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    Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

    4.33/5 from 15 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      19 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • 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
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People

    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 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.

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    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.

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    Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
      Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
      Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Island Peak, Sagarmatha National Park, and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit and fee.
      Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
    • MAP
      Trekking and climbing map.
      One Luxury Holidays Duffle Bag.
      Fly from Kathmandu or Manthali to Lukla and return, as per the itinerary.
      All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
      Up to 25 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
      3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tent during the trek and at the Basecamp.
      Per day 2 Liters of boiled water per member to carry on the thermos.
    • PORTER
      Porters per member up to the Base camp and from the Basecamp (both ways).
      1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back.
      Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
      Climbing Sherpa’s Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
      Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with an appropriate charge).
      1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
      High Altitude Tent, Lights, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
      Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
      Weather forecast report during the entire expedition.
    • GUIDE
      A local government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
      Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
      Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
      Island Peak climbing certificate issued by NMA (after climbing Island peak successfully).

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      The Nepalese Visa fee is $50 USD for 30 Days.
      Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
      Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical kits, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      Not included during the trek and the expedition.
      Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa - Minimum 300 USD.
    • TIPS
      Calculate some tips for the high camp and other staff– Minimum 100 USD.
    • EXTRA
      Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

    Dates & Availability

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      - Excellent
      Mr. Maximilian
      United States of America (the), New York

      It was a good and excellent trip

      My family and I have been interested in climbing peaks for a long time. It was a good and excellent trip. The guides were professional and knowledgeable. They took care and gave some motivation while climbing the peak. The director of the company is responsible. They provide better service on the trip. It was amazing and more durable while climbing the peak. I feel more comfortable and have proper guidance on the trip. I will travel for upcoming years and we feel the best-experienced trek in this company. 

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

      We chose the best company,

      We recently completed the peak climbing in Nepal. The view  is genuinely breathtaking.We chose the best company, Luxury Holidays Nepal. Our guide Ram is the best guide and he made a wonderful trip while climbing the peak. Our team completed moderate climbing and hiking experience. It was a wonderful experience. We were provided with good food, comfortable accommodation and excellent guidance. Hopefully, we will do the next trip with the company as soon as possible.


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      Ms. Clara
      United States of America (the), California

      Thank you Resham and the entire LHN Team

      Thank you Resham and the entire LHN Team for the wonderful trip. We had memorable peak climbing. Everything was managed properly from start to end. The trip offered me an incredible view of the mountain and sunrise-sunset from the row of the Himalayas. They made me really comfortable as it was my first trip to the mountain. One of the best experiences ever! Everything was perfectly managed according to the itinerary! It was the best decision to choose Luxury Holidays Nepal as a travel company. I will do another trek in future with this company.

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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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