Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing Nepal

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Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing Nepal

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20 Days
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Overview

Climb Nepal’s popular Island peak over 20,000 ft while trekking to Mount Everest base camp : 20 days 

In this itinerary of 20 days climbing Island peak and Everest base camp (top of the world) itinerary, you will trek in the Mount Everest region the classic trekking route to Everest base camp, including Kala Pattar and Everest Base camp, with a climb of Island Peak also known as one of the highest trekking peaks of World ( 6189 / 20,350ft), Island peak also refefrred as Imja Tse and one of the most climbed peak in Nepal

Imja Tse is classic Nepal climbing experience that will take you into the heart of the world’s majestic Himalayas mountains – the Khumbu valley. Our Island peak expedition offers a unique chance for beginning mountaineers to climb in a relatively lesser-traveled region amidst the mighty Himalayas. The summit of Island peak stands adjacent to one of the world’s largest ice walls and offers stunning views of Ama Dablam and the pyramid of Makalu.

Before you reach to Everest base camp and climb Island peak we walk through the renowned Khumbu region – the “land of legendry Sherpas”, We partake in Nepalese and Tibetan cultures as they have existed for centuries.

Everest base camp trek and Island peak climbing together is one of the popular treks of Earthbound Expeditions and people have been enjoying this for many years. We have been talking to people to Everest base camp and Island peak since 1999 with love and care. We have a 100% safety record and an over 95% success rate. Come and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with a reputed award-winning trekking company, experienced guide, and the friendliest people on earth.

Earthbound Expeditions is recommended by Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, Newyork Times, The Guardian, and many other national and international newspapers and magazines for our good services. We provide Everest Base Camp Trek With Island Peak Climbing at best price, it's just $3,387. You might think "Which season is the best for trekking to Everest Base camp?" and migh have various queries regarding Mount Everest Trekking, Climbing and Hiking. Check out our very informative blog that provides you information about a detailed itinerary for visiting Everest Base Camp. For more information on the Everest Base Camp Trek, feel free to get in touch with us.

Cost Includes/ Excludes

Includes

  • Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star hotel, single / twin sharing rooms and in trek simple lodges.
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) as mentioned above in the trek.
  • One professional climbing Sherpa guide and required number of porter/s for the trek with their meal, Insurance and flight
  • All National park fee ( USD 38 ), airfare both ways to KTM - Lukla - KTM ( USD 380 fixed wing aircraft ), airport transports.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing, airport pick up and drope, all ground transport.
  • One night cultural show and dinner.
  • Peak permit fee-sharing basis and Island peak part group join basis

Excludes

  • International airfare and Insurnace
  • Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc), food in Kathmandu, while not mentioned.
  • Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides.
  • Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fees.
  • Personal, medical and evacuation insurance Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
  • Tips any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal, you will be met and assisted by Earthbound Expeditions representative and transferred to 3 star hotel which is located close to the tourist district of Thamel and offers comfortable accommodation.

DAY 2: Kathmandu - sightseeing

A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today , also introduce with guide. This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have. A half day sightseeing tour of World Heritage sights will also be arranged. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (2880m) - Phakding (2740m).

Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there.

DAY 4: Phakding - Namche (3445m)

The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.

DAY 5: NAMCHE BAZZAR- THAME (3,800m) - NAMCHE BAZZAR

A day to acclimatize. We hike to Sangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).

DAY 6: TYANGBOCHE (3,800m)

From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.

DAY 7: DINGBOCHE (4,300m)

Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).B, L, D

DAY 8: DINGBOCHE (4,300m): Rest day

Rather than just sitting around in the tents or tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons or longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam / Cho oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours Chukung is reached, and after a rest return down the valley.

DAY 9: LOBUCHE (4,900m)

The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla - Lobuche.

DAY 10: Lobuje - Kala Pattar (5545m) - Lobuje.

A long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek’s summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straight forward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point.

DAY 11: EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,300m)

From the dry sandy area of Gorakshep, it is a day trek to the Everest Base Camp. Later return to Lobuche via Gorakshep.

DAY 12: Lobuche to Chhukung (4730m )

The Chhukhung Valley, which lies directly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here you will also have magnificent views of the incredible Amadablam (6856 m.), probably the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

DAY 13: Island Peak Base Camp (4 hrs)

Today, we 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 today. Once camp has been set up you will be free to get your climbing gear in order and get organized for your ascent of the peak tomorrow.

DAY 14: Summit Island Peak (6160m). Return to Chhukung.

You will start early for the summit. The going gets difficult once you reach the bottom of the steep icefall below the summit. Great care and caution must be exercised while scaling the wall to emerge on the ridge leading to the summit. After the summit, you will descend back down to the Base Camp and Chhukhung.

DAY 15: Extra day

Extra day for incase we can\'t climb on particular day.

DAY 16: TYANGBOCHE (3800m)

We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Tyangboche.

DAY 17: MONJO (2500m)

We continue our descent via Namche Bazzar to Monjo.

DAY 18: LUKLA (2,800m)

Return to Lukla where we spend the night.

DAY 19: KATHMANDU

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, evening cultural show and dinner.

DAY 20: Final Departure , transfer to airport

Final Departure , transfer to airport.

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Reviews

Avi007

Avi007

We went on the EBC trek this October with Earthbound Expeditions and it was Great!!! All written here on TA is absolutely correct! Rajan took care of us in every possible way. We sat with him and with our porter/guide (see below) a day before starting the trek and we got all the guidance, information and tips we needed. Rajan was very vey patient with us, even that I sent him about 20 emails before arriving to Kathmandu. Rajan also reimburses us, immediately, no question asked, when we didn't use 2 flight tickets he already purchases for us. Rajan assign to us the greatest porter/guide we could ask, his name is *Hary Nepal* (who works at Rajan's Earthbound Expeditions) , remember that name because I would like also like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Mr Hary Nepal. Hary go on the EBC more than 20 times and the Annapurna circuit more than 40 times - he his a pro! very kind and the most modest person, you will not here a ward about money. Hary took care of us on the trek make sure that we will be happy he is an amazing guy, let me just say it like this: if you go to Nepal - go with Earthbound Expeditions, and do yourself a favor, ask rajan to assign you Hary nepal as porter/guide! It was Hary, just as the view and scenery, that made it a once in a lifetime journey for us.

Rakesh A

Rakesh A

I would like to thank Mr. Rajan of Earthbound Expeditions for arranging a very well organized trip for me and my friends to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar in Nepal. It was a dream trip for me and Mr. Rajan's team made it memorable and comfortable for all of us. Our guide Mr. Sriram Adhikari was very nice and an experienced hiker who has climbed many peaks and been to EBC numerous times, he made our whole trek and journey comfortable and enjoyable. They took good care of us for arranging the best room in every lodge/tea house we stayed, took care of all of our daily needs concerning food, water etc. Never felt that we were left on our own to manage things. I would highly recommend Earthbound Expeditions for trekking in Nepal and looking forward to my next trip to Mansarovar with Earthbound Expeditions.

Ruth A

Ruth A

Amazing journey to Everest Base Camp because of Earthbound!
My trekking partner, Kathy Warren and myself planned our trip to EBC about a year ago to celebrate our 50th birthdays. We were recommended to Earthbound by a friend of Kathy's. From the moment we signed up for the trip until the minute we were droped at the airport for our return trip home, earthbound took great care of us. The cost was extremly reasonable especially given the service we recieved. It was a once in a lifetime trip and I believe alot has to do with how we were taken care of. From the pick-up at the airport, our tour of Katmandu, our guide, Bharat whom we made a life-long friend with, everyday on the trail was a special experience. The owner of the company, Rajan, was there to answer all our questions, he even skyped with us before the trip. He is a special individual who is giving back his country through funding of schools and employing many local, talented individuals in his company. I would pick earthbound for any of our trips to Nepal. If you have any questions , I would be happy to share more of my experience. Thank you again to Rajan and the earthbound team for an unforgetable experience. Ruth Ann Ahnen USA

Steven M

Steven M

Everest base camp trek
What an experience, Rajan and the team were amazing. Our guide Apar looked after us every step of the way ensuring that if anything could be done to make our holiday better then it was done. This is a very professional company and offers service at the very highest level and I would recommend them to anyone who is wanting to trek in Nepal, thank you so many guys for giving our team the experience of a life time and it was very much appreciated.

Lindajean59

Lindajean59

Everest Base camp
We have just returned from a wonderful trekking vacation in the Himalayas booked through Earthbound Expeditions.We cannot say enough about how happy we have been with this company. The initial communication at booking with Tarek was excellent. All our emails were answered within 24 hours and we received regular updates prior to our trip. Rajan runs Earthbound very professionally with the top priority to make sure that everyone is well taken care of. During the trek our guide did an awesome job, organizing meals and accommodations and watching out to make sure everyone was OK every day. His very positive attitude was great to have around. Our porters did a wonderful job, always helpful and happy to assist. This has been a very memorable trip and we hope to be able to return again in the future for another trek. We will definitely look to Earthbound Expeditions to make this happen and we highly recommend them to anyone considering a trip to Nepal.

cottageroad

cottageroad

rajan of earthbound expeditions is the best
If you are thinking of doing something out of the ordinary, THIS IS IT!!! Just like you, I found Earthbound Expeditions (EE) through the internet and chose them based on all the positive reviews. I haven't written any review in my whole life but I'm doing this because the world out there deserve the best of what Nepal has to offer through the warmth and expertise of the people from Earthbound Expeditions. Even if you are not sure of what you want or where exactly you want to go, the first thing you have to do is go to their website and get in touch (email is the fastest) with Mr. Rajan Simkhada right away. He is the president of Earthbound Expeditions and he will help by giving you an idea of what's best for you based on your time and budget. My friend, Jennifer, and I just finished trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC). Our guide, Resham, and our porter, Bal, were extraordinary. They provided us with the kind of service that's way beyond our expectation. (Check out Jennifer's review on April 24, 2014). For me, March is the perfect time to go because there were other trekkers but not enough to make it like a circus. I treasured the solemnity that the trails had to offer. Also, the weather was just right. Warm enough so as not to feel like we were freezing (down jacket is important + gloves and head cover will help) but cold enough so that the yak dung on the trail didn't stink. When you are ready to go, the most important thing you have to bring with you is your diamox (to prevent altitude sickness) and your used hiking boots. The rest (I mean, everything else that you will need for the trek, I'm serious!) you can buy at Thamel, good quality for an incredible price. Spending money in Nepal is also a good way to give back to the people who go out of their way to to make your stay a pleasant one. Pack lightly. When I was reading the reviews before my trip, I won't believe what they said about wearing the same clothes for days and not taking a shower. It's true. My socks smelled fresh like they were taken out of the dryer. It was crazy!!! I brought a lot of baby wipes and felt fresh everyday. Next is water. I got Steripen from Costco before my trip and it served us (including our guide and porter) well until the end of our trek. I gave my Steripen to my guide after the trek. (Actually, I left a lot of my stuff with our guide and porter, including water bottles, sleeping bag liner, trekking poles, shirts, a lot of food, etc.) There is bottled water available if budget is not an issue. But you have to remember that everything, yes, everything up there was carried on the backs of either the porters or the animals. Which reminds me to tell you not to bring too much food. We did, which just resulted in excess baggage. All you need to bring are snack items because breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided during the trek. I became a vegetarian during the trek to avoid digestive problems. (We didn't have any.) Bring your camera, it's a photographer's paradise. There is internet almost all the way to EBC. You can also charge your phone, camera, etc for a small price. Buying my power bank was useless. And last but the most important of all, get travel insurance. Despite all the preparations, I caught the flu 3 days before flying to Kathmandu. But still, I made it to Kala Patthar (KP) and the original EBC. I was coughing and my lungs were not strong enough and succumbed to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) two days after submitting KP. When you are in a very bad situation, you want to have Rajan Simkhada in your corner. One text message to him and the helicopter was on its way to pick us up in Lobuche. Despite 2 days in the hospital in Kathmandu, I believe that this trip will remain on top of all trips. Anyway, for me, the best part of traveling are those that are not part of the itinerary. Six weeks after coming back from Nepal, every now and then, my mind still drifts back to those magical mountains in the Himalayas and the bustling streets of Kathmandu. May you have a safe and fun trip.

Chan S

Chan S

A wonderful trekking trip to Everest Base Camp
In the aftermath of the April 2015 earth quack, I deiced to visit Nepal. Then I thought I might try trekking to the Everest Base Camp. I wanted to use a local trekking company and after doing internet searches, found the Earthbound Expeditions. An exchange of e-mails started in September 2015 with Rajan. He provided detailed information, a list of items to take and also answered my questions promptly. On reaching Kathmandu on 16 November, I was met by a representative of the company, who took me to a hotel. After meeting Kedar on the following day, I was taken on a sightseeing tour of the city. This was very enjoyable. In the evening, I met my Shyam - my guide for the journey. The day after we flew to Lukla, met my ported Prem and stiff for trekking. It was sunshine with clear skies most of the days. We were surrounded by mountains and the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. Walking along the river, crossing suspension bridges to get to the guest houses perched on hills and meeting fellow travelers is an experience that will remain with me for a very long time. Accommodation used along the route was very good. The guide and the porter were very helpful. The service received from the company exceeded my expectations. I would certainly use them again. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Earthbound Expeditions.

oneshiftuk

oneshiftuk

EBC trek
We recently travelled with Earthbound Expeditions on an Everest Base Camp trek. The organisation of the trip was superb from the time we first made our enquiry until the moment we left Kathmandu to fly home. Rajan answered our emails quickly and his responses to our questions before our trip were great and put our minds to rest about problems we thought we might encounter. When we arrived in Kathmandu our driver was waiting with our name clearly shown which was a great relief as Kathmandu airport is a bit overwhelming after a long flight. We were quickly taken to our hotel (Thamel Eco resort) where we were given a warm welcome and quickly taken to our rooms. The flight from Katmandu to Lukla was delayed because of poor visability and eventually cancelled until the next day. Our guide Namar, arranged for our transport back to the hotel and we were given our original rooms back for the night. Next day the flight was again delayed but Namar managed to get some of us on a plane and the rest onto a helicopter to make sure we could start our trek without any further delay. He really deserved his tip just for these efforts alone as after we arrived in Lukla all flights were again cancelled. The rest of the EBC trek was superb as were the porters that we had waiting for our arrival in Lukla. Everyone was very friendly in the tea houses that we stayed in and the food was great considering where we were. Eventually, after 8 hard days, we made it to EBC, all made possible by the crew that looked after us day and night. Don’t underestimate the effects from the altitude and follow what the guide tells you to do, and drink lots of water. On arrival back in Katmandu we met Rajan again and were taken to a cultural evening. Our guide also joined us on a night which will be remembered for a long time, superb food, drink and entertainment. We were a group of 7 and everyone had the same opinion. If going to Nepal again we would not hesitate to book with Earthbound Expeditions. Contact Rajan for help advice and you will not be disappointed.

Jessica R

Jessica R

The most amazing trek to Everest Base Camp! Stunning!
I've just returned from and incredible trip to Kathmandu and trek to Everest Base Camp. It was simply stunning! I was a solo traveller who tagged onto a group of 11 other trekkers. The Thamel Eco Resort was fabulous. A cute little boutique hotel only a street back from the main road yet so peaceful and quiet. Very clean and well presented. All the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help with my stay. I used Earthbound Expeditions from a recommendation from a friend and I wasn't disappointed! Right from the get go everyone was so welcoming and I felt I was looked after really well. Especial being a single girl on my first visit to Nepal. Rajan, Arjun and Bibek (our tour leader and guides, respectively) were amazing! So patient with all of us, as at one point or another we all had aches, pains, sickness and suffered from the effects of the altitude, and not once did any of them make me feel like a was slowing the group down. They really looked after us all and cared about my well being, offering me certain foods to help with nausea and Diamox to help with the altitude, which they supplied. All done with a constant smile on their faces! Such a lovely team. As for the trek it's self.... Incredible! Beautiful scenery, stunning views and those peaks! Wow! ???? I couldn't have asked for a more magical trip, caring staff and friendly group. Despite it being overcast and drizzly for most of the trip (just the time of year) we were treated to glimpses of Everest and were surrounded by towering peaks. The most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. Accommodation is clean and dry, very warm in the main lounge and simple, 2 single bedrooms with shared washing facilities. The accommodation gets a little more basic the higher you climb but that's to be expected. Especially when you see that everything is walked up from Lukla! Toilet rolls and bottles of water included! Simply amazing, herculean effort by all the Sherpa people! A truly wonderful trek! Thank you Earthbound Expeditions for an amazing adventure, new friends and memories to last a lifetime! Jessica

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