Trip Facts
Activity Level
Challanging Alpine PD+
Maximun Elevation
Trip Length
23 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House & Tent in Bese Camp
Minimum Pax
Best Time
Spring & Autumn


Three Passes Island Peak Climbing is one of the most famous and fashionable as it is also appropriate to all beginners and experienced hikers 

Grade – Alpine PD+ 

Duration –22 Days,

Trekking + Climbing Du –18 Days

Maximum Altitude –6189 m

Best months to trek –Apr – May – Oct – Nov

Trip Mode –Tea House + One night Tent in BC 

Three passes Island peak Climbing or Imja –Tse is known as Island peak climbing in Khumbu Valley, is a fantastic doorway into Himalaya Climbing. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shipton’s party in 1951. Since it became formally as an Island in a sea of ice when we observe from Dingboche. The latter on remains in 1983 to Imja –Tse but Island peak is the more popular selection. This peak first summit was in 1956 by a Swiss team as a Training exercise and acclimatization for Mt. Everest and Lotshe.

There is no uncertainty that Himalayan peaks have made adventure climbers for many decades. Amongst them trekking peaks in Nepal, Island peak is one of the most famous and fashionable as it also appropriates to all beginners’ climbers and experienced hikers. It presents an exciting climbing skill besides purely trekking in Nepal with Everest base camp at once. When you stand on the summit of 6,189 meters Island peak is an excellent mountain and observe remarkable glorious wisdom of your achievements. Alike, not being the Everest but provides an almost similar feeling as summiting it. The view from on top is sparkling and mesmerizing. Once on the top, your entire struggle was worth going through.

Three Passes Island Peak Climbing | Physically Demanding Trip But You Can Do It…

However, three passes Island Peak Climbing is physically demanding, and getting technically challenging these days. With climbing skills most required reaching the Summit which is grade as Alpine PD+. We would recommend those who are physically fit and can hold technical skills. The best would be to have some training or experience in your home country. However, with our experienced climbing guide, his brief training and skill-sharing in the early stages of climbing will come handy. Our Island peak trip will lead over the 5,000 m passes Cho–La and Kongma–La as per your requirement or can directly use Everest base camp and Kalapather before the climbing.

Though the experience and self-fulfillment are worth it, it is best to have acclimatization and personal experience of altitude since the peak we are talking about is a new level of challenge. After checking all the gears, the trip instigates in Kathmandu, where we enjoy the diversity of this historical city before embarking an exciting flight into the STOL airport alpine village at Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

We move towards the mountain following wide and less firmed trails of the Khumbu valley. Which is well-known for its delightful villages and hospitable inhabitants. Nevertheless, Gokyo, Kalapather, and Everest base camp are famous for good acclimatization. We provide a particular training at base camp if needed from our experience climbing guide to build or sharpen your skills. However, be it your first climbing experience, this will aspire you to ascent more Himalayans in the future with Himalayan Trails.

Highlights of The Trip:  

Island Peak is a commercial and favorite climbing peak in the Everest Region, offering what is considered to be the finest of all views of the Himalayas. The trek goes via Gokyo Lake, 4,750m, Cho La pass, 5,420m, and Everest Base Camp, Island Peak Climbing with Kalapattar will be the most popular vantage point for Mount Everest. From here you descend into the Imja valley over the Kongma –La and turn off to Chukkung to begin the approach to Island Peak Base Camp and also Remote Khumbu which is full of mountains empty of people. This is an excellent route for acclimatization. The best season for Gokyo, Cho-la, EBC-Island Peak climbing is from March to May and from September to November.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/ N Hotel –B/D
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Half day excursion sightseeing and trek preparation day
    O/N Hotel -BB
  • Day 03: Scenic fly to Lukla (2,865m) Trek to Phakding or Monjo (2,640m) 3-4hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 05: 2nd nights in Namche Acclimatization hike (3,860m)
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 06: Namche – Thame (3,820m) 4hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 07: Thame - Acclimatization hike up to Sumdur -Ri Peak back to Thame (5,361m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 08: Thame – Lungden (4,370m) 4/5hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Lungden – Gokyo (4,750 m) via Ringo – La (5,362m) 7/8hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Gokyo –Gokyo –Ri (5,350 m) back to Gokyo lunch and trek to Dragnag (4,700) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 11: Dragnak –over Cho –La pass (5,420) trek to Dzgong-La (4,830m) 7-9hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 12: Dzgong- La – Lubuche (4,910m) 4hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 13: Lobuche –Gorakshep (5,100m) via EBC (5,360)back O/N Gorakshep 6hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 14: Gorakshep – Kalapather (5,545m) back to Lobuche (4,910m) 5hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 15: Lobuche – Chukung (4,730m) via Kongma –La (5,530m) 8/9hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 16: Chukung – Island Peak Base camp (5,200m) 4hrs
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 17: Summit Day (6,183m) and back to Chukung (4,730m) 10-11hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 18: Reserve day encase of weather conditions/ predict
  • Day 19: Chukung – Pangboche (3,953m) 4hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 20: Pangboche –Namache (3,440m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 21: Namche –Lukla (2,865m) 7-8hrs
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 22: Lukla – KTM fly back
    O/N Hotel -BB
  • Day 23: Free day in KTM and farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel - (BB/D)
  • Day 24: Departure to international airport by privet vehicle back to home and share the experience of EBC trek and Island peak.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.


Dear customer: we would like to let you know that, since 2018 every season’s spring and autumn. All the airlines are operating the flights from Ramechap instated of Kathmandu due to the air traffic in Kathmandu Airport. So please note that you will have to drive about 4 hours to Ramechhap by privet vehicle. Who has time they can stay overnight in Ramechhap near the airport, but hotels are meets all basic things and mostly local foods are available. Please don’t expect like in Kathmandu or on trek. Consequently, if someone who doesn’t have time and arrive today and have to leave next day to Lukla for trek then you have to drive very early morning to catch the flight to Lukla. So please prepare mentally yourself and we are really, sorry for your inconvenience. Thanks for understanding.


Dates & Cost

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Cost Includes

Cost Includes

Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
Accommodation 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
Trekking map.
Climbing Guide insurance and Climbing Guide Fee
Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Cook, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
All necessary officials pepper work.
Mera peak permit, TIMS, National park fee
Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
Travel and Rescue arrangements
All the Government Taxes
Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

Cost Excludes

Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
International Airfare
Your Travel Insurance
Lunch, Dinner & Drink in cities.
Any kind of dinks & personal expenses on trek
Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
Personal gear & clothing
Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual
And anything not specify on the cost


Mera Peak Climbing


Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.


The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.


Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Tent Camp/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.