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Island Peak Climbing via EBC Trek - 20 Days

Trip Start/Ends
Kathmandu, Nepal
Trip Difficulty
Challenging
Trip Style
Meals
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Min. 2 Pax | Max. 8-10 Pax
Trip Start/Ends
Kathmandu, Nepal
Trip Difficulty
Challenging
Trip Style
Meals
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Min. 2 Pax | Max. 8-10 Pax

Overview

Island Peak (6189m), classified as the popular trekking peak, is the most climbed trekking peak in the Everest Region, Nepal. Locally known as Imja Tse, but popular among the climbers as Island Peak, it was first climbed by the British Expedition team as a preparation for Mt. Everest Expedition in 1953. 

Island Peak is the extension of the Lhotse and Lhotse Shar at the south ridge at Imja Valley, which looks like an Island in a sea of ice, viewed from Chhukung or Dingboche valley. Thus, it was named Island Peak by Eric Shipton climbing team in 1951 AD- 1953 AD. 

It is considered as the first Himalayan climbing experience for novice climbers to step ahead for 7000er climbing in the Himalayas. Island Peak climb is full of glacier travel, ice climbing experience. Summit to Island Peak offers stunning views of Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Shar (8383m), Nuptse (7879m), Baruntse (7219m), Makalu (8475m) & Ama Dablam ( 6812m).



Is Island Peak a technical climb? I am a beginner, am I qualified to climb Island Peak?

This Island Peak climb is physically challenging but not too technical. Due to the glacier melting from global warming, Island Peak climb has become more technical over the time. On summit day, there are crevasses along the route so it requires the use of a ladder. In addition, you have to use fixed ropes on steep snow slopes and ice headwall during this climb. 

Trekkers who are energetic, are in excellent health condition and physically in shape with little or no experience in himalayan climbing are still qualified to plan this adventure climbing with us. However, we strongly recommend trekkers to gain the basic experience of rope work and mountaineering skill training to plan this climb in the Himalayas. 

In addition, you are walking in different environments and mountain conditions during your trek and climb in the Himalayas so keeping your mindset positive is extremely important for safety and success.



Itinerary & Acclimatization:

On this trip, you will be staying in Kathmandu for two nights before flying to Lukla to start this trek and climb so it will help you to relax from your jet lag. While on trek days, you will be walking slowly and steadily which will help you for better acclimatization. We have planned two nights of acclimatization in Namche, and two nights of acclimatization in Pheriche for the complete acclimatization process during the trip. 

Our Island Peak climb includes visits to Everest Base Camp (5364m), and Kalapathar (5545m), before heading to the climbing so you will fully acclimatize and adopt the altitude condition prior to your summit approach to Island Peak with us.



Who will be my guide?

Your Island Peak climbing is guided by our local expert Sherap Guides who have more than 15 years experience in climbing in Nepal Himalayas. Our guides are english speaking, eco and altitude trained. Our guides are licensed from Nepal Government, department of tourism, certified from Nepal Mountaineering Association, and trained by Nepal National Mountain Guide Association. Our guides have climbed major 8000m mountains in Nepal and Tibet, including Mt. Everest several times. So, while climbing Island Peak, you are in most professional and safe hands.

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Important Trip Note

Itinerary


Inclusion

  • Transportation: All ground transportation (Including airport pick up and departure transfer) in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: ( Twin Share): Hotel Ramada ( 4 star) in Kathmandu- 03 Nights 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner: Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants (eating local food, enjoy with cultural music and traditional dance) & farewell dinner at one of the finest western restaurants in town
  • Guided Tour Or Wall Climbing in Kathmandu: Half day Guided Tour of Kathmandu Valley or Wall climbing/ Rock climbing practice in Kathmandu 
  • Flights ( By Twin Ottar Or Dornier Plane): Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Or Ramechhap- Lukla- Ramechhap, transfer and air taxes 
  • Meals during Trek & Climb ( Twin Share): Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea & coffee) during the trek & climbing to Island Peak
  • Accommodation: Island Peak via EBC Trek accommodation at Mt. Lodges, Community Guest House, neat, clean and comfortable.
  • Tented Camp: Island Peak Climb staying in tented camp- Two men tents 
  • Climbing Permit, National Park Fees: Island Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Fees & Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Climbing Gear & Equipments: Necessary group climbing gear (Main Rope, Fox Rope, Ice Axe, Ice Crew etc.)
  • Island Peak Trek & Climb Guide and Porter: One Trekking/Climbing Guide (English Speaking, First Aid trained, NMA certified Climbing Leader), assistant trek/climb guide in a group, Sherpa helper to carry trek luggage’s, food and kitchen utensil, all payment and insurance 
  • Trek Gear: Four seasonal sleeping bag and down jacket for trek and climb to Island Peak Climb (Need to return after the use), Trek/climb T- shirt, Trek Duffle Bag
  • Medical Kits: Exclusive medical kit bag including high altitude medicine & Oximeter 
  • Island Peak Climb Certificate: You get Island Peak Climb certificate after the suffesscul climb of Island Peak with us. Your certificate is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
  • Applicable Taxes: All Govt. and local taxes applicable during this trek and climb

Exclusion

  • Nepal Visa: Nepal Visa is easy to obtain at your arrival to Kathmandu International airport. It cost US$-50 for 30 days
  • Travel Insurance: Travel and rescue insurance- Must include helicopter evacuation, medical exp., and trip cancellation coverage 
  • Vaccination: Covid-19 Vaccination is a must traveling to Nepal. You should have full Covid vaccination & bring a proof copy
  • Personal Climbing Gear: Personal climbing equipment for climbers such as Crampons, Harness, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners, Descended/ Abseil Device, Prussic Loops & Plastic Mountaineering Boots etc. ( You could hire them in Kathmandu and In Chhukung- Cost Approx. US$- 100 per person)
  • Oxygen Use: Uses of oxygen cost US$-100 per hour at emmergency requirement. Oxygen is available at Chhukung
  • Personal Nature Expenses: Phone calls, cold and alcoholic beverages, & extra porters
  • Tips: Tips for Climbing guide and porters
  • Any Extending Trip: Cost of any extending trips, services etc. beyond suggested in inclusion 

Meals & Accommodation

Meals

Accommodation


Dates & Price

2023
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Route Map & Altitude

FAQ's


Reviews(3)

Nikki Marie

California, USA

It was an amazing trip. The guides Lok and Pema were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.
4.45

It was an amazing trip. The guides Lok and Pema were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Lok is very familiar to every lodge we stayed during the trek days. Everything was taken care of on our trip to Everest Base Camp & Island Peak. Island Peak was a tough climb, but Pema did an excellent job. We almost gave up, but he encouraged us to the final summit push, and we reached the summit, thankful to him. Pema was very experienced in climbing mountains. 

We are thankful to Mr. Chet Bhatta and his company Classic Vacations Nepal for a wonderful trip. We will definitely come back soon for our next trip in himalayas.

Hunter Michael

USA

4.45

I got in contact with Chet Bhatta from my friend's recommendation. I enquired him for a trek and climb to Island Peak. He came back to me with several options for this climb. I appreciated his effort to work on my itinerary.  It was a private trip.  

My guide Madhu was helpful and arranged everything for my trip. Everything went well on my trip. My porter Bishnu was nice. He was always smiling, and he was strong. 

 My climbing guide Pem was a great technical person. He took me safely for the summit. It was a hard climb but we reached the top. It was not possible without his guidance.  

I heartily recommend Mr. Chet and his company.

Mr. Jeff Sauer

Juneau- Alaska

Amen to Excellent Service !
4.45

I was part of a group from Alaska that trekked to Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Valley and climbed Island Peak in Nepal using Classic Vacations Nepal: October of 2022. The trip was great, in large part due to the great job and great service that Chet and his team provided. Chet is the lead and was extremely attentive to our wishes, our change in plans, whatever. And he was there in person a lot.

One example was after our trek, back in Kathmandu, I asked where and how to go about purchasing some, not cheap, singing bowls to take back home. He did not just explain. No he personally took me out and took me to the right shop and dealt with, and negotiated, with the friendly guy at the shop. There was always Attention to detail, and responding quickly to our communications. And his team of porters and guide were superb. Iswor was with us for weeks and always, I mean always, was there making our trip work.

When you deal with people that much and are with them that long, you get to know them. These are good people. We now count them as friends and still communicate with them.

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