22 Days

Per Person

  • Moderate
  • Tour
  • Nepal
Everest Three Passes with Island Peak  Climbing



Imja Tse or Island peak climbing (6189 m) is one of the moderate level popular expedition. We will be crossing the most popular passes of the Everest region - Cho La pass (5420 m), Kongma La pass (5535 m) and Renjo La Pass (5360 m).

These three passes are adventurous and challenging trek passes that also takes you to the tranquil beautiful lake in the Gokyo valley where you get the spectacular views of the entire Himalayan peaks. From the summit - you get to clearly observe different peaks of the Everest region like Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8485 m) and even the almighty Everest (8848 m).

This 22 days journey begins from sightseeing some heritages site of Kathmandu to the direct scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we trek to Phakding and head to Namche Bazaar (most communities residing here are Sherpa). Next, we head to Thame following the Bhote Koshi river where on the trial - we get the spectacular view of Kongde Ri (6187 m), KhumbiYul La (5765 m) and Kusum Kanguru (6373 m).

And then we will be heading to Lumde and as continuing our trek - we will be crossing three passes first being the Renjo La Pass. Next would be the Cho La Pass and then further we continuing trekking to Gorakshep and reach Kalapathar. Next, we will be crossing our final pass - the Kongma La Pass and then we head to Island Peak Climbing Base Camp and do some preparation for the summit. Then we head to summit the peak. From here, we retrace back to Island Peak Base Camp and then to Pangboche, to Namche and finally to Lukla from where we fly back to Kathmandu.

As this Island Peak Climbing including with the three Everest high passes trek can be attempted in spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) due to perfect and clear weather. Island Peak Expedition can be done in some other months but the winter due to the harshness of cold and snow. Novice expeditors can also attempt this expedition but is preferable for those adventurers having previous experience of trekking.

For more information about this Everest Three Passes with Island Peak Climbing, please feel free to contact or email us.

Our detailed itinerary for the trek is listed below: 

Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

As your arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will pick up you and bring to your respective hotel. In the evening you will be invited for amazing, delicious Nepali food, you will know about the taste of the Nepali culture and tradition.
Included meals:Dinner


Day 02 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

Kathmandu is known as the town of the Temple, more than 130 important monuments with several pilgrimage sites of both of Hindus and Buddhists is lies all around the Kathmandu valley. So today we will visit Kathmandu valley like places which is also in UNSECO World Heritage site like Pasupati Chettra, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Boudhanath and so on. Then we will visit the office off Ganesh Himal Hiking Team our leader and other person. We also prepare for our trip.
Included meals:Breakfast


Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

We will take a flight early in the morning to Lukla, gate way of Everest base camp trek, from Kathmandu. It will be 45 minutes to reach at Lukla which is full of scenic views of diagrammatic landscape. We will have our breakfast at Lukla and we will meet our crew members. Then, after some preparation, we will start our trek adventure trails heading to Phakding. On the way we will pass some villages like Chheplung, Thado Khoshi, Ghat with amazing scenes of peaks.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

After having our breakfast we will continue our trek adventure on a trail heading to Namche Bazaar, biggest town in the Khumbu region. Our trails are little hard than of last day. After passing bridge and some villages we will able to see the magnificent vision of Mt Thamserku, Kusum peaks, Kangaru Peaks and others. We will see the Dudh Koshi River (milk river) and scenery. After reaching Monju, nice place to visit, our trekking permits are checked, after we cross the bridge and reach at Jorsalle and take our Lunch. After having our lunch we will have to climb up hill reaching to Namche Bazaar. We will see the Hilary bridge double Suspension bridge. On the way we also see the view point adt Topdanda. In case of good weather we may see the Everest for first time.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

Himalayan life style is most different than other place. For perfect trekking today we will stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We will make short hike for Everest view point, for panoramic vision of Mt Thamserku kusum kantega Lhotse Nuptse Ama Dablam and others. We will trek down to Namche Bazaar and spen our rest day with exploring the little town and visiting the Sherpa museum. Namche bazaar is also big tourist market for shopping the cultural antique pieces.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thame (3736m/12255 ft): 5 - 6 hours

We head the west along the valley of the Bhote Koshi River. We have the fantastic views of Himalayas such as Kongde Ri at 6187m, Khumbi Yul La at 5765m, Kusum Kanguru at 6373m. we pass the village where Nursery was established by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and we continue along the balcony path. With the descend to the river, we cross the bridge and make the steps toward the day destination, Thame, an important juncture along the old primary trade route for Tibetan trader via Nangpa La Pass.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 07: Thame to Lumde (4368 m/14328 ft): 3- 4 hours

Early in the morning we take our breakfast and visit the near Thame Gumba, 350 years old Monastery in the cliffs above the village of Thame. And we continue to trek to Lumde, with the trails climb gently over the moraine continuing to descend to Lumde. We follow the route that used for centuries by Tibetan trader who ferried salt and grains to Tibet from Nangpa La Pass.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 08: Lumde: acclimatization day

We again stay at Lumde for second time as acclimatization and rest after the long walking before. We have to take time to acclimatize the high altitude and also make some nearby walk to make the body as balance. We explore the surrounding area and make hikr to nearby.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 09: Lumde to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours

Today we cross our first Pass en route to Gokyo Valley. It’s tough climb for the day but the vision of the fantastic Himalayan make easier to trek with difficulties. We can see the prayer flag over the Pass as the signal. The view from the top of Renjo La Pass is that spectacular that make the worth of our efforts to the climbing the pass. We have the amazing views of the Gokyo Lakes, Ngozummpa Glacier, Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayan peaks. Then we again descend down to the valley of the Gokyo.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft)

Today is the third day to acclimatization at Gokyo Valley. Today we explore the entire Gokyo valley and its lakes nearby. Also we hike to the Gokyo Ri if the weather is in good condition, whether not postpone for next day. Climbing to the Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as its steep slope. We have to climb for more than 3 hours to summit the top, best viewpoint of the Everest region with the amazing mountain vistas. Then we descend down back and explore he valley like. Gokyo valley is located on the edge of the Third Lake of Gokyo overlooked by Cholatse and Ngozummpa Glacier as spectacular. If weather make difficulties to climb the Gokyo Ri, we will visit the Fourth and Fifth lakes. And also climb the hill so called as the Scoundreals viewpoint for the astounding views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 11: Gokyo to Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 5-6 hours

If we couldn’t summit the Gokyo Ri last day, today we early reach at the top and trek down through the Ngazumpa Glacier, Nepal’s largest glacier, to the other side. With the trails along the edge of that mountain we meander into the Thahnak. It is short hike for the day to adjust the altitude for hiking another Pass next day.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 12: Thaknak to Cho La pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8-10 hours

Today we will make the one of the toughest day trek of the trip. With the steep and involving the glacier traverse on the east side make difficult Chola Pass More hard. We have to make the careful climbing to the vertical trails and the glazed rocks by ice making more slippery. Our trails isfrom the base/Phedi, climbs through the ravine and rock. We reach the top with the symbol of the prayer flag through the side of the frozen lakes, Cho La Pass. The pyramid Ama Dablam peak presides over the range of the mountains on the south even as the Cho Latse soaring to the west, east Lobuche and Baruntse rise sharply to our right. We have to pass through the Crevasses before we reach to the Dzongla, another beautiful place with fantastic views of the Mt. Cho Latse, Ama Dablam east, Lobuche peak, and the Pheriche village. We descend down from Dzongla and walk through the grassy trails while enjoying the views of Lobuche peak. Our trails will curve through the wide river bed before reaching to Lobuche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

Our trails will continue to Gorak Shep which takes approximately three hours gradual climb. After reach to Gorak Shep, we will prepare for hiking to Everest base camp, with rocky narrow and windy trails. After visiting Everest Base Camp and sightseeing and panoramic views we will trek down to Gorak Shep. We can see the views of Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse and other from the Base Camp. However we may also visit to Kalapatther instead of Everest Base camp because of the better vision of sunset than the sunrise at there.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours

Early in morning we prepare for morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperature with chilly wind.  On our trail familiar peaks like Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Changtse even Everest are beings to reveal. Upon reaching Kalapatther we will awarsed by 360 degree vision of Mt Everest. After some movements we will trek down to Lobuche.

Those who chose to visit Kalapatther last day and visit Everest Base Camp today, will also come back and wait the us for celebration of the summit to Kala Patther.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 15: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours

Today we will trek via Khumbu glacier to Kongma la Base Camp. Ascending to Kongma la is much difficult. In the Kongma la we will see cairn wrapped in  prayer flags to mark the pass and we will descend gradually to Imjja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chhukung, a small settlement, then we will check out our equipment in order to ultimate climb.

Note: If we do not want reach the Kongma La Pass, we also have an option to follow another route via Dingboche to Chhukung instead.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 16: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5,200m/17,060ft), pre-climb training: 3-4 hours trek

After breakfast we will make short trek to the Island peak base camp on steep trails. We pass the village and climb steeply up to the south turn east to enter the main trail into Chhukung valley. On our trails we reach to Big-Rock, point the route Amphu Lamcha pass stretcheson the southeast, we tread to north, crossing Imjja and Lhitse Glacier moraine which leads us to a wide valley flanking island peak. We set up our base camp there

We will make pre-climbing training for climbing the summit next day. We will get trained by our guide how to use ropes and other equipment.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6,189m/20,305ft), and back to base camp: 10-12 hours

Waking up early in the morning around 1 to 2 am and having breakfast and start to climbing the summit before noon because of chilly wind at noon over the summit. Our trails beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. As we climb the hill we will see the narrow and steep rocky slope. We will climb rock gully and then the follow the ridgeline. The guide will fix the rope up for the glacier as it contains several crevasses. The steep snow lead us onto the summit ridge and after enjoying the summit views and taking pictures we descend down to the island base camp where our crew members wait for us to celebrate the successful climb.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 18: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

Today’s walk will be much easier than last day and as we descend to the lower altitude, following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages, Orsho and Shomare. We may also follow the different trails to visit the Gomba in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take regular trails to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is the scenic village surround by Everest to the north, Ama dablam, Thamserku, kantaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and Imja Tse River following through the wide fertile valley.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 19: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Today we will retrace our steps down to thwe Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. As your interest, we may  visit nuns at the Tenboche monastery. We take lunch at Tengboche and continue through the hillside blanketed by Rhododendron and juniper trees. We will the bridge over the Dudh Khoshi river, we follows the Dudh Khoshi Gorge descend rapidly through the pine forest for reaching Sansa. We will keep lookout for Himalayan wild life such as Mountain goat, snow leopards, pheasants and others while passing through the forest and after passing a Chorten, we will reach at Namche bazaar army camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 20: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast we will continue to walk downhill from Namche bazaar towards crossing the second bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, walk towards Monjo, where we fulfill the formalities at the check post of Everest National Park. Our trails descend us to Phakding and we continue to walk heading to Lukla where we can see the prayers flag Rhododendron and pine forest and prayer stones.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu

We will take earlier flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. After reaching to Kathmandu we will attend farewell party and visit to Thamel market for shopping before your return. Thamel is popular tourist market for antique and architectural pieces.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner


Day 22: Final departure

You will drop to Int’l Airport by our representative before 3 hours to your flight. Our representative will help you till you will check in. However if you want to explore Nepal more we are always with you as helping hand.
Included meals:Breakfast