Island Peak Climbing W/EBC

Trip Fact

  1. Duration20 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 2499

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Max. Altitude: 6189m

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climb combines the classic Everest region walk with a challenging climb to the top of a snow-capped Himalayan mountain. Island Peak (6,189m) is locally known as Imja Tse and located in Chhukung Valley. The climb does not require technical experience but clients should have an excellent level of fitness for this adventure, which involves some glacier and snow climbing. Our trek and climb embark from the Lukla airport, following a short, scenic flight from Kathmandu. We walk through Sagarmatha National Park, enjoying the beautiful scenery as well as traditional Sherpa villages. 

We have a rest and acclimatization day in the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar, and then, over the next week, we make our way to Everest Base Camp and Mt. Kalapatthar, passing beautiful monasteries and chhortens. Descending to Chhukung, we trek to Island Peak climbing base camp, where we do some pre-climbing practice sessions to be familiar with our equipment and climbing techniques. Then it’s time to reach the summit, where we get spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,481m), Ama Dablam (8,481m), Nuptse (7,861m) and other surrounding peaks. After our descent, we trek down over the next several days to Lukla and our flight back to Kathmandu. This is mainly a teahouse trek, but we sleep in tents at Island Peak climbing Base Camp during our ascent and descent.

Nepal Hiking Trek provides the expertise, with a professional climbing guide, and excellent support to make your adventure a success. For more details, feel free to contact us. 

The Everest base camp trek with Island peak climbing.

Island Peak Climbing W/EBC Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02:City tour or free day

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,869m), trek to Phakding (2,652m).

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

Day 05:Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization (3,440m).

Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m).

Day 07:Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m).

Day 08:Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m).

Day 09:Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), back to Gorakshep (5,170m).

Day 10:Hike up Kala Patthar (5,545m), trek to Lobuche (4,940m).

Day 11:Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m).

Day 12:Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m).

Day 13:Island Peak summit (6,189m), back to Base Camp.

Day 14:Reserve day to account for bad weather.

Day 15:Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m).

Day 16:Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

Day 17:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,869m).

Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 19:Rest day, farewell dinner.

Day 20:Departure.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pick-up and drop of by private car/van/bus.
  • 4 Nights accommodation in 3 stars (***) hotel in Kathmandu with the BB plan.
  • Kathmandu city tour including city tour guide salary, entry fees, and private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu –Lukla-Kathmandu by flight.
  • Full board meal during the trek (3 times tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Twin sharing a normal room.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • Experienced, expert, friendly guide, porter and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Double bag for the trekking use.
  • Trekking poles for the trekking duration.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag.
  • All permits and Tims (please bring a passport copy and photos).
  • Excellent quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping for Base Camp.
  • Good quality Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment for all participate 
  • Government tax, farewell dinner.
  • Assistant Cook & Transportation: Trekking assistant cook & necessary kitchen helper on the basis of Member and they carry of camping equipment and tent from Khare.
  • Camping Equipment Utensils: EPI Gas, gas stove or fuel stove for Cooking, Fuel or Kerosene oil,  Cooking pot, Mattress, Walker Talkie( Talk Back) etc.
  • Staff salary and Allowance: All our staffs & porters daily wages/equipment/food/clothing.
  • High Altitude Tents: North Face Dome Tent Space for Two Pax, Wall/Cabin Tent for Dining and Kitchen, etc.
  • High Camp Lodging & Food Service: Chocolate and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) a day for Member And Staff.
  • Drinks & Beverage: Tea with Biscuits and Hot drinking water in climbing Period and Hot washing water in case required.
  • Fixing Gear: Fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons as well as Heli Rescue / Charter Arrangement. 

Cost Exclude

  • International flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Cold drinks, snacks, and personal pieces of equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers.
  • Personal Gear: Climbing boot, Crampons, Ice ax/ Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight / ATC guide, Tap sling, etc.  (Possible to hire at Khare).

  • Tips: Climbing Sherpa, High Altitude Guide and Tips for staff.

Island Peak Climbing W/EBC Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m).Namaste and welcome to Nepal! We meet you on arrival and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).

Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandup Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.

Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,869m), trek to Phakding (2,652m).After an early breakfast, we take you to the domestic airport for the short, scenic flight to Lukla. We begin the trek above the Dudh Koshi River and walk to Phakding. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).We begin our walk uphill after check-in at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. As we approach Namche Bazaar, we can see the stunning Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, is considered the Sherpa capital. BLD.

Day 05Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization (3,440m). During our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we take short trips to explore the shrines, markets and natural surroundings. We can opt to walk around villages such as Khunde, Khumjung and others, experiencing the colorful monasteries and Chhortens. BLD

Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m).Today's walk gives us outstanding views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other white peaks. Tengboche is renowned for its beautiful Buddhist monastery. BLD

Day 07Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m).We walk gradually up a trail that is sometimes rocky to Pheriche. BLD

Day 08Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m). Today we cross a glacial moraine, which at times can slow us down. Also, the air is becoming thinner as we continue ascending. BLD

Day 09Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), back to Gorakshep (5,170m). It’s a great day for us. We reach Gorakshep for lunch and then proceed to Everest Base Camp. Depending on the time of year, we may see the movement of climbers practicing for their climb of Mt. Everest. After a short time, we descend back to Gorakshep for our overnight stay. BLD

Day 10Hike up Kala Patthar (5,545m), trek to Lobuche (4,940m).We get up early to catch the sunrise view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks from Mt. Kalapatthar. Then we trek down to Pheriche, have lunch and trek down to Lobuche. BLD

Day 11Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m). There are two options: one is to trek down to Chhukung via Dingboche and the other is to cross the scenic, and highest, Himalayan pass of the Everest region, Kongma La Pass. BLD

Day 12Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m). We walk gradually up, enjoying beautiful open-vista views of the surrounding peaks. After reaching base camp, we will practice various climbing techniques and familiarize ourselves with our equipment. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13Island Peak summit (6,189m), back to Base Camp.We wake up early for our ascent of Island Peak, readying our ropes and crampons. This is a long day because of our pace, slowed by the thin air, the glacial landscape and the round-trip distance. At the top, you enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Thamserku, Kantega and others. After taking lots of photos, we climb down to base camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14Reserve day to account for bad weather. The weather may change at any time and we need to build an extra day into your schedule to help assure smooth travel plans. If there are no problems, the day can be used in Lukla, in case the flight gets delayed or canceled.

Day 15Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m).Today we trek down to Pangboche, which has beautiful old monasteries, Chhortens and Mani walls. BLD

Day 16Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Walking gradually, we reach the familiar and hospitable town of Namche Bazaar. Many trekkers look forward to this return destination for the availability of a hot shower! BLD

Day 17Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,869m).On our last walking day, we reach Lukla from where we began the trek. It’s also the last day with some of our crew, so we enjoy the evening with a celebration to toast our successful trek. BLD

Day 18Fly back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. From the Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to your hotel. BB

Day 19Rest day, farewell dinner. Enjoy a full day in Kathmandu, whether it’s shopping in Thamel, visiting historical sites or a well-deserved trekker’s massage. We also want to celebrate your adventure with a farewell dinner. BB

Day 20Departure.After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for your journey with us!

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Island Peak Climbing W/EBC Reviews

  • Amazing trip!

    Ehains2, Holy see (Vatican City State)

    “Amazing trip!”


    January 10, 2017

    From the minute that we stepped off the plane Hari's professionalism and all around awesomeness helped make this an adventure of a lifetime. If we could go back and do it all over there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't change a thing. Fantastic guide and fantastic company.

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