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Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp 2024,2025

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Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a popular climbing peak located in the Everest region of Nepal. It is one of the most accessible and frequently climbed peaks in the region, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains, including Mount Everest.

Here is some information about Island Peak climbing:

Location: Island Peak is situated in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, within the Sagarmatha National Park. It is part of the Himalayas and stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet).

Difficulty: Island Peak is considered a technical trekking peak, requiring some mountaineering skills and experience. While it is not as technically challenging as some of the higher peaks in the region, climbers should have prior trekking experience and be comfortable with basic mountaineering techniques such as using crampons and ropes.

Permits: Climbing Island Peak requires obtaining a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). You will also need to acquire a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, as the peak lies within the park’s boundaries.

Best Time to Climb: The climbing season for Island Peak generally runs from April to May and from September to November. These months offer more stable weather conditions and better climbing conditions. However, it’s essential to check weather forecasts and consult with experienced guides before planning your climb.

Itinerary: Typical itineraries for climbing Island Peak usually start from Lukla, a popular starting point for treks in the Everest region. The trekking route passes through scenic Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, before reaching the Island Peak Base Camp. From there, climbers proceed to establish high camps and make their summit push.

Guides and Sherpas: It is highly recommended to hire experienced climbing guides or Sherpas for Island Peak expeditions. They can provide valuable guidance, ensure your safety, and assist with technical aspects of the climb.

Physical Fitness: Climbing Island Peak requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Prior training and preparation, including cardiovascular exercises, hiking, and strength training, are beneficial to increase your chances of a successful summit.

Safety Considerations: As with any high-altitude climb, safety is of utmost importance. It is crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. Weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, so climbers must be prepared for challenging situations and follow the guidance of their guides.

Please note that this information is based on general knowledge about Island Peak climbing up until June 2023. It is always recommended to consult with experienced guides, tour operators, or updated sources for the most accurate and current information before planning a climb.

Day by Day Itinerary

We will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, greet you, and drive you to your hotel or our hotel, where you will check in, be refreshed, and go for an evening walk around the hotel (our hotel is a major tourist attraction in the Thamel area). After a welcome dinner, we will brief you about your treks and climbing overnight in Kathmandu.


Early morning 15-minute drive to a domestic airport, and we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes of scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sorts and divides the loaded baggage to be carried by porters. Depending on the time of arrival in Lukla, a guide will manage the lunch location. We then take an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and spend the rest of the time strolling around the village for local knowledge.

After breakfast, we’ll hike up the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice on small suspension bridges before reaching Monjo and the Sagarmatha National Park’s entrance gate. When entering the National Park boundary, we descend, and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.


We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,440 m (11,283 ft). You have a full day of leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for a wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market if Saturday can see many people shopping to fulfill their daily needs in the Saturday market and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. You can also go to the Sherpa Museum to learn about Sherpa culture and mountaineering history before strolling back to your hotel for the night.

Today, after breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest, with a magnificent view of the mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde Peak with a view of the eastern snow-capped mountains The trail leads up a hill through the forested path, and it is a hard walk to get to Tyangboche. The large monastery, followed by a large field with campsites, teahouses, and lodges beneath the towering, majestic peak, is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas.Ama Dablam


Today we start our trek with a pleasant walk and descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper, and rhododendron, coming to a lovely spot at Deboche (3,650 m) with magnificent views. The path is gradual up to the Pangboche village, and from here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanish. Our progress up the ridge can be seen in the Dingbuche valley, and if we continue down to the river, we will arrive in Pheriche. This is the windiest valley, and afternoons are better spent inside a hotel.


Today we rest for acclimatization at Dingbuche valley, You may have a full day of rest or there are some places where you can hike for a day up to the Nagarjuna peak (5,050 m), from where you can see the breathtaking views of High Mountain, including, towering Mt. Lhotse, Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, and many more overnight at Dingboche.


Today the trail diverts to the north, the path is flat for an hour and gradually ascends for another hour. After a pleasant walk through the meadow, you will reach Thukla, from where you can view Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. Thukla is a good place for a few minute’s break after a strenuous climb, and here you can also see a number of the unfortunate climbers’ monuments, who died in expeditions around the mountain in this region. Our journey continues for another hour to Lobuche, where we will spend the night.

After breakfast, we continue our trek to Gorekshep on a windy and rocky path with a wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks. After check-in at the lodge and lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Icefall. The trail passes through rocky dunes, moraines, and streams until you reach the base camp. During the high expedition season, climbers gather in Everest Base Camp to prepare for the summit of Everest. We explore the base camp and its surroundings before returning to Gorekshep for the night.


Your guide will arrange a time for this morning to start the early hike up to Kala Pathar for the most wonderful sunrise views of Mount Everest. It takes about 2 hours to reach this hilltop (the famous viewpoint). This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam, along with the entire mountain range of the Khumbu Himalayan range. After a few hours here, we hike down to Gorekshep for breakfast before continuing on to Dingboche for the night.

Today, we head further on to the steep way, climbing the southern part, then turning east to the main line of the valley. Continue your pleasant walk along a streamside path to the Big Rock. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisis crossing route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking Island peak. We’ll reach Island Peak base camp and overnight at a tented camp.


After breakfast and packing our camping stuff, we’ll head on to the High Camp, from where we start our climb. As you climb the hill, you will see that the slope narrows and the path enters a steep rock channel nearby, where we’ll overnight at camp.


We begin our ascent early in the morning, through the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. You will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses, but it leads without difficulty, to a 100-meter (330-foot) snow and ice slope (40-45 degree angle) on which the guides will fix a rope. Three rope lengths lead from the top of this slope along a sharp summit ridge to the summit. You can celebrate success and bravery by reaching the summit, and then descend all the way to Chhukung or Dingbuche for an overnight stay at a teahouse.

Trek down to Tengboche for lunch or Phungithanka, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, trek onwards to Sanasa and re-track to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.


We’ll have a long and final day trek back to Lukla after a long trekking trip today. We trek back, enjoying the lush green scenery around us and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. After your arrival at Lukla, you have time to stroll around the areas, and your guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and let you enjoy the last celebratory dinner with your crew member.

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide transfers you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after a long journey, take a breath, and rest at your hotel after ending your Himalayan trip with us.

It’s also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. On this pleasant day, you may spend the entire day at your leisure, or you may extend your extra trip with us at an additional cost or time to explore Thamel for last-minute shopping, and in the evening, the company will meet you for the farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!


What's Included?

Service includes

All the ground transportation by car pick and drop at both airports. Two-night Hotel BB 3-star Hotel, a mean tourist center in Thamel Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in trekking with hot drinks tea, and coffee for you. A sample of the Menu Local seasonal fresh fruits. All accommodations during the treks. Everest Trekking map. Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax. An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and trekking guide and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.

Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, types of equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide, and porter.

All necessary camping gear like two men's tents, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, and mattress while climbing period. Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available). Appreciation letter as a souvenir (Sample of the appreciation letter). All necessary paper works and national park entry permits. Climbing permit. Climbing equipment like ice ax, Ice crew, snow bar, and climbing rope. Travel& Rescue arrangement. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). All government taxes

Service excludes

Nepali visa cost Cost of travel to and from Kathmandu internationally Excess baggage fees (if you have bags weighing more than 15 kg, a cargo fee is about $1.5 per kg) Extra nights in Kathmandu if you arrive earlier, depart later, or return from the mountain earlier than planned (for any reason). oxygen or an altitude chamber (PAC) Kathmandu's lunchtime and dinnertime meals (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary) Rescue and travel insurance Personal costs (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) individual climbing gear If needed, a personal climbing instructor if prolonged, optional excursions and sightseeing Tips for porters and guides

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

#: Summit shoe 1, Walking shoe 1, Crampon 1, Summit Glove (Mitten) 1, Normal gloves 2, Summit Snow goggles1.

#: Glacier glasses 1, Ice axe 1, Harness 1, jumper 1, Carabiners (normal) 3, Sleeping bag (-30C) 1, Down filled Mattress 1, Summit socks 2/, Normal socks 3, Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1, Helmet 1/Down jacket1.

#: Down trousers 1, 8 fingers, descender 1, Headlamp (Icon or Spot), Gore-tex jacket 1.

#: Gore-tex trouser, Fleece jacket 1, Fleece trouser 1, Screw Gate Carabiner 1, Balaclava (windstopper) i, Thermos bottle, Baselayer (woolen) 2 (set), Water bottle normal 1.


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