Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Tour Overview

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19 Days

Trip Grade

Very Strenuous

Max group size


Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description


The Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing offers a complete 19-day hiking schedule from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the basecamp of Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak with 8,848.86 meters elevation along with climbing Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse with 6,160meter elevation. 

The EBC with Island Peak hike is a wonderful journey that combines the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, and the warm hospitality, traditions, customs, and lifestyle of the local Sherpas. This is a lifetime experience that will take you deep into the Everest vicinity and across one of the steepest passes in Nepal, Kongma La Pass. Around 35,000 tourists explore Everest Base Camp each year, and about 1000 ascend Mount Everest, the tallest summit on the globe.

Every turn in the Everest Base Camp trail leads to something new: a rhododendron woodland, streams, hillsides, glaciers, and the rich traditions of a Sherpa hamlet. The bright spots of the Khumbu Valley will be on display during your 19-day journey to Everest Base Camp  & Island Peak Climbing, including the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar, the historic sanctuary at Tengboche, the breathtaking abundant wildlife of Sagarmatha Nature Reserve, ascend to Island Peak (Imja Tse), crossing Kongma La Pass, Khumbu Glacier, Lhotse Glacier and the towering views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Choyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Ama Dablam.

For adventurers throughout the world, trekking ranks highly on their checklists of activities to do. People also ascend Mount Everest to demonstrate their courage in the midst of challenges.


Suggested Trek Preparation for EBC with Island Peak Climbing:  

To undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing, you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include: 

Physical Preparation: Island Peak Climbing is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:

  •  Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina. 
  • Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength. 
  • Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains. 

Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey. 

  • Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.
  • Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.
  • Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.


Ideal Season for EBC with Island Peak Trekking

When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful of the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is the ideal season for EBC with Island Peak Trekking? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.

Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere.

Additionally, if you visit here in the month of October, you could attend the renowned Mani Rimdu festival which is celebrated by Buddhists for 19 days. 

Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to EBC in the summer. However, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip to EBC with Island Peak Climbing if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.


How challenging is EBC with Island Peak Trekking?

The Everest Basecamp with Island Peak Trekking is one of the most demanding hiking destinations in Nepal. Newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads and includes climbing, people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.  

However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Regular walking, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to the Gym, and so on. If you have already trekked a few other trekking trails then it would be a lot easier for you to complete this peak climbing.

When on the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage, climbing equipment, and oxygen cylinders.

So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Everest Basecamp and Island Peak with Hiking Bees.


EBC with Island Peak Trekking by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. With Hiking Bees, you can travel anywhere for a reasonable price, capture your precious moments, and enjoy your vacation.


Everest Basecamp with Island Peak Hiking is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. For individuals with a specified timeframe, this 19-day journey would be perfect. We also suggest the 16-day Everest Basecamp Trek with Gokyo Lake trek or 19-day Everest Basecamp Trek Lobuche Peak Climbing or 20-day Everest 3 Passes Trek if you're searching for a longer, more demanding alternative choice with additional tourist routes. 

You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!



Tour Highlights


  • At a height of 6160m, ascend Island Peak for a true expedition excursion.
  • Ascend to Kala Patthar's summit to behold mountains including 8848.86m Mt. Everest, 8,516m Mt. Lhotse, 8,188m Mt. Choyu, and 6,812m Mt. Ama Dablam that are practically touching.
  • Hiking through one of the most beautiful high passes, the Kongma La Pass – 5535 meters.
  • Experience a thrilling mountain adventure with breathtaking Himalayan vistas.
  • Enjoy 19 days of getting to know the Sherpa's culture and lifestyle.
  • Cross high-altitude footbridges covered with vibrant Buddhist praying flags.
  • Trek with a knowledgeable and amiable tourist agent to discover more about the stunning Khumbu area.

Tour Includes


  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • Two nights' lodging plus breakfast at a 3-starred Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge-to-lodge accommodation throughout the hike.
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper which are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled and experienced climbing guide along with necessary porters, and all of the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • All necessary equipments (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, all essential climbing gear, Duffle bag)
  • First-aid supplies include an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, Chocolatebar, etc.) once in a day.
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Hot bag for a goodnight sleep.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes


  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, Our staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check-in.

Trek Distance : 6 km
Highest Altitude : 2,800m/9,187feet
Trek Duration : 2-3Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After a leisurely breakfast at a hotel in Kathmandu, our trip officially begins. We'll be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport where we'll take a short flight to the alpine town of Lukla, with beautiful Himalayan views from the airplane's window. Following our landing, we will join our trekking group and get started on the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Trek. After approximately four hours of trekking, we will arrive at the little settlement of Phakding, which is our destination for the day. We will explore the neighborhood monasteries or take in the serenity of the Dudh Koshi River after we reach there. Then, we'll be spending the night at a homestay in Phakding.

Trek Distance : 15-16 Km
Highest Altitude : 3,438 meters/11,280 feet
Trek Duration : 5-6 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We'll get up early today and eat a hearty breakfast at our guesthouse. We begin our second day of the EBC with Island Peak Climbing by hiking through a lush paradise of shady forests and hidden cascades. We'll go through the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and capture our first decent view of some of the tallest peaks in the Himalayan region, including Thamserku, which is covered in snowfall (6,608 meters). Then, our route enters Sagarmatha National Park, a huge region rich in scenic beauty. Following lunch, we'll traverse yet another set of footbridges before catching a glimpse of Mount Everest. From here, Namche Bazaar, a bustling town, is only a short distance away. For lodging tonight, we'll choose the finest hiking lodge that's obtainable.

Trek Distance : 4-5Km
Highest Altitude : 3,438 meters/11,280 feet
Trek Duration : 4Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We don't carry on with our journey today and stop by to sightsee the beautiful landscape of Namche Bazaar. We are resting here to adjust to the increasing elevation as we are currently at a steep altitude and are further traveling to a higher altitude location. You may take a little trek to admire the views from Syangboche Airport or you can take a tour of the 'Sherpa Culture Museum'. Additionally, you can visit the bakeries, which ought to be applauded for making delectable pastries at such high elevations. We make our way back to Namche Bazaar at dusk to spend the night at the same guesthouse.

Trek Distance : 12Km
Highest Altitude : 3,870 meters/12,697 feet
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After a hearty breakfast to enhance our strength, we will shoulder our bags and go towards the slender mountaintop above Namche Bazaar. Here, you may see a distinctive stupa honoring Tenzing Norgay and his trip to the summit of Mount Everest alongside Edmund Hillary. You'll be able to see some of the unexposed but spectacular Himalayan peaks, like Thamserku, Kangtega, and the triple summits of Kusum Kanguru. To get to Tengboche, we'll gradually start ascending through lush rhododendron jungles as we take in the breathtaking surroundings along the Dudh Koshi River. We'll check in at a nearby guesthouse when we get to Tengboche. After that, we visit Tengboche Monastery, the most illustrious and renowned Buddhist temple in Khumbu.

Trek Distance : 10-11km
Highest Altitude : 4,360 meters/14,305 feet
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Pangboche, Somare, and Dingboche are three of the settlements we pass by on our fifth day of the EBC with Island Peak Trek. Huge snowy peaks like Lhotse and Ama Dablam overshadow the skyline as we travel through a beautiful rhododendron woodland and over a long footbridge over the Imja Khola River, which is shimmering with brilliance. We'll also notice a lot of mani stones set by the trailside as we get closer to Dingboche. You should always bypass these boulders from your right side since they are carved with Buddhist chants. Finally, before reaching Dingboche, we'll go past a vast area of lush greenery where barley and potatoes are farmed. Here, we'll choose a guesthouse where we may stay for the following two nights.

Trek Distance : 3-4Km
Highest Altitude : 4,360 meters/14,305 feet
Trek Duration : 2Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

At this point in our EBC & Island Peak Trek schedule, our bodies still require a day to acclimate to the higher elevation. So we decide to stay back at Dingboche and witness the breathtaking viewpoints of Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Village alongside Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, and other peaks. You shall have a memory to cherish for a lifetime once witnessing the sunset above the stoned terraces of Dingboche and the wind-whipped peaks.

Trek Distance : 10Km
Highest Altitude : 4,910 meters/16,105 feet
Trek Duration : 4-5Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The journey today begins with a gentle ascent via little communities and temporary camps. You'll pass through recognizable summits like Ama Dablam and Nuptse along the journey as well as get a chance to spot unexplored mountains - Kongma Tse and Taboche. Each of these mountains is a spectacular stopover along the metaphorical path to Mount Everest. We will pause to pay our respects to a number of memorial monuments built in honor of climbers who perished soon after traveling through the little hamlet of Dughla. After there, we'll continue on to Lobuche, where we'll spend our night.

Trek Distance : 12Km
Highest Altitude : 5,364 meters/17,599 feet
Trek Duration : 7-8Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Gorak Shep has to be one of the most stirring names in the entire Khumbu, together with Namche Bazaar. Before reaching Gorak Shep in the morning, we will climb across a rocky glacier. We'll take a little lunch break here before continuing on to EBC. With the breezes of the world's tallest peak speeding past our ears as we climb the rocky road, you'll undoubtedly have a bounce in your heart. You'll have a plethora of leisure to see the expansive Everest Himalaya landscape once we reach the base camp. The vast walls of the Lhotse, Western Cwm, Nuptse, and the Khumbu Icefall are seen. We'll hike back to Gorak Shep later on to celebrate with a supper and spend the night at a hotel.

Trek Distance : 9Km
Highest Altitude : 5,545 meters
Trek Duration : 7-8Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's task is to climb Kala Patthar, a 360-degree viewpoint for Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Thamserku, and additional renowned summits and glaciers. Even more impressive views of Everest are visible from this viewpoint than yesterday! After that, we'll make our way down to Gorak Shep for a relaxing brunch before starting the long journey back to Lobuche. This will be a nice and familiar path that will take us to another guesthouse for a hot supper and pleasant sleep.

Trek Distance : 8Km
Highest Altitude : 5535 meters / 18,159 feet
Trek Duration : 7-8Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We leave early and hike for 6 to 7 hours through the Khumbu Glacier to reach Kongma La Basecamp - 5000m. It's the toughest day of this journey. The route is marked with praying flags in Kongma La pass. Then, after a long descent to the Imja Khola River and a short detour via a frozen lake to the little settlement of Chhukung where we'll spend the night. Chukkung, which was once a hamlet for yak farmers, is now a crucial checkpoint for trekkers traveling to Island Peak. Apart from teahouses and lodges, there are gear and equipment rental outlets from where you can hire good quality stuff. There will be final and thorough equipment and gear check. Good quality climbing equipment and gear are available for hire, and you can rent any item you need.

Trek Distance : 5.6Km
Highest Altitude : 5,100 meters / 16,728 feet
Trek Duration : 4-5Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The hike today takes us all to Island Peak Basecamp. We proceed up the elevation that skirts the Lhotse glacier's southern slope, which is a hard ascent. The path winds by a picturesque glacier valley and a waterfall. Before reaching Island Base Camp, we traverse the majestic moraines of the Imja and Lhotse glaciers. The base camp is situated next to the Imja Glacier on a steep hillside. Our team shall have already established a campsite when we get to the base camp, so we directly head to our tents.

Highest Altitude : 5,100 meters / 16,728 feet
Meals : B,L,D

Your guide will teach you several climbing methods today, as well as how to handle ice ax, climbing boot spikes, ropes, ascenders, and other gear. Although not very technical, this training is obligated to guarantee your protection and welfare. You'll be more assured and capable of reaching the top after receiving some basic instruction. We could hike to Island Peak High Camp to aid with your additional acclimatization at this altitude. We may relax and get ready for the hike tomorrow. The base camp will be our home for this evening.

Trek Distance : 5Km
Highest Altitude : 6160Meters
Trek Duration : 8-9 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

It's finally the day you've been looking forward to, and we'll need to get up about midnight to hike for about 10 to 12 hours. The pinnacle should be reached before noon since afternoon winds are likely to be fierce. After leaving Base Camp, we climb up a smaller gradient after initially ascending a steep mountain where we pass some boulders. Following a somewhat difficult gully crossing, the route continues along the ridgeline until it reaches the foot of the glacier that extends all the way to the mountaintop. We reach the peak after climbing a steep hill covered with snow. At this stage, your guides will most likely fasten ropes, both fixed and person-to-person. Depending on the thickness of the snow and whether there are any cracks, the rope can extend to roughly 350 meters. We can relax and take in many of the most incredible sights once we reach the peak. This is undoubtedly an exciting time to take pictures and enjoy to the fullest. Following our successful ascent of Island Peak, we will return to Island Peak Base Camp and rejoice.

Trek Distance : 18Km
Highest Altitude : 3,870 meters/12,697 feet
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Following breakfast, the trail descends steeply through a stunning terrain with the scenic beauty of the Khumbu region's many gorgeous towns and snow-capped summits, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and so on. You will visit the legendary Tengboche Buddhist temples once again while in Tengboche, where you may also learn about Sherpa culture and its way of life. In Tengboche, spend the night in a guesthouse.

Trek Distance : 12Km
Highest Altitude : 3,438 meters/11,280 feet
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As we return to Namche Bazaar in the morning, we commence with a mild slope amid rhododendron trees. After a few hours of walking, we'll arrive at the Dudh Koshi River and we'll spot pheasants, leopards, and goats on our way. We will now travel across lush slopes and windy hillsides to return to Namche Bazaar. This evening, you'll have sufficient time to do some shopping prior to supper. In another pleasant hotel, we'll spend our second last night of this wonderful EBC with the Island Peak hike.

Trek Distance : 21Km
Highest Altitude : 2,800 meters/9,187 feet
Trek Duration : 8-9Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Our trek on the Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing comes to an end today. We'll start a steep descent via several tiny settlements, including Phakding, wherein we spent our initial night on the trek. Your last glances of the picturesque Khumbu wildness will be from the mounting point of numerous footbridges, so be sure to take in the breathtaking vistas of waterways and wooded hillsides. When we finally get back to Lukla, we'll celebrate with dinner and also do a little bit of exploring around Lukla. Last but not least, make an effort to obtain enough sleep for the next day's early flight.

Meals : B

This is the last day of our trip to EBC along with Island Peak Climbing. We leave for the Lukla Airport early in the morning and get to have last-minute insights into all the beautiful Himalayas that we witnessed before. Following a 35-minute flight, we return to Kathmandu and check into our hotel. You can chill or go sightseeing during the remaining hours of the day in the capital. At the end, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen discussing the trip, and have a goodnight sleep.

Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The Everest Basecamp with Island Peak Trekking is one of the most popular and demanding hiking destinations based on the trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking. However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walks at dusk and at the dawn, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on. You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather in the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

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