Three Passes with Island Peak Climb

20 Days

Everest region has become a popular destination for short trekking trips, longer treks, high passes, adventure peaks, challenging expeditions of mountains above 8,000 meters including the highest Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), the story of Yeti and the Sherpa culture.

If you want to achieve a summit on a trekking peak and spend as much time as possible in the Everest region including trekking and crossing over 3 high passes, here we have designed a trek combined with a peak to fulfill your expectations.

The trip includes Renjola and Chola pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Kongma la pass and then climbing of Island Peak. Therefore, we have named this trip as ‘Three Passes with Island Peak Climb’. Our Everest three high passes trek together with Island Peak climb provides an all-round experience of the famous Khumbu Valley.

This trip refers to as a hard trek advancing to the Renjo la Pass (5,340m/17,520ft), Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,586ft) and the tough Chola Pass (5,330m/17,487ft) making a circuit of Tawache (6,367m/20,890ft) and Cholatse (6,440m/21,129ft), Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft), Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and finally Kongma la Pass (5,535m/18,160ft).

The trip is also a blend of adventure, risks, Sherpa culture and their social life. The summit of Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,586ft) provides a lifetime memory from where a 360 degree view of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu is truly panoramic.

Participation Statement for Three Passes with Island Peak Climb

Trekking Encounters recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury. Participants in these activities should be fully aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Weather Conditions

The post and pre monsoon conditions experienced from October into mid – December/April-May are usually very fair, dry and stable. Daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm in the valleys (20-30C) whilst cool to very cold (especially with wind chill). Night time temperatures are cold to very cold (possibly as low as minus 30C) and you should make sure you have a very warm sleeping bag (-30C), an expedition weight down jacket and good quality down mitts.

High Altitude Warning

Safety is the major concern during all our expeditions and leaders are very careful of every forth coming situations. However, there are dangers involved in climbing 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks that cannot be avoided. If any emergency develops, our guides will do their best to save your life.

The extreme altitude, weather conditions, cold and other mountaineering hazards ensure high altitude climbing has unavoidable risks at the best of times, members of our expeditions need to be aware of these dangers and accept that they are an integral part of high altitude mountaineering.


A detailed equipment list is provided on booking. Arrangement of specialist items such as a four season sleeping bag and down jacket are essential before the expedition starts. We only use high quality expedition tents and gears where camp support is necessary.

Expedition Support

Our experienced leaders will head the expedition. We employ a long established loyal team of Sherpa staff who are supported by an equally professional team of cooks, with excellent facilities and hygiene creating a very comfortable Base Camp.


  • One of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks bounded by glaciers
  • Outstanding views of Lhotse, Baruntse and Makalu from the top
  • The mountain bears a resemblance to an island in a sea of ice
  • British Expedition team made the first ascent in 1953
  • Crossing of the 3 major high passes-Renjo la, Chola and Kongma la
  • A side trip to the world famous Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar


Cost Includes:

  • Permit fees for Island Peak and Sagarmatha National Park
  • Three times meals a day (B/L/D) served at teahouse/lodge and at our own kitchen during climbing period
  • Accommodations in the mountains at teahouse/lodge/tents
  • An English speaking and experienced Trekking Guide
  • Experienced NMA registered Climbing Sherpa Guide/Sardar
  • An experienced Cook and kitchen crew for camping period
  • Necessary porters
  • Necessary climbing equipment including Top quality high mountain Tents, Fixed and Main ropes, Ice-screws, Safety ropes, Jumars, Karabiners, etc.
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Regular flights for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and ground transfers to/from airport
  • Satellite phone support for expeditions and trekking peaks (on demand)
  • Emergency co-operation service and first aid kit box
  • A certificate by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on successful summit of peak climb
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Personal climbing equipment such as Plastic Boots, Ice-axe, Gaiters, Crampons, Harness, etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • Refundable Garbage Deposit of US $500
  • International Airfare and Taxes
Do I need to train for 3 Pass trek with Island Peak expedition?

It is a hard trek and rope climbing is involved in this expedition. So, regular exercising and jogging for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Any previous hiking experience is a great asset. However, climbing of Island Peak is demanding and you will need a great passion and prepare yourself for the summit.

What is the total distance covered on this trip?

The total distance covered on this trek is about 180 kilometers starting and finishing at Lukla. The trek goes through Namche Bazaar, Thame, Renjola Pass, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, Kongma la Pass, Chhukung, Island Peak and finally end the trek at Lukla via Namche Bazaar again.

Is Island Peak Climbing dangerous?

Climbing itself is not an easy task. The extreme altitude, weather conditions, cold and other mountaineering hazards ensure high altitude climbing has unavoidable risks at the best of times, members of our expeditions need to be aware of these dangers and accept that they are an integral part of high altitude mountaineering. However, compared to other climbing peaks in Nepal, Island Peak has less fatality.

Do I need oxygen while climbing Island Peak?

Generally, expeditions below 6,500 meters are run without ‘oxygen bottle’. But it is important to understand that the level of oxygen is thinner above 5,000 meters. So, previous high altitude trekking experience will be very helpful here.

Do I need Climbing Permit?

Yes, you will need a Climbing Permit issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Besides, you will also require Sagarmatha National Park Permit in order to enter into the Everest region.

Is the trip also for normal people suitable?

People with average physical condition can participate in this expedition. However, travellers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs or any other serious disease should seek medical advice from their doctor before signing for the trip.

Is the trip available for solo or in group only?

The trip is available for both solo and group trekkers. However, we recommend for a group of two persons which makes the trip cost effective and eventually this will be beneficial having a co-climber in the team. We provide 1 Climbing Guide/Sherpa Climber for 2 Persons.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Three Passes with Island Peak Climb
From $2,950
/ Adult
  • Fly in/out KTM-Lukla-KTM
  • 6,160 meters
  • Difficult

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