Through Out the Year
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park
- Ancient monasteries such as Tengboche
- Experience of peak climbing in Nepal
- Extraordinary vistas from the Island Peak Summit (6,189m)
- Trek to base camp of world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing takes you to the beautiful Everest Region, the Sherpa Capital of Nepal. This trip not only takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest (8,848.86m) but also to Island Peak Summit (6,189m).
The whole trip completes amidst the snowcapped peaks of the Great Himalayas while witnessing the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. The cultural villages decorated further by ancient monastery, mani walls, and prayer flags make your trip more memorable.
The flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park that is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites play hide and seek with you.
The trip is an opportunity to ascend Mount Everest Base Camp (5,364m), observe the tallest mountains of the world from Kalapatthar viewpoint, and peak climbing in Nepal. Island Peak or Imja Tse (6,189m) stands in the middle of Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) and Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m). From Island Peak Summit (6,189m), the snowy mountains all around look as if you are standing amidst the Ice-covered ocean!
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing begins after visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. These sites are culturally, historically, and religiously worthy of visiting once in a lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Itinerary ranges from 13 days to 21 days or even longer. You should choose the right itinerary as per your need and level of physical fitness plus preparation.
There are cases that some climbers have chosen Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Itinerary 10 days or even shorter. But if you are beginner climbers, we don’t recommend you to choose the itinerary less than 21 days.
EBC Trek with Island Peak Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Trek Cost includes all the mandatory and miscellaneous expenses. You have to pay for TIMS Card, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Transportation, food and accommodation and Island Peak Permit. Similarly, although not mandatory, you might give incentives to your guide and porters.
This is a teahouse trekking in Nepal except Days 13 & 14. The night of this day should be spent at the tented camp at the Island Peak Base Camp (5,240m).
A 2-way domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is recommended although there are other ways to reach Tenzing Hillary Airport. But travelling by bus or private jeep needs a few days more to the Island Peak Climbing itinerary.
Food and accommodation cost depends upon the quality of services you would love to have during the trip. Everest Region has several luxury hotels and lodges to provide you better services as well. The better the services, the more expensive the cost.”
Island Peak Climbing Permit Cost
|1||Spring (March, April, May)||USD 250|
|2||Autumn (September, October, November)||USD 125|
|3||Winter (December, January, February)||USD 125|
|4||Summer (June, July, August)||USD 70|
Island Peak Climbing Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Difficulty is termed to be moderate to challenging trip in the Himalayas. To measure the EBC Island Peak Trek difficulty, we should shed light on some unavoidable circumstances.
Altitude, trail conditions, availability of food and accommodation, transportation, your physical fitness and mental readiness including weather condition determine difficulty of trekking in Nepal.
The regular EBC Trek route is well defined and maintained although some sections might be steep or sloppy. Everest Base Camp Trek can be done without much difficulty except gradual elevation.
The EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing formally begins from Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp Trek route might be slightly slippery due to moisture and icefalls.
Similarly, Kalapatthar Trek setion might be a bit challenging as you begin the trip almost after midnight. Thus, we recommend you to be quite careful and walk with your team leader in these sections.
Island Peak climbing route diverts towards the Imja Tse Valley from Dingboche leaving from the regular Everest Base Camp Trek route. You spend a night at Chhukung Village and acclimatize as well as prepare peak climbing.
Then, you do Island Peak Base Camp Trek and stay at a tented camp by rehearsing the climbing task with the Sherpa guide. The route from the Island Peak base camp (5,087m) to High Camp (5,500m) is challenging as it is steep, ice-covered, and slippery.
The trail from the High Camp to Island Peak Summit (6,189m) is not that steep but of course, challenging. The crevasses en route make Island Peak climbing more challenging that without fixing ropes, it is rather dangerous. Thus, the Sherpa guides fix ropes so that you can mount on the Summit of Island Peak without failure.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the most obvious factor to create Island Peak climbing difficulty. To avoid altitude sickness, you should take some precautions just like enough food, water, and rest. Walk with slow paces close by the Sherpa guide and don’t forget to pack medicines that prevent AMS.
The itinerary you choose also determines Island Peak Climbing difficulty. The longer Island Peak Climbing itinerary gives you enough time for acclimatization at the low oxygen level and preparation. If you plan to climb Island Peak (6,189m) in 10 days and around, it might become less successful. 21 days’ Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Itinerary is recommended for 100% success rate.
Best Time to Climb Island Peak with EBC Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is done throughout the year except in heavy rainfall and snowfall. However, peak climbing in Nepal is not that easy and cannot be done any time of the year. April, May, October, and November are the best time to climb Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek.
Although Island Peak altitude is above 6,000m, it can be done all year around except in heavy rain and extremely cold temperature. Choose either spring or autumn for Island Peak expedition for 100% successful summit.
EBC Trek with Climbing Island Peak without Guide
You might wonder “Can I do Everest Base Camp Trek with climbing Island Peak without guide?” If we are to answer this question, we’d say “NO!”
Hiring a guide is the most important part of peak climbing in Nepal. Peak climbing in Nepal with or without a guide determines whether you successfully ascend or fail to summit. The climbing guide helps you to overcome Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing difficulty.
Moreover, you get some skills and trainings that definitely assist you mount on the summit. As Island Peak Climbing route nearby the summit is full of crevasses, which cannot be crossed without a guide. The Sherpa or professional guide helps you make a successful ascending by fixing ropes.
It is a most desired trip in the Nepal Himalayas. Because of its beauty and proximity, most climbers both the experienced and with less experience choose Island Peak climbing.
Although you can book a trip just to climb Island Peak (6,189m), we recommend you to combine this with Everest Base Camp Trek. Without reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), you peak climbing in Nepal remains incomplete.
When you land at the Kathmandu Airport, the crewmember of Nepal Trekking Routes welcomes you. Then, she or he relocates you to the hotel booked for the lodging somewhere around Thamel. In the extra time, you can go around the tourist hub, Thamel Bazaar.
As this is Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour, the tour guide of NTR takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit four of the eight such socio-cultural sites around Kathmandu. Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple) gives you beautiful scenery of the entire Kathmandu Valley surrounded by green forests. Also, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa are other sites you are going to walk around. In the evening, the climbing guide gives you all the information about Island Peak climbing itinerary.
After having breakfast, a private jeep or taxi transfers you to the Kathmandu Airport. Using a domestic flight, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Tenzing Hillary Airport. While in flight for 30 minutes, you can have the aerial view of snowcapped peaks, dense forests, lush valleys and high altitude villages. The snow-clad peaks of Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Everest regions make your voyage more memorable.
After landing at Lukla, a small Sherpa town and also the gateway to Everest region trekking, you move further towards Phakding. For the first few minutes the trail descends along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Then, walking past some Sherpa villages and mani walls having attractive paintings, you reach Phakding for the night stay.
Following the well-defined trail that goes along the oak and rhododendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park, you continue the journey. You have to cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and Jorsalle Village to reach Namche Bazaar. On the dense forests, you might sight some animal species like deer and birds as well. Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre of the entire Khumbu region. It provides you all the modern amenities like ATM booths, banks, quality hotels and many more.
You have multiple options to do while acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. You can hike to Everest View Hotel, the highest placed hotel in the world inside Sagarmatha National Park. From the hotel, you can have the stunning scene of Mt. Everest and other snowy peaks around it. In the same way, you can visit Khumjung Village where lies Khumjung Monastery. In the monastery, you can have a look at the Yeti Scalp.
You can also visit the Sherpa Museum that gives you all information about Shepa lifestyle, culture and tradition. The Hall of Fame is the gallery that preserves the photos of the 1953 Everest Expedition made by Hillary and Tenzing. Or you can travel around the Sagarmatha National Park Office to know about the biodiversity preserved here.
Following the easy trail by enjoying the stunning Great Himalayas, you move forward. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many others come into your sight. In the forests, you might see some Pheasants, Nepal’s national bird and animals like Himalayan thar, musk deer, etc. Finally, you reach Tengboche, a Sherpa Village of Solukhumbu region famous for the largest monastery in it. Tengboche Monastery shows you the amazing Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest smiling at you.
The trekking trail goes along the thick forests of rhododendron, pine and oak trees showing the splendid mountains. Then, you cross a suspension bridge nearby Pangboche Village, which is famous for the oldest monastery of entire Everest region. Heading further, you walk past a few mountain villages to reach Dingboche for the night rest.
After breakfast, you begin today’s journey along the ridges of the KhumbuRiver Valley. Enjoying the gorgeous panorama of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche Peak, Mt Nuptse and Mt. Pumori, you move ahead. Then, you walk past Thokla Village and then the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Finally, crossing Thokla Pass (also Dughla Pass: 4,620m), you reach Lobuche for night station.
By walking along the left bank of the Khumbu Glacier, you move forward. For the first few hours, the trail is straight and easy but later, it goes along the ridge. Then, you come to see Mt. Pumori having dome-like peak and Mt. Nuptse with its spiral summit. The highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m) is winking at you from the left side. After a while, you reach Gorakshep, the last settlement area close to Everest Base Camp.
By keeping your backpack at the hotel, you move ahead along the Gorakshep Lake. Following the steep rocky trail, you reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. At a glance, the colourful tents in the peak season make the base camp surrounding like a hidden fair of the Shangri-La. Spend the time as much as you can by observing the snowcapped peaks like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more. However, you can’t have a look at Mount Everest itself from here. Then, you descend towards Gorakshep for the night stay.
Today is one of the most fabulous day of Everest Base Camp Island Peak climbing itinerary. As you are going to reach the best vantage point of the entire Khumbu region, Kala Patthar (Black Stone). You begin the journey after midnight to capture the sunrise view of the Great Himalayas including Mt. Everest Summit. Despite the difficult trekking trail, the rewards of the hard working keep boosting your confidence further. Once you are on the elevation of 5,550m, you can have the 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest Summit and other peaks cherishing your success. Take as many snaps as your battery backup sustains by keeping Mt. Everest on the backdrop of the photos. By getting the lifetime achievement and lifelong memory, you return Gorakshep. Having breakfast there, you start the retreat journey by following the downhill rocky trail. By crossing the Changri Glacier, you reach Dingboche for the night station.
After breakfast, you move towards northeast by leaving the main trekking trail of Everest Base Camp trek. As the track is well marked and easy, you move by taking rest at the regular intervals towards Chhukung Village. Within 4 hours walking through the rugged trail, you reach the destination. You can walk around the village by enjoying the Lho Glacier and the Nup Glacier view. The gurgling Imja Khola flowing through the Chhukung Valley makes the stop more memorable.
You follow the trail going to the southern ridge from Chhukung Village and walk past a moraine rift. Relishing the stunning outlook of the Lhotse Glacier, you move through the Imja Glacier. You can see the mark of the dried up glacial lake below the rocky path before you reach Island Peak Base Camp. Set up the tented camp at the elevation of 4,970 meters. Then, the Sherpa guide gives you some trainings to use the climbing gears like crampons, ice axe, rope and manrope. He also gives you some skills and techniques to successfully climb Island Peak Summit. If you have any confusion, you can share it with the team leader. You should have enough drinking water, hygienic food and sound sleep to keep yourself ready for the final ascent.
This is the main day of the entire Island Peak climbing Package. To reach the Island Peak Summit, you should begin the journey after midnight. The weather in the mornings and daytimes may not be favourable for peak climbing. With the help of the headlamp, you should cross some crevasses to reach the top of Imja Peak. When you reach the Island Peak Summit (6,189m), you can have the sunrise view of the Mountain Giants of the Everest region. Store this lifelong moment in your camera and the mind as long as you remain there. Then, descend towards Chhukung Village for the night stay by walking along the same trail you used previously.
After having breakfast, you begin the journey towards Tengboche Village where you spent a night previously. On the way, you walk past Orsho, Somare and Pangboche Village by enjoying the great scene of the Great Himalayas. Walking along the rugged trail through the lush forests of Sagarmatha National Park, you arrive at Tengboche.
Walking for about 6 hours along the rocky trail running through the forests of rhododendron and oak trees, you gently descend towards Namche Bazaar. You might also see some wild animals and birds in the dense forests while moving downhill. At Namche Bazaar, you can celebrate Everest Base Camp trek and Island Peak climbing in the same package. You can taste the varieties of food items here in this Sherpa town in Everest region.
Walking through the rugged trail along Sagarmatha National Park, you move further towards Lukla. You walk past some small Sherpa settlement areas and suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. After 7 hours of walking with enough rest, you arrive the gateway to Everest Region trek. This is the last day of trekking and sleeping in the epic Everest region. Enjoy the night at much as you can by tasting the typical food items found there.
After having breakfast, you catch a flight to Kathmandu having the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas and landscapes. For the last minute, review the breathtaking scenery of the Everest region for the lifelong memory. After the plane lands at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the remaining time, travel around Thamel for shopping purpose. You can purchase some souvenirs and garment items to present to your relatives in the home country.
After successful Everest Base Camp trek and Island Peak climbing, we have come to the end today. The representative of the agency escorts you up to the Kathmandu Airport as per the flight schedule
- Three nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis;
- Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with a cup of tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
- Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period
- All camping equipment in Base camp;
- Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Staff
- 10 kg baggage allowance in flight and 25 Kg during trekking (with porter or yaks);
- Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Climbing permit for Island Peak
- Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
- Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per group size
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
- High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
- Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
- necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Airfare international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
- Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
- Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
- Personal climbing equipment
- All kind of Personal Expenses
- Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Wake talkies &Filming permit.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.