17 Days Island Peak and EBC trek 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
It was a life changing experience and I am very happy with my experience with Everest Base Camp Treks and tours.
16th Jun, 2022
My Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek was a great experience. The management was perfect and I really appreciate their warm hospitality and love. Everything was beyond my expectation and suggests this company for everyone.
16th Jun, 2022
Very well organized company and well behaved staffs. It was a great trek with you all. Thank you Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours.
16th Jun, 2022
It was our great fortune to travel with such amazing team members. If had not we chosen this company then we might not have had so much fun. Thank you to the amazing team members and much thanks to our guide Hari and Lakpa for making our trek wonderful.
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16th Jun, 2022
It was an excellent trek on an affordable budget. We felt like home during our stay in Nepal and provided great services from our arrival until our departure. I recommend this company to everyone.
16th Jun, 2022
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