The Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp trek offers some of the most exquisite mountain views in the world, taking in all the sites from Nepalese mountain villages, to waterfalls, to Buddhist temples, to suspension bridges and, of course, Mount Everest itself.

The Island Peak Trek

For the Nepalese, Island Peak is known as Imja Tse and the first Everest expedition party used it as a trial peak. The end of Chukung valley is where the peak is located and a high camp is set for climbers to go to the summit and return to base camp in one day. Because of its easy access, Island Peak has become a popular trek for enthusiastic climbers. Island peak climbing is used as an add on of trek to Khumbu. The walk combines the route to base camp of Mt. Everest and Kalapattar.

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adventure's Itinerary would look like:

    Day 1: Travel to Kathmandu:

    Depart UK and arrive in Kathmandu.

    Day 2: Trek from Lukla to Phakding:

    After flying to Lukla, we will start the trek, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding, a further 3 hours to the North. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels, shops on to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung.

    From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding for the overnight stay.

    Day 3: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m:

    The trail heads beside the Dudh Kosi and continues upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. After crossing the large suspension bridge, the trail starts ascending through pine tree forests to reach the distinctive horse-shoe shaped bowl village of Namche Bazar where we will stop overnight.

    Day 4: Rest day in Namche Bazaar (3440m):

    Today will be a rest day for acclimatization. Namache is famous for it’s market, so offers some brilliant opportunities to discover the local produce and culture.

    If you rise early, those who go for a climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks.

    Day 5: Trek to Thyanboche (3867m):

    Today we will steadily descend to the Imja river. We will then climb steadily for about 2 hours to Thyangboche Monastery, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Day 6: Thyangboche - Dingboche (4530m):

    Today we will Trek up the Imja river valley to Pangboche where we will be given the opportunity to visit the Monastery.

    After lunch, the Trek will take us through to the village of Dingboche.

    Day 7: Rest day at Dingboche:

    Today is another rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche.

    Day 8: Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m):

    Today the aim is to trek around the base of the Khumbu glacier and have a light lunch at Dhugla, before a steep climb to Lobuche village.

    Day 9: Lobuche - Kala Patthar (5545m) - Gorakshep:

    Today we will climb to Kalapattar. The actual distance is not too far but we take the day very steady to compensate for the altitude. We stop at Gorakhshep for lunch before climbing to Kala Pathar.

    We will then return to Gorakshep for our nights stay.

    Day 10: Trek to Everest Base camp (5360m) and return to Chhukung:

    A trek of approximately 2.5 hours of up and down glacial moraines extended from Khumbu icefall is an adventurous roller coaster trek to Everest Base Camp.

    Once we have taken our time to take in the amazing atmosphere and surrounding views of EBC, we trek for another 15 minuted to Dingboche for lunch. The afternoon consists of 2-hour trek to reach Chhukung.

    Day 11: Chhukung to High Camp:

    From Chhukung we will follow the trail that skirts around the base of Island Peak.

    The main camp is made at a spot known as Pareshaya Gyab at 5087m. After lunch we will continue the trek to our High Camp for a further hour or so.

    Day 12: Climbing practice day at Chhukkung:

    At Chhukkung, we will spend the day going through climbing practice, learning the techniques you will need for your Island Peak summit attempt tomorrow.

    Day 13: Island Peak summit day:

    We will set off early today for the summit at about 3am. From here, the trail leads up the glacier until a broad snow basin which leads to the final part of the climb. We will use fixed rope for approximately 100m to access the ridge, climbing up a steep snow and ice slope. The ridge very quickly leads up to the east up to the main summit at 6189m.

    Once we have taken in the fantastic views, we will return to Base Camp.

    Day 14: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche:

    Today we take the trail that leads back down to the Imja Valley, firstly to Chhukung and on to Dingboche for the overnight stay.

    Day 15: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar:

    From Dingboche the trail heads down the main Everest trail, before reaching the Tengboche Monastery.

    Once we have visited the Monastery, we will continue on the Namache Bazaar.

    Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla:

    The trail starts by descending steeply out of Namache and back across the suspension bridge.

    We will lunch in Phakding before arriving back in Lukla by mid-afternoon.

    Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu:

    Today we fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

    Day 18-19: :

    On these days, we have free time in Kathmandu. The days can also be used as summit day buffers in case the conditions are unsuitable on the first attempt day.

    Take your time to explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, taste some delicious momos and visit the temples in the city.

    Day 20: Depart for the UK:

    In the morning, we transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu and fly back to the UK.

Experience Required:

No experience is needed, however we strongly recommend you practice and train well. You will require a reasonable amount of fitness and a strong will to succeed. Remember that you are walking between 4 and 8 hours a day, uphill to an altitude of 5300m.

Training should involve long uphill walks (with a daypack) to accustom yourself to long distance hiking. Once you have booked on the trip, you will be given an advice pack which will contain information on how to train and make sure you are prepared physically to make the trek.


Once you have booked your place on the trip, you will receive a kit list from us containing all the kit/equipment you will need to complete the trek successfully. This will ensure you have everything you could possibly need.

Additional Information:

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trip or your suitability for it, please contact us on 01769 309002 or email We will be happy to help.

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  • Meals on trek/experience
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  • Entry fees to any regions and sites visited as part of the itinerary
  • Group equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Our own expedition manager
  • 24 UK operations and emergency cover whilst you are in the country

Non-Inclusive Pricing:

The price of this trip does not include:

  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Tips for local crew ($100 is the recommended rate)
  • Personal spending money


It is a booking condition of The Bucket List Company that you have full travel insurance valid for the duration of your tour to cover you for medical emergency and repatriation to your home country. We will ask you for a copy of this before departure for our records. It is also important that you leave a copy of your insurance with the person nominated as your emergency contact.

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Please Note:

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The Trek Leader and our local agent will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

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