Two Peaks climbing (Lobuche + Island) via Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Cho La Pass

  • Duration25 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Hard
  • Maximum Altitude 6189m
  • Activity Peak Climbing
  • Group Size 1+
  • Accommodation Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Season March to May and September to December
Overview of Two Peaks climbing (Lobuche + Island) via Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Cho La Pass

 Lobuche Peak and Island Peak via the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Cho La Pass route offer a thrilling and comprehensive adventure in the Everest region of Nepal. This expedition combines the challenge of scaling two stunning peaks with the awe-inspiring trek to Everest Base Camp and the crossing of the scenic Gokyo Cho La Pass.

Combining the climbs of Lobuche Peak and Island Peak via the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Cho La Pass route provides a comprehensive and thrilling adventure. It allows you to experience the iconic Everest Base Camp trek, crosses the stunning Gokyo Cho La Pass, and conquer two majestic peaks in the Himalayas. However, it's important to note that attempting these climbs requires physical fitness, prior mountaineering experience, and proper acclimatization. It is highly recommended to undertake this expedition with the assistance of experienced guides or mountaineering companies who can ensure your safety and provide the necessary support throughout the journey.

 

 

 

Highlights

           Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Iconic Destination: The trek to Everest Base Camp is a legendary journey that takes you to the base of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. It offers an opportunity to experience the rich Sherpa culture, visit traditional villages, and soak in the stunning mountain scenery.
  • Namche Bazaar: The bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar serves as the gateway to the Everest region. It provides a chance to explore local markets, interact with Sherpa people, and immerse yourself in their unique way of life.
  • Tengboche Monastery: En route to Everest Base Camp, you'll pass through Tengboche, home to a famous Buddhist monastery. The monastery is a spiritual haven and offers breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan peaks.

    Gokyo Cho La Pass:
  • Scenic Landscapes: The Gokyo Cho La Pass is a high-altitude pass that connects the Gokyo Valley with the Khumbu Valley. The journey involves traversing through picturesque landscapes, including turquoise lakes, glacial moraines, and snowy peaks.
  • Gokyo Lakes: The Gokyo Valley is renowned for its series of pristine glacial lakes. The shimmering blue waters of these lakes against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks create a mesmerizing sight and provide excellent photo opportunities.
  • Cho La Pass: Crossing the Cho La Pass is a challenging but rewarding experience. The pass offers stunning panoramic views and a sense of accomplishment as you navigate through steep, rocky terrain and icy sections.

    Lobuche Peak:
  • Technical Climb: Lobuche Peak is a challenging climb that requires mountaineering skills. The ascent involves crossing glaciated terrain, steep slopes, and a final ridge leading to the summit. It offers a sense of adventure and achievement for climbers seeking a true Himalayan mountaineering experience.
  • Panoramic Views: Standing at an elevation of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet), the summit of Lobuche Peak provides breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other Himalayan giants. The vistas from the top are truly awe-inspiring and worth the climb.
  • Expedition Experience: Climbing Lobuche Peak via the Everest Base Camp route allows you to experience the thrill of a Himalayan expedition. You'll be part of a team, camping in high-altitude locations, and tackling the challenges of the mountain with the support of experienced guides.

    Island Peak:
  • Technical Challenge: Island Peak is known for its challenging ascent, requiring technical mountaineering skills. The climb involves navigating through glaciated terrain, and steep ice slopes, and using climbing equipment such as ropes and ice axes.
  • Spectacular Summit Panorama: Reaching the summit of Island Peak rewards climbers with magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and several other Himalayan peaks. The 360-degree panorama from the top is a truly unforgettable sight.
  • Himalayan Achievement: Standing at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), the summit of Island Peak represents a significant achievement for climbers. It offers a sense of pride and accomplishment in conquering a Himalayan peak.
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 M
Day 2: Trek Preparation and Briefings About Peak Climb 1350 M
Day 3 Lukla / Monjo 2800M (5 - 7 hours)
Day 4 & 5 Namche Bazaar/ Acclimatisation 3440M (3 hours acclimatization trek, up to 3375M)
Day 6 Namche / Dole 4080M (5 to 6 hours)
Day 7 Dole to Machhermo 4400M (5 to 6 hours)
Day 8 Gokyo 4800 M ( 5 to 6 hours )
Day 9 Gokyo ri trek 5383 M (3 to 4 hours)
Day 10 Gokyo to Thanknag 4700 M (3 to 4 hours)
Day 11 Dzungla 4750M Via Cho-la-Pass 5363M (7 to 8 hours)
Day 12 Dzungla to Lobuche village or east base camp 4910 M (4 to 5 hours)
Day 13 Rest and training day
Day 14 Lobuche High Camp 5600M (5 to 6 hours)
Day 15 Summit Lobuche 6118M / High camp or Lobuche village 
Day 16 Contingency Summit day, in case of bad weather on day 15 to summit Lobuche East)
Day 16 Gorakshep / Everest Base Camp 5340M (7 to 8 hours)
Day 17 Kalapatthar 5545M / Dingboche 3600M (8 to 10 hours)
Day 18 Dingboche / Chukung 4730M (5 to 6 hours)
Day 19 Chukung / Island Peak base camp 5087M (3 to 4 hours)
Day 20 Ascend to Island peak summit 6189M / descent to Base camp 5087M (8 -10 hours)
Day 21 ISBC / Pangboche 3985M (5 - 7 hours)
Day 22 Pangboche / Namche Bazaar 3440M (5 - 6 hours)
Day 23 Namche Bazaar / Lukla 2800M (6 - 8 hours)
Day 24 Kathmandu (30 - 45 min flight) Day 25 Departure
    Cost Details
    Includes

    1. Arrival & Departure by Private Car

    2. Accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on sharing basis

    3. All meals are prepared by our experienced cook during the climb

    4. All accommodation and food in lodges before base camp

    5. All Domestic Flight tickets with Airport Tax

    6. All camping equipment and gear, including two-person tent, dining tent, toilet tent, porter tent, and Kitchen tent

    7. All camping equipment, including kitchen equipment, tables, chairs/stools, etc

    8. Porters/pack animals to carry all personal gear and group equipment

    9. Experienced Guide/Escort

    10. Private Transport from Kathmandu to/ from trek starting and ending points

    11. Basic first Aid kit

    12. Trekking maps

    13. Trekking permit & fees, National Park entry fees, Conservation fees

    14. Insurance for all staff

    15. High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes

    Excludes

    1. International Air-fare

    2. All bar bills during the trek (soft drinks, hot drinks & alcoholic drinks)

    3. PCR Tests

    4. Items of personal drinks, Dessert, and main meals in cities

    5. Your Travel Insurance

    6. Hot showers during the trek

    7. Personal trekking equipment

    8. Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

    9. Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)

    FAQs
    • Peak climbing in Nepal refers to the activity of climbing mountains or peaks that are below 7,000 meters (22,965 feet) in elevation. It involves a combination of trekking and mountaineering skills, and it is a popular adventure activity for those seeking to experience the thrill of climbing in the Himalayas.

    • Nepal offers numerous peaks for climbing, ranging from relatively easier ones to more challenging summits. Some popular peaks for climbing in Nepal include Island Peak Climbing with E.B.C Trekking - 19 DaysMera Peak Climbing, Lobuche Peak Climbing, Pisang Peak Climbing - 19 Days, Yala Peak Climbing - 15 DaysSinghu Chuli or Flute Peak Climbing - 23 Days and Tent Peak Climbing in Nepal - 19 Days, among others.

    • While having prior climbing experience is beneficial, it is not always a requirement for peak climbing in Nepal. There are peaks suitable for both novice climbers and those with previous mountaineering experience. However, it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and be prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering techniques.

    • Yes, a climbing permit is required for peak climbing in Nepal. The permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) or the Ministry of Tourism. The permit fee varies depending on the peak's elevation and location. Additionally, you may need to obtain other permits, such as trekking permits and national park permits, depending on the specific region you plan to visit.

    • It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency for peak climbing in Nepal. A guide can provide valuable assistance in navigating the terrain, ensuring your safety, and handling any emergencies that may arise. They also have extensive knowledge of the area, local culture, and can enhance your overall trekking experience.

    • Peak climbing in Nepal requires specialized equipment, including mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, helmets, and appropriate clothing layers to withstand the harsh mountain conditions. It is advisable to bring your personal gear, although some items can be rented in Kathmandu or from trekking agencies.

    • Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern during peak climbing in Nepal, as many peaks exceed 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) in elevation. Proper acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude-related illnesses. Climbers are advised to ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and follow a well-planned itinerary that includes rest days for acclimatization. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and descend if they become severe.

    • Peak climbing in Nepal can be physically demanding, especially at high altitudes. It requires a good level of cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and strength. Prior training and preparation, including regular exercise, hiking, and cardiovascular activities, can significantly help in improving your physical fitness and endurance for the climb.

    • There are no specific age restrictions for peak climbing in Nepal. However, climbers should be in good health, physically fit, and capable of enduring the physical demands and challenges of high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering techniques. It is advisable to consult with your physician before undertaking any strenuous activity at high altitudes, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

    • The cost of peak climbing in Nepal can vary depending on several factors, such as the peak you choose to climb, the duration of the climb, the services provided by the trekking agency, and the number of climbers in the group. On average, the cost can range from a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars per person.

    • Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers peak climbing activities in Nepal. The insurance should include coverage for emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation or interruption, and medical expenses. Make sure to carefully review the terms and conditions of your insurance policy to ensure it covers all the necessary aspects of your trip.

    • The duration of peak climbing in Nepal varies depending on the peak's elevation, technical difficulty, and the chosen route. It can range from a few days for relatively easier peaks to several weeks for more challenging climbs. Most peak climbing expeditions in Nepal take around 2-3 weeks, including trekking to and from the base camp and the actual climb.

    • While it is possible to climb a peak in Nepal without a guide, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency. The guidance of a knowledgeable guide can significantly enhance your safety, provide assistance in navigating the route, and handle any emergencies that may arise during the climb.

    • Peak climbing in Nepal involves inherent risks and challenges, including high altitude, extreme weather conditions, and technical difficulties. However, with proper planning, experienced guides, and adherence to safety protocols, the risks can be minimized. It is important to have a good level of physical fitness, undergo proper acclimatization, and follow the guidance of experienced professionals to ensure a safe climbing experience.

    • Yes, it is possible to rent climbing equipment in Nepal. The city of Kathmandu has several shops that offer gear rental services for climbing and trekking activities. However, it is recommended to bring your personal gear, especially items such as mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axes, to ensure proper fit and familiarity with your equipment.

    • Yes, it is common to combine peak climbing with other treks in Nepal. Many peak climbing routes pass through popular trekking trails, allowing climbers to experience the beauty of the Himalayas while reaching their climbing objectives. Popular trekking routes like the Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit can be combined with peak climbing expeditions in their respective regions.