Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp is an adventurous and thrilling trekking package offered by Nepal. During this trek, trekkers will get to explore the beauty of the Everest region and also have an opportunity to summit Island Peak at a height of 6,189 meters. This package is designed for those trekkers who are looking for an adventurous and challenging journey.
The trek starts in the Khumbu region with a trek to Lukla. From Lukla, the trekkers will follow the Dudh Koshi River Valley, passing through the villages of Phakding and Namche Bazaar. The trekkers will then reach the Gokyo Lakes, which are situated at an altitude of 4,750 meters. Here, the trekkers will get to enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Oyu.
The next destination of this trek is Kalapathar, which is situated at an altitude of 5,545 meters. From here, the trekkers will have a breathtaking view of the Khumbu Glacier, Mt. Everest, and the surrounding peaks. After Kalapathar, the trekkers will reach the Everest Base Camp at a height of 5,364 meters. At the base camp, they will be able to experience the beauty of Mt. Everest, the Khumbu Icefall, and the surrounding glaciers.
After Trek to base camp, trekkers will ascend to Island Peak. Here, they will summit Island Peak at a height of 6,189 meters, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. After summiting Island Peak, the trekkers will descend to Chhukung. Then another two days down to Lukla and the trek ends there.
Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp is a perfect trek for those who are looking for a challenging and thrilling trekking experience in the Everest region. This trek will be an unforgettable experience for the trekkers as they get to explore the beauty of the Khumbu Region and summit Island Peak.
The trek begins in Lukla, where trekkers will acclimatize to the high altitude. From there, trekkers will ascend to the Gokyo Valley, passing through beautiful villages and lush forests. The Gokyo Valley is home to the world-famous Gokyo Lakes, which are renowned for their stunning beauty. Trekkers will also have the opportunity to take a detour to the breathtaking viewpoint of Gokyo Ri.
Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek and gokyo lake route starts from Lukla to heads to Namche Bazar, Dole, Gokyo, Gokyo-Ri, heading to Chola pass EBC, and down to Chhukung and go for Island peak Climbing.
The next part of the trek takes trekkers to the Everest Base Camp. On the way, trekkers will traverse several glaciers and passes including the Namche Bazaar, Kala Patthar, and the Khumbu Icefall. The views of the Himalayan giants from the base camp are truly spectacular.
The trek culminates with the ascent of Island Peak. Located at an altitude of 6189 meters, Island Peak is one of the most popular peaks in Nepal and provides an exhilarating summit experience. The views of the surrounding peaks from the top of Island Peak are simply stunning.
The best time to climb Island Peak is in the spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is stable, and the days are relatively warmer and dry. The views of the surrounding peaks are also at their best during these seasons.
It is best to plan the trek for the months of March to May and October to December to get the best views and experience.
The trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty and can be completed in 14-21 days, depending on your fitness level.
As you gain altitude, the scenery becomes even more spectacular, with the snow-capped peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu visible along the way. From Dingboche, the trek continues to the Gokyo Lakes, a series of six stunning glacial lakes. Here, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of this area.
From Gokyo, the trek continues on to Everest Base Camp, where you will get the chance to explore the famous Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding glaciers. From Everest Base Camp trek 2023, you will then trek down to Chhukkung and went up to the island summit of Island Peak (6189 m). This is considered to be the most difficult section of the trek, and requires a good level of fitness and ex-high-altitude mountaineering.
On this trek, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, and professional guides with extensive knowledge and experience. During the trek, you will get to enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan range and explore some of the most beautiful valleys in the region.
Our knowledgeable guides will be with you every step of the way and help you stay safe and make the most of your trek. Plus, you will get to learn about the culture, history, and traditions of the locals living in the region.
The cost of the Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp tour is USD $2,499 per person in 2023 and 2024. This cost includes all meals, accommodation, guides, porters, and insurance.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, A 1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested.
Go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu durbar square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
After the sightseeing, you can then focus on trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting.
With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.
After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest view point to collect 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel.
Taking a different route than Everest base camp, you will be walking a winding path to Kyangima. Along the way, you will get a chance to spot the wildlife including colorful Danphe, Himalayan musk deer, mountain goat, etc. The route then diverts to the north to reach the ridge of Mong and then to the beautiful village of Phortse Thanga. Phortse onwards, you will be taking an uphill route to get to Dole for the night. You will be staying overnight in a local village.
Relatively short day for the trek. You will be first getting to Lhabarma Kharka and then to Luza. From Luza, you will be taking a downhill route to get to Machhermo. In the afternoon you are taking a short hike to collect the excellent views of Mt Cho Oyo and other towering peaks. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse.
The scenic trail gradually leads to Gokyo valley. The rocky path into the wonderful valley passing the glacial lakes is something amazing. Upon reaching the Gokyo valley, you will get a chance to explore the lakes after lunch. The views of Mt Cho Oyo look even better. Enjoy exploring the wonderful valley.
The day is dedicated to the hike to Gokyo Ri and the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo Ri offers the panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taweche, and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. Then you will get back to the hotel for the lunch. Post lunch you will be exploring the beautiful lakes of Gokyo. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.
One of the best days of the trek. The short hike leads you to Gokyo Ri to collect the stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and more. After collecting the wonderful views at Gokyo Ri, you will be then taking a descending route to Thank for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
You will be starting the day pretty early. The first section of the route is uphill leading towards Tsho La over the rocky moraine. The route gets tougher if there is snow and ice. Although the walking is always exciting as it covers the greater views of Cholatse, Nirekha, and Taboche peaks. From the top, the route converts downhill to get to Dzongla for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
Starting after breakfast, the walk leads to a short steep climb with greater views of mountains, then take a gradual uphill to reach Thugla, then take further through the Khumbu glacier to get to Lobuche. The sunset view at Lobuche looks absolutely stunning. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Lobuche.
On the most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night.
Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. Then you will be starting your journey towards Chukung. You will be following the same way back to get to Lobuche then the route diverts to Chukung there onwards. You will be spending your night at one of the many teahouses at Chukung.
After spending a wonderful night at Chukung, you will be heading to Island base camp this day. The route is full of exciting mountain views. Upon arriving at Island base camp, your guide will be setting the tent for the night. You can enjoy the exciting views of the Himalayas from there. You will be spending your night at a tented camp.
The day is dedicated to acclimatization. On a free day, you will be taking some pre-climbing training. You can then take a good rest in your free time.
The biggest day of the trip. You will be starting early morning, following the snow-covered glacier and avoiding the crevasses, the climb progress northwards over the snow-covered area between a glacier facing the ridge. Then continues through the stone and icefall to a steep snow route to take to the top of Island Peak where your dream meets reality. From the top of the Island, you can enjoy the fantastic views of Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, Lhotse at 8,501 m, Mt. Amadablam at 6,856 m, and Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang, and Baruntse peaks. Then after you will be retracing back to base camp for the night.
After a successful climbing experience of Island peak, today you will be trekking back to Pangboche via Chhukung for the night. The route offers greater views of the high Himalayas all the way. You will be staying overnight at Pangboche- which is a wonderful village with greater views of the Himalayas. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.
The route now looks familiar as you will be taking the same route back. Following the Tengboche, with the greater views of mountains and occasional encounters with the wildlife, you will be retracing back to Namche Bazar for the night. You are now in the exciting bazaar with good food, restaurants, and cafes around. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse.
On the final day of the trek. You will be first retracing back to Phakding following the same route. Furthermore, from Phakding, you will be trekking back to Lukla for the night. In the evening, you can join a farewell dinner with your trekking team as you will be saying goodbye to most of the members except the guide.
After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest.
With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time.