Lobuche and Island Peak Climb with EBC Trek: 26 Days

"An Adventure to the summits of stunning peaks of Lobuche and Island in one treks"
Good to Know
  • Duration 26 Days
  • Difficulty Level Advance
  • Max. Altitude 6189.00 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Climbing And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-May and September- November

Highlights

  • Island and Lobuche Peak climbing is a challenging and thrilling adventure that combines back-to-back climbing to two popular peaks with trekking to Everest Base Camp.
  • The Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek is a 26-day expedition in Everest Region of Nepal that is both demanding and rewarding.
  • Climbing two most beautiful peaks: Lobuche Peak (6,119 m) and Island Peak (6,189 m).
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), the starting point of many Mount Everest treks.
  • The magnificent beauty of Khumbu Valley, includes views of stunning snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Karyolung(6,465 m), Mt. Khatang(6,776 m), and Nupla(5,869 m), Mt. Thamserku(6,623m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,855 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), Mt. Kusum Kangguru(6367 m), Mt. Nupla(5869 m), Mt. Shar-Kongde Ri(6083m), Mt. Nup-Kongde Ri(6004 m) and so on.
  • Experiencing and learning about the Sherpa culture and way of life with  unique challenges and rewards of high-altitude mountaineering
  • The trip to Lukla is one of the most spectacular in the world. The journey to Namche Bazaar, the entry point to the Khumbu Valley.
  • Mount Everest and the neighboring peaks can be seen from Kala Patthar.
  • The ascent to Lobuche Peak, which provides spectacular views of the Khumbu Valley and the Everest Range.
  • The ascent to Island Peak, which provides panoramic views of the Khumbu Valley.
  • The trip to Lukla is one of the most spectacular in the world. The journey to Namche Bazaar, the entry point to the Khumbu Valley
  • Mount Everest and the neighboring peaks can be seen from Kala Patthar.
  • The ascent to Lobuche Peak, provides spectacular views of the Khumbu Valley and the Everest Range.
  • The ascent to Island Peak, provides panoramic views of the Khumbu Valley.

Advantages of Booking Lobuche and Island peak climbing with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing

Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb are, one of the rare and exclusive combinations. Very few trekkers, adventurers, and mountaineers dare to climb two mountains above 6,000 m in one single journey. Trekking Planner Nepal has designed this great adventure for enthusiastic adventurers and climbers, as well as for trekkers' daring feats. A climb of two striking peaks, located in the high Khumbu valley within a mere distance from Mt. Everest.

An adventure to Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb with a trek to Everest Base Camp, with enough time for acclimatization. As well as preparation with exercise before heading for the big day to the summit of Lobuche and Island Peaks.

The first part of the adventure takes you to the world’s highest Everest Base Camp at a height of 5,364 m. The walk continues with a climb to scenic Kalapathar Hill at 5,643 m, rewarding amazing views of the high snow peaks range.

Includes the closest South Face of Mt. Everest at a mere distance, with an array of towering giant mountains. Visiting Everest Base Camp and climbing to Kalapathar allows for much exercise and supports acclimatization before the real adventure.

After completing our first highlights of the trip, we walk to Lobuche East Peak Base Camp for the big climb. Lobuche East Peak is located west of Everest, close to Lobuche West Peak, which is slightly higher than Lobuche East.

Lobuche East Peak, at 6,119 m and 20,075 feet high, is situated on a hidden corner away from the main trail. Setting up base camp with adequate camping facilities for the climb and spending the rest of the day preparing for the summit bid. The ascent to Lobuche East Peak is classified as TD+, a climb of technical difficulty to negotiate.

Our expert guide will make the necessary arrangements for the climb, fixing ropes and scouting the safe route to the summit. After full preparation, adding extra high camp to make the climb safe and easier, on a fine morning

The adventure starts by following our guide, tackling an ice and snow ledge with a vertical section to face, and then reaching the summit. Once on top, feeling in high spirits, enjoy a spectacular panorama of high snow peaks that encircles the summit.

Facing a close view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse as far as Mt. Makalu in the east with Island Peak. After achieving our first victory on top of Lobuche East Peak, the next adventure leads to the picturesque Imjatse valley, where Island Peak is positioned. The peak is also called Imjatse Himal, as listed by the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). The mountain appears like an Island, placed amidst the wide, beautiful Imjatse valley, which earlier climbers christened Island Peak.

From Lobuche Peak Base Camp, take a pleasant downhill to Dingboche, a nice large settlement with many good lodges for travelers. Located beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam, the trek continues towards the east of the valley, then reaches Chukung. A place with few simple lodges, the last settlement on route Island Peak's Base Camp. At Chukung, where you spend the night in the comfort of a cozy lodge, the adventure takes you to wild mountainous terrain. Reaching Island Peak base camp near a place called Parsya Gyab was the final preparation for the last final climb.

Island Peak towers high at 6,189 m (20,305 feet) above Imjatse Valley, unlike Lobuche PeakIsland Peak is popular among all trekkers and climbers due to its accessible route and successful climb to the summit.

The grade for Island Peak climb is classified PD +, which means Per Difficult, a straightforward climb with some difficult sections. But with persistence and determination, you can tackle the tough part of the climb toward the summit of Island Peak. Normally, most climbers make it to the summit from the base camp, but we have added one more high camp. This makes the climb much more accessible and shorter for a successful ascent to the top and a safe descent.

Start the final ascent early in the morning before the crack of dawn, guided by our veteran expert mountaineering guide. Climb on ice and snow, encountering tough sections, and then reach the summit of Island Peak after a strenuous effort.

On top, enjoy a glorious panorama of the giant mountain range that surrounds you, facing superb views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m)Lhotse (8,516 m)Nuptse (7,855 m). Facing Makalu and Baruntse Himal towards the east with an array of peaks, and then descend safely to base camp. After completing our tough struggle with successful ascents of both stunning peaks, Lobuche and Island/Imjatse Himal, Returning downhill to green vegetation and tree lines, reach beautiful Tengboche and the monastery.

The last day's walk of the adventure from Namche Bazaar leads towards a long descent to the Dudh Kosi River. The walk follows a main, gradual path past Sagarmatha National Park and Monjo village. From Phakding, take a scenic trail with a last-hour climb to Lukla for a final overnight around Khumbu and Everest Region.

The next morning, we bid farewell to our strong, cheerful porters and trekking staff, then boarded a small plane. A sweeping scenic flight brings you back to city life in Kathmandu to conclude your adventure. After an overwhelming experience on Lobuche and The Island Peaks Climb with The Everest Base Camp Trek,

Speciality about Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing

The complete package of Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking is an appealing choice for travelers who want to experience the adrenaline rush of climbing two magnificent peaks in the Everest Region. Here are some of the reasons why many people have chosen this particular expedition.

The excursion to Isand Peak and Lobuche Peak offers a unique combination of trekking and mountaineering. You get to experience the well-known Everest Base Camp Trek, which is a classic trek in and of itself, and then take it a step further by attempting two challenging summits. It enables you to experience the incredible beauty of the Everest Region and put your mountaineering talents to the test.

Lobuche Peak and Island Peak are both recognized Everest Region peaks that provide an exciting climbing experience. You can expand your mountaineering portfolio and challenge yourself on different terrains by attempting both summits. These peaks are well-known for their technical climbs, stunning views, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching their summits.

The Everest Region is recognized for its magnificent vistas, and this excursion allows you to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Karyolung(6,465 m), Mt. Khatang(6,776 m), and Nupla(5,869 m), Mt. Thamserku(6,623m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m)Lhotse (8,516 m)Nuptse (7,855 m)Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), Mt. Kusum Kangguru(6367 m), Mt. Nupla(5869 m), Mt. Shar-Kongde Ri(6083m), Mt. Nup-Kongde Ri(6004 m) and so on.

The Sherpa people live in the Everest Region and are known for their mountaineering prowess and loving hospitality. You will have the opportunity to engage with the Sherpa community, learn about their culture, and receive insights into their way of life throughout the trek and climbs. It's an opportunity to learn about local customs and make friends with the locals.

The Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb is a strenuous experience that necessitates a high level of physical fitness, endurance, and mental toughness. Technical features of the climbs include glacier crossings and the usage of mountaineering equipment. Through physical and emotional challenges, this journey allows you to test your boundaries, conquer hurdles, and experience personal growth.

 The trip is conducted by expert climbing guides and Sherpa support workers who are knowledgeable with the terrain, weather, and safety regulations of the region. They guide you, assure your safety, and help you along the climbs. Their knowledge and assistance improve your chances of a successful and safe ascent.

How to Prepare for Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing?

For the preparation of the expedition to Isand Peak and Lobuche Peak, you need a high level of endurance to prepare your body.

Climbing Lobuche and Island Peak is a challenging yet rewarding experience. To perform this climb effectively, you must be both physically and mentally prepared. Here are some preparation advice for Lobuche and Island Peak climbing:

  • Start Training Early:  You should begin to train yourself at least 4-6 months prior to the schedule. Your training should emphasize cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance. Hiking, running, riding, swimming, or any other exercise that raises your heart rate will suffice.
  • Learn the Basic Rules of Mountaineering: This involves knowledge of on how to use crampons, an ice axe, and ropes. You can learn these abilities by attending a mountaineering school or by practicing with a mountaineering companion. Also, you need to learn the basic techniques of the climbing, the rules and regulations, how to tie up ropes and so on.
  • Invest in High-Quality Mountaineering Equipment : This comprises harsh weather clothes, insulated boots, crampons, an ice axe, a harness, a helmet, and other necessary safety equipment. Before the adventure, ensure that your equipment is in good condition and correctly fitted.
  • Prepare Your Mind: Climbing Lobuche and Island Peak is both physically and mentally demanding. It is important to mentally prepare for the demands and to maintain a pleasant attitude throughout the journey. Also, you need to make sure that you should be mentally prepared in advance.
  • Trekking Experience: Prior trekking experience, particularly at high altitudes, is strongly advised. You need to learn about multi-day trekking and acclimatization techniques. Take shorter excursions in high areas to obtain experience with different terrains, altitude fluctuations, and weather situations. Slow down your pace, do not consume alcoholic product after certain heights, do not intake meat items, keep yourself hydrated, do not consume unnecessary medicine keep yourself warm and so on.
  • Climbing Techniques: Lobuche and Island Peaks necessitate basic climbing abilities. Learn how to use crampons, an ice axe, rope handling, and glacier navigation skills. Before undertaking the climbs, enroll in mountaineering classes or hire a guide for training and practice sessions. This will assist you in gaining confidence and skill in technical areas.

Can the Everest Base Camp trek help with acclimatizing before the climb?

Yes, trekking to Everest Base Camp is a wonderful way to acclimate before climbing Lobuche and Island Peaks. This is how trekking to Everest Base Camp helps acclimatization:

  • Gradual Altitude Gain: The Everest Base Camp journey ascends gradually, allowing your body to adjust to the rising altitude. You gradually gain height as you hike through the Khumbu Region, allowing your body time to acclimate to the lower oxygen levels. This gentle ascent reduces the risk of altitude sickness and increases your chances of completing the climbs to Lobuche and Island Peaks.
  • Extended Duration: The trip to Everest Base Camp normally takes 10 to 14 days, allowing for ample acclimatization time. More time spent at higher altitudes allows your body to adjust to new situations. When compared to a rapid ascent, the slower pace of the walk provides for better acclimatization, lowering the risk of altitude-related issues.
  • Incremental Climbs: There will be opportunities for incremental climbs to higher points throughout the Everest Base Camp Trip, such as Kala Patthar. These side visits help with acclimatization by exposing your body to higher elevations for brief periods of time, allowing it to gradually acclimate.
  • Altitude Familiarity: Trekking to Everest Base Camp allows you to become familiar with the impacts of altitude on your body. You can monitor and comprehend how your body reacts to growing elevation, assisting you in identifying any symptoms of altitude sickness. This knowledge and expertise will be useful when climbing Lobuche and Island Peaks.

Here are some recommendations for Acclimating to High Altitude:

  • Begin gradually and progressively increase your altitude. This allows your body to acclimate to the thinner air.
  • Drink plenty of water. This will aid in preventing dehydration, which can exacerbate altitude sickness.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol. These things can dehydrate you and exacerbate altitude sickness.
  • Pay attention to your body. If you begin to experience altitude sickness symptoms such as headaches, nausea, or dizziness, quickly descend to a lower altitude.
  • By following these guidelines, you can boost your chances of ascending Lobuche and Island Peak safely and successfully.
  • While walking to Everest Base Camp helps with acclimatization, climbing Lobuche and Island Peaks demands more acclimatization time and technical mountaineering ability. As a result, it's essential to allow adequate time at the base camps of these peaks for proper rest and acclimatization before trying the climbs.
  • Combining the Everest Base Camp expedition with climbing Lobuche and Island Peaks allows your body to acclimate for a longer period of time, increasing your chances of a safe and successful ascent. Throughout the voyage, however, it is important to monitor your health, listen to your body, and follow the advice of expert guides and support workers.

What is the Best Season and time for Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing?

The optimum seasons for Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing in Nepal are in the spring (April and May) and fall (September and October). Here are some of the reasons why these seasons are deemed ideal:

Spring (April and May): Spring is often considered to be the greatest season for climbing in the Everest Region. With pleasant temperatures and bright skies, the weather is generally stable. The days become longer, which means more daylight for climbing. In comparison to peak trekking seasons, i.e., the autumn season, the trails and base camps get less busy. Spring provides superb climbing conditions as well as sufficient visibility for seeing the magnificent mountain vistas. Beside, spring season is best time for expedition.

Autumn (September and October): The fall season is another popular time to climb Lobuche and Island Peaks. The weather is generally stable and dry throughout this time of year, with moderate temperatures during the day and chilly nights. Typically, the sky are clear, allowing for uninterrupted views of the surrounding peaks. Because the autumn season corresponds with the post-monsoon season, the trails and climbing routes are well-established and less prone to rain or snowfall.

These seasons are favoured because of their usually consistent weather conditions, which make climbing safer. They also give good vision and temperate temperatures, which improves the whole climbing experience. When compared to the prime trekking seasons of spring and autumn, the paths and base camps are less congested, providing for a more tranquil and serene climb.

While spring and fall are considered the greatest seasons, it's important to remember that weather conditions can change and that unexpected weather patterns might occur even during these times of year.

Personal preferences, availability, and other considerations all play a role in determining which season to choose. Each season has its own distinct charm and set of obstacles. To ensure a safe and successful climbing experience on Lobuche and Island Peaks, it is essential to plan your climb well in advance, assess your climbing objectives and fitness levels, and consult with experienced professionals.

Local Culture and Tradition around Lobuche and Island Peak

Sherpas are natives of Everest and other upper Himalayan regions; the term "Sherpa" is derived from Tibetan. Sherpa migrated over the high Himalayas of Nepal around the Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern sections of Tibet, as East for Sher and Pa means people.

For more than 400 years, the Sherpa have been farmers and livestock herders of cows and yaks, intertwined with a strong Buddhist religion and intriguing traditions that you may see while roaming about villages.

Every Sherpa community has a monastery, some of which are over 500 years old, such as the "Monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages," although the famed monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was devastated by a massive fire in 1991 before being rebuilt to its former shapes.

As you stroll from village to village, you will see various prayer walls and religious monuments such as Stupas (domes) with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

Sherpa men-folks were the first mountain and trekking guides, and they still hold the position today.

Is Travel Insurance required for Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing?

Nepal Trekking Planner strongly encourages and recommends that all clients obtain Travel and Medical Insurance to protect themselves against unforeseen scenarios that may develop or occur during their Himalayan vacation.

While all of our treks, trekking, and tour programs include itineraries with lodgings established in respective Hotels/lodges/Home Stay, Guest House, and Resorts, we also provide camping in some remote places as part of the program itinerary. Some days may be longer or shorter depending on the clients' fitness, vehicle availability, airline delay, cancellation, unfavorable poor weather, and road or trail conditions. Nepal Trekking Planner requires clients to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance while booking any tour or trek. It should include appropriate coverage for the duration of the tour/trek to cover personal injury, death, medical expenditures, and repatriation expenses in any mode of transportation used for emergency evacuation, such as helicopter rescue or air ambulance, as well as adequate baggage coverage.

In this case, your chosen trip destination may differ from the program itineraries. In extreme instances, we may be forced to reroute or cancel trips due to political, riot, terrible weather, broken road or trail conditions, and porter position and condition. The company reserves the right to cancel trips due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, such as if the number of travelers is lower than projected for the tours selected. Please bear with us in this circumstance; we will do our best to change the itinerary travels as much as feasible for your convenience.

Can we get Altitude Sickness during Lobuche and Island Peak climbing?

Altitude sickness is a hazardous medical disease that occurs when you rapidly ascend to high elevations. Altitude sickness symptoms can range from moderate to severe and include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, and confusion. Altitude sickness can be fatal in severe circumstances.

The Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing routes are both at high altitudes, thus taking care to avoid altitude sickness is essential. Some things you can do to avoid altitude sickness are as follows:

  • Acclimate Slowly: This entails gradually going to high elevations and giving your body time to acclimate.
  • Drink Plenty of Water: This will aid in preventing dehydration, which can exacerbate altitude sickness.
  • Consume a Light Diet: This will assist in reducing the amount of labor your body must undertake.
  • Get Enough Rest: This will aid in the recovery of your body from the exertion of climbing.
  • Tobacco and Alcohol Should be Avoided: These chemicals have the potential to exacerbate altitude sickness.

If you develop any signs of altitude sickness, you should quickly descend to a lower altitude. You should also get medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:
Confusion , Hallucinations, Extensive headache, Having trouble breathing, Coordination problems, Seizures.

Altitude sickness is a significant medical disease that can be avoided. You may help to ensure a safe and happy climbing experience by taking measures and gradually rising to high elevations.

If you plan to climb Lobuche Peak or Island Peak, talk to your doctor about your risk of altitude sickness and how to avoid it.

Electricity and internet facilities during the climb

As a developing country, electrical power plants are not available in some areas, and even when they are, load-shedding and electricity shortages may occur due to natural or anthropogenic reasons. Carrying a power bank is advised for charging mobile phone, camera, flashlight, and other gadget batteries.

Some establishments charge additional fees to replenish the battery because they purchase or use electricity from outside sources. Examples include generators, solar panels, and even private hydropower.

Because of the power as well as the private poles and the amount of money that the locals must invest severely on poles, cables, and internet service providers, the internet demands a particular amount of payment, which varies from location to location and is not applicable everywhere.

While, on the way to peak you might not find good connection or no signal.

    Accommodation and Food during lobuche and island peak climbing

    On Lobuche and Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp treks staying on best available local lodge from the start to an end of treks and in nice hotels at Kathmandu, offers good meals as per your choice from a wide listed menu of the lodge serving from famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetans and Indian foods. All meals are well cooked, hygienic, and freshly served in a large dining hall with a warm environment.

    While camping with overnights in tents for a few days, where our expert cook will serve you camping meals, overnight in two men spacious tents with a separate unit of the kitchen with a cook and kitchen staff, depending number of people in the group.

      Itinerary
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      Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb and Everest Base Camp trekking are provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

      We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner (P) Ltd.

        On reaching at Kathmandu international airport via various airlines where our guide and staff receives you for transfer to your respective hotels, At the hotel check into your rooms for refreshing rest after a jet leg, then meet  other members of Lobuche & Island Peak Climb for briefing by our guide and staff, provides full information regarding the trek, climb, culture dos and don’ts.

        Evening join in for welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with Folk Culture program to enjoy the dinner.

         

          Morning after breakfast join the other groups for briefing on Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek/climbing and your stay in Nepal with us.

          After briefing, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

          After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax with preparation for Lobuche and Island Peaks Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek.

          Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

          Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the welcome dinner with the whole group.

            Depart from the hotel early morning at given time with short transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport where half hour scenic flight takes you at Lukla.

            Enjoy panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft makes landing at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

            From here trek starts with few hours walks heading downhill and on pleasant winding trail with few short ups walk past nice Sherpa farm villages with stunning views of snow peaks Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reach overnight stop  at Phakding and check into a nice local lodge.

              Morning after breakfast start second day walks on nice gradual path following Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing bridges then enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village.

              Sagarmatha a name in Nepal for Everest, the Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother', from the park entrance cross over a bridge to reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar.

              Walk takes you for few hours on nice path by the river with climb on winding wide trail facing views of peaks till Namche Bazaar is reached for two overnight stops.

               

                Enjoy free day at Namche for necessary rest and acclimatization, before heading higher destination a perfect spot at the height of 3,440 m high.

                An ideal place for rest day spend the day with scenic walk to viewpoints located on top Namche Bazaar where you can overlook Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other adjoining peaks, with time in afternoon to explore around Namche Bazaar, where once a week on Saturday a busy colorful market held.

                  After Namche having hearty breakfast, morning walk starts with short steep climb on top Namche Bazaar then on nice pleasant scenic trail as walk descend to Imjatse River in a small place called Phunge-Tenga for lunch. After lunch climb takes you through cool rhododendron, pines, and fir trees forest with super views of snow peaks.

                  After hours of strenuous climb with few stops reach Tengboche Monastery, a place to enjoy panorama of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khangtiaga, Tharmasarku, Kwangde with magnificent close views of Amadablam, afternoon visit impressive colorful monastery and witness monks and priest on daily prayer routine.

                  Tengboche a beautiful spot a great place where once a year in October or November colorful religious festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu, a ceremony with monks clad in mask and dance to wade away the evil spirits.

                    Morning at Tengboche enjoy magnificent panorama of snow peaks that surrounds this lovely spot and its impressive monastery. From Tengboche walk leads downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the lush green vegetation and tall tree lines.

                    After crossing a bridge, a slow climb leads towards Pangboche the last settlement and a permanent village. Beyond Pangboche onwards are temporary settlements with lodges for travelers on route Everest base camp. From here walk continues towards dry and arid terrain with gradual ups to reach a wide valley of Pheriche a nice settlement with many good lodges for overnight stop.

                      Enjoy another leisure and rest day at Pheriche a perfect altitude for acclimatization before the heading towards higher area to Everest base camp and climb of Lobuche, Island Peaks.

                      Interested people can hike to Dingboche another settlement located on scenic Imjatse valley with views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Island Peak.

                      Pheriche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) post stationed, close to the lodges.

                        After a pleasant stop in Pheriche, with glorious morning views of Taboche, Cholatse and Ama Dablam. Adventure continues on wide flat valley, then uphill to Thugla, a small settlement where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging stream that joins Imjatse and Dudh Kosi River. Thugla also a popular spot for refreshing break as well for lunch stop. Where route of Dingboche and Pheriche meets on route to Everest base camp. From Thugla a steep haul and then on nice trail to Lobuche settlement a place with nice good lodges located close beneath Lobuche peaks.

                          From Lobuche walk towards our first highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp, a pleasant high altitude trek on mountainous trail as route lead above Khumbu glacier, then short downhill to Gorakshep a small settlement with few lodges located on a flat valley beneath towering Pumori peak and Kalapathar hill. After a short refreshing stop in Gorakshep, from here heed further east to Everest base camp, as walk leads over moraine of rocks and glaciers in between towering snow peaks. After few hours of exciting walk from Gorakshep reaching on the foot of Mt. Everest and massive Khumbu glacier. Enjoy dramatic views of giant mountain range that dominates the base camp, during mountaineering expedition season from March to May base camp is lively and active with climbers. At base camp after an exciting experience return walk to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                            An exciting steep morning climb to Kalapathar a rocky hill top for close views of Mt. Everest with Mt. Pumori in front, stand atop Kalapathar. From the high Kalapathar top provides good exercise before the climb to Lobuche & Island Peaks From this rocky top enjoy breathtaking scenery of giant peaks that surrounds you with close views of Mt. Everest at mere distance. After a glorious moment down to Gorakshep for breakfast, continue our adventure towards Lobuche East Peak base camp. As walk leads past Lobuche settlement and the route diverts towards a hidden corner away from main trail. Camp is set near a small icy pond with time to enjoy short hike and scouting the route of climbing route.

                              A free day to get organized and pre-preparation for the climb, with time to check the climbing equipment and practice climb getting used with the gear.

                              Enjoy the day taking rest with some exercise before heading towards advance or high camp for the exciting adventure to Lobuche East Peak climb.

                                Morning leave the base camp for advance or high camp, setting the extra camp will add more advantage to make the climb more accessible. Climb follows a faint path over rocky moraine of ice then finding a level ground to establish the high camp. Rest of the day relax and save the energy, as well preparing for the final ascent to the summit of Lobuche Peak.

                                  Adventure starts before crack of dawn, follow the guide as climb leads over rocky ledge snow and ice with rocky sections, as climb progress encountering a steep  technical section then reaching an open and exposed area covered in snow and ice with a rise of 50° towards the Lobuche East Peak summit, at close to its adjoining West Lobuche Peak.

                                  On reaching the top after a hard struggle, take a deep breath and enjoy the sweeping panorama of high mountains that surrounds the top.

                                  Enjoy stunning close view of Mt. Everest with array of peaks overlooking as far towards Mt. Makalu with Island Peak in the east direction.

                                   After a glorious moment, descend safely back to base camp, on achieving a great feat to the summit of Lobuche East Peak.

                                    Reserved as contingency day in case of unfavorable weather that might obstruct our routine itinerary. If this spare day is not used, our guide and leader will make the return walk shorter on route to Lukla or using on climb to Island Peak if needed.

                                      After a tough struggle and climb to Lobuche East Peak, pack up and clean the campsite, then depart from Lobuche base camp for next adventure to Island Peak climb. Walk downhill to join on the same trail towards Thugla, where our route diverts heading east towards Imjatse valley and then to Chukung for overnight on route to Island Peak base camp. Walk leads on pleasant scenic trail above Pheriche valley, with slow downhill to Dingboche a nice moderate size settlement with many good lodges. After a possible lunch stop, afternoon walk on wide open Imjatse valley as view of Island Peak appears closer on reaching Chukung for overnight stop.

                                        From Chukung, adventure continues as morning walk leads towards Island peak base camp close to Parsya Gyab where Base Camp located.  A steep climb over moraine of rocks and dunes and walking close to Lhotse glacier, as walk follow an icy stream towards a snout of Imjatse glacier, and over dry pond in-between Lhotse and Imjatse glaciers then reaching at base camp.

                                        After setting our camp, rest of the afternoon relax and take a short walks or practice climb, as well check the route of the climb.

                                          A full day with rest day with final preparation for exciting climb to top Island Peak, on this day checking climbing gear and scouting the route for the climb.

                                            After a pleasant rest at base camp, climb towards moraine of ice and rocks on vague path crossing few icy streams then reaching a small flat area to set up our high camp at 5,280 m, normally most climbers’ heads to the summit from base camp, setting extra high camp will make the climb safe, shorter and enjoyable.

                                            This will an advantage to arrange and fixing ropes and snow-bar on necessary technical sections, as well to track the best possible route to the summit.

                                              Start early morning for the final climb of the adventure, follow our guide, as climb leads over a glacier and avoiding deep crevasses, as climb progress heading towards snow covered scree in-between a glacier as climb continues all the way to a ridge top. After a tough climb tackling over rocks and icefall with steep snow and ice ramp sections then climb above 100 meters (300 feet) to the summit of Island Peak / Imjatse Himal. On reaching to the top feeling in high spirits overlooking grand vista of surrounding massive mountain range.

                                              Enjoy fabulous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam at near distance with Baruntse, Amphu Labtsa and Mt. Makalu towards east.

                                              From the summit after a memorable life-time experience descend safely back to base camp using the same route, after a refreshing break continue few hours of good walk to Chukung for overnight in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge.

                                                Leaving Chukung, morning an easy gradual walk on wide Imjatse valley then reaching at Dingboche for short rest. Continue walk downhill to Pangboche village, as walk leads down to a bridge. After the bridge, enjoy climb into beautiful forested trail all the way to Tengboche for overnight stop.

                                                  From Tengboche enjoying super panorama of Everest and Ama Dablam with range of snow peaks, downhill to Phungi Tenga, then cross a bridge with an hour climb reaching at pleasant gradual winding trail, as walk leads you back at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop before ending the trek at Lukla next day.

                                                    From Namche last day walk of the adventure and quite a long day trek heading downhill to Dudh Kosi River, as walk leads past Sagarmatha National Park and Monjo village. On crossing a long bridge over Dudh Kosi River walk to Phakding village, from here on gradual scenic trail with last final climb of an hour to Lukla for final overnight stop around high Khumbu and Everest region.

                                                      At Lukla bid farewell to our cheerful porters and trekking staff, and walk to Lukla airport for exciting flight to Kathmandu, on arrival at Katmandu domestic terminal a short drive to your hotels with rest of the day free for individual activities.

                                                        At Kathmandu, spare as contingency day in case of flight delay or leads to cancellation, due to bad unfavorable weather condition can happen sometimes, even in best season of the year. If all goes well on time enjoy the free day with sightseeing tour for few hours or at leisure for individual activities.

                                                          After a great and grand experience around high Khumbu with successful climb on top Lobuche Peak & Island Peak / Imjatse Himal, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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                                                          Trip Map
                                                          Lobuche and Island Peak Climb with EBC Trek: 26 Days Map
                                                          Inclusions
                                                          What's Included
                                                          • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
                                                          • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                                                          • Four night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                                                          • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicles (entrance fees are extra).
                                                          • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                                                          • National Park entrance fee, Trekking Permit, and Climbing Permit.
                                                          • Climbing Equipment and expenses for the climbing time.
                                                          • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license-holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                                                          • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
                                                          • Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters; they are like family to us.
                                                          • Twin/Double sharing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking and tented camp during the climbing.
                                                          • Climbing incentive and equipment for climbing guides.
                                                          • Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gear for guide-staff and porters.
                                                          • Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gear for guide-staff and porters.
                                                          • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                                          • Safe drinking water.
                                                          • All the necessary equipment for climbing.
                                                          • First aid kid box.
                                                          • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                                          • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                                                          • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                                          • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.
                                                          • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                                                          What's Excluded
                                                          • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and two passport-size photos).
                                                          • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flights).
                                                          • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                                          • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay for the helicopter in cash.).
                                                          • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                                                          • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc).
                                                          • Wi-Fi, charging batteries, and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                                          • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu.
                                                          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                                          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                                                          Departure Dates
                                                          • This trip departs every day of the year.
                                                          • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
                                                          • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
                                                          • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
                                                          • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
                                                          • We can help you make it fit your budget.
                                                          • We accept the instant booking and online payment.
                                                          • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please contact us
                                                          • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
                                                          • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us.
                                                          • (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
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                                                          Departure DateDeparture DateJun 01, 2024 Jun 26, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusGuaranteedPriceStarting fromUS$2999
                                                          Essential Info

                                                          Suggested Equipment List

                                                          For trekking

                                                          • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                                                          • Day pack.
                                                          • Trekking shoes.
                                                          • Sports shoes or sandals.
                                                          • Sun Hat/cap.
                                                          • Warm woolen cap.
                                                          • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                                                          • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                                                          • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                                                          • Raincoat.
                                                          • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                                                          • Hand gloves.
                                                          • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                                                          • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                                                          • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred).
                                                          • Sunglasses.
                                                          • Water bottle.
                                                          • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                                                          •  Flash or Torch light.
                                                          • Camera and batteries.

                                                          For Climbing

                                                          • Plastic Boots a pair.
                                                          • Crampons a pair.
                                                          • Ice Axe one.
                                                          • Harness one.
                                                          • Carabineer or Karabiner two each.
                                                          • Snow Gaiters a pair.
                                                          • Snow/Sun Glass one each.
                                                          • Warm Gloves a pair.
                                                          • Wind Proof Jacket and Trousers a set each.
                                                          • Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen.
                                                          • Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
                                                          • Ski Pole (optional) one each.
                                                          • Ascender.
                                                          • Helmet.
                                                          Client Reviews
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                                                            Gyeljen Sherpa is the best guide for me.

                                                            I have trekked three times in Nepal.
                                                            Gyeljen Sherpa is the best guide for me.
                                                            He was very friendly, talked to me a lot about the mountains, because I was traveling alone. In addiction he took care of my physical condition, luggage, and meals.
                                                            Thanks to him, my trekking was fun and safe!

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