Situated at a height of 6,187m, Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) is a popular adventure travel package in Nepal that combines couple unique aspects of trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp along with the Island Peak summit. The whole trek takes place within the beautiful Everest region and the trek is best suited for those looking for more thrilling adventure than just trekking. Climbing Mount Everest can be a daunting task and the cost of climbing Mount Everest is pretty steep as well but climbing Island Peak might suffice your hunger for peak climbing in Himalayas as the cost is much more affordable and can be done by anyone with a little bit of practice and enthusiasm. If what you're seeking is to widen your experience towards peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal then this might be the right option for you.
The expedition is led by well experienced Sherpa climbers. Travelers will be briefed about the journey and various aspects of climbing techniques after their arrival at Kathmandu and they'll be introduced with their fellow guide and climbing experts. The Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Summit trip starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. During this trek in Nepal, we can see the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges such as Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,749m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Labuche (6,119), Thamserku (6,608m), Kangtega (6,685m), Pumo Ri (7,165m), and Island peak (6,189m) from different angles. We first reach to the Everest Base Camp, the foothills of Mount Everest and the closest we can get to Mount Everest without any special permit. After accomplishing one of the two challenges we then head towards the second challenge, the Island Peak summit. Surrounded by the glaciers, the Island Peak looks like an island and hence the name. This is the place where you'll be guided by the best professional Sherpas to make your way to the top of the peak from where amazing views of surrounding Himalayas can be seen. It is truly special place to be where travelers can immerse themselves in the accomplishment of reaching the summit.
The journey however is not only about the mountains. The unique culture and Sherpa settlement of the Khumbu region is another aspect of what sets this place apart. The beautiful Himalayan people and their hospitable culture will surely warm the hearts of any travelers. We will be passing through many Sherpa villages such as Namche, Tehgboche, Pangpoche and others many more. There are also monasteries and gumbas along the way which is something you won't get to see over other places in the world. Keep in mind that this Everest expedition requires a group of two or more people for the trek. The journey truly is thrilling and challenging but it is an accomplishment afterwards
When is the best time for EBC trek and Peak Island Summit?
The best time for EBC trek and climbing the summit of Island Peak in Nepal would be during the Spring (Feb-Mar) and Fall (Sep-Nov) season.
How hard is the Everest Base Camp trek with Peak Island Summit?
The EBC trek in Nepal is a moderate trek which can be done by anyone physically active however Peak Island trek are for those who are physically fit with a strong determination for reaching the summit.