EBC Trek with Island Peak - 16 Days

Everest Base Camp (EBC Trek ) with Island Peak Cost and Itinerary for 2024, 2025
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak
What to see & doSpecific information about EBC Trek with Island Peak - 16 Days
  • Duration16 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6160m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge and Tent
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Aeroplane
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Island Peak, located in the Everest region, is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Everest Base Camp with Island Peak is an easy climb suitable for beginners, so anyone with little mountaineering skills can climb the mountain. For many mountaineers, it is a course of acclimatization before heading to the summit of higher mountains like Mt. Everest or Mt. Lhotse. Climbing Island Peak can be a great addition to your usual trekking adventures. Did you know our Island Peak Climbing Via Everest Base Camp? Yes, that's right. You can now do both in a single journey. Read along for more.

The Island Peak, with a total elevation of 6,165 meters, is popularly known as Imja Tse Peak and is a part of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), the world's fourth-highest mountain. The Island Peak stands up to the north of Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Buruntse (6,770 m), Amphu Lapcha (5,245 m), and Ama Dablam (6,856 m) lie to the south. It is situated near the Chukung glacier, primarily between the Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse ranges.

The mountain was named the "Island Peak" in 1953 by British climbers in the Mt. Everest Expedition as it resembles an island over a sea of ice when seen from Dingboche. It was later named "Imja Tse Peak" by the government in 1983. The peak was first climbed by the same British team in 1953 while summiting Mt. Everest. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was one of the team members during the expedition. According to statistics, approximately 300 groups attempt to summit Island Peak each year.

It is the most sought-after peak among many adventurers seeking a wild adventure in the Himalayas. Just as much as the climb is adventurous, it's equally cultural. During the Island Peak Climbing Trip, you will stay at numerous pristine Sherpa hamlets, visit tranquil monasteries, learn about their unique culture, customs, and traditions, eat excellent local food, and discover the various biodiversity.

The 16 days climb to Island Peak is paired with trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. We have built an itinerary that includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal a full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, a leisure day in Kathmandu, and a trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. It includes a whole list of varied events that will, without a doubt, give you the authentic taste of calm alongside adventure that the Everest region is known for!

Island Peak Climbing with Ebc Trek for 16 days in spring and autumn is available for booking at Outfitter Nepal! We offer group and private departures to Island Peak. Find the list of the dates that are open for booking, and do let us know if you want a private group departure or given dates are not suitable for you and you need another date. We are ready to depart for the Island Peak on any date. Come join us on this epic adventure in the Everest region.

Best Features of Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

  • Climbing 6000+ meter peak in the Everest region
  • Great panoramic Himalayan views from the summit of Island Peak
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar while learning about the Sherpa culture
  • Paying a visit to the ancient Tengboche Monastery
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier
  • Unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice Fall
  • View of Everest and other neighboring mountains from Kala Patthar
  • Hiking in the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

What to Expect from Everest Base Camp with Island Peak in Spring and Autumn?

The 20-day Island Peak Climbing starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. But before that, we have a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The trekking journey begins once you land in Lukla. We trek through Phakding to Namche Bazaar, then Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, and finally reach Everest Base Camp. We also take a morning hike to Kala Patthar to observe the glorious Himalayan sunrise over Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains.

The Island Peak climb continues further by a returning trek to Thukla and then to Dingboche. We trek to the Island Base Camp via Chhukum and finally climb through a mountainous section to Island Peak Summit. After an excursion around the peak, we retrace our steps back to the base camp, then to Pangboche, Namche, and finally get back to Lukla via Phakding and then fly back to Kathmandu. You have a leisurely day in Kathmandu to rest before you fly back to your home country.

Why Combine Island Peak with Everest Base Camp?

Combining an Island Peak Ascent with a trek in the Everest region is the best way to acclimate and prepare for the climb. An ascent of Island Peak is best prepared by trekking to Everest Base Camp as it goes as high as 5364 meters and a further 5545 meters at Kala Patthar. This provides for adequate acclimatization before heading toward the Island Peak Summit at 6165 meters. 

Trekking to EBC before ascending the summit also allows you to stay longer in Khumbu and explore the region thoroughly. It's not every day you get to be in the Everest region, so why not make the most out of it when you're there? You can explore the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and witness the mesmerizing Khumbu Icefall. The panoramic vistas of mountains and the full face of Mt. Everest shining in the golden rays of sunshine are worth hiking up to Kala Patthar. 

Which route do we follow for EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing?

There are two ways to begin the ascent of Island Peak. One is from Island Base Camp, located at 5,087 meters (16,690 feet). Another well-liked choice is to hike up to High Camp, which is located at about 5,600 meters (18,400 feet), in order to shorten the effort and duration required for summit day. We start from the base camp as there are chances of water scarcity at the High Camp and sleeping difficulty at a higher altitude. It is essentially a trek from base camp to high camp; however, a few rocky steps immediately above high camp demand moderate scrambling up through a wide-open gully. 

Glacier travel starts at the gully's summit and progresses up a challenging snow and ice slope. The guides will set up fixed ropes from here for the arduous climb of approximately 100 meters (330 feet) to the summit ridge. Due to the high ascent, the summit climb is a little challenging. Furthermore, despite the fact that Mount Everest is only ten kilometers to the north, the view will be obstructed by the huge Lhotse wall, which rises 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above the peak. However, the breathtaking view of the Himalayas from the top is priceless.

How much does EBC with Island Peak Cost in Spring and Autumn?

The Outfitter Nepal's Island Peak Climbing package, which also covers a trek to Everest Base Camp, ranges between US$ 2000 and US$ 2600. For a group of 5 to 8 people, the cost of peak climbing goes to be around US$ 2000 per person, while for a group of 2 to 4, it cost around US$ 2250 per pax. If you are a solo trekker, the cost turns out to be US$ 2600 for our standard Island Peak Climbing Package with EBC.

The package can be customized according to your convenience. However, the overall cost will alter if you want to add better accommodation and other amenities. Trip customization is possible with Outfitter Nepal with prior notice. Likewise, if you want to add more side trails to your itinerary, we are thrilled to help you with that as well.

Major attractions of EBC Trek with Island Peak

A daring flight to Lukla

Lukla, the starting point of the Island Peak Climb, is only 30 minutes away from Kathmandu by flight. It takes a lot of grit to stay on the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It will be a breathtakingly gorgeous and thrilling flight. This spectacular flight is one of the best experiences of the Island Peak Climb.

What is it about this flight that makes it so thrilling? It is, in fact, Lukla Airport's landing strip. It features one of the world's shortest runways at 525 meters (1,729 feet) and one of the world's highest airports at 2,845 m (9,334 feet). When you consider the runway's steepness, which dangles off the side of a mountain, it's bound to give you an adrenaline rush!

Wilderness in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

The trail to EBC and Island Peak travels through Sagarmatha National Park, which offers a diverse range of climate zones and vegetation. From Monjo onwards, you hike through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. This national park is also a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The route includes several ascents and descents, as well as crossing several streams and dense woodlands. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga, and Gyachyung Kang can all be seen during your journey through Sagarmatha National Park.

Namche Bazaar, the mystical Himalayan village

The Island Peak Climbing route passes through Namche Bazaar, which is a significant stopover. If you wish to discover Nepal's Himalayan region and mountains, this is the place to be in! Even before you reach Namche Bazaar, you can catch the first glimpse of Everest! At 3,500 meters above sea level, Namche Bazaar serves as the starting point for treks to Everest and other Himalayan peaks. It's a lively market town that sells everything from trekking and climbing gear to Tibetan souvenirs. Namche is well-known for its yak cheese and butter.

The Everest region's gateway, Namche, also serves as a memorial to previous climbing expeditions and provides information on Sherpa culture and way of life. Nestled on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from all locations in the valley, Namche was formerly an important trading center in the Khumbu region. To adapt to increasing altitude, trekkers frequently stay here for several days. It goes without saying that your stay in Namche will be memorable.

Tengboche Monastery and its spiritual significance

The Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction for trekkers, mountaineers, and everyone else along the Island Peak trekking route. This historic monastery, which is also a significant religious holy site in Khumbu, offers spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam and the surrounding Himalayas. Guru Rinpoche blesses all the pilgrims and guests who enter this sacred location.

The Tengboche monastery was built in 1961 but was destroyed by the 1934 earthquake. In the same year, the monastery was renovated. The monastery, however, was completely destroyed by fire in 1989 and had to be rebuilt. Despite these tragedies, the Tengboche Monastery remains the oldest and largest in the Khumbu region.

A hike to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is located at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, surrounded by some of the world's most famous peaks. The base camp is a must-see for climbers from all over the world. Thousands of trekkers visit the base camp and other Nepalese circuits each year, even though they don't attempt to summit the peaks. In and of itself, reaching Everest Base Camp is an outstanding achievement as it is at the foothill of the world's highest mountain (8,848 m). Everest Base Camp offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers, though you can't see the summit of Everest from here.

Kala Patthar with clear views of the Everest

Kala Patthar is a fantastic vantage point for seeing Mount Everest's face, which is not visible from the base camp. Kala Patthar, a mountain crest that offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains, is a short hike from Gorakshep. You can see one of the most beautiful views of Everest and Ama Dablam from Kala Patthar. Similarly, as the light rays reach the summit, the sunrise vista of the Everest peak is stunning. Thus, Kala Patthar is considered the best viewing location in the Everest region.

Witnessing the Sherpa's unparalleled culture

Sherpas are among the uniquely cultural Nepali Indigenous groups. Sherpas have earned respect for delivering clients to the summit of Mount Everest, one of the world's most hazardous destinations. The Everest region was extremely remote until adventure trekking was introduced.

Along with being brave souls in the Himalayas, Sherpas are also true to their culture. They follow traditional Tibetan Buddhism that has been passed down to them for centuries. Get to know the authentic Sherpa culture en route to Island Peak.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

After having early breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive you to Kathmandu Airport for your morning flight to Lukla. The 35-minute scenic flight to the small mountain airport of Lukla would be an exciting one. As soon as you leave Kathmandu, you will be greeted by verdant hills and nearby mountains. After landing in Lukla, our trekking guide will introduce the porters and the rest of the team.

We will have a fulfilling lunch before starting the trek to Phakding. Your tour guide will lead you down a busy street in Lukla. To get to Phakding, you must first hike for 4 hours through cedar and pine forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River. You will be served a delicious Nepali meal for dinner, and you'll spend the night at a Phakding teahouse.

Note: During the peak travel season, the Lukla flights depart from Ramechhap Airport, which is about a 4 to 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. In this case, we'll arrange a drive for you to Ramechhap so you can catch your flight.

    After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our day. The trekking route follows the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it a few times. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo, where we will stop for lunch and again continue the trekking. After a few hours of walking, Namche Bazar will appear ahead. We walk along the path surrounded by pines, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held, and enter the Himalayan town of Namche Bazar (3440m).

    Namche is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides and opens out on one side, where it faces the Duch koshi. The village is a central hub of the area. One can purchase anything from Tibetan souvenirs to mountaineering requirements here.

      Today is our first acclimatization day of the trip. We acclimatize in Namche Bazar in order to acclimate our bodies to the high altitude. Acclimatization does not mean a complete rest day, though. We keep moving our bodies. We trek to Thame, go to Khunde, or take a tour of Namche Bazaar. Namche, a prominent town in the Khumbu region, has numerous cafes, banks, and other establishments. We advise a hike of a few hundred vertical feet to acclimate adequately.

      We can visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum or Sir Edmund Hillary's Khunde Hospital. Both the Syangboche Airstrip and the Everest View Hotel may be reached via short hikes. Hiking there is one of the options. The stunning views of the entire Himalayan range, including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru, from these vantage spots will surely captivate you.

        We start our day hike from Namche Bazaar in the early morning after breakfast. The walk up to Phunki Thenga is only a short distance. From here, we proceed to the Tengboche hamlet, which is home to the Tengboche monastery, the biggest and most well-known monastery in the Everest region. The sanctuary offers views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. If we go to the Tengboche Monastery by three o'clock, we can see a Buddhist religious ceremony. We spend the night in a tea house in Tengboche.

          Today, we will travel from Tengboche to Dingboche, which is located at an elevation of 4,350 meters. Before crossing the river, the trail begins to climb and then progressively descends slopes through Rhododendron forests. Then, as we approach Pangboche, we will gradually ascend, passing a long Mani stone wall. From Pangboche, we'll keep going to Shomare, where we'll stop for lunch.

          We'll resume our ascent toward the Imja Valley after lunch. You will reach Dingboche after traveling for 40 minutes, passing some landslide zones on your left along the way. Atop the town is where our lodge is located. Today's walk will take 5 to 6 hours in total. We'll spend the night at Dingboche.

            We'll spend one more night in Dingboche today as we continue to acclimatize. We will climb for around two hours in the morning to a local hilltop with an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,076 feet). We have magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, and the surrounding mountains at this altitude. Depending on the weather, we will take in the scenery for about an hour. To prepare our bodies for greater altitudes, spending some time at this elevation is crucial. We'll return to Dingboche for lunch and spend the afternoon unwinding and hydrating. We spend the night again at Dingboche.

              After a fantastic Himalayan breakfast, the day hike begins. Once you arrive at the stupa, the steady trail descends to the town of Pheriche. Along the way, you can enjoy stunning views of mountains, including Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and others. On your way to Pheriche, you'll pass Thukla and a little wooden bridge. You will see a memorial to those who died while attempting to cross this dangerous terrain as you continue on your journey. Extremely steep ascents are required to reach Lobuche. Despite the challenging climb, the greater views we enjoy as we get nearer to Lobuche motivate us to press on. In Lobuche, we spend the night in a tea house.

                After breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking journey to the Everest Base Camp today, following the rocky moraine path and viewing the icy glacial pond and icebergs down below Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and leave all our stuff at the lodge, as this is the last place where a lodge is available. We continue towards EBC breathing the thin air heavily at this high altitude.

                As we approach Everest Base Camp, we are astounded by the sight of the mountaineers' tents, which contrast sharply with the monotonous, lifeless surroundings. From the base camp, we can see the Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains. We spend some time taking pictures and enjoying the scenery at the Base Camp. Then, we climb back to Gorakshep for a satisfying night's sleep.

                  Today, we'll get up early and hike up Kala Patthar. At a height of 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar is reached by a steeply ascending trail that leaves from Gorak Shep. We'll need around two hours to climb to the top, but it will be worthwhile for the views! Panoramas of the Himalayas glistening in the golden beams of sunrise, including the well-known Mount Everest, will be our reward for this exhausting morning hike.

                  After taking in the views from the summit of Kala Patthar, we will return to Gorak Shep, which will take about an hour. There, we will prepare our luggage and enjoy breakfast before setting out on our journey. Retracing our steps through Lobuche and the Everest Memorial, we typically stop for lunch in Thukla before continuing to Dingboche. After a 6-7 hour journey, we will reach Dingboche, where we'll stay the night to recharge for our upcoming journey toward Island Peak.

                    We'll get one step closer to our goal today. We will now move toward the more challenging trails to Island Peak Base Camp after spending the night in the picturesque village of Dingboche. We will take in the breathtaking views of mountains like Lhotse, Island Peak, Nuptse, etc., as we continue on the trek to the higher portions of Imja Valley with a steady ascent. Out of Chhukung, we will proceed along the glacier moraine before descending onto the Imja Lake runoff. Before reaching a level sand plain in front of Island Peak and Lhotse, the trail winds through a series of tiny slopes. From here, we will proceed around Island Peak's right flank, which will take us directly to Island Peak Base Camp.

                    In around 6-7 hours, we'll make it to Island Peak Base Camp while admiring the stunning scenery and mountains. We will spend the night in a far-off location without any tea houses or other lodging options today. We'll erect our Camp today and spend the night there in tents. You will be supplied with food items, culinary equipment, and cooks so that you can have a wholesome dinner even in the chilly base camp.

                      Today is a crucial acclimatization day on our 20-day Island Peak Climbing excursion. Altitude sickness is possible now that we have successfully surpassed the 5000-meter mark. The responsible course of action is to take a break from climbing forward and give your body the rest it requires. One of our experienced guides will consult you to ensure that you are in the greatest possible shape for the upcoming climb.

                      Today is also a day of preparation because tomorrow is the day we will ascend Island Peak. After breakfast, our Sherpa guides will give a quick lesson on peak climbing techniques and how to use climbing equipment such as ice axes, harnesses, ascenders, climbing boots, and crampons.

                      It is a good day to tour the base camp. You can spend the day exploring a lake nearby. Imja Lake is a lovely lake with fantastic views of the adjacent mountains. You can spend the day taking in this breathtaking setting while getting some rest in preparation for your upcoming journey.

                        The day we've been waiting for is finally here! The 6,165-meter Island Peak will be our target today. It is a long and difficult climb, and since we have to reach the summit before noon as it can be extremely windy afterward, we have to depart early, at 2 a.m. Although climbing Island Peak doesn't need technical proficiency, it does require strength and endurance. But you do need to have some fundamental mountaineering skills and know how to avoid accidents.

                        From the bottom of Camp, the path ascends hundreds of meters before encountering a steep incline that is initially covered in sand, then grass, and eventually stones. Before entering a steep rock valley (a small channel of rock), the path gradually narrows. We eventually reach the other side of the valley after taking several steps across and through it. For your safety, your guide might attach a rope to each climber to help them up the last snowy slope to the summit ridge. Depending on the season and the risk of fissures, the rope may frequently extend to 350m. Ladders are needed to access some of these crevices because they can be up to 3 meters wide. We will reach Island Peak's summit after the arduous ascent up the Headwall. The views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking! Because the peak is so small, you must keep your clip in the rope.

                        Once you have enjoyed the sight and taken the photos, we will get ready to descend the Headwall. In order to safely abseil down a fixed line, you must be well-trained and equipped. We will rope back up after coming down from the Headwall and proceed back through the glacier to the crampon point. We can remove our climbing gear from here and continue walking back down the trail to High Camp. When we get to Camp, we'll take a break, pack up, and descend the trail for an hour to Base Camp. Here we'll have a meal, and if time permits, we'll head further down to Chhukung, which will take about 2 hours.

                          Today is a long hiking day, but since the trail is downhill, it won't be much of a problem. Using the same route, we took to the top, we will gradually descend to Pangboche while passing through the settlement of Dingboche. We will cross the Imja River, and then ascend for an hour through the forest to reach Tengboche. Although it is a long and difficult day of trekking, it is also stunning. The Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest mountains will be among the breathtaking views we will witness today. One of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region, Tengboche, will also be open for our visit. where we can unwind and recover. Additionally, we'll get to go shopping, stroll around the town, and celebrate our ascent with a few drinks.

                            Today is a long hiking day, but since the trail is downhill, it won't be much of a problem. Using the same route, we took to the top, we will gradually descend from Tengboche while passing through the settlement of Phunke Thanka. We will descend from Tengboche to the Phunki Thenga Dudh Kosi Bridge. We will observe water-powered prayer wheels at Phunki Thenga. We'll then trek down to Namche Bazaar after crossing the bridge.

                            Although it is a long and difficult day of trekking, it is also stunning. The Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest mountains will be among the breathtaking views we will witness today. One of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region, Tengboche, will also be open for our visit. We will reach Manjo village after a strenuous day of hiking, where we can unwind and recover. Additionally, we'll get to go shopping, stroll around the town, and celebrate our ascent with a few drinks.

                              Today is the Island Peak Climbing expedition's final day of hiking. After breakfast, we prepare to depart from Manjo. We shall pass by the Phakding settlement on our route back to Lukla. From Manjo to Dudh Koshi, it could be a descent. The continual hills will put your core to the test. Once you've passed over the suspension bridge, the path will start to level off a little. We take one last stroll through rhododendron groves while taking in the snow-covered Himalayas. At Lukla, we spend the night in a mountain lodge.

                                Today, you return to Kathmandu on an early-morning flight. You will take in one more sight of the snow-capped Himalayas as you fly thrillingly to Kathmandu from Lukla. Enjoy the view and bid farewell to the hills and mountains. The majority of them can now be seen clearly from your window. When you arrive in Kathmandu, our driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Thamel. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you like.

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                                  Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Weather and Best Time

                                  The 16 Days Ebc Trek with Island Peak Climbing is a famous expedition in Nepal, which most mountaineers climb to prepare for Mount Everest. The gorgeous views from the summit of Island Peak are equal to those of any summit in the surrounding region. The peak appears to be an island in a sea of ice, which is where it got its name. During the peak season, the route to the peak is filled with adventurers and mountaineers. The expedition is an ideal option for seasoned trekkers who are well-versed in the steep and rocky terrains of the Himalayas. Regardless of your expertise, you must choose the best time with the suitable weather conditions to enjoy a remarkable trekking experience. Nepal has five seasons: summer, monsoon, winter, spring, and autumn. Spring and autumn are the best times to commence the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak due to the favorable weather conditions.

                                  Autumn: The autumn season includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During this time of the year, the temperatures range between 14 and 10 degrees Celsius in the daytime and fall to -5 and 10 degrees Celsius at night. The weather is ideal, with little rain and snowfall. Further, the sky will be clear, enabling you to enjoy the best views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.

                                  Spring: Spring lasts from February, March, April, and May in Nepal, and the weather conditions during this time are stable with moderate climate conditions. This makes it the perfect time of the year for travelers to trek in several Himalayan regions spread across Nepal. You will be able to come across several plants and flowers in full bloom in the spring. The trail you will hike on will also be dry and non-slippery, enabling you to stroll along the landscape comfortably. Besides, because it is peak season, you will come across several trekkers along the trail, and the teahouses will buzz with them.

                                  EBC Trek With Island Peak in Monsoon and Winter (not recommended)

                                  The ascent to the Island Peak is possible at any time of the year. However, the trip to the Island Peak is especially more strenuous during monsoon and winter. It is difficult during monsoons because of the erratic weather pattern, continuous rainfall, and muddy trails. However, it is not impossible. Here at Outfitter Nepal, we have had guests who have climbed the Island peak even during the harsh monsoons of June and July. Although, you might as well have to carry extra gear for your safety on the slippery slope.

                                  Similarly, it will be exceedingly cold during the winter. You'll need to bring extra clothing with you to keep yourself warm. On top of that, the snow on the trail is at its heaviest in the winter. With many inches of snow piling up and occasionally obstructing the trail, it will become much more difficult to navigate the trail. The weather is also particularly nasty and difficult. 

                                  Thus, with our years of experience in the trekking and climbing sector, we believe, spring and autumn are the best times for your Island Peak Climbing adventure!

                                  Everest Base Camp With Island Peak Grade

                                  Island Peak climbing grade is PD+ (Per Difficulty) based on the French and Swiss Alpine Climb Classification System. It is used worldwide on this alpine style of day climb which grades Island Peak as a straightforward ascent to the summit with some technical effort required where all climbers must be properly equipped.

                                  Everest Base Camp With Island Peak Difficulty

                                  The Island peak climb is rated to be very strenuous. On a daily basis, the trek takes about 4 to 7 hours and includes hills and difficult terrain. Another hurdle is passing across glaciers, rivers, rocky terrain, and mountain passes. On the summit day, you'll have to climb for 12 to 13 hours straight and cover a distance of roughly 10 kilometers. The weight of your heavy winter apparel, as well as the 7 to 10kg of your bag, adds to the difficulty. These are some of the reasons why summiting Island Peak requires great physical fitness.

                                  It is especially suitable for those trekking enthusiasts who want to start their mountain climbing experience. It will be reasonably easy for experienced hikers with a high degree of fitness. Even if you have no prior climbing expertise, you can climb the peak if you’re confident when trekking at high altitudes. Basic mountaineering abilities are beneficial but not necessary because the team will provide pre-climb instructions. If you have a pre-existing heart or lung condition, or if you have knee weakness, you should first consult your doctor to see if you can attempt the climb.

                                  Altitude Sickness during the Everest Base Camp With Island Peak

                                  The Nepalese Himalayan is exceptionally high in elevation. With eight of the world's highest peaks exceeding 8000 meters, including Everest, the height for climbing and expeditions may be too high for novices and intermediate climbers. If taken casually, the abrupt shift in altitude could be problematic.

                                  The amount of oxygen available reduces as the altitude rises. Furthermore, the quick shift in temperature may cause altitude sickness in some people. Vomiting, fainting, nausea, and headache are some of the early symptoms that trekkers may experience. It can happen to anyone, regardless of their degree of fitness. Thus, it is preferable to adapt and travel at a relaxed pace. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to let the guide know. 

                                  Safety during the Ebc Trek With Island Peak

                                  On Island Peak, you are not as exposed as you are on Mount Everest and similar peaks. The few Island peak expeditions that have been recorded, on the other hand, were caused by altitude sickness. You can also learn how to avoid altitude sickness, the most common source of problems in the Himalayas.

                                  At Outfitter Nepal, we place the highest priority on safety. Thus, when it comes to keeping the cost of our climbs and treks affordable, this is one area where we simply do not cut corners. Trekking businesses and guides are chosen for their technical expertise, demonstrated safety performance, flawless judgment, courteous demeanor, and ability to deliver valuable and professional information. They're also quite professional and well-versed in first aid and personal safety equipment. All guided treks and excursions to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak come equipped with first aid kits.

                                  Training for Everest Base Camp With Island Peak

                                  It will be difficult to prepare your legs for greater elevations if you do not reside in the Himalayas. It doesn't get much higher than Nepal, after all. This is why we must be upfront: Unless you have previously trekked at a higher altitude, becoming fully prepared for your expedition will be challenging. If that seems frightening, rest assured that you do not need to be 100 percent prepared.

                                  Island Peak is a climbing and trekking expedition. It's recommended that you take it easy. When it comes to preventing altitude sickness while hiking in Nepal, the rule of thumb is to take it easy. It makes no difference how fit you are; once you're out on the trails, you must go at your own pace. Of course, the more fit you are, the more you will be able to enjoy your vacation. So, the best training for Island Peak Climbing is to get in shape!

                                  Rehearsing is a good way to get the swing of what you're doing. Actual climbing is the finest climbing practice. But multiple days of hiking also work well. We assume you love hiking because you are up for a multi-day trekking adventure. If you are fortunate enough to be surrounded by hills or even mountains, now is the time to pack your bags and explore them. When? If you're new to this, we recommend starting your practice trek 6 months in advance. Carry a 5 - 10 kg pack and schedule a three-hour hike into your week.

                                  You'll have an excellent opportunity to enhance your power once you've gotten the hang of it, which should take about a month. If this style of life is different from yours, you will get the benefits of this moderate exercise in no time.

                                  Food and Accommodation during the Island Peak Ascent

                                  Climbing in high altitudes requires a lot of energy, carbs, and proteins! Local cuisine and delicacies are significantly more hygienic, thus we encourage people to eat local. Frozen snacks and meat items that take days to reach the trails are not the best option.

                                  We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish that supplies your body with the necessary carbohydrates and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup contain a lot of protein. Another popular cuisine is syakpa, often known as Sherpa stew. Seasonal veggies will be served in the tea houses, supplying critical nutrients to your body. High-fiber grains including buckwheat, millet, and barley are also nutritionally dense. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, a variety of curry meals, and fried rice are just a few of the cuisines available.

                                  We can also help you discover a high-end hotel and teahouse that fits your budget. During the Island Peak Ascent, luxury and premium hotels and lodges, as well as budget hotels and lodges, are available wherever possible. You’ll mostly be staying in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu while spending nights at decent mountain lodges and teahouses during the trek and tented camps at Island Peak Base Camp.

                                  In the mountains, comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other options are provided in the rooms. The rooms are often tiny yet cozy, and two guests frequently share them. The room includes a mattress, blanket, and pillow, among other things. We can provide separate rooms for you if you're traveling alone.

                                  Sherpas, Guides, and Porters for EBC Trek with Island Peak

                                  You need a Sherpa mountain guide to climb mountains in Nepal. Your ascent will be supported by an experienced Sherpa guide who will assist you with the climb once you reach the base camp. They will give you directions, fix the ropes, guide the way, and help you as needed from the base camp to the summit and back. Additionally, they will consider the weather before deciding when to begin each ascent. We provide 1 climbing guide for 2-3 climbers based on the climber’s prior experience.

                                  The Island Peak Climbing involves several days of hiking in the Everest region both before and after the summit. There is no need for a guide when trekking in this area. A hiking guide, however, significantly improves the success of your journey. An experienced trekking guide will be provided by Outfitter Nepal for each excursion. Your group will therefore have a trekking guide who will assist you in navigating the terrain, reserving lodging along the hiking track, interacting with locals, and handling emergencies.

                                  Your climbing equipment is heavy and will need to be transported to base camp by a porter. You can hike worry-free with our Island Peak Climbing package, which includes one potter for every 2 climbers. A potter can only carry 20-22 kg and will only help you get to base camp. Then, you'll have to carry your own climbing equipment or seek your Sherpa's assistance.

                                  Permits for Everest Base Camp With Island Peak

                                  • The following permits are required for trekking to Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak:
                                  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit - US$ 20
                                  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit - US$ 30

                                  Island Peak Climbing Permit - The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) classifies Island Peak as a Group B climbing peak that requires both a climbing and trekking permit. The cost of a climbing permit varies from US$ 70 to US$ 250 per person depending on the season and is provided by the NMA, whereas a Local Area Permit for trekking is US$ 20

                                  Essential Equipment List for Island Peak Ascent

                                  This is the list you particularly require for the Island Peak Ascent.

                                  • Handwear: Gloves and Hand warmers
                                  • Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks, scandals
                                  • Headwear: Hiking caps, woolen hats, scarfs
                                  • Upper body: Down jacket, fleece jacket, thermal wear, hiking t-shirts, wind+waterproof jackets
                                  • Lower body: Down pants, trousers, thermal sets, hiking pants/shorts
                                  • Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Sunblock lotions
                                  • Trekking Gears: Hiking poles
                                  • Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender
                                  • Mountaineering Boots and Helmet
                                  • Ropes
                                  • Ice Crews
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