The Everest Base Camp Trek and Lobuche East Peak Climb combine a visit to the base camp of the tallest peak in the world with an ascent of Lobuche East Peak. All levels of climbers, from beginners to experienced climbers, can participate in this amazing climbing trip. It exposes you to some of the most well-liked activities in the Everest region.
One of the top climbing locations in Nepal is the east peak of Lobuche. It is 6,119 meters above sea level in the Everest Khumbu Himalayan range. This summit is beautiful and has many climbing options. Sherpa Ang Gyalzen and Laurence Nielson completed the first ascent of Lobuche East on April 25, 1984.
The trek follows the challenging Everest Base Camp route. Exploring the environment alongside the areas diverse wildlife and rich vegetation is an unforgettable experience. Along the trip, youll pass across charming Sherpa settlements. You will be fascinated by the locals unique cultures, traditions, and way of life, as well as their delicious cuisine.
The trek starts in Lukla and progresses to Namche Bazaar, the bustling and crowded entrance to Mount Everest. Following several Khumbu villages, including Dingboche, Lobuche, and others, we arrive at Chola, a 5,420m-high pass. After passing by a rhododendron forest, a riverside, and other beautiful scenery, we move towards Everest base camp.
From the Everest trail, we can see other mountains, including Makalu (843m), Mera Peak (6,476m), Island Peak (6,189m), Nuptse Peak (7,855m), Amadablam (6,812m), Shishapangma (8,035m), Gosainthan (8,013m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), and many more.
After taking in the mountain views and snow-capped peaks, we travel to Kalapathar, which brings us quite near to Mount Everest (8,848m). We proceed to Lobuche Peak, which is close to Everest and has two summits, one on the east and one on the west. Well be scaling Lobuche East. This mountain is demanding and difficult due to its high snow slopes and rocky ascent. Thus we need the knowledge and experience to climb it.
- Embark on your journey with knowledgeable, seasoned experts.
- Scale the marvelous Lobuche Peak to its summit (6,119 m).
- Learn about the customs, culture, and traditions of the Sherpa people.
- Run into welcoming hospitality along the trail.
- Walk along the challenging terrain to cross the Kongma La Pass (5535 meters).
- Incredible vistas of the Everest region's snowy peaks.
- From the top of Lobuche Peak, behold the breathtaking views of mountains including, Mount Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many others.
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: STRENUOUS
- Activities: TREKKING
- Altitude: Max. 6200 m
- Best season: Spring & Autumn
- Transportation: Private Car/Airplane
- Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, guesthouse in trekking, and tented camp in climbing
- Min Pack: 1 person
Upon your arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, a representative from Adventure High Pass will receive you and transfer you to the booked hotel. In case of early arrival, you will be taken to Adventure High Pass. If not, we will make a settlement of the due amount and have a brief meeting with our guide. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today, we tour heritage sites in Kathmandu. We start a guided tour from your hotel to four heritage sites in Kathmandu listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First, we visit Pashupatinath Temple situated on Bagmati River banks where Aryaghat, a famous funeral site for Hindus, lies. After sightseeing, we visit Boudhanath, the Buddhist shrine, one of the world's largest stupa. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages, including over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, and is a popular tourist destination. Soon enough, the tour leads to Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Basantapur. The place holds the medieval king's palaces who once ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Our last tour will be Swayambhu (the self-existent). It is one of the famous touristic areas where we find a large monkey population. After sightseeing, we'll go back to the hotel, and you can have a rest. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu (1,400m). There are many flights for Lukla (2,840 m). The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is approximately 35 minutes. After we reach Lukla, we rest for an hour while our guides and local porters prepare for the trip. After an hour's rest, our trail begins to Phakding (2,610 m). Overnight stay in Phakding.
From Phakding, the trail leads to Dudh Koshi River and valley lying to its west bank. Climbing steeply towards Benkar through a rocky ridge, we head to the magnificent forests of magnolia, giant firs, and rhododendron, which make the trail beautiful to walk in. As the trek advances, we climb up to Monjo (2,840m) across the Kyashar and enter the Sagarmatha National Park lying beyond Monjo. On the way to the entrance, the trail a steep rocky descent where we cross Dudh Koshi River leading us to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
After a hectic day, you need to rest and prepare for a further higher trek. This day will be a hiking day for you where we hike to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Our hike starts from Shyanboche airstrip, ascending an hour, and leads to Khunde, where we pass through numerous stone Buddhist monuments. After Khunde, we head east to the large Khumjung village lying at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbila. We then have lunch, rest for a while, then follow to Chhorkung (3,540m) and back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
After hiking in Namche, we resume our trail by heading up and down the hill, taking a glimpse of the giant snowy mountain at Shanasa. Two and half hours of hike in Shanasa and head towards the top of Mong La Pass. From here, we can observe the stunning Mt. Khumbila, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Kantega. The trail leads us to a riverside village named Phortse Tenga through the forested region. Soon after a long uphill trek through a beautiful forest of oaks, rhododendrons, and pines, we reach Dole. Overnight stay in Dole.
Climb the open hill for approximately thirty minutes to the hill above Dole offering spectacular mountain views of Cho Oyu. The trail heads to Lapharma village. After walking for about 2 hours, we come across Luja. We take a short break here and continue to climb up the valley side above the river and cross spurs to grasp Machharmo. After arriving, we rest, take lunch, and explore around. Overnight stay in Machharmo.
Today is the main highlight of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. We tend to get to the land of Gokyo Lakes. It takes an hour to reach Phanga through the leveled path that passes through elevated grazing lands. At Phanga, we will observe the memorials of individuals who have lost their lives throughout the landslides within the region. After heading out of Phanga, the trek slides down for a brief and step by step goes up the stony steps for associate hour to the stream. We cross the metal bridge over the stream and find into the Gokyo-Land. Welcome to Gokyo. We tend to come across the primary Lake of Gokyo. Following the stony steps for thirty minutes, we pass through the Second Lake of Gokyo. After 45 minutes of walking on the leveled path finally brings us to the Third Lake of Gokyo. We'll relax within the Mountain Lodge at Gokyo. Overnight stay in Gokyo.
It is an optional hiking day where we can climb Gokyo Ri only if the weather is good and view popular mountains. Walking through the north of Gokyo leads to Thonak Tsho, the fourth lake. We can also take pleasure in the 5th lake called Ngozumba Tsho. Likewise, we can also climb Scoundrel's Viewpoint lying at the edge of Ngozumba Tsho. The outstanding vistas of Cho Oyu base camp and Gyanchung Kang can be seen up close. Most importantly, we can explore the Ngozumba Glacier, the world's biggest glacier. Overnight stay in Gokyo.
In case we didn't make it to Gokyo Ri the previous day, we will climb on this day. It is a challenging climb; it is lofty and takes 3 – 4 hours to reach the top. Though it is challenging, it's adventurous. We can see the unique Gokyo village lying on the edge of 3rd lake unnoticed by Cholatse and the great Nogzumpa Glacier. We will all be surrounded by spectacular mountains such as Thamserku, Cholatse, Kusum Kanguru, Everest, Pumori, Taboche, Makalu, Changtse Lhotse, and Nuptse. You will be amazed to see the sight of sunray seems like kissing Everest, which also towers over the surrounding mountains. The trail resumes from Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain and then meanders into Thagnak. We take rest this day after and prepare for long hiking days. Overnight stay in Thagnak.
Today is our trail's most challenging trekking day as the Cho La pass is steep and includes a glacier traverse to the east side. Though it is not tricky, we should be careful during the walk along the vertical trail. We may slip along the trail as the rocks are glazed by ice, making the trail slippery. Trekking through the frozen lake leads us to the top of the pass, decorated with prayer flags. We can view beautiful peaks during the trail and reach Dzongla village through crevasses. This village provides impressive views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Lobuche, even Pheriche village far below. Overnight stay in Dzongla.
We take the Everest Base Camp path through the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we tend to come upon the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here is misleading; thus, we must follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is exhausting due to the thin air at the high altitude. We make the Everest base camp the same day and return to Gorekshep. Overnight stay in Gorakshep.
From Gorekshep, we walk uphill through an arduous rocky moraine path where we can see Khumbu Glacier. We will visit Kalapathar and then continue along until we reach Lobuche. Lobuche East Base camp is today's destination, so we walk through a steep and rocky path towards the base camp. Walking for about 2 to 3 hours, we will reach Base Camp. Here we can witness beautiful surroundings, and we will stay in a tented camp. Overnight stay in Lobuche Base Camp.
The high camp of the Lobuche peak is the target for today. Before leaving the base camp, we re-check the ascent gears then head towards the high camp on a demanding formation slope on a rocky ground path. Once we reach the high camp, we rest and prepare for the next day's climb. Overnight stay in Lobuche High Camp.
Today is the Lobuche Peak Summit day. Since it is necessary to achieve the height before high noon, we begin early in the morning. Our skilled Sherpas will fix the rope. While taking the assistance of the rope, we climb up to the summit. The summit greets us with expansive views of high peaks. When spending a while there, we come all the way down to Lobuche past high camp and reach the base camp. Overnight stay in Lobuche Base Camp.
From Lobuche Base Camp, we head back to Pangboche. The vistas of beautiful mountains and valleys along the way are astounding. We stay overnight here at the hotel, taking a rest and celebrating our success. Overnight stay in Pangboche.
The trail takes down through the hillside green forest of juniper trees and rhododendron. Afterward, we cross the prayer flag festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, following Dudh Koshi Gorge through the pine forest. We can explore colorful pheasants and mountain goats in the forest. We then reach Sansa experiencing Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku mountains. We reach Namche Bazaar by passing a winding trail and forest. Overnight stay at Namche.
As the trail steps down steeply, we must be careful with our footsteps. Our legs get shaky, and frequently toes get sore in the rocky terrain. After we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail becomes natural and easy, and we arrive in Lukla. We take a good rest, relax and celebrate. Overnight stay at Lukla.
On this day, we will have a flight to Kathmandu. Before that, you can have shopping, collect souvenirs as per your wish, and head to Kathmandu.
You can have a city tour.
Today is the day of your departure, so you can have shopping and celebrate your successful trekking journey. Our representative with a driver will take you to the airport on time.
- All require transportation as a program.
- 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast.
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu fly ticket.
- Accommodation in guest house and hotel for trekking.
- 3 times meal and 3 times hot drinks while trekking.
- 1 Guide with perfect English and experience with got. License holder.
- 1 porter for two trekkers.
- require trekking permits.
- Insurance for Guide and porters.
- fly ticket for Guide.
- Climbing guide.
- Climbing Permits.
- All require accommodation in Island peak base camp.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- All extra snacks and drink while trekking.
- Your insurance.
- Entry fee for Kathmandu city tour.