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Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek

We have designed Island Peak or Imja-Tse (6,160m/20,211ft) climbing including a trek to the Everest Base Camp in order to provide some strength and acclimatization before the expedition. Island Peak and Everest Base Camp trek are the most sought after trips in the world. It is a perfect trip for those who are looking for an adventure trek and some mountain climbing. Trek to Everest Base Camp helps to acclimatize with the increasing altitude and also prepares to adapt with the atmosphere. Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal.

Island Peak is standing beyond Chhukung and near the head of the valley of the Imja Khola and surrounded by glaciers. The views from the summit are outstanding with Lhotse soaring above to its North, Baruntse to the southeast with Makalu to the east. The classic route to summit is the narrow north ridge but the most common route used is the southwest ridge. Island Peak was first climbed by members of the British Expedition team in 1953. The members of the expedition were Charles Evans, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay along with seven Sherpas.

Island Peak was named by Eric Shipton in 1952. The peak when viewed from above Dingboche, the mountain resembles to an island in a sea of ice. It was renamed as ‘Imja Tse’ in 1983 although most people still refer to it as Island Peak. Finally, the trip concludes at Lukla airstrip from where we started our adventure. Our trek passes through the Dudh Kosi valley and the popular Sherpa hometown of Namche Bazaar. The entire trip offers to witness the pristine Sherpa villages, their lively culture and serene monasteries en-route.

  • Combined package of trekking and climbing
  • One of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks bounded by glaciers
  • Outstanding views of Lhotse, Baruntse and Makalu from the top
  • The mountain bears a resemblance to an island in a sea of ice
  • British Expedition team made the first ascent in 1953
  • Extended trip to the world famous Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar

Day 1
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft).

Day 2
Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,446m/11,306ft).

Day 3
Rest and acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4
Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,687ft).

Day 5
Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4,252m/13,950ft).

Day 6
Rest and acclimatisation day in Pheriche.

Day 7
Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft).

Day 8
Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft), return trek to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft).

Day 9
Trek/Climb Gorakshep to Kalapatthar(5,545m/18,192ft) and return trek to Lobuche.

Day 10
Trek Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,519ft).

Day 11
Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,061ft). Basic training for climbing.

Day 12
Climbing day: Summit Island Peak (6,160m/20,211ft). Trek back to Base Camp or Chhukung.

Day 13
Spare day for weather.

Day 14
Return trek Chhukung to Pangboche (3,930m/12,894ft).

Day 15
Return trek Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.

Day 16
Return trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 17
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Permit fees for Island Peak and Sagarmatha National Park
  • Three meals a day (B/L/D) served at teahouse/lodge and at our own kitchen during climbing period
  • Accommodations in the mountains at teahouse/lodge/tents
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Experienced NMA registered Climbing Sherpa Guide
  • An experienced Cook and kitchen crew for camping period
  • Necessary porters
  • Necessary climbing equipment including Top quality high mountain Tents, Fixed and Main ropes, Ice-screws, Safety ropes, Jumars, Karabiners, etc.
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Regular flights for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and ground transfers to/from airport
  • Satellite phone support for expeditions and trekking peaks (on demand)
  • Emergency co-operation service and first aid kit box
  • A certificate by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on successful summit of peak climb
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Personal climbing equipment such as Plastic Boots, Ice-axe, Gaiters, Crampons, Harness, etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • Refundable Garbage Deposit of US $500
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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