Everest Base Camp with Island Peak - 19 Days

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Everest Base Camp with Island Peak - 19 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 2692
  • Duration:
    19 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Everest
  • Season:
    Spring and Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Strenuous
  • Max Altitude:
    6189m

Highlight

  • Step aboard to experience the journey to the base of the mighty Mount Everest.
  • Feel the thrill of landing at Lukla airport, an adventure that starts even before we hit the ground running.
  • Immerse yourself in the evergreen culture, tradition, and history of the Sherpa community.
  • Synchronize with nature as we enter the alluring Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Picturesque nature and abodes en route 
  • Climbing the Island Peak
  • Some of the world’s highest mountains i.e. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku can be seen.

Overview

Everest Base Camp with a combination of Island Peak climbing (also known as Imja Tse) offers an incredible adventure in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Island Peak, at an elevation of 6,189 meters above Chhukung valley, got its name in 1952 because it stands out distinctively like an island surrounded by glaciers. From its summit, one can soak in stunning panoramic views of the entire Khumbu area, including famous peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, the unclimbed Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and the iconic Ama Dablam. 

 

Climbing Island Peak is more than just trekking to Everest Base Camp – it requires good physical fitness and moderate technical climbing skills. The iconic journey to the Everest base camp follows in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, and numerous early pioneers of Mount Everest, guiding you from Lukla to Base Camp. The route begins on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and continues via Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and finally Everest Base Camp. Namche is the primary trading point in the Everest region and is well-known as an acclimatization point.

 

Along the journey, you get to witness lush forests of rhododendron, rocky trails, along with colorful gompas and monasteries amidst the soaring peaks. Embarking on a teahouse trek, you’ll reside in some of the world's loftiest villages, immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions of the Sherpas. You'll also get the opportunity to discover the numerous Buddhist monasteries scattered along the trail, immersing yourself in a rich culture with history and tradition intricately connected to the majestic mountains.

 

Itinerary (Plan)

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Arrive in Kathmandu. Our representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The program will be briefly explained on the way to the hotel. Rest of the day varies depending on your arrival time; some activities can be arranged if you arrive by midday or late afternoon.

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Time : 40 mins flight from ktm, 5-6 hrs drive & 20 mins flight from Manthali, & 3-4 hrs trek
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Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Captivating aerial views of the Himalayas en route to Lukla. Upon arrival, we meet our Sherpas and we go through entry permit verification for the Sagarmatha National Park. Surprisingly, the EBC trek begins by descending to the Dudh Koshi river at Phakding. Overnight at a guesthouse.

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Time : 5 to 6 hours
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, we start our trek to Namche Bazaar. Around halfway up the hill, a break in the trees provides us with the first glimpse of Everest. On clear days, the summit of the South-West Face becomes visible, peeking behind the extensive Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. As we journey on, we climb a steep path, savoring awe-inspiring vistas of the magnificent Himalayas, flowing glacial rivers, colorful prayer flags, and sacred Mani Stones. We then arrive in the delightful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar by early evening.

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Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret to safe acclimatization is to “climb high and sleep low.” We undergo acclimatization in Namche Bazaar by exploring nearby attractions. Our journey includes a visit to the Syangboche Airstrip (Nepal's highest airport), Sherpa Cultural Museum, and Hotel Everest View (the planet's highest hotel), a premier vantage point in the Everest region. Breathtaking panoramas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks unfold before us at this elevated location.

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Time : 5 to 6 hours
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We begin the trek, advancing along the Dudh Koshi River. Witnessing the enchanting sight of the mountains along the way. Advance to Phungi Thenga, passing through lovely rhododendron forest. As we progress, the stunning panorama unfolds, revealing Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The trail rewards us with lush rhododendron forests, glaciers, rivers, and monasteries along the route. Upon reaching Tengboche, soak in the breathtaking scenery and visit the Tengboche monastery. Indulge at the prayer ceremonies performed by the Lamas. A day filled with natural wonders and cultural richness concludes as we rest overnight in this mountain village..

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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Descending from Tengboche through the rhododendron forest, we reach Deboche and cross a suspension bridge over the roaring Imja Khola. On the way, we come across a wall inscribed with stones. Our trek follows a path along the valley wall, traversing wide plains until we reach a split in the valley. A gradual ascent leads us to the village of Lower Pangboche, placing us in the heart of the Khumbu region with stunning views of Ama Dablam. While the Khumbu veers left towards Pheriche, we opt for a detour to Dingboche, situated at the onset of the Imja valley.

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Time : 4 to 5 hours
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Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After acclimating for the first time at Namche, today we acclimate by making a hike to Nangkartshang peak and exploring Dingboche Monastery. The peak offers an awe-inspiring view of Ama Dablam, and after an acclimatization hike, you can either explore the village or unwind in a teahouse. If weather permits, indulge in a stargazing session. The clear mountain skies offer a mesmerizing display of stars and constellations, providing a serene end to an acclimatization day in Dingboche. Review tomorrow's trekking route, ensure all gear is in order, and get a good night's sleep in preparation for the next leg of the Everest Base Camp adventure.

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Time : 5 to 6 hours
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Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Ascending the ridge behind Pheriche, we maintain elevation, captivated by the breathtaking views of Taboche and Cholatse until we reach the tea houses at Dughla. The next challenge involves a steep and demanding ascent to the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. At the summit of the climb, you'll encounter a collection of stone memorials erected in memory of fallen climbers, embellished with vibrant prayer flags. Following an invigorating hike, we reach the charming village of Lobuche, where the grandeur of Lobuche, Naputse and Pumori unfolds in magnificent mountain vistas.

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Time : 8 to 9 hours
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Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today there are two sections of the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek. First, the trail follows the route to Gorak Shep and then to EBC. We start our day at Sunrise as we begin our trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp, going through the Gorak Shep village, enjoying the scenic view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall as we pass the rocky terrain and glacial moraines. Our expedition leads us to the poignant Indian mountaineers' memorials. From here on, the trail becomes intricate, necessitating our reliance on our Sherpa's experienced guidance. Our journey takes us through rugged terrains of rocky dunes, meandering moraines, and babbling streams. Our quest unfolds, revealing the Everest Base Camp with stunning views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori. We then trace the path back to Gorak Shep.

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Time : 4 to 5 hours
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Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
In the morning we ascend towards Kala Patthar, a challenging climb but rewarding with breathtaking panoramic views. We spend some time at the summit of Kala Patthar capturing photos and absorbing the awe-inspiring scenery of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Everest. After enjoying quality time, we make our way down to Gorak Shep and resume our trek, following the route down to Lobuche.

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Time : 7 to 8 hours
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Begin the day with breakfast at the lodge before setting out through the Khumbu glacier towards the East
  • Encounter the challenging Kongma La Pass, known as the most difficult among the three, with an ascent that has frozen lakes and rigid terrain.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of mountains from the pass including Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam..
  • We ascend to the pass followed by a steep descent into the Chukhung valley, where our day's trek concludes.

 

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  • We set off from the Imja Valley taking in stunning views of Ama Dablam dominating the skyline.
  • Trek southwards along the moraine from Lhotse Glacier towards the east. After passing rock blocks, we will trek across the sandy flats of Pareshaya Gyab. From here, it's just a short distance to Island Peak Base Camp.
  • We will reach Island Peak Base Camp in around 30 minutes of uphill hiking from here.

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Time : 9 to 10 hours
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  • Officially renamed Imja Tse in 1983, but still commonly called Island Peak. This peak extends off the ridge from the south end of Lhotse Shar
  • We will set out very early in the morning from the base camp to reach the summit before noon, to avoid the afternoon winds.
  • Follow the guide and their instructions. Use ropes and climbing gear to ascend up the glacier to the south ridge of the peak.
  • Follow the exposed south ridge all the way up to the Island Peak/Imja Tse summit at 6,189m.
  • From the top, take in outstanding views of mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse and Ama Dablam.
  • Return first to Island Peak Base Camp, then continue descent all the way back to Chhukung village.

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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

An extra day reserved in case of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Time : 5 to 6 hours
Max Altitude : 3,867m
Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Descend through the Imja Khola valley, passing through Dingboche village.
  • On the way, we come across a wall inscribed with stones. Our trek follows a path along the valley wall, traversing wide plains until we reach a split in the valley.
  • A gradual descent leads us to the village of lower Pangboche, placing us in the heart of the Khumbu region with stunning views of Ama Dablam.
  • Take a short detour to visit the ancient Pangboche Monastery. Explore its cultural and spiritual significance, surrounded by the Himalayan grandeur.
  • Upon reaching Tengboche, soak in the breathtaking scenery and visit the Tengboche monastery. Marvel at the prayer ceremonies performed by the Lamas.

Time : 5 to 6 hours
Max Altitude : 3440 m
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  • Begin your trek, traversing through the scenic landscapes that characterize the route from Tengboche. Let the mountain air and breathtaking views invigorate your journey.
  • We cross a suspension bridge and enter the forest trail, hiking until we arrive in Namche Bazaar.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon and take some time to explore the vibrant market, where we can find some local crafts and souvenirs.
  • Enjoy a well-deserved dinner at one of Namche Bazaar's cozy teahouses or restaurants.

Time : 6 to 7 hours
Max Altitude : 2860 m
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • The thrilling odyssey of trekking to the Three passes and EBC concludes today as we make our way to Lukla, bidding farewell to Namche Bazaar after a delightful breakfast.
  • Traverse through the quaint village of Phakding, nestled along the Dudh Kosi River. Enjoy the scenic views and the rhythmic sound of the river as we stop for a lunch, savoring a meal amidst the serene surroundings of the Khumbu region.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner in Lukla, celebrating the successful completion of your trek. Share stories and experiences with fellow trekkers, guides, and locals.

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  • Another chance to enjoy this great flight and savor the final glance of the majestic Himalayas.
  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • You will be served a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant.

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The grand finale of our adventure in the Everest region has arrived! Today marks the conclusion of our remarkable 16-day trek to Three Passes, Gokyo and Everest Base Camp.  Our airport representative will accompany you to the International Airport, ensuring a smooth departure for your journey back home.

 

As we bid you farewell, we hold the hope that your wanderlust brings you back to Nepal once more. Safe travels!

 

Live Weather

Real Tempreture
7.6 °C
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Cost Include

  • All airport transfers (international and domestic) via private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation for 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the 16-night trek in the Everest Region.
  • Standard meals throughout the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla.
  • First-aid trained, government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porters for luggage during the trek (1 porter for every 2 clients). Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non essential items in your hotel or at the DWT store.
  • Licensed climber to guide you to the summit of Island Peak.
  • Fee and Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park and TIMS - Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • Filtered water
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • 1 duffle or kit bag, trekking map and a trip completion certificate.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International flight fare and Airport Departure Tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.
  • Charges for any excess baggage (Limit: 9 kg per person) during the trek.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery recharge fees, extra porters, etc).
  • Individual clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for staff, guides and porters.

Additional Information

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Physical Fitness

  • Everest Base Camp trek and climbing Island Peak is physically demanding, involving long hours of walking at high altitudes and climbing a mountain is a tough challenge. Prioritize cardiovascular fitness, core strength training, and endurance in your training routine.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any fitness program, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

 

Altitude Sickness 

  • Understand the symptoms of altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness - AMS) and be aware of the risks associated with ascending to high altitudes.
  • Acclimatization is crucial for your body to adjust to the increasing altitude.
  • Headache, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of altitude-related sickness. If you notice any of the signs, consult your guide and follow their directions.
  • When suffering from AMS, do not continue the trek; instead, stay at the same location or move to lower elevations.

 

Accommodations

  • Familiarize yourself with the teahouse accommodation system along the trail. These are basic lodges that provide meals and shelter.
  • The rooms are primarily twin-sharing with attached bathrooms up until Namche; as we keep ascending, it will be on a shared basis.

 

Connectivity

  • Be aware that internet connectivity is limited, and you may not have access to it in certain areas.
  • Mobile Networks are unreliable.

 

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

 

Weather Condition

  • The best times to trek to Everest base camp are autumn (mid-September to November) and spring (March to early June). Temperature varies from 4°C (39°F) to -12°C (10.4°F) during March and early June to 8°C (46.4°F) average during the peak seasons of September and November.
  • Travel in the favorable seasons and keep away from the rainy season (July and August). In the cold months of January and February, the temperature can drop to -20°C (-4°F) and can be a little harsh in the mountains.
  • Traveling during bad weather conditions is the worst scenario possible, so always read the weather forecast or travel during peak seasons.

Trekking Permits and Documents 

Permits

  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit - USD 20 (For Everyone)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit - USD 15 (SAARC), USD 30 (Foreign Nationals)

Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

Elevations

The elevation factor poses a significant challenge throughout the trek, beginning at Lukla airport with an altitude exceeding 2,800m. Since most individuals aren't accustomed to such heights, the journey incorporates acclimatization days. The ascent to Everest Base Camp is deliberately slow to allow for acclimatization and prioritize safety over speed.

 

Typically, daily elevation gains will fall within the 400-800m range. After days with substantial gains and higher altitudes, there's a pattern of including acclimatization days. These days serve a dual purpose, providing time for sightseeing and exploring the surrounding areas.

 

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Equipments

Equipments

For the Island Peak with Everest Base Camp, you'll need a variety of equipment, clothing, and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and success on the journey. Here's a comprehensive list:
 

Please note: We provide a Sleeping Bag containing sleeping bag liners which are graded to be used up to Camp 2 of Everest. We additionally provide a 75 liters Duffle Bag and Trekking Poles to use for the trek.

Climbing Gear

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Clothing

  1. Moisture-wicking base layers (Top and Bottom)
  2. Insulating layers (Fleece or Down Jacket)
  3. Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  4. Trekking pants and shorts
  5. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
  6. Thermal gloves and waterproof gloves
  7. Beanies and Sun Hat
  8. Hiking socks and liner socks
  9. Gaiters (Neck/Leg)
  10. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Well fItted Hiking Boots with Ankle support
  2. Ice Cleats (For Winter Months) 
  3. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Equipment 

  1. Backpack (40-50 liters) with rain cover.
  2. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  3. Trekking poles
  4.  Headlamp with extra batteries
  5. Sunglasses with UV protection
  6. Water bottles or hydration system
  7. Hydration bladder
  8. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Healing Ointment
  5. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  6. Cough Syrup 
  7. Medication for your Allergies 
  8. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Energy Bars and Trial Mix
  3. Quick-dry towel
  4. Personal identification and necessary permits
  5. Money (cash) in small denominations
  6. Passport-size photos for permits
  7. Power bank or extra batteries
  8. Wet Wipes
  9. Pee bottle / Pee funnel for women
  10. Pillow Case

 

Remember, this list may vary based on personal preferences and the time of year you undertake the trek. Ensure that your gear is of good quality and suits the specific conditions of the Everest region.

 

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Everest Base Camp is the starting point for climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest. It is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The most common way to reach Everest Base Camp is by flying to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu and then trekking through the Khumbu Valley. The trek typically takes around 12 days, passing through Namche Bazaar and other picturesque villages.

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

You will need two main permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit. Additionally, if you are flying to Lukla, you will need a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

The trek is challenging, and a good level of physical fitness is required. Regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training are recommended to prepare for the altitude and the demanding terrain.

Altitude sickness is a condition that occurs at higher elevations due to a decrease in the amount of oxygen. To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. If symptoms persist, descending to a lower altitude is crucial.

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, and a first aid kit. It's essential to pack light but be prepared for changing weather conditions.

The temperature rating of the ISO-certified sleeping bag we lend is -10°C (50°F) comfort level.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

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