Duration: 17 days/16 nights
Tour Route: Kathmandu – Phakding – Namche – Tengboche Monastery – Dingboche – Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche – Chukhung – Island Peak Base Camp – Island Peak – Island Peak Base Camp – Chukhung – Tengboche – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – Kathmandu
Tour Category: Nepal Trekking Tours
Trekking Difficulty: Hard – Professional Trekkers only
Tour Customizable: Definitely! ( Tell us your specific requirements)
Guides: Local Guides ( English Speaking Guide, other languages depend on customers’ request)
Transportation: Private first-class-air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Room with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m) to Phakding (2610m)
Day 02: Phakding (2610m) to Namche (3440m)
Day 03: Explore Namche (3440m)
Day 04: Namche Bazar to Tengboche Monastery (3860m)
Day 05: Tengboche Monastery (3860m) to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 06: Explore Dingboche (4360m)
Day 07: Dingboche (4360m) to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 08: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5170m) – Everest Base Camp (5300m) – Gorakshep
Day 09: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek downhill to Pheriche (4280 m)
Day 10: From Pheriche to Chukhung (4750m)
Day 11: Chukhung (4750m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5090m)
Day 12: Rest day at Island Peak Base Camp (5090m)
Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp (5090m) to Island Peak (6173m), then come back to Island Peak Base Camp and trek downhill to Chukhung
Day 14: Chukhung (4750m) to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 15: Tengboche (3860m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 16: Namche Bazaar (3440m) to Lukla (2840m)
Day 17: Lukla (2840m) to Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m) to Phakding (2610m) (B, L, D)
From Kathmandu, you will be picked up and transferred to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla (2840m). When you arrive in Lukla, you need to collect the luggage and get ready for the trek. After having breakfast, we will start the trek.
First, start trekking to Chheplung (2660m), which will take about 2 hours. You will also have the opportunity to see Kusum Khanguru Peak on your right.
When we get to Chheplung, we can take a short break before we start trekking to ThadoKosiGaon (2580m) and Ghat (2590m), which may take for about 1 hour.
Arrive in Ghat, we will continue the trek to Phakding (2610m). During the trek, you will have the chance to see the marvelous green hill. When we reach Phakding (2610m), you will have time to rest and relax, as well as enjoy wonderful sceneries.
Day 02: Phakding (2610m) to Namche (3440m)(B,L,D)
Today will also be an active day with trekking. After breakfast, we will start trekking to Toktok (2760m). Get to Toktok, continue the trek to Bengkar (2710m). From Bengkar, you can enjoy the view of Thamserku (6618m) right on your front right. After that, continue the trek to Monjo (2840m), where you can see the Khumbila Peak (5765m) from Manju. Since it is believed to be the holy Himalaya by Buddhist, it is restricted to climb.
We will stop for a little time in order to buy the Sagarmatha (Everest) National park entry permit, after that we will continue our trek to Jorsalle (2810m).
When you arrive at Jorsalle, we will stop for a while so that you can have lunch and relax a little bit. After that, we will cross the Hilary bridge before trekking uphill to Namche (3440m). This activity requires a little more physical strength, so, get ready for it. However, the result is completely worthy. You will have the chance to see beautiful, poetic Namche Bazar. Here, check-in the hotel before going out and immerse your soul in extraordinary, scenic Namche Bazaar as well as the marvelous view of Kongde, Kusumkhan, and Thamserku. Tonight, we will spend a night in Namche.
Day 03: Explore Namche (3440m)(B,L,D)
Make sure that today you wake up early enough to witness the sunrise from Namche Bazaar because it will definitely be the most breath-taking scenery you have ever seen in your whole life. Today, we will spend the day to explore the nature and culture of this Everest region. Getting to Everest View Hotel (3900m). Here, you can rest and explore the area. This hotel offers wonderful views of Thamserku, Kusum, Kanguru, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Peak 41, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Everest, Taboche peak, Cholatse peak, and numerous other spots.
Get back to the hotel. Relax, chill out, have lunch and dinner there. If you arrive on Friday and Saturday, remember to pay a visit to the local market fair for goods on an unexpectedly cheap price.
Day 04: Namche Bazar to Tengboche Monastery (3860m)(B, L, D)
After having breakfast and saying goodbye with the hotel, we will head to Kyagjuma (3570m), then Sanasa (3650m). There are some other options for different trekking destinations from Sanasa. However, our trek will continue with PhunkiTenga (3250m). When we arrive, we can have lunch.
After lunch, start trekking uphill to Tengboche Monastery (3860m).
Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 05: Tengboche Monastery (3860m) to Dingboche (4360m)(B,L,D)
After breakfast, trek downhill to Deboche (3770m), then Pangboche (3930m). After arriving in Pangboche, continue the trek to Shomare, where you have lunch and relax for a while before starting trekking to Dingboche (4360m).
In Dingboche, check-in the hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 06: Explore Dingboche (4360m) (B,L,D)
Don’t miss the chance witnessing the sunrise in Dingboche. After having breakfast, you have two options. The first one is to trek to Nagarjuna (5000m). After 4 hours of trekking, you will have the chance to see the stunning views of Amadablam, Makalu, Barunche, Chopolo II, Mera peak. The second one is to trek to Chukhung Village (4750m) and explore the village.
Day 07: Dingboche (4360m) to Lobuche (4940m)(B,L,D)
Start the trek to Dulga (4600m). When you arrive in Dulga, relax for a while with a tea break. After a tea break, the trek will continue with Lobuche (4940m). When you get to Lobuche, check-in the hotel. Have lunch and dinner at the hotel, overnight at the hotel in Lobuche. From Lobuche, you can witness the beauty of Nuptse, Cholaste as well as Taboche Peak.
Day 08: Lobuche – Gorakshep(5170m) – Everest Base Camp(5300m) – Gorakshep(B, L, D)
After having breakfast, we will trek to Gorakshep (5170m), and when we arrive, check-in and have lunch at the hotel. After checking in, the trek will continue. We will head to Everest Base Camp (5300m). In Everest Base Camp, you can see the views of Everest South shoulder, Nuptse, Chamgtse (7543m), Lingtren (6713m), Khumbutse (6639m) and Mount Pumori (7138m).
Trek back to Gorakshep. Dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 09: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and Trek Downhill to Pheriche (4280m) (B, L, D)
The trek today will be a difficult trek.
Today, wake up earlier for an uphill trek to Kala Patthar (5545m). Since this is the early morning, you can see the charming sunrise view. We can rest a little bit before trekking downhill, back to Gorekshep. Come back to the hotel, where you will eat breakfast and rest for a while before we start trekking back to Pheriche (4280m). Getting to Lobuche (4940m), continue the trek to Dughla (4600m).
Stop in Dughla for lunch and continue the trek to Pheriche, where you will do the check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 10: From Pheriche to Chukhung(4750m) (B, L, D)
Today the trek will be a lot easier.
After having breakfast, you will start trekking to Chukhung, on the way to Chukhung, we will cross Dingboche and Bibre (4570m).
In Chukhung, you will have the opportunity to overnight in a local lodge. Lunch and dinner will be at the hotel.
Day 11: Chukhung (4750m) to Island Peak Base Camp(5090m)(B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will take packed lunch since there is no place for lunch during the trek.
Today, we will trek uphill to the Island Peak Base Camp (5090m) and overnight in a local lodge there.
Day 12: Rest Day at Island Peak Base Camp(5090m)(B, L, D)
There is a lesson for pre-climbing training today.
In fact, Island Peak Climbing doesn’t require such difficult training. However, some training will make you feel more confident as well as enhance your climbing skills so you can enjoy fully this experience.
In the lesson, our guide will give you useful information about climbing, the weather, how to prepare and what techniques should be used. Besides, he will also teach you how to use climbing gear such as climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, etc. Also, you will learn how to use ropes in order to go up and down.
Today, you should go to sleep earlier since tomorrow we have to wake up and start very early.
Day 13: Island Peak Base Camp (5090m) to Island Peak(6173m), then Come Back to Island Peak Base Camp and Trek Downhill to Chukhung(B, L, D)
This day is one of the toughest days on our trip.
At 1 a.m, wake up and have breakfast, and let our Island Peak Climbing begin. We have to start that early as the strong wind in the highlands can affect our achievement.
After about 5 to 6 hours of climbing, we will reach the summit of Island Peak. Mission completed. Enjoy this wonderful moment, feel the fresh air and the wind blowing your hair. Take some amazing and unique photos to record the day.
Your guide will fix a rope wherever and whenever we need it. You will be guided carefully, completely and safely to the top.
And we can assure you that this will be one of the greatest experiences in your whole life.
After that, we will trek downhill to Island Trek Base Camp. When arriving, have some food and rest for a while at the base camp before starting to trek downhill to Chukhung.
Overnight at a local lodge in Chukhung.
Day 14: Chukhung(4750m) to Tengboche (3860m)(B,L,D)
After breakfast, the trek will continue with the trek downhill to Tengboche. On the way, we will drop by Dingboche (4360m), Shomare (4070m) and Pangboche (3030m). Have lunch at Pangboche before starting trekking to Tengboche (3860m). Overnight in a lodge at Tengboche.
Day 15: Tengboche(3860m) to Namche Bazaar(3440m) (B,L,D)
On the way trekking downhill to Namche Bazaar, stop by Kyangjuma (3570m). Have lunch at Kyangjuma before starting trekking to Namche Bazaar.
We will arrive in Namche Bazaar in the early afternoon so you will have free time to explore Namche Bazaar, chilling out and wander around this beautiful place. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar(3440m) to Lukla(2840m) (B,L,D)
Trek downhill to Hilary bridge. After Hilary, continue the trek to Jorsale (2810m), Monjo (2840m), Bengkar (2710m), Toktok (2760m), Phakding (2610m). Have lunch at Phakding (2610m). Rest for a while before we start trekking to Ghat (2590m), Chheplung (2660m) and finally, Lukla (2840m).
Check-in the hotel in Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 17: Lukla(2840m) to Kathmandu (1300m)(B,L,D)
This is the last day of the Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Nepal Climbing tour. We will transfer you to Lukla Airport for your flight to Kathmandu.
When you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, you have 2 options. Continue exploring Nepal or fly back home.
Hope you will always remember all the memories in this Nepal tour.