Enjoy trekking to one of the most popular destinations in Nepal and climb the Island Peak (6189m) on the EBC with Island Peak Trek. On this trek, you will not only climb the Island Peak but also trek to Everest Base Camp, which is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The trek will take you through lush forests followed by Himalaya desert while giving you skyline with mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8414m). Experience the ethnic Sherpa settlements and Buddhism while indulging in a unique adventure suited for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts.
The 17-day Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Without any delay, you’ll prepare your permits and head off to the Everest Region. You’ll embark on a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to the small airport of Lukla. The trek begins at Lukla and gradually goes along the traditionally rich Sherpa villages like Phakding to arrive at Namche Bazaar. Namche is a unique experience while trekking in the Himalayas with cafes, internet facility, ATMs, and restaurants. Next, you will trek through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp. The entire trail lies inside Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trek offers a unique chance to observe the unique lifestyle and culture of the ethnic Sherpa tribe. Kalapatthar (5545m) is the highest point on the trek. From here, you see amazing up-close view of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its ranges. Afterward, you’ll head down to Chhukung village and trek to Island Peak Base Camp. After a brief climbing training, you’ll climb the peak early next morning. From the summit, you can enjoy the majestic panorama of the nearby towering peaks, namely: the Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Makalu (8463m). You’ll descend to Chhukung village and retrace your path back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar.