4. Lobuche & Island Peak (Twin Peak Expedition)

Lobuche & Island Peak

(Twin Peak Expedition)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lobuche Peak and Island Peak are two trekking peaks in Khumbhu Region.  Lobuche (also spelt Lobuje) is a Nepalese mountain which lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and the Lobuche village. There are two main peaks, Lobuche East (6,145 meters) and Lobuche West (6,119 metersm. This trekking peak is a beautiful mountain ideal for those people who want to learn Alpine Mountaineering and have done some high altitude climbing to Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Elbrus and now looking for their next expedition to tackle their first Himalayan Peak.

 

Island Peak, located in the same Khumbhu Region, is another popular Above 6,000m trekking peaks in Nepal. For the climb you have the advantage of using a high camp placed at 5,600m, which makes it a shorter summit day compared to climbing all the way from base camp at 5,000m. The ascent begins with a scramble up a rocky gully to a ridge where you put on crampons and rope up for the glacier crossing heading towards the south ridge. The route across the glacier is easy-angled, but it can be crevassed in places. From the bergshrund at the base of the headwall, 100m of snow and ice, as steep as 45° is climbed to arrive on the airy summit ridge. This is followed to the top, where you can enjoy fabulous views of Lhotse Shar, Makalu’s west face, the north face of Baruntse and Ama Dablam’s north ridge.

 

 

 

 

 

This 24-days expedition itinerary ensures you acclimatise gradually whilst trekking up the Khumbu Valley, before start climbing Lobuche Peak followed by Island Peak. From the peak you get amazing views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori.

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

 

Day 01:  Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02:  Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (2850m) Trek to Phakding (2656m, 3 hrs walk)

Day 03:  Phakding to Namche (3440m, 6 hrs walk)

Day 04:  Rest day in Namche (3440m)

Day 05:  Namche to Tengboche (3860m, 5 hrs walk)

Day 06:  Tengboche to Pheriche (4200m, 6 hrs walk

Day 07:  Rest day in Pheriche (4200m)

Day 08: Pheriche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs walk)

Day 09:  Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5140m, 3 hrs walk)

Day 10:  Gorakshep to Kallapathar to Labuche (4940, 6-7 hrs walk)

Day 11: Labuche to High Camp (5400m) 3-4 hrs walk

Day 12: High Camp to Summit (6,119m) & back to High Camp (5,400m) 8-10 hrs

Day13: Reserve day in case of Bad Weather

Day 14: High Camp to Dingboche (4410m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 15: Dingboche to Chukung (4700, 3 hrs walk)

Day 16: Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp (4970m) 5 hrs walk

Day 17: Base Camp to High Camp (5600m) 3 hrs walk

Day 18: Reserve day in case of Bad weather

Day 19: Summit Day & Back to Chukkung (4700m) 6 hrs walk

Day 20: Chukung to Pangboche (3900m 5 hrs walk)

Day 21: Pangboche to Namche (3440m, 6 hrs walk)

Day 22: Namche to Lukla (2860m, 6 hrs walk)

Day 23: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 24: Departure to home

 

Includes :

 

  • All Arrival & Departure by Hiace/Bus/with A/c according of group size
  • Domestic Flight (KTM-LUKLA-KTM) Both Ways
  • An English speaking Trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 Person)
  • Trekking permit, Tims, Fees of Sagarmatha National Park,
  • Personal Insurance of our staffs, their salary, equipment, Foods, Lodge
  • 2 Night Twin share accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B (Bed&Breakfast) basis (3* standard Hotel)
  • Twin share Tea House accommodation during Trekking Including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
  • Farewell dinner in Special Nepali Kitchen in Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance
  • Island Peak Climbing Permit, High Food, Camping Tent, Main Rope
  • Insurance of Climbing Guide (1 person)

 

 

Excludes :

 

  • Nepal visa fee,
  • International Flight Ticket
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as bar bills, bottle water, Phone calls, battery charge, WI-Fi in mountain)
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Personal Equipments for Trekking & Island Peak Climbing.