Island Peak Climbing

Duration : 15 Days

Best Seasons: Autumn, Spring

Accomodations: Tea-house & Camping

Grade: Moderate

Max Altitude:6,119m / 20,075ft


Lobuche East is one of the most attractive climbing peaks in the Khumbu region. We have designed the itinerary and information for Lobuche East Peak though there is another climbing peak namely Lobuche West (6,145m) connected with Lobuche East Peak at the south-western side of Upper Khumbu valley. Comparatively, Lobuche East peak climbing is a bit more difficult than Island Peak climbing. We set up our first camp at Base Camp at the elevation of 4,950 near a lake in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South-West Face. The climbing clinic course will be provided at the Base Camp by Trinetra expedition experienced mountain expert guides to the participating climbing members. The views of AmaDablam and Tawache from the Base Camp will be seen superb. Our climbing trip to Lobuche East Peak starts with an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we begin trek heading northward towards the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar passing through the Sagarmatha National Park. After a few days of trekking, we will reach Lobuche East Base Camp, the starting point of our climb. Then, we slowly climb to Lobuche high camp and finally summit Lobuche East Peak. The normal route that we follow for climbing Lobuche East is via South Ridge. When we reach the summit, we will enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), and Mt. AmaDablam (6,812m), with other peaks. We stay only a few moments on the summit, thereafter we descend down again towards the Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we re-trace the same route that we had used before until we reach Lukla, where we take our return flight to Kathmandu. Those who are interestead in climbing Lobuche East peak must require basic mountaineering skills and full support and assistance of experienced climbers as the climbing is done through steep snow and ice slopes. Our experienced climbing Sherpa guide will place fixed lines on difficult sections for our participating members to ensure safe ascent and descent.

Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Preparation, shopping and briefing
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9186ft) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8697ft)
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Namche bazaar acclimatization day and hike to Syangbuche (3,780m/12,401ft) for the view of Everest/Amadablam/Makalu/Lhotse, Nuptse and other Peaks
Namche to Dibuche (3,820m/12,532ft)
Dibuche to Dingbuche (4,410m/14,468ft)
Dingbuche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)
Lobuche to high camp (4,940m/16,207ft)
DAY 10
Lubuche peak summit (6,119m/20,075ft) then back to Lubuch (4,910m/16,108ft)
DAY 11
Lobuche to Pheriche
DAY 12
Pheriche to Namche Bazar Day
DAY 13
Namche to Lukla
DAY 14
Fly back to Kathmandu
DAY 15
Final Departure

International and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off

3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

Both way air tickets (KTM -Lukla/Luka-KTM) for members and staffs

Peak permit, necessrydacuments, national park, and VDC charge

Wages, equipment, food, medical insurances for involved staffs

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee

All the necessary tents, table & chairs, kitchen utensils, mattresses, EPI Gas, burners, High foods and general climbing equipment (such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.)

Sleeping bag and down jackets (if required) with certain charge

Garbage disposal fee

First aid medical kits for the group

Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

    Nepal Entry Visa fee US$ 50 per person for 30 days

    International Airfare

    Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu

    Travel Insurance and High Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Heli Rescue)

    Phone calls, Satellite Phones, Internet, Laundry, Bar-bills, battery recharge, water, and hot shower.

    Personal climbing gear and tips

    Tips for Nepalese staffs and porter