Island Peak & Lobuche East Peak Climb including Cho La Pass
Unique Adventure designs combined trekking to stupendous peak Island peak and Lobuche east peak including Cho La Pass. Island Trekking Peak (6160m.), one of the most famous and certainly most invigorating trekking peaks in Nepal and in the whole world is also named as Inja Tse peak. Imja Tse will enthrall you with its fabulous scenery and most appreciably, you will get a standardized viewpoint to watch the world’s uppermost peak- Mount Everest. Magnificent panorama of immense Himalayas like Lhotse (8,501m.), Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse Shar (8,383m.), Makalu (8475m.), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m.) in the east, Amadablam and Baruntse in the south welcomes you as you reach the Imja Tse Peak.
Lobuche Peak actually includes two different summits, East (6119m.) and West (6145m.). An uninterrupted edge links them but there is a significant distance between these two peaks. The east is identified as a trekking peak while the west is regarded as an expedition. Lobuche East Peak, an eye-catching trekking peak offers a range of existing routes as well as new ones. The gloomy triangle of its rocky east part sets down to the moraines of Khumbu Glaciers to a pleasing skyline, making the south face. Lobuche East is ascended by moving down a marked notch and walking up steeply from snowy slopes to the top. The Lobuche East peak rewards you with the views of the mighty Mt. Everest as well as you will witness several peaks of the Rongbuk region of the Tibet. The ecstatic moments that you will capture after scaling one of the famous Peaks in the Everest region - Lobuche East will grab your attention for ever. Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu; different community with large number of Sherpa and splendid Himalayan landscapes and old monastery are the major fascination of the trek.
This 27- days Island Peak & Lobuche East Peak Climb including Cho La Pass designed by Unique Trek gives sufficient option to be delighted from the eye-catching view of Himalayas of Everest region; to come across the Buddhists monasteries situated at the world's uppermost place and Sherpa community, their culture and way of life. You can decide on to go for this trek during autumn or spring and while trekking you will be staying at guest house or tented camp. . We have a sample design of the 27-days, however, changes regarding extending or shortening the schedule can be easily done as per your wish since we are really concerned about clients’ desire.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.
Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.
Today you travel around Kathmandu valley which comprises visit around historical and saintly attractions; including Durbar Square, Boudhanath; one of the major stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding (2610meters), 3hrs, overnight at lodge.
We take a charming flight from Kathmandu early in the morning to Lukla (2827m.), we fly for 40 minutes. Arriving at Lukla, in the afternoon, we start our stroll by moving down to the Dudh Kosi River and take the key track to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2713m.). The path is trouble-free and after coming across the tiny village of Ghat(2550m.) we make a small hike to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440meters), 5hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today we trek for 4 hours from Phakding, we move ahead with a slight climb to Jorsale we get ahead of a waterfall. Now, the path villages are fused with amazing forest of rhododendron, vast firs and magnolia trees. Subsequently, we hike to Namche coming across few bridges and then go up quite a few hundred meters, a vertical dive and another steeper climb through the forest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05 :Rest in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization (day walk to Khunde and Khumjung), overnight at lodge.
We have a rest day today to become familiar at a elevated height in Namche Bazar. Namche is a accepted village positioned in a great sheltered hollow. On top of the village, there lies the national park headquarters where one can take the chance to view both the gripping sunrise and sunset views. The amazing panorama includes excellent scenery of the Khumbu peaks and impressive views of Everest. After breakfast, optionally, we can either go for a hike towards Thami (3810m.) over the eye-catching Bhote Khola River Valley or go to the national park headquarters to view the exclusive Sherpa lifestyle and mores.
Day 06 : Trek to Tyangboche (3887meters), 6hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today, we move downward through the area from Khumjung and halt for coffee and cake at the local bakery. We do this before we move toward the major track to Everest at Shanasa. Along our way, we can gaze upon the Danphe Pheasant and Himalayan Thar. After that, we keep continuing our track to Trashinga and then go down to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m.) where will be stopping by for our lunch. In the daylight, we make a broad climb through fir, black juniper, pine and Rhododendron forest towards Tengboche Monastery. Not only the usual scenario but we can also get a glance of different other peaks and many more. We will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 07 :Trek to Dingboche (4410m.), 6hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today, we visit the monastery ahead of moving down through forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron till we reach Debouche. Then we have only steady climbs, but because of the elevation we require to increase our swiftness gradually. After going across the Imja Khola, the path moves further to the village of Pangboche. Here we can see the striking peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, our path climbs through open alpine hills before crossing the Imja Khola again and reach to our guest house in the settlement of Dingboche.
Day 08 : Trek to Chhukung (4730meters), 3hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today, we hike towards Chhukhung Valley. Chhukhung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall which links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, we will be having fabulous views of Amadablam (6,856m.) which is also titled the most photographed mountain in Nepal. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 09 : Climb Chhukung Ri (5550meters) and back to Chhukung, overnight at lodge.
We ascend to Chhukung Ri, a rock-strewn peak over the community of Chhukung in the Khumbu region. It takes around 3-4 hours to get there to the summit from Chukkung and it needs no technical skill. The peak bestows wonderful views of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu and Nuptse. Then we go back to Chhukung. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10 : Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (4970meters), overnight at tented camp.
We will start ascending early to arrive at the summit and our route now gets complex once we arrive at the foot of the pointed icefall below the peak. Great care has to be taken while ascending the wall to reach on the edge which leads to the summit. After getting to the summit, you will move down to the Imja Tse Base Camp.
Day 11 : Stay at Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.
We has set aside a day at the base camp just not to mess up our schedule because of bad day weather. Overnight again at tented camp.
Day 12 : Ascent High Camp of Island Peak, overnight at tented camp.
Ascending from the base camp we will reach to the Island Peak High Camp (5600m.). From this point, we can see semicircle view of cliffs that go up in the north to the rocky peaks of Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m.), Lhotse (8,501m.) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m.). To the east, we will view the iced up waves of the Lhotse Shar Glacier above which towers Cho Polu (6,734m.) and we will also witness Makalu (8,475m.). From the south of the Imja glacier, we will be rewarded by Baruntse (7,720m.) and Ama Dablam (6,856m.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 : Summit Island Peak (6160meters) and back to Base Camp.
In the early morning, we will begin our climbing to arrive at the summit. Our trail will get complicated once we reach the bed of the pointed icefall beneath the peak. In order to succeed, great caution must be implemented while balancing the barrier to approach out on the rim leading to the summit. After we reach the summit, we will be back to the Base Camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Dingboche, overnight at lodge
Today, we trek to high peak walking around stunning Imja Khola Valley. Dingboche is located in a hop hedge of little ground bounded by stone wall defensive crops of potatoes and barley. Overnight at guest house in Dingboche.
Day 15 : Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp, 7hrs, overnight at tented camp.
From Lobuche, today we will trek toward the Lobuche East Base Camp. After trekking some distance on moderately flatter plane, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets more vertical and rocky. We will walk ahead along the Lobuche Glacier where we can enjoy the grand views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku etc.
Day 16 : Rest day at Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.
We have another rest day today and make essential preparation for moving to the peak. After having lunch, our guides will give training on mountain climbing, few techniques and tell you how to use climbing gears like ice axe, harness, climbing boot, jummer etc. Overnight at tented camp
Day 17 : Ascent High Camp of Lobuche East Peak (5400meters), overnight at tented camp.
Today, after breakfast we move from Lobuche Base Camp to reach at the Lobuche High Camp which takes around 4 hours. The High camp is situated at 5,600m. From the base camp, we trek on a rocky moraine trail to arrive at the high camp. After we reach at the high camp, we install our camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18 : Summit day on Lobuche East Peak (6119meters) and back to Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.
Today is our cherished day for the summit. We start early in the morning for the summit endeavour. Lobuche east offers more panoramic views of the mountains that other popular peaks such as Island Peak. Once upon the Lobuche summit, you would enjoy magnifiscently panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the Base Camp again.
Day 19 : Trek to Dzongla (4840meters), overnight at lodge.
Day 20 : Trek to Thangnak (4695meters) after crossing Cho La Pass (5380meters), 8hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today, we descend to the lake and move further downward to the glacier. The trail crosses the glacier which is marked by cairns. After crossing Chola Pass, we walk for 2 hours today. And overnight at Lodge.
Day 21 : Trek to Gokyo (4755meters), 3hrs, overnight at lodge.
On this day we hike observing the lakes at Gokyo which pours down to the western division of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We go diagonally through the three outstanding lakes and traverse the third lake, Dudh Pokhari and on the East bank we can mark the community of Gokyo. Walking beside the lake, you will discern the view of splendid summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. We will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 22 : Climb to Gokyo Ri (5420meters) and descend to Machhermo (4400meters), 7hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today we begin trekking early taking about 2 hours to reach Gokyo Ri for striking sunrise view over Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and other several huge peaks. And the sight perceptible from here is superior to the image from Kala Patthar. Overnight in Gokyo at lodge.
Day 23 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440meters), 6hrs, overnight at lodge.
Today, we will walk beside the river and, after coming across we make our way up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we move down to the bridge above the Dudhkoshi at Phunki Tenga and then we return back to Namche. We walk for around 5 hours. Tonight at guest house in Namche.
Day 24 : Trek to Lukla, overnight at lodge.
After having our breakfast, go back over the major road down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.
Day 25 : Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day we can lighten up.
Day 26 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Today, you have rest day for relax or you can also go for shopping in Kathmandu or you can do anything you like to by yourself. Overnight at hotel.
Day 27 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.
After all the procedures at the airport, we will be departed to our respective destination.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.