Island Peak Climb & Everest Base Camp Trek

20 Days | Trek/Climb: 16 Days | Lodge & Camp | Maximum altitude: 6160m | Minimum: 1 Person

The Island Peak Climb combined together with Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most fascinating journeys you will ever do in the Nepal Himalayas. This trip has it all - culture, adventure, fantastic trekking, adventurous climb, the thrill - everything.

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

The first part of this adventure is trek to the Everest Base Camp. It provides opportunity of a wonderful trek to the base of world's highest mountain and at the same time gain proper acclimatization before the actual climb. Island Peak stands at 6160m. The peak became famous as the Island peak as it resembles an island when seen far from Dingboche. On this trip, we stay on teahouses while trekking, and in tented camps while at the Island Peak base camp.


Itinerary: Island Peak Climb including Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Cultural show in the evening, Hotel

Day 03 Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla (35 min flight), alt. 2800m,
            Trek to Phakding, 2610m, Lodge
Day 04 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m), Lodge
Day 05 Acclimatization walk to nearby Sherpa villages, back to Namche, Lodge
Day 06 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 3870m, Lodge
Day 07 Trek Tengboche to Pheriche, 4240m, Lodge
Day 08 Trek Pheriche to Dughla, 4620m, Lodge
Day 09 Trek Dughla to Lobuche, 4930m, Lodge
Day 10 Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep, 5160m,
            Continue to the Everest Base Camp at 5340, back to Gorak Shep, Lodge
Day 11 Hike up to top of Kalapatthar at 5545m in the morning Trek down to Dingboche, Lodge
Day 12 Trek Dingboche to Chhukung, Lodge
Day 13 Trek Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp, Camp
Day 14 Preparations for climb next day, move to High Camp, Camp
Day 15 Climb the Island Peak, 6160m
            Back to Base Camp, Camp
Day 16 Extra day for summit, in case of bad weather
            Trek to Chhukung, Lodge
Day 17 Trek to Namche Bazaar, Lodge
Day 18 Trek to Lukla, Lodge
Day 19 Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 20 Trip ends. Transfer to airport or continue on extension programs

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  • Dates and Prices

  • How difficult is this

  • Equipment: what you need to bring?

  • Flights & Insurance

  • Detailed Itinerary


The best seasons are spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Oct to Nov) but they also attract a large number of trekkers and climbers from many countries. If you want to avoid busy season then you might want to trek in other months.

It is monsoon during July/August with late rain often affecting September too. Flights out of Lukla can be delayed or cancelled frequently so you will need some extra days just in case. Otherwise, the area itself is relatively less affected by rain and treks/climbs at this time are good as ever.


We run a number of treks every year that you can join. Do not worry even if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single climbers to pick their own dates.

Indicators if trips are available: Available - Available, Limited - Limited Availability, Booked - Fully Booked/Unavailable

2016 - Starts Ends
Trip 1 11 Mar 2016 20 Mar 2016
Trip 2 04 Apr 2016 23 Apr 2016
Trip 3 21 Apr 2016 09 May 2016
Trip 4 11 May 2016 30 May 2016
Trip 5 21 May 2016 09 Jun 2016
Trip 6 04 Jun 2016 23 Jun 2016
Trip 7 12 Sep 2016 01 Oct 2016
Trip 8 25 Sep 2016 14 Oct 2016
Trip 9 02 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016
Trip 10 12 Oct 2016 31 Oct 2016
Trip 11 25 Oct 2016 14 Nov 2016
Trip 12 02 Nov 2016 21 Nov 2016
Trip 13 12 Nov 2016 01 Dec 2016
Trip 14 25 Nov 2016 14 Dec 2016
Trip 15 06 Dec 2016 25 Dec 2016

Remember that if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers/climbers to pick their own dates. Just email us at - [email protected]


The Climb -
Island Peak is categorized as an alpine climb of easy to moderate difficulty. Our experienced guide will help you with some pre-climb training at the base camp. It is best when you have some experience walking with an ice axe, using crampons and move using fixed lines on ropes. On summit day, we start very early in the morning, well before sunrise. The ridges are narrow but the climb is spectacular.

The Trek -
we rate it as slightly above moderate. This means you have to be physically very sound for this trek. If you can walk with a small backpack (like 10kg maximum) for about 7-8 hrs on a day, then you should be able to do this trek. There are lots of ascending and descending to do on this trek.


Climbing Equipment
  • Ice Axe (straight shaft, not curved)
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners (2 large, 6 regular)
  • Prussik Cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device (Figure 8 or ATC)
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs.
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles

Where can you get these equipment? Should you buy it or should you hire it? Get all these information and answers on our trekking equipment page.


Flights -

We arrange the domestic flight (Lukla - Kathmandu) for you as required by the trekking schedule. You will need to look for international flights to Kathmandu yourself. However, we can look for the international flights upon request.

Insurance -

It is very important to have a proper travel insurance for your trip. Make 100% sure that the insurance policy you are buying sufficiently covers the climb upto 6200m. Make sure it covers helicopter rescue evacuation and medical bills - just in case.

Our insurance covers only for the Nepali staff, including guide, all field staff and porters. There is no burden whatsoever on your part for the Nepali staff - we understand it is our responsibility and we protect them all.


For detailed itinerary of the Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trek, please email us at - [email protected]

What is included -
1. Airport pickup/drop
2. Kathmandu hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
3. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with guide, entrance fees
4. Flight: Kathmandu - Lukla
5. Everest National Park entrance fees
6. Island Peak Climbing Permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association
7. Mountaineering Climbing Guide, Trekking guide, Cook, Helpers/Porters
8. Daily wages and insurance of guide and porters
9. Staying in local lodges while on trek
10. Tented Camps while at Island Peak Base Camp
11. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
12. First-aid kits and communication devices (with guide) on trek
13. Waterproof duffel bag for your trekking kits
14. Sleeping bag (rent)
15. Flight: Lukla-Kathmandu

What is not included -
01. International flights
02. Nepal visa fees
03. Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu
05. Trekking and climbing equipment
06. Any kind of drinks while on trek
07. Your personal medical and travel insurance, evacuation/medical expenses
08. Tips etc

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Who can do this climb?

If you have some experience walking with an ice axe, using crampons and move using fixed lines on ropes, and have completed acclimatization at higher altitude, this climb is for you.

Island Peak is categorized as an alpine climb of easy to moderate difficulty. Our experienced guide will help you with some pre-climb training at the base camp.

Just before Island Peak Summit
Before the Island Peak Climb
What about altitude sickness and acclimatization?

Our itineraries are carefully planned that keep plenty of time to rest and gain acclimatization at high altitudes.

Still on, it is possible to catch Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). We suggest not to rush up to altitude. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol. Our guides are very experienced in noticing the symptoms of AMS early on and they will very attentive to help you.

Depending on conditions, you may have to rest at a place or descend down.


On summit day, we start very early in the morning, well before sunrise. The climb to the summit and return back to the base camp, depending on conditions, may take up to 10 hours.

On trekking section though, we normally have to walk for 6 to 7 hours.

Island Glaciers


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Getting Ready

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Before the summit

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