The Everest region, also known as Khumbu region, in Nepal is well-known among the trekking enthusiasts around the world. However, the region is not only about trekking, but there are also numerous mountains where the adventure seekers around the globe gain victory annually. Island Peak Climbing via Everest Base Camp Trek offers multiple experiences to a trekker in a single trip.
Island Peak Climbing via Everest Base Camp Trek provides an opportunity for the travelers to have a trekking and climbing experience at the same time in this world famous tourist destination. There is a massive attraction towards this destination as the trekker with good physical fitness with or without prior climbing experience can embark on this trip; therefore numerous climbers opt to climb Island Peak (6189m) every year.
Besides climbing, this package takes you to the wilderness of Himalayas as you reach to the Everest Base Camp. Kalapatthar, the famous viewpoint in the region, provides you with the eye-popping vista of famous mountains in the Everest region. Besides, you will be delighted to trek through Sagarmatha National Park which is a rare example of biodiversity. Additionally, you will be pleased with the warm hospitality of the local people.
The trip starts with an exciting flight to a tiny airstrip of Lukla airport from Kathmandu-the capital city of Nepal and ends at Kathmandu. We have efficiently developed this itinerary so that you will fully acclimatize yourself before climbing the Island Peak. The suitable season to go for this trip is spring and autumn.
We guarantee your departure on the date of your choice and are flexible to amend the itinerary as per your convenience. With the help of a local professional team, Nepal Peak Adventure guarantee to make your trip unforgettable and memorable offering you multiple experiences in a single trip.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation (1400m)
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3/4 hour
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)-5/6 hour
Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m) - 4/5 hour
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) -5/6 hour
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4410m)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m) - 5/6 hour
Day 10: Trek to The Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5164m) and return to Gorakshep for overnight. – 5/6 hour
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5643m) and trek to Lobuche (4940) - 4/5 hour
Day 12: Trek to Chhukung (4730m/1) via Kongma La (5528) – 7/8 hour
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5087m) – 3/4 hour
Day 14: Pre-summit training at Island Peak base camp
Day 15: Island peak Summit (6189m) and descend to the Base Camp
Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (3985m) – 5/6 hour
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) – 6/7 hour
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2652m) – 7/8 hour
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu (1400m) – 25 minutes flight
Day 20: Final Departure
Arrival airport pick-up and transfer to your hotel
Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and farewell dinner.
2 Nights at a 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic transfer
Teahouse/Mountain Lodge and tent accommodation during the climbing
All meals during the expedition
Expenses of Climbing Crews:
Guide: Government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained expedition guide.
Assistant Guides: We provide an assistant guide as per the group size to support wherever necessary
Porters: We provide porters as per the necessity to carry your stuff.
All Necessary Climbing Permit Charge and Sagarmatha National Park Fee
All Government and Local body taxes as applicable
Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request)
A duffle Bag (for the expedition purpose only) and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)
Trekking map and certificate expedition completion
Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first aid medicine carried by a guide)
The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter evacuation service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
Final departure transfer
International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket from Nepal.
Your meal at Kathmandu besides welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfast
The entire cost of beverages (except hot drinks mentioned in the inclusion list), mineral water and beer, etc. while on the treks
Travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation)
Tipping to the guide, porter and all climbing crew
Climbing equipment of personal nature
Items not included in the inclusion list comes under your expenses
Today you will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our representative, whom you will see with your name card, will receive and escort you to a hotel. After freshen up, one of our staffs will meet you for the trip briefing so that you will have an idea about the entire trip. We will take you to a typical Nepalese restaurant for welcome dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will visit the major tourist hubs with historical and cultural importance. Few of them are listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. After you return from the day tour, you will have time for the trip preparation. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Today, you will fly to Lukla where the trek begins. You will meet your porters at Lukla. After breakfast, you will start the trek on a moderate trail. You will pass by the herds of mules and Dzo (crossbreed of ox/cow and yak/nak) on the route. With the introductory terrain of Khumbu region, you will arrive in today’s destination, Phakding.
After breakfast, you will resume the trek today. You will continue walking on a dusty switchback trail while enjoying the pristine gushing river and woods. Today, you will pass numerous alluring suspension bridges with prayer flags. A steep path through a pine woods takes you to lively Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Today is the first acclimatization day of this trip. As a part of acclimatization, you will explore the local tourist attractions including a Sherpa Museum today. A steep climb through shrubs takes you to the Hotel Everest View. You will have stunning mountain vistas during today’s hiking. You will descend to Namche Bazar for the overnight stay.
Today, you resume your trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazar. You will transverse a hill on a moderate trail which leads you to a downward path through juniper woods. After crossing a few habitats, you will reach the lunch place. After that, a steep path with boulders through a woods leads you to Tengboche where you halt for the day.
As you leave Tengboche, the prayer flags at the famous Dingboche Monastery bid farewell to you. You will have a short descend through a forest and will have an easy walk to Imja Khola- a local stream. You will have a stunning view of Mt Ama Dablam during today’s trek. You will pass a few settlements such as Pangboche, Somare before arriving in Dingboche.
Today is another acclimatization of the trek. After breakfast, you can ascend a ridge that starts right near your hotel. During today’s hike, you will have the jaw-dropping view of Mount Ama Dablam including others. You can stroll the Dingboche village in the afternoon to have an insight into local life. Overnight at Dingboche.
As you resume the trek, a quick ascend leads you to a wide flat trail. You will have a leisurely walk on a wide path until arriving at Thukla. Then, a demanding steep path leads you to Thukla Pass. This point offers a stunning view of mountains and emerald hills. A further walk on a trail with boulders alongside Khumbu glacier leads you to Lobuche.
Today is an important day as you will reach the base camp of the world tallest mountain. Mostly, you will walk on a rocky path passing through Gorekshep today. After spending some time at the base camp, you retrace the route to Gorekshep where you stay overnight.
In the dawn, you will have a demanding hike to Kalapatthar-the popular viewpoint in the Everest region. Kalapatthar offers splendid views of the sunrise over the mountains including Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu. After spending some time at this point, you will descend to Gorekshep. Then you will retrace the path to Lobuche for the overnight stay.
Soon after you resume the trek today, you will cross the Khumbu glacier and walk uphill until you arrive at Kongma La Pass. The pass offers stunning views of and alpine terrain. You will descend to Chhukung village from the Pass. Overnight at Chhukung.
You will trek on a steep path to the southern direction from Chhukung. Today, you will walk on a glacial moraine. After that, you will have a pleasant walk alongside a local stream to a wide valley and cross Imja and Lhotse glacier before arriving at the Base Camp. You will have a tented camp at the base camp.
Today, our guide will teach you basic climbing skills and using climbing gears such as ice axe, harness, crampons. After the training, you can explore high camp or the nearby area to acclimatize yourself with the altitude. Overnight in a tent at the base camp.
Today is an important day as you are standing atop of Island Peak. It would be best if you started early in the morning to arrive at the top before noon to avoid the strong wind. Soon after you begin ascending you will have a steep climb over a hill which leads you to a sandy path. Then you will walk on a track with the boulder. After that, a narrow path leads you to a steep rock channel and you will arrive at the High Camp. After that, you will walk on the rocky steps that lead you to the snout of the summit glacier. Our guide will fix ropes for easy ascend as there are few crevasses on the way to the summit. You can spend some time at the top, take the photo, videos and descend to the base camp. Overnight in a tented camp.
Today, you will retrace the path to Pangboche from Island Peak Base Camp. Today, you will cross few hamlets walking on a moderate trail to reach Pangboche. You will have a spectacular view of Mount Ama Dablam from Pangboche. Overnight at Pancboche.
You will resume the trek after breakfast today. After a short descend you will cross Imja Khola- a local stream before entering to a tree line. You will walk on an uphill and downhill path while passing through alpine woods and few settlements on the route today. You will be happy to arrive in lively Namche Bazar for the overnight stay.
Soon after you resume your trek, you will have a steep descend to a Hillary suspension bridge. Further, hike on a switchback path with many suspension bridges while enjoying the green vegetation and gushing river leads you to today’s destination Lukla- the end point of the trek.
Today, you will bid adieu to the Everest region and fly back to Kathmandu. You will have a birds-eye view of the emerald hills and hilly settlements while on board. The guide will transfer you to the respective hotel from the airport. Tonight, we will take you for a farewell dinner.
Today is the final day of your Nepal trip. We will transfer you to the airport for your international departure. You will fly back with thrilling memories Island Peak climbing.
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