Blossom Expeditions

Island Peak (Imja Tse)

Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It is a technically a challenging climb, requiring good physical fitness. Many mountaineers use Island Peak as a way to prepare for bigger Himalayan climbs down the track.

Island Peak offers both a great climb and some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Everest region. From the summit you can see the giant mountains of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) forming an enormous semi-circle to the north. Views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, and Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add to the Island Peak climb experience.

Before tackling the summit we climb Ngakarsang Peak and Kala Patar, as well as trekking to Everest Base Camp, ensuring our clients are fit and fully acclimatized before starting their climb. There is also a rest period of one or two days at base camp, immediately prior to the ascent. This rest period is also the time during which climbers are given training in the use of climbing gear. 

The normal route for climbing Island Peak is South East Flank and South-West Ridge. Base camp is usually established at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier.

Some climbers go from base camp to the summit and back in one day, but we strongly recommend spending a night at high camp (5500m) before pushing on to the summit.



Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous Plus
Max. Elevation:
Starts Point:
Ends Point:
Trip Duration:
23 days
Max. Group Size:
10 person
September to early December and mid March to Late May
  • Trip Itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Equipments
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving KTM and transfer to Hotel 1300m.  
02 Preparation day of the trip    
03 Fly to Lukla (35m) and trek to Manzoo 2800m. 5-6 hours
04 Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440 3-4 hours
05 Acclimatization Day    
06 Trek to Tyengboche 3860m. 5-6 hours
07 Trek to Dingboche 4360m. 5-6 hours
08 Acclimatization day    
09 Trek to Lobuche 4930m 5-6 hours
10 Trek to Gorakshep and continue Trek to Base Camp (5330) and back to Gorakshep 5160m. 7-8 hours
11 Climb to Kala Patar Peak (5545m) and trek back to Lobuche  4930m. 6-7 hours
12 Trek to Chhukkung 4800m. 5-6 hours
13 Trek to Base Camp and one day rest 4970m. 4-5 hours
14 Rest day (Practice climbing)     
15 High camp 5500m. 4-5 hours
16 Summit the Peak (6198m.) and Base Camp 4970m. 8-9 hours
17 Trek to Pangboche 3960m. 6-7 hours
18 Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440m. 5-6 hours
19 Trek to Phakding 2600m. 4-5 hours
20 Trek to Lukla 2800m. 3-4 hours
21 Early morning fly back to KTM 1300m.  
22 Free day in KTM    
23 Fly back home    

Trip Cost

Per person U.S. $2865
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $400

Cost Includes

  • Peak Permit
  • Three time meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Hot drinks and accommodation on the trip and during the climbing sharing basis
  • Porters, a Climbing Guide and a Guide wages, food, accommodation and insurance
  • Climbing guide equipment
  • Equipments tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent, Snow bar, Ropes, EP gas and stove, Ice-cru, Ice-Axe, Helmet, Figure-8, Jummer, Harness, Crampons  and Kitchen utensils that we need at base camp and high camp. 
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in KTM Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Air fare for you, Guide and climbing guide
  • Air port Transfer
  • National Park and TIMS card fee.

Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above

We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.

The Equipments we provide

  1. Tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent
  2. Snow bar
  3. Main Rope and fixed Rope
  4. EP Gas and stove
  5. Ice-cru
  6. Kitchen utensils
  7. Porters clothing.
  8. Helmet
  9. Jummer
  10. Ice-Axe
  11. Harness
  12. Figure 8
  13. Crampons
  14. Carabineers with lock and without lock

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Personal Equipments List

  1. Bags: A small day Bag pack, Backpack or Duffle bag.
  2. Down or Fiber-filled Jacket (you can rent here in Kathmandu)
  3. Water and windproof Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  4. Fleece Jacket
  5. Hiking Shirts, Cotton and Polypropylene t-shirt
  6. Full Polypropylene and fleece T-shirts (jumper)
  7. Sun Had and woolen hot or balaclava with ear protection.
  8. High altitude insulated Pants nylon wind pants
  9. Hiking Pants.
  10. Thermal underwear Tops and Bottoms (Polypropylene and Fleece)
  11. Gloves  with liner and layer shell (Gore-Tex)
  12. Long Gaiters
  13. Trekking Boots and camp Shoes or Thongs
  14. Socks
  15. Sleeping bag
  16. Water Bottle or came bag
  17. Flashlight
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Sun cream
  20. Towel
  21. Iodine, water purification tablets or Steripen
  22. Personal Medical First Aid Kid
  23. Battery charger with multi adaptor and Batteries
  24. Kophlex Boot (plastic boot) for climbing
  25. Air Mattress