Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the toughest trekking journeys among all the treks in Nepal. There are three main reasons because of which this trek is considered so tough. The first reason is the long duration. Altogether, it lasts for 18 days, which is quite strenuous for a lot of trekkers to handle. The second reason is the high altitude factor. It takes you as high as 6189 m, which is too extreme for few trekkers to bear. The third and most crucial thing that makes this trek tough is that it includes climbing.
Yes, the trekking journey that includes literally climbing Island Peak Nepal (6189 m). This is the point where many trekkers give up, despite the fact that they are given one full day of training before the climb. It appears from the earlier records that this trek is definitely not meant for regular trekkers.
Highlights of the Island Peak Climbing
Travel Style: Active
Physical Rating: Hard
Service level: Basic
Group Size: 1+
Max Altitude: 6189m
Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek starts with the regular Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary starting from Lukla, to Namche Bazaar, all the way up to Dingboche, then Gorak Shep and finally the Everest Base Camp. You get to experience the best of Everest Base Camp Trek.
All the settlements, the people and their culture, the heritage, the nature, views of the mountains – everything makes the journey totally worthwhile. And especially when you stand at the Everest Base Camp and on top of Kala Patthar, you feel like you’re the closest to the peaks. You experience serenity, which is the best thing about the trek.
Island Peak Climbing Trek
During your return, instead of heading towards Pheriche, you head towards Lobuche, and from there, your journey towards Island Peak Climbing Nepal starts. From here, you make your way to Island Peak Base Camp by crossing Kongma La and Chhukung.
At the Base Camp, you rest for a day, and train for the next day. Basic guidelines are given to you on how to climb the peak. You also practice climbing for some time.
The next day is strenuous as you need to climb almost 1000 meters. The total duration of travel from the base camp to the summit and getting down, back to the base camp, consume 10 to 12 hours. This is the toughest part of the journey. So, you can finally relax at the end of the day.
The next day you make your way to Pangboche, and then to Namche Bazar, and then all the way to Lukla, finally ending your journey.
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The following is the itinerary for Island Peak Climbing Trek. Due to the strenuous nature of the trek, the itinerary has been worked upon with careful planning. So, most modification requests are not accepted, and the travelers are requested to follow the same routine strictly. However, as keen trekkers, you could put forward your ideas for changes to the itinerary, as per your comfort.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 2 – Kathmandu (1400 m) to Lukla (2860 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 3 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 4 - Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 5 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m
Day 6 – Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 7 – Rest Day at Dingboche
Day 8 – Dingboche to Dughla (4620 m)
Day 9 - Dughla to Lobuche (4940 m)
Day 10 – Lobuche to Gorakshep (5164 m) to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) to Gorakshep
Day 11 – Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m) to Lobuche
Day 12 - Lobuche to Kongma La (5535 m) to Chhukung (4750 m)
Day 13 - Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200 m)
Day 14- Peak Climbing Training on Island Peak Base Cam
Day 15 - Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit ((6189 m)) to Island Peak Base Camp
Day 16 - Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3985 m)
Day 17 – Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 18 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 19 – Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20 – Departure from Kathmandu towards your destination
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
√ Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare
√ Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Special climbing guide during the climbing period
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking and climbing period as mentioned in the
√ Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking and tented camp during climbing
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Island peak climbing permit
√ Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
√ All necessary group climbing equipment like fixed rope, ladder etc.
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
√ Typical Nepali farewell dinner
√ Company T-shirt
√ Trekking map
√ Certificate of success
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking and climbing
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
× Tips for Guide and
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary. So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes and single supplement charge will be added if you are Solo.
So many companies so many choices here but we are local experts. We have a well-designed package and our field staffs are very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a slow hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,
Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.
Mainly you have to be fit physically and mentally for this trek. I already mention above about physical conditions. Normally you have to walk 5-6 hrs per day so you have to prepare your body and mind that you can walk 5-6 hrs per days. Besides this, you have to care what kind of guide and which company you are following because your guide is doctor in Mountain and company is a hospital.
In my experience, I would like to say you need to have an above average level of fitness, but no means need to be an athlete. It is a completely different world being that high up and everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. Simple training before you go.
-Daypack (25–35 liters), Pack cover, Sleeping bag comfortable too – 20 °c (depending upon the season, weather forecast and personal preference) and it is possible to rent it from Kathmandu which cost 2$ per day.
-Waterproof (optional) hiking boots, Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes) LED headlamp with extra battery, trekking poles. Camelback water bladder or sipper (water bottle).
-Chocolates, Energy bar, Dry fruits, ORS. Down jacket cover comfortable too -15 • c which you can hire or buy in Kathmandu and cost will be cheap for you to compare your country and another normal jacket. T-shirt, goggles (UV protected) and 5 pair thermal pants and cap for sun cover, Waterproof gloves, woolen gloves, and socks. Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm and sanitizer handy.
-Personal Climbing gears, Ice ax, crampons, Harness, Helmet etc.