Everest Trek Island Peak Climbing

An experience of a lifetime adventure with classic climb of Island Peak & Everest base camp

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10 People in Group
  • Max Elevation: 6,189m | 20,305ft

Highlights

  • An ever-exciting adventure on the rooftop peak of Everest base camp Nepal's most popular trekking peak.
  • The overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure on Island Peak Climb & Everest base camp trekking.
  • A great combination of cultural walk into traditional Sherpa village.
  • Lovely green woodland and at Tengboche monastery with awesome views.
  • A scenic flight to and from Lukla with a panorama of mountains.

About Everest Trek Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Trek with Island Peak Climbing offers an experience of a lifetime adventure with a classic climb of the Island peak climbing Everest base camp trek in the Khumbu region. Our experienced trek guide and climbing lead you toexperience an adventure of a lifetime with a memorable and exciting Everest base camp trek Island peak climb, where you will be in the midst of the world's giant peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lho-la with tumbling great Icefalls.

Trekking to Everest base camp with Island peak Climbing offers us superb views of world high mountains Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Makalu 8,463m, Mt. Nuptse, Pumori, and many more Khumbu Himalayan mountain vista and can be seen best mountain views from the top of Island Peak-Imjatse. During the trek and climbing time, we can stay in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge and could have enough space to discover Sherpa's hospitality and traditional heritage culture.

Along with trekking and climbing, we have a chance to visit traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religions and cultures retaining their past traditional way of life to this day which is also one of the top highlights along the journey to EBC Trek Island Peak Climb.

EVEREST TREKKING CLIMBING ROUTE

This great adventure trip begins with a scenic short flight to Lukla and towards the famous Namche Bazaar with a rest day for acclimatization and heading higher towards Everest base camp passing interesting places of Thyangboche Monastery-Pangboche-Pheriche and Lobuche villages. After a marvelous time at Everest base camp with a climb of Kalapathar for a grand vista of mountains with Mt. Everest at a close distance. After we have done the Everest base camp trek your next adventure leads to Imjatse Valley for the climb of Island peak as the walk leads to Chukung and Island Peak base. Island Peak Climb grade PD+ from the Swiss /French Alpine system is used worldwide on small-scale climbs.

ISLAND PEAK CLIMBING

This climbing trip leads with some technical skills use of crampons, ice ax, and main / fix ropes are required along with snow bar and ice screws, for a successful climb our expert climbing guide will provide full support to the summit top and bring you back safely to base camp after an experience of lifetime adventure on top of Island Peak at 6,189m/20,305ft offers wonderful mountain views which can be your lifetime memorable tips along the Everest Trek Island Peka Climbing 2022-2023.

Everest Trek Island Peak Climbing concludes at Lukla with a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu after a memorable and exciting time around the world's highest mountains with the standard services of Nepal Spirit Adventure and friendly staff and guides,

FOOD for TREK & ISLAND PEAK CLIMB

While you will be a ways from the city life food is important, as per your booking for trekking and Island peak climb, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

ACCLIMATIZATION

The acclimatization days are the most required for both trips Everest trek & Island peak Climb, before heading to Mount Everest Base Camp at 5364m and Island peak Base camp at 5,200m couple of rest-acclimatization days help you to reach EBC, Island peak Base camp. All of Nepal Spirit Adventure’s treks are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), also known as altitude sickness. Going up at a higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Nepal Spirit Adventure’s itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Your guides and porters will do their every bit in assisting you during the entire trek.

BEST MONTH to VISIT

The best season to do the Everest Base Camp Island Peak  Climbing for Spring- March to June) Autumn- September to December) are best months however, our expert adventure team operates the trek and climb every month of the year. The trek and climbing require fitness good trekking boots warm clothing Island peak climbing equipment sleeping bag plus a day pack sunscreen and a camera. Our trek and climbing cost included a hotel in Kathmandu lodge and tent along with the trekking-climbing part permit transport flight guide porter and meals 3 times a day.

PAPULAR EVEREST TREKKING ROUTES

We are organizing many papular trekking routes in the Everest-Khumbu region. There are one of the best seasons called Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September -December) more than a thousand trekkers visit in Everest region for their high-altitude trekking & climbing, you may like our following trekking activities on the Everest Trek route.

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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit airport representative then transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment you just take it easy walk around Thamel or take rest overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is a complete rest day in Kathmandu, visit Nepal Spirit Adventure head office for a question and answer about the trek, check the climbing and trekking equipment as well as the introduction with a trek and climbing guide even during the day you can join us regular world heritage city sightseeing tours are available as per your requirement but require to pay the extra additional cost. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 40 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow-capped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours
  • Transportation: By Air

Morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing a few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for a few hours to the last bridge leading with a steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber cafe, post office and banks.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

A perfect spot for a rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam, and adjoining peaks, visit of the interesting museum.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

From Namche morning walk leads up with an aerial view of Namche Bazaar overlooking beautiful towering peaks, walk-on gradual path, then heading downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, after a break uphill through cool rhododendron, pines, firs trees with marvelous mountain views, and then reaching at Thyangboche Monastery with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam. With time here visit the interesting monastery with young monks and priests for ceremonial prayer.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Pheruche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walking on the nice terrain with the last climb to Pheriche for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Pheruche
  • Altitude: 4,280m | 14,041ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

Morning walk on the valley then with an uphill to Dugla (Thugla) beneath the Cholatse and Taweche Peaks, Thugla a nice spot for lunch as there no lodge till Lobuche, from here climb the steep up to the top Thugla pass which has numerous stone cairns-memorable of unfortunate climbers who have died climbing on Mount Everest and other high mountains of this area. Trek continues on the left side of the glacier, finally reaching the cluster of houses at Lobuche for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,930m | 16,240ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Morning towards Everest Base Camp, starting with an uphill walk for a few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on a glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as the walk continues towards the east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world's highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight halt.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: GorakShep
  • Altitude: 5,170m | 16,962ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

A morning hike to Kalapathar at 5,545m offers great views of mountains as far as the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance, beneath the towering lofty peak of Pumori. After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Lobuche then head on the same trail for an hour then the route diverts towards Imjatse valley for an overnight stop at Dingboche.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Today is almost a rest day, an easy hike to Chhukung village to explore the old Sherpa valley look up the climbing equipment, and we can also hire here what do not have with us.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 4,730m | 15,518ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, we climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of the Island peak.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Location: Island Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,200m | 17,060ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ascenders, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoying the experience. Usually, we will be climbing on the rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp in a tent.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Location: Island Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,200m | 17,060ft

We wake up early today around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier to a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder-strewn. As we climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before we 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. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. We use fix rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be 350m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses

There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island peak base camp where some of our crew is waiting for us. We celebrate our successful Island peak climb.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Location: Island Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,200m | 17,060ft
  • Walking Hours: 9-10 Hours

Today’s walk will be much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south, and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Pangboche
  • Altitude: 3,985m | 13,074ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.

  • Meals: B, L,D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping and sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: B
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Walking Hours: 40 Minute Flight
  • Transportation: Airport Pickup Airport by Private Vehicle

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Airport Drop by Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • All the airport and departure transfers are by private vehicle on arrival and departure. (One international airport pick up & departure. One domestic airport departure and one pickup).
  • 3-nights in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast basis.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu with airport departure taxes.
  • Everest National park permit.
  • Island peak climbing permit.
  • Lodges- teahouses accommodation during the trekking period.
  • Tent accommodation during the trek and climbing.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along with trekking and climbing.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • An experience climbing guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Honest Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging.
  • One assistant trek guide for every +5 people in the group including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Provide a sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • Tent for climbing & kitchen, dining, toilet, mattresses as well as sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All the necessary paperwork & government taxes.
  • We invite farewell dinner or lunch after the trek and climbing.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Nepal visa you can get at your arrival international airport or overland cross border point.
  • Travel Insurance & Rescue Operation.
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • Food and Extra Nights in a Hotel in Kathmandu Due to an Early Return From a Trek, or an Extended Stay in Nepal.
  • Excess baggage charges during the flight to Lukla -Kathmandu.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

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02 Oct, 2022 - 20 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
05 Oct, 2022 - 23 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
09 Oct, 2022 - 27 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
13 Oct, 2022 - 31 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
15 Oct, 2022 - 02 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
17 Oct, 2022 - 04 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
20 Oct, 2022 - 07 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
23 Oct, 2022 - 10 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
27 Oct, 2022 - 14 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm
31 Oct, 2022 - 18 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$2490Confirm

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ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on the display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer you to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip this is all depend on your arrival, you can do also next day anyway we have a one day rest day before heading to Lukla.

KATHMANDU ACCOMMODATION

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

TREKKING & CLIMBING ACCOMMODATION

We provide accommodation in Tea Houses (Mountain Lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang-out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with an extra charge for using hot showers. During the Island Peak Climbing, we provide a good quality tent and kitchen staff tent.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Everest trek is moderate; Island peak climbing is technical and combined suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset and technical skill is required for climbing trips. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

SAFE DRINKING WATER

Along the trek and climbing of Island peal, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can not drink without adding water purification pills or a filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water costs $1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks during the Everest Trek Island Peka climb.

ELECTRONIC CHARGES (phone & camera batteries)

We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3,000 m. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

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