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Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climb

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4.9 Based on 16 Reviews
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 16-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-18526
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +13
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, from where the journey to world's highest mountain begins
  • See some of the most stunning views of the magnificent Himalayas
  • Summit Imja Tse better known as Island Peak
  • Trek through the highland pastures and quaint Sherpa villages
Join us on this 19-day guided trip that covers both Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Island Peak (6,160m). See the soaring Himalayas and get a chance to climb a peak yourself. Start this exciting trip with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Everest Base Camp via Namche Bazaar, Pheriche, Lobuche and other popular locations in the Khumbu region.

Reach the base camp on Day 9 and enjoy a sunrise view of the mountains from Kala Patthar the next morning. Trek back to Chukhung and follow the trail to Island Peak Base Camp that takes you through the moraines of Imja and Lhotse glaciers. Summit Island Peak on Day 12. See some of the tallest peaks in the world before heading down.

Known as Imja Tse among locals, Island Peak is one of the most popular peaks with trekkers. it was named Island Peak in 1953 for its appearance of an island adrift on a sea of ice. Although physically challenging, climbing Island Peak is not technically demanding and can be enjoyed by both novice and experienced climbers.

Hike down to Pangboche and take the trail to Namche Bazaar, the center of trade in the region. Catch the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla on Day 17 of this trip. We will drive you to your accommodation in Kathmandu from the airport.

With enough reserve days for contingency, acclimatization breaks along the route and an included training program to boost your skill level, we have designed this itinerary and made arrangements in a way to maximize your comfort and ensure that you are safe throughout the journey. To learn more about the trip, please read the itinerary below.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu - Lukla (flight) & Trek to Phakding
  • Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Acclimatisation Day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Pheriche
  • Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Pheriche
  • Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche
  • Day 9: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and to Gorakhshep
  • Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar & Trek to Chukhung
  • Day 11: Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 12: Climb Island Peak
  • Day 13: Reserve Day
  • Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
  • Day 15: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu (flight)
  • Day 18: Reserve Day
  • Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pickup and drop off. Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
  • 3 night's tourist-standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast. Guesthouse and tented camp accommodation during the trek
  • Island Peak climbing permits. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park entrance fees & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee
  • Full-course meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • One high-altitude climbing leader (a Sherpa guide) licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the summit attempt
  • Group climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axe, ice screws, snow bars, and carbine. A satellite phone (for emergency contact)
  • A first aid medical kit & an oxymeter. We will help you with rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of an emergency
  • A sleeping bag, down jacket & a duffel bag (to be returned after the trek is over)
  • All taxes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel/medical insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
  • Personal climbing gear (crampons, climbing boots & mountaineering outfits)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Additional nights in hotels in Kathmandu (early arrival, late departure as well as early return from the trek)
  • Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary
  • Tips to your guide and porter
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 16 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Nepal
  • On Oct 25 2022
5 - Excellent
Everest Base Camp and Island Peak
answered all questions promptly and in detail. From the moment I arrived at Kathmandu airport I was promptly met and taken to hotel where Kris met with me and reviewed itinerary for next few weeks. Travel arrangements to Lukla... Read more
  • Abigail Hoo
  • From Singapore
  • On Jul 18 2022
5 - Excellent
EBC & Island Peak
Travelled during off peak season, July is their monsoon period so there aren’t many tourist around. Did get some good views along the way, weather is clear most of the time in the morning & the clouds set in during the... Read more
  • Rudolf Moos
  • From India
  • On Apr 16 2022
5 - Excellent
Great climb to remember!
I fully enjoyed my tour with Chris' company. Everyone was very friendly and super flexible, when I had wishes that were not on my "standard" booking. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to experience an exceptional once... Read more
  • Richard Reynolds
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 18 2020
5 - Excellent
Amazing trip of a lifetime
An amazing part of the world. You wont be disappointed if you are well prepared and organised.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical Information COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

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