• Duration19 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude6,189m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

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. 

The 19 days trip begins after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to the world’s most extreme airport, Lukla Airport. The trail goes through lush green forest and picturesque villages to Phakding and Manjo. Furthermore, the trail gradually ascends through the Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar, a popular sherpa town in the heart of Khumbu. The trail passes through the Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests to Tengboche and Pangboche before reaching for the second phase of acclimatization in Dingboche. Before doing Island peak, we head towards the Gorakshep passing Lobuche and reach Everest Base Camp. You can explore the Khumbu glacier, panoramic views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and many more stunning snowy peaks. Further, the trek ascends to the most popular viewpoint in Nepal, Kalapatthar for the gorgeous sunrise and sunset view. 

After a must-visit trek in the Himalayas, you continue to get back to Dingboche village for the next challenge to summit Island peak. Finally, after Dingboche, we head towards the Island peak base camp via Chukkung village. At base camp, we organize pre-climbing training where you’ll get valuable inputs from our experienced climbing guide. This is a very important opportunity to enhance your climbing skills as well. At the same time, you can experience the majestic views of glaciers, snowy peaks, and amazing glaciers. Next, early morning, wake up and start ascending towards the Island peak summit and enjoy the astonishing view of the sunrise, mountains, and Khumbu valleys. In your journey, your climbing guide will be there in each and every obstacle and difficulty. At last, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak lets you experience the true beauty of nature with adventure. 

We offer different Everest Base Camp Trek packages that you can check on our trekking in the Everest region section. Likewise, we offer genuine Everest Base Camp Trek costs without risking safety. We have opened our Everest Base Camp Trek 2022 booking. For further details regarding the Everest Region trekking, feel free to contact us anytime. 

YOU’LL SEE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Get to know the art, architecture, and history of Nepali people during the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla, enjoy sensational aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Trek through the lush forests of Sagarmatha National Park, crossing many suspension bridges and cold streams
  • Pass by remote mountain villages and lovely waterfalls
  • Spend acclimatization day in Namche Bazar and Dingboche
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of mountain people
  • Visit Tengboche monastery and Khumjung monastery
  • Relish stunning landscape and indulge in the rich cultural heritage of Sherpas
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Experience the popular peak summit in the Khumbu region- Island Peak 
  • Breathtaking views of snowy peaks, landscapes, valleys, glaciers from the top of the Island Peak. 
  • Witness breath-taking panoramas of Himalayan mountains throughout the journey

 

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350m

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.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350m

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.

  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,650m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,440m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,880m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,700m

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.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,410m

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.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,080m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,910m

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.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,364m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,410m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,730m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Campaign Tent
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,100m

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.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:6,186m

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.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,875m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,440m

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. 

  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,840m

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.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350m

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.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350m

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. 

  • Meals:Breakfast

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

Cost Details

Includes
  • 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
Excludes
  • 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

Departure Dates

The following departure dates are specially designed for group joining options. Start dates mean arrival dates in Nepal. If these dates are not suitable for you, you can book the trip in your own time as well. We will run fully customized and private trips in Nepal as well. 

Additional Info

EBC Trek & Island Peak Difficulty 

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing is a strenuous trek with a fair share of challenging steep ascends and descends. Mind you, descents are as difficult as ascents, so don't take it lightly and be careful on the track. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day at a minimum, therefore you have to be in good health and fitness. 

The trail winds through dense forests and the region get remote with an increase in elevation. You have to walk in thin air before touching EBC and the summit of Island Peal which can get challenging for some trekkers. Along with that, you always have to look for altitude sickness and make sure you do not get any symptoms. You can learn more about altitude sickness here.

Permit for EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing 

After the decentralization, you no longer need a TIMS card to trek in the Everest region. Now, you will need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit to trek to EBC along with the Island Peak summit permit. 

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: NPR 2000 per person 

Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: NPR 3000 per person

Island Peak Summit Permit cost: 250$ (during the spring season), 125$ (during Autumn season), and 70$ for the off-season.

You can get both of these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Monjo.

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you will need an extra permit called Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs 3000 per person.

Best time to go on EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing 

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to trek in spring and autumn. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time of the year to go on EBC trek and Island Peak Climbing. These seasons have moderate climates and stable weather. 

The trail sees hundreds of flowers bloom in the spring. And autumn adds the warmth of festivity to the environment as the Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in this season. Trekking Everest Base Camp in winter is possible, but you have to be well prepared to face freezing cold and possible trail blockage. Monsoon is not a good time of the year to trek to the Everest region. However, with less expectation of mountains views and slippery trails, you can still trek during this season as well. 

Food & Accommodation during EBC Trek & Island Peak Climbing

EBC Trek and Island Peak Climbing route are some of the developed trekking routes in the Himalayas, therefore you will get both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek package includes a lodge stay. The rooms will be small with limited furniture and a double bed. Likewise, the washroom will be shared/private depending upon the lodge. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be given during the trek. The food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can get dishes like rice, curries, momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwich, soup, toast, eggs, meat, veggies, porridge, bakery items, tea, coffee, thukpa, etc. 

Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Doble checks all the gears and clothing before embarking on the trek.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it in the lodge/tea shops along the route. It will save you a lot of money and also keep the environment clean.
  • You may not find ATMs beyond Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use further on the trail.
  • Do know that you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like WiFi, hot shower, and charging booth at some places.
  • Carry a Nepali SIM card to use cellular data on the way (network may not be stable all the time).
  • Carry extra batteries or a solar charger.
  • You can tip any amount you like to the crew members. To give you a general idea, this is what we recommend- USD 150 to porter & guide, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 2 to driver.
  • Always walk on the mountainside, especially when yaks and mules are passing by.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Hydration is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
  • Always say Namaste to the locals touching both palms and bending little.
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