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Everest base camp trek and Island peak climbing, an unforgettable trip and lifetime experience

Island peak with height of 6,192 m, which lies at Khumbu Himalayan range end of Lhotse shar, most climbing trekking peak in Everest region can do along with the Everest base camp trek or Everest high passes trek

Island first ascent in 1956 mean to per-training of Mountain Everest expedition, then it became favorite trekking peak for climber and continuously climbing. The mount crest stand at bottom of Lhotse and northeast is imja valley that valley is walled by ice wall of Lhotse, Aphu Lapcha, Barutnse and further down Ama Dablam. We organize Island peak Everest Base Camp or Everest three passes trek for enthusiast adventurous traveler as along as physically fit and leading by professional climbing Sherpa. You do not need any climbing experienced to go summit of Imja peak, your guide will give you simple prior training at base camp how to climb with climbing gears on rock, crevasse and ice with support of climbing boots, harness, ice axe, crampon, ice screws and rope.

Everest Base Camp Island peak trek can be done in 19 days duration arrival to and departure from Kathmandu. From very first day of trek, trail lead through Sherpa villages crossing suspension bridge with local porter and yak. The colorful Sherpa culture, hospitality makes trek more comfortable and enjoyed able. The authentic smile welcome at places like Phakding, Namche, Khummjung, Tengboche, Dincgboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Chhukung and spending night at lovely typical Sherpa house with Buddhist flavor. Entire journey with pass yak trail or branch trail, it will offers superb view of uncountable Himalayan range, probably you will not remember the name of mountain but image will be capture in your eyes and mind, then without any doubt you will say unforgettable trip and lifetime experience.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Then transfer to hotel and walk around the local market at evening.
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and official procedure
After breakfast we will take you around the Kathmandu valley and visit several UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu valley is bursting with multi religion; among them we go to see best sites in the valley. We will see Kathmandu durbar square, a home of the living goddess in Nepal, the monkey temple and viewpoint of valley called Swayambhunath, the biggest shrine of Hindus with cremate death body (Pashupatinath temple) and then at end we will see Buddhist territory with largest Buddhist stupa called Bouddhanath stupa. Evening meeting with your climbing guide, checking your gear list and trip brief.
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) then trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,698 Ft & 4 hrs trek)
You will driven to domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International airport according to your flight schedule. After taking off from airport, you will see dense populate Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur then will see greeneries with magnificent landscapes, hills and white snowcapped peaks. As soon as we reach Tezning-Hillary airport at Lukla meet up with crest of crew of journey.
We start trek through prosperous villages of Sherpa and Tamang with seeing gorgeous view of lush and greeneries, reflection of Buddhism with mountains to Phakding. Considering to acclimatization, we have a short and easy trek day to Phakding.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 Ft & 5-6 hrs trek)
After breakfast we trek along the milky River through lovely forest boulder gorge, rock formations with impressive view of waterfalls. On our journey we are trekking across Himalayan villages called Banker, Manju, Jorsalle and stopping for tea break and holing a breath. If weather is favorable to us, we will see Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,697 Ft), Mt. Kusum Khangaru (6,367 m/20,889 Ft) and we even catch glance of Mt. Everest and Lhotse from ridge.
We will cross over few suspension bridges including twin bridge of trek, which shown in Everest movies as well. The trail goes gentle up till the highest twin bridge of classical Everest Base Camp trail. Then ascending up through pine, juniper and fir forest to Namche Bazaar. The administration of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar is dominant by soaring Himalayan peaks.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 05: Acclimatization Day
A relax day with doing some easy side trip around the Namche Bazaar. The altitude expertise advises to do climb higher and come down to sleep lower on acclimatization day. We will stroll up from Namche village up to Everest view hotel via Shyangboche that mean ascending at least 400 mtr from Namche Bazaar. From Everest view hotel, you will get superb view of Himalayas involving pinnacle of Mount Everest, Lhotse, adventurous Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Taboche with enormous Khumbu valley and typical Buddhist monastery of Tengboche.
If some trekker’s willing to do little more hike than we recommended, they can extern side trip to Khumjung, Khunde either further up to Tenzing-Hillary viewpoint an hours hike from quaint Khunde village. While further walk to twin Sherpa villages, you will see Hillary school, Khumjung mostery with Yeti Skull, Khunde hospital, Khunde monastery and with exceptional view of Khumbu Himalayan range and valley from Tenzing-Hillary viewpoint.
After having fabulous side trip turn back to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,840 m/12,598 Ft & 5-6 hrs trek)
As usual after breakfast we start our trek onward to Tyangboche monastery, one of the famous and largest monastery of Khumbu Region. it is a easy trek from Namche to Kyanjunga then descending to Phunki Tanga. After crossing suspension bridge trek ascend through shrubs and rhododendron forest to ridge. Tyangboche is nice viewpoint to see sunset set of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. At 3:00 pm monastery has as usuall religious ceremony and you will be witness of ritual.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 07: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200 m/13,776 Ft & 4-5 hrs)
You will see great Himalayan vista with beautiful monastery and yak pasture landscapes. Then trail descending through lovely forest and reaching to Imja River. After crossing Imja Khola, climbing up with boundless view Mount Ama Dable and now the greeneries leaving behind and trek on the yak grazed land. As we trek higher the valley is wider, dried and wilderness, we passing some lodges and tea shop at Samare, Orso, who are waiting customer for business. Then we turn left to go Periche, where we spend over night before heading to Lobuche and EBC.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 08: Ascend to Nagarjuna/Nangkartshang Viewpoint
We taking second acclimatization day at Periche before heading to Everest base camp. After breakfast leave from horse shoe shape Periche village with ascending up on north direction through Himalayan herb meadows. As we strolling up on green pasture where can see yak grazing and get astounding view of Ama dablam with together other mountain. The yak trail rapidly climbing-up on rocky and screes path with wider range smoky valley with snake curve imja River. The day hike to Nagarjuna view is well preparation against stay away from high altitude sickness while spending time in further up. It could be best training preparation for hike up to Kala Patthar viewpoint and Island climbing as well. We probably hike up to 5070 mtrs above the sea level and approximately 650 m more than sleeping altitude in 3-4 hrs walking duration. As you climbing higher the view of valley becoming deeper and surrounding snow peaks makes your day fabulous and worth to hike up to Nangkartshan. The ridge offers amazing view of nearby Himalayan range including Tawche, Cholatse, Lobuche peak, Kwande peak, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, kangtega, Island peak, peak 38 and best view of fifth highest Mt. Makalu. After spending some times at top, trek descend in cold breeze to Periche with looking turquoise glacier lake at north face of Ama Dablam base camp. After hot lunch walk across the Periche village then visit memorial pyramid of Everest Expeditions and visit to Himalayan Rescue Association for collection more information of Altitude sickness.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche (4,980 m/16,338 Ft & 5-6 hrs trek)
We start trek from Periche with an easy walk towards upper Periche then little bit up to Dugla. Next section we trek steep up terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier to Chupki Lhara ridge called memorial park of climber, that died in Everest expedition since then now. You will see almost all the climber cemetery here. From here you will see best view of other angle of Ama Damlam with steamy Periche valley. Now trail continuous in moraine of khumbu glacier and meeting trail come with challenging Cho La Pass, several snow peak will be seen Pumari, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur Himal, Lobuche west and soaring Nuptse.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 Ft) & back to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft & 6-7 hrs)
Today our trek divided in 2 sections, first section we are heading to Gorakshep. The trail from Lobuche to Gorak shep is gradual up onto the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. It is rocky path and often-meet trekker’s heading down from Everest base camp between Lobuch-Gorak shep-EBC will be one of the crowded trekking trails. The soaring peaks and follows of Glacier will gives you best view like traveling in other planets.
As soon as arrived at Gorak Shep first check in luggage then after lunch trek resumes to Everest Base Camp. First few minutes trail goes big ground and passing lake, where yak Zhoppe and horse drink water. We come cross memorial of few climbers in Indian army expedition. Right here there are few trail leading on different directions, you do not need to worry our experience Sherpa porter and guide will lead through correct direction to EBC. You might feel tough walk around here because of into thin air in the high altitude. We often go short up and down through rocky, pave on moraine to EBC. Often we arrive at base camp we see colorful tented camp on moraine beside the blue ice. After taking photographs we trek back to Gorakshep.
Overnight at lodge

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 Ft) and trek do Dughla (4,625 m/15,175 Ft & 7-8 hrs)
Before we departure from lodge, we need to prepare well, we walking to Kala Patthar early morning to see Khumbu Himalayas, Often Kala Patthar temperature will be drop down around -5 ºc to -15ºc that’s why you need to wear good quality of gear with you and should check your mobile or camera battery before leave from guesthouse as well.
We will trek 2 hours sturdy up to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 Ft). You will see 360-degree view of Himalayas and nearest view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse with Massive Khumbu valley. After having fabulous time at Kala Patthar ridge, trek down to guesthouse then after breakfast trek down to Dingboche.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 12: Dughla to Chhukung (4,730 m/15,518 Ft & 4 hrs)
The gradual trail leading through Imja valley with between Ama Dablam and Lhotse. It is short trek from Dingboche to Chhukung, after reaching Chukung, we do site trip to Chhukung Ri to see sunset on mount Baruntse, Makalu and Ama Dablam.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m/17,060 Ft & 3-4 hrs)
From Chhukung, gradual up will climb south on moraine of Island glacier, after while we turn east of Imja valley. The trail continuous with seeing Himalayas and passing stunning Imja Lake then reach at Island Base Camp.
Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 14: Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp then descend to Chhukung (5,600 m/18,372 Ft & 9 hrs)
We starts journey early morning today after breakfast, the mean to start early because need to reach summit before midday and turn back as soon as possible. The path continuous with rocky channels, rock arroyo and crevasse. Your guide will often use rope while climbing wherever necessary for safety. After summit descend to camp where your kitchen crew are waiting you with hot drink in mug.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 15: Extra day incase weather turn bad
Normally weather forecast is good but cannot guarantee, trek day 15 we reserve to summit the Island peak. So in case due to the weather unfavorable or health issues postpone summit day for trek day 15. After made summit of Island peak trek descebd to Chhukung.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 16: Chhukung to Namche Bazaar & 6-7 hrs
Long trekking day with hiking 17 km distance on downhill territory with pass ancient Buddhist monastery at Pangboche, the Sherpa believed oldest monastery in Khumbu valley. Trek further down beautiful pasture and getting back to pine and rhododendron forest. Then vising Tengboche monastery before traverse Dudh koshi River and trek up to Namche with climbing 300 m.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 Ft & 6-7 hrs)
Last day of trek in Everest region, trail keep descend from Namche to Tadokoshi along with the milky river and exit from Everest national park at Monju. From Chhuplung we trek up through Sherpa village to Lukla, the Everest base camp Island peak journey end here with life time memories. Here comes to celebrate success party of the Island peak climbing with crew and gratitude.
Overnight at guesthouse

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,429 Ft)
Overnight at hotel

Day 19: Departure
Here we come to the end of our memorable the Himalayan trip. We transferred to international airport according to your flight schedule then onward journey to home.

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