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Climb Island Peak, Lobuche East & Kala Pattar in Nepal (27 days)

Join Vern, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a once-in-a-lifetime trek that culminates in summiting Island Peak in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration27 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Climb to the summit of three peaks over the course of a month.

  • Enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views of Everest and the rest of the Himalayas.

  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Nepal.

Description

Come to the heart of the Himalayas for the adventure of a lifetime and climb Island Peak!

Join our experienced and certified guide for this 27-day trek through the foothills and up to some of the tallest peaks in the storied mountain chain.

Along the way, we will visit various cultural sites, including the home of one of our lead Sherpa’s as well as monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

We will also summit Kala Pattar and Lobuch East prior to the highlight of the trip: Island Peak. These first two climbs will prepare us for the final one and whet our appetite for the stunning Himalayan views that await us.

Expect astounding vistas out over Mount Everest, Kwangde, Tawachee, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku, among many others. We will also have the opportunity to see back down into the foothills and green valleys of Nepal too; a real treat for any mountaineer.

Climbing the 6.189-meter-high Island Peak is not overly technically difficult and fills you with a feeling of pride as you reach the top and get a front row seat to the top of the world: Mount Everest.

Every turn of this month-long adventure is incredibly scenic and you are sure to bring home memories and stories that will last you a lifetime.

In order to join the trip, you should have some basic mountaineering experience under your belt and be in good physical condition.

We recommend checking out our 2-day3-day6-day or 8-day mountaineering courses in Washington state and Alaska if you don’t have any previous experience.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure of trekking and mountaineering through the Himalayan wilderness and up to the summit of Island Peak!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you might also enjoy our 16-day trek through Mongolia with summits on Khüiten Peak and Malchin Peak!

Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Itinerary

Day 1 to 3: Arrival

Depart from your home and make your way to Kathmadu International Airport followed by a transfer to the Yak and Yeti Hotel.

Day 4: Explore Kathmandu

We will spend the day visiting some of the city’s most iconic sites, including three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the 3,000-year-old Swayambhu (the monkey temple), the Hindu temple and cremation site Pashupati and the great Stupa of Bodnath.

Day 5 to 6: Approach top Namche

After flying into Lukla, we will begin our approach by trekking along the Dudh Kosi, ascending 700 meters through Himalayan pine forests until we reach Namche.

Day 7: Acclimatization

We will take an acclimatization hike in the morning and spend the afternoon exploring Namche.

Day 8: Thame

We head to Thame for an interesting day in which we visit the home of lead guide, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, an experience rarely afforded to trekkers.

Day 9 to 10: Khund, Khumjung and Tengboche

As we continue to hike toward Island Peak, we will pass through amazingly beautiful scenery as well as the villages of Khund, Khumjung and Tengboche. Along the way we will be sure to enjoy some amazing views out into the Himalayas.

Day 11 to 12: Pheriche

We climb up to the village of Pheriche, where we will visit the world-famous, high-altitude clinic to learn more about the effects of high altitude on human physiology.

Day 13 to 14: Ascent of Kala Pattar

Heading out of Pheriche, we will visit Lobuje and spend the night. The next day we will hike through the high tundra and over a glacial moraine to Gorak Shep. Then we will ascend roughly 200 meters to the summit of Kala Pattar and enjoy excellent views of Everest among others.

Day 15 to 17: Ascent of Lobuche

From  Gorak Shep, we cross the moraine and Khumbu glacier to reach Everest base camp, before heading down to Lobuche. From here we will hike to the Lobuche East High Camp before ascending 700 meters to the peak’s summit and getting a close up view of Everest and several other iconic mountains.

Day 18 to 20: Ascent of Island Peak

After returning to the Lobuche East High Camp, we will head to Chhukung and Island Peak Base Camp. The climb then begins with a 300-meter scramble up the Imja Tse glacier. We then finish the climb up the southeast face to reach the summit.

Day 21 to 24: Return to Kathmandu

We will return to Kathmandu hiking back down through Pangboche, Namche and Lukla.

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu and relax for one last day before your departure.

Day 26 to 27: Departure

Fly home from the international airport in Kathmandu.


About the guide

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We are one of the prime guiding agencies in the US and our mountaineering school is among the most reputed in the country. We are recognized as industry leaders all across North America.

All our expeditions are carefully planned as we believe that our work prior to the start of the trip is key to helping climbers achieve their goals. We provide a wealth of important information to help participants plan more effectively and our guides are always available to answer questions.

We believe putting together cohesive groups is key and we ask participants important details about their training and climbing or hiking experience. This is key to our safety record, which stands as the finest in the industry. Injury prevention is always our top priority.

We think of climbers as modern-day explorers. Whether attending a mountaineering course or climbing Everest, you can expect us to treat every trip as a unique exploration. We know you have joined us to embrace a challenge and to learn through experience.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6908 each

Group of 2

USD 6908 each

Group of 3

USD 6908 each

Group of 4

USD 6908 each

Group of 5

USD 6908 each

Group of 6

USD 6908 each

Group of 7

USD 6908 each

Group of 8

USD 6908 each

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