Everest Base camp with Island peak climbing itinerary
Everest Base camp with Island peak climbing itinerary
Certainly! Here’s a detailed itinerary for Island Peak climbing via the Everest Base Camp route:
Day 1: Arrival Lukla, Trek to Phakding-3 hours
Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m). Begin your trek to Phakding (2,610m), a small Sherpa village. Walk along the Dudh Koshi River and pass through several villages. Overnight stay in Phakding.
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar-5 hours.
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the gateway to Everest. Cross suspension bridges and ascend through the Sagarmatha National Park. Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and other Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Spend the day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Hike to Everest View Hotel for stunning views of Mt. Everest. Explore the Sherpa culture and visit the local market. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche-5 hours.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m). Pass through forests and enjoy views of Ama Dablam and other peaks. Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay in Tengboche.
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche-4 hours.
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m). Walk through rhododendron forests and cross the Imja Khola River. Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan range. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 6: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m) 4-5 hours
Ascend along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Enjoy views of the beautiful glacial landscapes. Overnight stay in Lobuche.
Day 7: Trek to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorak Shep-6 hours.
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Witness the stunning Khumbu Icefall and the base camp of Mt. Everest. Return to Gorak Shep (5,164m) for an overnight stay. Overnight stay in Gorak Shep.
Day 8: Hike to Kala Patthar, Trek to Lobuche-6 hours
Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 Meters) for sunrise views of Everest. Descend to Gorak Shep and continue trekking to Lobuche. Overnight stay in Lobuche.
Day 9: Lobuche To Chhukung Via Kongma La Pass (5,535 Meters) 7-8 Hours.
Corrosing to Kongma La pass is a long day about 7-8-hours walking. After Kongma La pass descend to Chhukung Valley with a view of Amadablam, Island Peak, and other mountain views.
Day 10: Rest Day In Chhukung
Spend the day in Chhukung for further acclimatization with panoramic views. Check and test climbing equipment with your guide. Overnight stay in Chhukung.
Day 11: Trek To Island Peak Base Camp-5-6 Hours.
Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m). Ascend through rocky terrain and cross the Lhotse Glacier. Reach the base camp and set up camp for the climb. Overnight stay at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 12: Summit Day – Island Peak (6,189m), Descend To Chhukung-10-11 Hours.
Begin the summit push in the early morning. Climb steep slopes, negotiate crevasses, and use fixed ropes. Reach the summit of Island Peak, enjoying breathtaking views. Descend back to Island Peak Base Camp and further to Chhukung. Overnight stay in Chhukung.
Day 13: Chhukung To Tengboche (3,800 Meters). 5-6 Hours
From Dingboche to Tengboche easy day and you will see the biggest monastery in your Khumbu trek. Overnight at Tengboche.
Day 14: Tengboche To Namche Bazaar (3,440 Meters). 5 Hours.
Descend from Tengboche and retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the familiar trails and bid farewell to the mountains as you descend. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2,840 Meters). 7 Hours.
Continue your descent from Namche Bazaar and reach Lukla. Celebrate the completion of your trek with your guide and fellow trekkers. Overnight in Lukla.
Please note that this itinerary is just a guideline and can be adjusted according to your preferences and available time. It’s essential to trek responsibly, respect local customs, and take necessary precautions while at Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing.
The best time to do the Everest Base Camp and Island Peak climbing is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Everest region.
Spring (March to May): This is the post-winter season when the weather starts to warm up, and the trekking trails become vibrant with blooming flowers and rhododendrons. The temperature is generally mild, with clear skies and excellent visibility. It’s a great time to witness the beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, and panoramic mountain views.
Autumn (September to November): This is the post-monsoon season when the weather is stable, and the skies are generally clear. The temperature is comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The autumn months offer breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Everest Region, and the overall trekking experience is enhanced by the festive atmosphere during the Nepalese Dashain and Tihar festivals.
Both seasons have their advantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. If you enjoy seeing colorful flowers and blooming vegetation, spring is a good choice. If you prefer clearer skies and panoramic mountain views, autumn is a great option. It’s worth noting that the Khumbu region can be visited year-round, but other seasons such as winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) may bring more challenges due to cold temperatures, snowfall, and potential landslides.