Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 21 Days

Trip Overview

Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek is an extreme adventure form of outdoor excursion in the Khumbu region. This trek leads you to the stunning Gokyo valley, crossing the Chola Pass; you can trek to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar. Then you cross the Kongma La pass and have a memorable Island peak climbing experience. 

Heading from Lukla, you pass the striking Sherpa town-Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. Gokyo valley is a stunning valley beside the Dudh Pokhari. First, you hike to the Gokyo Ri before crossing the Cho La pass, which is similar to the peak climbing. Ascending to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar, you descend to Lobuche and via Kongma La Pass; the final destination-Island peak is a step forward. The beautiful peak has become the first choice of peak climbers in Nepal due to its salient features as not easy, not too technical, white covered peak and the surrounding. Practicing the climbing techniques at the base camp, you can climb the Island peak, which is the most demanded climbing peak in Nepal.  

Adventure Club Trek manages your Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek with experienced peak climbing guide, camping team and using the branded climbing equipment. Please, contact us for more information. (Note: peak climbing is really an adventurous act, so physical fitness, acclimatization and proper rest should not be undermined. We always emphasize these aspects along with hygienic foods, so we manage a good kitchen team for all the groups. Also, it is better to manage the extra day, which is useful, if the weather is bad).

Trip Highlights:

  • Climbing the Island Peak ( 6,189m)
  • Exploring centuries old Newari architecture in the Kathmandu valley, tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and exploring the culture of Nepalese people.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla alongside some of world’s tallest mountains like the Everest.
  • Getting to know the culture of the Sherpas in the Khumbu Himalaya.
  • The beautiful Gokyo Valley with several turquoise lakes and climbing Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the Khumbu Himalayan spread.
  • Closely observing the Khumbu Icefall
  • Setting foot on the Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
  • Getting to see the world’s highest mountain Mt Everest from up close. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trip preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding : 40 min flight.
  • Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole.
  • Day 07: Trek Dole to Machhermo.
  • Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo.
  • Day 09: Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri.
  • Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Thaknak.
  • Day 11: Trek Thaknak - Cho La pass (5367m) to Lobuche.
  • Day 12: Trek Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep.
  • Day 13: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18187ft) - Gorekshep to Dingboche
  • Day 14: Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Day 15: Pre-Climb Training on Island Peak Base Camp.
  • Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp.
  • Day 17: Trek Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche.
  • Day 18: Trek Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
  • Day 19: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 21: Transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Climbing 
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

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PRICE FROM US$ 2374 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2374
  • Trip Duration 21 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous plus
  • Trip Style Tea House and Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Tea house for trekking and tented camp for climbing
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