Everest Base Camp with Island peak Climbing to follow

Island Peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is an amazing experience in the Everest region of Nepal. this trek is considered as a more challenging trek as compared to other treks in the same region.

Island and Everest peak is the 2 most glorious mountain of the Khumbu region so one can entertain its trekkers with the notable view of the encircling alongside the best hiking direction of the region. Island peak is situated between the Amadablam and Lhotse mountains.  it is one of the commonly climbed peaks of the Khumbu place. The tough, as well as a beautiful geographical area, is the principal cause in the back of this reputation. The hiking to this region will offer us a wonderful possibility to go to around the base camp of the Everest area along with the excessive lands of island height.

whilst making this climbing excursion, we are able to walk via the primary trail of Everest base camp visiting around the Kalapatthar as well to get in the highlands of island height. while climbing at those stunning mountains, we can be astonished by the placing view of the excessive mountains via our naked eyes. now not most effective the view of the mountain, we can also get the extremely good view of the neighborhood monasteries, stupas, and Gompas whilst making this hiking tour.

The trekking will begin from Kathmandu with the scenic flight over to Lukla. Then the path will follow the principle trail to the Everest base camp. The path will follow the manner to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and via the mainstream to Kalapatthar and to the stunning place of the location Everest base camp. at the same time as making this trek via these stunning places, we should spend several nights with the local community. The local Sherpa is very helpful and hospitable. The cultural part of the Sherpa people is something with a purpose to galvanize us. The trek to this region is exceptional at some stage in the time of March, April, can also, September, October, November, and December.

Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp with Island peak Climbing to follow

  1. Scenic Flight to Lukla:

    • Experience one of the most thrilling flights in the world as you land at Lukla, a small town nestled in the Himalayas.
  2. Namche Bazaar:

    • Explore the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the high Himalayas, with its vibrant markets, shops, and cafes.
  3. Tengboche Monastery:

    • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center for Sherpas, offering stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.
  4. Everest Base Camp:

    • Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, the starting point for Everest expeditions, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Khumbu region.
  5. Kala Patthar:

    • Hike to Kala Patthar for an unparalleled sunrise view of Everest and its neighboring peaks, one of the most breathtaking panoramas in the Himalayas.

Cultural Highlights

  1. Sherpa Culture:

    • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people, visiting traditional villages, monasteries, and experiencing their warm hospitality.
  2. Sagarmatha National Park:

    • Trek through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard and red panda.
  3. Local Festivals:

    • If your trek coincides with local festivals like Mani Rimdu, you'll witness vibrant cultural celebrations with traditional dances and rituals.

Climbing Highlights

  1. Island Peak Base Camp:

    • Set up camp at Island Peak Base Camp, surrounded by stunning glacial scenery, and prepare for the climb.
  2. Island Peak Summit:

    • Summit Island Peak (6,189m), a challenging yet accessible climb that offers incredible views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.
  3. Climbing Experience:

    • Gain valuable mountaineering experience, including glacier travel, use of crampons, ice axe, and fixed ropes, under the guidance of experienced guides.

Natural Highlights

  1. Himalayan Landscapes:

    • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to rugged alpine terrain, with spectacular views at every turn.
  2. Glacial Rivers:

    • Cross several glacial rivers on suspension bridges, adding an adventurous element to your trek.
  3. High Altitude Lakes:

    • Encounter serene high-altitude lakes like Imja Tsho, enhancing the trek's natural beauty.

Personal Achievements

  1. Physical Challenge:

    • Test your endurance and physical limits with the demanding trek and climb, rewarding you with a sense of achievement.
  2. Mental Resilience:

    • Develop mental toughness and resilience, as you push through challenging conditions and high altitudes.
  3. Lifetime Memories:

    • Create unforgettable memories and stories to share, having accomplished a significant mountaineering feat in one of the most iconic regions on Earth.

These highlights collectively make the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climbing an extraordinary adventure, offering a perfect blend of cultural immersion, trekking, and climbing.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and Trek to Phakding (2,652m)
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m)
  • Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m)
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Lobuche
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m)
  • Day 12: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m)
  • Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m) and back to Base Camp
  • Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m)
  • Day 15: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Departure or extend the trip.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Briefing about the trek and climb, Gear check and preparation. over night at Kathmandu,
  • Day 02 :Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and Trek to Phakding (2,652m) Early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport or from Manthali airport.
    Trek from Lukla to Phakding (3-4 hours).
    Overnight in Phakding.
  • Day 03 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) Trek through pine forests and cross suspension bridges.
    Pass through the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hours).
    Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 04 :Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar Short hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
    Visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05 :Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) Trek to Tengboche, famous for its monastery (5-6 hours).
    Visit Tengboche Monastery.
    Overnight in Tengboche.
  • Day 06 :Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m) Trek through rhododendron forests and cross the Imja Khola.
    Reach Dingboche (5-6 hours).
    Overnight in Dingboche.
  • Day 07 :Acclimatization Day in Dingboche Optional hike to Nagarjun Hill for acclimatization.
    Rest and explore Dingboche.
  • Day 08 :Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m) Trek through a rugged landscape with stunning views of mountains.
    Reach Lobuche (5-6 hours).
    Overnight in Lobuche.
  • Day 09 :Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Trek to Gorak Shep (3-4 hours).
    Continue to Everest Base Camp (3-4 hours).
    Return to Gorak Shep for the night.
  • Day 10 :Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Lobuche Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views of Everest.
    Return to Lobuche (6-7 hours).
  • Day 11 :Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m) Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (6-7 hours).
    Prepare for Island Peak climb.
  • Day 12 :Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m) Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (3-4 hours).
    Set up camp and prepare for the climb.
  • Day 13 :Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m) and back to Base Camp Start early for the summit climb.
    Reach the summit of Island Peak.
    Descend back to Base Camp (10-12 hours).
  • Day 14 :Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m) Trek back to Pangboche (5-6 hours).
    Overnight in Pangboche.
  • Day 15 :Pangboche to Namche Bazaar Trek back to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hours).
    Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 16 :Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek back to Lukla (6-7 hours). Last day of the trekking
    Overnight in Lukla.
  • Day 17 :Fly back to Kathmandu Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or Manthali airport then drive to Kathmandu(4 hrs).
    Transfer to your hotel.
    Free day for rest and exploring Kathmandu. Evening cultural dinner by Company.
  • Day 18 :Departure or extend the trip. Transfer to the airport for your departure.

Q: What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing? A: The best times are during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. During these periods, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures, ideal for trekking and climbing.

Q: How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing? A: This trek and climb are considered challenging. It involves trekking at high altitudes and climbing Island Peak, which requires basic mountaineering skills. Good physical fitness and some prior trekking or climbing experience are highly recommended.

Preparation and Training

Q: What kind of physical preparation is required? A: Regular cardio exercises like running, cycling, and swimming, combined with strength training and hiking, are essential. Aim to start your training at least 3-4 months before the trek. Also, practice hiking with a loaded backpack to simulate trekking conditions.

Q: Do I need previous climbing experience? A: While prior climbing experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. Basic mountaineering training, including the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes, is usually provided by the guiding company. However, having some experience will make the climb more manageable.

Gear and Equipment

Q: What gear is needed for the trek and climb? A: Essential trekking gear includes:

  • Sturdy trekking boots
  • Warm clothing (layers, down jacket)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for -20°C/-4°F)
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack
  • Headlamp

Climbing gear includes:

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Carabiners
  • Fixed rope kit

Most of the climbing gear can be rented in Kathmandu or Namche Bazaar.

Q: Are there any gear shops along the trek? A: Yes, Namche Bazaar has several shops where you can buy or rent gear. However, it’s advisable to get most of your gear in Kathmandu, where there are more options and better prices.

Health and Safety

Q: How do I deal with altitude sickness? A: Proper acclimatization is crucial. Follow the itinerary that includes rest days for acclimatization, stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness and descend if symptoms worsen. Carry medications like Diamox, but consult your doctor before taking them.

Q: What medical facilities are available on the trek? A: There are small clinics in Namche Bazaar and Pheriche. In case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies, evacuation by helicopter is possible. Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and climbing, including emergency evacuation.

Logistics and Accommodation

Q: What kind of accommodation is available during the trek? A: Accommodation along the trekking route typically consists of teahouses, which provide basic facilities, including a bed, shared bathrooms, and meals. In Kathmandu, you'll stay in a hotel with more amenities.

Q: What kind of food is available on the trek? A: Teahouses offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), as well as pasta, noodles, soups, and more. While the food is basic, it is generally nutritious and provides the necessary energy for trekking.

Q: How do I handle drinking water? A: Bottled water is available for purchase, but to reduce plastic waste, it’s recommended to use water purification tablets or a water filter. Boiled water is also available at teahouses.

Permits and Costs

Q: What permits are required for the trek and climb? A: You will need the following permits:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Speak Permit
  • Island Peak climbing permit

Your trekking company usually arranges these permits.

Q: What is the cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing? A: The cost can vary widely based on the trekking company, the level of service, and the duration of the trek. Generally, it ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 per person, which typically includes permits, domestic flights, guides, porters, accommodation, and meals.


Q: Is tipping expected? A: Yes, tipping is customary in Nepal. It is appreciated to tip guides and porters at the end of the trek. The amount can vary, but a general guideline is to tip around 10% of the total trip cost, distributed among the support staff.

Q: Is there internet access on the trek? A: Yes, internet access is available at most teahouses along the route, but the speed and reliability can vary. Some places charge a fee for Wi-Fi usage.

Q: What kind of insurance do I need? A: Ensure you have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and climbing, including emergency evacuation. Verify that the policy covers altitudes above 6,000 meters for the Island Peak climb.

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 2250
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 6,189m
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 2250
2-4 US$ 1800
6-8 US$ 1700