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

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Reviews

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)