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Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek


Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is wholesome travel package. It is adventure as well as legend in itself. Moreover, the trip has all the activities to do in Everest region of Nepal. Get ready to capture breathtaking experience of adventure and trekking in Nepal.

If you don’t want to do Everest Base Camp, try Island Peak Climbing only. It is exclusive climbing package. Most of the climbers who are in pursuit of expedition prefer to climb Island Peak (6160 m). However, first time climbers can also scale this mountain. Therefore, it is an adventure for all.

Another name of Island Peak is Imja Tse. It is the local Sherpa name of the mountain. The term “Island Peak” was named by British expeditionary team back in 1953. That was the first time this mountain was climbed. However, main summit was scaled in 1956 by Hans Rudolf, Swiss Team and Sherpa. The mountain is an ideal for preparation exercise before scaling Mt. Everest. Lots of climbers follow the same pattern.

Island Peak Climbing Route

Best way to climb Island Peak is to start the climb around 2 or 3 a.m. in the morning. People start the climbing after resting at High Camp (5600 m). It helps to reduce the time and energy during summit push. However, major concern on this option is the high altitude. Less water supply and sleeping at such height come with lots of negative consequences. Therefore, lots of people prefer to ascend the summit from base camp. It is possible.

Base camp of Island Peak to High Camp is relatively easy. It is just a trekking exercise. Just above the high camp the climb is slightly challenging. After scrambling your way the landscape becomes broad. After the broad gully, walking in glacier begins. Climbers then have to climb on a steep snowy slope.

Fixed Ropes are in use from this point. Challenging uphill ascent starts from here which is nearly about 100 m to the summit ridge.

You Won’t see Mt. Everest from Island Peak Top

If you think that you can see Mt. Everest from top of Island Peak, then you are wrong. Mt. Lhotse blocks your view even if the Mt. Everest is just 10 km away  from Island Peak.

Why Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek?

Hike to Everest Base Camp is popular trekking trip. Lots of trekkers trek on this trail. Similarly, Island Peak Climbing is major climbing destination. It is next to Lhotse and just 10 kilometres from Mt. Everest. During peak climbing adventure if you add ebc trek, it rewards you with two things. First is that you get to leave your footprints at the base camp of world’s tallest mountain. Second is that you will be fully acclimatized before climbing.

Cost of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek doesn’t go much higher than just climbing package. Therefore, we recommend you to add EBC Trek as well in your peak climbing itinerary.

Please check our Everest Base Camp Trek package if you want to do trekking only. For Island Peak Climbing only also check our site for more information.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Acclimatization in Namche
Day 5 Trek to Tengboche
Day 6 Trek to Dingboche
Day 7 Dingboche Acclimatization
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche
Day 9 Trek to Gorakshep; Hike to Everest Base Camp
Day 10 Hike to Kalapathar; Trek to Chhukung
Day 11 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp
Day 12 Island Peak Ascent; Trek to Chhukung
Day 13 Trek to Debuche
Day 14 Trek to Monjo
Day 15 Trek to Lukla
Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu; Rest Day
Day 17 Departure

Detail Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Our Airport Representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. All trip details will be discussed. Welcome Dinner is given to you from agency.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute picturesque flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. We begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before climbing to Ghat (2530m). Then, track climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar

On the way, from Phakding, today we can have a scene of an arresting pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing numerous suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check spot with the peaceful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The lane continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. Now, the trail climbs slowly crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. We stay this night in hotel.

Day 4
Acclimatization in Namche

We will spend a day here in order to become accustomed and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts advise to hold at least one extra night. There is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche

From Namche Bazaar he trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with wonderful views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. The fairly flat way will take us today to view wonderful landscape of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The path continues and we can observe wild lives like musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird). Then the path slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. With the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks, the famous Gomba, Tengboche Monastery can be spotted.

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche

Today, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exhilarating suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. We can see gigantic view of Ama Dablam and the track lines up to the upstream closer to Imja River quite pleasant up toward Imja valley. The trail at present show the way us to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the stunning terraced field enveloped by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We stay at hotel at night.

Day 7
Dingboche Acclimatization

Today, we explore Dingboche. Dingboche is a fascinating jumble of small fields encircled by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the massive rock looks of Taweche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. We hike to top of Nagarshan Hill as well. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche

On this day, we come up the small point behind the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to slope frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The incredible view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.

Day 9
Trek to Gorakshep; Hike to Everest Base Camp

Today is a challenging day. We walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without climbing equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over a unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 10
Hike to Kalapathar; Trek to Chhukung

Today is another difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mount. KalaPatthar (5545m) The climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, tower directly to the front and on all sides come into view, the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny settlement at 5180 meters then trek down to Chhukung Valley.

Day 11
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

We will walk towards Island Peak Base Camp and prepare for the ascent. The climbing guide will instruct the climbers and perform the last minute drills. We will sleep early as we have to wake up very early in the morning. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12
Island Peak Ascent; Trek to Chhukung

Very early in the morning we will start our climbing. Climbers need to follow the instructions of the Sherpa and climbing leader. Spend some time on the top of the peak. After the peak ascent we will trek towards Chhukung.

Day 13
Trek to Debuche

We will retrace the journey back to Debuche on the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 14
Trek to Monjo

We will walk through the town of Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. The return trip on the high altitude trekking and peak climbing always amazing as the altitude decreases and you will breathe more comfortably. Overnight at Monjo

Day 15
Trek to Lukla

We will walk along the Dudhkoshi River to Lukla. We will enjoy with the climbing and trekking crew members rejoicing the amazing as well as successful peak climbing adventure in Nepal.

Day 16
Fly to Kathmandu; Rest Day

Early in the morning we will take the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will rest on this day. The agency will provide the Peak Climbing Certificate and also treats you with the Farewell Dinner.

Day 17

Our Airport Representative will drop you at the airport and bid farewell.

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • Airport Pick Up & Drop in private transportation
  • • Trip Briefing, Pre-preparation & Counseling
  • • Government Taxes & Office Service Fees
  • • All peak Permits & Entrance Fee
  • • Overnight Accommodation at Hotel (During Stay in City) Room & Breakfast basis
  • • Complimentary Welcome or Farewell Dinner/Lunch
  • • Accommodation in Tea house/Lodge/Hotel as per availability during trip
  • • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Tea & Coffee during trip
  • • Experienced Government License Holder Trekking Guide and Local Porters
  • • Climbing Guide & Porter Salary
  • • Flight or transportation charge of Crew members if applicable
  • • Trekking Crew members’ Insurance
  • • Additional In-trip services (clerical and personal)
  • • First Aid Medicinal Kits
  • • Trekking Bags & Trekking Route Maps
  • • Trip Completion Certificate

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • All Meals stated other than on Itinerary
  • • Personal Travel Insurance; You need to get mandatory insurance to travel to certain areas of Nepal
  • • International Flight and all transportation before meeting our representatives
  • • Nepal Visa and other government formalities not related to your trip
  • • All kinds of beverages including water
  • • WiFi Internet, Hot Showers and trunk calls during the trip
  • • Personal Equipments
  • • Personal Expenses and food items beyond stated on itinerary
  • • Tips & Gratuities for the Trip Crew members


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Trip Facts

  • Departure From : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 17 days
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

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