Island Peak Climbing- 13 Days

Island Peak Climbing
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 6189 metres
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Nature of Trip Peak Climbing
  • Major Activities Reach Island Peak Summit
  • Best Season Autumn (March, April, May) and Spring (September, October, November)

"Island Peak Climbing Cost for 2024, 2025, and 2026 provides an advantage to begin your mountaineering journey affordably and confidently."

As an adventurous trekker seeking your next challenge, consider Island Peak climbing in the Himalayas. At 6189 metres, it presents a challenging yet rewarding climb for 13 days in the Everest Region.

One alternative you can combine with your Everest area hikes like EBC Trek, 3 High Passes Climbing, Gokyo Lake Trekking, or Mountaineering in the Khumbu region is Island Peak Climbing for 13 days. When you become a team participant in the Island (Imja Peak) climb with the local guide accompanying you and the climbing guide, all your efforts will be rewarded by your outstanding achievements and the summit conquest (6189 Metres Peak). Being one of the top summit-climbing expeditions and the best trek for mountaineering lovers, Island Peak Climbing of 13 days is also one of the best treks to take with the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Hiking and climbing are the best experiences in the Himalayas. In addition, Island Peak Climbing also provides the opportunity for hiking and climbing in the Himalayas. It takes just a single day or even 9-10 hours to reach the peak at 6189 metres in the sky and return to the base camp. 

A trek from Lukla to Chhukung to Island Peak is one of the most cost-friendly, shortest and most thrilling options. This 13-day Island Peak Climbing Itinerary is suited for those beginner mountaineers who do have not much time to spare and those on a limited budget. The Island Peak is a good place to climb on the steeper peaks. The hikers often deposit their backpacks on these slopes and moraines and fight with the very cold weather just for the sake of getting an adventurous experience.

Island Peak climbing of 13 days involves rock, ice cliff, bridge climbing, and glacier valley crossing of the traverse. The top of the Island Peak will show you a view of mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and many others, along with the neighbouring valleys. If you love climbing and are the one to look forward to your adventure trips rather than reaching Everest base camp for trend, the climbing Island peak for 13 days is the best one to choose. 

The crew members on your Island Peak climbing group will train you to use the climbing equipment on Island Peak Base Camp, allowing you to acclimate for a couple of hours before reaching the summit. The ascent will start as early as possible, so you will have to walk in the narrow ice gaps and the steep inclines while you take a rope for safety, which has been placed before. Although this could be done in a single day, it is as exhausting as running a half-marathon.

For your Everest Island Peak Climbing adventure you will need prior high-altitude trekking experience and climbing skills to attempt the summit. The  Island Peak Climbing Itinerary begins with a flight to Lukla and a trek through idyllic Sherpa villages to Island Peak Base Camp. Acclimatise with day hikes before your summit push. You'll traverse glaciers, climb steep headwalls, and scramble over rocky ridges with fixed ropes. With the best Island Peak climbing, Map you summit the peak easily providing stunning views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Everest. With careful preparation and sherpa support, the climb will test your limits and create lifelong memories.

The climb to Island Peak typically takes 13 days, with 2 days of acclimatisation included in the itinerary you follow. You hike from Lukla to Chhukung and then to the Island Peak Base Camp. The following day, you start early for High Camp, climbing steep snow slopes to reach the peak at Summit Island Peak (6189m / 20305ft ). 

If you are someone wanting to join the Group Island peak climbing, now is the time to book your trip in Autumn and Spring. Adventure Altitude treks offer Island peak climbing for 13 days at a budget and discount cost for 2024, 2025 and 2026. You will be accompanied by experienced local and climbing guides throughout the journey, lasting 13 days. 


Major Highlights of Island Peak Climbing 

  • Trekking villages end up at Chhukung, a beautiful Sherpa village.
  • Enjoy the Easy Booking process for Island peak climbing Cost 2024, 2025 and 2026 package
  • Reach the peak of Island Peak at (6,189 metres/20,305 feet). 
  • Mountain views like Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse are in their best form in the autumn or spring seasons. 
  • Staying at tea houses and tents as we go along the trail.
  • Relax and take in the beauty of the Himalayan nature while hiking from one alpine meadow to another.
  • Enjoy a day tour of Namche Bazaar
  • Reach the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel located on your acclimation hike
  • Scenic routes follow the road through forests and near rivers while also running next to snow-capped glaciers.
  • A unique experience that lasts a lifetime for a climber.
  • Board a Lukla flight giving you an exciting start ahead of Island Peak Climbing.

Benefits of the 13-day Island Peak Climbing Package

  • Some of the benefits you enjoy on your island peak climbing 13-day package are as follows. 
  • Support of experienced guides until you reach base camp and a Climbing guide up to the Peak.
  • Discount cost available for island Peak climbing in a group.
  • Easy booking process for island peak climbing costs 2024, 2025, and 2026.
  • The 13-day island peak package is available to book in the autumn and spring. 
  • Adventure Altitude Treks Trek Duffle Bag provided
  • Free Island Peak Climbing Route Map includes a specially crafted itinerary with 2 acclimatisation days. 
  • An Oximeter is provided to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits included, which may be necessary in certain cases

Where is Island Peak Located?

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is located in Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal within the Himalayas mountain range. More specifically, it is situated at the end of the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, approximately 13 miles south of Mount Everest. With Island Peak Climbing, trekkers follow the popular Everest Base Camp trekking route before diverting at Dingboche to the east. The peak was named "Island Peak" in 1951 by a climbing team composed of British mountaineers due to its striking location amidst a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. For Island Peak Climbing, you must first trek to the village of Chukkung, a 4-5 day trek from Lukla. It takes one day from Chulkung to reach Island Peak Base Camp. 

Island Peak Climbing Summit Day

On Island Peak Climbing summit day, you climb around 1 am using crampons and an ice axe to ascend a 35- to 40-degree slope. Fixed ropes assist in raising the steeper sections. The climb takes six to eight hours to reach the 20,305-foot summit. At the top, you are rewarded with panoramic views of Makalu, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam mountains.

Island Peak Climbing descent in the Everest region takes around three hours, returning first to High Camp to rest before descending to Base Camp. The climb requires previous mountaineering experience, given the technical nature of the upper route and the use of crampons and ice axes. 

Glaciers Surrounding the Island Peak

Three main glaciers surround Island Peak: the Imja Glacier, the Lhotse Glacier, and the Khumbu Glacier. Island Peak Climbing takes you to the area where the Imja and Lhotse Glaciers flow south from the peak, while the Khumbu Glacier flows to the west. These glaciers, combined with Island Peak's conical shape and isolated position, make it a spectacular sight along the trekking route to Everest Base Camp.

Can a Beginner climb Island Peak?

Yes, a beginner can climb the Island peak climbing. If you're an avid trekker looking to progress into mountaineering, Island Peak (Imja Tse) is a great first Himalayan peak to summit. At 6,189 metres, it provides an accessible challenge with stunning views. However, as with any high-altitude climb, adequate preparation and training are essential.

Physical Fitness Required a Beginner

For Island Peak Climbing, you should be in excellent physical condition. Focus on cardio exercises like running, swimming, or biking, as well as strength training targeting your legs, core, and back. Increase your intensity over time to build endurance. In the months before your climb, start training with a pack to get accustomed to carrying weight. These fitness regimens will prepare you for the strenuous treks required to reach base camp and the demands of summit day.

Technical Skills For Beginners to Learn

While Island Peak climbing is considered a trekking peak, it still requires basic mountaineering skills. You should learn to properly use an ice axe, crampons, harness, and ascender before climbing. Your guide will teach you rope skills for the glacier crossing and summit ridge, but having a foundation will give you more confidence. You'll also need to be comfortable walking on snow and ice for extended periods. Practise these techniques before arriving in Nepal.

High Altitude Experience Required for Beginner

The most challenging part of Island Peak Climbing for 13 days is the high altitude. Base camp is at 5,087 metres, so you must be able to acclimate to avoid altitude sickness. Having experience climbing other peaks around 4,000 to 6,000 metres is ideal preparation. However, first-time climbers can summit Island Peak with a properly designed itinerary that allows for gradual ascent, adequate rest, and acclimatisation days. Listen to your body during the climb and descend immediately if you show symptoms of altitude sickness.

Island Peak Climbing Cost for 2024, 2025, and 2026

The 13-day Island peak Climbing cost for 2024, 2025, and 2026 starts at a discount ranging from $ 2892 to $1999 per person, depending upon the group sizes. 

Adventure Altitude Treks also conducts Island Peak Climbing trips in different price ranges according to the group size.

The Climbing of Island Peak cost varies depending on the clients. If you ask about the cost and discounts on the Island Peak Climbing, you will find different price options based on the travel agency and its services. Please refer to the following information for the Island Peak Climbing Cost Trek for spring and autumn based on group size. 


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The Island Peak Climbing Itinerary below is set in such a way as to get you to the Island Peak Camp and the Summit in just 13 days. Nevertheless, you can choose this itinerary to go beyond the sightseeing of the Everest region and visit the Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley, Everest Three Passes, and so on.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time2,820 m, 2,640 m/ 4 hrs

With Island Peak Climbing Itinerary 13 day, you enjoyed the scenery as you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, which was awesome. As soon as we land at Lukla, a critical starting point, we will transfer to Phakding for the first night's stay in the Khumbu region. We walk through the terraced landscape and the valley river below, followed by the view of the world's highest mountains. We will end Phakding (8700 ft, 2650m) and stay at the lodge. Overnight, we will be at one of the tea houses in Phakding. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time3,440 m/ 5-6 hrs

On the second day Island Peak Climbing Itinerary of the hike, you'll stroll through the gorgeous rhododendron forest, and after 7 hours of continuous walking from Phakding, you'll reach Namche Bazaar. The little and lovely Namche Bazaar is the main attraction in the beautiful Khumbu Valley, and the view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains is just stunning. When we started our trek into the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail started with some steep ascends, and we got some stunning scenery.

Nestled at the foot of this giant mountain is Namche Bazaar, the "Gateway to Everest," home to various services, including restaurants, hotels, lodges, internet cafes, shops, and a bakery. You will be thrilled by the gorgeous landscape, from swaying pine forests draped in elegant blue coats to the mighty fir trees. Overnight stay will be at one of the tea houses at Namche Bazaar. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time3,440 m / Free Day

We will arrive at Namche Bazaar and spend a day acclimatising to the altitude as per the Island Peak Climbing Itinerary.. Do not forget to set aside some time to visit the Sherpa museum, which will let you learn about Sherpa culture. But the most wonderful thing will be a trek to Syangboche Airstrip and the Everest View Hotel, where you will have one of the best Himalayas, especially the Khumbu peaks, and a fascinating sunrise and sunset.

The inhabitants are always warm, friendly, and happy to chat with you during a walk in Namche. The Village Museum provides information about this spot's vegetation and animals. Climbing Everest View Lodge will get you closer to Everest, Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, and Lhotse. View the marvellous observation point, and you will be rewarded with a view of the breathtaking Khumbu region.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time3,855 m) / 5 Hours

The Island Peak Climbing journey starts with an awe-inspiring view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku at breakfast time. First, the trail descends mildly for an hour and a half before climbing towards Tengboche for two hours, with many suspension bridges. Spot musk deer and pheasants as you hike through dark alpine forests and climb across the Dudh Koshi River. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Tengboche Monastery, a historic place. Overnight, we will be at one of the tea houses on Tengboche.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time4,460 m/ 5-6 Hours

After a full breakfast, we set out for Dingboche, passing Sherpa villages, waterfalls, and iconic bridges and continually enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains. With countless chortens, Mani walls, and beautiful villages in the picturesque route to Pangboche, which also offers glimpses of the Island Peak, trekking uphill becomes even more rewarding.

We entered the Imja Valley and followed the Lobuche River; the way led us to Dingboche, a steep path. The Island Peak (6,812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) are looming in the awe-inspiring presence of the mountainside. We have an excursion of today’s six hours today, with a snack break at Somare. The journey goes along the mountainous terrain with a few trees, an exceptional and unforgettable experience.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/TimeFree Day

We will have another important acclimatisation day as per Island Peak Climbing Itinerary, so we propose hiking above the village after breakfast. It’s very important to see if one is adept at altitude as it greatly helps during your climb. 

After breakfast in the morning, we trek the high pastureland above Dingboche village to the Nagarjuna hill, which is situated at 5455m. The hike from our tea houses to the top of the hill takes about 2-3 hours, walking slower. When we reach the hill, the 360-degree view of the surroundings where the mountains from the hilltop will be viewed. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time4,730 m/ 2hrs

After breakfast, you continue eastward towards Chukhung Valley, moving across the field enclosed by the stone walls of Imja Khola Valley. Down the rock trail, the peaks of Lhotse and Ama Dablam are seen, extending their majestic images in front of us and allowing us to witness the spectacular view. At the next stop, Chhukung, you will check into your room and meet with the climbing guide. Today, you will spend about two hours leisurely trekking to Chhukung village, where you will spend time with our climbing guide and get instructions and insights on the trek you must complete over the next two days. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time5,200 m/ 3-4 hrs

After breakfast, you follow the Island Peak Climbing Itinerary and ascend until you reach Chukhung and follow the valley's north side, following the moraine of Lhotse glacier. A short walk along the river will take you to a well-known mountain, and a 40-minute trail will finally bring you to the Island Peak Base Camp.

This is where tents will be set up, and climbers will be taught the essential skills for summiting peaks, such as using the gear and handling ropes. While on the way, the jaw-dropping Island Peak's views will greatly encourage you for the forthcoming trial. Your official simmer journey begins from the camp right next to Imja Glacier. 

  • AccommodationTented Camps
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time5,200 m/ Free Day

Start your morning with a climbing course on a nearby hill, led by your experienced guides. Learn essential climbing skills and safety instructions, focusing on ascending and descending using fixed ropes with tools like Jumar and ATC guide or Figure 8.

Get hands-on training in using safety cords and navigating the terrain safely. In the afternoon, take advantage of free time to relax and prepare for the upcoming summit push scheduled for the next day. Use this time to rest, organise your gear, and mentally prepare for the exciting ascent ahead.

  • AccommodationTented Camps
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time6189 metres, 5,600m- 9 hrs

As per the Island Peak Climbing Itinerary, today you celebrate a remarkable moment in your journey, because you are reaching the Island Peak.  Having made well organised preparations before, you leave all the heavy backpacks at base camp, taking only the light backpack with such necessities as lunch and water, camera and energy bars that you may need during your Island peak Climbing. Leaving early is critical to fighting the dearly afternoon winds and hazy weather.

The route from Base Camp to High Camp is very steep, passing through the narrows filled with people. What follows High Camp is a short break before the onward march to the glacier that leads to the summit. The three-hour trek will end at Crampon Point, where crampons will be strapped for the icy surface and at an altitude of 5700 metres on IMJA Glacier.

The gradual slope up to the peak of IMJA Glacier provides plenty of ropes for guidance, but the vertical wall climb before the peak is quite a feat. The experienced guides consider safety when fastening the climber's ropes and harnesses during this ascent.

As close as one gets to the peak, panoramic scenes of the nearby mountains and glaciers are revealed. Finally, you appreciate these moments of bliss before starting the retreat back to Base Camp,which, the same route you have taken to reach Chhukung Valley. Relative to the ascent, the descent is quicker and comes in at more of a straight line.

Getting to Chhukung Village, the destination of your 13-day Island Peak climbing, represents the end of your journey. Not only is it a journey through challenging circumstances, with magnificent landscapes and the priceless assistance of seasoned guides, but it also includes a successful feat of summiting Island Peak and appreciating it.

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time3,440 m / 6-7 hrs

Back in Namche Bazaar, we might be marching for about 6 hours. Once we get there, we try to go to the local market to explore, and then we have a very satisfying meal to calm our hunger. We take our time to have dinner and admire the evening view from our hotel. Overnight, you will be at one of the best tea houses in Namche Bazaar. 

  • AccommodationTea Houses
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time2,800 m/ 6- 7 hrs

As per Island Peak Climbing following our breakfast together at the hotel, the journey resumes, and you head back to Lukla. Moving forward, you go through the small and beautiful local villages, such as Jorsalle, Manju, and Phakding, and end up in Lukla, where the trek finally ends. When you arrive, you go through the lodge check-in process. The rest of the day, you will have to explore Lukla. You don’t have to miss your favourite Americano at the popular coffee shop or delicious food at one of the fine dining places here. In the evening, we had a farewell dinner with our team from Lukla, reviewing all our trekking and climbing experiences.

  • AccommodationHotels
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Altitude/Time1400 M/ 35-40 minutes

After breakfast in Lukla you board a Lukla flight and fly to kathmandu that officially ends your Island Peak Climbing 13 day adventure.  You may go shopping and have a walk around the city once you land in Kathmandu.

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Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • During the trek breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Tented accommodation during the climbe
  • Flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English-speaking, trained, and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), and assistant guides and all their expenses including insurance
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) and carries 15kgs- 25 kgs and all expenses including insurance
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Tents and kitchen utensils for camping during the trip
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes
What's Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundry, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$
  • 5 per gadget, mobile recharge, etc)
  • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
  • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
Dates & Price
Limited Seats Available
StartWednesdaySep 04, 2024
EndMondaySep 16, 2024
FromUS $2099
Limited Seats Available
StartWednesdaySep 18, 2024
EndMondaySep 30, 2024
FromUS $2099
Useful Info

Best Time For Island Peak Climbing

Spring Island Peak Climbing

Spring Island Peak Climbing from March to May is the best time of the year to go for the Island Peak ascent as it is the best season with many benefits that the climbers can enjoy. The season provides more consistent weather patterns than that of winter, therefore minimizing the odds of getting caught in a nasty snowstorm or blizzard. 

On Spring Island Peak Climbing the Mild weather conditions also make the climbing trip more pleasant, as one moves without any additional discomfort in the beautiful scenery around. Since the Spring season offers clear and crisp views of the surroundings, you can have a magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and more peaks.

The probability that temperatures would be below -17 degrees Celsius during Spring Island Peak Climbing is high, but the days are still moderate and warm and may even get up to 7 degrees Celsius. The kind of weather in Spring including ample sunshine and mild temperature provide excellent conditions for the climbers to try conquering Island Peak.

Autumn Island Peak Climbing

Just like Spring is for a climber from April to May, Autumn Island Peak Climbing from September to October is also known as the perfect season for climbing Island Peak. The weather becomes favorable at this time of the year as the monsoon season has just ended and the weather is clear and dry, which is good for climbing. Autumn is cooler than summer and it makes the climbing experience more pleasant for climbing up; it creates a more pleasant ambience to climb.

In Autumn Island Peak Climbing, the temperatures of Island Peak are extremely cold and drop to minus -10 degrees Celsius in the morning, and warmer days range from 5 to 7 degrees Celsius. This climate factor during this time of the year is considered the ideal for climbing due to the moderate conditions which lure outdoor enthusiasts that are intent on good weather and comfortable temperatures for their climb.

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Required Permits For Island Peak Climbing 

Before setting out on the Mera and Island Peak Climbing expeditions, obtaining permits is essential. The initial requirement includes obtaining the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, which incurs a fee of approximately NRs. 3000 per person for most climbers. However, SAARC Nationals are charged NRs. 1500, while Nepalese climbers are required to pay only NRs. 150 for the permit. This permit can be acquired either from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or the Monjo Checkpost, providing climbers access to the designated areas.

Furthermore, for Island Peak Climbing climbers must obtain the climbing permit from NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) to proceed with their climbing endeavors. This permit ensures compliance with regulations and contributes to the sustainable management of mountaineering activities in the region, serving as a necessary document for climbers venturing into the peaks of Mera and Island.

To obtain Island Peak Climbing permits, you must go through an officially recognized trekking agency. They will help ensure you meet all requirements to obtain permits, including:

  • Having a licensed trekking guide
  • Providing a copy of your passport
  • Paying all necessary permit and entrance fees
  • Filling out application forms for permits

The application process can take up to 2 weeks, so start early. Some critical regulations for Island Peak climbing include:

Group Size

  • Groups are limited to a maximum of 15 climbers, along with Sherpa guides and porters. This helps regulate traffic on the mountain and minimizes impact.


  • The climbing season for Island Peak is April to June and September to December. Permits are not issued during the monsoon season from July to August due to dangerous weather conditions and low visibility.

Details of The Permits with Cost

  • Spring (March to May)- USD 250 per person
  • Autumn (September to November)- USD 125 per person
  • Winter (December to February)- USD 70 per person
  • Summer (June to August)- USD 70 per person

Difficulty Level and Preparations Required for Island Peak Climbing 

The Island Peak Climbing is a moderate challenging trip. Climbers need to equip themselves with all the essentials to ensure a successful expedition. Here are some of the preparations they need to consider:

Climbing Island Peak requires a great deal of stamina because of its difficult nature. It is the type of expedition that will take you through rough, icy, and steep terrains for long hours daily, which makes it quite challenging and requires lots of strength and ability to endure. Climbers are advised to practice activities like cycling, cardio, running and doing their short treks and expeditions in order to get prepared adequately. Such actions provide the vital endurance, stamina, and the muscle strength that are needed for overcoming the physical requirements of the Island Peak Climbing.

In addition, for Island Peak Climbing mountaineers need to build a sturdy mindset that allows them to confront the dangerous mountains. Whatever the case may be, mountaineers must be prepared to face the problems and keep their minds calm in unpredictable conditions if it occurred in a 13 day Island peak Trip.  While safety is the main goal, it is important to always listen to the guides and to be ready to implement safety protocols during emergencies. 

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Lukla Flight Information Update for 2024

The Lukla, the entry point of the Everest region, can be approached from Kathmandu by seasonal flights of various airlines such as Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines and Simrik Airlines. Pre-reservation of your flight is recommended to make sure to be able to travel on the scheduled date. However, you should keep in mind that the schedule of these flights depends on the season and the weather conditions.

The ticket for a one way flight for Lukla from Kathmandu approximately starts from $248 per person. We should take into account that the timing of these flights is considerably influenced by the weather conditions and the season. Hence, flexibility in your travel plans will be greatly appreciated to ensure contingencies for any unforeseen circumstances or delays.

In addition to that, travelers can board flights from Ramechhap to Lukla as another way of reaching the region of Everest by air. One-way tickets from Ramechhap to Lukla would cost $188 per person. This option gives trekkers a choice of beginning from different points, something that they can use to go to places like the Everest Base Camp, Three Passes, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and others of Everest Region. It makes trekking cheaper and more flexible for them.

Accommodation During Island Peak Climbing

Tea houses will be your most likely form of accommodation on Island Peak Climbing 12 Day trip. But the important thing to consider is staying on a tented camp during the expedition timeframe. There are no forms of accommodations other than setting up camps by oneself. So climbers must carry their own tents and essential gears with the help of the porters. While you stay overnight in a tent, you must prepare your own food, carry your own cooking items, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and flashlights.

Besides that, you can choose from two different types of accommodation during the trek to Island Peak Base Camp. They are:

  • Tea House
  • Guest House/Hotels

Tea Houses

For those who prefer to stay at a tea house, the cost will be about $5 to $7 per day. They provide you food and logistic support at a reduced price, which is believed to be cheaper than staying in a hotel or lodge.

Tea houses provide limited facilities in comparison to guest houses and hotels. But others provide services such as the internet and hot showers as well.


Another type of accommodation during the trek is a hotel. It is a costly stay and can be done when you are at Namche Bazaar.

As Namche is significantly more developed than other places in the Everest Region, there are many hotels where the tourists can stay overnight. The average cost of a hotel room might be from $10 to $30 per day. It really depends on what services you enjoy.

Hotels come with in-built baths, hot showers, electricity, and internet.

Requirements of Travel Insurance For Island Peak Climbing 2024

For Island Peak Climbing, it is mandatory to have adequate travel insurance that will cover you in case of emergencies high up in the Himalayas. As you embark on this challenging trek, you must ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • First, ensure your policy includes coverage for high-altitude trekking and mountaineering activities, specifically search and rescue operations and helicopter evacuation.
  • The trek to Island Peak base camp is strenuous, reaching an altitude of over 6,000 meters (20,000 feet), so policies for general travel or basic trekking will not suffice. Look for a policy tailored to adventure sports that provides coverage up to your peak altitude.
  • Next, check that the policy's coverage extends to Nepal and includes medical expenses, emergency medical transportation, and repatriation of remains. 
  • In the unfortunate event of acute mountain sickness, injury, or other medical emergency, the costs of care in Nepal and transport to proper medical facilities may be prohibitively expensive without adequate coverage.
  • Should the worst occur, repatriation of remains can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Finally, determine that your policy's coverage amount is sufficient for the overall cost of your trip and the potential medical care or evacuation needed in Nepal. As a rule of thumb, a minimum of $50,000 to $100,000 in coverage is recommended for a trek. However, the more coverage you can obtain, the better, especially if pre-existing medical conditions are a concern.

By verifying that your travel insurance provider meets these requirements for Island Peak Climbing, you can embark on your Island Peak climb with the peace of mind that you will be adequately covered in any unforeseen circumstances. With the inherent risks of high-altitude trekking, having a policy tailored to your needs and the challenges of climbing in the Himalayas is essential.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies for Island Peak Climbing

At the higher altitudes of Island Peak duing Island Peak Climbing, oxygen in the air is lower, which can lead to altitude sickness. As you ascend the mountain on Island Peak Climbing, be on alert for symptoms of altitude sickness like nausea, headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath. To avoid severe altitude sickness, ascend slowly to allow your body to adjust, stay properly hydrated, and consider taking altitude sickness medication in advance.

Upon reaching higher elevations during your climb, you may experience mild headaches, nausea, and fatigue, signs of acute mountain sickness (AMS). Rest, drink plenty of water, and take over-the-counter pain relievers. If symptoms worsen or persist for over a day, descend to a lower altitude. To prevent AMS, ascend no more than 1,000 feet per day above 8,000 feet.

Staying adequately hydrated, eating carb and protein-rich meals, limiting alcohol and caffeine intake, and getting plenty of rest on Peak Climbing of Island for 13 days can help your body adjust to the high altitudes and lower oxygen levels. Be cautious when climbing at such an extreme altitude, as altitude sickness can escalate quickly. Know the signs and symptoms, take preventive measures, and always prioritize your health and safety. With the proper precautions taken, you can greatly minimize your risks of altitude sickness on Island Peak.

  • No, Island Peak Climbing is not for beginners since it is considered a challenging climb. It is best attempted by those with prior high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering experience.

  • The best time to climb Island Peak is during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (late September to November) seasons when the weather is relatively stable and the skies are clear.

  • The duration for Island Peak climbing typically ranges from 13 to 20 days, including acclimatisation, trekking to the base camp, and summiting the peak.

  • Yes, climbers need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Island Peak. Additionally, a Sagarmatha National Park permit is also required as the peak lies within the park's boundaries.

  • Yes, it is mandatory to hire a local guide and support staff. It is highly recommended for safety and navigation purposes, especially in the challenging terrain and high altitude conditions.

  • Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern while climbing Island Peak as it stands at 6,165 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and a gradual ascent are crucial to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

  • Yes, Island Peak climbing involves basic mountaineering techniques such as walking in crampons, using an ice axe, and fixed rope climbing. Prior experience or training in these skills is beneficial for a successful summit attempt.

  • Yes, many trekking agencies offer customizable itineraries to accommodate individual preferences, such as adding extra acclimatization days, combining with other treks like the Everest Base Camp Trek, or adjusting the duration of the expedition.

  • On average, the success rate ranges from 80% to 90% for climbers attempting the summit.

  • Essential gear includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, warm clothing, sleeping bag, and personal climbing equipment. Trekking agencies often provide a detailed gear list for climbers.

  • Climbers need to obtain climbing permits from the Nepalese government for climbing Everest. Additionally, they must acquire Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entry Permits.

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    Honorata ZającBarbadosOctober 24, 2023
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    Journey to Great Heights

    The trip with Adventure Altitude Treks to climb Island Peak was most definitely a life-changing experience! Their expertise and professionalism provided a smooth experience. The stunning views, as a tough yet incredible climb, and the spectacular nature at the peak were just beyond words. The climb is the perfect preparation for Mt. Everest expedition in 2025. The fact that the team was very careful, using all the safety measures, together with the guides who were very well aware of the area, impressed me very much. Doing an island peak climb with adventure altitude trekking is recommended for anybody who would like to call themselves a mountaineer. What excites me is that I will be conquering more peaks with them in the future!

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    Rolla P. DamgaardFinlandSeptember 13, 2023
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    Unbeatable moments

    The climb to Island Peak with Adventure Altitude Treks was one of the most incredible trekking experiences ever, and I will carry the memory of it for years. Every next step was a step into the unknown - through crevasses or high-altitude passes, it didn't matter; every moment was filled with excitement and wonder. I felt the closeness among climbers to be soothing, forging lifelong friendships. Looking back on the climb of the Island Peak and its snow-capped peaks, it was a moment I'll never forget. Thanks, Adventure Altitude Treks, for having the most remarkable adventures ever.


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