Day01: 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.
Day02: 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.
Day03: 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.
Day04: 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.
Day05: 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.
Day06: 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.
Day07: 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.
Day08: 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.
Day09: 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.
Day10: 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.
Day11: Cross Chola Pass (5367m) and trek to Lobuche (4940m) 10hrs
We will follow the slippery path and cross lateral moraines to reach the summit of Chola Pass which offers views of Numbur, Kyajo Ri and other peaks and mountains. Continuing further, we will reach Lobuche where we will stay overnight.
Day12: 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.
Day13: Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) Back to Lobuche (4940m) 7-8hrs
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.
Day14: 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.
Day15: 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.
Day16: Climb Island Peak (5600m) and return to Base Camp 12-13hrs
It is the most challenging part of Island Peak Climbing and EBC Trek. We will begin our trek early in the morning as it is going to be long and tiring experience. Despite we will be drained out of energy, the climb will be rewarding as the summit of Island Peak offers striking views of Pumori(7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and other mountains and peaks. Descending to Island Peak Base Camp, we will celebrate the successful climb of Island Peak.
Day17: Spare Day
This is the contingency day included in Island peak climbing with Gokyo and EBC itinerary so that our schedule will not get affected even if we are delayed in climbing Island Peak due to unforeseen circumstances like unfavorable weather or bad health condition of our members of our team.
Day18: 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.
Day19: Trek to Namche Bazaar (4-5hrs)
Lowering down to Imja Khola, we will traverse the woods of blooming rhododendron and other alpine flowers at Tengboche and cross Dudhkoshi River over bridge to reach Sansa village. Passing through the street lined with mani walls and chortens, we will arrive at Army Camp in Namche Bazaar.
Day20: Trek to Lukla (7hrs)
We will follow the downward trail for most of the day. We will cross Dudhkoshi River at few points and pass through Sherpa villages to Lukla where we will stay overnight.
Day21: Lukla Kathmandu Flight
Early in the morning, we will catch the Lukla Kathmandu flight. The representative will take us to hotel in Kathmandu where we will stay overnight.
Finally an undeniable time to bid goodbye arrives. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at TIA, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination.