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Island Peak climbing with EBC

Island Peak climbing with EBC

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
6,189 m
Trip Region:
Everest
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
Duration:
18 days
Difficulty:
Challenging
Price from
$2200
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $2700
  • 2 Person $2200
  • 3 Person $2100
  • 4-7 Person $2000
  • 8-10 Person $1800

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the thrill with great adventure climbing on top of stunning Island Peak.
  • Spectacular panorama of surrounding giant peaks from the summit of Island Peak.
  • Explore the scenic wide valley of Imjatse enclosed by towering mountain range.
  • Adventure of great combination visiting Everest base camp and Island Peak Climb.
  • A lovely walk from green hills and charming villages towards mountain wilderness.

 

Island Peak & Everest Base Camp Trek with Himalayan Friendly  is an enjoyable adventure. Full of thrills and relaxing moments as we have designed the itinerary with flexible days. So that all climbers can have ample time for acclimatization and exercise before, reaching on top of Island Peak summit. Island Peak is also called Imjatse Himal due to its proximity, to the midst of scenic Imjatse Valley. Hence the name Island Peak due to its prime location encircled by a towering giant snow mountain range.

One of the most stunning-looking peaks in comparison to all lesser mountains below 7,000 m around the Himalayas. Island Peak is listed as a Trekking Peak of Nepal, by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association).Island Peak rises high at above 6,165 m / 20, 226 feet, a perfect mountain for all types of trekkers. Including mountaineers, as well as for beginners to start their practice in mountaineering adventure. Island Peak climb is graded as PD+ by the famous French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.

Best Time for Island Peak & Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time and right seasons for Island Peak & Everest Base Camp Trek are spring and autumn. The spring season begins from March to May when most days are full of sunshine. Where wildflowers are in seasonal bloom like the rhododendron of various species and colors, makes the hills lively. Sometimes the afternoon can get overcast with few showers, and cold mornings and nights as altitudes wise.

The next best season is autumn/fall starting from September to November, most days are fine and crystal clear. For views and pleasant walks, but cold morning, late afternoon, and night time. Expect snowfall above 2,800 m sometimes. Interested people can enjoy this trek during the wintertime of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Days are much clear for views and walks, but very cold morning, late afternoon, and nighttime.  Days are short due to limited sunlight hours, but enjoyable time for views and walks.

Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warm welcome by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel. Stay Overnight at the hotel
Kathmandu.

Your second day in Kathmandu. For a demonstration segment, we will welcome you to our office. We’ll introduce you to your trekking company and guides in this area. You will have the opportunity to share pleasantries. If you have any questions about the walk, you can also contact us. We can assist you in purchasing hiking equipment and supplies. In Thamel, there are several places where you may get trekking equipment. You will enjoy a free day if you have already purchased all of your trekking equipment. You are free to do whatever you choose with your day. Sightseeing trips in the Kathmandu valley are available. Kathmandu is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Today, the trail moves along the DudhKoshi once more. While hiking up, you will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine, Cedar, and Deodar forests. Go through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Monjo Village and start an uphill climb to the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get the first glimpses of Mt. Everest, KusumKanguru, and Thamserku peaks. If you are an art lover, you should visit the Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, explore the Granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting along Jorsalle. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get a panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest-located hotel in the world and provides a view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Today provides beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch you cross the DudhKosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the ImjaKhola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and AmaDablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

You will have a full day to rest or explore the valleys of Chhukung and ImjaKhola. This particular area links with the high passes of AmphuLaptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

From Dingboche, it takes around 6 days to reach Island Peak Base Camp. We will begin slowly following the Imja Valley which rewards with awesome views of Ama Dablam. Also, we will follow the moraines that pour from Lhotse lying 8501m high to the smooth flat area at Pareshaya Gyab. Then, finally, we will arrive at Island Peak Base Camp which lies at the elevation of 5240m. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

On this day you will also get training from our veteran guides on peak climbing skills and using climbing equipments such as ice axe, crampons, harness, etc as well as ropes. Learning the skills improves your confidence to reach at the summit of the peak.

This is the most important day of the trek as we will reach at the peak of the Island Peak lying at the height of 6189m. We will begin early in the morning since we need to walk for approximately 11 hours on this day. We will go up to the rock gorge to reach at an edge line, which leads us to the muzzle of the glacier. Then we will get to the top of the Island peak. Reaching at the top and discovering the amazing views will remain in your memories forever. After that, we will return back to the base camp. Overnight at camp.

There is no such guarantee that we can get a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 13), so this day is used as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Island Peak on day 13 due to bad weather condition or some other reasons.

If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we will have to wisely postpone the program of summiting the peak. Sometimes, somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing as well, or may not be well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Overnight stay at the tented camp or guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today we will trek to Lobuche, continuing along the upper trail towards Thukla at 4,620m/ 15,157 feet. Ahead of us is the Lobuje East Peak at 6,119m/ 20,075 feet, and to our left is the formidable north face of Taweche. After approximately three hours walking slowly, we reach the small collection of lodges at Thukla where we will stop for an early lunch. After lunch, we continue the walk for approximately one hour uphill to the Everest Memorial. From the Memorial, there are outstanding views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Taweche. After leaving the Memorial, the trail continues gradually parallel to the famous Khumbu Glacier, which runs off Mount Everest. After approximately another hour, the trail will eventually lead to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche

The trail keeps on heading northwards after the Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep and then toward Everest Base Camp. Pomo Ri will be beside you once you reach GorakShep and on your right is Nuptse. GorakShep (5,140m) is the spot for your lunch. Return to GorakShep overnight. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Today is the day to get incredible eye-pleasing scenery and capture great photos with your camera. On your way to Zongla Everest will be watching you. From Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) you can get one of the best panoramic views: AmaDablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other many mountains. You will be passing back through Lobuche and arrive at the Periche. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through the pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants, and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

After breakfast we will be walking toward Lukla. On the way we will be passing through the Dude Koshi. Finally we reach at Lukla and you can stretch your legs and get some relaxing time. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can revel in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing at the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your Final departure towards your country

Note :

During busy trekking seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), there is increased air traffic at Kathmandu airport. To address this, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal made a change for all flights to Lukla. Now, instead of flying from Kathmandu, you need to travel by road to Manthali airport in Ramechhap district, which takes about 4 to 5 hours. From there, you can catch a flight to Lukla.

Please note that any new updates will be shared with you promptly. This change may affect your planned schedule. There are several reasons why Lukla flights can be delayed or cancelled, such as bad weather, traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport, runway management issues, and challenging terrain. If you’re planning to trek in the Everest region, it’s highly recommended to add an extra one or two days to your itinerary. This buffer time will be helpful in case of flight delays or cancellations, ensuring you can catch your international flight as planned.

Include/Exclude

Include

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel)
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu, including your guide
  • Meals on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner ) during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses / lodges along the trek as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Island Peak climbing Permit
  • All government, local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Souvenirs - Himalayan Friendly t-shirt & cap
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek

Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "What is included?"

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FAQ

1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan Friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful.

2 .) What is the walking pace during trek?

The average pace of walking is 2 miles per hour. But It can be increased or decreased according to your comfort.

3 .) What type of lodge and guest-house provided en route climb?

For Island Peak Trek and Climb accommodation and meals in the best lodge available throughout the trek. But for few days on Island Peak Climb overnights in tented camp, all meals cooked and served by our expert cook.The lodges en route Island Peak Climb until Chukung a small settlement at the end of Imjatse Valley beyond Dingboche. Rooms are neat and clean with large warm dining having fire place, but most places with common bath and toilets. One needs to pay extra for using hot showers, including for charging electronic items from the lodge.

4 .) Can I buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear from Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place to buy trekking gear.

5 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

6 .) What is the limitation of weight for the Lukla flight?

Ready for the Lukla flight? Remember, there’s a weight limit. You can bring up to 15 kg of baggage, including your hand-carry and trekking gear. So pack light and smart for an epic adventure!

7 .) What are some of the booking & payment methods for the trek?

Booking and paying for your trek is a piece of cake! Here’s the scoop: No need to stress about advance payments or,  You can pay the full amount when you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We’ve got you covered with flexible options like online payment, bank transfer, or good ol’ cash upon arrival!!

Just reach out to us, secure your reservation, and we’ll guide you through the simple payment process. It’s like booking a thrilling adventure with no upfront commitments. So pack your bags, get ready to rock, and let the trekking fun begin!

(For further information, do visit our privacy policy which also includes payment policies and all of the payment options that we accept)

8 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.

9 .) How much cash should you bring for the awesome trek? Can I use credit cards along the trail?

To have an incredible time on the trek, make sure you have enough cash. You’ll need it for things like hot showers, drinking water, snacks, staying connected, and charging your devices.

We suggest bringing around 2500 Rupees per day as a rough estimate. But remember, it can vary based on how much you usually spend.

Just a heads up, only a few shops on the trail accept credit cards. So, it’s best to have plenty of cash with you before you start your journey!

10 .) Can I upgrade to a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla? How much does it cost?

Yes, you can.

You have the incredible opportunity to upgrade to a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. By booking in advance, you can secure your spot for this thrilling adventure. The cost for this unforgettable experience is USD 450 per person for a one-way flight. Also don’t forget that you’re merely a passenger rather than a charter so there will be other people in the flight with a maximum of 5 people.

Opting for a helicopter ride not only adds excitement to your travel plans but also ensures the quickest and most reliable transportation through the majestic Himalayas. So, get ready to say goodbye to long drives and hello to breathtaking aerial views!

11 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a comfortable room with a private bathroom, and a tasty breakfast will also be included.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

Price from
$2200
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $2700
  • 2 Person $2200
  • 3 Person $2100
  • 4-7 Person $2000
  • 8-10 Person $1800

Package Price

18 days
from

Save $ Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person
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