Itinerary Summary : Island Peak Climbing with EBC
01 : Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m) – Phakding (2,610m)
The day begins early as we make our way to Lukla which houses one of the most thrilling airstrips you will land on. The 45 minute flight is a pleasant one taking us to the home of the Himalayas the snowy summits shining from up above. After a brief rest at Lukla, we begin our journey along the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoying the fresh Himalayan air the journey takes us towards Chheplung village continuing north towards Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
02 : Phakding (2,610m) – Namche Bazar (3,440m)
The journey is a pleasant one as we head towards Namche Bazaar. The trail leading out of Phakding takes on the lush green forests adorned with pine and cedar trees moving through vibrant hamlets including Monjo and Jorsalle. Monjo also marks our entry into the Sagarmatha National Park as we ascend through the hilly trail reaching Namche in time to witness stunning views of Thamserku (6,608m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m). Overnight in Namche.
03 : Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Today, we take a day off at Namche Bazaar to let our bodies acclimatize with the increasing altitude. Namche boasts a host of possible destinations beginning with the hamlets of Khumjung and Khunde towards the north. The hamlet of Khumjung hosts the Yeti Skull Monastery which is believed to house the skull of a real life yet. Another popular alternative in the Everest region is to trek to Everest View Hotel. The hotel and its premise offer a panoramic display of the Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8848m) on a day with clear skies. Overnight in Namche.
04 : Namche Bazar (3,440m) - Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
On the fourth day, Take your breakfast and head towards Tengboche Monastery. The total distance between Namche and Tengboche is 10.4km and also takes 4 to 5 hours. Witness the beautiful Tengboche monastery here and see the majestic mountain view Pumori, Nuptse, Lhoste. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
05 : Tengboche Monastery (3860m) - Dingboche (4410m)
On the fourth day, Move towards Dingboche which is almost 12 km far from Tengboche. The total walking hours can be 5 to 6 hours to reach Dingboche. You can witness the views of Himalayan peaks like Tawache, Ama Dablam, Kong Mats, etc on the way. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
06 : Acclimatization (rest) day in Dingboche(4410m)
On the sixth day, You will get a chance to acclimatize in Dingboche. It is situated at an altitude of 4410m above sea level. This is a gateway to Chuikung Village. This village is surrounded by these stone walls to protect the harvest of Dingboche village. Take your time and enjoy the village of Dingboche and overnight stay in this place.
07 : Dingboche(4410m) - Lobuche (4,940)
On the seventh day, you need to head towards the Lobuche and its total distance is about 9km from Dingboche. The total time is about 6 to 7 hours walking to reach Lobuche. You will get chased to see the beautiful Khumbu glaciers. You should have your overnight stay at Lobuche for tomorrow's trek.
08 : Lobuche (4,940) - GorakShop (5,164) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Gorak Shep.
The day eight is the important day for the trekker which you are waiting for the long time. The total distance between the Lobuche and Everest base camp trek is about 3.5 km. After trekking throughout the moraines and streams to reach the destination of Mount Everest right in front of you. Here you can even experience like Ice falls, like the Khumbu glaciers. After this return back to Gorak Shep and overnight stay at this place.
09 : Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550 meters)and trek down to Lobuche (4,940m)
On a ninth day, Start your hike in the early morning to Kala Patthar at 5545m and enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other surrounding peaks. Spend some time at Kalapatthar and ascend back to Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
10 : Lobuche (4,940m) - Chhukung (4,730)
During this day you will start your hike early morning from Lobuche and reach Chhukung by 6/7 hr hike.
11 : Chhukung (4,730) - Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m)
On the eleventh day of the trek, you will lead towards the Island peak base camp. It can be done without any prior climbing experience. It lies at the altitude of 5,200m or 17,060ft so you need an ice ax, climbing boots, and rope for climbing island peaks.
12 : Pre-Climbing Training on Island Peak Base Camp (5,200 m)
On the twelfth day of your pre climbing training starts today after breakfast. Our trekking crews will provide you climbing techniques and proper ways of using climbing gear such as climbing boots, peaks, ice axes, harnesses, crampons, ascenders, etc. They will be given a rope to climb to go up. If you have some previous climbing experience then it will be much better for you.
13 : Island peak climbing (6,189)
You need to wake up early around 12 to 1 am and have some breakfast before starting your adventurous trip. This is more important to reach a summit before the afternoon because the strong wind will make some barriers.
14 : Back to Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
On the fourteen-day trip, you need to take a trip back to Tengboche Monastery. Today you can see fascinating cultural dances and rituals of sherpas here in Tengboche. Overnight stay at tea houses Lodges.
15 : Back to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Take a peaceful walk from Tengboche to Namche bazaar through climbing downhill. We reach Namche Bazar by afternoon and off to bed before spending our final days on the mountain. Overnight stay at Namche.
16 : Back to Lukla (2,860m)
Taking your breakfast you need to be ready to head back to Hillary suspension bridge to reach Lukla. When you arrive at Lukla you will be provided a proper hotel, traditionally, a party with your trekking guide and crews. This can be said as the last day in the region of a gateway to Mount Everest. Overnight stay at Lukla.
17 : Lukla (2,860m) - kathmandu (1380)
On the last day of the trek, early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This is how your journey began and ends. Transfer to the hotel. Farewell dinner at the best Nepalese dinner in town at Evening