Ascent of Island Peak and Kalapatthar

5, Mid (technical 2 + altitudinal 3) | 17 Days in Nepal

6,130 mM
4-10 PAX

Island Peak expedition is one of the most beautiful expeditions in Nepal. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s most famous mountains. We welcome you to experience this adventure with 7 Summit Club Nepal.

Island Peak, 6,189 meters high, is a magnificent mountain peak that lies in the eastern part of the Himalayas. The peak is inside the famous Sagarmatha National Park which is an area filled with mountains, wild animals, and amazing floras. The Island Peak Expedition is suitable for beginners. Through some training, trekkers can easily conquer the peak which stands at 6,189m.

Island Peak and Imja Tse are the names of this peak. In 1953, a Mount Everest Expedition included members of the British. While viewing the peak from Dingboche, they noticed how the peak resembled an island surrounded by ice seas. Thus, since then Imja Tse was also known by the name Island Peak. The Island Peak was first summited by Hans- Rudolf Von Gunten and some Sherpa guides.

Island Peak Climbing Overview

A flight to Lukla will set the stage for climbing Island Peak , followed by treks to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Deboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. For the next day, we will hike up to Kala Patthar ( 5,644m), a popular hiking point. The hike will continue to Lobuche, Chukkung, Island Peak base camp, and finally summit to Island Peak. After that, we return to Chukkung, Deboche, Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and back to Kathmandu.

7 Summit Club has welcomed amazing adventurers from all over the world. We offer you the best trekking services and also a wonderful set of team members. During the climbing period, our guests will be assigned a licensed guide. He/she will advise you about the altitudes, and assist with any medical emergency in every step. Our guides will also answer any queries about the routes, mountains, and villages as you continue with the trip.

If you are someone who wants to summit the 8000er like Mount Everest, Climbing Island Peak can be the first step for achieving this goal. Many times, people climb Island Peak to check how their body capacity at higher altitudes. By doing so, they will get to know their ability and get acclimatized to the steeping altitudes.

Contact 7 Summit Club Nepal today and we answer all your queries right away. We hope to hear from you so that we can make your trip to Nepal a memorable one.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • A team member of 7 Summit Club will be present to welcome you to Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Hassle-free pick-up service available from Tribhuvan International Airport to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.
  • A 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla where you can see an outstanding view of the snow-capped mountains.
  • Cross and take pictures of the tall bridges on the way to Namche Bazaar.
  • Rest in Namche Bazaar and explore the town with your group members. Visit the art gallery, cafes, pubs and also grab medicines from the local pharmacy.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar where you will be mesmerized by the closest view to Mount Everest and many other mountains.
  • Complete your bucket list by summiting on Island Peak which stands up to 6,198m.
  • The Sherpa guides will help you with the climbing.
  • Climbing Island Peak will help you get familiar with the altitudes and make you ready for more adventures like Everest, Ama Dablam and Makalu expeditions.
  •  Enjoy the local Nepalese, Sherpa cuisine and immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture.



Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Details Information

Price Includes

  • 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B. 
  • 1 Sherpa Guide for the group. 
  • 2 Common Porter for the group to carry climbing equipment. 
  • Necessary Tents & food in Island Peak Base Camp. 
  • All necessary kitchen utensils in Island Peak Base Camp. 
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc. 
  • National Park fee. 
  • Peak Permit Fee. 
  • Garbage Deposit Fee. 
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. 
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers.

By Air and By Land

Flight from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.

Price Does not Include

  • Hotel after 2 nights in Kathmandu. 
  • Food during stay in Kathmandu. 
  • Accomodation & Food during trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (Up and Down). 
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required. 
  • Sherpa's Summit Bonus USD 500. 
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa. 
  • Tips for Staff.

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
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Ascent of Island Peak and Kalapatthar

Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12) 
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters 
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters 
  • Harness 
  • Prussiks 
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items 
  • Jumar (ascender) 
  • Telescope ski poles 
  • Thermos 
  • Rappel device 
  • Ice Axe 
  • Head lamp 
  • Photo camera 
  • Video camera and assessors 
  • Accumulators 
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes 
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type 
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood 
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls) 
  • Windblock jacket 
  • Windblock trousers 
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items 
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets 
  • Personal underwear 
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs 
  • Thinsulate gloves 
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs 
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs 
  • Balaclava 
  • Warm hat 
  • Windblock face mask 
  • UV glasses 
  • Ski goggles (preferably) 
  • Gaiters
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