Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Beginning with an amazingly scenic flight from Kathmandu, we make a dramatic landing at Hillary Airport in Lukla. Our journey begins with a hike to Namche Bazaar, the region’s main commerce center, from where we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We’ll make a gradual ascent through forested hillsides of rhododendron and juniper; presented with an astounding array of Nepal’s diverse flora and fauna, as the towering peak of Mt. Thamserku and several others make their presence known upon the horizon. Breathtaking mountain scenery surrounds us we enter a world of boulder-strewn highlands, crossing Khumbu glacier to Everest Base Camp, where the massive Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pomori stand to be admired.

We descend down to Chhukung and deviate from the normal route of return journey from EBC and head towards Island Peak. The peak offers not just an enjoyable climb, it also provides some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu. If the peak can be likened to an island in a glacial sea, then the mainland forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north. These cliffs eventually soar to the rugged summits of Nuptse (7879m/25850ft), Lhotse (9501m/27870ft), Lhotse middle peak (8410m/ 27590ft; as yet unclimbed!) and Lhotse Shar (8383m/27503ft).

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and check into hotel
Day 02: Briefing with regards to details of the trip, basic preparation and obtain a permit
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche
Day 05: Trek Rest day at Namche for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek Namche to Thyanboche
Day 07: Trek Thyanboche to Pheriche
Day 08: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche
Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Kalapathar and back to Gorak Shep
Day 10: Trek Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp and back
Day 11: Trek Gorak Shep to Chhukung
Day 12: Trek Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp
Day 13: Trek Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp
Day 14: Day of rest for acclimatization
Day 15: High Camp to Summit and back to BC
Day 16: Trek BC to Pangboche
Day 17: Trek Pangboche to Namche
Day 18: Trek Namche to Lukla
Day 19: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu