Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

17 Days

starting from $2500

$ 2000

5 / 5

based on 1 Reviews

Grade:

Challenging

Group Size:

Min 1 person

Transport:

Plane, Car, Jeep

Altitude:

6,189m

Meals:

16-Breakfasts, 13-Lunches & 14-Dinners

Accommodation:

Hotel, Lodges, Camping

Starts At:

Kathmandu

Ends At:

Kathmandu

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Here are the attractions of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

  • Summitting the most popular and achievable Island Peak (6,189m).
  • Breathtaking glacier views from the top of the Island peak.
  • Adventurous lodges hikes towards Everest base camp.
  • Exhilarating views of Mount Everest from Kalapather.
  • Explore beautiful Sherpa culture and their livelihood.

Overview

Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is a popular mountaineering and trekking program in Nepal. Ascending the Island Peak is comparatively easier than other expeditions in Nepal. The Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse. When seen from Dingboche, the peak looks like an island between a sea of ice. This is where the peak gets its name from. When compared to other peaks, Island peak is relatively difficult to climb. However, with the best people in the field and a bit of effort from your side, Imja Tse or Island Peak is conquerable.

Imja Tse was first climbed in 1956 by an expedition team that was preparing to climb the peak of peaks or Mount Everest. The summit of the Island or Imja Tse peak is a difficult climb across ice and snow. The top compensates climbers for their difficult journey with incomparable mountain views of Ama Dablam (6,856) and Makalu (8,481 m). The descent is comparatively easier and faster than the ascent.

The trek to Island Peak also walks us through the countryside, where we immerse ourselves in centuries-old Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. The journey offers some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu via the enchanting village of Dingboche. Filled with Buddhist shrines, this village of stone charms our path to the mountain.

All accommodation during the trekking is in comfortable lodges. And we give the best-tented camp during the Island peak climbing period.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

01 DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (1400m)

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Everest Base Camp Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.

02 DAY

Kathmandu sightseeing tour and final preparation for the journey

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultural influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.

In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening. Overnight at the hotel inclusive breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

03 DAY

Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m) - 3 hrs walk

In the early morning, our guide will pick you up, and you’ll be transferred to the domestic airport for the scenic flight to Lukla. The 35-minute flight from Kathmandu offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Upon landing in Lukla, you’ll meet your porter, and the trek begins.

The trail to Phakding involves approximately 4 hours of both uphill and downhill walking, showcasing the diverse terrain of the Khumbu region. This initial leg of the journey sets the tone for the trek, immersing you in the picturesque landscapes and providing a taste of the adventure that lies ahead.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

04 DAY

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 6 hrs walk

After a good breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of Namche; we cross and re-cross the river on high airy suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche Bazar.

If the weather is clear, we get our first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu. This is where we crash out for the night. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

05 DAY

Acclimatization day

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one-hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary.

We begin our hike after enjoying lunch; bypassing the route of Khimde. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. After going through our acclimatization drills, we head down to our lodge for some beers & a night of good sleep. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06 DAY

Trek to Tengboche (3860m) - 5 hrs walk

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and a close-up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking a magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way, we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.

The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche with full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07 DAY

Trek to Pheriche (4410m) - 5 hrs walk

We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of the mountain, with the gompa, mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Pheriche where we bunk out for the night. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08 DAY

Acclimatization Day.

This is a day to rest, acclimatize and give our weary bones a breather. However, we don’t remain idle; we also get to wander up the valley to look at a lake, the Tshola Tsho and the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. We can climb up onto the ridge overlooking Dingboche for the view of the Imja Valley and the incredible south face of Mt. Lhotse. The views here steal your breath away. We bunk out in the village of Pheriche for the night. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

09 DAY

Trek to Lobuche (4910m) - 5 hrs walk

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

10 DAY

Trek to Gorakshep (5140m) visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) - 8 hrs walk

Today it’s a long and gritty day. After a hot breakfast at our lodge, we climb through meadows and moraine stones steps to reach Gorakshep, by either climbing to Kala Patthar or continuing to the Everest base camp. We suggest that you make a beeline for the Everest base camp. By the way, from Everest base camp we do not see Mount Everest. However, from Kala Patthar, we get to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and well-known peaks nearby; this also includes great sights of the skyline of the Tibet plateau. Overnight at the height of (5,364) at the lodge with full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

11 DAY

Hike to Kalapather (5545m) and trek to Dingboche (4410m) - 7 hrs walk

Today we will wake up in the early morning and hike up to Kalapatthar at around 4 o’clock. Kalapatthar (5545m) is a viewpoint that provides you the breathtaking views of mountain peaks and glaciers. Once we are at Kalapatthar, you can have a nose-touching view of Mount Everest and the peaks on the range. Along with the peaks, you can also see the Khumbu Glacier. After we spend some exciting time there, we will march back to Gorekshep for some breakfast. After breakfast and short rest, we will then descend back to Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

12 DAY

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5250m) - 6 hrs walk

After we spend a night at Dingboche, today we will slowly head towards Island Peak base camp following the Imja valley enjoying the views all along the way. The trek won’t be too nasty as you can enjoy the view of Ama Dablam and Lhotse. We will reach Base Camp in the midafternoon and then have some rest there. You will be provided some training and techniques about how to use the gears like ice axe, harness, ascender, and others. Mainly you will be taught how to go up and down using the ropes as the rope will be a very crucial partner for your summit. Stay a night at tented camp at Island peak base camp with full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

13 DAY

Climb Island Peak (6165m) and trek to Chhukung (4750m) - 10-12 hrs walk/climb

Probably today is the main day of our trek. Today we will ascend to the Island Peak (6189m). We will start our summit in the early morning around 1 am. Initiated with the climb over a rock ravine, this will not be difficult but not risk-free. Following the rock steps, we will be at the ridgeline which takes you to an exciting pass onto the nose of the summit glacier.

Here we may need to use the rope up for the glacier as it has several crevasses. But no worries, you will have the guides to help you fix the ropes. After we reach the summit, we will enjoy the views, take pictures and then descend back to Chukkung. Overnight at Chukkung. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

14 DAY

Trek back to Namche (3440m) - 7 hrs walk

Today we will be marching back to Namche. With the view of mountain peaks being further, we will slowly walk back to Namche. The route will be piercing into the towns of Orsho, Somare and Pangboche, Tengboche then Phungki Thanka, some steeps and then easy trails to Namche. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

15 DAY

Trek back to Lukla (2800m) - 7 hrs walk

This is our last day on these lovely mountains that have been home to us all of these days. We continue to backtrack our hike towards Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River which is about 7 hours from Namche and do an overnight at Lukla. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

16 DAY

Return flight to Kathmandu (1400m) - 45 minutes flight

Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are scheduled early morning to avoid the strong winds. It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty-five minutes. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel. Overnight at the hotel inclusive breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

17 DAY

Departure from Nepal

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Himalaya, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…

Included Meals: Breakfast

Trip Includes

  • All the airport pick-ups and drop-offs as per itinerary by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 13 nights of twin sharing best local lodges and tented accommodations during the trek and climb.
  • 1-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour guided by a city tour guide with private transport.
  • All the essential trekking and climbing permits.
  • Full board meal during the trek. (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our expert cook with tea & coffee.
  • Serve seasonal fruits every day after dinner during the trek.
  • Boiled water will be served during the peak climbing period.
  • Total: 16-breakfasts, 13-lunches and 14-dinners throughout the tour.
  • Government certified English-speaking city tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • An experienced and government-certified English-speaking trekking guide for the trek.
  • An expert and government-certified English-speaking climbing guide for the climb.
  • Supporting porters to carry your belongings for the trek. (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • First aid medicine and an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level while on the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all the local staffs.
  • Round trip domestic airfares with airport taxes. (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Waterproof duffel bag and sleeping bag to use while on the trek. (provided on request)
  • General climbing equipments (rope, ice-crew, snow bar etc.)
  • Trip achievement certificate after the successful trip completion.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance performance.
  • All government taxes and company service charges.

Trip Exclude

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa. Visit the link for the tourist visa information.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Your personal climbing equipment
  • Items of a personal nature such as cold drinks, laundry, use of WIFI, hot shower, and battery charging during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking/climbing guides and porters.
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • Any others expenses which are other than the includes.

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Traveller’s Review


We recently embarked on the Island Peak climbing with the Everest Base Camp trek organized by Glorious Himalaya Trekking.

Our experienced guide, Nima, proved to be an experienced mountaineer with insightful knowledge about the peaks. Having summited 8000-meter mountains, he shared valuable expertise throughout the journey. Even more, our porter Suresh carried our belongings throughout the trek.

Our overall experience with this local tour company in Nepal was exceptional, blending both climbing and trekking seamlessly. We look forward to revisiting Nepal with this agency in the future.

Visited in November 2023.

Island Peak Climbing

David and Anna
Austria

17 Days starting from $2500

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2-4 2,000
5-10 1950
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