Island Peak and Everest Base Camp

Island Peak and Everest Base Camp

Altitude 6189m, Grade 2B
A great first Himalayan mountaineering experience




This is a great first Himalayan mountaineering experience that includes glacier travel, moderate snow and ice climbing and a magnificent peak alongside spectacular views of Everest and many of Nepal’s other 8000m peaks.

You will have time to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla where you begin your trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalaya. We follow the main Everest trail through the many tiny villages with their Buddhist monasteries and unique mountain culture. The views grow more spectacular as we progress up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region and then up through Thyangboche where you are rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Continuing through the valley through Pheriche to Gorak Shep we ascend Kalar Patar at 5554m and visit Everest BC before returning for the ascent of Island Peak.

The summit day involves a comfortable scramble, an intriguing rock ridge and then onto a wonderful glacier. Onwards, a steep snow headwall leads to a classic summit ridge. From here you are afforded fabulous views of many Himalayan giants, including the immense face of Lhotse, the elegant pyramid of Ama Dablam, the ragged summits of Nuptse and beyond to Baruntse and Makalu.

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Island Peak and Everest Base Camp

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you finishing an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation, and if required the helicopter cost to and from Lukla (including a share of the leaders cost)
Day 1 – 2International flight to Kathmandu
Day 3Day in Kathmandu
Day 4Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding
Day 5Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 6Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar
Day 7Trek to Tengboche
Day 8Trek to Dingboche
Day 9Acclimatisation in Dingboche
Day 10Trek to Lobuche
Day 11Trek to Gorak Shap. Climb Kalar Patar
Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 13Descend to Dingboche
Day 14Trek to Chukung
Day 15Trek to Island Peak Base Camp
Day 16Ascent of Island Peak
Day 17Descend to Pangboche
Day 18Descend to Namche Bazaar
Day 19Descend to Lukla
Day 20Fly to Kathmandu
Day 21Day in Kathmandu
Day 22 – 23Return international flight

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Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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