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EBC Trek and Island Peak Climbing


Island Peak (6189 m), located at the head of the Imja valley north west of Mera peak climbing, is one of the highest points open to trekkers in the Himalayas. It was named by Eric Shipron. Known locally as Imja Tse peak, it was so called because it appears to rise out of the middle of the Chhukung Valley like an Island on a sea of ice.

The peak was first ascended in 1953 by the British team as preparation for climbing Mt Everest. The peak forms part of the south ridge of Lhotse Shar, and from the top you can see breathtaking panoramic views of the gigantic mountains Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse central (8410m) and Lhotse shar (8383m).

EBC trek and Island peak climbing journey includes both the ascent and the side walk to Everest Base Camp for proper acclimatization. Trip commences with an exploration of the world heritage cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, followed by time to prepare and check kit and gear. Next morning we take a 30 minute flight to the famous Lukla Tenjin Hillary airstrip, with stunning mountain views alone the way. Here we begin the adventure proper. We start our trek walking alongside the Dudh Kosi river, passing through the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail then ascends to Namche Bazaar, trading centre for the Khumbu region, in the heartland of the Sherpa people. Here we take a day’s rest to acclimatise and enjoy the world famous hospitality. We might make a short walk to help with acclimatisation and if so we have the opportunity to witness some of the most remarkable Himalayan panoramas.

The journey then ascends gradually through the Khumbu valley and up to the iconic Everest base camp, where you discover yourself in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain. We make an ascent of Kalapathar for a spectacular view before descending to Gorak Shep and then on to the Chhukung valley. From here we make the ascent to the highest point of the trek, Island Peak, via Island Peak base camp, high camp and finally summit at (6,189m). We then descend back to Lukla.

This trek is suited to people with a high level of fitness and with some trekking experience. The peak itself is considered physically challenging, but not technically tricky. Because of the elevation, good attention to acclimatisation is considered a key ingredient. People with a strong inclination towards adventure can join this trip to scale the top.

As with EBC Trek and Island Peak Climbing, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.





The ultimate Himalaya trekking and mountaineering with spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many 7,000 m+ peaks

Experience  Sherpa  Hospitality, Culture and life style 

Best sun rise and sun set view from Kalapathar top 5555 m

Visiting renowned  Tengbuche Buddhist  Monestary


Updated flight operation from Ramechhap, Manthali Airport to Lukla

Owing to the heavy volume of both local and international flights at Kathmandu Airport. Flying delay in order to avoid air traffic. All flights to the Everest region Lukla during the main trekking season (October to December, March to May) now originate from Ramechhap Manthali airport, which is situated 130 km (approximately 5.5 hours) east of Kathmandu. One day in advance, we transport all of our trekkers with guides to Ramechhap Manthali; those flying to Lukla airport for the Everest region trek.


Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepalese cultural restaurant O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2 : After breakfast trip preparation and shopping for the trip. Same day drive 4 hours to Manthali Ramechhap (540m / 1772ft), O/N in Lodge with bed & breakfast

Day 3 : Morning scenic flight to Lukla (2,840m / 9318ft) and trek to Phakding, (2,652m / 8701ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446m / 11306ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 5 : Rest day, hike to world highest point hotel Everest view hotel for hiking, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 6 : Trek to Tyangbuche (3867m / 12687.627ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 7 : Trek to Dingbuche (4100m / 13452ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 8 : Trek to Labuche (4930m / 16175ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 9 : Trek to Gorak Shep, hike to highest Mt. of the world Everest base camp (5363m) and Gorakshep. [5184m / 17008.704ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 10 : Early morning at 4:30am hike to Kalapathar [5554m / 18222ft] and trek to Dingbuche [4410m / 14471ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 11 : Trek to Chhukung [4700m / 15422ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 12 : Trek to Island peak base camp [5150m / 16897ft], O/N in tent : Approx 4 hours.

Day 13 : Trek to high camp, O/N in tent : Approx 2.5 hours.

Day 14 : Summit Island peak [6173m / 20253ft] and trek back to Chukung, O/N in tea house : Approx 8 hours

Day 15 : Trek to Tyangboche [3,867m / 12684ft], O/N in tea house : 4.5 hours

Day 16 : Trek to Manjo [2,835m / 9302], O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla [2800m / 9186ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 18 : After having early morning breakfast fly to Kathmandu rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 19 : Extra day for weather contingency

Day 20 : As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during 16 days Everest base camp and Island peak climbing period
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
    • Airfare to Lukla and back to Kathmandu with guide
    • standard 3 star category hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Sagarmatha National park permit
    • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Private transportation for airport receive and departure
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
    • Island peak permit
    • License holder experience and professional climbing guide salary, insurance
    • 3 days tent accommodation and food during the climbing
    • Fix rope + snow bar
    • Warm sleeping bag + mattress
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet,  data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry).
    • Personal insurance Personal climbing equipment
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Extra day at base camp because of change in weather
    • Gratitude to staff


Additional Information

EBC trek and Island Peak climbing, this journey includes adventure and calls for more physical effort. The typical walking distance of 6-7 hours per day is not tough, but summit to the peak, 6,173 m, are the most difficult parts of the journey. Physical fitness, experience trekking at altitudes of at least 4000 to 4500 meters, and a fundamental knowledge of climbing techniques are requirements for climbing this peak. At the time of registration, participants must disclose any existing medical conditions or issues.

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu: 3 star Deluxe hotel with bed and breakfast on twin sharing.

On trek: 11 days standard twin sharing accommodation in tea house (trekking guest house) with 3 meals daily, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ Coffee). The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

During Climbing period : 3 nights 4 days well standard camping accommodation and food on full board basis at Island peak base camp.

Travel insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are insured locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

When is the best time to Climb Island Peak

The best times to go Island Peak Climbing are in the spring (March – May) and autumn (October – Mid December)

What aircraft can I travel in, and how much weight is allowed ?

The aircraft that is being flown to Luka airport is a Twin Otter and Dornier with twin engine, and it can accommodate up to 18 passengers including crew members. Your passenger ticket to Lukla has a maximum weight limit of 15 kg. Ten kilograms of checked baggage and five kilograms of hand luggage are permitted. If you have and need to weigh more than the amounts mentioned above, an additional $12 kg will be charged.

How many permits will I need for the Island peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp Trek ?

If you’re planning to Climb Island peak and trek to the Everest base camp, you require the Island Peak climbing permit. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. These permits are mandatory to enter national parks and rural municipality areas along the trekking route in order to protect trekkers’ data and for their safety. The permits also help fund conservation efforts and support local communities.

Required gears check list

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.
Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for this trip.

Hiking gears

Day bag 1 – A porter will carry your primary gear in duffel bag (up to 12kg per trekker). You’ll need to bring your own daypack. 30–35L is adequate.

Dry Bag 1 – This protects your bag and clothing from potential moisture, wet object and rain.

Walking pole 1 – ( if necessary) Trekking poles can decrease the impact on your joints by up to 20%. They are excellent for knees while going down. We recommend adjustable Black Diamond trekking poles.

Water bottle or camel bag 1 – Capacity to carry 3 litre of water. Options: 2 x 1.5 litre wide mouth nalgene bottles or 2 litre platypus + 1 litre water bottle.

Head light 1 – You will need a headlamp with a good light output for any late-night restroom trips, as well as importantly for Kalapathar and Island Peak summit morning. Petzl make renowned and affordable headlamps.

Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket 1 – You’ll need this for the hike to Everest base camp, Kalapathar and Island peak summit as well as in the evenings at lodge camp when you’re tired, you feel the cold a lot more.

Sleeping bag 1 – rated 0°F, -20°F.

Light or medium wight warm hiking trouser 2 – an option of convertible trousers.

For the colder parts of the trek you’ll need good winter hiking pants – just make sure they are breathable.

Warm liner 1 – For extra warmth in sleeping bag

Warm sun hats 1 – lot of heat is lost through your head, so be sure to get a warm thermal hat as well as one that protects your neck from the harsh rays of the sun.

Fleece / jacket and pants 1 – Modern technical fleeces (such as Polartec) make excellent insulation layers

Windproof jacket and Pants 1 – pants with full-length zips make getting them on and off quick and easy

Long and half sleeve hiking shirt 3 – As per your body size lightweight, moisture wicking long and short sleeved shirts

Buff for (neck and head) – 1

Walking boot 1 – We recommend light- to mid-weight waterproof boots with good ankle support for trekking and full-mountaineering boot for peak climbing.

Gloves / mittens 2 – For the cold nights and for the Kalapathar, Island peak summit morning we recommend heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant gloves.

Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 3-4, pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for Kalapathar and Island peak summit morning.

Gaiter 1 – Help keep your trousers clean in dusty, wet and muddy trail conditions

Flip flap/ Sandal 1 – To wear around after a day’s trek we recommend bringing a pair of sandals

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream 1 – SPF 40+ Sunscreen is very important as the sun’s rays are much stronger at altitude.

Sun glass 2 – (incase of one broke) choose high UV protection glasses of any brand as sun intensity after Namche is very high.

Sun hat 1 – if possible go for a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection, and has a neck cover if you aren’t going to be wearing a neck gaiter

Lip guard 1 – To keep your lip moisturized in dry air and the stronger sun ray.

Anti Bacterial Wipes 2 – You won’t be showering at altitude and base camp , so anti-bacterial ‘wet wipes’ are a good way of maintaining personal hygiene.

Hand gel or Sanitizer 1 – Any travel to remote mountain places comes with a risk of gastro-intestinal trouble. Different foods, sub-standard hygiene, and exposure to bacteria and viruses can cause stomach problems. Always use anti-bacterial gel or wipes on your hands, especially before eating.

Tooth brush – 1

Face wash soap – 1

Towel – 1

Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water Water can get pretty boring, so it’s a good idea to bring along an electrolyte formula that’s flavored to your liking.

Snacks energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day Snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, and candy can help give you a quick energy boost while on the trail. Just avoid anything with caffeine in it.

Ear plugs – For light sleepers. Snoring travels in quiet high altitude lodges

Prescription medicine

Water purifier tablet / lightweight pen filter

Toilet paper – Bring two rolls of toilet paper, one to keep in your daypack for use on the trail, and one in your duffel for use at tea house camp. Taking the cardboard center out makes it easier to transport.

Menstrual product for her

Diamox (if using)

Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes

Antibiotic cream or ointment


Foot powder

Nail cutter

Personal belonging items


Cash Visa / credit card

Cell phone

Power bank backup and charger – The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric or electronic appliances in Nepal without a voltage converter.

Camera / Gopro

Gears we provide in a cost:

Cooking gas & stove

Rock pitton

Tape Sling

Fixed rope and snow bar

Cooking Pot and Kitchen equipment

Good quality two men sleeping tent at base camp

Sleeping bag

Mattress form

Sherpa Brothers office bag for packing daily trip gear this will be carried by our porters

Particular area trekking map

(Personal climbing equipment) need to bring or can hire in Kathmandu:

Dynamic rope




Finger Eight

Thermos for hot water

Ice Axe

Main rope

Good quality Climbing equipment set such as full mountaineering Climbing boot, upper/ lower body protection cloth set, cold resistance anti frostbite hand and feet wear shocks, gloves, hat, snow Goggles, Headlight

Reservation cancellations policy

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 45 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.


Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   High Altitude
  • Duration Trip Durations :  16 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  6,173m / 20,535ft
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov - Mar to May
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full boar on Trek

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