19 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

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19 Days

Tour Detail

The Everest Base Camp trek (shortly EBC) with Island peak is one of the fascinating and adventurous journeys which combines two stunning aspects of trekking to the Everest Base Camp and climbing Island peak at the same time. This trip is suitable for those who are looking for an additional thrill in the regular Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary. Imja Tse peaks which are commonly known as Island peaks with an altitude of 6,189m are normally done with Everest Base Camp with very little technical mountaineering skills and aspects. Hence, the Island peak is one of the most popular choices among the 6000m in Nepal.


Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu
Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
Meals:Welcome Dinner
We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. Our airport representative will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in. As your arrival time may fluctuate, we have not planned anything on this day. The remaining day is free to explore around the streets of Thamel and get used to the surroundings. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner where you can meet with the rest of the team members.

Day 2:
Kathmandu City Tour with Guide
Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
Today’s sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

Day 3:
Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Accommodation:Standard Lodge
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After early morning breakfast, you will take a short 30 minutes flight to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, meet with the porters and begin descending towards Phakding village. It will be a three hours trek today. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and lush forests. The entire trekking time would be 3-4 hours approximately.

Day 4:
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Accommodation:Standard Lodge
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We will register our permits and begin trekking towards the Namche Bazar. Crossing the Hillary bridge, you will enter the national park. The trial offers frequent glimpses of Mt. Everest. Along the way, you pass by many small villages and waterfalls. The route to Namche Bazar steeply ascends through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and streams. The entire time would be 5-6 hours approximately.

Day 5:
Acclimatization Day
Accommodation:Standard Lodge
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today is our first rest day to acclimatize our body with the elevation. We will spend the day exploring the village and going on a half-day hike to The Everest View Hotel that offers breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Likewise, we can also hike to Khumjung village, where you can visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. Later, spend the evening mingling with Sherpas.

Day 6:
Trek to Debuche Village
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
The trail from Namche Bazar ascends through beautiful rhododendron forests and picturesque mountain villages. You can see a range of mountain views along the way. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku gets impressive as you approach Tengboche. The trail passes the Imja Khola and takes you to the last destination for the day. Here, you will get to visit the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. In the evening, you will join puja.

Day 7:
Trek to Dingboche Village
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
If you can wake up early, then do catch the sunrise over Ama Dablam before moving towards Dingboche. Trust us, it will be one of the best sunrises you will see in your life. The trail from Tengboche crosses Imja Khola and passes by the hamlet of Pangboche. You can see many colorful prayer flags, mani walls, chortens, and prayer wheels along the way. The trail goes through Orsho, and you will reach Dingboche village.

Day 8:
Acclimatization in Dingboche
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today is a crucial acclimatization day to adjust your body with the altitude and let you rest before pushing further towards Everest Base Camp. You will explore the village and hike to the near viewpoint to witness breath-taking panoramas of Mt. Kantega, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many other mountains.

Day 9:
Trek to Lobuche Village
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
The air from here onwards begins to thin as you gain altitude. Likewise, the landscape becomes more bare and desolate. The route gradually climbs towards Lobuche, a fine village located at the foot of Lobuche peak.

Day 10:
Trek to Gorakshep & Visit Everest Base Camp
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
It’s a big day. The trail finally takes you to the EBC. Leaving Lobuche behind, you will ascend and reach Gorak Shep. Making your way through the Khumbu Glacier, you will walk on boulders, loose rocks, and small craters.

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you will feel a great sense of achievement and see mountaineers getting ready to push towards the top of Mt. Everest. You will not see the top of Everest from its base camp because other giant mountains cover it. Spend some time here and descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Day 11:
Hike to Kalapatthar & Trek back to Dingboche
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike to the famous Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrises and 360-degree views of snowy peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Changtse. After taking some pictures and resting, we will descend to Dingboche village for the Island Peak summit.

Day 12:
Trek to Chukkung Village
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
From Dingboche, we will make a leisurely start following the Imja Valley with great views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline and follow the moraines that flow from Lhotse towards the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab. Then we will be reached a place with a few guesthouses in Chukung. We will rest and prepare for the peak climbing. It will take 3-4 hours from Dingboche to reach Chukkung village.

Day 13:
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp & Prepration Day
Accommodation:Campaign Tent
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After 2-3 hours walk from Chukung village, you will arrive in Island peak base camp, where the tented camps will be there. After lunch, our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and using climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, and on how to go up and down using ropes. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training experience for Island Peak Climbing, we believe that some training experience will boost up your confidence and climbing skills, thus increasing the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 14:
Island Peak Summit & Trek back to Chukkung Village
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today is the Island Peak Ascent (6,189m). We will begin our climb early in the morning, generally around 1 AM. In the beginning, we will climb the rock gully. This is not difficult but there are several short rock steps to climb before we emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. We will need to rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The guides will fix a rope wherever necessary. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, we will descend all the way to Dingboche for an overnight stay. Overnight stay at the guesthouse/tent, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 15:
Trek back to Tengboche Monastry
Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through various towns of Dingboche, Somare, and Pangboche, Debuche, and finally at Tengboche Monastry. You can also participate in regular evening prayers in the monastry and the backdrops of Mt. Ama Dablam along with Lhotse and Everest makes your journey remarkable.

Day 16:
Trek to Namche Bazaar
Accommodation:Standard Lodge
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
The trail retraces its steps back to Namche Bazar. You will trek through lush forests and remote villages. Here, you will get to visit the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. You can explore the monastry before descending coming back to Namche. Rest and relax in Namche Bazar. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle and coffee shops and restaurants.

Day 17:
Trek to Lukla Village
Accommodation:Standard Lodge
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After having breakfast, you will follow a steep downhill route through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and villages to reach Monjo. The trail then passes by Phakding village and ascends to Lukla.

Day 18:
Fly back to Kathmandu
Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
Another scenic flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short. You will have an entire day in Kathmandu to explore tourist sites, shop, and relax. Farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 19:
Leisure Day
Accommodation:Apsara Boutique Hotel
We suggest you manage one extra day for contingency. If the flight from Lukla does not get delayed or you do not see any unforeseen adverse weather on the trail, then you will have one extra day in Kathmandu to enjoy and explore. Also, sometimes the weather window is not open for the Island peak summit as well, so in such a case a day extra would be the best for this trip.

Day 20:
Departure Day
The last day in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and bid you our last goodbye.

Cost Details
Airport transfer
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
City sightseeing by private vehicle with including all entrance fee and tour guide
Meals during the treks (daily three meals and three tea/coffees )
Best available teahouse/lodge accommodations during the trek on twin sharing basis
Seasonal fruits during the treks
Welcome and Farewell dinner
Highly experienced English-speaking friendly, helpful guide, climbing guide, and porters (one porter for two trekkers), including all their salary, food, accommodation, transportation, equipment, and accidental insurance.
Round trip flight tickets, including airport departure taxes ( KTM-LUK-KTM)
Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking map (Note: Down jacket and sleeping bag need to be returned after the completion of the trip and you can take duffel bag as a souvenir)
Mystic Adventure Holidays’ T-shirt
General climbing equipment such as rope, screw, snow bar, etc.
Trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit (carried by your leader)
Sagarmatha National Park’s fee and Rural Municipality entry permit
Island Peak Climbing Permit
All government taxes and service charges

Nepalese entry visa fee. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
International Flights Ticket
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance ( Mandatory)
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (Min. 10% of Paying amount)
All the expenses i.e. not mentioned in includes section