Everest Base Camp Island Peak

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Everest Base Camp Island Peak

Island Peak is most popular climbed peak in Everest region. Traditionally known as Imja Tse – it got named “Island Peak” in 1952 due to its striking resemblance to an island on a sea of ice. This is a classic trek to the Everest region including Kalapathar and Everest Base camp where this experience will take you into the heart of the world’s majestic Himalayan Mountains. Island Peak has an impressive highly glaciated West Face which rises from the Lhotse Glacier.

Our adventure begins from Lukla which is a short flight away from Kathmandu. We follow the steep path along Dudh Koshi River through Sagarmatha National Park we arrive at Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest. We continue our trek to Tengboche village where Tengboche monastery, largest and highest altitude monastery of Everest Region is located. Then we head to Pheriche, Lobuche and Everest Base Camp. From the camp we walk to Gorak Shep and then to KaLa Pathar which is famous as a vantage point for up-close and breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains.

After a good night’s rest we head back to Lobuche from where we continue our journey to Kongma La Pass, Chhukung and Island Peak Base camp. You can have a pre-climbing training on Island Peak Base camp. We finally get to our goal- summit of Island Peak and back to the Base Camp. We descend throuth wide valley of Khumbu river, pass through beautiful Sherpa villages arriving at Pangboche and then to Namche.

After a night rest we return back to Lukla. This trip also walks us through the renowned Khumbu region within the “land of the Sherpa’s” where we will participate in Nepalese and Tibetan cultures which have existed for centuries. The summit of Island peak stands adjacent to one of the world’s largest ice walls and offers stunning views of Ama Dablam and the pyramid of Makalu. This trip is suitable for those who are energetic and wishing for both trekking and climbing at one go. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 30 minutes flight and 4 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft) 5-6 hours walk
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft) 5 hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft) 5-6 hours walk
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep,visit Everest base camp (5364m/17,594ft)
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala patthar, back to Dingboche
Day 11: Dingboche to Chhukung ( 4,730m/15,518ft)- 3 to 4 hrs
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft) 3-4 hours
Day 13: Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft), 2-3 hours
Day 14: Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft) & return back to Chhukung, 8-10 hours
Day 15: Trek to Khumjung (3,780m/12,401ft)
Day 16: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Climbling guide for climbing the island peak.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 19 Days

Price : 2200 USD

Difficulty Level : Tough

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Maximum Altitude : 6189m

Group Size : 2-15 people

Permits : sagarmatha national park permit, Tims card, climbing permit

Activities : trekking, hiking & climbing

Transportation : Flight,car & bus

Best Season : March, April, may, September, October & November

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal guest house during trekking

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