Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak

Trip Overview
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Very Strenuous or Grade D (****)
  • DestinationEverest Region, Nepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking & Climbing
  • Major AttractionNamche, EBC, Island Peak
  • Maximum Altitude6160 Meters
  • Best TimeMarch, April, May & Sep, Oct, Nov

Highlights

  • Get on an exciting flight to Lukla and enjoy the picturesque view from the window.
  • Embark on the famous trail of Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • March through the rich natural diversity and loaded vegetation of the region.
  • Experience the teahouses of the trail and sweet hospitality.
  • Explore Namche Bazaar and the surrounding area for acclimatization.
  • Get enough views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Island, Cho Oyu, Makalu, etc.
  • Understand the unique and inspiring culture and tradition of Sherpas.
  • Taste local food and drink from the hands of the locals. 
  • Hike up to Everest Base Camp and celebrate the famous landmark. 
  • Grab a close-range panorama of the mountains from Kala Patthar.
  • Mount the top of Island Peak and enjoy the achievement with a grand vista. 
  • Retrace through the same region and make unforgettable memories in the Everest Region.
  • Gain a valuable trekking and climbing experience in the region home to several eight-thousanders.  

You, indeed, are on the lookout for a wholesome adventure. How do we know that? You are here to read about Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek, a complete mountain package. We have hand-knitted this itinerary considering adventure lovers like you. You’ll love this exciting peak climbing journey. So let’s find out what it is. 

Everest Base Camp Trek with island peak is Nepal's superb peak climbing option in Nepal. Island Peak(6,189m), also known as Imja Tse, is a mountain rising above the Lhotse Glacier, Khumbu Region. It looks like an island of snow from a distance. For that reason, it is called Island Peak. 

The peak is merely 7 km away from Mt Everest. Its climbing is less technical but highly rewarding. On this expedition, you’ll learn great mountaineering lessons here. And from the top of Island Peak, you can cherish close-range views of Mt Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, etc. So you’ll climb this beauty.   

However, you will visit Everest Base Camp(5,357m) first. Then, the trek to the foothills of Mt Everest will make you fall in love with the region. On the walk, you’ll run into the significant places of the Everest Region. From Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp. You’ll witness the region's beauty in vegetation, rivers, settlements, food, people, monasteries, museums, terrace fields, etc. Subtly, your body will get accustomed to the region, which is suitable for the climb ahead.

The journey of Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak begins from Kathmandu. Like in every Everest Region trip, you’ll fly towards Lukla. Then you’ll continue on the standard Everest Base Camp Trek trail. You’ll trek through the beautiful region for around 8-9 days to reach Everest Base Camp. There will be some acclimatization days.

Upon exploring the Everest Base Camp, you’ll take a deep breath while watching the view. Half of the trip is made by this point. First, you’ll go to Kala Patthar for a supreme panorama of Mt Everest. After the complete probe of the landmark, it is time to find a way to Island Peak. You’ll head towards the base camp of Island Peak by retracing to Dingboche.

You’ll start the Island Peak Climbing by ascending High Camp from the base camp early in the morning. The climb up to High Camp is not technical at all. On the same day, you’ll push for the summit. The last section before the meeting is slightly technical. But no worries, our experienced guide will help you with this, and you’ll reach the top.  

The moment you reach Island Peak’s top, you experience an extraordinary panorama of the Everest Region. You’ll get breathtaking pictures of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Kusum Kanguru, Mt Everest, Makalu, and the Dudh Koshi valley. The mountain is accomplished. 

The same day, after the climb, you’ll return to Island Peak base camp and ultimately to Chhhukung. From Chhukung, you’ll trek back to Lukla via Dingboche and Namche Bazaar. And then, you’ll take a short flight to Kathmandu to end this beautiful outing.     

In conclusion, Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek is a rewarding journey. The excursion gives a priceless climbing experience of a beautiful trekking mountain of Everest Region and a memorable visit to Everest Base Camp. 

If you feel intrigued by this expedition, we are always there to organize it beautifully. So let’s make some good memories in the mountains!    

About Island Peak

Island Peak(6,160m), also known as Imja Tse, is a mountain in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. It is a part of Khumbu Himal, a range in the Eastern Nepal Himalayas. The peak is an extension of a hill rising off the southern part of Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain. 

Firstly, the peak was named by climbers of the British Mount Expedition as “Island Peak” because it seems like an island from Dingboche village. Later, it was retitled “Imja Tse” in 1983. But it ended up becoming more popular as Island Peak.

The members of the British Expedition first climbed this beautiful trekking peak in 1953. Likes of veteran climbers Tenzing Norgay, Alfred Gregory, Charles, Wylie, and Charles Evan were members of that group. They climbed Imja Tse for a training purpose for Mt Everest summit. Since then, Imja Tse has been an acclimatization climb for the big mountain expeditions in the Everest Region. Also, the peak is popular among beginners. The peak is less technical and teaches basic climbing skills to newbies. So this is how Island Peak is famous.         

About Kathmandu Lukla Flight

The Island Peak with Everest Base Camp starts with Kathmandu Lukla Flight. It is an exciting and scenic flight of 30 minutes. You get to see the whole Nepal Himalayas during this flight through windows. It is a beautiful way to start any trip. 

The landing site of Kathmandu Lukla is Tenzing-Hillary Airport(Lukla Airport). It was built under the guidance of Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first Everest climbers. The airstrip perfectly lies on the lapse of the mountains. The airstrip is so famous because it is the starting point for many famous treks in the region, including Everest Base Camp Trek.

The distance of flight is short. However, there can be possible delays due to the bad weather in the region. The weather in the area is unpredictable. High winds, changing visibility, and heavy clouds are reasons for the delay. Typically, there are two flights to Lukla from Kathmandu. You may have to wait for tickets in peak season if you have not booked in advance.   

Permit Required for Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek

You’ll require three permits to attend Island Peak cum Everest Base Camp Trek. They are Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA) Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and Local Area Permit.

Firstly, the NMA climbing permit is a special permit to climb the Island peak. It is a mandatory permit that you need to have for the expedition. The cost of the permit is different in each season. 

In Spring, you can get this permit at USD 250. And the same license is obtainable at USD 125 during the Autumn season. And it is USD 70 during the low climbing seasons such as Winter and Monsoon. Plus, you have to pay USD 500 for the Garbage Deposit fee.  

Secondly, you’ll require a permit to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. You enter this protected site during the expedition, so you need this as well. The permit fee for foreigners is USD 30. And it is USD 15 for climbers from SAARC countries.

Thirdly and lastly, you need to have a local area permit as you enter various restricted localities during the tour. The permit is also known as Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. You can get this permit for USD 20 from Lukla.           

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Route

The exciting quest of Island Peak and Everest Base Camp starts with Kathmandu to Lukla flight. It will be an early morning flight of 30 minutes. Each of the minutes will be truly scenic and wow-inspiring. Then you’ll make a safe landing at Lukla Airport. The day has to end in Phakding, so you’ll leave Lukla once you are ready for the walk. You will have a lovely first day of trekking.

Having spent the night in Phakding, you’ll progress towards Namche Bazaar via the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. In the evening, you’ll be in the hub of the region. You will spend the night there and one more acclimatization day as well. After the acclimatization day, you’ll march towards Tengboche, the home of the famous Tengboche monastery. You’ll spend the night in Tengboche.

The following day, you’ll begin walking towards Pheriche by enjoying the fantastic scenery. By evening, you’ll reach Pheriche to spend the night. The next stop of the expedition is Gorakshep. So you’ll wake up early and start moving in the direction of Gorak Shep. On the same day, you’ll hike to Everest Base Camp. After the exploration, you’ll return to Gorak Shep for the night.

You’ll leave Gorak Shep early in the morning to watch the mountain panorama from Kala Patthar. After the sightseeing, you’ll take a downhill road to Dingboche. The day will end in the village. Next, you’ll trek towards Chukkung by walking quite close to glaciers. 

Waking up in Chhukung, we’ll leave the village to reach Island Peak Base Camp. You’ll spend the night in a tented camp in the base camp. Around 1-2 in the morning, you will go to the summit. You will pass the Island Peak high camp to reach the summit. You will witness awe-inspiring views from the pinpoint.

You’ll descend straight to Chhukung by moving via high camp and base camp on the same day. You’ll spend the deserving night in the village. The following dawn, you will leave the town for Namche Bazaar. In the evening, you’ll be back in town once again. After another night in Namche, you’ll trek smoothly to reach Lukla. And the following day, you’ll take a flight to Kathmandu. It will be the end of this beautiful journey.  

Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

The difficulties are apparent when you climb one peak and do a long trek. We mean, Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek is not an easy task. But we also must say that it is not the hardest as well. There are some minor challenges that you can easily dodge with good preparation.

When you hit the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll start experiencing some hardships. You have to trek 5-6 hours on average every day on this journey. There will be numerous uphill parts where you might face difficulty moving. Similarly, the expedition is about reaching the top of Island Peak(6,189m). So the high altitude can also test you. We hope you are good enough to do a trek in the mountains.

Let’s come to the main point, the difficulty level of Island Peak Climbing. As you may know, the Island peak is a trekking peak as per the NMA rating. You do not need prior climbing experience or complex climbing expertise for this climb.

The peak is comparatively a more leisurely climb with fewer technical portions. If you have basic mountaineering skills like using ropes and walking crampons, you can do this climb easily. It is much easier than the Lobuche East Climbing, one of its frequently compared expeditions in the Everest Region.

Hence, Island Peak with Everest Base Camp is not that hard if you are well ready for its challenges. There will be minor challenges in altitude, rough trails, steep parts, and ice pathways.    

Everest Base Camp Trek with island Preparation

Island Peak climbing cum Everest Base Camp Trek is a long and arduous journey. It is necessary to prepare for this expedition. The preparation should build physical endurance levels, mental preparation, and basic mountaineering skills. You should start the practice some months before the climb date and be regular. Here are some ways to prepare for the climb.

Firstly, focus on building a good physical endurance level. You have to trek on steep trails, climb up hills, trek for longer hours, and cover a long distance in the mountains. For that, you need a solid physical stamina level. To build a good endurance level, you can do various cardio exercises such as cycling, swimming, hiking, running, etc. The cardio training also helps you face altitude sickness as well. Thus make a training schedule and be consistent with the exercise routine.

Secondly, you need basic mountaineering skills. You will climb Island Peak by climbing through rough and icy portions. Without basic climbing knowledge, it is difficult to do this climb. Thus it is wise to take a mountaineering course before this tour. The course will teach you the basic things of mountaineering, such as using crampons, axes, ropes, etc.

Lastly, you should be mentally in a position to complete the expedition. You need to be mentally ready for all the journey's challenges. Having such a mentality pushes you on the journey no matter how hard.

So these are several ways to be physically and mentally ready for the trip.     

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Welcome to Kathmandu – a bustling city that boasts exciting markets, busy streets, bright temples, and stunning pagodas. Mountain Rock Treks Guide will pick you up at the airport and bring you to our hotel. The remaining time of the day will be for you to walk around local shopping centres and buy equipment-related items. In the evening, our guide will deliver useful information and data for this trip. You will also have a welcome dinner in one of the local authentic Nepali restaurants, accompanied by your remaining group. Since we will leave early in the morning, please sleep early.

  • 3 star Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 30 minutes from airport
  • 1400 Meters

On this day, with Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak, you will tour the centuries-old city of Kathmandu. You are going to visit the city's culturally significant landmarks. After breakfast, you dress and stay in the accommodation until your tour guide comes to take you sightseeing. You can go in a vehicle and move ahead towards Kathmandu Durbar Square – Basantapur Durbar Kshetra. This used to be the old Shah and Malla king's royal palace. Several buildings encircle the square, testifying to the magnificent architectural structures made by Newar craftsmen and artists. 

You then go to Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath, from here. 3 km from the city, this stunning place of worship perches on a hill. Later, you visit Boudhanath- a place of meditations, links, and pilgrimage for the followers who are Buddhist worshipers. The stupa is located at a place once an important commercial route between Nepal and Tibet. Now, you halt at the final destination – Pashupatinath to mark the end of sightseeing. Lord Shiva's residence is also here, and it belongs to one of the prominent places of religious worship for his believers. The temple is located at the Bagmati River's edge and is surrounded by numerous small shrines. We will proceed from the beautiful cultural landscape to the hotel. And so here is your chance to take a break and prepare for tomorrow's hike. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 6 Hours
  • 1400 Meters

Fly out early from Kathmandu to Lukla. While flying from Tenzing Hillary Airport to Lukla, you can marvel at the stunning sceneries of the Himalayas on a nauseating landing. This little airport is located on a mountainside amid high mountains. It is one of the world's highest and most dangerous airports.

When your plane lands, contact the porters and other team members you will be hiking with. So, reorganise your bags once more and repack them for the final time before hiking. So you get out of the bright Lukla bazaar and walk along the track to Phakding. One must walk cautiously as the mule trains and yaks will use this trail. 

Cross the metal suspension bridge and descend to Riverside village of Phakding. You will eventually reach Phakding. Here, you can rest, and later, once you wake up feeling refreshed, take a leisurely walk around the village or go down where this crosses Dudh Koshi Khola(Milky River) and snap some pictures of its beautiful valley.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • 35 minutes flight and 4 Hours hike
  • 2610 Meters

In line with our tour outline, it is Namche Bazaar that we will head to – one of the regions famous as Sherpa's capital. So, after breakfast, we will set off from Phakding in the morning and hike up into Namche.

The route to Namche is full of unforgettable sights. On the first, you finally spot Mount Everest and many other mountains. As you walk alongside Dudh Koshi River, on the left is a trail with some stones with Buddhist good luck inscriptions, and on your right are prayer flags. Buddhist monks position these strategically in various spots along the trail to create a protective atmosphere from non-hurtful energies for its clientele. We go through juniper, pine, and rhododendron wood. You pass over five metal suspension bridges, such as the Hillary Bridge above the Imja River.

Walk through the Sagarmatha National Park and traverse to Namche – the country of Sherpas.  

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • (3,440m/11,286ft)

Today is the day of the first acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar. Namche looks like a small town that is almost developed and has every facility apart from the road. 

The list of shops that sell various products, restaurants, bakeries, and hotels ranging from budget-level to luxurious ones in the Settlement mark the presence of this Settlement. Similarly, different bank branches are also present here, as well as ATMs and counters where one can make money exchanges. 

For an acclimatisation hike, you go to Syangboche above Namche and stop for a visit at Hotel Everest View – the popular viewpoint of this region known as the new birthplace. Near this hotel, on its deck, one can enjoy viewing Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest up close.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4 Hours
  • 3400 Meters

We prepare for the morning meal and then start to hike Tengboche Monastery via Phunki – this could be described as moderate. Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and over the Khumbu area. 30-degree views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse, can be seen here. Visitors are welcomed inside the monastery and discover the assembly hall as well as their main altar. The Tengboche Monastery opens at 3pm today, and with a little luck, we will see an astonishing spiritual ceremony. We will stay overnight here in Tengboche.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 3860 Meters

The distance between Tengboche and Dingboche is short; therefore, we will probably cover the ground by afternoon. The walk leading to Dingboche at a high altitude will be difficult. As you pass the 4000-metre level, the air around you starts thinning out, and even walking becomes slightly frustrating. Walk slowly and try to avoid rushing. 

Drink lots of water. The trail proceeds to the village of Somare and then to Orsho. With time, the trail bifurcates as the left one ascends to Pheriche, crossing a suspension bridge and an uphill climb reaching up to Dingboche village. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • (4,410m/14,465ft) 

Today’s hike climbs to Lobuche village, the second-highest village on this trek route. With the climb from the village, you take a left to ascend through this little ridge above Pheriche. Instead of moving straight up the peak, you just take a course that follows another slight incline along the mountain’s wall. From here, you proceed along the road that leads for a few hours to a broad valley. The slope is not so bad, but you are walking at a high altitude; therefore, a stroll will be the deal.

The trek continues, and on the other side of the river, you can catch a glimpse of Thukla. Now, you traverse the bridge to follow this trail leading up to that place. The trials from this point forward are tricky because you will climb a jagged path to the Thukla Pass. Then, proceed to climb steep trails until reaching the Khumbu Glacier. Then, you follow the ridge leading along a line of memorial cairns built in memory of members and Sherpas who died during the Everest Expedition. We will continue our travel further and finally reach Lobuche. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5 Hours
  • (4,930m / 16,175ft)

Today is a great day as we will be climbing Base Camp today. The first part of our journey will be trekking along the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep Village “ This beautiful village is set amid snow-capped mountains. We deposit our stuff at Gorak Shep and walk to the Base Camp. This is as close to the highest mountain on this globe. You will enjoy the fantastic views of EBC, take photos, and reminisce on your memories and accomplishments before retreating to Gorak Shep. Along the way, one will see the world’s highest glacier – Khumbu Glacier.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-8 Hours
  • (5,364m / 17,598ft)

Make your way to Kala Patthar, the Everest Region's top viewpoint, after breakfast. Kala Patthar is the peak of your trek at 5,550 metres high. At Everest Base Camp, it is impossible to see the top of Mount Everest, so trekkers usually hike up Kala Patthar, which provides a close-up view of the world's tallest peak. Kala Patthar is located against the icy walls of Mount Pumori, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Enjoy the 360-degree panorama of these Himalayan giants. From the top of Kala Patthar, see how fiery rays from the sun illuminate Mount Everest's tall point, which is made up of rocks. Later, go back to Gorak Shep and hike downwards towards Lobuche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • (5,555m / 18,208ft) 

We will start our journey after having breakfast on the eleventh day of trekking from Lobuche to Chukkung while crossing the mesmerising Khumbu Glacier, which is more challenging for two hours. The path will take us up the canyon, giving an enormous ascent to Kongma La at 5,535 metres. Once at the summit, however difficult the climb, we reach the point where we will be treated with awe-inspiring views of surrounding peaks. The subsequent hike down the Imja Khola valley will give us breathtaking panoramas of stunning Ama Dablam at a height of 6,856m. We continue our trek and walk from Chhukung to Dingboche while enjoying the spectacular scenery. Finally, we will reach Chukkung and rest for the night. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5-6 hours
  • (4,730 metres/ 15,518 ft)

Today, our path resembles a difficult uphill climb, winding through breathtaking landscapes touched by the Lhotse and Imja ice. The surroundings will be starkly beautiful, giving the trek a surreal feeling. At the Island Peak Base Camp, we will meet with a small crowd of tents already set up for our arrival. We put our belongings in one-person tents, and after lunch, we will have a pre climb training session.

With the attentive supervision of our leader, we will learn crucial skills such as rappelling and belaying today. Our guide will also demonstrate using different equipment essential for mountaineering, such as karabiners, ascenders, ice axes, and harnesses. As evening settles in, we will now go for an early night’s rest, knowing that midnight will be approaching and the summit push day is just around the bend. 

  • Tent
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • (5,100m/ 16,732 feet)

It will be good for us to take this climb early in the morning, so we wake up at around 2 or 3 am for today's island climb. Day winds are rough with unpredictable temperatures, so morning weather would be fine for the climb. The weather is also noticeably brighter in the morning than at any other time.

One mountain one of our professionals will guide you. Further on, you will encounter steep, slippery slopes and glaciers. Continuing your ascend of 2 to 3 hours later, you will climb Island Peak. From the top, you will see an impeccably beautiful scene. 

On top, mountains like  Ama Dablam, Makalu Lhotse, Baruntse, and Nuptse are all lined up and clearly visible. The mountain view we are talking about here is not a rough view intact; you will get a full 360-degree panoramic view of the above-described mountains. The feeling of the adrenaline rush at the summit peak will be quite sensational.

Once you finish your summit, return to the Island Peak Base Camp again. The guides will help you with tents and load your luggage to return to the island base camp. You will stay in one of the tents on the island's peak base camp. This will be the end of the Island Peak summit ascent journey. Now, starting tomorrow, we will start our descent trip.

  • Tent
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 11 hours.
  • 6, 160 metres

This day from the base camp we retrace our route to Chuukung. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • (4,730 metres/ 15,518 ft)

After breakfast, we will trek following the Imja River down to Tengboche. We will go through small villages, pine & rhododendron forests, and small streams. From Tengboche, we will descend to Phungki Thanka and pass by Kyung Juma before reaching Namche Bazar. Throughout the trial, we will enjoy a lovely view of the Himalayan landscape. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 hours
  • (3,440m/11,286ft)

After having breakfast, we will trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We pretty much follow the same trail. We will begin our trek by descending steeply and crossing a suspension bridge. After that, we will come across several chortens, mani walls, small gompas, and colorful prayer flags. Further, we will ascend through a dense forest of pine & rhododendron and reach Lukla, our last destination for the day.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • (2840 m)

We will wake up and have our last breakfast with a view of the Himalayas. After that, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and offer scenic views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for us to relax and explore independently. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 30 Minutes Flights
  • 1400 Meters

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Free day
  • 1400 meters

International Departure.

  • No
  • Breakfast
  • 30 minutes Drive
  • 1400 Meters

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (international and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Providing sleeping bag and down jacket.(refundable)
  • Trekking map of everest and island Peak.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English-speaking mountain guide.
  • one climbing Guide.
  • Climbing equipment on hire.
  • Well experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 7+ persons.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • 4 nights accomodation in kathmandu before and after trip according to itinerary.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements not 
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Helicopter fly out from Gorakhshep / Kala Patthar.
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee).
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizing costs.

Excludes

  • Luxury Hotel is not included. If you want a luxury hotel, you have to inform us earlier.
  • Nepal Visa cost
  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Your international flight fare.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Dates & Price

Upcoming Departure

few seats leftStarts: TuesdayMay 28, 2024
Ends: SaturdayJun 15, 2024
Status: AvailableUS$2250

Essential Info

Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time

You can do Island Peak with Everest Base camp Trek any time. It is possible in all four seasons. However, if you are talking about the time when it is pleasant and safe, Autumn and Spring are the two good times. In contrast, Winter and Monsoon are challenging times for the trip.

Autumn(September-November) is one good time to do Island Peak climbing. The season is a high season for traveling in Nepal. Nepal’s weather is fantastic during the season. Greenery, warm temperature, clear views, and a stable climate are the offerings of Autumn in Nepal. The season is a post-monsoon season, so everything looks fresh and new. You’ll love the expedition.

The second best time for Island Peak cum Everest Base Camp Trek is Spring(March-May). The season delivers clear and stable weather. It is a blossoming time for the flowers in Nepal. Likewise, the temperature is also relatively stable. That is why it's another good time for traveling around Nepal.  

On the other hand, Winter and Monsoon are off-seasons for expeditions in Nepal. The weather is not stable as in Autumn and Spring during these seasons. For example, Winter is a cold season with chances of massive snowfalls. And Monsoon is a wet season with really high chances of rainfall. The temperature is also not stable; it changes drastically. Plus, the visibility also gets low during this season. 

People do not like to take risks by choosing these two seasons for all those reasons. However, climbers with big hearts want to do the expedition during these seasons. It is pretty peaceful to make trips in these times. 
 

Food 

Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek package will offer three meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. On the trekking days of the expedition, you’ll eat meals at the teahouses along the Everest Base Camp Trek route. There are plenty of basic to excellent lodges that offer delicious meals. You can expect items such as Dal Bhat, Noodles, Pizza, Burgers, sandwiches, Spaghetti, Soups, Porridges, Bakery items, coffee, tea, etc. And drinkable water is also obtainable on the trek. On the climbing days of the tour, you will get limited feed items to eat. Your kitchen staff will cook food for you and the team.

 

Accommodation  

Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek is a teahouse plus camped tent trek. You’ll get good to excellent accommodation during the tour through the Everest Base Camp route. The trail is full of numerous teahouses and lodges. Usually, you’ll get double-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms. There will be blankets, but carrying a personal sleeping bag is always good.

As you leave for Island Peak base camp, you’ll have to stay in tented camps. You’ll use your warm sleeping bag for warmth. It is tricky but exciting to settle in a tented camp.   

 

Tips for Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek

Here are some tips that can be fruitful for you if you are planning to do this outing:

  • Do strict physical rehearsal for the climb around 2-3 months ahead. 
  • Join a mountaineering course and get used to basic climbing.
  • Buy well-covering travel insurance for the trip.
  • Choose the right time for the climb and book everything in advance.
  • Pick a licensed and expert expedition agency.
  • Ask for a local and experienced mountaineering guide for the trip.
  • Learn everything about mountain sickness. 
  • Pack all the essentials.
  • Ask experienced climbers about Island Peak Climbing. 
  • Do not consume alcohol during the expedition.
  • Keep your body watered all the time.
  • Do not do rush trekking in the mountains. 
  • Have enough acclimatization days in the itinerary.
  • Consult with your guide in the case of any health issue.  

FAQs

  • Q1. Where is Island Peak?

    Island Peak, or Imja Tse, is a mountain in Nepal's Khumbu(Everest) region. It lies entirely inside, and it is an extension of Lhotse. The peak is around 7 km away from Mt Everest.

     

  • You’ll take a flight to Lukla, and from there, you’ll trek through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche to reach Chhukung. From Chhukung, you will walk to the base camp of Island Peak. And climbing through the high camp of Island Peak, you’ll get to the summit.

     

  • Autumn and Spring are two outstanding seasons for this expedition. March to June is Spring, and September to November is Autumn. So it is great to do during these months. Monsoon and Winter are unstable and challenging times for a mountain expedition. Only hard climbers can do climbs during these seasons.  

     

  • Island Peak is a trekking peak with minor technicalities. It is comparatively more straightforward than the other similar climbs in Nepal. People with no prior experience can also do this climb. However, you must have basic mountaineering skills and good physical strength for this expedition.

     

  • Island Peak is more straightforward than Lobuche East. The Lobuche East has more strict technical sections than Island Peak. Thus, Island Peak is the easier one.

     

  • The summit of Island Peak itself is the highest altitude of the entire expedition. I.e., 6,189m.

     

  • Island Peak is quite famous among newbies with no prior climbing experience. Hence, the peak does not ask for any climbing experience. However, you need to be physically and mentally prepared for the climb.

     

  • Island is not a thin air pressure peak. Hence, there is no necessity to take an oxygen cylinder on this expedition. If acclimatized properly, the climb will not have any altitude problems. 

     

  • Yes, you are considering a mountain to climb. The journey is long and hard. And you never know what can happen on the trip. But if you have travel insurance, at least you are insured against risks. The insurance covers injuries, emergency evacuations, etc.

     

  • Yes, it is possible. We will arrange every mountain gear that you need for this expedition. 

     

Client Reviews

  • Take the Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak for an Incredible Mountain Adventure

    We were a little nervous about tackling such a challenging trek, but Deepak assured us that we were in good hands with Pemba, and he was right. Pemba was a patient and skilled guide, always looking for our safety and well-being. He also had a wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of the region and was more than happy to share his insights with us.

    The trek itself was nothing short of breathtaking. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu, we made our way through quaint villages, lush forests, and snow-capped peaks, all while being treated to some of the most stunning views we've ever seen. The trek was physically demanding, but Pemba and the rest of the crew were always there to encourage and support us. They were also great at pacing the trek to ensure we had enough time to acclimatize to the high altitude.

     

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    SarahUnited KingdomSeptember 21, 2022
  • A Challenge Like No Other: Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak

    The highlight of the trip for us was the summit of Island Peak. Pemba led us through the technical climb with confidence and expertise, and we were both thrilled to reach the top. The view from the summit was awe-inspiring, and we felt a sense of accomplishment and pride that we will never forget.

    Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better experience on the Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak summit. We are so grateful to Deepak, Pemba, and the rest of the Mountain Rock Treks team for making this trip a reality for us. They indeed went above and beyond to ensure we had an unforgettable experience, and we can't recommend them enough. If you're considering a trek to the Everest region, we highly recommend giving Mountain Rock Treks a chance to show you the beauty of this incredible region.


     

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    DaniealArgentinaSeptember 13, 2022
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