23 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6160 m

EBC with Island Peak Trek is a famous but frequent climbing trekking peak in the Everest region. Island peak climbing has established itself as a significant trekking peak in Nepal. The mountain appears as an island of the sea, while it seems from Dingboche. Due to this reason, it was called the Island peak by Eric Shipton in 1952. The trail goes a highly adventurous route since it goes through rocky paths, terrains, and charming villages.

It offers hypnotic views of snow-capped mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other impressive peaks. In addition, the 23 days treks allow you to explore the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar and get a chance for both trekking and climbing experience in a single excursion.

Our island peak climbing itinerary via Everest Base Camp maintains proper acclimatization at the appropriate places. The Island peak EBC trek can reach all seasons. But it is mainly more impressive during the spring or autumn. Moreover, warm hospitality and remarkable scenery make it a must-do for thrill seekers worldwide. However, many climbers prefer the autumn season due to the island peak permit cost variable.

Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek: Highlights

An adventure with the most popular trekking peak of Nepal via Everest Base Camp
Overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure on Island Peak Climb

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
A great combination of cultural walks into traditional Sherpas village
Island Peak EBC Trek at the Glance
Trip Duration 19 days
Max. Altitude 6189 Meters
Difficulty Demanding
Trek Starts/Ends Lukla
Accommodation Lodges/Tents
EBC Trek with Island Peak

EBC & Island Peak Brief Itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Walking Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350
2. Trek Preparation
3. Fly to  Lukla, then trek to Phakding 2600 3h00
4. Namche Bazaar 3464 6h00
5. Tengboche 3800 5h00
6. Dingboche 4400 6h00
7. Acclimatization Day!
8. Lobuche 4900 6h00
9. Gorakshep (visit EBC 5364 m) 5100 7h00
10. Hike Kalapatthar 5545 m then trek to Loboche 4900 7h00
11. Chhukung via Khongma – La Pass (5535 m) 4730 8h00
12. Island Peak Base Camp 4770 4h00
13. High Camp 5700 5h00
14. Island Peak summit, then back to Base Camp 6,189 6h00
15. Rest or security day for the summit 3900 6h00
16. Pangboche
17. Namche 3460 6h00
18. Lukla 2800 7h00
19. Fly back to Kathmandu
20. Final Departure

Permits and Regulations

The Island Peak Permits cost ranges from 70 USD to 250 USD according to the seasons. Indeed, the trip concludes one of the remarkable journeys around the Everest region. The Island Peak EBC trek begins and ends at Lukla as another trek in the Everest region.

Safety measures are in place.

When traveling with Himalayan Exploration, safety is always a high priority. Our Island Peak route has been precisely planned to ensure your safety and happiness. In addition, as part of the acclimatization process, we will trek to the Everest base camp to increase our chances of summiting.

On our Island peak expeditions, whether we are a group of one or twelve, we carry a supplemental oxygen system and a first aid kit in case of an emergency. On our peak climbing adventures, each group will be led by a professional guide with a high staff-to-client ratio.

The Everest Base Camp itineraries comprise other ideas for combining Island Peak with various treks and climb in the Everest region. Would you like to do this trek? Get in touch with a local expert.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.

You will be transferred to the airport in the early morning as per the flight schedule. 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offer a marvelous view of the Central and Eastern Himalayas and beautiful landscapes and hills. Lukla is a gateway to the Everest Region.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.

This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after breakfast. The trail leads you to the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture and peaceful forests and crossing several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.

Day 5: Acclimatize day!

This is an exploration day in Namche. Hike till Syangboche, a small regional airport is considered the world’s highest one. Then hike up to 3800 m to see Mt. Everest and other popular peaks. You will have proper acclimatization. In the afternoon, you may explore the village, which is more equipped with modern amenities such as the internet, phone, massage, and more.

Day 6: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)

It is as usual after breakfast in Namche, trek to the next destination Tengboche, a great monastery of the region where the Mani Rimdu festival conduct in October and many monks are meditation along the year. Enjoy a magnificent view of the thunder Himalayas. The trail goes regularly down to reach Sansa, where we confluence a junction to go popular trail to Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp. Gradually descend to the Dudh Koshi River traversing villages and pine forests, and cross a bridge slightly uphill similar to Tengboche. (Lodge)

Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche(4410m)

The path drops gradually down, passing through some tea houses at Dingboche and, after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascent leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery in the region. The trail continues in the valley and passes the small villages of Somare and Phortse. After Phortse, the trail ascends to the top of a small pass and finally drops into the windy valley of Pheriche.

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang for a couple of hours offers beautiful views of the mountains and a good couple of hundred meters in altitude. The hike also offers views of Island Peak (6189 meters) and the villages of Dingboche and Chukkung in the Chukkung Valley. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon. An hour-long briefing on altitude and altitude sickness in the afternoon at the Pheriche health post is always an interesting option for trekkers.

Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (4900m) 5 hours walk

An adventurous journey to Everest base camp from Dingboche remains it Himalayan views in 360° along the trail to Lobuche. The trail seems easy to walk due to the altitude; it’s difficult to breathe. On a steep walk through the moraine of Khumbu glacier from Thukla to Lobuche, we encounter many prayer flags and monuments in memory of a mountaineer who is deceased during the expedition.

Day 10: Lobuche (4900m) – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakshep (5140m) 7 hours walk.

The trail goes to Gorakshep along the edge of the Khumbu glacier. The vistas of snowy mountains we still perceive. A small climb of Changri glacier and the zigzag trail gets Gorakshep. After having lunch in Gorakshep, heading to Everest Base Camp, where we can see numerous tents in the Basecamp for expedition purposes. Your dream comes true while reaching Everest Base camp, but Everest is not visible from here. Then back to Gorakshep. (Lodge)

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Labuche (5100m) 7 hours walk.

We achieved the ultimate goal of the trip. Here begins another climax of the trek to reach the top of Kala Patthar, where we can see a stunning view of Mt. Everest so far. Then continue to descend to Labuche with similar views of thunder Himalayas.

Day 12: Lobuche – Chhukung (4730m).

Today is an early start trek to make the pass of Khongma-La (5535m). The trail continuously goes through the moraine of Khumbu glacier to Khongma-La Base Camp. There could be a difficulty because of the high altitude and daily walk in the glacier; ascending to the Khongma- La pass is the hardest trek day. Several mountains are approaching around at the top of the pass. Then, they gradually descend toward Chhukung through the Imja Khola Valley.

Day 13: Chhukung – Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp (4,970 m). 4h00 walk.

Today, the trail leads us to Island Peak Base Camp, followed by Imja River, a pleasant place with a small lake and a good view of Nuptse and Lhotse ridge, where we set up our tent to spend a night. We get ready all the climbing equipment for the summit

Day 14: Base Camp – Imja Tse (Island) Peak High camp (5,600 m.) 5h00 walk

We ascend from Base Camp to reach Island Peak High Camp, a beautiful spot where we can enjoy spectacular views of the mountain in a circle. Strategically, this night is uncomfortable due to the altitude and cold.

Day 15: Imja Tse (Island) Peak Summit (6,160 m.) back to base camp. 5h00 walk.

In the early morning, we will start our footsteps to the summit. Here is to be taken attention while climbing the icy wall to get to the border, which leads to the summit. After reaching the peak’s top, we return to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 16: Security day for summit Imja Tse (Island) Peak.

The day is just an extra day in case of trouble to summit due to bad weather or altitude problem.

Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m.) 6h00 walk.

From Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp, we returned to Pangboche, following in the same way in an open, hilly area with magnificent views of mountains. We trek for 5 to 6 hours today.

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) 6h00 walk

From Pangboche, we walk close to the river and arriving to cross the river, the trail leads you way up to Tengboche through the forest of Rhododendron, fir, and birch. Gradually descend to the bridge over Dudh Koshi at Punki Thanka and climb up to Namche Bazaar.

Day 19: Trek to Phakding. 6h00 walk.

A steep descent to the bridge over Dudh Koshi, after crossing it towards Phakding, passing by the forest of Rhododendron, pines, and small settlement.

Day 20: Trek to Lukla. 2h30 walk.

The final day of the trek is an easy walk to Lukla, passing through the charming villages and alpine apple farms.

Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu.

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offer a marvelous view of the Central Himalayas and beautiful landscapes and hills.

Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied if the flight cannot operate due to the bad weather.

Day 23: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.


ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

All tours and itineraries are based on hotels/domestic airlines/tour policies, schedules, and operational conditions at the time of quoting. The availability of prices on websites is limited and at the time of purchase. All prices may vary due to fuel prices, currency fluctuation, and unforeseen economic circumstances, which are subject to change without prior notice. All prices published on our website are set as low as possible. But guarantee our prices which have already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for customized prices.

Climbing Island peak is difficult as it takes a long trek/climb in an isolated place over 5500 meters. You will to sleep for several days at or above 5000 meters. Climbers must be in the good physical condition and have determination. On average, daily walking hours are 6-7 hours, since summit days can be 10-14 hours.
This expedition involves climbing gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Climbing experience is essential, and we give climbing training at base camp before the actual climb, where your guides will show you how to properly use the equipment.
An excellent physical level is essential to take part in the Island peak climb because this expedition comprises a longer time of trek/climb. Prior experience with high-altitude treks and climbing smaller peaks is beneficial when attempting to climb a 6000m peak such as an Island peak.
Although previous high-altitude trekking experience is mandatory, our well-prepared course enables participants to can enroll without earlier experience. We will head up to Everest base camp at 5364 meters and climb to Kalapathar 5545 for acclimatization before heading to the Island peak. After that, we’ll go to Island Peak for the climb. There will also be a climbing course in the base camp, where your guide will show you how to use the gears. You’ll have sufficient time for acclimatization and be mentally and physically prepared for this trip.
We strongly advise that you obtain all of the equipment specified below for the trip and that you thoroughly inspect and check each gear. You may also buy or rent them in Kathmandu, where they are available in a variety of hiking shops ranging from branded to local manufacturers.
Safety is always a top priority when traveling with Himalayan Exploration. Our Island Peak route has been carefully planned to assure your safety and pleasure. As part of the acclimatization deal, our route includes Everest base camp trekking to maximize our summit chances.
In case of an emergency, we carry a supplemental oxygen system and a first aid kit on our Island peak expeditions, whether we are a group of 1 or 12. Each group on our peak climbing trips will be led by qualified guides, with a high staff-to-client ratio.
The best times to climb Island Peaks are in the fall (from October to November) and spring (from March to May). As you ascend higher every day, temperatures will fall dramatically. The nights are chilly (between 5 and -5 degrees Celsius), while the days are sunny and warm (between 10C to 20C). Mornings are usually clear, with clouds accumulating in the afternoon and disappearing at night. During the monsoon and winter seasons, trekking and climbing is not recommended because of poor visibility and limited access, as well as the possibility of snow on upper regions and high passes.
Our Island peak climb route has been crafted with every crucial aspect in mind. Our plan includes an acclimatization trek to Everest base camp, Kalapathar, and the Khongma – La Pass. Instead of proceeding directly to Island Peak from Lukla, we have allowed for adequate acclimatization and a contingency day. Our unique approach to Island Peak Climbing not only enhances acclimatization but also provides you with an unforgettable experience that covers the best of the Everest region. With this strategy, we have witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of people who have successfully summit Island Peak.
You will carry your daypack, which will contain the essential items (water, cameras, extra fleece, rain jacket, sunscreen, snacks, valuables, and so on) that you may require throughout the hike. The porter carries your stuff left. We provide one porter for every two participants, as well as a duffel bag to store your trekking and climbing gear.
During the summit push, you will only carry the things that are necessary for the climb. Because we start our summit push from base camp and return the same day, you will only carry essential goods and leaving everything else at the base camp.
Before going on any adventurous trips in Nepal, it is required and strongly suggested that you get travel insurance. We strongly urge all of our clients to purchase travel insurance that includes emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other cause at high elevations where other modes of transportation are unavailable. Before making a final decision, it is advisable carefully to review the insurance and its coverages. Please bring evidence of your insurance on holiday with you and leave a copy next to your kin.
For the success of your climbs, our guide/Sherpa crews are vital to us. We, the professionally trained guides are not only mountain hikers and climbers but have also been trained to carry out this task with a great deal of common sense. We provide a 1:3 guide to client ratio on peak climbing expeditions. A guide and another Sherpa guide will be there to support you. We ensure that they are trustworthy and professional. Himalayan Exploration is always extremely motivated and never makes compromises with our mountain staff.
After your confirmation of the expedition, you will receive information such as (insurance, arrival instructions, visa, and passport.). If you would like additional information about the trip, please feel free to contact us.
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Kumar and his team at Himalayan Exploration Treks did a fantastic job of organizing our climb, making sure we were secure, taking care of all our needs, and even turning our summit on a beautiful clear day! I strongly recommend this agency using around Nepal and the Himalayas.

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