Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect blend of adventure and culture as it provides a wonderful chance to explore the Sherpa villages, visit the monasteries and learn the local living style of people along with the thrill of climbing icy trails to observe the dramatic view of the Himalayas.
Island Peak is one of the impressive trekking peaks of Everest region and also the most popular among trekkers. Being on the easy climbing trail with fewer technicalities, it is the best choice for trekkers to experience the thrill of peak climbing and rise up to 6189m to witness the grand view of Himalayas. And the journey to Everest Base Camps is truly wonderful on its own.
Island Peak is suitable for aspiring and beginner climbers, with proper acclimatization by reaching Everest Base Camp before the climb and later put efforts to test their own audacity on the wall of ice. With a gradual increment of elevation throughout the trip, the safety and high altitude sickness are highly prioritized and hence carried out in a proper manner with necessary rest and acclimatization.
Island Peak climbing and Everest Base Camp Trekking starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and walk three hours to reach Phakding village for first overnight. Our second day will be a steep uphill walk to Namche Bazaar where we will stay one more day to rest and acclimatize. With gentle descend and ascend, we continue towards Tyangboche Monastery and further to Pheriche village as the view of Mt. Everest, Island Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam and few others looks bigger as we approach.
After reaching our teahouse at Gorakshep, we make a visit to Everest Base Camp and later climb traveler’s top-rated Kala Patthar viewpoint to observe the stunning view of world highest peak. We descend to Dingboche village and change course towards Chhukung village for climbing preparation. Our team shall brief you and teach you about the uses of gears and equipment before the climb. With two days ascend from Island Peak Base Camp, we stand on the summit, rest for a while taking picture of panorama of world highest mountain range and retrace path back to Dingboche. From here, we continue to Namchee Bazaar and then Lukla to catch our flight to Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.) Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche (4240m/ 13911 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft) Walk: 2.5 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft) Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m / 15518 ft) Walk: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m / 17060 ft) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent/Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (5600m / 18373 ft) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent/Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Morning Island Peak Summit (6189m / 20305 ft) and back to Pangboche (3985m / 13074 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft) Walk: 6.5 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Flight: 25 min. | Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 18Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.