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Island Peak Climbing

Island peak is also known as Imja Tse peak is an extension of the Himalayan ridge that comes down from the south end of the Lhotse shar, situated at less than 10 kilometer away from the Everest in Himalayas. This peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British expedition team as preparation for the Everest expeditions and even today climbing Island peak is aften the first step for any climbers before any summit attempt of giant peaks in the Himalaya. This is a beautiful and best adventure climbing peak.

Tour Route

Kathmandu/Phakding/Namche/Tengboche/Dingboche/Chhukung/Island peak/Khumjung/Jorsale/Lukla/Kathmandu

Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m /4,428 ft), transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour or Permit preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 35 minutes flight (2800 m /9,184 ft) trek to Phakding (2652m 

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870 m /12,694 ft) 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Tengbouche to Dingboche (4410 m /14,295 ft) 5-6 hrs.Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatized day

Day 09: Dingbouche to Chhukung( 4,730 m /15,518 ft)- 3-4 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Chhukung to  Island Peak Base camp (5200 m /17,060 ft), 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tent camp.

Day 11: Island Peak High Camp (5600 m / 18,372 ft), 2-3 hrs. Overnight in tent camp

Day 12: Island Peak summit (6189 m / 20,305 ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Chhukung to Khumjung (3780 m /12,401 ft) 6-7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Khumjung to Jorsale 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15: Jorsale to Lukla (2800 m /9,186 ft): 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu (1350 m /4,428 ft), transfer to hotel, rest of time relax.

Day 17: Reserve day or free day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure to home

Tour & Trek Ends

See what our Customers say about Island Peak Climbing

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



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