The trek to Island Peak initially follows the main Everest Base Camp Trek route, but separates at Dingboche. It can be made as a circular trek that takes in some of the Himalaya's most spectacular scenery. The climb to the top of the peak is moderately easy (by Himalayan standards), but a guide and porters are essential.
A climbing permit currently costs $350 USD per up to four tourists, as this summit is considered a "Group B" NMA Peak.
Chukhung - located just below (three hours walk to the west of) Island Peak.