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Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking

Start from   $ 2050 USD

Trip Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:19 Days


Primary Activity:Climbing and Expedition

Secondary Activity:Trekking, and Hiking

Group Size:2- 12 People

Transportation:Aeroplane/ Private vehicles

Meals:All meals trekking Breakfast Kathmandu

Accommodation:Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea houses in trekking

Max. Altitude:6,189 m

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About Trip

Island Peak (6,183 m.) also known as Imja Tse is one of the most frequently climbed peak among other peaks in Nepal and it is also one of the most sought peak by clients of Nature Adventure Trekking and Expedition. Island peak is  located in the Everest region so, Island peak climbing normally combined with Everest base camp trekking which, gives sufficient time to acclimatize before making attempt to climb it.As this peak is in the Everest region, the Island peak climbing trip starts at Lukla and follows the trail of Everest base camp trekking. Somebody who are well acclimatized directly go to Chhukung then Island peak base camp and the next morning they climb it.But many those who are planning to climb Island peak as their first mountaineering attempt then first go to Everest base camp and Kalapattar and go down to Chhukung and then better to climb.While climbing, Island peak with Everest Base Camp trekking it requires 20/21 days trekking and peak climbing.

This peak is said to have first ascended by the British team in 1950s in course of making summit on the highest peaks in the world, Mt. Everest. This peak is a part of Mt. Lhotse. It is risen up to the north of Nupse. Still those who are climbing Mt.Everest mostly in spring season they climb Island peak for warm up and for acclimatization purpose so in March April remains this peak crowded compare to Oct- Nov. Island peak was regarded as a trekking peak for its easyness to climb. Many climbing guides say this peak climbing doesnt require comprehensive mountaineering skill but since few years back, crak on the normal route to top of the Island peak has forced to change the trail to the summit so the new trail to summit has been more difficult than earlier route.Yet, this trekking peak is climbed by many adventure tourist each year. And those who don’t have previous mountaineering knowledge also climb this mountain but if you have basic knowledge that will be safer for climber and climbing guide. Our climbing guides provide basic mountaineering knowledge at Island peak base camp presenting the demo and putting you as team. Which will provides basic safety ascending and descending in Island peak. Island peak is accessible in 2 camps from Dingboche. The first night you spend in Chhukun and next day you walk up to Island peak base camp. As there is not tea house at base camp of Island peak we provide tents, and all equipment for meal and accommodation. And from base camp up to high camp there is not much ice, and above high camp the real journey of climbing starts up to the top. And after successful climbing as client’s condition we arrange either to walk down to Chhukung or spend 1 night at Island peak base camp. If you got to the top late in the morning and you are over exhausted better to stay 1 night in base camp. For climbing Island peak you need moutaineering gears and if you didnt have bought anything then you can rent them in Chhkung. All mountaineering gears from Goretex to mountaineering boots,carribinar, jumar, ice axe and climbing belt is available on rental.But warm clothes is better to have your own.And also you require to get the peak climbing permit and garbage deposits before setting off to Island peak climbing and all the arrangement is done by Nature Adventure Treks what you need to do is let us know it a month earlier of your climbing.

Island Peak (6,183 m.) also known as Imja Tse is one of the most demanded peaks among the clients of Nature Adventure Trekking and Expedition. This is one of the famous climbing peaks located in the Everest region. This peak is said to have first ascended by the British team in 1950s in course of making summit on the highest peaks in the world, Mt. Everest. This peak is a part of Mt. Lhotse. It is risen up to the north of Nupse. As the British team did, you can combine Island peak climbing package as well.The Island peak climbing usually begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then continue journey through Namchhe, Dinboche, Chukung and after having excursion to the peak, you also extend the trip to Everest base camp and return back through classical route to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Nature Adventure trekking and Expedition has organized many Island peak climbing so far. We have well trained mountain guides who have attended basic to advance mountaineering courses. We advice our clients to make sure that guide has taken the at least basic mountaineering course to climb the Island peak. So make sure of, your successful climbing and for good arrangement of Everest Base Camp trekking and Island peak climbing just leave on Nature Adventure trekking, we make your adventure trip enjoyable and memorable with our professional team.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. And transfer to Hotel

Day 02:Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu city, meet with Climbing guide

Day 03:Flight to Lukla (2840m.)Trek starts stay in Phakding. (2610m.)3/4 hrs. Lodge Accommodation

Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)5/6hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 05:Acclimatization day in Namche perhaps hike to Everest view hotel (3900m.)5 hrs. Lodge Accommodation

Day 06:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)5/6 hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4430m.)5/6 hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 08:Acclimatization Day Dingboche. Lodge

Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4910m.)5/6 hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 10:Gorekshep (5100m.)Via Everest base camp (5363m) Lodge Accommodation

Day 11:Dingboche (4430m.) via Kalapatter (5545m.)6 hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 12:Trek to Chukung 3 hrs (4740m.)Lodge Accommodation

Day 13:Trek to Island Peak high camp 5087m 3-4 hrs. Camping

Day 14:Summit Island peak then return to Island Peak base camp/Chukung.Camping/ Lodge Accommodation

Day 15:Trek to Namche Bazaar. 5/6 hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 16:Trek to Lukla (2840m.) 6/7 hrs.Lodge Accommodation

Day 17:Flight back to Kathmandu. Hotel (evening farewell dinner in Kathmandu)

Day 18:Reserve day in Kathmandu any case of bad weather in Lukla

Day 19:Trip end. Transfer to airport

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop by private /car/van/bus
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • City sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with cultural tour guide
  • Entrance fees at various sight seeing
  • All meals (breakfast, Lunch, dinner) tea, coffee, chocolate during the trek
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All trek organizational requirements, two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and mattress.
  • All trek staff guide, Sherpa, cook, including porter support & their insurance
  • Round trip air fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Katmandu as well domestic airport
  • Peak Permit fees and Sherpa Climbing fees
  • Fare well dinner in Kathmandu
  • Duffel Bag
  • First aid medical
  • Travel & rescue arrangements

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses, Personal equipments and Sleeping Bag
  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, hot shower and hot water during the trek
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fare
  • Tipping to crew

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. And transfer to HotelArrival in Trivuwan International Airport Kathmandu, meet our representative transfer to Hotel. Check in Hotel, get fresh and walking around the Thamel in the evening.

Day 02Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu city, meet with Climbing guide Today after Breakfast Guided city tour of Pashupatinath Hindu Temple and Baudhanath a Buddhist the biggest monument in the world. Both of these are enlisted under world heritage sites. After sight seeing meet your climbing guide and check your gears. In the evening we invite you welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.
Included Meals: B D,

Day 03Flight to Lukla (2840m.)Trek starts stay in Phakding. (2610m.)3/4 hrs. Lodge AccommodationEarly morning you are transferred to domestic airport for Lukla flight. If your airport time is early morning you are served pack breakfast. You will have wonderful, adventurous and scenic 30 minutes flight to Lukla.You will assign the lagguage to porters at Lukla. From Lukla you have to walk around for 3 hrs to Phakding. Today the walking is very comfortable with less ups and downs. The Lunch you will be served on the way and the dinner is served from the Tea house you stay. Lodge Accommodation
Included meals: B L D

Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)5/6hrs.Lodge AccommodationYour guide will fix the tentative time to leave the tea house. Today you trek to Namche around 800 m you have to ascend from Phakding. The trail today passes through the rice field,pine trees and local sherpas' villages. At Monjo after checking your permits your trekking continues up to Hillary bridge that is easy part. After the Hillary bridge the trail is steep up to Namche. Somehow on the half way of uphill to Namche you can see the tiny top of Mt Everest which will give some inspiration to keep on walking. Arrive Namche stay at lodge..
Included meals: B L D

Day 05Acclimatization day in Namche perhaps hike to Everest view hotel (3900m.)5 hrs. Lodge Accommodation Today is acclimatization day/ rest day. For the purpose of acclimatization today you hike to 3900 m. The Everest view hotel, Khumjung village and Khunde village. All this 3 towns are right above the Namche. YOu have to hike for around 4/5 hrs. The trail up to Syangboche airstrip is steep from Namche then gently uphill to Everest view hotel. You can have a great view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt Amadablam on the way to hotel and from the hotel. After enjoying grand view of Mt Everest you visit Khumjung and Khunde village which is old sherpa settlements. Visiting monasteries we walk down to Namche. Lodge
Included Meals: B L D

Day 06Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)5/6 hrs.Lodge Accommodation410 m ascending to Tengboche. Which is 5 hrs walk from Namche. Tengboche is popular for the monastery, if you are lucky enough you can meet the great monk (reincarnated). The monastery opens every day at 3 pm. The trail today is easy and flat with some downhill up to Phungi Tenga. From Phungi Tenga it is 2 hours climbing to Tengboche which is uphill part of the trekking. Lodge

Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4430m.)5/6 hrs.Lodge AccommodationAs usual after breakfast, you trek today to Dingboche which is 350 m ascending from Tengboche. 5/6 hrs hiking bring you to the camp at Dingboche. The first town from Tengboche is called Pangboche which is another oldest town in the Everest region. The trail today is mostly semi flat and some uphill. From Pangboche the trail up to Orse is semi flat then as you are close to Dingboche it is uphill for 45 minutes. Dingboche is warmer and less windy compare to Pheriche.

Day 08Acclimatization Day Dingboche. LodgeToday is acclimatization day so after breakfast you climb for 300/400 higher and get back to Dingboche. You can hike to Chhukung 4740m or little bit higher to the Chhukung Ri. And in option of Chhukung hiking you can climb to Pokalde peak base camp, it is right above from the Dingboche. And you have to climb steep to the base camp. You may decided after consulting the guide at Dingboche. Lodge
Included Meals: B L D

Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4910m.)5/6 hrs.Lodge AccommodationAround 500 m ascending from Dingboche, you will stay at Lobuche 4910m of altitude. 5/6 hrs walk to Lobuche is strenuous . First part up to the Stupa of Dingboche is steep where from you can see the Mt Makalu which is 8000 m mountains and spectacular Island in the Chhukung valley. And the trail up to Thukla is semi flat and easy. After Thukla another 45 minutes to Lobuche La is steep. When you arrive to Lobuche La you are surrounded my mountain change, magnificient view of Cholatse, Lobuche East peak, Amadablam and Mt. Pumori. And there are many memorials are built for those who died on mountaineering. The famous climber Fischer Escot 's memorial is one of them who died on 1996 Everest expedition. Around 1 hr further easy walking brings you to Loubuche. Lodge
Included Meals: B L D

Day 10Gorekshep (5100m.)Via Everest base camp (5363m) Lodge AccommodationToday you climb around 450 m to Everest Base Camp somehow you will sleep at 5100 m (200m higher) at Gorakshep. The trail today is easy for 1 hr then the trail goes over the moraine and glacier with some uphills. On the way you will have wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Lhotse, Lho La (which is very beautiful mountain and many guides also get confused whether this mountain is Mt. Everest, but that is not, only tiny top its is seen from the way), Khumbu icefall, Khumbuste, Changtse mountains over the Everest base camp.As soon as you arrive to Gorakshep you will put your lagguage at room have lunch and go to Everest base camp, around 2.5 hrs to going up and 1.5 hrs to coming back. The trail to Everest base camp is over the glacier so it is walking over the tiny rocks so you should be very careful. If somebody is too tired can stay and next morning go to Kalapattar for sunrise. Many trekkers visit Everest base camp to experience it and to feel the expedition on Mt. Everest but not really for the good view of Mt Everest. Lodge
Included Meals: B L D

Day 11Dingboche (4430m.) via Kalapatter (5545m.)6 hrs.Lodge AccommodationHiking to Kalapattar 5550 m is around 1 hr from Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the view point for entire Everest Base camp trekking and it is also highest altitude during the trek. Since Kalapattar is located at the lap of Mt. Pumori at the altitude of 5550 m you have an excellent view of Mt. Everest. The first touch of ray from the sun on the Earth is Everest. So that is why climbing Kalapattar is also popular for Sunrise view. Since you go for the sunrise view you have to start at early dawn from Gorakshep. After having great memories of mountain lying around the Mt Everest your journey descends to Gorakshep, have breakfast walk down to Dingboche the similar trail you walked up to Gorakshep. The itinerary is subject to change on the clients situation. Lodge
Included Meals: B L D

Day 12Trek to Chukung 3 hrs (4740m.)Lodge AccommodationUntil you arrive to Chhukung you supposed to be well acclimatized but you might be tired. So maintain good health, good sleeping as your first goal is still to be achieved. Island peak is waiting for you to put on her top. The trail to Chhhukung is gently up hill so easy. After walking 3 hrs rest of the day you can use as rest day to reserve your energy. Chhukung is last town so you have to prepare everything here which is necessary on your climbing. If you don't have all climbing equipment you can hire them on rental. Everything is available but important things better you bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu which better fits your size. Lodge
Included Meals: B L D

Day 13Trek to Island Peak high camp 5087m 3-4 hrs. Camping After trekking for 3-4 hrs from Chhukung arrives to Island peak base camp. Island peak base camp is 5087 m which is lower than Gorakshep so our intention is to let you sleep well before climbing the Island peak. Good sleep is very important for energy restoration. Somebody go to high camp 5600 m which makes climbing shorter but the question is good sleep. As you arrive to base camp it is mid day and your climbing guide will provide you basic lesson of climbing, setting the rope in base camp.You have to stay at tent and chef prepared food is served during your climbing. As you have to start early in the morning better go to sleep earlier.
Included Meals: B L D

Day 14Summit Island peak then return to Island Peak base camp/Chukung.Camping/ Lodge AccommodationToday around 2-3 am ( according your climbing guide given time) you leave your camp for Island peak climbing.The journey begins to 6189 m. Our support team along with climbing guide will help you to carry your equipment and hot drinks up to Crampon Zone, little bit higher from the high camp. Where from the snow starts. Good luck ..And upon your successful climbing you climb down to base camp. Our support team will come to meet you at high camp with the hot drinks and snacks. And you will decide whether to stay at base camp or walk 3 hrs further to Chhukung according to your situation. Although you stay at Island peak Base camp you can walk down to Namche though it is longer day.
Included Meals: B L D

Day 15Trek to Namche Bazaar. 5/6 hrs.Lodge AccommodationIf you stayed at Island peak base camp since you were too tired or arrived to base camp late, you have to walk 7/8 hrs to Namche. or if you walk same day to Chhukung after climbing Island peak it is easy day to Namche bazar.
Included Meals: B L D

Day 16Trek to Lukla (2840m.) 6/7 hrs.Lodge AccommodationWalk all the way down to Lukla for 6/7 hrs. Make a wish for good weather..
Included Meals: B L D

Day 17Flight back to Kathmandu. Hotel (evening farewell dinner in Kathmandu)Say Good bye to your support team and to your adventure journey over the Island peak and Everest base camp..arrive airport transfer to hotel. Relaxing day with the bathtub or hot shower in 2 weeks. So nice..
Included Meals: B

Day 18Reserve day in Kathmandu any case of bad weather in LuklaThis is buffer time for in case of bad weather flight cancellation before or after your trip. If everything goes smooth you can use the day as a shopping day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the Evening.
Included Meals: B D

Day 19Trip end. Transfer to airportThe Trip ends. Bring a lot of good memories with the tired physics but the high spirit. Transfer to Airport.. Good bye to our dear friends..
Included Meals: B

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Trip Note

Above itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.