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Imja Tse (Island Peak) via Ama Dablam Base Camp trekking peak (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

climbing gear required

Highlights: Tengboche, Ama Dablam Base Camp, Chukhung Ri, and Imja Tse (Island Peak)

Difficulty: strenuous
Imja Tse (Island Peak)
Starting at $1,878 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$42.52 /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
+ $59.15 per person for vat tax
+ $215 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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • 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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

  • 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 Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

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.

Side trip via Ama Dablam Base Camp: If you are itching to get off the trekking highway to Everest Base Camp, a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what you're 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.

Weather Conditions in October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Imja Tse (Island Peak) at 6189 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around -1.7°C (29°F) and lows down to -15.7°C (4°F) at Imja Tse (Island Peak).

Imja Tse (Island Peak) via Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking peak
(Elevation Profile)

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.

Sun Oct 9 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

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 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Phakding

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Mon Oct 10 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Tue Oct 11 (day 3)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Tengboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche or about 6-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in October.

Pangboche
Wed Oct 12 (day 4)

Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m)

about 3 hours up from Pangboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -6.2°C (21°F) in October.

Ama Dablam Base Camp

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 1-1.5 hours back down from Ama Dablam Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in October.

Pangboche
Thu Oct 13 (day 5)

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Dingboche
Fri Oct 14 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Sat Oct 15 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Sun Oct 16 (day 8)

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -11.9°C (11°F) in October.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Mon Oct 17 (day 9)

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

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in October.

Tue Oct 18 (day 10)

Imja Tse (Island Peak) (6189 m)

About a 10-12 hour climb and return to Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.7°C (29°F) and lows of about -15.7°C (4°F) in October.

Imja Tse (Island Peak)

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

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in October.

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 2-3 hours from Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Chukhung
Wed Oct 19 (day 11)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in October.

Dingboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in October.

Pangboche

Phortse (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in October.

Phortse

Khumjung (3790 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.7°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.3°C (30°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Namche Bazaar
Thu Oct 20 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Lukla
Fri Oct 21 (day 13)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

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.