Polar Trek



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Duration15 days


Max Altitude6,189 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsKathmandu

Trip EndsKathmandu

Group StyleGroup and Private

ActivitiesTrekking + climbing

Best SeasonMar-Jun & Sept-Dec


  • Stunning views of the world’s highest mountains - Mt Nuptse (7,879m), Mt Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Mt Makalu (8,475m) and Cho Polu (6,734m), Mt Baruntse (7,720m), and the majestic Ama Dablam (6,856m).
  • Scenic mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Namche Bazaar - famous Sherpa hometown.
  • Ancient Tengboche monastery.
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr.
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people.
  • Embark on a journey to the base of mighty Mt. Everest – Everest Base   Camp.
  • Namche Bazaar is an entrance and a cultural hub to the Everest region.
  • Great perspectives of the mountain range from the highest-placed hotel – Hotel Everest View.
  • Get a glimpse of the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.
  • Picturesque trek to Kala Patthar (5,555 m).
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse,     Thamserku, Cho Oyu.

Overview about Island Peak

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most enriching experiences in the Khumbu region. This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its location - in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island rising from a sea of ice. It was renamed Imja Tse in the early 1980s, but most people still call it - Island Peak.
The Island Peak (6,189m) lies above Chhukung in the Khumbu region, and you can clearly see it from Dingboche. The peak arises from the middle of the Chhukung valley and is surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar gaciers.

Eric Shipton from the 1953 Mount Everest expedition named it Island Peak. Climbing this peak is physically demanding but not challenging.
For climbing Island Peak, you need to have a high level of physical fitness and a moderate level of technical climbing knowledge. During the trip, we will help you develop your mountaineering skills, and by the end of the Island Peak Climb, you will gain enough climbing skills to overcome the Island Peak difficulty. 
From Chhukung, the trail goes northwards to the high Imja valley and finally to Island Peak's south ridge base camp. From here, you will see striking views below the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. We will be camping at the Island Peak Base Camp for the night, aiming to summit the peak the next day.
On the summit day, we will wake up early and climb a rocky ridge. You will be following our lead Sherpa. From the peak, you will get stunning, surreal views of mountains Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Central (8,410m), and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) that form a semi-circle in the north, you can see Ama Dablam (6,812m) and Baruntse (7,129m) in the south, and Makalu (8,475m) in the east.
On the top of the Island Peak, you will experience the feeling of accomplishment that will last for your entire life. After enjoying the views to our heart's content, we will descend to the Island Peak Base Camp and retrace our trekking trail to reach Lukla.


Day 1: Ramechhap to Lukla (2,840m) by flight and trek to Tok tok village (2,700m) 4 hrs, lunch camp.


Day 2: Tok tok to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.


Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, on that day we'll do the 3 hrs hike to Syangboche (3,720m)(Everest view point) and back to the lodge have lunch and relax to look around Namche bazaar the rest of the day.


Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m) 6 and half hrs, including lunch break.


Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m) 5 and half hrs, including lunch break.


Day 6: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m) 5 hrs, Including lunch break.


Day 7: Lobuche to Gorak shep (5,140m) 3 hrs, after lunch hike up to EBC (5,364m) to see the Khumbu glacier and mountain views and back to the lodge, 3 and half hrs.


Day 8: Early in the morning hike up to Kala Patthar view point (5,550m) to see Mt. Everest and great sunrise and back to lodge and have breakfast and trek down to Dingboche village (4,410m) 9 hrs, including lunch break.


Day 9: Dingboche to chhukung (4,730m) takes 1 and half hrs to the meeting point with a climbing guide, check all climbing equipment, and rest of the day briefing by guide


Day 10: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m) duration: 4 hours.Pre-climb training at Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m)


Day 11: Wake up at 12 midnight and have breakfast then, start climbing around 1 am, to Summit Island Peak (6,189m) & return to Base Camp; and back to Chhukung 11 to 12 hrs.


Day 12: Chhukung to Kyangjuma (3,550m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.


Day 13: Kyangjuma to Tok Tok (2,700m) 6 and half hrs, including lunch break.


Day 14: Tok Tok to Lukla (2,840m) 4 and half hrs, lunch camp.


Day 15: Lukla to Ramechhap by flight and drive to Kathmandu by Hiace. 4 hrs and half.


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What‘s included

    Peak Permit , Garvage deposite, National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
    A highly experience Climbling guide(Sherpa), helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and all the neceesary climbing equipments..
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.
    Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter


4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries


Q1. Is the Island Peak Climbing Expedition challenging?

Yes, the expedition is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience.

Q2.When is the best time for the Island Peak Climbing Expedition?

The best seasons are Spring and Autumn, offering stable weather and clear mountain views.

Q3. Do I need climbing experience to join this expedition?

Some prior climbing experience is beneficial, as the climb involves technical elements.

Q4. What's the highest point reached during the trek?

The highest point is the summit of Island Peak at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet).

Q5.Are special permits required for this trek?

Yes, you’ll need a climbing permit and an Everest National Park Entry Permit.

Q6.Why choose Polar Trekking and Expeditions PVT. LTD. for this adventure?

With seasoned climbing guides, meticulous planning, and a commitment to safety, we ensure an unforgettable and secure trekking experience.

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