Haven Holidays

Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $2,985
US $ 2,750 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $2,985
2 - 4 $2,750
6 - 8 $2,725
10 - 12 $2,699
Duration
21 days
Max. Elevation
6189m
Group size
2-min 10-maximum (Single supplementary USD375)
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Ground and Air, as per the Itinerary.
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May, Jun.
Accommodation
Hotel and Lodge/Guesthouse and Tented camp, as per the Itinerary.
Meals
Bed and Breakfast KTM full board ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) in trekking, as per the Itinerary.
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - LuKla - Namche - EBC - Chhukung - Island Peak - Dengbuche - Tangboche - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

    •  Island Peak, one of the most popular and exciting trekking peaks in all Himalayas.

    •  An adventure of beauty and charm following the scenic trails of high Khumbu.

    •  Enjoy the walk to the famous adventure destination the Everest base camp.
    • 
Exciting adrenaline climb to the summit of glorious and majestic Island Peak.
    • 
Explore the traditional Sherpa villages enriched with impressive cultures.
ISLAND PEAK CLIMB WITH EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK:
‘An adventure to the summit of stunning Imjatse Himal the Island Peak, Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trek, are a perfect combination to enjoy the thrill of this exciting adventure. Allows climbers ample time and exercise before the real big ascent on top of Island Peak, also called Imjatse Himal. Island Peak towers high at above 6,160 m / 20,205 feet, located amidst beautiful Imjatse Valley. Due to its unique position, from a distance, it certainly appears like an Island, amidst the scenic Imjatse Valley. As also surrounded by tiers of towering snow-capped peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, and Ama Dablam.

The name Island was given by the early mountaineers on their way to, Mt. Everest. The local name is Imjatse Himal, as listed by the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) which controls most of the trekking peaks. And Island Peak Climb is popular among trekkers and climbers due to its accessibility, located just beyond the main trekking route. As well one can climb in the shortest time which does not involve much camping as in other trekking peaks.

Island Peak, leads to a straightforward climb to the summit with some technical sections to encounter. We have listed the climbing grade from famous French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems. As PD + means ‘Per Difficult’ with plus, a climb on ice, snow, and rocks with few technical difficulties.

But the rest of the climb is moderate with some vertical sections, of more than 60° to face. Before the final bid to the summit, from the top of Island Peak rewards a spectacular panorama of surrounding snow peaks. The Island Peak & Everest base camp trek begins from Lukla town where all treks and various adventures end. The walk follows the main trails along the Dudh Koshi River to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, due to its unique features with the world's highest peaks, exotic flora and fauna.

The walk follows on crossing several bridges and through lovely cool alpine forest, with a slow climb to the famous Namche Bazaar. A large village size of a small town, the major hub, and marketplace of the Khumbu region. Where one can find nearly all types of facilities, as well as a perfect place for an extra day to support acclimatization.

This is very important before heading towards higher altitude destinations, from Namche Bazaar, walk on a scenic trail. As climb leads to the picturesque Tengboche Monastery, located amidst beautiful woodland and surrounded by an array of snow-peaks.

The adventure continues leaving the tall trees and lush vegetation for sheer barren mountain wilderness. The high trail leads to Pangboche the last permanent village and towards Pheriche Valley and Lobuche settlements. The first part of the adventure completes upon reaching the renowned Everest base camp.  

Enjoy the dramatic views of surrounding giant peaks amidst remorseless fields of ice and glaciers with massif Khumbu Ice-Fall. For the best close views of Mt. Everest, the walk leads to a steep climb on top of a high Kalapathar black rocky ridge. Kalapathar offers breathtaking views of giant mountains with Mt. Everest at a close distance, the highest point of the trek. 

From Kalapathar and Gorakshep a small settlement, then head downhill towards scenic Imjatse Valley reaching Chukung. The last settlement of eastern Khumbu, en route to our major highlight Island Peak Base Camp. After Chukung leave the comfort of cozy lodges for tented camping for a few overnights until the climb is over. Finally, the trek reaches Island Peak Base Camp for a classic and exciting ascent on the stunning peak of Imjatse Himal. At base camp, have time for acclimatization, preparation, and practice climbing, then getting ready for the final bid.

The climb starts early morning after midnight before dawn, from Advance or High Camp. Following the right path and route with the expert guidance of our climbing guide, as the climb leads to a strenuous haul. Encountering several technical and challenging sections to tackle, after hours of tough struggle on ice, snow, and rocky edge. The final push reaches you on top of Island Peak, after a hard effort, with the best of your climbing skills. 

From the summit, enjoy the fantastic panorama of an array of Snow Mountains that surround the top. Enjoying the fabulous views and feeling in high spirits, head down being roped together for safety and precautions. As descent can be equally dangerous as climbing up, taking care of each step then finally ending the adventurous feat. 

On reaching Base Camp enjoy hot, warm refreshing drinks and meals, after a victorious ascent of Island Peak. Enjoy the return journey downhill to Lukla through Dingboche which is at the western end of Imjatse Valley. The rest of the walk on the same trail retracing the journey to Namche Bazaar and then Lukla for the last overnight.

Next morning a sweeping scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after an overwhelming experience and adventure; on the Island Peak Climb & Everest base camp trek.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking:  On best available lodge en-route trekking. Tented Camping on climb for few nights.

Trekking Grade:   Moderate to Adventurous due to high altitude.

Climbing Grade:  PD+from French/Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems.

Highest Point to go:  On top Island peak 6189 m/20305 feet, Kalapatthar 5545 m/18,192 feet and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,598 feet.

Local culture/religion:  Tibetan sect of Buddhism the Mahayana.

Trek & Climb:  16 Nights and 17 Days from Lukla to Lukla.

Total Trip in Nepal:   20 Nights and 21 Days from arrival to departures.
Best Seasons for Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp Trek:
Island Peak Climb with Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp Trek, an adventure for all seasons, except for the wet monsoon times. From mid-June to mid-September the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, as well as the high seasons for trek and climbing.
Springtime begins from March to May when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine, sunny days for views and pleasant walks. The next best season is autumn/fall, days are mostly clear with bright sunshine days are crystal clear for views.
Altitude Sickness Altitude sickness may affect clients on land peaks and  Everest Base Camp Trekking due to the high altitude  Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. To prevent altitude sickness, gradual acclimatization is essential. Trekkers should allow their bodies time to adjust to the increasing altitude by taking regular rest days, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol and smoking. Slow ascent rates and proper hydration are crucial. Need to know more about high altitude sickness, Then, click  the link: altitude-sickness-information

Trip Itinerary

On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, Haven Holidays Nepal staff and guide receives you. After getting introduce with the staff, your baggage will be loaded either in car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the center of Kathmandu city, where your hotels is located. On checking to your lovely rooms, getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing. Where you will meet with other members of Island Peak Climb and Everest base camp trek. The guide or group leader brief with related information regarding the trek and climb, culture, accommodation and foods. Includes information about hours of walks and climb with overnight stops and views along the trek and climb.

Evening group dinner in a nice authentic Nepali restaurant, dinner with exciting Nepali cultural program.

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Free day in Kathmandu preparation for Everest base camp trek, optional sightseeing tour, if it is added in the trip cost. Kathmandu is steeped with historical and religious interesting places, includes many world heritage sites.
(In case if the flight operates from Ramechap, Manthali airport, afternoon 4-5 hours’ drive to reach Manthali town to catch flight to Lukla next early morning)

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs


As per flight time for Lukla, transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal as per the time given by our staff. On checking through security then board in a small aircraft of respective local airlines. An enchanting flight of 30-35 minutes overlooking grand views of Himalayan range of peaks with Mt. Everest.

After a pleasant flight reaching Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport with a unique runway. At Lukla with time for refreshment, and then follow our guide on a pleasant easy trail to Phakding village for overnight halt.

The walk leads down to Choplung village adorned with Buddhist prayer monuments. The trail follows along the Dudh Koshi River with few short ups and down to reach Phakding, a nice moderate village. Enjoy the lovely cozy comfort in one of its best lodge with time to explore the village and local culture.  

Max. altitude

2860

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

4hrs

Morning after breakfast, enjoy the pleasant walks on gradual trail and crossing a long suspension bridge, with slow climb to Monjo village. From Monjo enter the famous Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha name for Mt. Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa call as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language). Entering the park cross another bridge above Dudh Koshi River to Jorsalle village for lunch stop. Afternoon walk follows the river bed amidst lovely cool forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir trees. Slowly the walk leads to climb then cross the last bridge to Namche Bazaar, from the bridge undulating winding ups till Namche Bazaar is reached for overnight halt. 

Namche Bazaar the major commercial hub of Khumbu villagers as well as for trekkers, a moderate size town. Where all good houses serves as guest-house, lodges and hotels placed stands on an amphitheater U shaped. Great views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks, at Namche Bazaar check into a nice lodge for two overnights stay.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

6hrs

Namche Bazaar a perfect place for rest day, as well as right altitude for acclimatization before heading higher elevation.

Things to in Namche Bazaar on rest day:

Enjoy the pleasant rest day with short hike to the view-point above Namche Bazaar for best look of Mt. Everest. Includes grand view of Ama Dablam, Tharmasarku and Kwangde peaks with aerial view of Namche Bazaar.

From the high view-point visit the nearby national park museum treasures all necessary information of Khumbu region. The history, cultures of Sherpa tribe, flora / fauna, and history of mountaineering around Khumbu and Mt. Everest.

For energetic people can hike up to Everest View Hotel about 2 hours walks with steep climb. Provides excellent views of Mt. Everest in the comfort of luxury Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m high.

Afternoon browse around the streets of Namche Bazaar lined with shops, stores, banks, includes fancy restaurants and café. 

Max. altitude

3880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

4hrs

Adventure continues from Namche Bazaar, after an enjoyable and pleasant rest day, the first part of the walk is gradual. From Namche Bazaar after a short steep climb, the trail leads with scenic views of Everest and array of peaks. 

After few hours of good walk, downhill to Imjatse River a favorite lunch spot at Phunki Tenga. Afternoon climb starts through dense beautiful woods of tall rhododendron, pines and fir trees, after few hours reaching Tengboche.   

Tengboche one of the most exciting and picturesque and photogenic spots en-route Everest base camp with majestic colorful monastery. Enjoy the sweeping panorama of Everest, Ama Dablam with series of snow-capped peaks, located amidst beautiful forest surrounding. At Tengboche with several simple good lodges serving nice foods, or enjoy short walk further down to Deboche for overnight halt. Staying in Tengboche or little further downhill, but having time to visit the monastery interior of great cultural and religious interest.  

Max. altitude

3867

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

5hrs

Staying overnight in Tengboche or at Deboche facing grand views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Morning walk heads down to cross a strong metal bridge, on leaving the tall trees behind for mountain wilderness. Crossing the Imjatse River a slow climb to Pangboche, the last permanent village en-route Everest base camp.

From Pangboche onwards with temporary settlements at Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. Walk heads higher with great close views of majestic
peak of Ama Dablam. Slowly the trail climbs and the down to a stream and then short climb to enter Pheriche valley. Where a lovely Pheriche settlement located beneath towering Tawache, Cholatse peaks with grand views of Ama Dablam.

Pheriche houses many nice lodge and restaurants with HRA post (Himalayan Rescue Association) from here onwards within close to giant Himalayan peaks.

Max. altitude

4200

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

5hrs

A great scenic spot Pheriche for pleasant rest, enjoy the morning hike on top Nakarjung hill past Dingboche settlement. Offers grand panorama of snow-capped peaks that surrounds the beautiful Imjatse valley. From the top ridge of Nakarjung facing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak with 
Mt. Makalu.

Rest of the afternoon relax and enjoy short stroll around Pheriche amidst beautiful scenery.

Max. altitude

5080

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

5hrs

Adventure slowly leads closer towards to Everest base camp, morning walk on the flat Pheriche valley, and then short climb to Thugla. A small settlement with few huts serves as Tea-Houses and restaurants, possible lunch stop. Before heading up to Lobuche, Thugla located in between the route of Pheriche and Dingboche and Everest base camp. From here a steep climb of less than an hour to Thugla ridge, as the trail follows on gentle up to Lobuche for overnight stop. Lobuche a small settlement with number of fine good lodges with grand view of Lobuche and Nuptse peaks. 



Max. altitude

4960

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

5hrs

Our main and final day of the adventure, as well as longest high altitude trek, to complete our major goal. Starting early morning with slow walk for an hour and then climb over rocky moraine above Khumbu glacier. Then down to a flat sandy glacial field at Gorakshep, the last settlement before Everest base camp.

Gorakshep located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar rocky scenic hill top, as well en route Everest base camp. From Gorakshep few hours of good walk reaches you at Everest base camp, after walking through glaciated path.

At Everest base camp enjoy the dramatic arctic zone of icy landscapes with massif Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier. An exciting place to experience standing on the foot of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. During mountaineering expedition the base camp is flooded with various nationalities tented camp and commotion.

After achieving the goal of a lifetime, return walk to Gorakshep for last overnight on the highest spot of Everest region. 

Max. altitude

5364

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

7hrs

Rise up early morning for stunning sunrise views and clear views of surrounding towering snow-capped peaks. Start the climb towards Kalapathar rocky hill top, a strenuous haul for few hours, once on top. Enjoy the glorious sunrise with closest views of Mt. Everest with adjoining giant peaks, after a refreshing morning climb.

Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, from here route diverts to Imjatse Valley. Where Dingboche and the last remote Chukung settlements are located en route to Island Peak. 

As walk reach Dingboche a lovely settlement with number of good lodges, from here few hour walk to Chukung for overnight stop. 

Max. altitude

5545

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

7hrs


From Chukung in tented camp until the climb is over, the walk heads towards south, over moraine of rocks. Crossing few icy streams and creeks as the view of Island Peak gets closer reaching a place called Parsya Gyab. The camp close to an icy pond where Island Peak base is located. After pitching the tents and getting organized and having first meals served and cooked by our camping cook.

Enjoy the afternoon marveling the beautiful dramatic views of surrounding giant peaks and glaciers.

Max. altitude

4735

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

4hrs

A full day rest for acclimatization and practice exercise on rocks and ice walls on the foot of Island Peak. The day is important for our climbing guide and staff to prepare and study the route of the climb. As the frequent movement of glaciers and avalanche damages the path of Island Peak climb. Our guide will scout and prepares necessary arrangement on some technical sections.

Rest of the day enjoy preparing for the climb, while our guide will brief you regarding the climb to the summit of Island Peak.

Max. altitude

5100

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Normally most climbers makes the ascent in a day from base camp, which will be a rush and much struggle. Except for veteran and expert mountaineers, while we have set the itinerary much flexible adding one more High or Advance Camp.

This will make the climb shorter and more accessible, as well for safe climb and descend. Start the morning after breakfast heading north east, crossing glaciers and moraine and small fast streams. As walk and climb progresses after few hours of steady climb with few stops, then reach a small flat area. Where Advance or High Camp will be set for the final ascent to Island Peak. Rest of the afternoon relax and check the route of climb and staying mentally and physically fit.
For next early morning Big Day climb to Island Peak, as well preparing and sorting the right gear for the big haul.

Max. altitude

5500

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

4hrs

Rise early morning after mid-night, in the dark keeping your head torch handy. After a quick breakfast and warm drinks, start moving for the adventure, the climb is not overall difficult. But requires a strong sense of positive attitude and flexibility to cope with the situation. Follow the main head guide, and heed with care on technical sections, where every members will be roped. Taking extreme precaution with safety measures, as climb gets tougher and harder. As you reach close on top of Island Peak, after a great struggle reaching the summit in good time. Before the sunrise, enjoy the glorious sunrise views peeking through 
Mt. Makalu in the east. Feeling on top of the world and in high spirits overlooking breathtaking views of surrounding giant peaks. Then descend with care using the same safe route back to Base Camp. After a great feat and exciting climb of Island Peak, at base camp a warm meal and hot drinks will be a great reward.

Max. altitude

6165

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

8hrs

After a great adventure and completing all the major goal and highlights, pack all the gears and garbage. Clearing the camp neat and tidy as it was before, leaving nothing but your footsteps. A good walk and climb to Chukung for refreshing stop and continue walk down the Imjatse valley to Dingboche for lunch.

Afternoon walk on pleasant downhill to a river, with short up and then reaching the main trail to Pangboche village. Enjoy the overnight in the comfort of a nice lodge with grand views of Ama Dablam.

Max. altitude

3900

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

6hrs


Enjoy the morning stunning views of Ama Dablam, after breakfast head down to a bridge with two hours climb to Tengboche. Having a refreshing stop along with surrounding grand panorama of peaks. Start the walk downhill through lovely forest towards Phungi Tenga, after crossing a bridge, a steep climb for an hour.

Reaching at the junction of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and trail to Gokyo, from here onwards an easy pleasant walk to Namche Bazaar. After a refreshing break
in Namche Bazaar, continue walk downhill to Dudh Koshi River, following the river bank past Jorsalle. Then reaching the exit post of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village for overnight stop before Lukla.

Max. altitude

2880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

7hrs

From Monjo a short day walk to Lukla, morning walk starts crossing over bridges to reach Phakding. After Phakding on pleasant gradual path with last climb for an hour or more to reach Lukla. On arrival at Lukla transfer to a nice lodge for last overnight stop around the high Khumbu and Everest region. 

Max. altitude

2860

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

4hrs

Waking early for quick breakfast at Lukla, then walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport, as the plane arrives from Kathmandu. After checking in then get abroad in a small aircraft for smooth scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu airport transfer to a vehicle for short exciting drive to your hotels.

Rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities or just relax and recall the wonderful moments of Island Peak Climb & Everest base camp trek.

(If the plane lands at Ramechap-Manthali airport, our staff transfer you to a vehicle for 4-5 hours interesting drive to Kathmandu).

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

An important and necessary to have a spare day at the end in Kathmandu, in case of flight delay or cancellation. Due to bad weather condition before or after the trek, which is quite normal around Mountainous region of Himalayas. 
The situation arise only sometimes even in best seasons of the year, if all goes well according to the itinerary. Enjoy the free day in Kathmandu for extra activities or shopping souvenirs, interested people can join in for another exciting tour of Bhaktapur and Patan cities, which is worth a visit. 

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, as time for your respective airlines flight departures. Our guide, staff transfers you to the airport, then bid farewell to Nepal till you return for another exciting adventure.

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Non

Meals

Breakfast
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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure from airport to hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size.  

    • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a bed 
and breakfast basis only.
    • Domestic airfare Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu.

    • Full board meal (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with twin-sharing accommodation on best available lodges and also
Includes tented camping on full board meal(breakfast, lunch and dinner).             
    • 
Service of climbing guide, trekking guide and size of group with porters(For two clients one porter)
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff and porters.

    • Applicable Climbing Peak and Trekking Permits with National Park fees

    • A Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff is required for minor wounds and sickness.

    • Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.
    • Farewell, dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature, meals in Kathmandu  
    • Gratitude or tipping
for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guides,
    • Extra snacks and refreshments.

    • Personal trekking and climbing gear(Boots, Harnesses), including sleeping bags and down
jackets.

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including
Helicopter Service, depends on the situation.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • World Heritage site Sightseeing fee in Kathmandu
    • Early return from the trek and climb due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.

Trip Info

Arrival 

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. Actually, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

Orientation 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Actually, those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays  Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Actually, two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Trek Start 

The trek commences from Kathmandu with a drive to Manthali during Spring and then flies to Lukla and Autumn( Mar-May and Sep-Nov) and in other off seasons like Winter and Rainy ( Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug) Kathmandu to Lukla. We drive to Ramechhap, Manthali for 4 hours from Kathmandu and take a short 20-minute flight and if we take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will fly for 35 minutes with astonishing mountain views. 

We need to leave Kathmandu at 2  am for the Ramechhap drive and then fly to Lukla. Hope you will consider this thing in your mind beforehand the trip begins. 

As you land at Lukla airport either from Ramechhap/ Manthali or Kathmandu, you will meet your porters, introduce them briefly and begin the formal walk towards Phakding, the very first town you are going to stay overnight on your trip. It takes around 3 hours to get Phakding from Lukla. 

Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/ guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication wherever you go, even from the corner of the mountain.  You can make a call, access the internet over it and even make a video call instantly from the Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Trek Ends 

The trek ends at Lukla officially with a flight to Kathmandu. Normally, at Lukla, you can celebrate the last day of the trek with your entire trekking crew by offering them tips and heavy dinner because they have worked hard for you and your safety all around the trip. The last day's walk is from Namche to Lukla and you wait for the next day’s flight to Kathmandu or Ramechhap and then 4 hours drive to Kathmandu. The flight to Ramechhap is for 20 minutes and the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla is for 40 minutes. Optionally, you fly back to Kathmandu directly by helicopter as well. For this, you have to make a prior request to us to arrange your helicopter flight. 

Important Note

The Lukla weather keeps changing in 15 minutes so it cannot be 100% sure that the flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu from Lukla can take place at a given time. It may get delayed postponed or even cancelled for a few days. In this case, don’t panic, don’t get agitated and don’t trouble your trekking leader for the delay, cancellation or postponement of flight. Be calm and talk to your trekking lead to find out the way to escape this situation.

You have two options in this case: the helicopter flight to Kathmandu and walk down to Surke and Paiya for 5 hours and get a jeep ride to Salleri and then to Kathmandu. You’d better approach the helicopter first and then go with a walk down to Surke and Paiya. The walk down to Surke and Paiya is very challenging to follow the trail used by mules; the trail is muddy and slippery. Be careful to follow this trail to Paiya via Surke from Lukla.

If you are doing your Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to have at least one/two spare days. This will help you make your Everest Trek less stressful and less panicked

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and to sharpen our services and facilities in the days to come.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

  • Free Booking and Free Cancelation 
  • Veteran Crew Members 
  • Enhancing Eco-Tourism 
  • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
  • No hidden cost 
  • Flexible 
  • Cost Friendly 
  • Wider Networks 
  • Expert in risk management 

Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trekking Packing List

When preparing for this trip it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:

Please, Learn more about Everest Base Camp Trekking Packing: www.havenholidaysnepal.com/trekking-equipment-checklist

Island peak climbing gear check list.

It's essential to have the necessary technical equipment and know-how to use it properly.

  • Climbing bootsSturdy and waterproof boots designed for mountaineering.
  • Crampons: Metal spikes that attach to your boots to provide traction on ice and snow.
  • Ice axe: A tool used for balance and self-arrest in case of a fall.
  • Climbing harness: A harness attached to a rope keeps you safe while climbing.
  • Carabiners: Used to connect ropes and anchor points.
  • Climbing helmet: To protect your head from falling rocks and ice.
  • Ascenders: Used for ascending ropes.
  • Descenders or belay devices: Used for descending ropes or providing a safety anchor.
  • Climbing rope: Essential for safety and support during the climb.
  • Ice screws: Used to anchor ropes to the ice or snow.
  • Prusik loops: Used for self-rescue or ascending ropes.

What can I expect from Haven Holidays during the trek?

Haven Holidays will provide fine-class accommodation with Full board meals breakfast, and a sleeping bag  Duffel bag.   Your personal belongings be selective in what you take. We will provide you with a very professional and experienced trekking leader throughout the trek and Climbing guide.

Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Divece
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip
  • Electronics:
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. 
    Comprehensive list of items:
    Clothing
    Headwear
    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    
Island Peak or Imjatse Himal is one of the popular trekking peak favored by many climbers and mountaineers. As well beginners in mountaineering due to its prime location, close on route to Everest base camp. The other reasons is requires only few days of camping, most of the trekking is staying in the comfort of local lodge.

    The main reason is due to successful rate of ascent to the summit than other trekking peaks. About 90 % successful ascent has been recorded to the summit of Island Peak, depending on good weather. 

    Depending upon the weather around best seasons of the year, yes the flight always be on schedule. Sometimes the flight can be delayed or leads to cancellation if the weather is unfavorable for flights. As Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes even in the best time of the seasons.
However, the flight do fly on time, as tourism is the main economy source of the country and for many guides and porters livelihood.

    For Island Peak all climber needs to be in good physical shape and in sound health. As well basic training on mountaineering will be an advantage, otherwise our expert guide will provide climbing exercise; and practice before the ascent.
Besides being physical fit, requires good climbing gear and equipment as per the list provided by Haven Holiday Nepal. 

    All lodges do have facilities of electricity either run by local hydro plant or with solar power. At present nearly all overnight places in lodges do have internet and Wi-Fi services, in some places can be quite slow and disturbing depending upon the areas and weather wise. Where all clients’ needs to pay extra for charging each electronic items. As for internet services it’s free in some places, and other lodge might charge extra, where you can learn from your guide about the cost.

    
Trekkers will be surprised with comprehensive food list on the menu, all foods are served healthy and hygienic. One can choose from La Carte to Set Menu which is mainly the common and popular Nepali Dal / Bhat (Rice and lentil soup served with mild veg / meat curry). Trekkers can enjoy continental, Chines, Korean, Italian, and Indian, Tibetan or Sherpa foods also. Some places provides fresh bakery products also. The lodges of various class, from budget, standard to luxury depending upon the trip cost. Most lodges are of simple tourist standard with common toilet and bathrooms. Where one needs to pay extra for using hot showers. But on climb few overnights in tented camp, food will be served and cooked by our camping cook and staff. All foods prepared on climb in camping will be healthy meals, mainly Nepali Dal Bhat, noodles varieties, cereals and eggs products.  

    Normally our guide takes care of each clients and taking much precaution regarding the altitude and foods, drinks on treks. However, some might get mild sickness from high altitude or from spicy foods. In case of severe and bad situation the patient is brought down to safe altitude. For very sick people immediate evacuation by any means of fast transportation. The only quickest ways is taking a Helicopter Services to bring the victim back to Kathmandu for treatment in the best hospitals. For this types of incidence if occurs, where all trekkers are informed regarding the Travel and Medical Insurance to cover all the extra expenses incurred on this situation.  

    Yes, it is Mera peak at 6,654 m /21,825 feet stands as the highest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalayas. As listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), the 2nd tallest is Chulu East 6, 584 m /21,596 feet. Located in Manang Valley around Mid-West Nepal, beyond Annapurna Himalayas.

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