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Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing - 17 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep to Dec/March to May

Group Size

+2

Duration

17 Days

Trek Difficulty

Hard

Maximum Altitude

6,189m-20,305ft

Accommodation

Lodge/Teahouse

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Region

Everest

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking+ Peak Climbing

Destination

Everest Base camp+ Island Peak

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Island Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Island Peak Climbing is one of the most popular adventure activities in Nepal.
  • The trip offers a great opportunity to explore the country’s natural beauty and culture.
  • Island Peak Climbing is a perfect choice for those who love adventure and want to challenge themselves.
  • The trip starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then, you will trek through beautiful forests and villages to reach the base camp.
  • The highlight of the trip is the summit of Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing, which offers stunning views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam, and the surrounding mountains.
  • After summiting Island Peak, you will trek back down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
  • The journey to Island Peak is one of a lifetime.
  • Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing is an exciting challenge that offers unrivalled views, memorable experiences, and adventure!
  • An estimated 95% of all people who climb Island Peak return home successfully, so be prepared for a steep climb.

The famous Island Peak peak is situated in Solukhumbu District, part of the Himalayas, you can expect to see one of the most beautiful sceneries of nature. The weather around this mountain peak changes from season to season, which makes it extremely exciting and challenging to climb this mountain especially when it’s rainy or snowy days. To climb this mountain, you will need to be prepared mentally and physically because the adventure around this mountain ranges from easy to extremely difficult level based on your route selection and the weather conditions on the day of your trip.

Planning and Preparation

Island Peak climbing is no small feat. Based on the Mera Peak, the Island peak climbing difficulty is slightly higher. It requires significant planning and preparation, both mentally and physically. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan and prepare for your climb:

  1. Choose the right time of year. The best time to climb Island Peak is between March-May and September-November. These months offer the best weather conditions for a successful summit.
  2. Get in shape. This climb is not for beginners. You should be in good physical condition before attempting to summit Island Peak.
  3. Choose the right gear. Make sure you have the proper clothing and equipment for a high-altitude climb.
  4. Make sure you are physically fit enough to handle the climb. This is not a hike- it's a serious expedition.
  5. Get all the proper gear and equipment well in advance. You don't want to be scrambling to find things at the last minute.
  6. Plan your itinerary with your guide ahead of time. Ask about their knowledge of the route each day and make sure they know what type of terrain they will encounter that day. Ask them how many miles they plan to walk each day so you can anticipate how much weight you need to carry. just make sure everyone knows what their responsibilities will be during this expedition!

Climbing Island Peak Nepal

Island peak climbing in Nepal is an incredible experience. Island Peak Climbing is also known as Imja Tse. The views are breathtaking, the air is thin and crisp, and the sense of accomplishment is unbeatable. That said, it's not a trip for the faint of heart. Here's what you can expect during your 19 days on the island peak climbing expedition.

You'll fly into Lukla, where you'll spend a few days acclimatizing to the altitude. Then, it's off to Base Camp, where you'll spend a few more days acclimatizing and preparing for the summit push. On summit day, you'll wake up early and start hiking around 1 am. You'll reach the summit around noon, and then it's all downhill from there! As you trek back down the mountain, make sure to soak in as much of the scenery as possible. When you get back to base camp. Enjoy the good food, warm tents, and hot showers while your body continues to acclimate before heading back out onto the trail again. It's best to do some trekking before attempting a second climb (say after returning from Island Peak Nepal), just so that you're ready for it when the time comes.

Best Time To Climb Island Peak

The best time to climb Island Peak is during the spring or fall. The weather is typically more stable during these seasons, and there is less chance of avalanches. Spring is also a good time to climb because the snow has melted enough to make the ascent easier, but not so much that the trail is muddy. Fall is a good time to climb because the temperatures are cooler, which can make for a more comfortable experience. In the winter, ice climbers sometimes use frozen lakes as base camps. 

In the summer months, it’s difficult to navigate some parts of the mountain due to monsoon rains. It’s best to wait until autumn before attempting an ascent to see what conditions you will face when you get up high on the mountain. You will need to bring plenty of food and fuel with you if your goal is to summit Island Peak at any point other than the early season. As long as you're prepared, climbing Island Peak should be relatively straightforward. The most important thing to remember is that altitude sickness will occur, even among those who are used to hiking at high altitudes.

Altitude sickness usually begins around 3,000m/9,842ft above sea level, and one way to avoid this problem is by ascending slowly over days instead of quickly over just one day.

The second most important thing is water: drink lots! As mentioned earlier, the air will dry out your throat quickly while you're climbing the island peak - don't let yourself become dehydrated. Keep in mind that if you do decide to summit Island Peak from late May onwards then you may encounter stronger winds or possibly even snowfall at higher elevations; wear something warm!

 

Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing

Island peak climbing and ebc trek are fantastic ways to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most impressive mountains. The views from the summit are truly breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel upon reaching the top is unmatched. Island peak climb is a great way to prepare for Everest base camp trekking.

Here is a step-by-step guide to island peak climbing, so you can make the most of your time in Nepal.

►Plan your ascent carefully once you reach Island Peak Base Camp (5,100m/16,732ft)

►Take some time to acclimatize to the altitude before continuing with your climb.

►Take it easy during this period and focus on eating well and sleeping soundly at night. Then set out early in the morning after breakfast and start walking toward Island Peak Base Camp.

►There are two campsites along the way: Island Peak Base Camp at 5,100m/16,732ft and Island Peak High Camp at 5,500m/ 18,044ft, where people often spend one night before continuing their journey up to Island Peak Base Camp.

►Remember that it is important not to overexert yourself as you hike up to 18,500 feet; stop often to eat something light if necessary.

►Be sure to pack plenty of water!

►As soon as you've reached Island Peak Base Camp, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. 

In addition to Island Peak Climbing with EBC, there are many other possible adventures like rafting on white water rivers or exploring fascinating Hindu temples on the side of hillsides. This trip is an incredible experience that you will never forget!

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a representative from our company who will help you with your luggage and transport you to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day free to adjust to the time difference and explore the city. In the morning, we'll have to know your fellow trekkers and ask any questions you may have about the upcoming trek.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
2643

After early morning breakfast in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lukla. The flight is short but scenic, and upon landing, you'll begin your trek to Phakding. The trail is relatively easy, and you'll reach your destination in a few hours. You'll spend the night in a lodge in Phakding.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
3440

The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is a long day, with an ascent of nearly 840m meters and a 6-7hrs walk. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi River, crossing it several times on suspension bridges. After about 6-7 hours of walking, you'll reach Namche Bazaar, the largest village in the Khumbu region and the gateway to Everest. Take some time to explore the village and acclimatize to the altitude before turning in for the night. 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
3440

Today is our acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. We'll be hiking for around three hours to help our bodies adjust to the altitude. We'll start by walking up to the nearby viewpoint (Hotel Everest View), which will give us a chance to see some of the stunning Himalayan scenery. You will see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Khumbi-La, Thamserku, Nuptse, and other Himalayan ranges. Then we'll head back down to Namche Bazar and visit a local monastery. After 3 hours of hiking, we'll take lunch at Namche Bazaar. This evening we'll have dinner and get a good night's sleep, in preparation for our next camp tomorrow - Tengboche!

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
3857

Today we head from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. The walk is only 10 kilometers, but it will take us 5-6 hours because we're gaining high altitude. 
We start the day by walking through the forests near Namche. The path is steep at times, but the forest provides shade and there are plenty of stops along the way to rest. 
As we get higher, the trees start to thin out until we reach an open meadow with a small lodge. From Tengboche, we can see Everest, peeking out from behind Lhotse, Amadablam, and the huge face of Thamserku and Khangtega.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
4400

Today we will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The trek is 9 kilometers and will take approximately 5-6 hours. We will be starting at an altitude of 3,857 meters (12,654 feet) and will be ending at an altitude of 4,400 meters (14,435 feet). This is a relatively easy day of trekking and we should have no problem reaching our destination by early afternoon. Once we arrive in Dingboche, we will have the rest of the day to explore this beautiful village and acclimatize to the higher altitude. After lunch place at Somare, we will cross the tree lines. So try to drink lots of water and eat enough food.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
4400

Today is a much-needed rest and acclimatization day. We will hike around Dingboche to help our bodies adjust to the altitude. This will be a gentle hike of around 2 hours. Please make sure to drink plenty of water and take it easy today. Tomorrow we will start our trip to Labuche.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
4950

Today is our eighth day of the trek, and we'll be making our way from Dingboche to Lobuche. The hike will be around 8 kilometers and will take us 6-7 hours to complete. We'll be gaining some altitude today, as Lobuche is about 4950m meters higher than Dingboche. As always, we'll take our time and make sure to drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness. The views from Lobuche are supposed to be incredible, so we're looking forward to it!

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
5364

Today is the big day! You'll be trekking from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, and then hike to Everest Base Camp. The trail is around 12 kilometers long and will take you 8-9 hours to complete. Make sure to start early so that you can enjoy the views along the way. And don't forget to take plenty of breaks to rest your legs - this is a strenuous hike! As you near the top, you'll have incredible views of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
5164

The tenth day of your perfect Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing itinerary starts early in the morning with a trek down from Kalapatther to Dingboche. This 9 KM trek will take you 6-7 hours, and is a great way to start your day. The scenery is beautiful, and the challenge is just enough to make it interesting. Plus, you'll get to see some of the world's most famous mountains up close and personal.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
4730

After a grueling 11 days of trekking, today is a much-needed rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche. We'll spend the day exploring the village, visiting the local monastery, and perhaps even taking a short hike to nearby Nangkartshang Gompa (5,090m/16,700ft). Dingboche is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the Everest Region, with views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, and Island Peak.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Camping
Elevation
5100

Today is a big day as we will be trekking to Island Peak Base Camp. The hike will be around 5 kilometers and will take us 5-6 hours to complete. This is a relatively easy day, but we will be training for our upcoming climb of Island Peak. We will spend the day learning about proper climbing techniques and getting acclimated to the altitude.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
6189

After early morning breakfast, we'll start our summit push around 1 am. We'll make our way up the steep, snow-covered slopes to the top of Island Peak. Once we reach the summit, we'll enjoy stunning views of Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam, and the other Himalayas ranges. We'll spend some time at the top before descending back to Chukung. This will be a long and challenging day, but it will be worth it!

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
3985

Welcome to day 14 of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing! Today, we'll be trekking from Chhkung to Pangboche, a 12km journey that will take us 4-5 hours.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
3441

The next day - we'll be trekking from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar! This will be a long day, but it's all downhill so it won't be too bad. We'll start early in the morning and make our way down into the valley. The trail will wind through some forests and eventually open up into some beautiful meadows. We'll have lunch in one of the meadows before continuing to Namche Bazaar. The last few kilometers will be through some ups and downs, but we'll finally reach Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon/early evening. We'll celebrate tonight with a delicious dinner and a good night's sleep!

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
2860

After a second final breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we begin our journey back to Lukla. The walk today is mostly downhill, but there are still a few uphill sections to contend with. We'll make our way through forests and meadows, taking in the last of the stunning scenery before we reach Lukla. Expect to arrive in Lukla by late afternoon, where we'll enjoy a final dinner together before heading off to bed for a good night's sleep.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Today is the day we fly back to Kathmandu! We'll take an early morning flight from Lukla, arriving in the capital city around noon. From there, we'll check into our hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore.

Cost Includes

  • All private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers.
  • 2 Night’s 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and 3 cups of tea/coffee during the Trekking.
  • Snack (Cookies) And Seasonal Fruits during trekking.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket (Ktm-Lukla, Luk-Ktm) / domestic airport Tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide with Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance.
  • A first aid kit will be Available.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map, and Waterdrop.
  • Island Peak climbing expeditions Permit Royalty and other government tax.
  • Climbing Training Course at base camp.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: down-filled mattress, crampons, ice ax, zoomer, harness, a figure of eight, carabineer, helmet, climbing rope, etc.
  • We provide all camping gear including – tents for a member, a dining tent with a table and backrest chair, a Kitchen tent with utensils, staff, and toilet tents at Island Peak Base Camp.
  • A trekking permit and Everest National park entry fees are required for the Island peak climbing.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa, and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Porter to carry your luggage, if you would like to take a porter it will cost USD 319/porter (Maximum luggage weight 20-25Kg)
  • International Airfare/Airport tax.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, wi-fi, alcohol, hot and cold drinks, hot water, and hot showers. sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Health and travel Insurance (Essential – This should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to Early arrival or late departure,or early return from the trek
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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FAQs

Whether you are young or old, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is a great adventure. That being said, there are a few things to consider before embarking on this journey.

For instance, your age may affect your ability to acclimatize to a high altitude. We recommended that people over the age of 60 consult a doctor before attempting this trek.

Many people of all ages have completed this trek successfully. So, if you are in good health and have a sense of adventure, then this trek is for you!
 

Island peak is not dangerous, but it is important to prepare for the challenge. You should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable with heights. It is also important to have proper gear, including crampons and an ice ax. Island peak is doable for most people who are properly prepared, but if you have any doubts, it is always best to consult with a professional guide. 

The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing varies depending on some factors, including the time of year you go, the route you take, and whether you use a guide or not. There is Everest Base Camp Trek including climbing the Island Peak and they each have their price.

For example, one popular way to climb it is via the Everest Base Camp route, which costs about $2,129 for one person. Another route is the direct summit push which costs around $1,989 for one person. That includes going all the way up to the top and back down again. If you choose both packages, the package includes a professional climbing guide and porter, food, accommodation, both-way flight tickets, climbing permits, and other facilities. 

The best season for Climbing Island Peak is from March to May and from late September to early November. These months offer the best weather conditions for climbing, with stable temperatures and little chance of snow or rain. As with any high-altitude peak, climbers must be mindful of extreme cold (even in summer) and the possibility of altitude sickness. Island Peak climbing can be attempted year round, one should always consult an experienced guide before attempting a difficult climb like this one.

Island peak high camp is at an altitude of (5,500m/ 18,044 feet). It is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal and offers stunning views of Mount Amadablam and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The average hike from base camp to high camp is about five to six hours, depending on your fitness level. The ascent is quite strenuous, so we suggest you take time and rest often.

At high camp, you will have the opportunity to summit Island Peak (6,189 meters/20,305 feet), which is a dream goal for many trekkers. The summit climb is challenging but doable for most people with a good level of fitness.

Island Peak is not a difficult climb and does not require any technical mountaineering skills. However, it is a strenuous hike and you should be in good physical condition to attempt it. You should also be comfortable with altitude and have good health physically.

Island Peak is best attempted during the months of April-May or October-November when the weather is more stable. The majority of climbers spend more than two weeks going from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (10 days), Island Peak Base Camp, and Island Peak summit (2 days) and then return to Kathmandu (4 days).

Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak typically takes climbers 17 days to summit Island Peak including days in Kathmandu and final departure, depending on their fitness level and acclimatization.

The most important thing is to take your time and be safe. We recommend at least three weeks for the perfect schedule, but you can start earlier if you are fit enough. We recommend that our guests spend two nights in Kathmandu prepping before joining us, some people may want to stay longer or head straight into the mountains following their arrival.
 

1. Invest in a good-quality backpack that will be comfortable to carry. 
2. Make sure to pack light. 
3. Include items such as warm clothing, and hiking boots in your packing list.

5. The main necessary equipment for Island Peak Climbing includes an ice axe, crampons, climbing harness, helmet, climbing boots, down jacket, warm layers, and a headlamp.
4. Don't forget to pack essential items such as a first-aid kit, Sleeping bag ( Provide by the company), Water Bottle, Towel, Day-pack or Backpack, Swiss Knife, Torchlight or Flashlight, Hand Sanitizer, Hiking Pole, Smartphone, Compact Camera, Power-bank and a flashlight, etc. 
5. Remember to bring toiletries including soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, water purification tablets or drops, and antiseptic hand gel.
6. Pack an extra set of clothes in case something gets wet while you are out on the trail.
7. Remember Sunglasses/Sunhat/sunblock lotion.
8. Finally, bring all the necessary papers works, passport, and visas before you begin your journey.

You'll need to factor in the cost of your permit, guide, and equipment, as well as the cost of food and lodging while you're on the trek. A rough estimate for the entire trip would be around $1,200-$2,500. Keep in mind that these prices are just estimates and can vary depending on a number of factors, including length of stay and which agency you choose to work with.
 

The cost of the Everest base camp trek includes your permit fee, guide fee, and porter fee. It also covers the cost of food and accommodation while on the trek.

Additionally, the cost includes any gear you may need, such as a sleeping bag and down jacket. Finally, the cost of the trek also covers both-way flight tickets from Ktm to Lukla and Lukla to Ktm. The total price for the journey varies depending on how many people are in your group and whether or not you want to add additional services, like oxygen tanks and additional days. But generally speaking, it can range from $1,199-$2,000 per person for 14 days and 12 nights.

On the Everest base camp trek, you'll be served a variety of delicious, local foods. Breakfast will usually consist of eggs, bacon, toast, and coffee or tea. For lunch and dinner, you'll enjoy hearty dishes like soup, pasta, rice, and chicken. And of course, no trek would be complete without a few snacks to keep you going throughout the day. These may include chocolate bars, nuts, dried fruit, and granola bars. Keep in mind that food can get scarce higher up on the mountain so make sure to bring along some energy bars just in case.

No, Mera Peak is not harder than Island Peak. Technically Mera peak is slightly easier than Island peak. Both peaks are about the same difficulty, and both require about the same amount of time to complete. The main difference between the two is that Island Peak is a bit more technical, and has a few more exposed sections. However, both peaks are doable for anyone who is in good shape and has some mountaineering experience. If you are just looking for an expedition with less technical climbing than Island Peak, then we would recommend Mera Peak. That being said, If you are in good physical health and hiking, then Island Peak might be right for you. On the other hand, You can't see Everest from Island peak but you can see it from Mera peak.

A guide is mandatory for climbing Island Peak, as the climb is considered to be a technical climb and requires experienced guidance.

Yes, a permit is required to climb Island Peak, and it can be obtained through a registered trekking or climbing agency.

Common altitude sickness symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. To prevent altitude sickness, it's important to acclimatize properly, hydrate well and avoid overexertion.

The success rate of reaching the summit of Island Peak varies depending on the climbing team, weather conditions, and the individual climber's experience and fitness level. Generally, the success rate is around 85%-95%

Additional Information

Everest Base Camp Trek

UPPER BODY

►Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)

►Fleece jacket. (1)

 ►Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)

►Down jacket. (1) (provided by Company)

►Raincoat. (1)

LOWER BODY

►Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)

►Waterproof pants. (1)

►Long thermal underwear. (2)

►Short underwear. (3/4 pec)

HEAD

►Sun hat or scarf. (1)

►Warm fleece hat. (1)

►Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.

►Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)

FOOTWEAR

►Comfortable trekking boot.

►Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)

►Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)

►Camp shoes and sandals.

HAND

►Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

►Basic First Aid Kit.

►Sleeping bag ( Provide by the company)

►Water Bottle

►Towel

►Day-pack or Backpack

►Swiss Knife

►Torchlight or Flashlight

►Hand Sanitizer

►Hiking Pole

►Smartphone or Compact Camera

►Power-bank

Travel Insurance

For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries, or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, and doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation costs. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you 5,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5,000 m. 

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining us, as it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.

Meals And Accommodation

While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at the best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warm fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lit.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Travelling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience a vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek you will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, chosen menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta, and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

Booking Payment

You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us is your first name, middle name, last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking, and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.

Domestic Flight Information

Generally, the Everest region has to use Twin Otter and Dornier as primary modes of transport to and from the airstrip. Since you are trekking in the geographically as well as climate-wise most difficult part of the world, it is natural that flights get cancelled. Mountain weather conditions or technical issues are something we cannot predict. In case of cancellation of flights, we can hire a helicopter for you to maintain your schedule. A helicopter facility can only be provided if our clients agree to pay the extra charges. Unwanted to say, the helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. We would like to repeat that in case the helicopter service is required, the trekkers must pay the cost. We can help you prepare the documents you need to submit to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Please be informed that the Twin Otter and Dornier aircraft allow only 15kgs as the weight limit. This weight is equal to 33 Pounds. This weight includes both your duffel bag and daypack. This means you need to pack and prepare your luggage wisely. We suggest you not exceed the limit to avoid an additional cost of USD 2 to USD 5 per kg.

Personal Expenses 

How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take 10 to 15 USD to spend your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased. 

Our Guides And Safety

Our guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government Tourism Department, and certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking Guides are professionals with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater to the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in the safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistant leader on each additional 7 people in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan. 

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying their trekking bags.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully strong, helpful, and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit of trekking porters. 

The load carried by our porter minimum of 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.

High Altitude

This is a high-altitude journey and elevation starts from a low of 2,860 m to 5,545 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, for The Island Peak Climbing trip one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complications on the route of the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestions which keep and make you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

Best Time To Visit Nepal

Three best seasons for Island Peak Climbing. We suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

Things To Know Before Trekking

The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Island Peak Climbing adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking our preparation of fitness required walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least fifteen days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange them well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal and also in case of a flight delay (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu) which can happen sometimes due to bad and unfavourable weather.

Passport & Visa Information

What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?

If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

  1. A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
  2. You should fill out the application form for visas available at the airport or immigration entry points.
  3. Two passport-size photos
  4. Visa fees should be paid in cash.

 

Entry points to Nepal
  1. Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  3. Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
  4. Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  5. Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  6. Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
  7. Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

 

Visa Fees
  1. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
  2. USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
  3. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
  4. For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visas for up to 30 days.
  5. Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). Children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.

 

Visa Extension
  1. If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 45. In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days, an additional USD 5 per day is a late fine.
  2. If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 3 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended a maximum of up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

 

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at a Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any forced landing for whatever reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

Download Tourist VISA Form (.pdf)

Other General Information
  1. Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  2. A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
  3. Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  4. You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  5. Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  6. If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  7. Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
  8. Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
  9. The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  10. Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Based on 8 Reviews

F117stealth | Romania | On 27th Jun, 2022

1 Excellent

Flexibility in making your own schedule & a good balance of price/quality

Friend Oct 2021

Well, the trip was perfect, we were lucky with the weather window but also with the organizer and its team.

We did 11 days the following: Namche, Dole, Gokyo - Gokyo RI, Dragnang, Cho la Pass, Lobuche, Gorak shep, EBC, Kalla Pattar, Dingboche, Chukung, Island Peak, and back to Lukla, more than 160km in Sagarmatha national park.

That was possible thanks to the flexibility of the organizer that managed to cope with our demands in a constructive manner. We got a very good guide with solid alpine experience that made us reach the summit of Island Peak almost before sunrise :)

Accommodation during the trekking + summit equipment was great, included in the package, same with the night in the island peak base camp: good tents, nice mattresses, and good food all included.

These guys from Northern Trekking made us feel not as clients but as their friends. Thank you, Mingmar, Sange, Nima, and so on for this memorable journey, we had this October.

 

Date of experience: October 2021


eko santoso gokong | Indonesia | On 27th Jun, 2022

1 Excellent

Only Mingmar can do everything you need in Nepal

Oct 2021 • Friends

Trekking or Climbing with Northern Trekking Team (Mingmar Tamang Company) makes it easier. I have excellent service and hospitality of Guide and Staff from that mountain guides. my experience with him makes me want and more come back to Himalaya, and sure with Mingmar...

 

Date of experience: October 2021

Trip type: Traveled with friends


Ilham R | Indonesia | On 27th Jun, 2022

1 Excellent

A VERY SATISFYING JOURNEY

Oct 2021 • Friends

Northern Trekking is the best Trekking company you will ever use, I've experienced many helpful things from them. And they really prioritize your safety, convenience, and satisfaction. I will recommend northern trekking to everybody that goes on an adventurous journey in Nepal. 100/100 for northern trekking. I will never forget the experience you guys gave me. Thank you very much!!!!!

 

Date of experience: October 2021

Trip type: Traveled with friends


Asha V | United Kingdom | On 27th Jun, 2022

1 Excellent

Three peaks and summit Island Peak

Absolutely amazing experience and team!!! Mingmar was the best mountaineering guide I have ever had in my life. His attention to detail and kindness was overwhelming. I will certainly be going back to Nepal and booking with him.

 

Date of experience: April 2018


Patuan Handaka Pulungan | Indonesia | On 27th Jun, 2022

5 - Excellent

an awesome journey!

I got Mingmar’s number from a friend in Indonesia. When I met him personally, my impression of him was a friendly and honest person. It felt likes Mingmar was my long-time friend. And when our trip began, the rest is very satisfying. This company served us with the best accommodation, the best tea houses, the best food, and of course the very best guide, Mingmar himself. What's more important was the price for our trip to EBC and Island Peak was far cheaper than other companies. I will come back again to Nepal and of course with Northern Trekking Team!

 

Date of experience: October 2021

Trip type: Traveled with friends


surjo10 | India | On 2nd Aug, 2022

1 Excellent

Island peak climb + Kongma La + Ebc

Hi, my name is Surjo Chowdhury and I am from Kolkata, India. I went to Nepal this November 2019, for the island peak climb, kongma la pass, and the ebc trek. I contacted Mr. MINGMAR TAMANG from the Northern Trekking Team to be my guide and to arrange the Island Peak climbing portion and I am so glad I did that. Well, I only have good things to say about Mingmar dai, he is super patient ( he answered all my questions even before I appointed him as a guide), he is very well behaved and very very knowledgeable and helpful.

He completely organized my island peak climb and it went very very smoothly, he also accompanied me to the summit on my special request. I am very very satisfied with his service and co-operation.

And for the remaining trekking part,i.e., kongma la and ebc, he made sure to book the best lodges at the best prices always and was super responsive to my queries and problems.

I even met his family in Lukla, he is a great human being and I can assure you that you simply cannot go wrong with Mingmar dai as your guide. I completely trusted him and have no regrets at all, you can book him without any hesitation and I am sure you will have a wonderful time with him.

I am still in contact with him and I really hope he gives me an opportunity to host him in my place (I invited him to my country as a visitor).

In short, if I had to describe Mingmar dai, I would say, "Mingmar dai is in the business of making long-term relationships."

I would definitely choose him once again if I visit Nepal for trekking or climbing, without any doubt.

Date of experience: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo


Ahmad D | Indonesia | On 13th Nov, 2022

1 Excellent

Best Guiding company, i give 5 star hehe

When i join trip with northern trekking team. I have new brother, his name is Chirring Tamang. I feel happy when my guide guiding me to the top of Island Peak.

 

Date of experience: October 2022

Trip type: Traveled with friends


Potokutoiki C | Indonesia | On 13th Nov, 2022

1 Excellent

New experience

Thanks for the new experience for us.
new experience with the best team. thanks for the guide and porter.

 

Date of experience: October 2022

Trip type: Traveled with friends


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