Nepal Base Camp Treks (P) Ltd GOVT. Lic No: 124861 / 071 / 072, Pan No: 602399393
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Everest
  • Trip Grade
    Adventure/Expedition
  • Mode of Trip: Tea House/Camping
  • Highest elevation: 6187m.
  • Mode of Transport:Both way Domestic Fly
  • Best Time: September to November and March to May
  • Group Size: 02 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Lukla to Lukla

Island Peak Climbing 6187m is perfect for energetic and physically fit climbers having a desire for adventure. This expedition offers wonderful trekking through the glorious Khumbu region and the trek to this peak climbing can be made as an Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak that takes in some of the Himalayas. It offers an exhilarating climbing experience beyond simply trekking in Nepal. It is the most popular trekking peak adventure in the Everest region. This trek is also known as Imja Tse which is considered the most popular peak climbing in Nepal. It is one of the top peak climbing attractions in Nepal.

Island Peak Climbing is one of the most common trekking peaks which are for those trekkers who are adventurous climbing seekers. It is a great combination of wonderful views of the Himalayas range which will have you boasting openly with your peers. You get to explore the beautiful places of the Everest region. This peak climbing provides essential mountaineering experiences for trainee a climber which is incredible involvement in the Himalayas of Nepal. We will pass through the lush forest giving occasional views of the Himalayas the trail spins in and out of the Himalayan helmet and get a standardized viewpoint to peek at Mount Everest closely.

The Accommodation of Island Peak Climbing

Tea-house trek is suitable for small groups and this kind of trek is less expensive than a camping trek. All accommodation is carefully chosen to your wishes and the trekking trail is quite famous. Different types of accommodation are available in Nepal where you will get any range of rooms from luxurious to simple. The accommodation in Nepal gives you excellent hospitality and service and the lodges. You have a variety of choices for the food and most lodges prepare food and the typical local food. You will stay there for two days and come back to the village after summiting the peak. We will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation.

A tea-house is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out and provides food from these local lodges. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, and home-stay that were opened from place to place for the spending night. You will get a luxury and a cozy place with mesmerizing view of the mountain. There will be a hot shower available in some guesthouses and some of them have not. It is just because there is no electricity and people use solar power. In the high camp and base camp almost two days, we have to spend in a tent.

Island Peak Climbing Permit          

There are different permits that you must get before starting this adventurous trek. This peak climbing is a challenging trek and you have different permits to enter the Everest region. Among the 15 restricted areas of Nepal Island Peak Climbing is one of them. You have to take a special trekking permit, local trekking permit, and Sagarmatha national park permit. The costs of the permit are different where you have to pay Rs2000 for a local permit and Rs3000 for Sagarmatha national park. Trekking permit is easily available in the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu valley and in the Lukla also you will get.

For a special trekking permit, it is different in the season. In spring per person, you have to pay USD250, in winter USD75, and in autumn USD125. To climb the Nepalese Mountain, you must get the peak climbing permit where you have to pay small fees. There are various trekking permits and climbing permits required for those adventures in Nepal. It provides a chance to climb in some of the most remote and unseen areas of Nepal. The permit fee is more expensive because it is the best mountaineering. A permit is important before embarking on this adventure and for a permit, you have to show the photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos and you have to fill out a form for a trekking permit. The permit cost is different according to the different seasons and this is not necessarily true and they are technically very demanding.

Best Season Peak Climbing

If you are planning to the peak climbing on the Island peak and wondering about the best time to climb and you landed in the right place. As the weather in this peak climbing never promises warm sunshine or a temperature climate. They better climb on this route and the mountain is remarkably amazing in both region and landscape. It offers a different flavor to your experience due to the favorable climatic condition needed for your successful summit. The weather is one of the extremes as it keeps changing from time to time and the weather in this region is cold even during summer. To enjoy this peak climbing where the weather is troubling you and coming in the way of your amazing experience and there is a blast of chilly air with light snowfall at the beginning of the season.

The Difficulty of Island Peak Climbing

Peak climbing is not easy to do but you can make it easier by spending more days on the trek in and on the mountain. Island Peak Climbing is a difficult climb at an extreme altitude where you must understand the risk of going to a higher altitude. The climb can get stressful at an extreme altitude for a wonderful mountain. Where you will get proper acclimatization and can adapt to the weather and the climate condition. You have to go up slowly on the way to rest and you will get to the first crevasse of the island peak climbing route that fixed ladder to cross it.

Island Peak Climbing Details Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding 2652m/9184ft, 3 hours trekking

After an early morning b/fast, we take the super flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2827m. Flight time is about 35 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort out and load the trekking equipment. In the afternoon, we begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a short walk to Phakding where we’ll stay overnight. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee.

Day 02: Monjo-Namche Bazaar 3446m, 4 hours trekking

Today the walking is a little roughshod and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo, it is a short walk to the entrance of the National Park before we cross the Dudh Kosi to Jorsale at 2805m. The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank, to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi rivers. It is here that we start the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river we slowly ascend at a steady pace towards Namche. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. After arriving in Namche, we’ll have lunch and the afternoon is free to bargain in the shops for ‘Tibetan’ artifacts, or relax and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 03: Namche Bazaar Hike

We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt, and dried meat.It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the National Park Headquarters above the village. The view is mesmerizing and offers a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks with great views of Everest. After breakfast, there are a number of options: perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola river valley, or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and details of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and escort you on your walks.Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 04: Namche Bazaar-Tengboche 3850m, 4-5 hours trekking

The trail contours around Khumbilya’s lower slopes, passing through beautiful birch forest and on to treeless, grassy slopes to a stupa-3992m on top of a rocky ridge at Mongla. Once again the views of the mountains are magnificent. Phortse can be seen across the valley, a picturesque village set in a patchwork of stone-walled fields. From the stupa, you descend on a series of switchback trails to the Dudh Kosi River, 300 meters below, at Phortse Bridge & cross the Dudh Kosi and ascend to the village of Phortse for overnight.Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 05: Phortse-Pheriche

From Phortse, we ascend through the high ridge of Imjakhola. Along the way keep an eye open for Blood and Danphe Pheasant, Musk Deer and, high on the steep slopes of the valley, the Himalayan Thar. Gradually ascend & descend to the village of Pangboche where the peak of Ama Dablam dominates the skyline. We will take lunch here and perhaps view the beautiful monastery that once housed the legendary Yeti scalp. In the afternoon our route ascends gradually, high above the Imja Khola, passing the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the Imja Khola and Pheruche.Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche [4930m]

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and climb more steeply towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch, before zigzagging up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche.

Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep [5184m] Everest Base Camp [5357m] & Kalapathar 5554m]

To reach our next objective, Kala Pattar, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place for the night, Gorak Shep. Later in the afternoon, when the sunset colors begin to appear on Everest, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pattar [5554m]. As the light begins to fade we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night in preparation for our trek to Everest Base Camp the following day. To reach Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required, as it takes several hours on a trail which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to either Gorak Shep or Lobuche to camp for the night.

Day 08: Trek Gorakshep to Dingboche [4350m]

We head back down today, through Duglha, to the summer village of Dingboche, where the houses are scattered about in the fields.

Day 09: Trek to Chukhung and island peak base camp [5150m]

Today, we have an easy walk for about 2 hours, climbing up gradually to the small settlement of Chukhung. Along the way, we have picturesque views of Island Peak and the challenge that waits for that unique feeling of success. This is a pretty cool day; the trail crosses the river and follows the valley for approx 3 hours, passing beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. Base camp is by the side of the Imja glacier, below steep grassy slopes which marks the first start of the climb on Island Peak.

Day 10: Trek to high camp

We ascend a little further to high camp where we will relax for a breather and make final preparations for the big climb tomorrow.

Day 11: Ascent of island peak [6173m]

Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully fresh and on reaching the summit we have jaw-dropping close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more theatrical mountain views that stop our breath for a few seconds as we gasp at the surrounding beauty that envelops us, perhaps, this will be a moment we will never ever forget for the rest of our lives, because there is no other place on earth like this, it has a beauty of its own, as the other peaks of Nepal all have their exclusive own identities. We descend along the same route, down to base camp. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 12: Chhukung -Tengboche 4252m

Early in the morning, we will make a steep ascent to Kala Patar. You will need to start very slowly and try to ascend at a steady rhythmic pace. Our goal, Kala Patar, is the rocky hilltop below Pumori. It is a tough walk due to the altitude but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. It will probably take a good hour and a half to reach the summit from Gorak Shep, although lower viewpoints will provide views almost as good. Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Kantega, and Everest surround us in a panoramic display. About 3kms away in distance and some 200m below, the area of Everest Base Camp can be seen in a bowl at the bottom of the Khumbu Ice Fall. For many trekkers, reaching Kala Patar is a very emotional experience and it is worthwhile spending as long as you can to relish this special moment. The descent back down to Gorak Shep is easy. Today we go downhill most of the way, as we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche. The Himalayan Rescue Association has a trekkers’ aid post here and it is quite interesting to visit. After lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the valley to Pheriche. The trail descends through Lobuche to Pheriche and on a clear day, there are still stunning views of mountain landscapes. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 13: Tengboche-Namche Bazaar-Monjo 3440m, 5 hours trekking

After breakfast, we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron, and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the River Dudh-Kosi, and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa and it’s then a gradual walk to Namche Bazaar where we have lunch and descend to Monjo for an overnight stay. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee.

Day 14: Monjo-Lukla 2800m, 3-4 hours trekking – our last day on these lovely mountains

Today is our last day of trekking. It’s only a short walk along the valley before we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. We’ll have lunch at our lodge and the afternoon is free for you to wander around, relax or perhaps have a hot shower! In the evening, we’ll have a farewell dinner party followed by a few celebratory drinks. We can taste some ‘Chhang’ {mountain beer brewed from fermented rice} and do a jig to some Sherpa dance steps, and enjoy with the crew whom we’ve come to know so well over the weeks being together. It’s a time to make merry after the success of our climb. We then hit the sack for some blissful rest after a truly great venture that was successful. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee

Day 15: Lukla-Kathmandu, 35-minute flight to Kathmandu

We get up early in the morning, enjoy our b/fast & get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. We will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel and the warmth of a soft comfortable bed. Meals included: 1 breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • Both Way Domestic Flight Fair Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu include Breakfast
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or Coffee)
  • All Trekking Permit and Paper work as Sagarmath National Park Permit and Local Permit
  • Local Transportation
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes
  • Service charge

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing Map

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Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

lyle.clancy@gmail.com

Christian Bank

Germany

German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

Christian Email:- bank.christian@web.de

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.

adrodasi@gmail.com