Island Peak with Lobuche Expedition: Trip Overview
Lobuche Peak and Island Peak are two hiking peaks in the Khumbu area. Lobuche (also spelled Lobuje) is a Nepalese mountain near the Khumbu glacier and the Lobuche village. There are two main peaks, Lobuche Este (6,145 m) and Lobuche Oeste (6,119 m). This mountain peak is a beautiful mountain peak, perfect for those who want to learn alpine climbing, and has already carried out a high-altitude climb on Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Elbrus, and is now looking for the next expedition. To solve your first Himalaya peak.
Island Peak, located in the same area of Khumbhu, is another popular trail of more than 6,000 meters in Nepal. To climb, you can use the high camp at 5,600 meters, which makes it a shorter peak day, compared to the 5,000-foot base camp. The first step in the ascent is to drag a rocky ravine to the ridge where the crampons can be placed and then cross the ropes towards the glacier of the southern ridge. The route through the glacier is easy to bend, but it can crack in some places. From the bergshrund at the bottom of the upper wall, 100 meters of ice and snow, climbed abruptly 45 ° towards the crest of the ventilated mountain. The next is the upper part, where you can admire the beautiful landscape of Lhotse Shar, west of Makalu, north of Baruntse and the northern mountain range of Ama Dablam.
Lobuche Peak (East): The Lobuche peak of 6,192 meters is a fascinating mountain peak that includes several small peaks. However, the true peak can be reached by falling into a significant space. Then climb the steep snow and icy slopes to the top of Lobuche Peak. Lobuche (East) Peak was crowned for the first time by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 24, 1984. It has breathtaking views of several snow-capped peaks in the Alpine Canyon and the Everest region. Island Peak: The island ascends to 6,189 meters above sea level and is also known as Imja Tse. This is a popular hiking peak. It is also located above the Chhukung summer settlement. It is not just an incredible island in the sea of ice surrounded by the Lhotse and Lhotse sand glaciers. In 1952, Eric Shipton’s party also gave it its name: the island’s peak when exploring Barun Gorge. However, Island Peak Climbing and Expedition was first promoted by Charles Evan, Alf Gregory, Charles Wylie and Tenzing Norgay. In 1953, it was also seen as part of the top of the world ready to climb: Everest Adventure.
Panoramic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
In addition, an adventure tour from Nepal to guided hikes and expeditions to Lobuche and the island’s climb begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region. In the same way, we also started walking from Lukla. Follow a path through dense forests full of rhododendrons and oaks. It goes towards the capital of Sherpa – Namche Bazaar. Adapt to the environment after a day of rest in Namche Bazaar. We continue walking along EBC’s main trails through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will also take a walk to the Everest base camp, where colorful prayers welcome us to the EBC. After a short trip to EBC, we want to go back to Gorakshep. In addition, after our additional adventure, there was a trekking walk early in the morning at 5,545 meters from Kala Patthar. From the top, we will appreciate the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Nupsi, Punari, Lhotse, Makalu and other surrounding peaks. Have a good time in Kala Patthar. We returned to Gorakshep and returned by the main road that leads to Lobuche. We continue to Base Camp Lobuche and then we go camping Alto. Approaching the peak of Lobuche is technically simple.
Mountaineering Lobuche and Island Peak
- Lobuche hiking trips and Island Peak offer excursions to Kala Patthar and Everest base camp.
- Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing Summit have two peaks in the Everest region. 6,119 meters of Lobuche peak and 6,189 meters of the island’s peak
- Lobuche Peak and Island Peak Climbing offer breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse and Makalu. Similarly, Lhotse Mid-peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse and majestic Ama Dablam are the surrounding peaks.
- Lobuche and Island Peak Climbing offer a warm and friendly Sherpa culture and tradition.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Trip Preparation Day
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft) afternoon 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
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), 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
Day 22: Final Departure
This is a 22-day expedition to the Himalayas, which climbs two peaks over 6,000 meters, Lobuche (6119m) and Island Peak (6189m).
Lobuche is a Nepalese mountain, near the famous Khumbu glacier. It has two peaks: 61,119 meters in the east and 6,145 meters in the west. Although there is a ridge that connects the two peaks, there is a large gap between them, so people will not connect them to each other.
This peak is very popular with climbers, as they climb to adapt to the environment before climbing Mount Everest, since the summit is the same height as Camp 1.
The most common climbing route is South East Ridge, which is AD according to the Alpine Grading system. Sometimes, the team only goes to the wrong peak (before it gets narrower and more complex). In any case, these views are incredible.On the other hand, Island Peak is actually called Imja Tse. It is located near the other mountainous Lhotse, between two glaciers.
The first climbers climbed to the top of the British team. Tenzing Norway is really part of the team. Today, this is a popular summit. Although it is difficult to climb, many people have not reached the summit. This is mainly because they do not adapt to the environment, but also to strong winds or snow.You can find the itinerary for this trip below. However, you can visit this program with the Everest base camp on the 9th or the 10th.
We are going to stay at a standard hotel in Kathmandu(3nights) or standard tea house during the trek (13 nights) and tent (5 nights) when going up. Most teahouse accommodation is shared only with toilet facilities. For accommodation tents, foam mattresses will be provided. Climbing area, sanitary facilities will provide the necessary conservation. All accommodations are a twin part. However, available upon request, it has individual rooms and an additional $ 400 fee. Also, keep in mind that there are several places that do not allow a single room. After paying a single supplement fee, you will get a single room in Kathmandu, but sometimes you are limited to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar previously single accommodation is not always feasible.
In our trips, we can enjoy the typical cuisine of Nepal, different ethnic cuisine and a variety of international cuisine (Tibet, China, Italy, India, etc.). During your stay, we will provide a welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfast. Kathmandu During hiking/mountaineering, breakfast will be in the same place to stay. Dinner can also make similar arrangements. Lunch will be on the way to the next destination. In the climbing process, we will offer hygiene of freshly prepared foods.
The composition of the team
Hiking: When hiking, we will provide your English speaking, experienced mountain guides well trained. Every four members have the right to a guide assistant every two members have a porter to carry the luggage.
Climbing: We will provide you with a licensed, English speaking, climbing guide with experience. Help guide is also provided, the number of groups of 2-4 people, there will be an important guide and a guide assistant. The number of groups of 5-8 people, will not be one of the main tour guides and two assistants. Finally, we will provide an important guide and three assistant guides you with 9-12 people together. The rest of the staff will include an experienced chef and the necessary Sherpa staff, most of whom are assistant, who will help you set up a camp during the ascent.
This provision will guarantee the safety of the staff of each member of the group, and if any member of the sick, the trip will continue as planned. Keep in mind that the maximum number of people in a group of 12, since this is the optimal size of a successful trip.
Physical condition and experience requirements
In order to make your adventure succeed, you must have a lot of willpower, can withstand harsh weather conditions and a reasonable gym and endurance. The adventure usually takes 5-6 hours of walking every day. However, on the peak summit day of the island, you have to walk for 10-12 hours. No previous experience in climbing is required, however, before climbing and first level experience hiking remains an asset. It will also provide training for ice climbing on previous participants, to carry out the expedition. Training mainly using climbing equipment such as ropes, ice ax, harness, crampons. For participants with heart, lung, blood diseases and other medical requirements for the existing disease, consult your doctor before traveling is very important.
The best travel time
Spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) is the best month of the trip. Although Lobuche this and can climb the island’s Peak in the winter, cold temperatures may not be for everyone.
Travel expenses and start date
See Lobuche East and the Island of Pico Expedition date of travel start and cost are available. Please contact us for your personalized departure date.
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- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- DestinationKathmandu, Nepal
- Max Altitude6,189 M.
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- AccommodationTourist Standard Hotel & Tea House
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
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