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Book your dream climbing journey in the Nepal with local expert Sherpa Company. Booking for Island Peak Climbing 2023 and Island Peak Climbing 2024 is open. our Island Peak Package includes everything from domestic flight ,high quality lodges and food, top notch Sherpa Guide, porters to hot shower during trek. 

The best time to climb Island Peak is the spring season (March to May) or the autumn season (October to November). Island Peak 6,160 meters or 20,210 feet is a trekking Peak located in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a great first Himalayan peak. Island Peak is a more difficult and more technical Peak than Mera peak. Hence, our expert Sherpa Guides will provide you with Particular technical training and information before climbing the Island peak. The route to the top has a steep slope and a narrow ridge. Crampons, ice ax, and rope are necessary, and it is helpful to have a Sherpa guide who knows the best part of the ridge.

Everest base camp with island Peak Climbing is a spectacular extension of a fabulous adventure in the Everest region. Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse and it is not among the giants Himalayas, but nevertheless provides a thrilling experience of mountaineering for novices and experts. The summit is interesting and attractive with a very glacial climb Lhotse west face of the glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small colonel.

Island Peak Climbing not only provides an enjoyable climb but also offers different spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region, including Mount. Everest 8,849 meters (29,032 feet), Mount Nuptse 7,861 meters (25,791 ft), Lhotse 8,516 m (27,940 ft), Lhotse Middle Peak 8,410 metres (27,590 ft) and Lhotse Shar 8,383 metres (27,503 ft) make a semicircle in the north. The views of Makalu 8,463 m (27,766 ft) east, Baruntse 7,162 m (23,497 ft), and Mount. Amadablam 6,812 m (22,349 ft) in the south adds more charm. The normal route for climbing Island Peak Flank South the East and southwest Ridge. Normally, the base peak of the island camp is set at 5,087 meters Pareshaya Gyab between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja glacier. Embark on a wonderful adventure with Island Peak climbing 2023 with the Everest base camp trek which takes you to the heart of Khumbu and Everest Base Camp 5,357 meters. Island Peak 6,183 meters is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest region with an impressive face and highly glaciated West that rises from the Lhotse glacier. An ascent of Kala Pattar 5,545M proves a good acclimatization hike and gives you magnificent views of the highest mountains reconciled the world including Mount. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and more. The magnificent view from the top, however, is certainly a reward for your efforts.

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Our self with Car & driver will welcome, greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks. Company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. Free day for relax or explore around the city yourself.

Approx. Time:2o minute drive     Accommodation: 3/5 Star hotel         Meals: Welcome Dinner

After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. Our next sightseeing will be at Boudha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for trek and getting ready.

Approx. Time:5-6 hrs Tour    Accommodation: 3/5 Star Hotel     Meals:  Healthy & hygienic Breakfast included

Early morning flight by small twin otter to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). After final preparations, the trekking starts passing Chaurikharka village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. This first day is short for acclimatization reasons.

Approx. Time: 4-5hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

The trail cross Dudhkoshi River through a long suspension bridge then trail leads you crossing side by side along the river to Hilary's Suspension Bridge.The trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft).

Approx. Time: 5-6 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

This is the first Acclimatization day. You can spend the day taking a day walk hike to Thame, by visiting Khunde or by relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar; the main centre in the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery, hotel with hot showers and electric power. There is a colorful market each Saturday. Or if you are already acclimatized with Altitude, you can trek upto peaceful Sherpa village- Khumjung for overnight from where views of Mt. Everest, Ama dablam are awesome.

Approx. Time: 3-4 hrs Hike  Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

After having a nice acclimatization day in Namche, we start our trekking towards Tengboche. We will have a nice walking till to riverside where we take a breathe with lunch. And we start walking up gradually through pine forest for 2 more hours to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a very great place to view a close view of Ama-Dablam. And it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Over night stay at lodge.

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

We descend for half an hour to river side through nice forest, cross the river and start trekking up towards opposite hill and landscapes starts more dry and desert afterwards. We will cross a traditional and cultural Sherpa village Pangboche where we can see a close up daily activities of Sherpa people. After this, we make a gradual up towards a small hill afterwards trail goes to wide mountain valley called pheriche. This is a nice wide village located on the riverside. A small helipad is available here for helicopter rescue and daily High altitude Mountain sickness class available here with Mt. Specialist. Overnight stay at lodge.

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

After breakfast, we start easy and straight walking towards left corner of the river and make a gradual walk up to reach Dungla. After lunch, the trail goes from Duglha directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lubuche (4,930m/16,170ft). By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep. It takes a couple of hours walking up to Kala Pattar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing. Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).

Approx. Time: 6-7 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

This day leads you to the Base Camp of Everest (5,357m/17,575ft) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continue trek return to Gorakshep (4930m/12894ft) and we trek further to Dingboche. This could be quite long day.

Approx. Time: 5-6 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

From Dingboche, walk to Chhukung is just easy and relax day. This is day you can fully train or prepare for island peak summit. You can sort out the Climbing gears and have to be ready for climbing Island peak.

Approx. Time: 3-4 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

The path from Chhukung leads fairly steep way climbing south then turning east to the main line of the valley. It then winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Continue short pleasant walking along a streamside leads to what we call Big-rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis cross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island peak. Over night in Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft).

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Tented Camp  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

You will have move to Island Peak high camp, from where you will climb the mountain. The path leads up beyond base camp for several hundred meters before striking off left up the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel. Overnight in Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft).

Approx. Time: 2-3 hrs Hike   Accommodation: Tented Camp  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Island Peak Ascent (6,189m/20,305ft), from early in the morning will have to climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45°) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to Chhukung for overnight.

Approx. Time: 7-8 hrs    Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

This is a Emergency day or reserve day in case weather become very poor when you get near peak or this Reserve day is possible to use wherever necessary before and after Island peak climbing. You can use this Reserve day any day during trip in case of little sick or altitude problems.

 Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu.

Approx. Time: 5-6 hrs    Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Walk down from the rear of monastery and continue down until you reach Phunki Tenga. Climb up gradually through a forest. Once you are out of the forest, you will be walking along a ridge from where you can see down on your left some of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring, the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), we trek further to Monjo for Overnight sleep.

Approx. Time: 6-7 hrs    Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. You can have a good time with two local alcoholic beverages 'Chang' or 'Rakshi.' Feel free to dance with your crewmembers in the Sherpa way.

Approx. Time: 5-6 hrs    Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Early morning fly to Kathmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.

Approx. Time: 25 Minute flight  Accommodation: 3/5 Star Hotel      Meals:  Healthy & hygienic Breakfast included

This is actually an extra night stay at Kathmandu in case flight delayed to Lukla- Kathmandu due to bad mountain weather or any other problems. This extra night in Kathamndu will always safe from any delays or problems. If you have very limited time, you can still customize trek program. This is day; you can make sightseeing of remaining temples/monuments of Kathmandu or just shopping and relax day as your own.

Accommodation: 3/5 Star Hotel      Meals:  Healthy & hygienic Breakfast included

Morning free for last Minute shopping or time as your own. If you have few more days, please consult with us for other tour extension. Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Meals:  Healthy & hygienic Breakfast included

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Book you Private climbing trip with your beloved people

If you would like to do a private Island Peak climbing in 2022 with your spouse, you’re family, or a few friends. Choose the travel dates that work for you and send us a request for the private trek. We are ready to arrange the best private trips just for you and the traveling friends of your choice.

Explore the beauty of Sherpa land with local expert Sherpa private guides. Stay in good hotels, including clean and cozy Sherpa lodges throughout trekking.

Just pick your travel dates—we’ll take care of the rest. Please send an Email to us to reserve your date.

Travellers Pricing From (USD) †
1-1 $3370
2-2 $2870
3-4 $2770
5-7 $2650
8-12 $2495
12-15 $2270
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* Trip elements may be adjusted on smaller group sizes.

Have a custom climbing trip designed exactly to your interests

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A custom Island Peak Climb is an independent travel plan designed and arranged as per the client’s interest and request. Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.

As a local Sherpa expert, we can craft unforgettable experiences for you or your specific group—and work within your needs and budget. Get in touch with a local expert for your perfect vacation.

Any part of this itinerary can be changed to fit your needs and budget, e.g. hotel accommodation, city tour add/skip, trek length, food… click the below link button to request a quote.

We will craft the best tailor-made program for you.

Inclusion Detail

Transports & Accommodations

  • Private Transfers upon arrival and departure (4 Times)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Round-trip flight
  • 4 Night hotels in city as specified in Itinerary
  • 14 nights local Sherpa lodge accommodations during trek
  • 2 nights tented camp accommodations during climb

Meals & Drinks

  • Daily hygienic breakfast in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Daily 3 meals entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Black Tea, lemon tea, milk tea or Coffee as per choice
  • Welcome dinner at best local restaurant with cultural show
  • Energy bars or local cookies for Brunch

Gear & Equipment

  • Necessary Climbing equipments including tents
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets if required
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Hot water bag to warm your feet inside the sleeping bag


  • Experience local Sherpa Climbing guide for 100% summit
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters ( 1 porter for 2 People)
  • Free extra luggage storage service
  • Free help to get SIM Card, renting or buying gears
  • Call support for anytime 24/7 for Emergency

Pays & Permit

  • Island Peak climbing permit
  • Pay and insurance for sherpa guide and support staff
  • Half day Cultural tour in city including guide and driver
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments

Additional Service

  • We help you, if an airline loses your luggage, or delayed
  • International flight ticket Reconfirmation service if required
  • We help our clients to buy climbing gears at wholesale price
  • We show you around local areas, recommend to eat etc


  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Climbing Gears Full Set US$ 150-200 for renting
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation

Latest Traveller's Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Anthony Daniel
Mar 23, 2021

Best Island peak Climbing with expert sherpa guide

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My friend and I had a wonderful peak-climbing expedition of island peak. From the airport pickup, hotel in Kathmandu, Sherpa guide, Sherpa lodge accommodation, food and all the way throughout trip was excellent.

Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions planning through every step of the trip was better than we expected. MSTE did a fantastic job and gave us close care to throughout the trip. Our sherpa Guide Lhakpa sona was experience, knowledgeable and good guiding skill around Everest region and island peak. Island peak Climbing was difficult, challenging, adventurous and also thrilling experience. The view from the top of island peak was breathtaking. We are so blessed with weather and had a wonderful time in Nepal. Lhakp sona and porters help us in any way possible during trekking and peak climbing. We are 100% pleased with our decision to use Mountain Sherpa trekking for this expedition. Thanks to all MSTE team.

Would you recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to your friends?

Go with genuine company

What would you advice other travellers?

Always choose right company that owned and run by Sherpa people

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Peter ( Austria)
Aug 25, 2015

Wonderful Sherpa guide for Island Peak and Lobuche Peak.

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it is easy to characterize your services: You and your team did an excellent job! Booking via internet is - especially for trekking in Nepal -a big challenge. So many agencies, so many itineraries, so many mountains, so much choice. I found your agency by chance, and my first experiences were brilliant: Very fast response time for answering all my emails, including detailed answers for all my questions. Even when I made a proposal for a change of the itinerary (I added Lobuche peak) you did all your best to realize my plans. During the trek days went by and it seemed that you even made a deal with the Nepalese weather god - perfect conditions for three weeks in a row, so it was easy to reach all my goals together with your excellent sherpa Tendi: the summits of two 6000 meter peaks: Island Peak and Lobuche Peak.

Unforgettable moments!

Pasang, thanks for this wonderful stay in Nepal. I can fully recommend your agency and its services to other trekkers or mountaineers.

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10 reasons to climb Island Peak with Mountain Sherpa Trekking

1). Top-notch Sherpa Guides

Our whole guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people from the Everest region. As you know “Sherpa’s are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

We have extremely professional, reliable, and experienced climbing Sherpa’s working with us. We have four expert Sherpa guides for each group of ten trekkers on the trail in order to make sure all of our teams have the best chance at safe success in their goals. Since we will employ experienced Sherpa guides, they will take care of everything and will make your trip easy and wonderful.

2). Supporting Our Community

We believe that we all must give back to our society, as a responsible Sherpa Company, we know the importance of giving and supporting those in need. Hence, Mountain Sherpa Foundation has been established to help address the basic needs problems of the deprived people and low-income families of a remote part of Nepal. We work directly with the local communities to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We seek to help and to be helped to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods.

We continue to help the local community and have helped our Sherpa guides, porters, and staff. As things get worse for tourism workers amid covid-19 pandemic, Mountain Sherpa Trekking director Mr. Pasang Sherpa distributed relief packages to more than 450 Sherpa trekking guides, porters, and climbing guides on 25 May 2020, Similarly, He supported to Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) that has established a food bank for the tourism workers in Nepal during the COVID 19 pandemic.

3). Quality Run Journeys

Unlike most companies, the Mountain Sherpa Trekking guide will not control the food menu during your trek in Nepal, which means you can select any food from the lodge menu as per your taste. Our guides will provide you with enough meals on their trek as part of the trip price. A lot of times people are only given the same food each day for every meal, and we don’t do this. You are allowed to pick what you eat for each meal in all the lodges we stay in.

Our guides will make sure that you get good quality lodge accommodation & enough hygienic food during your treks and climbs in the Himalayas which is most important for a successful trip.

4). More Acclimatization

Your safety and enjoyable trip are always our priority. Our guide will make sure all of your party is properly acclimatized in the expeditions before going higher. As your know given sufficient time, your body will adapt to the decrease in oxygen at a specific height. This process is known as acclimatization. It normally takes one to two days at any given altitude. This is why having the right itinerary is so essential high altitude trips like Island Peak Climb. Our EBC trek with Island Peak Climbing itinerary includes two nights in Namche Bazaar at 3,500m/ 11,500 feet. Trek to Everest and Kala Patthar at 5,645m/ 18,520 feet earlier to getting Island Peak Base Camp. We include one night at Island Peak Base Camp 5,100m/ 16,732 feet and we use Island Peak High Camp 5,500m/ 18,044 feet before summit. We also include two nights in Dingboche at 4,350m/ 14,271 feet, giving you the best chance of success! This will assist to give your body the time it needs to adjust properly.

We also have additional contingency days in case of bad weather conditions or unanticipated reasons. Most companies are not doing this and we have seen over the years that it is the main reason why more people on our expeditions are making it safely to the summit of Island Peak!

5). Climb with an expert local Sherpa Guide

An expert local Sherpa guide leads all of our Island Peak Expeditions. You can walk through the region with someone who has wide-ranging experience in the mountains and lead groups to safe and unforgettable experiences.

Most of our Sherpa guides have led many trips on Lobuche Peak, Mera Peak, Chulu east, Tent Peak, Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and so many more.

If you book far enough in advance, you will be a part of a professionally led trip on our unique itinerary. All of our guides hold current Wilderness First Aid Certificates and climbing guiding qualifications.

6). Over 25 Years of Experience

We have years of experience operating and organizing Island Peak successfully. Our expert Climbing guides like Mr.Lhakpa Sona Sherpa, Mr. Dawa Sherpa, and Mr. Jangbu Sherpa have climbed Mera Peak over 70 times and climbed other peaks numerous times including Mera Peak, Chulu East Peak & Lobuche Peak, and many other peaks. All our guides are from the Everest region where all the highest peaks including the world's tallest peak Mt. Everest are located.

On our Island Peak climbs, we use quality Tents. We use quality tents on all our camping trekking and climbing trips in Nepal. All our mountaineering gear is stored in Lukla and we carry it into Mera Peak every season. Our own cook Dilli or Kaji will trek with the team to Mera peak in bigger groups.

Porters will carry the majority of our gears and personal packs up the mountain, allowing trekkers time to fully appreciate the surrounding environment.

7). Five-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

We include four nights in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu. Two nights before your trip and two nights after the trip. All of our trips are on a shared basis, but if you prefer a single room, this can be offered at an additional cost. We use the Marriott Kathmandu - Located at Naxal, Kathmandu. Combine the modern design with local creativity or Yak and Yeti Hotel - A centrally located Luxury 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Which is just a 5-minute walk from the main tourist district of the city.

8). Small Group Sizes

Climb Mera in an open group: this is great for those who want the company of others while they climb Mera. Our group climbs start every day. They are limited to a maximum of 10-12 and are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 people. We also organize solo private Mera Peak expeditions, if you are traveling alone, don’t worry we will organize your solo trip as well.

Some of our groups are even fewer people with only 4 or 6 team members. This will therefore give you are more personalized experience on our exceptional trek up to Khare and climb Mera Peak. You can move as a team and experience more of these world-class trails in a smaller group.

9). More Summit Attempts

We have more days for summit attempts. We have one night in high camp and one night in Island Peak Base Camp. We also have an extra day at the end of the trek, since there is no guarantee that we will have good weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. We can use that day for summit attempts. The program is designed with this in mind so the guides can manage the team, safety, and summit attempts while having good options. You may need this flexibility.

10). Specialists and Experts:

All our Sherpa team knows everything about how to climb Island Peak safely. after having done it so many times and they know the Nepal mountains and Himalayas route from first-hand experience.

Island Peak Climbing Gears & Equipments information


  1. Bandana: Bandanas are large kerchiefs, usually colorful, and used either as headgear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband. Wearing a multi-functional bandana will keep your neck warm and help retain moisture in the mouth. We recommend that you carry a thin bandana and one with fleece lining which can be used at higher elevations. This will avoid you from receiving the dreaded Khumbu Cough. You can also use it as headwear to ward off the dust on the trails.
  2. Sun hat and sunglasses: Baseball caps and sombrero-style sun hats keep the sun away from your ears, and necks and prevent sunburns. Likewise, we suggest you bring high-quality sunglasses and ski goggles with UV protection to protect your eyes from the sun and wind protection at high altitudes.
  3. HEADLAMP: Having a good quality headlamp is necessary when climbing peaks in the dark. Please do not forget to bring freshly installed batteries pulse spare batteries. A headlamp will be very useful for you to see where you are going and keeps your hands free to climb.
  4. Fleece Lined Hat: A fleece-lined hat protects your head from the cold in the chilly mornings and evenings. You can wear them at night and while roaming in and around the lodges and tents. You can also wear them under your helmet during your climbing period.

For Hands

  1. Gloves: High-quality Gloves are compulsory while climbing Island Peak. They keep your hands warm. We strongly suggest you carry a pair of warm shell gloves with insulated removable liners. As climbing requires moving your hands frequently with ropes and equipment, a glove with a good handgrip is necessary.
  2. Sleeping Bag: A warm and quality sleeping bag is necessary for Island Peak, regardless of the season, you plan to climb. You can guarantee freezing nights on the base camp of Island Peak and without a warm sleeping bag, you will be uncomfortable and cold. if you don't have your own sleeping bag. You can buy or rent a quality sleeping bag in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.
  3. Eye Mask & Ear Plugs: Good sleeping when on the mountain is very important to enjoy the trip and lack of it can make easy days very challenging. Some of the Teahouses have very thin walls and some don’t have curtains for the windows. Chances are, people will be noisy and sunlight will wake you before you’re ready to get up.

Practical Clothing

  1. UNDERSHORTS & GARMENTSWe suggest bringing two to three pairs or as per your personal preferences. It is suggested that you carry a sufficient number of undergarments or a few of them and wash the used ones along the way. We suggest bringing comfortable athletic styles based on your needs and preferences. Be sure to carry an extra plastic bag to store your used garments. You don’t want to mix your used clothes with fresh ones.
  2. BASELAYER BOTTOM & TOPWe suggest buying Wool, wool blend, polyester, or other synthetic fabrics Baselayer bottom which works well. Be sure your baselayer pants are not made from cotton. We advise lighter-weight baselayers rather than heavier fleece-type layers. The base layer is to keep you warm in cold temperatures. You can use them while sleeping in the camps or even on the summit night under your Gore-Tex pants and tops. The base layer (top) with a hood is recommended.
  3. LONG SLEEVE SUN SHIRT: You can carry 2 – 3 normal t-shirts to wear while trekking in the lower regions. You can wash these T-shirts on the trail and one long-sleeved base layer top, which will help you to keep warm in cold temperatures. Non-cotton materials such as merino wool or polyester are highly suggested.
  4. SOFTSHELL PANTS: We highly recommend bringing Stretchy, comfortable, non-insulated softshell pants that should fit comfortably with or without your base layer bottoms.
  5. HARDSHELL PANTS: Fully waterproof shell pants that fit comfortably over your baselayer bottoms are highly recommended. You can carry them in your backpack so that it is easy to take them out when needed. They prove to be handy on rainy days.
  6. HARDSHELL JACKET: We highly suggest bringing a fully waterproof and non-insulated shell jacket with a hood. This should fit comfortably over your mid-layer, baselayer, and softshell.
  7. INSULATED DOWN PARKA/DOWN JACKET: A very good quality hooded down jacket is must essential during your Island peak expeditions in Nepal. A normal down sweater or light puffy jacket will not be enough. The good down jackets keep you warm and are easy to carry because they can fit into a compact bag and are light in weight.


  2. WOOL OR SYNTHETIC SOCKS: We highly suggest bringing appropriate pairs of socks for the Island Peak trip. As you go from warm temperatures to the cold and then back to warm again, ranges of trekking socks are necessary. You can have a mix of liner socks, light socks, and thick socks. A minimum of two pairs of thin socks and two pairs of thick socks are recommended. Keep a spare pair of fresh socks to switch into after arriving at the camp or teahouse.
  3. DOUBLE BOOTS: Climbing boots are essential during the climb to the summit. These boots must be light and warm so as to prevent your feet from frostbite. Get the size that fits you right and you are comfortable walking with those on. If you want to rent these boots our Sherpa guide will organize them at Chhukung, this means you should not have to carry these heavy boots from Kathmandu.
  5. LIGHT HIKING BOOTS OR TREKKING SHOES: Trekking boots are for your walk in the lower parts of the trail. Get the hiking boots that are lightweight, high comfort, plenty of room in the toe box with sturdy soles and ankle support. These boots help you balance the varied terrains of Nepal.
  6. Trail shoes/ Running shoes/ Sandals: You can either bring your running shoes or sandals. This shoe is for you to change back to after arriving at the camps or tea houses.


  1. Main rucksack or Travel bag (70 liters): Porters are not allowed to carry more than 15 kg in total Per person and this allowance needs to include space for their own belongings. So make sure your bag does not exceed the weight of 15kg. Mountain Sherpa Trekking will provide you with a quality duffel bag during your trip, which remains yours even after you return from the trip. You can transfer all your necessary clothes to our company duffle bag when you are in Kathmandu and you can leave your extra city clothes in the hotel with your main rucksack or Travel bag.
  2. Day pack (30-40 liters): We highly recommend 30-40 liters (8 gallons) to carry every day on your back, so make sure it has room for essentials such as water bottles, spare layers, and waterproofs, cameras, etc. Please make to bring a rain cover for your daypack. This MUST have a hip belt for support/weight loading and should have an inner frame for comfort on your back.
  3. Dry bags / tough poly bags: Make sure all your contents are wrapped in waterproof bags to keep them dry. Use them also to store used clothes during the trek. We have various sizes for rent.


You can buy or hire sleeping bags, down Jackets as well as all climbing equipment in Kathmandu and you can rent all your climbing equipment including Climbing Boots at Chhukung( 4750m). For details information regarding Island Peak climbing gears and equipment. Please contact us by e-mail. You can also add when booking, or inquiry message.


  1. Antibiotics
  2. Painkillers, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil
  3. Cough Lozenges
  4. 1 – Triangular Bandage
  5. Foot Powder. Important for keeping your feet in good condition
  6. Anti-inflammatory Tablets. For any inflammation
  7. Skin-blister repair kit
  8. Anti-diarrhea pills
  9. Altitude sickness Tablets: Diamox or Acetazolamide to prevent AMS ( You can buy in Kathmandu)
  10. Water purification tablets or water filters – Purification tablets to purify the water along the trails. These can be purchased in Kathmandu. We do not recommend buying water on the trail as there are no facilities to recycle the plastic bottles in the mountains.
  11. Prescriptions, in case you need to purchase your medications.
  12. Moisture-wicking fabric
  13. Sunscreen– We recommend having a Factor 50 + to protect you from the extreme rays at altitude.
  14. Lip Balm – This is essential to protect you against the fierce sun.
  15. Insect Repellent, containing DEET
  16. Hand Sanitizer – This is essential to keep your hands clean on the trail.
  17. Wet Wipes/Baby Wipes (recommended) – While there are options to shower along the trail, we recommend always bringing a pack of Baby Wipes to keep yourself clean in the wilderness.

Please note that you can easily get most of the medications in Kathmandu including antibiotics and Diamox. Our experienced guide will help you and show you trekking shops and pharmacies in Thamel to buy all the necessary medicine for your trip if you have not brought it from your home country.


Small Personal First Aid Kit: This is just a guide of what we recommend you bring, you may have other personal items you need to add to your kit

  1. Medium-sized quick-drying towel– A small sports towel that is quick-drying is recommended.
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers (optional)
  6. Toilet Paper – This is for when you are on the trail and have to go to the bathroom. You will either carefully burn the toilet paper or take a small plastic bag to dispose of toilet paper when you arrive at the lodge.
  7. Face and body moisturizer
  8. Female hygiene items
  9. A small mirror (optional)

You need good stamina for a long day effort while climbing it. You can climb Island Peak without any previous climbing experience and skills of using climbing equipment but knowledge of using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because a pre-ice climbing training is provided to you in Base Camp to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

We provide you with deluxe rooms at international standard hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes up to chukhung best available sherpa lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping gear. The lodges in trekking routes generally provide single and double rooms, or seldom a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in tea houses provides essential and basic facilities and will be outside the room in most places. During Climbing Period, we provide quality Tents with Matters.

Most teahouses (lodges) in trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal Bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you'll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to the destination.

Yes, our entire professional climbing Sherpa guides have all received 45-day training from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The guides have also received high-altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Please check our Trekking Guides Profiles and Training Certificates.

In major places, we arrange guesthouses with hot showers. And in the rest of the places, water in the bucket will be provided for the shower.

Our company insures all our staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters. Please browse through the Company Information pages to view insurance details.

Yes, of course, you need insurance for the Island Peak climb. When purchasing your insurance for climbing Island Peak, be sure that the policy covers emergency evacuation up above 6,000m (19,685ft.), so we advise having an insurance policy that covers mountain air ambulances at least up to the height of the Mera Peak, which is 6,461m (21,190ft.). We also recommend you get insured for medical issues, flight delays, or trip cancellations. For more information regarding our insurance policy contact us for more details.

Yes, of course, every climber must get a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association to climb Island Peak. However, You need not worry when you are joining your expeditions with a registered and expert Sherpa licensed agency like Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions because all your necessary permits will be taken care of and organized before your arrival in Nepal.

That very much depends on how much use you intend to get out of it. Reasonable quality gear is available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price of the real deal. We will help out you to find good standards gear in Kathmandu. You also rent out down gear and sleeping bags, which are the most sensible option if you don’t think you’ll be using them again for a while.

You can buy all types of necessary warm clothes in Kathmandu. You will discover many local stores to branded stores like North face, Mountain hardware, etc. We will accompany and assist you if you need to buy or hire the equipment.

All Personal climbing Gears like Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice axe / Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight / ATC guide, Tap sling, Fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons etc. are included in Price.

We suggest that you keep the weight of your trek bag a maximum of 15kgs. Each porter can carry a maximum of 30kgs. We provide 1 porter to carry 2 people's duffel bags. Please note that you are allowed only 15 kgs of luggage including your handbag for the Lukla flight. For excess baggage, you have to pay extra charges. if you have excess baggage our airport team will arrange to cargo on the same flight or the next flight.

The hotel we use in Kathmandu has a securely locked room where they store our client's extra belongings in a safe way. You can also safely leave your belongings at our office.

We handpick our Sherpa guides based on their knowledge, training, and experience. We also further their education and medical training once working with us. Some of our guides have been with us for over a decade and have summited Island Peak more than 100 times. There are over 1000 operators on Island Peak and many do not operate this way.

Your safety on the mountain is our number one priority. We know you traveled to Island Peak to summit this mountain. However, if you are sick or your life is in danger, our experienced guides will make the call on whether or not you continue to the summit. They are basically doctors on the mountain. They have Wilderness First Responder certification and have the experience to know what to do in an emergency. The solution to severe altitude problems is always to descend. If required, our guide will check your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be transferred to Kathmandu for medical attention.

In the Island Peak trek route, most lodges/tea houses have electricity. You can charge your iPod or camera batteries while on treks. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some money for the charging fee (1 USD to 3 USD per hour) during your trek.

This is a very practical matter for the Island Peak trek & Climbing trip, however, many companies don't take it seriously, The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day.

Our 21-day Island peak climbing itinerary includes one extra contingency day in case of delays. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $250 to $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu will be provided when flights are delayed. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will provide the accommodation and meals at the cost.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions is a premier expert Sherpa Company with decades of combined experience on the mountain. We are family-owned one of the most highly reputable adventure companies with successful track records of Island Peak climbing arrangement with full safety precautions and the most affordable prices. Climbing as high as  (6,189m/20,305ft) is really not a JOKE! 

Island Peak is a technical Peak. Hence, you may encounter numerous life-threatening situations on the snow-filled trails. Weather is always unpredictable in the mountains so there are safety concerns to be taken into account. To deal with all the safety parameters including altitude sickness and adverse weather conditions, it is always wise to pick a highly responsible Sherpa operator with long years of handling experience that keeps a strong ground with team members.

We boast a 99% success rate to date on our Island Peak Climbing, this is achieved because of our highly experienced local Sherpa guides & staff. As we are 100% local Sherpa Company in Nepal. Our entire guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people from the Everest region. As you know “Sherpas are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You can e-mail us or you can call us or message us anytime by WhatsApp /Skype with us, see the Message Us button on the website's lower-left corner. Or just send an e-mail at: (We'll get back to you within 24 hours)

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