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Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek - 16 Days

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Island Peak (6189 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
  • Gain an intimate understanding of the Sherpa culture in the Himalayas.
  • Visit the Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Explore the mesmerizing prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones, and huge suspension bridges
  • Explore breathtaking mountain valleys, slopes, springs, waterfalls, lush woods bursting with vibrant rhododendron, and more.
  • Get amazed by the stunning diversity of flora and animals, including musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan Thar
  • Best views of Mount Everest along with Khumbu glacier (4900 meters) from Kalapatthar (5550 meters)
  • Exciting and challenging experience, during EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
  • Stunning views of Mount Everest (8848m/29021ft), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7,162m) and Ama Dablam (6,812m)
  • Kongma La Pass (5535m) provides awesome perspectives of the Himalayas

Island Peaks climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is specifically crafted for adventure lovers who want to combine their experience with climbing and trekking. You will experience the pleasant and alluring cultural, spiritual, and ecological variety of the Khumbu Valley in the Everest region on your trekking excursion. Locally called as Imja Tse, the Island Peak rises like a magnificent island of rock and ice encircled by glaciers.

One of the key climbing peaks in the Everest Region is Island Peak Climbing via Everest Base Camp Trek. The best opportunity for climbing and hiking in the Himalayas is provided by this expedition. Before attempting to summit massive Himalayan peaks, this is the first step for the majority of climbers. Rhododendron-covered mountains will be your scenery as you journey.

There are views of prominent Himalayan peaks including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest, among others. Along with learning about the customs and way of life of the locals, you will also tour the 8,000 Meter Peaks of the Himalayas. High levels of physical fitness and intermediate levels of technical climbing competence are required to submit to Island Peak.

EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will walk a short distance to Phakding from Lukla. The next day, you will hike to Namche Bazaar, passing through extensive forested areas and several suspension bridges. You'll continue your hike from Namche to Tangboche and eventually Dingboche. Following Thukla, you will continue your walk from Dingboche to Lobuche.

You will hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep the next day, where you will leave your stuff and make your way up to Everest Base Camp. You will feel accomplished when you return to Gorakshep after taking in the vistas from Everest Base Camp and taking a lot of photographs. To see the golden sunlight striking the tall, snow-capped Himalayan peaks, you will go from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar.

It's time to travel to Island Peak after experiencing the surrounding natural beauties of Kalapatthar. Trekking past Kongma La Pass will take you to Chhukung. With the aid of crampons and an ice ax, you will go from Chhukung to Island Base Camp in the early morning. The next day, you will go out early, following the Sherpas, and using ropes as per required. You will reach the peak of Island Peak around midday.

After that, you will head back to Chhukung. After a successful accomplishment of Island Peak Climbing via Everest Base Camp Trek, you will return to Lukla passing Dingboche, Tangboche, Namche, Monjo, and Phakding on the way.

Green Valley Nepal Treks, a well-known trekking organization in Kathmandu, offers a professionally designed itinerary and skilled guides for Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek. You will appreciate the stunning Mountain View with numerous and diverse cultural customs and ways of living. Booking is now open for the years 2024 and 2025 at a very affordable cost.

Benefits of Booking Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek with Green Valley Nepal Treks

  • Free International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Map of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own

Preparation for Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

Before beginning the Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trek, it's crucial to take your physical and mental health into account. If you have never gone trekking, you should start by cycling, jogging, and taking morning walks for a year (in max) or 4 to 6 months before making a reservation with Green Valley Nepal Treks. If you have prior mountain hiking and climbing experience, that will be helpful. Success depends on your capacity to adjust to the shortage of oxygen as well as on your technical expertise. You must adjust to living in a tent and maintaining your hygiene while acclimating to a mountain environment.

Numerous ascents and descents may be found on the trail that passes past Sherpa communities and terraced farms. To walk for 5 to 6 hours a day, you must be in excellent physical condition. Trekkers should have a cheerful attitude because discomfort and anxiety are frequently brought on by uncertainty. When you wish to plan a trip with us, we suggest that you talk to your doctor about your respiratory health and give us a copy of the report so that we may tailor the schedule for the EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing appropriately.

Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Cost 2024 And 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers an EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing at different rates depending on the number of people in your group. Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trip cost starts at USD 1575 and might reach up to USD 1825, depending on group size.

No. of PeopleStarting Price Per PersonInquiry
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2 to 3USD 1720 per personSend Inquiry
4 to 6USD 1675 per personSend Inquiry
7 to 10USD 1575 per personSend Inquiry

If you have any questions concerning the price of the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Trek, please contact us via WhatsApp (at any time).

Day to Day Itinerary
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Info: Beginning on April 1, 2023, all regular flights to Lukla Airport in the Everest Region would be diverted from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) until further notice.

Our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a sign that reads Green Valley Nepal Treks. A private car will then transport you to your accommodation. You are welcome to visit our office for a pre-trip meeting whenever you are ready to know more about the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Itinerary.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

Early in the morning, a breathtaking 45-minute flight takes you to Lukla where the EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing begins. At the airport, the porter and guide will be formally introduced. Following breakfast, you will hike toward Phakding along the Dudh Kosi Valley, crossing a few suspension bridges built in the region. Mountains, a verdant valley, vibrant prayer flags, and piles of Mani stones may all be seen along the route. The most crucial thing to remember is to move slowly since it takes some time for your body to become used to the thin air. You will arrive in Phakding after a short hike, and you will spend the night at a Sherpa teahouse.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 7.8 kilometers

After breakfast, the journey from Phakding passes through the beautiful settlements of Tok-Tok, Bhenkar, and Monjo before reaching the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, where your trekking permits for Island Peak Climbing through EBC Trek are examined. After spending a few hours following the riverbed and passing through the last Hillary suspension bridge, you will begin an arduous ascent to Namche Bazaar. Namche boasts a wide range of dining options, as well as a cyber café, bars, a post office, an ATM, and banks.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 10.4 kilometers

Before commencing the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, it is time to recover and acclimatize in Namche. In the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar is the most populated settlement. You may take a tour of Namche's surroundings as well as visit viewpoints like Thame or Khunde. To find out more about Everest climbers, Sherpa people, and their traditions, go to the Tourist Visitor Center. A quick climb will also get you to the Everest View Hotel. From the Everest View Hotel, guests can see several mountains, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, and many more. You will return to Namche for the evening after some time spent exploring the area. While traveling back to the hotel, it is also possible to see a museum, gallery, and a few Sherpa settlements.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After an early breakfast, you will start the Island Peak Climbing with an EBC journey to Tengboche, which is well-known for its panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku mountains. You will be able to take in the breathtaking views of Island Peak, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mount Everest while trekking. The tough trek takes you up and down, but you'll be rewarded with stunning vistas of the Himalayas. Along the route, you may see animals including musk deer, pheasants, and Himalayan Thar. To get to a modest village called Phunki Tenga, you must continue your journey downhill, cross the Dudh Koshi River, and pass through extensive alpine woods. After considerable hiking, you will arrive in Tengboche, which is home to Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 9.2 kilometers

Your EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing trip will take you from Tengboche to Dingboche. You will descend on a track through woodland and pass over a few suspension bridges. You will pass through a few Sherpa settlements along the way, including Pangboche, Somare, and Orsho. The forest line disappears as you get higher, and you come to a barren, remote place. You will feel a little out of breath due to the elevation climb. Many hikers begin to experience the effects of high altitude at Dingboche. When you get to the settlement, halt at a teahouse to rest and refill your fluid intake while maintaining proper hydration. Take precautions since acute mountain sickness (AMS) is caused by dehydration.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 9.1 kilometers

The route for today's Island Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a gentle ascent to Duglha at the end of the Khumbu terminal moraine. The trek via the Khumbu Khola Valley to Lobuche officially begins today. After passing Dusa, the valley gets progressively thinner. You will rise to Duglha while taking in the breathtaking vistas of Pumori, Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and other peaks as you pass past Phulung Karpo, the campsites of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953, and Chola Lake. From here, the hike up the Khumbu Glacier's final moraine will begin. As you descend to the Khumbu Glacier and then climb back up to Lobuche, you will pass past Chupki Lhara and the memorial gardens for domestic and international mountaineers.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 7.9 kilometers

The vistas get better as you follow the glacial moraine up on the Island Peak Climbing via EBC Trek from Lobuche. You will eventually arrive at the Gorakshep lodges, where you will spend the night. On the other hand, as soon as you get to Gorakshep, you will leave your possessions there and head to Everest Base Camp. You will see memorials for the Indian army mountaineers along the path. It's crucial to follow your guide at this stage because the road might be complicated. At this height, the thin air may be strenuous. Before arriving at Everest Base Camp, you will go across streams, moraines, and rocky dunes. Once you get to Everest Base Camp, you will undoubtedly discover that this is the closest you have ever been to the mountain's summit. You will be enjoying the scenery from base camp, which includes the breathtaking Khumbu Icefall, and you could even feel emotional about accomplishing this goal you had long-term planned. You will return to Gorakshep to spend the remainder of the day there after spending some time at EBC.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 15 kilometers

You will walk to Kala Patthar early in the morning to see the sunrise over Mount Everest and other peaks. A popular location for the EBC hike with Island Peak Climbing is Kala Patthar, which offers magnificent panoramic views of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. Along the route, prayer flags will be hoisted. You will return to Gorakshep for breakfast after taking in the expansive views from Kala Patthar. You will begin your descent after breakfast and after packing all of your personal belongings. The journey from Gorakshep to Lobuche will be exhausting. You will continue your walk from Lobuche in an easterly direction, pass via Kongma La Pass, and eventually reach Chhukung.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 9.5 kilometers

You will ascend to Island Peak Base Camp on this second portion of the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Journey. Crampons and an ice ax are required to maneuver the glaciers and ice headwalls on this difficult ascent of Island Peak. From the Lhotse glacier to the east, you will rise up the moraine in a southerly direction. After a short stroll around some rocky outcroppings, you will arrive at Island Peak Base Camp. Island Peak Base Camp's altitude is 5100 meters. You will receive brief instructions on peak climbing methods and how to use climbing equipment, such as ice axes, climbing boots and crampons, harnesses, and ropes, after assembling the tents. The Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines will be crossed before you emerge in a broad valley to the southwest of Island Peak.

After lunch, pre-climb training will start. Your guide will organize all of the climbing equipment and will provide specific advice on how to climb. This class is a good opportunity to sharpen your climbing abilities. The guides will demonstrate how to utilize the appropriate rappel equipment, ice ax, ascender, carabiner, and harness. You will need to use ropes to climb up and down during the training session. Pre-climb training is crucial since it will increase your confidence, especially if you are a beginner climber.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 5 kilometers

This day is the most challenging part of the Island Peak Climbing with the EBC Trek experience. To beat the afternoon winds and be at the top before noon, you will set off early in the morning. Beyond Base Camp, you will first climb a steep hillside. At some point, the slope will get narrower and you will cross some stones. After passing over a very abrupt gully, the path then follows a ridgeline to the base of the glacier that extends all the way to the top. You may reach the peak by ascending a steep, snow-covered hill. Once reaching the top, you may relax and take in some of the most incredible vistas you've ever seen. Outstanding views of Lhotse, Makalu, Island Peak, and Baruntse can be seen from the summit. This is undoubtedly an exciting time to take pictures. You will then return to Island Peak Base Camp where you may celebrate your successful ascent of Island Peak before making the short trek to Chhukung for the night.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • 11 kilometers

For today's EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing adventure, gentle descent to a lower elevation is anticipated. The entire distance from Chhukung to Tengboche is a delightful stroll. Following the stream downhill toward the Pangboche settlement and Tengboche, descend after passing through the Dingboche Valley. The largest Monastery in the Khumbu region may be found at Tengboche, one of the most picturesque locations in the Himalayas. As well as seeing lodges beneath the towering, magnificent, and gorgeous summits Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar to the northeast, you can also view a lot of other peaks all around you.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 13 kilometers

From Tengboche, the trail to Namche Bazaar leads through forests abundant with animals. Your Island Peak Climbing through the EBC excursion will continue across the slope covered with vivid rhododendron and juniper plants. Your route continues along the Dudh Koshi gorge before quickly descending through pine trees and arriving at Sansa after crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. While traveling through the forest, keep a lookout for animals including Himalayan Thar, snow leopards, and vibrant pheasants. You will arrive at the Army camp at Namche Bazaar after crossing a Chorten, where you will spend the night.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 13 kilometers

Returning to Dudh Koshi Valley on your final day of Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trekking pathways would be rewarding. After a long hike today, you will have a long journey back to Lukla. To start, you will drop a long way before crossing a bridge and continuing on to Monjo and Phakding. You will return on foot while taking in the stunning mountain landscape, the surrounding lush greenery, and a small Sherpa community. Once you arrive in Lukla, your guide will finalize your flight ticket and you will have time to explore the surrounding regions before spending the night at a hotel and enjoying the last celebratory supper with your crew.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 13 kilometers

On this day, passengers can fly across the mountains from Lukla to Kathmandu. If all goes according to plan, you will board a flight in the morning to return to Kathmandu. The scenic 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu will be wonderful. Most likely, you will be remembering your journey on Island Peak Expedition and looking forward to the time you will spend with your loved ones again. Once in Kathmandu, spend some time shopping and sightseeing. A celebration of the successful completion of the Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek will be place this evening.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast

Before departing for Tribhuwan International Airport at the planned departure time. This is the final day in Nepal, which provides the last opportunity to take advantage of shopping and enjoy touring the cultural metropolis of Kathmandu valley. We will drop you off at the airport three hours before to your flight time.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Pickup from Kathmandu International Airport as per your arrival date and time
    • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
    • 12 Nights tea house accommodation during the trekking
    • 1-night accommodation in a tented camp (Island Peak Base Camp)
    • Flight ticket to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap including airport transportation.
    • Three times meals (breakfast, dinner, and lunch) during the trek
    • English-speaking professional trekking guide and his expenses for salary, food, accommodation, insurance, and so on. (Lukla to Lukla)
    • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and oximeter to check oxygen level.
    • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of the trek)
    • All necessary permits for the trekking
    • Island peak climbing permit
    • Climbing guide and other necessary staff for Island Peak (Island Peak Base Camp to Base Camp)
    • Equipment for climbing such as tents, mattresses, climbing rope, ice screws, and snow bars for Island Peak climbing.
    • Equipment Fees for the climbing guide
    • The entire set of camping gear, including the table, chair, toilet tent, cooking tent, and dining tent
    • Personal climbing Gear per person such as Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, Screw gate, Karabiners
    • Arrangements for rescue operations (paid by travel insurance) in the event of complicated medical problems.
    • Flight ticket to Kathmandu or Ramechhap from Lukla including airport transportation.
    • All government and local taxes
    • Garbage deposit
    • Company T-shirt as a souvenir
    • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
    • Farewell Dinner after completion of the trek
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance
    • Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, early arrival from trek due to any reason)
    • Personal expenses include shopping, snacks, boiling water for bottles, hot and cold beverages (tea and coffee), alcohol, hot showers, Wi-Fi, phone calls, battery recharge fees, additional porters, etc.
    • Personal attire and equipment for climbing
    • Extra expenses resulting from delays or consequences from delays brought on by events outside of our control, such as landslides, bad weather, modifications in the schedule owing to safety concerns, illness, alterations in governmental regulations, strikes, etc.
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you would like to take a porter it will cost you USD 280 for the whole trip which you could choose on the booking option)
    • Tips for Guide and Porter (expected from trekkers involved in Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek)
    Add-ons & Options

    Your equipment will be handled by our experienced porter, freeing you up to enjoy the splendor of the Everest region. One porter can be used by two people, however, bear in mind that he can only lift to 25 kg.

    You can choose to hire a porter on the booking page, and the cost for the entire trip will be USD 280.
     

    Departure Dates
    Start:SaturdayMay 25, 2024
    End:SundayJun 09, 2024
    PriceUS$1720
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    Start:MondayMay 27, 2024
    End:TuesdayJun 11, 2024
    PriceUS$1720
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    Start:WednesdayMay 29, 2024
    End:ThursdayJun 13, 2024
    PriceUS$1720
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    Useful Info

    Best Season or Time for Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

    • Spring (March, April, May)

    One of the greatest times to trek to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak is in the spring. The lovely journey is best in spring because of the wonderful weather. There are no erratic downpours that may jeopardize the hike because of the consistent weather. There are no weather-related obstacles for trackers to face, such as intense rain, snowfall, or other harsh circumstances. Spotting animal species that become active after the winter is another thrilling feature of hiking in the spring. The area is covered with thick foliage, and the walkways are lined with vibrant flowers.

    • Autumn (September, October, November)

    Another popular season for Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climb is autumn. Because there are fewer weather-related problems like landslides, avalanches, and other things. You may enjoy expansive vistas of the snow-covered mountains throughout the autumnal months. These Himalayan landmarks are visible to trekkers under a bright blue sky. The tranquil Himalayan foothills of the area offer a safe and enjoyable hike during this time of year. In addition, the country celebrates a number of festivities in the autumn. Trekkers will therefore have the chance to explore different cultures along the stunning cultural paths. With the aid of a knowledgeable guide, you may learn more about the regional settlements.

    Food or Meal Available during Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

    You will have three meals throughout your Island Peak Climbing over the EBC Trek route.

    • Breakfast: During the trip, meals like as pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, egg dishes of any form (fried egg, scrambled egg, boiled egg, omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and so on are usually provided.
    • Lunch: Pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, egg dishes of any kind (fried egg, scrambled egg, boiled egg, omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and so on are frequently supplied during the excursion.
    • Dinner: The dinner menu is identical to the lunch menu, but it includes soups such as tomato soup, mushroom soup, garlic soup, vegetable soup, chicken soup, and so on.
    • Drinks: You can get black tea, milk tea, lemon tea, ginger tea, mint tea, and so on for tea, and milk coffee or black coffee for coffee.

    Accommodation Facilities during Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

    You will stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing arrangement. You will share a room with a member of the same gender from your group if you are hiking in groups and joining on a regular basis. In Kathmandu and when walking along the way, you can request a single supplement if that is your preference (that might cost extra besides the trip price stated). For additional information, feel free to contact us.

    You will stay in tea houses while doing the Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking. A guest home, restaurant, and gathering place all rolled into one is called a tea house. The rooms include twin beds and not much further furniture, such as tiny tables or chairs. Typically, blankets are offered (it is recommended that you carry your own sleeping bags). Squatting toilets or comfortable sitting toilets are found in most restrooms. The majority of the lodges offer hot water for showers, although there is an additional charge for utilizing hot showers. We will supply a high-quality tent and a tent for the cooking workers during the Island Peak Climb.

    Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Difficulty Level

    If you have never trekked before, especially in the Himalayas, the EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing trip may be difficult for you because you will be traveling over dangerous routes. You must hike for at least 5 to 6 hours each day on this excursion. Altitude sickness is a significant concern on every Nepal trekking trip because the routes travel across terrain that is more than 4000 meters above sea level. Along the route, the hikers will face a range of difficulties, such as rocky terrain, meadows, deep valleys, and pathways covered with rocks.

    At a high altitude, Island Peak Expedition is a challenging climb. At higher elevations, there is less oxygen in the air throughout the climb. Physically, the ascent is really difficult at the beginning. You will travel across tough terrain at a height of nearly 5000 meters. You must equip crampons and a rope after you have reached the glacier field. The most challenging point of the ascent is at the foot of the headwall. The air is particularly thin and the rise is extremely steep. You will reach the peak ridge if you are determined enough. It is a quick and simple ascent from the summit ridge to the peak.

    This long trek will be difficult for most trekkers. Someone who has never hiked in these conditions would find it difficult to cover such a large distance.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

    On the Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek, acclimatization is crucial. Your body requires time to adjust to the thin air, which may be accomplished by taking a break at a lower level before climbing to a higher one. While trekking to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing, altitude sickness can occur when the body is unable to adjust to the low oxygen levels and high air pressure in high-altitude Mountains. Many hikers and mountain climbers get acute mountain sickness when the oxygen level drops below 4000 meters in height. Various symptoms, including headaches, exhaustion, nausea, shortness of breath, wooziness, lack of sleep or trouble falling asleep, loss of appetite, and others, can be caused by acute mountain sickness. Before commencing Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak, keep in mind the following tips to avoid altitude sickness:

    • Keep yourself hydrated when hiking and stay away from alcohol because it dehydrates you.
    • Maintain a healthy diet throughout the trip.
    • Diamox, the most effective medicine for altitude sickness, should be brought along on the hike.
    • Don't hurry when hiking to a high altitude. You ought to walk carefully and slowly.
    • Before hiking at an elevation of more than 4,000 meters, acclimate appropriately.
    • If your body reveals any symptoms of altitude sickness, you must either stop immediately or lower some elevation.
    • Keeping yourself clean may also help you avoid altitude sickness.

    Travel Insurance for Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek

    You need an excellent travel insurance plan that provides coverage for all the activities and altitudes listed on your schedule if you plan to climb Island Peak with EBC Trek. You ascend to a height of 6,189 meters, and your travel insurance ought to provide enough coverage up to this altitude. Even though your safety is our first priority, accidents and emergencies might still happen at this height. Because there is less oxygen in the air, hikers frequently get acute mountain sickness, which can be fatal if not treated quickly. You run the risk of getting hurt physically when hiking and climbing in a dangerous alpine environment.

    Therefore, be sure that your insurance will cover any expenses incurred as a result of accidents or other situations that may arise during your Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing journey. In the event of an accident or medical emergency, your insurance coverage should in particular pay for the costs of hospitalization and helicopter evacuation, as they can be rather expensive. Be careful while choosing a policy, and don't forget to study the details. Selecting a firm that provides insurance coverage for local and international flight cancellations as well as lost or stolen baggage would be useful for you.

    Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Packing List

    Here is a simple list of the things you should pack on your Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing that you shouldn't forget to include:

    • Sunglasses, Sun Hat, Woolen Cap, Or Balaclava
    • Inner And Outer Gloves
    • Towel, Flip-Flop Or Rubber Sandal, Toiletries
    • Rucksack Or Daypack (30 Liters) With A Waterproof Cover
    • Trekking Pants And Waterproof Trousers
    • T-Shirts Or Shirts
    • Down Jacket
    • Wind/ Waterproof Light Jacket
    • Fleece Jumper Or Jacket
    • Headlamp, Power Bank, And Extra Batteries
    • Sun Protection Cream, Wet Wipes, And Hand Sanitizer
    • Inner Thermal (Top And Trousers)
    • Socks And Underwear
    • Water Bottle And Water Purification Tablets
    • Sleeping Bag Liner

    Climbing Equipment:

    • Climbing Helmet
    • Ice Axe
    • Harness
    • Tape Sling
    • Jamar Or Ascending Device
    • Descending Or Belay Device
    • Crampons That Fit Your Climbing Boots
    • Carabiners (Lockable And Non-Lockable)
    • Climbing Boots (Insulated Stiff-Soled, Ideal For High Altitude)

    Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Safety Majors

    • We ensure the protection and safety of our clients during EBC with Island Peak Climbing. The trustworthy organization Green Valley Nepal Treks takes the following safety measures:
    • The trek leaders and guides can ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading treks.
    • We provide each and every one of our guides with wilderness first aid training.
    • Throughout the walk, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
    • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in hiking destinations.
    • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kit that might require during the trek.
    • Our trek leaders have the right to either cancel or continue the trip if someone feels sick from the altitude.

    Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Booking Procedure

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve an EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Great Experience with Green Valley Nepal Treks

      I recently went on a trip to Nepal with Green Valley Nepal Treks & Research Hub P Ltd, and I must say that it was an amazing experience overall. The tour operator had organized everything well, and they made sure that my comfort was their top priority throughout the trip. We were supposed to summit Island Peak during the trip, which was the highlight of the trip. However, due to misguidance from a Sherpa guide assigned to me by a third party, I was not able to reach the summit. I was disappointed, but I knew that it was outside the control of Green Valley Nepal Treks & Research Hub P Ltd.

      Despite not reaching the summit, the rest of the trip was excellent. The accommodations were comfortable, and the food was delicious. The guides and porters provided excellent service and were always helpful throughout the trip. I would highly recommend Green Valley Nepal Treks & Research Hub P Ltd to anyone who wants to have a great experience in Nepal. The tour operator is very professional and experienced, and they will ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Although I did not reach the summit, I still had an amazing experience, and I would definitely use this tour operator again for future trips to Nepal.

      D
      Daryle Dale DApril 19, 2023Singapore
    • TripAdvisor

      Island peak- incredible! with Professional Guides

      Island peak was amazing! Our guide did an incredible job and made it possible for a successful summit. Logistics and communication were great and I highly recommend going with Green Valley on your next adventure.

      M
      Magda BDecember 16, 2022United States
    FAQs
    • At Island Peak Base Camp, solar batteries will be utilized to power electrical appliances and illuminate the tents. There won't be any extra fees associated with using this service. You might need to pay extra to charge your electronics at the teahouses along the way.

    • For a very low cost, teahouses provide boiled and filtered drinking water for hikers. Although you may buy bottled water, we don't recommend using it on the path due to its harmful effects on the ecosystem. Bring a refillable bottle with you and fill it with water to drink. Before you buy filtered water, your guide will inspect the water's quality. Please be confident that before you drink the water, our guide will carefully inspect it to ensure that it has been properly boiled and treated.

    • Yes, there are Wi-Fi hotspots on the Island Peak and Everest Base Camp trails. But please be aware that the network may be unpredictable because of the mountainous terrain. The signal frequently disappears or has low power.

    • You always have the option to alter the climbing schedule to meet your schedule and fitness level. Green Valley Nepal Treks has always tailored the journey to the needs of travelers. We are glad to modify this trip to match your schedule, financial situation, and level of fitness.

    • For this trip you must have the following permits:

      • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit
      • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
      • Island Peak Climbing Permit

      Green Valley Nepal Treks will obtain all of these permits and travel documents for you.

    • In the Nepal Himalayas, networks are now accessible due to technological advancements. The majority of Everest's terrain, including the base camp, has mobile and 4G Internet connectivity. You may update your family and friends on your location by using the internet, which is available in every tea house in the entire region for a little charge. Surprisingly, there is excellent cellphone connectivity at the Island Summit.

    • Although we will give you a sleeping bag and a down jacket, you must carry your own equipment. We can suggest some reputable retailers where you may rent or buy new ones.

    • We advise you to limit the weight of your trek luggage to no more than 15 kilograms. A maximum of 30 kilograms can be carried by each porter. We assign 1 porter to transport 2 duffel bags for clients. Please be aware that for the flight to Lukla, you are only permitted 15 kg of luggage, including your handbag. You will be charged extra for overage luggage.

    • In general, credit cards are not widely accepted in Nepal, hence their utility is minimal. In Kathmandu, there are ATMs where you may withdraw rupees at a favorable exchange rate. In addition to whatever fees your bank may impose, Kathmandu's ATMs typically impose a $5 USD service charge. These ATMs also commonly have a restriction of 25,000 rupees per day (approximately $215 USD).

    • While trekking, we carry a first-aid kit. You can, however, bring certain necessary medications with you, such as ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea pills, and Diamox for AMS.

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