Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 17+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Island Peak summit. Perfect launch into Himalayan mountaineering.
  • Rewarding adventure and stunning views from atop a real Himalayan peak at 6,189m/20,305ft.
  • Breath taking scenaries of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu from the summit.
Island peak was renamed "Imje Tse" in the early '80s, though its original name, Island Peak, is still more popular. The mountain was named "Island Peak" in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do, however the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for our efforts.

Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive and highly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the 'trekking peaks' with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for a beginner climber wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing. Hundreds of climbers flock to Nepal every year to get a permit for Island Peak climbing. Our adventure also takes us into the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and Sherpa culture. Before scaling the peak, we also visit, possibly the most popular trekking destination in the world - Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Kala Patthar - for the up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains.

The Island peak climbing itinerary has proper and gradual acclimatization at suitable intervals. The 19-day journey begins from and comes to a conclusion at one of the most famous airstrips in the world, the Lukla Airport in the Everest Region.

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for climbing Island Peak. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

We look forward to taking you on a mountaineering experience of a lifetime. Please see the itinerary for a day-by-day overview.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT HIMALAYAN GLACIER ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL COMPANY
5 - Excellent
Based on 23 reviews
  • Jaffar
  • On Oct 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Jaffar's review for another Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company tour
“Recently on Sept 17th to 29th 2017 we went to trekking at Mount Everest Base Camp, we had a wonderful 13 days trekking. It was a great experience with the help of the guide Suresh and dil. They both are great gentleman. The porter was so friendly. I missed those days . Thanks for great service.”
  • Ken
  • From USA
  • On Mar 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Ken's review for another Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company tour
“We recently utilized Himalayan Glacier Trekking for a Mt. Kilimanjaro hike and summit. There were 9 in our party - a mix of men, women, young and "not so young". We hiked the Lemosho route, an 8-day hike. The experience was amazing. Our guide Paul, and his assistant guides Fredy, Paul, Orio and the others were all great! They were very attentive to our needs, engaging, friendly, spoke great English, and were always there to help or assist us in any way.Our meals were very good, and consisted of eggs, sausage, oatmeal, and toast for breakfast, various sandwiches, soups, and fruits for lunch, and chicken, pastas and vegetables for dinner. The staff did a great job of preparing and serving each meal - we did not go hungry!The overall hike and trip was amazing. The guides were especially helpful on the summit day, when several of our party needed to shed our backpacks to continue climbing. The guys were right there to grab the packs and keep helping us up. They, and we, were successful, with all of our party reaching the summit.This is the second trip i have taken with HGT, having also used them for an Everest Base Camp hike a couple of years ago. i highly recommend this very professional and friendly, customer-centric outfitter for your hiking trip to Kilimanjaro (or the Himalayas). You will not be disappointed with them!”
  • Rachel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 25 2021
5 - Excellent
Rachel's review for another Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company tour
“Four of us planned for the Everest base camp hike and we ended up choosing Himalayan Glacier to be our mountain guide. We had memories that will always remain close to our hearts. Comfortable night stays and lovely food all over and undoubtedly Shanker, the most charming, knowledgeable and funny guy ever. We will definitely book another trip in the Himalayas with you guys!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu: trip preparation
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding:40 min flight,
  • Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar : Acclimatization Day
  • Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 7: Tengboche to Pheriche
  • Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche
  • Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp
  • Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La to Chhukung
  • Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp
  • Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 14: IPBC to Island Peak summit back to base camp
  • Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
  • Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (
  • Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Final Departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 18 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches and 17 Dinners
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Best available standard Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationPAYMENT A deposit of 30% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a mandatory requirement for joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that you possess all necessary and valid travel insurance that covers unanticipated comprehensive expenses such as medical issues, accidents, rescue & evacuation or other unseen natural calamities, including repatriation costs. Learn more about insurance coverage for different activities and the prominent insurance companies before you plan your trip. VISA Acquiring required visa(s) is the sole responsibility for every individual traveler before planning your Everest High Passes Trek as visa requirements may vary depending on the nationality of an individual traveler. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program as well as find more details about passport and visa requirements in Nepal. IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? ⚫ The trip involves a 19-day trek to Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek at an altitude of 18,193ft (5,545m), and onwards to climb to the summit of Island Peak at an altitude of 20, 306ft (6, 189m). So, one needs to be in excellent fitness and sound health conditions for doing this trip. First time trekkers may require to do certain exercises and short day hikes prior doing this trek. ⚫ The weather is very unpredictable up in the Himalayas, which can lead to delayed or canceled flights to or from Lukla, before or after our trip.So, it is always advisable that you have a few spare days considering the bad weather. ⚫The teahouses in the mountains are the trekking lodges that we will be sleeping for most of the nights while trekking and three nights in tents. The teahouses are very simple with only basic facilities, unless we don’t book for a luxury trip that provides more-than-basic lodges at all available places. Access to charging ports may incur an extra cost if we need to charge any of our electronic devices, and Wi-Fi may not be available at all locations or may be available and may cost extra. For tent accommodation, you will be provided foam mattresses and the toilet facilities with natural preservation will be provided. ⚫ Packing for this trip totally depends on the season we will be trekking. See the complete packing list here, which is just the same as that of the standard EBC trek: Complete Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List - Himalayan Glacier. ⚫ On this trekking route and at the teahouses, we will encounter many other hikers or trekking groups. If you are seeking for a quieter trail with less travelers and wish to spend more time trekking through local communities rather than walking on more established routes, check our Langtang, Gosaikunda&Helambu Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, or Nar Phu Valley Trek. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible. FOR SOLO TRAVELERS We do not guarantee to provide a twin-sharing room for solo travelers as it may not always be available. However, we will try to accommodate you in one, unless you don’t request for either a single room, wherever feasible. A single supplementary charge may be applicable if you are traveling solo and you are the only person in the group. If you have opted for twin-sharing room during the booking process but the option is not available, we will get back to you after you complete booking your trip. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ Solo or small group tours will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ To keep our visitors safe on this tour, we have implemented several COVID-19 distancing measures. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • I need personal climbing equipment. Can I rent it from the tour operator?

    Usually, yes. And in case the tour operator cannot provide you with climbing equipment, then they can easily recommend a reliable local shop where you can rent climbing equipment.

     

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • When is the best time to summit Island Peak?

    The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

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