Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung - 3 Days

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Starts at Chhukung
  • Ends at Chhukung
  • Meals 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner
  • Accommodation Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude Island Peak (6189 Meters)
  • Activity Peak Climbing
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 5
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • Trekking through scenic valleys and villages, including the picturesque Sherpa village of Chhukung.
  • Climbing to the summit of Island Peak (6,189 meters/20,305 feet), one of the most popular and challenging peaks in the Khumbu region.
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
  • Acclimatization days at higher elevations help your body adjust to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Professional and experienced guides to lead the climb and ensure your safety.
  • Accommodation in tea houses and tents along the trekking route.
  • All necessary permits and fees for climbing Island Peak.
  • Specialized equipment, including crampons, ice axes, and ropes, is provided by the trekking company.
  • Opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn about the customs and traditions of the Sherpa people.
  • A challenging and rewarding adventure that will push you both physically and mentally, and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
  • Island Peak climbing from Chhukung is an adventure of a lifetime that will leave you with a deep sense of accomplishment and a newfound appreciation for the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas.
  • The climb offers the opportunity to connect with like-minded adventurers from around the world and forge lifelong friendships.
  • The trekking route passes through several beautiful alpine meadows, where you can enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of the Himalayas.

One of the greatest alternatives for you to add with your EBC Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, or 3 High Passes Trek in the Khumbu area is Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung. Green Valley Nepal Treks would assist you in achieving your objective to summit the Island (Imja Peak) and leave your mark on the summit of the 6189 Meters Peak if you are looking to join the group for climbing the island peak. One of the top peak-climbing expeditions and the best trek for mountaineering enthusiasts to incorporate with the Everest Base Camp Trek is Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung.

The ideal Himalayan hiking and climbing experience is provided by Island Peak Climbing. A day or even less is needed to go to the peak at a height of 6189 meters and descend to the base camp. Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung is a 3-day trip that provides an exciting climbing experience in a comparatively shorter amount of time and on a less expensive scale. The Island Peak serves as a training ground for more difficult climbs. Trekkers have to negotiate glaciers, and moraines, and walk in the bitter cold to have an adventure experience.

It is challenging but worthwhile to climb Island Peak from Chhukung. This climb entails climbing up high rocks and ice cliffs while traversing suspension bridges and glacial valleys. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and other mountains, as well as neighboring valleys, may all be seen from Island Peak's highest point. An Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Trip is the perfect way for any climber, novice or expert, who has been craving the thrill of adventure and wants to embark on adventure climbing trips outside of just trekking on Everest, to achieve their objective.

The itinerary for a 3-day island peak climb starts in Chhukung. A small community called Chhukung is located not far from the island's summit. You will meet your guide and the climbing team from Chhukung, who will inspect all of the gear and apparatus. The team moves toward the Island summit after inspecting all of the equipment. There will be a number of difficulties along the way, like stumbling over uneven terrain and dealing with unpredictably bad weather. Because this is the trip that puts your stamina to the test throughout the journey to the peak, you must maintain patience and have faith in yourself to accomplish Island Peak Climbing from Chukung.

The expedition crew will offer you training on how to use the climbing equipment when you arrive at Island Peak Base Camp and give you a few hours to acclimatize. One day is sufficient to get to Island Peak's highest point. The climb will begin as early as possible, and you will have to navigate ice crevasses and steep slopes and utilize the pre-set safety ropes to lead you to the summit. Even while reaching the peak and returning requires only one day, it can still be physically exhausting. A person's endurance and physical strength are put to the absolute test when climbing in soft oxygen to a height of more than 5000 meters.

Short sleep, rapid naps, massive climbs, and extremely soft oxygen are all required for the Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung. While it is not required, having climbing expertise might be beneficial in certain circumstances. Three days of physical endurance will be required from you. We thus ask that you be ready for the worst at all times. You may take a well-earned rest at the top, which is located at a height of 6189 meters and offers stunning views of summits including Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Bharuntse, Amadalam, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Kongde Peak.

If you are ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and climb Island Peak, now it’s the time to book your trip. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Package at a reasonable cost for 2024 and 2025. Our experienced guides will ensure a safe and successful climb while providing you with a unique cultural experience in the Khumbu region. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to reach the top of the Mera Peak and immerse yourself in the local culture. Contact Green Valley Nepal Treks today to book your 3 Days Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung package.

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  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.

What You Can Expect from Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung?

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular peak-climbing destination located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is a challenging climb that requires technical skills and experience but offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range and a thrilling adventure. Here's what you can expect from Island Peak climbing from Chhukung:

  • The Island Peak climbing adventure starts with a scenic trek from Lukla to Chhukung, passing through beautiful Sherpa villages, lush forests, and rugged mountain landscapes.
  • Before attempting the peak climb, you will spend a day acclimatizing in Chhukung to adapt to the high altitude and thin air.
  • Island Peak climbing requires basic mountaineering skills such as rope handling, ice axe and crampon use, and ascending and descending on fixed lines. Your guide will provide training and instruction to help you master these skills.
  • The summit climb to Island Peak involves steep and exposed sections of rock, ice, and snow. You will start early in the morning and climb through the night to reach the summit for sunrise.
  • The summit of Island Peak offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many others.
  • Along with the adventure of the climb, you will also get the chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture and way of life in the Khumbu region.

Is Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Suitable For You?

The suitability of Island Peak climbing from Chhukung depends on your physical fitness, climbing experience, and health conditions. However, here are some general guidelines that can help you assess if Island Peak climbing from Chhukung is suitable for you or not.

  • Island Peak climbing requires excellent physical fitness as it involves technical climbing, glacier travel, and long hours of walking in high-altitude conditions. You will need to have good endurance, strength, and stamina to complete the climb.
  • Climbing Island Peak from Chhukung is a technical climb that might require previous climbing experience. You should have experience in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes, as well as familiarity with basic mountaineering techniques.
  • Climbing Island Peak involves climbing at a high altitude, which can cause altitude sickness. You should be able to acclimatize well to high altitude and be able to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness to ensure your safety.
  • Climbing Island Peak is a challenging and physically demanding activity that requires mental preparation and resilience. You should be comfortable with heights, able to manage stress and anxiety and have a positive attitude toward challenging situations.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, you should consult with your doctor to assess whether Island Peak climbing is suitable for you. Some medical conditions, such as heart disease, asthma, or diabetes, may increase the risk of altitude sickness and other health complications.

Preparation for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Climbing Island Peak from Chhukung is a challenging and demanding expedition that requires careful preparation to ensure your safety and success. Here are some important steps to prepare for Island Peak climbing from Chhukung:

  • Climbing Island Peak requires a high level of physical fitness. You should engage in regular exercise to build strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. Activities such as hiking, running, and weight training can help you prepare for the physical demands of the climb.
  • Climbing Island Peak involves technical climbing skills such as the use of ice axes, crampons, and ropes. It is recommended that you have prior climbing experience and skills before attempting the climb. If you are new to climbing, you should consider taking a mountaineering course to develop the necessary skills.
  • Island Peak is located at a high altitude, which can increase the risk of altitude sickness. It is important to acclimate to the high altitude gradually to allow your body to adjust to the lower oxygen levels. You should spend several days at higher elevations before attempting the climb.
  • Climbing Island Peak requires specialized equipment such as crampons, ice axes, ropes, and harnesses. You should ensure that you have all the necessary equipment and that it is in good condition before attempting the climb.
  • Climbing Island Peak requires a climbing permit and the services of a licensed guide. You should obtain the necessary permits and make arrangements for a guide well in advance of your climb.
  • Climbing Island Peak can be mentally challenging as well as physically demanding. You should prepare yourself mentally for the rigors of the climb, including the potential for adverse weather conditions and physical discomfort.

Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Cost For 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers Island Peak Climbing trip from Chhukung at different prices based on group size. Please flow for details:

Island Peak Climbing Trip from Chhukung Cost: USD 500 per person, which might reach up to USD 675 per person based on group size.

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2 to 3USD 620 per personSend Inquiry
4 to 5USD 595 per personSend Inquiry
6 to 10USd 500 per personSend Inquiry

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Day to Day Itinerary
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Our Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung itinerary begins at Chhukung on the first day. Chhukung is accessible by a variety of routes. You will meet up with our climbing guide after traveling to Chhukung through the lovely trails. The preparation day occurs on the first day of our Island Peak climbing program. Today, the guide will describe the routes and explain the purpose of the equipment as well as how to utilize it. You will be responsible for organizing your own meals and lodging for the day.

Your climbing gear and equipment will be prepared along with other things by our climbing team. Our team can help you if you need to rent climbing equipment (climbing boots, gloves, jackets, etc.). You can return to your tea house and have a nap after meeting with our climbing team; the following morning, they will come and pick you up to begin the journey.

  • Tea House

Your Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Itinerary will begin between 7:00 and 8:00 in the morning. You will go to the Base Camp today starting from the Chhukung Valley. You will go from an altitude of 4750 meters to the Island Peak Base Camp, which is at a height of 5200 meters. From Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp, the hiking paths are difficult and rocky. You may observe the stunning glaciers on your trip to the Island Peak Base Camp. You may enjoy the stunning and mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains as well as the lovely glaciers by passing across the Imja River to the Lhotse Glacier.

Today is the big day as you will conquer the highest point of Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Itinerary. You leave all your stuff in the base camp, you just carry your day pack with packed lunch, water, a camera, and some energy bar or chocolate. It is very important to start early because we need to be on the summit before the afternoon because generally after the afternoon it gets very windy and foggy. The climb from the Base Camp to the high camp is a steep ascend. The rocky steep trails take you to the high camp through a narrow passage. The rocky trails get narrower as you go further. Today, get to bed early since we need to wake up at midnight to start summit preparations.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours

You will summit Island Peak today, the highest point of the Imja Peak Climbing from Chhukung Itinerary, making it an important day. You leave all of your belongings at base camp and only bring a daypack that has a packed lunch, water, a camera, and some energy bars or chocolate. It is crucial that we start climbing early since we need to reach the peak before it gets too windy and hazy in the late afternoon. The ascent is very steep from Base Camp to High Camp. You enter the high camp through a small opening on the rocky, steep slopes. As you go, the rough pathways get more congested.

After arriving at the High Camp, you should take a little break before continuing on to the glaciers to reach the summit of Island Peak. After roughly three hours of trekking through High Camp, you arrive at Crampon Point, where you set Crampons. Reach IMJA Glacier by walking on a narrow icy track while holding onto the main rope at a height of 5700 meters. Although our guide sets the ropes at the Glacier, the ascent from IMJA Glacier is not particularly challenging. The challenging portion of the journey is the climb up a vertical wall before the peak. As you ascend to the summit, the experienced guides will assist you in being fastened to the rope and harness to ensure your safety.

You will eventually reach the summit of Island Peak after negotiating the challenging slopes with the aid of ropes and guides. Amazing views may be seen from the peak. From the summit, you may explore and savor the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. You will eventually go back to where you were and descend to the Base Camp. You will once more begin the hike back to the lovely Chhukung Valley after arriving at the Island Peak Base Camp. Compared to the ascent, the descent is quicker and easier. Reaching the Chhukung Valley today will mark the conclusion of your Island Peak Climbing from the Chhukung expedition.

  • Tea House
  • Packed Lunch and dinner in Chhukung
  • 10 to 12 Hours

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu
  • Pre-climbing training at Island Peak Base Camp
  • Kitchen Equipment, Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tents, Toilet Tents, Table and chairs, and Mattresses for Island Peak Base Camp
  • Climbing Boots, Ice screws, Snow bars.
  • Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screw gate, Carabiners
  • Professional Climbing Guide Chhukung to Chhukung
  • Personal insurance, Food, accommodation, and equipment for our staff
  • Climbing peak permit, Garbage deposit fees, and other necessary fees
  • Packed Lunch for summit day
  • Achievement certificate (if you want) 
  • All our services charge government taxes 
Cost Excludes
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal (Compulsory)
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Gloves   (you can rent in Chhukung)
  • Personal expenses such as all kinds of drinks, hot showers, internet, Oxygen , donation, tips, etc...
  • Accommodation and meals in Chhukung 
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Useful Info

Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Best Time, Season, and Months

There are several seasons of the year that are better for Island Peak Climbing. The optimum times to climb Island Peak are regarded to be in the spring and autumn, similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Three High Passes Trek. As your adventure will begin in Chhukung, you must monitor weather conditions at Island Peak before deciding when to begin climbing.

The seasons of autumn and spring, which last from September to November and March to May, respectively, are excellent choices for Island Peak Climbing adventure. These months improve your climbing experience on Island Peak because of the bright sky and the greatest vistas. Your climbing experience is aided by the pleasant weather and temperatures throughout these months. The chilly temperature is one of the biggest issues at higher elevations. You can climb comfortably during these months because of the pleasant temperature. Regarding the winter and summer, the winter is too cold for you to undertake the climb, and the summer is typically wet, which might provide safety risks when climbing. As a result, you should only climb Island Peak from Chhukung during the ideal period.

Food or Meal Availability on Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Green Valley Nepal Treks will typically provide 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner, during Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Adventure. These meals are included in the cost of the package. It is important to note that the availability and quality of food may vary depending on the altitude and remoteness of the location. At higher elevations, the selection of food may be more limited and the quality may be lower due to the challenges of transporting supplies to these areas. However, we will try our best to provide nutritious and filling meals to keep you energized during the climb.

If you have any special dietary requirements or preferences, such as vegetarian or gluten-free, it's important to inform us in advance so that we can make necessary arrangements accordingly. You may also want to bring some high-energy snacks and supplements, such as energy bars and electrolyte drinks, to supplement your meals and help you stay hydrated and nourished during the climb.

Accommodation Facility on Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

In Chhukung, you will spend the night at a community teahouse. When sleeping at Island Peak Base Camp and High Camp, a solitary one-person tent will be supplied. The camping area has a dining tent that is equipped with a stool and a table so you can eat your meals in comfort, a toilet tent, and a one-person tent for sleeping. We have mats available, however, you need to bring a sleeping bag. We advise you to pack a five-season sleeping bag because the nights can get very cold.

Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Difficulty Level

Inexperienced climbers who are serious about climbing choose to ascend Island Peak from Chhukung, despite the difficulty of the route. Experienced climbers will find a variety of challenges to experience on the mountain. Your physical and mental endurance may be severely tested by the climb. Additionally, you must adjust to the decreased oxygen levels in the trail's lower portions. The majority of climbers fail to reach the summit, according to Island Peak's summit information.

Before attempting the 7000 and 8000 meter peaks, Island Peak is the greatest Himalayan Mountain for beginners. For those preparing to climb Mount Everest, Island Peak provides the ideal environment for acclimatization. The best place for Mount Everest expedition participants to practice their climbing techniques is Island Peak because it is so close to the mountain. There are ample possibilities in the challenging areas for them to improve their climbing abilities and gain confidence.

Climbing through ice, snow, and rock is required to reach the highest point. Ladders, ropes to belay and rappel down, and an ice axe are required for a few technically challenging sections. The day of the summit will include more than 10 hours of nonstop trekking and climbing. Often, this is really draining. To successfully finish this challenge, one must be in good physical and mental health. While not required, prior climbing expertise might be helpful.

Requirements of Travel Insurance for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

When you climb Island Peak from Chhukung, you need to have travel insurance. This insurance should cover things like medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation if something goes wrong. You should also make sure that your policy covers adventure sports like climbing and trekking. It's important to have coverage for high-altitude illnesses, trip cancellations or interruptions, personal liability, and any damage to your equipment. If you have any medical conditions, make sure they are covered too. You should read your policy carefully to make sure it covers everything you need. You can also consider upgrading your policy for extra protection.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies on Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung

Altitude sickness is a common problem for Island Peak climbers due to high altitude. It can cause headaches, nausea, and even serious conditions like cerebral and pulmonary edema. Here are some tips to prevent and treat altitude sickness during the climb:

  • Take time to adjust to the altitude and don't climb too fast
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Eat well and consume foods with carbs and electrolytes
  • Medications may help prevent or treat altitude sickness but only use under medical guidance
  • Descend to lower altitudes if symptoms worsen and seek medical attention
  • Oxygen therapy may be needed for severe symptoms

It's essential to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness and take them seriously. If you feel unwell, seek medical help right away.

Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Packing List, Gears, and Equipment

Here's a packing list for Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung:


  • Base layers (long-sleeve shirt and pants) made of moisture-wicking material
  • Insulated mid-layer (fleece or down jacket)
  • The waterproof and breathable outer layer (jacket and pants)
  • Warm hat, gloves, and scarf or neck gaiter
  • Hiking socks and sturdy hiking boots
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

Climbing Gear:

  • Mountaineering boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Carabiners and other necessary climbing hardware


  • Backpack (40-50 liters)
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Snacks and high-energy food
  • Personal medications (if applicable)
  • Cash (in Nepali rupees) for tips and other expenses

It's important to pack light and only bring what you need, as you will be carrying your own gear during the climb. It's also a good idea to check with your tour operator for any additional items that may be required or recommended for the climb. Recommended Packing List for Peak Climbing in Nepal

Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Booking Procedure

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Island Peak Climbing from Chhukung Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 10% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
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    Island Peak climbing from Chhukung with Green Valley Nepal Treks

    I recently completed the Island Peak climbing from Chhukung with Green Valley Nepal Treks, and I can't recommend them enough. The entire experience was fantastic, from the knowledgeable and friendly guides to the comfortable accommodations and delicious meals. The climb itself was challenging but incredibly rewarding, with stunning views of the Himalayas and a great sense of accomplishment at the summit. I felt safe and well taken care of throughout the trek, thanks to the expertise of the Green Valley team. Overall, it was an unforgettable adventure, and I would definitely book with Green Valley again.

    Wei ZhangSeptember 10, 2022China
  • TripAdvisor

    Island Peak climbing from Chhukung with Professional Climbing Guides

    I recently completed the Island Peak climbing from Chhukung with Green Valley Nepal Treks, and I have to say that it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The trek operator was very professional and made sure that we were well-prepared and equipped for the climb. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and they helped us acclimate to the high altitude and stay safe throughout the trek. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was excellent, and we felt well taken care of at all times. The climb itself was challenging, but the views of the Himalayas and the sense of accomplishment at the summit made it all worth it. Overall, I would highly recommend Green Valley Nepal Treks to anyone looking for a well-organized and unforgettable trekking experience.

    John SmithMay 15, 2022United States
  • No, Island Peak climbing is not a technical climb. It can easily be done by beginners with the guide’s help. This non-technical side of the climb is what makes it favorable for beginners and new learners.

  • The best time to climb Island Peak from Chhukung is during the autumn season (September to November) and spring season (March to May) when the weather is clear, and the skies are relatively stable.

  • No, you do not need previous climbing experience but you must be physically fit to climb Island Peak. You should also have experience using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.

  • It typically takes around 3 days to climb Island Peak from Chhukung, including acclimatization and rest days.

  • Yes, it's highly recommended to hire a guide for Island Peak climbing from Chhukung for your safety and convenience. A guide can also help you with logistics, equipment, and local knowledge.

  • You will need basic climbing gear such as crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet, and ropes, as well as warm clothing and other personal equipment. It's important to check with your tour operator for a complete packing list.

  • Yes, altitude sickness is a common concern during Island Peak climbing from Chhukung due to the high altitude. It's important to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • You will stay in Teahouses or lodges, when you are in Chhukung but as you ascend to Base Camp and High Camp you have to stay in tented camp.

  • Island Peak climbing from Chhukung is considered a challenging trek that requires a high level of physical fitness and mountaineering skills. The climb involves steep ascents and descents, and climbers will need to navigate crevasses, icefalls, and rocky terrain.

  • Yes, you will need a climbing permit to climb Island Peak from Chhukung. The permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), and climbers must be accompanied by a licensed climbing guide.

  • Yes, travel insurance is a must to climb Island peak. Make sure your policy has a provision for high altitude rescue and evacuation above 6000 meters.

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