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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 $1,812 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
+ $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
  • 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 August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Imja Tse (Island Peak) at 6189 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 0.3°C (33°F) and lows down to -8.7°C (16°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.

Thu Aug 11 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

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 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

Phakding

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in August.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in August.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Aug 12 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Sat Aug 13 (day 3)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in August.

Tengboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche or about 6-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in August.

Pangboche
Sun Aug 14 (day 4)

Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m)

about 3 hours up from Pangboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.8°C (50°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in August.

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 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in August.

Pangboche
Mon Aug 15 (day 5)

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche or about 5 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in August.

Dingboche
Tue Aug 16 (day 6)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Wed Aug 17 (day 7)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in August.

Chukhung
Thu Aug 18 (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 4.1°C (39°F) and lows of about -4.9°C (23°F) in August.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in August.

Chukhung
Fri Aug 19 (day 9)

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

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in August.

Sat Aug 20 (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 0.3°C (33°F) and lows of about -8.7°C (16°F) in August.

Imja Tse (Island Peak)

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

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in August.

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 2-3 hours from Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in August.

Chukhung
Sun Aug 21 (day 11)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.9°C (52°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in August.

Dingboche

Pangboche (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.8°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in August.

Pangboche

Phortse (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in August.

Phortse

Khumjung (3790 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.7°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.7°C (42°F) in August.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in August.

Namche Bazaar
Mon Aug 22 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

Lukla
Tue Aug 23 (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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

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.