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Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

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Everest base camp trek with Island peak climbing is a must do trek for the fantastic trekking experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. This special package is designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers. This trip is ideal for trekking into the most coveted area of Everest region reaching the summit of the magnificent Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) also known as Imja Tse. Island peak is one of the most popular choices among the beginner trekkers who are willing to begin their mountaineering journey. By summiting this peak and they can move on to other peaks. Hundreds of trekker from all over the world visit Nepal each year to get a permit for Island peak climbing. The peak Imja Tse was named as ‘’Island Peak” in 1952 AD. The name was formed due to the striking location of the peak in the middle of the Chhukung valley. This trekking peak is very less difficult peak which requires little or no technical aspect. This adventurous trip takes us to the heartland of Khumbu valley and also let us to know about the Sherpa culture with their warm hospitality. On our journey along with Island Peak we will also visit the most popular trekking destination in the world Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar with remarkable views of Mt.Everest along with other mighty Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the trip.

  • Breathtaking flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Warm hospitality of Sherpa
  • Get to know about other religion and their lifestyles.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  • Island peak climbing
  • Trek to Everest base camp and khumbu glacier
  • Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848m)
  • Get familiar with the Sherpa culture and traditions.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu/Sightseeing.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla/ Trek to Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namcheto Tengboche (5-6 hours)

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (5-6 hours)

Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche. (4-5 hours)

Day 07: Lobuche to Gorakshep, (2-4 hrs.)

Day 08: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar to Dingboche, 7-8 hrs.

Day 09: Dingboche to Chukkung (3-4 hours)

Day 10: Acclimatization/ trek to Chukkung RI

Day 11: Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 12: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit back to Base Camp.

Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche.

Day 15: Pangboche to NamcheBazar.

Day 16: Namcheto Lukla.

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu.

Important information

During the trip some of the natural and artificial problems like weather, local politics, and flight delays etc. which are beyond our control can make the change in our itinerary. If it happens we will decide for the best alternative taking into considerations to the interest of the whole group. We will do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the result of change or delays. We can also organize helicopter rescue as per request of the clients in delays of flight. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift up to 4-5 persons per flight

Please note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would use

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities. However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurant which serves you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.

Physical condition & Requirements

If you have any physical conditions or problems then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek. This Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is an itinerary is designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no special experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet.

Best time to travel

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu /Kathmandu sightseeing

After your arrival on Kathmandu our representatives will be there waiting to give you a hearty welcome to Nepal with your name card. You will be taken to hotel by our representatives. After you freshen up our guide will tour you to the Kathmandu city. You will visit the different world heritage sites and cultural and historical monuments that are located in the city. At the evening we will serve you with warm welcome dinner at a well known Nepali restaurant.

Included Meals: breakfast, lunch and welcome dinner.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding, 3-4 hrs. Trek.

On our 2nd day of the trek we will take an early morning flight to Lukla airport. It is the main entrance of our journey to the Himalays.We will meet our rest of the team members have some breakfast there and start our trekking. We will walk on a trail that gradually descends too Cheplung village from where we will get a glimpses of Mt.khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. We will take lunch there take some rest and then we will gradually descend until Phakding. We will have our dinner in Phakding. Our overnight stay will be on Phakding.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 03: Phakding to Namchebazar. 5- 6 hours trek

On our 3rd day after having breakfast we will start our journey where our trial passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. NamcheBazar. It is also the major economic hub for people of Khumbu region. We will be staying overnight witnessing beautiful Namche Bazar.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 04: Namchebazar to Tengboche 2-4 hrs.

On our 4th day after having breakfast in Namche Bazaar we will have our breakfast and move towards Phhunki. The trek until Phunki is not very difficult. After reaching Phunki we will ascend towards the biggest monastery which is Tengbboche Monastery which lies in Tengboche village. The UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park is also located here; we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which the monastery is blessed with. The Himalayas including Mt.Everrest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku can be viewed from here. The Monastery opens at 3:00pm, so if we reach thereby 3 o’clock we can observe the Buddhist religious ceremony. We will be staying overnight in Tengoboche.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche 5-6 hrs

On our 5th day of trek we will pass through overgrown forest of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. We will be exploring the magnificent views of Mt, Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Here we will walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to Pangboche Monastery. We will be walking around the Imja valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. This beautiful village gives amazing pictures of Himalayan agriculture and animal husbandry. We can have amazing views of beautiful barely, potato, and buckwheat fields along with animals grazing along those fields. Our overnight will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche (4-5 hours)

On our 6th day of the trek after having lite and healthy breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner and head towards Lobuche. After approximately two hours trek we will reach to Thugla. There we will take a rest for sometime by having some hot drink. We can see the high mountains getting closer to us as we proceed towards Lobuche. On our trek to Lobuche we will climb up to steep hill where we can see the Everest Memorial which is a memorial for the climbers who have lost their life while attempting to summit Mount Everest. As we continue our trial to the Khumbu Glacier moraine we will be facing several great peaks. After 5-6 hours trek from Dingboche we will reach to Lobuche. Our today’s overnight stay will be on Lobuche

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 07: Lobuche to Gorakshep, 2-4 hrs.

On our 7th day of the trek we will be heading towards Goarakshep. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours. As we further our trials it will get harder than before but the trial gets easier as we climb about 150m. There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach to the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on Gorakshep.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 08: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar to Dingboche, 7-8 hrs.

On the 8th day of our trek we will have an early breakfast in Gorakshep. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views from Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought having off. We will have our lunch there and will return back to Dingboche. Our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 09: Dingboche to Chukkung (3-4 hours)

On our 9th day we will wake up early in the morning have breakfast and hike up to Chukkung valley. We will walk through stoned walled fields and alpine landscape heading towards the head of Imja Valley witnessing the mind-blowing views. We will see Mt.Lhotse on our left and Ama Dablam on our right. We will follow the trial intersected by icy streams. After around half an hour walk from Bibre we will reach to Chhukung. Our overnight stay will be at Chukkung.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 10: Acclimatization/ trek to Chukkung RI

Today we will be our acclimatization day at Chukkung. We will have our breakfast and begin our trek towards Chhukung RI at 5546m offering some stunning views from the summit. Climbing up to Chukkung RI helps our body to acclimatize. From the top of the peak we can see the fantastic views of mountains across the valley. After spending few hours there we will descend back to Chukkung and spend our overnight there.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 11: Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp.

Today we will be walking on a fairly steep trial heading towards the Island Peak Base Camp. Climbing towards south we will then turn east which connects us to the main line of the valley. We will be walking on a trial along a stream side from below the southern flank of the moraine of the Lhotse Glacier. Following a crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines it leads us to wide valley of Island Peak Base camp. Our overnight stay will be on island Peak Base Camp.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 12: Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.

Today after having our breakfast our guide will provide you training on peak climbing techniques. The will guide you to use the tools and techniques properly. They will show you the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender etc. they will also teach you using the ropes to go up and down. This training helps to boost up your self confidence and climbing skills which will be a benefit for you in climbing the higher summit as well. We will be climbing on rock surface up to 5770m and after that we will climb on an ice using the ropes when necessary. However, the use of rope depends upon the season and the crevasses. We will spend rest of our day preparing for next day’s climb. Our overnight stay will be at base camp.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit and back to Base Camp.

Today we will wake up very early in the morning around 1 am and we will be heading to climb the island peak. We will have to reach to the summit by noon because afternoon the strong winds in the highland may be an obstacle to our successful summit. Our trail moves up several hundred meters before we strike up to a steep trial. As we ascend our steps to climb up to hill we will climb through rock gully. The trial is not so difficult but we have to climb several short steps before we emerge on the right side of the gully. We will then follow ridge line which will take us to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. Here our guide will fix a rope whenever it is needed. Following a snowy slope we will reach onto the summit of the ridge. We will use fix rope after successfully climbing to the summit. The length of the rope depends upon the season and crevasses. After reaching to the summit we will find our self standing beneath the beautiful mountains above the ocean of clouds. We will take some pictures there and descend to the base camp for an overnight stay.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche.

Today we will be descending towards lower altitude so we will have much easier walk. We will follow the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola. Passing through beautiful Sherpa villages we will ascend our trial towards Pangboche. There is another trial which takes us to Gompa in Upper Pangboche. It is the oldest trial in Khumbu region. We can follow this trial or take the regular trial to reach to Pangboche. Pangboche is a beautiful village surrounded by mountains. We can see the Imja Tse River flowing through the valley. Our overnight stay will be in Pangboche

Included Meals : All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 15: Pangboche to NamcheBazar.

We will have our early morning breakfasts in Pangboche. After having our breakfast we will retrace our steps down to Imja Khola and up through the forest heading towards Tengboche. We can also visit Tengboche Monastery. Our trail continues through a hillside full of rhododendron and juniper trees. We will cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and after that we will descend through pine forest and reach to Sansa, where we will have our lunch. We will get to know about their lifestyle and wildlife. We will see the local animals’ grazing in the fields while passing through our trial. After passing a chorten, we will reach to Namche Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 16: Namcheto Lukla.

Today we will have our last day on mountains. There will be mostly a downhill trek on a trial along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscence of the journey. Our overnight stay will be on best available lodge in Lukla.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee.

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu.

Bidding a goodbye to Everest region we will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. After reaching Kathmandu we will go back to our hotel and take some rest or do some shopping as reminder. Our guides will help you for shopping. We will also provide you farewell dinner and then our representative will drop you to the airport for your departure from Nepal.

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Drive to Jiri from Kathmandu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary
  • International flights.

Group size: min2-max 12 people Max-altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft

Destination: Nepal

Fitness level: Moderate

Arrival and Departure From: Kathmandu, Nepal

Meals: all meals during the trek (including breakfast in Kathmandu)

Accommodation: hotels and tea houses during the trek

Transport: Domestic flight/ Tourist vehicles

Best time: March-May & Sept-Dec





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