● Thrilling flight to Lukla.
● Get to experience ancient culture and tradition of Sherpas.
● Trek through the wild ambiance in the Sagarmatha National Park.
● Explore Namche Bazar.
● Explore the Everest Base Camp.
● Hike to Kala Patthar for wonderful sunrise.
● Reach the summit of Island Peak.
● Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
● Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Bruntse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
EBC with Island Peak Climbing is a perfect package for someone looking for extra challenge and adventure in the Khumbu region. Following the usual itinerary, you will reach the Everest Base Camp and move towards Island Peak Base Camp. Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse is one of the main climbing peaks of the Khumbu region. The striking location of the peak and the view of peak like an island in the middle of the sea has drawn Shipton to scale this mountain. We, Peak Explorer has made EBC with Island Peak Climbing 19-days present you an excellent opportunity to explore the other corners of Khumbu region touched by the only a handful of travelers.
EBC with Island Peak Climbing will present you beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains and Himalayan Peaks. This trip will let you make lifelong memories. From the freshness of the Himalayas to the rich culture, you will have everything during the trek. Talking about mountains, you will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.
EBC with Island Peak Climbing landmark
Known as one of the most extreme airports in the world, a flight to Lukla airport will give you a thrilling and adventurous experience that will always be in your memories. You will fly from Kathmandu, and the flight time will be around 35 minutes. Lukla is also the starting point of EBC Trek.
Namche Bazaar is known as the tourist hub of the Khumbu region. This is also the main and the biggest residence area of Sherpas. Similarly, in Namche Bazar, you will find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.
Located at 5,180 meters, Gorak Shep is the first base camp of Mt. Everest. Later, the base camp got moved to 5,364 meters where it is located right now. You have to pass by Gorak Shep to reach Everest Base Camp. After exploring the base camp, you will drop down to Gorka Shep for night stay.
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp, the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m) is a dream destination of travel lovers. From here, you will get to witness an outstanding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Likewise, you will also see a stunning view of Khub Icefall and other huge glaciers, moraines, and glacial lakes.
Kala Patthar is the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest as well as a jaw-dropping landscape view from here.
Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse is one of the most beautiful peaks in Nepal. Usually, climbers summit this peak to gear themselves before climbing more strenuous mountains. The impressive beauty of this mountain has attracted many adventure lovers over the past few years.
While enjoying the spectacular landscape and mountain views, you will also get to experience the rich culture and tradition of the locals. People here mostly follow Buddhism, and in some places, you will also see Tibetan Buddhism. Likewise, you will visit Tengboche Monastery, the oldest and biggest monastery in the region. Similarly, the trail will show you numerous monasteries, chortens, gumba and mani stones.
Sherpa's are the main people who reside in the Everest region. People from other communities like Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also resides in several villages. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies, yet they are living together as one.
Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, you will reach Namche Bazar. This park is a part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites and habitat of many wildlife like red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, etc as well as numerous flora. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation and ranges from subalpine to alpine zone. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. As the elevation rises, you will come across a completely snow-covered area.
EBC with Island Peak Climbing difficulty
EBC with Island Peak Climbing is a challenging journey. Trekking to Everest Base Camp itself known as moderate in terms of difficulty level and combining Island Peak Climbing increase more difficulty. Island Peak Climbing is known as one of the most challenging peaks to climb in Nepal. That means there are technical climbing, steep glacier path, rugged sections, and crevasses with numerous ascend & descends. On average, you have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day. All of these demands strong stamina, high strength, and good health.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
There are chances of altitude sickness or Acute mountain sickness during EBC with Island Peak Climbing because of the high elevation you will gain while trekking. Altitude sickness is a common illness one can go through on high elevation journey. This can get extremely dangerous and life-risking if not handled carefully on time. With enough acclimatization day in between the trekking period and proper guidance, one can easily complete this trek without having any issues. Also, keep yourself hydrated. Drink enough water and other liquids during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will start walking towards Everest Base Camp slowly and move to the base of Island Peak.
Food and Accommodation during EBC with Island Peak Climbing
During Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing, you will stay overnight in lodge and guesthouse. The rooms are generally small and are on the twin-sharing term with a few furniture. You can find a comfortable bed and hot shower along with common bathrooms.
Food like Dal Bhat and Sherpa cuisine can be found everywhere along with momo, chowmein, thukpa, pizza, sandwich, bread, bars, tea, coffee, and other beverages.
Best Season to go on EBC with Island Peak Climbing
Spring (March to April) and Autumn (late September to November) is considered the most desirable time to go on EBC with Island Peak Climbing. This is the most desirable time of the year to travel in the Khumbu region as the scenes are clear and fabulous. Moreover, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot, perfect to move around.
Likewise, Monsoon (June to mid-September) is not a preferred time to go on climbing in the Everest region. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery.
EBC with Island Peak Climbing cost
The package cost is subject to the facility you are using during the trek and company you are traveling with. With, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition, you can be assured to get genuine price and quality service. We are a quality-oriented company. For us, your safety and joy is the priority. For further information regarding EBC with Island Peak Climbing cost, feel free to contact us anytime.
● Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts.
● Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.
● Get yourself a nice map.
● Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily.
● Walk slow and safely.
● Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss.
● Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way.
● Pack light.
● Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Upon your arrival at Nepal airport, you will be welcomed by one of our team members. He will introduce himself and take you to the hotel in a private car/van. You can relax for the remaining day. Later, in the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company, and end your day strolling around Thamel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs
A short and scenic flight will take you the Lukla airport from where you will begin trekking. The trail from Lukla descend through the lush forests and further, goes along the Dudh Koshi River. You will reach Phakding where you will get to see the superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs
Leaving Phakding behind, you will gradually climb towards Namche Bazar. Today, the trail will be going to be tough as it includes steep climbing. A short walk will take you to Monjo. From here, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park. The trail will include several ascend & descends through dense forests, crossing several streams and rivers. Passing by small settlement areas, you will reach Jorsale where you will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb to Namche Bazar.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike
It is your rest day to acclimate your body with the altitude. You will spend this day exploring around. In the morning, you will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel to observe excellent views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short tour, you will come back to Namche Bazar, and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867 m); 5 hrs
From Namche Bazar, you will begin trekking through lush forests of rhododendron and pine trees along with enjoying beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Soon trail descends to Imjatse River near Phunki Tenga. You will then slowly ascend through dense forest and reach Thyangboche Monastery for night stay. You will get to see amazing views of the Himalayas from here. You will visit the monastery where you will get blessed by Lamas for a successful trip.
Day 06: Trek to Pheriche (4,240 m); 5 hrs
The trail descends to the forest of rhododendron, pine, and birch. Further, you will ascend and reach Pangboche village. From here onwards, you will notice a change in vegetation from the tall tree line to short bushes. Crossing a bridge, you will climb and reach Pheriche for night stay. You will get to see the view of snow-capped mountains throughout the trail.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m); 5 hrs
You will begin trekking towards a beautiful valley and reach Thugla. The trail then ascends to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier and take you to the foot of Mt. Lobuche where Lobuche village is located.
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and return to Gorakshep (5,180 m); 6 hrs
The trail will lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is going to be a long yet adventurous day. After a quick breakfast, you will ascend and reach Gorakshep. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will see excellent views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Day 09: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m) trek to Chhukung (4,730 m) via Dingboche (4,360 m); 6 hrs
You will wake up early in the morning to go on short excursions to the Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning to see a sumptuous sunrise. Also, from Kala Patthar, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Chhukung via Dingboche.
Day 10: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970 m); 4 hrs
After having a warm breakfast, you will begin ascending towards Island Peak Base Camp. The trail will be covered with snow and offer you stunning views of snow capped mountains all around you. The trail to base camp will not be that difficult.
Day 11: Trek Island Peak High Camp (5,400 m); 4 hrs
You will wake up early in the morning and begin trekking after having a quick breakfast. You will ascend and shortly reach the high camp. Walking southeast over a moraine, you will climb through an open gully in between two ridges. Soon, you will reach the Island Peak High Camp situated below a hanging glacier.
Day 12: Climb to the Summit of Island Peak; 6 hrs
Today, the day begins super early in the morning. You will gradually move upwards through open gully following a snow-covered glacier. Make sure to be careful of crevasses on the way as you will find plenty of that. The trail then moves north over a snowy path that goes between glaciers. Crossing a gully, you will begin ascending on a steep snow-covered slope that will take you to the summit of Island Peak. From the summit, you will get to witness breath-taking view. After spending some time at the summit, you will drop down to base camp for night stay.
Day 13: Reserve and contingency days in case of bad weather
You will have an extra day for contingency. In case of bad weather or any other emergency, this day has been added. If everything goes well, you can spend this day on way back to Lukla or in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Trek to Pangboche (3,985 m); 6 hrs
After having breakfast, you will begin descending on a slightly tough path. The trail will take you to Pangboche where you will stop to spend the night.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 6 hrs
From Pangboche, you will descend and reach Tengboche village. Here, you will visit the Tengboche monastery. After that, you will trek through small villages and beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Namche Bazar.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs
Retracing the same path as before, you will drop down to Phakding village. From here, you will ascend through dense forest and reach Lukla for night stay. Today, you will enjoy the successful completion of the journey with your team.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be moved to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to traverse the nearby market and do shopping. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour
You can use this day for guided sightseeing of the monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, or just relax and do shopping.
Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound
As per your flight departure time, you will get moved to the airport by one of our team representatives. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
Airport pickups and drops.
Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit.
A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide.
Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters.
Internal Flight Tickets (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).
Tea House accommodation during the trek.
Tent/camping accommodation during the climb.
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,(one item menu).
Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary.
Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things.
Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping.
Farwell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
First Aid Medical Kit box.
Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance).
All local and governmental taxes
Air travel to/from Nepal,
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear).
● Thermal Wears.
● Breathable Underwears.
● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks.
● Insulating Jacket.
● Rain jacket .
● Warm woolen Gloves.
● Sun hat/woolen hat.
● Sleeping bag.
● Trekking Poll
● Ice Axe
● Climbing Boots
● First aid kit.
● Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc).
● Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc).
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Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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