Introduction to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing
EBC with Island peak climbing is an adventure that combines Mount Everest Base Camp trekking and Island Peak climbing in one trip. Reaching the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and climbing the most famous trekking peak in Nepal is the desire of any adventurous traveler.
EBC with Island peak climbing is a great trip for the adventurous traveler who wants to experience trekking as well as climbing. This is an adventure trip to the land of mountains which is very exciting and thrilling! Most climbers choose Island peak for their initial practice for the Mount Everest expedition.
Trekking in the Khumbu region of Mount Everest is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal which is rich in natural beauty and culture. The trip starts with a short flight to Lukla. From Lukla, the trekking route takes you through beautiful ancient Sherpa villages to the Everest base camp.
Feel the touch of cool fresh air while walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park (a World Heritage Site) and enjoy the rich flora, fauna, and rhododendrons. Buddhist culture, monasteries, stupas, religious prayer flags, stone-carved chants, religious prayer wheels, etc. also make your journey divine and spiritual.
An opportunity to learn about culture and tradition
In various Sherpa settlements, you get the opportunity to learn about the unique Sherpa cultures, hospitality, old monasteries, Buddhism, and the lifestyle of the locals which is a beautiful and unforgettable travel experience of your life. Another attraction of the Everest region is the Tengboche monastery, which is surrounded by mountain views and lush green forests.
After the journey to the base camp, climb the island peak which looks like an island surrounded by glaciers. This Peak is also known as Imja Tse. As a result of hard work, the summit offers you an amazing 360-degree view of Mount Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kantega (6,782 m), and Thamserku (6,623 m) mountains.
Climbing the EBC with Island peak climbing does not require technical training but requires physical fitness. EBC with Island peak climbing package includes all the gear you need to climb. And our experienced Sherpa guide also provides pre-climbing training. Basic teahouses and lodges are available along the trekking route but during the climbing period, the climber has to arrange a tented camp.
To Everest base camp with Island peak climbing, you have to get a climbing permit. This Climbing permit is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). All team members must have insurance and must register a license with a climbing guide under the (NMA).
Best time For Peak Climb
The best time for climbing is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). However, if you prepare well to face the cold weather then winter is also a good season. In wintertime, the mountain scenery is crystal clear and trekkers are also fewer.
Check out our given itinerary which covers all aspects. Let us know if it is not suitable for you, we will tailor it to your requirement.
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Namche to Tengboche (3,860 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Dingboche to Nagerjun (5,100 m) and return to Dingboche - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Lobuche to Gorakhshep. Excursion to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and back to Gorakshep (5,181 m) - 8 to 9 hours walk.
Excursion to Kalapatthar and trek down to Dingboche (4,410 m) - 8 to 9 hours walk.
Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Island Peak Base Camp to Summit Peak (6,189 m) and back to Chhukung – 11 to 12 hours walk.
Chhukung to Namche (3,440 m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Namche to Lukla (2,800 m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu – 45 minutes.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex