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 Map
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and drive to hotel (1,400 m)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) (3 hours)(Tea House)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) (5.5 hours) (Tea House)
Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (Tea House)
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) (5 hours) (Tea House)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) (5 hours) (Tea House)
Day 08: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours (Tea House)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours (Tea House)
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours (Tea House)
Day 11: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) (7 hours) (Tea House)
Day 12: Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) (3 hours) (Tea House)
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) (4 hours) (Tent )
Day 14 & 15: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) (Tent ) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m) (Tea House)
Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) (6 hours) (Tea House)
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) (5 hours) (Tea House)
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) (6 hours) (Tea House)
Day 19: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure