Island Peak

A summit jewel, Himalayan adventure beckons.

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Trip Overview

Island Peak, locally known as Imja Tse, stands as one of the most sought-after peaks among those exceeding 6000 meters in altitude. Its distinctive shape earned it the name “Island Peak” from members of the British Expedition, likening it to an island amidst a sea of snow and ice when viewed from Dingboche. This captivating peak attracts the attention of every mountaineer passing through the Everest Region.

The inaugural ascent of Island Peak was accomplished by Tenzing Norgay, Charles Wylie, Charles Evans, and Alf Gregory in 1953. Since then, numerous successful ascents have been made to Imja Tse. Island Peak holds significance for aspiring climbers, offering a relatively easier climb compared to 7000-meter peaks while still providing immense satisfaction and a sense of achievement upon reaching the summit.

Ideal for those with some high-altitude experience seeking to expand their Himalayan horizons, Island Peak demands endurance as climbers navigate crevasses and sections of snow and ice. It serves as an excellent opportunity to acquire mountaineering skills and prepare for the challenges of 7000 and 8000-meter peaks.

The trekking route to Island Peak aligns with the Everest Expedition until Dingboche. From there, Island Peak climbers head towards Chhukung, diverging from the route taken by Everest, Lhotse, and other peak climbers who proceed to Lobuche en route to Everest Base Camp. The trail is enchanting and unique, with majestic mountain vistas and the invigorating snow breeze, providing the ultimate Himalayan experience. The beauty of flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park along the route adds to the mesmerizing journey.

The best seasons to climb Island Peak/Imja Tse are Autumn and Spring, spanning September to November and March to May. These seasons offer favorable climbing conditions with clear and undistorted routes, providing unobstructed views and showcasing the true beauty of nature.

At Taktok Brothers, we strive to fulfill your dreams of high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. Dedicated to providing top-notch service with a high level of safety, we ensure your comfort is never compromised.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Everest Region, Nepal
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Altitude
    6,189m / 20,305ft
  • Groups
    2 - 15 people
  • Walk per day
    5 - 6 Hours


Upon your arrival at TIA, we'll assist in visa procedures and extend a warm welcome. Our representative will transfer you to a booked hotel in Thamel for relaxation and exploration.

  • Altitude 14000m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 star Hotel

We'll accomplish official documentation, obtain permits, and start trek preparations. Packing, necessary shopping, briefings about the expedition, and team introductions will be conducted.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 star Hotel

An exhilarating flight to Lukla with stunning aerial views leads to a trek to Phakding. Passing through picturesque landscapes, suspension bridges, and Dudh Koshi River, we'll rest in Phakding after 4-5 hours of walking.

  • Altitude 2840m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Heading to Namche Bazaar through lush forests, uphill climbs, and scenic trails. Upon reaching, relax, explore local Sherpa culture, and hike to Everest View Hotel for spectacular views.

  • Altitude 3440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

The trail to Tengboche, through Khumjung valley, offers mountain glimpses and leads to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Enjoy the serene ambiance and striking mountain vistas.

  • Altitude 3860m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Leaving Tengboche, the journey to Dingboche involves crossing bridges, forests of Rhododendrons, and views of Ama Dablam before reaching Dingboche.

  • Altitude 4410m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

Moving to Chhukung, a quieter village. The trek offers stunning views of peaks and a day here for acclimatization and climbing practice.

  • Altitude 4370m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

A rugged 5-hour trek to the Island Peak base camp via the Imja river and Lhotse Glacier, embracing the tranquil beauty of the area.

  • Altitude 4970m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Ascend to the high camp at 5600m, taking a day's rest for acclimatization.

  • Altitude 5600m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Climb steep slopes, glaciers, and crevasses to reach the 6189m summit. Enjoy panoramic views before retracing steps to the Base Camp.

  • Altitude 6189m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Descending through the Imja River valley to Pangboche, encountering Sherpa culture and an old monastery.

  • Altitude 3878m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Return trek to Namche Bazaar, relishing the scenic trail and potential wildlife sightings.

  • Altitude 3400m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Retrace the path back to Lukla, passing Phakding and Monjo villages, and a stop for lunch.

  • Altitude 2840m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying aerial views of the Khumbu region.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Enjoy leisure time in Thamel, exploring attractions like Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath, culminating in a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Our journey concludes, bidding farewell and ensuring timely departure to TIA for your homeward flight.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Transfers to and from the airport as per the designated schedule
  • 3-night stay in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast included
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation for the entire trek (Twin bed-sharing or single room)
  • Three daily full-course meals, featuring options from the Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menus
  • Hot beverages served three times a day
  • Flight tickets with airport taxes for the journey to and from Lukla
  • All expenses covered for a proficient English-speaking trekking guide
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit and completion of Documentation Formalities
  • All essential permit charges (National Park Entry Fee, Entrance Fee at Lukla)
  • A comprehensive medical kit for the duration of the trek
  • Garbage Disposal Fees
  • Insurance, wages, and allowances for Climbing Sherpas, cooking staff, and porters
  • Provision of Kitchen, Dining, Toilet, and Sleeping Tents for both Base Camp and High Camp
  • Access to Filtered water and High Altitude Foods throughout the trek
  • Provision of Ropes and Technical climbing equipment for Island Peak Climbing
  • 3-liter Oxygen Bottle for emergency situations (with a nominal charge)
  • Helicopter standby for rescue situations (nominal charge applies)
  • Farewell Dinner to conclude the expedition
  • All taxes mandated by the Government of Nepal


  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Expenses related to international flights
  • Charges for excess luggage
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, as well as in the event of an early return before the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses, including but not limited to shopping, alcoholic beverages, use of satellite phones, Internet packages, mineral water, and additional meals beyond breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trip
  • Tips for Climbing Sherpas, guides, and porters

Trip Notes

Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region are highly dependent on weather conditions. We strive to schedule our trips at the most favorable time, but in case of extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Lukla may experience delays or cancellations. In such cases, please note that expenses for additional days, except for the total number of days in the itinerary section, will be borne by the client. Taktok Brothers will, however, make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you wish to make alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge.

Additionally, Taktok Brothers will not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed international flights. However, we will assist in making necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we recommend maintaining flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure.

Please be informed that, as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and challenging geography where trails can be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required. However, we assure you that the quality of service will not be compromised at any cost.

Handy Info:

Climbers are advised to prepare and train their bodies and minds to adapt to the remoteness, high altitude, and distance from their families. It is also recommended to carry fewer valuable belongings. Pack some cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu and warm ones for the Himalayas. Always keep a copy of your passport and photos with you.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs vary based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpas allocated, and equipment. The type of arrangement and package customization also contribute to the overall cost. We prefer discussing these details with our clients before offering a specific cost. Feel free to contact Taktok Brothers for any information about your selected package.

Some Glipsim of Island Peak

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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