ISLAND, LABUCHE AND CHO LA PASS | ADVENTURE | Alpinist Club

ISLAND, LABUCHE AND CHO LA PASS

Group Size

5 -15 persons

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation

Tent, lodge, Hotel

arrival on

Kathmandu

departure from

kathmandu

trip level

Moderate

max. altitude

6100m

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  • A beautiful route  Cho la passes with the ascent of  Lobuche and Island Peak.
  • Gradual acclimatization before the first pass at 5,000 meters
  • The ascent of Gokyo (5360 m) and Kala Pattar (5630 m), famous belvederes.
  • Supervision by a Nepalese mountain  for the ascent of  Peak

trip introduction

Island Lobuche and cho la pass we design a combined trekking peak, climbing to wonderful   Island peak and Lobuche east peak including Cho La Pass. Island  Peak (6160m) locally known as Imja Tse.  It is a spectacular peak between the giants of the Himalayas. however, it looks like an island. That dominates on both sides by the amazing Lhotse/Nuptse South Wall to the north and Baruntse to the south. The views from the top of this mountain are really breathtaking. If you are looking for challenging trekking peak climbing in the Everest region. This itinerary is a great and ideal choice for a true adventure.

Actually, Lobuche trekking Peak  includes two different summits, East (6119m.) and West (6145m.)The east is identify as a trekking peak while the west regard as an expedition. Lobuche East Peak, an amazing trekking peak offers a range of existing

Island Lobuche and  Cho la pass These 27- days treks give sufficient option to be delighted from the beautiful view of the Himalayas of Everest region.  Trip come across the Buddhist monasteries lies at the high mountain, Sherpa community, culture and way of life. Best time for this trek during autumn or spring and while trekking you will be staying at a guesthouse or lodge.

ISLAND, LABUCHE AND CHO LA PASS SAFETY

whatever, Safety has always Alpinist team’s top priority and we attempt to create the safest mountain experience skill possible. Alpinist’s well-skill team of guides focuses on leading a fun and successful climb without compromising safety. Therefore, Careful planning with daily weather forecasts and diligent attention are taken as we venture to high altitudes. Comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio and satellite communication equipment carry with the team throughout the trip.

of course, if you prepare for your upcoming expedition or trekking in Nepal, please feel free to contact our office and speak directly to one of our experienced guides regarding equipment, conditioning, the route, or any other questions you may have about our programs. info@alpinistclub.com

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Very early departure (between 2 am and 4 am) for Ramechapp airport. On your arrival, a breakfast near the airport will be organized before taking your flight to Lukla. On your arrival in Lukla, an organization the loads with the porters and the sherpas then start the trek. Depending on availability in the lodges, stage in Phakding (2610 m) or Monjo (2835 m), to shorten the next long stage to Namche Bazar.

approximately Transfer:  4 to 5 h drive and 15 min flight to Lukla 
Final altitude: approximately 2,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We appreciate the softness and greenery of the Dudh Kosi Gorge. At this average altitude, vegetation is still abundant, pine forests cover the steep slopes. At the detours of the trail, we discover hamlets nestled in clearings, nestled above the banks of the river, or perched on small flats. After the village of Monjo, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park (“goddess mother of heaven” Nepalese name given to Mount Everest). Created in 1976 and listed as a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, the park extends over the entire watershed of Dudh Kosi, within which our course. By a wide path winding through the pines, we climb 500 meters above the confluence with the Bhote Kosi. Around 3100 meters, a small stop is needed to discover Everest in focus. Namche, the capital of the Sherpa country is staged in a large amphitheater overlooking the gorges, facing the peaks of the Lumding Himal. The village is of importance, nearly 2500 inhabitants live in opulent houses. Markets, traditional shops, and Sherpa shops offer a lively atmosphere. Installation at the lodge for 2 nights.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today we will make a round trip incursion into the Bhote Khosi valley, nourished by the waters of the Nangpa La glacier. We leave the opposite of the classic route of the Everest trek, on a pleasant Balcony path facing the snowy peaks of Kongde Ri and Lumding Himal (6700 m). In the distance, stands the summit of Tengi Ragi Tau at 6938 m. We cross the villages of Phurte and Thamo, we linger near the chortens and Buddhist frescoes, before reaching the village of Thame, located on a nice quiet and remote plateau, at the entrance of the valley that leads to the pass Tashi Lapsa. Fields and houses are dominated by a wall over 1000 m high and 10 km long, culminating at 6700 m. A meal in the village, before retracing our steps in the light of the afternoon, facing the sharp points of Thamserku (6608 m), Kangtega (6685 m), and Kyachar. Back to Namche Bazar, we linger at the market before heading to the lodge in the evening.

approximately 3-4 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, we will move downward through the area from Khumjung and half 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 we 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.

approximately 3-4 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,887 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, we will visit the monastery ahead of moving down through the 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 our guesthouse in the settlement of Dingboche.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,410 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, we will hike towards Chhukhung Valley. Chhukhung Valley is located unwaveringly under an incredible rock wall that 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. 

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,410 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the 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 will go back to Chhukung. Overnight at lodge.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 5,550 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

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 the edge which leads to the summit. After getting to the summit, you will move down to the Imja Tse Base Camp.

approximately 5 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We have 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.

Ascending from the base camp we will reach the Island Peak High Camp (5600m.). From this point, we can see a 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.

approximately 5 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,410 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

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 at the Base Camp.

approximately 11 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, we will trek to a 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 a guesthouse in Dingboche.

approximately 5 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

From Lobuche, today we will trek toward the Lobuche East Base Camp. After trekking some distance on a moderate 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.

approximately 7 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,940 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

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, a few techniques, and tell you how to use climbing gears like ice axe, harness, climbing boot, jummer, etc. Overnight at tented camp

approximately 3 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, after breakfast we will move from Lobuche Base Camp to reach 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 the high camp, we install our camp. Overnight at tented camp.

approximately 5 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 5,400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today is our cherished day for the summit. We start early in the morning for the summit endeavor. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than other popular peaks such as Island Peak. Once upon the Lobuche summit, you would enjoy magnificently 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.

approximately 11 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,840 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, we will descend to the lake and move further down to the glacier. The trail crosses the glacier which is marked by cairns.  After crossing Chola Pass, we will walk for 2 hours today. And overnight at Lodge.

approximately 8 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,695 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the 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.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,840 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today we begin trekking early, about 2 hours to reach Gokyo Ri for a 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 the lodge.

approximately 6 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 4,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the 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 will walk for around 5 hours. Tonight at a guest house in Namche.

approximately 7 hours of walking 
Final altitude: approximately 3,400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We soon taste the gentle warmth of the low valleys descending the forested gorges of the Dudh Khosi, crossing the villages of Monjo and Phakding, before going back to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We will spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 46,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Flight to Ramechapp airport then transfer to Kathmandu. The flight is subject to weather conditions, a delay in the day of rotation is possible. This is why we always plan a reserve day in Kathmandu before resuming the international flight.

approximately Transfer: 15 min flight and 4 to 5 h drive.
Final altitude: approximately 2,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Free day in Kathmandu also serves as a security day in case of problems on the Lukla / Kathmandu or during trekking. Today, you have a rest day to relax or you can also go shopping in Kathmandu or you can do anything you like to by yourself. 

Final altitude: 1350 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 20 minutes  of driving to the airport 
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast 

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights described in the program.
  • Collective and individual camping and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles.

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    26 days
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