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Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Island Peak 6189m

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Scenic flight to Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Experience World’s classic trekking Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing Adventure
  • Explore Gokyo Valley, crossing of adventurous Chola Pass, hike to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • Rewarded by splendid views of world’s famous mountains including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and many more. 
Trip Introduction; 
Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing offers full extent of adventure, trekking through turquoise Gokyo Lake, beautiful Gokyo valley, ascend Gokyo Ri 5357m, adventurous Chola pass 5420m then to Everest Base Camp 5380m, Kalapatthar 5545m and summit of Island Peak 6189m. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has designed this package to have the unique adventure of Island Peak Climbing which is combined with world’s classic trekking routes, however, Island Peak Climbing has its short route too. This option helps to safely acclimatize and familiar with altitude to make successful Island Peak Climbing experience. From the summit, you will be rewarded by close view of world’s famous mountain range including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and many other snow-capped mountains. 

Gokyo to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Our 21 days journey leads to Gokyo valley via famous Sherpa kingdom Namche Bazaar. Gokyo valley offers panoramic scenery of mountain lakes and excursion to Gokyo Ri with great views of massive Himalayan range. After Gokyo, the journey goes to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar via very popular Chola Pass. Everest Base Camp and Kalapatther are a place to enjoy with close view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. After exploring base camp, journey descends to Pheriche then to Dingboche. We can have great view of Island Peak from Dingboche as well. From there, Journey ascends to Island Peak Base Camp and next day summit then back to Dingboche. Most of the trails are accessible of Tea House lodges but we have to use camping accommodation at Island Peak Base Camp. Finally, journey safely back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Alternative routes for Island Peak Climbing:


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m] & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Hike to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [45 min flight & 3-4 Hrs Trek]  
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo [4410m/13578ft] [3-4 Hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo [4750m/15580ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
Day 08: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley.
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & trek back to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] via Gokyo village [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 10: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
Day 11: Trek from Dzonglo to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] via Lobuche [5-6 Hrs Walk]
Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp [5380m/176465ft] and back to Gorakshep [4-5 Hrs Trek]
Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to KalaPatthar [5545m/18177ft] and trek to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 16: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]
Day 17: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 18: Trek from Dingboche to Namche [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 19: Trek from Namche to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel overnight at Hotel,
Day 21: Transfer to airport as per flight schedule 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations: 
In our Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak trip package, we provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Your accommodation preference can be easily upgraded in Kathmandu. Similarly, your accommodation during the trekking days (Gokyo-Cho La Pass- EBC- Kalapatthar) will be arranged in comfortable tea house lodges. Attached toilets may not be available in every tea house, in such condition you will have to use the public sharing toilets outside your rooms. Additionally, during your climbing period, our camping crew will set up camping accommodation and make sure that you are provided with excellent tents, mattress and sleeping bags during the climbing period.

Meals: 
Our package trip includes the cost of Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the whole trekking and climbing duration. In the tea houses, you will be served with wide varieties of menus which are locally made and hygienic. However, during your climbing of Island Peak, our camping crew will prepare healthy meals for your convenience. All in all our best interest is to keep you well fed and full of energy so that you can enjoy the most out of your long awaited and adventurous trip to Gokyo EBC with Island Peak Climbing.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing is a unique trip designed for those wanting to trek as well as climb Island Peak in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek leads to places high over 5000 meters above sea level. So trekking in a slow and steady pace is how we avoid unwanted altitude sickness issues. We suggest that previous experience of trekking is a must for doing the trip. Island Peak is considered as one of the best peaks for adventure climbing activities with less technical climbing section. Hence, the previous climbing experience is a merit but our climbing crew will assist you on your every move to make sure that you get the most out of your Island Peak climbing adventure.   

Best Season for Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak: 
3 months in Spring (March, April, May) & 3 months in Autumn( September, October, November) is considered the best season for trekking around Gokyo EBC and for Island Peak Climbing. The weather in these times of the year is mostly clear with stunning views of surrounding valleys and mountains. For trekker intending to trek in a more peaceful trail, we suggest trekking around December and January when the climbing conditions are favourable as well. Monsoon Season (June, July and August) is considered no good for trekking and likewise for climbing.   

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m] & Transfer to Hotel
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: 
BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [45 min flight & 3-4 Hrs Trek]  
After breakfast, we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla which takes approximately about 45 minutes. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla, our trek starts following a gentle climb through left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass along mani walls and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. The route continues along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. 
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Leaving Phakding we will follow the trail that crosses a stream before climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. From there our trek continues along the path with many ups and downs, we make a stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest and Lhotse. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar - the Sherpa Capital. Namche Bazaar has abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization and Excursion.
Acclimatization is very essential for avoiding high altitude sickness. Today we will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Dole. For the acclimatization, we can walk upto Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche 3800m for outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Namche Bazaar our route heads up all the way to Kumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. During the trek, we will have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung, we will follow the trail that climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. We trek along a steep downhill passing through Phortse Tenga and from there we will climb steeply through rhododendron and birch forest to reach Dole.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge 
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo [4410m/13578ft] [3-4 Hrs Trek]
From Dole we start to climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. Our trail passes several summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us lies an excellent view of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is a short day and we will arrive at Machhermo in time for lunch.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge 
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo [4750m/15580ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
Today we trek towards the lakes at Gokyo. We will follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly before making a climb over steep rocky path inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. Soon we will arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La Pass at 5420 meters - our route to Lobuche and Everest, later in the trek. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley.
Gokyo offers several points of attractions to its visitors. Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Today we can make a side trip to Firth Lake via Forth Lake.  
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & trek back to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] via Gokyo village [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. We will make an early start and follow the trail that is a steep path up the hillside. Once at the top of Gokyo Ri, we are rewarded with magnificent views of world's towering summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. The viewpoint is considered one of the finest in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. After spending quality time at the top we will descend back to Gokyo and from there trek towards the village of Dragnag which is situated at the shore of the Ngozumpa Glacier.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
From Dragnag we follow the trail that ascends slightly along the valley towards the crossing of the adventurous - Cho La Pass. The Cho La Pass is most of the time covered with blue ice giving its trekkers a chill feeling. During the crossing of the pass, we can enjoy the panoramic view of several snow-capped mountains along with the Gokyo valley. From here, the trail descends steeply down for about an hour and then slightly descending all the way to Dzongla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] via Lobuche [5-6 Hrs Walk]
From Dzongla we follow the trail that crosses the Khumbu Glacier. Along the route, we can see the memorials of people who died on the glacier. After crossing the glacier we follow the trail passing through Lobuche and then continue our trek towards Gorakshep.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp [5380m/176465ft] and back to Gorakshep [4-5 Hrs Trek]
After having our breakfast we will head towards Everest Base Camp. We will follow the trail that weaves through ice pinnacles and over the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. During the spring season we will meet some expedition team on the Everest Base Camp. On the return trek back to Gorakshep, we can take a higher route for spectacular views of the Khumbu icefall and surrounding high mountains.  
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to KalaPatthar [5545m/18177ft] and Trek to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
We will accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5545m and enjoy the sunrise view over Mt.Everest 8848m, Mt.Lhotse 8516m, Mt.Makalu 8481m, Mt.Cho Oyu 8201m and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kalapatthar we head downwards back to Gorakshep and from there follow the trail that passes through Lobuche and continues trek to reach the windy village of Pheriche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Pheriche we will follow the trail that goes through rhododendron forests passing along several stupas we head towards Dingboche with good views of majestic Ama Dablam.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche, we will follow the trail that gradually ascends towards the high Imja valley and all the way to Island Peak Base Camp. During our trek, we will have magnificent and panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m, Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Island Peak 6189m and others peaks. We will set up our camp on the base of Island Peak's south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] & Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]
Today we start early for achieving the summit of Island Peak. It is best if we reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles for the successful climbing of the summit. We will have to cross several crevasses and overcome technical sections with proper use of ropes, ice axes, harness and other climbing equipment. Following the guidance of our climbing experts, we will achieve the summit of this physically challenging but at the same time adventurous climb of Island Peak. From the top of the peak we are rewarded with the charismatic views of Mt. Lhotse 8501m, Mt. Makalu 8475m, Lhotse Middle Peak 8410m, Lhotse Shar 8383m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt. Baruntse 7129m and other high peaks. After achieving the summit we gradually re-trace our steps back to reach Island Peak Base Camp.
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Island Peak, our return journey heads through the same trail from Island Peak Base Camp back towards Dingboche.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 18: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche we start to descend on a fairly moderate trail passing through Tyangboche. Our route from there declines further down through forested zones towards the village of Trashinga and continue our trekking on the trail that leads us back to Namche Bazaar. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 19: Trek from Namche to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful experience of trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo and Island Peak Climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. You can spend rest of your day in Kathmandu walking down the market streets of Thamel or simply relax before heading back to your preferred destination.
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: 
BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 21: Transfer to airport as per flight schedule 
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 4, 2018 March 24, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
March 18, 2018 April 7, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
March 25, 2018 April 14, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
April 3, 2018 April 23, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
April 13, 2018 May 3, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
April 25, 2018 May 15, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
May 7, 2018 May 27, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 21 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Island Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance 
  • International airfares and departure tax
  • Personal climbing gears
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips for staffs

Useful Info

Accommodations: 
In our Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak trip package, we provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Your accommodation preference can be easily upgraded in Kathmandu. Similarly, your accommodation during the trekking days (Gokyo-Cho La Pass- EBC- Kalapatthar) will be arranged in comfortable tea house lodges. Attached toilets may not be available in every tea house, in such condition you will have to use the public sharing toilets outside your rooms. Additionally, during your climbing period, our camping crew will set up camping accommodation and make sure that you are provided with excellent tents, mattress and sleeping bags during the climbing period.

Meals: 
Our package trip includes the cost of Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the whole trekking and climbing duration. In the tea houses, you will be served with wide varieties of menus which are locally made and hygienic. However, during your climbing of Island Peak, our camping crew will prepare healthy meals for your convenience. All in all our best interest is to keep you well fed and full of energy so that you can enjoy the most out of your long awaited and adventurous trip to Gokyo EBC with Island Peak Climbing.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing is a unique trip designed for those wanting to trek as well as climb Island Peak in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek leads to places high over 5000 meters above sea level. So trekking in a slow and steady pace is how we avoid unwanted altitude sickness issues. We suggest that previous experience of trekking is a must for doing the trip. Island Peak is considered as one of the best peaks for adventure climbing activities with less technical climbing section. Hence, the previous climbing experience is a merit but our climbing crew will assist you on your every move to make sure that you get the most out of your Island Peak climbing adventure.   

Best Season for Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak: 
3 months in Spring (March, April, May) & 3 months in Autumn( September, October, November) is considered the best season for trekking around Gokyo EBC and for Island Peak Climbing. The weather in these times of the year is mostly clear with stunning views of surrounding valleys and mountains. For trekker intending to trek in a more peaceful trail, we suggest trekking around December and January when the climbing conditions are favourable as well. Monsoon Season (June, July and August) is considered no good for trekking and likewise for climbing.   

Reviews

#Gokyo Lake #Chola Pass #Everest Base Camp #Island Peak Climbing

We climbing team from united state of America did successful Mera Peak Climbing from Nepal Guide with our guide – Ang Dawa Sherpa. Island Peak climbing was in our dream. 
This time we wanted to have Island Peak Climb but our requirement was totally different from general route Itinerary. As per our requirement of Island Peak climbing with Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass and Everest Base camp Trek -  Correspond staff from Nepal Guide offer  us comprehensive package, we accepted!!!!
During our climbing period – we did not face any problems, this time too, we requested Ang Dawa as our climbing guide.  He is very professional climbing guide since he already summit Mt. Everest (8848m) twice. We were very lucky to be guided with Ang Dawa. 
I want to suggest all climbers from world – please choose better company to get experienced guide. Peak climbing is technical which rely on knowledge and experience of guide whether climbing would be successful or not. 
Strongly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!
Viedam and team from USA 

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