Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The peak was named Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s party since it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The peak was later renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse but Island Peak remains the popular choice. The peak is actually an extension of the ridge coming down off the south end of Lhotse Shar.

Imja Tse summit was first climbed in 1956 by a Swiss team as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest and Lhotse.

Imja Tse is the most popular of Nepal’s so-called trekking peaks given its difficulty (alpine PD+) and accessibility especially when supported by a climbing guide and is the most frequently climbed peak in the Himalaya.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding(2600m).

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3450m).

Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche, visit Everest View Hotel(3800m) and Khumjung village.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche(3800m).

Day 6: Trek to Dingbuche(4389m).

Day 7: Trek to Chukung village(4730m).

Day 8: Climbing Preparation day in Chukung.

Day 9: Chukung to Island Peak base camp(5087m).

Day 10: Island peak base camp to Island summit(6189m) and back to Chukung.

Day 11:Trek back to Dibuche.

Day 12:Trek back to Phakding.

Day 13:Trek back to Lukla.

Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 15:Spare Day.

Day 16:Fly back to home.


  • Three nights hotel stay in Kathmandu with BB plan in normal 2 star-based hotel.
  • Arrival and departures arrangement.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu domestic air ticket.
  • Island peak Climb permit, national park fees and local government entry fee.
  • Food and accommodation during the trek.
  • One well experienced climbing guide.
  • Porter, one porter: 2 members, each member 15 kgs.
  • All Climbing logistics to Island peak.
  • Insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation to the guide and porter.
  • All required government taxes and office charges.


  • International air ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Insurance for emergency evacuation and medical coverage.
  • Alcohol, hot chocolates, shower, internet, electric charges during the trip.
  • Climbing Sherpa Bonus (Euro. 300) and tips for porter(Euro.100).