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Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing via Kongma La pass 5535m is one of our favourite treks and Peak Climbing and we’d be delighted to help you explore this incredible legion in Nepal.

Island peak Climbing is one of the rewarding peak climbing in Khumbu Region of Nepal. Before you attempt the climb, however, you must be properly acclimatized. If you have trekked to Everest Base Camp, 5357m, and Kala Pathar, 5545m from Jiri, Phaplu or even Lukla, you will be acclimatized. You might even want to include a nearby pass such as Renjo La, 5338m, or Cho La 5420m, kongma La 5535m for good measure. Island Peak captivates the interest of experienced and aspiring climbers alike. Standing on the summit of Island Peak, 6189m, you are surrounded by the entire Khumbu range, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak and the unclimbed Lhotse Shar. To the East, are the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier, Cho Polu, 6734m, and the perfect pyramid of Mt. Makalu, 8475m.

Island Peak Climbing is rated ‘Alpine Grade 2B; and although a good level of physical fitness is essential, previous climbing experience is not required. Its highly glaciated West Face rises from the Lhotse Glacier up to a technically straightforward ridge; this is a perfect place for novice climbers to develop the skills of climbing on snow and ice at high altitudes.

From Chhukung village, the trail follows the moraine of the massive Lhotse Glacier, then the Imja Tso Khola (river) to Island Peak Base Camp, 5100m. There are slabs and boulders to clamber over to reach high camp, 5500m. After high camp there are more rocks and scree at first, but the final few hours to the top requires the mountaineering skills. There is a 300-meter headwall and a snowy summit ridge which require ropes, crampons and ice axes. But our professional Sherpa climbing guides are there with you to assist you. Our guides take cares you when you climb up and descend down.

Island Peak Climbing takes 1 night 2 days or 2 nights 3 days, making it one of the shortest and least expensive climbing packages offered. Each climb starts according our scheduled departure dates. The minimum size of a group is two persons.

The name Island Peak was given in 1952 by the great climber, Eric Shipton, who thought it looked like an island in a sea of ice. It is registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) by the name "Imja Tse", which was given to it later. It is a favourite peak expedition of the Everest region of Nepal.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of Nepal's most popular treks and rightly so. Just imagine standing right at the foot of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Trekking to Everest - known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Tibetan and Sherpa - has a long tradition. The trail is very well developed with comfortable and quirky tea houses along the way. Our trip leads you through the Solukhumbu region slowly up the valley, tracing the path of the successful British 1953 expedition all the way to the Everest base camp. Along the way, you will see some of the most impressive mountains like Cholatse and – the favourite of many visitors – Ama Dablam. If you feel up to it, you can hike up Kala Pathar (5,554m) which offers a magnificent panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse and many more famous mountains as well as the Khumbu glacier.

With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you'll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape but you'll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local Sherpa people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks are often set-aside as non-public journeys - no massive, impersonal teams however tiny, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Mount Everest.

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Highlights:

  • The vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
  • Experience Nepali Sherpa culture
  • Southwest face of Everest
  • Forests of rhododendron, birch and conifer
  • Island Peak, one of the popular peaks to climb
  • Astounding views of Lhotse, Imjatse and Ama Dablam
  • Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
  • Stand on top of Kala Pathar and observe some of the highest mountains of the world
  • Discover the rich culture of Solukhumbu, the Sherpa heartland

Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days

Group Size: 2 - 10

Altitude: 2800m - 5600m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring/Fall&Winter

Starting / Ending: Kathmandu

Transport : Private vehicle & Domestic Flight

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, Hiking, Climbing

Equipment: Basic trekking gear+climbing equipment

Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS Card & Climbing Permit

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Scenic flight to Lukla (2800m/9186.352 ft.) & Trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.), 35min flight+4-5hr walk

We fly to Lukla. From here we walk northwards up the valley of the Dudh Koshi (Milk River). We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. After a pleasant hike (3-4hr) we reach out destination Phakding (2,652m).
[Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05: Acclimatization walk to Kunde (3840m/ 12598.43 ft.), Everest View, and Khumjung (3780m/ 12401.57 ft.), 3-4hr walk

We leave Namche and ascent to the Everest View Hotel. The hotel terrace offers splendid views of Everest and Ama Dablam. We continue the walk to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung, where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital. Afterwards we return to Namche where we have a relaxed afternoon.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Journey to Pangboche (3930m/12893.7 ft.), 6-7hr walk

 It’s a pleasant walk down before the somewhat tiring climb to the monastery. From Sanasa the path drops through lower Teshigna and steeply down to Phunki Teng (3250m). A line of water driven prayer wheels are the star turn here. Now we climb through Juniper forest Tengboche monastery (3860m), from here offers superb panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Kang Taiga and Taboche. And further 2hr of walk through forest, Mani wall, and mixed pleasant trail bring us Pangboche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Journey up the Khumbu Valley and Imja Valley to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft.), 5-6hr walk

We leave Namche and cross the Imja Khola stream. From here we climb up to Pangboche at 3,900m. Following a short steep section of the trail we reach Dingboche, which is surrounded by stunning peaks.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft.) We ascent Dingboche RI, a lookout point that offers great views of the Imja valley, Makalu and the diverse landscapes surrounding the valley. We return to the Dingboche and relax in the afternoon sun (hopefully) [Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse

We ascent Dingboche RI, a lookout point that offers great views of the Imja valley, Makalu and the diverse landscapes surrounding the valley. We return to the Dingboche and relax in the afternoon sun (hopefully)
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.), 4-5hr walk

The day begins with a steep trail section leaving Dingboche past a chorten. We ascend the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we enjoy a beautiful panorama of the nearby peaks. We follow the valley on a rocky trail to Lobuche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10: Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft.) andreturn to Gorakshep (5140m/ 16863.52 ft.), 7-8hr walk

Our big day has arrived. We follow the Khumbu Glacier northwards toGorakshep (5,184m). We arrive at Gorakshep, the highest village in the valley, and from here we continue to Everest Base Camp. We start by walking across the sandy flat at Gorakshep, climb onto the moraine of the Khumbu glacier and follow the trail before we descend the moraine to the base camp. From EBC we get fantastic close-up views of the famous Khumbu Ice Fall, Nuptse and the mountains separating Nepal from Tibet, including Pumori. Afterwards we return to Gorakshep.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 11: Climb Kala Pattar (5545m/18192.26 ft.) for panorama views of Mt. Everest; retrace steps to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.),4-5hr

Another challenging, yet rewarding day awaits. We climb up Kala Pattar, 'Black Rock', at 5,545m which gives us a great view of Everest. Afterwards we return to Gorak Sheep, have a warm breakfast and retrace steps back to Lobuche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 12; To Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.) over a Highest Kongma La Pass (5530m/18143.04 ft.), 7-8hr walk

From Lobuche we follow the trail till it reaches to the ever shifting route on the far side. After following the left side by lifting up around two hours lead to the very steep ascent to the top cairn of Kongma La pass (5535m). From the top of the pass, in front of us is lunar landscape of icy lakes and frozen ridges, ahead the landscape tumbles down to the Khumbu Glacier. There are incredible view east toward giant Makalu, with peaks in Tibet visible to its left. Ascending the pass lead to the valley with spotted lakes and then trekking through the camp where Mera Peak (5820m) climbing group used to camp. Continuing the trail which reach Niyang Khola valley and descent down to the hillside of Bibre. We have great views back across the valley to Island Peak and the jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha before arriving at Chhukung. And then descent down to the Chhukung.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 13: Chhukung Valley to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m/17060 ft.), 4-5hr walk

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Tent

 

Day 14: Summit Island Peak (6189m/20305.12 ft.) & return to Chhukung (4730m/ 15518.37 ft.), 9-10hr walk

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Tent

 

Day 15: Extra Day if weather remains unfavorable.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Tent

 

Day 16: Return to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft.), 7- 8hr walk

For the return trip, we return to Lukla via Namche. Alternatively, you can extend the trip and continue to the Gokyo Trek or if you would like to experience peak climbing then you can climb Island Peak Climbing with only a few additional days necessary.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 17/18: Retrace steps to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.) & take flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 7-8hr walk+35min Flight

We retrace our steps from day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have a relaxes tea.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm]
Overnight at Teahouse & Hotel in Ktm

 

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included meal: Breakfast]

 

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Note: We are flexible to customize the trip itinerary, dates as per your time frame, service standard etc.

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Private trek with an English speaking Sherpa trekking guide & Mountain Guide

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+ All permits and TIMS card

+ First Aid kit 

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

+ Garbage Deposit

+ Base camp and high camp tents & necessary staffs 

+ Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel

+ Supplementary climbing oxygen, mask and regulator

+ High altitude freeze-dried meals

+ Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

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Useful Information

Note:  You may question why we do not plan for overnight at Island Peak High Camp. First of all, at present there is severe water shortage at Island Peak High Camp. At one time we could find ice to melt for water only about 45 minutes away.  Now, that ice field has totally melted, and we have to walk 3 hours to bring water. Another reason, it is very difficult to sleep at 5630m. For this reason, we plan the trek so that you stay overnight at Island Peak Base Camp, 5200m rather than at Island Peak High Camp.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Flexible Timing

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. We can also arrange for a Heli charter from Kathmandu to Lukla instead but this adds significant extra cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for an extra day in Kathmandu.

Money and Tipping

Money and Tipping; It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu / Pokhara and USD 30 – 35 per day whilst trekking in the Annapurna region (if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek but tips are not included in the trip price. If you are happy with the performance of the trekking staff, we suggest the following as a minimum: USD 7 per day of the wages or around one day’s wage for each week on trek. As a rule, and through tradition, the head cook should get a little more than the porters and ‘Sherpa’ and kitchen crews. The Sirdar and Leader/guide should get a little more again.

Start from: $2285
$2235
Duration
18 days
Season
Spring&Fall
Region
Everest
Grade
AlpineGrade2B
Altitude
5600m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse&Tent