We have the privilege to work with one of the best trekking companies in Nepal. The team is taking care of you from the moment you land in Kathmandu until the moment you fly out again. Our local team members have climbed Island Peak dozens of times, and know how to manage an expedition like this. Our chief in Kathmandu, Chhatra, tells us how the trek is built up with a solid acclimatization schedule in mind. “Climbing a peak of over 6000 meters requires proper acclimatization. You can’t just go straight to the mountain and think you can go up”. Together with our Nepali team we created an incredible 17-day tour that includes Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and of course the ascent of Island Peak. “It is a trek that covers all the highlights in the Khumbu Valley, including the view from the 6189 meter summit of Island Peak” says Chhatra. “It is our most popular mountain expedition, and we run it multiple times a year. “
Bookatrekking.com offers great value for money, considering it’s a trek and a mountain climb in one trip. Below we give a little more detail on the various options, including the price.
Island Peak trek
Length: 17 days
Approach: Kathmandu - Lukla: Air plane
Return: Lukla - Kathmandu: Air plane
Style: Hike to Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Island Peak and back
Accommodation: Basic tea houses while trekking and tent on the climb
Includes: Guide, porter, all meals, all accommodation, transportation, return flight Kathmandu - Lukla, use of down equipment, permits
Price: from €2300
An important note to make is that our Island Peak tour include the salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the guides and porters. This sounds normal but not every organization makes these arrangements for their people on the ground.
Prices of flights to Kathmandu vary, but Tribhuvan International Airport is well-served by some of the Gulf state airlines, such as Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. You can find a flight from Europe for less than 800 EUR whereas you may find a deal for around 1000 EUR from the east coast of the USA. Nepal is a very affordable country. A good quality accommodation can be found for less than 50 EUR and eating in local restaurants is generally cheap and very tasty.
In recent years, trekking in Nepal has gained significant popularity, leading to an increase in the number of tea houses along the trekking routes in Nepal. The quality of the tea houses improves with the popularity of the route. Therefore, the Island Peak Trek offers good value for money, with tea houses and lodges providing amenities such as flush toilets, hot showers, and, in some instances, wireless internet in the lower regions. These amenities usually come with an extra cost. As you ascend beyond 4000 meters, especially on routes like the Everest Base Camp trek, accommodation becomes more basic. Nonetheless, your stay in the traditional Sherpa villages will be a memorable experience.
Have a chat with our Trekking Expert to get more details about our Island Peak trek options!