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Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Package name Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trekking
Duration 19
Max. elevation 6189M m
Transportation All ground transportation & domestic flight as per itinerary
Accomodation 3* hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge/tent during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 2,495 per person


Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trekking OVERVIEW:

Island Peak (6189m) is also known as Imja Tse, which is situated in the Everest region on the top of Chukung Glacier between the Ama Dablam and Lhotse Himalayan range. It is a gorgeous and comparatively less challenging NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) authorized trekking peak.

Island Peak is the name given by Eric Shipton, a Mountaineer by is impressed with the range of ice and beautiful location. This peak was first climbed by the British climbing team in 1953 A.D, before ascending to the top of the world- Mt. Everest. Island Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey and is suitable for climbing practices. Although the climbing to Island Peak has been illustrated as less technical climbing, it is challenging enough for the Peak climbing experiences in the Everest region. It needs the climbing equipment of mountaineering as boots with crampons on, climbing ropes, ice ax, harness, carabineers, Descender device, and others.

Trip to the Island Peak climbing is combined with the world-famous Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is also helpful to acclimatize the climbers for a successful climb. Flying to Lukla from Kathmandu, it crosses Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and heads to Chhukung for the Island Peak Climb. Our expert peak climbing guide assists you to ascend the Island peak with proper information.

The views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks are stunning and incredible. The trip descends all the way to Lukla and flies to Kathmandu. Vertex Holiday suggests you have some more spare days, which is useful in case the climate will not be favorable. We provide you the information about the technicality and the need for practice to have a successful summit. We offer all the required basic climbing materials and hygiene meals for the climbers. Please, contact us for more information.

Island Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trekking OUTLINE ITINERARY:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:  In Kathmandu tour of world heritage sites, climb / trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2, 820 m and trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.
Day 05: At Namche for acclimatization and a short scenic hike.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche 3, 900 m -03 hrs.
Day 08: At Pangboche day hike to Amadablam base camp 4,580 m.
Day 09: Trek to Chukung 4,730 m via Dingboche 4,340 m - 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp 5,200 m /17,060 feet -04 hrs.
Day 11: Free day for Climbing Training before Island Peak climb.
Day 12: Climb to High Camp 5,280 m / 17,323 feet -03 hrs.
Day 13: Climb Island Peak / Imjatse Himal 6,189 m / 20,305 feet descend to
Chukung maximum - 09 hours climb and walk.
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche - 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla - 06 hours.
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with an afternoon free at leisure.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu spare and contingency day.
Day 19: Depart Nepal for international departure homeward bound.


Plastic Boot        :  a pair

Crampons               : a pair

Ice Axe       : one

Harness       :  one

Carabineer or Karabiner     : two each

Snow Gaiters        : a pair

Snow / Sun Glass        : one each

Warm Gloves        : a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser,  : a set each

Down Jacket                           :     one each

Down sleeping bags             :   one each with inner linear

Main Ropes            :  200 m (50 m per person) as per the peak chosen

Snow Bar            :  2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)           :   one each


Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m), transfer to hotel and dinner with Nepali cultural program

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Full day Cultural Tours in Kathmandu valley/ Trip Preparation and briefing.

After breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, which includes UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and medieval arts and architectures. There are Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total of seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610): walk approx 3-4 hrs.

Having breakfast, drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu and fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque Everest region Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet the rest of the crew who accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potatoes fields. Crossing the steel bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): walk approx 5 - 6 hrs.

After the delicious breakfast, we begin our trek, which is ascending high. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail is steep high. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horse-shoe shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge

Day 5 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar -day hiking to Khumjung valley over Everest view point hotel.

Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. To avoid mountain sickness, it is necessary when we walk over 2700 meters. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available as health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m): walk approx 5 - 6 hrs.

Beginning the trek from Namche Bazaar, we head towards the Tengboche monastery, following the River and walking through the oak, rhododendron and birch forest. You have a chance to see the wild animals as the wild goat, blue sheep, and others. The dazzling Himalayan views accompany us throughout the trail. We have lunch at Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the River. Gradually, we walk to Tenbuche and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 7 : Trek from Tengboche Monastery to Pheriche (4350m): walk approx 5 - 6 hrs.

Mornings are normally chilling in the mountainous region. Having a warm breakfast, we begin our trek from Tengboche. The morning bells can be heard. Lamas and monks perform their rituals in the morning. The monastery is perhaps the highly located monastery in Nepal. On the lunch stop of Pangboche, we can again visit the oldest monastery of Everest. It takes a couple of hours to reach Dingboche from here. The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku and others are brilliant. Reach to Pheriche and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 8 : Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4950m): walk approx 5-6 hrs.

Having breakfast, we move out through the rocky trail. With breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First, we pass Phalang Karpa and reach to Dugla, which is our lunch point today. There is a memorial place of the climbers who pass away during the Everest expedition. Up to reaching Dugla, we can feel if we have some symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel that, we do not move higher. If not, we walk again and reach to Lobuche for the stop. Overnight at lodge.

Day 9 : Trek Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Gorak Shep: walk approx 8-9 hrs.

We are very near to the Everest base camp. For lunch, we reach to Gorakshep, where we also put our baggage. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 : Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555m) early in the morning and trek down to Lobuche. Walk approx 8 -9 hrs.

Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. For the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks, Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint. Also the awesome panoramas of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu can be seen. Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Lobuche. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11 : Trek Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m): 3-4 hrs.

After breakfast, we descend all the way to Dingboche. Then we catch the trail that leads us to Chhukung. The trail is easy but the high altitude may cause the walk to become slower. There are few Sherpa houses in Chhukung village and it is surrounded by the potatoes fields. It is a summer settlement. After this long walk, we take a rest there. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12 : Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5200m): 3-4 hours.

After breakfast, we begin to ascend to the Island peak through the rocky trail, but it is wide. The trail is zig zag to trek down to the moraine of the Lhotse glacier. Then we follow the Imja Khola, those that emerge at the Island peak and walk continually to the base camp. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 13 : Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.

For any peak climbing, you need to know the technicality of the peak. Which way to follow and what equipments mostly used in the trip. Our professional guide gives you a briefing about it and also takes you to the climbing spot. Having a pre-climbing session, it builds confidence in you and knows the peak structure. Pre-climbing practice is also highly beneficial for the physical fitness and acclimatization. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14 : Climb Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m) 10-12 hours.

It is the day of summiting the Island peak. With great enthusiasm, we begin the trip with an early breakfast. Though Island peak is not highly technical, some parts of its boulder are steep and slippery. Finding the ridgeline and following the fixed rope, we reach to the peak point of Island peak. The outstanding panoramas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks can be explored from the closest point of view. Then we retrace to the base camp through the same route. Celebrate the succession of Island peak climbing with your crews. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15 : Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m): 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, we trek to Dingboche and walk down to Pangboche. After exploring the Tengboche monastery, we reach the Pangboche monastery, which is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region that reflects the cultural loudness in the locality. It is surrounded by the snowy white peaks on the near horizon. Overnight at lodge.

Day 16 : Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.

We follow the route that goes through the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The trek is wonderful with the views of some Khumbu peaks that are familiar to us. Passing Tengboche, we reach to the Namche Bazaar. If you prefer, we can descend further to Monju and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2804m): walk approx 6-7 hrs.

This is the last trekking day. We have breakfast and begin the excursion through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach Monju and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. It is the last day of the trek for our crew. Overnight at lodge.

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu after the Everest base camp trekking/Rest day.

It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 : Departure.

Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your departure.


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