Island peak (6,189 m/20300ft) also known as Imja Tse located in sagarmatha National park is one of the most famous trekking peak named Island peak by british mount Everest expedition group in 1953, which is very common climbing trekking peak in Everest region by trekkers with basic experience of mountaineering skills and which permit should be obtain through NMA. since island peak expedition is not much technical and most of trekkers with good physical can climb this mountain, it is popularly known as trekking peak. NETTA, as 25 years of professional trekking and expedition organizing local company run by sherpa guide of everest region has been supporting all trekkers and mountaineers providing high class service at best price with two options for island peak climbing trip in Nepal. for those who wish to do trek to everest base camp as own and just need service of Island peak summit, arrangements of permits and local climbing sherpa, we have 4 days budget island peak expedition package from chhukung to island peak and back to chhukung. please be noted that, climbing island peak without permit and climbing sherpa is illegal and if anyone climb it without permit and guide should cost penalty as per rule of Nepal government, so please dont try to summit island peak without permit or without climbing guide. thats why we designed that 4 days island peak to support all interested climbers at cheapest and best way to accomplish their dream trip.
If you are looking for well organized trek and island peak climbing trip in Nepal, we highly suggest to join our 20 days package including our regular everest base camp trek. this is best itinerary plan for enough acclimatization before you make summit to island peak and also this gives more chance to accommodate with your climbing guide through the trip and know more about climbing tips. if you would like to set a record by climbing two peaks together with trek to highest trekking point of everest base camp and Kala Phathar 5643m, we highly reccomend to summit Lobuche peak and Island peak Expedition 25 days, which is one of most doable and great trip for bigger mountain expedition of 7000 m or above. you just need 25 days and we organize trip from 2 person or more.
Island peak climbing draw thousands of climbers and trekkers to Everest region yearly due to fairly technical but still most accessible climbing peak of Nepal. Nepal Trekking Tourism & Adventure, being a leading Local Sherpa trekking agency in Kathmandu has over 25 years is the one most successful organization of Island peak in Nepal. We are proud to say that we have 98 % successful records to summit in Island peak and already take over 5000 international climbers to the top of Imja Tse. Island peak summit is ideal peak to begin mountaineering over 8000m.
Island peak climbing permit should officially obtain from NMA( Nepal Mountaineering Association) through government registered professional local Expedition organizer Agency like NETTA and there are different climbing permit fees depend on season from USD 70( June to August & December to February), USD 125 for months of September to November in Autumn and USD 250 for months of March to May in Spring. this permit fee is included in our Package.
Our Island peak Expedition begins from Lukla after short panoramic flight from Kathmandu and trekkers follow popular trek route to Everest base camp & Kalapattar. After this trek, you will walk to Chhukung and start climbing Island peak. Most of summit start direct attempt from Island peak base camp to summit and back to Base camp, however for better acclimatization and sometime considering weather and physical effort, we sometime set up High camp too. Depending up on weather condition and physical fitness of our climbers, our expert Sherpa set up Island peak summit direct from BC to BC or sometime from High camp to top of Imja Tse. Our climbing guide for Island peak are well experienced, helpful and professional.
Island peak climbing is combined Adventure trip of trek to Base camp of Everest-Kalapattar and Island peak climb, which is three weeks highly recommended trekking and climbing adventure trip is Nepal is becoming very popular every year. The best months for island peak climbing are October- November and March - May.
Day 01:welcome to Kathmandu(1340m) for Island peak climbing trip, transfer to Hotel
Day 02:Full Day sightseeing of KTM Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudanath stupa, Pasupatinath Temple( 7-8 hrs), free day- Hotel
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2840M/9315ft) & Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft) - Approx.4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440M/11283ft) - Approx- 6/7 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05:Rest at Namche Bazzar, Trek to Everest View hotel, Khumjung & back, - Approx 3-4 hrs-Lodge B/L/D)
Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3860M/12660ft) - Approx 5/6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4410M/14464ft) - Approx 4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08:Rest/Acclimatization at Dingboche, Hike to Nagarjun Hill & back- Approx 4-5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft) - Approx 4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10:Trek to Everest base camp (5364M/17594ft) - Gorakshep (5140M/16859ft) - approx 7/8 hrs-Lodge B/L/D)
Day 11:Trek to Kalapatthar (5643m) & Trek back down to dingboche (4410M)- approx. 8/10 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12:Trek to Chukung & Island Peak base Camp-5080m/16,662ft (Climbing Briefing)- approx 5 hrs- Tented camp( B/L/D)
Day 13:Island peak (6189m/20,300ft) Summit & back to Chhukung-Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 14:Extra contingency day (In case due to bad weather) or Trek to Tengboche (3860M/12660ft) - Approx 6-7 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 15:Trek to Namche - Approx 4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 16:Trek to Lukla(2840M/9315ft)- 7/8 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 17:Fly to Kathmandu(1340 m / 4395 feet) & Transfer to hotel, relax day after Long Trip- Hotel (B/B)
Day 18:Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather)- Hotel (B/B)
Day 19:End of Island peak climbing and departure to home
Representative of NETTA with private car driver will warmly welcome and pick up you from TIA in KTM and transfer to hotel. Today is your first day of Island peak climbing expedition, you will provide a short expedition briefing at hotel and evening we host a special cultural welcome dinner near your hotel.View More
The second day of your island peak Expedition starts after delicious breakfast at hotel around 8.30 am or by 9 am. You will guide for 3-4 hours of half day tour in city by private car and private guide. first tour will be Swoyambunath stupa, which is build at hilly area of Kathmandu from where you can see views of Kathmandu city and this is buddhist and Hindus stupa in Kathmandu, known as monkey temple too. after this you will drive to Kathmandu durbar square to see Living goddess Kumari, Bhairav Temple, shiva Temple and other Hindu temples and oldest royal place of Kathmandu. then you will drive to Thamel tourist Market for due shopping if you have any or just walk around or drive to hotel for packing and rest day.View More
Your first day of Island peak Climbing trip start very early morning around 5.30 am from hotel depend on your flight time with box breakfast, your flight time will be 6.30 first flight or 7 am second flight, it is important to take first or second flight to Lukla considering weather delay due to bad weather sometime, it is 35 min flight to Lukla and you will meet your island peak sherpa guide and porter there and after having a cup of tea, you will start first day of trek to Phakding which is normally 4-5 hours of moderate walk today. Lunch will serve on the way at ThadoKoshi. Phakding is first camp of all Everest treks and trekking peaks expeditions like island peak, lobuche peak or other peaks in this region.View More
You must note that your daily trekking schedule will be like this: 6.30 am wake up and breakfast, trek start 7.30 am or by 8 am daily, morning view is nice plus walking in the morning is always fresh and more enjoyable than late morning start. Lunch will be serve between 11.30 am to 12.30 pm at local tea houses everyday. Today is your second day of Island peak climbing and trek to Namche is long day with about 800m climbing up hill to Namche, which is land of sherpa and Namche is village and guest house of almost 30 lodges or more. the dinner will normally serve between 5.30 pm- 7.30 pm.View More
The fifth day of Island peak climbing start with rest and acclimatization day in Namche, this is first acclimatization day of this trip, today you will hike to Everest view hotel and khumjung village located at 3850m, we will hav lunch at Khumjung and back to Namche, we can see very nice view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama dablam and other mountains like Thamserku, Kongde etc..View More
like previous day, we start trek to Tengboche today, today is short day of about 5/6 hours walk and tengboche is name of place, from where mount Amadablam is very closely seen and we can visit one of the popular and religious monastery at tengboche.View More
Today is 7th day of Island peak expedition and we follow same schedule of trek or we can change in daily schedule if start of trek around 7.30 am is early for you, it is no worries, we are flexible and we are for you to make your trip the best one, our guide and porter is easy to make best service to you. you will have lunch at Pangboche 3900m and then trek further to Dingboche 4410m, rest of day is walk around dingboche village or rest at lodgeView More
Today is second rest day and acclimatization day of island peak trekking, dingboche is place where you will return back to climb island peak after EBC trek. today we hike to Nagarjun hill about 5000m for your physical fitness and altitude gain. we can do this 4-5 hour hiking today and enjoy the views.
We can store some climbing gears or stuff here at dingboche since we are coming back again this route for Island peak climbing after EBC trek.
Today we walk toward Lobuche for EBC trek, it is about 4 hours easy trek today to Lobuche. lobuche is small village at altitude of 4910m and this is second last lodges and guest house available place during Everest trekView More
Today we trek to Gorakshep and then hike to EBC and back to Gorakshep again. it is long day but it is possible. we can see base camp of Everest today and more mountains from Gorakshep, gorakshep is place with very limited lodges and last lodges place at altitude of 5140m. overnight at Gorakshep.View More
Next morning we start our trek to Kala Patthar around 4 am and reach there by 7 am to see sunrise view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Dingboche for Island peak climbing. by today we are fully acclimatize with altitude and our physical fitness is ready to climb island peak. today is longest day of whole island peak climbing trip and it is great trip of lifetime, we highly advice to visit both EBC and Kala Patthar for best views of Everest and other mountains.View More
The trek from Dingboche to Island peak base camp is about 5 hours, we will stop at Chhukung where you can hire needy climbing gears, have lunch and slowly walk to Island peak base camp.if we done EBC and Kala patthar successfully, we don't have any problem of AMS here. today we stay in Tented camp here, no lodge at Base camp of Island peak.View More
If we are physically fit and weather is fine, it is best idea to start summit island peak climbing very early morning around 2 am today, for most of climbers, start direct summit island peak from base camp, the decision depend on your climbing guide and yourself considering weather and other physical condition or set up a camp at High camp.
We summit island peak today early morning, congratulation to you for successful ascent of most popular trekking peak in Everest region of Nepal and slowly back to Chhukung for overnight.
We keep extra contingency day for weather or physical sick. if everything went well, we walk to tengboche follwing same way back to Lukla.View More
We continue trek to Namche, it is more easier going down altitude, for some people it might walking down hill is not much comfortable.View More
We walk back to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu following previous trail. you will celebrate your trip with your guide and porter today with some local drinks and give them tips after all their best service during whole trip.View More
The trip of Island peak climbing is end here and now you will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for relax at hotel, laundry can be done today,View More
This is reserve day for incase of flight t Lukla or return to Kathmandu could be delay due to weather or this reserve day can be use for site tour in Kathmandu or shopping.View More
Today is last day in Kathmandu, your island peak climbing and EBC trek is came to end and you will drive to Airport at least 2.30 hours in advance and fly home with awesome memory of our best trekking and climbing service in Nepal thinking about next trip in near future. Namaste!! happy Farewell to you, safe trip to homeView More
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All the given departure dates are guaranteed and the prices shown are based on twin sharing basis. If you are single or do not have partner to share room, we will arrange single room at added single supplement cost. If the given departure dates are not suitable to you, contact us for your appropriate new dates, we are happy to set new date of travel for you.
We also organize private trips, small group trips rather than just group join trips, if you wish to have your own private trip or customize trip, contact us! We will assist you.
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Please advice your travel plan with number of travellers in your group to customize your own date of travel and for tailored made Itinerary.
Yes, it is possible! We are flexible and fully helpful. We are happy to make a perfect trip Package that meet your personal interest and travel requirements.E-mail us with your suitable travel requirements and we will design a new tailored made Journey to you.
our trek package includes all 3 meals a day including tea/coffee or other hot drinks, best selected lodge accommodation including attached bathroom (where available) with hot shower or non-attached bathroom (where not available) with hot showers for entire trek, at least 3-star category hotel in city with breakfast, guide, porter, trek permits, city tour entrance fees, city tour guide, All Airport transfers, domestic flights, it means most of expenses are included in given cost package.
our package does not include Nepal visa, it cost USD 30 for a month-long visa, Lunch & Dinner in city (breakfast is included), any bottled/boiled drinking water, battery charges for camera/laptop/mobile, internet, any type of bottled drinks such as alcoholic, soft drinks (cola, canned juice), laundry, personal expenses, travel insurance, tipping for guide and porter and renting or buying your trekking clothing’s
for your drinking water, battery charges, WIFI and other personal expenses, it is recommended to carry 150-200 USD.
our package does not include cost of Visa fee which is normally USD 30 which you easily obtain in Kathmandu international Airport on arrival day, you need one passport photo and visa form to be filled up.
Yes hot shower is available and its included in package
The best time to trekking in everest region and summit of island peak in Nepal is mid-September to mid- December (fall season) and March to May (spring season)
Island peak climbing trip is categorized in moderate to challenging level of trek & climbing; this is most popular trekking peak in Everest region. our itinerary is very well prepared to reach summit of Island peak successfully.
in this trek, the maximum altitude you are trekking is 6189m at top of Island peak, since our itinerary is well prepared to meet proper acclimatization, this trek is doable for all trekkers who are physically fit and who can walk minimum of 5-9 hrs. a day
The best way to prepare for any treks or hikes in Nepal is, you have to give yourself at least one hour of physical activity such as walking or running or cycling. It is highly suggested to run around nearest park or around home daily 1 hour or more.
The coldest temperature in this trek will be depend on the months of trek, normally, the lowest you can expect is below -10 degree Celsius at higher point of this trek.
our packages included warm clean sleeping bag to use during the trek, we provide it in Kathmandu before trek, however if you have your own sleeping bag, we advise to bring it.it is always easy and better to use your own gears.
our packages included warm clean down jacket to use during the trek, we provide it in Kathmandu before trek, however if you have your own down jacket, we advise to bring it. it is always easy and better to use your own gears.
we provide complementary use of water bottle for this trek, so for drinking water, it is possible to filter the water or use purifier by using water purification tablets or liquid, it is cheapest way to have drinking water along the trail. You also can buy boiled water along the trail, it cost USD 1-1.50 per liter or mineral water in approximately same cost along the trail.
yes, you can charge FREE of cost in many lodges, however some lodges in higher altitude like base camp or around, they don’t have hydro power, instead they supply power from solar and the lodge owner charge some cost of USD 2-4 for full battery charge of your camera or laptop or mobile.
it is available and included in our package.
it is normal that all trekkers may not walk in same speed or pace, it is not really necessary, if you walk slower than other trekkers in group, some porter or assistant guide will be walking together with you.
Yes, travel insurance including emergency medical evacuation by helicopter is necessary for any high-altitude treks over 4000 m is recommended. You can find travel insurance online or we also can assist to buy your insurance from Nepal or with any other reliable companies.
if you can’t trek a head due to altitude sickness or any other reason like accident, we will immediately coordinate with your travel insurance to evacuate you from mountain to city and transfer to hospital for further medical facility.
during the high season months like October to November in fall season, there are more trekkers in trail than other off season like early September or late December or June July in late spring.
it is really not necessary to carry but you can bring some of those energy bars or snacks to keep not hungry when there are long hours of walk to get lodge for lunch or sometime evening. We suggest to keep some extra diets or dry foods.
The tipping is as per your own choice, however usually tipping for guide is normally 10-20 US$ per day and US$ 5-15 per day for porter. You can share tipping amount among the group.
Yes, you can travel Kathmandu with your own suitcase. In Kathmandu we provide porter duffel bag to put your trekking gears and clothing. It is free of cost use duffle bag in trek and you can take as gift after trek.
we advise you to bring your own first aid for your personal use. However, our guide keeps their first aid too. We keep all necessary medicine for trek.
it is depending on person if they like to use poles or not. We provide free use of trekking poles when you buy our full package. if you have your own trekking poles, we advise you to bring it.
depending on season, weather may change anytime in mountain. So, it is better to carry raincoat for this trek. You can buy raincoat in Kathmandu trekking shops or you can bring it from your country.
Yes, you can. we arrange FREE of cost store of your suitcase or baggage while you are in trek.
Kathmandu to Lukla flight is about 35 minute long and total 15 kg baggage allowance is included in the airfare included in trek package.
in worst weather situation, flight to lukla or return from lukla may delay for hours or even it can cancel if weather is too bad. In this worst case, you have option to fly with sharing helicopter (5 passenger in one helicopter), it cost US$ 400-500. You will refund the full amount of Lukla flight fares if flight is cancelled because of bad weather. We also can reschedule your flight for next day if you don’t want to pay extra to fly out by sharing helicopter.
Below are the 6 main reasons that we are Known as best trekking service providing local company based in Kathmandu Nepal and we 100 % assure our best quality trekking service to all our valued customers.
We always accommodate our valuable customers at standard of quality lodges in trek where one can get hot shower, clean beds and attached bathroom in mentioned area in itinerary, we make sure our best choice for our customers comfortable and safety for accommodation. we accommoate at least 3 star category hotels with breakfast with attached bathroom and quality of hospitality service.
Hygienic and fresh foods is always first priority for our customers and we always make sure of it while you are in trek with us. We select tea house or guest houses along the trail based on Hygienic and delicious fresh foods for your meals, it is very important aspect of our life spcially when you are doing trekking in high altitude mountain. We always take best care of it for our customers safety and their health issues.
Our company is not only concern about quality of foods we serve but also concern about quantity of foods we serve during your trek in Nepal with us so we always encourage our clients to select own choice of unlimited meals and drinks on trek.
Like many other cheapest trekking operators does, we never provide limited foods and drinks during trek. In fact, you will serve unlimited fresh, hygienic and energetic meals & hot drinks 3 times a day. Most of cheapest package include very limited foods and drinks like only small portion of meal at Breakfast,at Lunch and at dinner and very limited cup of tea/coffee each day, which is not enough for high mountain trek. you need to eat adequate Unlimited meals and hot drinks as your own choice and that is what serve by our company during the trek. This will give you a BEST ADDED VALUE to trek with us.
Not only unlimited meals and drinks we serve, you are free to select your own choice of meals, like you can have full choice of vegetarian meals, non-vegetarian meals or choice of your meals from food menu in each lodges everyday for entire trek, this type of facility may not available with all other companies, so this two factors are something really important you should make sure before you book trekking with any other company in Nepal.
Our SHERPA guides and porters always take very good care of your trekking holiday; they always walk together with you and give you fact information during trek. Their main concern is always to take very good care of your health and well being during trek. Our guide and porters are fully expert in the field of trekking & Climbing. Arrangements of quality lodge, foods, drinks and health issues are always serious concern of our guide and porters. They will not leave you alone as we have seen many guides are always walking behind or a head and not caring well for their guests. our guide always make sure 3 important issues during trek very professionally.
For us safety and security of our customers is always prime concern, without safety and security, we dont organize any trips, specially in himalaya. health and safety is always our first priority during trek and our guide is fully aware of it. incase of any Emergency issues of trekkers health, we take care of this issues so seriously. We are always keep in touch with our guides during trek.
trekking itinerary in mountain region can’t be fixed every time, sometime due to any reason, we need to change or customize in itinerary. In this case our guide and porters are fully flexible to make necessary optional change as per your request by using their wise knowledge. as per weather condition or health issues of clients or due to any unavoidable situation in mountain, we are flexible to make any changes in itinerary immediately. terms and conditions may apply but we are always flexible to make any last minute or emergency change in itinerary or program which is normally fixed.
At NETTA, we treat our working staffs, Sherpa guide and porters very well, they work so hard to make our customers journey so wonderful, without guide and porters care, hard work and best services, your trip wouldn’t be successful, that’s way we provide highest wages and facility to our Sherpa guide, porters and trekking/climbing staffs in order to encourage them for one of the best trekking, tours and climbing trip in Himalaya. We also provide very well equipment and they are insured well to prevent from unexpected accidents or medical treatment.
6 am- 7 am- wake up time, packing and fresh up
7 am- 7.30 am- BREAKFAST
7.30 am- 8 Am- Trek start
11.30 Am- 1 Pm- LUNCH
6 pm- 8 pm- DINNER
8- 9 pm- BED TIME
Choice of Eggs, potatoes, breads, Muesli, Pancake, Oat meals, Tea/Coffe or set breakfast
Choice of Rice, noodles items, pastas items, potatoes items, vegetable items,
Choice of soup, choice of Rice, noodles items, pastas items, potatoes items, vegetable items,Vegetarian or non- vegetarian options are available for daily meals
Fixed Itinerary can be customized as per your requirements and timeframe.
Above Package Included 3 star or 5 star category hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara city( you can select the package), if you would like to stay at high class hotel (5 star hotels or so) or hotel as your own choice that is possible, please send us a request.
Our Trek package apply for minimum of two people in a group, however we can organize solo/single trek if you don’t have friend or partner to travel with.
We have discounted price package if there are group above 6 person or so, please send us a request for special deal for your group
Our trek package is based on full inclusive service from arrival in Kathmandu to Departure from Kathmandu including hotel in Kathmandu, sightseeing in Kathmandu, Incase if you would like to book your own choice of hotel or you would like to exclude city tour of Kathmandu, it is possible, just let us know any service that not required. Whatever is your exact requirements, we are happy to make customize accordingly
Do not hesitate to write us for any advice or special request, we are happy to hear from you and always ready to provide our quality trekking service in the Himalaya of Nepal.
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Reviewed on: 01 Apr, 2019
We are group of 4 girls from Colorado and did trek to Everest base camp and island peak trip with Nepal trekking tourism in March 2019. we are completely satisfied for the personal service given by Pasang Sherpa and by his Sherpas in the mountain. our Sherpas were professional and met our goals, when we caught by minor altitude problem, they are always there to make sure we are fine and that was awesome service. besides that, two of us climbed island peak and all 4 of us did Everest base camp and Kalapatthar trek, we had such a nice view due to best weather when we got there. overall, it was great trip and had a great experience in Nepal with Nepal trekking tourism company. we highly recommend them to anyone wish to visit Nepal.
Reviewed on: 01 Jun, 2018
I recently completed Everest base camp and Island peak trip with Nepal Trekking Tourism & Adventure and it was Excellent trip, super services by very friendly and Experienced sherpa guide Lhakpa sona sherpa. From arrival in Nepal and until departure service was excellent and best trip of my life.
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