Island Peak and Everest Base Camp

Trip Overview

Island peak is the most popular climbing and trekking peak in Nepal better and was given the name Island Peak in 1951 by Eric Shipton`s party since it is seen as a pyramid of ice and rock when viewed from Dingboche. Imja Tse provides some of the most spectacular scenery of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region. From the summit of the giant mountains you can see Nuptse Lhotse , Makalu, Baruntse and Ama Dablam add more charm to climbing Island Peak.

Trip facts


21 Days





Grade IV


  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu for official procedures and preparations.
  • Day 3: Schedule flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding. (2610m)
  • Day 4: Namche Bazar (3440m).
  • Day 5: In Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
  • Day 6: Tengboche Monastery (3860m)..
  • Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410m).
  • Day 8: At Dingboche. Rest day for acclimatization
  • Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4910m).
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and trek to Gorek Shep (5140m).
  • Day 11: Hike up Kala Pattar (5550m) and trek back to Pheriche
  • Day 12: Chhukung (4730m).
  • Day 13: Chhukung – Island peak Base Camp (5100m) - O/N Camp.
  • Day 14: High Camp (5600m) - O/N Camp.
  • Day 15: Island Peak summit (6160m) - Return back to Chukung
  • Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (3901m).
  • Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazar.
  • Day 18: Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 19: Schedule flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
  • Day 20: In Kathmandu
  • Day 21: International departure


Island Peak

Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic flights.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Standard lodge accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Services of climbing/trekking guide, and porters.
  • Required climbing equipment, high tents, food and fuel.
  • Applicable government and local taxes, climbing permit, insurance for guides and porters.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold/soft drinks/mineral water, hot showers during the trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears.
  • Any cost arising due to landslides, political disturbance, strikes, cancellation of flights, and deviation in program.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and international flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks

    Keshar Mahal, Thamel-29, Kathmandu, Nepal

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