Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude6,189 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking and Climbing
  • Group Size1-15
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2 people - 2 peopleUS$ 2450
3 people - 5 peopleUS$ 2390
6 people - 10 peopleUS$ 2290
11 people - 15 peopleUS$ 1990
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Island Peak (6,160 m) also known as Imja Tse, is similar to ‘an island in the seas of ice’, though it is the technology a rugged peak for climbing one of the thrilling and paradise peaks for having awesome sceneries of majestic mountains of nearby and so forth and foremost, prepare oneself for having the summit to the higher mountains.

Located in the Khumbu region, Island Peak (6,165 m) also popularly known as Imja Tse Peak, is one the most famous and demanded peaks for climbing in Nepal, especially in the Everest Region.  Island Peak, the name in itself is self-explanatory. The peak looks similar to the Island of Ice. This is therefore why the peak initially was known as Imja Peak, and later on, was given by British National, Eric Earle Shipton as Island Peak, as this peak looked like ‘an island in the seas of ice’. As Shipton depicted the sight as being like an island as he saw from Dingboche, the site today is no different than a long time back.

How popular the Island peak is for climbing, official data recorded between the years 2006 to 2010 shows. Within these four years, as many as 12,000 people had obtained permission. Comparatively, the Island Peak is technically the most difficult peak to have a summit, and therefore, despite obtaining consent many people could not ascend to the top of the peak. Therefore, Footprint Adventure recommends you make adequate preparations before being on a peak climbing trip. We have carefully designed the itineraries and the whole trip with adequate acclimatization, but the success of the summit depends more on the guide and climbing team as well as the kind of preparation.

Island Peak is a part of Mt. Lhotse also known to be Lhotse Shar as well as Mt. Nuptse, you ascend alongside snow-filled rocky and sloppy hills, beating the strong winds and slippery snow-filled trails, boulders, and thick fog, as you climb on the top of the Island Peak, you will feel paradise of snow, amazing scenery of Lhotse Shar, raised stiff tall summit to the north, and the giant Mt. Makalu to the west as well as the Ama Dablam, Mt. Baruntse and Amphu Lapcha to the south-west. Island Peak as said above is undoubtedly a paradise for utmost adventure seekers at the same time who are willing to see and capture dazzling views of the dramatic mountains, incredible sceneries, numerous glaciers, glacial lakes, and more. Island Peak was said to have first been climbed by the British team in 1953 in preparation for climbing Mt. Everest.

It is not that you will only see the mountain vista and incredible landscapes, you will also have an opportunity to delve into the unique culture, rituals, lifestyles, and at the same time numerous flora and fauna. More importantly, if you wish to, you can sojourn in the beautiful village of the legendary Sherpa, enjoy local dishes and delicacies, and have an excursion around the ancient Buddhist monastery, Mani, Chhorten. All these features are explicit enough why the Island peak climbing trip is special in Nepal.

After you have a UNESCO World Heritage sightseeing tour in and around the Kathmandu valley, you will then begin the Island peak climbing trip with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then you begin real trekking through Phakding, you will reach Namche Bazaar, where you will stop for one day to acclimatize. At Namche, you will roam around the village of legendary Sherpa, enjoy their local dishes and delicacies, and explore the Buddhist monastery. The next day you will continue trekking to Tengboche Monastry, Pangbche Village, Dingboche, and continue to the Lobuche you will reach Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, and retrace down to Kala Patthar, Lobuche, Chhukung and finally reach Island Base Camp, after ascending to the top of the peak, you will retrace down to Namche Bazaar, finally at Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • Climbing Island Peak  and mountaineering in the incredible Khumbu Region
  • Sunrise from the top of Island Peak
  • Beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and the Khumbu Icefall
  • Sunrise over Everest from Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Island Peak Base Camp
  • Sunset over Everest from Kala Pattar at,5545m
  • The incredible sense of achievement and personal satisfaction that only adventures like this can provide
  • Landing and take-off from the world's most dangerous airport Lukla Airport

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This is our regular itinerary, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us. We'll be happy to plan and design the itinerary according to your needs and requirements.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in works. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla which is located at an elevation of 2,840 m. On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding Village. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka. The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight stay at a cozy and comfortable teahouse in Phakding.

  • Accommodation See You Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4hr trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650m

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

  • Accommodation Ad Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • Accommodation AD Friendhsip Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche Monastry. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. We are decent for another 30 min towards the Debuche camp.

  • Accommodation Rivendell Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

After, an early morning breakfast in the beautiful Debuche village, we cross the last suspension bridge before reaching another beautiful Pangboche village. The trail in Everest Base Camp, passes beautiful landscapes, villages, and Imja Khola. Your uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara. Here we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who died on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier and we find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal

  • Accommodation NEW EBC Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,910 m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation Yeti INN Resort
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Lobuche at Local Lodge.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

From Dingboche, we will make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. Then we will be reached a place with a few guesthouses in Chukung. We will rest and prepare for the peak climbing. It will take 3-4 hours from Dingboche to reach Chukkung village. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,730m

Sunrise in the morning after having your breakfast, we hike to Island Peak Base Camp. You will be walking through part of Imja Glacier. When you reach our campaign tent at Base Camp, you will have your Lunch and later our climbing Guide will give you some demonstration about your climbing and teach you how to use all instruments.

  • Accommodation Campaign Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,200m

We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides from Footprint Adventure  will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb

  • Accommodation Campaign Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude5,200m

We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridge line, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew will be waiting for us to celebrate our successful climb.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time10 hours
  • Maximum Altitude6,189m

From Chukung, you'll ascend to Dingboche, Pangboche, and Tengboche before you descend to the Phungitanka. We will walk viewing the beauty of nature along with mountain ranges. Due to the beauty of nature, we will reach Namche Bazaar unknowingly. Depending upon your arrival, you can enjoy the rest of the time in some bars and cafes in the vibrant Namche Bazaar. 

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,340 m

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

  • Accommodation Old Town Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35-minute scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30 min flight/ 15 min flight & 5hours drive
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Today is our final Day of your Island peak climb with the EBC trek. A representative from Footprint Adventure Treks will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport. Please note that you have to be at the Airport before 3 hours of flight time.

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops during the international arrivals/departures in private vehicles
  • 3x nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Kantipur Village Hotel) or similar category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Twin-sharing best available tea house accommodations during the trekking and one-night accommodation in the campaign tent in Island Peak Base Camp
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu in a private vehicles
  • Bottle of mineral water during the city tour
  • Services of English-speaking, trained, and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), expedition guide (leader), and necessary porters
  • Crew team's daily salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodations
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round trip flight fare or Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap during the peak season
  • Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with a cultural performance in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 3x tea/coffee, and 1x soup per day during the trekking and climbing
  • Seasonal fruits such as Apples and pomegranate as a dessert during the entire trekking and climbing
  • Porter during the trekking ( 1 Porter for 2 clients)
  • All necessary paperwork: TIMS Card, Trekking Permit, Island Peak Climbing Permit, and Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping in Island Peak Base Camp
  • A trekking duffel bag will be provided from the company side (to be returned at the end of the trek)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment such as fixed rope and ladder (if required)
  • Medical kit carried by your trekking leader
  • Carry Me Bag for responsible waste collection throughout the trip
  • T-shirt, trip accomplishment certificate at the end of the trip
  • Government taxes and company service charges
  • High-altitude Travel Insurance for trekking and climbing
  • International airfare from/to Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa and application fees
  • Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu except welcome dinner
  • Extra bills like mineral water, extra hot drinks, coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverages, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, the cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing entrance costs in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff, porters, tour guides and drivers (expected)
  • Summit Bonus to climbing guide not less than 200 USD 
  • Anything that is not specifically mentioned in the inclusive section

Dates & Price

These are fixed departure dates, if you are looking for your own date and customized trips, feel free to contact us anytime. We would be happy to manage the trip according to your needs and requirements. 

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateSeptember 10, 2024 - September 27, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$2450

Additional Info


Flight is a very important thing for Island Peak Climbing. While you are going to Lukla or coming to Kathmandu from Lukla time will not fly on time because of the weather so after finishing the trekking,  you need to take the private helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu to catch the international flight.  so you have to take a minimum of 02 days extra for Island Peak Climbing.

(Note: During the peak season, the flight to Lukla happens from Ramechhap Airport ( also called Manthali Airport) which takes a 5hr drive from Kathmandu to Manthali and 15 min flight to Lukla. Due to the heavy air traffic at Kathmandu airport, we must travel to this small airport to fly to Lukla.)

High Altitude Sickness

Island Peak Climbing would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not enough fit we will not recommend this expedition. While you are going toward the Island Peak Climbing, you have to eat a lot of food and drink along with proper acclimatization is necessary. If you have other problems you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter evacuation. With proper guidance, proper information, well enough food, drinks, and acclimatization will definitely help to make your trip successful. Sometimes, you can use some medicines such as Diamox, Paracetamol, and other medication-related to high altitude after consulting with a doctor. 

Expedition Grade

Island Peak Climbing is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous and involves approx 5-8 hours of trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions. Also, general knowledge of rock climbing, and using the climbing equipment and gears would be additional points for you. Also, if you've prior climbing experience and achievements, that would be also helpful for the completion of this dream trip. 


The best seasons for Island Peak Climbing are from September until November and from the mid-week of March until May. During the peak season, the weather in the Everest region and especially in the mountain region remains clear in the morning, and clouds building ups during the afternoon and disappear at night. Climbing is still possible in winter and monsoon as well but you must be ready for the additional adventure during this season. The weather remained warm, pleasant and days looks more clear and you can see the blur sky mostly during the peak season. 


We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks during the Island peak climbing. For a few days in Island peak base camp, we must stay in a campaign tent, so the items of the food will be limited for these few days. 


Island Peak Climbing starts from your hotel so a private vehicle will come to your place and drop you at the airport. For the city tour also, you'll get the private vehicles to explore the ancient city of art and culture Kathmandu. After that, you'll get the thrilling and scenic flight to Lukla in a small twin-ottar plane. Besides this, the remaining part is trekking on the world's most popular and famous Everest region trail. 

Telephone and Internet

During your Island Peak climbing, you'll get telephone access up to Pangboche village and internet access will be available in almost all the places except for two or three nights in Island Peak base camp. Each hotel has the wifi where you need to buy a card from Everest Link and you can access the internet. The telephone and internet costs would be the additional cost for your trip. 


Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. They charge a few amounts to recharge your gadgets and camera assocceries. 


The bottles of water are available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.


In Kathmandu, you will get 3 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but The bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with an attached bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. For the Island Peak, you can buy climbing shoes and clothes from your side. The remaining gears such as harnesses, climbing helmets, carabiners, ropes, crampons, and other essential equipment can be easily rented in Kathmandu. If you've own equipment, you can bring it with you. 

Trekking (Climbing) Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary

As per your time schedule if there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Island Peak Climbing.

Trip Extensions

In addition to Island Peak Climbing, we can organize trips to Langtang Trekking, Annapurna Trekking,  Everest Base Camp trekking, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, Pisang Peak Expedition, Chulu East Peak, Chulu West Peak, Mera Peak, Yala Peak climbing, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour so an extension trip as per your time frame.


Q1. Is Mt. Everest visible from the Island Peak?

Since Island Peak is hidden behind Mt. Lhotse's shoulders, Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the summit of Island Peak. However, you can awe at the breathtaking vistas of Mera Peak, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Ama Dablam.


Yes, there are rescue and emergency services accessible to help climbers in case of injuries or crises throughout the Everest region, including Island Peak. The Everest region is covered by the Sagarmatha National Park, which has a well-developed rescue infrastructure.

Climbers can get in touch with their climbing guide or operator in an emergency, and they will start the rescue operation. To put together a rescue squad, the operator must collaborate with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and neighborhood authorities. Usually, Sherpas with training and experience in high-altitude rescues make up the rescue crew.

Additionally, there are helicopter rescue services available in the Everest region. Injured climbers can be transported by helicopter from isolated regions to a lower elevation or to a hospital in Kathmandu for additional care. It's important to remember that helicopter rescues can be affected by weather, and helicopter availability can change.

Although climbing Island Peak can be difficult and sometimes dangerous, it is possible to do so safely with the right planning, direction, and experience. Island Peak, often referred to as Imja Tse, is a well-liked trekking peak situated in Nepal's Everest area. It has an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks in the area.

Island Peak is technically a trekking peak, but due to its height and the difficulty of the climb, it still calls for mountaineering expertise. It involves traversing crevasses, climbing upward slopes, and possibly dealing with adverse weather. Therefore, prior mountaineering expertise, good physical fitness, and familiarity with the fundamentals of climbing are necessary.

No, Climbers often hire porters to carry their belongings throughout the Island Peak Climbing with the Everest Base Camp (EBC) expedition. By doing so, you may concentrate on meeting the physical demands of the trek and climbing without having to worry about your bag getting in the way.

Yes, you can customize the itinerary of Mera Peak Climbing to fit your needs and interests. The ability to create customized itineraries is frequently provided by trekking companies and guides.  It is suggested that you include rest days and gentle ascents to let your body acclimate to the altitude because proper acclimatization is essential. The choice of season is essential because different seasons bring different weather and resource availability. Although customization is feasible within a season, it's important to make sure the time period chosen is conducive to climbing. 

It is essential to have the appropriate gear when getting ready to climb Island Peak with EBC trek in order to assure your safety and comfort in the demanding mountain environment. The list of the necessary equipment to think about bringing is as follows. 

  1. Pack warm and moisture-wicking socks, gaiters to keep snow out of your boots, sturdy, insulated mountaineering boots, thermal base layers, thermal tops and bottoms, fleece jackets, down jackets, waterproof and windproof outer shells, trekking pants, thermal gloves, mittens, warm hats, and a balaclava. 
  2. Crampons that fit your boots, an ice ax, a climbing harness, a helmet, and mountaineering footwear that can accommodate crampons are all considered to be part of the climbing equipment. A 50- to 70-liter backpack, a sleeping bag for extreme weather, trekking poles, UV-protective sunglasses, a headlamp with extra batteries, water bottles or a hydration system, a personal first aid kit, high-SPF sunscreen, lip balm, and any high-altitude medications prescribed by a doctor are additional necessities. 
  3. Technical gear like ropes, carabiners, prusik loops, ascenders, and descenders could also be necessary if not provided by the trekking company. Pack your equipment in an orderly, moisture-resistant manner. Remember that the trekking company might offer or rent out any technical equipment. For thorough equipment advice customized to your unique climb and the present weather, speak with knowledgeable trekking firms or guides.

Island Peak and Mera Peak each have their own unique characteristics that make them ideal for peak climbing in Nepal. There are some notable variations between Mera Peak and Island Peak climbing. Island Peak is somewhat higher than Mera Peak and is considered slightly more challenging due to its steeper ice climbs. Island Peak may be climbed without any prior mountaineering experience, whereas Mera may necessitate basic mountaineering abilities as well as some technical expertise.

In the end, the ascending segment at Island Peak is more difficult than that at Mera Peak. However, the climb up to Mera Peak's base camp is more difficult than that of Island Peak. In addition, the trail to Island Peak Base Camp is significantly busier than the trail to Mera Peak Base Camp.


You will stay in hotels, lodges, or teahouses up until Chhukung while on your trek. You will stay in tents from Chhukung to Island Peak base camp and throughout your ascent. During the adventure, guest tents, dining tents, bathroom tents, and kitchen tents will be fixed.


Since it is not technically challenging, Island Peak is frequently referred to as a "trekking peak." Trekkers in good physical shape who possess some climbing knowledge may be able to do this task with ease. In addition, anyone who has hiked to Everest Base Camp climbed Kilimanjaro, completed any other trek, or climb up to 5,000 m (16,404 feet) may easily do the Island Peak ascent. You will be using ropes, snow boots, and crampons to climb on ice and rock on steep slopes, so you must be physically fit. However, being healthy and fit alone does not guarantee that you are prepared to climb the top. We advise climbers to engage in a series of physical exercises several months before the actual ascent. Make climbing a regular feature of your day or simply begin an outdoor hiking regimen while carrying a 20–25-pound backpack as you ascend to increase your endurance. Next, increase your general body strength by engaging in body weight exercises and free weight training. Include cardiovascular exercises like jogging, running, or walking on an inclined treadmill, aerobic workouts, and climbing hills to improve your body conditioning. 


Island Peak (Imja Tse) is 6189m in elevation and is located just beyond the ridge of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Trekking across the Khumbu valley and up to Dingboche village along the well-known Everest Base Camp trekking trail will get you there. Depending on a person's prior trekking and climbing expertise, it can be conquered as a person's first Himalayan adventure. It is designated by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) as a trekking peak. The majority of trekkers fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then hike for about a week to the base camp of Island Peak.

At a height of 9,189 meters, Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a mountain located in the Sagarmatha National Park in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal (30,147 feet). When viewed from Dingboche, the summit resembles an island in a sea of ice, hence its name. While exploring the Barun Gorge in 1952, renowned English Himalayan mountaineer Eric Shipton gave it the name Island Peak. Back in 1953, C. Evans, A. Gregory, C. Wylie, T. Norgay, and seven other Sherpas became the first to reach the summit of the island mountain. Island Peak was the mountain's original name until the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) changed it to Imja Tse later that year.


On typical trekking days, you will hike for 5 to 6 hours and cover 10 to 14 kilometers. However, as it is advisable to proceed slowly, we advise you to use the proper amount of energy for the lengthy period and breathe as much as possible. Your climb could take up to 8 to 9 hours on the summit day.


We do not advise climbing in the Himalayas without the assistance of Sherpa guiding guides unless you're a mountain guide yourself. Crampons must be worn while navigating support ladders and across crevasse openings. The last ascent to the summit is a 90 ° steep ascent that requires the use of ascenders to reach the top. Reaching the summit is not the only goal of peak climbing. You should also take into account the effort involved in safely making your way back down, as doing so might be equally taxing. To get down from the peak, you'll need to use atc or figure-8 gears.


Porter's baggage weight limit is approximately 25 kg. We will supply one porter for each pair of hikers. Porters are employees who not only transport your stuff but also boost your spirits, and they may go above and beyond to get you to your goal out of love and compassion for you. The weight limit for Lukla flights is 10 kg. Excess costs apply for carrying additional baggage.

Yes, absolutely!  We urge you to enter this isolated area with adequate insurance coverage. It is advised to purchase travel insurance that includes emergency evacuation, injuries, lost baggage, liability, and medical care. All of the activities that you'll be engaging in while in Nepal must be covered by insurance. Depending on your coverage, Footprint Adventure can arrange the proper medical response.

Yes, an Island Peak climbing permit is required. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues climbing permits for trekking peaks that provide the climber permission to attempt the climb on a certain peak or route. The cost of the package includes the climbing permit, which we will organize together with the transportation service.


Autumn (September to November) and spring are the finest seasons to climb Island Peak (March to May). Winter ascents are also conceivable.

Climbing fixed ropes and using equipment like mountaineering boots, crampons, abseiling, glacier walking, crossing ladders, and ice axes are all necessary skills for climbing Island Peak, which offers good ice and rock climbing experience at altitude. A fixed rope and ladders are used to cross crevasses along the somewhat difficult ascent path to Island Peak. The final 150 meters (Ice Head Wall), which can be a little steep, are the actual challenge of ascending Island Peak. To push for the summit of Island Peak, which could take between 10 and 14 hours depending on the climbers, climbers must be in excellent physical condition, well acclimatized, and equipped.


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