Island Peak

Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton’s party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea of ice when viewed form Dingboche. Later in 1983, the peak was renamed as Imja Tse.

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members who successfully ascended it.

The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar and the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summits of Nuptse, Lhotse, Middle Peak and Lhotse Shar. Cho Polu and Makalu lie to the east of the Island Peak. Baruntse, Amphu and Ama Dablam lie to the south.

Trip Facts:

Trip duration

22 Days


Strenuous - Peak Climbing - Alpine grade: PD+


Sightseeing and trekking

Starts in


Ends in



Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)

Maximum altitude




Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2

Sightseeing in Katmandu /p>

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]

Day 4

Trek to Namche [3450m]

Day 5

Rest day in Namche

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche [3867m]

Day 7

Trek to Pheriche [4252m]

Day 8

Rest day in Pheriche

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche [4930m]

Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m]

Day 11

Trek to Everest base camp [5357m]

Day 12

Trek to Dingboche [4350m]

Day 13

Trek to Chukhung [4750m]

Day 14

Trek to island peak base camp [5150m]

Day 15

Trek to high camp

Day 16

Ascent of island peak [6173m]

Day 17

Spare day

Day 18

Trek to Pangboche [3950m]

Day 19

Trek to Namche [3450m]

Day 20

Trek to Lukla [2800m]

Day 21

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 22

Depart Kathmandu


Cost includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Three nights in 4-star hotel (Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel) in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Island Peak and Lobuche peak climbing permits
  • Group mountaineering climbing and camping equipments-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes


Cost does not include:

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in KathmanduTravel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters