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 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.
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.