Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

Altitude: 6189m – Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Via Kongma La pass 5535m is one of our favourite treks and Peak Climbing and we’d be delighted to help you explore this incredible legion in Nepal.

Overview

Island peak Climbing is one of the rewarding peak climbing in Khumbu Region of Nepal. Before you attempt the climb, however, you must be properly acclimatized. If you have trekked to Everest Base Camp, 5357m, and Kala Pathar, 5545m from Jiri, Phaplu or even Lukla, you will be acclimatized. You might even want to include a nearby pass such as Renjo La, 5338m, or Cho La 5420m, kongma La 5535m for good measure. Island Peak captivates the interest of experienced and aspiring climbers alike. Standing on the summit of Island Peak, 6189m, you are surrounded by the entire Khumbu range, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and the unclimbed Lhotse Shar. To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, Cho Polu, 6734m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt. Makalu, 8475m.

Island Peak Climbing is rated ‘Alpine Grade 2B; and although a good level of physical fitness is essential, previous climbing experience is not required. Its highly glaciated West Face rises from the Lhotse Glacier up to a technically straightforward ridge; this is a perfect place for novice climbers to develop the skills of climbing on snow and ice at high altitudes. From Chhukung village, the trail follows the moraine of the massive Lhotse Glacier, then the Imja Tso Khola (river) to Island Peak Base Camp, 5100m. There are slabs and boulders to clamber over to reach high camp, 5500m. After high camp there are more rocks and scree at first, but the final few hours to the top requires the mountaineering skills. There is a 300-meter headwall and a snowy summit ridge which require ropes, crampons and ice axes. But our professional Sherpa climbing guides are there with you to assist you. Our guides take cares you when you climb up and descend down.

Island Peak Climbing takes 1 night 2 days or 2 nights 3 days, making it one of the shortest and least expensive climbing packages offered. Each climb starts according our scheduled departure dates. The minimum size of a group is two persons. The name Island Peak was given in 1952 by the great climber, Eric Shipton, who thought it looked like an island in a sea of ice. It is registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) by the name “Imja Tse”, which was given to it later. It is a favourite peak expedition of the Everest region of Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of Nepal’s most popular treks and rightly so. Just imagine standing right at the foot of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Trekking to Everest – known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Tibetan and Sherpa – has a long tradition. The trail is very well developed with comfortable and quirky tea houses along the way. Our trip leads you through the Solukhumbu region slowly up the valley, tracing the path of the successful British 1953 expedition all the way to the Everest base camp. Along the way, you will see some of the most impressive mountains like Cholatse and – the favourite of many visitors – Ama Dablam. If you feel up to it, you can hike up Kala Pathar (5,554m) which offers a magnificent panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse and many more famous mountains as well as the Khumbu glacier. With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you’ll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape but you’ll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local Sherpa people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks are often set-aside as non-public journeys – no massive, impersonal teams however tiny, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Mount Everest. Have a customize this trip, if this plan does not meet your requirements and expectations. For the tailor made trip, have a use this link Customize form.

Travel time: Can be freely chosen
Group size: Private Trek
Altitude: 6189m
Season: Spring/Fall/Winter
Accommodation:
Teahouse & tent
Highlights:
The vibrant, colourful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
Experience Himalayan Sherpa culture
Island Peak, one of the popular peaks to climb
Astounding views of Lhotse, Imjatse and Ama Dablam
Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
INCLUDED
All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking City Guide
Private trek with an English speaking govt licensed, ministry of tourism trained & NMA trekking guide & climbing guides with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 12 kg; i.e. 24kg pP) all with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return
Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek
Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses and tented as per the itinerary
Everest National Park Entry Permit for all members, local collect
Island peak climbing Permit
Pasang Lhamo Municipality Entrance Collect
Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)
First aid medical kit carried by the guide
Trip achievement certificate
Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare to and from your country
Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
Tips for Guides & Porters
Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.
Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

 

Our offer

We offer our package and it takes care of your complete trek and we also organize your stay in Kathmandu including some unmissable sightseeing. Both can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements.

Our Packagedeal:

19 days EBC Trek & IPC
Guides and porter services
Food throughout the trip
Round trip flight tickets
Airport pick up & drop off personally. For details see below.
3* Hotel in Kathmandu
Sightseeing with guide. For details see below.

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contact us for details.

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 19 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness.

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Travel time: Can be freely chosen
Group size: Private Trek
Altitude: 6189m
Season: Spring/Fall/Winter
Accommodation:
Teahouse & tent
Highlights:
The vibrant, colourful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
Experience Himalayan Sherpa culture
Island Peak, one of the popular peaks to climb
Astounding views of Lhotse, Imjatse and Ama Dablam
Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
INCLUDED
All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking City Guide
Private trek with an English speaking govt licensed, ministry of tourism trained & NMA trekking guide & climbing guides with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 12 kg; i.e. 24kg pP) all with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return
Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek
Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses and tented as per the itinerary
Everest National Park Entry Permit for all members, local collect
Island peak climbing Permit
Pasang Lhamo Municipality Entrance Collect
Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)
First aid medical kit carried by the guide
Trip achievement certificate
Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare to and from your country
Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
Tips for Guides & Porters
Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.
Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.
1

Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)


Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a trek briefing and afterwards you are invited to a welcome dinner at Tsering’s home.
• Meals: Bed, Overnight at hotel •
2

Kathmandu Tour (1350m/4429 ft.)


Your tour in KTM of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites- Swayambhu,Boudha & Pashupatinath. Return to hotel and trek preparation.
• Meals: Bed and Breakfast, Overnight at hotel •
3

Scenic flight to Lukla (2800m/9186.352 ft.) & trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.), 35min flight+4-5hr walk


We fly to Lukla. From here we walk northwards up the valley of the Dudh Koshi (Milk River). We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. After a pleasant hike (3-4hr) we reach out destination Phakding (2,652m).
• Meals: Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
4

Ascent to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk


From here we follow the Dudh Koshi northwards. The trail will take us through magnificent forests of rhododendron, giant fir and magnolia. From Jorsale (2,805m), we cross the west fork of the river, the Bhote Koshi, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. The trail offers us stunning views of nearby 6000m peaks. After about 5hrs we reach the Sherpa village and gateway to Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (3440m).
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
5

Acclimatization walk to Kunde (3840m/ 12598.43 ft.), Everest View, and Khumjung (3780m/ 12401.57 ft.), 3-4hr walk


We leave Namche and ascent to the Everest View Hotel. The hotel terrace offers splendid views of Everest and Ama Dablam. We continue the walk to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung, where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital. Afterwards we return to Namche where we have a relaxed afternoon.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
6

Journey to Pangboche (3930m/12893.7 ft.), 6-7hr walk


It’s a pleasant walk down before the somewhat tiring climb to the monastery. From Sanasa the path drops through lower Teshigna and steeply down to Phunki Teng (3250m). A line of water driven prayer wheels are the star turn here. Now we climb through Juniper forest Tengboche monastery (3860m), from here offers superb panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Kang Taiga and Taboche. And further 2hr of walk through forest, Mani wall, and mixed pleasant trail bring us Pangboche.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
7

Journey up the Khumbu Valley and Imja Valley to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.), 5-6hr walk


We leave Namche and cross the Imja Khola stream. From here we climb up to Pangboche at 3,900m. Following a short steep section of the trail we reach Dingboche, which is surrounded by stunning peaks.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
8

Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft.)


We ascent Dingboche RI, a lookout point that offers great views of the Imja valley, Makalu and the diverse landscapes surrounding the valley. We return to the Dingboche and relax in the afternoon sun (hopefully)
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
9

Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.), 4-5hr walk


The Day begins with a steep trail section leaving Dingboche past a chorten. We ascend the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we enjoy a beautiful panorama of the nearby peaks. We follow the valley on a rocky trail to Lobuche.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
10

Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft.) and return to Gorakshep (5140m/ 16863.52 ft.), 7-8hr walk


Our big Day has arrived. We follow the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,184m). We arrive at Gorakshep, the highest village in the valley, and from here we continue to Everest Base Camp. We start by walking across the sandy flat at Gorakshep, climb onto the moraine of the Khumbu glacier and follow the trail before we descend the moraine to the base camp. From EBC we get fantastic close-up views of the famous Khumbu Ice Fall, Nuptse and the mountains separating Nepal from Tibet, including Pumori. Afterwards we return to Gorakshep.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
11

Climb Kala Pattar (5545m/18192.26 ft.) for panorama views of Mt. Everest; retrace steps to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.), 4-5hr


Another challenging, yet rewarding Day awaits. We climb up Kala Pattar, ‘Black Rock’, at 5,545m which gives us a great view of Everest. Afterwards we return to Gorak Sheep, have a warm breakfast and retrace steps back to Lobuche.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
12

To Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.) over a Highest Kongma La Pass (5530m/18143.04 ft.), 7-8hr walk


From Lobuche we follow the trail till it reaches to the ever shifting route on the far side. After following the left side by lifting up around two hours lead to the very steep ascent to the top cairn of Kongma La pass (5535m). From the top of the pass, in front of us is lunar landscape of icy lakes and frozen ridges, ahead the landscape tumbles down to the Khumbu Glacier. There are incredible view east toward giant Makalu, with peaks in Tibet visible to its left. Ascending the pass lead to the valley with spotted lakes and then trekking through the camp where Mera Peak (5820m) climbing group used to camp. Continuing the trail which reach Niyang Khola valley and descent down to the hillside of Bibre. We have great views back across the valley to Island Peak and the jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha before arriving at Chhukung. And then descent down to the Chhukung.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
13

Chhukung Valley to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/ 17060 ft.), 4-5hr walk


• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at tent •
14

Summit Island Peak (6189m/20305.12 ft.) & return to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.), 9-10hr walk


• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at tent •
15

Extra Day if weather remains unfavorable.


• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at tent •
16

Return to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft.), 7- 8hr walk


For the return trip, we return to Lukla via Namche. Alternatively, you can extend the trip and continue to the Gokyo Trek or if you would like to experience peak climbing then you can climb Island Peak Climbing with only a few additional days necessary.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner, Overnight at teahouse •
17/8

Retrace steps to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.) & take flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 7-8hr walk+35min Flight


We retrace our steps from Day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have a relaxes tea.
• Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm, Overnight at teahouse & hotel in Ktm •
19

Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)


A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
• Meal: Breakfast •

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