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23-Day Island Peak Trek with Everest Base Camp

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.

  • Standard Lodging: Hotel Tibet

Day 2 : Day tour in Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu

Full day of touring in Kathmandu with a private English-speaking guide.

  • Meals: B
  • Standard Lodging: Hotel Tibet

Day 3 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m), trek to Phakding (2550m)

Visiting: Phakding

Transfer to airport and fly to Lukla. Meet & greet in Lukla, transfer. Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew. While you have lunch your crew will load your gear on the animals or prepare for your team of porters. After lunch, trek for few hours along the Dudh Kosi river to the village of Phakding (2550m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 4 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Visiting: Namche Bazaar

After breakfast you walk north up the Dudh Kosi valley to the Benkar village where you can see a beautiful stone-carved prayer wall. Then the trail follows forest interspersed with magnificent rhododendron trees and old growth. The trail gradually ascends up to the village of Jorsale with an army check point and the entry to the Sagarmatha National Park then continues to Namche Bazaar (3445m). Situated in the lap of the Khumbu Himal range, Namche is the home of the legendary Sherpas renowned for their incredible climbing skills.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 5 : Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Visiting: Namche Bazaar

You can spend the day either in rest at Namche (3445m) enjoying the incredible scenery and getting used to the altitude. Or, if you are the adventurous type, you could explore the surrounding area. After breakfast, you may take a side trip onto a ridge and to the Everest View Hotel offering some of the best views of the high Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Or you could visit the Thame Monastery, and then trek to the serene Sherpa villages of Khunde (3890 m) and Khumjung (3790 m) where Sir Edmund Hillary established his first school and hospital.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m)

Visiting: Tengboche

The incredible view of Thamserku and Amadablam is your constant companion as you ascend to Tengboche. The trail follows a steady path and steadily descend to the Imja khola. We stop for lunch at Phunki Tanga where there are series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch, we make a steady and slow climb to Tengboche (3867m). The monastery here is a cultural and religious landmark. Set against the backdrop of the majestic that will linger on forever.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 7 : Tengboche to Pheriche (4350m)

Visiting: Pheriche

Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4350m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 8 : Acclimatization day in Pheriche (4350m)

Visiting: Pheriche

Rest and acclimatization day in Pheriche (4350m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 9 : Pheriche to Loboche (4930m)

Visiting: Loboche

Trek Pheriche to Loboche (4930m).

  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 10 : Loboche to Kala Patthar (5545m) to Loboche (4930m)

Visiting: Kala Patthar

Hike Loboche to Kala Patthar (5545m) to Loboche (4930m).

  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 11 : Loboche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Loboche (4930m)

Visiting: Everest Base Camp

Hike Loboche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Loboche (4930m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 12 : Loboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Visiting: Loboche to Dingboche (4410m)

Trek Loboche to Dingboche (4410m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 13 : Dingboche to Chukhung Valley (4730m)

Visiting: Chukhung Valley

Trek Dingboche to Chukhung Valley (4730m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 14 : Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m)

Visiting: Island Peak Base Camp

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 (Island Peak) today. Once the camp has been set up you will have free time to rest and socialize with others.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping

Day 15 : Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5700m)

Visiting: Island Peak High Camp

If the weather permits, you will begin your climb today. The climb will take you to High Camp on an alpine pass at 5,700 meters.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping

Day 16 : High Camp to Summit (20,305 ft / 6,189 m) to Chukhung (4730m)

Visiting: Island Peak Summit

The summit climb begins early in the morning. Just below the summit there is a technical and challenging climb. After celebrating with your group, descend to the Base Camp and Chukhung.

  • Meals: BL
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 17 : Chukhung to Dingboche

Visiting: Dingboche

Retrace your way back to Dingboche along Imja Khola. A most beautiful walk leads you to the camp ground amid the rhododendron forests of Thyangboche. A visit to the monastery is a must. The singular beauty of Ama Dablam standing isolated from all other mountains provide a spectacular backdrop and constant reminders of the height of Himalayan peaks.

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 18 : Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m)

Visiting: Tengboche

Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 19 : Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Visiting: Namche Bazaar

Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3445m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 20 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Visiting: Lukla

Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m).

  • Meals: B
  • Budget Lodging: Local Tea House

Day 21 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer and overnight.

  • Meals: B
  • Standard Lodging: Hotel Tibet

Day 22 : Free day in Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu - we build this extra day just in case there are any flight delays or cancellations internally.

  • Meals: B
  • Standard Lodging: Hotel Tibet

Day 23 : Departure

Visiting: Kathmandu

Transfer to Kathmandu Airport, depart.

  • Meals: B

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