Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

USD 2,555
  • Activities
    Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak
  • Max Elevation
    6189m/20299ft at Island Peak
  • Trip Duration
    21 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    BB Plan in Kathmandu and full board during Trek and Climb
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx 4 - 6 Hours

Highlights of Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Reach Namche Bazaar, the Gate to Mount Everest.
  • Reach Kala Patthar, the world’s highest viewpoint.
  • 360 Degree view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and others.
  • Explore Tengboche Gompa.
  • Scale Island Peak at 6,189 Meters above sea level.
  • Explore five lakes of Gokyo.
  • Scale Gokyo Ri at 5,357 meters above sea level.
  • Reach Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters above sea level.
  • Scenic flight from Lukla- Kathmandu and vice-versa.

The Gokyo Everest Base Camp With Island Peak is a blended and customized trekking+expedition package Nepal Guide currently offers. It sums up an adventurous trek to Gokyo Valley, including Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri & Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp, and an expedition to Island Peak. Starting the hike that covers exploring five frozen lakes of Gokyo Valley, the trek continues towards Cho La Pass and then reaches Everest Base Camp.

After successfully reaching Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, the trek continues towards Island Peak, finally scaling it. The trek takes you through the ancient Sherpa settlements that feature Tibetan Buddhism and its practice. The Tengboche and Pangboche Monastery offers clear insights into the cultural value of the Everest Region. Similarly, the high-altitude locations will shower you with the stunning vistas of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Thamserku.

Moreover, the traditional villages, Bhote Koshi River, rhododendron forests, and waterfalls will cherish the journey to the optimum level. Here are some of the major things that you should not miss during the Gokyo Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Climbing package.

Alternative routes for Island Peak Climbing: Island Peak Short Itinerary 14 Days Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
Check out equipment lists requires for Island Peak climbing.
Furthermore Please Visit: Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m] & Transfer to Hotel

    Location: Kathmandu

    Kathmandu Altitude: 1345 Meters

    Accommodation: Hotel

    On the first day of our journey, we will reach Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, from our home country. The officials from Nepal Guide Treks will be waiting for us to pick up and drop at the hotel. The agency also serves a dinner program in the evening, where we will participate in meet and greet sessions with all the trekking and climbing officials, including guides and porters.

  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2860m/9184ft] | Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [20 min flight & 3-4 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Lukla | Phakding

    Lukla Altitude: 2860 Meters

    Elevation Gain (From Kathmandu): 1515 Meters

    Flight Time: 45 Minutes

    Location: Phakding

    Phakding Altitude: 2640 Meters

    Elevation Loss: 220 Meters

    Trek Time: 3-4 Hours

    On the second day of the Gokyo Everest Base Camp with the Island Peak climb, we will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, which should take around 45 minutes. After reaching Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Norgay Airport, we must prepare for the next trek to embark.

    As we rest and prepare, we will embark on a short trek of 3 to 4 hours from Lukla to Phakding. Phakding is a small Sherpa village en route to Everest Base Camp. We will traverse Nurning and Chheplung villages before we make it to Phakding.

  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3440 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 800 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    Today, we will leave Phakding Village behind and climb uphill to reach the Gate to Everest, Namche Bazaar. An uphill climb through the terraced hill will take us to Bengkar, where the trail stretches to Monjo Village. If you have no trekking permits, purchase one from the Army Checkpost here.

    After leaving Monjo village, we will reach Larja Doban in a few hours. The path passes through the dense rhododendron and pine forest and opens great viewpoints to have the stunning vistas of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Upon reaching Namche, we will accommodate you at the guest house.

  • Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization

    The fourth day of this journey is for a full-day rest. We must acclimatize at Namche Bazaar since we have already gained an altitude of over 3000 meters. So to adjust our body to the increasing altitude, we must rest and acclimatize.

    To acclimatize, it is recommended to trek high and sleep low, for which we can walk up to Khunde Hospital or Syangboche at 3800 meters. Also, trekkers are recommended to stay hydrated and energized with nutritious food and enough rest and sleep.

  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Dole

    Dole Altitude: 4040 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 600 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    The fifth day of the trek starts with a hike from Namche Bazaar, which ends in Dole. From Namche, the trail diverts from the right side and then stretches to Khyangjuma. Passing through the alpine coniferous forest, we will embark on the rugged and rocky trail to Phortse Thanga, where an Ancient Tibetan Chorten lies.

    We will catch a trail alongside the Budi Gandaki River to reach Dhole at 4040 meters above sea level. The trek is physically challenging as the destination lies at a high altitude. So preparing for altitude safety is essential. Nevertheless, the hike will be very soothing as it offers magnificent views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others.

  • Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo [4410m/13578ft] [3-4 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Machhermo

    Machhermo Altitude: 4410 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 370 Meters

    Trek Duration: 3-4 Hours

    Today, we will trek from Dole to Machhermo through the rugged mountain trail. We must don sturdy hiking boots and be well-equipped with essential gear to prepare for the high-altitude trek.

    A few hour’s walk from Dole will lead us to Kele, alongside the hustling Dudh Koshi River. You can see the sparse vegetation in the region, and the scenery of the snow-capped Himalayas is breathtaking.

    After that, we will continue our trek to Machhermo from Kele, which should take a few hours. The trail traverses several summer settlements, including yak pastures. Upon reaching Machhermo, we will accommodate you at a tea house overnight.

  • Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo [4750m/15580ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Gokyo

    Gokyo Lake Altitude: 4,750 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 340 Meters

    Trekking Duration: 4-5 Hours

    Today, we will reach Gokyo Valley, explore five lakes, and Gokyo Ri, a small mountain nearby. The trek starts from Machhermo, and we will pass across the Buddhist settlement of Phangga. The trail to Gokyo stretches way up forward, leading us to the frozen lake of Longpungu Tsho. As we hike uphill from the region, we will reach Taboche Tsho and Gokyo Tsho Lake in the Gokyo Valley.

    We will also pass by the five frozen lakes of Gokyo, including Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngozumpa Cho, and Longbanga Cho. Tonight, we will stay at a camp. Remember to pack your camping gears that are considered best for extremely low temperatures.

  • Day 08: Rest day at Gokyo and Explore Gokyo Valley

    Today, we will rest at Gokyo Valley and explore its beautiful destinations. The five frozen lakes of the valley are the major attractions of this place, while the beautiful vistas of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other snow-capped peaks are breathtaking.

    Similarly, we will acclimatize and rest, focusing on hydration and nutrition. Some trekkers and climbers even use Diamox to avoid altitude sickness dangers.

  • Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & trek back to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] via Gokyo village [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Gokyo Ri | Dragnag

    Gokyo Ri Altitude: 5340 Meters

    Dragnag Altitude: 4650 Meters

    Elevation Gain (From Gokyo Valley to Gokyo Ri): 590 Meters

    Elevation Loss (From Gokyo Ri to Dragnag): 100 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    On the ninth day of the Trek, we will be climbing Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters above sea level. As we start our hike early in the morning, we will traverse the rugged and sandy route that leads us to Gokyo Ri. It is the best viewpoint to have magnificent views of the sunrise and the mystic mountains.

    After successfully scaling Gokyo Ri, we will descend back to Dragnag Village. Dragnag is a small settlement located at 4600 meters above sea level, and most of the people are Sherpa, who follow Buddhism.

  • Day 10: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla [4830 m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Dzonghla

    Dzonghla Altitude: 4830 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 130 Meters

    Trek Duration: 6 Hours

    The tenth day of our hike is adventurous as we will traverse one of the high altitude passes, Cho La Pass, at 5420 meters above sea level. The Cho La Pass lies en route to Dzonghla.

    To reach the pass, we must walk through the right side of Dragnag Village. The remote and rugged trail leads us to Cho La Phedi, the base of the pass. We catch a very steep, strenuous, narrow path that leads us to the Cho La Pass. After nearly a couple of hours, we finally get to the top of Cho La Pass, from where we can have the cherishing vistas of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

    From Cho La Pass, the next destination is Dzonghla, 4830 meters above sea level. We will settle in around a couple of hours.

  • Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] via Lobuche [5-6 Hrs Walk]

    Location: Gorakshep

    Gorakshep Altitude: 5180 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 350 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    From today onwards, we will be hiking through the standard trail of Everest Base Camp. But first, we must reach Dughla from Dzongla, which takes around 3 hours. As we leave Dzongla behind, we will walk through the rocky landscapes and traverse several settlements, including Chola Village.

    As we reach Dughla, we will catch the EBC Trail that leads us to Lobuche via Thokla Pass at 4830 meters above sea level. From Lobuche, we will hike alongside the route of Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorakshep, the last Sherpa Settlement in the Everest Region.

    Before reaching Gorakshep, we must pass the Lobuche Pass at 5110 meters above sea level.

  • Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp [5380m/176465ft] and back to Gorakshep [4-5 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Everest Base Camp

    Everest Base Camp Altitude: 5380 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 200 Meters

    Trek Duration: 4-5 Hours

    Today, we will reach Everest Base Camp, the highest base camp in the world. To reach there, it takes around 4 to 5 hours from Gorakshep. We must traverse through the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier to reach the base camp, from where the scenic vistas of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse are seen.

  • Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to KalaPatthar [5545m/18177ft] and Trek to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]

    Location: Kala Patthar | Pheriche

    Kala Patthar Altitude: 5545 Meters

    Pheriche Altitude: 4250 Meters

    Elevation Gain (EBC- Kala Patthar): 165 Meters

    Elevation Loss (Kala Patthar-Pheriche): 1295 Meters

    Trek Duration: 6-7 Hours

    On the thirteenth day of the journey, we will embark on a beautiful trek to Kala Patthar, which lies 5545 meters above sea level. The trail stretches through the rugged and stony landscapes and opens to Kala Patthar. The highest viewpoint on earth offers a 360-degree view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many others.

    Similarly, the sunrise and sunset scenes are very welcoming from Kala Patthar. If you are a photography geek, this will be your perfect destination.

    After enough sightseeing activities in Kala Patthar, we will descend to Pheriche following the same trail of EBC. We will pass through several settlements, including Gorakshep, Lobuche, and Dughla, before reaching Pheriche at 4250 meters above sea level.

  • Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Dingboche

    Dingboche Altitude: 4260 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 10 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    From Pheriche, we must reach Dingboche to trail our way toward Island Peak Base Camp. We will descend through the rhododendron forest and several Buddhist Settlements to reach there.

    We will go to Pheriche Pass before Somare, divert our trail towards the right side, and head towards Dingboche. We will walk alongside the trail of Imja Khola to reach the destination.

  • Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Location: Island Peak Base Camp

    Island Peak Base Camp Altitude: 5087 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 827 Meters

    Trek Duration: 6-7 Hours

    Today, we will reach the Base Camp of Island Peak at 5087 Meters to prepare for the upcoming climb. We will follow the trail to Imja Valley alongside the trail of Imja Khola. As we hike uphill through the remote trail, we will be welcomed by the magnificent views of Mount Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, and more.

    We will also pass through several locations, such as Chhukung village, where Sherpa communities welcome warm hospitality. Similarly, the frozen lake of Imja Tsho is breathtaking to visit. Upon reaching Island Peak Base Camp, we will set up a tent for staying overnight.

  • Day 16: Island Peak summit [6189m/20299ft] | Back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]

    Location: Island Peak Summit

    Island Peak Summit Altitude: 6189 Meters

    Elevation Gain: 1102 Meters

    Climbing Duration: 9-10 Hours

    Today is one of the most strenuous days of the Gokyo Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Package. The first thing is the climb duration, which is very long, 10 hours. This can be physically demanding. Similarly, the high altitude of over 6000 meters is prone to altitude sickness, directly impacted by physical exhaustion.

    In addition, climbing Island Peak is a technical challenge. The peak is covered with huge and thick sheets of ice and snow, and navigating through the icy trails is very dangerous. The peak consists of snow chunks, crevasses, steep landscapes, and others requiring technical climbing skills. Also, the weather conditions in the Himalayas are unpredictable – strong winds, snowfalls, and cold temperatures are some of the major challenges.

    But do not worry; our professional guides and porters will support you with climbing Island Peak. You must follow your guides’ guidelines and instructions, which help set up the fixed ropes. You must use your ice axes, crampons, gaiters, and other mountaineering tools wisely.

    As we reach the top of Island Peak, we can see the magnificent 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 a successful climb, we will return to Island Peak Base Camp for an overnight stay.

  • Day 17: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Dingboche

    Dingboche Altitude: 4260 Meters

    Elevation Loss: 827 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    We must follow the same trail we walked before to return to Dingboche from the Island Peak Base Camp. Before reaching Dingboche, we will traverse several settlements, including Chhukung and Bibre.

    Also, we will walk aside by the Imja Khola and leave Imja Valley before reaching the destination.

  • Day 18: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Location: Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3440 Meters

    Elevation Loss: 820 Meters

    Trek Duration: 6-7 Hours

    Today, we will descend to the Gate to Everest, Namche Bazaar from Dingboche. As a result, we will be hiking for around 6-7 hours today, which might be physically exhausting, so make sure you rest enough.

    We will first return to Tengboche, where there is a huge ancient Tibetan Monastery, Tengboche Gompa. Then, we will descend through Phunke Tenga and Khyangjuma before reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a Sherpa settlement where we can find numerous guest houses and hotels to stay overnight.

  • Day 19: Trek from Namche to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Lukla

    Lukla Altitude: 2860 Meters

    Elevation Loss: 580 Meters

    Trek Duration: 5-6 Hours

    Today, we will return to Lukla from Namche Bazaar, which takes around 5 to 6 hours. We will descend through the settlements such as Jorsalle, Monjo, Phakding, Chheplung, and Nurning to reach Lukla at 2860 meters above sea level.

    The trail passes through the lush green forests of rhododendron and pine forests. Similarly, the stunning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Upon reaching Lukla, we will accommodate at a tea house.

  • Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    On the twentieth day of the Gokyo Everest Base Camp with the Island Peak package, we will onboard a flight from Lukla Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport. After 45 minutes, we will reach the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The officials from Nepal Guide Treks will escort us to our respective hotels for rest.

    We can either rest or explore the nightlife of Thamel, enjoying live music and free drinks. Tonight, we will stay at a hotel with an attached bathroom and 24/7 electricity & internet services.

  • Day 21: Transfer to the Airport & Departure

    Today is the last day of our stay in Nepal. After breakfast, we will drive to Tribhuvan International Airport and onboard a flight to our home country.

    You may also like:

What's included?
  • 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 the 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 equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included?
  • 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

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 below:

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
6 Sep, 2024 26 Sep, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
13 Sep, 2024 3 Oct, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
21 Sep, 2024 11 Oct, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
29 Sep, 2024 19 Oct, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
5 Oct, 2024 25 Oct, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
13 Oct, 2024 2 Nov, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
21 Oct, 2024 10 Nov, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
29 Oct, 2024 18 Nov, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
5 Nov, 2024 25 Nov, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
14 Nov, 2024 4 Dec, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
15 Nov, 2024 5 Dec, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
19 Nov, 2024 9 Nov, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
25 Nov, 2024 15 Dec, 2024 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
6 Mar, 2025 27 Mar, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
11 Mar, 2025 1 Apr, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
17 Mar, 2025 7 Apr, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
22 Mar, 2025 12 Apr, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
3 Apr, 2025 24 Apr, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
9 Apr, 2025 30 Apr, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
16 Apr, 2025 5 Apr, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!
23 Apr, 2025 12 May, 2025 USD 2555 GUARANTEED Book Now!

Difficulty Level of The Trek

The Gokyo Everest Base Camp With Island Peak is a challenging trek+expedition. If you are an adventure enthusiast and dare to accept the challenges of the Himalayas, it’s for you. To embark on this trek, trekkers must be physically fit, brave, and feature high energy, stamina, strength, and endurance. Island Peak, the ultimate destination, is 6,189 meters above sea level, and reaching there is not easy. You must climb over rocky and icy parts that are very steep and strenuous.

Similarly, traversing the landscapes of this region requires a high level of technical skills like using ice axes, crampons, and ropes. In simple terms, you have to be good at mountain climbing.

The weather condition of the Everest Region is very dangerous and unpredictable. Low temperatures and sudden climate changes introduce snowstorms, and strong winds can heavily impact the trek and climb. High-altitude locations such as the top of Island Peak, Cho La Pass, and Kala Patthar feature depleted air and increased air pressure, making breathing difficult. This can also lead to altitude sickness and other dangerous illnesses like HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema).

On top of that, you must walk around 6 to 7 hours daily to reach your destination, which can be physically exhausting. And the uneven terrain will drain a lot of strength on the verge of trekking and climbing.

What Preparations Are Needed?

Physical and Mental Preparation:

Trekkers must be physically and mentally fine to embark on this strenuous but adventurous journey. We have already mentioned that this trek+expedition includes 6 to 7 hours of daily hiking. So trekkers just have enough strength and stamina to withstand such long treks.

Similarly, they should be physically fit to withstand high air pressure and low oxygen levels. Regarding mental preparation, trekkers must be prepared for extreme climate conditions, long hikes, and physical exhaustion. Most trekkers even cancel their trek and return, but we suggest you gradually ascend and acclimatize and motivate yourself with a positive perception on your mind.

Gear & Equipment:

As the Gokyo Everest Base Camp with Island Peak climbing requires technical skills, trekkers must be prepared with trekking and mountaineering gear. These gear and equipment support will help you reach your destination safely and conveniently. It helps your navigation, the most important part of any trek or expedition.

Here are lists of essential gear and equipment for this trek:

Trekking Gear:

  • Backpacks with adjustable straps and compartments.
  • Hiking Boots.
  • Clothing Layers like moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and waterproof outer layers.
  • Trekking Poles.
  • Navigation Tools like maps, compasses, and GPS devices.
  • Hydration System, including water bottles or a hydration pack.
  • Snacks
  • Headlamp/Flashlight.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.

Climbing Gear:

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Harness & Helmet
  • Chalk and Chalk Bag to keep your hands dry.
  • Carabiners & Climbing Rope.
  • Cams and Nuts.
  • Climbing Helmet.

Permits For The Trek

First, trekkers must acquire the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit since the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, and Island Peak are all located inside the protected area of Sagarmatha National Park. Obtaining this permit will cost NRs. 3000 for foreign trekkers. Trekkers from SAARC Nations are charged NRs. 1000 per person, while the Nepalese trekkers must pay NRs. 100 for the permit.

Similarly, trekkers must acquire Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entry Permit, which costs NRs. 2000 for foreign nationals. It costs NRs. 1000 and NRs. 100 for SAARC Nationals and Nepalese Trekkers, respectively.

You must obtain special climbing permits from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Island Peak. The cost of this permit varies from one season to another. During the peak season of Spring, it costs around USD 250 per person, while during the Autumn, it costs USD 125 per person. If you plan to climb Island Peak during Monsoon and Winter seasons, it costs USD 70 per person.

What Documents Do I Need To Obtain These Permits?

  • Copies of valid passport & visa.
  • Permit fees.
  • Copies of passport-sized photographs.
  • E-copy of passport-sized photographs for online application.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Day-to-day itinerary of your package.
  • Health reports and clearances.

Guided Trek or Not?

The guided trek is a compulsory aspect of tourism in Nepal. Previously, solo/independent treks were allowed, but since the missing and injury cases have significantly increased, Nepal Tourism Board has completely banned it. Efficient from April 1, 2023, the law has come into existence, which has gained both positive and negative reviews in Nepal’s tourism industry.

So for trekking and expeditions, people must hire guides compulsorily. Guides can help you navigate, communicate, and cultural immersion during the trek, while porters will carry your luggage and gear to make you comfortable.

Hiring guides will cost you anywhere from $25 to $35 per day, while porters charge around $20 to $30 daily. However, the cost can vary depending on the service you get and the experience your guides and porters hone. Tips are also highly expected in Nepal, although they are not mandatory. Discussing the price to align yourself with the designated budget for this trek is always recommended.

Most trekking agencies provide guides and porters services, which comes under the total cost of the package. If not, you can hire someone with extensive knowledge of the local region and people with advanced and long-term experience.

How long is the Gokyo Everest Base Camp with Island Peak trek?

This trek can be long, extending to around 4 to 5 weeks. But at Nepal Guide Treks, we have 3 week (21 Days) itinerary covering all the Everest Region’s major destinations.

What is the best time to undertake this trek?
How do I acclimatize during the trek?
What are the accommodation options during the trek?
Is previous trekking or climbing experience required?
Do I need to hire guides and porters?
Are there any health risks I should be aware of?
avatar

Prakash Devkota

Trekking and Peak Climbing Expert in Nepal

GLIMPSES OF   Gokyo to Everest Base Camp with Island Peak

Sunset View of Everest Region
Island Peak Climbing
Everest KalaPathar 5545 m
Sherpa Village at Everest Region
Dingboche Everest Trek

Quick Inquiry

Traveller Review

see what our valued client have to say

×