Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12-80 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 6187 meters
  • Trek difficulty Very Hard
  • Tour Code BM-10523
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
  • Summit Island Peak at 6187m
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and walk on the Khumbu glacier
  • Visit an ancient Buddhist monastery and interact with Sherpa villagers
  • Climb Kala Patthar at 5555m
This professionally designed climbing tour is the trip of a lifetime. Our itinerary first takes you to Everest Base Camp, the popular trekking destination, and Kala Pattar for close-up views of Mount Everest, before scaling the Island Peak. Also known as “Imja Tse” in the local Sherpa language, the English name was given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton who thought the peak to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice.

Take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpas. Be greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area.

Trek to Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. After enjoying magnificent views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks, continue to descend to Chukhung. After a day of walking from Chukhung, reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for the summit attempt. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. For some people, reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day's activity! After a successful summit, return back to Namche and Lukla for your return flight to Kathmandu.
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)
  • Day 6: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)
  • Day 8: Trek to EBC(5,365 m) and back to Gorakshep(5,180 m)
  • Day 9: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) and trek to Pheriche
  • Day 10: Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m)
  • Day 12: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and return to Chukhung
  • Day 13: Spare day for the climb
  • Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)
  • Day 17: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek with attached toilets in Lukla, Phakding & Namche.
  • Tented camp accommodation during the 1-2-nights stay at the Island Peak Base Camp (We will provide fully water/wind-proof twin-share tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table,etc).
  • All meals whlie on Island Peak.
  • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Sherpa climbing guide
  • Group climbing equipment (climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar and ice hammer).
  • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • All permits and documents necessary for climbing the Island Peak.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Filtered water in the trails using Katadyn Pocket Water Filter.
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat and a trip completion certificate..
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • A farewell dinner on the last night.
  • Official expenses.
  • Accommodation, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Beverages
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Rental of down jacket and sleeping bag, if needed (70USD p/p)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Michael Spiesbach
  • From USA
  • On Jun 01 2023
5 - Excellent
  • Marcin Wojciechowski
  • From Poland
  • On Oct 28 2022
5 - Excellent
  • Andrew Fehervari
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 21 2019
5 - Excellent
EBC and Island Peak
Trip of a lifetime, possibly the best thing Ive ever done. Photos of the trip on insta: fevandy
  • Marianna
  • On Aug 19 2018
5 - Excellent
Great experience
I would like to thank the team from the tour operator, especially my guide Pemba. Thanls to him Iare it through a three weeks of hiking in the Himalayas.
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Other Practical InformationNote: On day 1, if you arrive after 4 pm you will be briefed about the trip by our guide. This will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all your questions. If you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting will be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How high is the chance to summit Island Peak in February?

    The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around March and April. However, February is also a good time because of fewer crowds and clear skies. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • When is the best time to summit Island Peak?

    The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.

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

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season and you will have sunny days with clear skies and usually no rain. However, on the Everest Base Camp tour, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, with potential lows of -30°C at night. February to May and September to October is usually the most popular time for travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower.  June to August is monsoon in Nepal and this is not a recommended time to trek. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

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