Trip Introduction: Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
20 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, one of the most famous and popular mountains in all Himalaya range which leads you to exciting adventure full of thrills on top 6,160 m (20,328 ft) high, where you can catch sweeping panorama of whole Khumbu Himal and beyond with Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Amadablam (6,812 m), Kangtenga (6,782 m), Tharmarserku (6,623 m), Kwangde (6,011 m), towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) with Lobuje Peak (6,119 m) and / Pokhalde Peak (5,806 m). Island Peak also is known by local name Imjatse Himal as listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) situated in the middle of scenic Imjatse valley within Everest and high Khumbu Himal range, the name Island due to its perfect location, climb to Island Peak for all interested adventurous people from beginners to hardy mountaineers.
Island Peak Climbing grade as PD+ (Per Difficult) taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climb Classification System as used worldwide on this alpine style of day climb a straightforward ascent to the summit with some technical effort required where all climbers has to be properly equipped where our highly professional guides lead you to the top and safely back after conquering the summit of Island Peak and makes you feel in high spirit with an adventure of a lifetime experience.
Starting with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then walking past lovely and impressive Sherpa cultural villages of Buddhist religion and then with rest and acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar before heading higher terrain towards Everest and Island Peak base camps.
Walking into nice cool alpine woodland and soon leaving the tree lines for remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Everest base camp, we have included Everest base camp and climb of Kalapatthar to make this trip more enjoyable with enough acclimatization before the ascent of Island Peak summit.
After Everest base camp heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley for the great climb on top Island Peak with the full support of our team of staff and guides, after a successful climb heading back to Lukla for the panoramic flight to Kathmandu with overwhelming adventure and long lasting memories of Island Peak Climbing.
- This trip departure every day of the year
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
- This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
- Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- We accept instant booking and online payment
Best Season for Island Peak Climb and Everest base camp trekking:
The best time from March to May in spring season with September till mid- December months during autumn and pre-winter season.
March to May much longer sunlight hours where green hills with wild flowers especially rhododendron of various species will be in full bloom till Thyangboche, makes the trek more interesting and very special.
Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon and short day light hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Local Culture and Religion:
Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word Sherpa comes from Tibetan language as East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.
Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.
In every Sherpa villages one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages, where’s the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.
As you walk from village to another where you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.
Sherpa men-folk were the first and earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still holds the post to this day.
Climate and Weather:
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,100 m.
Other months from September to January another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.