23 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6160 m

EBC with Island Peak Trek is a famous but frequent climbing trekking peak in the Everest region. Island peak climbing has established itself as a significant trekking peak in Nepal. The mountain appears as an island of the sea while it seems from Dingboche. Due to this reason, it called the Island peak by Eric Shipton in 1952. The trail goes a highly adventurous route since it goes through the rocky paths, terrains, and charming villages. It offers hypnotic views of snow-capped mountains such as the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other impressive peaks. The 23 days treks allow you to explore the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar and get a chance both trekking and climbing experience in a single excursion.

Our island peak climbing itinerary via Everest Base Camp maintains with proper acclimatization at the appropriate places. The Island peak EBC trek can reach in all seasons. But it is mainly more impressive during the spring or autumn. Moreover, warm hospitality and remarkable scenery make it a must-do for thrill seekers all around the world. Due to the variable of  Island peak Permits cost, many climbers prefer to choose the autumn season.

Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek: Highlights

An adventure with the most popular trekking peak of Nepal via Everest Base Camp
Overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure on Island Peak Climb

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
A great combination of cultural walk into traditional Sherpa village


EBC & Island Peak Brief Itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Walking Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350
2. Trek Preparation
3. Fly to  Lukla, then trek to Phakding 2600 3h00
4. Namche Bazaar 3464 6h00
5. Tengboche 3800 5h00
6. Dingboche 4400 6h00
7. Acclimatization Day!
8. Lobuche 4900 6h00
9. Gorakshep (visit EBC 5364 m) 5100 7h00
10. Hike Kalapatthar 5545 m then trek to Loboche 4900 7h00
11. Chhukung via Khongma – La Pass (5535 m) 4730 8h00
12. Island Peak Base Camp 4770 4h00
13. High Camp 5700 5h00
14. Island Peak summit, then back to Base Camp 6,189 6h00
15. Rest or security day for summit 3900 6h00
16. Pangboche
17. Namche 3460 6h00
18. Lukla 2800 7h00
19. Fly back to Kathmandu
20. Final Departure

Permits and Regulations

The Island Peak Permits cost is ranging from 70 USD to 250 USD according to the seasons. Indeed, the trip concludes one of the remarkable journeys around the Everest region. The Island Peak EBC trek begins and comes to the ends at Lukla as others trekking in the Everest region.

The Everest Base Camp itineraries comprise other ideas for combining Island Peak with various treks and climbs in the Everest region. Would you like to do this trek? Get in touch with a local expert.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.

You will be transferred to the airport in the early morning as per flight schedule. 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of Central and Eastern Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscapes and hills. Lukla is a gateway to the Everest Region.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.

This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after breakfast. The trail leads you to the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture, peaceful forests, and crossing over several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.

Day 5: Acclimatize day!

This is an exploration day in Namche. Hike till Syangboche, a small airport in the region and consider as the world’s highest one. Then hike up to 3800 m to see the Mt. Everest and other popular peaks. You will have proper acclimatization. In the afternoon, you may explore the village which is more equipped with modern amenities such as the internet, phone, massage and more.

Day 6: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)

It is as usual after the breakfast in Namche trek to next destination Tengboche, a great monastery of the region where Mani Rimdu festival conduct in October and many monks are meditation along the year. Enjoy with a magnificent view of thunder Himalayas. The trail goes regularly down to reach in Sansa, where we confluence a junction to go popular trail to Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp. Gradually descend to the Dudh Koshi River traversing villages and pine forests and cross a bridge slightly uphill similarly to Tengboche. (Lodge)

Day 7: Tengboche – Pheriche(4410m)

The path drops gradually down passing through some tea houses at Dingboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascent leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trail continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Phortse. After Phortse, the trail continues to ascend to the top of a small pass and finally drops into the windy valley of Pheriche.

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Pheriche.

A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang for a couple of hours offers beautiful views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. The hike also offers views of Island Peak (6189 meters) and villages of Dingboche and Chukkung in the Chukkung Valley. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon. An hour-long briefing on altitude and altitude sickness in the afternoon at the Pheriche health post is always an interesting option for trekkers.

Day 9: Dingboche – Lobuche (4900m) 5 hours walk

An adventurous journey to Everest base camp from Dingboche remains it Himalayan views in 360° along the trail to Lobuche. The trail seems easy walking due to the altitude; it’s difficult to breathe during the walk. A steep walk through the moraine of Khumbu glacier from Thukla to Lobuche, we encounter many prayer flags and monuments in the memory of mountaineer who is deceased during the expedition.

Day 10: Lobuche (4900m) – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakshep (5140m) 7 hours walk.

The trail goes to Gorakshep along the edge of Khumbu glacier. The vistas of snowy mountains we still perceive. A small climbing of Changri glacier and zigzag trail get Gorakshep. After having lunch in Gorakshep, heading to Everest Base Camp where we can see numerous tents in the Basecamp for expedition purpose. Your dream comes true while reach in Everest Base camp but not visible Everest from here. Then back to Gorakshep. (Lodge)

Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Labuche (5100m) 7 hours walk.

We achieved the ultimate goal of the trip. Here begins another climax of the trek to reach the top of Kala Patthar, where we can see a stunning view of Mt. Everest so far. Then continue to descend to Labuche with similar views of thunder Himalayas.

Day 12: Lobuche – Chhukung (4730m).

Today is early start trek to make the pass of Khongma-La (5535m). The trail continuously goes through the moraine of Khumbu glacier to Khongma-La Base Camp. There could be feeling difficult because of the high altitude and daily walk in the glacier, ascending to the Khongma- La pass is the hardest day of the trek. Several mountains are approaching in around in the top of the pass. Then, they gradually descend toward Chhukung through the Imja Khola Valley.

Day 13: Chhukung – Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp (4,970 m). 4h00 walk.

Today, the trail leads us to Island Peak Base Camp following by Imja River, a pleasant place with a small lake and good view of Nuptse and Lhotse ridge where we set up our tent to spend a night. We get ready all the climbing equipment for the summit

Day 14: Base Camp – Imja Tse (Island) Peak High camp (5,600 m.) 5h00 walk

We ascend from Base Camp to reach Island Peak High Camp, a beautiful spot where we can enjoy spectacular views of the mountain in a circle. Strategically, this night is uncomfortable due to altitude and cold.

Day 15: Imja Tse (Island) Peak Summit (6,160 m.) back to base camp. 5h00 walk.

In the early morning, we will start our footsteps to the summit. Here is to be taken attention while climbing the icy-wall to get the border, which leads to the summit. After reaching the top of the peak, then we come back to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 16: Security day for summit Imja Tse (Island) Peak.

The day is just an extra day in case of trouble to summit due to bad weather or altitude problem.

Day 17: Trek to Pangboche (3,901 m.) 6h00 walk.

From Imja Tse (Island) Peak base camp, we back to Pangboche following by same way in an open alpine hilly area with magnificent views of mountains. We trek for 5 to 6 hours today.

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) 6h00 walk

From Pangboche, we walk close to the river and arriving to cross the river the trail leads you way up to Tengboche through the forest of Rhododendron, fir, and birch. Gradually, descending to bridge over Dudh Koshi at Punki Thanka and then climb up to Namche Bazaar.

Day 19: Trek to Phakding. 6h00 walk.

A steep descend to bridge over Dudh Koshi, after crossing it towards Phakding passing by the forest of Rhododendron, pines and small settlement.

Day 20: Trek to Lukla. 2h30 walk.

The final day of the trek, this is an easy walk to Lukla passing through the charming villages and alpine apple farms.

Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu.

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of Central Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills.

Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied if the flight cannot be operating due to the bad weather.

Day 23: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.


ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

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Kumar and his team at Himalayan Exploration Treks did a fantastic job of organizing our climb, making sure we were secure, taking care of all our needs, and even turning our summit on a beautiful clear day! I strongly recommend this agency using around Nepal and the Himalayas.

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