Island Peak Climbing

Nepal

23 Days

$2,050

This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Local flights cost covered in itinerary

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights

  • Scenic flight From Kathmandu to Lukla Explore the Beautiful Namche bazaar and Khumjung Valley.
  • Gokyo RI with Glacier ( More than 84 different mountains over 6000m ).
  • Climb the stunning peaks in the Everest region.
  • Everest base camp and Kala Pather
  • Sherpa culture and experiences that life as the “mountain people” live in the heart of the Himalayas.
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery
  • Views of Khumbu Icefall and Makalu Himalayan Range.
  • Summit to Island peak at an elevation of 6,187 meters.
  • Unique icy mass perspectives from the highest point of the island top.

Overview

Island Peak Climbing is nestled within the magnificent Everest region of Nepal. Peak climbing in Nepal is a much sought-after destination for fans of trekking peak climbing from across the globe. Its charm is derived from its ability to cater to a diverse range of climbers. It generously invites novices embarking on their inaugural climb and expert climbers yearning for another thrilling experience. The journey up Island Peak extends beyond a simple trek; it’s a deep dive into the core elements of mountaineering. It offers participants the chance to ascend using essential mountaineering tools such as ropes, ice axes, and crampons, delivering a firsthand experience of true high-altitude adventuring.

Island Peak Climbing 

EBC with Island Peak Climbing 

An adventure that takes you through the pristine island peak + EBC and Gokyo lakes,( island peak climbing with EBC) of the three passes of the Everest region, the Khumbu Glacier, and ultimately to the summit of Imja Tse (Island Peak) (6189m). Island Peak rises from the Lhotse Glacier and is claimed to be one of the prominent climbing peaks in the Everest region of Nepal. With a not-so-hard expedition, beginner climbers wishing to get into the majestic world of mountain climbing can go for  Peak climbing. This climb offers an astonishing view of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest (8848 m).

Island Peak route

The island peak climbing itinerary starts with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. Can you see Everest from the island peak? Yes, you can see panoramic views of mountains like Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Thamserku (6623m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Toboche (6542m), and other peaks of the Khumbu Region stay along throughout the trek. Walk past the beautiful villages of Phortse Thanga, Dhole, Luza, and Machhermo to witness the tranquillity of the Gokyo Lakes. En route to Island Peak Base Camp, visit the Cho-La Pass and Kongma-La Pass as you sneak in a few days to climb up and down to Everest Base Camp and Kala-Patthar via Lobuche and Gorakshep. Finally, pass the village of Chhukhung and reach the Island Peak Base Camp.

Island Peak climbing from Chhukung.

Island Peak is climbing from Chhukung of the Khumbu Region with pride as you stand on the summit of Island Peak (6189m). While retracing the trail through the villages of Dingboche, Pangboche, Tengboche, and Namche Bazaar to arrive at Lukla, the landscape looks surreal as you’re filled with the joy of a successful summit.

My Everest Trip assures me I to guide you through every obstacle. Our hardworking and ever-experienced guides and workers won’t let you get into trouble at the island peak base camp. We have provided ultimate happiness through various trips in the Nepal Himalayas.

Island Peak Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)     

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1300m)  

Day 03

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m).

Day 04

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 

Day 05

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization.

Day 06

Namche Bazaar - Dhole (4200m)

Day 07

Dhole - Machhermo (4470m)

Day 08

Machhermo - Gokyo Valley (4700m)

Day 09

Acclimatization Day at Gokyo Valley

Day 10

Gokyo to Thangnak (5330m)

Day 11

Thangnak- Cho-La Pass –Lobuche (4910m)

Day 12

Thangnak- Cho-La Pass –Lobuche (4910m)

Day 13

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m) - Gorakshep (5140m)

Day 14

Gorakshep- Kalapatthar (5550) - Lobuche (4910m)

Day 15

Lobuche- Kongma La (5535m) -Chhukhung (4730m)

Day 16

Chhukhung - Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

Day 17

High Camp to summit (6189m) to Base camp to Chhukhung (5200m)

Day 18

Reserve day for contingency

Day 19

Chhukhung to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 20

Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Day 21

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 22

Rest Day in Kathmandu

Day 23

Departure

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)     

We welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport with our warmest greetings. Then, we will escort you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel. Kathmandu Durbar Square is in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1300m)  

Visit the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 03

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m).

Experience the adrenaline rising as you get a scenic view of the mountains on the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Tenzing-Hillary Airport (2860m) in Lukla is situated on high ground and is considered one of the most thrilling airports in the world. And after 3 to 4 hours, the trek to Phakding. Overnight at the teahouse.

Day 04

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 

You pass through Himalayan pine and cedar forests to reach the gateway to Mt. Everest, Namche Bazaar. Passing through different waterfalls and breathtaking suspension bridges along the way, following the Dudh Koshi River, you get to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 05

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization.

Today is all about exploring the colorful Namche Bazaar and its outskirts. The place, mostly filled with hotels and lodges, is a vibrant Sherpa town with a Sherpa museum exhibiting its culture, cuisine, and lifestyle. Hike up to Syangboche Airport (3720m) near Everest View Hotel and enjoy a stunning panorama of Everest (8848) and other Khumbu peaks. Again, hike back to Namche and rest for the evening. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 06

Namche Bazaar - Dhole (4200m)

On the way to Dhole, witness beautiful rhododendron forests as you walk through steep trails. Cross the longest Mani walls as you continue on the path of stone steps. You will be accompanied by the incredible view of the Khumbu peaks as you pass through the villages of Mong and Phortse Thanga to arrive in Dhole. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 07

Dhole - Machhermo (4470m)

Ascend alongside the Dudh Koshi River through the villages of Lhabarma and Luza to arrive at Machhermo. Along the way, you will have a panoramic view of the peaks of Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6782), Cho Oyu (8188), and Taboche (6367m). Passing through a steep trail and ascending for about 5 hours lead you to Machhermo. Pastures can be seen, and bushes of junipers will refresh your trek to Machhermo. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 08

Machhermo - Gokyo Valley (4700m)

Climb up the ridge and walk on the moraines of the largest glacier in the Khumbu region, Ngozumpa Glacier, to arrive at the first Gokyo Lake. Continue to ascend towards the second Gokyo Lake and then the third lake. Spending some time around the tranquil lakes, you will then reach the stunning valley of Gokyo. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 09

Acclimatization Day at Gokyo Valley

 

Today, you explore the beautiful Gokyo Valley. Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m), from where you can have a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Gokyo valley, along with a breathtaking vista of Mt Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8481m). After, climb down to Gokyo village and rest for the evening. Overnight at a lodge. Breakfast, Lunch Dinner are Included.

Day 10

Gokyo to Thangnak (5330m)

From Gokyo, you will descend to Dragnag and ascend to the foot of Cho-La Pass in Thangnak. A picturesque view of Chola Peak (6089m) and Kangchung Peak (6063m) stays throughout the way. Overnight in a tented camp in Thangnak.

Day 11

Thangnak- Cho-La Pass –Lobuche (4910m)

Trek through brutal blowing wind and snowy paths, accompanied by the views of Ama Dablam (6812m) and Cholatse (6440m), en route to Lobuche. Trek past the foot of Cho-La Pass, then ascend those steep paths to cross the pass. After Cho-La Pass, descend to Dzongla form, where you climb the easy and short trail to Lobuche. Overnight at Tented Camp. Breakfast, Lunch Dinner are Included.

Day 12

Thangnak- Cho-La Pass –Lobuche (4910m)

Trek through brutal blowing wind and snowy paths, accompanied by the views of Ama Dablam (6812m) and Cholatse (6440m), en route to Lobuche. Trek past the foot of Cho-La Pass, then ascend those steep paths to cross the pass. After Cho-La Pass, descend to Dzongla form, where you climb the easy and short trail to Lobuche. Overnight at Tented Camp. Breakfast, Lunch Dinner are Included.

Day 13

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m) - Gorakshep (5140m)

Trekking with the view of Khumbu Glacier, you will reach Gorakshep. After 3 hours of hiking up and down, you arrive at the foot of the mighty Everest (8848m), Everest Base Camp (5364m). The majesty of Everest (8848m), along with a view of the Khumbu Glacier and other Khumbu peaks, cannot be witnessed anywhere else. Then again, head back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 14

Gorakshep- Kalapatthar (5550) - Lobuche (4910m)

Early morning, walk through a steep and rocky trail as you hike up to Kalapatthar for an excellent view of  Mt. Everest (8848m), along with Nuptse (7861m), Changtse (7543m), and Pumori (7161m) as the golden rays of the rising sun touch the white peaks. After a while, head back to Lobuche following the same trail. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 15

Lobuche- Kongma La (5535m) -Chhukhung (4730m)

Descend passing the Khumbu Glacier following an icy and rough terrain to arrive at Kongma La Pass. Climb further down past the High Camp until you reach the village of Chhukhung. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 16

Chhukhung - Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

This trek is particularly not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb. The course at that point takes after a ridgeline, which prompts thrilling and uncovered navigation onto the nose of the summit glacier. Enter the beautiful Imja Valley following the moraines of Lhotse (8516m). Pass the frozen glacial lake Imja Tsho to reach Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 17

High Camp to summit (6189m) to Base camp to Chhukhung (5200m)

 

Early in the morning (before sunrise), you head to the summit, strictly following the guidelines of your climbing leader. The Sherpa will assist you in tying up the rope to the glacier as it contains several crevasses. A strenuous climb through the steep, icy trail leads you to the summit. After enjoying the summit views for a while, walk back to Chhukhung. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 18

Reserve day for contingency

The Himalayan weather is unpredictable, so this day is reserved for contingency. We usually wait until the weather is favorable for the climb. You will climb the peak today if you cannot summit Island Peak on the scheduled day due to bad weather conditions or other reasons. This day might be removed from the itinerary in case of a successful climb on the earlier day. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 19

Chhukhung to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

You head back to Namche, leaving behind the vivid landscapes of Chhukhung, Dingboche, Pangboche, and Tengboche. You will quickly visit the sacred pilgrimage site of the Sherpas, Tengboche Monastery, en route to Namche. You will then descend from Phunke Thenga until you reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 20

Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Trek back to Lukla following the initial route of the trek. Walk out of Sagarmatha National Park as you head back to the last town of the trip. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 21

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

This 40-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu will give you one last bird’s eye view of the mountains. Upon arrival, you can spend the rest of the day strolling around the streets in Thamel.   Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 22

Rest Day in Kathmandu

You can let your body relax today. Or you can visit the local markets of Kathmandu to shop for souvenirs to take back home. Later in the evening, you will be accepted for a typical Nepali dinner to celebrate your successful climb overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 23

Departure

We will escort you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your further departures.

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car.
  • At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Domestic flights (KTM-Lukla-KTM) with all surcharges and airport taxes for guests and guide
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking.
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue ).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers.
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

We Offer Group Discount

No. of Tourists Price Per Person in USD
1 Paxes $2050
2 Paxes $1900
3 - 5 Paxes $1800

Review

This incredible trek spiced up with peak climbing was a true adventure. Though some days were strenuous and challenging, the staff did a fantastic job guiding us through and keeping the good spirit. I was impressed by our climbing leader's professionalism, taking every precaution to ensure nobody was unsafe. Trekking with these guys was a pleasure; they were always kind and service-minded.  

Trekking through different landscapes, witnessing the culture, meeting so many friendly people, and everything so well organized made this a memorable trek. The trek contains enough days to put acclimatization days when needed, which was one of the reasons I chose My Everest Trip to operate this trek. 

I would not hesitate to contact My Everest Trip again to operate another trek in the future. The excellent service provided by Puru and his staff fully lived up to all my expectations, and I give my warmest recommendations for this agency.  

Alexander
Germany

Det har i mange år været en drøm for mig at vandre til Everest Base Camp og opleve storheden af Himalaya bjergene. En af mine venner har tidligere rejst i Nepal og havde brugt My Everest Trip som tur operatør og havde kun godt at sige om dem. Jeg kunne se at bureaet havde eksisteret i mange år og at ejeren Puru selv havde arbejdet både som porter og som guide, så jeg følte mig ganske tryg ved at kontakte ham.  

Jeg kan godt lide at udfordre mig selv, så en kombination af trek og is klatring tiltalte mig meget. Det er meget tydeligt at her slækker man aldrig på sikkerheden for mens jeg på trekket fulgtes med en almindelig guide, var der i forbindelse med klatringen tilknyttet en Sherpa med speciale i is klatring. Derfor var alle sikkerhedsforanstaltninger i orden.

Himalaya er jo i sig selv en fantastisk oplevelse, men der kan hurtigt gå noget galt og derfor er det godt at vide at man altid er omgivet af mennesker, der med stor professionalisme guider én så trekket bliver den bedste oplevelse.

Jeg kan rigtig godt lide den rolige og afbalancerede tilgang det Nepalesiske folk har til tingene, små forhindringer bliver stille og roligt ryddet af vejen så man bare skal koncentrere sig om at nyde turen.

Jeg har kun godt at sige om selve trekket og hele den måde det var tilrettelagt på, alting klappede som det skulle og jeg har fået en oplevelse for livet.

Derfor kan jeg også med god samvittighed give My Everest Trip mine bedste anbefalinger. 

Alf Kirkeby Hansen
Denmark

FAQs

How to hire an Island peak Guide? 

Island peak Guide

MyEverestTrip will provide the Island peak guide and a porter once you book. You don’t need to hire any other team after that. If you are not taking any such trek package in Nepal, you can find the guide to Nepal online.  

What is the Island Peak Distance? 

Island Peak Distance From Kathmandu

The straight line distance between Lukla and Island Peak Base camp is only 40 km. However, we will be walking for about 150 km round distance. This is a shorter and easier route than the Ama Dablam climb.

How Difficulty is it to climbing Island peak?  

How Difficult is it to climb Island Peak?

Although it’s a trekking peak, the Island Peak needs some Mountain climbing Training. An Ice axe, Crampons, and Harness would be best to mount the Island peak. The guide also helps use Top slings, karabiner locks, mountaineering plastic boots, fixed ropes, Descender fight figures, and more. Our team will train you to use all this equipment. Other climbing peaks, like Pisang Peak, are easier for newbie climbers.   

How long does it take to climb Island peak?

MyEverestTrek has a 23-day Island peak Itinerary. This includes two days for arrival/ departure, one for sightseeing in Kathmandu, and three rest days. If you are a regular mountain climber, you might be able to climb the Island peak and be back in Kathmandu within 19 days. If the weather goes wrong or your health deteriorates, it might worsen. 

How much does it cost to climb Island peak?

Island Peak Climbing Cost

Peak climbing isn’t cheap, mainly because you need to carry all the food and trek items from Kathmandu. This costs extra for the trekking gear and requires an additional workforce. Also, it would be best to fly to and from Lukla,  MyEverestTrek well-arranged Island peak cost is $2050 for all permits, accommodation, guide/porter, and transportation. 

Can you climb Island peak without a guide?

Legally, yes, you can climb the island peak without a guide. Practically, no, you shouldn’t attempt to climb Island Peak without a guide. A mountain peak needs some climbing skills and technical support; thus, climbing an Island peak without a guide is risky. The $25/ day for a travel guide in Nepal will be worth it. 

Along with a guide, you need a porter for this trek. A porter carries all the tents and cooking items so that you can cook and live comfortably.  

Can you climb the island peak alone?  

No one would recommend you to go Mountain climbing alone. And climbing a 6189m peak is almost similar to a mountain climb. The rough path, avalanches, snowfalls, and remoteness of the mountains make your trek very hard. Sometimes, peak climbing can be deadly due to cold and altitude. So, going for island peak alone is not an excellent choice. At least hire a guide or a porter if you are a Solo trekker. Island Peak is filled with many other trekkers that you will likely not be alone during the peak season. 

Is it possible to charge electronic devices during Island Peak climbing?

Charging facilities may be available at some base camps. Still, it’s a good idea to bring a power bank as backup, as electricity can be unreliable in the remote regions of Nepal.

Can I shower during Island Peak climbing?

Shower facilities are limited and basic during Peak climbing. It’s recommended to bring wet wipes and baby wipes to refresh yourself during the trek.

How long does it take to climb Island Peak?

The duration of the Island Peak climb depends on the itinerary and pace. Still, it typically takes about a week to complete the climb, including the approach to the Mountain, acclimatization, and the actual climb.

Additional Information

The best time for the Island Peak + Everest Base camp trek is from March to May when the temperature and weather are bearable. Also, the Rhododendron blooming is seen everywhere. Spring is the safest month for mountain climbers all around the world. Or, you could trek to Island Peak in Autumn, i.e., October to December, when the sky is apparent, the trail is busy, and locals are vibrant.    

Best time for Island Peak Climbing

Monsoon is taken into low account season due to the slippery path and leaches. The winter trek is also very challenging, and you shouldn’t climb Island Peak Nepal in January and February. However, if you don’t want to miss the most superficial mountain views covered in a thick white blanket, go for a short Everest View trek in winter. 

Island Peak Difficulty

The base camp trek to Island Peak is a “Difficult” graded trek, which means that this most challenging trek in the Everest region needs some technical skills. You can learn these mountain climbing skills from your guide once you are in Kathmandu, Nepal. You should be physically fit and mentally healthy, especially without heart and lung disease. 

You will walk seven to eight hours daily, expecting three rest days. We also stop at Namche and Gokyo for rest. If you are up for the trek, this is not that big of a deal. However, some preparation would hurt. Before the tour, try some activities listed here.  

  • Jogging, 
  • Running, 
  • Swimming, 
  • Cycling, 
  • Push-ups, 
  • squats, etc., 

Also, a couple of high-altitude trekking experiences in your home country are an excellent plus. With some short treks, you’ll know what’s expected of you in Nepal. 

Altitude Sickness in Island Peak Climbing

As with most high-altitude treks, Peak Climbing also bears the danger of hypoxia. The sudden altitude change, primarily when you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (1400m to 3420m), causes trouble. As you climb to Island Peak, you’ll stay 6189 meters above water level. This opportunity is sure to take a severe toll on the human body. 

Acute altitude sickness (AMS) shows symptoms like nausea and insomnia. You might also get a loss of appetite and diarrhea. While these symptoms are often moderate for some, they are fatal for others. In severe cases, you would like to steer back to a lower altitude and even require airlifting in extreme conditions.

Therefore, you should avoid triggering altitude sickness during Island peak climbing by following measures.

  • Try to be more than 1,000 meters every day and take a resting day for every 3,000 meters you climb.
  • Keep your body hydrated with mild warm water, and strictly avoid all alcoholic drinks.
  • Eat many carbs with healthy snacks, including many whole grains.
  • Consult with your physician before the treks 
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit  

Along with your visa to enter Nepal, tourists need two other kinds of Island peak permits. First, you need a local area permit that can be issued in Kathmandu or Lukla itself. This costs about Rs 2000 per person. The local area Island Peak permit replaced the TIMS card in 2018. 

Next, there’s the Sagarmatha National Park permit. This is usually issued in the Everest region before getting to Namche. There’s a gate and check post at the entry point where you can print the permit. This permit costs about Rs 3000 per person. The fee is lower for SAARC county citizens, i.e., Rs 1500 per person. You will need passport photos and your visa to request these permits. 

Thankfully, the best trekking agency in Nepal, MyEverestTrek, does all the paperwork while you sit back and enjoy your journey.  

 Note: Since this is a trekking peak, you wouldn’t need any mountain climbing permit for Island Peak Trek. The licenses are the same for all treks on Everest.

In Kathmandu:

You get a decent room with an attached bathroom and hot showers in a three-star hotel. Also, you can switch to a higher facility of your own. 

 Lukla to Lobuche: 

This is the classic Everest base camp route with many good lodges and tea houses. In this section, we will be staying in a local’s home. They offer us a cozy room on a sharing basis. A comfortable mattress and warm blanket feel good after such a long trek. Food will also be provided in the tea house. 

From Lobuche to Chhukhung:

This is a relatively remote trek section without many teahouses. Thus we will be staying in camps for almost two weeks. We will have a waterproof tent, mats, and a sleeping bag for a comfortable stay. The guide and porter will help you set up the camps and cook the food.    

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.

Map

Island peak climbing map

As shown on the map itinerary, your journey will start from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you’ll directly take a flight to Lukla, which stands at 2860m. After reaching Lukla, your trekking journey begins. 

Per our map, you’ll trek toward Phakding at an elevation of 2610m after arriving in Lukla. You’ll reach Phakding after trekking 3 for 4 hours. Before reaching Phakding, you’ll pass through Choplung and Ghat. 

As seen on the map, your next destination is Namche Bazaar at an elevation of 3440m. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. Before reaching Namche Bazar, you’ll pass through Benker, Monjo, and Jorsale. 

The trip from Phakding to Namche Bazar brims with natural beauty. You’ll see waterfalls, suspension bridges, the Dudh Koshi River, and a lovely Sherpa village along the way. 

According to our map, you will visit Namche Bazar. You will see the Sherpa Museum, Syangboche Airport, and Khumbu Peaks. You will also experience the local culture, food, and way of life. 

As shown on the map, your next journey will go towards Dhole, at an elevation of 4200m. To reach Dhole, you’ll pass through the beautiful rhododendron forest and the villages, including Khumjung, Mong, and Phortse Thanga. The trek takes you 5 to 6 hours to reach Dhole from Phakding. 

As per our map itinerary, you’ll move ahead to Machhermo, located at an elevation of 4470m. Before reaching Machhermo, you can see the mountains, including Hamserku, Kangtega, Cho Oyu, and Taboche. 

To reach Machhermo, you’ll pass through the villages of Lhabarma and Luza. The route takes 5 hours to reach Machhermo from Dhole. 

As you look at the map, you begin your trek toward Gokyo Valley, which sits at an elevation of 4700m. To reach Gokyo Valley, you have to pass through Gokyo I, Gokyo II, and Gokyo III. 

The trek generally takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Gokyo Valley from Machhermo. You’ll pass through different lakes and glaciers, including Ngozumpa Glacier, before reaching the amazing Gokyo Valley.

As per our plan, you will visit the Gokyo area. You will also hike to Gokyo Ri, which is at a height of 5360m. From Gokyo Ri, you’ll be able to see Mount Everest and Mount Makalu. 

As you can see on the map, from Gokyo Valley, you’ll walk toward Thangnak at an elevation of 5330m. On the way, you’ll see Chola Peak and Kangchung Peak. It takes 2-3 hours to reach Thangnak from Gokyo Valley. 

As shown on the map, your journey takes you to Lobuche. During the trek, you’ll be able to see the mountain peaks, including Ama Dablam and Cholatse. 

Before reaching Lobuche, you’ll pass through Cho La Pass and Dzongla form. The trek takes 

5-6 hours to reach Lobuche from Thangnak to Lobuche. 

As per our map itinerary, you’ll trek to your most awaited destination, which is Everest base camp at an elevation of 5364m. You’ll pass through Gorakshep before reaching Everest base camp. From Gorakshep, it will take 3 hours to reach Everest base camp.

After reaching Everest base camp, your next destination is Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a high point on your trek, located at an elevation of 5550m. From Kala Patthar, you’ll be able to see the mountains, including Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and Pumori. 

Based on our map, you will return to Lobuche from Kala Patthar. From there, you will embark on your next trek to Kongma La. Kongma La stands at an altitude of 5535m. The routes pass through rough terrain. 

After reaching Kongma La, you’ll climb down to Chhukhung for your second last destination, which is the Island Peak base camp at an elevation of 5200m. To reach the Island Peak base camp, you’ll pass through Imja Valley. 

On the map, you can see your final destination is at the summit at the highest elevation of 6189m. To reach the summit, you’ll go through beautiful surroundings and the High camp. After viewing the view of the surrounding from the summit, you’ll return from your journey to Chhukhung. 

As you’re returning from your journey, you’ll return to Namche Bazar from Chhukhung. After Namche, you’ll return to Lukla for a flight. After Lukla, you’ll take a direct flight to Kathmandu, and your entire journey will end. 

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