Short Island Peak Climbing

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Short Island Peak Climbing
Short Island Peak Climbing
Short Island Peak Climbing
At a Glance
Duration2 Days
Trip GradeTechnically Challenging
Maximum Altitude6189 m (2029 ft)
Group Size1-10 Pax
Travel StylePeak Climbing
Best TimeSeptember to November and March to May

Short Island Peak Climbing is a highly sought-after expedition that starts from Chhukung and leads to the summit of Island Peak (Imja). Upon reaching the summit, climbers return to Chhukung, which serves as the base camp for Island Peak Climbing. This particular climbing service is particularly popular among individuals who prefer to trek independently and prepare themselves for the challenging ascent of Island Peak. Many adventurers choose to combine this expedition with the renowned Everest Base Camp Trek and a hike to Kalapather for acclimatization before embarking on the Island Peak Climbing Journey. If you are interested in this thrilling endeavor, we invite you to join our team of experienced professionals at Himalanaya Trekking Path Company. We offer a comprehensive package for Island Peak Climbing, catering to those who prefer to support local companies for their Everest Base Camp and Island Peak climbing experiences.

If you are looking to go beyond hiking and trekking in the Everest region and want to try peak climbing or combine trekking with a peak expedition on a solo trip, consider joining us for the Island Peak Climbing experience. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a great option as it is easily accessible, relatively easy to climb, and reasonable. The journey from Chhukung to Island Peak and back can be completed within 2 days. Standing at an impressive 6,189 m (20,305 ft) above sea level, Island Peak provides breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam. This peak climbing adventure can be combined with various renowned Everest trekking routes, including the Three Pass trek, Chola-Everest Base Camp Trek, EBC Trek, and Chhunung Trek. At Himalayan Trekking Path, we offerIsland Peak climbing as one of our best-selling peak expeditions, with a range of options available. Our comprehensive Island Peak Climbing package is affordably priced and includes all necessary climbing gear, permits, food, guides, sherpas, and tent accommodation. For those who prefer a shorter experience, we also offer a 2-day Island Peak climbing package from Chhukung to the Island Summit, ending in Chhukung. This package is designed specifically for those who only wish to conquer Island Peak with our experienced local team. If you are interested in solely the Island Peak Climbing experience and not trekking with us, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are available at any time to assist you.


  • The Short Island Peak Climbing Commence and Conclude in Chhukung village
  • Trace the historic route of Hans-Rudolf Von Gunten, the first to conquer Island Peak in 1956 AD
  • Engage in a 2-day Island Peak Climbing adventure with a team of experienced local guides
  • Reach the summit of Island Peak at an elevation of 6189 m (2029 ft).
  • Witness breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and other towering peaks
  •  Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Sherpa community
  • Experience the unique lifestyle of the Sherpa people in the Himalayas
  • Discover the spiritual significance of the mountains in the region
  • Learn about the history and heritage of the Khumbu region
  • Create unforgettable memories on this epic Island Peak expedition

Our Short Island Peak Climbing Adventure begins in Chhukung Valley, where our experienced team eagerly awaits your arrival. Upon meeting our team, you can discuss your preferred time for the Island Peak summit. Our team will introduce themselves, handle the peak climbing permit, help you select the appropriate gear, and prepare you for the journey to Highcamp before reaching the summit of Island Peak, which offers breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks. On the first day of the climb, you will traverse the glacier, spend the night in a tent at Island Peak Base Camp, and prepare for the next day's ascent. The second day starts early in the morning as our expert Sherpa Climbing team leads the way up Island Peak. You have the option to start from the base camp at 5,087 meters (16,690 ft) or from the high camp at around 5,600 meters (18,400 ft) for a shorter summit day. The climb from base camp to high camp involves hiking, with some moderate scrambling over rocky steps near high camp. Beyond high camp, glacier travel begins, leading to a steep snow and ice slope. Guides may set up fixed ropes for the challenging ascent to the summit ridge, which offers stunning views despite the difficult climb. After the successful climb, you will return to Chhukung, concluding your Short Island Peak Climbing journey. On behalf of Himalayan Trekking Path, we thank you for choosing to book your island peak climbing adventure with our company. We look forward to assisting you in your future Himalayan adventures.

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Our local climbing Team will meet you in Chhuksang  before heading to the Island Peak Base Camp Trek and In addition to the multiple precipitous climbs, the route to Island Peak Base Camp (5086m) passes by the masses of rocks and sediment carried down and deposited by Lhotse Glacier. At mid-afternoon, we’ll make an appearance at Base Camp. Following some rest and lunch, we’ll begin our pre-climb training. Our knowledgeable guide will aid you with the correct way to climb gear such as an ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, and ascender. You’ll also learn climbing techniques using ropes. Even though it’s not compulsory to acquire prior training or experience before ascending Island Peak, we strongly believe that these few hours of training will definitely enhance your instincts and confidence, which will further boost the probability of conquering the mountaintop.

Max. Altitude: 5086mMeal: Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tent

Prior to the break of the day, we’ll set off with the goal to conquer the Island Peak. At first, we’ll ascend numerous short rock steps to emerge at the right side of the rock gully. Our guides will fix a rope wherever and whenever you’ll be in need of it. Thereafter, we’ll pursue a ridgeline and advance to the summit glacier’s edge. Traversing several crevasses via aluminium ladder, we’ll get over a steep snow slope to set our feet at the top. From the elevation of 6,189m, we can gaze at the heavenly panorama covering the entire area. We’ll spend some wonderful moment here then steadily descend back to Chhukung.

Cost Details
  • Climbing permits are provided
  •  Assistant Cook and Transportation are available, along with necessary kitchen helpers and camping equipment
  • Camping Equipment: Utensils provided, including EPI Gus, Gas stove or fuel stove, cooking pots, mattress, walkie-talkie, etc.
  • Staff salary and allowance covered, including wages, equipment, food, clothing, and insurance for climbing staff and porters
  • Highs are provided, including North Face Dome Tent for two pax, wall/cabin tent for dining and kitchen, etc.
  • High Camp Lodging & food service are provided, including three meals a day for members and staff
  • Drinks and Beverages for climbing provided, including tea with cookies and hot drinking water
  • Fixing Gear provided, including fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons, as well as Heli Rescue/charter Arrangement
  • All Personal gear is provided, including climbing boots, crampons, an ice axe or hammer, harness, jammers, karabiners, finger eight/ATC guide, tap sling, fix rope, main rope, snow bar, an ice crew, rock pitons, etc.
  • Gov. Tax and Company Service Fees.
  • very professional Climbing Sherpa Guide and assistance 
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International and domestic airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • Helicopter and Trekking assistance will be extra fees 
  • All kinds of trekking gear and Trekking permits
  • All the Trekking requirements.