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.
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trek Highlights
- Visit some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Experience the electrifying flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters)
- Collect blessings from Tengboche Monastery, among the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region
- Catch a breathtaking view of the chain of Himalayas from Kala Patthar
- Walk past the Khumbu Glacier-deepest glacier on the planet
- Explore the parts of Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site
- Witness unique Tibet-influenced Sherpa culture and lifestyle
Best Time For Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trekking
The best time for EBC trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). During these seasons, the weather remains quite stable with the bearable temperatures. And you will experience the clearest views of the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding. During winter lots of snow may make the trails to higher altitudes difficult. Plus, many teahouses may remain closed in the higher altitudes. During summer, the trail becomes wet because of rain. And the dense fog may obstruct the mountain views. Despite tougher climatic conditions, if you pack well and make yourself ready to face any hurdles then you can trek in these off-seasons as well. So, the trek to EBC is doable all year round.
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trek Difficulty
In fact, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather. On this trek, you will ascend to the maximum height 5555 meters at Kala Patthar. So, there could be many instances of altitude sickness. And, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you may witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that may add hurdles to your trek. Plus, the mountainside routes are full of boulders and the rugged terrains with the sloppy terrains and uphill climbs. The geography, weather and altitude may create difficulty to the trek. But if you prepare well and come physically and mentally prepared then you can beat any type of difficulty on the trek.
Everest Base Camp With Island Peak Map
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,430 m/11,283 ft), 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08:Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft)5-6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,957ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,187 ft) to Chhukun(4,730/15,518 ft) 7-8 hours, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m / 17,187 ft) 4 hrs, Camping in Tent.
Day 13 & 14 : Climb Island Peak Summit (6,189 m/ 20,299 ft ) and return to Chukhung (4,710 m / 15,448 ft), Tea House Accommodation.
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,693 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) via Khumjung (2,780 m / 9118 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2860 m / 9380 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 18: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu ( 1365 m / 4, 470 ft) , Hotel Accommodation.
Day 19: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.