Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek - 19 Days

About Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Combing Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek offers the ultimate adventure and challenging journey in the Khumbu region. Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a very famous journey admired by thousands of travel enthusiasts. This package offers both trekking and climbing experience in the Himalayas. Trekking through beautiful mountain villages and verdant forests, you reach the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. From here onwards, you will begin climbing and scale the Island Peak.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking lets you experience the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa. You will also visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. Likewise, snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kondge (6,187 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), etc can be seen throughout the trail.

Climbing Island Peak itself is adventurous. Island Peak is one of the famous peaks to climb in the Himalayas. The sensational beauty of the Island Peak has attracted hundreds of climbers over the years. Standing 6,189 meters above sea level Island Peak is an extension of Lhotse Shar and also known as Imja Tse. Become part of this adventurous journey with us, we will make sure you enjoy every moment of the trek. Contact us for further information or Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek cost.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you want to spend more time in the Khumbu region, then we highly suggest you Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek. This package will take you more close with the locals and offer sensational views. We also offer a tailor-made Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek package. Let us know your requirements, and we will create a perfect trip for you.

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Trek through lush forests and fine mountain villages.
  • Explore Namche Bazar and its nearby areas.
  • Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region.
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of the Sherpas.
  • Explore Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise.
  • Scale Island Peak.
  • Witness stunning sceneries and Himalayan mountain views.

Itinerary

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Upon landing at the airport, you can meet with our team representative at the terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel and let you know about the evening program. Later, you meet with other team members over the welcome dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. During the tour, you visit places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, etc. In the later afternoon, you meet with your trek guide and prepare for the trip.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

An early morning flight will take you to Lukla. From here, you begin trekking towards Phakding. The trail descends along a forested trail and takes you to Phakding village for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Phakding, you trek through lush pine forest. The trail then moves along Dudh Koshi River. Trekking through small villages, crossing several streams, you ascend on the steep path to reach Namche Bazar. This place welcomes you with a stunning view of Mt. Everest.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is a rest day at Namche Bazar. You will go on a short hike to the Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel. Later in the day, you will explore the village and visit Everest Photo Gallery & Sherpa Culture Museum. This day will give you a good chance to look at the daily lifestyle of Sherpa people.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Namche Bazar, you trek and reach Phunki. From here, the trail passes through dense rhododendron forests and ascends to Tengboche village. This village houses the biggest and the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. From the monastery, you can see striking views of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, etc.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Enjoying views of Himalayan mountains, you descend through lush forest and cross a river. The trail takes you to Pangboche. From here, you walk and reach Pheriche, located on a riverside

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail passes by Dugla and moves through the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Further, trekking through boulder-strewn slopes, you ascend and reach Chupki Lhara. From here, you climb along Khumbu Glacier moraine and reach Lobuche. Lobuche welcomes you with a captivating view of Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, etc.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you reach Everest Base Camp. From Lobuche, the trail passes by Indian army mountaineers' memorials. AScending on a rocky path, the trail goes through dunes, moraines, and streams before taking you to the base camp. You will spend some time on the base camp and descend to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards Kala Patthar. The trail follows a steep and rugged path. From Kala Patthar, you get to see glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of Everest. After spending some time, you descend to Lobuche, following the same trail.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail passes by Khumbu Glacier and ascends to Kongma La Base Camp. Further, continue ascending towards Kongma La Pass from where you can see the wonderful landscape. The trail then drops down to Imja Khola Valley and takes you to Chhukung.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you begin walking on a steep trail then leads to the Island Peak Base Camp. Walking on the winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier, the trail continues along a streamside. Further, trekking through Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines, you reach the base camp.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

It is a rest day at the base camp before pushing towards the summit of Island Peak. Today, you will go on a short hike that will help your body to acclimatize. Likewise, your team leader will give you basic climbing training and teach you proper uses of gears.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You begin moving towards the summit around midnight to reach on time. The trail ascends steeply and passes by boulder-strewn. Further, walking on narrow slopes, you reach a rocky gully. Further, climb the rock gully and several rock steps. Your team leader will fix the ropes as needed. Depending upon the season, you may or may not have to cross several crevasses. Upon reaching the summit, you get to see a surreal view. Later, you descend to base camp for night stay.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail will be mostly downhill walking today. You will be following the same path. Trekking through beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare, you reach Pangboche. You will visit the Pangboche monastery, where you can see the head of Yeti. Likewise, views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Kantega are amazing from this village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail descends to Imja Khola. Further, trekking through dense forests, you reach Tengboche. Continue trekking through a forest of juniper & rhododendron, you will cross a river of Dudh Koshi River and pass by Dudh Koshi gorge. The trail passes by another forest of pine and takes you to Namche Bazar.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Namche Bazar, the trail steeply descends through dense forests and small villages. You will cross many suspension bridges and streams on the way. From Phakding, the trail ascends and takes you to Lukla.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning. The flight will offer you aerial views of mountains and hills. After landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring around the local market and shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

Our team representative will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye.

  • Breakfast only

Cost Details

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bb basis
  • City sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/speaking guide/entrance fees
  • All meals (breakfast, Lunch, dinner) tea, coffee, chocolate during the trek
  • All trek organizational requirements, two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, mattress and
  • Local Air fare to destination with airport tax
  • All permits/rope/sherpa’s salary
  • Garbage deposit
  • Certificate after success climb
  • Porters and staffs salary and their insurance and equipments
  • All ground transportation
  • Travel & rescue arrangements
  • Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses, Personal equipments for climbing and Sleeping Bag
  • Hotel, food & personal expenses encase he/she have to back earlier then itinerary
  • All kind of Alcohol beverage including mineral water, hot shower and hot water.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Helicopter rescue
  • International air fare
  • Tipping to crew

Useful Information

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek route

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek begins with an exciting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The trail then passes through dense forests, crossing many small villages and streams to take you Namche Bazar. From here, you gradually ascend through Tengboche and Dingboche village. The trail further ascends to Everest Base Camp via Lobuche and Gorakshep. You hike up to Kala Patthar and descend to Lobuche. From here onwards, you move towards the base camp of Island Peak and push to the summit.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek map

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek map is made following our Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. You will be following the same trail shown on the map, therefore it will be easy for you to understand the route using the map.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a difficult journey. You will not only trek to the Everest Base Camp but also climb Island Peak. The trail is tough and involves many steep and rugged paths. Likewise, you also walk on glaciers and snowy-path. Sound health, strong physical fitness, and determination are needed to go on Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking. You must have previous trekking experience to go on this trek.

AMS (Acute mountain sickness) is a common illness one can suffer during a high elevation journey. It happens when the body fails to adjust to a thin air environment. The chances, of course, are high unless you follow the guidelines and have enough acclimatization day in between the trek. Drink enough water during the trek to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcoholic drinks as they dehydrate the body and chances of getting altitude sickness become higher.

Best time to go on Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to go on the trek to Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is from Spring (March to early May) and from Autumn (September to November). The stable weather and moderate climate are needed for successful and safe climbing, which these months offer. Likewise, Winter (December to February) and Monsoon (June to August) is not a good time to go on this journey, as the entire region gets foggy and rainfall resulting in slippery trails & unclear views.

Accommodation & Meals

During Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, you stay overnight in the lodges and during the climbing period, tents will be the accommodation. Lodge offers basic facilities with twin-shared rooms and usually a common washroom. Likewise, during climbing, we will carry all the tents and necessary items for survival. We offer high-quality tents that are made for the Himalayan region.

Meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You will get enough dishes to choose from. Tibetan, Indian, Nepali, and Continental cuisine are mostly found on the trail. While climbing, all the meals will be prepared and cooked by our trained crew members. We will provide you healthy, delicious, and nutritious meals during climbing.

Communication & Electricity

You will find internet access during the trek. In fact, after Ncell (Nepalese telecommunication company) established 3G mobile broadband on Gorak Shep at 5,200 meters, one can do live feeds from the base camp. However, do remember that the internet connection can get unstable due to fluctuating weather. You can also find WiFi service in almost every lodge, but you have to pay an extra charge to use it. Locals here use both solar power and hydropower electricity. You can charge your electric devices, but do know that you might have to pay extra bucks at some places to charge your devices. Carrying a solar charger and extra batteries are recommended.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have during Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days. Travel insurance plays a big role in an emergency situation. While traveling in remote areas, where there is no quick way of transportation and availability of other basic infrastructures, travel insurance will keep you safe and sound. Make sure your travel insurance covers things like medical bills, air evacuation, hospital bills, flight cancellation, and property loss & theft. 

Guide & Porter

During Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, we will provide you with an experienced Sherpa guide and porters who have already climbed Island Peak numerous times. Our guides are well-trained and have many years of experience in trekking and climbing in the Himalayas. We are a team of professional active trekkers who know what they are doing. While traveling with us, you will be in safe hands. 

Environmental Contribution

While Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, we will make sure our presence does not harm the fragile Himalayan environment. Our package is well-planned considering eco-friendly and sustainable tourism. To protect and preserve the surrounding, we collect all our wastage and clean the base camp before returning. Likewise, we also run a small organization, where we fund child education for kids from underprivileged families.