Everest Base Camp with Island Peak expedition – 21 Days

Nepal

  • 21 Days
  • Max People : 20+
  • Wifi Available
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup : Airport

Description

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak expedition takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthhar first for the close-up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the Island Peak. It was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as “Imja Tse” in the local Sherpa language.

Before the trek, we explore the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu with an authorized city guide. The cultural sightseeing will be an amazing experience. On the next day, we 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, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the surrounding area.

This Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Expedition include continuous trek to Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. After enjoying the magnificent views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks, we continue to descend towards Chukhung. After a day of walking from Chukhung, we reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for to attempt the peak. 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 activity. After a successful Island peak expedition by climbing, we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes) or drive to Manthali ...

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes) or drive to Manthali (4 to 6 hours) and take 20 minutes flight to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2610 m), 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

For Manthali – Lukla flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 6 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.
For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: Wake up around 5 to 6 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.
Helicopter Option: You have an option to take shared helicopter flight as an alternative to the regular plane flight and avoid Kathmandu to Manthali drive. It will cost you USD 500 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Lukla from the Kathmandu airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather.

Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07 – Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) and then Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11 – Hike Up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) Early in the Morning and then Trek Down to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 12 – Trek to Chukhung (4,710 m) – 3 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 13 – Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,240 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 14 & 15 – Climb Island Peak (6,187 m) and Return to Chukhung (4,710 m). Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 16 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 17 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung (3,780 m) – 5 hourrs. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 18 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 19 – Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes) or Manthali (20 minutes) from Lukla (2,804 m) and ...

Day 19 – Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes) or Manthali (20 minutes) from Lukla (2,804 m) and same-day drive to Kathmandu (4 to 6 hours). Overnight at a Hotel.
Lukla to Manthli flight– 20 minutes and same day drive to Kathmandu by shared tourist vehicle for 4 to 6 hours (Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November)
Lukla to Kathmandu flight – 35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months).
Helicopter Option: You have an option to take shared helicopter flight as an alternative to the regular plane flight and avoid Manthali to Kathmandu drive. It will cost you USD 500 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the flight date. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Kathmandu from Lukla airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather.

Day 20 – Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 21 – Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure.

Average Reviews

4/5

Very Good

Mountain View

70% Complete

Hardness

70% Complete

Accommodation

70% Complete

Meals

70% Complete

Access to Market

70% Complete

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