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6 Days Island Peak Mountaineering Courses

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If you can trek why not climb??

Friendship World Trek is the pioneers of the first mountaineering school for westerners in Nepal. Nepal is the perfect classroom clear skies, warm days and consistent conditions. We do not want to just lead you to the top of a snow - capped mountain. We want to teach you the skills to make you a competent team member of any future mountaineering expedition. Our ratio of one instructor to three when learning skills or being guided, means you will get high level of attention we consider necessary.

Who can join the courses???

This course is suitable for the complete novice or a good refresher course for those who want to climb again. You will have discussions on equipment. Weather, avalanches and mountaineering in general. You will have instruction on crevasse rescue, glacier travel, ice climbing, and snow craft. So even if you have climb before you will be having a full and comprehensive revision course on some of the most important skills in mountaineering.

What to carry while climbing??
You will need a small day sack to put an extra fleece in, camera, water bottle, and potentially your water proofs. That's all.

Friendship World Trek Team: 
Our instructors are picked for their knowledge and expertise in the mountaineering. If you feel safe, it means you relax, learn more, and enjoy yourself. Our teams are chosen for their personality and their professionalism. We want you to have one of the most memorable experiences of your life and you share it with has a large part to do with it. So, if you can trek why not climb??

Climbing Trips: 
Who can join the courses?
This climbing course is suitable for the complete novice or as a Great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course Curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.


Friendship World Trek- Basic climbing course, Lobuje, Island Peak, Trekking holidays and mountaineering expeditions to the Himalayas, Bhutan and Tibet - Trekking holidays in Nepal

Imja Tse (Island Peak) 6169m is one of the most popular lesser peaks and to scale the mountain you will need some mountaineering skill. This trip is the same as the Everest Base Camp trek until your entrance to the Chhukung valley. Either you can take the air service from Kathmandu to Lukla or drive to Jiri 184 km east of Kathmandu and trek to Lukla and continue up to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Imja Glacier to the Base Camp of Imja Tse (Island Peak). Three days are set aside for the ascent of Imja Tse and follow the same route back to Kathmandu as in the Everest Base Camp trek. If you take the one-way flight to Lukla, the whole trip will take 23 days and if you take the return flight to Lukla the trip will take 16 days. This trip offers you not only enchanting views of Mt. Everest (8848m) Lhotse (8516m) Ama Dablam (6856m) and numerous others peaks it allows you to experience the culture and tradition of Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. 

Lobuche Trekking Peak:

Friendship Trek- Lobuche Trekking Peak, Lobuje peak Basic climbing course, Trekking holidays and mountaineering expeditions to the Himalayas, Bhutan and Tibet - Trekking holidays in Nepal Lobuche Trekking Peak (6119m)

There are two distinct summits to Lobuje Peak - Lobuje East (6119m/20070ft) and Lobuje West (6145m/20161ft). Lobuje is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky East Face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. This skyline forms the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated South-West Face and the line of the normal route of ascent. This in turn leads to the summit ridge running northwest from the top of East Face through several small summits to the East Peak.

Lobuche East is the hardest of the trekking peaks that commercial groups attempt. In the Everest Region (Khumbu) only Kwangde and Kusum Kangru are more difficult. The main peak of Lobuche is Lobuche West and is not included in the trekking peak permit. Therefore for a legal climb to Lobuche West (Main Peak) an Expedition Peak Permit is required which is considerably more expensive. Now follows a description of Lobuche East (20075ft, 6119m 27 58 08N, 86 47 04S). Good conditions and a dawn or pre-dawn start is recommended. The average gradient for the entire climb is not steep, but there are areas of messy sears that require two axes, front pointing and belaying. The ridge route is sometimes easier. Many climbers who take this approach stop at the top of the ridge, thinking this is the summit of Lobuche East. But infect a continuation on the knife-edged ridge is needed (roped!) to reach the true summit.

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Price starts from 950
Duration 6
Best time to travel March to May, September to December
Trip Grade Challenging
Departure Date March to May, September To November
Altitude 6189
Trekking Hours 5 to 10 Hours
Starting Point Chhukung to Chhukung
End Point Chhukung
Mode of Travel Challenge
Group Size 2 to 15
Style of trek Challenging


Island Peak:

From: Chhukung to Chhukung Camping

Grade: Difficult

Season: Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr-May

Day 01: Arrive Chhukung, 2pm briefing check equipment,   AMS lecture. Overnight at Camp.

Day 02: Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.

Day 03: Acclimatization and instructional day Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 05: Summit day depart Base Camp 2 a.m. return lunch at Base camp.

Day 06: Provides a second opportunity to summit   Island peak due to bad weather or illness.

From: Dzongla to Dzongla Camping Trip- Lobuche Peak

Grade: Difficult

Season: Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr-May

Day 01: Depart Dzongla tea house, trek to Cho La Pass.

Day 02: Acclimatization and instructional day

Day 03: AM - Instruction. PM - Depart Cho La for Lobuje   base Camp 5400m

Day 04: Climb to high camp

Day 05: Summit day (early start!)

Day 06: Floating day to allow for bad weather or illness

Full organize Climbing trip: 6 days


Six days course: $1050 Per Person excluding Air-Ticket.

Fixed Dates: March to May, Oct to Dec

Lobuche Peak (6119m): 
Six days course $1050 per person

Fixed Dates: - March to May, Oct to Dec

Fixed Departure Dates 2017


March 15-20, March 21-26, March 28-02 April, April 03-08, April 07-12, April 09-14,April 15-20, April 22-27, April 29-02 May, May 03-08,May 09-14, May 15-20, May 21-26, May 27-01 June, June 02-07, June 08-13, June 14-19. 

FALL SEASON: Island Peak

Oct 13-18, Oct 19-24, Oct 25-30, Oct 27-01, Nov 02-07, Nov 08-13, Nov 14-19, Nov 20-25, Nov 17-22, Nov 26-31, Dec 02-07, Dec 09-13.

Departure Dates: Lobuche Peak

March 14-19, March 20-25, March 26-31, April 03-08, April 13-18, April 16-21, April 20-25, May 02-07,May 10-15. May 14-19, Oct 15-20, Oct 25-30, Nov 02-07, Nov 15-20, Nov 25-30, Dec 03-08, Dec 10-15.


SPRING SEASON: $1050 Per Person

FALL SEASON: $950 Per Person.



SPRING SEASON: $950 Per Person

FALL SEASON: $850 Per Person.



SPRING SEASON: $850 Per Person

FALL SEASON: $750 Per Person.

Trekking Peak Equipment List:

Friendship World Trek will provide the technical climbing equipment, including: harness, axes, helmets, crampons, karabiners, ropes and base camp camping and cooking equipments. 

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can rent it when you arrive in Kathmandu. Our office staff will take you to one of several quality trekking rental stores. 

Waterproof trousers 
Gloves (liner/layer/shell) 
Plastic boots 
Thermal bottoms / top 
Day sack 
Sleep mat (4 wk course) 

Check your gear works before setting out, hire gear fits, etc. Your mountaineering equipment will be packed into a separate bag provided. Friendship World Trek will transport this separately to base camp. You will NOT have access to this bag until base camp. You only need to carry what you need for trekking, not climbing. Friendship World Trek can arrange a porter to Dzongla for you if you would like to trek with just a day pack. 

*If you have something you are particularly prone to, ear infections or sinus problems; bring what you need with you. 

If you have something you are particularly prone to, ear infections, foot rot, or sinus problems, bring what you need with you. You will definitely want to be carrying some for common illnesses like diarrhea, staff infection and upset stomachs. You will need a complete set of inoculations for Asia, ask your doctor for advice.

Please bring any of your own food: power bars, granola bars, dried fruit, chocolate, always nice to have.

For more details drop us a line at info@friendshiptrek.com

Thank you

Friendship World Trek

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