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    Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

    4.33/5 from 15 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trek and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
      20

    About - Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

    Island peak climbing with EBC is a wonderful combination of mountain climbing and trekking that gives you the entire experience of ascending a comparable highest peak of the region's mountains as well as a test to start your ascent of the highest levels. English Mountaineer Eric Shipton named it Island Peak in 1953 because it resembles an island on a sea of ice. Standing at an elevation of 6189m the peak is surrounded by glaciers of 7000 m and 8000 m. The peak is the best option for people wanting to experience more thrill and adventure than a regular set of trekking.

    Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, a peak residing in Sagarmatha National Park of the Himalayas of Eastern Nepal is one of the most popular adventurous trekking routes in Nepal for climbing the Himalayas. Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is an awesome and fantastic experience. The summit is spectacular and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The peak can be easily conquered by physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expeditions.

    The Journey to the Island peak begins on a flight to the amazing airport in Khumbu Region, Lukla Airport. A brave Sherpa who is part of your trekking in the Everest region will be accompanied by you. The route passes through UNESCO world heritage sites aka Sagarmatha National Park with a wide variety of flora and fauna, wildlife, and endangered animals. Island peak climbing not only offers an unforgettable climb but also provides some awesome and spectacular views of the great Himalayas in the Everest Region. Mountaineers have an amazing and magical panoramic view of the Khumbu region and of giant mountains, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, Lhotse middle peak, and Lhotse Shar in the north making half a circle, Mt. Makalu in the Eastside and Mt. Baruntse and Amadablam in the south.

    The trekking also passes through Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for the top-angle views of Mount Everest and other surrounding High peaks. After descending after summiting the Island Peak you will have an experience of the Sherpa Community, Tibetan Monasteries, cultural and traditional sites of Sherpa village, Hillary School playing ‘Hide and Seek’ inside the clouds, prayers flags, The Yeti Scalp, and many more.

    For a complete guide on Climbing and expedition in Nepal, please click here.

    Highlights of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

    Imja Peak (Island Peak)

    Surrounded by the ice glaciers formed from the mightiest 7000m and 8000m peaks the island peak resembles an island in ice that’s what it is named after. The Island peak at 6189m is an adventurous climb due to the glaciers. The peak is not as technical but requires a lot of strength and courage to overcome the stiffness of the peak as well as the ready-to-capture glaciers.

    Panoramic views of mountains

    The peak lies just in the lap of the mightiest and most gigantic peaks, which makes the peak an ideal destination for summiteers who want to feel the greater Himalayan peaks, however, are starting as climbers on those peaks. The location of the peak gives you astounding views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other 7000m+ peaks.

    In route to EBC 

    This peak is an absolute bargain because of the multiple destinations you will be covering on one summit, one of them being the most popular trekking destination in the world namely Everest Base Camp. Everest base camp trekking is a long destination in itself, however, during island peak climbing, you can encounter bases residing, camps, and tents on Everest base camp.

    Best time to climb Island Peak

    Unlike any other peak to climb, Island peak's Autumn and Spring season is considered the best period. The weather during this time of year is stable and more visible. The chances of summiting during this period of time are very high due to the favorable conditions required for climbing a peak.

    More Highlights of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

    • The perfect combination of trekking and climbing.
    • Ideal peak to acclimatize for 7000m and 8000m peaks.
    • Buddhist culture and customs.
    • Experience the exhilaration of Island Peak Climbing
    • Trek through the heart of Sherpa country
    • Professional guides to uncover the history of mystical sights
    • Panoramic views of the Everest region
    • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam 
    • Namche Bazaar and its surrounding
    • 14 and below 65 age group are recommended to conquer the peak 
    • UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu

    If you are looking for similar trips in the Everest region, we also offer Chulu West Peak Climbing, Island Peak Expedition, Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp, Mera peak climbing, and many more.

    If you need any further information, please contact us.

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    Dates & Availability

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      Ms. Halina Ruffin
      Philippines (the), Manila

      Everest Basecamp Trek & Island Peak

      What an amazing adventure! My Dad and I did a 20-day trek in October 2016. Mingma was our guide and he was excellent. Every little detail was thought of and being that it was our first time trekking it was made easy by being looked after so well. Thank you very much to the whole Luxury Holidays Nepal team. It was a life-changing adventure holiday we will never forget.

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      Mr. Jonah
      United States of America (the), New York

      Greater the view from the Top

      Luxury Holidays Nepal is their name while providing very fine and best services. During my Peak Climbing, Luxury Holidays Nepal gave me amazing services, and a great team, who support me during the journey in and very friendly manner. The whole journey is unforgettable for me. It was a great experience. Every step up makes the views more pristine and outstanding.

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such an amazing wonderful trip. If I have to suggest the best trek company, I proudly suggest Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. to everyone. Go and explore the Himalayan landlock country with them. 

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      Mr. Jonas Dwon
      Finland, Turku

      Excellent experience doing Island Peak Climbing

      The Island Peak part is especially exhausting however the adaptation treks leading up to IP are well designed to help prepare you for the hard effort to the top. The support guides and porters were all first class with lots of experience. We enjoyed meeting up will all our fellow companions from all over the world.
      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for organizing this very well.

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    Essential Information

    Tourist Visa
    Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal
    There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

    Domestic Flights
    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Altitude Sickness
    Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of the human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if they climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.

    Money
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

    Tipping
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    Drinking-Water
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

    Safety
    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

    Internet and SIM Card
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

    Vaccinations & Immunization
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

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