The high mountains of the Khumbu Valley shadow the famous route to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, known as Sagarmatha to the local Nepali people. The summit of Everest sits at 8848m, so even trekking to the base camp 5350m is no small task. While we will be trekking uphill on the way to Everest Base Camp, the trek is considered "Nepali Flat", meaning there are many ups and downs consistently throughout the 40-mile trek (one-way, a total of 80 miles). However, we will be hiking with light day packs, while supporting the local community by hiring porters to carry the majority of our group and personal gear. This trek is a massive accomplishment and an unforgettable adventure!
Lobuche Peak consists of two different summits, east and west with a height of 6119 m and 6145 m respectively. A continuous rim ties them but there are a sharp gap and a considerable distance between these two summits. The Lobuche East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak whereas the west is identified as an Expedition. The first scaled to the Lobuche east peak by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyaljen Sherpa on 25th April 1984.
Alpine grade PD
Popularly known as Island peak (Imja Tse 6189m) climbing is one of the most popular adventures for the beginners of the mountaineering in Nepal which is done along with the Everest Base Camp trek. Climbing offers very little technical aspects. Hence, it is one of the most popular choices among the 6000m. Hundreds of climbers each year seek permission to climb this peak.
The peak stands tall with a modest height of 6,189m. It was an English mountaineer Eric Shipton who named it as an Island Peak in 1953. He named it an island peak because it resembled an island in a sea of ice seeing it from Dingboche. In 1983, Island Peak again got its new name as Imja Tse.
Alpine grade PD
- lead by our expert and experienced mountain guides
- climbing 2 peaks (Lobuche and Island peak)
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Amadablam
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Sherpa.
- Beautiful and villages in the trekking
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail.
- The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
- You get to walk through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the Everest region
- You will have a memorable time when viewing the sunrise/sunset view at Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks from KALAPATHER (5550 meters).
- You can delve into the serenity of the dazzling glacier lakes, especially during the afternoon.
Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is a tourist hub and the most popular resting stop in the Khumbu region. This hilly settlement is shaped like a horseshoe and positioned in a very unconventional location. Immediately west of this bustling town is Kongde Ri (6,187m) and to the east is Thamserku (6,608m). In addition to the abundant hotels and lodges, Namche boasts of three small museums, a stupa, a monastery, several bakeries (cafes), and many well-stocked stores. Here, trekkers can access modern communication facilities to stay connected to the outside world.
Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the high Himalayas and known for offering wonderful views of the snow-capped peaks, is considered to hold the distinction of being the wealthiest district in Nepal. It is in fact, a junction of trekking trails where different Everest trek routes have diverged.
Namche Bazar and Kongde Himal
KHUMJUNG & KUNDE
The small villages of Khumjung and Kunde are located in the Khumjung Valley at the foot of Khumjung Khumbi Yul Lha, the sacred mountain of the Sherpas. Notable stops include Kunde Hospital, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1966, Khumjung School (also known as Hillary School) founded in 1961, and several small Buddhist monasteries including one that very proudly displays (what it claims is) the scalp and hair of a Yeti.
YETI HEAD AT KHUMJUNG MONASTERY
Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries of Nepal, probably because of its unrivaled backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam. The monastery is the leading Buddhist center in the Khumbu a region with a residing Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims, mountaineers, and travelers passing through.
Every October, Tengboche Monastery hosts the colorful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with a religious gathering, songs, ritual dances, and enactments of the lives of legendary figures. Visitors are always welcomed to partake in the festivities and many trekkers book their trek to coincide with the festival. Tours of the monastery are conducted every afternoon for visitors. Tengboche lies on the very popular trek route to the Everest region.
which was renamed the Tenzing Hillary Airport in 2008, are both extremely small and extremely busy. With its short runaway, steep incline, and quickly changing weather, Lukla has one of the most challenging runways in the world. In fact, for the past 20 years, it has been named the most dangerous airport in the world. High winds, low lying clouds, and sudden changes in visibility are some of the reasons behind this title. Bad weather is also a huge factor in the frequent cancellation of flights. Lukla is a gateway for Everest region trekking and climbing.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Fly to Lukla from kathmandu / trek to phakding
Trek to Namche Bazer (3450m.)
Namche acclimatization day up to climbs 400m and visit view pint to see the panoramic view of Mt EVEREST mahalagur range
Trek to Tyanboche (3887m.)
Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Acclimatization day around Dingboche Note :- we must hike more than 400m for the acclimatization because of acute mountain sickness. up to climb 400m
Trek to Labuche In the afternoon we must hike more and less 300 or 400m Climb high and sleep low
Trek to Gorakshep Note :- 1) When we arrive Gorakshep after that we take lunch and we will go to EBC. If someone feels good . or if some not good they will take rest 2) Half-day rest
Trek to kalapather and trek to Lobuche base camp Note:- 1) Earlier morning wakeup walking to kalapather back to Gorakshep and trek continues to Lobuche base camp
Lobuche High camp
Summit day and Lobuche base camp
Trek to Island peak Base camp
Summit Day and Island Peak base camp
Trek to Thangboche (4840m.)
Fly back to kathmndu from lukla
Leisure day in around kathmandu
Transfer to airport, Departure onward destination
Date and Cost
What To Take
Equipment list for peak climbing
Climbing equipment list for island peak climbing
Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or Reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro Traxion (If you have),Ice screw (10cm and 12cm),Crampons (normal one)
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, enough batteries for headlamp, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need travel insurance?
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this peak climbing, you must be covered up to 6000m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide, will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at Peak Climbing?
At City: Kathmandu
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For the Single Room, we charge a single supplement.
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum of 2 people in one tent)
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- For Single Tent, we charge a single supplement.
Does Climbing Guide Need for Peak Climbing?
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
- Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
- Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
- Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group
- Sound Altitude Experience
- Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
- Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
- Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
- Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
- Mountain weather forecast
- Speak Fluently English
Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?
It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will get two days of advanced climbing training Base Camp then you are allowed to climb. For the beginner please have two more days than our mentioned itinerary. Please inform us as early as possible about the training.
How busy is this Peak?
Comparatively, this peak is a much popular peak among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 20 to 50 people during your climbing trip.
Which season is the best to summit this peak?
In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because our geography and our weather format
West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December
East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December
The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.
Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?
Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.
Note: alpine boot and crampon must be a good size and good condition. Better to bring and have your own. Other related climbing gear you can rent in Kathmandu.
How much weight a porter can carry?
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes, and difficulties and the high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 to 30 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Will my guide be experienced and certified?
We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified from IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, Nepal Mountaineering Association mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Can we do this climbing peak with kids?
We take bookings for this peak trip for people over 16 years old. For the trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have a summit bonus facility so you could give tips according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.
Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag?
Normally, you don't need to carry an oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag as iSLAND Peak Climbing is an easy peak climbing. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL. will provide you in case of an emergency.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, coordination with relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 3-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model searing base 2 person above base camp
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing
Transport: - Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with privet vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this expedition and cargo domestic flight maximum 20 kg.
Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report
Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.
Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter and common climbing equipment in group.
Whats not included
- PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Main meals in KTM and personal natures expenses
- Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa
- walkie talkie radio set
- sat phone
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water, extra hot drink.
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
Notice on Domestic Flight (Kathmandu - Lukla)
The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Alternatively, helicopter arrangements can be made on 5 people sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot guarantee it. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Travelers are suggested to advise us on the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE
PASSPORT AND VISA
Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.
Need to Get Nepal Visa
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".
Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration