Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Summit in Nepal

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Summit in Nepal

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Overview for Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Summit in Nepal

  • Trip Code: CT-10016
  • Package: Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Summit in Nepal
  • Duration: 19 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 6,189m/20,305ft
  • Trip Level:
    Requires prior training and some experience in trekking and mountaineering
  • Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Guest House | Tent Camp | Hotel
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
  • Trip Route: Lukla- Namche Bazzar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Gorakshep -Everest Base camp -Kalapathar - Chukhung - Island Base camp - Island Peak - Lukla

Trip Highlights

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu with scenic views of the Himalayas
  • Beautiful Sherpa villages in the Everest region
  • he Tengboche monastery
  • Views of Great Himalayan Ranges such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and other high peaks.
  • The Everest Base Camp
  • Island  Peak Climbing

Situated at a height of 6,187m, Island Peak (also known as Imja Tse) is a popular adventure travel package in Nepal that combines couple unique aspects of trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp along with the Island Peak summit. The whole trek takes place within the beautiful Everest region and the trek is best suited for those looking for more thrilling adventure than just trekking. Climbing Mount Everest can be a daunting task and the cost of climbing Mount Everest is pretty steep as well but climbing Island Peak might suffice your hunger for peak climbing in Himalayas as the cost is much more affordable and can be done by anyone with a little bit of practice and enthusiasm. If what you're seeking is to widen your experience towards peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal then this might be the right option for you.

The expedition is led by well experienced Sherpa climbers. Travelers will be briefed about the journey and various aspects of climbing techniques after their arrival at Kathmandu and they'll be introduced with their fellow guide and climbing experts. The Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Summit trip starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. During this trek in Nepal, we can see the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges such as Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,749m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Labuche (6,119), Thamserku (6,608m), Kangtega (6,685m), Pumo Ri (7,165m), and Island peak (6,189m) from different angles. We first reach to the Everest Base Camp, the foothills of Mount Everest and the closest we can get to Mount Everest without any special permit. After accomplishing one of the two challenges we then head towards the second challenge, the Island Peak summit. Surrounded by the glaciers, the Island Peak looks like an island and hence the name. This is the place where you'll be guided by the best professional Sherpas to make your way to the top of the peak from where amazing views of surrounding Himalayas can be seen. It is truly special place to be where travelers can immerse themselves in the accomplishment of reaching the summit.

The journey however is not only about the mountains. The unique culture and Sherpa settlement of the Khumbu region is another aspect of what sets this place apart. The beautiful Himalayan people and their hospitable culture will surely warm the hearts of any travelers. We will be passing through many Sherpa villages such as Namche, Tehgboche, Pangpoche and others many more. There are also monasteries and gumbas along the way which is something you won't get to see over other places in the world. Keep in mind that this Everest expedition requires a group of two or more people for the trek. The journey truly is thrilling and challenging but it is an accomplishment afterwards

When is the best time for EBC trek and Peak Island Summit?

The best time for EBC trek and climbing the summit of Island Peak in Nepal would be during the Spring (Feb-May) and Fall (Sep-Nov) season.

How hard is the Everest Base Camp trek with Peak Island Summit?

The EBC trek in Nepal is a moderate trek which can be done by anyone physically active however Peak Island trek are for those who are physically fit with a strong determination for reaching the summit.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Summit in Nepal Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft (Kathmandu) 

Guests will be taken to a hotel in Kathmandu after their arrival at the airport where one of our staffs from Core Treks will pick them from airport. There will be a brief session at the Core Trek office regarding the trip after the guests have dropped off their belongings at the hotel.

Meal Included: None

Day 02
Preparation and Pre-Trip Meeting

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft (Kathmandu) 

 After breakfast, we'll be meeting for a session where travelers will get introduced with their guides and other company representatives. They'll be briefed about the trip and all the permits regarding the trek and summit climb. Travelers may ask any question regarding the trek. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration or some last minute shopping in the Thamel area.

Meal Included: Breakfast, 

Day 03
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike towards Phakding

Altitude: Lukla 2,800m/9184ft & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) 
Walk approx: 3 hours
Flight time: 30 min

We will have a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu early in the morning. The flight is very scenic with the Great Himalayas that can be seen beneath us. It is a lifetime experience in itself as the flight to Lukla is regarded as one of the most thrilling flight in the world. Upon landing, we will be trekking toward Phakding with an amazing view of landscapes accompanying us all the way.

Important Note: Lukla flights have been diverted to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu according to the recent notice from Aviation Authority. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap is about 4h to 5h (140km) via B.P.Highway. We will be preparing very early in the morning for the drive to Ramechhap in order to catch early flights. Read more about Lukla flights diversion here.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04
Phakding to Namche Bazzar

Altitude:  3,440m/11,283ft (Namche Bazzar) 
Walk approx. 6 hours

Following the trails of Dudh Koshi river, we will be ascending through the Himalayan pine forests on this day. We will be crossing many suspension bridges with Hillary suspension bridge being one of them, named after one of the first persons to climb the summit of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary. We then will reach to the town of Namche Bazzar which is the most important trading post for the Everest region. It is also a very historic trading post as Nepalese and Tibetan traders used to exchange salt, dried meat, and textile in ancient times. Namche is filled with hotels, pubs, restaurants and internet cafes.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05
Acclimatization and rest at Namche Bazzar

Altitude: 3,720 m/ 12,201 ft.  (Syangboche)
Walk approx. 3 hours

Namche Bazar is the perfect place for acclimatization. A short hike towards Syangboche (3720m) is done as an activity for acclimatization. There also lies an airstrip which is supposed to be the highest located airstrip in the world. From Syangboche, the panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges such as Mount Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8749m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Labuche (6119m) can be seen. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel which is a hotel located at the highest altitude on earth.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06
Namche Bazzar to Tengboche

Altitude: 4,400 m/ 14,432ft (Tenboche) 
Walk approx. 6 hours

The journey towards Tengboche starts following the trails which marches along the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. The trail is uniform and fairly easy. In Tengboche there lies a famous monastery where a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, incredibly ornate wall hangings, and the musical instruments and robe of the Lamas can be seen. This monastery is the spiritual center of the Everest region's people. A prayer ceremony is done every day in the monastery and the group will be taken to observe the prayer either in the evening or morning depending on the trekking schedule.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07
Tengboche to Dingboche

Altitude:  4,400m/14,435ft Dongboche
Walki approx. 5 hours

The trail then will go through Imja Khola where trekkers can enjoy crossing excitng suspension bridge. Our trekking on this day is mostly uphill and as the trek finally comes to an end, we will be reaching the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche. Amazing view of the Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam can be seen from this village.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08
Acclimatization and rest at Dingboche

Altitude: 4,400 m/ 14,432ft. (Dingboche)
Walk approx. 5 hours

Dingboche is another great place for acclimatizing. After breakfast a hike to Nangkartshang Peak is amazing way to acclimatize the body. The place has an excellent view point and if the weather is clear, the view of Ama Dablam peak could be seen from its summits to its feet. After a short rest, we then descend bact to Dingboche. We'll reach back to Dingboche by lunch and after having our lunch we take a rest. The afternoon temperature might significantly drop as the sun sets over the mountain tops in these regions. Trekkers can spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around the villages or resting.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09
Dingboche to Lobuche

Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft ( Lobuche) 
Walk approx. 5 hours

The trek further resumes by walking towards Dhungla where an aid-post is situated at a place called Pheriche which provides treatment for the trekkers in need. The trail continues along and we will be gaining altitude as we move ahead. We then come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of the Lobuche area.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Lobuche to Gorakshep and a walk towards Everest Base Camp

Altitude: 5,140m m/ 16,859 ft (Gorakshep) 5,364m/ 17,594 ft (EBC)
Walk approx.  7 hours

Altitude: Gorakshep 5,180m/16,994ft and EBC 5,364m/17,598ft Duration: 6-8 hours We will be walking over the Khumbu glacier during this walk which is a sight to behold. After a couple hours of trek we will be reaching to Gorekshep where we put down our backpacks at a lodge. After that we climb up towards the Everest Base Camp. There isn't much gain in elevation during this walk however, there are a lot of ups and downs and because of the high elevation you might feel exhaustion time and again. After around 3 hours of hike we will reach the base camp. We stay there for some time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Khumbu glacier and then head back to Gorakshep for the night.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Gorekshep to Kala Patthar to Chukhung

Altitude: Kala Patthar 5,545m/18,187ft & 4,730m/15,518ft . Chukung
Walk approx. 7 hours

The day starts with a hike up to Kala Patthar early in the dawn since we want to view the sunrise here. Kala Patthar is one of the best viewpoints to observe Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges from close up. It is a place famous for the photographs of Mount Everest as the top of the world, Everest peak, can be seen from the best angle. After enjoying the mesmerizing view we trek back to Gorekshep for breakfast and then walk toward Chukung and Island Peak.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp /Training

Altitude:  5,240m/17,187ft (Island Peak Base Camp) 
Walk approx. 3 hours

We will start the day with a short hike to Island Peak Base Camp in the morning. After we will hit to the Island Peak Base Camp, you will receive a training from our export climbers Sherpas about the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. Our training will also include the ways to use ropes to go up and down for your proper safety and knowledge.  Even though you don’t have prior climbing experience, it is possible to make the Island Peak Summit as long as you have sufficient physical fitness however having past climbs under your portfolio would certainly make your climb easier. You have to be mentally prepare because ascending the peak is seen to be difficult that trekking.


Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13
Island Peak Summit and return to Chukung

Altitude:  6,189m/20,305ft (Island peak) 
Walk apporx. 12 hours

Finally the most awaiting day of our expedition has arrived as today at around 1 am, we will get ourselves ready to climb upwards with the company of our head lights on. Timing is the key here as we will make our way up to a wide stone field, by crossing the ridges to the glacier and crevasses. Then we will hit to the steep after a brief trek against a plateau of virginal snow. We will also have a rope climbing in our way in which length of the rope will usually be 300 m. Even though you can find that crawl towards the summit strenuous but really at the end, you will find that it was indeed one of the great experience of your life. So, after some glimpse of the impressive view out there, we will carefully start to descend down to the base and then head toward the pleasing village of Chukung.


Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14
Chukung to Tengboche

Altitude:  4,400m/14,435ft 9 (Tengboche )
Walk approx.6 hours

We now retrace the original steps of our ascent as we make our way back down towards the village of Tengboche. The trail gets easier as we move forward because of the elevation decrement.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15
Tengboche to Namche

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft (Namche Bazzar) 
Walk approx. 5 hours

We then head back towards Namche Bazzar and the way is mostly downhill. After we reach to Namche we put down our backpacks and relax for the day and enjoy the comforts the town of Namche has to offer.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16
Namche Bazzar to Lukla

Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft
Walk approx. 6  hours

The trail from Namche Bazzar to Lukla is the same trail we will be passing through while ascending towards Namche Bazzar. The trail will be much easier as it is going downhill and lesser altitude. As we reach to Lukla, we can relax, laugh about the journey, and celebrate the victory of accomplishment.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17
Lukla to Kathmandu

Altitude: Kathmandu 1,350m/4,428ft
Flight time: 35 mins

The flight usually is held during morning hours. The flight will be 35 minutes long to reach from Lukla to Kathmandu and hence the trekking comes to an end. After landing, travelers are taken back to the hotel where you shall stay overnight. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, 

Day 18
Spare day in Kathmandu

We can’t predict weather condition on mountains sometime, there may be possibility of flight delay if we’ll have a bad weather condition. So, we need a day reserved as spare day.  If all goes well as per our set itinerary, you can book another exciting tour around Kathmandu. 

In the evening, Core Trek will organize a dinner for its guest at a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant where there will also be a cultural dance program.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 19

Altitude: Kathmandu 1,350m/4,428ft

The day has come and after bidding our goodbyes a representative from Core Treks will transport you to Tribhuvwan International Airport around 3 hours before your flight departure.

Meal Included: Breakfast,


Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Summit in Nepal Cost Mentions

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (3 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. ( 12 Nights).
  • Tented Camp (3 Nights)
  •  Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Climbing permit for Island Peak (6,189m./ 20,305 ft.)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
  • Climbing Sherpa from Island base camp to the summit and back to base camp.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Camping Tents,Group climbing equipment, dining tents, toilet tents  and Kitchen equipment’s), 
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.


Trip Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Summit is one challenging trekking that you need to be very mindful before choosing. Unlike other trekking around the Everest region, this one needs to be designed in a comprehensive way. Our team has made the maximum effort to design this package for safety of the trekker as the peak stretches as far as 6,189m from the sea level.


Although our team of guides will assist you for the climb, you will require some guiding principles of mountaineering before you make your move. Climbing the Island peak is not easy. It is a challenging endeavor that only a few are willing to take. 


Expect a considerably low temperature, tough mountains and low oxygen levels. If you make it to the top of the island, you will be rewarded with a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas. 


The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due to land structure and not much development in the area you will need to set camps at a higher altitude. 


To book the Everest Base Camp trek with Island Peak Summit in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival.

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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Useful Links: 

Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Trek Packing List 
  3. Responsible Tourism 
  4. Free Travel Guide (New)

CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions. 

Altitude Sickness: 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go. 

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions: 

  • Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust 
  • Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day 
  • Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily 
  • Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms 
  • Do not skip acclimatization days 
  • Be prepared in case of an emergency 

Safety and Security 

A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

Trekking Equipment 

CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek. 

Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek. 

Walking Hours 

On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day. 

Hiring a Porter/Guide 

An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals. 

All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience. 


Totally satisfied with the service

From: United States | On: 11 Oct, 2019

Being an active trekker, I was looking forward to climbing the Island peak in Nepal along with the Everest Base Camp. It turned out to be a great adventure. Besides the challenging climbing and intense weather conditioning we managed to complete our journey and it felt great.

I want to thank all the people who helped me from CoreTreks to achieve one of my biggest achievement in life. I will forever remember this time. I could not recommend CoreTreks more. Thank you.


Beautiful mountains and delicious food

From: Australia | On: 28 Sep, 2018

Have been planning the Everest summit for the last few years. I finally had time to fly out to Nepal and trek to the world’s tallest mountain, the Everest. It is surprising that Nepal has way more to offer than just the landscapes.

The cuisine of Nepal is really delicious. You might find it spicier but that’s the way to go for me. Talking about the trekking itself.

It was fairly challenging but CoreTreks and the guiding team helped me through it. That is why recommend CoreTreks if you are looking for future trip to the mountains.

An amazing experience with Nepal and Nepalese

From: United Kingdom | On: 16 Apr, 2018

Really had an amazing experience with all the Nepalese people. They are so kind and helpful it’s mind blowing. I recommend all the people that are thinking of visiting Nepal to take the leap.


The country is such a blessing. Thanks to the team of CoreTreks for helping me from choosing the best package for climbing the Island peak to returning back home.

They are best at planning your journey and highly recommended among many other travelers. Nevertheless, the climb to Island peak was a difficult challenge and you should go through all the guidance to accomplish your journey. Hit up CoreTreks and you should know why I recommend this particular company. Have a safe journey to Nepal.

Challenging trek but worth it

From: United States | On: 12 Apr, 2017

It was one hell of a trekking and climbing. We completed the trek with Atma Ram Bhatta and Narendra Bhatta who were both helpful and hardworking individuals from CoreTreks.

Nepalese people are very kind and that filled my heart with joy as we continued to hike up through local Sherpa Settlements.


I would suggest the team to consider more comfortable transportation means as some of them were somewhat uncomfortable. Besides that, love the trip, love Nepal, will definitely visit again.


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