Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Expedition, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, Tent-camping, Cultural Insight, Foods and Cuisine, Photography, National Park exploration, and so on
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
20 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Tent-Camp
Max-Altitude
20 Days
Daily Walking
5-6 hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Combining an Everest Base camp trek with the aspirational experience of exploring Island Peak makes infinite sense. This is a truly epic partnering for those who love mountaineering and trekking, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of reaching the top of the world.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers make this challenging double act a reality. We provide the support and equipment to journey from Everest Base Camp, up Kala Patar to the next valley and Island Peak. We allow time to adapt to the environment and enjoy the full island Peak experience which for many is the “pinnacle” of mountaineering. It’s possible to adapt the expedition to those climbing in the Himalayas for the first time.

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Duration:Whole day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:35mins Flight and 4hrs walk (9 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Flight
  • Accommodation:Lodge / Hotel
  • Ascend:148m/485ft

  • Thamel
  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Ghat
  • Lukla
  • Phakding

Highlights:

  • Lukla Airport
  • Mountain View from Flight
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Tibetan Script on Stones
  • Sceneries
  • Atmosphere
  • Buddhist Culture     

4. Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (11-13 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:640m/2,100ft

  • Phakding
  • Monjo
  • Jorsale
  • Namche Bazar

Highlights:

  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • High Suspension Bridges
  • Himalayas View
  • Sherpa Culture

5. Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

  • Duration:3-4hrs (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:430m/1,410ft
  • Descend:430m/1,410ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Syanbuchhe

Highlights:

  • Best Viewpoint for Everest
  • Sherpa Museum
  • Hatt Bazar
  • Shopping
  • Day Hike to Everest View Hotel

6. Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:190m/623ft
  • Ascend:620m/2,034ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Sanasa
  • Phunki Tenga
  • Tengboche

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Meditation
  • Peace Prayer
  • Everest View 

7. Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:220m/721ft
  • Ascend:640m/2,099ft

  • Tengboche
  • Debohe
  • Pangboche
  • Syomari
  • Orsho
  • Pheriche

Highlights:

  • High altitude walk
  • Mt. Ama Dablam View
  • Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle of Local
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Walk above tree level

8. Pheriche - Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk (11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:640m/2,099ft

  • Pheriche
  • Thokla
  • Thokla Pass
  • Lobuche

Highlights:

  • High altitude walk
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Panoramic View of Mountains
  • Mt. Pumari View
  • Chola Tse
  • Yaks
  • Prayer Flags
  • Memorials and Tombstones of Climbers who sacrificed their life

9. Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep

  • Duration:8-9hrs walk (15-16Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:440m/1,443ft

  • Lobuche
  • Gorak Shep
  • Everest Base Camp

Highlights:

  • High altitude walk
  • World’s highest lodge
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mt. Pumari View
  • Lhotse View, Nuptse View and many other peaks
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Top of the World
  • Yaks

10. Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)- Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:365m/1,197ft
  • Descend:1,265m/4,150ft

  • Gorak Shep
  • Kala Patthar
  • Lobuche
  • Dughla(Thokla)
  • Dingboche

Highlights:

  • One of the nearest viewpoint of Everest, Kala Patthar
  • Sunrise View
  • Glacier View
  • Massive mountain view
  • Yaks
  • Adventure

11. Dingboche to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580 ft)

  • Duration:3-4hrs walk (6-7Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:320m/1,049ft

  • Dingboche
  • Bibre
  • Chhukung

Highlights:

  • Ama Dablam Pyramid View
  • Snow Bowl View
  • Lhotse and Lhotse Shar View
  • Yaks
  • Rest and Relax
  • Prepare for next day hike

12. Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft)

  • Duration:3hrs walk (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent Camp
  • Ascend:450m/1,476ft

  • Chhukung
  • Imja Tsho Glacier
  • Island Peak Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Equipment Usage Training
  • Ice Climbing Training
  • Tent-Camp
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Prayer Flags

13. Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,180m/20,305ft) and back to Base Camp

  • Duration:10-12hrs walk(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent Camp
  • Ascend:989m/3,244ft
  • Descend:989m/3,244m

  • Island Peak Base Camp
  • Island Peak Summit
  • Island Peak Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Start Climbing from Midnight (1 Pm)
  • Astonishing Sunrise View
  • Achievement of a lifetime
  • Massive Mountain View
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Prayer Flags
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Crevasse 

14. Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft)

  • Duration:6hrs walk (8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent Camp
  • Descend:1,215m/3,986ft

  • Island Peak Base Camp
  • Chhukung
  • Dingboche
  • Syomari
  • Pangboche

Highlights:

  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • Sherpa Culture
  • Chorten

15. Buffer Day (Optional – in case of weather)

16. Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent Camp
  • Descend:735m/2,411ft
  • Ascend:400m/1,312ft

  • Pangboche
  • Deboche(Deuche)
  • Tengboche
  • Phunki Thanka
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Pine Forest
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • Monasteries

17. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:600m/1,968ft
  • Ascend:210m/688ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Jorsale
  • Monjo
  • Phakding
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Various High Suspension Bridges
  • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
  • Kawande Mountain View
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Last Everest View
  • Prayer Flags

18. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Note:It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

19. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

20. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
  • Domestic Flight
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Sagarmatha National Parks fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • Nepalese VISA fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

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While you are on Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

Yes, you will need a special permit for Everest Base Camp with Island Peak because you will trek thru Sagarmatha National Park, you would need to have Sagarmatha National Park Special Permit, Peak Climbing Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

 

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Duffel Bag
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Down Jacket
Trekking Boots
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
T-Shirts (3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Trekking Jacket
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Socks (5)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Wool Hat
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Sunglasses (2)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Head Lamp
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Book(s)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
Laundry Detergent
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
Batteries
Trekking Poles
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

 

Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing can be best experienced during the months of Late February, March, April May, September, October, November and early December. 

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek so you would need to be in good physical shape. However, the previous climbing experience is not mandatory for this trek.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing give us an opportunity to step at the base camp of highest Himalaya and then scale the popular Island Peak which is also known as ‘Imja Tse’ in the local language. The major highlights of this trip are spectacular views of highest Himalayas especially from Kalapathar viewpoint; visiting monasteries, exploring cultures and traditions of local inhabitants; and gaining that exquisite feeling of adventure while being at the summit of Island Peak.

Generally, Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing is 18-22 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Reviews
Magdalena
Magdalena
Source:Trip Advisor

 

That was an absolutely wonderful adventure!!! The trek to Everest BC is one of the most picturesque I think! The views of the highest mountains are just breathtaking! And if you love mountains, you should try your holidays in the Himalayas! If you want something more than just a trek, maybe you should try to climb Imja Tse? That was the adventure of my life! Quite difficult, but not killing. And safe, because we were guided by professionals: guides from the Nepal Mountain Trekkers headed by Ramesh, who had organised everything really well. I must admit, that our guides were not only very nice, but also very careful and helpful. Unfortunately some of us have finished this adventure in the hospital due to acute mountain sickness and acute pneumonia, but even such an incident was not too difficult thanks to enormous help from Ramesh and our guides. They organised a helicopter transfer to the hospital in Kathmandu and Ramesh helped in all formalities. He is a very careful, responisble and trustworthy person. And a lover of mountains! I look forward to the next Himalayan expedition with the Nepal Mountain Trekkers!

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