Everest Base Camp Trek + Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak climbing in Khumbu Himalayan range, the Peak is also known as Imja Tse and is one of the most popular trekking peak climbing in Nepal. Island Peak is the most sought after trekking destination because of its challenging geographical conditions. Island Peak trek climbing offers us enchanting views of Mt, Everest (8848m.), Lhotse (8516m), Amadablam (6856m.) and numerous others peaks and at the same time it draws the attention towards monasteries and traditional Sherpa villages. Such a massive glance of the Himalayan peaks can create a pleasant wave of contentment.

Everest base camp trek and Island peak Climbing can be started via the air service from Katmandu to Lukla or a drive to Jiri of 184 km. The Island Peak climbing starts trek from Lukla and then continues up past Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Everest base camp and return to Chukung valley, Imaja Glacier to the Base camp of Imja Tse or Island peak and returns via the same route to Kathmandu.

Island Peak at 6189 metres, is not among the Himalayan giants, but nevertheless provides an elating mountaineering experience to the beginner and expert alike. No technical mountaineering skill is necessary to climb Island Peak, simply a high level of fitness and the desire to push yourself to the limit.

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel. B&B
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sihgtseeing tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel.B&B
Day 03: Kathmandu Lukla - Phakding (2652m) 3 hours.

Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on an evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! When we get Lukla then have cup of coffee at Khumbu resort, (Remember this building we have to stay overnight for fly out to Kathmandu after finished our trip) After the nice hot drink our adventure starts along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2800m with green landscape & view of Kusum kangraru. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours
After you finished your hot breakfast your guide will lead the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley with brilliant views of Thamserku & Kusum kangraru to the Munzo, just beyond the Munzo you will see huge building of Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Gate, where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected, can get more information about the Everest region & National park Oh don't forget to observe the records of monthly visitor into the Khumbu region. Then trek down & cross the Jorsale Bridge, This is the last place to Namche Bazar so we recommended you to have lunch or some snacks! make sure you have enough water for 3 more hours. The trail Continue along the Dudh Kosi River after two more brides begins the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3441m, the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail to Namche Bazar! Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours.
This is a day for acclimatization. We will take you the shyangbuche airport 3700m. it is suppose to height airport in the world. Then continue slightly climbing to Everest view hotel where you can observe including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache & many more. After the brilliant view of those mountains, we trek down to Namche & we will take a Sherpa museum. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa peoples & Mt. Everest photo Gallery. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D
Day 06: Namche - Tengbuche (3860m) 5 hours
The trail leads flat & easy towards the view of Mt. Everest & other mountains up to Kyangjuma about 1-1.30 hours then have cup of tea and descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengbuche at 3860m. The home of the famous Tengbuche Monastery, spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is long but, more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on clear day's views of Mt. Everest and it surrounding peaks. Amadablam means "Mother's Charm Box" and is named after the little box that Sherpa women wear around their necks. It is also one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya. Overnight at guest hose. B.L.D
Day 07: Tengbuche - Dingboche (4410m) 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. (3900m perhaps today is most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude while trekking like other days & enjoying the view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other smaller peaks, will be just in front of those mountains & feel like been heaven, The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche as know as summer valley 4,400 m. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 08: Day trip to Chhukung RI & trek back to Dingboche (5546 mtrs) 7 hours.
Today you can enjoy another acclimatization day. This day we will have a day trip to Chhukung Ri 5546m The views from Chukkung is wonderful, also we can observe a fifth highest mountain Makalu. Then descend to Chhukung for Lunch & continue down to Dingboche. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D
Day 09: Dingbuche- Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, is leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche 4240 m. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley-gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche 4910m.Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5180m) 3 hours
After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu Glacier. Straight-ahead is Kalapatthar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. Trek to Gorakshep and prepare for tomorrow's Everest Base Camp Expedition 5400 meters. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 11: Gorakshep (5180m) - Everest base camp (5400m) – Gorakshep (5180m) 7 hours
About 9 o'clock starts your Everest Base camp expedition though on the rocky trail. It is not much elevation different but there is lots of up & down it makes your body very very tiring but do not harass, this is your dream since you were very young. Approximately 3 hrs of hiking you will have been Everest Base Camp 5400m. Enjoy the view of Khumbu glacier & Khumbu icefall where the Everest Expedition starts. And trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D
Day 12: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545mtrs.)- Gorakshep- Dingboche (4410m) 7 hours.
About 5 o'clock in the morning, the day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545 mtrs.), an excellent viewpoint to observe the Mount. Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Gorakshep for hot breakfast & trek descend to Dingboche. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D
Day 13: Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m) 6 hrs.
From Dingboche we make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse (8501meters) towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. We will reach in the mid-afternoon.  Will be tented camp for next two days and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional cook. Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 14 & 15- Summit to Island peak (6187meters) and return to Chhukung (4750meters)
We have allowed two days to climb Island Peak, although we will probably not require more than one if weather conditions are fine. The strategy for the climb will be decided by our trek leader at the time, taking into account the group's acclimatization, weather, snow conditions and other factors. Generally we rest in the morning and after lunch ascend from Base Camp to High Camp (5700m), a steep, two-hour climb up grassy slopes on a well-defined trail. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. The following morning we leave very early for the final climb to the summit. This may take between four and six hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. We will fix a rope on the summit headwall for safety on both the ascent and descent. Although it is not a difficult climb technically, the snow slopes are crevassed, the headwall is reasonably steep and a head for heights is useful. To reach the summit, willpower and stamina are required, but the incredible feeling of achievement atop this 6000-meters giant will remain a lifetime memory. The view from the summit is utterly fantastic! Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Baruntse are the dominant giants rising above a sea of 'lesser' peaks. Given good conditions we should be able to descend back to Chhukhung from our summit attempt. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 16- Trek to Tengbouche (3860meters). 6 hours.
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through various towns of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to ascend gradually through Debuche and then to Tengboche at 3860 meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 17- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441meters)). 5 hours
From Tengboche we descend steeply through beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi River and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through to Shanasa, and trails goes all flat to Namche bazar Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 18- Trek to Lukla (2804meters) 5 hours .
This is our last day of trekking, finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. In the afternoon is free to wander around, relax or perhaps enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner, followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our Sherpa companions. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 19: Lukla - Kathmandu (1310m)
30 minutes scenic fly back to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. B&B
Day 20: Final Departure from Nepal to your onward destination. "Farewell" B.

Trip cost included during the trip

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 3* category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide car / van.
  • All your standard Meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb.
  • Island peak climbing permit fees
  • Government licensed holder english speaking guide during the trek and climb,required number of porters and their food, wages, equipments and insurance etc.
  • Round Trip flight from/to Kathmandu inclusive of domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • General climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • Sagarmatha national park permits.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Cost does not include during the trip

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) (US$ 40 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips for trekking/climbing staff and driver.

NOTE: Tipping is expected, it is not mandatory.

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Trip Highlights

Kathmandu valley sightseeing Tour, Scenic flight to Lukla, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, Panoramic views from Everest view hotel, Past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, Explores the Tengbuche monastery, Magnificent view of highest peaks Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu ( 8475),The ultimated challenging Climbing to Island peak.

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Trip Facts

Tour Code:
NHTPC 01
Max. Altitude:
6120m
Trip Duration:
20 days
Trek Grade:
Streneous
Activities:
Climbing/Trekking/Tour
Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge/Tent
Transportation:
Van/Plane
Group Size:
1 (minimum)
Best Time:
March - May, Sep -Dec.
Per Day Hiking:
5 to 6 hours
Trip Cost:
USD 2325.00 Per Person

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