Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

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Island Peak Climbing with Kala Patthar
  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy/Technical
  • Max Altitude 6189 M
  • Group Size Any
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Highlights
  • Start with the Scenic mountain flight to Lukla

  • The classic trail of EBC trek and enjoy the experience.

  • You could also visit the Sherpa-filled Namche Baazaar.

  • Go through plenty of exhilarating suspension bridges along the route.

  • Go through blissful visits to various big and small Buddhist shrines.

  • Share the popular trail with globetrotters from everywhere, locals, and get to ride on mules too.

  • Summit Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Island Peak in chronological order.

  • Grab the awesome peak climbing experience and reward your eyes with a 360° panorama view.

Island Peak Climbing with Kala Patthar Trek takes you to the heart of Everest region. Island Peak (6173m.) also known as Imja Tse is the easiest and most popular trekking peak in Nepal which is situated close to Mt. Everest. Island Peak appears like an island in a sea of ice from Dingboche. Island peak climbing with the Kala Pattar trek offers a combination of natural scenery, cultural experience, and an excellent view of the mountains. From the Kala Pattar, you can observe the unrivaled view of Mt. Everest (8848m.), the highest mountain in the world. From the Island peak, you can observe and enjoy the amazing view of the White Mountains of Everest region like Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse (8,501m.), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m.) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m.) in the north, Makalu (8475m.), Ama Dablam, etc. The culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people along with their warm greeting on the way adds further pleasure to the climbers. 

Island Peak Climbing with Kala Patthar Trek combines peak climbing with the Everest region trekking experience to the trekkers. While trekking to the base camp of the peak climbers take pleasure in the natural scenery and cultural experience. The amazing journey of Island Peak and Kala Pattar starts with the scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then you start your trek and traverses through the river valleys, forest of rhododendron, world heritage Sagarmatha national park, and different Sherpa settlements enjoying the views of waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, and natural beauty. The route to climb the peak is the southeast flank. While climbing you see the beautiful view of the Imja Valley and Khumbu Glacier. The best seasons to go for Island peak climbing are spring and autumn.

Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Day 03:Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2700m.)
  • Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
  • Day 05:Rest in Namche (3440m.)
  • Day 06:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 07:Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m.)
  • Day 08:Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m.)
  • Day 09:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m.) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.)
  • Day 10:Hike to Kala Patthar and back to Lobuche
  • Day 11:Lobuche to Chukkung (4730M)
  • Day 12:Chhukung to Island Base camp
  • Day 13:Climb Island peak and return back to Base camp
  • Day 14:Trek to Chhukung
  • Day 15:Chuukung to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 16:Namche to Lukla (2840 m)
  • Day 17:Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 18:Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 19:Departure.

After you arrive in Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu you meet our representative. They transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive to Hotel

This day you will go for sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you will return to the Hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours City tour

In the morning you have a scenic flight to Lukla (2800m.) from Kathmandu. It takes 30-40 minutes to reach Lukla. Then you start your trek and head to Phakding. You descend steeply to the Tharo Koshi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). After crossing the Tharo Kosi River through the suspension bridge, you climb to Ghat and continue climb to Phakding. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. O/N at Phakding.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2610 M
  • Time:30 min Fly and 2-3 Hours Walk

This day at first we follow the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then you ascend to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, we continue our walk uphill and enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976) at Monjo (2840m.). We continue our walking up hill with mountain views and finally reach Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar (3420m.). 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3880 m
  • Time:2-3 hours walk

This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3860 M
  • Time:4-5 hours Walk

From Tengboche we descend down to Debouche, cross another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner`
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

Today, we walk along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4910 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

This day also we walk along the Khumbu Glacier up to Everest Base Camp at 5365m. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. Then we return back to Gorak shep for the night.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5310M(EBC) and Stay at 5180 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours Walk

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. In the morning we climb Mt. Kalapatar, a small peak. From Kalapattar we can see the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters, towers directly ahead and other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we return back to Lobuche.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5545 M(Kalapatther) and 4910 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours

From Lobuche we head eastward to Chukkung valley. Chhukhung (4730m.) valley lies directly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here you will also have magnificent views of Amadablam (6856m.), probably the most photographed mountain in Nepal. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4730 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours

 From Chhukung we walk along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab. Here we see the excellent views of the Lhotse Glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse wall. After walking some time from there we reach the base camp of the Island peak.

  • Accommodation:camp
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5087 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours

This day we climb the peak. From the Island peak we can observe and enjoy the amazing view of the white mountains of Everest region like Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse (8,501m.), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m.) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m.) in the north, Makalu (8475m.), Ama Dablam etc. Then we descend down to the Base Camp where we stay overnight. 

  • Accommodation:Camp
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:6189 M
  • Time:8-7 Hours walk

This day from the base camp we retrace our route to Chuukung. 

    From Chhukung we at first we descend down steeply through the forest of rhododendron and pine. Then again we ascend to the Namche Bazaar. 

    • Accommodation:lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
    • Max Altitude:3440 M
    • Time:5-6 Hours walk

    Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at guesthouse. 

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
    • Max Altitude:2840 M
    • Time:6-7 Hours walk

    This day you take flight back to Kathmandu. 

    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast,
    • Max Altitude:1320 M
    • Time:30 min Fly

    It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Otherwise, you can visit different places or do shopping. 

    • Accommodation:hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Max Altitude:1320 M
    • Time:Free day

    The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Max Altitude:1320 M
    • Time:30 min Drive to airport
    Cost Details
    What is Included
    • Airport pickup and drop
    • Tent and teahouse stay in trek
    • Conservation permit
    • Royality of Peak
    • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements.
    • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
    • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters
    • First Aid kit.
    • Transpotation by bus, car or by flight,
    • Climbing Equipments
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
    • All necessary transportation while sightseeing
    • All needed Government fee.
    What is not Included
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Your travel insurance.
    • International flight and departure tax)
    • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu (due to delayed departure or early arrival from the mountains. 
    • Any expense of personal nature Nepal entry Visa fee (USD $40 for 30 days and USD 25 for 15 days Visa, You will get a visa upon your arrival.
    • Any kind of Bar bills
    • Tips and Donations

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    Good to Know

    Island Peak  Climbing with EBC Trek Best Time

    Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing is one expedition. You have a mountain to climb and the whole Khumbu circuit to walk to. Thus, doing this during the best and most favorable time becomes important. 

    The best time for this exciting journey is like every other trek or expedition in Nepal. Autumn and Spring are the two favorite seasons for this journey. As you know, the weather in the Himalayas is quite stable and friendly at these two windows. Therefore, you should plan this journey at the Autumn and Spring months. Autumn(September-October) is a great time due to its good weather conditions. 

    You will also have low precipitation levels, bright sunny days, mild temperatures, and unobstructed mountain views. The journey becomes quite amazing under the conditions. The same is the weather, more or less, in Spring(March-May). In fact, Spring is the best time to climb 8000 m+ peaks, including Mt Everest. 

    You have excellent weather conditions during the walk. On the other hand, you can plan and do EBC Trek with Island Peak at Winter(December- February) and even in Monsoon(June-August). 

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Accommodation

    Concerning the accommodation, we will stay at basic and clean tea houses while trekking. We also normally will get twin-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms. There will be two beds, bedsheets, pillows, and blankets. We can ask for extra clothes if required. 

    En route, we can find many tea houses which offer us a stay. These teahouses also provide WIFI and hot showers. The charging service is also available at such a place too. We have to pay some extra for all these things. 

    A tent will be in our accommodation for climbing days. There will be foam mattresses and sleeping bags to sleep inside tents. Our team will set up the tents when no tea houses are around, particularly in the mountain regions.

    Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek FAQs

    • If you are fit, have basic mountaineering prowess, and have solid preparation, you can easily climb the Island Peak. The peak is a beginner's mountain. Anyone with adequate preparation can climb this Island Peak. The climber should be able to handle the high altitude, steep trekking, and snowy climbing.

    • When you do Everest Base Camp with Island Peak, you also get enough time to acclimatize before the ascent. Also, you will also be exploring the popular landmarks of the trek which includes Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gorak Shep, etc. The journey becomes more exciting and intense sometimes.

    • You will also need a permit to climb Island Peak. Alongside, you will also need Khumbu Regional Area Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit. You will need three  other permits, one for the peak and the other for the areas.

    • You can do Island Peak without prior climbing experience. There is no compulsion to mountaineering experience on this expedition. However, if you have some, it is better. Otherwise, you have to get an alpine course and train yourself physically and mentally.

    • You can also do Island Peak without prior climbing experience. There is no compulsion for mountaineering experience on this expedition. However, if you have some, it is better. Otherwise, you have to take the alpine course and train yourself physically.

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