Everest Base Camp with Island Peak
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak: This professionally designed climbing itinerary takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar first for the close-up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the Island Peak. It was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as “Imja Tse” in the local Sherpa language.
Before the trek, we explore the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu with an authorized city guide. The cultural sightseeing will be an amazing experience. On the next day, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours
Day 11: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours
Day 12: Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) – 3 hours
Day 13: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) – 4 hours
Day 14 & 15: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m)
Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m) – 5 hours
Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours
Day 19: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure