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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,


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

  • 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

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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