Island Peak Climbing (including Kala Pattar)


Island Peak (Imja Tse) is one of the most popular so-called trekking peaks in the Khumbu Region of East Nepal. Desite the name it is of course not really a peak for trekkers at all, but a designated summit that may be attempted by organised parties for a minimum fee (when compared to the cost of climbing 7000 or 8000 meters peaks). ‘Alpine Peaks’ would be a better description, and in this regard, Island Peak fits the bill perfectly.

Island Peak was first climbed by members of the 1953 Everest Expedition as part of an acclimatisation programme, prior to their successful campaign on the mountain. Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, Tenzing Norgay and seven Sherpas tested the oxygen sets on Island Peak, whilst John Hunt, Wilfred Noyce, Tom Bourdillon and Mike Ward scrambled up Pokalde.

The mountain remains a favourite amongst climbers smart enough to warm up on something lower before attempting any of the higher peaks, including Everest, in the Khumbu. In more recent times, the mountain has received a multitude of ascents, but it still retains a certain charm, holding a commanding position at the conluence of the Khumbu and the Imja Tse valleys.

Price Includes

  • Transport to/from trek schedule flight
  • All your meals prepared by our staff
  • The services of our professional Sherpa team
  • All group equipment (such as sleeping bag dining and toilet tents, crockery etc)
  • Personal sleeping bag, liner & foam mattresses
  • Trek staff insurance, conservation fee
  • Peak climbing fee
  • Sherpa climbing fee, govt, tax entrance fees
  • Sherpa climbing/clothing allowance

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation at Kathmandu (though we can book upon request)
  • Personal insurance
  • Price rises beyond our control (eg. increase in NP fee)
  • Charges for unexpected expenses (eg. helicopter rescue)
  • Personal expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Personal equipment
  • Departure airport tax.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Day 2. Kathmandu - Lukla (2280m) - Chumoa (2743m)

Day 3. Chumoa - Namche (3445m)

Day 4. Namche - rest/acclimatisation day

Day 5. Namche - Thame (3801m)

Day 6. Thame - Khumjung (3791m)

Day 7. Khumjung - Tengboche (3863m)

Day 8. Tengboche - rest/acclimatisation day

Day 9. Tengboche - Dingboche ( 4412m)

Day 10. Dingboche - rest/acclimatisation day

Day 11. Dingboche - Loboje (4931m)

Day 12. Loboje - Kala Pattar (5545m) - Loboje

Day 13. Loboje - Chukung (4350m)

Day 14. Chukung - High Camp (5600m)

Day 15. High Camp - Island Peak Climb (6160m) - Chukung (4730m)

Day 16. Contingency day for summit attempt or can be used elsewhere in the itinerary

Day 17. Chukung - Tengboche (3876m)

Day 18. Tengboche - Namche (3445m)

Day 19. Namche - Lukla (2880m)

Day 20. Lukla - Kathmandu

Price: USD 3400