Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing 19 Days

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At a Glance

Duration

19 days

Destination

Nepal

Trip Difficulty

Moderate

Max altitude

6,189m/20,305 ft

Group Size

2 - 16 Pax.

Activity

Trekking & Sightseeing

Accommodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu, lodge and camp during trek

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek

Vehicle

Private car and flight

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing

If you like the idea of trekking along the most beautiful paths in the Himalayas and climbing one of the high peaks of the world, we invite you to join our Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing. The Island peak also known as Imja Tse is at an altitude of 6176 m above sea level on the Khumbu glacier. The ascend to the top of the peak is crowned by some extraordinary views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

Our Everest Base Camp Trek with an Island peak climbing route will also take us toward the base camp of the highest mountain on the planet. The trip offers us an adventure to remember for a lifetime and enjoy in the days to come.

We will also get the unique chance to dwell in the amazing Sherpa villages where we will learn the incredible culture and lifestyle of these brave mountain dwellers. At the end of this journey, we will definitely have a broad degree of perception and interpretation of life.

Our 19-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing will take us along the same route as Everest. We will traverse Lukla, Phakding Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, all surrounded by mountain giants like Ama Dablam at the forefront.

We will then set foot in the Everest Base Camp and climb Kala Patthar to appreciate Everest up close. We will then trek to the base camp of Island Peak spend the nights in the tented camp and prepare to climb the summit.

The next day, we will ascend the Island Peak fulfilling the dream of conquering six thousand meters high mountains. Using basic climbing skills, we will be at the top to witness the memorable views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Baruntse, and many more.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing is therefore an extraordinary journey through the Himalayas and the fulfillment of dreams of high-mountain climbing. Island Peak is also an acclimatization destination before expeditions to Everest or other high mountains.


Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing

  • Unique trekking opportunity in the great Everest region of Nepal
  • Reaching the top of Kala Patthar and enjoying the unparalleled view of Everest
  • Setting foot at the base camp of Everest
  • Conquering the high Island Peak resting at 6176 m above sea level
  • Exploring the beautiful landscape of Sagarmatha National Park and spotting its rare flora and fauna
  • Learning the ancient Buddhist culture and visiting monasteries
  • Opportunity to spend nights in the traditional Sherpa villages
  • Thrilling flight to Lukla airport
  • Experiencing staying in tented camps in the chill weather of the Island Base Camp
  • Visiting the architectural monuments of Kathmandu Valley

Itinerary

01

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu

Namaskar, welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. We will meet you at the airport and drive you to check into the hotel in the capital. Depending on your arrival time, you can go for a short walk around the city streets. In the evening, you can dine in one of the finest restaurants in the city.

Max altitude

1300m

Meals

Excluded

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

02

Day 02 Trip preparation day and sightseeing

Today, we will prepare for the trip ahead and go for a short sightseeing tour of the capital. Our representative will collect all your required documents and carry out the process to obtain the necessary permits.

In the meantime, we will visit Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa of the city. You can also go for last-minute purchases if necessary. In the evening, enjoy the night charms of this extraordinary city.

Duration

30 minutes

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

03

Day 03 Fly to Lukla 25 minutes, Trek to Phakding

Early in the morning, we will drive you to the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu airport to catch a flight to Lukla. In the peak tourist season of spring and autumn, direct flight to Lukla may not be possible.

In such case, we will first drive to Ramechhap airport- 4 hours from Kathmandu. Then we will fly to Lukla which will take us about 20 minutes.

From Lukla, we will begin the first day of our trekking walking along the Dudh Koshi river. We will cross the first suspension bridge and reach Phakding where we stay for the first night.

Duration

4 hours

Max altitude

2610m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

04

Day 04 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After breakfast, we will leave Phakding and once again hike through the Dudh Koshi River valley. We will cross several suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo. We will then enter the Sagarmatha National Park and move forward. The final stage involves a brief steep climb to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in one of the warm lodges of Namche.

Duration

5-6 hours

Max altitude

3410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

05

Day 05 Rest day at Namche Bazaar, trek to Everest View Hotel

In Namche Bazaar, we will make our first acclimatization stop to accustom our body to the high altitude and less oxygen. After breakfast, we will head to the Everest View Hotel lying at an altitude of 3880 m. we will have some coffee enjoying the all-round view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

Late in the afternoon, we will return to our comfortable lodge for dinner and a night stay.

Max altitude

3400m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

06

Day 06 Trek to Tengboche

Leaving Namche, we will begin our initial downhill hike to the bottom of the Dudh Koshi River valley. Shortly we will be at Phunki Tenga where we will have our lunch. Then we will start our long sharp uphill hike towards Tengboche where we will stay over the night.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

3800m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

07

Day 07 Trek to Dingboche

After breakfast, we will resume our journey leaving the Dudh Koshi river. We will progress through the path running along the Imja Khola towards Pangboche. From here on, the dense vegetation is replaced by high mountain shrubs and grasses. Gently, we will climb towards Dingboche where stay for the night.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

4410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

08

Day 08 Rest day in Dingboche. Hike to Nagarjuna hill

Today we will spend the second acclimatization in Dingboche. We will use this day to hike to the Nagarjuna hill resting at an elevation of 5100 m. This will help us adapt to a high altitude of more than 5000 m. In the evening we go down to Dingboche.

Max altitude

5100m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

09

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche

After breakfast, we will move on to cross the ridge separating the Imja Khola and Lobuche river valleys. We will arrive at Dughla from where we will climb towards Thok La Plateau. Here we will offer small prayer for those who lost their lives in the Himalayas. Shortly, we will arrive at Lobuche where we will stay for the night.

Duration

5-6 hours

Max altitude

4900m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

10

Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp (alt.5361m) – Return Gorak shep

After breakfast, we will hike along the Khumbu glacier to reach Gorakhsep which is the final settlement on the trail. After some rest, we will then head towards the Everest Base Camp. We will take some memories from here by clicking some photos and videos against the background of numerous colorful tents.

We will now return to Gorakshep and retire early for the climb awaiting us the next day.

Duration

7-8 hours

Max altitude

5100m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

11

Day 11 Trek to Kalapatthar (alt.5550m) - Back to Dingboche

Before dawn, with the help of the lights of our headlamps, we will climb to Kala Patthar from where we will have the opportunity to admire the unique sunrise on Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Taboche, Cholatse, and Ama Dablam.

After some time, we will descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and descend to Lobuche and further to the already familiar Dingboche in the Imja Khola river valley.

Duration

6-7 hours

Max altitude

4410m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

12

Day 12 Trek to Chhukung and Preparation day for Island Peak Climbing

After breakfast, we will walk up to the Imja Khola river valley towards the village of Chhukhung. After some rest, our guide will give us basic training on using ice axes, and crampons, and how to use fixed ropes for ascending.

In the late afternoon, we can explore the village enjoying the marvelous view of Lhotse and Island Peak.

Duration

2 hours

Max altitude

4,730 m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

13

Day 13 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

After breakfast, we will begin our ascend towards the Island Peak base camp. The ascend will be rather steep crossing the rocky Lhotse glacier moraine. We will then walk along the glacial lake Imja Tsho and reach the base camp.

After some lunch, we will once again practice the skills of using ice axes and moving in crampons and harnesses. We will also exercise attaching and disengaging from the rope. We will retire early in the tented camp to rest well before the most important day of the entire trek.

Duration

3 hours

Max altitude

5000m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tented Camp

14

Day 14 Trek to summit from base camp then back to base camp

The most awaited day finally arrives. We will wake up before dawn, have our breakfast, and head to climb the mighty Island peak. We will climb a steeply rising slope, pass some high rocks, cross some deep gorges, and reach the foot of the peak.

Time to put on harnesses and crampons, and take out our ice axes. Our guides and porters will fix the ropes and then we will begin our climbing. After about 6 to 7 hours, we will be at the summit. From here, we will have a dazzling 360-degree panoramic view of Lhotse, Baruntse, Nuptse, Shartse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Everest.

After a short rest and making some video and photo reels, we will now carefully move down to the base of Island Peak for a hot meal.

Duration

9-10 hours

Max altitude

6176m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tented Camp

15

Day 15 One extra day in case of weather change on the summit day

We have reserved one extra day for any unforeseen conditions when reaching the summit. In case, due to bad weather, we were unable to climb the summit the previous day, we will ascend to the summit this day.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tented Camp

16

Day 16 Trek back to Pangboche

Duration

3- 4 hours

Max altitude

3900m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

17

Day 17 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Leaving Pangboche, we will resume our descending journey toward Tengbcohe. We will then go down to Namche and explore its unique bustling markets in the evening.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

3410m.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

18

Day 18 Trek to Lukla

After having breakfast, we will enter the Dudh Koshi River valley once again. We will first reach Phakding where we will rest for a while. We will then descend to Lukla and rest overnight.

Duration

6-7 hours

Max altitude

2780m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

19

Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will rest for a while and go for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Duration

30 minutes

Max altitude

1300m.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

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Inclusion/Exclusion

What's Included?

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (two nights on arrival, and one- night  in departure
  • Three times meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Hot drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Fresh fruit every day after dinner
  • Accommodation during the trek and Island peak climbing period.
  • For camping part tent & all kitchen crews.
  • Professional guide and porter ( Two people and one porter (each porter carry 25kg)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla and return Kathmandu air ticket.
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • KhumbuPasanglamu municipality entrance fee
  • All the ground transportation during the trip.
  • Treated drinking water.
  • Nature Explore Trek duffle bag (refundable after the trip.)
  • Nature Explore Trek t-shirt as a gift.
  • All the Gov. Vat, tax, etc…
  • Last night’s dinner at Nepali Kitchen with a cultural dance show.

Climbing Part Includes

  • Climbing permit for the Island peak climbing
  • Garbage deposit cost as per require from Nepal Gov.
  • Professional Climbing guide.
  • Tent and kitchen crews for the whole climbing part.
  • Fresh food and drinks cooked by our own staff during the climbing period..
  • All the necessary climbing documents etc.
  • Guide and Porter insurance.

What's Excluded?

  • International air fare
  • Personal travel insurance ( in case of emergency only.)
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing gear
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Wi-Fi Laundry, Hot shower, Cold drinks, (mineral water, beer and coke Fanta etc.) , Extra Snacks during the trip
  • Extra then above mention in itinerary
  • Tipping for Guide and porter

Departure Dates

Departure Date

Availability

Price


Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Everest Base Camp Treks - 7 Days

Departure: Aug 19, 2023
5 Seats
US 1755$

Trip Information

How journey starts?

 Our journey to the Everest Base Camp and Island peak climbing begins with a flight to Lukla. Our trekking days then begin when we make our way across several villages of Phakding, Namche, Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Then we will make our way to the Everest Base Camp and ascend Kala Patthar.

Then we descend to Chhukung from where we hike to the base camp of Island Peak. After sumitting the Island Peak, we will travel back once again through the similar path of Pangbcohe, Namche, and Lukla. Then we return to Kathmandu with a sense of contentment and heart filled with joy and pride.

What to expect?

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing is a perfect mix of trekking and climbing opportunities in Nepal. It allows you to contemplate Mount Everest with your own eyes, and experience the frenzy of setting foot at the base camp of Everest from where the journey for daring climbers begins. In addition, you will climb the 6000 m high Island Peak which allows you to boast about your expedition in days coming.

But first, you will have a taste of Asian life with the blend of Western culture in Kathmandu. Then you will have 30 minutes of thrilling adventure to Lukla. You will walk through the dense and deep forests of pine, fir, and rhododendron and reach different villages of Namche, Tengbcohe, and Dingboche.

From here on, you will walk through the arid mountainous thin vegetation to the Everest Base Camp. Here you will spend time with many daring adventurers and witness their preparation. From Kala Patthar, you will have broad views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Taboche, Cholatse, and Ama Dablam.

After you reach the village of Chhukung and the Island Base Camp, you will have some basic training in climbing. For 6 to 7 hours, you will ascend with the aid of an ice axe, rope, and crampon and reach the top of the peak. You can now admire Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche and Everest.

Congratulating one another, you will now end your journey traveling through the familiar path through Namche and Lukla.

Best Time

The ideal time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing is in the spring (March to May) or fall (mid-September to October). these periods present the perfect weather conditions for carrying out climbing and trekking expeditions. Although the trek route up to the Everest Base Camp will be crowded, once you reach the Island Base Camp, you will see the number of people decrease significantly.

Winter climbing and trekking is also possible but we recommend it to experienced climbers and trekkers only. Temperatures will be very low and weather conditions will be difficult. They can drop as low as -25/-30°C, and winds can reach up to 96 km/h.

Elevation and distance

This amazing trip consists of two parts: first we will trek to the Everest Base Camp which lies about 200 to 300 km away from the capital of Nepal. Nestled in the Khumbu region at the height of 5361 m, we will be at the base camp on the 10th day of the trek.

The Island Peak and Kathmandu are situated apart at a distance of 160 km. While the distance between Lukla and Island Peak is only around 33.6 km. We will be climbing the peak on the 14th day of our expedition.

We will be completing this journey in 19 days with 15 days of actual hikes. Each day on average, we will be covering around 15 km by foot.

Maximum/Minimum walk per day

Our expert team has designed this program intending to facilitate all types of travelers: beginner to experienced so they can easily fulfill their dream of conquering the high Himalayas. We have set the overnight destination such that you will have to walk only for 5 to 7 hours on average.

However, some days may require you to walk for long hours. Such as on the 14th day, when trekking and climbing the Island Peak from the base camp, it will take 9 to 10 hours of walking period which is the maximum for our trip.

Whereas, on the 12th day, you will walk only for two hours to reach Chhukung from Dingbcohe which is the minimum walk of our entire trip.

Difficulty and Acclimatization

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing is classified as a beginner’s trip although it is not an easy trip. The difficulty level is moderate with no requirement of complete mountaineering and technical skills.

If you are in good physical and mental condition, you will be able to deal with the high altitude, remoteness, and wilderness easily. You will have two acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche, and then you will progress gradually on days 12 and 13 before climbing the peak.

It will provide you ample opportunity to adapt to the high altitude. However, we advise you to prepare yourself with physical and endurance training to cope with the strenuous climb.

Can a beginner join this trek?

Yes, you can join this trip even if you are a beginner, or new to mountain climbing and high altitude trekking. But you should possess more than average physical and mental fitness along with good health.

The trip consists of passing difficult sections, walking through hard rocky mountainous terrain, and handling some climbing equipment. Such as crampons, harnesses, ropes, and ice axes. Plus, you will walk for 5 to 7 hours every day.

Trust us for your travel, our team of experts is experienced and has carried out this trip numerous times before. They are well-trained to guide you and resolve any adverse situation. You are in better hands for the success of this trip.

Preparation and training

Since this trip involves both hiking and climbing activities, we advise you to prepare yourself physically and mentally. Jogging regularly for half an hour, hiking along the street, climbing and descending stairs, cycling, swimming, and squatting can help increase the strength of your leg muscles.

Joining some yoga centers and practicing yoga and meditation every day will also help you connect with your inner self. It will help you keep calm and cool your mind in case of the occurrence of any unsuitable condition.

Alternate routes

The trait of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing is the accessibility of alternate routes. You can combine several other treks and expeditions along with this trip.

Such as, instead of climbing Island Peak, you can climb another six thousand-meter-high peak known as Lobuche Peak. Standing tall at 6,119 m above sea level, it is easier to climb than Island Peak.

Or, if you can spare 3 more days, you can trek to Lake Gokyo along with Everest Base Camp and climb Island Peak at the same time.

Altitude Sickness

On this trip, you will be spending most of your days and nights 3000 m above sea level. Therefore, your breathing may become difficult, you may have headaches, and you may lose appetite and sleep. All these are the mild symptoms of acute mountain sickness aka altitude sickness. With proper acclimatization, good hydration, and sufficient nutrition, you will be able to cope with the altitude.

Please inform our guide if you go through these symptoms. He is well-trained to spot altitude sickness and take necessary actions. You can also go down for quick relief and take Diamox or paracetamol to recover from headaches.

Transportation, Meals and Drink

On our Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing trip, we take care of all the practical stuff so you can focus on your adventure only. This is one of the reasons why all meals, drinks, and transportation on the trek are included in the price of the trip.

We provide airport pick-up and drop-off services along with all the ground transportation during the trip. Kathmandu – Lukla and return Kathmandu air ticket is also included in our tour package.

Regarding meals, we will provide a farewell dinner and breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trek, three times meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with hot tea or coffee will be provided. In the evening, you will have fresh fruit every day.

For the camping part on the Island peak base camp, our team will set up individual tents for cooking, latrines, and sleeping. Our kitchen crew will prepare fresh food and drinks for your nourishment during the climbing period.

Communication, Gadgets charging, and Internet/wifi

Communication during this expedition is possible through the NTC or NCELL networks. You can purchase these SIMS in Kathmandu or Namche Bazaar.

We will stay in the lodge or tea house during the trek period. These lodges provide WIFI and gadget charging facilities at an extra cost. However, the consistency of the WIFI may not be reliable depending on the altitude and number of people using the internet.

As an alternate approach, you can also use the data package made available by the NTC and NCELL networks for uninterrupted internet usage.

At the base camp, however, these amenities may not be at your disposal. We advise you to charge your power bank in the lodge so you can use it in the camp.

Permits

Three types of permits are needed for carrying out this trip: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality permit, and climbing permit for the Island peak climbing.

We will obtain these permits as your legal trekking and tour agency in Kathmandu. USD 30 per person for the Sagarmatha National Park permit, USD 20 for each person for a Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality permit, and USD 70 to USD 250 per person for a climbing permit needed for their issuance.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing FAQ'S

Q

Can I skip the Everest Base Camp trek and only do the Island Peak Climbing?

Yes, from Dingboche we can directly trek to Chhukung village and head to the Island peak base camp skipping hiking to the Everest Base camp and Kala Patthar.

Q

Which one is harder- climbing Island Peak or Lobuche Peak?

There are two approaches to Lobuche Peak: Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Commonly, the climbing part is accessible in Lobuche East which is 6199m tall. Although less in altitude than Island Peak, the approach to the Lobuche Peak is harder than the Island Peak. The ascension to the Lobuche summit needs more technical skill over the steep trail.

Q

Can you withdraw money on this trip?

If you are lucky, you may find working ATMs in Namche but don’t rely on it because most of the time, cash quickly runs out. So bring your money from Kathmandu. You can expect USD 20 to USD 30 per day for your personal expenses.

Q

What is the age limit for climbing the Island Peak?

You should be 17 years old to climb any trekking peak in Nepal.

Q

Why is Island Peak so famous?

For many reasons: for the incredible mountain views, for its simplicity and easiness, and for acclimatization to climb other higher mountains in the future.

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