Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

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Lobuche East & Island Peak

Island Peak (6189m/20,305ft) and Lobuche East (6119m/20,075ft) are two of the clasic "trekking peaks" in Nepal. For the mountaineer looking to extend their resume and get a taste of life above 6000m, then this is the ideal expedition for you. Island Peak is located just south of Lhotse, in a spectacular setting that is often appreciated from lower down the valley in Dingboche. Summit day on Island Peak involves climbing a moderately steep head wall, culminating in an airy summit ridge. The views from the summit back towards the north ridge of Ama Dablam are amongst the best in the Himalaya. From here we head to Lobuche East, considered one of the more challenging '"trekking peaks" in the Everest region. After establishing high camp, we will climb the South Ridge to the summit and gain commanding views of much of the Everest region, including Everest itself. From here we will cross the Cho La pass to enjoy a couple of nights in Gokyo, before returning to Lukla via Namche. This is an exciting itinerary that provides the training and experience necessary to take on higher adventures in the Himalaya.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, gear preparation, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAYS 3/4 Fly to Lukla, trek to Namche Bazaar
DAYS 5/6 Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise
DAY 7/11 Trek to Chukhung via Thyangboche and Dingboche
DAY 12/13 Island Peak Base Camp
DAYS 14/15 Summit Island Peak (6189m)
DAYS 16/17 To Lobuche East Base Camp
DAYS 18/20 Summit Lobuche East (6119m)
DAYS 21/22 Cross Cho La (5416m) to Gokyo
DAY 23 In Gokyo
DAYS 24/25 To Namche
DAY 26 To Lukla
DAY 27 To Kathmandu
DAY 28 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: ISL
Trip Grading: Intermediate Mtn Expedition
Intermediate Mtn Expedition

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Duration:  28 days
Activities:  Mountaineering Trekking
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Next Trip:  28 March 2016
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price: $4,999.00 USD

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Your trip price includes:
Meals valued at: $1170 USD
Internal flights valued at: $352 USD
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H High Season Climbing Permit Surcharge US $280