Gokyo – EBC – Island Peak Climbing

Gokyo – EBC – Island Peak Climbing
Activity
Trekking and Peak Climbing
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Challenging 
  • Max Altitude
    6189 m
  • Group Size
    02 - 12 People 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse/Camp 
  • Best Time
    April - May and Sept - Nov 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $2,250USD
Group Booking Discount
No. of peoplePrice per person
1 Pax.US$ 2900.00
2 Pax.US$ 2250.00
3-4 Pax.US$ 2150.00

Trip Overview

The perfect sync of adventure and nature in a trip you do not want to miss is the 22 days Gokyo Lake-EBC-Island Peak Climbing. The Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, was first discovered by an expedition team of Eric Shipton in 1952. Located along the Everest Base Camp paths is one of the most climbed Himalayan peaks. The peak resembling an island in a sea of ice has an elevation of 6189 meters. The trip is an amalgamation of nature, adventure, and culture all in one. The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) also serves as an ideal rest point and can summit the Island peak. Reaching the top of the summit can be seen as a personal challenge and sometimes even a stepping stone to one’s climbing journey. The trek and climb provide a perfect opportunity to assimilate into the majestic Khumbu realms.

Highlights of the trek

  • Rewarding views of the Everest range, mountain peaks, and fascinating backdrop
  • Experiencing the rich Sherpa culture and learning about their way of life up close
  • Put yourself to ease and unwind at the heart of the Khumbu region, The Namche Bazaar, as you acclimatize and get a taste of the art culture and vibe of the bustling town!
  • Hike to the beautiful Ngozumpa Glacier and climb up to Gokyo valley for the magnificence and serenity it offers.
  • Celebrate the feat of reaching the world’s highest Base Camp at Everest as you stand beneath the massive mountains at 5364 m.
  • Begin your expedition as you challenge yourself to the summit of Island Peak (Imja Tse) on top of 6189 m!
  • Catch the panoramic views of the world’s most famous peaks, all 4 reigning over 8000 meters (Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse) and other peaks above 6000 meters.

The Gokyo Lake-Everest Base Camp-Island Peak fulfills the aspirations of new and experienced climbers who seek thrill along with the vistas of the splendor Mountains. The climb itself is not technical; however, since it is a long journey and you will find yourself walking constantly, it tests one’s endurance and patience. The Island Peak glaciated more on the west face offers the best views of the Everest massifs like Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and many more. The journey can be strenuous at times but getting lost amidst the beauty of the Khumbu region and being rewarded with the views is what makes our struggles worth it. Our journey begins with a flight to Lukla as we head for Gokyo lakes, EBC, and ultimately make our way to the Island Peak Base camp. Post reaching the Peak Base Camp, we prepare for our Island peak climbing and reach the elevation at 6189 meters.

The Gokyo Lake-Everest Base Camp-Island Peak journey is an unforgettable trip to the Khumbu region. The landscapes are diverse full of challenging courses, and the views are unimaginable! Plus, the bonus of landing at the world’s highest base camp and summiting one of the peaks of Khumbu’s beauty is truly exceptional. Yes, the route can get tough testing your patience truly. There are further challenges of the terrains getting tough and altitude sickness. Hence being physically active and having trekked to high altitudes is definitely a bonus. However, our guides and core staff will also ensure you are safe and secure anywhere you travel. Your safety lies in our hands, and you will always remain our topmost priority. We have a range of packages that might spark your interest. So, do not think much and contact us to experience the best of the Everest region with Nepal Hiking Team!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Free day/ Trip Preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Thangna (4700m/15416ft) Duration 2-3 hrs

Day 11: Cross Cho La pass (5420/1780ft) then trek to Dzongla (4830m/15842ft) Duration: 7 -8 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 14: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18187ft) - Gorekshep – Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) 7 hours

Day 15: Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp (5240m/17187ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to summit Peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chhukung 10 – 11 hours

Day 17: Reserve day for contingency

Day 18: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21: Leisure Day

Day 22: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicles including airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Island peak climbing permit fee
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • English speaking trekking guide and highly experienced (2-3 times Everest Submitter ) climbing guide for Island peak including their foods, accommodations, salary, insurance, etc.
  • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • All require permits including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Island Peak climbing, etc.
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar, etc
  • All taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including - water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
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Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

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This trip was amazing, from the planning stage to the trip itself! Ganga was very responsive to my questions leading up to the trip and helped me prepare properly. Bihm was our guide and from the moment I landed had everything well in hand. He and our

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