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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing


Trip Fact

Best Month:

March - May & Sep - Nov

Max Elevation:

6189 m

Trip Duration:

15 Days


Hotel/lodge & camping at Base Camp

Group Size:


Island Peak (6189m) Climbing is best among the peaks over 6000m for all climbers which not only offers thrilling hiking experience but also feeds the soul with the beautiful views and stunning trails. It is located in Imja valley between Lhotse and Barunche mountain. The peak was named island peak in 1953 by members of the Everest Expedition because it looks like an island in a sea of ice from the place called Dingboche. 

The Island Peak stands at 6189 meters above sea level and it is the most popular climbing peak among both beginners and experienced climbers. More than 300 climbers successfully attempt to reach the summit of the Island peak every year. The island peak climbing requires a high level of physical fitness and basic level of technical climbing knowledge because it is a physically demanding but not challenging peak. So, it is easy enough to be achieved by beginners, but climbers have to need advanced training for the technical part of the climb. 

Following the summit, the Island Peak Climbing, offers the chance to watch the large mountains, glaciers, those never seen before during the trekking. The Island peak climbing offers an adequate chance to enjoy the incredible view of Mt Everest, 8848 m, Mt. Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Nuptse 7890 m, Mt. Makalu 8456 m and many other giant peaks in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trekking route is a way to do island peak climbing. So, there we can enjoy Sherpa cultural and Buddhist religion, warm friendly hospitality from local people, spotless lake, amazing view of High Mountain, remarkable landscape and lush high valley in the world's heritage site (Sagarmatha National Park). That will be a lifetime experience. 

This Island Peak Climbing trip starts with a 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and trekking to Phakding for the first night stay. The next day we have to head to Namche Bazaar where we will be spending 2 nights with acclimatization day then continue trekking to Island Peak Base Camp through Tengboche, Dingboche and Chukkung. After that we will start in the early morning climbing the peak along the rock and glacier path to the summit. From the top of the peak, we will be able to enjoy magnificent views of the mountain and back descent to Chukkung. Then, we will follow the same trekking trail to reach back to Lukla. This wonderful Island Peak Climbing trip is complete with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. High Pass Adventure is the agency you need to contact for Island Peak Climb for customizing the itinerary, and cost as well as we provide to you best, climbing guide and strong necessity porter to complete the trip.

Island Peak Climbing Highlights:-

  • Scenic Mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
  • experience the Trekking and climbing  into the Everest region
  • Climbing the beautiful Island Peak (6189m) and summit
  • Camping experience at Island Peak Base Camp
  • Unique Adventure Blend and high altitude experience
  • Perfect climbing peak for beginner’s climbers or experience trekkers
  • Spectacular views of surroundings  mountains 
  • hance to observe the culture and lifestyle of Local Sherpa people
  • Easy to see wildlife during the trekking

Why choose us for Island Peak Climbing?

Choosing us for Island Peak climbing is the best decision because we are dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable and successful trekking and climbing experience. Our guides are experienced and certified for the Island Peak Climbing and they also provide the best service and bring friendship, fun, convenience, adventure, and most importantly safety during the Island Peak Climbing.  They possess extensive knowledge of the region, route and peak level to ensure a successful ascent. We provide high-quality climbing gear and equipment for all climbers ensuring you have reliable gear for ascent.
We are flexible to create a comprehensive itinerary including acclimatization days, which helps to reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses. We have clear transparency for the cost with service. We have a 99% success rate from all trips in Nepal, and many repeat clients. That’s why our package of Island Peak climbing is designed to provide value for your investment without compromising on the quality of the trekking and climbing. 

Best Time to Island Peak Climbing

It is necessary to know the Best time to climb the Island Peak because the weather is quickly changeable in the mountain region, which makes it terrible to get to the target on time due to landslides and snow falls. So the best time to Climb Island Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons provide the most favorable weather with milder temperature for Peak climbing in Nepal, where Island Peak is located.

Spring season (March to May)

The spring season is the best and famous season for Island Peak Climb and other mountains in Nepal.  This season offers good weather conditions like stable and relatively dry to observe the beautiful landscapes and exciting flora during the Island Peak Trek and climb. The spring season comes right after the winter season in Nepal. That’s why the temperature starts to get warmer; the days become longer, skies clear and have excellent visibility, new buds and flowers bloom in the forest. In March, the weather can still be cool in higher altitudes but the temperatures will be more comfortable for Trekking and Climbing. This season attracts many trekkers and climbers to the route due to the best time of the year for Island Peak Climbing. So the spring season is the best choice for all trekkers and climbers.

 Autumn Season (September to November)

Autumn is another best season for Island Peak Climbing. Autumn comes right after the monsoon season, it starts from September and ends in November. After the rain, the weather will be more pleasant in those months, so autumn is always a highly recommended season for trekking and climbing in Nepal. The temperature will be ranging from 10 degree to 25 degrees Celsius as well as less rainfall than other seasons and it is the perfect temperature for walking and climbing. Furthermore, the greenery forest, waterfalls, rivers, streams and wildlife are at their best due to summer rain. Usually the weather is stable with clear sky that makes excellent visibility to see the wonderful views surrounding mountains. The autumn season is also a crowded season, so it is difficult to find accommodation especially in higher altitudes due to attracting a significant number of Trekkers and Climbers during the Island Peak Climbing. 

It is necessary to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) for Island Peak climbing due to rainfall, slippery trails, not good visibility and increased the risk of landslides that makes it difficult to complete the trip on time. Likewise, winter (December to February) is also not a recommended season for Island Peak Climbing due to the very cold weather that brings heavy snowfall and making trekking and climbing challenging and unsafe during the Island Peak climbing.

Island Peak Climb Difficulty

The difficulty level of the Island Peak Climbing is depending on some factors including your fitness, climbing knowledge and time of year you attempt the peak. Anyway, the Island Peak is considered a moderate technical climb for novice climbers with proper preparation, training, and support.
The Island Peak Climbing part is physically hard because you have to walk on rocky and icy at over 5500 meters height with climbing gear but the climbing route is very safe because there will be fixed lines and rope. You must feel strong determination to summit the Peak and easy descent. Prior trekking and climbing experience, especially with high-altitude climbs, will also improve your ability to attempt the difficulty of the Island Peak climb.
There is not a road connection to reach the Island Peak Base Camp; it is difficult to get there by foot. It takes 7/8 days with 2 days acclimatization day but the walking distance is 5/8 hours a day.  It is not easy to climb, you must have understood the risks of going higher elevation without an experienced climbing guide.
However, with proper climbing gear, instruction and training at Island Peak Base Camp by our experienced, professional and well-qualified climbing guide help to develop your climbing skill. Then, you can successfully attempt the Island Peak without any stress. 

Important Note:- 

Please most be responsive to fly in a smaller aircraft for flight to the Everest region, where the Island Peak is located.  Sometimes there could be bad and critical weather that might delay your journey to/from Kathmandu/Lukla. If there will be delays or cancellations to the Lukla flight due to weather conditions but we try to do our best for the flights. You need an extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary for the Island Peak Climbing. If the weather condition is really bad and you have a very tight program, you can charter a helicopter to complete the trip on time. The helicopter cost is the extra from the trip cost but needs minimum 1,500 meters visibility to operate the helicopter. We are always with you to assist in arranging the Helicopter to fly in Lukla. 
Similarly, sometimes problems like weather conditions, local politics issue, transportation or other factors that are beyond our control during the Island Peak Climbing. It might change the itinerary due to those issues.  If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking. 

Island Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.


You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.


Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Treks starts from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through the Lukla town. Our trekking trail drops down to the Phakding Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi,Ghat and some where forest as well. From the trail, you will see wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kangru and kongde peak.

Guest House.

From Phakding, Island Peak Climbing trails follow the  Everest Base Camp Trek continue north. There are a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges and local Sherpa village will follow and take to you Monjo. Monjo is the gate way of the Sagarmatha Natrtional Park to Everest Base Camp Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park. From the Manju Gate trail continue drops down to the bridge cross the Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.  Your trekking trail continues follow the north and cross another bridge of same river and following the river bank trail until large Dovan. There is very high bridge on this river, we have to cross and we will climb into forest of pine tree on lot Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before get the Namche Bazaar we will see and enjoying first view of Mt Everest and other lot mountains.

Guest House.

Namche Bazaar is the beautiful town, elevation is 3440 m. We have to stay two nights for acclimatization for further altitude. During the day time we have to hike up somewhere for acclimatization. There are two places for hike, one is the Thame village and another is Khumjung village. Your trekking guide decided to your plan for the hike up. After the breakfast you will visit either Thame Sherpa village or Khumjung Sherpa village. From the both side you will enjoying panoramic Mountain View, pine forest, mani wall, Gompa (Buddhist monasteries) and Sherpa village. And remain to your time can spend visiting the National Park Head office and Museum or relax in hotel.


Guest House.

After having breakfast from Namche, you will follow the trail by will walk north side and past a memorial chortan to Tenzing Norgay. From there you can enjoy beautiful panorama view of Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lotse, Everest, Nuptse and Tawaboche before get kyanjuma. From kyanjuma trail drop down to the bridge Phunki Thanga. You will cross the bridge and trail goes ascent to the Tengboche. If you are lucky you can see deer and pheasant bird. 

Guest House.

After breakfast in Tengbuche, you will visit that popular monasteries and continue walk to the Everest Base Camp. Trail drop down 30 minute through the green forest and reach the bridge. After cross the river trail is gently up until Dengbuche. Along the trail you will enjoy wonderful Mountain View.

Guest House.

Acclimatization is most important time for going up, before you get your way to the Island Peak Climbing. After breakfast, your trekking guide makes a plan, either take to you full day hike for Nangkar Tsang Hill for view of MT. Makalu 8516m, Lotse  8556m, Barunche 7245m and other popular mountain views.

Guest House.

That day morning breakfast and you will learn training about climbing from climbing guide. Trekking continue goes to Island Peak Base Camp after lunch with easy day hiking. That day is a gradual ascent but try to take easy and rest your body for the peak climb next day. 

Tented Camp

Extra Reservation day (for weather) 

Tented Camp

Very early morning start to summit day (walking up around 1 am) is need so that peak can be summit on noon. Because of there is less wind in the morning than afternoon. After summit the peak, you will continue descend Chukkung through base camp for the night.  

Guest House.

You will have breakfast there and you will follow back  to continues trail to Namche through of regular Everest Base Camp route on Somare, Pangboche, Tengbuche (popular Buddhist monasteries), Phungi Tanga and Kyanjuma. 

Guest House.

You will have breakfast in Namche and you will continue downhill to large bridge from Namche. After cross large bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and you will following trail the bank of this river until TokTok, where you did spend first night to this trek. You will stop TokTok for the lunch. After lunch you will walk up/ down and ascend before reached the  Lukla.

Guest House.

 After last Breakfast in Lukla of your Everest Base Camp trek, you will catch morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla Kathmandu. Your trekking guide manage privet vehicle transfer you to your hotel. That day you can explore around market in Kathmandu. We will take to you for a farewell dinner in Nepali culture kitchen.


This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. 


What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up & drops 4 times domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • An experience climbing guide
  • 2 Night Tent camp on Island Base Camp
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System fees
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxy-meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek 
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Personal equipment for trekking and climbing
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff

Route Map

route map


Island Peak is also Known as “Imja Tse”. It is a famous trekking peak situated in the Everest region of Nepal and standing at 6189 meters high from sea level. The Island Peak offers a moderately possible climbing experience for those with basic mountaineering skills and is often attempted as a part of the classic Everest Base Camp trek.

There are two best seasons for trekking and climbing in Nepal. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to climb Island Peak is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness, excellent mountain views and enjoyable weather. Also a higher chance to summit the Island Peak Climb without any problem. 

Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday. We have also fixed the departure date to Island Peak Climb but that might not match on your holiday program.  So that  we can help to create the best private itinerary on your own time frame but you have to choose the best season. 

Usually the Island Peak Climbing route starts after a 25 minutes scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla  and ends at the same place. 

Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region including the Island Peak Climbing route. There are many options to reach Lukla such as Kathmandu – Lukla, Ramechhap – Lukla, Jiri - Lukla and Salleri - Lukla. Anyway the main entrance point is Kathmandu to Lukla by plane. The flight duration is around 25-40 minutes from Kathmandu but In the busy trekking seasons, all domestic flights operate from Ramechap to Lukla. It takes 4 hours by private vehicle to Ramechhap and a 15 minutes flight to Lukla. Other options are longer than the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. 

Sometimes there will be delays or cancellations to the Lukla flight due to weather conditions but we try to do our best for the flights. That’s why you have to need 2 /3 extra days for the Island Peak Climbing. 
If the weather condition is really bad and you have a very tight program, you can charter a helicopter to complete the trip on time. The helicopter cost is the extra from the trip cost but needs minimum 1,500 meters visibility to operate the helicopter. We are always with you  to assist in arranging the Helicopter to fly in Lukla. 


There is a limited luggage weight for the Lukla flights.  The 15 kg of the luggage weight is allowed to each passenger that also includes your hand carry bag. If you have more than 15 kg luggage weight, you have to pay 120 rupees extra per kg. 

The weight limit for porters is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal.  Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking. So, one porter will carry the 2 luggage to the Island Peak Base Camp for Island Peak Climbing. 

The duration of the Island Peak Climbing trip depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, physical fitness, extra days for acclimatization and weather conditions. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 13 days to 16 days to complete the Island Peak Climbing and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.

The difficulty level of the Island Peak Climbing is depending on some factors including your fitness, climbing knowledge and time of year you attempt the peak. Anyway, the Island Peak is considered a moderate technical climb for novice climbers with proper preparation, training, and support. However, with proper climbing gear, instruction and training at Island Peak Base Camp by our experienced, professional and well-qualified climbing guide help to develop your climbing skill. Then, you can successfully attempt the Island Peak without any stress. 

Island Peak climb is considered a non-technical peak but training is highly recommended  and requires a previous altitude trekking experience for Island Peak Climbing. It is recommended to do regular exercise such as  normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging, swimming and if you have a place for high altitude hiking, these are beneficial to complete the Island Peak Summit. 

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 5 to 8 hours till to the Island Base Camp and back to Lukla but you have to walk 10 to 12 hours on the summit day of the Island Peak. 


The cost of the Island Peak Climbing trip depends on group size and your preference. The 14 nights 15 days trip from arrival and departure date to Island Peak Climbing package cost can range from USD 1800 to 2500 per person. 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer,  or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

No, you can not use your card payment during trekking because there are no ATM facilities. So, we highly recommend you to withdraw some cash before departing for the journey from the city. 

If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel, transport and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. This fund will be difficult to resend back. That's why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund.  

The Island Peak Climbing is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking and climbing guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gears, climbing  gears and first aid kits to face any condition of risk. It is considered not safe during the summer and winter season because you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall.  High Pass Adventure crews will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the Island Peak Climbing. 

It is a pretty busy trail to the Island Peak Climbing route by internal and foreign travelers during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons because the route is located near Everest Base Camp trail.  But in the summer and winter seasons it is not a busy trail due to not good weather for the views, hikes and climbs. 

The height of Island Peak is 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level. It is situated in Imja valley and south part of the Massif Lhotse Mountain. After summiting the Island Peak, you will capture the  best view of surrounding mountains. 

The weather condition of Everest region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures including Island Peak Climbing Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended because the weather is not good for trekking and climbing.  

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking and climbing because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trip for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 

Yes, the trekking and climbing insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking and climbing in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking and climbing in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage of the guide and porter Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 


The places in the mountains region are always cold at night no matter which season or what time. The temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude but will be perfect temperature for trekking during the day time.  
So, It is recommended to bring suitable warm clothing, including thermal layers, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, and good quality trekking boots to stay warm and comfortable during the Island Peak Climbing trip.

Yes, we provide you refundable trekking gear such as walking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. Also we provide rope, ice-axe and camping tent  for the climbing. Rest of the equipment you have to manage yourself. 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking and climbing gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking and climbing gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  


There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms till Chukkung and two nights Camping tent for the Island Peak Climbing Trip. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, bed-sheet, blanket and pillow. We recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities.  You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and a few other foods.  They also offer the western food such as Pizza, roast, pasta and burger during the Island Peak Climbing trip.  

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Island Peak Base Camp but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the Annapurna Base Camp trek but not a strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you also have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas. 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the trip to Nepal including Island Peak Climbing because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not a medical facility. 
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the island Peak Climbing because you will have enough acclimatization day to reach the Base Camp of island Peak. 
Follow these rules for prevention: 
-Drink plenty of water
-Climb slowly
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation 
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 

Yes, all trekkers need trekking and climbing permits to do Island Peak Climbing where applicable. We manage all necessary permits to make your trip hassle-free. 

Yes, you need to carry your own bottle for drinking water during the Island Peak Climbing, especially recommended to bring thermos. If you want to buy a bottle of water, the cost increases in every higher place. So the normal cost range of the one bottle water is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water. The thermos is more useful during the Island Peak Climbing.  

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trip and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you during the trekking and climbing in Nepal. 

Traveller Useful Information

Way to Island Peak Base Camp and Climb 

If you are curious to know about way to Island Peak Base Camp and Climb, here is simple information to get there from Kathmandu. Island Peak is located in Everest Region and it is classic climbing peak in Nepal. The best way is starts from Lukla (a Sherpa town), there is small airstrip call Tenzing Hillary airport. Taking short flights to Lukla from Kathmandu in small aircraft and heading up following the classic Everest Base Camp trekking trails until Dinboche. Where trail follow Dudh Kosi River where you will crossing several suspension bridges, visit beautiful Sherpa villages and Monasteries, chance to encounter with some wild life and birds as well as  capture the magnificent view of the mountains along the trail. 

At Dingboche, you will have extra acclimatization day for climb the Island Peak and heading north east to Chhukung for the overnight stay. There is last settlement with some nice accommodation to stay and walking up to Island Peak Base Camp through moraine and glaciers. Base Camp is foot of the mountains; from there climbing starts next early morning to summit the Island Peak. 

About Lukla Flight 

Lukla is the small Sherpa town and starting point of all trekking to Everest region as well as Island Peak Climbing in Nepal. There is not a connected road from Kathmandu in to the Lukla. So, all trekkers and climbers get to Lukla either fly in or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. There is small airstrip named Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla and there are regular flights of Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air from Kathmandu. 

About the weight of luggage in plane: there is a limit luggage weight in a plane So, you have to make sure 15 kg weight included your hand carry bag otherwise you have to pay extra for extra weight but we suggest to you, better to make less weight than 15 kg. Some time can be overload in a plane. If you have more weight than 15 kg, you can fly without your baggage and bag comes in next flight. 

Please be the responsive that taking a smaller aircraft for flight to the mountains region, where located Everest Region.  Sometime could be bad and critical weather might delay your journey to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable in sometimes. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days as it is possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation situation arises, there you need to extra few days before and after the trekking and climbing days from the itinerary. 

If you have not extra time before and after trekking and climbing itinerary, you need to take helicopter to fly near Lukla (Couple of hours blew then Lukla) or shift the trekking and climbing routes to other region. 

Food and Accommodations during the Island Peak Climb 

Island Peak Climbing is located in Everest Region and Everest Region trekking trail is well managed and managed by the Sagarmatha National Park.

There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail during the Island Peak Climbing because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in that region. Almost all tea-houses are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges so, you can choose best on your budget as well as we provide all tea house accommodation at available place and fixed camping tent accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp.  

Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost the same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but you can choose others foods from food menu. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of food like Nepali, Indian, Continental, Tibetan, Italian etc food by choosing in the food menu. Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Island Peak Climbing. We will serve you dinner, breakfast and lunch during the tent camp.

About the drink: you can buy all types of drink in every lodge but the price goes high as you go higher. You can drink normal water with using a purification tablets. Avoid the alcoholic drinks when you go higher.  

Communication During the Island Peak Climbing 

Island Peak is located in Everest Region as well as popular destination for trekking and climbing In Nepal. There is good mobile network service around that area in whole Everest Region but not a Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley. So, above Chukkung there is not mobile network and internet service. Rest of the place the internet service is available but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trekking climbing  and your health condition.

Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking and climbing in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. 


High altitude sickness is common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go as higher elevation. It is appears very quickly but symptoms are   preventable. If you have previous high altitude trekking and climbing experience, it might be best but if not trek in above three thousand meters high, you need to prevention of the high altitude sickness.  You need a extra suitable acclimatization days to complete the trip and Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep low elevation as well as spend 2 nights on every 500 meters  above than 3500 meters heights are prevent the altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal.   All our trekking and climbing itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety to complete the trip without any problem.  We provide you basic medicine to support for emergency rescue, if situation gets worse. 

Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back. 

Tipping information 

The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour, Trekking, Climbing and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trip. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services. 

Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.  

Trip extension 

If you have extra time after complete the trip, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages short trek and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting tripin Trisuli River. 

Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount. 

Climbing Gear 

01: Walking shoes and Climbing boot 1/1
02:  Normal and Climbing gloves 1/1
03:  Crampons 1
04:  Sun glasses and sun block cream 1
05:  Ice axes 1
06:  Harness 1
07: Jummer 1
08:  Carabiners and Screw Gate 1/1
09:  Sleeping Bag and down filled Mattress 1/1
10:  Normal and Climbing Shocks 3/2
11:  Fleece Jacket and Trouser 1/1
12:  Down Jacket and Trouser 1/1
13:  Helmet 1
14:  8 Finger/ Descender 1
15:  Head lamp 1
16:  Gore-tex Jacket and Trouser 1/1
17:  Water bottle and Thermos bottle 1/1
18:  Climbing bag

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 
There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping




Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking


Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

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I asked to High Pass Adventure for peak climbing in Nepal. They recommend for island peak climbing and I booked this island peak climb. This trip was amazing, from the first emails to High Pass Adventure to which they responded in no time. The team is very professional, our guide Purna was incredible,

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