Gokyo - EBC - Kala Pathar and Island Peak Summit

Gokyo - EBC - Kala Pathar and Island Peak Summit

19 Days

Our goals are first the lakes of Gokyo, and then into the Khumbu Valley we head to the South Base Camp of Everest. Crossing the spectacular Cho La (5420m 17,782ft) into the Khumbu is an adventure in itself. We then retreat to the hilltop viewpoint of Kala Patthar for the best view of Everest. We will take a closer look at the spectacular Khumbu icefall (the climbing route to the South Col) the route taken on the first ascent in 1953. Further! This is an excellent opportunity to ascend a Himalayan summit Located on top of the Chukung glacier between Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountains, Island Peak, at 6173m, is a popular destination for trekkers ready for a challenge. As Island Peak is technically straightforward, knowledge of snow and ice climbing is not essential and any physically fit & acclimatized person is well qualified to make the ascent. You will be provided with an orientation and demonstration of ice climbing by our Sherpa Guide on the mountain, which will be enough for you to safely undertake a summit bid. This trek gives you the opportunity to experience the major highlights of the Everest region, including stunning Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp, the amazing culture of Sherpa villages and awe inspiring Buddhist Monasteries along with a wonderful experience of climbing a peak on the roof of the world after a full fledge acclimatization program. The best time for this trip is in spring, from March to May and in the clear, crisp days of autumn, from September to December.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 - Fly to lukla [2642m] and trek to Phakding (2610m.) 4 hrs
Day 02 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Day 03 - Rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatise.
Day 04 - Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3675m).
Day 05 - Phortse Tenga to Machermo (4410m).
Day 06 - Machermo to Gokyo (4794m).
Day 07 - Hike to Gokyo-Ri and Rest (5357m).
Day 08 - Gokyo to Thagnak (4690m).
Day 09 - Thagnak to Dzongla (4860m).
Day 10 - Thagna to Lobuche (4940m).
Day 11 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5150m).
Day 12 - Excursion to Everest B.C and back to Dingboche (4360m).
Day 13 - Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5151m).
Day 14 - Extra day in case of poor weather.
Day 15 - Island Peak Summit (6165m.) and descend to Base Camp.
Day 16 - Trek back to Pangboche.
Day 17 - Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 18 - Trek to Lukla.
Day 19 - Fly to Kathmandu

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Trip Facts

  • Activity : Trekking Adventure

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Offer Includes:

  • Nepalese Government peak royalty fees
  • All trek organisational requirements
  • All trekking permits
  • Airport Transfers in Kathmandu
  • Air transport and accommodation in tea house
  • All group equipment (tents, ropes, kitchen etc.) during the climbing period.
  • All trek staff, including Climbing+trek guide, Porter cum cooks, 1 extra porter support
  • Transport of 20 kg of personal equipment
  • All meals after departing Kathmandu and before arriving back in Kathmandu.

 

  • Air travel to and from Nepal
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol (we supply boiled water for drinking).
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM)
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Personal travel / cancellation / rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charges for the flights to / from Lukla
  • Any rescue costs
  • Tips for guides and Sherpas

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