Gokyo Everest Base Camp-Island Peak
This Gokyo Everest Base Camp trek-Island Peak is combined with the climb of Island Peak. This is one of the longest and toughest programs we offer. However it is one of the most rewarding treks.
Visitors will experience the wonders of the Gokyo Lakes area with its stunning views and majestic lakes. Visitors cross the Chola pass (5420m) while they are on treking and continue towards Everest Base Camp (5364m).
Gokyo Everest Base Camp -Island Peak trek offer you the view of world’s six highest mountains, such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m), along with 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.
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 VisitAutumn (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.