About 19 Days EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak takes you not only to the renowned Base Camp of 17 days and 16 nights of the highest mountain in the world but also to an exciting adventure of mountain climbing. Island Peak, at the height of 6,189m, is popular among the novice climbers and is used as a preparation for higher mountains like Everest. Though physically demanding, it is less technical and can be climbed by anyone reasonably fit.

The trek will begin after a short flight to Lukla. The trails will take you to Phakding, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha National park) in the green valley of Dudh Koshi, and then to the famous Namche Bazzar where you will spend two nights for acclimatization. Trekking will continue from Tengboche to Pheriche to Lobuche; these culturally rich Sherpa villages are full of Chortens, Mani Walls, museum and amazing views of the Himalayas. Before the awaited Island Peak, you will visit the Everest Base Camp and climb up Kalapathar. The Kalapathar is popular among the trekkers as one can get a full base to top view of Mount Everest on sunrise or sunset view. Finally, you will trek to the base camp of Island Peak and summit it on the 15th day. Island Peak was named so due to its position at the center of the Valley, like an Island in a sea of ice. Its local name is Imja Tse. The hard work is well awarded by a 360 degree panorama view with mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu. From there, you will trek back up and down until the exciting experience of Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak comes to an end back in Kathmandu. We also offer the famous Everest Base Camp trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • This package is  the best combination of trekking and climbing lovers.
  • You need to have some experience before to go 6000 m height, so acclimatization is very important.
  • Before Climb to the summit of Island peak you will acclimatize by trekking.
  • You need to know proper use of equipments like ropes, Ice axe, Crampons. Even if you don't need to use also.
  • Island peak climbing can be the better option for bigger expedition experience.
  • You will sleep on tented camp on high camp, where our porter cook & guide will cook soup and prepare food.
  • You will have real experience of Himalayan Glaciers.
  • After summit, you will be at 6189 m high from Sea level.
  • You will go from Dingboche to Chhukung by trek. Chhukung is the best view point for Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse Himalayan range.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your Name card or "Top of the World Adventure" agency name card. Confirm your arrival you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After Check in, you will be fresh up and you will go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed bringing any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and prepared drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Take a 30min flight to Lukla early in the morning, in which you will get the first glimpse of the mountains. Porters will be introduced at the airport. Then, after breakfast, you will trek towards Phakding through the Dudh Kosi Valley crossing few local style suspension bridges. You will admire the mountains and the green valley, colorful prayer flags and stacks of Mani stones on the way. After this 2-3 hour trek, you will have the rest of the day to explore the village in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2610

Starting with the 7th day of 16 days trek with crossing the suspension bridge, you walk through Bankar enjoying the wonderful waterfall. After 5 min walk, you can see the fabulous mountain called Thamserku. Then you cross another bridge and walk through undulating trail to reach Manjo and then the Khumbu valley. You have lunch at Jorsalle and walk gradual up and down. Today you cross 5 bridges in total. Then you follow the Riverbank. Crossing the last bridge, you climb up gradually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440

Today you may rest or hike through the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch you will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440

Guide of ‘Top Of The World Adventure’ will then take you down through the Khumjung community and move to the major path to Everest at Shanasa. You will walk further to Trashinga and then move down to go across the Dudh Koshi at Phunke Tenga(3,250 m.). In the daytime, it is a wide and vertical ascend through fir, black juniper, pine, rhododendron forest and reach Tengboche Monastery. Here we can see gigantic peaks AmaDablam, Kantega and Mount Everest.You stay at teahouse in Tengboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3867

An easy descent through rhododendron forest and across a bridge over Imja Khola to Pangboche. The route will continue to Pheriche, for a 3-4 hour trek in total. There is a rudimentary hospital run by Himalayan Rescue Association in Pheriche. It only opens in peak seasons (March-May and November-December). You will spend the night in Pheriche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4280

An 800m climb will take us to Nagarjun peak at 5000m altitude. You will enjoy some good views of the mountains including Mt. Makalu 5th highest mountain in the world. This hike usually helps with acclimatization. There are chances to see snow leopard on this 3-4 hour hike. Once you arrive there, you will admire the view from the top and descend down to Pherice.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4280

The gradual climb to Lobuche will be pleasant as you will get closer and closer to the snow clad giants. After a 45-60min hike, you will reach Thukla. There, you will make a stop for food and continue up to a flat area where several memorials dedicated to the climbers who died on Everest are erected. Then, you will climb out of the valley and descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4950

This day you will start trek from Lobuche 4910m towards Gorakshep 5140 m, where you can find the nearest teahouse from EBC. You will get Gorakshep about lunch time. After having lunch, guide of ‘Top Of The World Adventure’ will lead you up to Everest Base Camp (5364 m), then return to Gorakshep for staying overnight. There are no teahouses in Everest Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5170

You will notice when up in the Base Camp that the Everest is not completely visible. From Gorak Shep, you will walk down, up and up again to Kalapathar. You will climb up to Kalapather either sunrise or sunset time. It will take 1.5 to 2 hours. You will have the best view of Mount Everest, Nuptse and Changtse with a little of Lhotse from here. Then you will return to Gorakshep for food and descend to Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410

From Dingboche to Chukkung, the trek will be about 2 hour long and easy. Chukkung is a beautiful valley nestled between mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Imja Tse etc. You will appreciate a really good and close view of these mountains and their glaciers. The river Imja Khola runs past the Chukkung village where you will be lodging. Overnight at Chhukung.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chukung
  • Altitude: 4760

After breakfast, you will trek towards south, turn east and enter the main valley. You will walk along the stream and pass Imja and Lhotse glacier moraine before reaching the valley where you will camp in tents. From the camp you will see the southeastern face of the Imja Tse (Island Peak).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Island peak base camp
  • Altitude: 5100

You will walk toward the summit aroung 01:00 to 02:00am. It will take about 2 hours to reach the High camp, then you will climb the rock gully. You will follow a ridge-line to the summit glacier and climb up a steep snow slope to reach the summit. There, you will get an excellent view of the mountains. After spending some time there, you will go back to high camp to base camp and all the way back to Chhukung.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chhukung
  • Altitude: 4760

Just in case of bad weather or any health problem, you will use this day on the base camp or further down on the trail. Whenever you may need this buffer day. If you do not use your buffer day, you will finish one day earlier trekking. It can be useful in case of unstable weather condition for Lukla Kathmandu flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chukung
  • Altitude: 4760

From Chhukung, you will walk down towards Pangboche and take the same trail you took up to descend and then climb up again to reach Tengbochhe. After this 4-5 hour trek, you will spend the night in Tengboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3860

Return journey much easier as the walk drops heights every few hours, you walk downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to a bridge with two hours climb to Tengboche. Stop for lunch in Tengboche, then continue to Namche Bazzar. Over night at Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440

Morning walk leads back to Phakding and from here back to Lukla with last and final climb of 13 days EBC trekking in Nepal of this fabulous adventure, then on reaching Lukla, you celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2800

You will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of plane for returning to Kathmandu. Then, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today, last day of Trekking in Nepal of Top of the World Adventure ,and here you are done with our 13 days of journey in Nepal. And then as per your flight timings our staff of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight fare
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • Local goverment permit
  • Climbing Permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Climbing guide and Porter/Cook
  • Climbing gears
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • Camping Accomodation while Peak climbing period
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips