Island peak is an enjoyable and slightly challenging climb with a 200m ice wall and a steep ridgeline to the summit. It usually rewards climbers with great views of Ama Dablam, Mera Peak and the South Face of Lhotse. 


Itinerary/ Price Estimate

Premiere All Inclusive Package* ($3250.00US)

Classic All Inclusive Package* ($3000.00US)

Day 01: Pick up from Airport* (Premiere and Classic Packages) and arrive at hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Orientation and shopping in Thamel for final supplies* (Premiere and Classic Packages)  and visit Swambu Cultural Site* (Premiere Package)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): acclimatization

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,718 m/ 12,200 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 07: Debuche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,464ft): 5-6 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft): 6-7 hours

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/ 17593ft) and then back to Gorakshep (5180m/ 16990ft) 8-9hours

Day 11: Climb Kala Pathar (5620m/ 18433ft) and back to Dingboche (4420m/ 14497ft) 5-6 hours

Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5020m/ 16465ft) 6-7 hours

Day 13: Summit Day- Island Peak- (6189m/ 20305ft) 8-10 hours

Day 14: Extra day (for extra summit push if needed- if not then it will be a rest day later in Lukla)

Day 15: Trek to Namche (3450m/ 11316ft) 7-8 hours 

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2840m/ 9315ft) 7-8 hours

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Visit Pashupati and Boudhanath World Heritage Sites* (Premiere Package) and leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 19: Airport drop for return to home country (Premiere and Classic Packages)


Necessary Gear

Technical Gear

  • Crampons
  • 60 cm Ice Axe (ex: Petzl Sum Tec)
  • UIAA approved climbing helmet
  • Ascender
  • Descender (Ex: ATC)
  • Alpine Boot for 6000+ Meters
  • Climbing Harness
  • 7mm accessory climbing cord (15 feet)
  • Snow Gaiters
  • Trekking poles
  • Locking carabiners (4)
  • Non locking carabiners (4)

Personal Gear

  • Passport
  • 3 Photo copies of passport
  • Backpack 20-30L
  • 35-45 Liter duffel
  • 1 liter water bottle (X2)
  • Sleeping bag (-20'F)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Hat
  • Warm fleece or wool hat
  • Sun glasses for glaciers and snow (tinted class 3 or 4)
  • Lip cream or chapstick with SPF
  • Buff or bandana
  • Down jacket
  • Rain shell
  • Fleece jacket
  • Long sleeve insulating layer (2)
  • Long undershirt
  • Wicking short sleeve shirt
  • Down mitts (Ex: OR Camp 3 mitts)
  • Fleece Gloves
  • Leather gloves for climbing to camp II
  • Light weight gloves
  • Shell pants
  • Down pants (or full down suit)
  • Fleece pants
  • Trekking pants (2)
  • Long underpants
  • Trekking shorts (optional)
  • Wool trekking weight socks (3)
  • Wool mountaineering weight socks (1)
  • Trekking boots
  • Camp shoes