Gokyo Everest Base Camp-Island Peak
This Gokyo Everest Base Camp-Island Peak trek, combined with the climb of Island Peak is one of the longest, and toughest we offer. It is also one of the most rewarding however. You will experience the wonders of the Gokyo Lakes area with its stunning views and majestic lakes. You will cross the Chola pass (5420m) and continue on to Everest Base Camp (5364m). You will also be able to view four of the worlds six highest highest mountains, Everest (8848m),Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m),Cho Oyu (8201m), and many other spectacular peaks.
Diffculties and Safety
Climbing to Gokyo Everest Base Camp-Island Peak is not an easy thing with lots of uphill, downhill and high altitude. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain make sure you have enough walking and climbing experience to enjoy the trek and climb. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude can be the problem too, so drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness.
Your safety is one of our major concern. Your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Arriving Kathmandu Airport, our office representative will meet you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel for some free time to explore the Thamel area of Kathmandu. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis).
After the breakfast, the company owner and your trekking guide will meet you at the hotel and discus all the programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After our meeting, one of the our professional tour guides will take you for a sightseeing trip for 3 hours and then back to the hotel. The rest of the day you can use for travelling around Thamel and buying any last minute essentials for the trek. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis).
Fly to Lukla (2804m) Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hours.(Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding (3440m.) 6 hours. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Namche Bazaar acclimatization day. You can do a day trip around the local area to enjoy the beautiful Himalayan views including Mt Everest, wild animals and the Tibetan Monastery, (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Dole from Namche (4000m) 5-6 hours. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Machhermo from Dole(4400m) 4-5 hours (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Gokyo Lake from Machhermo(4750m) 4 hours (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) 3-4 hours and trek down to Thangnak (4700m.) 2.5-3 hours
It will be the one of the most beautiful mornings of your trip. Wake up Early and hike to the Gokyo-Ri, for a panoramic view of the Himalayan range including the top of the world, Everest. It takes approximately 2hrs to climb and 1 hour to walk back to the tea house and countinue our trek to Thangnak. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Cross Cho La pass (5368m) then trek to Dzongla (4830 meters) 6-8 hours (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Lobuche (4910m) from Dzongla, 4 hours. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5180m), 2.5-3 hours.After lunch continue to Everest base camp (5365m) 4-5 hours both way and overnight at Gorakshep. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Gorakshep to kalapattr and trek down to Dingboche. 7hrs. Another beautiful morning hike to Kala Patthar (5545m), 2 hours. Enjoy the superb Himalayan views including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Pumori (7161m), and once more trek down to dingboche (4400m) from Gorak shep 4-5 hours. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
On the way to Chhukung the we can see beautiful close view of Island Peak and other mountains . Chhukung is the village of small settlements of Sherpa People frm everest region. Overnight at Tea house on full board basis.
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp. (5200m) 3-4 hrs. Overnight at tented camp on full board basis.
Trek to High Camp (5600m.) 3 hrs .
We have to trek in High Camp and today is the preparation day for climbing Island peak. Overnight at tented camp on full board basis.
Island peak Summit (6189m) and back to chhukung.
We have to continuously walking through the glacier of snow. After reaching Summit of Island Peak we can see many mountains view and we can also see Lhotse (south face). After the summit our trail goes downward to Base Camp to Chhukung. Overnight at Tea house on Full board basis.
Trek back to tangboche (3860m.m) 5-6hrs. overnight at tea house on full board basis.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m.) 4-5 hours. From Pheriche we go all the way down to Pangboche, then climb for 30min to Tangboche stop for lunch and make our way up and down to Namche Bazzar. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Lukla (2804 m.) 6 – 7hours.
Finally, the trek back to Lukla and enjoy your last night in the Himalaya. Time to thank to your porter and wait for the next early morning flight to kathmandu. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Enjoy the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis).
Free day in Kathmandu. This is also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Time for some last minute shopping and then relax. If you are interested to extend trip please contact us for various exciting opportunities. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis).
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation
- 3 main course meals a day while trekking
- Guide and porters
- Trekking permits and TIMS
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map
- A comprehensive medical kit
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Meals while not on the trek
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, wifi, charging devices, hot shower etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Gokyo Everest Base Camp-Island Peak climbing, we will provide tents accomodation and authentic Nepalese food (Dal Bhat) as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). 3 main course meals will be provided during trekking and only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu and.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to do Gokyo Everest Base Camp-Island PeakClimbing. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views.
However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and there chance to get snow too. Climbing in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer climbing could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.