Important Information

Region
Everest Region Trek
Duration
16 Days
Max Altitude 6160 Meters
Best Season Spring (Mar-Mid May) & Autumn ( Late Sep - late Nov)
Activity Per Day
4-5 hours
Grade
Level 4
Group Size
2 - 12 people
Transportation Flight

Everest Base Camp and Island Peak (6160m) is the most trending and popular trek for beginners to experience mountaineering in Nepal. The name of this adventurous trek came from the two different treks of Everest region which combine EBC Trek and Imja Tse (Island Peak) climbing. This trek lies in Everest Region, home to highest peaks in the world. 

Trekkers and climbers, who had succeeded this EBC Trek with Island Peak climbing, review it as a perfect package of an adventurous trip to the Everest Region. In this trek, even the normal trekkers can encounter the best ever high altitude experiences in the Himalayas of Nepal probably in the world.  

EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing Route: 
The trek starts with taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and a short trek to Phakding. From there you will trek to EBC taking rest days in a few places like Namche and Dingboche for acclimatization. It will take 7-8 days to reach Everest Base Camp from Lukla depending on how you walk. Many trekkers misunderstand that they will spend a night at EBC (5357m) during this trek. Remember that there are no tea houses available for overnight stay except tented camps during the Everest climbing season. Before returning to Lobuche you will hike to Kala Patthar (5550m) for the best view of the surrounding mountains. On your next day, you will hike to Dingboche from where you will head to Chukhung valley in the east direction. The Island Peak Base Camp is 3-4 hours from Chukhung village. You will spend two nights at Island Peak Base Camp, on arrival and summit days. During two nights will be sleeping in a tent and food will serve at camp. After the successful summit of Imja Tse, you will retrace back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Why is Everest Base Camp (EBC) with Island Peak climbing is Best Option?
This Trek is considered the best option for trekkers because of the following 5 reasons. 

  1. Good Acclimatization
    The major cause of an unsuccessful trek or summit in the Himalayas is an altitude illness. Gaining elevation within a short period during the trek at a high altitude by going fast is not good for health. The more you reach high elevation there is lesser oxygen. So, proper acclimatization is necessary for this EBC and Island Peak Trek. In this itinerary, we had kept enough days for acclimatization. 

  2. More Adventure
    EBC Trek and Island Peak climbing are both thrilling and exciting. In this trek, you will reach EBC and witness the world’s highest mountain, Everest right in front of you. In addition to that, you will also experience and learn about the climbing mountains of Nepal. 

  3. Cost-saving
    For those who are looking for a trek to experience multi activities within a limited budget then this trek is made for them. It is much cheaper to do this trek than doing EBC and Island Peak separately. The most expensive the flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.  So, this trek will save your expenses.
  4. Time Saving
    As we had mentioned above in the cost-saving, this trek is time-saving too. If you can do both trips at one time then why do you need to wait or plan for the second time? Nepal has many marvelous trekking destinations where there are still many of them are unexplored.

  5. Unique Experience
    Is it hard to experience treks like EBC and Island Peak climbing in the whole world which offer jaw-dropping vistas and most memorable experiences?  

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing is one of our best-chosen treks in the Everest Region. If you are looking for a different itinerary than the one mentioned here, please do let us know. Himalayan Wander Walkers are delighted to organize this trip within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Come and join the HWW team to achieve your dream to summit Island Peak along with the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek.  

Outline Itinerary ( 16 Days )

Day 1

Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m), 2 hrs trek

Day 2

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hours

Day 3

Day Rest at Namche Bazaar and Acclamatization

Day 4

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3800m), 5 hours

Day 5

Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m), 5 hours

Day 6

Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m), 4-5 hours

Day 7

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) Everest Base camp –Gorkshep ( 5356m), 8 hours

Day 8

Morning Hike to Kalapattar (5545m) Trek back to Lobuche (4920m), 4 hours

Day 9

Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche (4300m), 4 hours

Day 10

Trek from Dingboche to Chukhung (4730m), 2-3 hours

Day 11

Chukhung to Island Peak Base camp at (5000m), 4 hours

Day 12

Island Peak Base Camp to summit (6160m) and Retrun to Base Camp, 9-10 hours

Day 13

Island Peak Base Camp to Dinboche

Day 14

Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3480m), 5 hours

Day 15

Trek from Namche to Lukla (2800m), 6 hours

Day 16

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 30-40 minutes

 

Include

Airport/Hotel/Airport transfer
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking From Lukla-Lukla
Passand Lhamo Permit and National Park Fee
Climbing permit - USD 250
Climbing Equipments (Bring your shoes)
Climbing Guide
Trekking Guide
Porter or Yaks (1 Porter for two trekkers)
Staff Insurance
Climbing Guide insurance
Two way flights (KTM-LUK-KTM)
Two Nights camping at Island Peak Base Camp
Tea houses Lodging during the whole trek

Exclude

International Flight
Nepal Visa
All liquors and mineral bottled waters
Tips for crew member
Everything that are not mentioned in the include section

Fixed Departure Dates ( Limited Seats Available)

Trip Dates Trip Costs Actions

Important Information

Peak climbing is a second step after the normal trekking who wants to experience the adventure beyond trekking. There is more than 1300 peak with 6000 meters among which only one-quarter of them are officially opened for climbing Nepal government.

Apart from mountaineering expeditions, we also offer numbers of trekking peaks with altitudes ranging between 5000m to 6600 for well-experienced trekkers and beginner climbers. It is obvious that all kinds of climbing need technical skills and experience guide which Himalayan Wander Walkers provides you. Peak climbing in Nepal offers the best adventure trekking and expedition experience to all kinds of Himalayan Wander Walkers is specializes in organizing climbing training course at base camp before the summit start.

CHECKLISTS FOR ISLAND PEAK ClIMBING

  1. Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  2. One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  3. Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  4. Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  5. MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  6. Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Please find your Gears and Equipment here Packing checklist for EBC and Island Peak Climbing

Guiding, Food, and Camping
During your Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak climbing mostly you will sleep in tea houses that are available in the overnight places. Only in Island Peak Base Camp, you will sleep in the tented camp for two nights. In Lodges, all the meals are menu-based where you can choose your items and ask your guide to order them.  Normally in the mountain dinner is served earlier between 5 pm to 7 pm and your guide will take order for your next morning breakfast before leaving to your bed. In the Base Camp, the cook will prepare food and provide you. There is no menu at Base Camp but please do let your guide about your preference like vegetarian, vegan, and food allergies that you have. 

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

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