
  • Equipment Rental: Renting climbing gear like ice axes, crampons, ropes, harnesses, etc., adds to the expenses.
  • Transportation and Accommodation: Costs for transportation to the trailhead, accommodation in tea houses or tents during the trek, and meals along the way are additional expenses.
  • Miscellaneous Costs: Factors like travel insurance, visa fees, additional meals, tips, and unforeseen expenses can also contribute to the overall cost.

Island Peak Climb:

Climbing Island Peak is a multifaceted endeavour that demands physical fitness, technical prowess, mental resilience, and acclimatisation too high altitudes. The trekking unfolds over several days, starting from Lukla or Phaplu, traversing through Namche Bazaar, and ascending gradually to Island Peak Base Camp. Proper acclimatisation and pacing are crucial to mitigate the risks associated with altitude sickness.

From Island Peak Base Camp, climbers proceed to establish higher camps, where they acclimatise further and undergo training sessions for technical climbing skills. The summit push involves an early morning start, navigating challenging terrain and overcoming the final ascent to reach the 6,189-meter (20,305-foot) summit, rewarding climbers with awe-inspiring vistas and an unparalleled sense of achievement.

Island Peak Base Camp:

Nestled at an altitude of approximately 5,100 meters (16,732 feet), Island Peak Base Camp serves as the starting point for the ascent. Surrounded by stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the base camp offers a temporary refuge for climbers to acclimatize, rest, and prepare for the challenging climb ahead. Tents are set up here, and climbers spend several days acclimatizing and practicing essential climbing techniques under the guidance of experienced climbers or guides.

Is Island Peak Dangerous?

Climbing any high-altitude peak poses inherent risks, and Island Peak is no exception. The challenges include altitude-related illnesses like AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), objective hazards such as crevasses and avalanches, unpredictable weather conditions, and technical difficulties during the ascent. Proper preparation, acclimatisation, adherence to safety protocols, experienced guides, and suitable equipment significantly mitigate the risks associated with climbing Island Peak.

Island Peak Guide:

A seasoned guide is indispensable for Island Peak climbing due to its technical nature. Guides are typically locals or experienced mountaineers with extensive knowledge of the terrain, weather patterns, safety protocols, and emergency procedures. They assist with route planning, provide necessary training on glacier travel and ice climbing techniques, manage logistics, and ensure climbers' safety throughout the expedition. Certified guides not only enhance the climbing experience but also offer insights into the local culture, making the journey more enriching.

Island Peak Climbing Nepal:

Climbing Island Peak in Nepal is a challenging yet rewarding experience. The journey typically begins with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque landscapes, passing through villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. The trekking route provides stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan peaks. The climb itself demands technical expertise in ice climbing and glacier travel, involving fixed ropes, crevasses, and steep sections. The summit rewards climbers with breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region.

Island Peak vs. Lobuche East:

Both Island Peak and Lobuche East are popular climbing peaks in the Everest region of Nepal, offering incredible views and challenging climbs. However, they differ in various aspects:

  • Difficulty: Island Peak is considered slightly more technical than Lobuche East due to its steeper ice slopes and more challenging sections.
  • Altitude: Island Peak stands at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) while Lobuche East is slightly higher at 6,119 meters (20,075 feet).
  • Access: The routes to these peaks diverge at different points during the trek, with Island Peak accessed from Chhukung and Lobuche East from Lobuche village.
  • Views: Both peaks offer stunning views of the Everest region, but the specific vistas may vary based on the route and location.

Ultimately, both peaks are rewarding climbs, and the choice between them often depends on personal preferences, climbing experience, and the desired level of challenge.