EBC with Island Peak Trek is a famous but frequent climbing trekking peak in the Everest region. Island peak climbing has established itself as a significant trekking peak in Nepal. The mountain appears as an island of the sea, while it seems from Dingboche. Due to this reason, it was called the Island peak by Eric Shipton in 1952. The trail goes a highly adventurous route since it goes through rocky paths, terrains, and charming villages.
It offers hypnotic views of snow-capped mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other impressive peaks. In addition, the 23 days treks allow you to explore the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar and get a chance for both trekking and climbing experience in a single excursion.
Our island peak climbing itinerary via Everest Base Camp maintains proper acclimatization at the appropriate places. The Island peak EBC trek can reach all seasons. But it is mainly more impressive during the spring or autumn. Moreover, warm hospitality and remarkable scenery make it a must-do for thrill seekers worldwide. However, many climbers prefer the autumn season due to the island peak permit cost variable.
Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek: Highlights
|Trip Duration||19 days|
|Max. Altitude||6189 Meters|
EBC & Island Peak Brief Itinerary
|Days||Destination||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350|
|3.||Fly to Lukla, then trek to Phakding||2600||3h00|
|9.||Gorakshep (visit EBC 5364 m)||5100||7h00|
|10.||Hike Kalapatthar 5545 m then trek to Loboche||4900||7h00|
|11.||Chhukung via Khongma – La Pass (5535 m)||4730||8h00|
|12.||Island Peak Base Camp||4770||4h00|
|14.||Island Peak summit, then back to Base Camp||6,189||6h00|
|15.||Rest or security day for the summit||3900||6h00|
|19.||Fly back to Kathmandu|
Permits and Regulations
The Island Peak Permits cost ranges from 70 USD to 250 USD according to the seasons. Indeed, the trip concludes one of the remarkable journeys around the Everest region. The Island Peak EBC trek begins and ends at Lukla as another trek in the Everest region.
Safety measures are in place.
When traveling with Himalayan Exploration, safety is always a high priority. Our Island Peak route has been precisely planned to ensure your safety and happiness. In addition, as part of the acclimatization process, we will trek to the Everest base camp to increase our chances of summiting.
On our Island peak expeditions, whether we are a group of one or twelve, we carry a supplemental oxygen system and a first aid kit in case of an emergency. On our peak climbing adventures, each group will be led by a professional guide with a high staff-to-client ratio.
The Everest Base Camp itineraries comprise other ideas for combining Island Peak with various treks and climb in the Everest region. Would you like to do this trek? Get in touch with a local expert.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Acclimatize day!
Day 6: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)
Day 7: Tengboche – Dingboche(4410m)
Day 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (4900m) 5 hours walk
Day 10: Lobuche (4900m) – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakshep (5140m) 7 hours walk.
Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Labuche (5100m) 7 hours walk.
Day 12: Lobuche – Chhukung (4730m).
Day 13: Chhukung – Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp (4,970 m). 4h00 walk.
Day 14: Base Camp – Imja Tse (Island) Peak High camp (5,600 m.) 5h00 walk
Day 15: Imja Tse (Island) Peak Summit (6,160 m.) back to base camp. 5h00 walk.
Day 16: Security day for summit Imja Tse (Island) Peak.
Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m.) 6h00 walk.
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) 6h00 walk
Day 19: Trek to Phakding. 6h00 walk.
Day 20: Trek to Lukla. 2h30 walk.
Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 23: Final departure.
|ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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This expedition involves climbing gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Climbing experience is essential, and we give climbing training at base camp before the actual climb, where your guides will show you how to properly use the equipment.
Although previous high-altitude trekking experience is mandatory, our well-prepared course enables participants to can enroll without earlier experience. We will head up to Everest base camp at 5364 meters and climb to Kalapathar 5545 for acclimatization before heading to the Island peak. After that, we’ll go to Island Peak for the climb. There will also be a climbing course in the base camp, where your guide will show you how to use the gears. You’ll have sufficient time for acclimatization and be mentally and physically prepared for this trip.
In case of an emergency, we carry a supplemental oxygen system and a first aid kit on our Island peak expeditions, whether we are a group of 1 or 12. Each group on our peak climbing trips will be led by qualified guides, with a high staff-to-client ratio.
During the summit push, you will only carry the things that are necessary for the climb. Because we start our summit push from base camp and return the same day, you will only carry essential goods and leaving everything else at the base camp.
Kumar and his team at Himalayan Exploration Treks did a fantastic job of organizing our climb, making sure we were secure, taking care of all our needs, and even turning our summit on a beautiful clear day! I strongly recommend this agency using around Nepal and the Himalayas.
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