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Everest Base Camp with Island Peak - 20 Days

Imjatse Peak Climbing(1)

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak: This professionally designed climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar first for the close-up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the Island Peak. It was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as “Imja Tse” in the local Sherpa language. Before the trek, we explore the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu with an authorized city guide. The cultural sightseeing will be an amazing experience. On the next day, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trek Highlights

  • Visit some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience the electrifying flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters)
  • Collect blessings from Tengboche Monastery, among the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region
  • Catch a breathtaking view of the chain of Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Walk past the Khumbu Glacier-deepest glacier on the planet
  • Explore the parts of Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site
  • Witness unique Tibet-influenced Sherpa culture and lifestyle

Best Time For Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trekking

The best time for EBC trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). During these seasons, the weather remains quite stable with the bearable temperatures. And you will experience the clearest views of the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding. During winter lots of snow may make the trails to higher altitudes difficult. Plus, many teahouses may remain closed in the higher altitudes. While during summer, the trail becomes wet because of rain. And the dense fog may obstruct the mountains views. Despite tougher climatic conditions, if you pack well and make yourself ready to face any hurdles then you can trek in these of-seasons as well. So, the trek to EBC is doable all year round.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trek Difficulty

Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather. On this trek, you will ascend to the maximum height 5555 meters at Kala Patthar. So, there could be many instances of altitude sickness. And, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you may witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that may add hurdles to your trek. Plus, the mountainside routes are full of boulders and the rugged terrains with the sloppy terrains and uphill climbs. The geography, weather and the altitude may create difficulty to the trek. But if you prepare well and come physically and mentally prepared then you can beat any type of difficulty on the trek.

Everest Base Camp With Island Peak Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02:  Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,430 m/11,283 ft), 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08:Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft)5-6 hours,  Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,957ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,187 ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,264 ft) 7-8 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m / 17,187 ft) 4 hrs,  Camping in Tent.

Day 14 & 15 : Climb Island Peak Summit (6,189 m/ 20,299 ft ) and return to Chukhung (4,710 m / 15,448 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,693 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) via Khumjung (2,780 m / 9118 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2860 m / 9380 ft) 6 – 7  hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 19: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1365 m / 4, 470 ft) , Hotel Accommodation.

Day 20: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

On availability of your time and interest after your trek,  please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURSJungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01:Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Our representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to a hotel. Pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Hotel Accommodation.

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,430 m/11,283 ft), 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

Day 08: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

This day is planned as acclimatization day. We don’t make progress towards Everest Base Camp. Instead we will take a hike to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. The peak is an excellent view point. Especially of the gorgeous Ama Dablam. If weather is clear, we will get to see Ama Dablam from its summit to its feet. You can spend the afternoon strolling around the village or resting.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft)5-6 hours,  Tea House Accommodation.

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,957ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,187 ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,264 ft) 7-8 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have hot breakfast, and then trek down to Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

From Pheriche, we take a route to Dingboche, and then we ascend to the Chukhung valley.

Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m / 17,187 ft) 4 hrs, Camping in Tent.

From Chukhung we make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse (8,501 m) towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. It is only a short distance from here to the Base Camp, which we will reach in the mid-afternoon. Accommodation will be in a tented camp and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional camping team.

Day 14 & 15: Climb Island Peak Summit (6,189 m/ 20,299 ft ) and return to Chukhung (4,710 m / 15,448 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

We have allowed two days to climb the Island Peak, although we will probably not require more than one if weather conditions are fine. The strategy for the climb will be decided by our climbing Sherpa leader at the time, taking into account the group’s acclimatization, weather, snow conditions and other factors. He will provide you ice climbing training to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons etc. The site of the camp is just below the permanent snowline. In the morning we leave very early for the final climb to the summit. This may take between four to six hours, depending on snow and weather conditions. We will fix a rope on the summit headwall for safety on both ascent and descent. Although it is not a technically difficult climb, the snow slopes are crevassed, the headwall is reasonably steep and a head for heights is useful. To reach the summit, willpower and stamina are required, but the incredible feeling of achievement atop this 6,187 m giant will remain a lifetime memory. The view from the summit is utterly fantastic! Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Baruntse are the dominant giants rising above a sea of smaller peaks. Given good conditions, we should be able to descend back to Chukhung from our summit attempt. Overnight at a tented camp or a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,693 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various towns of Dingboche, Orsho, Shomare and Lower Pangboche to reach the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River to ascend gradually through Debuche and then to Tengboche.

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) via Khumjung (2,780 m / 9118 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From Tengboche, we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunki Tenga. After a welcome break and a cup of tea, we cross the Dudh Kosi River and climb to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through to Shanasa, where we have the option of visiting Kunde and Khumjung villages before returning to Namche Bazaar – our stop for the night.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2860 m / 9380 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

Day 19: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1365 m / 4, 470 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. at evening the great adventure organize dinner to celebrate the successful trip with nepali cultural show ..

Day 20: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • Pick up from airport and drive to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast ( 3-star level hotel.)
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Airport Drop for Lukla Flight
  •  Flight Ticket Kathmandu–Lukla
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter max 20kg)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Climbing Permit
  • Climbing Equipments
  • Climbing Sherpa
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Airport to hotel by car
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Airport departure to your sweet home
  • All program as per Itinerary.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks  (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Kathmandu Monuments fees
  • shower during the trek
  • Bar bills
  • If you use high level accomodation.

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Price From USD $ 2,000/person
2000
Total $ 2,000 USD

Trip Facts

  • Strenuous
  • Flight and Private transport
  • Available
  • Lodges and tea houses
  • October - December and March - May

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