Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:19 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude6,160 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking and Climbing
  • Group Size10
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Island Peak (6,160 m.) also known as Imja Tse peak, is similar to ‘an island in the seas of ice’, though it is the technology a difficult peak for climbing one of the thrilling and paradise peaks for having awesome sceneries of majestic mountains of nearby and so forth and foremost, prepare oneself for having the summit to the higher mountains.

Located in the Khumbu region, Island Peak (6,160 m.) also popularly known as Imja Tse peak, is one the most famous and demanded peaks for climbing in Nepal, especially in Everest Region.  Island peak, the name in itself is self-explanatory. The peak looks similar to the island of ice. This is therefore why the peak initially was known as Imja peak, and later on was given by British National, Eric Earle Shipton as Island peak, as this peak looked like ‘an island in the seas of ice’. As Shipton depicted the sight as being like an island as he saw from Dingboche, the site today is no different than a long time back.

How popular the Island peak is for climbing, an official data recorded between the years 2006 to 2010 shows it clearly. Within this four years period, as many as 12,000 people had obtained the permission. Comparatively, island peak is technically the most difficult peak for having a summit, and therefore, though obtained permission many people could not ascend to the top of the peak. Therefore, Footprint Adventure recommends you make adequate preparation prior to being on a peak climbing trip. We have carefully designed the itineraries and the whole trip with adequate acclimatization, but the success of the summit depends more on the guide and climbing team as well as the kind of preparation.

Island peak is a part of the Mt. Lhotse is also known to be Lhotse Shar as well as of Mt. Nuptse, as you ascend up alongside snow-filled rocky and sloppy hills, beating the strong winds and slippery snow-filled trails, boulders, and thick fog, as you climb on the top of the island peak, you will feel paradise of snow, amazing scenery of Lhotse Shar, raised stiff tall summit to the north, and the giant Mt. Makalu to the west as well as the Ama Dablam, Mt. Baruntse and Amphu Lapcha to the south-west. Island peak as said above is undoubtedly paradise for utmost adventure seekers at the same time who are willing to see and capture dazzling views of the dramatic mountains, incredible sceneries, numerous glaciers, glacial lakes, and more. Island peak was said to have first been climbed by the British team in 1953 as preparation for climbing Mt. Everest.

It is not that you will only see the mountain vista, incredible landscapes, you will also have an opportunity to delve into the unique culture, rituals, lifestyles, and at the same time numerous flora and fauna. More importantly, if you wish to, you can sojourn in the beautiful village of the legendary Sherpa, enjoy local dishes and delicacies, and have an excursion around the ancient Buddhist monastery, mani, Chhorten. All these features are explicit enough why the Island peak climbing trip is a special trip in Nepal.

After you have a UNESCO World Heritage sightseeing tour in and around the Kathmandu valley, you will then begin Island peak climbing trip with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then you begin real trekking through Phakding, you will reach Namche Bazaar, where you will stop for one day in order to have acclimatization. At Namche, you will roam around the village of legendary Sherpa, enjoy their local dishes and delicacies, and explore the Buddhist monastery. Next day you will continue trekking to Gokyo valley, Thaknak, crossing Cho La pass, you will reach Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp and retrace down to Kala Patthar, Lobuche, Chhukung and finally reach Island Base Camp, after ascending to the top of the peak, you will retrace down to Namche Bazaar, finally at Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • Climbing Island Peak  and mountaineering in the incredible Nepal Himalaya
  • Sunrise from high on Island Peak
  • Beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and the Khumbu Icefall
  • Sunrise over Everest from Namche Bazaar
  • Sunset over Everest from Kala Pattar at 5545m
  • 3 weeks spent with our Sherpa staff
  • The incredible sense of achievement and personal satisfaction that only adventures like this can provide

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Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in works. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

  • Accommodation Trekkers Lodge & Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4hr trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650m

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

  • Accommodation Ad Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • Accommodation AD Friendhsip Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We  have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

  • Accommodation Hotel Everest View
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,985m

After, early morning breakfast in the beautiful Pangboche village in Everest Base Camp, passing beautiful landscapes, villages, and Imja Khola. Your uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara. Here we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who died on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier and we find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal

  • Accommodation 8000in Pyramid
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,050 m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation Hotel Himalayan
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,364m

We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Lobuche at Local Lodge.

  • Accommodation Hotel Good Luck
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

From Dingboche, we will make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. Then we will be reached a place with a few guesthouses in Chukung. We will rest and prepare for the peak climbing. It will take 3-4 hours from Dingboche to reach Chukkung village. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,730m

Sunrise in the morning after having your breakfast, we hike to Island Peak Base Camp. You will be walking through part of Imja Glacier. When you reach our campaign tent at Base Camp, you will have your Lunch and later our climbing Guide will give you some demonstration about your climbing and teach you how to use all instruments.

  • Accommodation Campaign Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,200m

We begin our pre-climb training today after breakfast. Our guides from Footprint Adventure  will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, 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 to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb

  • Accommodation Campaign Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude5,200m

We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 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 for 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 ridge line, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew will be waiting for us to celebrate our successful climb.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time10 hours
  • Maximum Altitude6,189m

After having breakfast in Base camp we will walk downward to Tengboche. We can have opportunity of viewing the ranges of mountains along with the beauty of nature. After walking few hours we will reach Tengboche. We will Rome around the village and return back to hotel to stay night over there

  • Accommodation Hotel Good Luck
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

From Debuche, you'll ascend to Tengboche before you descent down to the Phungitanka. We will walk viewing the beauty of nature along with mountain ranges. Due to the beauty of nature, we will reach Namche Bazaar unknowing. There we will entertain for some time. 

  • Accommodation AD Friendship
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,340 m

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

  • Accommodation Khumbu Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30 min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Today is our final Day of your Island peak climb with EBC trek. A representative from Footprint Adventure treks will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport. Please note that you have to be at Airport before 3 hours of flight time.

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops. 
  • Two night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu in BB plan,( Hotel Kumari Boutique).
  • Twin-sharing standard tea house accommodations during the trekking and one-night accommodation in the campaign tent. 
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles. 
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), expedition guide (leader), and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round trip flight fare. 
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Kathmandu. 
  • Porter during the trekking ( 1 Porter for 2 clients).
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak Climbing Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit. 
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping in Island Peak Base Camp. 
  • The trekking duffel bag is returned after trip completion. 
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit carried by your trekking leader. 
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements for the Island Peak expedition.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including – water, extra hot drinks, coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Hot shower during the trek 
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Dates & Price

These are fixed departure dates, if you are looking for your own date and customized trips, feel free to contact us.

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateSeptember 30, 2022 - October 18, 2022StatusGuaranteedpriceUS$2390

Additional Info

Flight

Flight is a very important thing for Island Peak Climbing. While you are going to Lukla or coming to Kathmandu from Lukla  Some time will not fly on time because of the weather so after finishing the trekking,  you need to take the private helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu to catch the international flight.  so you have to take a minimum of 02 days extra for Island Peak Climbing.

High Altitude Sickness

Island Peak Climbing would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend this expedition. While you are going toward the Island Peak Climbing, you have to eat a lot of food and drink. If you have other problems you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will helps your treatment. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go on this expedition.

Expedition Grade

Island Peak Climbing is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-8 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

Weather

The best seasons for Island Peak Climbing are from September until November and from the beginning of March until May. The morning time is clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation

Island Peak Climbing starts from your hotel so a Car or necessary vehicle will come to your place and drop you at the airport then Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu amazing flight.

Telephone and Internet

Island Peak Climbing there are few places available telephone and the internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter.  Telephone and internet costs would be extra on your trip.

Electricity

Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Drinking-Water

The bottles of water are available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage

In Kathmandu, you will get 3 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but The bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with an attached bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking (Climbing) Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary

As per your time schedule if there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Island Peak Climbing.

Trip Extensions

In addition to Island Peak Climbing, we can organize trips to Langtang Trekking, Annapurna Trekking,  Everest base camp trekking, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, Pisang peak expedition, Chulu East Peak, Chulu West Peak, Mera Peak, Yala Peak climbing, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour so an extension trip as per your time frame.

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