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Island Peak Climbing - EBC

Island Peak Climbing - EBC

Facts About Trip

Days 17
Grade Moderate to Hard
Best month October/November/December, April/May/June
Maxi Elevation Island Peak climbing 6,189M
Group size Minimum two people
Accommodation Lodge accommodation on trek
Meal Self-Food
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu/Ramechhap - Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla - Kathmandu/Ramechhap

Overview And Highlights

Island Peak Climbing with EBC

Island Peak Climbing with EBC is a great adventure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The experience of climbing Island Peak and reaching the Everest Base Camp is one that will be remembered for a lifetime.

The Island Peak Climbing with EBC trek offers some of the most amazing scenery in the world. From the lush green foothills to the towering Himalayas, trekkers will be surrounded by some of the most incredible natural beauty on earth. Island Peak Climbing with EBC is a great way to see Nepal at its best.

Trekkers will also enjoy interacting with the friendly Nepalese people. The locals are always happy to welcome visitors and are always willing to share a smile and a warm greeting. Island Peak Climbing with EBC is the perfect way to experience the traditional culture of Nepal.

Island Peak with EBC Trek at Glance

Trip Duration: 20 Days

Maximum Altitude: 6,189 meters

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Region: Everest

Suitable Trekking Season: Spring/Autumn

Trekking Mode: Camping and Lodge

Start/Finish: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trek Highlights

1. Experience and explore the ancient Sherpa culture.
2. Witness the majestic views of the Himalayas of over 7,000 and 8,000-meter peaks.
3. Climbing Island Peak and enjoying the height of 6189 meters.
4. Trekking to the base of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest at 5364 meters.
5. Trek along with nature including high peaks, beautiful alpine rhododendrons, pine forests, and multiple historical sites and monasteries.
6. Warmth hospitality of the local residents mostly Sherpas.

Best Time to Trek

One of the most favorable times and seasons for trekking on the Himalayas is during the Spring season (March to May) and Autumn season (September to November). During these periods, the weather stays stable and you get to observe a clear view of the Himalayas.

Similarly, the temperature is favorable as the days are warm and nights are chilled. Likewise, during this season, you will face crowds of trekkers and find it hard to get rooms in the local lodges as well.

During the spring season, the trail gets more beautiful with the hills covered with wildflowers and green forest. Likewise, during the autumn season, especially in the month of October, you can experience the local festivals of the people living in the Everest region, Mani Rimdu.

Well, planning the trek during winter and monsoon would be quite risky due to the heavy snowfall and blockage of the trail.

Permits and Requirements

Throughout the trek, Island Peak Climbing with EBC, you will require multiple permits that include,
1. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
2. Island Peak Climbing Permit
3. Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

Likewise, all the individual permits cost different to enter. To enter Sagarmatha National Park requires NRS 3000 for Europeans while NRS 1500 for the citizens of SAARC countries.

Similarly, to have permission to enter the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, you need to pay NRS 2000. Finally, To enter the Gaurishanker Conservation Area Project entry permit, you need to pay NRS 2000 as well.

Also, the cost of the permit differs according to the season you travel.

1. The cost of a permit during the Spring (March to May) is USD 250
2. The cost of a permit during the Autumn (September to November) is USD 125
3. The cost of a permit during the Off seasons (December to February and June to August) is USD 70

Packing lists for the trek

1. Trekking boots with good ankle support
2. Rucksack with waterproof cover
3. Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
4. Down Jacket
5. Extra pair of socks and underwear
6. Sunglasses, sun hat, and gloves
7. Power bank and extra batteries
8. Water bottles and purification tablets
9. Sleeping bag
10. Towel, sandal, sun protection cream, hand sanitizer, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can we have the facility of charging our devices throughout the trek?

Yes, you get to charge your devices throughout the trek as Island Peak base camp and Everest base camp afford solar batteries for light and charging. However, it is advised to carry some extra batteries and power banks.

2. What kind of food and accommodation do we expect on the trek?

Although the geographical region is tough to travel to, as the trekking trail is quite famous, you can expect a decent family-oriented lodge with twin bed-sharing and clean toilets.

Talking about the foods, you will be experiencing the local meals which are freshly picked and cooked.

3. How can we communicate in the case of an emergency?

The common method of communication is with smartphones with the service of 4G data as most of the Everest region including base camp has the service of the network.

4. What are the sources of drinking water? Is it safe to drink?

You can receive safe drinking water after you reach teahouses. You can ask for either boiled or filtered drinking water at some charge.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel stay a night.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Hotel Stay
Elevation
1350

When you arrive at the airport, our representative will be there to greet you. They'll be holding a sign with "Peace Nepal Treks" written on it. Then, we'll drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu where you'll stay for the night. After you've checked in, we'll give you a briefing and introduce you to our guide. We'll discuss the plan for your trip and take care of any necessary paperwork. In the evening, we'll take you to explore the Thamel area, which is a popular tourist spot.

Day 2 : Flight Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
2652

In April, May, October, and November, flights go from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhp. We leave early in the morning, around 2 AM, from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, which takes about 4 hours by car or by shuttle bus. Then, we catch a flight to Lukla. These months are busy for trekking, so there's a lot of air traffic. That's why the flight departs from another airport called Ramechhap.

In other months, the flight goes directly from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

Day 3 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3440

After leaving Phakding, we'll walk along the Dudhkoshi River, enjoying beautiful views of Mt. Thamserku and Khumbila. We'll continue trekking through places like Benkar, Monjo (which is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park), and Jorsalle. Then, we'll climb through pine forests and villages until we reach Namche Bazaar. This lively town is where we'll spend the night, admiring the stunning peaks around us.

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3440

Today is a special day for your body to get used to the higher altitude. You'll go on short hikes to nearby places like Khunde, Khumjung, or the airstrip at Syangboche. After that, you can explore the town. In the evening, relax with a drink and take in the amazing views of Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lhotse. You'll spend the night at the hotel.

Day 5 : Trek Namche to Tengboche, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3867

From Namche Bazaar, we'll walk through lovely forests filled with rhododendron flowers and see the beautiful valley below. We'll cross a river and keep going up through the wilderness. You might see some animals, like the mountain goat called thar. After trekking for about an hour, we'll come to a mani wall and some small villages. We'll take a break and then trek for another hour until we reach Tengboche. You can see its famous monastery from far away even before reaching the village. Tonight, we'll stay in a lodge in Tengboche.

Day 6 : Trek Tengboche to Dingboche. Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
4350

After leaving Tengboche, we'll hike up to a higher place called Dingboche. First, we'll walk through a dense forest full of rhododendron trees and then cross a bridge. Next, we'll reach the village of Pangboche. We'll take a short break here before continuing on a lovely uphill path to Pangboche Monastery. Then, we'll follow the Imja Khola river and finally arrive at Dingboche. We'll spend the night there in a lodge.

Day 7 : Rest day in Dingboche, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Acoommodation
Elevation
4350

Dingboche is a great place to get used to the high altitude. People who are trekking or climbing Ama Dablam and Everest often stay here. They share their plans and experiences with each other. Dingboche has good food, hot soup, and a few nearby hiking spots that are perfect for acclimatizing to the altitude. Tonight, we'll stay in a lodge in Dingboche.

Day 8 : Trek Dingboche to Lobuche, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
4930

Start the day with a nice breakfast. Then, we'll start walking on a simple path with clear skies and shiny mountain peaks ahead. As we continue, we'll suddenly reach high-altitude mountain terrain. You'll notice the plants starting to disappear as we reach Memorial Hill, which has stone figures. After that, we'll trek to Thukla. After lunch, we'll keep going to Lobuche, where we'll spend the night.

Day 9 : Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
5165

Today will be a long day of walking, about eight hours in total, but it's also the day you'll get to see Everest Base Camp. We'll start from Lobuche and walk on a unique, fairly flat surface in this high-altitude mountain area. After a while, we'll see Khumbu and Changri Glaciers on our left. We'll walk alongside the Changri Glacier and climb up the hills to reach Gorakshep. We'll take a break there before heading to Everest Base Camp. Spend some time exploring this famous spot, where you'll see trekkers and climbers from all over the world. Later, we'll return to Gorakshep for the night.
Note: Your guide will show you the place in Gorakshep where, in 2009, Peace Nepal Treks organized the Everest Cricket Match successfully.

Day 10 : Trek from Gorakshep to Dingbuche, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
4410

Before the sun rises, go to Kalapatthar 5,550M for a breathtaking sunrise in the Himalayas. It's an incredible and unforgettable experience. Capture photos of Everest, Pumori, and other peaks before coming back to Gorakshep. Enjoy breakfast there and then trek to Lobuche, where you'll spend the night.

Day 11 : Trek Dingbuche to Chhukung, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accmmodation
Elevation
4730

After we eat breakfast, we go towards the Chukhung Valley, passing through fields surrounded by stone walls in the Imja Khola Valley. As we walk on the rocky path, you'll see amazing sights of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Finally, we arrive at Chhukung. 

Day12 : Trek Dingbuche to Island Peak Base Camp, Overnight stay in Tented Camp
Food
Lunch-Dinner-Breakfast
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5000

We'll take a steep path east of the valley with great views of Lhotse Glacier and Imja Glacier's rivers. Follow the raised trail from Imja Glacier to get to the base of Island Peak, or Imja Tse, where you can camp. Then, a short walk by the river brings us to a big rock, and after a 40-minute climb, we'll reach Island Peak Base Camp. Once we set up our tents, you'll get a quick training session on climbing techniques, including how to use gear like ice axes, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, and ropes.

Day 13 : Summit Island Peak (6,189m) and return to Chukung 4,735M, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
6189

Wake up well before sunrise, preferably past midnight. There are two good reasons for this. Firstly, the winds are less predictable later in the morning, and secondly, you can witness a beautiful sunrise if you arrive here at dawn. With that in mind, we'll slowly and steadily hike up the rocky path for about an hour until we reach the summit of Island Peak. Once there, we'll wait for the sunrise. As the sun's rays start to peek over the horizon, you'll feel a magical sensation. Capture some photos and take in the breathtaking views. After a short while, you'll see a vast panorama of white peaks all around you. Later, filled with wonder, we'll trek back down to High Camp to pack our bags. From there, we'll hike to Base Camp and then continue all the way to Chhukung.

Day 14 : Trek Chhukung to Tengboche, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
367

Pack the bags and leave Chhukung. We recommend a heavy breakfast for the pleasurable trek ahead. With close-up views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, you’ll descend through narrow trails until you enter an alpine forest. The vegetation becomes dense as we drop further in altitude. We’ll have lunch along the way and then trek further. Later in the day, you'll find the renowned Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest region.

Day 15 : Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazar, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3440

We’ll start from the village of Tengboche with its iconic monastery. We’ll be descending further to lower elevations today. Passing through villages and shops, we’ll come to a river. Cross it, and arrive at the point of our lunch. As we descend further, colorful houses and hamlets begin to appear. Later, we’ll come to Namche Bazaar where we can enjoy a hot bath, mutton-soup, and a comfortable bed.

Day 16 : Trek Namche Bazar to Lukla, Overnihgt stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
2860

As we come to the end of our trekking activity today, we will be reaching Lukla today. It’s an average descent with beautiful scenery around. Have plenty of stops including one for lunch and later in the day arrive at Lukla where we’ll check into a hotel or a lodge for the overnight stay.

Day 17 : Flight: Lukla to Ramechhap Airport and drive to Kathmandu about 4-5 hrs. Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel.

During April/May and October/November, you can take a short 15-minute flight from Lukla to Ramechhap. These months are when many tourists visit, so Lukla can be quite busy. After landing, we'll drive for about 4 to 5 hours to Kathmandu, where you'll spend the night at a hotel. This marks the beginning and end of your holiday. Thank you for visiting our country and for your support. We're grateful for your visit.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: Return transfers from International and Domestic airports to your hotel.
  • Hotel stays: One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star categories
  • Entry fees: All government taxes and Everest National park entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Peak permit fees: Island peak (6,189m) permits $250.
  • Garbage deposit.
  • Guide & porter: Required number of experienced English-speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • Wages: 17 days guide wages including his insurances/meals and accommodation/insurances/equipment
  • Wages: 17 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Accommodation: 15 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services and camping services.
  • Experiences Climbing guide Experience climbing guide during the climbing period & and his wages.
  • One night 2 days: Camping services during the climbing period and including your all meals (Lunch/dinner and breakfast).
  • Group climbing gears: required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Climbing gear: climbing personal gears which we hire on Chhukung
  • Food: Climbing High food.
  • sleeping bag/warm down jacket and walking poles if necessary.
  • Domestic flight ticket guest: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight ticket guide: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Everest region trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal

Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permits and transportation.

Climbing equipment: – (Warm down jackets, sleeping bags, warm trousers, koflach shoes, trekking shoes and sandals, perfectly fitting crampons, gaiters, jumar, gloves, sunglasses, headlight, helmet, harness belt, figure – 8.

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

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Additional Information

The best season to climb Island Peak (6183 meters or 20,305 feet) is generally during the spring and autumn months in Nepal, which correspond to the pre-monsoon (April to May) and post-monsoon (late September to November) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions for climbing, with stable temperatures, clearer skies, and lower chances of precipitation.

Why Spring seasna and Autumn Season are the ideal for climbing Island Peak

Weather Conditions: During the spring and autumn seasons, the weather in the Everest region tends to be more stable, with less chance of heavy snowfall or storms. This provides safer climbing conditions and better visibility, allowing climbers to enjoy the stunning scenery along the way.

Temperature: The temperatures during spring and autumn are generally milder, making it more comfortable for climbers to trek and climb. In spring, temperatures start to rise as the days get longer, while autumn offers cooler temperatures with clear skies, perfect for high-altitude climbing.

Avalanche Risk: Avalanches are a significant risk factor in high-altitude mountaineering. During the spring and autumn seasons, the risk of avalanches is typically lower compared to the winter and monsoon months, reducing the danger for climbers.

Crowd Levels: Spring and autumn are the peak trekking and climbing seasons in Nepal, including the Everest region. While this means there will be more trekkers and climbers on the trails, it also ensures that necessary infrastructure and support services, such as lodges, guides, and rescue teams, are readily available.

Scenery: The spring season brings blooming rhododendron forests and vibrant wildflowers along the trails, adding to the scenic beauty of the Everest region. In autumn, clear skies offer breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Here's a list of gear we suggest you bring when visiting Nepal. Keep in mind, this is just a suggestion and may vary depending on your specific trip.

While we recommend bringing your essential gear from home, you can also buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu. You'll find a wide range of products and major brands available, often at lower prices than back home.

This list is based on our extensive trekking experience. During treks, our porters can carry about 20kg in total. We advise each trekker to carry their own day-pack weighing between 8-12kgs. This pack should include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period

(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets)

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

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Client Reviews

Jemma H

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jul 13, 2024

Consistently Superb I have done 2 trips with Peace Nepal Treks and they are consistently superb. A friend and I did the Island peak climbing with Peace Nepal Treks and had the best time. Everything was super organized and professional. Our tour guides Bill and Kami were friendly and knowledgeable, always going out of their way to help with every little aspect of the trip. The trip was fully catered and organized for the 2.5 weeks we spent trekking, and Nir also helped us organize our further t ... + See more ravels through other parts of Nepal. The trek itself was unforgettable, with scenery that I haven't found the likes of anywhere else in the world. My other trip with them, 2 years ago was a similarly impressive experience. Highly recommended. ... - See less


Eamonn9

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jul 13, 2024

Great experience My and a friend did the Island Peak Climbing summit with Peace Nepal Treks. Our trekking guides Bill and Kami were super friendly and professional. The scenery was beautiful and the people were amazing. Would definitely recommend it and will be going back myself. ... + See more ... - See less


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