About Trip

Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing is an incredible combination of the adventures in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Both trips are world class trips that offer you the alpine trekking and peak climbing experience. It begins with the trekking via Khumbu valleys, exploring its natural and cultural diversities and ultimately leads you to the stunning Island peak that offers the outstanding Everest Himalayan views from the closer point.

 With a short Himalayan flight to Lukla, the trip begins heading upwards the Khumbu valley. The natural wilderness begins right after you step to the Khumbu with the lush forest and River. The cultural touch to the Sherpa communities proceeds with a day hiking throughout the Namche Bazaar and its locality, Khumjung and also at the Tengbuche. Following the epic trail to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar, you can get the cheering scenery and be fit with the alpine altitude. It helps to climb the Island peak with acclimatization. Heading towards the Island peak base camp from Chhukung, the pre-climbing session goes on with sharing the ideas about using peak climbing equipments, the level of difficulties, following the guide’s instructions and many more. Following the icy trail of Island peak, you touch the summit (6189 meters), which is an incredible viewpoint of the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Amadablam and the surrounding peaks. Following the same trail, climb down to the base camp and trek down all the way to Lukla.

Index Adventure arranges Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing in an excellent way. Our trekking and peak climbing guides are highly experienced, which is beneficial for you to go with. Please, contact us for more details about the trip. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs walk.
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 04: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar .4-5hrs walk
  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 06: Trek to Phiriche ( 4280m). 5 - 6 hrs walk
  • Day 07: Acclimatization at Phiriche .
  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4940m). 4 –5 hrs walk
  • Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back Gorak Shep. 7 - 8 hrs walk.
  • Day 10: Morning KalaPatthar sunrise and trek down to Dingbouche (4280m). 7 - 8 hrs walk
  • Day 11: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 5 hrswalk
  • Day 12: Climb to Island Peak summit (6,189m), back to base camp, 10-11 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Dingbouche
  • Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazzar 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 15: Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs walk.
  • Day 16: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Departure to International Airport.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)Welcome to Kathmandu. Our airport representative greets you at the international airport on your arrival. After you will be transferred at the hotel then check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourself. Your Trekking Guide will briefly explain your trip program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Fly to Lukla (2800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs walk.In the morning, we drive to the domestic airport and fly to the Himalayan land- Lukla. It is a gateway of most of the trekking in the Everest region. After doing some preparation for the trek, we start to walk up to Phakding. It is a splendid walk over the Dudhkoshi River. We stay overnight here on our first day of Himalayan trekking. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.After breakfast, we start our trek through the pine forest, reach the Dudh Koshi River, cross the suspension bridge and ascend steep trail. From the way, we have the views of Thamserku (6618m) for the first time in the trip. Then we move forward and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Continually we reach the Namche Bazaar, a beautiful Himalayan place and a market area of the people in the Khumbu region. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 04Rest Day at Namche Bazaar .4-5hrs walkWe will spend today Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short walk to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. after we hike up the Everest view hotel which is the best viewpoint of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, Kongde, Thmserku and Khumbila Peak. After spending some times on taking photographs, we back to Namche Bazaar O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 05Trek to Tengboche (3870m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.We begin the trek with the uphill walk to emerge out of Namche. Along the warped trail savoring the views of Everest, we arrive to Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. two hours of walk on the open hillside from the stupa brings us to Kyangjuma. The view of Dudh Koshi River Valley from Kyangjuma is exceptional. 300m downhill trek through the pine forest from Kayngjuma brings us to Phungitenga, where we have our lunch. Post lunch we cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and begin the uphill climb to Tengboche. The first one and half hour uphill walk to Tengboche is tougher along the stony trails whereas, the next one hour is a pleasant and gradual climb through the beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. Tengboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain at the backdrop of Tengboche monastery itself. The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 06Trek to Phiriche ( 4280m). 5 - 6 hrs walkThe views of monastery and Mountains are sparkling. After breakfast, we head forward through the upper trail and reach to the Pangboche village. On the trail, there are several Chhortens and Mani Walls and ethnic Sherpa settlements. After lunch, we walk following the same trail and enter the left side follow the everest base camp route. We continue our walk descending and a short tough steep climb to the Phireche . It is a striking village with Barley, potatoes and other crops. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 07Acclimatization at Phiriche .Today, we have a rest day for the acclimatization. It is helpful to hike up at the higher altitude on the coming days. After breakfast, we hike up to an altitude of 5100m on the Nagajun hill. It takes about four hours, which offers superb views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). Then we hike down to phireche. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4940m). 4 –5 hrs walkThis day trek is gradual uphill due to the altitude it is harder and tough. However for two and half hours until reaching to Thukla, we walk mostly on the level trail those winds through yak herders shelters and grazing lands. At Thukla, we have short breather and enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. One hour of uphill climb from Thukla brings to Thuk-la Pass 4620m, which has the memorials of famous climbers who lost their lives during Everest climbing. Memorials here include of Scott Fisher and Babu Chiri Sherpa. From the pass the Everest Base Camp Trek now winds on the trail beside Khumbu Glacier for almost an hour to Lobuche. From Lobuche we see the best views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 09Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back Gorak Shep. 7 - 8 hrs walk.Today is an easy walk on the level trail for first hour. Then we climb up so followed by next of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. After a lunch at Gorakshep, we walk to the Everest Base Camp. The Everest expedition groups prevail there waiting for the good day for a successful summit. The views of Mt. Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori are really wonderful from the base camp. Then we gradually descend back at Gorakshep. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 10Morning KalaPatthar sunrise and trek down to Dingbouche (4280m). 7 - 8 hrs walkToday morning, we climb gradually uphill for two hours. It is walk through the black rocks to the top of Kalapattar. Kalapattar Means to black rock in Nepali. it is a vantage point for the bordering view of Everest. We get to see the whole of Everest from Kalapattar, which is a sight valuable durable an early morning hike. We will enjoy 360 degree panorama of Everest and its siblings from Kalapattar. Spending some times at Kalapatthar, we climb down to Gorakshep After breakfast, we again continue our descend all the way to Dingbouche. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 11Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 5 hrswalkFrom dingbouche we walk into the until Chukkung village then 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 (8,501m) 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. We walk 5 hours today as we are becoming acclimatized to the thin air. O/N at Tent Camp. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 12Climb to Island Peak summit (6,189m), back to base camp, 10-11 hoursThis day morning wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and. It is important we reach the summit better before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the on the top. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. We climb up we will see that the slope narrows trail. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb then the route then follows a ridgeline, guides will fix a rope when required. We use fixed rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be 300 to350 m. There are two newly formed crevasses which are around3 and 4 meters long. We will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views and enjoy views and make nice picture after we all the way to heading down the Base Camp again. O/N at Tent Camp. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 13Trek to DingboucheLeaving 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 Chukung and then to Dingbouche. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 14Trek to Namche Bazzar 6-7 hrs walkWe walk from Dingboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga. The scenic and pleasant walk through Khumjung brings us back to Namche Bazzar. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 15Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs walk.Today, we again have a long walk to Lukla. From Namche Bazaar, we trek down the rock and steep trail. Gradually, we cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We are descended from the high altitude to the lower parts of the Khumbu region. It is the same trail through the rhododendron and pine forest along with open plain lands. Crossing the Sherpa settlements, we continually trek to Lukla. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A)
  • Day 16Fly Back to Kathmandu.In the early morning, we catch a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Then transfer to the hotel from airport. We have a whole day for rest and shopping at the local market. There are several restaurants around the Kathmandu for our sweet dinner. O/N at the Hotel. (B, D A)
  • Day 17Departure to International Airport.Today, it’s your final day of the trip in Nepal. On your airport time, our company representative bid farewell and wish for safe journey. (B)

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