Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak, Khumjung, Nepal
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Duration

17 Days 16 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our Everest Base Camp Trek combined with Island Peak climbing. This remarkable journey offers the best of both worlds – the iconic Everest Base Camp experience and the thrill of conquering Island Peak (Imja Tse).

Trek through breathtaking landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to the stark beauty of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way, immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture and witness stunning views of the world’s highest peaks.

As you ascend towards Island Peak, receive expert guidance and training to tackle this challenging climb. Island Peak’s summit, at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), offers a taste of Himalayan mountaineering.

With carefully planned acclimatization, top-notch gear, and a seasoned guide, this adventure is your ticket to an unforgettable Himalayan expedition. Join us for the ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing experience.

Essential Tips for a Successful Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing points

  • Physical Fitness: Ensure you are in excellent physical condition. Regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises will help prepare your body for the rigors of high-altitude trekking and climbing.
  • Acclimatization: Acclimatization is critical to avoid altitude sickness. Plan your itinerary with enough rest days to allow your body to adjust to increasing altitudes gradually.
  • Gear and Equipment: Invest in high-quality gear and clothing suitable for both trekking and climbing. This includes warm layers, a good sleeping bag, trekking poles, and technical climbing equipment.
  • Guide and Permits: Hire an experienced guide who knows the region well. Ensure you have all the necessary permits for trekking and climbing, including the Island Peak permit.
  • Training for Island Peak: Island Peak (Imja Tse) is a technical climb. Consider taking a basic mountaineering course or practicing your climbing skills beforehand.
  • Pack Light: Carry only essential items to keep your backpack light. You can store extra gear in Kathmandu or Lukla.
  • Safety First: Follow your guide’s advice and pay attention to weather conditions. Be prepared to turn back if conditions become unsafe.
  • Respect the Environment: Practice Leave No Trace principles. Respect local culture and customs, and dispose of trash properly.
  • Communication: Keep a reliable means of communication, such as a satellite phone or emergency locator device, in case of emergencies.
  • Group or Solo: Decide whether you want to trek with a group or go solo. Both have their advantages, so choose what suits you best.
  • Weather Window: Check the weather forecast before attempting the Island Peak summit. The right weather window is crucial for a safe climb.
  • Enjoy the Journey: Finally, savor the incredible scenery, unique culture, and the journey itself. It’s not just about reaching the summit; it’s about the experience along the way.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing Safety Considerations

  • Physical Fitness: Ensure all participants are in good physical condition. Prior training and regular exercise are crucial for stamina and resilience at high altitudes.
  • Experienced Guide: Hire a certified guide with extensive knowledge of the region and mountaineering experience. They should be well-versed in altitude-related issues and emergency procedures.
  • Altitude Awareness: Train participants to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS, HACE, HAPE) and emphasize the importance of reporting any discomfort promptly.
  • Emergency Evacuation Plan: Have a clear plan for emergency evacuations, including access to a satellite phone or communication device. Ensure all team members know the procedure.
  • Climbing Skills: Ensure climbers are adequately trained in basic mountaineering skills, including crevasse rescue, ice axe techniques, and rope work.
  • Group Size: Keep the trekking and climbing group sizes manageable to ensure close supervision and individual attention.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Encourage participants to stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet throughout the journey.
  • Altitude Medicine: Carry essential altitude medicine, like Diamox, and know when and how to use it for AMS prevention.
  • Environmental Respect: Follow Leave No Trace principles and respect local customs and culture. Dispose of waste properly, including human waste in designated areas.
  • Insurance: Ensure all participants have comprehensive travel insurance covering high-altitude trekking and mountaineering, including helicopter evacuation.
  • Weather Window: Plan the Island Peak summit attempt during a favorable weather window and be prepared to postpone if conditions are unsafe.
  • Experience Evaluation: Evaluate the experience and skill level of each participant and ensure they are adequately prepared for the Island Peak climb.
  • Safety Briefings: Conduct daily safety briefings to discuss the day’s plans, weather updates, and emergency procedures.
  • Flexibility: Be willing to adjust the itinerary or turn back if anyone in the group shows signs of severe altitude sickness or if weather conditions deteriorate.

Highlights

  • Marvel at some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields to the stark beauty of the Everest region. The stunning backdrop of the Himalayas is ever-present.
  • Stand at the base of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and take in the iconic view of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region. Visit monasteries, interact with locals, and gain insight into their way of life.
  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging but rewarding journey. Trekking through varying terrains and altitudes tests your endurance and determination.
  • Island Peak, at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), provides an exhilarating climbing experience. Reaching the summit is a major accomplishment, making it an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Develop or enhance your mountaineering skills under the guidance of experienced climbers and guides. Gain hands-on experience with technical climbing equipment.
  • Challenge yourself in the thin air of high altitudes, pushing the boundaries of your physical and mental endurance.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and more, from various vantage points along the trek and from the summit of Island Peak.
  • Island Peak offers an excellent opportunity to test your climbing abilities. Navigate crevasses, icy slopes, and challenging terrain, all while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery.
  • Interact with locals in Sherpa villages, visit ancient monasteries, and witness traditional ceremonies, providing a deep cultural experience.
  • Spot Himalayan wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer, and various species of pheasants and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Forge lasting bonds with fellow trekkers and climbers as you conquer challenges together and share unforgettable moments.
  • Standing atop Island Peak and reaching Everest Base Camp will instill a profound sense of accomplishment and leave you with lifelong memories.
  • Capture the beauty of the Himalayas, Sherpa culture, and your climbing journey through stunning photographs.
  • Combining the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing provides a rare opportunity to experience both trekking and mountaineering in a single expedition.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Take an early morning flight to Lukla, where your trek begins.
  • Start trekking towards Monjo, passing through beautiful villages and forests.
  • Overnight in Monjo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.
  • Enjoy your first views of Mount Everest on the way.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar.
  • Explore the local market and visit the Everest View Hotel for panoramic mountain views.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Tengboche, known for its famous monastery.
  • Enjoy stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and more.
  • Overnight in Tengboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek to Pheriche, a small village in the Khumbu region.
  • Experience the high-altitude terrain.
  • Overnight in Pheriche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend another day for acclimatization in Pheriche.
  • Take short hikes in the area to adapt to the altitude.
  • Overnight in Pheriche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Lobuche, with views of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • The landscape becomes more rugged as you ascend.
  • Overnight in Lobuche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Gorakshep, your final stop before Everest Base Camp.
  • After dropping your bags, hike to Everest Base Camp to experience the iconic site.
  • Return to Gorakshep for the night.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Everest and neighboring peaks.
  • Descend to Dingboche for the night.
  • Overnight in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Chhukung, a small village that serves as a base for Island Peak climbers.
  • Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Overnight in Chhukung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to the Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Prepare for your climb and receive pre-climbing training.
  • Overnight at the Base Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend a day at the Base Camp for acclimatization and additional climbing training.
  • Prepare your gear for the summit attempt.
  • Overnight at the Base Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning start for the summit push of Island Peak.
  • Reach the summit and enjoy panoramic views.
  • Descend to either the Island Peak Base Camp or Chhukung, depending on conditions.
  • Overnight at the Base Camp or Chhukung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek down to Pangboche, a picturesque village.
  • Enjoy the serene surroundings.
  • Overnight in Pangboche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps.
  • Celebrate your successful climb with fellow trekkers.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek back to Lukla, marking the end of your trek.
  • Reflect on your incredible journey in the Khumbu region.
  • Overnight in Lukla.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy your day in Nepal, exploring the city, shopping for souvenirs, or relaxing.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Durations

17 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey that combines the famous Everest Base Camp Trek with an ascent of Island Peak (Imja Tse), a popular trekking peak in the Everest region. It offers trekkers the opportunity to reach the base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and then take on the challenge of climbing Island Peak.

While Island Peak is considered a non-technical climbing peak, some prior trekking and basic mountaineering experience is recommended. It's essential to be familiar with using climbing gear like crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Many climbers choose to hire experienced guides and join organized expeditions.

The complete Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing usually takes around 18 to 22 days. This duration includes the trek to Everest Base Camp, acclimatization days, and the climb of Island Peak.

The best times for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing are during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather conditions and excellent visibility.

You'll need various permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, and the Island Peak Climbing Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through our trekking agency.

Island Peak is considered a moderately difficult trekking peak. The ascent involves a steep climb, a glacier crossing, and the use of climbing equipment. However, it doesn't require advanced technical skills. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are essential for a successful climb.

Yes, you can rent climbing gear in Kathmandu or in the nearby town of Chhukung, which is a common starting point for Island Peak climbers. It's essential to ensure that the rented equipment is in good condition and fits you properly.

It's advisable to do thorough research and read reviews when choosing a trekking agency and guide. Look for agencies affiliated with the Nepal Tourism Board and the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN). Word-of-mouth recommendations from other trekkers can also be valuable.

The highest point reached during the Everest Base Camp Trek is Kala Patthar at approximately 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). For Island Peak Climbing, the summit stands at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended, and some trekking agencies may require it. Ensure that your insurance covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. Verify that it also includes coverage for high-altitude trekking and climbing.

Tour's Location

Island Peak, Khumjung, Nepal

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