Tea house during the trek
Tent during the climb
Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek
Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is a popular adventure alternative for mountaineering enthusiasts who want to experience thrilling combination of reaching the iconic Everest base camp and summiting the accessible Island peak in the beautiful Himalayan region of Nepal.
The trek typically starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the beautiful villages of Namche, Tengboche, and Lobuche, among others. Throughout the trek, you will pass through picturesque landscapes, cross suspension bridges, lush forests, and acclimatize to the increasing altitude.
Reaching Everest base camp is a significant achievement in itself, as it offers astonishing views of the surrounding mountains including Mt. Everest. After enjoying the majestic views, you will continue your journey towards Island peak.
Island peak, locally known as Imja Tse is beautiful mountain peak standing at an elevation of 6189 m and offers an exhilarating mountaineering experience and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The peak was named Island peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton’s party due to its appearance when viewed from the Dingboche village as it appears as an island in a sea of ice. Later in 1983 the peak was renamed to Imja Tse but Island peak remains the popular choice.
While Island peak is considered challenging yet achievable summit for climbers. It can be a great option for climbers who are aiming to tackle more challenging summits and looking to gain experience in Himalayan mountaineering in the future. The summit offers magnificent panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other neighboring peaks. It also provides a good introduction to higher- altitude climbing. Additionally, the climb to Island peak requires some technical and mountaineering skills. Climbers must be proficient in using crampons, ropes, ice axes and other climbing equipment. The route involves crossing glaciers, ascending steep snow and ice slopes and navigating crevasses.
Reaching the summit of Island peak is an exhilarating experience and offers stunning views of the Everest region. After the successful climb, you will retrace your steps back to Lukla, concluding the trek.
Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on a trekking and climbing expedition including Island peak with Everest base camp. The trek includes high altitude trekking and technical climbing, which may be physically challenging and dangerous.
Look for comprehensive insurance that covers helicopter evacuation, emergency medical expenses, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage and other potential risks associated with high- altitude climbing. Make sure to read the policy carefully to understand its coverage and exclusions.
Best time to visit
The suitable time to undertake the Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.
Spring (March to May) is the best time for trekking as there is stronger sunlight, temperature begins to rise and the days grow longer. It is the pre- monsoon period when nature regenerates its lost beauty. You can see a wide variety of flowers blooming such as rhododendron, magnolia and others wild flowers.
Autumn (September to November) season is another peak trekking season for this trek. After the monsoon, the weather becomes relatively stable, temperatures are mild, and clear air makes for excellent mountain views. The high mountains are still cold and lower elevations are still warm but the day time walking temperatures are the most pleasant overall.
Altitude sickness also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be a concern during high- altitude treks like Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek. It occurs when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes.
To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it’s crucial to staying hydrated and listening to your body. If symptoms of AMS such as nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness, become sever it’s important to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical assistance.
Guide and porter
For Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek, it is highly suggested to hire a professional guide and porter. Therefore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is always here to offer you a highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, and licensed trekking guide and porter with their insurance.
A porter will carry your heavy equipment, allowing you to trek with less weight on your back. Similarly, a guide will provide valuable assistance, navigate the trails, ensure your safety and offer insights into the local culture and environment.
Food and accommodation
During the trek, our guide will choose the best tea house/ lodges for you to stay in based on their experience and availability of a room. Rooms are available on a twin-sharing basis. Each room comes with two beds, blankets, and occasionally shared bathrooms. We will ensure accommodate you to the best available teahouse with great views of the mountain and sceneries.
Tea shops and lodges provide meals which are often a mix of Nepalese and western cuisine such as dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), noodles, pasta, soup, and snacks.
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Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours representative waiting for you at the gate who will take you to your hotel.
Today we visit, the office of Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours and we will give you the short description of your trip. Also, make the arrangement for the trip.
We will take flight to reach Lukla. During the flight we are able to observe mesmerizing view of Everest/ Khumbu region.
After having breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forest and DUDH Koshi river to reach Namche Bazar.After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather in our favor then we are able to see the fabulous scenic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse etc.
Today is our rest day. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There is few option to do in this day i.e. Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest.While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.
After having breakfast, We will start to trek towards tang boche. During the journey, we explore Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region.It is Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The monastery opens at 3:00 pm so if we are lucky we might just be able to witness a religious ceremony.
This day, we will visit the monastery in the morning and taking picture of the monastery and the amazing landscape. We get opportunities to observe traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a river side.Here, we will also see a small helipad that is used for helicopter rescues during emergencies.
We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4,910m at Lobuche which appear dwarfed at the foot of the giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. The trail passes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.
Today is our difficult day because we need to walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We will stay at Gorak Shep.
There is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. So, We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C)Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest.
Today, we take a slightly different route From Pheriche down to Dingboche, then we ascend to the Chukkung valley.
Today, we walk for 4 hours From Chukkung. We make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse (8,501m) towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. There is a short distance to reach Base Camp.
when you are introduce with climbing guide. guide will get training in base camp around 2 hours and how to fixed rope.
you will wake up middle of night and get ready and take breakfast then start walk to go up.
after summit you will come back down base camp take lunch then trek down to pangbouche.
from pangbouche to namche walk to 6 hrs and on the way take lunch and walk easy and enjoyable.
This is the last day of our hike and on this day we will be trekking to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and stay overnight at Lukla.
We will take you back to Kathmandu and let you refresh in the day.
We will accompany you to the airport for your departure to your homeland.
Mountaineering back pack
Warm down jacket
Woolen hat and scarf
Raincoat and rain trousers
Antibacterial hand wash
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Small personal power bank
Camera and batteries
Other required equipment’s