Everest base camp Trek with Island (Imja Tse) Peak climbing - 17 Days

Everest base camp with island peak climbing is the most popular and adventure trekking and climbing trip in Everest region. The best seasons for this trek are spring and autumn for the great and panoramic vista of the Himalayan peaks. This is a tea house + camping trek with a maximum altitude of 5550m for Everest base camp trekking and 6000m for summit of Island peak. Alpine Eco Trek provides an expert Sherpa climbing team while climbing Island peak and a friendly and experienced trekking crew while trekking to Everest base camp and Kalapathar.

Everest base camp Trek with Island Peaking climbing

Everest base camp Trek with island Peak climbing is an adventure 17 day trip that starts from Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Lukla (2800m). We provide an English speaking insured guide and strong, insured and well equipped porters along with all the necessary trekking permits, Tims cards, Everest National park fee and Island peak climbing permit. The trek starts from Lukla continuing to Everest base camp and to Chukkung Ri from where the adventure Island Peak climbing trip begins with an expert Sherpa climbing team. We provide a tent accommodation and full board while camping and summiting the Island also known as Imja Tse peak.

Summit day - standing on top of Island Peak at 6189 meter.

The Island peak climbing summit day starts early in the morning with an interesting scramble along a rock ridge to a glacier and above this there is a steep snow headwall leading to the summit, off course this is a physically challenging but fabulous day. Our climbing guides use fixed ropes to ensure safe ascent with jumar and harness for the strenuous and challenging section which climbs up a 60 - 70 degree face about 100 meters to the summit ridge. From the top of Island peak, the giant mountains, you can see a breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains - Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) which form a semi circle in the north and the stunning views of Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7129m) in the east and famous expedition peak of Amadablam (6812m) in the south - a never to be forgotten peak climbing experience in Himalayas.

Everest base camp Trek with Island peak climbing outlined Itinerary

Day 01 - Fly to Lukla (2,804m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs.
Day 02 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 03 - Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
Day 04 - Trek to the Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) - 5 hrs.
Day 05 - Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours.
Day 06 - Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 07 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) - 5 hrs.
Day 08 - Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180m) then hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) back to Gorak Shep - 8 hrs.
Day 09 - Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.
Day 10 - Trek to Chukkung (4,710 m) - 6 hrs.
Day 11 - Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 4 hrs.
Day 12 & 13 - Reach the summit of the Island peak (6,187m) and return to Chhukung (4,750m).
Day 14 - Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 6 hrs.
Day 15 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) - 5 hrs.
Day 16 - Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 5 hrs.
Day 17 - Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Everest base camp Trek with Island peak climbing detailed Itinerary

Day 01 - Fly to Lukla (2,804m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs.
Early in the morning (about 5AM), your guide will come to hotel and take you to Kathmandu airport for an amazing and the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porter before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our porter sort and load our trekking bag-pack. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550m) it is a short walk to Phakding - a beautiful mountain village. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 02 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 5 to 6 hrs.
After hot breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 03 - Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 04 - Trek to the Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) - 5 hrs.
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We'll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860m upon reaching the Tengboche Monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. You will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 05 - Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 6 hours.
We descend for half an hour to the river side through forests and cross the river. Trekking up towards the opposite side of the hill, the land starts to become more dry and desert-like. We will cross a traditional and cultural sherpa village Panboche where we can observe the daily activities of the Sherpas. After this, we make a gradual climb towards a small hill then leading to a wide mountain valley called Dingboche located on a riverside. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 06 - Rest and acclimatization day.
This is another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Dingboche Ri to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) - 5 hrs.
The trail passes along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. 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, we walk slowly, drink more liquid and eat more energy giving food. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08 - Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180m) then hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) back to Gorak Shep - 8 hrs.
This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09 - Hike up to Kalapatthar (5555 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028 ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10 - Trek to Chukkung (4,710 m) - 6 hrs.
From Pheriche we take a slightly different route down to Dingboche, then we ascend to the Chukkung valley. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11 - Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 4 hrs.
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. It is only a short distance from here to the Base Camp, which we will reach in the mid-afternoon. We walk 4 hours today as we are becoming acclimatized to the thin air. From this day, accommodation will be in a tented camp for the next two days and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional camping team. Overnight at tented camp.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12 & 13 - Reach the summit of the Island peak (6,187m) and return to Chhukung (4,750m).
We have allowed two days to climb the Island Peak, although we will probably not require more than one if weather conditions are fine. The strategy for the climb will be decided by our trek leader at the time, taking into account the group's acclimatization, weather, snow conditions and other factors.Our climbing sherpa/guide will provide you a pre-ice climbing training to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons etc. Generally we rest in the morning and after lunch ascend from the Base Camp to the High Camp (5,700m), a steep, two-hour climb up grassy slopes on a well-defined trail. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. The following morning we leave very early for the final climb to the summit. This may take between four to six hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. We will fix a rope on the summit headwall for safety on both the ascent and descent. Although it is not a technically difficult climb, the snow slopes are crevassed, the headwall is reasonably steep and a head for heights is useful. To reach the summit, willpower and stamina are required, but the incredible feeling of achievement atop this 6,000m giant will remain a lifetime memory. The view from the summit is utterly fantastic! Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Baruntse are the dominant giants rising above a sea of smaller peaks. Given good conditions we should be able to descend back to Chhukhung from our summit attempt. Overnight at a guesthouse or Tented Camp (The stay depends upon the day you complete your climbing.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 14 - Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 6 hrs.
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various towns of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to ascend gradually through Debuche and then to Tengboche at 3,800m. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 15 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) - 5 hrs.
From Tengboche we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi River and climb to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through to Shanasa, where we have the option of visiting Kunde and Khumjung villages before returning to Namche Bazaar - our stop for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 16 - Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 5 hrs.
This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla. We descend on a steep trail so it is important that we walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level. After reaching Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 17 - Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Breakfast, on your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Guide will arrange transfer from airport to your hotel.
(Breakfast only Included).

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays. Click here for tailor made trip

*Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek can be organized combine service tea-house plus camping. We stay in tea-house in trekking and in tent while climbing.

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Trip Facts:

Destination: Island peak climbing with Everest base camp trek

Trip duration: 17 Days

Grade: Strenuous

Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)

Transportation: Flights, Car, Van and Bus

Maximum altitude: 6189m

Best season: March, April, May, June and September, October, November.

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