Dec 13 - Dec 24, 2018 | Change

Imja Tse (Island Peak) trekking peak (12 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

climbing gear required

Highlights: Tengboche, Chukhung Ri, and Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Difficulty: strenuous
Imja Tse (Island Peak)
Starting at $1,710 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$42.53 /day per person for guide
+ $180 per person for guide's insurance
+ $510 per person for guide's extra costs

(climbing fees, rentals, ect)

+ $170 per person for guide's transport
+ $100 per person for peak service charge
+ $90 per person for base camp tented accommodation & food
+ $149 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry, Island Peak Permit, and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Peak Service Charge Covers administration of peak permit, garbage deposit, and other logistics for the climb.
  • Base Camp Tented Accommodation & Food Includes tented accommodation, dinner, lunch, and breakfast
  • Guide's Transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

The most popular Trekking Peak in Nepal, the climb of 6189 m (20,285 ft) Imja Tse, more commonly known as Island Peak, is a great introduction to peak climbing in the Himalayas. The route to the glaciated summit follows a steep slope and traverses a narrow ridge. Crampons, Ice-axe and ropes are necessary for this climb. Limited climbing gear can be hired in Dingboche, or Namche Bazaar, a more extensive selection can be found in Kathmandu. From the summit of Island peak there is a spectacular panorama of the Chukhung valley and surrounding peaks of the Khumbu, including the Nupste, the south face of Lhotse, Makalu, and the graceful pointed peak of Ama Dablam. A porter is not mandatory but highly recommended to help carry your climbing gear.

Weather Conditions in December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Imja Tse (Island Peak) at 6189 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around -8.7°C (16°F) and lows down to -24.7°C (-12°F) at Imja Tse (Island Peak).

Imja Tse (Island Peak) Trekking peak
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Dec 13 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Phakding

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Dec 14 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Sat Dec 15 (day 3)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in December.

Tengboche

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Highlights: Ama Dablam Base Camp and Tengboche
Difficulty: challenging
If you itching to get off the trekking highway up to Everest Base Camp a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what your looking for. This off the beaten path side trip take you right up to the base of one of the Khumbu regions most beautiful mountains. Along the way, you’ll get views of Everest as you pass by yak shelters and walls constructed by Sherpa herdsmen. Images from via Ama Dablam Base Camp Side Trek

Sun Dec 16 (day 4)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in December.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.9°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.1°C (7°F) in December.

Dingboche
Mon Dec 17 (day 5)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Tue Dec 18 (day 6)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.0°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.0°C (3°F) in December.

Chukhung
Wed Dec 19 (day 7)

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.9°C (23°F) and lows of about -20.9°C (-6°F) in December.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.0°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.0°C (3°F) in December.

Chukhung
Thu Dec 20 (day 8)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) Base Camp (4970 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.4°C (29°F) and lows of about -17.4°C (1°F) in December.

Fri Dec 21 (day 9)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) (6189 m)

About a 10-12 hour climb and return to Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about -8.7°C (16°F) and lows of about -24.7°C (-12°F) in December.

Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) Base Camp (4970 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.4°C (29°F) and lows of about -17.4°C (1°F) in December.

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 2-3 hours from Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.0°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.0°C (3°F) in December.

Chukhung
Sat Dec 22 (day 10)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.9°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.1°C (7°F) in December.

Dingboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in December.

Pangboche

Phortse (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in December.

Phortse

Khumjung (3790 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.7°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.3°C (13°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar
Sun Dec 23 (day 11)

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Lukla
Mon Dec 24 (day 12)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Ludmila (Germany) on Nov 1, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Ama Dablam Base Camp led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

side trip to Ama Dablam was a great idea, really nice trip. I enjoyed it very much.