Island Peak Climbing

14 Days

Our Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a unique and exceptional opportunity to discover the unpredictable area of Nepal. We would be thrilled to assist you in this adventure.

The ascent of Island Peak, paired with the walk to Everest Base Camp, offers a remarkable adventure that is enriched by breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks and the Khumbu glacier. Peak Climbing is a very rewarding mountaineering expedition in the Khumbu Region of Nepal.

Prior to undertaking the ascent, it is important to note that if you have already hiked to Everest Base Camp, which is situated at an altitude of 5357m, and have also reached Kala Patthar, which is at 5545m, starting from Jiri, Phaplu, or Lukla, you would have already acclimatized to the high altitude. The ascent to Island Peak follows the same path as the one leading to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

Perched a top Island Peak, with the majestic Khumbu range, including Nuptse and Lhotse, enveloping the surroundings, the climbing expedition in the Nepalese Himalayas was really exceptional.

Terms of Difficulty

Island Peak Climbing is categorised as ‘moderate’ in terms of difficulty. While a decent degree of physical condition is necessary, prior climbing experience is not required. The West Face of the mountain is extensively covered in glaciers and ascends from the Lhotse Glacier to a ridge that is rather easy to navigate. This location is ideal for inexperienced climbers to acquire the necessary expertise in scaling snowy and icy terrains at great heights.

We will go on the conventional Everest Base Camp route and start our journey by flying to Lukla. During our journey, we will hike to Everest Base Camp by passing via Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. We will traverse the expansive Glacier Khumbu Ice and visit the serene Sherpa village located in the central part of the Everest Region.

The hike proceeds to Labuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar before returning to Lobuche. Trek from Labuche, over the Khongmala Pass at an altitude of 5535m, and descend to Chhukung. Subsequently, we ascend the picturesque Imja Khola valley and go towards the Island Peak Base Camp.

Training and History

The Island Mountain Climbing expedition is completed in duration of 3 days and 2 nights, making it one of the quickest climbing experiences . Additionally, this climbing package is known for its affordability, as it offers one of the least costly options. Every ascent starts in accordance with our predetermined departure schedules. A group must consist of at least two individuals. During the Island Peak trip, we provide comprehensive training at basecamp to provide you with the necessary skills for a successful ascent.

The Name Island Peak was renowned climber Eric Shipton due to its resemblance to an island within a vast expanse of ice. Subsequently, it was designated as “Imja Tse” by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Island mountain is the most preferred mountain adventure in the Everest area of Nepal.

Everest Hiking

The Everest Base Camp trip is a highly regarded and well-deserved choice among Nepal’s most renowned treks. Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, is known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of the World) in Tibetan. The Everest hiking track is extensively developed, with cosy and idiosyncratic tea houses for the convenience of trekkers.

Sagarmatha Base Camp hiking journey takes you gradually through the Solukhumbu area, up the valley and following the route of the victorious British 1953 expedition till reaching the EBC. During the journey, we are captivated by the awe-inspiring vistas of Cholatse and Ama Dablam, which is particularly beloved by several tourists.

We ascend Kala Pathar (5,554m), from where we may see a splendid vista of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, and other renowned peaks, along with the Khumbu glacier. We highly recommend that you make a reservation for the captivating and thrilling Everest Base Camp tour with Island peak climbing in Nepal.

Overview

We extend a warm invitation to join us on this extraordinary expedition. If you seek an adventure that blends excitement, challenge, and natural beauty, Island Mountain is the perfect choice. Prepare yourself for a journey that will change your perspective and leave you with memories that resonate for a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Witness awe-inspiring panoramas of the Himalayan peaks as you ascend Island Peak, with stunning vistas of Mount Everest.
  • Immersing yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the area.
  • Conquer the summit of Island Peak, standing at an impressive elevation of over 6,000 meters.
  • Benefit from the support and knowledge of our experienced guides, who will ensure your safety and enhance your journey.
  • Marvel at the distinctive beauty of Island Peak, with its ice-filled crevasses, seracs.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture, visiting traditional villages and monasteries along the way.
  • Create unforgettable memories as you challenge your limits, overcome obstacles, and forge strong bonds with your fellow climbers.
Day 1 :

Included and Not Included in Your Island Peak Climb Excluding EBC

Cost Included

  • Private trek with an English speaking government licensed, ministry of tourism, trained trekking & climbing Guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • +1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • + Domestic flight KTM-Lukla/Manthali & (Lukla-Manthali) with airport transportation and taxes
  • + Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected tea-houses
  • + Everest and Barun National Park Entry Permit fees
  • + khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance fee
  • + Island Peak Climbing Permit & certificates(from company and NMA)
  • + Duffel bag and trekking map
  • + First aid medical kit, an oxymeter to check your pulse, heart rate and Supplementary climbing oxygen, mask and regulator at higher altitude carried by the guide
  • + All Garbage Deposit charges
  • + Accommodation during the climbing in tents & necessary staffs
  • + Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel
  • + High altitude freeze-dried meals
  • + Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities
  • + Personal Climbing Gears:
  • - Helmet
  • - Harness
  • - Jhumar
  • - Figure-8
  • - Karabiners(3 pieces; Locked-2 & Unlocked-1)
  • - Safety rope
  • - Crampon
  • - Ice Axe

Cost Excluded

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (GTT)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • GTT also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

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Island Peak Climbing

Trip Facts: Island Peak Climb Excluding EBC

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Private
  • Hotel/Lodge/Tent
  • April - May And Oct - Nov
  • 6189m/20300ft
  • Inclusive
  • 5-6 Hours
  • Kathmandu