Island Peak Climb With Everest Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

Island Peak Climb With Everest Base Camp Trek - 21 Days


Everest region is not just popular for trekking routes but also offers enthralling opportunities to go for peak climbing to the massive peaks like Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Mera Peak. Significantly, Trekking Guide Team Adventure arranges Island Peak climb with Everest base camp trek which allows you to ascend up to the most popular Island peak which is also known as Imja Tse lying at the height of 6,160m.


This Island Peak Climb With Everest Base Camp Trek option return presents the delight of adventurous souls with more magnificent peak views, lush wooded valleys, and opportunities to learn about the rural life of Nepalese.


Overview of the 21 Days Island Peak Climb With Everest Base Camp Trek

To begin 21 Days Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek, we will fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding located at the height of 2640m. After walking for some hours from Phakding, we will reach at the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park in Manjo.


Here we can spot a lot of wild lives, birds as well as plants. We will then reach Namche which is a thriving trading town and the center of the Everest Region. Trekking to Tengboche set at the height of 3876m.


We will be arrested by the views of Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak. Likewise, while trekking to Lobuche, we will see the astonishing vistas of Tawoche, Pumori, Cholatse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, and Mt. Makalu lying to the east.


Then, one of the awaited days of the trek arrives i.e. reaching Everest base Camp walking beside the Khumbu Glacier which lies at the elevation of 5360m. Also, we will traverse Kongma La Pass lying at the height of 5,535m where the immense vistas of Island peak valley, as well as Amphu Lapcha edge, will enthrall.


Another most important part of the trek is climbing Island peak. Firstly, we will trek to Island Peak Base Camp that lies at the elevation of 5,200m. After that, the next day we will trek to the High Camp at the height of 5600m.


A way up to High Camp has an incline with a narrow path that enters a vertical rock passage. Then, finally will ascend to the summit of Island peak located at the altitude of 6189m. At the summit, we will get pleasure from the panoramic and astonishing views of the gigantic peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu.


Island Peak was first climbed by the Swiss team in 1956, then thousands of climbers have climbed this peak. Island peak actually gets its name from its appearance similar to an island in a frozen belt at Imjatse valley. It is set on top of the Chhukung glacier between Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains.


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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (B)

On arrival at Kathmandu airport, a representative from Trekking Guide Team Adventure will wait for you with a play card of our company to receive you. He will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 02: In Kathmandu, preparation day for expedition. (B)

On this day, you will prepare for the expedition. If you already have the essentials like gears, harness, ice axe with leash, crampons, webbing, cord, sleeping bag, trekking poles, headwear, footwear, and several other pieces of stuff, then you do not need to buy.

Otherwise, you need to go for shopping. Also, our staff will help you get essential permits and papers for the expedition.

In the meeting, you will have pre-trek and climb discussion with staffs or guides. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Phakding (2,640m)-3 hrs. (B/L/D)

On this day, we will leave Kathmandu and experience a scenic flight to Lukla which takes approximately 35 minutes. Lukla airport also popular as Tenzing–Hillary Airport is a spot from where your trekking begins.

Airport lies at the altitude of 2800m from where we will trek to Phakding located at the height of 2640m taking around 3 hours. Overnight in Phakding.

Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel. The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear next day, you will get either 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla. If still the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flight also. The cost for helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay additional approx 250 to 300 USD. The total cost for helicopter flight is 400 USD approx. You will have to pay additional 250 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes. But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happens all the time, this is only a important information you need to know.


Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)-6 hrs. (B/L/D)

Today, we will trek to Namche Bazaar which lies at the altitude of 3440m taking around 6 hours. On the way, we will trek up to the shore of the Dudh Koshi River and walk across the suspension bridge.

After walking for some hours, we will reach at the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park, Manjo. And a few hours walk from Manjo will take us to Namche which is a thriving trading town and the center of the Everest Region.

Namche Bazaar has good facilities of ATMs, shops, Internet cafes, a police check, restaurants, post and a bank. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.


Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.(B/L/D)

A day rest in between the days before moving to high altitude is always necessary to avoid altitude sickness. Therefore, we will rest in Namche Bazaar on this day which is set in a great remote hollow space offering you an amazing experience.

Plus, here you can witness the extraordinary scenes of the Khumbu peaks like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), and Mt Everest will captivate you. Overnight at tea house.


Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m)-5 hrs. (B/L/D)

As we walk ahead from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche set at the height of 3876m. It takes around 5 hours to reach there. En-route, we will pass through rhododendron and conifer forests, and the most excellent views of Ama Dablam will enthrall us.

We will walk ahead which offers arresting views of Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak. The track climbs up passing all the way through the woods to get to Tengboche. Here the head lama resides at Rinpoche monastery. Overnight at Tengboche.


Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,260m)–5 hrs. (B/L/D) 

On this day we will walk for around 5 hours to reach Dingboche lying at the height of 4260m. On the way, we will pass through the woodland of juniper, rhododendron, fir, birch etc. at Debouche.

Also, we will traverse the Imja River via a suspension bridge. Then, the track reaches to Pangboche where we will be attracted by the eye-catching peak vista especially of Ama Dablam. We will again walk on an another bridge to cross Imja River again to reach Dingboche. Overnight at tea house.


Day 08: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion. (B/L/D)

We will rest at Dingboche on this day to get accustomed to the settings at high altitude. We will have an alternative to exploring the surrounding area in Dingboche.

It is the last Sherpa settlement with the arresting terraced field bordered by a stone wall to drive back the grazing animals from buckwheat, barley, as well as potatoes. Overnight in Dingboche again.


Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m)–5 hrs. (B/L/D)

We will on this day walk ahead from Dingboche to reach Lobuche. We will trek to the height of 4930m taking around 5 hours. We will also follow the track up for approximately one hour. Then with a rather steady walk, we will reach to Dugla.

As we reach Dugla, we will see the unbelievable vistas of Taboche, Pumori, Cholatse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam and Mt. Makalu lying to the east. Plus, on the west side, we will notice Mt. Cho Oyu in the west. Then, we will continue trekking to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche again.


Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170m) and to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and return back to Gorakshep-7hrs. (B/L/D)

This is one of the significant days of the trek. The track today is quite difficult but reaching the foot of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest lying at 8,848 m is just worthwhile.

Upon reaching the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we will go by a chain of small up and down path that takes us to glacial sands of Gorak Shep. Walking beside the Khumbu Glacier you will get to set which you are looking for i.e. Everest Base Camp.

Everest base camp lies at the elevation of 5360m. After experiencing the most memorable time at the base camp, we will walk back to Gorakshep. Overnight at tea house.


Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and return to Lobuche. (B/L/D)

Climbing to Kalapatthar located at the altitude of 5545m is another beautiful experience you can get during the trek. From Kala Patthar we will witness the dazzling views of Mt. Everest as well as its backdrop peaks like Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), etc.

Then, spending good times and clicking beautiful pictures at Kalapathhar, we will walk on a gentle way down to the small settlement of Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.


Day 12: Trek and traverse Dingboche-4 hrs. (B/L/D)

Trek to Dingboche. Overnight at tea house.


Day 13: Dingboche to Chhukung (3-4 hrs) - (4730m) over Night at tea house. (B/L/D)

Trek to Chhukung. Overnight stay at a tea house.


Day 14: Trek and climb base camp or High Camp (5,600m)-4 hrs. (B/L/D)

This is another challenging day since we will trek at the height of 5600m taking around 4 hours. We will pack the climbing and other equipments and climb to get to high camp.

A way up to reach High Camp has an incline with a narrow path that enters a vertical rock passage. As we reach the high camp we will be allured by the surrounding environment we will set our camp. Overnight in tented camp.


Day 15: Climb to the summit (6,189m) and return to base camp. (B/L/D)

This is the most important day of the trek. We will ascend to the summit of Island peak located at the altitude of 6189m. We will have a steep climb and is slightly technical.

Our guides will help to fix rope where it is needed for this exhausting way up to get to the summit. At the summit, we will enjoy the panoramic and astonishing views of the gigantic peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu.

After spending quality time and capturing good moments, we will walk down along the same way to reach the base camp. Overnight at the camp.


Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,867m)–7 hrs. (B/L/D)

We will on this day trek back to Tengboche taking around 7 hours. On the way we will also get to see the fantastic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse wall, Makalu and Island peak.

After that, we will head to the popular Tengboche with its striking monastery. We will also notice lush vegetation and tree lines getting visible again. At, Tengboche grand views of peaks will surround us. Overnight in Tengboche.


Day 17: Trek to Manjo (2,880m) via Namche Bazaar-6 hrs. (B/L/D)

Today, after breakfast, we will walk passing Khunde village and then walk to Syangboche runway which presents us with a striking mountain sight. In addition, we will walk to Thame village.

As we go away from Thami, we will move crossways through the Bhote Khola via a bridge. We will then walk to Namche Bazaar. Walking further down, we will pass through the large suspension bridge above the Dudh Koshi River. Then we go by Jorsale to get to Manjo. Overnight at tea house.


Day 18: Trek to Lukla–5 hrs. (B/L/D)

We will arrive at Lukla in just about 5 hours after departing from Manjo. We will walk on an easy trail through the Phakding village beside the Dudh Kosi to reach Lukla. At Lukla, we will rejoice the last part of the trek. Overnight at tea house.


Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. (B)

Early in the morning, we will fly back to Kathmandu with a scenic flight. After that, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day, we can explore around Kathmandu if any remaining. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 20: In Kathmandu free day at leisure. (B)

We will have a free day in Kathmandu. Alternatively, on this day we can go on a sightseeing trip to some of the cultural and historical sets enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You will visit Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) lying on the hill holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of the stupa; Boudhanath, another Buddhist stupa dominates the skyline and it is one of the largest on the earth;

Pashupatinath temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the shores of the holy Bagmati River; and Patan Durbar Square lying centre of the town of Lalitpur which allures visitors showing up antique royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur once resided. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 21: Transfer to the airport for international departure. (B)

Today is the last day of the trek in Nepal. Our representative will help you to drive to the airport for your departure.

Cost includes

    • Airport pick up and drops by car.
    • 3 night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu, Nivas Boutique Home or similar category, twin sharing basis including breakfast.
    • Your daily meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek.
    • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits, Peak Climbing Special Permit.
    • Climbing guide through the period of climbing from Base Camp.
    • All the equipments for climbing: (rope and tent).
    • Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)/Domestic Airport Tax.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea Houses during the treks run by Nepalese family outside toilet.
    • 2 night accommodation in tent.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). National Park Entry Permits.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly trekking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
    • All transportation as per itinerary .
    • Medical supplies (First aid kit will be Available).
    • Typical Nepali cultural dinner.

Cost excludes

    • Nepal entry visa fee you will easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport–Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person.
    • Your personal travel insurance covers helicopter rescue. Personal Island Peak Climbing insurance.
    • Your personal climbing equipment for trekking. [Sleeping bag(-15), down jacket, climbing shoes, trekking shoes, sun glass, sunscreen, gloves, trekking stick, other personal climbing gears (you can buy or rent from Kathmandu)].
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Your lunch & dinner during in Kathmandu, choose from menu, 3 to 7 USD per item
    • Your personal expenses, personal hygiene.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water)
    • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
    • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
    • Tips for the guide and porter.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit .(USD$26)
    • All the things that are not mentioned in cost include
    • Local government tax of 20 USD per person to be paid in Lukla counter directly.
    • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.


Unfortunately, one cannot enjoy the panorama of Everest from the Island peak as Everest is tucked behind the Lhotse. However, you can enjoy incredible sights of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mera peak.