Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city. After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed, explore the town yourself. dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast join the other groups for briefing on Island Peak Climb and Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek/climbing and your stay in Nepal with us.
After briefing, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax with preparation for Island Peak Climb and Everest Base Camp trekking.
Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.
Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk
Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.
From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snowcapped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Today with long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.
Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means ‘Great Mother’, from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for free day at this height above 3,440 m high.
In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk
From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.
After few hours of climb/walk uphill reaching at Tengboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer. Stay overnight in Tengboche
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 4-5 hrs walk
From Pheriche catching super panorama of mountains then head downhill within lush and green woodland to reach a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here uphill to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Island Peak and Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Pheriche windy valley for overnight stop.
Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization and excursion.
At Pheriche located above 4,240 m within beautiful valley views of Amadablam including Lhotse and stunning Taboche and Cholatse peaks, Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk
On leaving Pheriche walking on the valley end, and then with short climb to a ridge to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest Base Camp.
From Thugla stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, after a lunch break and rest climb leads up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier coming a across many memorials of unfortunate climbers died on mountain of Khumbu, from here continue walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk
Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.
Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, highest point on trekking with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards Dingboche in the comfort of nice cozy lodge for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15518ft) about 04 hrs walk
After an early morning breakfast from here uphill to Imjatse valley with nice scenic walk towards the last human settlement at Chhukung in the comfort of nice cozy lodge before Island Peak base camp. If the afternoon after lunch you can day hike up to Chhukung Peak.
Day 13: Island Peak base camp (4970m/16305ft) about 04 hrs walk
After a wonderful stop in cozy lodge at Chhukung, today onward for few days in tents camping for few nights till the climb is done, morning walk leads to our main highlight and goal to Island Peak base camp located in a scenic spot at Parshya Gab, here setting our camps with afternoon free to practice climbing with our expert guide.
Day 14: Trek Island Peak High / Advance Camp (5,400 m/17716 ft) 04 hrs walk.
Real thrill and adventure starts heading higher to establish a high or advance camp above 5,400 m high, to make the climb much accessible and shorter, morning leaving the base camp towards high camp climb above moraine towards an open gully, located between two well defined ridges to reach at high camp beneath a small hanging glacier above 5,400 m high.
Here with time in the afternoon for final preparations for the big climb next early morning.
Day 15: Island Peak Summit (6,189 m/20305ft) back to base camp and trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15518ft) about 9 hrs walk
Starting very early before break of dawn where climb begins to reach top of Island peak above 6,160 m / 20,328 ft high with PD + grade as taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System, as our guide leads you across a broad open gully, following snow-covered glacier, avoiding serac and crevasses climbing northwards over snow covered scree in the margin between a glaciers facing a top ridge.
Climb continues crossing a gully with some stone with icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads you above 100 meters high (300 ft) to reach its main summit, as strenuous climb takes you on top our final and major highlight of the adventure.
Enjoy the views and success of a lifetime experience as you great dreams accomplished with great successful climb facing awesome panorama of giant peaks with Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks, after a great climb feeling in high spirit descend safely on the same route back to base camp.
Every member and staff should be at base camp on this day to clean up the garbage to hand over designated SPPC personal (Sagarmatha Pollution Project Control). Trek to Chhukung for overnight stay.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) about 6 hrs walk
After getting organized our return route leads towards Imjatse valley with scenic views as walk proceeds towards Dingboche to reach at Tengboche for lunch break.
From Tengboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft)about 6 hrs walk
Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding.
From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with last climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Day 19: Full day in kathmandu
Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.
If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.
Day 20: Final International departure from Nepal.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations. Our staff or guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great adventure on Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trekking.