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    EBC trek with Island Peak

    5.00/5 from 1 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trekking and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Lodge/Tent
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      6189m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      April - May & Sept - Nov.

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the EBC trek with Island Peak (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    Are you aching for an adrenaline-pumping adventure that will leave you breathless in more ways than one? Then join us for the ultimate Himalayan experience - the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak climb! This isn't your average walk in the park. Our 19-Day journey will take you to the roof of the world and up to the summit of one of the most popular peaks in the Himalayas.

    You'll feel the crisp mountain air in your lungs, the wind whipping through your hair, and the sun warming your face as you push yourself to new heights - both physically and mentally.

    So what are you waiting for? We would love to arrange this wonderful trip to the Himalayas for you. Reach out to us for the best vacation of your life.

    Now, let's dive deeper into the journey:

    Highlights

    • Initiate your journey with an exciting flight to Lukla, the shortest runway in Nepal.
    • Step into the Sagarmatha National Park, home to Mt. Everest.
    • Wander around the allies of the largest town in the Khumbu region, Namche Bazar.
    • Hike up to the Everest View Hotel for the 360° views of the white giants.
    • Visit the spiritual hub of the Khumbu, Tengboche monastery, and witness the lifestyle of the Lamalas (monks).
    • Set foot in the foothills of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest.
    • Ascend to Kala Pathar for the closest view of Mt. Everest. It is the highest viewpoint in Khumbu.
    • Witness the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world.
    • Escalate the journey towards the Island Peak Climb and admire the mountain vistas from Island Base Camp.
    • Feel a sense of accomplishment as you reach the Summit of Island Peak.

    Route Summary

    As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff will greet you and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After the transfer, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. The next day will be for preparation. On this day, you’ll check your trekking equipment and prepare for the trek and climb. The real journey will start with a thrilling flight to Lukla.

    Upon landing, you’ll hike to Phakding to stay for the night. Moving forward, you’ll reach Namche Bazar. Here, you’ll let your body adjust to the high altitude and hike to Everest View Hotel. Continuing the trek, you’ll cross Tengboche and Dingboche. You’ll stay at Dingboche for an extra day for acclimatization. On this day, you’ll hike to Nagarjun Danda. Passing by Lobuche, you’ll reach Everest base Camp and descend to Gorekshep for an overnight stay.

    Further, you’ll elevate towards Kala Pathar. After taking in the breathtaking views, you’ll continue your journey and descend to Dingboche. After descending, you’ll walk towards the Island Peak Climb. Later, you’ll climb up to the summit of the Island Peak. Taking a contingency day, you’ll trace your way back to Namche Bazar and then to Lukla. The flight back to Kathmandu marks the end of your journey. Taking a day to relax or buying souvenirs for your friends and family, you’ll finally fly back home.

    When Is The Best Time To Climb?

    As the best travel agency in Nepal, we want our clients to get the most out of their journey. Hence, we are here with the most suitable times to climb the Island Peak.

    Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) stain the best times for the climb. These two times is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. Offering mesmerizing views with clear blue skies, the weather condition is mild during these seasons.

    Taking on this strenuous journey during winter and monsoon is not recommended. As the weather gets far less predictable and harsher during these times, it can raise safety concerns. The combination of low air temperatures and high wind speeds will make the trek even more challenging.

    How Difficult Is The Climb?

    You may wonder if you can reach the Summit of Island Peak via EBC. And how much physically fit do you have to be to take on this “Mighty Climb”?

    As overwhelming as the Climb to Island Peak via EBC sounds, the journey is graded as a strenuous one. Since the trek combines the thrill of reaching the foothill of Mt. Everest with the Island Peak Climb, it demands you to have good physical fitness. It is best suited for people looking for a more thrilling experience than a regular one.

    Nevertheless, with enough acclimatization days and with the help of our highly experienced guide, you can complete the trek successfully.

    Alternative Adventures

    Want to know the alternative adventures? Well, let’s explore that in this section.

    The Lobuche Peak Climb is an exciting adventure that you can consider. It is an 18-day journey that takes you to the base Camp of Mt. Everest and to climb Lobuche Peak instead of Island Peak. The climb to Lobuche Peak is relatively easier than the climb to Island Peak. 

    Another is the Gokyo Lake – EBC – Island Peak Climbing. It is a 22-day journey that will give you a whole experience of the Everest region. The trail first takes you to witness the tranquility of the Gokyo lakes, then to the foothill of Mt. Everest, and then it's time to climb one of the notorious peaks in Khumbu, Island Peak. Along the way, you’ll also cross the high mountain pass, Chola Pass, and hike to the vantage points, such as Gokyo Ri and Kala Pathar, to witness the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

    Rest assured that a Himalayan adventure is an experience you will never forget. Nonetheless, if you have any queries regarding the trip, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always ready to assist you and ensure your satisfaction.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers
    • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
    • Island peak climbing permit fee
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge-to-lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing.
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • English-speaking trekking guide and highly experienced climbing guide for Island Peak, including their food, accommodations, salary, insurance, etc.
    • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu, including departure taxes
    • Duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
    • Boiled water will be provided during the climb
    • All require permits, including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Island Peak climbing, etc.
    • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar, etc.
    • All taxes and service charges

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Drink including - water, coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks, and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The EBC trek with Island Peak set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days EBC trek with Island Peak departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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