23 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6160 m

Island Peak Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous but frequent climbing trekking peak in the Everest region. It offers hypnotic views of snow-capped mountains like the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other impressive peaks. Island peak climbing has established itself as a significant trekking peak in Nepal. The peak 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. 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.

The Island peak Everest base camp trek can conclude in all seasons. But it is mainly more interesting during the spring or autumn. Moreover, A warm hospitality and impressive scenery make it a must do for thrill seekers all around the world. The permits of Island peak is variable according to the seasons. It is available from 70 USD to 250 USD. The island peak climbing itinerary maintains with proper acclimatization at the appropriate places. The trip concludes one of the remarkable journeys around the Everest region. The trek begins and comes to an end at Lukla as others trekking in the Khumbu region.

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 and lifetime experience
A great combination of cultural walk into traditional Sherpa village

Everest Base Camp & Island Peak itinerary

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Namche – Tenboche – Pheriche – Lobuche – Gorakshep – EBC – Dingoche – Chhukung – Island Peak base camp – Island peak summit – Pangboche – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu.


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 heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by 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 others 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 landscape 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 the breakfast. The trail leads you 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 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 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 come 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 an 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, 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 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 spare 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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