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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:22 Nights 23 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 10
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6189m

About Gokyo Cho La Pass Island Peak Climbing

Climbing Island Peak via Gokyo valley Cho La Pass route is just amazing. The ultimate way to acclimatize for Island Peak, 6189m, is with a challenging trek through places of breathtaking beauty in the heartland of the Khumbu region. This route through the Gokyo Valley, crossing Cho La Pass  5420m,, making it to Everest Base Camp, Kala Pattar is perfect acclamatization before we move to Island Peak.The trek goes via Gokyo lake, 4750m, Cho La pass, 5420m, and Everest Base Camp, 5357m.

Island Peak is a favorite climbing peak in the Everest Region, offering what is considered to be the finest of all views of the Himalayas.The trek to Island Peak starts out on the traditional trail to Namche Bazaar. From Namche we follow the main trail for about 2 hours and branch off into the Gokyo Valley, ascending stone stairs that seem to almost hang off the mountain’s edgealong the Dudh Kosi River. The four-day trek to Gokyo passes through scant settlements where few tourists have ventured. The trek leads to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes beside the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, and up to summit the rocky Gokyo Peak.  From Gokyo Ri, 5360m, there is a dramatic view of four of the six highest mountains in the world: Everest, 8848m, Lhotse, 8516m, Makalu, 8485m and Cho Oyu, 8188m as well as other towering snow-peaks: Gyachung Kang, 7922m, Cholatse, 6440m, Taweche, 6542m, and Kangchung, 6103m. Gokyo Ri is considered as one of the best view point in the entire Khumbu region. The Ngozumpa Glacier gouges its way through the valley below.

The next adventure is the spectacular Cho La Pass, 5420m, from where we get another spectacular view of the entire Khumbu region. As we descend from Cho La pass, we get the first look at Island Peak. We continue our trek  to the classic Everest base camp. The next climb is Kala Pattar, 5545m, the most popular vantage point for Mount Everest.

From here we descend into the Imja Valley and turn off to Chukkung to begin the approach to Island Peak Base Camp. We spend a night at Island Peak Base Camp and one at Island Peak High Camp before we attempt our Island Peak ascent. Training required for the climb is given by our Sherpa Climbing Guides at Island Peak Base Camp. On the summit of Island Peak a magnificent panorama awaits you. In a semi circle to the north there is Nuptse, 7879m, Lhotse, 8501m, Lhotse Middle Peak, 8410m, and Lhotse Shar, 8383m; to the east Makalu, 8475m; and in the south, Ama Dablam and Baruntse . 

The best season for Gokyo Cho La Pass Island Peak climbing is from March to May and from September to November. However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December  the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Gokyo Chola- EBC- Island Peak trek can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference.

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Highlights of Gokyo Cho La Pass Island Peak Climbing

  • firstly,the idea of having Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, EBC, Kalapattar and Island Peak in a single Trip is just amazing.
  • gokyo valley is less crowded compared to EBC trail
  • gokyo’s glacial lakes and amazing view from Gokyo Ri
  • visit the classic Everest Base Camp, KalaPattar 
  • well set up Camps at Island Peak Base Camp and High Camp
  • leaded by our Expereinced Local Sherpa Climbing Guide 
  • island peak summit view is one of the best in the Himalaya

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vechile
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4hrs
  • 2,610m/8,562 ft
  • Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,200 m/13,779 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,470 m/14,665 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,790 m/14,730 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5hrs
  • 4,990 m/16,371 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 9-10 hrs
  • 4,710 m/ 15,452 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 hrs
  • 4,915 m/ 16,125 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 hrs
  • 5,130 m/ 16,830 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4915 m/16,125 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 4,710 m/15,452 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 5,200 m/ 17060 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 2 hrs
  • 5,450 m/17,880 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 10-12 hrs
  • 6,189 m/ 20,305 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 2,810 m/9,219 ft
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 16 nights (17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during One night at Base Camp and One night High Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • English speaking experienced and certified Sherpa Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Excess baggage fees
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing Equipments and Gears
     

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
  • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • 2 x Tape slings

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date04 Apr, 2020end date26 Apr, 2020Available$2650
start date15 Apr, 2020end date07 May, 2020Available$2650

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Gokyo Cho La Pass Island Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Gokyo Cho La Pass Island Peak Climbing is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Why Climb Gokyo Cho La Pass and Island Peak Climbing with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.
 

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of old age.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.
 

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)
 

Logistics on the Gokyo Cho La Pass Island Peak Climbing Trip:

You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu.
 

Environmental Responsibility

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.
 

Altitude Advice

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.
 

Safety

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
 

Travel Insurance:

To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.

If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.
 

Flight Delay/Cancellation

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

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