Island Peak Climbing with EBC

Island peak climbing is combined with Everest base camp trekking which is adventurous expedition in Nepal. The Island Peak (6159m) is located beyond of Imja Khola valley close to Chhukum and it is also called Imja Tse Peak. It is another most popular peak of Nepal that many interested climbers has climbed successfully. It is also considered as a special climbing training before heading the extreme high Himalayan expeditions. Himalayan Mentor has proposed the climbing itinerary of the popular Island Peak that the entire trekking days combined with the Everest Base Camp trek which allows you to acclimatize and perfect fit before heading the climbing. You will be also climbing Kalapatthar (5545m) ridge and exploring Everest Base Camp together to make climbing trip easier.

Island Peak expedition normal route is south-east flank and south-west ridge so the general base camp is set at 5090m of elevation in between Imja Tse and the sideways moraine of the Imja Glacier. We are always aware that proper precaution should be taken to avoid the possible of avalanche in the occurrence of heavy snow fall. It is technically demanding climb up above high camp so requires perfect physical condition. Other important technical instruction will be instructed by our climbing expert during the stay at base camp.

Island peak climbing itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport
Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.
 
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m), start trek to Phakding (2610m)/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 04: Trek Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar (3500m)/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3500m)/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar (3500m) to Tengboche (3850m)/overnight at teahouse  (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 07: Trek Tengboche (3850m) to Dingboche (4350m)/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 08: Trek Dingboche (4350m) to Lobuche (4950m)/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5140m)/Visit EBC/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day10: Visit Kalapatthar (5545m)/Mt Everest view/trek to Dingbuche Village (4350m)/overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 11: Trek to Chhukung (4800m)/ overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 12: Trek to Island Peak base camp/ meet all the climbing staff members and check it all the climbing gear and climbing instruction and overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 13 & 14: Trek to Island Peak high camp and rest at tented camp/ about 2:00 am starts summit of the  Island Peak (6169m) and after summit back to base camp  and overnight at tented camp (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) here one day as spare day for climbing (if needed).

Day 15: Trek back to Tengboche (3850m.) and overnight at teahouse lodge (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 16: Trek back to Monjo (2760m) and overnight at teahouse lodge (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day17: Trek back to Lukla/ and overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu/ drop to hotel, rest or free for personal activities and overnight at hotel in BB Basis. (Breakfast only served at teahouse lodge restaurant, Lunch & Dinner self)

Day 19: Free for personal activities-shopping or visiting/celebration and receiving successfully climbed the Island Peak and evening fare well dinner with culture show at Nepalese Traditional Kitchen you will be enjoyed very authentic way of Nepalese hospitalities and overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 20: After breakfast transfer to airport for final departure or proceed for onward program. We also organize many different sorts of activities- whitewater rafting, wildlife safari tour, Tibet, Bhutan & India tour and more as you wish to have for onward destination.

  • Trip Highlights
  • Cost Includes/Excludes
  • Equipement for Trip
  • Useful Information
Trip Highlights

Trip highlights

Whole Package Duration: 20 days

Trek Duration: 15 days

Region of Trek: Everest Region - Island Peak climbing

Maximum Altitude: Island Peak Summit (6159m)

Trekking Grade: Moderate- Strenous - Extreme Climbing

Mode of Trek: Tea House + Camping Organize  

Food & Accommodation: 3 meals per day & Tea House stay

Starting and Ending Point: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Maximum per day walking: 5-6 hour in average

Transportation: Flight- Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu

Sightseeing Tour: One day in Kathmandu Valley

Best Time to Do: Spring and Autumn Season

Himalayan Sights: You can enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Thamserku, along with the trail you will experience the sherpa culture in old Tyangboche monastery, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung village and Pangboche village.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Island peak climbing cost: Please contact us for cost details

 The package includes:

  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  • Entry permit to Sagarmatha National Park, peak permit & garbage deposit
  • Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Climbing Sherpa and climber’s personal equipments
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in tea house lodge along the trail and tented camp & food during the climbing period
  • Necessary snow bars, ropes, rock piton and ice screws for climbing
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax round trip (Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu for the trekking )
  • 4- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu in BB basis before and after the trek.
  • City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry permits, tour guide and transportation
  • Comprehensive First Aid kit pack

The package does not include:

  •  International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu stay
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water/shower), tips for the guide, porter & other staffs etc. 
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear for the trip
  • High alpine tent, high foods and sleeping bag
  • Oxygen, Mask & Regulator, Gammo Bag & satellite phone
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

Useful Information

Useful information