Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing

Start: Kathmandu Finish: Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Namche Bazar, Tyangboche, Pheriche, Gorakshep, Chukhung, Dingboche, Lukla


Duration: 13 Nights

Physical rating: Low, Medium, High

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour code: 6611

Tour operator: Mount Adventure Holidays

Group size: 2 - 6

Age range: 16-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2300

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Tour Overview

Island Peak Climbing is a popular trekking peak activity in the Everest region of Nepal. Island peak climbing scales 6189m and is non-technical to climb but requires basic snow climbing skills for the ascent. Island Peak Climbing one of the busy trekking peak right above the summer village of Chukhung, at the top of the Imja Khola Valley. This expedition is a superb entry into mountaineering. We will teach you basic skills before climbing the peak. The Everest region is one of the most popular climbing areas and, from the tallest mountain in the world, you can also Climb smaller climbing expeditions to the Moutain peaks. This trip takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We will explore the heart of this area and visit the Everest region. During the whole trip, you will get to see glorious views of Mt, Everest Himalaya ranges, and the surrounding peaks. Although this ascent is not technically demanding, take into account that it is a requirement to have a very good level of fitness and skillful to join this program. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you through.

Highlights

  • iconDuring the whole trip, you will get to see glorious views of Mt, Everest Himalayas ranges.
  • iconThis expedition is a superb entry into mountaineering.
  • iconIsland Peak with Everest is a popular trekking peak activity in Everest region of Nepal.
  • iconGlorious views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu from the summit.
  • icon 6189 M Island peak climbing with a hike to Everest base camp.

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Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing
Everest Base Camp & Island peak climbing

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding 35 minute flight, 3-4 Hours Trek

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we take an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet the rest of our crew members. Next, we begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.

icon Day 2 : Phakding– Namche Bazaar

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir, and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of this region. This day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

icon Day 3 : Namche Bazzar Acclimatization Day

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that instead of being idle we stay active and move around even during the rest day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages and get acquainted with the Sherpas and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region. For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. In the village, we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

icon Day 4 : Namche Bazaar – Tengboche

Location: Tyangboche

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku and is also the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness a religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.

icon Day 5 : Tengboche to Pheriche (4200 m)

Location: Pheriche

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning, we will be visiting different monasteries nearby before moving down through the forest of birch, juniper, fir, and Rhododendron to the nunnery at Deboche. The trail involves stable climbs but because of the altitudes, we need to pace ourselves steadily throughout the day. After we pass Imja Khola, we will be reaching the village of Pangboche where we will be stopping by for our lunch viewing the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, in the first place, our route will be the climb through the open alpine hillsides and at the second.

icon Day 6 : Pheriche to Lobuche (4950 m)

Location: Gorakshep

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Keep on a trek along the moraine of the glacier; with the views of Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori (7,165m) we hike today high above the Pheriche village. Pretty normal day today takes about 4 hours walking. Important day also for accommodation, Rest of the day we may take a simple hike around.

icon Day 7 : Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5400 m) & back to Gorakhshep

Location: Gorakshep

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, the walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakshep, where you will be able to have lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5400meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khubutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu ice fall instead of Mt. Everest.

icon Day 8 : Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) & trek to Chhukung (4730m)

Location: Chukhung

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, but we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7,145m), lingtren (6,697m), and Khumbutse (6,623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7,750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

icon Day 9 : Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

Location: Chukhung

Accommodation: Camp, Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hiking up the Kalapatthar, we will make a vertical climb which allows us to view Everest Peak continuously. Not only this, but we can also view other mountains like Pumori (7,145m), lingtren (6,697m), and Khumbutse (6,623m). These mountains divide us from Tibet and just over the Lho La Pass, we can observe the large face of Changtse (7,750m). After that, we head back to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we hike towards Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

icon Day 10 : Island Peak Summit (6160m) & back to Base Camp (5200m)

Location: Chukhung

Accommodation: Camp, Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning, we will begin our climbing to arrive at the summit. Ascending from the base camp we will reach to the Island Peak High Camp (5600m). From this point, we can see semicircle view of cliffs that go up in the north to the rocky peaks of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse (8,501m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m). To the east, we will view the iced up waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier above which towers Cho Polu (6,734m) and we will also witness Makalu (8,475m). From the south of the Imja glacier, we will be rewarded by Baruntse (7,720m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m). Our trail will now get complicated once we reach the bed of the pointed icefall beneath the peak. In order to succeed, great caution must be implemented while balancing the barrier to approach out on the rim leading to the summit. After we reach the summit, we will be back to the Base Camp.

icon Day 11 : Trek to Pangboche (4360m) via Dingboche (4360 m)

Location: Dingboche

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will be trekking around stunning Imja Khola Valley. We first rich Dingboche which is located in a hop hedge of little ground bounded by stone wall defensive crops of potatoes and barley. From Dingboche, we take a little dissimilar means down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. We traverse the Khumbu Khola over a wooden suspension bridge and walk beside the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and skeleton of a ‘Yeti’ or the repulsive snowman.

icon Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3445m Travel Hours: 5 hours

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tyangboche Monastery at a height of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

icon Day 13 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,860 m) 6/7 Hrs

Location: Lukla

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having our breakfast, go back over the major road down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight tickets and see off to local porters.

icon Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu (35 M)

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

You will fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning and then will be transferred to your hotel. The right side will give you a final view of the mountains. T

What's Included

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    Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.

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    Meals – Full Board

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    Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.

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    All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

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    Fully Guided

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    Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner).

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    Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee

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    High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    First aid medical kit

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    Island Peak climbing permit fee.

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    Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.

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    All guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period and North Face, Salewa, Mountain Hardware or similar tented camp accommodation during the climbing period.

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    Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Mount Adventure Holidays sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area map.

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    Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.

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    Accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking /climbing).

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    Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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    Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

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    Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).

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    Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.

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    Personal climbing equipment.

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Your international flight to and from Nepal.

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    Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)

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    International Travel

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Mount Adventure Holidays requires a deposit of 50 USD to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 100 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

EBC TREK + ISLAND PEAK TREK
“We did the 14-day EBC + Island Peak climb with Mount Adventure Holidays, Pasang Sherpa as our guide, and it was amazing! Our previous mountain history was just a couple ....more “We did the 14-day EBC + Island Peak climb with Mount Adventure Holidays, Pasang Sherpa as our guide, and it was amazing! Our previous mountain history was just a couple fourteeners in Colorado, so this was a big step up, but we felt very prepared and taken care of.

Pasang is great about quickly returning emails/answering questions (which trust me, we had plenty of!) But when it came to the actual Island Peak climbing day we needed help with some of the actual mountaineering stuff, and he was awesome! And even earlier on in the trip, he was great about giving us lots of cool info along the trek, pointing out and naming mountains, etc.

If you're thinking about this trip; just do EBC, just be in good shape to truly enjoy it.

If you want to climb Island Peak and haven't done and prior technical mountains (or maybe just some in Colorado or something like us), either try to get SOME mountaineering experience with ropes/down climbing before you go out or just be prepared to learn out there but know you may have a few hiccups that your guide will be helping you through too! Anyways.

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highly recommend this trip with this group!!”;

USA,24/9/2018

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Colin

11-Aug-2020

OUTSTANDING TRIP, AND SUPER NICE GUIDE
Trip has been really nice, Mount Adventure Holidays planned everything really well. Accommodation, food, Traspotion, trekking itineraries have been super. The guide was really experienced also. I would recommend this ....more Trip has been really nice, Mount Adventure Holidays planned everything really well.

Accommodation, food, Traspotion, trekking itineraries have been super.

The guide was really experienced also.

I would recommend this company to everyone coming to Nepal if going to trek, tour, holidays, or climb.

Doing climbing and trekking in monsoon time is also nice, there are few people on the trails and the view during the morning is also good enough.

I had great fun during my journey to the Himalayas.

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Spain on 12/18 /2018

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Jack wolsan

11-Aug-2020

Island Peak
“Great communication before the trip and excellent personalized attention from Pasang and his team in Kathmandu. Our trip to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was well planned and we ....more “Great communication before the trip and excellent personalized attention from Pasang and his team in Kathmandu.

Our trip to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak was well planned and we felt we were in safe hands with Pasang Sherpa throughout the trek.

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USA,18/10?2018

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Paul

11-Aug-2020

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
“The trek to the Everest Base Camp trip was great, the various nature stunning and the views of the highest mountains of the world just mesmerizing. Luckily, the weather was ....more “The trek to the Everest Base Camp trip was great, the various nature stunning and the views of the highest mountains of the world just mesmerizing.

Luckily, the weather was really good at that time, and the sky clear most of the time.

well, acclimatize top of Kala Patthar for island peak.

after Everest base camp and Kala pather I and my team heading to island peak base camp.

I had been learned basic climbing technic with my climbing guide.

so then the next day we stared very much early in the morning at 3 am.

we were on the top of the island peak at 7 am.

weather was fantastic and my climbing guide was so skilfully and knowledgeable.

i was really enjoyed.

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Poland From On Jun 07 2018

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Krzysztof Drelczuk

11-Aug-2020

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!!
“We returned to Kathmandu from the Everest Region, trekking and Climbing. Everest Base Camp followed by summitting Island Peak. The trip was so fantastic and the weather was wonderful. We ....more “We returned to Kathmandu from the Everest Region, trekking and Climbing.

Everest Base Camp followed by summitting Island Peak.

The trip was so fantastic and the weather was wonderful.

We saw so many incredible sights and were able to successfully summit Island Peak.

It was the trip of a lifetime and we are very grateful that there were no issues or problems throughout the trip.

All we had to worry about was putting one foot in front of the other, everything else was taken care of by Mount Adventure Holidays Team.

We will surely recommend this company who wants to explore the Himalaya country of Nepal.

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Canada On May 24 2017

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Colleen Dermody

11-Aug-2020

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Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

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Thursday Oct 07, 2021

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