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Island Peak Climb With Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Nepal's most popular trekking peak to climb.
  • Outstanding Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu from the summit.
  • The perfect peak for adventurers!
The Imja Tse trekking peak (6160 m) is one of the most famous and certainly most invigorating trekking peaks in Nepal, and in the whole world. It is better known as Island Peak. Imja Tse will enthrall you with its fabulous natural scenery and most notably, you will get a great vantage point to stare in awe at the world’s highest peak- Mount Everest.

Magnificent panorama views of Himalayan giants like Lhotse (8,501 m), Nuptse (7,879 m), Lhotse Shar (8,383 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410 m) in the east, Amadablam and Baruntse in the south welcome you as you reach the Imja Tse Peak. Moreover, you will also pass the secluded Kongma La Pass and Chola pass. The best season for climbing Island Peak is during Spring (March-May) and autumn (Oct-Nov). In 1953, Eric Shipton's group named it Island Peak since it looks a lot like an island in a sea of frost when viewed from Dingboche. And it was only in 1983 that the peak was renamed Imja Tse.

To get to Island peak, you walk up the Dudh Koshi Valley from Lukla, walking through Namche and Tengboche, then to Kala Patthar and finally reach Everest Base Camp. From here, you will get extremely close-up views of Mt. Everest and a get to enjoy mesmerizing sunrise views over the snow-capped peaks on top of the Khumbu Glacier. Then, we descend to Chhukung and get ready for the challenging Island Peak climb. This trekking peak is suitable for adventurers who are adventurous and physically fit. No previous mountaineering experience is needed.

Let Unique Adventure to take you to Island Peak with its magnificent snowy west face towering from the Lhotse Glacier. This trekking peak offers a memorable experience for adventure fanatics.
Day 1 Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Apsara Boutique Hotel or similar

Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2800 m) & trek to Phakding (2,611 m) 5.50 - 6 hours Guest house

We take a charming flight from Kathmandu early in the morning to Lukla (2827m), we fly for 40 minutes. Arriving at Lukla, in the afternoon, we start our stroll by moving down to the Dudh Kosi River and take the key track to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2713m). The path is trouble-free and after coming across the tiny village of Ghat (2550m) we make a small hike to Phakding.

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest 3,440 m) 4 hours Guest house

Today we trek for 5.5 to 6 hours from Phakding, we move ahead with a slight climb to Jorsale we get ahead of a waterfall. Now, the path villages are fused with amazing forest of rhododendron, vast firs and magnolia trees. Subsequently, we hike to Namche coming across few bridges and then go up quite a few hundred meters, a vertical dive and another steeper climb through the forest.

Day 4 Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization 4 hours Guest house

We have a rest day today to become familiar at an elevated height in Namche Bazaar. Namche is an accepted village positioned in a great sheltered hollow. On top of the village, there lies the national park headquarters where one can take the chance to view both the gripping sunrise and sunset views. The amazing panorama includes excellent scenery of the Khumbu peaks and impressive views of Everest. After breakfast, optionally, we can either go for a hike towards Thami (3810m) over the eye-catching Bhote Khola River Valley or go to the national park headquarters to view the exclusive Sherpa lifestyle and mores.

Day 5 Trek to Tyangboche (3,867 m) 5.30 hours Guest house

Today, we move downward through the area from Khumjung and halt for coffee and cake at the local bakery. We do this before we move toward the major track to Everest at Shanasa. Along our way, we can gaze upon the Danphe Pheasant and Himalayan Thar. After that, we keep continuing our track to Trashinga and then go down to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m) where will be stopping by for our lunch. In the daylight, we make a broad climb through fir, black juniper, pine and Rhododendron forest towards Tengboche Monastery. Not only the usual scenario but we can also get a glance of different other peaks and many more.

Day 6 Trek to Pheriche (4200 m) 3 hours Guest house

In the early morning, we will be visiting different monasteries nearby before moving down through forest of birch, juniper, fir and Rhododendron to the nunnery at Debouche. The trail involves stable climbs but because of the altitudes, we need to pace ourselves steadily throughout the day. After we pass Imja Khola, we will be reaching the village of Pangboche where we will be stopping by for our lunch viewing the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, at the first place, our route will be the climb through the open alpine hillsides and at the second. After we get over this pass, we will be reaching in Pheriche.

Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4950 m) 5 hours Guest house

Keep on trek along the moraine of the glacier; with the views of kala Patthar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori (7,165m) we hike today high above the Pheriche village. Pretty normal day today takes about 4 hours walking. Important day also for accommodation, Rest of the day we may take simple hike around.

Day 8 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400 m) & back to Gorakhshep 8 hours Guest house

Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakhshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.

Day 9 Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m) & trek to Chhukung (4730m) 8 hours Guest house

Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view the Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7,145m), lingtren (6,697m) and Khumbutse (6,623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7,750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall which links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

Day 10 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) 5 hours Camping

Today, we walk along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, it is an enjoyable place by a small lake with nice views of the Lhotse glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse wall. Once our camp is ready, we will be off to get our climbing materials in purpose of getting ready for the next day of our ascent.

Day 11 Island Peak Summit (6160m) & back to Base Camp (5200m) 8 hours Camping

In the early morning, we will begin our climbing to arrive at the summit. Ascending from the base camp we will reach to the Island Peak High Camp (5600m). From this point, we can see semicircle view of cliffs that go up in the north to the rocky peaks of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse (8,501m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m). To the east, we will view the iced up waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier above which towers Cho Polu (6,734m) and we will also witness Makalu (8,475m). From the south of the Imja glacier, we will be rewarded by Baruntse (7,720m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m). Our trail will now get complicated once we reach the bed of the pointed icefall beneath the peak. In order to succeed, great caution must be implemented while balancing the barrier to approach out on the rim leading to the summit. After we reach the summit, we will be back to the Base Camp.

Day 12 Extra day for summit in case of bad weather Camping

We have set aside a day at the base camp just not to mess up our schedule because of bad day weather.

Day 13 Trek to Pangboche (4360m) via Dingboche (4360m) 0.30 hours Guest house

Today, we will be trekking around stunning Imja Khola Valley. We first rich Dingboche which is located in a hop hedge of little ground bounded by stone wall defensive crops of potatoes and barley. From Dingboche, we take a little dissimilar means down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. We traverse the Khumbu Khola over a wooden suspension bridge and walk beside the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and skeleton of a 'Yeti', or the repulsive snowman.

Day 14 Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hours Guest house

Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tyangboche Monastery at height of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

Day 15 Trek to Lukla 6.30 hours Guest house

After having our breakfast, go back over the major road down to Dhudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.

Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu 0.35 hours 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Apsara Boutique Hotel or similar

After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly Back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day we can lighten up.

Day 17 Buffer day in Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel at Hotel Manang or Apsara Boutique Hotel or similar

Today is our rest day in Kathmandu. It is up to us finalize; either we stay at the hotel and loosen up or go out by yourself and do shopping.

Day 18 Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

After all the procedures at the airport, we will be departed to our respective destination.

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what’s included
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek / climbing meeting.
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Island Peak climbing permit fee.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • All guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period and North Face, Salewa, Mountain Hardware or similar tented camp accommodation during the climbing period.
  • High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 3+ persons.
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Satellite phone.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area map.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Sightseeing in KTM
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking / climbing).
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 18 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Japanese
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
Excellent
Patrick Harraghy From Ireland At
5 - Excellent
“Great scenery. You meet lots of nice people and the guides and porters supplied by Kh umbrella are very friendly and supportive. I also did Chulu West with Klum.”
Island Peak and EBC
Rob From United Kingdom UK At
5 - Excellent
“Just returned from a wonderful adventure with Unique Adventure International. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu was provided at Hotel Yambu, a friendly hotel in Thamel. The Sherpa guide (Lapka) and porter both provided an exceptional service on the trek, I am lucky to have met them both. It was lovely to spend a final evening in Kathmandu with the team and I wish them all the best for the future.”
Island Peak
Mike Nemsi From Georgia At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent company, excellent management and excellent company director. Five years I have friendly relations wiht Mr.Khum Subedi. He's a very successful tourism business directory and one of the best men in Nepal.All travelers to advise and give recommendations to choose Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd.”
Island Peak
Paul Sinclair From Ireland, Republic of At
5 - Excellent
“Great communication before the trip and excellent personalised attention from Khum and his team in Kathmandu. Our trip to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was well planned and we felt we were in safe hands with Lakpa Sherpa throughout the trek. ”
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Good to know Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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