Island Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek is the good combination of trekking and climbing experience for any thrill seekers, who want to reach to the summit to have even clearer view. It is a perfect itinerary mixed with bit of cultural taste of Sherpa villages & their cultures visiting small & big Buddhist monasteries and a bit of courageous endeavor to scale the mountain peak.
Climbing Island Peak has been a popular adventure among the trekkers and every year thousands of new travelers attempt to reach the summit. It is best for beginner climber to learn about the basics of climbing, use of gears & equipments, high altitude walk, reading weather, technicla challenges etc as we slowly make ascend towards the summit. For those who have no prior or only little experience of high altitude trek, it is advised to visit Everest Base Camp before climbing Island Peak for proper acclimatization, and descend to ascend again up to 6189 m at the summit. Walking in Everest region can be little challenging because of sudden adaptation to the altitude, so we have to keep in check with your health status.
Island Peak climbing and Everest Base Camp Trekking starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and walk 3 to 4 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 trek from Everest Base Camp to Dingboche village and change course towards Chukung 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 Pangboche. From here, we continue to Namche Bazaar and then Lukla to catch our flight to Kathmandu.
1 Pax: USD 2427
2 Pax: USD 2087
3 Pax: USD 1967
4 – 7 Pax: USD 1927
8+ Pax: USD 2327
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu: Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft)Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 4 hrs | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche (4240m/ 13911 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft): Side Trip to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) Walk: 7 – 8 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: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Dingboche to Chukung and Preparation (4730m / 15518 ft)Walk: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp/High Camp (5600m / 18368 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent/Camp | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Morning Island Peak Summit (6189m / 20305 ft) and back to Chukung/Dingboche (4410m /14468 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 15Trek from Chukung/Dingboche to Phortse Village (3840m / 12595 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Phortse Village to Monjo (2835m / 9298 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft)Walk: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelFlight: 25 min. | Drive: 30 min | Meals: Dinner
Day 19Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 20Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
CLIMBING GEARS AND EQUIPMENTS:
These are the basic personal items needed for your journey to Island Peak
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6 km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: 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 the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need 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.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. 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.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips 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. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
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.