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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 the 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 central place of the 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 viewpoint.

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 a climbing guide. This is one of the adventurous treks 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 fulfilling your strong desire to be on top of island peak and island peak is not that difficult compared to another mountain in Everest region .the itinerary can change cause there is much alternative trekking route.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Kathmandu city,
  • Lukla cool flight experience,
  • Waterfalls, beautiful rivers and suspension bridges along the way,
  • Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri (5380mtr) viewpoint,
  • Chola pass (5420 meters), EBC and Kalapathar Viewpoint,
  • Island peak (6164 meters), and ijma valley lake,

Outline Itinerary:

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
DAY 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Fly to Lukla (2860mtr) in the morning,
DAY 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3450m)
DAY 05: Trek to Dole(4110m)
Day 06: Trek to Machhermmeter4400 meter),
DAY 07: Trek to Gokyo (4750mtr),
DAY 08: Hike to Gokyo and back to the hotel then head down to Thangnak(4750m).
DAY 09: Trek from Thangnak to Dhukla(4850M),
DAY 10: Trek from Thukla to Chhukung( 4700 meters),
DAY 11: Trek from Chhukung to Island peak base camp(4750m),
DAY 12: Start climbing to the Island peak(6179m) top than back to base camp after that trek to Dingbuche.
DAY 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3450m)
DAY 14: Trek to Lukla(2860m)
DAY 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu,
DAY 16: Final departure to Home


DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

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

DAY 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Sightseeing tour starts in the morning after your breakfast at your hotel. Our tour guide will pick up you from your hotel in a private vehicle and take you to the most visited popular world heritage sites in Kathmandu. your sightseeing tour will be about 3 to 4 hours in a most visited sites such as Pashupatinath temple(Cremation place of Hindu people), Swayambunath( shrines of Lord Buddha) it is also called monkey temple after that we will have lunch nearby than explore the on an only rich architect area Kathmandu durbar square( Basantapur). it is a really old historical and cultural area made in middle age where you will see so many things than back to the hotel with your 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 routes go smoothly through Sherpa village and the trail is gradually down to Phakding. It is the short walking day but the population of local people between Lukla and Phakding is relatively more than other settlements 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 settlement for trekkers where we can have so many tea houses 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 interesting day because this day you can see the top of the world just 1 hour before you reach to Namche Bazaar and overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar is the best cozy mountain city where we can get almost everything and locate on the side of massif mountains. once you reach Namche you have already paradise view of Mt. Kongde, Kushumkhag and mandu other peaks including Mt. Everest. If you need to change your money or need use ATM machine 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 an about 1.30-minute walk on the side of massif mountains and eye-catching views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse and Mt Everest. After reaching Kyanjum, a We will follow the small straight path up to Mongdanda which is a pleasant trail too in an open area and clear view surroundings. we will have lunch at mong Danada than the trail leads us to steep down the 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 a small village with about 10 tea house/lodges.

Day 6: Trek to  Machhermo (4400 meters),

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

DAY 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750mtr), 

It is also easy walking because 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 acclimatize the body with that environments and altitudes, after reaching Gokyo valley you can visit the massif glacier beside the Gokyo hotels and big lakes just in front of the hotel and mountains, so it is really stunning place for food, view, accommodations for all its beautiful place. Overnight at Gokyo.

DAY 8: Hike to Gokyo and back to the hotel then 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 is about 2 hours hike step up to the top of Gokyo Ri. once you reach on the top of Gokyo Ri the view of a pristine lake, Mt. Everest, world's biggest  Nogjompa Glacier and many indescribable 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 glacier to Thangnak. overnight 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 days to see the close-up view of the vast Himalayan terrain. we begin our walk very early about 4.30 am because if we start to walk after 7, or 8 am it will be more difficult for us to cross the pass because the time we reach the top of cola there will be sunshine already and snow gets melt that will be dangerous and sleepy. our 4 hours walk from Thangnak to the top of cholera will be mostly steep than we head down to Dzogla through some ice on top of cola and rocky pathway down to the valley of Dzogla. they will not be a place to eat our lunch today between Dzogla and Thagnak so we could carry some dry food, pack lunch and enough water with us. when we reach Dzogla we take our lunch then walk down to Thukla about 1 and half hour walk.overnightt at Dhukla.

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

AS usual, we take early breakfast 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 Dingboche. it is only about 2 hours walk to Dingboche where we will have our lunch then walk gradual up to the hill to checking. overnight at chucking in a lodge.

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

Today we just walk a short distance on the rocky path through the 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. overnight in tented camp.

DAY 12: Start climbing to the Island peak(6179m) top than back to base camp after that trek to Dingbuche.

your climbing guide will teach you many things about the mountains and be climbing things and also we acclimatize than at night about 1 am we begin to climb to the summit of Island peak. the last 2 to 3 hours will be technical on snow/ ice otherwise it is hard but not so much technical. after reaching on top we descent to back camp in the morning then we will so low the same way back to Dingboche via checking.

DAY 13:  Trek to Namche Bazaar(3450m)

We begin our trek after some food in a tea house in the morning. we will Rek to Namche bazar today which is mostly down the hill through Tengboche monastery, Pangbuche, and Kyangjuma. you have already happy mood today to celebrate your trip regarding the success 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 the 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 easy walking because we are already under tree line area,m we have enough oxygen, and there are plenty of foods to buy each 5-minute walking interval. once we reach Lukla we have a big celebration with all trekking team, especially with porters.

DAY 15:  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu,

We fly in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu after we have breakfast. it's about 30-minute flight through the mountains and overnight in Kathmandu. 

DAY 16: Final departure to Home

We will drop you at the airport in a private car/jeep on time and be 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,
  • An 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 Management as we have a direct contract with local helicopter 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 nonalcoholic Drinks(Tea, Coffee, Drinking Water)
  • Tip for Guide and Poter.
Note: IF There are more than 5 people in a group, you will get discount and if there are more than 10 people in a group (one who convince to her/his friend), he will be 50% discount and if there are more than 15 people in a group, one will get all free trekking.

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Giusy Bertolotto

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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