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.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for private trip, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
It would be best of you have some basic climbing experience it will add advantage and make you feel confidence. If not time for training, our guide will train and instruct you before the climb to Lobuche & Island Peak. Using proper and right gear, as long you are fit and able can join on this adventure.
Our veteran and expert guide will accompany and lead the group for safe and successful climb. Our guides are professional mountaineers recommended by Government Department of Tourism and Mountaineering Association.
Normally we need minimum of 2-4 people for this climb of two peaks, but in certain situation, we do organize for single person also but the cost will be slightly higher than with group of more climbers.
Yes one of the most popular area for climbing as most of world’s highest peaks are within Everest region. As well with many famous and popular trekking peaks, like Island, Mera, Pokalde and Lobuche peaks with much more. Where one can choose from easier to much technical peaks to climb.
For minor sickness we will try our best providing sick clients with enough rest for few days, with our expert guide and staff to take care till one feels good and recovers to join with the group for the trek and climb.
But if one is very sick with altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or other serious illness, needs the sick person to be carried to lower altitude like Lukla and put him for early flight to Kathmandu. The other fastest transportation is using a helicopter service. On this emergency case where all victims has to borne the expenses, which is to be claimed from your health and medical insurance, after producing a certificate and letter from Trekking Planner and Medical personal or doctor.
From Lukla onward till Namche Bazaar one can find single room with attached bathroom, but beyond Namche Bazaar due to limited lodge on route where single-room facilities sometimes hard to get.
Especially during high trekking season, our guide will try his best that you can get accommodate in a single room, where available as for camping one stay in single tents. For all single rooms in Kathmandu or on trek and in tents it will be at extra cost.
Yes, every villages and overnight lodge do have facilities with electricity or solar power to charge cell-phone, camera batteries and laptop.
Where one has to pay for using the charging the gadgets per hour per items, but during camping there will be no facilities for charging, for this situation in complete wilderness one can carry portable solar panel.
Depending upon the season of booking with interested climbers and adventurer, normally we do get booking from 2-3 person to maximum 4 to 8 people for this type of adventure. As for staff it all depends upon group size, we will have a one porter for two clients, with one guide and few staff includes kitchen staff and cook on camping. The number of staff and guide increase as per volume of group size with many porters and pack animals to carry heavier baggage and camping equipment includes a climbing guide, besides other trekking guide.
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