Island Peak

17 Days

Island Peak  not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region. From the village of Dingboche Island Peak is clearly seen at the top of the valley as a pyramid of ice and rock. It was named by Eric Shipton because of its resemblance to an island in a sea of ice. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a col and the ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak.

The approach route follows the Chukkung Valley to Base Camp, from which the summit is a challenging 9 to 12 hour round trip depending on conditions. The route includes circuitous rocky paths and scrambles to the snow line, followed by a section moving in rope teams across glaciated and crevassed terrain and then a 300 metre headwall to the summit ridge. The headwall is fixed with a rope to clip onto, and this extends all the way along an exposed summit ridge about 300 metres long which is narrow and precipitous but not steep (see photo below). The top itself is quite small with only enough room for maybe four or five people to stand safely.




  • Airport transfers
  • Return internal flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses and tents
  • Three meals per day
  • Sagamartha National Park Fees
  • Khumbu Pasanglhamu entry permit
  • Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid)
  • Porters and guide salary
  • Staff rescue insurance
  • Group climbing gear, e.g. ropes, ice screws, tents, cooking equipment, first aid kits
  • Permit and camping costs for climbing Island Peak


  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
  • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
  • Additional Lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Trip Insurance
  • Visa
  • Tips for Guide and Poter ($200)
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing

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Island Peak