Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Highlights

  • Most achievable climbing peak of Nepal above 6000m with outstanding Himalayan view from the summit
  • Visit Everest Base Camp, climb Kalapatthar Spectacular views of Himalayan giants: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and hundreds of Himalayan peaks
  • Carefully designed itinerary with adequate acclimatization and contingency day Exploration of ancient monasteries like Tengboche Monastery
  • Insight to Sherpa culture and a glance into village life of locals Scenic mountain flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu

Overview

Island Peak is 6,187 m high and one of the most popular and busy climbing peak in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and the serious climber can dream of. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you.

Our professionally designed itinerary offers you a couple of days extra at the same town to get acclimatized.

We head for Island Peak Climbing after the essential climbing practice course which is briefed and instructed by our Climbing Sherpa on various aspects of climbing techniques. Your historical effort to summit the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose. Descending with a sense of achievement, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village Tengboche famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital and cultural center of Khumbu.

If you are looking for longer trip to Island Peak then our 21 days Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Expedition, or 19 days Everest base camp trek with Island Peak climbing are other options for you.

Our Island peak Group trek departure every week from Kathmandu, private trek can be arranged any time, view our selected departure dates

The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak is an adventure that combines two very dramatic aspects of trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest with a climb of the Island Peak. It is best suited for people looking for an experience that is more thrilling than regular trekking journeys. It takes place in the beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal and is incorporated with many highlights. The best features and attributes of the region are included in the package. You will be getting an adventure that is very exciting and thrilling!

The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak starts with a short flight to Lukla, from where the trekking path goes through ethnic Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and many others. Hike to the vantage point at Kalapatthar and revel in the panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif. Visit the Everest View Hotel and have a cup of buttered tea as you enjoy the sight of the cerulean Himalayas right in front of you. Light butter-lamps in the Tengboche monastery and enjoy the view of prominent mountain peaks like the Ama Dablam, the Kongdi RI, the Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest, among many others. Then immerse yourself in the accomplishment of reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak!

Finally, after the ascent to the base camp, climb to the summit of the Island Peak. Surrounded by glaciers, the peak looks like an Island, and the views of the surrounding Himalayas from the peak are astounding! Enjoy the vast snowy ridges and acreages of ice as you make your way to the top of the peak, following our best professional guides and Sherpas. Use climbing equipment like crampons and karabiners as you slowly ascend to the top of the mountain. Observe the Sherpa culture and tradition as well as you make the journey. The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak lets you truly capture the beautiful cultural and natural aspects of the Khumbu and blends it with the climb and trek adventures! So if you are up for this adventure, join us for a trip of a lifetime!

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m).

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an your name Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at Hotel. No meals included

  • Day 2 - Kathmandu – Lukla - Phakding (2652m/8699ft), Duration: 3 hours

    You will have an early morning transfer to the airport for your Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at a high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. From Lukla, you will be trekking to Phakding with an amazing, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru accompanying you. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Phakding. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5 hours.

    We begin the 5 hours trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the “Gateway to Everest,” is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 4 - Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.

    A day will be spent in Namche in order to adjust to the high altitude. We’ll go on a short trek to a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point can be seen rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 5 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) – 5 hours.

    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. After 5 hours we’ll reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 6 - Trek to Dingboche(4,350 m) – 6 hours.

    From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 7 - Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Dingboche, Duration: 6 hours

    This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100 meters. After breakfast, you will ascend to Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude, there are good views of the Lobuche East (6119m), the Lobuche West (6145m), the Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), the Kangtega (6685m) and the Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you will then start the descent back to Dingboche and the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, we can take a well-deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dingboche, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 8 - Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m / 16105ft):

    We make our way towards Lobuche tonight ascending on the hill that moves gradually passing along Chortens that gives you chance to view the Himalayas. Soon an easy walk through valley takes us towards lunch site of Dughla. There is couple of resting points and restaurants to serve us. We have a quick rest here and walk forward to ascend Chukpo Lari. We get at even more higher elevation that offer even more majestic views not only of Nepal, but also upto Tibet himalayas. There are many memorials of mountaineers who lost their lives trying to climb Everest expedition. Slowly then the rocky path move ahead towards Lobuche witnessing Lobuche peak. And after one hour we finally arrive at one of the few tea houses over there. Straight to bed for rest, dinner and flat on bed to get ready for next day’s walk to Gorakshep. We stay overnight at local teahouse in local lodge. Walking time will be 4 to 5 hours with meals included Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 9 - Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft):

    We wake up early in the morning and our day begins after walking slowly through trek route full of rocks and dust. Facing the strong wind through Lobuche pass, we will first check in into our guest house in Gorakshep. First suggestion to do after getting here is to have a bowl of garlic soup. It really helps you to get out of altitude sickness and makes you easier to breathe. Slowly then we pass through the lateral moraine falling from Khumbu glacier. We can even hear the crackling sound of ice falling through Nuptse. We have our lunch, take rest, get a boost to our energy and walk to our destination Everest base camp. It shall be a great challenge to make it happen walking up, down, rocky path and finally in between a land of ice and rock. After this great achievement to step at base of Everest, we return towards our tea house at Gorakshep. Late we spend our night there too. Total walking time of 8 to 9 hours with meals that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Or, we shall also have a small twist today by heading to Gorakshep from Lobuche and later hiking up to Kalapathher for excellent sunset views, as the sunset views are more striking than sunrise. It will be the toughest task to get at top of Kalapathher. Spend overnight at Gorakshep and head to EBC tomorrow morning (next day) and walk back to Dingboche..

  • Day 10 - Ascend Kalapathher (5545m/ 18188ft) and trek back to Dingboche

    We hike up to Kalapathher today before sunrise to witness great views of Nuptse, Everest and other nearby himalayan peaks. While ascending the Kalapathher, we stop at several points to take lots of pictures, catch our breath, take a sip of water and again continue walking towards the top. Weather radar and prayer flags can be seen at top of Kalapthher hike. Later as the sun rises, we get down towards Gorakshep. We have our breakfast at local teahouse where we had stayed in and after few time hike to Dingboche via Lobuche and Thukla. We shall walk for 6 to 7 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

  • Day 11 - Dingboche/Chhukung to Island peak base camp

    Today is short trek to the Island Peak base camp. From today we will stay in tented camps for the next two days, with food prepared by our staff in the camp. The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a moderately steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the contour of the valley. We then walk on a zigzag path below the southern flank of Lhotse Glacier moraine. We continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. At southeast, we see the Amphu Labtsa route. A network route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a spacious valley (Pareshaya Gyab) nearby the southwest side of Island Peak where we will set our tents. After a brief rest, our climbing guide will instruct you the methods of using climbing equipments and some technical climbing skills. Along with practical knowledge on using climbing gears like ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc., you will also learn using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we strongly believe that some training will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit safely together with a fun experience. Walking time 4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

  • Day 12 - Island Peak Base Camp to Summit Peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chhukung, Duration: 10 – 11 hours

    Today is the Island Peak Ascent (6,189m). We will begin our climb early in the morning, generally around 1 AM. In the beginning, we will climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we will descend all the way to Dingboche for overnight stay. Overnight stay at the guesthouse/tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 13 - Trek back to Chhukung to Namche Bazar

    We follow the main route from Chukkung to Dingboche, Tengboche and to Namche. Therefore we can feel the drop in altitude and breathing becomes much easier than at Chukkung. We won’t miss our opportunity to immerse in natural beauty from different perspective. After reaching at Namche, we take shower and relax. Walking hours will be approximately from 7 to 8 hours and meals includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Day 14 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    We return towards Lukla today through steep downhill through surrounding hills, forests, crossing the suspension bridges over river tributaries. The trekking route passing through the lower valleys gives excellent views of rhododendron forests, pine trees, snow covered peaks and the amazing feeling that strikes our heart after completion of our Island peak climbing and Everest base camp trekking adventure. We walk for around 6 to 7 hours today with meals including Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 15 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Our final trip conclusive day at Lukla as we shall board a flight towards Kathmandu in the morning. It shall be most probably a morning flight as weather are usually clear in the early time. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will check into your hotel and rest. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. Meals included breakfast only

  • Day 16 - International Departure:

    Finally after all your packing and everything is done, one of our office representative will drop you off towards international airport. Farewell friend. We hope you have liked our hospitality services and we look forward to see you again for next adventures in coming future. Meals includes : Breakfast.

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle
  • Two night’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge trek and camping (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and ocasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Island Peak Base Camp).
  • Climbing sherpa from Island peak base camp for the summit and back to base camp.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit.
  • All domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (Click the trekking equipment tab)

Important Information

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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