Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea house / Camping

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

6,189 m

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing trip is a 20 day combo package of trekking and peak climbing in the Everest region. This trip allows you to visit Mount Everest Base Camp and go to the top of the Island Peak (6,189m). Such trip are good to avoid possible altitude sickness. 

Island peak is a popular trekking peak in Nepal, and number one choice among the beginner peak climbers. This summit proves how important a good acclimatization for the success of any mountaineering trip. This trip is rewarded by magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Pumori and many other stunning snow-capped mountains. The route to the summit includes a steep slope and a narrow ridge. Nepal Environmental treks & Expedition along with our competent team is ready to make your whole journey an amazing, comfortable and mesmerizing.   

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Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing. By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.

On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3867

As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m).
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4260

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
 Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4260

There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukum, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4930

The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa. The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5180

Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below of the Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbu Tse appears in front of you.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4243

You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy majestic sunrise and up close viewof Mt. Everest. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbu Tse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks. Yaks are normally used to ferry daily essentials.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4730

The trail gradually ascends up to the Chhukung. Today, you can also visit Chhukung Ri (5546 m.).
Stay overnight in at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5087

You trek through gradual ascent path all the way to Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak and many others.
Stay overnight in camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6189

Crossing the gully above the Base Camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here, it is time to rope up and put on your crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully airy and on reaching the summit you have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over you whilst in the other direction, there are more mountain views. You descend along the same route, down to base camp.
Stay overnight in camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3867

Trek from Chhukung to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours. Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. 
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

 

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs

 

b) Trekking & Climbing

  • Island peak climbing permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Entry fee of local municipal government (Rs.2000)
  • Climbing guide (Sirdar)
  • Equipments fee for the climbing guide/s
  • Required porters including a cook (some nights will be camping and will require cook and cooking utensils)
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, rope, snow bar, rock piton, Carabineers Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, cooking utensils, Epi gas, etc.
  • Round trip flight tickets: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Mountaineering Equipments

Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer  (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears

Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears

Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents 

Gadgets

Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items

Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm

Medical

First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials

Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

Client Reviews

Paul Mulyk

Australia

29th Jun, 2022

This has been a great trek & climb.

Trek to Everest Base Camp and then climb Island Peak(6,189m/20,305ft.) This has been a great trek & climb. What a wonderful experience.


Adrian Podpirka

Australia

29th Jun, 2022

One of the most interesting and intense trips of my life!

Trek to Everest Base Camp and then climb Island Peak(6,189m/20,305ft.). One of the most interesting and intense trips of my life! The views were spectacular


Ivan, Pablo y Monia

Chile

29th Jun, 2022

Treking a La base del Everest

Treking a La base del Everest Y cumbre del Island Peak


Helen and Ian Boit

United Kingdom

29th Jun, 2022

Lukla – Gokyo – Pheriche – Everest Base Camp - Island Peak Base Camp

We have used Environmental Trekking now for 5 trips over 15 years. Nava has always ensured that our trips have gone smoothly and he and his staffs are totally reliable. We will be using this trekking company again ! ! We highly recommend Environmental Trekking to everybody who wants a great trip into the mountains.


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