Island peak Himalayas (6189m.)

High altitude

Difficulty: Regular

Island peak Himalayas (6189m.)

High altitude

Island peak (6160m.) is also known as Imja Tse peak. This is the most popular trekking peak in Everest region. Island peak trek/expedition offers the stunning sceneries of pristine Himalaya panorama and Buddhist culture spread out before you.

This Island Peak expedition not only provides an enjoyable and adventurous climb but also provides some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. Seen from the summit of Island peak, the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north.

The views of Makalu (8475m), Barutse (7129m) in the east and famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak.  The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank & South-West Ridge Normally, the Island Peak base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. Proper care should be taken to avoid the possible avalanche in the event of heavy snowfall. From the base camp, a well-acclimatized party in good conditions can make the summit and return to the base camp in a day. However most of the climbers prefer alpine style camping at high camp.

Upcoming Dates

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Requirements & Technicality

Health and Experience Requirements

Island Peak is not a technical peak but you need good stamina for a long day effort while climbing it. You can climb Island peak without any previous climbing experience and skills of using climbing equipment but knowledge on using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because a pre-ice climbing training is provided to you in Base Camp to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

Island Peak climbing usually requires normally 5-6 hours of walking everyday and some days even 8-10 hours- such as in summitting day. We suggest you to get prepared with about 12 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday before 3 months of your Island Peak trip because on choosing Island Peak trip, you are considering to walk in high altitude and remote area for many days and more than five hours most of the days.To join the Island Peak climbing trip with a good chance of success, you must have: Lots of willpower, ability to tolerate harsh conditions, reasonable fitness and stamina with sound health.

It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Ascent Explorers at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. It is also important that you consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for your trip.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (Approx. Altitude 1400m).
Day 02: Preparation day in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Flight to lukla and trek to phakding( Approx. Altitude 2610m.)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar, ( Approx. Altitude 3440m.)
Day 05: spare acclimatization day
Day 06: Namche Bazzer
Day 07: Phorste,( Approx. Altitude 3810 m.)
Day 08: Dingboche Approx. Altitude 4410m.)
Day 09: Dingboche
Day 10: lowboche (Approx. Altitude 4910 m. )
Day 11: Spare acclimatization day
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp to back Gorakship
Day 13 : Dingboche( Approx. Altitude 4410m.)
Day 14: Chukum ( Approx. Altitude 4710m.)
Day 15: Island peak base camp ( Approx. Altitude 5089m.)
Day 16: SUMMIT Day and Desend back Chukum
Day 17: Tangboche( Approx. Altitude 3860m.)
Day 18: Manjo( Approx. Altitude 2835m )
Day 19: lukla ( Approx. Altitude 2840m.)
Day 20: Flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: You will be transferred to the airport


Located between the Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains chains and on the top of Chhukung Glacier, the most hunted after trekking destination is the Island Peak expedition because it offers an excellent opportunity to achieve a Himalayan Summit of 6173m even without any ideal climbing skills. This wonderful Island Peak expedition takes you into the heart of the mountain, Khumbu region, which offers an unforgettable and magnificent close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many more.

Island peak was renamed “Imje Tse” in the early ’80s, though its original name is still more popular. The mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do, however the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for our efforts.

Flights & Travel Information

Ascent Explorers understands what adventure travel is all about, which is why we are proud to partner with a specialist team of travel consultants for great deals on flights to all destinations. We work hard to bring you the best flight routes and tickets, accommodation, travel passes, tours, volunteer placements - the works. Quite simply Ascent is your travel agency; you can shoot any question to our dedicated travel manager and we'll be sure to steer you in the right direction. Along with all the advice that we can offer; there are a few other reasons to book with us:

  • Unrivalled product knowledge and expertise.
  • Passionate about travel – we will do everything they can to create your perfect travel experience.
  • We promise to offer you the best airfare solution to suit your needs.
  • 24 hour emergency assistance helpline.
  • Access to 'Travel Butler', a service which offers you support whilst you are travelling by providing:
    • One point of contact – we provide your very own Personal Travel Advisor wherever you may be.
    • Free help and advice on ticket date and reschedule changes (free of charge revalidation of ticket where possible).
  • Part of a $12billion organisation that offers you security and utilises global buying power to save you money.

To book your flights or to discuss your requirements, please call our dedicated flight account manager, Ellie Gilmore on 0808 260 9953.

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Discounted Equipment Hire

Ascent Explorers have teamed up with Outdoor Hire to provide the hire of top quality equipment at the most affordable prices.

To hire all or any of the kit list for this expedition from the Outdoor Hire website, please click here.

Make sure you use our exclusive discount code AEXOH966 for an additional 10% saving.

Services Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights bed and breakfast)
  • Domestic return flight to and from Lukla.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Climbing permits.
  • National park fee.
  • A professional mountain & expedition leader.
  • Experienced local climbing guide & team leader.
  • Teams cards.
  • Local support staff from Lukla.
  • Tent and camping charges.
  • High altitude Food, cooking kit & gas.
  • Emergency oxygen supply.

Services Excluded

  • International flights & taxes.
  • Meals in Kathmandu, except welcome dinner (beverages and alcoholic drinks not included).
  • All meals on trek at lower camps Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek. (Please allow around $250 for all you meals on the mountain.)
  • Personal climbing equipment & clothing.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance.
  • Charges for any additional services.
  • Tips for Porters
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)

Prices, Booking and Terms & Conditions

The total cost for this expedition is £2150 and a deposit of £300 is required to secure your place. For further information concerning our Terms and Conditions, bookings and cancellations, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page (Opens in new window).

Need help? Call: 0208 500 3323 or 07967 589289 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm GMT)

Participation & Accuracy Statement

Ascent Explorers recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Although it is our intention to operate this itinerary as printed, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of flight schedules, climatic conditions, limitations of infrastructure or other operational factors. As a consequence, the order or location of overnight stops and the duration of the day may vary from those outlined. You should be aware that some events are beyond our control and we would ask for your patience.

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