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Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC - 21 Days

  • Duration 22 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals 20 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, and 19 Dinners
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tea House, and Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude Island Peak (6189m)
  • Activity Trekking and Peak Climbing
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Trek through the stunning Gokyo Valley and witness the magnificent Gokyo Lakes, considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
  • Visit the popular Everest Base Camp, a pilgrimage destination for trekkers and climbers from around the world.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and many other peaks.
  • Climb Island Peak, is a technical peak that requires the use of ropes and crampons and offers a thrilling and rewarding experience.
  • Acclimatize to the high altitude gradually and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Khumbu region.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, including visiting monasteries and interacting with the friendly locals.
  • Explore the vibrant and bustling city of Kathmandu, including visits to historical sites such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and Durbar Square.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, including forests, glaciers, and rocky terrain, and experience the natural beauty of the region.
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodges and teahouses along the route, with delicious meals and warm hospitality.
  • Professional and experienced guides and porters who provide support and assistance throughout the trek and climb.
  • Cross the challenging Cho La Pass, a high-altitude pass that connects the Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp.
  • Opportunity to summit Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint that offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Namche Bazaar, a bustling trading hub and gateway to the Khumbu region.
  • Experience the thrill of climbing a technical peak and the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the summit.

Our 21 Days Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Itinerary offers the ideal balance of nature and adventure in one trip, and it is something you do not want to miss. In 1952, a group led by Eric Shipton on an expedition made the initial discovery of The Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse. This package is ideal for adventure seekers who want to complete a difficult trek in Nepal and have the possibility to climb a mountain peak all in one trip. An arduous hike with the climb is Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. No prior climbing or high-altitude experience is necessary if you are in good physical condition to take part in this spectacular excursion. But, at least two months before the excursion, it is advised that you get in some trekking and exercise.

You will explore Gokyo Valley first on your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC adventure and then trek to Everest Base Camp, which will give you enough time to acclimatize before climbing Island Peak (6189m). You may get incredible up-close views of Himalayan peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and others by ascending to Gokyo Ri (5360m), Cho La Pass (5420m), Kala Patthar (5550m), and Everest Base Camp (5364m) before climbing to the top of the Island peak. The Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and EBC route provides the finest hiking path in addition to the appeal of a more tranquil approach and a circular route that prevents backtracking.

The strenuous Island Peak Climb via Gokyo and EBC offers panoramic views of the whole Khumbu region from Island Peak's summit. Without a doubt, the Himalayan peaks have attracted travelers, climbers, and lovers of culture to this area for many years. The most well-liked hiking peak in Nepal is Island Peak since it is appropriate for both inexperienced and seasoned hikers/climbers. A thrilling experience beyond merely trekking to Everest Base Camp (5364m) is provided by Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and EBC. You will reach the peak of a mountain that rises to a height of 6,189m by ascending the Island Peak. Approximately the same extraordinary sensation of success will be experienced similar to reaching the summit of Everest.

After a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo Lakes and EBC will start with an exhilarating domestic flight that arrives on a small airstrip in Lukla. You will go toward Phakding when you meet up with our staff in Lukla. As you approach Sagarmatha National Park and the well-known Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazar, where you will stay two nights to acclimate to the high altitude, you will cross the Dudh Koshi River multiple times across suspension bridges and stroll through rhododendron woods. You will depart the main Everest trek on your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo Lakes and EBC route and ascend past the communities of Dole and Machhermo before arriving in Gokyo Valley. You will spend an acclimatization day in the Gokyo Valley and trek to the fourth and fifth lakes and the summit of Gokyo Ri for breathtaking vistas of 8000-meter peaks including Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Mt. Everest.

Your path to Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC will travel via the high-altitude Cho La Pass and begin the Everest Base Camp Trek together with Kala Patthar in the next several days after leaving the Gokyo valley. As soon as you enter the base camp of the world's highest mountain, a sense of inner fulfillment and success overtakes you. You would want to treasure the expansive vistas of the Everest Mountain range from Kala Patthar. After leaving Kala Patthar, proceed in the direction of Island Peak Base Camp, where you will receive training on the proper climbing methods to use the next day for scaling Island Peak. You will have your boots, ropes, and flashlight ready early in the morning to begin ascending the magnificent Island peak. After reaching the summit, you will walk all the way down to Lukla before taking a flight back to Kathmandu, bringing your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Itinerary to a successful conclusion.

If you are ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and climb Island Peak, now is the time to book your trip. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and EBC Package at a reasonable cost for 2024 and 2025. Our experienced guides will ensure a safe and successful climb while providing you with a unique cultural experience in the Khumbu region. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to reach the top of the Mera Peak and immerse yourself in the local culture. Contact Green Valley Nepal Treks today to book your 21 Days Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo Valley and EBC package.

Benefits of Booking Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC with us

  • International and Domestic Airport Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Route Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

What You Can Expect from Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC?

Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is a challenging and rewarding adventure that combines the popular Everest Base Camp Trek and the Island Peak climb in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Here are some things you can expect from this climb:

  • The trek to Island Peak via Gokyo and EBC offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • You will be trekking at high altitudes, with the highest point being the summit of Island Peak at 6,189 meters. This requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to the altitude.
  • Island Peak is considered a relatively easy peak to climb, but it still requires some technical climbing skills such as using ropes and crampons. A climbing guide will accompany you to ensure your safety and success in reaching the summit.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people who inhabit the region, including visiting monasteries and learning about their way of life.
  • You will stay in teahouses along the way, which are basic but comfortable lodges that provide meals and a place to sleep.
  • The trek to Island Peak via Gokyo and EBC takes you through the picturesque Gokyo Valley, where you will see a series of turquoise-colored lakes that are considered some of the most beautiful in the world.
  • Climbing a mountain is a challenging task that requires physical and mental strength, as well as support and encouragement from others. During the Island Peak climb, you will be part of a team and will have the opportunity to make lasting friendships and bond with your fellow climbers.

Is Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Suitable For You?

To determine whether Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is suitable for you or not. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if this adventure is right for you:

  • Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance, as you will be trekking at high altitudes and climbing a peak. It is recommended that you engage in regular exercise and train for several months before embarking on this adventure.
  • Trekking and climbing at high altitudes can increase the risk of altitude sickness. It is important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days, drinking plenty of water, and following a gradual ascent to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • While Island Peak is considered a relatively easy peak to climb, it still requires some technical climbing skills, such as using ropes and crampons.
  • Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC can be an expensive adventure, as it requires permits, equipment, and guides. It is important to factor in the cost when deciding if this adventure is right for you.
  • Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is a challenging adventure that requires dedication and determination. It is important to consider if this type of adventure aligns with your personal preferences and goals.

Preparation for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC

Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is a challenging adventure that requires proper preparation. Here are some tips to help you prepare for this climb:

  • The climb to Island Peak requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. You should engage in regular exercise, including cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and hiking or climbing several months before your trip.
  • Trekking and climbing at high altitudes can increase the risk of altitude sickness. It is important to acclimate properly by taking rest days, drinking plenty of water, and following a gradual ascent to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • You will need appropriate clothing and equipment for trekking and climbing, including warm layers, waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots, and climbing gear such as ropes and crampons. It is important to invest in high-quality gear that will keep you comfortable and safe during your climb.
  • It is recommended that you hire a climbing guide who is familiar with the region and can provide support and guidance throughout your climb.
  • If you don't have previous climbing experience, it is recommended that you take a mountaineering course to learn the necessary skills, including using ropes and crampons. If you have previous climbing experience, it is still important to practice your skills before embarking on this climb.
  • Your diet can play a significant role in your physical performance and energy levels. It is recommended that you eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, and stay hydrated throughout your journey.
  • The weather in the Khumbu region can be unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from below freezing to hot and humid. It is important to bring appropriate clothing and gear for a variety of weather conditions.

Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Package Cost based on group size. Please follow for the group price details:

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Day to Day Itinerary
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Info: Beginning on April 1, 2023, all regular flights to Lukla Airport in the Everest Region would be diverted from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) until further notice.

Our airport representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport with a placard bearing your name or the name of our firm, Green Valley Nepal Treks. In addition to helping you check in, he will transport you to your hotel. In your hotel, you are free to take a short nap. When you are ready, come see us in person at our office to learn more about our Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Itinerary. We will go over every step of the trekking process with you and make sure you are ready. The meeting and planning for the trip will be done the next day after the city tour if you are late.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

You will begin a guided tour of the Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The sacred sights of Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will be visited, and you will learn about their history and experience their magical aura. These structures and shrines are included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Further information about each location you visit will be provided by your tour guide.

To prepare your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Permit, you must bring your passport, three passport-size photos, and a copy of your travel insurance. If the pre-trip meeting wasn't held the day before, we will do it today at your hotel after the touring program. You will finish up your preparations and pack everything you will need. If there is anything you don't need while trekking, you may store it safely in your hotel room or the office store room.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast

You will experience a stunning dawn when you awaken early in the morning and prepare for your journey. After a nice breakfast, our driver will take you to the regional airport so you may catch a flight to Lukla. You will arrive at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, the starting location of your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC adventure, after an exciting 35-minute flight across a variety of stunning green and white mountains.

You will meet our other crew members in Lukla, where you will pack and make preparations before beginning your journey via the affluent town of Lukla, down through Chaurikharka, and ascending the Dudhkoshi valley until you reach Phakding. You will just take a brief walk today to help with acclimatization as you just landed at an altitude of over 3000m. But if you are looking for more things to do, you may go on a side excursion to a local monastery.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours

The first glimpse of Everest, many crossings of the Dudh Koshi River, and breathtaking views of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) from the Benkar settlement make today's walk more fascinating. Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Permit will be inspected at the Sagarmatha National Park's Monjo entrance. The last town before reaching Namche Bazaar, Jorsale, is called after you descend and begin to stroll. Enjoyable walking along the riverbed will lead you to the breathtaking intersection of the Hillary Suspension Bridge.

Stunning views of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Peak, Kangaru Peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many more majestic mountains will meet you as you ascend toward Namche Bazaar. In Chautara, you'll take a pause to take in the scenery. Eventually, after a little hike, you will arrive at Namche Bazaar, a vibrant settlement that is home to Khumbu's major Sherpa town and trade post, which is magnificently positioned on a mountaintop.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours

The altitude of Namche Bazaar is perfect for taking a day off to acclimate before moving on to higher elevations. This is the acclimatization day, according to Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and the EBC Itinerary. Instead of staying at your lodge during the acclimatization day, it is advised that you stay active and moving. You may either spend the day visiting Namche Bazaar or go on an intriguing side excursion up to Khumjung, the Syangboche airport, and the Everest View Hotel, a luxurious hotel that gives fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other mountains.

Sir Edmund Hillary constructed a school at Khumjung, and the renowned Khunde hospital is also nearby. The hospital, school, and monastery are all open for visits. If you have the time and desire, you may hike to Thame or Khunde. The Everest region's hub, Namche Bazaar, is home to several lodges, tea shops, souvenir stores, money exchangers, government buildings, ATMs, Internet cafés, restaurants, bakeries, and other establishments. You may visit the visitor center next to the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters to see a variety of artifacts related to the earliest Everest climbers, learn about Sherpa culture, and see the varied flora and animals of the park.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

To gain good views of peak ranges like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, your journey will begin early in the morning. The Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC route follows a wavy road, passing through attractive greenery and in the presence of creatures like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, pheasant, and others. After descending from Kayangjuma, you will arrive at the intersection of the EBC and Gokyo valleys. The holy Khumbila will be a beautiful presence as you ascend to Mong La pass from here. Rhododendron woods, wildflowers, and animal life all increase in abundance as you pass across Mong La Pass. After crossing a few bridges and waterfalls, you will arrive at the little settlement of Dole.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours

The route ascends a ridge before passing past Lhabarma and on toward Luza, where you will see people's summer homes. When walking along the route, you will continue to get views of Kantega, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku. The picturesque hillside hike will continue as you pass through small settlements and enjoy views of the expansive Dudh Koshi valley. It takes five hours to go to Machhermo, where you will spend the day. Via this settlement, where you may hear tales of the first Yeti encounter, a lovely stream that flows from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche starts.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours

The Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC route will ascend to a Chorten from Machhermo over a ridge with stunning views of Thamserku, Kangtega, and Cho-Oyu as well as the lowlands below. After passing another Chorten and coming to Pangka, the simple walk gradually widens the valley. You will start your arduous journey up to the Ngozamba Glacier moraine by descending to the river bank. As you get to Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo settlement is located, you will have to pass through the breathtaking natural splendor of the blue Longpongo and Taboche Tsho lakes. You will seek shelter here after this exciting day, with Cho-Oyo as a backdrop, in the lovely and well-equipped community and its magnificent surroundings.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours

You will go up to the fourth and fifth Gokyo Lakes (Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho), which will help you acclimatize and provide you with vistas of the Himalayas. The fourth Gokyo Lake is located about 3 km north of Gokyo Village and is surrounded by towering cliffs and mountains. To reach the fifth lake, the journey will continue ahead. To see breathtaking views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu, you must ascend Scoundrel's Viewpoint.

Fantastic views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and Nepal's largest glacier, the Ngozumpa glacier, may be seen from the northern section of the fifth lake. You may even visit the sixth lake if the allure of the Himalayas inspires you, depending on your personal interests and availability. If you choose, you can go farther to the sixth lake, which is practically at Cho Oyu Base Camp. Sixth Lake offers breathtaking views of Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Gyachung Kang, which appear to be nearby.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will first climb up to Gokyo Ri. The possibilities provided by the early morning sights are best enjoyed with an early start. Depending on your degree of fitness and acclimatization, the relentless and exhausting climb up Gokyo Ri will take three hours or longer. It's not a race, so you may go slower if you like. With the breathtaking views it affords, you will be amazed when you reach the peak. The view of the 8,000-meter peaks from Gokyo Ri is considered by many as the most common and nicest Himalayan vista.

You will be surrounded by the mountains such as Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyangchung Kang (7922 m), Lhotse (8501 m), Makalu (8475 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Taweche (6542 m), Kantega (6685 m), Thamserku (6808 m), Lobuche (6145 m), and Mt. Everest (8848m). The Ngozumpa Glacier, the biggest in Nepal, extends down the valley below you while hundreds of other unidentified peaks dot the landscape. The scene is enhanced by the stunning Gokyo Lakes below. Once you return to Gokyo Village, you will continue your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC excursion to Thagnak, a short hike to the base of the Cho-La Pass, after lunch. In order to get to Thagnak, the path passes through a second lake and you must cross the Ngozumpa glacier.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours

One of the key days in your itinerary for Island Peak Climbing via Gokya and EBC is today. To benefit from the predictable weather that abounds in the Himalayas, you will begin your journey early in the morning. The eastern side of the Cho La Pass involves a glacier crossing. Continually climbing up a steep route that passes into a ravine. You will arrive at the top of the pass that is decorated with prayer flags after climbing through the edge of an iced lake. Cho La Pass itself is not tough, but the steep slope and the ice-greased rocks are the issues. Due to the slick circumstances, caution is required.

Depending on the season and the weather, you may need crampons to cross the Cho La pass. You will have to pass through a few steep gorges before your stroll lowers to Dzongla, another magnificent but little settlement with a full view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak, and the Pheriche village far below. Until you connect with the bustling Tengboche to Lobuche path, you will continue your trip. Even though you are now close to Everest, the enormous peak eludes you. After relaxing, explore the area, be active, and make sure to see the sunset over Nuptse.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 10 Hours

Reaching Everest base camp, which is around three and a half hours away, requires a strenuous ascent. After passing a few monuments, you will continue on the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine. With five of the tallest mountains in the world converging in such a compact space, Everest does not seem to be getting any closer. Together with Mount Pumori, Mount Mahalangur, Mount Lingtern, Mount Khumbutse, Mount Nuptse, etc., you will be able to glimpse the summit of Everest's North Slope. Before you ultimately descend onto the glacial moraine itself, the route spends a few hours climbing the glacier's slope.

It's not long to Everest Base Camp at this point as the path ascends and descends over spectacular ice seracs. Yet, you may witness the renowned Everest Ice Fall, which pours from the Western Cwm, even if you cannot see Mount Everest. If springtime is in full swing, the gloomy surroundings will be brightened by colorful tents. Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC trip's second goal has been attained by this point. After spending some time snapping pictures in the natural amphitheater, make the approximately three-hour trip back to Gorekshep.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours

Kalapatthar provides beautiful panoramas of Mount Everest. You are going to climb Kala Patthar today, which offers the best vantage point to see Mount Everest and boasts vistas that are considered to be beyond your wildest dreams. You will have an early start to enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Mount Everest being illuminated by the first light of day from Kalapatthar. You will stop frequently along the ascent to Kala Patthar to gather your breath and to capture photographs from a variety of breathtaking vistas.

You will arrive at Kalapatthar after around two hours of climbing. A tiny stupa and a meteorological station may be seen at the peak of Kalapatthar. You could feel a range of emotions when you stand atop Kalapatthar. After taking as many photos as you like of the stunning Everest, its neighboring peaks, and the surrounding landscape, you will journey back to Gorekshep. You will go down to Lobuche after eating breakfast at Gorekshep.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours

You will travel via the third and tallest pass of the Everest High Passes Trek, Kongma La Pass, today. Of the three passes, this one is regarded as the most challenging. Starting in Lobuche, the trip concludes at Chhukung. Your ascent to Kongma La Pass is easy since the trail is lined with frozen lakes. A crane wrapped in a mummy denotes this pass. You can view Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam from the pass. From the Kongma La pass, you will descend to the eastern side of the Nigyang Khola Valley and enter Chhukhung Village. There is no permanent dwelling here; instead, Sherpas utilize it as a yak pasture. In recent years, this area has become more well-known as a hiking peak, and trekkers frequently visit Chhukhung for acclimatization. You are welcomed by Chhukhung with a breathtaking vista of Island Peak and Amphu Lapcha. You will arrive at the resort in Chhukung before dusk.

  • Hotel or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours

To get to the base camp of Island Peak today is a short hike. You will begin staying in tent camps tomorrow and eat meals cooked by our staff there for the following two days. A path that is only somewhat steep leads to Island Peak Base Camp. You will first ascend to the south, and then turn to the east to follow the valley's contour. After that, you will go along a zigzag trail that runs beside the moraine that forms the southern flank of Lhotse Glacier. On a nice route that follows a creek, you will keep walking. The Amphu Labtsa path is to your southeast. An extensive valley (Pareshaya Gyab) next to the southwest slope of Island Peak is where you will pitch your tents after traveling a network route across the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines.

Following a short break, your climbing guide will show you how to use the equipment and some technical climbing techniques. Along with learning how to use climbing tools like an ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, a harness, an ascender, etc., you will also learn how to ascend and descend using ropes. Although prior climbing experience is not required for Island Peak Climbing, we firmly think that some climbing experience will raise your confidence and climbing skills to increase the likelihood of scaling the top safely while also providing an enjoyable experience.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours

Starting around two in the morning, you will get up, eat breakfast, and then get ready to go. You need to start early because the summit experiences strong winds around noon. The route quickly becomes a hard rise within a short distance. The first sandy trail quickly transforms into a narrowing rocky incline. You will soon start to climb through many rock culverts. The ridgeline that leads to the glacier's snout is further along, where you will continue to stroll. You will navigate this slope of snow and ice with a rope for assistance. The peak is barely three rope lengths away from the top of the hill.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 10 to 12 Hours

The relaxing walk down the route is soothing to the lungs. You will go towards the higher Pangboche Monastery, which is the oldest in the area, after passing via the towns of Orsho and Shomare. From here, one may enjoy a beautiful view of the mountain ranges above and the valley with the Imja Tse River below.

  • Hotel and Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours

You will continue along the rhododendron and juniper woodlands before descending to the Imja River and crossing the forest to Tengboche. You will descend through pine forests teeming with animals to Sansa after crossing the Dudh Koshi. You will cross a chorten that designates Namche Bazaar's entrance farther ahead.

  • Hotel and Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours

The steep descending route continues on the trek's last day. After traveling through an open plain and a rhododendron woodland and taking in the distant vista of snow-capped mountains, hikers must go extremely slowly, carefully, and steadily until they reach the suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi. Lukla is eventually reached.

  • Hotel and Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours

On this particular day, passengers may once more take advantage of the mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. As soon as you get in Kathmandu, you may go shopping and explore the city on foot. We will be celebrating the Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Itinerary's successful completion this evening.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast
  • 30 to 40 Minutes

Three hours before to the flight's planned departure, a drop-off in a private tourist car is provided from the hotel to the airport. By selecting a different curriculum, you can potentially lengthen your trip.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Pick up drop by private vehicle
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base (standard hotel) 
    • Island Peak climbing permit.
    • Sagarmatha National Park permit.
    • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
    • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek 
    • Tea house accommodation during the trekking.
    • One-experience trekking guide (Lukla to Lukla) 
    • One climbing guide with a government license (Chhukung to Chhukung)
    • Climbing Guide equipment and salary for guide.
    • Tent accommodation for Island Peak Climbing 
    • Food for Camping on Island Peak base camp.
    • Insurance for staff 
    • Related taxes and service charges.
    Cost Excludes
    • Nepal visa, insurance for travel, trekking, and international airfare 
    • Porter ( A porter it would cost USD 350 and can carry up to 25 Kilo so one porter between two trekkers is recommended ) 
    • Extra night's accommodation and food in Kathmandu
    • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if encase if needed
    • Trekking and Climbing Shoes
    • Personal expenses, beverages, and tips
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    Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Best Time, Season, and Months

    The best time to undertake Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is during the spring and autumn seasons, which fall between March to May and September to November respectively. These seasons offer the best weather conditions for trekking and climbing in the Khumbu region, with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and less chance of rainfall or snow.

    • During the spring season, the weather is generally mild with warm days and cold nights. The skies are clear, and the views of the Himalayas are spectacular. The temperature in the daytime ranges between 10 to 15°C at lower elevations and 0 to 5°C at higher altitudes. The spring season is also the time when the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom, adding an extra touch of beauty to the trek.
    • In the autumn season, the weather is generally dry and stable, with clear blue skies and excellent visibility. The temperature is also moderate, with warm days and cool nights. The daytime temperature ranges between 15 to 20°C at lower elevations and 5 to 10°C at higher altitudes. The autumn season is also the time when the skies are at their clearest, offering stunning views of the Himalayas.

    However, it is important to note that weather patterns can be unpredictable in the Himalayas, and there may be occasional rain, snow, or storms even during the best seasons. It is always advisable to check the weather forecast before embarking on the trek and to prepare accordingly.

    Food or Meal Availability on Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC

    During the Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC, meals are provided throughout the trek and climb. The meals are primarily served at the teahouses and lodges along the route, which offer a range of Nepali and Western cuisine.

    Breakfast typically includes porridge, eggs, bread, pancakes, and tea or coffee. For lunch and dinner, there are usually options such as Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup, and curry), pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, and meat dishes such as chicken, yak, or buffalo. Vegetarian options are also available, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

    It is important to note that food options may become more limited and expensive as you gain altitude, due to the logistical challenges of transporting supplies to higher elevations. As a result, some trekkers prefer to bring their own snacks and energy bars to supplement their meals. It is also advisable to drink plenty of fluids throughout the trek, including water, tea, and soup, to stay hydrated and combat the effects of altitude sickness. It is recommended to avoid consuming alcohol and carbonated drinks, as they can dehydrate you and worsen the symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Accommodation Facility on Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC

    Accommodation facilities on the Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC are primarily provided by teahouses and lodges along the trekking route. These teahouses and lodges are basic but comfortable, offering a warm bed and blankets to rest in after a long day of trekking.

    The teahouses and lodges typically have shared bathrooms and toilets, which may be located outside of the main building. Hot showers are usually available for an additional fee, and some lodges may have solar-powered showers or bucket showers. As you gain altitude, the accommodation facilities become more basic and may be more expensive due to the logistical challenges of transporting supplies to higher elevations. It is important to note that the availability of rooms cannot be guaranteed, particularly during peak trekking seasons, and it is advisable to book in advance.

    During the climb, accommodation is in tents, which are provided by Green Valley Nepal Treks. The tents are usually shared between two people and come with sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows. The tents are set up at designated campsites along the route, and basic toilet facilities are provided.

    Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Difficulty Level

    Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is considered a challenging trek and climb, requiring a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. The trek involves walking for several hours a day over varied terrain, including steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, and uneven paths. Altitude also plays a significant factor in the trek and climb, with the summit of Island Peak being at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet).

    Climbing Island Peak involves technical climbing skills, such as using ice axes and crampons, and ascending steep snow and ice slopes. It is important to have previous experience in mountaineering or climbing before attempting to climb Island Peak. In addition to physical challenges, the trek also requires mental endurance, as the trek and climb can be physically and mentally challenging. The trek also involves crossing high-altitude passes, such as the Cho La Pass, which can be challenging and may require acclimatization days to prevent altitude sickness.

    However, with proper preparation, training, and the guidance of experienced trekking and climbing guides, Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is a highly achievable adventure for those with previous trekking and mountaineering experience.

    Travel Insurance for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC

    Travel insurance is a vital aspect of Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC. It is recommended that all trekkers and climbers purchase travel insurance that covers emergency medical and evacuation expenses, trip cancellation, and personal liability.

    When choosing a travel insurance policy for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Itinerary, it is important to ensure that it provides adequate coverage for high-altitude trekking and mountaineering activities, as some policies may exclude coverage for these activities. It is also important to check the policy's coverage limits, exclusions, and deductibles, and ensure that it covers emergency medical evacuation by helicopter.

    It is advisable to purchase travel insurance from a reputable provider and to carefully read the policy terms and conditions before purchasing. It is also important to carry a copy of the travel insurance policy and emergency contact information with you on the trek and climb. Additionally, Green Valley Nepal Treks require proof of travel insurance before allowing you to participate in this journey.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies on Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC

    Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a common condition experienced by trekkers and climbers during the Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC. AMS occurs when the body is unable to adjust to the reduced air pressure and oxygen levels at high altitudes, leading to symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.

    To prevent altitude sickness, it is important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days at higher altitudes and ascending slowly. It is also important to stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, including water, tea, and soup, and to avoid consuming alcohol and carbonated drinks. If you experience symptoms of AMS, it is important to notify your guide immediately. Treatment for AMS may involve descending to a lower altitude, taking medication such as Diamox, and receiving oxygen therapy.

    In addition to AMS, other altitude-related conditions such as High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) can also occur during the trek and climb. HAPE is a condition where fluid accumulates in the lungs, leading to difficulty breathing, while HACE is a condition where fluid accumulates in the brain, leading to confusion, disorientation, and loss of coordination. Both conditions are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.

    To prevent HAPE and HACE, it is important to acclimatize properly and to descend to a lower altitude if symptoms occur. It is also important to seek medical attention immediately if symptoms of these conditions develop. Bringing a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen saturation levels can also be helpful in monitoring altitude sickness symptoms.

    Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Packing List, Gears, and Equipment

    Packing for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC requires careful consideration of the gear and equipment necessary for the trek and climb. Here is a general packing list for the trek and climb:

    Clothing

    • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants
    • Fleece or insulated jacket
    • Base layers (thermal underwear)
    • Hiking pants and shorts
    • T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
    • Warm hat, gloves, and neck gaiter
    • Hiking boots and socks
    • Sandals or lightweight shoes for wearing around the campsite

    Climbing gear

    • Mountaineering boots
    • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Harness
    • Carabiners and locking devices
    • Helmet

    Other gear

    • Backpack (30-40 liters)
    • Sleeping bag (rated to at least -10°C)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Trekking poles
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Headlamp with spare batteries
    • Water bottles and hydration system
    • First aid kit
    • Personal toiletries (including hand sanitizer and wet wipes)
    • Insect repellent
    • Snacks and high-energy food
    • Travel adapter and charger

    It is important to note that trekking and climbing agencies may provide some of the climbing gear, such as crampons and ice axe. It is also recommended to pack light and limit the total weight of your backpack to no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds).

    Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Booking Procedure

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 10% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
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      Spectacular Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC Trip

      I recently completed the Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC package with Green Valley Nepal Treks, and it was an incredible experience. The views of the Himalayas were spectacular, and the climb was challenging but very rewarding. The guide and porters were excellent, and the accommodation and meals exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this package to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal.

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      I had the most incredible experience with Green Valley Nepal Treks on their Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC package. The itinerary was perfectly planned, and our guide, Sherpa, and porters were exceptional. They made sure we were safe, and comfortable and enjoyed every minute of our adventure. The views from the summit were breathtaking, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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    FAQs
    • Yes, you need to bring your own sleeping bag for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC. It is recommended to bring a sleeping bag that can withstand temperatures up to -20 degrees Celsius.

    • You will typically meet your Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC guide on the first day of the trek, either at your hotel or at a designated meeting point in Kathmandu or Lukla. Your guide will provide a detailed briefing about the itinerary, necessary gear, and other important information before the trek begins.

    • If you fall ill during Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC, your guide will take appropriate measures to ensure your safety and well-being. This can include providing first aid, arranging for evacuation if necessary, and adjusting the itinerary to allow for rest and recovery.

    • The usual group size for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is typically around 8-10 people. However, the group size can vary depending on the trekking company and package you choose.

    • Yes, the guides for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC are generally fluent in English and have undergone first aid training. They are experienced and knowledgeable about the region and can provide you with necessary guidance and support during the trek.

    • The guides for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC are experienced climbers and trekking guides who have undergone specialized training.

    • The ratio of guides to group size is usually 1:4, while the ratio of porters to group size is 2:1.

    • Porters can carry up to 20 kg during Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC.

    • You only need to carry a daypack containing your personal items such as water, snacks, and camera. Your porter will carry the rest of your gear.

    • It is customary to tip around 10% of the total trip cost to the guide and 5-10% to the porter.

    • You need to bring high-quality waterproof trekking boots with good ankle support. It is recommended to break in your boots before the trek.

    • You can store your extra luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu or at the tour operator's office. During the trek, you can store your luggage at your teahouse or with your porter.

    • The start date of Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC depends on the itinerary chosen by the tour operator. Typically, the climbing season starts from March to May and September to November.

    • Yes, the necessary permits such as Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, and Island Peak Climbing Permit are included in the price of Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC.

    • The difficulty level of Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC package is considered moderate to challenging, suitable for experienced trekkers with some prior climbing experience.

    • The cancellation policy for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC can vary depending on the trekking agency. It is important to read the terms and conditions before booking. Typically, a deposit is required to secure the booking, and refunds are provided based on the time of cancellation.

    • The weather during Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC can vary, but generally, it is dry and sunny during the day with cold temperatures at night. It is important to be prepared for sudden weather changes, especially at higher altitudes.

    • Yes, hiring a porter is recommended as it allows you to carry a lighter backpack and focus on the trek. The cost of a porter is usually included in the package.

    • The maximum altitude reached during Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is 6,189 meters or 20,305 feet at the summit of Island Peak.

    • Yes, prior climbing experience is recommended as Island Peak requires basic technical climbing skills such as using crampons, ice axe, and ropes.

    • Altitude sickness prevention strategy during Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC includes gradual acclimatization, staying hydrated, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and following the guidance of the trekking guide.

    • Yes, travel insurance is necessary for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC. It should cover medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellation.

    • To prepare for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC, it is recommended to have prior trekking experience, engage in regular physical exercise, and undertake some basic climbing and technical training.

    • Climbing gear required for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC includes a helmet, harness, ice axe, crampons, climbing boots, and warm clothing. It is recommended to rent gear from a local trekking agency in Kathmandu.

    • During Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC, basic teahouse accommodation and meals are provided. The accommodations are basic but comfortable, and the meals consist of a variety of local and western dishes.

    • The itinerary for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC typically takes around 20 to 22 days and involves trekking through the Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp before reaching Island Peak. The itinerary can vary depending on the trekking agency.

    • The cost of Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC package varies depending on the trekking agency, the services provided, and the number of days. On average, the cost can range from $3,500 to $6,000 USD per person.

    • The best time to go for Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo and EBC is during the pre-monsoon season from March to May and the post-monsoon season from September to November.

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