Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is the combination of dramatic trekking with a climb to Island Peak. The journey will give you an immense opportunity to explore the beautiful land of Himalayas. It takes place in the beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal with many attractive places.
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp has always been one of the favourite things to do among various trekkers. And Island Peak climbing will make your entire journey thrilling and adventurous. The entire journey might be physically demanding but is less technical. So, the trek is suitable for everyone who is physically fit and have little or no experience of a mountain expedition.
Island Peak is one of the most famous peak climbing treks in Nepal. The peak sits at the height of 6189 meters in the Everest region. Island Peak climbing can be a great starter pack for the ones who want to enter the world of mountain climbing.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing is for the ones who are looking beyond just a regular trekking journey. The journey will not just give you a wonderful trekking experience but also the satisfaction of conquering the summit of Island peak.
The combination of trekking and mountain climbing is the best package you can get which is full of exciting and thrilling adventure.
The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. You will trek to the charming villages of Phakding. The route will lead you to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorek Shep and then to the Everest Base Camp.
After conquering the EBC, you will head back to Gorak Shep and then towards Dingboche. From Dingboche, you will head towards the Island Peak Base Camp. The Island peak looks like an Island surrounded by glaciers on all sides. Reaching the top of the peak will give you majestic views of Mount Everest, Ama Damlab, Lhotse, icefalls, glaciers, and many more.
Our EBC trek with Island Peak climbing has enough acclimatization days for your comfortable journey. Climbing the peak will be easier with the help of our climbing guides and experts. So, join us at Exciting Nepal for an incredible journey.
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Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to Khumbu region.
- Exploring the local markets in Namche Bazaar.
- Exploring the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.
- Witnessing the Khumbu glacier and icefall.
- Gorgeous views from the top of the Island peak.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Route
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla 2800m. Trek to Phakding 2610m, 3 hours.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m, 6 hour
Day 4: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche 3800m, 5 hour
Day 6: Tengboche To Pheriche 4200m, 5 hour.
Day 7: Acclimation Day
Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche 4900m, 5 hour
Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 7 Hrs
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp Trek and Trek to Dingboche 4300m, 6 hours.
Day 11: Dingboche to Chukung 4730m, 2 hour. as approach island peak trek
Day 12: Chukung Island peak Base camp at 5000m,4 hour
Day 13: Summit 6160m. back to Base Camp. 6 hour
Day 14: Base Camp to Pangboche.3800m,6 hour
Day 15: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. 5 hour
Day 16: Namche to Lukla. 5 hour
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
Day 18: Final Departure
Best Season for Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing
EBC trek with Island Peak climbing is doable throughout the year. But, Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year for trekking to the Everest region. Are you a beginner? If yes, these seasons will serve you the best offer you with perfect weather and temperature.
If you ask trekkers from all around the world about their favourite time to travel to Nepal, Autumn would be their number one priority. Autumn in Nepal falls in post monsoon season in the month of September, October, and November. The season offers the best weather and temperature of the Everest region.
The weather in the Everest region in autumn is usually warm. But, this also depends upon the areas you will be trekking. It is usually warm and humid in the lower regions. However, the temperature in the higher regions might be quite low.
The average daytime temperature of the Everest region ranges between 12-20 degrees in the autumn season. The morning and nighttime temperature may fall below zero degrees.
During Autumn, the Everest region expects minimum rainfall. So, the weather is usually clear and bright. This you will allow you to have vivid views of the majestic Himalayas.
Spring is the second-best time of the year for trekking in Nepal. It is the time when the Everest region blooms with various exotic flowers and vibrant rhododendrons.
During spring, the region expects a lot of trekkers trekking to the Everest Base Camp. The region usually gets crowded in spring in compare to Autumn season. So, finding an ideal teahouse during spring might also be a problem.
The weather of spring justifies the scenic beauty of the Everest region. The crystal clear mountains of the Everest region look beautiful than ever. You will be able to walk through a beautiful trail filled with rhododendron. The overall weather becomes pleasant and charming.
The average daytime temperature of the Everest region ranges between 15-23 degrees in the spring season. The weather becomes chilly in the higher areas.
Difficulties during EBC trek with Island Peak climbing
Peak climbings are always difficult than trekking. But, this does not mean it is physically demanding and impossible. With proper use of equipment and guidance, the trek is achievable.
You will have to cover a distance of 140 kilometres during your Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing. It requires an average walking duration of 6-7 hours a day. So, you should be someone who has no problem in walking for hours continuously. If you do, it would be better if you start preparing from today.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a high altitude trek. The starting point of the trek is at Lukla which sits at the eight of 3000 meters. So, the journey involves several uphills and downhills climb.
To climb Island Peak, you will have to use various equipment such as ropes, hammer, crampons, etc. Climbing the peak might not be very difficult if you have previous climbing experience. You will have to climb up to the maximum height of 6189 meters.
Acute Mountain Sickness is very comm when trekking to EBC with Island peak climbing. During the trek, you will walk through lower elevations to higher elevations gradually. The amount of oxygen in the air decreases in the higher altitude. This will cause you shortness in breathing that results in altitude sickness.
Altitude sickness is the major difficulty trekkers face when trekking to the Everest Base Camp. It will make your trek uneasy and becomes a barrier in your adventurous journey. Some of the common symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, fever, diarrhoea, dizziness, vomiting, etc.
Descend to a lower height immediately if you see any symptoms of altitude sickness.
Weather and Temperature
Weather and temperature also play a great role in determining the difficulty level of the trek. Offseason treks make the entire journey difficult and challenging. In Nepal, winter and monsoon are the off-season time of the year.
Winter in the Everest region is very cold and chilly. The weather and temperature become unfavourable for trekking. Most of the areas get covered with snow. So, different passes might also remain closes.
Trekking in the snowy trails become quite tricky and challenging. So, be careful!
Likewise, monsoon season brings heavy rainfall in the Everest region. It makes the paths muddy and slippery. This only increases the difficulty level of the trek. So, make sure to choose the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak.
Training for EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing
You will not require any technical training for Ebc with Island peak climbing. But, a good level of physical condition and previous experience might help you a lot when trekking. You will also need to have some knowledge about the climbing equipment such as ropes, hammer, harness, crampons, etc. but do not worry if you do not have any idea about using such gear. Our climbing experts and guide will provide you with enough training.
It is not compulsory that you have to have some climbing experience. But, if you do, you will have a lot of advantages. It will help you a lot if you engage in physical activities prior to your trek. You can go for a short hike around your area which will prepare you for the actual trek. Involving in activities such as swimming, running, cycling, etc will help to grow your thigh muscles. This makes you physically fit and strong. Jogging about 12 kilometres a day will build your physical stamina.
It is also important to maintain mental stamina. You should also be mentally prepared for all the challenges that might come during your journey. So, get ready to face all such thrilling experiences. A lot of preparation will definitely result in a successful journey. So keep that in mind and start preparing from today.
Guide for EBC trek with Island Peak Climbing
Many trekkers have questions regarding hiring or not hiring a guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. But, the main concern is what type of trekker are you. If you are an experienced trekker and have a lot of trekking and climbing experience, you may not have to hire a guide. But, if you do not have any trekking or climbing experience, it would be a lot better if you hire a guide.
Hiring a guide has a lot of advantages. Guides are someone who navigates a route for you. You will always have a friend with you throughout your journey. Guides are excellent interpreters. They will help you to interact with the local villagers.
Guides have knowledge of the trek route, major attractions, culture, and people. They know the terrain, weather and safety measures so that you have the best experience.
Guides will not carry the load but will offer you help to share the load when you are in need. They know the tea houses, lodges, and local people and often help you have the best experience.
You can also hire a porter to EBC trek Island Peak climbing. A porter is someone who will help you to carry your bags. They can carry up to 10 kgs of your heavy load. Carrying too heavy bags causes pressure on your back and feet. So, hiring a porter will make your journey a lot easier and comfortable.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing is an incredible journey to the heart of the Himalayas. The journey will take you to some of the remote valleys and icy terrains of the Everest region. Climbing the Island Peak will give you a perfect mountain expedition and some of the memorable experiences.
Reaching on the top of the mountain will give you a unique experience. The 360 degrees view of some of the snowy mountains and surrounding beauty will take your breath away. Start counting your days for an adventurous trip to the Everest region!
If you have any confusions or questions regarding the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing, contact us at Exciting Nepal. We provide our customers with proper guidance and counselling. So, do not hesitate to call us.