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Climbing Lobuche and Island Peaks

22-day expedition to the Himalayas, climbing Lobuche (6199 m) and Island Peak (6189 m), together with an IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration22 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

This is a 22-day expedition to the giant mountains of Himalaya, climbing two peaks over 6000 m, Lobuche (6119 m) and Island Peak (6189 m).

Lobuche is a Nepali mountain close to the famous Khumbu Glacier. It has two summits: East at 61119 m and West at 6145 m. Although there’s a ridge that connects both summits, there’s a sharp gap between them, so people don’t climb them together.

This peak is popular among climbers as they climb it for acclimatization before going to Everest, since the summit is at the same height as Camp 1.

The most common climbing route is the South East Ridge, which is AD according to the Alpine Grading system. Sometimes, teams only climb to a false summit (before it gets narrower and more complicated). In any case, the views are stunning.

Island Peak, on the other hand, is actually called Imja Tse. It’s at extension of other mountain Lhotse Shar, and lies between two glaciers.

The first climbers to ascent this peak where a British team. Tenzing Norway was actually part of that team. Nowadays, it’s a popular summit although it’s tough to climb and there are many people that don’t reach the summit. This is mostly because they don’t have a propper acclimatization, and also because of strong winds or snow.

You can find an itinerary for this trip below. However, you may combine this program with a visit to Everest Base Camp around days 9 or 10.

If you want to be a part of in this adventure, please get in touch with me. I will be happy to guide in this beautiful region that I know very well.

Accommodation

-Kathmandu: Hotel B / B / 3star -Lodge. -Tent

Disclaimer

- I will make every effort to ensure that your Expedition be smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, please be reminded that all programs in Nepal are strictly conducted under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government and Tourism Bureau. Therefore, I shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances to Government restrictions, landslides, road blockages, flooding, snowfall, political disturbances, illnesses or accidents. Any additional costs that are a result of such circumstances will be borne by you at the very spot. - The departure schedule can be change on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches and public strikes.

More info

- Note that the price for a group of 9 is USD 2840 per person, for a group of 10 and more it's USD 2660 per person. - VISA: you will need to arrange their own entry visa into Nepal. This can be organised by a Nepalese Embassy or Consular office in your own country or at Kathmandu Airport on arrival in Nepal. Currently the easiest and best place to obtain a visa is on arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visa application forms are handed out on flights into Kathmandu or they can be downloaded off the web. You will need to get a 90-day multiple entry visa, which costs US$100. Once in Kathmandu, the expedition’s agent will provide trekking and climbing permits to match. If you choose to get your visa at the Kathmandu airport, you will need to have 1 passport photo handy. -FOOD: it will be of the highest standard possible, given the remoteness of the situation. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements -CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: if you fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances following charges will be made. Less than 60 days in advance: 15% Less than 45 days in advance: 25% Less than 30 days in advance: 50% Less than 15 days in advance: 75% Less than 10 days in advance: 85% On or after the starting date: No refund will be made. -DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT: An initial deposit of USD $1500 /-per person is required to secure a place on the trip. The payment balance for this trip is 30 days before departure to trip. -RECOMMENDATIONS: .Have your passport ready well in advance to avoid last moment visa procedure. .Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined. .As trekking is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful Trek .Get yourself a medical insurance for this Trek. Please make sure you cover yourself for emergency evacuation (helicopter) in the insurance. -DOCUMENTS: you will need to provide 2 passport size-photographs for trekking and TIMS permits and a copy of their passport bio-data page. You will need to provide 4 Photos passport size, occupation , Home address for trekking and climbing permits and a copy of their passport bio-data page. Passport photo copy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months. -MEDICAL EXAMINATION: you should have all the immunisations that are required for visiting Nepal and be free of any medical condition that might pose a risk to yourselves or fellow climbers during the trip. -INSURANCE: Full travel, insurance coverage for medicine evacuation, lost of belongs, and trip cancellation is strongly recommended. I advice to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, evacuation, trip cancellation, lost or damage baggage, air delays etc. -ADDITIONAL: If you take Jungle Safari trip in Chitwan USD $ 225 per person or Rafting trip 1 night and 2 days USD $ 120 per person. -DIFFICULTY: Alpine Grad (AD , AD+). - MY TEAM: My group of trekking guide and assistants Climbing guides are enthusiastic, motivated and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of Sherpas in Nepal. It is indicative of the reputation that our Sherpa team has earned – that Sherpas from other expeditions enthusiastically pursue a future position with my team.

Meeting point

Kathmandu .

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (B/B/ 3 star).

Welcome Dinner at traditional Nepali restaurant / briefing of the trip.

Day 2: Kathmandu

City tour visiting Bhaktapur, Ptan, bhaudhha and pasupati Nath.

Briefing of the trip and check of your equipment.

Day 3: Lukla - Phakding

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu.

Trek to Phakding.

Flight hour 35 minute, trek 3 hours

Day 4: Namche Bazar

Trek to Namche Bazar (3450m).

Trek of 5 or 6 hours walk, night at the lodge.

Day 5: Khumjung

Namche. One day rest for acclimatisation.

Hike to Khumjung.

Day 6: Tyanboche

Trek to Tyanboche (3887m).

5 to 6 hours walk, over night at lodge.

Day 7: Dingboche

Trek to Dingboche (4410m).

5 to 6 hours walk, night at lodge.

Day 8: Labuche

Trek to Labuche
4 or 5 hours walk, night at lodge.

Day 9: Gorashep

Trek to Gorashep
4 hours walk, night at lodge.

Day 10: Lobuche Base Camp

Trek to Lobuche south base camp and hike up to high camp.

Acclimatisation process and refreshment of the climbing technique

Day 11: Lobuche peak high camp

Trek to Lobuche peak high camp (LHC). 

Overnight in tent.

Day 12: Labuche Base camp.

Summit day / back to Labuche Base camp.

Overnight in tent.

Day 13: Chhukung village.

Trek to Chhukung village. 

Overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Island peak Base camp

Trek to Island peak Base camp / Up to High camp
Acclimatization day.

Over night in tent.

Day 15: High camp of Island peak.

High camp of Island peak.
Acclimatization day. Overnight in tent.

Day 16: Summit - Island Peak Base camp

Summit day
Back to Island Peak Base camp. Overnight in tent.

Day 17: Thangboche

Trek to Thangboche (4840m)
Overnight in lodge.

Day 18: Namache

Trek to Namache.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Lukla

Trek to Lukla.
7 hours walk. Overnight in lodge.

Day 20: Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 21: Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 22: Kathmandu - Return

Transfer to airport
Departure.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6924 each

Group of 2

USD 3462 each

Group of 3

USD 3462 each

Group of 4

USD 3282 each

Group of 5

USD 3282 each

Group of 6

USD 2928 each

Group of 7

USD 2928 each

Group of 8

USD 2928 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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