Island Peak & Everest Base Camp

  • 6,189 m / 20,305 ft
  • Nepal
  • 22 days

Overview


This itinerary is perfect for people who would like to make a smooth transition from trekking to climbing in the Himalayas. The Island Peak is a beautiful summit at the bottom of the Everest massif that we would climb over two days. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a beautiful itinerary in the Khumbu Valley with amazing views over four 8,000 metres summits as well as Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. The trip will take you across traditional sherpas villages, a buddhist monastery and suspended bridges. So many things to discover and explore on this trek to Everest, the world highest summit.

Overview of Island Peak from the village of Dingboche

Itinerary


Island Peak climbing route

 

Island Peak & Everest Base Camp trek route

Day1
Arrival to Kathmandu (1,350 m / 4,430 ft) and transfer to hotel

Day 2
Preparation day for expedition in Kathmandu

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,860 m / 9,317 ft)  – Trek to Monjo (2,835 m / 9,304 ft) – 13 km / 8.8 miles

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft) – 8 km / 5 miles

Day 5
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6
Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m / 12,893 ft) – 12 km / 7 miles

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,470 ft) – 6 km / 4 miles

Day 8
Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 9
Trek to Chukhung (4,730 m / 15,518 ft) – 6.2 km / 3.8 miles – Training session on fixed line

Day 10
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,000 m / 16,404 ft) – 6.8 km / 4.2 miles

Day 11
Climb to Island Peak High Camp (6,000 m / 19,685 ft), night at High Camp

Day 12
Climb to Island Peak summit (6,189 m / 20,305 ft) and second night at High Camp

Day 13
Trek to Chukhung

Day 14
Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,210 ft)

Day 15
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,345 m / 17,536 ft) – Optional walk to Kala Patthar ‎(5,644 m / 18,519 ft)

Day 16
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,345 m / 17,536 ft) – Night at Gorak Shep

Day 17
Trek to Pheriche (4,371 m / 14,340 ft)

Day 18
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft)

Day 19
Trek to Lukla (2,860 m / 9,317 ft)

Day 20
Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 21
Visit of Kathmandu (or reserve day in case of flight delay)

Day 22
Transfer to airport for departure

 

Services


Price includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport (both domestic and international)
  • Return domestic flight ticket Kathmandu / Lukla
  • Transport of 1 duffle bag of a maximum weight of 20 kgs during the trek to Base Camp and on domestic flights
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Accommodation in shared tents at Everest Base Camp and Island Peak camps
  • Standard tips/bonus to climbing sherpa and all staff
  • Qualified support team including experienced guides and porters
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee)
  • Climbing and park permits as well as other fees and permits required by local regulations
  • First aid medical kit
  • Satellite phone for emergencies (available to members as a paying service)
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • 1 World Sherpas Duffle bags
  • World Sherpas T-Shirt

Price excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome dinner)
  • Extras hotel charge at Kathmandu (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
  • Personal expenses in lodges during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks
  • Additional nights in lodges during the trek not planned by us
  • Internet access during the trek and at Base Camp (we can arrange a Nepalese SIM card and top-up card for you at Kathmandu for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment (see gear list)
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
Price / Date

3 -24 November 2019 (22 days)
US$ 3,600

6 – 27 April 2020 (22 days)
US$ 3,600

Trip facts

Summit altitude
6,189 m / 20,305 ft

Location
Nepal, Khumbu Valley region

Type of climb
Fixed line
Rock – Snow / Ice

Level of experience
None

Altitude of camps
6,189 m
20,305 ft
Summit
6,000 m
19,685 ft
High Camp
5,087 m
16,690 ft
Base Camp
We like
  • A beautiful 6,000 m peak with a very steep final slope protected by a fixed line
  • The amazing nights at the 6,000 m High Camp
  • The Everest trek taking you across Khumbu villages and the Tyangboche monastery
  • The wonderful view of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world
  • The mighty Imja Lake at the bottom of Island Peak