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Island Peak Climbing (6189m.) - 13 Days


This expedition is a superb entry into Himalayan climbing. Island Peak is mostly non-technical with some basic snow climbing skills required to achieve the ascent. These skills will be taught or revisited during the early stages of the climb. During the trip you will get to experience altitude firsthand while getting to appreciate the inner workings of an expedition to a peak in the Himalaya.

The trip initiates in Kathmandu where we enjoy the diversity of this ancient city before embarking on a flight into the alpine village of Lukla, the entranceway to the island-peak-climbing. We approach the mountain following the wide trails of the Khumbu Valley, famous for its fascinating villages and hospitable inhabitants. An excellent first expedition objective, this ascent will satisfy your desire to experience Himalayan climbing.This Expedition can be done within short time.

Outline Itinerary (Island Peak)
Day 00 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) and Transfer to Hotel
Day 01 : Fly to Lukla 35 minutes, and Trek to Phakding (2652m) 3hrs
Day 02 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hrs
Day 03 : Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatisation Day with rest
Day 04 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4038m) 5 hrs
Day 05 : Tangbche to Dingboche 6 hrs
Day 06 : Dingoche to Chhukhung (4730m) 4 hrs
DAY 07 – 08 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m), 3/30 hours
Day 09 : Island Peak Summit (6160meters) and back
Day 10 : Trek to Tengboche (4360meters), 6 hrs
Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, 4/30 hrs
Day 12 : Trek to Lukla, 6/30 hrs
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 minutes
Day 00 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this challenging Island peak if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, Hiking or more Peak climbing in other region’s we can organize based on your desires and requirements.

Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

Day 1
Day 00 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) and Transfer to Hotel

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expedition. The AlpineTrav representative will arrange your transfer & brief about pre-trip discussion meeting on the way to your hotel.
We will organise pre-trip discussion meeting with trek guide and other team members. You will have opportunity to ask any questions about your trip to the management and trek guide.

Day 2
Day 01 : Fly to Lukla 35 minutes, and Trek to Phakding (2652m) 3hrs

In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m) at Thalsharoa (2680m). The walking is easy and after passing through the many small village like, chheplung, Thadokoshi goon, Nurning ,chhuthaea, Dukdingma(2492m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Day 3
Day 02 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hrs

From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that is ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon the walking is a little tougher and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities from the top, as the peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. Come into view for the first time.

Day 4
Day 03 : Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatisation Day with rest

The last Population had counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Namche has households: 480& population: 1,540.We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful BhoteKhola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are one hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.

Day 5
Day 04 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4038m) 5 hrs

Walk flat ascend through Kyangjuma. From there we descend till Phunki Tenga. we ascend steeply at first and then contour high above the valley, enjoying excellent views of Thamserku and AmaDablam (6856m) from the top. About an hour’s walk from PhaunkiTenga, We are now trekking beyond the tree line. We are now at higher altitudes and it is important to take notice of our trek leader’s advice and recommendations regarding rest and fluid intake.

Day 6
Day 05 : Tangbche to Dingboche 6 hrs

At frist, 15 minutes descend to the deboche. Genteelly, ascend flat along the ImajaKhola river band. After cross the suspension bridge need to ascend to the pangboche. Our route follows the trail high above the ImjaKhola, passing the tea houses at Orsho, before again crossing the ImjaKhola and old glacial moraines to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche. Here we find a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. The scenery is once again spectacular and although Everest has disappeared behind the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge, the huge peaks that tower above the eastern end of the valley are ample compensation. We are now almost completely above the tree-line. In clear conditions, look out for spectacular sunsets here and on AmaDablam, the south face of Lhotse to the north, and also Island Peak in the centre of the valley.

Day 7
Day 06 : Dingoche to Chhukhung (4730m) 4 hrs

From Dingboche we move to Chhukung today. It is located unshakably beneath a huge rock wall that joins Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, you will also see magnificent views of Amadablam (6856 m.), almost surely, the most pictured peak in Nepal.

Day 8
DAY 07 – 08 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m), 3/30 hours

Today, we walk along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, it is an enjoyable place by a small lake with nice views of the Lhotse glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse wall. Once our camp is ready, we will be off to get our climbing materials in purpose of getting ready for the next day of our ascent.

Day 9
Day 09 : Island Peak Summit (6160meters) and back to Island Peak Base Camp to Chhukung

In the early morning, we will begin our climbing to arrive at the summit. Our trail will get complicated once we reach the bed of the pointed icefall beneath the peak. In order to succeed, great caution must be implemented while balancing the barrier to approach out on the rim leading to the summit. After we reach the summit, we will be back to the Base Camp.

Day 10
Day 10 : Trek to Tengboche (4360meters), 6 hrs

Today, we trek to high peak walking around stunning Imja Khola Valley. Dingboche is located in a hop hedge of little ground bounded by stone wall defensive crops of potatoes and barley. Overnight at guest house in Dingboche

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, 4/30 hrs

From Periche, we take a little dissimilar means down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and skeleton of a ‘Yeti’, or the repulsive snowman. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at height of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

Day 12
Day 12 : Trek to Lukla, 6/30 hrs

After having our breakfast, go back over the major road down to Dhudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.

Day 13
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 minutes

After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly Back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day we can lighten up.

Day 14
Day 00 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


  • Airport picks up, drops off, upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • All ground transportation by private Jeep
  • Fluent English speaking trekking and Expert Climbing guide
  • Full boards Camping Service during whole trek
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary and insurance
  • Peak climbing, trekking permit and National park fees
  • Oxygen cylinder with mask and regulator for emergency use only
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure


  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal Trekking-Climbing Gears
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter in case needed
  • Staff tips

Island Peak Climbing (6189m.): 13 Days

(All rates are in Euro)
All inclusive Peak Climbing Cost for 1 Person: Eur 2250
All inclusive Peak Climbing Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 2160 per person
All inclusive Peak Climbing Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 2070 per person
All inclusive Peak Climbing Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 1980 per person


The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

Main rope, Down Sleeping Bag
Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser
Climbing boots, Trekking boot
ICE-axe with Ice hammer
Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness
Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass
ICE Screws, snow Shavel
Carbine Lock & unlock
Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser
Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser
Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover
Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves
Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Notice: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu. All Equipments are available.

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Trip Facts

  • 13 Days
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 6189 Meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Hotel/Lodge & Camping

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