Trekking - Everest Base Camp trek (Island Peak Climbing)

Everest base camp trek with Island Peak climbing (22 days)

Trip Facts

Everest base camp trek with Island Peak climbingTrekking Type: Camping Trek
Trekking Grade: ▲▲▲▲ (?)
Maximum Altitude: 6195 m.
Best Season: September - October, April - May

Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu in International Airport meet and greet with flower garland and transport to Hotel, Kathmandu and evening trip briefing with Welcome dinner.

Day 2: After your breakfast transfer to the domestic airport, and fly to Lukla (2800m) about 30 minutes with enjoying whole mountain views on north side Annapurna to Everest so that better to choose the left side seat in the plane and meet your trekking crew porters and other staffs who will be waiting with all preparations and about 30 minutes break in the camp site, have a cup of tea, coffee and trek starts with your whole crew and guide to Phakding (2640m) Overnight. And your lunch will be on the way in Tharokoshi.

This day Descend to Chaurikharka valley from Lukla and straight/flat continue through the Chomlo, Tharokoshi, Ghat zigzag up and down with right side Kushumkhang and opposite Kongde Ridge and Left side DudhKoshi valley river view. It is first day very nice Journey and on the way lunch break in Tharokoshi and get to Phakding Overnight in nice river view campsite.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). Overnight in nice campsite with Mountain View. This day the trial crosses and re-crosses the Dudhkoshi through the villages of Benkyar, monjo, and Jorshalle then climbs steeply 600m.To the market town of Namche Enjoy market there.

Day 4: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization. This day rest for acclimatize and sightseeing around there. First sight seeing Namche bazaar and walk up hill to Sagarmatha national park museum on the hill, in side the house and out side this is one of the viewing point for Khumbu valley and Mt .Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse, Thamsherku, Kusumkhang, Khangteka, Amadablem, Iceland peak, Touche, Cholache and backside Kongde RI, Tenggiritau, Nup lho shar, pachermo, Tengi Ragitau, Langmocheri, seeing very nice panoramic view and Sagarmatha national park museum and back to campsite.

Day 5: Trek to Thame (3820m). 5 and ½ hours walk.

Day 6: Trek to Lungdeng (4500m). About 6 hours walk.

Day 7: Trek to Yak kharka camp below the Renjo La about 4950m. 4 hours walk.

Day 8: Trek over the Renjo La pass (5340m) and Gokyo (4790m). About 7 hours walk with the pass.

Day 9: Trek to THANGNAK (4950M.) Explore Gokyo RI -three hours to climb the summit for rewarding views, Makalu, chhoyou, MT. Everest, Bhorunche, and many
others all round mountains. And back to Gokyo and Lunch at the same placeand
trek start again to thangnak 3 hours. Descend to the second lake below Gokyo Lake below Gokyo, then cross the glacier through a tangle of moraines. Yak pastures at chhugyuma on the eastern edges of the glacier steep ascent in the afternoon up a deserted valley below the south Cho-la Overnight at 4950m in nice campsite.

Day 10: Trek to DZONGLA (4830M.)
Boulder fields and a steep but easy snow slope lead in two hours to the summit of the south cho-la pass (5380m.) a flat glacier plateau with magnificent views to east and west. Descend the snow -covered glacier to a beautiful glen at Dzonghla.

Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m.) 6 hours trek. Contour the steep, grassy hillside above the blue Tsola Lake and round a corner into the khumbu valley, glacier walk about 1 and ½ hours.

Day 12: Excursion to Kalapatther (5550m) for magnificent views of the major eastern Himalayan peaks including Everest B.C. Return to lobuche. O/nt in nice campsite.

Day 13: Trek to chukung (4730m.) 6 hours trek. Overnight in beautiful campsite.

Day 14: Trek to Base camp: The way from CHHUKUNG to base camp is very easy, about 1 hour we have to walk on the glacier and then zigzag and rocky, we can take yaks until the base camp. 3 and 1/2 hours walk and camp in the base camp. Base camp is little windy so we have to choose the place in the corner side for setting the camp in the base camp. In October season water is mostly available there in the base camp. There's also little grasses on some parts of the base camp.

Day 15: Trek to High camp: The way to High camp is slightly uphill with zigzag and rocky trail. We can also have Amadablam, Amalapcha, Amphu and glacier views on the right side and on the left side we can view Lhotse. Actually there are 2 highcamps 1st high camp and 2nd high camp, for reaching the 1st high camp it takes 1 and 1/2 hours but better to go to 2nd high camp which takes from base camp 2 and 1/2 hour for reaching there. The 2nd high camp is just close to the beginning of the ice and snow point and the camping conditions is not big flat surface there's only piece piece flat surface where only 1 tent can be set. But normally we have to make the surface suitable for setting the tents for camping by ourselves because every year the surface changes it self due to the ice fall and rock falls but in this place the water is very clean and clear. The climbing guide will be going to fix the rope this day to the summit for your climbing because it will be easy to climb for you next day early in the morning if they will fix the rope before 1 night then the snow bar will be freezing with the snow and will be strong in the morning for the good safety.

Day 16: The all pack lunch will be prepared by your cook already at night and around 2 o' clock in the morning you will have breakfast in the camp and around 3 o' clock in the morning you will have to start climbing with your climbing guide and just after the beginning of the snow point normally there is small cravas but this craves and the way is normally naturally changing every year but you don't have to worry for it, your climbing guide will know about it and he will take care of you very well and about 100m you will have to climb with the main rope and after that you have to climb with the fix rope for getting to the summit. And when you start to climb with the fix rope the climbing route is south faced and you have to climb to the north direction on the ridge to get to summit. The summit's area is about area for fitting 1 tent but sometimes due to the snow condition sometimes it is bigger and sometimes it is smaller also. And from the summit we can view Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Tabuche, Nuptse, Amalapcha, Baruche, Lhotse, and many other miner mountains and also very nice panoramic glacier views. After enjoying these panoramic views from the summit then process for getting back down, about 150m to 200m you will have to come by fix rope and after that depends on your experience and if you are very experienced in mountaineering then you can come yourself and if you are not experienced then still your guide will help you and he will pass you down so if you have not good experience then please don't try to get down your self, you should always take your guides help. The best time for summit is in the morning 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning. The climbing duration from High camp to the summit depends on your health condition and capacity (5 to 7 hours). And from summit to get down to base camp is 4 to 5 hours depending on your condition.

Day 17: Trek to Dingbouche (4410m). 5 hours walk.
Back down the moraines and slowly losing altitude, reach Chukkung and slightly down with the Chukkung river view with nice valley view, easy way to get the prosperous village of dingboche.

Day 18: Trek to TENGBUCHE(3900m) 5 and 1/2 hours walk.
Easy walk down the imja khola to pangboche then a short climb to this famous monastery.

Day 19: Trek to NAMCHE (3440m.) 5 hours walk
Down the Dudh koshi, phunggu thyangga and a climb up to the shanasha from here slide down to the Namche bazaar have look market from early morning to until 2 and 1/12 afternoon. If we will be on Saturday because only here is the weekly Saturday market, In this market all those things for selling is brought from low far down villages 5 to 7 days they carry continue up to here for selling.

Day 20: LUKLA (2800m.) 7 hours walk Continue down the Dudh koshi to the mountain airstrip, In Lukla overnight in nice Lodge.

30 minutes flight to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 22: Departure Transfer to International Airport.