Island peak climbing is a adventure and quite challenging peak climbing in Khumbu Region of Nepal. The island peak climbing which includes the most busy Everest base camp trek and climbs the peak (Imja tse ) or Island peak 6,189 meters/ 20,305 Feet. The location of the peak is in upper Chhukung valley, Which offers prominent view of the tallest Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many other peaks around the valley itself. Island peak is one of the most popular climbing in Nepal. Some people class Island peak as a trekking peak other they don’t. You can submit it without any difficulties if you have some experience of mountaineering.
Island Peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is adventure holiday for adventure trekkers. This adventure trip includes perhaps the most highlighted scenery of high passes of the Khumbu region. The trekking to Everest base camp is one of the best chances to see the Everest and co Mountain range as well as observe the unique Sherpa Buddhist Sherpa cultures. Tyanboche Monastry is the oldest monastery of the region where they organize the festival like Manni Rimdu. The Hike to UNESCO Word heritage Sagarmatha National Park is amazing experience itself.
The island peak climb begins from the scenic flight to Lukla airport. The trek begins from here crossing the several village on the trekking route you will reach to Namche Bazzar. Namche, The small town of the Khumbu region where all the villagers from Khumbu comes here for shopping. Most of the trekkers spent 1 Day here for acclimatization. They go to Everest view hotel from there they can see the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Mt Amadablam and many other peaks. As you are in Sherpa Kingdom you may see the chorten and prayer flags along the way to Everest base camp. After you resumes your trek from Namche you will crosses the several villages like Tengboche, Pangboche , Dingboche, Lobuche where each place you will spent your Nights. The more higher you gain the best view of the mountain you see. Normally you gain 300-600 Meter each day.
Island peak with Everest base camp trek is an unimaginable journey in the heart of Khumbu. Walking to the base camp is thrilling experience while island peak add more glimpse on it. Nepal trek hub arrange you island peak base camp with our Excellency. Our friendly staff will help you to achieve this achievement for lifetime.
wondering about Island peak climbing highlights here are some you can see
Amazing scenic view through the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
Excellent view of Himalayas while trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek
Explore and enjoy the Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu region and visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu
Excellent walking to the Himalayas, you can see Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Amadablam, Mt Thamserku and many other countless peak while trekking to Everest base camp
The adventure pass of Kongma La (5,535/18,099 feet), which is very excellent opportunity to see the khumbu high himalayas.
Island peak climbing experience and thrilling mountain view from the top of Island peak
Island peak climbing preparation
Island peak climbing preparation is needed to be done before you actually do island peak. This is a adventure holiday for you because it requires you need to be physically quite fit and should have also knowledge about the basic climbing, for making your island peak climbing more good and comfortable you need plan before you come to Nepal. There are many things which can be very vital for the successful climbing. In this phase you may need to brainstorm what do i need to prepare? What information should i need to obtain? what should precaution do i need to keep on my mine. You can get all answer reading this stuff. if not please give us a
Step-1: Determine how many days will you do have for island peak climbing?
At the the first stage of your trek preparation, you need to calculate your your time, how many days trek you can do as per your holiday? how many days in Kathmandu. This makes easier of planning of itinerary, extension of trek in mountain, do more day acclimatization or more time spent in Mountain.
Step-2: Know more about Island Peak Climbing
It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub has some information which might be very important for you.
This is challenging type of climbing, you should have a basic knowledge of climbing, if not then our sherpa will teach you how to do this but if you have then it is easier for you
In Mountain Altitude Mountain Sickness is always concern of many trekkers. It can even kills the people if people doesn’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impacts very badly on human body. Before it get’s worst you should be caution. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness, This Trek has a a lot of chances of Altitude mountain sickness. Read about the for more information and be prepare for your trip
Most of us have a question to get the Nepal visa. It is very simple to get visa. If your city does have a Nepal embassy would be very easier for you. if not you can get here in Nepal as well. If you need more information regarding Nepal Visa Please go through Nepal Immigration official website Nepal Immigration or you can also go through our website
This island peak climbing requires a good gear list, You need to bring gear to do this trip easily. The gears plays a very vital role for successful of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes you easier. insufficient gear you may also find in Kathmandu as well. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire in Kathmandu, We will help you to hire the stuff without deposit in shop. Get some information to prepare yourself
Island peak Climbing gear/Equipments
here we have mentions what are the island peak climbing gears/ Equipments that we need to arrange for the climbing.
Equipments that Nepal Trek Hub arrange
Main Rope for Climbing
Fix rope, Ice axe, Rock Pitten, Snow Bar, Jumor, Kitchen stuff, Tent, Beding, mattress, Tent,and other Equipments
Equipments that you need bring
personal Harness, Figure eight, Carabinot
Crampons for shoes, Climbing boot (La Sportiva or similar)
Sleeping Bags at least -30 Coverage
Vertical Ice Axe and excellent personal trekking gears
Climbing Jackets and Climbing trousers
Everest base camp trek 12 days itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu where your adventure starts
We welcome you in the airport, then take you to the hotel and give you a briefing about the trek program. We also help you to hire the equipment rental without any deposit
Day 02: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding
Kathmandu Elevation: 1350 Meter
Phakding Elevation :2,610 Meter
Elevation gain: 1300 meters Approx
Mode of Travel:By Flight/and trek
Trail Accent/decent Accent/ decent both
Time 5-6 Hours
An amazing 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you can enjoy one of the most beautiful Himalayan scenery. When you reach Lukla the your trek begins. You will meet your other trip members helpers who will carry your trekking lugguage. From lukla you start your walk. At first the trails goes gradully descent to Cheplung village and further 2-3 hours you will reach to Phakding
Day 03: Trek to Namche
Phakding Elevation: 2,610 Meter
Namche Elevation : 3440 Meter
Elevation gain: 787 meters Approx
Average Distance:10.7 KM -11 KM
Trail Accent/decent Accent mostly
At the beginning of day you will walk through a beautiful pine forest, you will follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar then cross Dudh Koshi River and reach at Monjo, the entrance place to Everest National Park. From there you will cross the long suspension bridge to reach at jorsale, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar
Namche Elevation: 3440 Meter
Everest view elevation:4050 Meter
Elevation Gain/loss: 500 meters both Approx
Distance Travel:4-6 KM approx trek
Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent then decent
Time 3-4 Hours
You will explore Namche Bazaar today. This let’s you adaptation with the altitude. As you are here, you can explore the with your guide. The guide will bring you to the area where tourist do day hike for the acclimatization. Generally most of the people hike to Everest view hotel, which was launched by the Japanese. This is very best and delightful view point from where you can see view of Everest and Ama Dablam is a perfect place for a tea break. This is very enjoyable for scenery. back to the Namche Bazzar you can explore.
Day 05: Trek to Tenngboche
Namche Bazaar Elevation:3440 Meter
Tengboche Elevation: 3250 Meter
Elevation loss: 200 meters Approx
Distance Travel:10 KM approx trek
Trail Accent/decent Accent/decent both
Time 5-6 Hours
Our trekking path to Tengboche is quite long today. You’ll walk uphill and downhill frequently in flat land. On the way to Syangboche, the trekking trail is straight and wider, from here you can see the amazing view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest and so many other peaks. After some moments of walk you will reach to Sanasa where you’ll find souvenir shop from the local. The trail then goes steeply to Dudh Koshi River Valley where we can see small village of Pungki Thanka. Then following the upstream of dudhkosi river you go to Tengboche. Sherpa settlement Tengboche is consider as one of the beautiful village of khumbu. Near here Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola Rivers linked. From Tengboche you will see the vista of Ama Dablam. You can see the monastery of tengboche. This is the one of the largest monastery of the Khumbu area.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche
Dingboche Elevation: 4,360 Meters
Tengboche Elevation:3250 Meter
Elevation gain: 1100 meters Approx
Distance Travel:8-9 KM Trek
Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail accent
Time 6-7 Hours
After morning breakfast you will start your trek which pass through wooded forests of Imja Khola valley. The more you go up the views becomes more impressive. Following the long trail from there, you’ll reach Pangboche village. This is a small village where there are some Mani walls. from here we can reach to Dingboche after walking some moments.
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization
It is our acclimatization day today. As we are here it is certainly a day to hike to a viewpoint and also known as Nagarjuna peak with an elevation of 16,000 feet for better acclimatization. Trekkers can see an outstanding view almost the complete the Khumbu mountains range and Mt Makalu from Nagarjuna peak. This is not a tough hiking but due to high altitude and trail is accent, it takes long time to the summit. You can also trek to Chhukung village, which is is optional side trip, this also offers the view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Island peak.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche
Dingboche Elevation:4,360 Meters
Lobuche Elevation:4940 Meter
Elevation gain: 700 meters Approx
Distance Travel:8 KM-9 KM approx trek
Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent
Time 6-7 Hours
You will reach to Lobuche today, First of all you’ll across Thukla after you walk from Dingboche. Thukla is a small settlement, from here the trail slowly climb to Pheriche (4210m). From here the trek route gets a bit harder. The trekking trails from here goes down to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. This is the one of the big glacier of khumbu. crossing the moraine of the glaciers, the view some isolated peaks like Khumbutse, Pumori is visible perfectly. After a some walk, you’ll reach Lobuche. This is a small settlement where the hotels are there for tourist.
Day 09:Trek to Gorakshep then to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep
Lobuche Elevation:4940 Meter
Gorak Shep Elevation:5,170 Meter
Elevation gain: 200 meters Approx
Distance Travel:10 KM-11 KM approx trek
Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent
Time 6-7 Hours
Everest Base Camp is our destination today, we need to start early today. It might take long time as the trail climbs through ice ,crevasses of the Glacier. Due to altitude You might even count your steps. The AMS chance are very high here. Accent and slow walk from Lobuche alongside of the right side of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. This is elevated at 5181m/16994ft. upon onward from here there is no tea house/lodges. There is big trail to reaches Everest Base Camp. You can see Khumbu Icefall from here. Depending on weather you need to spent the time on Everest base camp, After base camp you need to go back to Gorakshep for overnight stay
Day 10:Trek to Kala Patthar then down to pheriche
Kalapattar Elevation: 5,545 Meter
Gorak Shep Elevation :5,170 Meter
Elevation gain/loss: 500 Meter up/ 1200 Meter down
Distance Travel:17 KM – 18 KM approx trek
Trail Accent/decent First accent and return decent
Time 8-9 Hours
Group should make an early start to avoid the early morning clouds and fogs to trek Kala Pattar (5545 m). Kala pattar is a best view point of Everest as well as Nuptse. Some people get’s emotional when they are here and might get tear on eyes because of long and tough hike. To go to kalapattar from here, the trail is ascent and quite steep. Pumori can see from here. It might take 2 hour to reach to reach kalapattar. From here you can see Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse, Taweche, Ama Dablam and Mt Everest. From kalapattar Everest base camp is visible at bowl shape.When you back to Gorakshep you will do breakfast then start trek to Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek down Namche Bazaar 3,440 Meter
Now your trail always goes decently down through rocky terrain.During the trek route, you would see rhododendron forest. During the trek, you would pass tengboche where there is famous and oldest monastery of this region. You go still descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) on this time you would pass several tiny villages.
Day 12:Trek to Lukla 2800 Meter
First of all we go steep down. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 13:Fly to Kathmandu
Everest base camp trek cost includes
Airport Pick up and drop service
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Everest national park permits
First Aid Box
Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Any meal in Kathmandu
Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Everest base camp trek cost
If you are keen to do Mt. Everest base camp trek, you will be also wondering about how much cost do i need Everest base camp trek cost? Well, Generally there are following cost which needs for Everest base camp trek The cost of Everest trek includes the price of flights ticket to lukla-Kathmandu-Lukla, Accommodation in trek and kathmandu, food, gear, travel permits, insurance, cost of hiring a guide and porter as well as drinks expenses.
360$ is the flight cost to Lukla – Kathmandu – Lukla. If you start from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, you will save 1 way flight cost but it takes 7 more days to complete your Everest trek.
50$ is food and accommodation cost for per person per day. Which includes your food and accommodation for the single day.
Likewise, you need to get the two permits while you go to Everest trekking. EBC trek requires Sagarmatha National Park permit costs 33$. Besides that, you also need to get Rural municipality ticket which cost is.
To go to Everest base camp it needs guide as well as porter. The basic salary of guides is 26$ per day which includes his salary as well as other expenses. Same like for the porter is 23$ per day.
Everest base camp trek FAQ
Below we have presence some frequently asked questions of Everest base camp trek, This faq might be helpful to answer your some question, If you still have question regarding Everest base camp trek, let’s us know by email
Which is the best time to trek to Everest base camp
Without any doubts, September mid, October, November are the first best season to trek. The second best season is March – April to trek in Everest. This time you can see the rhododendron flowers in lower land of Himalaya. In this both season the view is spectacular. However you can do also in other time but depends on your luck to see the Himalayas.
How long and difficult to trek Everest base camp
This is strenuous trek of Everest. Trekkers required to walk 6-7 Hours per day in high altitude. the trail is not easy either, which climbs accent gradually but continuously
What kind of accommodation available, Everest base camp trek
There are basic tea houses around the trek route, they provide a various dishes of food and comfortable bed. Sometimes you will be able to find the room with toilet/ bathroom too
Is there WIFI on Everest base camp trek
Most of the tea house in the Everest route has a WIFI Nowadays. You need to purchase the cards to use WIFI. Speed of WIFI are quite slow, but you can still connect with your friends and family
Can I do shower on Trek?
Yes, You can do hot shower paying for shower, They charge you some money.
Is there enough tea house/hotels on EBC Trek
Yes there are enough hotels and tea houses. However in the main season, the hotels get’s packed.
What is the drinking water condition on EBC Trek
Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler
How many distance we crosses on EBC Trek?
According to various source, and distance measured by mobile apps, it is around 130 KM – 140 KM. If you do more sight trip the distance increases. The distance is measured from lukla
Is there regular flight to Lukla
Yes there are regular flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Flight company likes yeti air, tara air, sita air do regular flight. The flight start from 6.30 am to 12:00 pm. Sometimes they can even fly from ramechap if there is some traffic jam or any causes they fly from ramechap. On that time airlines transfer you there.
What is the maximum elevation of EBC Trek?
Kalapathar 5,643 meter is the maximum elevation that you need to reach. This is a viewpoint where you hike early in the morning
What permit are required EBC Trek
Sagarmatha National park permit (which you get in the jorsale) and TIMS Card is necessary to go Everest base camp trek
Can i trek with child
If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days
P person, Min 2 Person base:
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