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Everest Base Camp & Island Peak

DURATION

21 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels, Teahouses & Camping

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long, strenuous and technical trekking at high altitude

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LOCATION

Asia, Nepal

MEETING POINT

London or Kathmandu Airport

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£3600pp or
£3200pp

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Challenge rating

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Two little words. They go around your head every night as you lay down on your pillow and fall into a slumber. Base Camp. 

If you’ve got the Everest itch, then you’re not alone. And on this trek to Base Camp, you’ll not only walk amongst giants and revel in the rugged power of the highest mountain in the world, but you’ll also test your limits on Everest’s little sister, Island Peak. 

2500-odd metres lower, Island Peak’s summit is the perfect place to go next, if you’re not quite ready to tackle the peak of Everest herself. (And let’s face it, not many people are.) 

On Island Peak’s summit at the end of Chukung Valley, you’ll learn new climbing skills as you make your way up the steep snow and ice slopes. You’ll feel the challenge, but you’ll have a bloody good time too. 

Want to take another step towards one day summiting the biggest mountain in the world? 

This is your trek. 

 

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What is 'Everest Base Camp & Island Peak' like?

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What's Included In Our Everest Base Camp & Island Peak

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels, Teahouses & Tents (Twin Share)

3* Hotels, Teahouses & Tents (Twin Share)

Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights

Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights

19 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches & 15 Dinners

19 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches & 15 Dinners

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Everest Base Camp & Island Peak Itinerary

  • Day 1: DEPART UK

    DEPART UK You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Nepal soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU

    ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Special Information: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today.

  • Day 3: TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP

    TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP In the morning, after breakfast, there will be a thorough pre-trek briefing by your trek leader to sort out any last-minute queries. We leave the hotel at 1 pm and take a winding road to Ramechhap.

  • Day 4: TREK FROM LUKLA TO PHAKDING

    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 and shops, 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. Trekking Distance: 8.2km (approx. 3 hours of trekking)  

  • Day 5: PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440M)

    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 Bazaar where we will stop overnight. Trekking Distance: 10.9km (approx. 7 hours of trekking)  

  • Day 6: REST DAY IN NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440M)

    REST DAY IN NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440M) Today will be a rest day for acclimatisation. Namche is famous for its 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. Trekking Distance: 5.4km (approx. 3 hours of trekking)

  • Day 7: TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3867M)

    TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3867M) Today we will steadily descend to the Imja River. We will then climb steadily for about 2 hours to Tengboche Monastery, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Trekking Distance: 9.6km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)    

  • Day 8: TENGBOCHE - DINGBOCHE (4530M)

    TENGBOCHE - DINGBOCHE (4530M) Today we will trek up the Imja River valley to Pangboche where we will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery. After lunch, the trek will continue to the village of Dingboche. Trekking Distance: 10.5km (approx. 6 hours of trekking)  

  • Day 9: REST DAY AT DINGBOCHE

    REST DAY AT DINGBOCHE Today is another rest and acclimatisation day at Dingboche. Trekking Distance: 5.1km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 10: DINGBOCHE - LOBUCHE (4930M)

    DINGBOCHE - LOBUCHE (4930M) The aim today is to trek around the base of the Khumbu glacier and have a light lunch at Dhugla, before a steep climb to Lobuche village. Trekking Distance: 7.9km (approx. 5 hours of trekking)

  • Day 11: LOBUCHE - KALA PATTHAR (5545M) - GORAK SHEP

    LOBUCHE - KALA PATTHAR (5545M) - GORAK SHEP Today we will climb to Kala Patthar. The actual distance is not too far but we take the day very steady to compensate for the altitude. We stop at Gorak Shep for lunch before climbing to Kala Patthar. We will then return to Gorak Shep for our overnight stay. Trekking Distance: 10.9km (approx. 7 hours of trekking)

  • Day 12: TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5360M) AND RETURN TO CHUKUNG

    TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5360M) AND RETURN TO CHUKUNG A trek of approximately 2.5 hours, 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 to reach Chukung. Trekking Distance: 9.5km (approx. 6 hours of trekking).

  • Day 13: CLIMBING PRACTICE AT CHUKUNG

    CLIMBING PRACTICE AT CHUKUNG At Chukung we will spend the day going through climbing practice, learning the techniques you will need for your Island Peak summit attempt.  

  • Day 14: CHUKUNG TO HIGH CAMP

    CHUKUNG TO HIGH CAMP From Chukung 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 High Camp; this will take approximately 1 - 2 hours. Trekking Distance: 6.8km (approx. 8 hours of trekking)

  • Day 15: ISLAND PEAK SUMMIT DAY

    ISLAND PEAK SUMMIT DAY We will set off early today (around 3 am) for the summit. 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 and the main summit at 6189m. Once we have taken in the fantastic views, we will return to Base Camp. Trekking Time: Approx. 10 hours of trekking

  • Day 16: ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP TO DINGBOCHE

    ISLAND PEAK BASE CAMP TO DINGBOCHE Today we take the trail that leads back down to the Imja Valley, firstly to Chukung and on to Dingboche for the overnight stay. Trekking Distance: 7km (approx. 6 hours of trekking)

  • Day 17: DINGBOCHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

    DINGBOCHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR From Dingboche, the trail heads down the main Everest trail, before reaching Tengboche Monastery. Once we have visited the Monastery, we will continue to Namche Bazaar. Trekking Distance: 14.9km (approx. 7 hours of trekking)

  • Day 18: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA

    NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA The trail starts by descending steeply out of Namche and back across the suspension bridge. We will have lunch in Phakding before arriving back in Lukla by mid-afternoon. Trekking Distance: 13km (approx. 6 hours of trekking)

  • Day 19: FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP & TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU

    FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP & TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU After an early breakfast at the lodge, we fly to Ramechhap and transfer to Kathmandu to arrive at our hotel.

  • Day 20: FREE DAY KATHMANDU

    FREE DAY KATHMANDU We have free time in Kathmandu. This day can also be used as a summit day buffer 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 21: DEPART FOR THE UK

    DEPART FOR THE UK This marks the end of our Nepali adventure...alternatively, you could continue your adventure with a 3-day add-on to Chitwan National Park!

  • Day 1

    Flight
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  • Day 2

    3* Hotel – Twin Room
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  • Day 3

    Safari Tents – Twin room
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  • Day 4

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 5

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 6

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 7

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 8

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 9

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 10

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 11

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 12

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 13

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 14

    Camping
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  • Day 15

    Camping
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  • Day 16

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 17

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 18

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Not Included Dinner
  • Day 19

    3* Hotel – Twin Room
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  • Day 20

    3* Hotel – Twin Room
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  • Day 21

    Flight
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