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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 & climbing,
Hotel/Lodges & Tent,
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep to Dec & March to June,
private car/jeep,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 6 hours,
Trip Grade:
Gokyo Trek and Island Peak Climbing


Gokyo trek and Island Climbing is a best trekking route in everest region with lots of Biodiversity. There is a big Gacier 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.

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.

Trip Highlights:

  • 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,
Out line Itinerary:
DAY 1: Arrival in kathmandu
DAY 2: Sightseeing tour in kathamndu.
DAY 3: fly to Lukla (2860mtr) in the morning, 
DAY 4: Trek from phakding to Namche Bazaar(3450m)
DAY 5: Trek to Dole(4110m)
Day 6: Trek to  Machhermo (4400 mtr),
DAY 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750mtr), 
DAY 8: Hike to Gokyo and back to hotel than head down to Thangnak(4750m).
DAY 9: Trek from Thangnak to Dhukla(4850M), 
DAY 10: Trek from Thukla to Chhukung( 4700 mtr),
DAY 11 : Trek  from Chhukung to island peak base camp(4750m), 
DAY 12: Strat climbing to the Island peak(6179m) top than bcak to base camp after that trekto Dingbuche.
DAY 13:  Trek to Namche bazaar(3450m)
DAY 14:  Trek to Lukla(2860m)
DAY 15:  Fly from lukla to kathamndu,
DAY 16: Final departure to Home


DAY 1: Arrival in kathmandu

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

DAY 2: Sightseeing tour in kathamndu.

Sightseeing tour starts in the monring after your breakfast at your hotel. Our tour guide will pick up you from your hotel in a private vechicle and take you to the most visited popular world heritage sites in kathamndu. your sight seing tour will be about 3 to 4 hours in a most visisted sites such as pashupatinath tepmple(Cremation place of hindu people), Swayambunath( shrines of lor buddha) it is also callled monket temple after that we will have lunch near by than explore the on ean only rich architect area Kathmandu durbar sqaure( Basantapur). it is really old historical and culture area made in middle age where you will see so many things than back to hotel withnyour guide.

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 the walking routse goes smothly through sherpa village and the trail is graduale down to phakding. It is hort walking day but the population of local people between lukla and phakding is relatively more than other settlemets in khumbu region that means you get to know so many things culture, farming,local life, massif mountains and beautiful rolling green hills around.

Phakding is  a popular settlements ffor trekkers where we can have so many tea house and lodges at the bank or river.

DAY 4: Trek from phakding to Namche Bazaar(3450m)

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

Namcke bazaar is the best cozy mountain city where we can get almost everything and located on the side of massif mountains. once you reach at namche you ahev aleady paradise view of Mt. Kogde, Kushum khag and mandu other peaks including Mt. Everest. If you need to change your money or need use ATM mechine there is available those services and also some cafe and BaKery.

DAY 5: Trek to Dole(4110m)

We begin our walk after we have breakfast in Namche. Our first 15 minute walk will be steep up than the path will be very easy and wide till kyangjuma which is about 1.30 minute walk on the side of massif mountins and eye catching views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Mt. Lotse and Mt Everest. After reachinh at kyanjuma We will follow the samll straight path up to mongdanda which is pleasent trail too in a open area and clear view surroundings. we will have lunch at mong danada than the trail lead us steep down hill at Phortse Thanga than follow the trails going up to dole through the rhododendron forest but it will be steep up walk till we reach at Dole. it is small village with about 10 tea house / lodges.

Day 6: Trek to  Machhermo (4400 mtr),

This is easy walking day so we can leave not that early like other day because we just walk about 3 hours folowing the easy path Via Luza and Lafurma. it is easy gradual path and over the tree line area so the view of Mt. Cho-yo will be very close and clear each stepa you go further up towarads machhermo. we just walk 3 hours today because of the altitude limitation for our safety. it is also small area where we can stay in lodge.

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: Hike to Gokyo and back to hotel than head down to Thangnak(4750m).

We begin your early hike to Gokyo ri without bag back only we need to take day bag and essential things. this si about 2 hours hike step up to the top of gokyo ri. once you reach on the top of Gokyo ri the view of  pristain lake, Mt. Eveest, world's biggest  Nogjompa Glacier  and many undiscribable views of peaks. after exploring the beauty of himalaya we will be back to hotel get some food than we follow the small rail along the glacir to Thangnak. over night at Thangnak.

DAY 9: Trek from Thangnak to Dhukla(4850M), 

Our journey to dzogla today will be the hardest day but will be one of the best day to see the close up view of vast himlayan terrain. we begin our walk very early about 4.30 am because if we start to walk after 7 , or 8 am it wil be more difficlut for us to crossthe pass because the time we reach at the top of chola therw will be sunshine already and snow get melt tha will be dangerious and sleepary. our 4 hours walk from thangnak to the top of chola will be mostly steep  than we head down to Dzogla through som ice on top of chola and rockey path way down to the valley of Dzogla. ther will not be a place to eat our lunch today betwen Dzogla and thagnak so we hould carry sopme dry food , pack lunch and enough water with us. when we recah at Dzogla we take our lunch than walk down to Thukla about 1 and half hour walk. over night at Dhukla.

DAY 10: Trek from Thukla to Chhukung( 4700 mtr),

AS usual we take early beakfast and we trek to Dingbuche following a small walking rail along the wide valley. the walking area will be still over treeline area so the view will be inspiral on your each steeps down to dingbuche. it is only about 2 hours walk to dingbuche where we will have our lunch than walk gradula up hill to chhukung. over night at chuukung in a lodge.

DAY 11 : Trek  from Chhukung to island peak base camp(4750m), 

Today we just walk a shot distance for on teh rocky path through glacier. we will stay in a tent at island peak base camp today. your climbing guide will give you important information about the island peak and basic training how to climb. over night in tented camp.

DAY 12: Strat climbing to the Island peak(6179m) top than bcak to base camp after that trekto Dingbuche.

your climbing gide will teach you many things about mountains and climbing things and also we acclimatize than at night about 1 am we begin to climb to the the submmit of island peak. the last 2 to 3 hours will be technical on snow/ice  other wise it is hard but not so much techincle. after reaching on top we descent to back camp in the morning than we will solow tha same way back to Dingbuch via chhukung.

DAY 13:  Trek to Namche bazaar(3450m)

We begin our trek after some food in tea house in the morning. we will rek to Nmache bazar today which is mostly down hill through Tangbuche monastory, Pangbuche and Kyangjuma. you have aleday happy mood today to celebrate your trip regarding the successed of island peak and chola pass. we will walk about 7 hours today to namche Bazaar.

DAY 14:  Trek to Lukla(2860m)

Today is our final walking day in khumbu region for this time. we follow the same way we took way up to namche. it will be quite long walking day about 7 hours but it will be eay walking becaue we are already under tree line area,m we have enough oxyzen, and there are plenty of foods to buy each 5 minute walking interval.once we reach at lukla we have a big celibretion with all trekking team especilay with porters.

DAY 15:  Fly from lukla to kathamndu,

We fly in the morning from lukla to kathamndu after we have breakfast. it's about 30 minute flight through the mounatin and over night in kathmandu. 

DAY 16: Final departure to Home

We will drop you to the airport in a private car/jeep on time and hoping our next visit soon in the future.

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

  • 2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu,
  • Everest National Park entry Permits,
  • Sherpa village entrance fee,
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation during Trek,
  • A experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Accommodation for Guide and Porters,
  • Transportation as per Itinerary,
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • Emergency helicopter Mnagement as we have direct contract with local heli company,

Service Excludes

  • Your Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your Travel insurance,
  • International flight ticket,
  • Extra food and personal Nature expenses,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks(Tea, Coffee, drinking Water)
  • 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

Nepal is safe to make holiday?

Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.

Where is best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drive. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to called best season of the year.

What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?

The trekking equipment will depends on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:

  • Sleeping bag,torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Wind proof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner trawser and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp , Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is best area up on your pace.

Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes you can get experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

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Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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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