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Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

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  • duration 19 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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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +11
  • 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: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) -
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5.5 hours
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
  • Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 7: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) -
  • Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 9: trek to EBC(5,365 m) and back to Gorakshep(5,180 m)
  • Day 10: Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) and trek to Pheriche
  • Day 11: Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) - 3 hours
  • Day 12: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) - 4 hours
  • Day 13: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and return to Chukhung
  • Day 14: Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and return to Chukhung
  • Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) - 6 hrs
  • Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (2,780 m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 18: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final
  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (14 nights).
  • 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.
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the part of the trek where you will stay at the guesthouses
  • 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 4 reviews
  • 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.
  • Dolphe De Tervarent
  • From Belgium
  • On Oct 13 2017
5 - Excellent
Great Trip!
Great trip with amazing scenery and a very good guide. Daily treks could be hard but well worth it and the Island Peak climb was amazing.
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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.
  • 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.


  • 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.

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