Island Peak Climbing with EBC

USD 2,355
  • Activities
    Island Peak Climbing with EBC
  • Max Elevation
    6,189m at Island Peak Summit
  • Trip Duration
    18 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full board during Trekking & Climbing - BB Plan in city
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 7 hrs

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp is a thrilling and enriching adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. Island Peak, which is also known by another name, Imja Tse, is a captivating Himalayan peak at 6,189 meters/2,0,305 feet. Located in the Everest Himalayan region, Island Peak is a popular trekking peak. This Peak is an ideal introduction to the high-altitude trekking and mountaineering expedition. The moderately challenging climb of an Island Peak is often preferred by climbers as a preparatory climb for other challenging mountain expeditions.

Island Peak is equally suitable for both inexperienced and experienced trekkers or climbers. The peak is technically straightforward and quite challenging in terms of physical abilities. To gain the summit of Island Peak, you need to prepare with a moderate level of physical fitness and basic technical climbing knowledge and skills. The ascent to the top of an Island Peak involves navigating the glacier moraines and some sections of ice and snow climbing. So, it is essential to prepare yourself with the fundamental mountaineering techniques and equipment used.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect combination of trekking and climbing adventures in the Khumbu region. During this journey, you will land on Lukla with a scenic flight from Kathmandu and start trekking in the EBC trek route. You will traverse the traditional and picturesque Everest region villages like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, etc. You will experience a high-altitude trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, from where you can relish the close-range views of the stunning Khumbu Himalayas. Next, you will head towards the Island Peak Base Camp to make your summit bid. Grab the opportunity to excel in your climbing skills while our guides assist you in reaching the top and achieving your mountaineering ambition safely.

Standing on the summit of Island Peak, you are rewarded by a captivating panorama of the breathtaking Himalayas, including Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), Cho Oyu (8,188 meters/26,864 feet), Lhotse (8,516meters/27,940 feet), Makalu (8,485 meters/27,838 feet), Nuptse (7,861 meters/25,791 feet), Ama Dablam (6,812meters/22,349 feet), Baruntse (7,129 meters/23,389 feet) and other mountains in the Everest Region.

Highlights of Island Peak Climbing with EBC

  • Experience the thrill of a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Crossing several exhilarating suspension bridges spanning over the roaring rivers along the route.
  • Reaching classic Everest Base Camp with the majestic presence of Mount Everest and the captivating vista of Khumbu icefall.
  • Expedition experience of the Island Peak by conquering its technical sections with the use of basic mountaineering equipment like ice axes, crampons, harnesses, fixed ropes, etc.
  • Visit and explore the historical monastery of Tengboche and have deep insights into distinct Sherpa cultures and their religious celebrations.
  • Chance of witnessing precious wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, etc, while traversing the Sagarmatha National Park regions and vibrant forests along the way.
  • Explore the unique culture and typical lifestyles of the local people in traditional villages along the trekking trails.
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters/4,594 feet

    Our airport representative staff will greet you at the international airport (TIA) on your arrival schedule. He/she will pick you up in a private vehicle, which will be on standby at your service. After a comfortable transfer to your hotel, you will get help from our staff with the check-in process. You can have initial resting time in the hotel, and after some time, it will be better if you join our pre-briefing session.

    At our office, your journey guide will provide you with all the required information on the journey, like meals, accommodations, safety measures, gear and equipment, etc., during the pre-briefing session. As all the fellow trekkers are present here, you can engage with them to build camaraderie and set a tone for friendly and joyful trekking lying ahead. In the evening, join our welcome dinner event that marks the initiation of our adventurous trekking journey. Have an early sleep as we will be heading toward our journey from early tomorrow.

  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters/9,184 feet

    Phakding Elevation: 2,640 meters/8,659 feet

    Flight Duration: 35 minutes

    Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

    Distance Covered: 130-140 kilometers

    Begin the exhilarating journey of island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp via a scenic flight from Kathmandu. While soaring above, the awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic vistas of the Himalayas are worth witnessing. Once you land in Lukla (Gateway to Everest region), your trekking journey begins and moves towards the charming Phakding village. But before heading out for the trails, you will meet the porters and expedition members and have lunch together.

    You can begin your trekking journey by soaking in the magnificence of the Everest region. After exploring the breathtaking aerial wonders, the trekking journey accompanied by the incredible mountainous landscapes and beauty in each progressive step is a fascinating experience.

    Following the alluring downhill routes, the descending path from Lukla Bazzar encounters you with a metal suspension bridge over Tharo Koshi (Kusum Kanguru River) to arrive at the riverside village of Phakding. Once you reach this charming village, you can rest at the teahouse, which has been primarily booked for you.

  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters/11,283 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    Distance Covered: 8-9 kilometers

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar trek is a captivating journey amidst the lush mountain surroundings. The trek starts following the trials along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and crossing several bridges over it, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail further leads you to the enchanting dense forest (juniper, pine, and rhododendron) of the Sagarmatha National Park.

    Trekking along the diverse flora and fauna of the protected region, you can catch a glimpse of some rare and endangered Himalayan vegetation (hemlock, blue pine, scrub, etc.) and animal life (musk deer, snow-leopard, pheasant, Himalayan tahr, etc.). With a majestic first view of Mount Everest, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar, the vibrant Sherpa town. Once you are at Namche Bazaar, the bustling hub amid the mountains greets you with a warm welcome and comfortable accommodations.

  • Day 04: Acclimatization and Exploration Day at Namche Bazaar.

    Day four of the journey is your rest, acclimatization, and exploration day at Namche Bazaar. You can enjoy this leisurely day relaxing, rejuvenating, and discovering the Namche surroundings by taking short walks around the village and its popular places. Allow yourself to adapt to the altitude while strolling the Namche streets and taking in its unique atmosphere.

    Explore the cultural richness of the place by communicating with local Sherpa people and learn about their culture, lifestyle, and traditions. Indulge in the scenic beauty of Namche Bazaar while taking acclimatization hikes to this Himalayan environment. Get back to the traditional teahouse at Namche Bazaar for dinner and sleep before dusk.

  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche

    Tyangboche Elevation: 3,867 meters/12,683 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    Distance Covered: 6-7 kilometers

    The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche is a picturesque journey following the winding mountain paths. After a tasty breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we begin a trek to Tyangboche, a small Sherpa village with a popular Tengboche monatery. Enjoying the magnificent vista of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Island Peak, and Thamserku, we will make several ascents and descents on the mountainous trails.

    Ascending further, you have to cross the Dudh Koshi River, lush alpine forests, and a small settlement, Phunki Tenga. Slowly, the biggest Khumbu region monastery, Tengboche, comes into view. Upon reaching Tyangboche, you can visit this monastery and explore its architecture. You will also find the Buddhist monks chanting and praying there. At night, have a delicious meal and cozy sleep at one of the Sherpa teahouses.

  • Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche

    Dingboche Elevation: 4,260 meters/13,972 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    Distance Covered: 9-10 kilometers

    Our trek continues from Tyangboche to Dingboche, following an uphill journey to Pangboche. To make it upto Pangboche, you have to first descend a forested trail, cross a few suspension bridges, and pass chortens, mani walls, and several Sherpa villages.

    Ascending higher from Pangboche, you will enter alpine regions, where the landscape transforms into rocky and barren terrain. In a gentle flow of crisp breeze, make a steep climb of an ascending trail that leads you to Dingboche. Dingboche is a mountainous village amidst the Himalayan terrain above 4,000 meters, offering a captivating beauty.

  • Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.

    We have reached an elevation of 4,260 meters so far. So, it is important to rest a day for acclimatization purposes. Acclimatization helps to adjust the body with thinning air of rising elevations. It ultimately reduces the chance of altitude sickness, which has symptoms like headache, nausea, sleeplessness, breathlessness, etc. Proper acclimatization strategies, along with keeping yourself well hydrated, are essential for the easy and smooth journey of the upcoming adventure.

  • Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

    Lobuche Elevation: 4,930 meters/16,170 feet

    Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

    Distance Covered: 7-9 kilometers

    After an acclimatization day at Dingboche, start trekking towards Lobuche, marveling at the impressive vistas of the nearby towering Himalayas. The incredible trekking trails pass through a few small settlements of the local people and lead you to a glacial moraine. Navigating the moraine, the trekking journey elevates all the way to Thukla.

    Follow a gradual and steady pace to reach Thukla Pass, a memorial viewpoint. Here, you can witness the memorials of mountaineers who lost their lives during the climb of Mount Everest. Continue further to reach Lobhuche, where there are some teahouses and rest in one of which your room has been booked.

  • Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep and back to Gorakshep

    Gorakshep Elevation: 5,164 meters/16,942 feet

    Everest Base Camp Elevation: 5,354 meters/17,598 feet

    Trek Duration: 6-8 hours

    Distance Covered: 9-10 kilometers

    This day of trek will be exciting and adventurous as you will be visiting the iconic Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain. As we trek from Lobuche, the Himalayan views continue to get better and better. The trail encounters you with loose rocks and glacial moraine. Passing these sections, you will arrive at the Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep is our lunch stop at its teahouse as we still proceed on a trek toward the EBC.

    The tough walk over the rising elevations and depleting air is for sure challenging. However, this long and tiring terk is filled with moments of excitement and amusement. Facing and overcoming everything the trail strikes with, you will reach the magnificent Everest Base Camp. Once you get there, you can find yourself nearest to the world’s tallest peak.

    From EBC, enjoy the marvelous views of the towering Himalayas dominating the skyline along with the spectacular Khumbu Icefall. After relishing a Base Camp moment, retrace your footsteps to head back to Gorak Shep and spend an overnight.

  • Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and Trek Back to Lobuche

    Kala Patthar Elevation: 5,643 meters/18,514 feet

    Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

    Distance Covered: 7-8 kilometers

    Today, we will trek from Goark Shep to Kala Patthar, following the rugged and rocky Himalayan trails. You will be waking up early to embark on a trek at dawn to witness the mesmerizing sunrise casting its golden hues over the majestic Mount. Everest and other adjacent mountains. Kala Patthar is encircled by the sky-craping mountain peaks, which is a famous vantage point in the EBC trek with a stunning 360-degree panorama of the Everest region Himalayas.

    After soaking into the rewarding Himalayan vistas seen from Kala Patthar, make your way back to Gorak Shep and have a satisfying lunch and short rest. Next, we follow a descent journey from Gorakshep and traverse the scenic trails of spectacular Everest region landscapes to reach Lobuche. Pass the remote terrains with a view of the snow-capped peaks before your eyes and navigate the glacial valleys to arrive at Lobuche for an overnight stay.

  • Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche

    Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

    Distance Covered: 7-8 kilometers

    The trekking journey from Lobuche to Dingboche involves scenic travel on a descending path. On the way, you will traverse traditional mountain villages and lush valleys, taking in the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayas like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, etc.

    As the Dingboche approaches closer, you can see the green terraced fields and yak grazing pasture lands. Upon reaching Dingboche, soak into the scenic atmosphere and explore the surroundings, as you will have enough time left for a day after this picturesque trek. At night, enjoy a cozy teahouse accomodation.

  • Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp

    Island Peak Base Camp Elevation: 5,100 meters/16,732 feet

    Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

    Distance Covered: 10-12 kilometers

    This day of trek from Dingboche begins with a river crossing over a suspension bridge. Make a gradual descent to the Imja Khola (River) and cross it to ascend towards the Chhukung village. Leaving Chhukung village, the trail leads towards the Imja Valley. On the way, you can marvel at the outstanding vistas of the nearby approaching snow-capped mountains.

    As the Island Peak Base Camp closes up, you have to navigate the few steps over rocky terrains and glacier moraines beneath the giant Island Peak. Reaching the Base Camp, you are rewarded with a spectacular mountainous setting for tent camping. You can soak into the grandeur of the Himalayas while acclimatizing and preparing for the glorious attempt of the Island Peak climb at the Base Camp.

  • Day 13: Island Peak Summit and Back to Base Camp

    Total duration: 10-12 hours

    Today is the great day of achieving the summit of an Island Peak. We will make an early ascent towards the Island Peak top when the first ray of sun hits this captivating mountain. Early start avoids the risk of unstable weather conditions, high winds, and snowfall.

    While the initial climb is straightforward, a few portions of the summit push involve technical climbing sections. You have to ascend through the steep rocky slopes with some parts of ice and snow. These segments are navigated easily with the use of mountaineering equipment like fixed ropes, ice axes, crampons, etc.

    Once you stand atop the Island Peak, a sweeping panorama of majestic snow-covered Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and several other neighboring mountains are revealed before you. Enjoy the peak top moment, celebrate the triumph, and descend down to the Base Camp, retracing the same trail. Make a cautious descent, navigating through a technical section of steep snow slopes. Take some resting time, reflect on the victorious journey, and have a satisfying overnight at the Base Camp of this amazing mountain.

  • Day 14: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche

    Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

    Distance Covered: 10-12 kilometers

    After having a first-hand experience of the expedition thrill along with the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas, continue the journey down to lower elevations leaving the Base Camp behind. Retrace your footsteps along the very trail that led you to the Base Camp. Descending through the rocky terrains and glacier moraines of the Imja Valley, you can gaze upon the marvelous landscapes of the Everest region’s surroundings.

    Reach the Chhukung village and continue descending towards the Imja River. Cross the suspension bridge over it and ascend gradually to reach back to Dingboche. Rest in the cozy teahouse at Dingboche and reflect on the adventurous climb of the Island peak before losing yourself in a fulfilling dream.

  • Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar

    Trek Duration: 8-9 hours

    Distance Covered: 14-16 kilometers

    Today, we leave Dingboche and trek towards Namche Bazaar. The journey continues, taking in the spectacular mountain views and richness of the Sherpa culture and hospitality along the way.

    We start by making a gradual descent, crossing the Imja River and ascending towards Tengboche. From Tengboche, we follow a downhill journey, descending through a forested trail of rhododendrons and pine and crossing the metal suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Traversing the charming Sherpa villages like Phunki Tenga and Sanasa, you will eventually reach the vibrant Namche Bazaar.

    Spend the rest of the time immersing into the charming atmosphere of Namche Bazaar as this day of trek culminates here. Take a soothing break, relaxing and enjoying the local dish at the teahouse.

  • Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    Trek Duration: 9-10 hours

    Distance Covered: 18-20 kilometers

    Namche Bazaar to Lukla trek is a downhill journey from high altitude regions to lower elevations. Make a slow and steady descent, passing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and traversing the picturesque villages. Also, you need to make your through the enchanting forest of rhododendrons and pine before reaching Lukla. You can marvel at some final stunning vistas of the Himalayas in between the tree leaves.

    Your arrival at Lukla marks the conclusion of your high-altitude trekking and climbing adventure of the Himalayas. Have a comfortable haven at the teahouse and prepare to fly for Kathmandu the next morning.

  • Day 17: Take a Lukla to Kathmandu Flight

    Be prepared to experience the thrill once more by soaring on a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Enjoy the wonderful aerial views of the hills, valleys, and mountain peaks as you take off from the Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport). Once you reach Kathmandu, you can find the vast differences in the environment. Landing in this bustling city, the reflection of the rugged and tranquil Himalayan landscapes and the cool mountain breeze make you realize you have truly achieved peace and adventure.

    Next, our staff will comfortably transfer you back to the hotel, where you can rest for the remaining day. You can also ramble around the busy streets and cultural sites of Kathmandu Valley to explore the city and buy some souvenirs back to your home country. In the evening, join our celebration meal of the successful journey of conquering the Island Peak with the iconic Everest Base Camp.

  • Day 18: Transfer to the International Airport for your final departure.

    On this day of your international departure, our airport representative member will drop you off at the airport in advance, following your flight schedule. First, he/she will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the TIA, riding you in the comfort of a private vehicle. After smoothly getting to the airport, you can engage in check-in procedures in your spare time or have some relaxing drinks and snacks. Onward, have a safe flight back to your home country.

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What's included?
  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • At Climbing Island Peak Permit Fee Charges along with Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included?
  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax
  • Personal climbing gears
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips for staffs

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Do I Need Experience to Climb the Island Peak?

You do not actually need prior mountaineering or expedition experience to climb Island Peak. Many trekkers with proper physical fitness and climbing determination have successfully reached the summit of Island Peak, accompanied by the valuable support and guidance of experienced guides. Having said that, experience is always beneficial for the adventure.

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Prakash Devkota

Meet with Prakash Chandra Devkota, Managing Director and Team Leader

Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods.

Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices.

GLIMPSES OF   Island Peak Climbing with EBC

Island Peak Summit
Island Peak Foot Bridge
Nepal Flat and Ice Axe at Island Summit
Sunset at Island Peak Summit
Way to Island Peak Climbing
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