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Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek – Nepal Everest Trekking
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Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

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Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek


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The government of Nepal officially allowed the permit to 33 peaks of Nepal which can be climbed. Island Peak (6192 m.) is the most popular peak and also the most beautiful peak. There is no season restriction for the climbing in this peak as it is open for all the season round the year. The peak in local people is famous as an Imja Tse peak.

The British team had successfully climbed this Island peak back in 1953 and since then numerous climbers have successfully completed the summit of Island Peak. The major attractions and reasons behind the Island peak climbing are because climbing in this peak is considered as the acclimatization peak climbing before climbing the higher peaks. Island Peak climbing starts from Island Peak Base camp. This itinerary of Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek fulfills the trekking and peak climbing experiences.

The Peregrine Treks team takes you to the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek trail encountering the various attractions in the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tengboche, and Phakding. The peak gives you the comfortable ride of the peak and treats you with the stunning scenery of the major attractions of the Khumbu region.  If the peak can be referred to an Island in a glacial ocean than the main landforms a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north to the summit of Nuptse, Lhotse Middle Peak, and Lhotse. To the east, rising above the frozen waves of the Lhotse Glacier, Cho pole beyond which can be seen the red granite mass of Makalu (8475m/ 27805ft). To the south of the Imja and Baruntse and the Amphu peaks lead the eye to the magnificent summit of Ama Dablam, which is like a giant sea.

Peregrine Treks offer

Come and be the part of this amazing journey to the Himalayas. Make your own memory tale about the heroic summit of the peak. Peregrine Treks Team would definitely help you fulfilling your climbing dream.

Brief Itinerary of Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
Day 13: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
Day 14: Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours
Day 15: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 19: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 20: Final Departure
20 Days
6189 Meter+ Max. Altitude
  • Departure
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level
  • What to Bring
    Warm Jacket, Trouser, Big neck water bottle, trekking shoes and shocks, warm cap, Sun glasses, normal medicine, head lightr, light shoes,globes, climbing equipments etc
  • Include

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

You will complete customs formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, Peregrine Treks representative waiting for you at the gate with your name in the company holding board who will take us to our hotel.  You then get rest time in the Hotel or make free walking in the Thamel Street with your guide. Your plan will be discussed and in the evening, welcome dinner plan will be provided in the Nepali restaurant with the cultural show hosted by Peregrine Treks. Overnight in Kathmandu Included meals: Dinner

Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

We visit Peregrine Trek's office at the office time and meet your climbing guide then he will check your set of equipment in order to make sure. In the short meeting, your climbing guide will also help you to understand what you and your friends can expect throughout the trip so as to make us familiar of our days up in the Himalaya trip. Rest of the time, you are free. Overnight in Hotel Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

You will be taken to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport to fly Lukla. After a flying above the breathtaking green mountains and wide valley then snowcapped mountain nearby Lukla, We finally reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, which is the known as the entrance of Everest region trek. This is one of the most beautiful and adventures air routes in the world culminating in a landing on the lap of surrounded high mountains. Once we arrived at Lukla, we meet our crews then make some arrangements. Then we start our trek walking in the prosperous village of Lukla. To assist our body in acclimatization, we only have three hours hike approximately today. Overnight in Phakding Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

After your hot breakfast, we walk through the beautiful pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River. After more than an hour walking, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the beautiful scenery of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our today’s trip. We make continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo where we enter our permit and descend to Jorsalle for lunch. Today we cross five hanging suspension bridges and the last one is also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. From Hilary Bridge, the trail steep up through the pine forest until we reach the Namche Bajar is the capital of Sherpa people in Nepal. Overnight at the lodge Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

Today is the set aside for acclimatization in Namche Bajar. Mountain experts and doctor recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of continuing ascending ahead. There are a few options set aside for the acclimatization here. We can either stroll around the capital of Sherpa in Namche’s or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the Everest and its neighbour’s. While in the Namche village or upon descending from the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s flora and fauna as well as the history of the Everest region. For strong trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School, Hospital as well as Khumjung Monastery. Then descend down to the Namche some place for overnight. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

We trek towards Tengboche after our breakfast. It is an easy and level walk from Namche to Sanasa with the eye-chatting snowcapped Mountain View. Upon reaching Sanasa, we descend towards Phungi Thanka for the lunch thought the dusty forest trail, and then ascend to the Tengboche a village where has very popular Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest monastery of this region. Located in the Sagarmatha National Park (listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Tengboche guesthouse Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours

With the backdrop Himalayas, the monastery in Tengboche monastery is in an excellent location. We visit the monk in the monastery in morning and enjoy making some shouts of the monastery and the amazing landscape. We descend for about half an hour to the Debuche through the Rhododendron and Fir forest before crossing a river. Next, we ascend and notice that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk on Everest climber’s village of Pangboche before reaching Dingboche, a beautiful village located on the lap of Mountain. Here, we will also see a small helipad that is used for helicopter rescues during emergencies. If we can walk Pheriche and may even take a class with a mountain specialist in a medical clinic at Pheriche. And back to Dingboche for the night. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we walk with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we ascend up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then walk through the boulder-strewn slopes as we climb Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest committer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepal mountain guide) who lose his life on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine to reach in Lobuche for the overnight. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours

We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the Khumbu glacier. Continuing straight ahead, we reached across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence it is important that we should follow your Leader. Walking at this altitude is strenuous due to thin air. We walk through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon arrive the Everest Base Camp, we see mountaineers tents that stand out in bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Lhola in front of Everest, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can visible from the base camp. We go back to Gorak Shep for our overnight. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours

We prepare for an early morning climb to Kalapather, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the probability of chilly winds, which is quite common every day. Popular Mountains such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse peaks to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon arriving Kala Patthar that we view at 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest and its neighbour mountains. We take some shouts with our group, enjoy the spectacular mountain panorama, and then return back to the lodge for the breakfast then descend to the Dingboche for the night. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we descend via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft). we climb to Kongma La pass which is the most difficult part of our trip. In the Kongma La, we see the prayer flags to mark the pass. Then we gradually walk down to Imja Khola valley, followed by another steep down to Chhukung, a small summer settlement. Once we reached the Chhukung we will also check our climbing equipment in order to get ready for the climb. Overnight in Chhukung Note: If we do not want to undertake the Kongma La pass, we use to descend via Dingboche to Chhukung instead. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

The trip to Island Peak Base Camp is on a gradual steep trail. First, we ascend south then turn east to the main line of the valley. We then trek on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, we go on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The trail to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast. A crisscross trail through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide open valley the SW side of Island Peak and you will have the dinner made by our camping cook then overnight at the tent. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

After breakfast, we start our pre-climb training today. Your climbing guide will provide training about the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the crampons, harness, ascender ice axe, climbing boots, etc. The training includes using ropes to climb up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for this Island Peak Climbing, you should believe that some training experience would boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp or back to the camp for enough rest for tomorrow. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft),back to base camp: 10-12 hours

Our guide will give you weak up call at 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before we start. It is highly recommended reaching the summit noon because of strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail climbs up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before difficult steep hillside. The initial trail is sandy then the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As we ascend the hill, we see the slope narrows trail and the trail enters a steep rock channel. We climb easy rock gully but the trail has several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The trail then goes a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. Your guides will fix a rope when you required. A steep snow slope trail leads us onto the summit ridge. People use to use fixed rope and manrope during the climb for safety. 350 m length rope is used, however, the length depends on our climbing season and the crevasses. There are 3 to 4 meters wide crevasses so we should use the ladder here. Finally, we get the summit and enjoy the views of the summit and tack the pictures once for your life and descend down to the Base Camp. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

Today’ it would be much easier to descend to the Pangboche when we made the summit. We fall the same route as the climb to Everest Base Camp on the previous day through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola. We descent Pangboche via Somewhere or we can take the upper route from the upper Pangboche village where there is the oldest monastery in this region. We will spend the night in Pangboche with the beautiful surrounding snowcapped mountain. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours

After breakfast, descend to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If you, you can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. We will have lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing Suspension Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail ascends up rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After arriving a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar where is our overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours

Today, the trail descends steeply downward so it is dangerous for your legs to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail is level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, you stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

You will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping in the. Thamel Street. If you want to sightsee in Kathmandu, you may do that today. Your guide will help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Final Departure

Your trip to Nepal comes to an end today! Today is time to say bye and try to make your next plan for the next trip, share your photos with us on the Internet. Our representative from Peregrine Treks will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Included meals: Breakfast

Tour Location

Island Peak well known as Imja Tse in local language.

Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up and drop from International and Domestic Airport during this package with one official representative
  • Private tourist vehicles will be available as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
  • Fixed and dynamic climbing rope
  • All accommodation in best available lodges/tea houses/tent during trekking
  • Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/hot water/coffee) during trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner (one time during Nepal trip)
  • An experienced and well trained English Speaking Guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, Insurance, whole accommodation of trekking crew member
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All entrance fees during trekking and sightseeing
  • Achievement Certificate, T-shirt, First Aid Kit, Trekking Map and seasonal fruits
  • All necessary paperwork, TIMS, Entrance fees, and applicable all permits
  • Departure information, visa extension procedure and international flight reconfirmation
  • Company service charge and all applicable government tax

Cost doesn’t include:

  • Visa Fee, International Airfare and all other cost incurred before arrival in Nepal
  • Traveller’s Travel Insurance (Must cover Accidental, Medical and Search and Rescue)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner except Welcome or Farewell dinner provided by company in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks with all personal expenses
  • Climbing equipment like oxygen cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulator
  • Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is not mandatory but highly expected)
  • Any other unseen expenses which are not mentioned in cost includes part