Overview

Duration :
19 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Sherpa Culture
Max altitude :
5,600m/18,372ft
Transportation:
Private Vehicle and Domestic Flight
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Lodge and Tent Camp
Primary activity:
Trekking and Climbing
Group Size:
Min. 1 Pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Strenuous Plus
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar -Tengboche-Pheriche-Lobhuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep- Kala Patthar- Dingboche – Chhukhung-Island Peak Base camp-Pangboche-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing give us an opportunity to step at the base camp of highest Himalaya and then scale the popular Island Peak which is also known as ‘Imja Tse’ in the local language. The major highlights of this trip are spectacular views of highest Himalayas especially from Kalapathar viewpoint; visiting monasteries, exploring cultures and traditions of local inhabitants; and gaining that exquisite feeling of adventure while being at the summit of Island Peak.

The trek initiates after we take a short and sweet flight to Lukla airstrip from Kathmandu. Firstly, we start trekking all the way up through river banks of Dudhkoshi crossing several suspension bridges. While making our way through Everest trekking trails, some of the highest Himalayas and other snow-capped peaks like Kusum Kngaro and Thamserku etc will enclose us. Then we will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar, the major market in the Khumbu region. During our acclimatization days, there are plenty of few hours short sidewalks; which helps our body adapt the high altitude conditions. Leaving behind the colourful culturally rich villages of Tengboche and Pheriche, we will stay at Gorakhshep.

In the next couple of days, we step at EBC, hike to Kala Patthar for amazing sunrise views over the world’s highest mountain; and descend towards Chukkung to get ready for Island peak climbing preparations. According to weather conditions, it may take a day or two for a successful ascent of Island peak climbing adventure. Finally, we trek back to Namche, Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu; which concludes our fun-filled, exciting and rewarding trip of Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing Adventure.

Best experience of this trek is during the months of Late February, March, April May, September, October, November and early December.  Mountaineering experience is not mandatory but you need sound physical and mental fitness prior to joining this trip. Our professional Sherpa guides will provide proper instruction on using ropes and ice axes necessary while scaling Island Peak.  So, join this trip with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for true Everest trekking and peak climbing experience.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time-frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight, 3- 4 hours trek (Trekking times only)
  • Day 4
    Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 5
    Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 6
    Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 7
    Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m/ 13,911 ft):5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 8
    Pheriche – Lobhuche(4,910/ 16109 ft):7-8 hrs
  • Day 9
    Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 10
    Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 7-8 hrs
  • Day 11
    Dingboche – Chhukhung[4,730m/ 15519 ft] : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 12
    Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 13
    Prepare Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 14
    Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10-12 hours
  • Day 15
    Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 16
    Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
  • Day 17
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
  • Day 18
    Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19
    Departure Day

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft):

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:

Day 3 : Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight, 3- 4 hours trek (Trekking times only):

Day 4 : Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hrs:

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day:

Day 6 : Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 – 6 hrs:

Day 7 : Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m/ 13,911 ft):5 – 6 hrs:

Day 8 : Pheriche – Lobhuche(4,910/ 16109 ft):7-8 hrs:

Day 9 : Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs:

Day 10 : Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) – Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 7-8 hrs:

Day 11 : Dingboche – Chhukhung[4,730m/ 15519 ft] : 3-4 hrs:

Day 12 : Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours:

Day 13 : Prepare Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp:

Day 14 : Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10-12 hours:

Day 15 : Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours:

Day 16 : Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours:

Day 17 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours:

Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu:

Day 19 : Departure Day:

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic Flight and all required land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All required camping equipment
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Sagarmatha National Parks fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Gallery

Trip Map:

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts and thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Inner thermals

Feet

  • Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Shower sandals

Hands

  • Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
  • Creams
  • Sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to (-20F/-30C recommended)
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits

  • Personal Regular Medicines
  • Knee Caps
  • Bandages
  • Ointments
  • Blister Tape

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer
  • Day Pack (35-45 L)
  • Crocs (evenings & washing)
  • Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
  • Camp Towel
  • Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Down Booties (optional, recommended)
  • Bladder (optional, recommended)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Battery Chargers
  • Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
  • Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
  • Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
  • Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
  • Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
  • Rehydration | Electrolytes
  • Snacks!
  • Personal Medical Supplies
  • Micro Spikes
  • Medical Supplies

We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole, or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

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Best time in Everest region!

Namaste!!

I made my booking through Ramesh who had been more then extraordinary throughout the process. I had sooooo many questions and worries and he patiently answered to all of them, gave me good advices. I found this agency very professional and more interested to satisfy my trekking experience all in safety. They are also very flexible for itineraries. Prices were fair. Ramesh even helped me complete my last minute errands the day before departure and contacted my family every once and then to inform then I was doing fine while trekking! These are little plus that are very well appreciated!

My porter guide wasn’t as good in English as I expected but I had friends who went with the same company and had very good English speaker guides. So if it’s a concern for you just mention it before booking and I’m totally sure it will be fine. They really want you to have a good experience. And for the record, I loved the porter guide I was with in the end. I found him very professional, carrying but not too much, he was patient and never complained when I asked him for a rest day. He was smiling and plaisant to trek with, very polite. We still manage to communicate well enough.

So yeah I would definitely go with the same company again and would recommend it without hesitation!

Thanks for that amazing time!

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Ramesh and his team make the hotel the kind of welcoming place you want to spend more time than you have booked. In mountains you can be sure you are looked after every minute. The guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Nepal Mountain Trekkers to anyone who wants to enjoy their time away without worrying about stuff that might be tricky when you are on holidays. You can be sure everything is under control, in the city and in the mountains.

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