Island Peak + Everest Base Camp


The name is Apri from Malaysia. I have plans to do the EBC + Island Peak hike in Oct/Nov 2018. The proposed itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure.
Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m)
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 4: Acclimation day at Namche.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar – Dibuche (3860m)
Day 6 Dibuche – Feriche (4410m)
Day 7 Ferichee – Lobuche (4910m)
Day 8 Lobuche – Gorakshep (5140m)high to EBC
Day 9 Early morning hike to Kala Pattar (5310m) /back to guest house and trek to Dingbuche
Day 10 Dingbuche – Chukkung (4730m)
Day 11 Chukkung – Island Peak Base Camp (5150m)
Day 12 Climb to Submit and back to Chukkung.
Day 13: Chukkung to Namche. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m)
Day 15: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) Overnight at hotel

I have enquired with a few companies and the package price varies between US$1000-2000. Would appreciate it if anyone can recommend Guides (without package) because I prefer to have a guide (besides porters) for the trip. I’m looking for no more than 10 ppl in the group so the cost of the guide can be shared.

If anyone planning to do Island Peak in Oct/Nov 2018, just give me a shout and we see if we can find a common ground. Cheers!



7 replies
  1. I and my wife are thinking of hiking EBS + Island peak in early Nov 2018. We are Canadians with Russian roots, living in Vancouver.
    I have some mountain background. in the past, however, long ago, worked through several seasons as a guide in the Central Asia Mountains, Tjen-Shan and Pamir (5000-6000 m), which are the outskirts of Himalayas. We do lots of mountaineering here in Canada ( Coastal Mountain and the US Northern Cascades). My wife Elena did not have a high altitude experience, but she is well fit and I believe she will be OK after the acclimatization.
    I would also prefer to stay away from the packages. I would go to EBC with a porter only and hire a guide in Chukkung for the Iceland summit. I think direct hiring a guide can be cheaper than that through agencies.

    • Hi Russ,
      I’m planning on returning to Nepal this fall, my dates are not yet set but would be around October/November for about 5 weeks. I was there last year. This will be my 4th time to Nepal. I have trekking and high altitude climbing experience. I don’t want to join a big group, max 4. I wouldn’t mind joining you and your wife and Apri on this Island Peak climb.

  2. hey,

    I am planning to to EBC and Island peak in early october (October 1st or 2nd. Have been to nepal last year and do lots of mountaineerin back home in the Alps.

    would love to hear from you.


  3. Hey all,

    I’m not finalised my plans jet but I was thinking to do the 3 passes trek to EBC and island peak in one trip. And do the Chulu far east peak before of after. (i will be in Nepal in October and November). I’v never been in Nepal put have years of experience in the Alps. Maybe we can combine something.


  4. Hi everyone. We are a spanish couple planning to visit Nepal in early November 2018. We climbed Mera Peak in 2016 and now we are thinking of trying Chulu Far East, Chulu West or Island Peak. We would consider joining other partners for sharing cost. In the particular case of Island Peak we were thinking of doing the EBC trek by ourselves and hiring a guide/porters with the equipment at Chukkung

  5. Hey Apri,
    You really dont need a guide for EBC. The trails are very well maintained from Lukla to Gorak Shep and will be busy. A great route to Chukhung from Lobuche is to cross the Khumbu glacier across from the village and ascend Kongma La Pass 5535m. It is the least crowded of the 3 Passes Trek & offers terrific views. There is a fork in the trail near the end which goes directly into Chukhung. You will be able to find guides in Katmandu, Chukhung or Dingboche.
    My trip is 24 Oct to 13 Nov. I will be doing Island Peak around 3 or 4 Nov..
    Check out Pumori Guest House in Namche. Tshering and his parents are wonderful folks. Regards, Eric

    • Hello guys,
      I am currently in Kathmandu and I am planning to do the 3 passes trek + island peak and Lobuche peak. I am flexible and I love to join a group.
      Let me know if Antoine is interested we can meet or chat ?