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

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Reviews

Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)