Gokyo chola pass Ebc island peak Trekking and Climbing


Gokyo chola pass Ebc island peak Trekking and peak climbing (24 days)

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Duration: 24 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house/Camping.

Activities: Trekking, Peak climbing Culture Tours

No of Pax: 2 to 20

Max Altitude: 6189 m.

Mode of travel: Land and flight Transportation

Best Month: September/October/November/March/April/May

Minimum Pax: 2 persons

Island Peak Climbing via Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek is one of the challenging adventure trip in Khumbu Himalayan Regions. Island Peak (6187 meters), also locally known as Imja Tse, lies to the south of Mount Everest and is one of the most popular trekking peaks of Nepal. After exploring the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla 2840m and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Kumbu Sherpa’s, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area. We then trek into Gokyo Valley and ascend slowly, to ensure proper acclimatization, walking beside the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier and turquoise lakes to reach Gokyo. From here we can climb Gokyo Ri to view of all of the region’s 8000-meters peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – a breathtaking panorama. Our trek then heads via Cho La Pass (5300 meters) to Lobuche, where we follow Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. From here we ascend Kala Patar (5555 meters) where we experience another breathtaking panorama of Everest and its surrounding peaks. We also visit the historical site of Everest Base Camp. Now well acclimatized for heading Island Peak, we cross Kongma La (5535meters) to Chukkung, to make our challenge on Island Peak. Though technically harder than Mera Peak, this expedition is also well within the reach of anyone looking for their first Himalayan summit.

If you wish to make your trip shorter to Island Peak then our 23 Days Everest Base Camp and Island Peak or only 18 days Island Peak Climbing Adventure is option for you.

After summiting amazing Island Peak, we return at our relaxed pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.


During our Gokyo chola pass Ebc island peak Trekking and peak climbing  ; we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge and our cook from our camping Kichen where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night.


All accommodations for Gokyo chola pass Ebc island peak Trekking and peak climbing  are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend 24 nights in standard tea house or lodge or Tent hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. I will try to provide Best Tea house as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities

Health and Experience Requirements

  Gokyo chola pass Ebc island peak Trekking and peak climbing is a difficult trip suitable for passionate adventurers who have ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light day pack. In some days we might even need to walk more hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some hiking experience can do this trek. Positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination are things that aid to accomplish trip successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance strength and stability.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.


‘During  Gokyo chola pass Ebc island peak Trekking and peak climbing  itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from Trekking in Nepal. You will complete your custom formalities and then meet with our representative who will take you to the luxurious hotel. You will be briefly explained about the 22days Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek and then enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening include B/B.

Day 2
Sightseeing and Preparation in Kathmandu

We will require special trekking permit from Nepal Government to visit the region. We will take half day tour of Kathmandu and visit UNESCO enlisted sites of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will return back to hotel in the afternoon where you will be explained about the nature of trek and you will also be introduced with your team leader and other crew members. Include B/B.

Day 3
Kathmandu Lukla flight (2800m) Trek to Phakding (2652m) 35min flight, 4hrs trek

It takes 35minutes of Kathmandu Lukla flight to arrive at Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla. The air route from Kathmandu to Lukla is taken to be one of the best air routes in the world as you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy sights of several mountains and valleys. Remember to take the seat at right side of aeroplane for the better views. We will cross Thadokoshi River and Dudhkoshi River at few points to reach Ghat which takes us further to Phakding village.Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs

Crossing Dudhkoshi River at few points, we will reach Benkar village. Enroute we will enjoy the sight of Thamserku Mountain. Our trekking permits will be checked at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park which exists in Monjo village. Lowering down to Jorsale, we will cross the suspension bridge named after Sir Edmund Hilary and take the steep climb to Namche Bazaar.Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 5
Rest Day in Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Namche Bazaar is known as the Gateway of Khumbu region. We will have the wonderful sights of Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Tawache peaks and Everest, Lhotse and other mountains from Namche Bazaar. This is rest day required for proper acclimatization. We can either explore the market area or visit to nearby Thame or Khunde village.Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 6
Trek to Dole (4110m) 6hrs

Sharp ascend from Namche Bazar will take us to village of Kyangjuma from where we will reach the base of Mongla pass. Crossing the pass, we will lower down through forest of blooming rhododendron and other alpine flowers to Dole which is a small village comprised of few teahouses. Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 7
Trek to Machhermo (4470m) 5hrs

Gentle climb from Dole village will take us to Lhabarma where we will indulge in exquisite views of Cho Oyu and Thamserku Mountains. We will cross Luza and walk along Dudhkoshi River to Machhermo which is popular as the land of Yeti. We will stay overnight at Machhermo Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 8
Trek to Gokyo (4800m) 5hrs

We will ascend the ridge and enjoy the sight of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Kangtega and other mountains. We will reach Pangka and pass through landslide area climb to Ngozamba glacier. We will walk trek to the first three lakes of Gokyo Valley and stay overnight.Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 9
Rest Day at Gokyo Valley

Gokyo Valley holds as many as six beautiful lakes with turquoise blue sparkling water. We will explore around Gokyo Valley and reach the fourth and fifth lakes. The viewpoint at fifth lake offers scenic views of Cho Oyu Base Camp aqnd Ngazumpa glacier.Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 10
Ascend Gokyo Ri (5330m) Trek to Thaknak (4750m) 6hrs

It is going to be the challenging day. We will take about 3hrs of difficult ascend through lateral moraines and glacier for about 3hrs to reach the summit of Gokyo Ri peak which offers sight of thamserku, Cholatse, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and other mountains and peaks Overnight at Tea House Include meal B/L/D.

Day 11
Thaknak-Cho La-Dzongla [4830m/15840ft]: 7 - 8 hrs.

Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. ChoLa pass is also another show up of this trip. Today is going to be one of the toughest days. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 12
Dzongla to Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 4 - 5 hrs.

Today, we head for Lobuche. We climb down from Dzongla. Upon crossing a bridge, we transverse through grassy trail. Enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. The mountains of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we reach Lobuch Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 13
Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5364m) Back to Gorakshep (5170m) 7hrs

From Lobuche, we will take the casual stroll through Gorakshep Lake to Mountaineer’s Memorials. The tricky trail from Gorakshep Lake will take us to Everest Base Camp. The route is difficult to ascend because of its high altitude and also because the route progresses through avalanche prone area. We will enjoy the sight of Nuptse, Pumori and Khumbutse Mountains from EBC and return to Gorakshep Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 14
Trek to kalapather back to labuche

Trek begins early in the morning. We will watch sunrise view over Mount Everest from Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar also offers sights of Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lingtren, Changtse and other mountains. We will retrace our route back to Lobuche via Gorakshep Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 15
Cross Kongmala (5535m) and trek to Chhukung (4730m) 7hrs

After taking light breakfast, we will take early morning trek through Khumbu glacier moraine to Kongmala base camp. We will take the strenuous ascend to Kongmala Pass and lower down to Imja Khola Valley. Walking through the valley, we will reach Chhukung which is the summer settlement of Locals Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 16
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) 4hrs

Heading south from Chhukung, we will take the steep climb to reach the moraine of Lhotse Glacier from where the trail continues through southwestern side of Island peak to the Base Camp of Island Peak. We will set our camp at the moraine landscape in Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight Tent camp Include meal B/L/D.

Day 17
Rest day in base camp preparation day for climbing

with Everest View treks And Expedition climbing Guide will teach /short Training how to fixed or blay the rope whiling climbing the Island peak. Overnight tent camp include meal B/L/D.

Day 18
Summit Island peak (6189m) back to base camp.

Today’s the big day! Prepare to get started before the thin light of dawn as we make our ascent with head lamps, scaling the rocky trail up. Our timing is superb: we’ll drink in a glorious Himalayan sunrise atop a shining glacier and prepare for the tough, ultimate climb. A brief trek against a plateau of virginal snow brings us to the steep, precipitous final headwall. Time to put those climbing skills to use! The scramble for the summit is arduous, but you’ll never be more proud of yourself! After a brief, triumphant time at what feels like the top of the world, it’s (carefully!) downwards towards the base camp. Overnight tent camp include meal B/L/D.

Day 19
Trek to Pengboche (3985m) 6hrs

We will retrace our route through Khumbukhola valley and pass through Sherpa villages of Orsho and Shomare to reach Pangboche which offers close up views of Imjatse River and Everest, Kongde, Amadablam, Thamserku and other peaks and mountains. Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 20
Trek to Namche Bazaar (4-5hrs)

We retrace the original steps of our ascent as we make our way back down the mountain again. The fascinating culture of the Sherpa’s is on display once more – don’t miss a peak at the yak-herding namche mainly downhill, although it does, counter intuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our second last day on the mountain Overnight at Tea house Include meal B/L/D.

Day 21
Namche to Phakding and Lukla Altitude: 2,800m

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet Overnight at Te Include meal B/L/D.

Day 22
fly back Lukla to Kathmandu

In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip include B/B.

Day 23
Leisure day at Kathmandu

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost. We can assist you to visit some other places of interest in the valley like patan, Bhaktapur and famous streets. At the evening you can have last in Nepal enjoying the Nepalese cultural dinner show exchanging greeting among friends and with all Nepalese people.Include B/B and farewell Dinner.

Day 24
Fly home farewell friend

You are saying goodbye to the mountains as your journey to Nepal. Comes to an end today we hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you will be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalayan again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from EVT will transfer you to the airport on your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next Adventure in the wonderful Country of Nepal

Cost Included

1. All Hotel airports transfer as per itinerary.
2. Kathmandu Hotel four nights with breakfast and bed and breakfast plan.
3. Flight  Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu for clients & guide only 15 kg luggage allowed.(10 kg big bag and 5 kg hand bag)
4. Best available lodge and tea house accommodation during the trek.
5. All food ; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking.
6. Domestic flight and exit taxes.
7. All necessary national park fees, Island peak climbing permit and Sagarmatha national park fees.
8. Entire administration and local Taxes
9. One guide and porter  Climbing supporter salary insurence, food, transportation, staff equipments and gov. taxes.
10. Fresh Fruit after dinner everyday
11. 1 pc snickers  or chocolate bar each person every day.
12. all camping Gear kichen Equiment.

13. climbing guide during the Island peak climbing 4 trekkers 1 climbing guide

14. Climbing guide Salary+ accommodation+ food+climbing Bonus+insurance

15. island peak Map

16. complementary trekking kit Bag

17. medical kit.

18. all service charge

19.island peak summit Certificate

20. Well come dinner and farewell dinner

Cost Excluded

1 Nepal Visa fees on your airport arrival (You should bring accurate USD cash and two passport size picture)
2. Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, hot shower etc)
3. Your Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This apply only on early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than above itinerary.
5. International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu
6. Tips for guides and porters.
7.  Rescue incase emergency

Check list
Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other necessary equipments:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
4.) Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel

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