Island Peak & Everest Base Camp
The perfect introduction to high elevation climbing in a spectacular and iconic setting.
Island Peak Climb and
Everest Base Camp Trek
Enjoy impressive views of eight-thousand-meter peaks while climbing Everest Region's most famous introductory climb, Island Peak. Continue high elevation trekking over the scenic Kongma La pass and visit Everest Base Camp.
Category: Climbing: Beginner
Highest Elevation: 20,305 ft.
Location: Everest Region, Nepal
Climb Difficulty: PD+ (medium easy)
Terrain: 4th class rock, steep snow and ice up to 60 degrees
Number of Days: 21 (2 days Kathmandu, 17 days trekking/climbing, 2 days Kathmandu)
Group Size: 4 to 10.
Dates: October 15th - November 4th, 2017 (21 days)
Deposit Due: 180 days before trip start date
Balance/full payment due: 90 days before trip start date
This trip was designed for the adventurous traveler who wants to both climb and trek amongst the highest mountains on earth. First, we climb Island Peak (locally known as Imja Tse), a 20,305 ft./6,189 m mountain in front of 27,940 ft. (8,516m) Lhotse. Our route is not difficult by Himalayan standards, making it a suitable first high elevation climb for fit individuals with previous mountaineering experience. The summit of Island Peak has one of the most majestic panoramas of any 6,000 meter peak, with views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, AmaDablam, and Kangtega. After our climb we continue trekking over the Kongma La Pass at over 18,000 ft., taking-in breathtaking views before we descend to the Khumbu Glacier. Traveling north we visit Everest Base Camp where climbers' tents are spread amongst ice and glacial moraine in front of the awe-inspiring Khumbu Ice Fall. The following morning we catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest at sunrise from atop a craggy 18,514 ft. "hill" called Kala Pattar before turning south and returning back to Lukla through a new set of villages.
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