Khumbu Peaks and High Passes

 

island peak by sean james

Location: Khumbu Region. Nepal

Dates:

Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2013 CONFIRMED  

 May 1 to 28, 2014

Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2014

Price:
4690 USD for climbers   

Positions: 12 per trip

Included: Airport transfers hotel accommodation in good quality hotels with breakfasts included, all food while camping in huts or at BC, spares, back-up and support gear from BC, guides on the mountain, all four season high altitude tents (if necessary), all HA stoves and gas, all group technical gear, park fees and huts.

Not included: Coffee or cold drinks in cities, dinners and lunches in towns, visa costs, airfares to Nepal, personal laundry, tips for expedition staff and guides.

Non-Climbing option: 2850 USD.

We welcome you to have non-climbing friends or family join you for all trekking components, while you are taking a few days to climb each peak they can enjoy short walks from nearby tea houses and rejoin you shortly. 

 

Trip Overview

Join FTA for an unforgettable Himalayan journey covering three high passes and 4 peaks in less than 4 weeks! We'll make our trek in to climb Island Peak by way of Namche and Tengboche Monastery and then climb Pokalde and Lobuche East en route to Gokyo by the Kongma La and Cho la passes. After a final climb on Gokyo Ri we cross the Renjo La to reach Thame and its historic monastery!

 

The Peaks

Pokalde 5806m

Pokalde is considered one of the easiest trekking peaks but still has considerable steep climbing to be done to reach the summit. We’ll plan to camp near the Kongma La and summit by the north ridge and be prepared to climb with ropes in few sections if necessary! The views from the top back to Island Peak and Ama Dablam will provide new perspective on mountains you will have been watching for many days. 

Island Peak 6189m

Island Peak has the reputation of being one of the easier 6000 meter trekking peaks. Though the route is not technically challenging there are several steeper sections requiring fixed lines and a lengthy and narrow summit ridge. We will install a high camp to improve our acclimatization and shorten the summit day.

Lobuche East 6119m

The summit of Lobuche East offers phenomenal views of the Khumbu with Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and other Himalayan giants surround you. The climb is relatively straight forward to the far eastern summit which is where most teams will stop and celebrate. The true summit is rarely ascended and often involves precarious climbing on an unstable and corniced ridge. If conditions are excellent and members have demonstrated good skill previously some or all of the group may make an attempt on the true summit.

Gokyo Ri 5367m

The views from Gokyo at sunrise and sunset are not to be missed and offer some of the finest views of Everest, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and more. After being so well acclimatized from our previous three climbs this will seem a mere amble of a few hours to the top.

Expedition Itinerary Day by Day.

Day 1 - Receive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel Marshyangdi
Day 2 - Final preparations
Day 3 - Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Tok Tok (2690m)
Day 4 - Trek from Tok Tok to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
Day 5 - Rest and Acclimatization day in Namche Bazzar
Day 6 - Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tenboche (3867m)
Day 7 - Trek from Tenboche to Dingboche (4350m)
Day 8 - Rest and Acclimatization day in Dingbuche
Day 9 - Trek from Dingbuche to Island Peak base camp (5090m)
Day 10 - Ascend to Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5481m)
Day 11 - Summit Island Peak and return to Base Camp
Day 12 - Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Pokalde Base Camp-
Day 13 - Summit Pokalde and return to base camp
Day 14 - Trek from Pokalde Base Camp to Lobuche Base Camp
Day 15 -Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp
Day 16 - Climb from High Camp to Summit and return to Lobuche Base Camp
Day 17 - Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Dzhonglha (4860m)
Day 18 - Trek from Dzhonglha-4860m to Dragnak (5025m)
Day 19 - Trek from Dragnak to Gokyo (4780m)
Day 20 - Climb Gokyo ri (5367m)
Day 21 - Trek from Gokyo Targana (Cross Renzo Pass)
Day 22 - Trek from Targana to Thame (3800m)
Day 23 - Trek from Thame to Namche Bazzar
Day 24 - Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla
Day 25 - Fly out Lukla-Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Marshyangdi
Day 26 - Transfer to airport

 

note: This itinerary is approximate as numbers of days spent on a climb can vary due to route. weather and client conditions. The three days with optional tours are essentially spare days for climbing if we encounter weather difficulties or desire more days for training/climbing on any peaks. We fully anticipate that at the discretion on the guide that the team will take an extra day for such activities based on the groups skill level and need


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