Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

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Trip Duration

20 Days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

Island Peak (6,189 m)





Group Size


Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Highlights

  • An excellent combination of trekking and peak climbing in the Everest region.
  • A great way to begin climbing journey at an altitude of 6,000 meters.
  • Aerial perspective of the Himalayan landscapes on a flight to Lukla.
  • Explore the wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Pay a visit to the largest gompa in the Khumbu region – Tengboche monastery.
  • Wander around Namche Bazaar, the famous Sherpa town.
  • Great hospitality and friendly behaviour of the Sherpa community.
  • Witness the magnificent vistas of Imja, Lhotse glaciers, Kongma La Pass, and Khumbu.
  • Astonishing himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and other peaks.


The Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Climbing is a thrilling experience. This trip is the perfect way to experience both trekking and climbing in the Everest region. For enthusiastic and physically fit climbers, it’s a great way to discover the beauty of Himalayas.

Island Peak, formerly referred to as “Imja Tse,” is situated in Eastern Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park. The summit was given the name “Island Peak” by the British Mount Everest Expedition in 1953. The peak looks like an island surrounded by a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Imja Tse was the name of the peak in 1983. However, it is frequently referred to as Island Peak.

The mountains Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other gorgeous peaks can be seen majestically on this quest. You also have the chance to stand beneath Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Along the way, the trail goes through the bustling Sherpa Villages, which are surrounded by stunning splendor such as wild terrain, forests, gushing rivers, glaciers, and much more.

You hike along the well-traveled trekking trails in the Everest region before making an attempt at the top. After a picturesque flight from Kathmandu, the trip begins from Lukla. After a suitable acclimatization period, you travel through Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. After that, you’ll first go to Gorakshep for the expansive mountain vistas before continuing on to the Everest Base Camp. The destination is then Island Peak’s peak.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 02: Spare Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, then Trek to Phakding
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep
  • Day 11: Morning Hike to Kalapatthar and descend to Dingboche via Gorakshep
  • Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung
  • Day 13: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 14: Pre-climb Training
  • Day 15: Summit Day, then Back to Chhukung (4,730 m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 17: Trek from Namche to Lukla
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 20: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

Nepal is a land of the enthralling Himalayas and kind people. Awe-inspiring aerial views of snowy peaks, lush green terrain, rivers, and more greet passengers as they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport.

One of our staff will meet you outside the terminal building after you arrive at the airport. After that, you’ll be taken in a private vehicle to a pre-arranged hotel. A brief meeting about the trip and its agenda will be held. Register at the hotel and freshen up.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Spare Day in Kathmandu

Before heading out on a climbing trip, we’ve got the perfect day planned for you! Make sure everything is in one place so it doesn’t get lost or damaged during travel or storage. This includes all of your equipment (ropes, harnesses, etc.) as well as any other items like clothing or water bottles that may need special attention before or after the climb.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, then Trek to Phakding

The journey to Everest region begins today. For your early-morning flight to Lukla, our personnel will transport you to the airport.

Lukla’s flight is brief yet breathtaking. The flight takes off with a beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley. You’ll pass over some beautiful mountain ranges as the flight heads near Lukla. Not long later, you reach Lukla.

You trek to Phakding after some time in Lukla. The straightforward hike starts with a rugged descent. It delivers you to Cheplung and the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. You reach Phakding after continuing your ascent.
Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

There are numerous suspension bridges along the path to Namche Bazaar, which crosses rivers and valleys. It’s both entertaining and challenging. You leave Phakding after breakfast. The breathtaking view of Mount Thamserku draws your attention after a short climb through Benkar.

After crossing several suspension bridges, you will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint. Our guides will help you obtain permits so that you can continue your journey. After the trail descends, the Dudh Koshi River, which leads to Jorsale, is reached. The slope has now risen. Only the views of Mt. Everest and Nuptse are worth the journey. Finally, you arrive at Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day

Namche Bazaar is a small highland town populated by Sherpas. At 3,440 meters above sea level, it is located in the Khumbu area. As the primary trading hub, it is the final stop with hotels, restaurants, ATMs, salons, and other amenities.

This day is for you to adjust your body to the high elevation and the surrounding temperature. This does not, however, imply that you should sit around and do nothing. To cope with the new surroundings, you must remain active. There are numerous options on how to spend the day. You can take a stroll or go on a short hike.

On foot, you reach the Everest View Point. This amazing ascent takes you to a vantage point where you can see the breathtaking Everest for the first time on the trip. Take in the beautiful Himalayan views and spend some time exploring the area before returning to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

After a night in Namche Bazaar, you begin your trip. Due to the uneven landscapes and roads, the trail to Tengboche becomes more difficult.

The hike begins with a walk along the valley’s edge. The journey to Phungi Thenga is straightforward. However, as the journey progresses, it becomes more difficult. You can see Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from a continuous climb in the Khumbu region. And then you’ll arrive in Tengboche.
Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

It’s a beautiful journey from Tengboche to Dingboche. On your route there, you’ll go past glaciers and mountains covered in snow.

After leaving the village, you descend to Deboche village through a forest. After some distance, you’ll come across a wall made of carved stone. You cross a suspension bridge, ascend a short hill, and then enter the valley from the opposite side. Ama Dablam is now clearly seen up close. You reach Pangboche village after an extended journey that takes you past Shomare town and uphill. Soon you’ll be at Dingboche.
Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

The trek’s second day of acclimatization is today. A few distance above Dingboche is Nangkartsang Peak. Therefore, the climb to the summit will aid in your preparation for acclimatization.

The valley is divided in half by Nangkartsang. On one side is the Imja valley, which leads to Chukkung, and on the other is the valley that leads to Lobuche. The ascent has a steep incline. The vistas of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other peaks as you make your way up the mountain are breathtaking. It won’t take long for you to reach Nangkartsang Peak. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views from the summit. The same track will take you back to Dingboche shortly.
Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

The route to Lobuche is a little challenging. Leaving Dingboche, the journey continues with a climb to a moraine. The route leads to the valley-dwelling village of Pheriche. After an arduous ascent, you will reach the Khumbu glacier and Everest Memorial after passing via Thukla. In honor of climbers who lost their lives trying to reach Everest’s summit, the Everest Memorial was built. As you carry on walking, you will reach Lobuche.
Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

Trekking is now divided into two sections. The first is the hike to Everest Base Camp, and the second is the Gorak Shep, where we will camp. A modest rise with a less steep route characterizes the trail.

Leave Lobuche and make your way to the Khumbu glacier. Then make your way to Everest Base Camp. The stunning vista of Khumbu Icefall may be seen on the way to EBC. You will arrive at EBC after a continuous walk. Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and other summits provide amazing views. During the spring, you may come across expedition teams attempting to reach the peak. Finally, make your way to Gorak Shep for the night.
Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 11: Morning Hike to Kalapatthar and descend to Dingboche via Gorakshep

The trek begins early on this particular day so that travelers can witness the enthralling sunrise from Kala Patthar. It is simple to follow the course. As you go on, the view of Mount Everest becomes more distinct. You arrive to Kala Patthar after negotiating a difficult trek.

The world’s tallest mountain is a tremendous source of pride and success to stand beneath. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas. Soon after having a great time, return along the same route. Breakfast involves a trek to Gorak Shep. After then, keep going until you reach Dingboche.
Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung

The trek from Dingboche to Chhukung is a relatively straightforward one. You may walk down the valley by the river after breakfast. The path is rocky, stony, and uneven.

Moving farther, you’ll be greeted with a stunning panorama of Lhotse and Nuptse. On the way, you’ll pass the Lhotse South Face Memorial. This was built in honor of those who died while attempting to reach the peak.

You finally arrive in Chhukung. Among the communities on your walk, it is one of the smallest. There are only a few teahouses in this area.
Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 13: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp

The hike to Island Peak Base Camp is a steep ascent. The ride to base camp will be fantastic, with breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas and glaciers.

After breakfast, you’ll set out for a steep climb outside of Chhukung. The trail takes you past the glaciers of Lhotse and Imja. On the trip, the panoramic vistas of peaks are breathtaking. After a quick hike, you’ll arrive at Island Peak Base Camp. This is where you attempt to reach the summit. A single-person tent will be pitched and waiting for you when you arrive at base camp.
Overnight in Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 14: Pre-climb Training

You’ll get to practice for a pre-climb attempt today. To begin, you’ll get the opportunity to practice rappelling and belaying skills with pros. There will also be demonstrations of how to use ice axes, ascenders, harnesses, karabiners, and other climbing equipment.

You must have a good night’s sleep today because you must be ready for the summit attempt at midnight.
Overnight in Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 15: Summit Day, then Back to Chhukung (4,730 m)

The climb to the peak of the Peak should begin as soon as possible. Because clouds and strong winds will be an issue in the afternoon, the team will begin the ascent after midnight. Because the climb to the summit takes a full day, you should bring a packed lunch.

High Camp will be reached if you go on. After ascending to Crampon Point, the terrain becomes snowy and slick. As a result, you’ll need to put on your crampons. For the safety of ascending 5,700 meters farther, the team is hooked together by a man-rope.

After a long journey along a narrow ridge, the Imja Glacier’s base is reached. Various peaks from the glacier, such as Makalu, Baruntse, Mera, and others, dazzle your eyes with their breathtaking beauty. A massive vista of Lhotse appears as you approach the peak of Island Peak.

Climbing a vertical wall is the most difficult component of the climb at this point. The peak is reached by climbing up a wall using anchors and following a fixed line. You’ll need to use ladders to traverse one or two crevasses during the process. Finally, you’ve reached the pinnacle. Take advantage of your time at the summit. Take a look at the beautiful scenery.

Later, return to the Base Camp. The trail back to the camp is a long downhill, so keep your eyes peeled. Soon enough, you’ll follow the route back to Chhukung.
Overnight in Chhukung.

Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Namche Bazaar

On this day, you head out of Chhukung. You pass through a number of settlements en route, including Somare, Pangboche, Tengboche, and Phungki Thanka. Here after, you advance toward Namche after hiking past Kyangjuma.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 17: Trek from Namche to Lukla

After checking out of the lodge and eating a substantial breakfast, you’ll make your journey down to Lukla.

Returning to the rocky and steep paths, you pass under suspension bridges and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River. As a result, you’ll have to climb a difficult hill to get to Lukla.

For the final time, you can celebrate your achievement with Sherpa guides and porters in Lukla. Grab a drink and prepare to embark on a fantastic voyage.
Overnight in Lukla.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

Early the next morning, you’ll travel back to Kathmandu. Take the flight back to civilization and bid farewell to the peaceful and beautiful mountains. In Kathmandu, the rest of the afternoon will be free. Walking through the streets of Kathmandu, shopping for mementos, having a massage, or chilling at the hotel are all enjoyable activities.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure

Today is the last day of your Nepal journey. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, one of our representative will transport you to the airport. You’ll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal’s beautiful country.

What is included in Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing

  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • All land transportation
  • 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours with entry fees and private transportation
  • 3 daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, along with seasonal fruit snacks
  • Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla with departure taxes included
  • Use of a down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking
  • A duffle bag for trekking
  • One government-registered trekking guide and assistant (optional)
  • One Porter for two people
  • Food, accommodation, salary, and equipment for staff are covered
  • Trekking route map
  • Certificate of accomplishment for a trip
  • A well-equipped first-aid box
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit Fee
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) Permit
  • Confirm Booking
  • Local Taxes

What is Excluded

  • Extra personal expenses
  • Airfare regarding International flights
  • Tips to Porters & Guides
  • Extra facilities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa
    Obtain a visa on arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport. Pay $50 for 30 days or $135 for 90 days, or in another currency of equal value. Remember to bring two passport-sized photos.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any drinks or beverages
  • Access to hot showers while trekking
  • Any additional activities/meals besides the itinerary

Best Time

The best times to climb Island Peak with EBC Trek are in the spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best seasons for trekking and climbing since the weather is stable and clear. While the evenings are cool, the days are warm. However, the trails get crowded and busy because these are the busiest times of year.

The most popular climbing season in Nepal is spring. At this time of year, the weather is pleasant, and climbing is made simpler by less snow on the slopes. While hiking, the wildflowers, particularly rhododendron blooms, blanket the verdant hillsides, creating breathtaking landscapes.

The second-most popular climbing season is autumn. This season starts with the end of the wet monsoon season, which clears the skies of debris and pollutants and makes it possible to see clearly. You can attend Mani Rimdu, the biggest festival in the Everest region, if you climb around October. The monasteries of Tengboche, Chiwong, and Thame all take part in this event.

Since the rains and snow make climbing dangerous, it is not advised to climb during the monsoon or late winter.

Gear and Equipment

Gear and equipment for the trek can make all the difference in your success. Understanding the minimum equipment you may need can help you plan your trip and prepare for any unforeseen circumstances that could pop up during a trek. So, here is the list of essential gear:

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing helmet
  • Crampons
  • Down suit
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Ascender
  • Lock carabiners
  • Unlock carabiners
  • Headlight
  • Prusik loops
  • Tape slings


  • Balaclava
  • Sun cap
  • Neck Gaiter
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • UV protection Glacier Glasses
  • Fleece hat
  • Woolen cap
  • Snow goggle

Upper Body

  • Thermo coat
  • Mid-weight top
  • Heavy top
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Mountaineering jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Windproof jacket
  • Cotton tee for base camp


  • Thin fleece gloves
  • Wind-stopper fleece gloves
  • Heavy gloves
  • Summit gloves
Lower Body

  • Lightweight, long pants
  • Mid-weight long pants
  • Heavyweight pants
  • Mountaineering pants
  • Down Pants
  • Waterproof pant
  • Undergarments


  • Summit shoes
  • Regular socks
  • Summit socks
  • Trekking shoes
  • Camp boots
  • Base camp slipper


  • Sanitizers
  • Toothpaste
  • Wet tissue
  • Toothbrush
  • Multifunctional soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage bag


  • Duffle bags
  • Waterproof large stuff sacks
  • Waterproof small stuff sacks
  • Day pack
  • Thermos
  • Water bottle
  • Lip Guard
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Emergency medical kit

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