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Climb Island Peak with a Sherpa company boasting 25+ years of experience.

Island Peak, also recognized as Imja Tse, towers at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) in Nepal's Everest region. This sought-after trekking peak offers an invigorating ascent, blending challenging climbs with technical intricacies. The summit rewards climbers with breathtaking vistas of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Prime climbing seasons typically span spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November). Island Peak is frequently paired with the Everest Base Camp trek, creating a holistic Himalayan adventure.

Island Peak Ascent: Essential Skills and Sherpa Support for a Successful Climb

Island Peak presents a moderately difficult climb suitable for both novice and experienced climbers. However, specific technical skills are essential, necessitating climbers to undergo training before attempting the ascent. The climb demands proficiency in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.

Our Sherpa guides play a pivotal role in ensuring climbers' success. Trained and experienced in these technical techniques, they provide proper guidance and support throughout the ascent. Their expertise is particularly crucial given Island Peak's challenging features, which include steep slopes, a narrow ridge, and crevasses. Navigating these obstacles safely is imperative, and our Sherpa guides excel in route familiarity, significantly enhancing climbers safety. Additionally, they are well-equipped to handle emergency situations that may arise during the ascent.

Island Peak Expedition: Acclimatization at Base Camp & Challenging Ascent to Summit

The base camp for Island Peak is strategically set at 5,087 meters (16,690 feet) at Pareshaya Gyab, positioned between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. This carefully chosen location serves as a vital starting point for the climb, allowing climbers to acclimatize and prepare for the technical challenges ahead. The duration to climb to the summit of Island Peak (Imja Tse) from Base Camp and return to Base Camp can vary based on several factors, including the climber's acclimatization, fitness level, weather conditions, and the specific itinerary of the expedition. Typically, the ascent from Island Peak Base Camp to the summit and back to Base Camp is completed in about 10 to 12 hours in a single day.

The trek from Base Camp to High Camp generally spans 4 to 6 hours, with High Camp situated at an altitude of approximately 5,600 meters (18,373 feet). Subsequently, the ascent from High Camp to the summit typically requires an additional 4 to 6 hours, encompassing technical sections such as steep snow and ice slopes, and the final ridge to the summit. The descent from the summit back to High Camp usually takes 2 to 3 hours. Following the descent to High Camp, climbers typically trek back to Base Camp on the same day, requiring approximately 2 to 3 hours. With physical fitness and the guidance of our reliable Sherpa guides, each with over 20 years of experience, this challenging yet rewarding journey becomes achievable with MSTE.

Island Peak Climbing: Your Ultimate Adventure with Expert Sherpa Guides - Book for 2024 and 2025!

Embark on your dream climbing journey in Nepal with our local expert Sherpa Company. Book now for Island Peak Climbing in 2024 and 2025. Our comprehensive Island Peak package includes Climbing Permit, domestic flights, top-tier city hotel, high-quality lodges with hygienic meals, and expert Sherpa climbing guides and porters for a comfortable trek. Enjoy hot showers during the expedition. Reserve your adventure today.

Itinerary Print Itinerary

Your adventure begins the moment you land! Our team, along with a comfortable car and dedicated driver, will warmly welcome you at the International Airport upon your arrival. Once the visa formalities are complete, head downstairs to collect your luggage and step outside the terminal building. Keep an eye out for your printed name and our company signboard – they'll guide you to our waiting staff.

After meeting our friendly team, we'll whisk you away to your hotel. Upon check-in, enjoy complimentary welcome drinks such as tea, coffee, or any cold beverage of your choice. Our Company Manager will personally introduce you to your guide and provide a detailed overview of your upcoming adventure.

The first day is yours to relax or explore the city at your own pace. Get ready for an exciting journey ahead!

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

Kickstart your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a captivating sightseeing tour of four UNESCO Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Our first stop is Swoyambhunath, offering a breathtaking view of the entire Kathmandu valley. The stupa here symbolizes Buddhism, and your guide will enrich your experience with detailed historical and cultural insights.

Next, we'll visit the Living Goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Old Royal Palace area, locally known as Basantapur Area or Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, is steeped in history. Our journey then takes us to Boudhanath, the world's largest Buddhist stupa. Here, explore the Buddhist Monastery and enjoy a lunch break. If the weather permits, catch a glimpse of the nearby Ganesh Himal from the restaurant's vantage point.

Returning to the hotel, take some time to check your gear and get ready for the next day's flight to Lukla. Additionally, seize the opportunity to purchase any remaining items needed for the trek or climb. Thamel, a bustling area in Kathmandu, is the perfect spot for any last-minute acquisitions, and our guide will be there to assist you in finding what you require. Excitement builds as you prepare for the adventure that lies ahead!

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

Embark on an exhilarating journey with an early morning flight aboard a small twin otter to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). As you soar through the skies, anticipation builds for the adventure that lies ahead. Upon landing, the final preparations are made, and the trek begins in earnest.

The trail meanders through the charming Chaurikharka village, offering glimpses of local life. Descending towards Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft), the route follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River, creating a picturesque backdrop. The journey unfolds, and the first camp at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) comes into view.

This initial day is intentionally kept short for acclimatization, allowing you to gradually adjust to the altitude. The crisp mountain air and scenic surroundings set the stage for the incredible days that lie ahead.Approx. Time: 4-5hrs Trek  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Embarking from Phakding, the trek to Namche Bazaar is a scenic and invigorating journey. As you traverse the undulating terrain, you'll cross suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags, witness the serenity of pine forests, and catch glimpses of the Dudhkosi River. The trail leads to Monjo, the entry point to Sagarmatha National Park, where your permits will be checked.

Ascending further, the trek takes you through Jorsale and across the Hillary Suspension Bridge. The challenging uphill climb eventually brings you to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Here, enjoy breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding peaks while immersing yourself in the local culture and warmth of this mountainous haven

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

Today is dedicated to acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, a vital step to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. Our expert Sherpa guide will take you to Khunde and Khumjung at an altitude of 3,753 meters, a journey of approximately 3 hours, for an acclimatization hike. During this hike, you'll visit the world's highest located hotel, Everest View, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while taking in the 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks.

Back in Namche, seize the opportunity to explore the lively town, visit local markets, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking mountain views that surround you. The hike to Khumjung provides a chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture and enjoy stunning landscapes. With the principle of hiking to higher altitudes and sleeping at lower altitudes, you'll have a fulfilling day of acclimatization, allowing your body to adjust gradually to the higher altitudes for a smoother and safer ascent.

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

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we embark on a picturesque trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, a journey brimming with stunning landscapes and cultural richness. As we ascend, marvel at the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

The trail gracefully winds through rhododendron forests, revealing the charming village of Phunki Tenga. Crossing the Dudhkosi River, a steep ascent then leads us to Tengboche, known for the famous Tengboche Monastery. This spiritual haven offers a serene atmosphere and provides incredible views of the Himalayan peaks.

Throughout the trek, immerse yourself in the unique blend of natural beauty and cultural treasures that the Khumbu region has to offer.

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

After having breakfast at Lodge we embark on a scenic trek from Tengboche to Pheriche, where each step unveils breathtaking vistas and cultural wonders. We descend for half an hour to the riverside through a lush forest, cross the river, and begin trekking up towards the opposite hill. The landscape transitions to a more arid and desert-like environment.

En route, we traverse the traditional and cultural Sherpa village of Pangboche, offering a close-up view of the daily activities of the Sherpa people. Continuing the journey, the trail unfolds striking views of Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks. The final stretch leads to Pheriche, a picturesque settlement nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. This wide village located riverside boasts a small helipad for rescue operations, and daily high-altitude mountain sickness classes are available here with mountain specialists.

Immerse yourself in the local culture and savor the awe-inspiring landscapes that characterize the Khumbu region during your overnight stay at the lodge.

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

After having our breakfast, we embark on a trek from Pheriche to Lobuche, gradually gaining altitude as we traverse the stunning landscapes of the Khumbu region. The altitude of Pheriche is approximately 4,371 meters (14,340 feet), and the altitude of Lobuche is approximately 4,910 meters (16,108 feet), meaning you ascend about 600 meters today. Our guide will take you very slowly to minimize the risk of any altitude-related sickness.

The journey from Pheriche to Lobuche takes us through diverse terrains, showcasing the beauty of the Himalayas. As we ascend, be prepared for breathtaking views and the awe-inspiring surroundings that define this iconic trekking region.

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

After having breakfast, we embark on a challenging yet rewarding trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp, a significant milestone in the iconic Everest region. The altitude of Lobuche is approximately 4,910 meters (16,108 feet).

We pause for lunch at Gorakshep, situated at approximately 5,164 meters (16,942 feet), before continuing our hike to Everest Base Camp at approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). The round trip to and from Everest Base Camp takes about 7-8 hours in total. Gorakshep, a small settlement, serves as our base before making our way to the legendary Everest Base Camp.

Along the way, absorb the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and the majestic Khumbu Icefall. After reaching Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

This trek is not only a physical challenge but also a spiritual and awe-inspiring experience as you stand in the shadow of the world's highest peak.

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

Early in the morning today, we embark on a challenging yet rewarding hike to Kala Patthar, a vantage point that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region. After a great time on Kala Pathar, we descend to our lodge for breakfast before trekking down to Dingboche. The altitude of Kalapathar is approximately 5,545 meters (18,192 feet), and Dingboche is approximately 4,410 meters (14,469 feet).

The journey involves trekking to the summit of Kala Patthar, where you'll witness the sunrise illuminating the towering peaks, including Mt. Everest. After soaking in the awe-inspiring vistas, we trek back to Dingboche, a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region. This trek combines physical endurance with the sheer beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

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

After having a delicious and fresh breakfast, embark on a trek to Chukhung, situated at an altitude of 4,743 meters (15,557 feet). The trek duration is approximately 2-3 hours. Upon reaching Chukhung, engage in climbing training to enhance your skills and readiness for the upcoming challenges. The day's itinerary includes climbing training to ensure you are well-prepared for the climbing aspects of the journey. The lodge at Chukhung provides a comfortable resting place, allowing you to recharge for the adventures ahead. Enjoy a well-deserved meal and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of this high-altitude destination.

The trek from Dingboche to Chukhung is a leisurely and relaxed day, providing an opportunity for comprehensive training and preparation for the upcoming Island Peak summit. This day allows you to focus on organizing and sorting out your climbing gear, ensuring that everything is in order for the ascent. Take advantage of this day to fine-tune your climbing skills and mentally prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. Use the time to familiarize yourself with the equipment and gather the necessary energy for the upcoming climb

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

After breakfast, our expert Sherpa climbing guide will lead your trek to the Base Camp. The trail from Chhukung takes an adventurous turn, guiding you through a fairly steep ascent southward before veering east towards the main line of the valley. As you traverse this path, it winds along or below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier, offering mesmerizing views of the glacier's majestic expanse.

The journey continues with a short and pleasant walk alongside a meandering stream, leading you to a prominent landmark known as the Big Rock. At this point, the route to the Amphu Lapcha pass unfolds to the southeast, adding an element of excitement to the trek. A thrilling crisis-cross route through the moraines of the Imja and Lhotse glaciers guides you to a wide valley flanking the southwest side of Island Peak.

Anticipation builds as you reach the Island Peak Base Camp at an elevation of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet). Nestled in the heart of this high-altitude wilderness, the base camp becomes your overnight refuge, setting the stage for the awe-inspiring ascent that awaits.

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

Today, you have to start early in the morning to summit Island Peak Ascent (6,189m/20,305ft) with our expert Sherpa climbing guide. Island Peak 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, three rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge lead to the top. After enjoying the summit views, you will descend to base camp.

Approx. Time: 8-9 hrs  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Today serves as an emergency or reserve day, providing flexibility in case of adverse weather conditions near the peak or unexpected challenges during the Island Peak climbing expedition. This reserve day is strategically positioned to be utilized whenever necessary, both before and after the ascent of Island Peak.

In the event of severe weather conditions as you approach the peak or if there are any health issues such as mild sickness or altitude-related problems, this reserve day offers a buffer to address and overcome these challenges. The purpose of this day is to ensure the safety and well-being of the climbers, allowing for adjustments to the itinerary as needed.

The flexibility of the reserve day provides a practical solution to navigate unforeseen circumstances, offering reassurance to climbers and ensuring that the journey remains both enjoyable and, most importantly, safe. 

Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Embarking on the trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche Village promises a scenic and rewarding journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region.The trek typically involves several hours of trekking, and the route takes you through diverse terrains with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.Start your day early, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Himalayas.

After a warm breakfast, bid farewell to the Island Peak Base Camp and begin your descent. The trail initially descends along the Imja Khola, offering views of glaciers and moraines. The path may wind through rocky terrain and boulders, so careful footing is necessary.

En route, you may pass through Dingboche, a picturesque village nestled in the Imja Valley. Take a break, enjoy the views, and perhaps have lunch in this charming settlement.

Pangboche is known for its ancient monastery, one of the oldest in the region. Take some time to explore the monastery, which holds cultural and historical significance. The views of Ama Dablam from Pangboche are particularly stunning.

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

Embarking on the trek from Pangboche Village to Namche Bazaar is a captivating journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Everest region. Our day begins with a delicious and hygienic breakfast at the Sherpa Lodge in Pangboche, a charming Sherpa village renowned for its rich cultural heritage and stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

We commence our trek by descending through the enchanting rhododendron and pine forests, arriving at the village of Debuche. Continuing our journey, we ascend to Tengboche, a site where we can revisit the Tengboche Monastery and revel in the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Following the exploration of Tengboche, we descend further to Phunki Tenga (3,250m/10,663ft), a small settlement nestled at the confluence of two rivers. Here, we pause for a delectable lunch, recharging for the rest of our trek.

Resuming our trek, we ascend to Kyangjuma (3,570m/11,712ft), a quaint village adorned with teahouses and lodges. This serves as an ideal spot for a break, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the surrounding scenery.

Beyond Kyangjuma, the trail unfolds into a gentle flat terrain, eliminating the need for further ascents. As we traverse this section, Namche Bazaar comes into view in the late afternoon. Namche, the bustling heart of the Khumbu region, greets us with its vibrant ambiance. The trail offers panoramic views of Everest and Ama Dablam, creating a spectacular backdrop to our arrival.

Namche Bazaar boasts a lively atmosphere with its markets, cafes, and lodges, providing a comfortable setting to conclude our day's trek. This leg of the journey combines diverse landscapes, cultural richness, and breathtaking views, offering an unforgettable experience in the Everest region.

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

Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is a renowned route in Nepal's Khumbu region, forming part of the classic Everest Base Camp trek. Covering around 13 kilometers (8 miles), the journey begins in the lively Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3,440 meters (11,286 feet).

The trail initially descends, tracing the Dudh Koshi River through Sherpa villages, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests. Crossing well-constructed suspension bridges offers thrilling views. Throughout, enjoy stunning mountain panoramas featuring peaks like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, and Kusum Kanguru.

Phakding, at 2,610 meters (8,560 feet), marks a picturesque midway point. From here, a gradual ascent unfolds, leading through more villages, suspension bridges, and forests. As Lukla nears, the valley widens, revealing awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

Arriving safely in Lukla, we celebrate with our Sherpa guide, acknowledging their vital role. A festive dinner marks the trek's end, fostering camaraderie and shared stories. Laughter fills the room as we toast to our collective achievement.

The evening evolves into a joyous celebration, cementing the bonds formed during our adventure. Expressing gratitude to our Sherpa guide, we bid farewell to the mountains with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the remarkable journey shared.

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

As we bid Lukla farewell, anticipation builds for our flight back to Kathmandu. Lukla Airport, or Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is renowned for its short and challenging runway, nestled amid the mountainous terrain. The journey to the airport is accompanied by a mix of excitement and a tinge of nostalgia for the adventure just concluded.

Navigating the unique runway, our aircraft takes off, initiating a mesmerizing flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This airborne journey provides spectacular aerial perspectives of the Himalayas, showcasing the majestic peaks we recently traversed. The small aircraft ascends, revealing panoramic views of valleys, snow-capped mountains, and the captivating landscape below.

Over the approximately 35-minute flight, our eyes capture glimpses of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other iconic peaks that have enchanted mountaineers and adventurers for generations. Each moment through the aircraft window serves as a final ode to the breathtaking nature that enveloped us throughout our trek, leaving an indelible imprint on our memories.

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

This additional night in Kathmandu is strategically planned as a contingency measure in case of flight delays from Lukla to Kathmandu due to adverse mountain weather or unforeseen challenges. This precaution ensures that any unexpected disruptions to the flight schedule won't impact your onward travel plans.

In the event of a delay, this extra night in Kathmandu acts as a safety buffer, offering peace of mind and flexibility. If your schedule allows, you can utilize this day to explore the remaining temples and monuments in Kathmandu, enriching your cultural experience. Alternatively, it serves as an excellent opportunity for leisurely shopping or simply unwinding and relaxing at your own pace.

This day is designed to provide you with the flexibility to adapt your trek program based on unforeseen circumstances, ensuring that your overall travel experience remains enjoyable and stress-free.

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

Following a delightful breakfast, our representative and dedicated office vehicle await at the hotel, ready to transfer you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It has been an absolute joy and privilege to serve you, and at Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions, we hold dear the bonds forged during your time with us. We express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing us as your travel partner and for exploring the incredible landscapes of Nepal.

We are confident that the trekking and climbing experiences in the mesmerizing Sherpa land of the Khumbu region have etched unforgettable memories, creating a well-enjoyed vacation. Until we meet again, ciao, friends!

Please be mindful that, while we aim to adhere to the provided itinerary, local trail conditions or weather variations might necessitate minor adjustments. Additionally, the trekking itinerary could be slightly altered based on the acclimatization rates of our trekkers. Venturing into the wild expanses above the timberline, we prioritize flexibility to ensure the safety of your journey and, most importantly, your well-being. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. Thank you for entrusting us with your adventure.

Meals: Healthy & hygienic Breakfast included

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Experience the thrill of a private Island Peak climbing adventure in 2024, tailored for you, your spouse, family, or a select group of friends. Choose your preferred travel dates, and we'll craft an exclusive trek just for you. Our dedicated team is ready to arrange the best private trips, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience.

Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Sherpa land with our local expert Sherpa private guides. Enjoy comfortable accommodations in well-selected hotels and clean, cozy Sherpa lodges throughout your trek.

Planning is simple – select your travel dates, and we'll handle the rest. To reserve your date, please send us an email. Your private Island Peak adventure awaits, and we're excited to make it a reality for you and your chosen travel companions.

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5-7 $2650
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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.

Bill Reed
Mar 12, 2024

Island Peak : Fantastic Climbing experience with Mountain Sherpa Trekking

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We had a fantastic experience with Mountain Sherpa Trekking. This company, run by three Sherpa brothers, organized everything for our Island Peak climb, from airport pickups to the best accommodations and expert climbing Sherpa guides. We combined the Everest Base Camp trek with the Island Peak climb, and our Sherpa guide, Mr. Tashi, was exceptional. He took excellent care of us, especially during the challenging climb. Thanks to the well-organized efforts of MSTE and our Sherpa guides, we successfully reached the summit.

After the successful climb, we spent an amazing three nights in Kathmandu, exploring Patan and Bhaktapur. Our tour guide, Sagar, was fantastic and took great care of us. I would highly recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to anyone looking to embark on an Island Peak climb or any other adventure trip in Nepal!

Why did you choose Mountain Sherpa Trekking?

We opted for Mountain Sherpa Trekking based on a strong recommendation from a friend. Additionally, we were drawn to their authenticity as a Sherpa family-owned company and were impressed by their appealing package and itinerary.

Would you recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to your friends?

We definitely recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking for anyone visiting Nepal. The country is stunning, and the people are incredibly welcoming. The MSTE Sherpa team is super friendly; we truly loved our experience with them.

What would you advice other travellers?

We advise fellow climbers and trekkers to prepare well in advance and book with an expert local Sherpa company.

Most memorable parts this Trip

The summit day marked the most enjoyable and memorable part of our journey. Additionally, the trekking portion from Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche was exceptionally cool and incredibly beautiful.

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Anthony Daniel
Mar 23, 2021

Island Peak- Best climbing experience with Local Sherpa Expert

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My friend and I had an incredible peak-climbing expedition on Island Peak. From the airport pickup, the hotel in Kathmandu, the Sherpa guide, Sherpa lodge accommodation, food, and every aspect throughout the trip were excellent. Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions' planning exceeded our expectations. MSTE did a fantastic job, providing meticulous care throughout the journey. Our Sherpa Guide, Mr. Migmar, was experienced, knowledgeable, and demonstrated excellent guiding skills in the Everest region and on Island Peak.

Island Peak climbing proved to be difficult, challenging, adventurous, and a thrilling experience. The view from the summit was breathtaking. We were fortunate with the weather and had a wonderful time in Nepal. Migmar and the porters went out of their way to assist us during trekking and peak climbing. We are 100% pleased with our decision to choose Mountain Sherpa Trekking for this expedition. Thanks to the entire MSTE team.

Would you recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to your friends?

I highly recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to other climbers who aspire to conquer this challenging yet rewarding peak in Nepal. Choose this company; they are experts, and their service quality is unmatched.

What would you advice other travellers?

Don't take climbing Island Peak lightly; you need good planning and a skilled Sherpa guide for a safe and enjoyable climb. Choose the right Sherpa company, like Mountain Sherpa, and prepare well before embarking on this expedition.

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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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