Lobuche Peak Climbing and Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp via Gokyo -Cho La Pass

  • Duration26 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Hard
  • Maximum Altitude 6119m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Size 20
  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Season March to May and September to December
Overview of Lobuche Peak Climbing and Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp via Gokyo -Cho La Pass

Combining Lobuche Peak Climbing, Island Peak Climbing, and the Everest Base Camp trek via the Gokyo-Cho La Pass route offers a thrilling and diverse mountaineering experience in the Everest region. This itinerary combines the adventure of climbing two peaks, Lobuche and Island, with the classic Everest Base Camp trek. It allows you to experience the beauty of the Everest region, including the Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and the famous Everest Base Camp, while also providing the opportunity to test your mountaineering skills on two stunning peaks. Please note that climbing peaks require technical skills and experience, so ensure you have proper training and guidance from experienced guides and Sherpas.

 

 

Highlights
  1. Gokyo Lakes: Explore the beautiful Gokyo Lake system, a series of turquoise lakes set against the backdrop of towering peaks. Enjoy stunning views of Cho Oyu and other Himalayan giants.

  2. Cho La Pass: Challenge yourself with the crossing of the Cho La Pass, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5,420 meters. Experience breathtaking views of glaciers, icefalls, and surrounding peaks.

  3. Everest Base Camp: Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, standing at the foot of the world's highest peak. Marvel at the massive Khumbu Icefall and immerse yourself in the mountaineering culture and history.

  4. Lobuche Peak Climbing: Conquer Lobuche Peak (6,119 meters), a challenging climb that rewards you with panoramic views of the Everest region. Experience the thrill of reaching a Himalayan summit and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it.

  5. Island Peak Climbing: Summit Island Peak (6,189 meters), known as Imja Tse, an impressive peak that offers a thrilling climbing experience. Enjoy breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other towering peaks from the summit.

  6. Sherpa Culture and Hospitality: Interact with the friendly Sherpa people, known for their mountaineering expertise. Experience their rich culture, traditions, and warm hospitality as you stay in traditional tea houses along the trekking route.

  7. Spectacular Mountain Views: Throughout the expedition, you'll be treated to spectacular views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The constantly changing vistas of snow-capped mountains will leave you in awe.

  8. Adventure and Challenge: Embark on a true mountaineering adventure, combining trekking, high-altitude climbing, and challenging passes. Push your limits, test your physical and mental strength, and return with unforgettable memories and a sense of achievement.

Itinerary
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Rest and prepare for the trek.
  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:40 min drive from airport
  • Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trek begins.
  • Trek to Phakding, a small village situated along the Dudh Koshi River. This is an easy day of trekking to help you acclimatize.
  • Max. Altitude:2600 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges and passing through beautiful forests.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling gateway to the Everest region and a hub for trekkers and climbers.
  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 to 6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Explore the town, visit the Everest View Hotel, and enjoy panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding peaks.
  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek to Phortse, a traditional Sherpa village with stunning views of Ama Dablam.
  • Experience the local Sherpa culture and enjoy the serene mountain scenery.
  • Max. Altitude:3600 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 to 6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek through the remote and beautiful trail to Machermo.
  • Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and prepare for the upcoming challenges.
  • Max. Altitude:4450 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Reach the enchanting Gokyo Valley, known for its pristine turquoise lakes and stunning mountain views.
  • Explore the lakes and prepare for the ascent of Gokyo Ri.
  • Max. Altitude:4750 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2-3 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hike up to Gokyo Peak for breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region.
  • Descend to Dragnak for an overnight stay.
  • Max. Altitude:5360 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cross the challenging Cho La Pass, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.
  • Reach Dzonglha, a small settlement with beautiful mountain vistas.
  • Max. Altitude:5355 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7-10hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek to Lobuche, a popular stop on the way to Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of Nuptse and other towering peaks.
  • Max. Altitude:4930 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:1-2 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek to Gorakshep and continue to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for Everest expeditions.
  • Marvel at the Khumbu Icefall and enjoy the sense of accomplishment at reaching this iconic destination.
  • Max. Altitude:5364 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint for breathtaking sunrise views of Everest and the surrounding peaks.
  • Descend back to Gorakshep.
  • Max. Altitude:5545 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:2 to 3 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude:4910 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4 and half hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to Lobuche Base Camp, preparing for the Lobuche East Peak climb.

  • Max. Altitude:5400m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Make the ascent to the summit of Lobuche East Peak and descend back to Base Camp.
  • Overnight in a tented camp.
  • Max. Altitude:6119 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day serves as a contingency day in case of unfavorable weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Descend from Lobuche Base Camp and trek to Dingboche, a picturesque Sherpa village.

  • Max. Altitude:4490 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude:5535 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:08-09 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek to Island Base Camp, situated at the foot of Island Peak.
  • Prepare for the climb and rest for the next day.
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Ascend to Island High Camp, where you'll spend the night before the summit push.
  • Max. Altitude:5700 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Summit Island Peak and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Descend back to Island Peak Base Camp and then trek back to Chhukung.
  • Max. Altitude:6168 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Another contingency day is included in case of any unexpected circumstances.
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trek back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps through the beautiful mountain trails.
  • Max. Altitude:3440 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6/7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Continue the descent and reach Lukla, where the trek started.
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
  • Rest and relax in the capital city, reflecting on your incredible journey.
  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Farewell Dinner
  • Depart from Kathmandu, flying back home or continuing your travels.

    Notes: The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is redirected to Ramechhap due to traffic congestion and a high influx of tourists during the high season. The high tourist season in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In the season of tourism, there are many international and domestic flights operating in different sectors which is more than capacities of the small Tribhuban international airport. Due to this reason, there is the problem with air traffic and delays in Lukla flights too. Lukla flights are only in the morning time and it does not fly during day time due to heavy wind and foggy weather on the way to Lukla. If the flights are from Ramechaap, there is no issue of air traffic and flight duration is also less than from Kathmandu. Flight to Ramechhap will add 5 hours approx. to your journey. It seems like an added inconvenience but let’s see the brighter side

    Cost Details
    Includes

    1. Arrival & Departure by private Car

    2. 2 nights' accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu

    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. First Aid kit

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

    13. Insurance for all staff

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

    Excludes

    1. International Air-fare

    2. PCR Tests

    3. Items of personal drinks, teas, coffee, hot water

    4. 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
    • Though you can see a few non-vegetarian items on the menu of the tea houses. We strongly recommend staying on a vegetarian diet throughout the trek. Fresh meat aren't available at the trekking region. 

    • Trekking is the combination of the two trekking routes: Gokyo and EBC.

      So, the length of this trekking is longer than these two individual treks. 
      The length from Lukla to EBC is 65 km while hiking to EBC via Gokyo Lake is approximately 130 km. 

    • EBC Via Gokyo Lake trekking takes a longer time than average trekking. It covers the two separate trekking destinations, Gokyo and Everest Base Camp.

      The different agency offers different time for this trek. It may vary between 16 days and 24 days. The standard time of the trek is 21 days.

      You can choose the days provided by different agencies as you see fit. All Nepal Hiking provides the customization of days you want. However, we recommend you the standard 19 days trekking in the route. There are other several aspects that can decide the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp. All Nepal Hiking provides a special package at just $1499 per person.

    • Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trekking is comparatively considered tougher than EBC Trek only. But it is less difficult than Island Peak Climbing and Mera Peak Climbing.

      You will pass through the Cho La Pass which roads are challenging but rewarding.

    • When to do it?

      The best time to do this trekking is Spring and Fall which avoid the monsoon season. The Spring months include March, April, and May while post-monsoon aka Fall includes October, November, and December.

      The weather during this time is the best as well as you can enjoy a clearer view of the mountains.

      When not to do?

      Though you can go there in Winter and Monsoon, it is not recommended as the weather will be more challenging. In winter, from December to February, it is extremely cold but you can enjoy the clear skies and mountains too.

      And during the monsoon, from June to August, there is a high chance of landslides and muddy roads.

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