Climb Island Peak with Everest Base Camp
Nepal, Climbing, 21 days - from £2,245 (land only) - from €2,695 (land only) - from $3,705 (land only)
No Hidden Extras!
All KE holidays to Nepal include airport transfers and all meals in Kathmandu and while on trek whether in lodges or camping.
Included meals on this holiday are worth over £400!
- The complete Everest experience including a 6000 metre summit
- Spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam
- Trek to Everest Basecamp, climb Kala Pattar and Island Peak
- A great trek and climb combination using comfortable lodges
- The opportunity to reach the summit of Island Peak in Nepal
This excellent trek and climb combination offers the opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp and climb Kala Pattar for close-up views of Everest and climb to the summit of 6000 metre Island Peak, all in one superb holiday. High in the Khumbu Valley, close to Everest the aptly named Island Peak (6189m) rises above a tangled knot of glaciated valleys. Technically straightforward, an ascent of this classic Himalayan Trekking Peak is within the grasp of any suitably fit and prepared trekker. Why not cap a visit to Everest Base Camp with this high adventure experience in the company of a KE western climbing leader? Our trek and climb holiday begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla where we follow the Everest Trail through Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche monastery to Gorak Shep. From here we visit Everest Base Camp and climb the famous viewpoint peak of Kala Pattar. Then, well acclimatised we cross the Kongma La pass to reach our base camp for the climb of Island Peak. Following the elegant snow ridge of Island Peak to one of the finest viewpoints in the region will be an indelible life memory. Staying in the relative comfort of Sherpa lodges with just 3 nights camping during the ascent of Island Peak, makes expedition life easy and our all inclusive policy means there are no hidden extras once you start your holiday.
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Is this holiday for you?
Generally, the underfoot conditions during the trekking element of this holiday are relatively straightforward. The Everest region is Nepal's most popular trekking destination and the trails are well used and present relatively easy walking conditions. It should be noted however that trekking at high altitude is of itself quite demanding. The ascent of Island Peak is not technically difficult but we will encounter a variety of terrain ranging from scree slopes and boulder fields to glaciers where we will need to be roped together and steeper snow slopes where it will be necessary to use fixed lines to safeguard ascents and descents. Full instruction on the use of fixed lines and glacier crossing will be given during the trip and previous experience of these techniques is not a prerequisite. However, it would be useful to have previous experience of walking with crampons.