Two little words. They go round your head every night as you lay it 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 among 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. 

500 odd metres lower, Island Peak’s summit is the perfect place to go to 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 Chukkung 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.