Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing give us an opportunity to step at the base camp of the 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 the highest Himalayas especially from the Kalapathar viewpoint; visiting monasteries, exploring cultures and traditions of local inhabitants; and gaining that exquisite feeling of adventure while being at the summit of the 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 the 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 to the high-altitude conditions. Leaving behind the colorful culturally rich villages of Tengboche and Pheriche, we will stay at Gorakshep.
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.
The 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.
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.
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:
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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