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Island Peak Climbing with EBC

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Max. Elevation
6189 m / 20305 ft
Group size
Min 1
Level
Difficult
Transportation
Kathmandu to Lukla & back by Twin Otter Flight
Best Season
Starts at / Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Accomodation
Guest House, Lodge, Tent
Meals

Highlights

  • Island Peak: Summit one of Nepal's iconic peaks, offering a challenging yet rewarding climbing experience.
  • Everest Base Camp: Trek to the legendary base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and soak in breathtaking mountain views.
  • Khumbu Glacier: Traverse the stunning Khumbu Glacier, a majestic river of ice surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.
  • Sherpa Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people, learning about their traditions and way of life.
  • Scenic Landscapes: Journey through picturesque valleys, alpine forests, and rugged terrain, encountering diverse flora and fauna along the way.

Overview

An Island Peak Climbing expedition with Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek offers an unparalleled adventure amidst the majestic Himalayas of Nepal. Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, stands at an impressive elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) and is renowned for its challenging yet achievable ascent, making it an ideal peak for aspiring mountaineers. The journey typically begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbu region, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages, alpine forests, and glacial valleys.

As trekkers make their way towards Everest Base Camp, they are treated to panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Along the way, they acclimatize to the high altitude and immerse themselves in the rich Sherpa culture, staying in cozy teahouses and interacting with the friendly locals.

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, trekkers experience the thrill of standing at the foot of the world's tallest mountain, surrounded by towering icefalls and glaciers. After soaking in the awe-inspiring views and capturing memorable photographs, the journey continues towards Island Peak Base Camp, where climbers prepare for the ascent.

The climb to Island Peak presents a challenging yet rewarding endeavor, requiring technical skills such as using crampons, ice axes, and ropes to navigate the glacier and rocky terrain. With the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides and mountaineering experts, climbers gradually make their way to the summit, where they are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Everest region and the surrounding peaks.

Reaching the summit of Island Peak is a moment of triumph and exhilaration, as climbers stand atop one of the iconic Himalayan peaks, surrounded by a sea of snow-capped summits stretching as far as the eye can see. After celebrating their achievement and soaking in the panoramic vistas, climbers descend back to Base Camp and continue their trek back to Lukla, concluding an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas.

An Island Peak Climbing expedition with Everest Base Camp trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines the thrill of high-altitude mountaineering with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region, leaving trekkers with memories to last a lifetime.

Trip Itinerary

Your adventure begins with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a scenic mountain airstrip nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Upon arrival, meet your trekking crew and set off on a trek to Phakding, a picturesque village situated along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail passes through lush forests, charming Sherpa villages, and suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains as you make your way to Phakding, where you'll spend the night in a cozy teahouse.

After breakfast, continue your trek to Namche Bazaar, the bustling commercial hub of the Khumbu region. The trail ascends gradually, offering breathtaking views of Everest and neighboring peaks. Pass through pine forests and cross the iconic Hillary Suspension Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. As you approach Namche Bazaar, catch your first glimpse of Thamserku and Kongde Ri peaks towering above the landscape. Arrive in Namche Bazaar, where you'll spend the next two nights acclimatizing to the altitude. Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge

Today is dedicated to acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan giants. Explore the vibrant streets of Namche Bazaar, visit the local market, and immerse yourself in Sherpa culture. Learn about the region's mountaineering history at the Sherpa Museum or relax with a cup of local Sherpa tea at one of the cozy cafes.

Depart Namche Bazaar and trek towards Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in the Khumbu region. The trail offers stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam as it winds through rhododendron forests and Sherpa villages. Arrive in Tengboche and visit the monastery to witness evening prayers and soak in the spiritual ambiance. Spend the night in a teahouse overlooking the majestic mountains.

Today's journey leads to Pheriche, offering magnificent views of Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak. Traverse the Imja Valley and cross a suspension bridge on your 10-11 km trek lasting 5-6 hours. Rest in Pheriche at an altitude of 4,200 m in a teahouse or lodge.

Today's trek takes you to Lobuche, a picturesque village situated at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail ascends gradually, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Nuptse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Pass through the memorial site dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on Everest before reaching Lobuche. Spend the night in a teahouse surrounded by towering peaks.

The highlight of your journey awaits as you trek to Everest Base Camp, located at 5,364 m. Traverse the Khumbu Glacier and bask in the glory of the world's highest peak. After a 13-14 km trek lasting 7-8 hours, arrive at Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night in a teahouse or lodge.

Rise early for a hike to Kala Patthar, a famous vantage point offering unparalleled views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse bathed in the golden light of the sunrise. Capture breathtaking photographs before descending back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Afterward, trek back to Lobuche, where you'll spend the night surrounded by the majestic Himalayas.

Today's trek is challenging as you cross the Kongma La Pass, one of the highest passes in the Everest region. Traverse rocky terrain and snowfields as you ascend to the pass, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Descend to Chhukung, a charming village nestled beneath the towering walls of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Spend the night in a teahouse and rest after a long day of trekking.

Continue your journey towards Island Peak Base Camp, following the trail through scenic valleys and glacial moraines. Arrive at the base camp, situated beneath the imposing walls of Island Peak. Set up camp and prepare for the upcoming climb, taking in the breathtaking surroundings of snow-capped peaks and pristine glaciers.

Today is dedicated to climbing training and preparation for the summit push. Receive instruction from experienced guides on using climbing equipment, rope techniques, and safety procedures. Practice essential skills such as ice axe arrest, crampon use, and glacier travel to ensure a safe and successful climb. Rest and hydrate in preparation for the summit attempt.

Rise before dawn for the highlight of your adventure: the summit attempt of Island Peak. Begin your ascent under the glow of headlamps, following the steep snow and ice slopes towards the summit. Navigate crevasses and icy ridges with the assistance of your experienced guides, taking regular breaks to rest and hydrate. Reach the summit of Island Peak and celebrate your achievement with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Descend carefully back to base camp and celebrate your success with your fellow climbers and spend the night in tents.

After the exhilaration of the summit climb, begin your descent towards lower elevations. Trek back to Pangboche, retracing your steps through picturesque valleys and charming Sherpa villages. Enjoy stunning views of Ama Dablam and other Himalayan peaks along the way. Arrive in Pangboche and relax at a teahouse, reflecting on the incredible experiences of your journey.

Continue your descent towards Namche Bazaar, passing through lush forests and terraced fields. Enjoy the gradual descent and take in the scenic beauty of the Khumbu region. Arrive in Namche Bazaar and spend the night in a cozy teahouse, reminiscing about the highlights of your trek with your fellow trekkers.

On the final day of your trek, descend from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, where your journey began. Enjoy the last day of trekking as you pass through charming villages and lush forests, savoring the sights and sounds of the Himalayas. Arrive in Lukla and celebrate the completion of your trek with your trekking crew. Spend the night in Lukla, enjoying a well-deserved rest after your epic adventure.

Breakfast. Conclude your Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trip with a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, where you can reflect on the unforgettable experiences and memories created during your Himalayan adventure.
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Includes

  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport Picks up and drop.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Flight Fares with Airport Taxes.
  • Everyday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner as per above itinerary.
  • Teahouse/Lodge Accommodation while on Trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • Tent accommodation while on climbing to Island Peak.
  • An English Speaking Government Licence Holder Climbing Guide.
  • One Porter for Two Hikers.
  • Guide and Porter Salary, Insurance and Accommodation.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System Fees.
  • Climbing Special Permits.
  • All Government Taxes.
  • Assistance in case of Emergency Evacuation.

Doesn't Include

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance of Trekkers.
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • International Air Fares.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Tips and Gratitudes to Guide and Porters.
  • Use of Wi-Fi, Phone Calls, and Personal Expenses.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in Cost Inclusive.
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