Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek

Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek

Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek is intended for those who are fit enough and have the desire to experience both the trekking and climbing experience at the same time.
This is a remarkable journey into the core of the Khumbu Valley and Everest Base Camp (5357m). Island Peak (6,189m) is a major climbing/expedition peak that lies in the Everest Region. It has a greatly glaciated West Face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Along with the ascent of Island peak up-close views of Mt. Everest and other high mountains from Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar are one of the many highlights of this journey. The Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. The views from the Everest Base Camp four of the world’s tallest peaks – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu is unforgettable. Not only this, The Everest Base Camp offers 360 degree panoramic and attractive views of the Himalayan range, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. Attracting enthusiasts from all over the world, the base camp is a cultural hub. It’s a spiritual and a natural haven. Countless and colorful Buddhist flags decorate the campsite with stunning views of the Himalaya mountain range, the atmosphere is both magnificent and heavenly. The journey starts and finishes from the Lukla Airport. The Lukla Airport is one of the major attraction because the airport stands high in the mountains and making the adventurous flight from Kathmandu.


Trip Highlights of Island peak climb:

  • Enjoy a scenic and panoramic flight to Lukla 
  • Summit one of the beautiful peaks of Nepal, Island Peak at an elevation of 6189m.
  • Witness the best perspective of Everest from Tengboche and visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery.
  • Experience unique lifestyle of Shera people
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Village, and Pangboche Village.
  • Explore the Khumbu Region.


Island Peak Route

We start our climbing endeavor with a trip to Lukla from Kathmandu which takes around 40 Minutes. We go with the Dudh Koshi river valley and remain one day in the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar and explore the nearby market. Following day our excursion halts at Tengboche and from here we can see the best view of Mount Everest. Tengboche offers one of the best views of Everest as well as numerous different peaks like Cho Oyu and various mountains and old Tengboche monastery. .


From Chukung we start the preparation for our Island peak climbing endeavor. Regardless of the way that we can ascend the peak in a single day, but from our previous experience, we go through one night at the base camp for adjustment and finally start the Island Peak summit from the Base Camp. Peak climbing permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is required and also an experienced Sherpa climbing guide who has a license from the government is also necessary for this trip. Likewise, full insurance for the climbing Sherpa guide is mandatory to issue a permit. However, you can relax as all of these procedures will be done by us prior to your summit expedition.


Difficulty level of Island Peak Climbing

In comparison to other peak climbing in the Everest Region, Island Peak Climbing is viewed as a moderately simpler ascension. Nonetheless, it is a technical climb so at some point, it makes it troublesome. So how troublesome is Island Peak Climbing? 


Well, it’s anything but a simple climb that can be attempted by all beginners. It can be accomplished by advanced beginners as they know more about equipment and gear. So it is sufficiently simple to be accomplished by beginners yet just the advanced ones because of the technical part of the ascension.


Altitude Sickness

Arriving at an exciting elevation of 6189 meters at the highest point of the Island Peak, there are unquestionably odds of you getting altitude sickness. As altitude sickness is caused because of the body not having the option to modify itself to the evolving height, you should care more for the altitude gain. 


There are two acclimatization days in the 16 day Island Peak Climbing itinerary, so the odds of altitude sickness are less. Though, because of the increase in height, there are chances of you getting ill because of the elevation change. So this is one major obstacle of the Island Peak Climbing.


Weather conditions

Other than the elevation change influencing your body physically, the climate might be another trouble you may look during your ascension. The climate at higher heights is abrupt and dubious. Climbing the top before the early afternoon is the best ideal opportunity to complete the climbing because of solid breezes. These strong winds likewise make our Island Peak Climbing expedition more difficult.



Best Time For Island Peak Climb

Knowing the ideal opportunity for any excursion is imperative to get ready for the trip accordingly and also to make better memories. Heading off to a peak climbing in the Himalayas in the outrageous freezing winter would be an imbecile activity. So learning the best time is the most ideal approach to get the best out of the excursion. 


As the best time for Island Peak Climbing, you ought to pick when there won’t be any physical influences during your ascension. For instance, with the monsoon and summer season concurring in Nepal, Island Peak Climbing during summer would not be prudent because of the sloppy and tricky roads. 


Likewise, being in the Everest Region, climbing in winter would mean having high odds of freezing, frostbites, and other chilly climate-related issues. So avoiding Island Peak Climbing during the center of outrageous winter would be ideal. 


Therefore, the best season for Island Peak Climbing is during Autumn and Spring Season. During the month of September to November and March to May, the climate is for the most part clear with no precipitation devastating your journeying and climbing routes. Likewise, with the clear weather, you get the best perspectives. The temperature of the region during this time is additionally good for hiking and traveling. The sun isn’t excessively strong and the breeze isn’t as cold. So, make the most of your next Island Peak Climb during the best time gaining the best experiences.


Mera Peak is the tallest trekking peak of Nepal and additionally is the topmost destination for climbing starters in the world. The majestic peak is situated in the historic land of Mt Everest and has been providing grounds to mountain climbers since its opening. Mera Peak is situated in the highest part of the Himalayas, Mahalangur range. Mahalangur range lies in the north-most part of the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Mera Peak is pointed with three major tops that include, Mera Central(6,476m), Mera  South(6,065m), and Mera North(6,476m).


The first climbers of Mount Everest, Tenzing Norway Sherpa, and Sir Edmund Hillary initiated the pattern of climbing the Mera peak after they ascended Mount Everest. Since then its popularity never faded away; rather, it is gaining more popularity day by day. Mera Peak climbing acts as a ground to prepare oneself before you think of ascending to Everest.


Every year thousands of climbers visit Nepal in order to accomplish the Mera Peak climbing. Though the number of beginner climbers is greater than pro climbers. As the climbing and technical setting of Mera Peak is perfect for beginners to bind their shoes. This is the reason that Mera Peak is considered as the best peak to begin the climbing expedition. 


Beginners get the chance to test how to utilize crampons, ice-axe, and other mountaineering gears during Mera Peak ascending. Yet, that doesn’t mean this climbing is just about ascending and descending. Mera Peak climbing is a long yet wonderful excursion through the most delightful part of the world. 


A climber of the Mera Peak gets the opportunity to appreciate the close view of four eight-thousanders, Mt Everest(8,848m),  Mt Lhotse(8,586m),  Mt Cho Oyu(8,201m), and Mt Makalu(8,643m) from the top of Mera Peak. You will be encircled by the mountain tops throughout the day, with the splendid panorama of mountains.


The excursion of Mera Peak goes through the popular Khumbu region. What’s more, this area has got everything; eccentric Sherpa settlements, beautiful lush green forest, traditional monasteries and gompas, oscillating suspension bridges, prayer flags, and many more. The words are not just enough to display the highlights of  Mera Peak climbing.


Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Summit the Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak that rises to the South Mera of Mount Everest.
  • Get the splendid mountains views of 5 mountains over 8000 meters altitude – Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m,and many other peaks inside Everest region.
  • Enjoy around  Hongu and Hinku valleys – the wild, uninhabited and beautiful.
  • Relish the thrilling experience of the culture and tradition of Sherpa tribe communities. 


Route of Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak’s excursion endures 18 exciting days. This journey begins by leaving the capital city Kathmandu and a flight towards Lukla. The scenic flight reaches Lukla within 35 minutes. After reaching Lukla, you will trek to Chhuthang.


On the second day, you will leave for Thuli Kharka(4300m) through a dazzling Zatrawala Pass. The next day, your trek goes towards Kothe. From Kothe, the trek begins in the early morning to reach Thangnak(4326m). Subsequent to reaching Thangnak and staying overnight there, Khare will be your next destination.


Upon reaching Khare you will witness a glimpse of Mera Peak. Furthermore, you will spend one more day in the Khare for acclimatization. This implies you will have two days in Khare before heading for Mera Base Camp(5300m). Your trail of the Himalayan path will begin from the base camp of Mera Peak, and it will move to Mera High Camp(5,700m) and afterward to the top of Mera Peak(6,476m). 


After your successful ascend to Mera Peak, you will plummet back to the Khare for the overnight on the same day. Likewise, you will now retrace the same trail to return to Lukla. On the way back, you will cross Khare, Kothe, Thuli Kharka, and Lukla in a few days. Your last night in the Khumbu district will be at Lukla just a day before the flight to Kathmandu.


Now finally, you will fly one final time through the Khumbu’s skies and get back to Kathmandu. Landing at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu indicates the termination of your Mera Peak expedition.



Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing

The ideal season for climbing and trekking in Nepal are Autumn and Spring. Therefore Autumn and Spring are the two most preferred seasons for Mera Peak climbing. The temperature during these seasons is stable, and there are very few or no chances of rain and snowfall.


However, there are two seasons, Winter and Monsoon, that is considered as the off-season for any of the adventurous trips in Nepal. Winter is the coldest time of the year, and Monsoon is a period of rainfall. The downpour and snowfall are the two greatest obstacles for climbing, so these seasons aren’t recommended for any peak climbing in Nepal. Therefore, the best seasons for Mera Peak climbing are Autumn and Spring.

The heavenly views from Mt. Lobuche makes the Lobuche East Peak Climbing one of the most prominent Himalayan Peak. In spite of it being more testing than the adjacent Island Peak climbing, the Lobuche peak climb is a popular package. From the summit, you’ll have the capacity to look out at powerful Everest, and in addition a few crests on the Tibetan side of the Rongbuk. It’s an ordeal you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
We prepare for the Lobuche summit push with a stop at the Everest Base Camp. Here, you’ll learn about mountain life and a lesson on climbing. Our bodies will likewise acclimatize for the thin air on Lobuche! Altitude sickness is something we endeavor to dodge, and our deliberately made schedule is intended for ideal modification.


We will be using a 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis and guest house during the trek as well as tented camps for the climbing of Lobuche East Peak.M

Meals and Drinks

On all treks & Climbs, we provide standard breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive.
Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Best time to Climb Lobuche East Peak

The best season to trek in the Himalaya region is autumn (from mid-September till November’s end), and spring (from the beginning of March until mid-May). Since temperatures drop considerably as you trek higher every day, it can get very chilly. The nights are cold (between -10 degrees C to 0 degree C but the days are sunny and hot (between 10 deg C to 20 deg C).
The mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is not recommended, as the visibility during monsoon is limited, upper parts and high passes could be covered with snow during winter. Thus, March, April, October, and November are the most favored months.