Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek 20 Days

$2555 USD
- 20 Days
- Challanging
2-10 Pax

Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing, Peak climbing

Best Month: October to December and March to May

Transportation: Private Car & Flight

Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge

Style: Tea house\Camping

Max Elevation: 6,189m/20,305ft

Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

Trip Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Gorekshep-Everest Base Camp-Chukung-Island peak-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp trek and Island Peak Climbing gives you both tests of trekking and climbing which is quite challenging and one of the most exciting adventure trips in the world. There are several ways to start this life time adventure trip. The most common way is flying to Lukla and Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla to fly out to Kathmandu. This trek takes you through the most popular village of Khumbu region to the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft).The highlights of the trek is spectacular views of Himalayan range and Everest Base Camp and of course Island peak climbing which is the ultimate lifetime experience. Hike to Kalapathar (mean Black Rock) is an interesting with its most dramatic views of Mt. Everest, Pumari, Nuptse, and Lhotse along with incredible peaks of entire Khumbu region. This is a great fusion of spectacular views of Himalayan range and richest Sherpa people with its unique culture.

Island peak also called Imja Tse 6189m is the most popular trekking peak to climb in Everest region. It is located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountain. This mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD, by a climbing team of Eric Shipton, due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an Island on a sea of ice. Island peak was first ascended in 1953 by a British team as preparation for climbing Everest. Island Peak climbing trip fulfills the dream of every amateur and serious climbers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to take adventure climbing trips beyond simply trekking in Everest. 


Special Notice: Due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalayas there may be unforeseen schedule changes with domestic flights to Lukla and from Lukla. The flights may be delayed for several hours or pushed back by a day or more, depending on the circumstances. Although this is rare, it can happen even during the best trekking seasons. As you know, high altitude weather conditions can be difficult to predict. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you plan for this by allowing for an extra day or two in Nepal after your trek, if possible. This will help ensure that you have some flexibility with regard to your trek. On the other hand, if everything goes according to plan, you will have time to enjoy other activities such as rafting, wildlife viewing, shopping, or just relaxing after your adventure.

*Another option (in case of flight delay/cancellation) is to take a helicopter to/from Lukla. If you choose to go this route, we can arrange upon request.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

Day 05: Acclimatize day at Namche

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft)

Day 08: Acclimatize day at Pheriche

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft)

Day 10: Trek to Gorekshep and Visit Everest Base camp (5,364m/17,598ft)

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

Day 12: Trek Chhukung( 4,730m/15,518ft)- 3 to 4 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours

Day 14: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours

Day 15: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & back to Chhukung, 9-10 hours

Day 16: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft)

Day 17: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 20: Departure day

Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the Hotel.  We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.
 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley include Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and climbing gears and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

We drive to airport early in the morning as per flight departure time to take our flight to Lukla (2,800m). It is a scenic flight about 35 minutes which gives you a perfect site of mountain range. Once you arrive at Lukla airport, you will meet our other trekking members there and enjoy breakfast at the lodge. We then prepare luggage for the Porters and our walk starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is afew ups and downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft)

After breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatize day at Namche

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is an old Sherpa village as an option. The remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery. Overnight at Namche.
 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)

After breakfast at the lodge at Namche, the trail leads short up towards ridge and easy way to Kyamjuma then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. After that a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche monastery, with its picturesque background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks. Overnight at the lodge in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft)

At the start of the hike, there will be half an hour down to riverside though lush forest to cross the river and gradual climb up to Pangboche which is a popular Sherpa settlement. Then the trail continues uphill towards north of the valley which has lovely views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and more peaks around. Once you get to the ridge the trail drops down to the valley at Pheriche for overnight.

Day 08: Acclimatize Day

Today we again acclimatize at Pheriche as a 2nd acclimatize day on this trip. Today you'll hike up to the ridge for the view and also to acclimatize. Afternoon walk around the village and overnight at the lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft)

After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads through the valley and get in to the bottom of the hill from where uphill begins to get in to Dugla. The trail goes up to the ridge where many memories of Sherpa who died on the glacier of Mount Everest. The trail gently climbs up to the Lobuche for overnight.
 

Day 10: Trek to Gorekshep and Visit Everest Base camp (5,364m/17,598ft)

The trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Today, you will fulfill your mission to reach the base camp of the highest peak on earth. It is 3 hour walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. After exploring around, trek down to the lodge and remaining of the day chill out at the lodge. 
  

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)

Today you will start your day without breakfast early in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. Overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 12: Trek Chhukung( 4,730m/15,518ft)- 3 to 4 hrs

Today you walk towards east of Chukung valley on a rocky trail with beautiful views of mountains and peaks. Once you get in to Chukung at the lodge, you will meet with our climbing guide and at the same time check climbing gears and equipments. Our guide will brief you about your expedition towards our targeted point. It's an opportunity for you to ask any questions or raise any concerns. Overnight at Chhukung.
 

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft), 3-4 hours

After breakfast, follow our climbing team towards the south part then turn east to the valley. Continue walk to a huge rock and cross Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines to get in to the wide valley where we can set our tents. Overnight at tented camp.
 

Day 14: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours

After hot breakfast at the camp, climb up the hill where you will see that the slope narrows and the path enter a steep rock channel nearby where you will stop for overnight at camp. Your guide will fix crampons on your climbing boots and re-check the entire climbing gears and personal equipment once again fo safety. If required, you may learn last minute climbing technique with our climbing Sherpa at this stage. If possible, you will be also taken for the ice/rock climbing nearby but subject to the availability and depends up on weather. Overnight at High Camp.
 

Day 15: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours

Early morning (also depends on the weather condition we may have to wait for another day so be prepare for this) your expedition starts. Today is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before you 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. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses but it leads without difficulty, to a 100m(330ft) snow and ice slope (40-45 Degree) on which the guides will fix a rope. From the top of this slope, 3 rope lengths along a sharp summit ridge leads to the top. After enjoying the summit views you will descend all the way to high camp and you’re your gears to get down to Chhukung for overnight.
 

Day 16: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft)

After breakfast the lodge, follow the valley towards Pangboche and short climb to Tengboche through the forest of Rhododendron and pine. After that the trail drops steep down to the valley to cross the suspension bridge and continue up to Khumjung for overnight.

Day 17: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs

After short climb to the ridge the trail drops down through the ridge where you can see the village with its U angle settlement. Evening explore around the town and overnight at the lodge.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

After breakfast, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities will be conducted at National park at Monju then continue our walk to the Phakding for lunch. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities while you have  breakfast at the lodge.  Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.

Day 20: Final departure.

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you  otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Cost :- US$2465

Include

-Airport transfer by private vehicle
-3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
-Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
-Kathmandu guided city tour by private vehicle
-Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
- 3 days on tended camp during the climbing
-One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section
-Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
-Island Peak Special Climbing Permit
-All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-All meals inKathmandu except provided dinner and breakfast
-Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
-Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
-Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
-Personal nature expenses
-Oxygen bottle
-Any extending trip
-Tips

Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Information

Nepal is a land locked country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people can understand and speak English
Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: Mainly Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Travel season: We do have two best seasons to visit Nepal. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible. So the best time is Spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s alot colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, heavy rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.
Important Trip Notes & Activities
You are joining us for the adventure climbing trip in the remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule. Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of a lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader will make final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared to be flexible.
Special train for beginners before fly to Lukla
Island peak is not a difficult climb but it is relatively technical. It is one of the most common trekking peaks. Basic technique and information of mountaineering (such as using crampons on boots, using climbing ropes, ice axe, harness, carabineers, Descender device etc ) is required to plan this trip.However, do not worry if you do not have basic knowledge we are here to train before you do this adventure.
Train Yourself
This trip requires walking on maximum altitude above 3500m – 6189m from sea level for the duration of 7 to 8 days. So it is essential that you should be prepared for this trek prior to your departure. The best preparation you can do is to hike, even if it is under gym conditions. Running will help your stamina but does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous hike. Go for long walks. It is advisable to go for frequent walks which should include some uphill and downhill sections. Take your daypack with you with at least a weight of three kilograms or more. This will simulate the conditions you will encounter while on your trekking with us. Join a gym. Ask your gym instructor to work out a fitness program that consists of progressive resistance exercises. An experienced instructor will be able to tailor a safe exercise regime based on your age, condition and strength. Work with a schedule that progresses to higher resistance or weights as you develop your fitness.
Visit Your Medical Doctor:
Please consult with your doctor prior to this trip. If you have problem with your heart, lung, respiratory or blood then you should talk with your medical doctor and take his advice.
Why to Trek with us!
We are passionate to deliver real adventure experiences. Trip itineraries are optimized to the best of our knowledge to cover the most famous travel routes. We have put our heart, soul and with over 17 years of experience into an outstanding adventure trips.  We are committed to a high level of service so that all of our customers' expectations are met. Our local Sherpas and Leaders are dedicated to their services. We can tailor trips according to your needs. Our well trained staff understands the best destinations for people with varying interests, physical abilities, budgets, and ages. We also pass your day to day trip update to your family if required. Our guide and Sherps will have cell phone which works most places on this route.
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also a member of teh following organisations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)
Travel Insurance
A travel insurance policy that should cover cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft,liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all theactivities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If you become ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you havedefinite proof you can pay for it. A cash deposit must be paid to the helicopter operator and they will collect the remaining money from you after the rescue. Be sure your policy specifically covers those.
Health and Fitness for trekker
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive inNepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel orindicated travel may be inconvenient then kindly inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory tripstechnical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most importantthing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.
 
Meals and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – dependingon group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room isavailable at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to haveporridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trek. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offer shower and mostly offer bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect 2 hot showers.
While you are on a trek
There are not much communication facilities so that we would pass your message to your family and friends if required. Our guide will have cell phone and we often speak with you so that easy for us to deliver message. Our every effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region. The health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
Climbing Gears
Personal Climbing Gears:
-Ice axe
-Crampons
-Harness
-Tape Slings (2)
-Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
-Descender/Abseil Device
-Plastic Mountaineering Boots
-Ascender
-Helmet (optional)
Group Climbing Gears:
-Snow bar
-Ice Hamer
-Rope
-Ice Screw
Clothing
Head:
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Gaiters
Upper Body:
- T-shirts
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is very easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
 Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np