Are you planning on going on a marvelous trip to the Everest region? This region is quite a hype for trekking and mountain climbing. It has various training peaks to trekking routes to mountain climbing activities.
Some of the most popular trekking peaks of Nepal reside in this region. Such as Mera peak, Pisang peak, Yala peak, and many more. Among them, Peak Climbing Nepal takes you on an adventurous journey in the Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing.
This is a lifetime experience for climbers that seek out for an exciting adventure in the great Himalayas. You will be climbing two wonderful peaks Lobuche Peak and Island Peak on this trip.
The warm hospitality and friendly environment provided by the Sherpa locals will add colors in this adventure-filled journey. This Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing is packed with exciting adventure and unlimited challenges that send chills down your spine.
While summiting Lobuche East and Island Peak you get to see the stunning view of various majestic peaks. Such as Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, and many more.
You are also rewarded with a marvelous view of other peaks surrounding the Everest region. Such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and others.
So, pack your bags and prepare yourself to go on this action-packed journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. This trip is an amazing opportunity for people who seek adventures in the great Himalayas.
Lobuche East Peak
Lobuche has two peaks Lobuche East and Lobuche West. You will be summiting the Lobuche East peak on this trip. To make the climb you need to have a permit from the National Mountaineering Association.
Lobuche East stands at a height of 6119 m above sea level. This peak contains several other smaller summits. To reach the true summit you need to first descend to the marked notch. Then making a climb through steep and icy slopes you reach your destination.
This peak was first conquered on 24th April 1984 by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen. You get rewarded with the magnificent view of the alpine valley and mesmerizing peaks.
Imja Tse is another name for Island Peak. This is one of the popular trekking peaks of this region. Island Peak resides in the Khumbu region above the Chhukung valley, the summer settlement.
The peak got its name as it looks like an island in a sea of ice. It is surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Glacier. A group of expenditures from the British Mount Everest Expedition gave the Island peak its name.
The peak got its name in 1953 when the group was exploring the Barun Gorge. In the same year, it was considered the preparation climb for Everest Expedition. Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, and Tenzing Norgay were the first one to ascend the peak.
Another one of the attractions of the Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing will be the scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is quite popular for its thrilling flights on the narrow runway.
This is a beautiful town that is the Gateway to the great Himalayas of the Khumbu region. You begin your journey into the Everest Region from this town. Following a dense forest path, you head towards Namche bazaar from there.
Namche is the Sherpa capital of this region and a rest stop for travelers. You will acclimatize in this town before continuing your trek into the high mountains. During your day in the town you can explore and learn more about this beautiful place.
You will be following the main trails of the Everest base camp trek on this journey. Passing through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche you reach Gorakshep. From here you will hike to the base of the world’s highest mountain i.e. Everest.
You will be welcomed by the colorful prayer flags as you arrive at EBC. Spending some time exploring the areas and snapping pictures you return back to Gorak Shep.
From here you take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar the next day. This place is a viewpoint that gives a stunning sight of Mount Everest along with other peaks. Kala Patthar is also a popular spot for viewing the sunrise.
After a short tour around you head back to Gorakshep from where you retrace your steps to Lobuche. You then head towards the Lobuche Base Camp and move to high camp.
The path for summiting the Lobuche peak is straightforward. So, your guide will give you instructions and guidelines before the climb. Following the climbing expert, you summit the main Lobuche peak.
The overwhelming feeling of reaching the summit will feel like a dream come true. You get to view the stunning valleys and marvelous peaks from the top. Spending some time roaming the areas you trek down to High Camp.
After summiting the Lobuche peak, you move ahead to summit another peak of this trek. You head towards Chhukung from Lobuche then trek to Island peak base camp from there.
Summiting the Island Peak can be quite harsh and challenging. As it requires more technical gears compared to Lobuche peak. You will be following the steps of your leader to reach the top.
Once you arrive at the top the marvelous view of mountains will be quite an astonishing reward. You get to see Mount Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, as well as other peaks.
You will be spending some quality time before calling it a day and heading back to the Base Camp. After submitting both peaks, you head towards Dingboche. From there you retrace your steps to Lukla to Namche Bazaar.
Taking the wonderful memories of Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing made with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. You fly again to Kathmandu from Lukla.
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Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Welcome to Kathmandu! Today our representative will be waiting for you toarrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be waiting for you at the terminal with a garland of flowers to welcome you.
Picking you up from the airport they will drop you off at the hotel. Your hotel is at the center of Kathmandu. The representative will help you with the procedure and check-in. Then leave you to rest for the day.
You will have the rest of the day off for yourself. So, you can go to NGT’s office to know more about the trip and collect information. For the evening time, we have prepared you for a welcome dinner. So please join us in this program.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Drive to Hotel: 30 min
Maximum Altitude: 1400 m above sea level
After a peaceful night, this day you will spend the day exploring the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. Today, you will be visiting a few UNESCO HERITAGE SITES in Kathmandu.
After roaming around you will return to your hotel. And fill out important documents necessary for this trip. Then your guide will give you information related to the trip.
Prepare yourself for the trip and check your list for any missed out things. If you need any gears or accessories you can consult with your guide for more information.
Note: A day is not enough to tour all the Heritage sites and attraction places. So if you are interested in roaming the city you can choose about 3 to 4 places to visit that day.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min flight & 3 hrs trek
On the third day of Lobuche and Island Peak climbing itinerary, your journey in the Himalayas begins. Today you will wake up early as you have to catch your flight to Lukla.
Getting all dressed up and ready your guide will pick you up from the hotel. Then drop off at airport where you will board the flight. This is one hell of an adventurous ride.
You get to view the beautiful valley and mountains during this flight. Beautiful scenario will accompany you till you arrive at Lukla, Gateway to the Everest region. This town is popular for its thrilling airstrip.
From Lukla, you begin your trekking journey by heading towards Phakding from there. Following a narrow path outside the town, you make an ascend. The path leads you along the banks of Dudh Koshi River.
Walking along the sides you pass a beautiful Mani wall painted in wonderful art. Then as you walk a bit ahead in the trails you arrive Ghat. From here onwards the trails have many up and downhill climbs that take you to Phakding.
You stay here for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)
Flight Duration: 45 minutes
Walk Duration: 4 hours
Maximum Altitude (Lukla): 2800 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude ( Phakding): 2640 m above sea level
5-6 hrs Trek
Today you head towards Namche Bazaar from here. You leave the town after having a healthy breakfast. Heading out you cross a narrow stream and make an ascend in the trails.
Walking for some time you reach Bengar. From here the trails can be a bit tiring as you will be making many ascend and descend. Walking along the paths you enter the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park and head towards its check post.
You register at the Sagarmatha National Park office and make an ascend head towards Namche Bazaar.
Stay here for the night.
Meals: (B, L, D)
Walk Duration: 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 3440 m above sea level
Acclimatization is necessary when traveling to high places to avoid Altitude Sickness. Rest day is held to make summiting the Lobuche and Island peak Climbing more successful.
You will be spending your day exploring around Namche Bazaar. This is a beautiful town that is the hub of the Everest region. On this day you can hike to Khunde Hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary. Or make your way to Syangboche that gives the best view of various mesmerizing peaks.
It is about an hour’s walk to see the view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more. You can also visit the wonderful museum that resides right up to the town.
Meals: (B, L, D)
After a day’s rest in Namche, you again start your Lobuche and Island peak climbing. Following the trails, you head out the town and ascend the paths up to the town.
You make an uphill climb till you reach Khyangjuma. There are a couple of tea houses in this place. Then from here, you make a slight descend on the stone-paved path till Phunke Tenga.
From here, you cross a dense forest of pine and oaks while making an uphill climb. Tengboche is a beautiful settlement of Sherpa people. You stay here for the night.
Walk Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 3867 m above sea level
On this day, you wake up early and visit the ancient Buddhist monastery. You will be attending the morning orison and get a blessing for the success of this trip. After exploring the Gompa and taking snaps you leave the wonderful town.
As you walk in the trails the mesmerizing view of Mount Ama Dablam and Kantega accompanies you on this trail. Viewing these beautiful peaks you make an ascend to Pangboche.
Passing this small settlement the trails become less harsh till Dingboche. You stay here for the night.
Maximum Altitude: 4260 m above sea level
5-6 Hrs Trek
Today you wake up, get fresh, and have your breakfast. After filling your tummy your day's trek to Lobuche beings. Heading out of the town you descend in the trails to Pheriche.
From here, you head towards Dugla which is about 2 to 3 hours walk. You stop here to have your lunch. This village lies at an elevation of 4595 m. You will be crossing a narrow wooden crossover to the Khumbu Glacier.
Making a steep climb in the trails for about an hour or so you reach Lobuche. You get to see the marvelous view of Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, and other peaks this day.
Maximum Altitude: 4930 m above sea level
7-8 Hrs Trek
This day is quite an important day as you will be hiking to the base of Mount Everest. Leaving Lobuche you first head towards Gorak Shep. Following the path of the rocky moraine, you get the astounding view of the iceberg and glacial pond. This breathtaking view lies beneath the Glacier of Khumbu.
Then ascending through the trails you make a small descent and reach at Gorakshep. This place lies right below the stunning Kala Patthar. This is the final place having proper lodges and hotels.
You will now head towards the highlight of this trek Everest Base Camp. Following the trails through rocky paths making many sharp uphill climbs you reach the base camp.
Setting the foot on the base of the world’s highest mountain is an overwhelming feeling. Spending some time there you retrace your footsteps back to Gorak Shep. You stay here for the night.
Walk Duration (to Gorak Shep): 2 to 3 hours
Hike Duration (to Everest Base Camp): 6 to 7 hours
Maximum Altitude (Gorakshep): 5180 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude ( Everest Base Camp): 5380 m above sea level
6-7 Hrs Trek
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
You wake up early this day to hike till Kala Patthar to view the stunning view of Mount Everest. This place is a popular viewpoint of this region. You also get to view the sunrise from here.
Visiting the Everest region and not viewing the sunrise will leave a tasteless memory. So you reach the viewpoint before the morning light. Viewing the magnificent scenarios you spend a short time there.
After that, you return back to Gorak Shep following the earlier path. Then packing your bags you retrace your tread back to Lobuche. This day’s walk can be tiring so rest well.
Walk Duration (Kala Patthar): about 1 and a half hours
Walk Duration (Lobuche): 7 hours
Maximum Altitude (Kala Patthar): 5545 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude ( Lobuche): 4940 m above sea level
1-2 hrs Trek
Trekking to Lobuche Peak Base camp doesn’t take much time. This day’s trek is quite short as well as easy. The trials are not harsh and challenging. Leaving Lobuche behind you follow the trails to the base camp.
Once you arrive at the base of Lobuche the experts will set the camps. Also, make other preparation that is necessary when staying in high altitudes. Additional camps are set as well.
As it is a few hours trek, you will have the remaining day to rest your body. You need much stamina to make the further climb. So don’t overdo yourself and give yourself some relaxing time.
You camp here for the night.
Walk Duration: 2 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4950 m above sea level
This day is extra day added to the itinerary incase of the bad weather, if weather is good we will continue our journey to high camp.
3-4 hrs Trek
Today you leave the base camp after a hygienic breakfast. Heading towards High Camp you will be making many steep climbs in these trails. This day’s trails are usually covered with snow and icy so be very careful.
You will be using ropes and crampons to make the climb. Your walk is quite harsh and challenging this day. As you continue the uphill trails you might be tired. OS resting every now and then is necessary.
Walking for hours you finally reach a good campsite, where your tents will be set. The climbing experts will check your gears and health one last time before making the summit.
Walk Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Maximum Altitude: 5400 m above sea level
8-9 hrs Trek
One of the major highlights of the trip falls on the thirteenth day. You might feel a bit nervous as one of your dreams will be completed today. Don’t panic and stay calm.
You wake up early this day with the aim to summit the Lobuche peak. It is necessary to summit the peak before midday as the winds are quite strong during the afternoons. Thus, it can be an obstruction on your trip.
Keeping following the footsteps of the experts and making an ascend to the south ridge. From here, you will be requiring various technical gears to reach the peak. Arriving at the peak rewards you with the stunning view of the various peaks and the Khumbu region.
After spending some quality time there, you return back to the base camp. Stay here for the night.
Walk Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Maximum Altitude (Lobuche Peak): 6119 m above sea level
6-7 hrs Trek
Summiting the Lobuche peak must have boosted your confidence level. So, get ready to head towards your other destination. Today you head towards Chhukung valley from here.
Packing your gears and things you leave the base camp behind heading ahead in the trails. You will be crossing Kongma La Pass this day. Heading towards the east you cross the Khumbu glacier.
From there, crossing a wooden bridge you make a steep climb that reaches you to the Kongma La pass. As you look around you can see beautiful peaks surrounding you. Taking these scenarios in memory you make a descent to Chhukung valley.
Walk Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Maximum Altitude (Chukkung): 4730 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude (Kongma La Pass): 5535 m above sea level
This day’s trek is quite short so you can walk slowly enjoying the views. Waking up early you have your breakfast. After that, you get ready to move ahead to your next destination.
As you head out you make a steep ascend in the trails. As you keep climbing the trails you reach the Imja valley. The valley gives an eye-catching view of Mount Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Island Peak, etc.
Viewing these scenarios you move forward in your trails. And arrive at Island Peak Base Camp after a few hour’s walk. The experts will camp the tents on the foot of Island Peak.
Maximum Altitude: 5087 m above sea level
This day is separated for bad weathers, we can't predict the weather at high altitudes. If weather is good we will continue our journey to summit the Island peak and return back to Island Base Camp.
9-10 hrs climbing Island Peak
On the sixteenth day of Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing, you will be summiting the Island Peak. Reaching the summit of Island Peak is not much harsh and challenging compared to other peaks.
It is compulsory to summit the peak before midday as the strong wind can create an obstacle. So, you will wake up early this day and follow the footstep of your guide.
Reaching the top you will get to see the up-close view of many marvelous mountains. Such as Mount Makalu, Mount Nuptse, Mount, Baruntse, and others. You also get to see the alpine valleys from there.
After exploring and taking pictures you head back to the Base camp following the same route.
Walk Duration: 10 to 11 hours
Maximum Altitude: 6189 m above sea level
Summiting the two peaks must have given you an overwhelming feeling which is normal. However, your trek is still not over. You still have to return back to the place where you began your journey.
But you can feel relaxed as you have conquered the two training peaks of the Khumbu region. Retracing your steps you take the same trail back to Dingboche. You will be passing the beautiful Chukkung valley along the way.
During your return, the beautiful peaks will accompany you this day. Stay the night here.
Following the standard Everest Base Camp trek, you head towards Namche this day. The routes are quite easy as you will be walking downhill paths today. Descending the routes you will pass several chortens, gompas, prayer flags, etc.
Arriving Namche you can freshen up at your lodge and stroll around the valley. The busy markets in the evening are going to keep you entertained. You can buy souvenirs for your loved ones as well.
The view of Kwangde and Thamserku looks astounding at the backdrop of the valley.
6-7 hrs Trek
This is the last day you will be staying in this region. You will be heading towards Lukla from here. The walk is quite memorable as you will be passing through the beautiful forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines, etc.
The route between Namche to Lukla has many up and downhill walks. You will cross the Bhote Koshi River many times before arriving at Lukla. Stay here tonight.
Walk Duration: 7 to 8 hours
30 min flight
Today you wake up early and say farewell to this region. As you will take an early flight to Kathmandu from here. Viewing the same scenic scene you soar into the sky.
After about an hour in the air, you land in Kathmandu. Our representative will pick you up from there and drop you off at your hotel. You must be tired so you can freshen up and rest.
If you feel like roaming then you can visit other attraction sites that you have missed before. During the evening, we will have our last meal together and celebrate our end of the journey.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Flight Duration: 40 to 45 min
Today we pick you up from your hotel according to your flight timetable. And then drop you off at the airport. We will be saying our farewell here with hopes you had a great time in our Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing Package.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
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The difficulties of Climb Lobuche Peak and Island Peak depends on these common factors:
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc. For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute. In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost. Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet in Khare (5000 m).
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight. Usually, we provide one porter for one client. But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Mountaineering in Nepal is not as easy as trekking. For peak climbing, we have to prepare everything a month before your arrival or a bit earlier so there won't be any cancellation. You can visit the link for more information.
Depending upon you the amount to carry extra money will vary. Normally you can take USD $250-$300 equivalent to Nepali rupees which will be enough to cover your personal expenses.
Lobuche 6119m and Island (Imja Tse) 6189m is located in the Khumbu region. Lobuche and Island Peak climbing for the people who want to gain about climbing and mountaineering. Lobuche and Island Peak is less technical and has a highly successful summit ratio. perfect for beginner climbing but needs some high altitude trekking experience. Lobuche peak is a little harder than Island peak but Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition provide a highly qualified climbing guide to make your summit climbing successfully.
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We booked our two peak climb, Lobuche and Island Peak with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team !! Our climbing guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa – very experienced climber with technical climbing knowledge. Many thanks to his guidance to the peak summits !!
Also, the Sherpa team who are always busy with carrying all the gears, preparing healthy meals, fixing ropes and all essential equipment needed for the trip.
AT THE SUMMIT – WE HAD FUN; IT WAS COMPLETELY AMAZING!!!
We have already decided to do more climbing in future with Ang-Dawa and NGT.
A promising and excellent trip !!
Thanks, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition!!! We wish you luck in future and keep up the good work!!
Peter, Craig and Evan
An excellent arrangement by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition on our adventure-filled climbing trip to Lobuche Peak and Island Peak. Best staffs who did all the hardworking from carrying and setting up tents, served very hygienic and healthy meals, the priceless effort of setting up higher camps and fixing routes. We had an amazing time during the whole trip duration. Thumbs up to the excellent teamwork !! Our victory climb to the summit of Island peak was the best feeling ever … We want to thank Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for the memorable climbing experience.
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Nathan, George and Group
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