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Everest base camp trek and island peak

Trip Facts

15 days,
Trip Destination:
Everest Base Camp and island peak
Program Type:
Tea house,
Max. Altitude:
6100 Meters,
Trekking and climbing,
Start Trip:
End Trip:
Tent and lodges,
Breakfast,lunch and dinner,
Best Season:
Sep. to Dec. and Feb to June,
Bus and Jeep,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 6 hours,
Trip Grade:
Everest base camp trek and island peak


Everest base camp and island peak trekking is one of the best trekking route and also popular treking region in Nepal and it has big  big glacier called humbu glacier as well as really popular island peak along the way to everest base camp, we take an exciting flight by small plane to Lukla and trek up to Namche through Sherpa village, Dudh Koshi river and pine forest along the way.After two days walking from Lukla you will Arrive at Namche bazaar which is a center place of upper Khumbu region to supply the goods to the upper villages .when you are there at Namche you get to see the view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kogde ,kusum kangaroo and many more mountains that you can see from Namche view point. 

The way up to base camp is not that hard to go but because of the altitude you really have to be in same speed to be safe for whole duration and along the way you can visit really a nice monasteries,such as Tangbuche monastery , Pangbuche monastery, Debuche monastery so on.... we continue trek to Pheriche and rest day is needed in Pheriche to be acclimatize and it helps you to be in base ca mp and to sleep at Ghorkshep, which is 5180mtr where we have to sleep one night.the view from kalapather and base came is so gorgeous, than trek down to Dingbuche which is lower than  Ghorakshep ,it means you can sleep easily ,and you have to be prepare for island peak which is 6100mtr.

Island peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's, who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as "Imja Tse" in Sherpa Name. It takes just 3 to 4 days from Dingbuche village to go there on top of island peak and back to Dingbuche with climbing guide and helper. This is one of the adventurous trek include climbing island peak.

This is twin in one trek cause is same time you are able to get the Everest base camp which is 5360mtr and of course island peak for fulfill your strong desire to be on top of Island peak and island peak is not that difficult compare to other mountain in Everest region .the itinerary can be change cause there are many alternative trekking route.

 Stunning snow cap mountain view including Mt.Everest and kalapathar

Everest base camp trek and island peak trek Highlights:

  • Experience the flight of lukla and back,
  • Beautiful cristal clear Dhudh koshi river and many suspainsion Bridges,
  • Namche bazar and the incrediable snow cap mounatin views from your hotel room,
  • First mt. everest view from everest view hotel,
  • Tangbuche monastry & Nagarjun hill of Dingbuche,
  • Gorakshep(5180mtr), Everest base camp(5364mtr), and Kala pathar(5550mtr)
  • Island peak Climbing and tented camp at base camp,


DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the Hotel and preparation for trekking.

DAY 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2660m),

We have to go quite early to the airport to fly to Lukla because most of the flight is in the Morning. So it is about 30 minute Minute through the high mountains and valley. After reaching at Lukla we will have to follow the small trail along the Dudhkoshi River. It is about 3 hours gradual walk.

DAY 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).

 Trekking from Phakding to Namche is quite long walking day but it is a best walking day as it is scenic Green valley and beautiful area. The first 3 hours walk will be easy walk passing some suspension bridges, Traditional Sherpa house and farming, forest etc. 3 hours walk take us to Manjo where we have to check in our permit and continue to Namche Bazaar. The last 2 hours will be up hill walking through the forest and also we can see Mt. Everest and Lotse which is world’s highest peak. Namche bazaar is a big Sherpa residency area it has about 60 lodges and small inn and some banks, Pub and super markets. It is beautiful village. Over Night at Namche Bazaar.

 DAY 4: Acclimatized day at Namche.

 Today we have easy day we just walk about 2 hours sight trip for Acclimatization and back to Hotel. If you are interested to visit Sherpa museum, Mountainair’s photo documentary , Everest view point and wonderful many high mountains around.

 DAY 5: Trek from Namche to Tangbuche (3890m).

 After breakfast we begin our trek to Tyagbuche. The first 15 minute we have to ascent from the lodge and we just follow the wide walking road till Sanasa which si about 1.30 minute walk and in between we can see Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, kusung kangaroo, Kogde, Tawache and many other small snow cap mountains. When we reach at Sanasa we foolow the small trail descending to Funki thanga which is rocky and sandy small trail going through the pine forest to Funki Thaga where will stop for lunch after that we have to climb 1.30 minute to 2 hrs through the pine forest Than we reach at Tyangbuche where we will spent a night. It is small area has 5 lodges but it is one of the best settlement of Everest trek to see both side spectacular mountain views including mt. everest.

DAY 6: Trek from Tangbuche to Dingbuche (4380 m).

In the early morning we can see a perfect view of everest and many other moutain from tyangbuche so we can have breakfast with wonderful world's highest peak Everest and after breakfast we start to walk towards Dingbuche valley. we will follow the natural walking route at  the beggining from Tyangbuche way down to Debuche about 15 minute. Debuche is a alternative place to stay instead of tyangbuche when there are many trekkers. the walking route will be easy after debuche to the bridge about 30 minute than we have to ascent about 40 minute to reach at Pangbuche, it is big shrpa village and has many lodges to stay. our walk will be countinue after Pangbuche too to Somare where we will take our lunch after that we just follow the easy trail and open wide area till we get the next bridge over the river tahn another 15 minute short clime and 10 minute gradule walk takes us to Dingbuche where we will stay over night. this is one of the best day because during thsi walking time we may see some musk deers, Himalayan Thar and Yaks.

DAY 7: Acclimatization Day

Dingbuche is  already high place nearly 4400 meter so if we countinue our walk to next settlemet with out spending extra night we might  get mountain sickness so it is suggested to everyone to get rest there for two night. this day we will climb nagarjin hill behind Dingbuche about 2 hours to get higher atlist 300 meter more than hotel than we will go back to our hotel. when we reach at the top of nagarjun hill we will get a spectecular mountain views and wide valley view makes us that is heaven.

DAY 8: Trek from Dingbuche to Labuche (4910 m).

we begin our day early again after breakfast in dingbuche hotel. as a whole this day is not so long to walk but because of altitude we have to walk slow and takes time to reach at Lobuche. the first 3 hours walk will be wide valley walk till Dhukla(4645m) than we have to climb straigh about 40 minute to the memorial hill, it is a best place for photo shoot and valley view than after the trail will be eay to walk through the valley about 1 more hour from memorial hill than we will reach at lobuche. Lobuche is a small area has 7 lodhes with similar accomodation and price as usal. we spent one night there.

DAY 9: Trek from Labuche to Ghorakshep (5180 m) and EBC(5364 m).

Trekking from lobuche to gorakshep will be pleasant each steps we push towards Gorakshep because we can see Khumbu glacier, Mt everest, Mt pumori, Chaggatse, Nuptse, and many other mountain. about 1.30 minute we just walk on the flat trail and about 1.30 minute walk we have to cross rocky path but it is gradule and easy walk. When we reach at Gorakshep we will get our Lunch and Accomodation just to be confirm for the night to sleep because there are just 5 lodges so after lunch at Gorakshep we will go to EBC with a day bag. the rail to EBC is not so steep it is gradual up but many zigzag trails and rocks. it takes about 2 hours to go and two hours to go back to hotel at Gorakshep. Over Night in Gorakshep.

DAY 10: Hike to Kalapather and trek to Pheriche(4210 m) via Gorakshep.

This is our one of the best day of this entire trip, wee begin to walk very early morning with our day bags and light bags becasue we have to come to gorakshep anyway after kalapather. it is about 2 hours straight up walking to kalapther top which is 5550 m . When we reach there we can see a Majestic view of so many mountains inlcuding Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Pumori. the view of Mt. everest will be the biggest size only from kalapather top and a best khubu icefall, Khumbu icefall, khumbu Glacier as well as the massif wide valley of khumbu region After kalapather we will go back to Gorakshep for breakfast than we descent to Lobuche similarly Dhukla and Pheriche where we going to spent the night, it is about 1000  m lower than Gorakshep, it means we can sleep much better.

DaY 11: Trek from Pheriche to island peak base camp.

DAY 12: The climbing guide let you know about the weather if there is good weather you will climb at night from base camp to the summit and next morning you will back to Chhukung or Dingbuche.

DAY 13: Trek from Dingbuche to Namche bazaar.

DAY 14: Trek from Namche to Lukla.

DAY 15: Fly to Kathmandu in the morning.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pickup and drop,
  • 2 night Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan( bed and breakfast),
  • Everest National Park area trekking permits and TIMS(trekking information management system) card,
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, during trek,
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, Drinks, Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Transportation, Accommodation, and Local tax for Guide and Porters,
  • Transportation except plane tickets, 

Service Excludes

  • Lunch  and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and Departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,      
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation,
  • Tip for guide and poter after success of your trip.

Essential Infos

Nepal is safe to make holiday?

Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.

Where is best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drive. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to called best season of the year.

What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?

The trekking equipment will depends on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:

  • Sleeping bag,torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Wind proof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner trawser and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp , Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is best area up on your pace.

Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes you can get experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price for Everest trekking?

There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two person going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. I you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for porter in Nepal?

Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekkers need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra cloths, or any extra things that you brought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.

What  is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?

Flying to Lukla we will be ina small plane whereas just 14  to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra thiongs in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.

How much to I need to tip fir guide and porter?

Tipping things is not a compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as, waiter Driver, Guide  porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your especial trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.

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Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The trip to Nepal was a great experience.  I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read More

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