Island Peak Climbing
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Very Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Mar-May | Sept-Dec
  • Activity: Peak Climbing and Expedition
  • Max. Altitude: 6160m


  • Over 3 dozens of Mountain Vistas
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Technical Mountain Climbing Certificate
  • Sherpa Community 
  • Ultimate Himalayan Adventure

"Island Peak Climbing - Best Climbing Experience for Seasoned & Novice Climbers"

Island Peak Climbing in Nepal is the most popular climbing adventure. It is suitable for both experienced climbers as well as for first-timers. Moreover, the peak climbing itinerary comes along with the Everest Base Camp Trekking. 

The peak is also called the Imja Peak in the local language. Imja refers to the landmass in the middle of a lake or a white crystal diamond. It is indeed the most beautiful peak after Amadablam in Everest Region. It is the pride of Dingboche and Chhukung Valley of Khumbu. The increase in the popularity of this peak is its location as well as the technical aspect of climbing. 

Journey of Island Peak Climbing in Everest region of Nepal follows the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. As part of the acclimatization trek before climbing most of the climbers prefer the Everest Base Camp hike. It serves well for the successful ascent of the peak.

After the visit to Everest Base Camp, climbers follow the trail of Chhukung Valley via Dingboche towards Island Peak Base Camp. Last-minute training, gears check and altitude adjustment is made. Early in the morning around 1-2 am the climbing starts. There are 2-3 places where climbers have to use the ladder. We have a highly experienced Sherpa for climbers' assistance. Therefore, heed the instructions of Sherpa during ascent and descent. Ridge walking is the most exciting during the climbing. The top offers plenty of mountain vistas including the best view of Mt. Lhotse.

 Book the Island Peak Climbing in Nepal with us. Our Sherpa is a world record holder with whom climbers can get acquainted. Yolo Hike ensures the safety of our climbers through expert trip planning and crew members.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

Our airport representative will receive you at the airport. We will then discuss the trip plans over a welcome dinner. The agency will treat you the dinner and brief you about all the itineraries. We will have to adjust numerous things before heading to mountains. Overnight at Hotel


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Island peak climbing is not an average trek, you are hiking 6-7 hours a day in a tough climate condition, we have to prepare for the journey and shop gear and equipment essential for peak climbing.

  • Altitude2610m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take the morning flight to Lukla. At Lukla, we will meet our trekking crew members. After a brief tea break, the walking starts. We will walk on a comfortable downhill trail through hamlets and pagodas. Green lush forests, suspension bridges, villages, and the first day of trekking definitely overwhelm us. We will spend a night at Phakding on the bank of Dudhkoshi River. 

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will head towards Namche Bazaar. Today is a long day yet an exciting day to trek on. There are numerous suspension bridges on the trail. While crossing these bridges trekkers can collect the unique experience too. Today is also the day to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. It is the world's highest-situated national park. 

The most exciting event on this day is the sight of Mt. Everest. We will get the first view of Mt. Everest in about half an hour before reaching Namche Bazaar. For most of the trekking, we walk through the gentle slope and flat trails. However, after crossing the Larpchen Bridge we will have to walk uphill until we reach Namche Bazaar. In the evening you can stroll the town as it is vibrant and has numerous eateries, shops, etc. 

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Acclimatization is key for successful trekking and climbing in Nepal. During every trekking or climbing excursion in Khumbu Namche Acclimatization, the break is imminent. 

During acclimatization break, we will do the short hike to Everest View Hotel. From the terrace of the hotel, the vista of mountains (Everest, Cholatse, Tabuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, etc. ) looks stunning. We will spend about an hour there and if time permits visit the Shyangboche airport as well. 

We will return back to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung Village. The village is of Sherpa people. We can stroll around their farmlands and villages and observe the typical lifestyle of Sherpa people in their own backyard. 

Trekking higher and resting at lower altitudes is the acclimatization mantra. Therefore, we will again use the same teahouse overnight at Namche Bazaar

  • Altitude3860m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning we will gather and do light stretching. After breakfast, we will start our walking trip towards Tengboche. The trail is comfortable for the most part. For about an hour we will have to walk uphill until Tengboche Monastery. The trail is winding and is not steep uphill so walking is easier. 

We will visit the Tengboche Monastery in the evening. Chill and relax at the teahouse before heading to your room. The view of Pangboche Valley and Mt. Amadablam in the backdrop definitely going to enthrall all of us. Overnight at Teahouse in Tengboche

  • Altitude4400m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will walk steep downhill from Tengboche towards Debuche through green lush forests. After crossing the Imja River we will walk uphill and enter the valley of Pangboche. It is a beautiful village having teahouses, local houses and it is at the crossroad of the EBC Trek trail and Amadablam Base Camp. 

We will follow the river all the way to Dingboche via Somare. On this day we will slowly experience the change in vegetation and landscape too. In the evening stroll around this lovely village. It is the last village on the Everest Base Camp Trail. 

  • Altitude4940m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will not do the acclimatization break like usual Everest Base Camp Trekking. We will rather continue our journey towards Lobuche via Thukla Pass. We will take gradual and continuous steps towards this mystic valley beyond Thukla Pass. At the top of the pass, we can get the chilling reminder of the expedition in the Everest Region. The Thukla memorial of intrepid climbers who lost their lives during the Everest Expedition definitely tells us to be more careful. 

  • Altitude5365m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will climb the Lobuche Pass and trek through moraines towards Gorakshep. Today is the exciting day in our adventure as we reach the Everest Base Camp. After a brief break at Gorakshep, we will continue our hike towards Everest Base Camp. We will spend about an hour at the base camp and return back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. 

  • Altitude4700m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a long day of walking. We will have to take a similar trek route back to Dingboche. From this place after lunch, we will head towards Chhukung Valley. We will meet our climbing crew members and plan for the Island Peak climbing.

  • Altitude5100m
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Island Peak Base Camp. Sherpa and climbing crew members will make the final adjustments. We will also carry out the rope and trampons familiarization training at the base camp. This is a crucial day. Take lots of water and rest as we need to head at midnight for the ascent. 

  • Altitude6160m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early hours around 1 o'clock, we will start to climb the mountain. This is definitely chilling and exciting. We will have to heed the instructions of our Climbing leader and follow the mountain climbing principles. The ridge walking and ladder crossing are chilling experiences to collect. Once at the top of the mountain we will spend at least 10-15 minutes. Take pictures or call your loved ones and share your intrepid tale of summit success. We will then start to descend. While descending we need to be more careful as mountain descent is more challenging than ascent. Once we reach the base camp tent we will take a rest and head back to the teahouse at Chhukung Valley. It is a very arduous day. We will take the dinner and head to bed early. 

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, we will start to walk towards Namche Bazaar or Kyangjuma. We will follow the same trail which we ascended. The return trip is very joyous as we would have already completed the Island Peak summit. 

  • Altitude2600m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will walk downhill to Dudhkoshi River and start walking on the gentle flat trail towards Phakding. Here on we will walk on a gentle uphill trail towards Lukla. The evening is funfilled as we will bid farewell to both trekking and climbing crew members. We will rejoice in our success at the teahouse in Lukla.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take the flight back to Kathmandu. Agency will provide you with the successful ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING certificate and host a cultural dinner for you. You can visit the shops of Thamel or you can have your own little exploration time in the evening. 

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Trekking or climbing activities in the Khumbu region require a contingency plan as well. We will allocate this day as a reserve day in case of any kinds of weather or other factors disturbing our itinerary. If our itinerary follows without any kinds of hindrances we will use this day as Kathmandu Valley UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES tour. You will have to consult with the agency regarding these additional tour options. You can have your own private time as well.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Our airport representative will bid you farewell and take you to TIA Airport for your final departure to your home country or next destination. 

What's Included
  • All Ground Transportation by private Vehicle
  • Airport to Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle
  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu in BB Basis in 3- Star category Hotel
  • Three times meal with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available accommodation in Tea House Lodge on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Snacks (Seasonal fruits) During Trek
  • Highly Experienced and Certified Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Trekking Guide/Climbing Expert and Porter Salary, Food, Accommodation, and Insurance
  • Flight Ticket (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • All entrance fees and taxes including Airport Tax
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • All Government Taxes and Services Charges
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag by YOLO Hike
  • Duffle bag by YOLO Hike
  • First Aid Medical Kit
What's Excluded
  • Training for Peak Climbing
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu) are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Nepal entry Visa can be taken upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Single entry Visa fee cost USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days), For Arrival Visa you are requested two Passport size photograph
  • Soft Drinks including water and other beverage not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, and others
  • Personal Trekking Gears
  • Internet, Phone calls
  • Tips for Staffs

Additional Info

Meals and Accommodation

You should exercise caution when it comes to your diet and Yolo Hike arranges the best diet plan for you. You must consume a sufficient amount of protein, carbohydrates, and minerals. A well-balanced diet is critical for physical fitness. Furthermore, one must be mentally prepared to deal with the mountain's adverse situations.

The weather is unpredictable at high altitudes, so you should stay in a camp for a few days. The importance of hygiene in the success of the climb cannot be overstated. In addition to all of this, you must go through the Island Peak Gears checklist and have a sufficient supply of them.

Experience and Fitness

Climbing peak is not an easy task, you need lots of practice. If you don't have any previous climbing experience then you must train well, postponing is not an option for an achiever. Island Peak is a technical adventure activity in Nepal that necessitates prior trekking experience as well as technical knowledge of peak climbing gear in order to achieve a successful summit. The trip is ideal for adventure-seeking trekkers who are comfortable walking on snow ridges and challenging trails. Walking at high altitudes may cause altitude sickness; a slow and steady walk would be the ideal solution.


Climbing Island Peak requires a climbing permit. Permits are also required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. There are regular security checkpoints along the way. To pass through them, you must show your permits. You need a Local (Everest Region) Area Permit for Island Peak Climbing

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood and tissues at high altitudes. Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), occurs only above 2500m. It refers to the negative health effects of high altitude caused by rapid exposure to a low amount of oxygen at high elevations. The main cause of altitude sickness is rapid ascent, which reduces the amount of oxygen available at a high altitude. Headaches, vomiting, tiredness, difficulty sleeping, and dizziness are common symptoms of altitude sickness.


  • Q1. How long does it take for Island Peak Climbing?

    We highly recommend you spend half a month acclimatizing, before making a summit attempt on Island Peak. All in, this is a 3-week adventure. You can always spend more time in Kathmandu, visit Pokhara, or go white water rafting after the climb. There is plenty of sightseeing and activities to do in Nepal. Check out our handpicked itinerary to get full details.

  • Depending on the month you climb Island Peak, you will experience temperatures ranging from +20c to –20c (-4f – 68f). When climbing in April, May, late September, and October, the daytime temperatures range from 0c to 15c on the trek in, and – 5c to – 10c on the summit night on Island Peak. When the sun rises, it becomes warmer, and it can be warm coming down from the summit. It will feel colder if the weather is cloudy and windy. When climbing Island Peak, just be prepared for any type of weather.

  • Nothing is impossible. Most trekkers can reach Island Peak if they have the necessary technical training and are in excellent physical condition. you need to have a good acclimatization schedule. We have assisted a number of climbers in their young age effectively and even 60s in reaching the summit. Most people can reach the summit if they put in the effort and spend the appropriate amount of time on the mountain. Give yourself the best chance of reaching the summit and returning safely.

  • Climbing Island Peak requires a permit. We will handle this in Kathmandu if you are climbing with Yolo Hike. In addition, all climbers must register in Namche and are re-checked in Island Peak Base Camp. The mountain cannot be rolled up and climbed. Yolo Hike handles all of the paperwork, so you don't have to worry and make your climb hassle-free.

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