Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is an adventure and quite challenging peak climbing in Khumbu Region of Nepal. The island peak climbing climbs (Imja tse ) or Island peak 6,189 meters/ 20,305 Feet. The location of the peak is in upper Chhukung valley, Which offers a 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 an 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 Monastery 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 an amazing to experience itself.
The island peak climb begins from the scenic flight to Lukla airport. The trek begins from here crossing the several villages on the trekking route you will reach to Namche Bazaar. Namche, The small town of the Khumbu region where all the villagers from Khumbu come 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 the Sherpa Kingdom you may see the chorten and prayer flags along the way to Everest base camp. After you resume your trek from Namche you will cross the several villages like Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche where each place you will spend your Nights. The 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 a thrilling to experience while island peak adds more glimpse on it. Nepal trek hub arranges 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 a 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 an 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 a plan before you come to Nepal. There are many things which can be very vital for 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 first stage of your trek preparation, you need to calculate 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, an extension of the trek in the 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 a 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 a concern of many trekkers. It can even kill people if people don’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impact very badly on the human body. Before it gets worst you should be cautious. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness, This Trek has 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 a 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 play a very vital role for success 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 the 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, Climbing helmet, Alpine climbing harness, carabineers, ascender Tent,and other Equipments
Equipments that you need bring
personal Harness, Figure eight, Carabino, Head lamp, Glacier glasses, Neoprene face mask, ski goggles, warm head and neck covers
Crampons for shoes, Climbing boot (La Sportiva or similar)
Sleeping Bags at least -30 Coverage
Synthetic gloves, expedition gloves and hand warmers
Vertical Ice Axe and excellent personal trekking gears
Climbing Jackets and Climbing trousers
Island peak climbing permit cost
Island Peak Climbing permits is needed to climb for the island peak in Kathmandu. Your island peak climbing permit fee charge and royalties depend upon the season. But there is a Garbage deposit each group 500$ which is refundable after you finish the island peak climbing
Island peak climbing difficulty
Most of the climbers wanted to know how difficult is island peak? That is why we have explained here island peak climbing difficulty. this is below than 7000-meter peaks with a height of 6165 Meter. the geographical aspects of the peak are not that tough and counted as a normal peak but it is quite challenging as well. people who do not have any previous experience may suffer a little bit about the learning process of how does the climbing works on the mountain. The movements of body to the shifting the carrabinots and Jumor. You need to be also physically fit to climb the island peak. What we mean that is you must be able to climb and walk without any problem. if you can do the things that we mentioned above you can climb island peak easily
Island Peak Climbing itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu where your adventure starts
Pick up you from the airport, then transfer you to the hotel. We will be discussing with you regarding the island peak climbing with ebc trip and do a basic preparation like hiring and buying some stuff which is very essential for you.
Day 02: Sightseeing and permit arrangements day
Today, some of our team members will make the permits while you will go sightseeing in Kathmandu valley but this is up to you. If you go to Kathmandu valley sightseeing, there you will see Nepal’s religions, culture, history and traditions as well as you learn a bit about Hinduism and Buddhism.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla airport then trek to Phakding (2640m/8,822 feet.), 5 hours
Early in the morning, you will fly to Lukla, the flight is also an incredible chance to see the Himalayan range from very clearly. In this route, people do a 1 hours mountain flight to see the Everest. Once you are in Lukla you will meet the porter who will be going with you on your entire trip then you start your trek to phakding. Trek to phakding is an interesting one because the trails often make up and down through the Dudh Kosi River valley. You will be able to see some peaks during the trek and overnight stay at Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours
The trekking trails gradually ascend through the Koshi River Bank via Chomoa forest, you continuously trek up and down then arrive at Monjo. You need to take your entrance permits of Sagarmatha National Park here. That is what we do then we go further down the riverbed of the valley and we then cross the Hillary Bridge then further moves on to Namche,on the way you can see the first view of Mt. Everest and many other peaks.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazzar
This is a rest day for acclimatization, your mountain guide will bring you to the Everest viewpoint hotel from where you can see Mt Everest so you can also be fit on the height and after you returned back from the day hike you can walk around the Namche Bazaar. There are several cafe and bakery where you can do a relax
Day 06: Khumjung (3,789m/12,428 feet) via Sengboche hilltop, 3 hours
First of all you need to walk 1 hour of very steep climbing to the Sengbouche 3790, from here you will gradually ascend to Khunde. While trekking to Khungde you will pass several chorten.
During the trek, you can see the super view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and many other peaks. You will walk further to Khumjung village which is the largest village in the Khumbu region.
Day 07: Tengboche trek (3,867m/12,645 feet.), 6 hours
Today early in the morning we set our journey to Tengboche Monastery. The trekking trail goes up and down often but eventually it goes higher, with an outstanding view of the tallest peaks you will pass the Tengboche, Tashinga, Phunki tenga. The rhododendron forest makes the trail even more beautiful.
Day 08: Tengboche to Dingboche trek (4,260m/13,930 feet.), 6 hours
Trek to Dingboche is more interesting as we go higher the mountain view seems even more clear and clear. You pass several rhododendron forests and some small bushes to go to Dingboche. You need to cross the Imja river which comes from the Imja valley as an island peak also known as imja se. You will see the mighty peaks such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche trek (4,930m/16,121 feet.), 5:30 hours
Today the trek gets harder as the altitude grows, the speed of the trek also becomes slower, it is a 5-6 hours journey but quite harder. The trail slowly climbs to Pheriche from where you can see Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m). As we trek further to Dugla where we do Lunch at (4595m). After lunch we trek up to Lobuche and stay overnight here.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep trekking (5,180m/16,938 feet), then hike to Everest base camp 7-8 Hours
Just when you leave the Lobuche you will have a superb view of Cholatse, Amadablam, pumori and many other peaks. You need to hike through the rocky mountain glaciers for 3-4 hours to reach the sandy ground Gorakshep, the last village of the Everest base Camp trek. You will do lunch here and leave all the luggage here then you further hike to Kalapattar and then you come back to Gorak Shep. From Kala Patthar you can see Mt. Everest and khumbu Icefall and many other peaks.
Day 11:Cross Kongma la pass (5,535m/17,445 feet). Descend to Chhukung (4,700m), 9 hrs.
Today is a big adventure day, as you have to cross the Kongma la pass to reach Chukung. This is quite a long journey as first it climbs slowly then when you reach Kong ma la you will see the excellent view of Khumbu Mountains then you go descent down to Chhukung.
Day 12: Acclimatization day or hike to Chhukung Ridge (5,546m).
After the long pass of the last day you might be tired so we have put this acclimatization day to acclimatize and do some light hiking to prepare yourself for the climbing. You can also hike to Chhukung Ri, if you like the guide will take you there. From Chukung Ri you can see the Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labtsa peaks.
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,205m/17,020 feet), 3 hours
We have to set up and arrange all the gears in Chukung before we go to island peak base camp. In chukung we can arrange all the logistic equipment for climbing. trek to Island Peak Base Camp is quite harder due to the steep trail after chhukung village. You need to trek over the Lhotse glacier. There is also a trail which arrives here from Amphulapcha pass. After you reach the island peak base camp you will set up the tent and Stay overnight in Tent Camp.
Day 14: Island Peak Summit (6,189m/20,238 feet). Descend to base camp. Trek to Chhukung, 11 hours
Thi is the biggest and toughest day of your entire trip, around 1.30 morning you have to start the climb because around noon it is always windy so it is better to climb early in the morning. The trail goes beyond the base camp for some hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. the more you climb the steep slope becomes narrower. The climbing route follows a ridgeline, that leads to the submit of the peak. The guide will fix the rope if it is necessary. Both fixed rope and climbers rope will be used during the climb for safety measurement. If you can make it one day then you can go to Chukung Village.
Day 15:Reserve Day
Day 16:Trek to Tengboche Monastery, 7 hrs
From Chhukung village through the Imja Khola river valley, then continuously ups and down we arrive at Tengboche Village.
Day 17: Tengbouche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/12,249 feet), 7:30 hours
Day 18: Namche to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), 8 hours
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final departure day
Island Peak Climbing 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 mountain Sherpa guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing
2-3 Nights camping in the tented camp
all the climbing gears expect personal climbing gears
Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
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
Island Peak Climbing Notes
If the weather becomes bad and can not fly then we are not responsible for this but we try our best to manage the flights for next day if not we also manage the helicopter to Lukla If in case we can not pass the Kong ma la then we have to return and start trek from Dingbouche We have put 2 days as extra, if the weather becomes bad then we will try to manage the climbing day from it but if you come earlier, it would not be any refunds or so on.
If the weather becomes bad and you can not make submit the climbing bonus will get by the Sherpa Climber Guide anyhow so there will not be any refunds on the scheduled trip
Island Peak Climbing FAQ
here we have given some Island Peak Climbing faq, 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 Island Peak Climbing
There are 2 Season one is Spring and another is autumn. In this both season you can do this Island Peak Climbing but the best one for climbing is spring season. This is also a Everest Climbing Season
How long and difficult is island peak climbing
The island peak is quite challenging but not that hard, there is some steep sections where you need the ropes and also some technical climb so it is not that easy to climb but as compare to other peaks this is quite easier
What kind of accommodation available, During the trek and climbing
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 but during the climbing time you will have a tent trekking so you need to have a very good sleeping bags
Is there WIFI on climbing route
Most of the tea house in the Everest base camp trek route has a WIFI Nowadays. You need to purchase the cards to use WIFI. Speed of WIFI are quite slow. But in Chukung valley there is No WIFI
When do we climb so early in the morning?
To avoid the wind in the noon we have to climb early in the morning, we have to start around 1.30 as late
What is the drinking water condition on Island Peak Climbing
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
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 height of Island Peak?
Island Peak is 6,189 Meter height but the Island peak base camp is around 5200 Meter so it is about 1100 Meter climbing to the top of island Peak
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