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Combine climbing Island Peak (6173m) with a stunning trek to Gokyo Lakes, Mt Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.

Departure: Kathmandu
Duration: 21 days
Best season: Spring and Autumn
Peak Grade: Alpine grade PD+

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. This trip gives you the opportunity to experience the major highlights of the Everest region, including stunning Gokyo Lakes, Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp, the amazing culture of Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries along with the wonderful experience of climbing a peak on the roof of the world.

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.

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.


Day 01: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla (2700m), trek to Phakding (2600m)
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Day 03: In Namche Bazaar to acclimatise
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3800m)
Day 05: Phortse to Machermo (4410m)
Day 06: Rest day in Machermo
Day 07: Machermo to Gokyo (4794m)
Day 08: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5483m)
Day 09: Gokyo to Thagnag (4690m)
Day 10: Thagna to Lobuche (4928m)
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5184m)
Day 12: Excursion to Everest B.C (5357m)
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche (3,820m)
Day 14: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4,970m)
Day 15-17: Climbing Island Peak (6173m)
Day 18: Trek back to Pangboche
Day 19: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 20: Trek to Lukla
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in the mountains, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travellers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!