• Duration:21 Nights 22 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Max. Altitude: 6189m
  • Group Size: 6
  • Activity: Hiking and Climbing
  • Pick Up: TIA

About Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

“Push Your Limits, Conquer Your Fears: Lobuche & Island Peak - The Ultimate Himalayan Challenge.”

The Khumbu Two Peaks expedition, climbing Lobuche East and Island Peak (Imja Tse), is a thrilling adventure in the heart of the Everest region, offering magnificent Himalayan decor and a challenging yet rewarding climb. Lobuche (6,119 m / 20075 ft.) and Island Peak (6,189 m) are two of the most popular trekking peaks in the Sagarmatha National Park in eastern Nepal. The Lobuche and Island Peak expedition is a thrilling adventure for experienced trekkers and climbers seeking a taste of Himalayan mountaineering. This journey combines the stunning beauty of the Everest region with the thrill of summiting two iconic peaks, each exceeding 6,000 meters.

Lobuche East Peak is one of the most challenging trekking peaks in the Khumbu region, offering panoramic views of the Everest massif. Similarly, Island Peak (Imja Tse) is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Khumbu region, well known for its challenging climb and Unforgettable Vistas. Climbing these two peaks not only provides an enjoyable climb but also offers panoramic views of various mountains in the Himalayas, such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many more.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing (6,119 m / 20075 ft.)

Lobuche East Peak, standing tall at 6,119 meters (20,075 ft.), isn't just another trekking peak. It's an invitation to elevate your Everest Base Camp experience with a challenging climb that promises both breathtaking panoramas and a test of your inner mountaineer. While the classic Everest Base Camp trek offers stunning scenery, Lobuche East takes you a step further, literally and metaphorically. This is a genuine 6,000-meter mountaineering experience, demanding more than just strong legs and a love for mountains. Accordingly, the rewards of summiting Lobuche Peak are great as one can relish the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest (8848.86m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and several other Himalayan giants.

Island Peak Climbing (6,189 m / 20305 ft.)

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is an entrance to high-altitude adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. Standing at 6,189 meters (20,305 ft.), it offers a fairly technical climb that's within reach for fit and adventurous individuals seeking a genuine Everest region experience. This moderately technical peak promises an exhilarating journey on snow and ice, accessible to the adventurous spirit with a good level of fitness.

Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition Route Overview

Conquering both Lobuche East Peak (6,119 meters) and Island Peak (6,189 meters) in one epic journey is a dream for many adventurous trekkers and climbers. Lobuche and Island Peak, two iconic giants in the Khumbu Valley, offer an exciting combined adventure for experienced trekkers and climbers seeking a challenging yet rewarding ascent. This journey blends the stunning beauty of the Everest region with the thrill of summiting two prominent peaks, each exceeding 6,000 meters.

Our Lobuche and Island Peak expedition begins with the popular Everest Base Camp Trekking trail until Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we head towards Thame (3800m), branching off from the classic EBC trekking trail. We’ll have two days of acclimatization: one at Namche Bazaar (3441m) and the other at Thame. Moving ahead, we hike towards Lungden, and from Lungden, we’ll cross the challenging Renjo La Pass (5430m), marching off all the way down to Gokyo Valley. Early in the morning, we will hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) to witness the fascinating view of the region's 8000-meter peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho, before we cross the glacier and head toward Cho La, 5300m; we then join the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail nearby Thukla village and eventually the trail leads to Lobuche High Camp.

Conquering the Lobuche East Peak Summit: A Dance with Altitude and Wonder

From High Camp, the summit summons with a final challenge. We traverse steep stone slabs, potentially covert in ice and snow, and ascend a 50-meter, 45-degree snow wall using fixed ropes to reach the true summit ridge. The exposed, knife-like edge leads to the first summit, followed by a descent that may require a rappel. But the effort is dwarfed by the reward: from the final peak, a jaw-dropping panorama unfolds, showcasing some of the most magnificent mountains on Earth."

After relishing the view from the summit, we descend down to Lobuche, and from Lobuche, we continue our journey to our next major objective: Island Peak. To begin, we hike towards Chhukung village.

A Scenic Approach to Island Peak Summit

Leaving Chhukung village, we embark on a breathtaking journey over the moraine of the mighty Lhotse Glacier, its icy breath whispering tales of adventure. Following the Imja Tso Khola, a bending ribbon of water, we arrive at Island Peak Base Camp (5100m), nestled amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas. This camp becomes our training ground, where we acclimatize and enhance our climbing skills on challenging slabs and boulders. From base camp, we will take the Island Peak summit traversing Island Peak High Camp and finally to the summit. We need to walk on the Ladders to cross the Crevasses section in a couple of places. After the Crevasses section, walk on the flat glacier section before we get to the foothill of the Ice headwall. A 300-meter headwall of 45-degree snow slopes leads to the exposed summit ridge of Island Peak.

Retracing Steps to Lukla

After the successful summit, we descend all the way down to Tengboche, passing Chhukung and a few other Sherpa settlements. We will descend further, returning to Lukla. This descent helps your body adjust gradually to thicker air and reduces the risk of altitude-related issues. The Lobuche and Island Peak expedition is an unforgettable experience that will physically and mentally challenge you. It is an excellent opportunity to explore the pristine beauty of the Everest region and to summit two of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks.

Returning to Lukla by Helicopter

Returning to Lukla by helicopter is a great way to conclude your Lobuche and Island Peak expedition. It is a scenic and exhilarating way to witness the mountains and it can save you a lot of time as well.

Essential Permits for Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

Climbing Lobuche and Island Peak in the Khumbu Himalayas entails acquiring several essential permits to ensure a smooth and permitted climb, which are as follows:

  • Lobuche East Peak Climbing Permit
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Pasang Lhamu Khumbu Local Area Permit

Obtaining these permits is important for responsible and safe climbing in the Himalayas. Enjoy your ascent!

Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing Difficulty Level

"Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing: A dynamic dance of difficulty where weather, fitness, and experience call the shots."

Lobuche Peak Difficulty Level

Lobuche Peak may not demand extreme technical skills like an expedition peak, but its challenging terrain and high altitude will test your physical and mental grit. The climb to Lobuche Peak involves a lot of uphill and downhill walking, as well as some steep sections. But with good physical training and a grasp of essential mountaineering techniques, you can conquer this challenging yet accessible peak and claim the stunning Khumbu panorama as your reward.

Island Peak Difficulty Level

While standing shorter than Mera Peak, Island Peak packs a bigger punch in terms of difficulty. Its route demands technical knowledge, with crossings via precarious ladders over gaping crevasses and ascents aided by fixed ropes. Climbers must be in excellent physical condition, well-acclimatized, and adequately equipped to summit Island Peak, which can take 10-14 hours, depending on the individual’s pace. So, be prepared for superior fitness, thorough acclimatization, and the right gear to navigate steep slopes, technical drills, and the intimidating Ice Head Wall.

Preparing for Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

Achieving Lobuche and Island Peak isn't just a trek; it's an immersive adventure into the heart of the Himalayas. To push your limits and reach those breathtaking summits, proper preparation is key as appropriate preparation (Physical and Mental) is crucial for a successful ascent and safe climbing experiences in Khumbu Himalaya.

Physical Preparation

Lobuche and Island Peak aren't just breathtaking vistas; they're physical challenges that will test your limits. Both Lobuche and Island Peak demand lungs of steel and legs of granite. So, fuel your summit push with cardio workouts that train your engine for sustained effort.

To rise to the event, transform your body into a mountain-climbing machine. Pump up your cardiovascular system with endurance-building activities like running or cycling. Don't forget to reinforce your legs, core, and upper body with strength training. Strong legs will push you upwards, a rock-solid core will keep you balanced, and upper body strength will turn every obstacle into a stepping stone. It is also significant to acclimatize to high altitudes before you challenge to climb the peaks. This can be done by hiking in the mountains at lower altitudes.

Acclimatization

For any adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal, acclimatization is the key. To minimize the risk, plan your itinerary with acclimatization days built in and ascend gradually like a seasoned Sherpa. This simple strategy minimizes the risk of altitude sickness, a possibly weakening adversary. Consider consulting your doctor about Diamox or other medications, but remember, acclimatization is your ultimate defense.

Mental Preparation

Reaching Mera Peak's summit isn't just about physical competence; it's a mental marathon, too. Your mindset can be the difference between victory and turning back. Climbers must be mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes and give their best effort to reach High Camp (summit night) in good physical condition. To be mentally prepared, Improve Flexibility: Be prepared to adapt. If a blizzard blows in, delaying your High Camp push, don't crumble. See it as a chance to rest, strategize, and emerge stronger.

Believe in Your Strength: Surround yourself with positivity, be it experienced climbers offering guidance or the breathtaking vistas that fuel your spirit. Seek Support and Share the Climb: Connecting with fellow adventurers who've walked this path can be invaluable. Their stories, tips, and companionship can boost your resolve. Consider joining a climbing community or seeking mentorship from experienced guides. They'll not only share their expertise but also remind you that you're not alone on this climb.

Remember, the summit isn't just a physical destination; it's a testament to your mental grit. So, step onto the trail with an adventure enthusiast’s spirit, a climber's heart, and a mind that embraces the challenge.

Travel Insurance for Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

The call of the Himalayas whispers promises of awe-inspiring beauty and adrenaline-charged challenges. Lobuche and Island Peak indicate that their snow-capped summits promise a crown jewel for your adventure collection. But before lacing up your boots, arrange security and peace of mind with proper travel insurance.

You're trekking through the heart of the Himalayas, dwarfed by the majesty of Lobuche and Island Peak. Suddenly, altitude sickness strikes, or an unexpected accident leaves you needing immediate medical attention. In this remote landscape, help can feel miles away. This is where substantial travel insurance becomes your lifeline. Your travel insurance should cover emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment. Helicopter rescue is often the only way to evacuate people from the mountains in case of accidents or high-altitude sickness. It is crucial to have travel insurance that covers the cost of helicopter rescue, as well as ground evacuation and rescue. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Here are some of the things that your travel insurance should cover for adventure activities:

  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Medical treatment
  • Rescue Operation
  • Lost baggage
  • Liability
  • Accidental death and dismemberment
  • Cancellation or interruption of your trip

To learn more about travel insurance for adventure activities, please click here.

Best time for Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

The best time for your Lobuche and Island Peak expedition depends on your priorities and tolerance for weather conditions. Before embarking on the epic climb of Lobuche and Island Peak in the Everest region, understanding these seasonal variations is key to revealing the perfect adventure.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn paints the Himalayas in vibrant shades, offering breathtaking panoramas with crystal-clear skies. Rainfall is rare, ensuring well-maintained trails free from mud and slick surfaces. This golden season boasts the most stable weather, making it ideal for trekking and summit attempts.

Spring (March to May)

As winter's icy grip loosens, spring awakens the Himalayas with a burst of life. Rhododendrons paint the slopes in vibrant pink and red, creating a wonderful embroidery against the snow-capped peaks. While the days are pleasantly warm, evenings can be chilly, so packing for temperature fluctuations is essential. Spring offers another window of ideal weather conditions, with clear skies and well-maintained trails.

However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December, the views of the mountains are crystal clear, and there are fewer trekkers around. The duration of Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will be your Sherpa through this winter wonderland. We will arrange every detail, from permits and logistics to top-notch equipment and experienced guides, ensuring your safety and comfort every step of the way.

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Highlights of Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

  • Conquer Two Himalayan Giants in One Epic Everest Region Expedition
  • Lobuche East (6119m) and Island Peak (6189m) Climbing: A Climbing Adventure to Remember
  • Traverse through high mountain passes: Renjo la (5360m), Gokyo Ri (5357m), Cho La (5420m), and several other vantage points
  • Engage yourself in the rich Sherpa culture
  • Trekking and exploring through Captivating Landscapes
  • From Each Summit, eye witness a Majestic Montage: Relishing Everest and the Khumbu Giants
  • Well-set up support and logistics camps at every single Trekking Peak
  • Reach new heights (Lobuche and Island Peak Summit) with our Certified andProfessional Sherpa Climbing Guides

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,265 ft.)

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities at the airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach the hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well, and after that, you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast and Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla

We head to the domestic airport for our early morning flight to Lukla. From the twin otter plane, we will enjoy some amazing views of several of the world’s highest mountains including Cho Oyu, 8153m, Lhotse, 8516m, Gauri Shankar, 7145m, Menlungtse, 7181m, and Mount Everest. Because of Air Traffic Congestion (ATC), direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is only operated in off seasons (December - February, June - August. Usually, it takes around 40 minutes to reach Lukla.

Flying from Manthali to Lukla

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the busiest time in Everest region because of which Lukla airport gets congested. So, during these months, all the flights to Lukla are re-routed from Manthali. Drive to Manthali from Kathmandu is somewhat 5-6 hours. Accordingly, leave for Manthali at 1:45 a.m. (approx.) on tourist vehicle. By doing so, will reach Manthali on time to catch our flight to Lukla. From Manthali, it takes around 15- 20 minutes (depending upon weather condition) to reach Lukla.

 Helicopter Option

Flying in helicopter is a unique experience that adds a touch of luxury to your journey, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beauty of Khumbu Himalaya in style. You can book your spot for a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an additional USD 300 Dollar per Person. Do note that the price is quoted on a sharing basis of 5 people.

 Our climbing team will be at the airport waiting for us and without any delay, we'll commence the trek. Beginning at Lukla and then descending to Paiya, is good for acclimatization. The trail leads through forests down to the traditional villages of Surke and Pakhepani along with rhododendron forests on the way. Also, you'll encounter a great view of Kongde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other 7000+ meter peaks from Paiya.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today will be one of the hardest days of the trek. So, we take it slowly, giving our body a chance to acclimatize and our senses a chance to take in the sights into the heart of Khumbu. From Phakding, the trail follows Dudh Koshi valley north for 2-3 hours to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. There is a good view of Thamserku, 6608m. We follow the river to the Hillary Bridge, a fantastic suspension bridge that spans the deep chasm over the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. From here, it is a tough climb to Namche. The trail continues to climb through pine forest. About half way up there, is a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt. Everest rising majestically from behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse.

Namche is a beautiful village in itself with colorful houses and lodges and prayer flags, and the setting is majestic as it is spread on the steep sides of a horse-shoe shaped valley facing the beautiful Kongde Ri Peak. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

If we are acclimatizing well, we will want to walk up a hill for a spectacular viewpoint where we can see all the way up the Imja Khola Valley to where the glacial moraine begins below the towering Mt Everest, 8848.86m. Other spectacular peaks visible from here are Tawache, 6542m; Thamserku, 6808m; Kantega, 6685 m; Ama Dablam, 6856m; Nuptse, 7896m; and Lhotse, 8511m. Besides the great bazaar with a wonderful variety of shops to visit, today gives us a chance to visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre, which has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. There is also the option of a day walk to the pretty village of Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary built his “Schoolhouse in the Clouds” and the famed Khunde hospital. We can see the “scalp of a yeti” at Khumjung monastery.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today, we start trekking from Namche bazaar towards Thame. Thame is at the far end of the Khumbu Valley, and you may feel it is almost at the end of the earth! The local inhabitants are still untouched by modern civilization. We go past the large prayer flags, the entrance monument, the Chortens, and the carved Mani stones.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

For better acclimatization and to cope with the surroundings, we hike to Sundar Peak. Also, you can pay a visit to Thame Monastery. The Thame monastery is the oldest in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Thame is located at an elevation of 3,800 meters. Taking a short trek to Thame is a great way to reach high places, explore unearthly mountain monasteries, and experience local traditions.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail to Lungden today passes though ancient Sherpa villages with stone walls encircling them, such as Tarang. This is an arid region. So, the flora and fauna is different than what you have seen so far. We may also have to share a trail with Tibetan yak caravans, as this is a trading route from Namche to Tibet.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail starts out with steep ups and downs over rocks before leveling out to Yak Kharkas (pastures) and Twin Renjo lakes before reaching the sandy ridge of Renjo La pass. We cross a frozen stream and scramble over boulders on the way down to reach Gokyo Valley.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

In the morning, we climb for around two hours up to Gokyo Peak, 5360m. This is a straightforward but steep climb and also tiring due to the high altitude. It will be worth the effort as this is one of the best panoramic views in the entire Khumbu region. From the rocky summit, four peaks over 8000 meters can be seen: Mt. Everest, 8848m; Cho Oyo, 8153m; Lhotse, 8511m; Makalu, 8481m, and other awesome peaks.

From here, we follow the lateral moraines and walk for two hours on glacial scree across the Ngozumpa glacier, a series of ups and downs. After crossing the glacier, we reach the yak herders' huts and tea houses of Thagnag.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

This day will be a big challenge. You should carry at least 2 liters of water, as it is unavailable to buy in this area. We have to start early in the morning, between 4:30 and 5:30. The first two hours, we have a steep climb up to yak pastures, which we call the Cho La High Camp, though there aren’t any houses there, rather you will see Buddhist prayers flags blowing in the wind. The next 1.5 hours is not so steep. But because of loose stones and uneven ground, we recommend that you use walking sticks, be careful, and take the advice of our well-experienced guide. The ascent to the snowy Cho La pass is very steep and it will take about 2 hours. The descent to Dzongla on the Cho La glacier is an endurance test.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today, we ascend to Lobuche High Camp (5600m) from Dzongla. The hike from Dzongla to Lobuche High Camp is a challenging one. The trail is steep and rugged, and the altitude gain is significant. It is important to be in good physical condition and to be acclimatized to the altitude before attempting this hike.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Early in the morning, we will set out for the summit of Lobuche East, where you will get one of the best views of the greatest mountains in the world: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating our accomplishments and taking pictures before heading down to Base Camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Since we cannot guarantee favorable weather for the scheduled summit day, we have allowed an extra day in the schedule. If we are unable to summit Lobuche Peak due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, it is useful to have an extra day. If the trip goes smoothly, and we do not need this spare day, we will continue our return journey to Lukla.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The trail from Lobuche to Chhukung in the Khumbu region of Nepal is a hidden gem, offering stunning Himalayan vistas and a chance to escape the multitudes of Everest Base Camp trekkers. While not as technical as some other Khumbu climbs, it still packs a punch with its gradual ascent, diverse landscapes, and the promise of reaching the picturesque village of Chhukung.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The path climbs steeply toward the west and then turns north, following the valley along the moraine from the Lhotse glacier. We continue a short yet pleasant walk along the riverside, which leads to Big Rock. From this point, a 40-minute climb will take us to Island Peak Base Camp, where we will set up camp and relax for the rest of the day.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today, we have to start early in the morning to climb through the rock channel. Although it is not that difficult, there are many short rock steps to be crossed before you come across the other side of the channel. Then, the trail leads to the ridge line, where you traverse the snout of the summit. After enjoying the summit view, you will descend all the way to Chhukung.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

After having an early breakfast, we will head towards Tengbouche village. Passing through villages like Dingbouche and Pangbouche, we'll eventually reach Tengbouche afterward. At Tengbouche, we can pay a visit to the most elegant monastery in the entire Khumbu region.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

From Tengboche, we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water-driven prayer wheels, before making our way to Namche and finally to Monjo, where we will stay overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate in Jorsale. Later, Lukla's footpath leads us back to the first villages we saw two weeks ago: Gumila, Phakdingma, and Choplung. The high peaks disappear behind the hills. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your Sherpa guides and porters and a good chance to sample some chhyang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance, and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well-deserved tips.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The flight from Lukla to Manthali takes approximately 20 minutes. Afterward, we drive back to Kathmandu from Manthali, which usually takes 5-6 hours (hours may differ depending on traffic conditions). Expect to fly from Lukla to Manthali in peak seasons: Spring (March –May) and autumn (September – November). Upon reaching Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel on a shared tourist vehicle.

 Helicopter Option

Flying in helicopter is a unique experience that adds a touch of luxury to your journey, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beauty of Khumbu Himalaya in style. You can book your spot for a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an additional USD 300 Dollar per Person. Do note that the price is quoted on a sharing basis of 5 people.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport in a private vehicle to board your flight.

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: Standard Hotel Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Tea House/ Lodge: 15 nights (twin-share rooms, beds with comfortable foam mattresses and pillows)
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at Tea Houses during the trekking period
  • Accommodation during the Climbing Period: 3 nights at well Tented Camps with necessary staff
  • All Camping Equipment: sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Boiled Water, Tea / Coffee at Camps during the climbing period
  • Climbing Guides and Climbers Ratio:
  • 1 Sherpa Climbing Guide: 1-2 Climbers 
  • 2 Sherpa Climbing Guides : 3-6 Climbers 
  • One perter for two Trekkers
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Annapurna Foothills Duffle Bag for Trekking
  • Annapurna Foothills Souvenir
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Llobuche East and Island Peak Climbing Permit
  • Barun and Sagarmatha National Park Fees, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Excess baggage fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Lobuche East Peak and Island Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Energy Supplies Snickers, Mars, Bounty etc
  • Supplementary Oxygen Cylinder with mask regulator or Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)
  • Thuraya Satellite phone for logistical, safety and personal emergency use only
  • Pulse Oximeter (Oxygen Meter) to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate to monitor your health condition throughout your trip
  • Assistance in arranging Helicopter rescue operations (24/7) in case of complicated health conditions or any other emergencies (should be covered by your Travel Insurance)

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to $ 14 per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in the above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.
  • Personal Climbing Gears: Mountaineering Boots, Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screwgate Karabiners, Descender / Abseil,  Device (Jumar), Prussic Loops, Helmet

Departure Dates

FromToStatusPrice  
Start Date03 Mar, 2024End Date24 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$ 3400
Start Date18 Mar, 2024End Date08 Apr, 2024AvailableUS$ 3400

Departure Note:

Guaranteed- We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition in Everest Region. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Three Peaks Expedition in Everest Region is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

Typical Day on Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition

A typical day on the Lobuche and Island Peak expedition will vary depending on your specific itinerary and fitness level, but here's a general overview of what you can expect:

Morning

  • Wake up around 6:00 am to the sound of prayer flags flapping in the wind and the detached calls of yak herders.
  • Enjoy a simple breakfast (Select from Menu).
  • Pack your daypack with snacks, water, sunscreen, and rain gear.
  • By 7:00 am, set off on the day's hike, following the well-worn trail through rhododendron forests, meadows bursting with wildflowers, and past traditional Sherpa villages.

Afternoon

  • Stop around 12:00 pm for lunch at a teahouse, where you can savor local delicacies like Daal Bhat, momos (steamed dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), etc.
  • Continue trekking in the afternoon, crossing suspension bridges over roaring rivers, climbing up steep switchbacks, and soaking in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Evening

  • Arrive at your teahouse for the night around 4:00 pm and be greeted by the warm hospitality of the local people.
  • Enjoy a hot tea and a hearty dinner, often cooked on a traditional wood-fired stove.
  • Spend the evening playing cards with other trekkers, sharing stories, and gazing at the glittering sky.

 

Tipping your Guides and Supporting Staffs: How Much to Tip Your Lobuche & Island Peak Heroes!!

Tipping your Guides and Porters after a successful Lobuche and Island Peak expedition is a crucial way to show your gratitude for their hard work and expertise in helping you achieve your summit goals. These individuals play a vital role in your safety and success, and their dedication deserves proper acknowledgment. By understanding and participating in this practice, you'll contribute to the well-being of these indispensable figures in Nepal's mountains and extend your connection with their rich culture and hospitality.

Unsure about tipping guidelines for your Lobuche and Island Peak expedition?

No worries! Head over to our "Tips for Tipping" page, your one-stop resource for directing this tradition with confidence. Find accommodating guidance on appropriate amounts, ensuring your sincere appreciation reaches the incredible individuals who earned it. Embrace the spirit of gratitude and make your trek even more meaningful with a heartfelt tip.

Temperature on Lobuche and Island Peak Expedition (Season, Altitude & Weather)

Temperatures on the Lobuche and Island Peak expedition can vary greatly depending on several factors, including:

Season

Spring (March-May): Generally the most comfortable time to climb, with daytime temperatures ranging from 0°C to 10°C and nighttime temperatures dipping to -12°C at higher camps.

Autumn (September-November): Temperatures are pleasant, with highs around 12°C at lower altitudes and lows around -15°C at higher altitudes.

Summer (June-August): Warmest time of year, with daytime temperatures reaching up to 20°C (68°F) at lower elevations but still below freezing at base camp and summit.

Winter (December-February): Extremely cold, with daytime temperatures rarely exceeding -10°C and nighttime temperatures plummeting to --25°C. Climbing is not recommended for most people during this season.

Altitude

As you ascend, temperatures will drop significantly. Expect a decrease of about 6°C for every 1000 meters (approx.) gained in elevation.

Base camps for Lobuche and Island Peak are around 4800-5000 meters, where temperatures range from -3°C to 10°C during the day and -8°C to -18°C at night.

Summit temperatures can be much colder, reaching -22°C to -30°C even in summer.

Weather

Sudden weather changes are common in the Himalayas, including snowfall, windstorms, and cloud cover. These can drastically affect temperatures, making them fall quickly.

Be prepared for all weather conditions and pack layers you can easily adjust for different weather.

Peak Performance Guaranteed: The Ultimate Gear Checklist for Lobuche & Island Peak

Conquering Lobuche and Island Peak in the Himalayas is a thrilling adventure, but appropriate preparation is key for safety and success. From 6,000-meter giants to breathtaking views overlooking Everest, this adventure demands thorough preparation. Your clothing, gear, and equipment become your lifeline, your trusted companions against the elements. The choice of gear, equipment, and clothing depends on your goals and the specific climb you are undertaking, but the purpose of these items is similar for all big mountains.

Here's a complete checklist to ensure you're equipped for the Lobuche and Island Peak expedition.