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Gokyo trek and Island Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

16 days,
Trip Destination:
Island peak submit
Program Type:
Tea house trek / Camping,
Max. Altitude:
Minimum Pax:
Trekking and climbing,
Hotel/Lodges and Tent,
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep to Dec and March to June,
private car/jeep,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 6 hours,
Trip Grade:
Gokyo trek and Island Peak Climbing



  • Explore Kathmandu city,
  • Lukla cool flight experience,
  • Water falls , beautiful rivers and suspainsion bridges along the way,
  • Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri (5380mtr) view point,
  • Chola pass (5420 mtr),EBC and Kalapathar View point,
  • Island peak (6164 mtr), and imja valley lake,

Gokyo trek and Island Peak Climbing is a best trekking route in everest region with lots of biodiversity. There is a big glacier called Khumbu glacier,which is expending from Lobuche to Everest base camp.After valley sightseeing in Kathmandu we take an exciting flight to Lukla and trek up to Namche through Sherpa village , Dudh Koshi river and pine forest along the way .After two days walking from Lukla you will Arrive at Namche bazaar which is a center place of upper Khumbu region to supply the goods and many needed things for the upper villages .when you are there at Namche you get to see the view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kogde ,kusum kangaroo many more mountain that you can observe from Namche view point. The way up to base camp is not that hard to go but because of the altitude you really have to be in same pace to be safe for whole duration and along the way you can visit really a nice monasteries ,such as Tangbuche monastery, Pangbuche monastery, Debuche monastery etc. we continue trek to Pheriche and rest day is needed in Pheriche to be acclimatize and it helps you to be in base ca mp and to sleep at Ghorkshep,which is 5180mtr where we have to sleep one night.the view from Kalapather and base came is so gorgeous,than trek down to Dingbuche which is lower than  Ghorakshep ,it means you can sleep easily ,and you have to be prepare for island peak which is 6100mtr .

Island Peak was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton's who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as "Imja Tse" in Sherpa Name. It takes just 3 to 4 days from Dingbuche village to go there on top of island peak and back to Dingbuche with climbing guide. This is one of the adventurous trek include climb island peak.

This is twin in one trek cause is same time you are able to get the Everest base camp which is 5360mtr and of course island peak for fulfill your strong desire to be on top of island peak and island peak is not that difficult compare to other mountain in Everest region .the itinerary can be change cause there are many alternative trekking route.


DAY 1: Arrival  Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel and tour and trek preparaion.

DAY 2: Kathmandu city sightseeing tour with experience tour guide and private car/jeep.

DAY 3: fly to Lukla (2860mtr) in the morning, and trek to phakding village ,it’s about 3 hrs walking along the Dhud koshi river this is really easy and beautiful day because this day you can see many local sherpa life and kids along the way and also you can see some snow cap mounatin. Over night at Phakding village.

DAY 4:  Trek to Namche(3450mtr), It’s about 5 hours walking through some suspension bridge and pine forest, so day 2nd is alos intresting day because this day you can see top of the wolr d 1 hour before you reach to Namche Bazaar and over night at Namche bazaar.

DAY 5: Trekto Dole ,It's is about 5 hours walking through pine forest, stupas and mountains around included 2 over 8000 mtr high mountains. over night at Dole.
ay 6: Trek to  Machhermo (4400 mtr),This is easy walking and really clear and open area where you can see so many mountains including over (8000 mtr) mountain choyu.Over night at Machhermo.

DAY 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750mtr), it is also easy walking becaue there is no climbing or steps along the way only gradual up which is not so hard only we need to be slow and need to keep same speed to be acclimatize the body with that environments and altitudes, after reaching at Gokyo valley you can visit massif glacier beside the gokyo hotels and big big lakes just infront of the hotel and mountains ,so it is really stunning place for food, view , accomodation for all its beautiful place. Over night at Gokyo.

DAY 8: Trek Early in the morning  to Gokyo ri from Gokyo hotel without bag  you just need to take water bottle and some medication because this day you going to climb about 600 mtr  to see spectecular Mt everest view and other many Mountains,Lakes and Glacier ,so after visiting gokyo ri view point back to Gokyo hotel , and quick breakfast and hide down to Thangnak. over night at Thangnak.

DAY 9: Trek from Thangnak to Dhukla, it is one of the hardest day because of high pass called chola pass which is about 5416 meters but really beautiful place. after crossing the chola the trail will be easier and over night at Thukla, (4645 meters),

DAY 10: Trek from Thukla to Chhukung( 4700 mtr), its about 6 hours walking but easy way.

DAY 11 : Trek  from Chhukung to island peak base camp, its about 3 hours walking along the glacier and rocky path, over night in the tent.

DAY 12: It is biggest day of entire trekking and also the highlight of the trip because this day early morning about 12.30 ../ 1 am you start to climb with climbing guide who is experienced and helpful, so afetr 6 hours climbing you can submitt the top of island peak and about7 am you will be back already at base camp and same day you can decend to Dingbuche and over night at Dingbuche.

DAY 13:  Trek to Namche bazaar, its about 7 hours decending .

DAY 14:  Trek to Lukla, it is also about 7 hours decending throught same way which you took when you were going up. over night at Lukla.

DAY 15:  Fly from lukla to kathamndu, its about 30 minute flight through the mounatin and over night in kathmandu. 

DAY 16: Final departure to the internatioanl airport by private car which is organized.

Note: (If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest as you want ,we can make individual travel plans based on your preferences.) 

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu,
  2.  Everest National Park permits,
  3. Trekking Map of Everest region if you need.
  4. 3times food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  5. A experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  6.  Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  7. Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  8. TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  9. All government tax
  10. All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu  

Service Excludes

  1. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  2. Your travel insurance,
  3. International flight and departure tax,
  4. Any expense of personal nature,
  5. Nepal entry visa fee,
  6. Any kinds of Bar bills,
  7. All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  8. Rescue operation.
  9. Tip for guide and poter.
NOTE: IF There is more than 5 people in a group,you will get discount and if there is more than 10 people in a group (one who convince to      hir/him friend),he will be 50% discount and if there is more than 15 people in a group ,one will get all free trekking .


Essential Infos


Safe holiday adventure gives a first priority to our guest service that is what making us today safe holiday adventure. For the city accommodation in Kathmandu we have been providing at list 3 star category hotel at location and also on request we can provide comfortable but cheap accommodation too for budget travelers.

During the trekking we provide standard  guest house, calm environment and local healthy food  for our guest.


There are so many different taste of food and  international standard restaurants in Kathmandu where you can try your own taste of food and lots of choice. But in the trek mostly we can have Indian, nepali, continental, via menu especially each settlements provides Pasta, momo, soup items, potato item, rice, hot drink, cold drink etc.

What to take with you for trek:

As a guide myself since 14 years I give first priority to cloths which is most important in the cold mountain area. Equipment does matter to make your trek  easy and comfortable. Carrying excessive quantity of trekking equipment doesn’t make your trip more interesting but the disadvantage. So, we request you to carry only selected and recommended iteams and we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment's which you most carry during the trek.


• Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve,

• Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight,

• one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts,

• Woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

• Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants,

• Peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat,

• Pair gloves, down jacket,

• Pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flips flops, it is practice.

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal Because by that time the Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers magic view of snow cap mountains and valley each day. Spring Season is such a beautiful time to see many different flowers, plants and rare animals especially Rhododendron flower along the way is the major attraction. Walking and trekking is also very suitable during this season.

Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February). This season provides a different scenic views each hours unpredictable weather ,heavy monsoon rainfall mostly in Annapurna region it is very much clear to trek around Mustang by summer time because of altitude you can skip the rain if you go those areas., so ,Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

You should be fit enough to make those trekking because it is situated on quite high region however certain training like running, walking, exercising, balance diet all those things definitely will help to make it easily this trek.

Mountain sickness and Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health,  proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

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Giusy Bertolotto

Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The trip to Nepal was a great experience.  I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read More

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