Max Height

6189 m / 20305.12 .ft

Trip Days

22 Days

Type

Peak Climbing

Difficulty

Difficult

Starting From
USD 3225
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Lobuche East Peak and Island Peak Climbing

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Lobuche East and Island peak climbing is a combined climbing package that adds double fun and excitement to your trip. In this trek you will be climbing both the peaks and in addition there will also be trek to the Everest Base Camp. Thus, this is one of the challenging expeditions as well as the trip full of activities filled with fun. If you are crazy about climbing then you can definitely try out this trek as it gives you chance to scale two peaks in a single trip.

In addition to climbing Lobuche East and Island peak and reaching till Everest Base Camp, you will get to explore around the Everest region like in other treks. The trek starts and ends at Lukla. You will be trekking through the other major areas like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche and many others along the way.  The trail passes through Sherpa villages where you will receive warm hospitality. You will be staying at the lodges and teahouses on the way which are mostly run by Sherpas. Ancient monasteries are seen decorated with prayer wheels and prayer flags which exhibit the religious inclination of Sherpa people towards Buddhist culture. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Climbing two stunning trekking peaks and explores the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar enables the best demanding trekking and climbing experience in Nepal.
  • Take in stunning views of highest mountains on earth from the summits of both peaks.
  • Intensive exploration of Namche Bazar and soak up the Sherpa Culture.
  • Heavenly blessed mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • This is one of the challenging expeditions as well as the trip full of activities filled with fun.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu(1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation(1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding(2,652m/8,700ft):3-4hours
  • Day 4 : To Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,283ft):5-6hours
  • Day 5 : Acclimatization Day at Namche(3,440m/11,283ft)
  • Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3,870/12,694ft):5hours
  • Day 7 : Tengboche to Dingboche(4,360/14,300ft):5-6hours
  • Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuche(4,940m/16,207ft):4hours
  • Day 9 : Lobuche to Everest Base Camp(5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep(5170 m/16,961ft): 7-8hours
  • Day 10 : Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche(4940m/16,207ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 11 : Lobuche to High Camp(5,400m/17,712ft) and Pre-Climb Training: 3-4 hours
  • Day 12 : Lobuche High Camp to Lobuche summit(6,119m/20,070 ft) and back to high camp: 8-10 hours
  • Day 13 : Lobuche High Camp to Chhukung(4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 14 : Rest day in Chhukung(4,730m/15,518ft)
  • Day 15 : Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp(5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 16 : Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit(6,189m/20,305ft) and back to base camp: 10-12 hours
  • Day 17 : Reserved day
  • Day 18 : Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche(3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 19 : Pangboche to Namche Bazaar:4-5 hours
  • Day 20 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
  • Day 21 : Fly to Kathmandu:35-40minutes
  • Day 22 : Departure Day

What's included ?

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Climbing gears & equipments
  • Climbing permit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded ?

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.

Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
    NASC-150
  • Trip profile
    22 Days Lobuche East Peak and Island Peak Climbing
  • Type
    Peak Climbing
  • Span
    22 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during trek
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Starts from:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu,Nepal

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trek, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. Winter is dry, but extremely cold and high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate to a greater degree and the daytime temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, the temperature starts to decrease as you gain altitude. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -10 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. However, it does not change as much in lower hilly regions and the nights are slightly colder than days.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays

Nepal is an incredible country of mountains and valleys, rivers and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is a must. Along with this mountainous terrain also comes the possibility of in climate weather. Not to mention the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this possibility, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region), we also provide services to arrange helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD350 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will also be helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered. Flight insurance too may cover changing your international flight if necessary.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $25

30-day single entry: US $40

90-day multiple entries: US $100

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complicacies.

How to Book Your Tour

Before booking any tour, please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or faxing the form to your nearest company representative.

It’s important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.


  • Alexender Kovac

    Lifetime Adventure trip to lobuche peak and Island peak

    Alexender Kovac
    Mar 7, 2018
    I participated in a “Nepal Ascent Treks” peak climbing trip in Lobuche peak and Island Peak Nov/Dec 2017. It was truly an adventure journey of a lifetime. The trekking was excellent and well organized. There was a high level of focus on safety with an itinerary that minimized the risk of high altitude sickness. The group – with Pema as an excellent climbing guide – was competent, very friendly and helpful. The kitchen staff produced tasty and hygienic food, even under difficult conditions. I had a wonderful experience to Lobuche peak and Island peak with the stunning views of the highest mountains on earth from its summit. I would be delighted to recommend “Nepal Ascent Treks” as a best adventure company.
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