Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing adventure with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions is a perfect opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers. It will help to gain lifetime experience of summiting two peaks – Lobuche Peak and Island Peak Climbing in the midst of the world’s towering mountains. Sherpa locals provide a warm and friendly environment for a dramatic and adventure-filled journey.
The climb of Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing peaks offers unlimited adventures and thrilling challenges. Our adventurous climbing to the Lobuche East and Island Peak summits are also rewarded with magnificent views of Mountain. They are Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar. Likewise, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks are within the Everest region of Nepal.
Lobuche Peak: Lobuche Peak 6,119 meters is a fascinating peak that comprises several small summits. But, the climb to the true summit is also reached by descending into a marked notch. And then climbing the steep snow and icy slopes to reach the Lobuche Peak summit. Lobuche (East) Peak was first ascended by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on 24th April 1984. It has the Magnificent views of high alpine valleys and several snow-topped peaks within the Everest region.
Island Peak: Island Peak Climbing at 6,189 meters is also known as Imja Tse. It is a popular trekking peak. And is also located above the summer settlements of Chhukung. Not only, but it also rises incredibly as an Island in a sea of ice surrounded by Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Glaciers. The name – Island Peak was also given by Eric Shipton’s party in 1952 while exploring around Barun Gorge. But, Island Peak Climbing and Expedition was first ascended by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie, and Tenzing Norgay. In 1953, it is also taken as a part of a preparation climb for the top of the world – Everest Expedition.
In addition, the adventurous trip to Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region. We also begin our trek from Lukla and it follows the trail that passes through a dense forest filled with Rhododendron and Oak trees towards the Sherpa capital – Namche Bazaar.
After spending a day rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization we continue our trek on the main EBC trail that passes through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and towards Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will also trek towards Everest Base Camp where colourful prayer flags welcome our arrival at EBC. After a short excursion at EBC, we like to head back towards Gorakshep.
Furthermore, our further adventure kick starts with an early morning uphill hike towards Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters. From the top, we will have magnificent views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kala Patthar. We descend back to Gorakshep and retrace our steps back on the main trail that heads towards Lobuche.
Our trek continues towards Lobuche Base Camp and then to High Camp. The climb to the summit of Lobuche Peak is technically straightforward. Thus, our experienced climbing experts will provide climbing guidelines and instructions. Then we head towards the main summit of Lobuche Peak. Particularly being at the top, we will have magnificent views of the high valleys and chains of surrounding mountains within the Everest region. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down to High Camp.
After achieving the summit of Lobuche Peak, we will follow the trail that heads towards Chhukung and then further to Island Peak Base Camp. The climb of Island Peak is challenging and relatively difficult with several technical sections. Following the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts, we head towards Island Peak summit. Furthermore, our tiring climb rewards us with stunning views of Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar. Likewise, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks.
We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending back to reach the base camp. After having achieved both Lobuche Peak summit and Island Peak summit. Our return journey trail will be through Dingboche, Namche Bazaar and to Lukla.
The memorable and adventurous Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for collecting additional information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing with NGT.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min flight & 3 hrs trek
Today we will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding for the overnight stay.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave Phakding and start our day by crossing a small stream. After crossing the stream we start uphill trekking until we arrive at Bengar. Our trail from there comprises of several ups and downs, as we head towards the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park check post. We will make a stop at National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office, we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Acclimatization is essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Lobuche Peak and Island Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization, we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
After spending a full day rest at Namche Bazaar, we pack our gears and follow the trail that climbs above Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Museum. Our trek continues on a rising trail towards Khyangjuma where there are a couple of tea houses. Our trail from there descends on a stone-paved trail to Phunke Tenga and begin our uphill trekking through pine forest. Traversing across Tyangboche hill, we will climb a switchback to arrive at Tyangboche.
Today we wake up early for paying a visit to Tyangboche Monastery. We will attend the morning prayers and get blessings from the elder Monk for a successful summit climb. After that, we leave Tyangboche and follow the trail that offers great views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the other side. Our uphill trekking passes through Pangboche and its monastery. From there, our trek is fairly moderate until we arrive at Dingboche.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 Hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave Dingboche and follow the trail that is a downhill trekking towards Pheriche village. From Pheriche, about two hours of trekking will lead us to Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the outflow of Khumbu glacier. We will stop at Dugla for lunch before continuing our uphill trekking for about an hour. We will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. Our trek continues until we reach Lobuche for the overnight stay.
7-8 Hrs Trek
From Lobuche, our trek continues on the main EBC trail – following the rocky moraine path with good views of glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu Glacier. After ascending the last of the rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek will lead us to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a flat field below Kala Patthar 5,545 meters and is the last stop with comfy teahouses. From Gorakshep, we will follow the trail that winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier towards Everest Base Camp. We will spend a short time at the Everest Base Camp and then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep.
6-7 Hrs Trek
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Today we start early to reach the top of Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters before the morning light. We will enjoy the magnificent and up-close sunrise view over Mt Everest 8848 meters, Mt Lhotse 8516 meters, Mt Makalu 8481 meters, Mt Cho Oyu 8201 meters and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kala Patthar we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we retrace our steps and follow the same trail that heads back to Lobuche.
1-2 hrs Trek
Today is a rather short and easy day of trekking. We will spend some time in Lobuche before following an easy trail that leads to Lobuche Peak Base Camp. Once we arrive at the base camp our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes. Since it is a short day of trekking we will have enough time to rest, much needed for further climb to higher altitudes and for the main summit climb of Lobuche Peak.
3-4 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave the base camp and follow a narrow trail that climbs steeply towards High Camp. Our trail is often snow-covered and icy, so we may have to make use of ropes and crampons during our trek today. The continuous uphill trekking can be very tiring, so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy. After some time we will arrive at a good campsite at 5400 meters. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make final checks on our climbing gears and our health conditions before the main summit climb of Lobuche Peak, the following day.
8-9 hrs Trek
Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing equipment, we start early with the aim to reach the summit before midday as the strong winds afternoon can create obstacles in reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we make a climb up to the south ridge. Further climbing involves several technical sections that we must tackle in order to reach the summit. Once at the summit, we are rewarded with magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in the Khumbu region. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route back to base camp.
6-7 hrs Trek
Having achieved the summit of Lobuche Peak, we pack our gears and follow the trail that heads for the crossing of Kongma La Pass at 5,535 meters. Our trail heads east and crosses Khumbu Glacier before arriving at the river outflow of the glacier. We will cross the river and make a steep climb to reach the top of the pass. Once at the top, we will have stunning views of surrounding high mountains and beautiful alpine valleys. We take a short rest at the top of the pass and follow the trail that descends all the way down to Chhukung for the overnight stay.
Today is a rather short day of trekking. After breakfast, we leave Chhukung and follow the trail that is a gradual ascend towards the high Imja valley. Our trek continues with splendid views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Island Peak and other surrounding high peaks. In a short time, we will arrive at a good campsite at 5,000 meters above the sea level. Our Sherpa crew will set up the camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse.
9-10 hrs climbing Island Peak
Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears, we start early with the aim to reach the summit of technically demanding – Island Peak before midday. Following the guidance and instructions of our experienced Sherpa climbers, we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit of Island Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse. Mt Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Mt Nuptse, Mt Baruntse and other surrounding peaks in Khumbu region. We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to Base Camp.
After successfully conquering the summit of Island Peak, we will make a relaxed start for the return trek. Our return trekking is made by retracing our footsteps on the same trail that passes through Chhukung to arrive at Dingboche. During the trek, we are accompanied by great views of surrounding high mountains. We can wash away the sweat and tiredness after arriving at Dingboche.
From Dingboche, our trek continues on the main EBC trail. Our trek is a rather easy downhill descend journey as we pass along several chortens to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, we can spend our evening walking around the busy market streets of Namche Bazaar with great views of Kwangde and Thamserku.
6-7 hrs Trek
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Today is the last day of our trek. We will follow the trail that leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. From Namche, our trail descends passing through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. A final uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla for the overnight stay.
30 min flight
After having our breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city. We will celebrate the successful completion of Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing, and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
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.
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
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.
Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition !! Highly recommended !!
Nathan, George and Group
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