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Everest Base Camp Trekking With Island Peak Climbing Nepal

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Climb Nepal’s popular peak  over 20,000 ft while trekking to Everest base camp: 20 days

In this itinerary, you will trek in the Everest region the classic trek route, including Kala Pattar and Everest Base camp, with a climb of Island Peak also known as the highest trekking peak of Nepal ( 6189 / 20,350ft).

This is a classic Nepal trek and climbing experience that will take you into the heart of the world’s majestic Himalayas mountains – the Khumbu valley. Our Island peak expedition offers a unique chance for beginning mountaineers to climb in a relatively lesser-traveled region amidst the mighty Himalayas. The summit of Island peak stands adjacent to one of the world’s largest ice walls and offers stunning views of Ama Dablam and the pyramid of Makalu.

Before you reach to Everest base camp and climb Island peak we walk through the renowned Khumbu region –  the “land of the Sherpa”,  We partake in Nepalese and Tibetan cultures as they have existed for centuries.

Everest base camp trek and Island peak climbing together is one of the popular treks of Earthbound Expeditions and people have been enjoying this for many years.  We have been taking to people to Everest base camp and Island peak since 1999 with love and care. We have a 100% safety record and an over 95% success rate. Come and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with a reputed company, experienced guide and friendliest people on earth.

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DAY 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal, you will be met and assisted by Earthbound Expeditions representative and transferred to 3 star hotel which is located close to the tourist district of Thamel and offers comfortable accommodation.

DAY 2: Kathmandu - sightseeing

A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today , also introduce with guide. This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have. A half day sightseeing tour of World Heritage sights will also be arranged. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (2880m) - Phakding (2740m).

Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there.

DAY 4: Phakding - Namche (3445m).

The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.


A day to acclimatize. We hike to Sangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).

DAY 6: TYANGBOCHE (3,800m):

From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.

DAY 7: DINGBOCHE (4,300m):

Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).B, L, D

DAY 8: DINGBOCHE (4,300m): Rest day

Rather than just sitting around in the tents or tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons or longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam / Cho oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours Chukung is reached, and after a rest return down the valley.

DAY 9: LOBUCHE (4,900m):

The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla - Lobuche.

DAY 10: Lobuje - Kala Pattar (5545m) - Lobuje.

A long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek’s summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straight forward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point.


From the dry sandy area of Gorakshep, it is a day trek to the Everest Base Camp. Later return to Lobuche via Gorakshep.

DAY 12: Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m )

The Chhukhung Valley, which lies directly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here you will also have magnificent views of the incredible Amadablam (6856 m.), probably the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

DAY 13: Island Peak Base Camp (4 hrs)

Today, we trek along the Imja Khola to Pareshaya Gyab, a pleasant site by a small lake with fine views of the Lhotse Glacier and Nuptse-Lhotse wall. You will reach the Base Camp of Imja Tse today. Once camp has been set up you will be free to get your climbing gear in order and get organized for your ascent of the peak tomorrow.

DAY 14: Summit Island Peak (6160m). Return to Chhukung.

You will start early for the summit. The going gets difficult once you reach the bottom of the steep icefall below the summit. Great care and caution must be exercised while scaling the wall to emerge on the ridge leading to the summit. After the summit, you will descend back down to the Base Camp and Chhukhung.

DAY 15: Extra day

Extra day for incase we can\'t climb on particular day.

DAY 16: TYANGBOCHE (3800m) :

We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Tyangboche.

DAY 17: MONJO (2500m)

We continue our descent via Namche Bazzar to Monjo.

DAY 18: LUKLA (2,800m)

Return to Lukla where we spend the night.


Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, evening cultural show and dinner.

DAY 20: Final Departure , transfer to airport.

Final Departure , transfer to airport.


  • Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star hotel, single / twin sharing rooms and in trek simple lodges.
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) as mentioned above in the trek.
  • One professional climbing Sherpa guide and required number of porter/s for the trek with his meal, Insurance and flight
  • All National park fee ( USD 38 ), airfare both ways to KTM - Lukla - KTM ( USD 347 ), airport transports.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing, airport pick up and drope, all ground transport.
  • One night cultural show and dinner.
  • Peak permit fee-sharing basis and Island peak part group join basis
  • Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc), food in Kathmandu, while not mentioned.
  • Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides.
  • Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fees.
  • Personal, medical and evacuation insurance Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
  • Tips any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.

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I just have on wonderful trekking and mountaineering trip

I just have on wonderful trekking and mountaineering trip of Mera peak, Amphulapcha pass and Island peak with Earthbound Expeditions (EB) on November- December, 2003. (I have joined EB 2 times before for Jomsom and Langtang trek.) The Sherpa Mr. Dawa (Everest Climber) takes care of me very much and I hope I will have another good trek with EB in the coming days! Thank you Earthbound for planning it well, I will certainly recommend this company to any one who are interested to visit Himalayas!!
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It really was a trip of a lifetime for me

Hello Rajan! Thank-you for your e-mail. I got back to London safely and looking for work at the moment. Thanks again for organizing our trip in Nepal – it really was a trip of a lifetime for me… memories that I’ll never forget. I would love to write something for your web site… please refer to below…. Hello Every one! In April 2005, a couple of friends and I did the Mt.Everest package deal through Earthbound Expeditions. This experience was one I’ll never forget. First and foremost, I got to achieve my dream of reaching Base Camp – thanks to our fantastic guide and porter, Ram. The trek was very well organised and the friendly staff really helped me out. They went out of their way to find me a pair of trekking boats (as mine had been stollen in India) and they leant me a sleeping bag and down-jacket free of charge. During the trek I felt that I was in very safe hands and was treated like a queen! The rafting and Jungle Safari was equally amazing. I would definately recommend Earthbound Expeditions to anyone wanting to trek in Nepal – their prices are very competitive and they provide the value-added benefits that other companies don’t. Enjoy your travels.
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