Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing

19 Days

Everest Base Camp is a thrilling trekking destination that attracts trekkers from all over the world. mtnepal’s incredible trekking package combines this trekking adventure with Island peak climbing. This outstanding adventure will provide trekkers with an all-around experience.

This region is home to a number of ethnic groups, including Sherpa, Bhotiya, Tamang, and others. Tibetan Buddhism is the most widely practiced religion in the region. As a result, many Buddhist landmarks, such as monasteries, gompas, chortens, prayer wheels, prayer flags, and others, can be found while trekking.

Overview

After arriving in Kathmandu on an international flight, you will begin your Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing. Before flying to Lukla, you will have the opportunity to take a short sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. You will travel through regular EBC trails from Lukla to Monjo and Jorsale. This route takes you to Phakding and Namche Bazaar.

You will travel from Namche through breathtaking scenery to the settlements of Tengboche and Pheriche. Trekkers will also pass through Sagarmatha National Park’s protected area. After that, you’ll go to Nagarjun before returning to Pheriche. Your next stop before reaching Everest Base Camp is Gorak Shep.

You will trek to Kalapathar after experiencing the incredible atmosphere at EBC. After that, you’ll travel to Dingboche and Chukkung before arriving at Island Peak Base Camp. We will finish our mountain climbing adventure at the summit of Island Peak from the base camp.

You’ll then return to Tengboche and then Namche. There is also a buffer day built into the itinerary in case of weather delays. If you are unable to climb the Island peak on the designated day, you may do so on this buffer day. The trail will then take you to Lukla, from where you will fly back to Kathmandu.

This trek’s trail is quite enchanting, passing through glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and hills. Overall, the route of this trek allows trekkers to experience the Everest region in all of its splendor. We offer this Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing at an affordable price.

Highlights

  • Exploring different mountain passes, tranquil waterfalls, rivers, Himalayan glaciers, and other natural wonders.
  • Beautiful Himalayan sunrise from Kala Patthar and other trail viewpoints.
  • Mountain vista from a mountain flight.
  • During the journey, I climbed the peak of Island.
  • Taking in the incredible atmosphere of Everest Base Camp alongside climbers and trekkers.
  • Exploring the region's diverse cultural landscapes and landmarks, such as Tengboche monastery and others.
  • Exploring and observing various cafes, hotels, restaurants, pubs, and souvenir shops in and around Namche Bazaar.
  • These trails explore local Sherpa culture and heritage.

Itinerary

Overnight: Kathmandu

Staff from mtnepal will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred in a private vehicle. You can relax at the hotel or go for a walk through the city's ancient lanes and alleyways. In addition, there will be a briefing about the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak tour in the hotel.

Overnight: Kathmandu

We will eat breakfast in the hotel early in the morning before beginning our tour. After breakfast, you can take a tour of Kathmandu Valley's beautiful cultural settlements. Temples, palaces, and other cultural monuments are among the Heritage sites.

A professional guide will take you on a tour of the city's various cultural heritages. The travelers will be able to visit a number of temples and religious sites. Boudhanath stupa is a magnificent large stupa with a wonderful atmosphere..

There are monasteries, Thanka galleries, cafes, hotels, and restaurants in the area, among other things. A large number of Tibetan refugees have settled here. The Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple," is famous for its breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley.

Our next stop is the Basanta Durbar Square, which is located in the heart of the capital city. This durbar square also contains Taleju Bhawani temple, Kumari Ghar, and other attractions. You can visit these locations, as well as the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, to discover many ancient old heritages and monuments.

You can also go to the nearby Thamel area. It is a tourist hotspot with numerous restaurants, cafes, hotels, bars, and nightclubs. After exploring this lovely city, you can retire to your hotel in the evening and prepare for your trek the following day.

Overnight: Phakding

We'll take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest. Trekkers will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Because there are cliffs on one side of the airport, the short runway creates many risk factors. The flight provides breathtaking views.

You will meet porters for the trek and continue your journey from Lukla to Phakding along these trails. You will continue your trek from Lukla, passing through beautiful Dudh Kosi Valley landscapes and crossing suspension bridges.

Aside from that, you can follow the Buddhist landmarks along the way. The 2-3 hour trek will be an incredible adventure before arriving in Phakding, where you will spend the night at a local teahouse.

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

Today's trek takes you to Namche Bazaar, the region's commercial center. It's also the last major city before EBC. Before arriving in Namche Bazaar, we will continue our journey by passing through various landmarks. We will climb the trails of Sagarmatha National Park after crossing several suspension bridges.

We will be required to show the necessary permits and passes for this trek. Trekking for 2-3 hours will bring you to Namche via a steep ascent. There are two spectacular viewpoints from which to admire Mount Everest's majestic view. When you arrive in Namche, you can find a lodge or hotel and spend the night there.

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

Throughout this high-altitude tour, there are several acclimatization days to help you adjust to the altitude and extreme temperatures. As a result, you should acclimate well in order to complete this trek in the Everest region with ease. There are several places to explore in and around Namche. You will visit Namche even on acclimatization days.

As a result, these hiking measures around town are ideal for dealing with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You will hike to Khunde Village after ascending to a viewpoint in Syangboche. Khumjung Village is located east of these trails. We will continue climbing to Everest View Hotel and enjoy spectacular views of the entire mountain vista, including Mount Everest..

Then we'll return to Namche Bazaar and explore the town's beautiful landmarks. There are numerous souvenir shops throughout the city where you can purchase items for your family back home. Return to your hotel, relax for the evening, and prepare for your trek to Tengboche the following day.

Overnight: Tengboche

You will trek from Namche to Tengboche on this Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climb. You will see spectacular views of the region's snow-capped mountains, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kwangde, and Nuptse. This trek's trail will climb steeply to Sanasa.

The trail then drops significantly to Phunki Thanka before climbing uphill for 1-2 hours to reach Tengboche. This hike follows forested trails lined with rhododendron, pine, and fir trees. Other magnolia and birch trees are depleted as you progress higher along the path to the spiritual Tengboche monastery.

In the Tengboche area, there are a few teahouses and lodges, as well as a bakery. This viewpoint is well-known for its breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. You will be staying close to the Tengboche monastery teahouse.

Overnight: Pheriche

From Tengboche, a descent through the rhododendron forest leads to Pheriche. To get to Pangboche, we'll cross the majestic Imja Khola via the suspension bridge. From here, we make our way to Pheriche. This section of the trek takes about 3-4 hours.

Himalayan Rescue Association in Pheriche provides assistance to trekkers and climbers in the Everest Base Camp region who are suffering from altitude sickness. We will continue our journey through these Himalayan trails until we arrive in Pheriche and spend the night in a teahouse.

Overnight: Pheriche

On this day, we will acclimate in Pheriche, which is necessary to avoid high altitude sickness. Even on acclimatization days, we will hike for some time. We eat a healthy breakfast before taking in the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. We will then begin our 800-meter hike to Nagarjun Peak (5000m).

The peak of Nagarjun offers spectacular views of Mt. Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain. This hike also gives you the opportunity to explore the magical region and observe the local flora and fauna. Trekkers can see wild animals on their way to the summit..

It takes several hours to reach the summit of Nagarjuna Peak. We will spend some time there exploring, admiring the magnificent views, and taking incredible photographs. It takes about an hour and a half to return to base camp. Finally, we'll return to Pheriche and stay at a teahouse.

Overnight: Lobuche

The trail to Lobuche begins in Pheriche and climbs steeply uphill along Himalayan foothill trails. Thukla will take you about 45-60 minutes to reach. We'll eat lunch in this village before continuing our journey along a flat area. There is a memorial dedicated to expeditioners who died on their journey there.

After that, we'll continue our journey for about two hours until we reach the valley's end. Then we continue our walk on a descending trail that will take you to the yak pastures. We will arrive in Lobuche and then rest in preparation for our hike to Everest Base Camp the following day.

Overnight: Gorakshep

We'll leave early in the morning for EBC, passing through Gorakshep. We'll continue our journey on a relatively easy trail to this beautiful region filled with rocky boulders and slick trails. Along these trails, you can see magnificent mountains in the area.

These trails will enchant you with breathtaking views of the Khumbu glacier. We will arrive in Gorakshep after a long trek, where we will store our backpacks. We hike along the Khumbu glacier for 1-2 hours before arriving at the spectacular Everest Base Camp..

The EBC has a large number of tents and climbers on their way to Mount Everest and other mountains. Before returning, you can take incredible photographs and create memories that will last a lifetime. We arrive in Gorak Shep and stay the night. Gorakshep is also the original base camp and the last settlement along these trails with tea houses.

Overnight: Dingboche

You'll have to get up early to climb Kalapathar's spectacular viewpoint. Incredible views of snow-capped mountains, including Mount Everest, can be seen from there. Mount Everest is more visible from Kalapathar than from Everest Base Camp. You will trek down from Gorak Shep before climbing up for quite some time to reach Kalapathar.

You will trek to Kala Pathar and witness magnificent views of a golden sunrise over the snow-capped mountains of the Everest Mahalangur range. It takes about 2 hours to reach the top of Kalapathar, where you can see Mount Everest, Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other peaks.. Then we'll return to Gorakshep for lunch before descending back to Dingboche. After an exciting day in Dingboche, we will retire for the evening.

Overnight: Chhukung

On this day, we will begin our trek with a significant uphill trek from Dingboche. Before arriving in Chukkung, this trek will take you through a beautiful Himalayan settlement. It takes about 2-3 hours to get to this settlement, which is nestled among several snow-capped mountains.

The magical views of the river Imja Khola through Chukkung village are captivating. After spending some time exploring the village settlement, you will retire for the evening. There are several lodging options in the area, including lodges and tea houses, and you will be staying in one of them.

Overnight: Island Peak Base Camp

This is a significant day in our trekking adventure. On this day, we will continue our journey to the base camp of Island Peak. This incredible trekking route takes you through some of the most difficult mountain ranges. We start with breakfast and hike uphill to the south before heading east to the mountain valley.

Finally, we will walk through beautiful scenery, including a tranquil waterfall and a glacial stream. We will pass through the Imja glacier, which offers breathtaking views of the region. We will also pass through the Lhotse glacier moraine on the way..

It takes approximately 2-3 hours to reach the base camp, from which we can see the island's peak in all its glory. However, we will only see the mountain's southwestern face, also known as Imja Tse. Our guides will pitch tents in the base camp, where we will spend the evening preparing for the climb the following day.

Overnight: Chhukung

We get up around 2 a.m. to head out for our Island peak climb. This is done in order to avoid the harsh winds that blow in the area after midday. The weather is also clearer in the morning than in the afternoon.

We trekked for two hours straight to reach the high camp. We will then gradually ascend the rocky trail. Following that, we will continue our journey to the summit of Island Peak by traversing the ridgeline. A steep, smooth slope leads to the glacier and, from there, to the summit.

After reaching the summit, we can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, including Everest. We will gradually descend to the high camp and then to the Island Peak Base Camp after taking incredible photos of the area and exploring for some time.

We will return to our starting point after packing our bags, gathering our belongings, and cleaning the area. We'll take a short trail down to Chukkung and rest for the evening.

Overnight: Tengboche

We'll keep going downhill on this day as well. We will begin our tour from Chhukung to Tengboche after finishing our morning rituals. First, we'll walk down the lovely trails to Pangboche village.

Trekkers can see the region's beautiful rural settlements on their way to Tengboche. It takes about 3-4 hours to get to this settlement, which has a beautiful viewpoint and another monastery. We will rest in the Tengboche teahouse before beginning our trek tomorrow.

Overnight: Tengboche

We will continue our journey through various terrains until we reach the important town of Namche Bazaar. This remarkable town is well-known for its lively atmosphere and a variety of landmarks such as cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops. We will continue our journey via various routes to Namche Bazaar, where we will spend the night in a teahouse.

Overnight: Tengboche

Our trek in Everest Base Camp comes to an end with the ascent of Island Peak. We will continue our trek from Namche to Lukla for another 6-7 hours. This trek takes you through various mountain foothills trails that you can travel through gradually. You can walk with ease today because it is the last day of your walk.

As a result, you get to see beautiful landscapes and take incredible photos of the area. We'll arrive in Lukla and stay at a lodge. In Lukla, you can unwind and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Overnight: Kathmandu

From Lukla, we'll take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. This beautiful mountain flight will take you through a variety of landscapes. Trekkers can see these towering mountains from the plane for the last time on this journey. We will spend some time exploring Kathmandu after arriving, and then rest at a hotel.

We will end our trek in the Himalayan nation after approximately 19 days so that you can board a flight back home.

What is Included?

  • Private airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Three nights in a standard twin-share hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • During the trek, three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided.
  • Every night after dinner, I eat fresh fruits.
  • During the trek, you will stay in a trekking lodge (Tea House).
  • All required paperwork, including a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Peak climbing permit, as well as other fees and a garbage deposit.
  • After Chhukung, stay in a twin-sharing tent for one night. Clean meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit, or cane fruits.
  • A climbing rope and a camping tent are provided.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, including airport tax and pickup and drop-off..
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all of his salary, food, drinks, lodging, transportation, and insurance.
  • Porters who are strong, helpful, and have the proper equipment (1 porter = two people). with his entire salary, food, drinks, lodging, and insurance.
  • Complete medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Emergency Helicopter Service Arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags, and walking poles are all recommended (to be returned after the trip).
  • Government taxes and expenditures.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in a private vehicle according to the itinerary..
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily (very useful for checking Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) This will ensure that your trek is in the best possible hands for all levels of trekker.
  • Groups of 6 or more people require an assistant guide.
  • Meals while visiting Kathmandu Lunch and dinner are included.
  • Visa for Nepal Visa on arrival for 30 days costs $50 USD.
  • Your medical and travel insurance.
  • International flights.
  • Your personal costs.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks available on the trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts Chocolate, cake, pie, and pudding are examples of sweets.
  • On the tea houses, you can charge your batteries and take a hot shower.
  • Personal climbing gear can be rented. Each person pays $150 USD..
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing tours.
  • Gratuities for the tour guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage weighing more than 15kg for the Lukla flight.

FAQs

How tall is Island peak?

Island peak has an elevation of 6189m.

What is the trek duration of Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing?

The itinerary of this exciting trek is 20 days long. You can also add or shorten your trek according to your schedule.

What is the maximum altitude of this Trek?

The Island Peak summit at 6189m is the highest point. The summit of Island peak provides you with incredible views of the natural vista of Himalayan mountain peaks.

What does the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing cost?

The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing Trek cost around US$ 2500. This trek package includes various logistics, including meals, accommodation. There are other facilities, including guides, porters fees, trek permits, and transportation costs.

When is the perfect time to take this trek package?

The Autumn and Spring season are peak times for the trek package.

How difficult is this Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing?

This trek in the Everest region is relatively more difficult than your regular EBC trek. This incredible trek includes Island peak climbing which adds to the difficulty level of this trek. Besides that, these treks also pass through rugged terrains.

Where does this trek start, and where does it end?

The trek starts at Lukla, from where you will trek to Phakding, and the endpoint is also Lukla, from where you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Is solo Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing ideal?

No, this Everest Base Camp trek is not recommended solo. This trekking package also includes a peak climbing itinerary that takes you to Island Peak. Hence, you should trek with a professional trekking guide.

Are our professional trekking guides necessary for this trek?

Yes, Professional trekking guides with proper licenses are essential in this trek as they help you navigate along these trails. They also provide incredible cultural exploration opportunities by providing local context and insights about the region. Moreover, porters will help you carry your items in your luggage along these trails. So you can hire guides and porters along these trails.

What are the meals and accommodations on this trek?

The meals and accommodation facilities in this trek are pretty basic. Trekkers will get served local dishes that usually consist of “dal bhat” and vegetables. These dishes are nutritious and delicious. Besides that, you can also get other cuisine foods like momo, chowmein, noodles, pasta, etc.

But these varieties of food get scarce as you move along these trails. Accommodations are along with these teahouses and lodges where you will stay in twin bedrooms with a pillow and blanket. You should carry sleeping bags as blankets may not be enough in the region.

What are water facilities in the region?

Yes, you can get water from teahouses and use a water purification tablet to purify them. You can also get bottled water, but they are pretty expensive high along these trails.

What are the permits for Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing permits?

Trekking permits required for this trek include the Pasang Lhamu rural area permit and Sagarmatha national park permit.

Why is Travel insurance essential for this trek?

Travel insurance is essential for this trek as it provides you coverage from various high-altitude terrains. There are multiple factors like injuries, altitude sickness, accidents, thefts, and loss that you need coverage for. Hence, you should get travel insurance for this trek.

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