Everest basecamp trek with climbing Lobuche East Peak (6119 Mtr)is one of the popular highly choosed and busiest among the various trekking peaks.Lobuche Peak stands on main trail of Mount Everest basecamp at left top and Khumbu glacier. Before going to highest mountains like Everest, Lhotse People climb Lobuche and other various peaks for fully acclimatized.But for Lobuche Peak climbing we the Khumbu Alpine Travel team will take you to Everest basecamp and Kalapathar for acclimatization. Lobuche Peak is also one of the technical peaks, to say about climbing , it is bit more challanging than Island Peak climb which is steep, technical, vertical and rocky and one should posses some ice skill for climbing but having little bit skills of handling ice axe and ropes can easily do summit and Khumbu Alpine Travel have trained professional climbers for our valued customers for their successful climbing , unless weather and any other element supported, we can guarantee of summit.It offers the spectacular amazing views of Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse,Mt Pumori , Mt Amadablam and many more around with 360 degree panoramic views. After half an hour flight along the high himalayan range take us to land in Lukla airport which is in altitude of 2860 mtr.Our trip to Mount Everest basecamp and Lobuche peak climbing starts from Lukla with entering to Sagaramatha National Park world heritage site.After get to Namche Bazar known as Capital of Khumbu our navigation moves forward to north eastern side via Tyangboche Monastery.First our target is to Everest basecamp so the four days of trek from Tyangboche take us to Everest Basecamp and having done with EBC and Kalapathar we following the route to Lobuche Peak high camp which is two hours steep walk from Lobuche village. After summit our mission is to get to lukla for flight to Kathmandu.
Trekking with mountaineering
Explore the buddhist monastries and ancient gompas, stupas and mani walls
Flight to and from Lukla with beautiful himalayan range
Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan sherpa community
Everest basecamp and kalapathar for the best view of Everest
Incredible himalayan scenery from Lobche Peak (6119 Mtr/20070 Ft)
Day 1: Arrival in Ktm (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)Airport , transfer to Hotel.
Our airport representative with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural dances.
Day 2: Sight seeing in Ktm
After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
Day 3: Flight to Lukla(2840 Mtr/9315 Ft) , Trek to Phakding(2610 Mtr/8560 Ft)
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm. Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). The place where we going to stay tonight is lower than the airport we landed.We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night.
Day 4: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Heading towards the Namche, we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.Todays walk takes us along the river through forest with some views of mountains as well until lunch. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale.Jorsale Last point before Namche where we have lunch.There is the check point of Sagaramatha national park,from that point the SNP area begins. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest and it is the trading center of Khumbu.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday.
Day 5: Rest Day in Namche
Today is rest day and acclimatization day.After breakfast will go for hike 300 Meter back down again for overnight stay. We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Hilary viewpoint in Khunde height of approx 4100 Mtr,From where most spectacular view of Mount Amadablam,Thamserku,Khangteka etc. can be seen. Descending through forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where we visit khumjung Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed. Then we will head one towards Hotel Eversest view.about 30 minutes of gradual climb,we reach in Hotel Everest view, from where we have 360 panoromic view of beautiful mountains as Mount Everest,Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse,Amadablam, Thamserku,Kongde etc. Steep descend down to namche takes 1 hour.
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3860 Mtr/12660 Ft)
Our trails descends down to the deep dudh koshi Gorge to Phunki Tenga which takes 2 hours from khumjung,where there is suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi river , Then we have steep climb until Tyangboche. Tengboche is the spiritual and training center for new monks of the Khumbu .It is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including Kangtega and Thamserku.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)
We descend down to Deboche following the trail trough rhododendron forest. From Deboche trail goes gradually up until suspenson bridge over Imja Khola.Steep climb about 40 minutes brings us at Pangboche, which is highest permanent settlement of Sherpa people in khumbu region.Ascending along the Imja Khola (river) with stunning close view of Mount Amadablam , Mount Lhotse and Nuptse we get to Shomare for lunch break,from here tree line is over, following the trail all way on pastureland until small bridge over the river flown from Khumbu glacier. About 40 minutes of steep climb brings us in Dingboche valley.This is the second largest town with hotels and lodges after Namche, which is properly closes for 2 months in summer
Day 8: Rest Day in Dingboche or hike to Ngangkarsang Peak (5081 Mtr/16665 Ft)
We spend another day in Dingboche for acclimatization. We climb up to Ngangkarsang Peak (5083 Meter) to be adjust well in altitude and great views of Mount Makalu,Cholatse,Taboche,Amadablam and so on.We come down for lunch , today going to be late lunch, so recomanded to carry some snacks bar.After lunch free time to relax,Showers and coffee with cakes.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)
Two more days to get to Everest basecamp,coming two days going to be bit tougher than as usual.The track climbs steeply up along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the moraine of Khumbu Glacier.Where we have lunch before steep climb up to Memorial place,where there is line of memorial in tribute to the climbers who have died in Everest.As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Kharka the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953.Continue walk along the Khumbu glacier from left side of 1 more hour with infront views of Mount Khumbutse,Lingtren,Pumori brings us to Lobuche (4910 Meter). In afternoon we have options to climb up to 5000 Mtr to see khumbu glacier.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160 Mtr/16925 Ft) and Day hike to EBC(5365 Mtr/17597 Ft) and back to Gorakshep
Today is the longest and hardest day of the trip and going to reach in our final destination. We leave quite early along the Khumbu Glacier in right side. After one hour walk of gradual , we climb steep for 20 Minutes and trail follows up and down in moraine and some steep sections all the way to Gorakshep (5185 Meter).Where we have quick lunch and with some snakes bar ,enough water , we hit for the basecamp for another 2.5 hours walk to basecamp.Climb onto a moraine of khumbu glacier, Continuing straight ahead up an down walk in 3 hours bring us in Everest basecamp.In Spring season, Everest basecamp can be seen as small tented city,but in rest season, we can rarely see some expedition group to Everest or Lhotse.We spend here for photo click with basecamp rock and ice, enjoying the view of Khumbu Ice fall then we move our steps to Gorakshep.
Day 11: To Kalapather (5545 Mtr/18188 Ft )and Trek to Lobuche(4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)
We still have another hard day for the best view of Mount everest from Kalapathar ( Means Black Rock ),as we climb steeply quite early with cup of tea and biscuits,after climbing of 2 hours from Gorakshep we reach in the summit of Kalapathar,We spent short time to take pictures of world highest mountains and khumbu glacier,then we return to Gorakshep for breakfast and step towards Lobuche for lunch, Heading to lobuche east high camp tomorrow for Lobuche peak climbing. So we will do some basic trainings about the climbing gears, using method, walking method and full information about the climbing lobuche east.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche high Camp(5500 Mtr/18040 Ft)
After the late breakfast we head on with fully preparing for climbing Lobuche east. We walk gradually up towards the ridge which is above lobuche for 30 minutes , descent for some steep section then flat pasture land for 15 minutes. We begin to steep climb on the terminal moraine towards the highcamp. It takes about 2 hours from Lobuche village to highcamp.It is in an elevation of 5350 Meter.We going to sleep in tent tonight,tempreture in the night will be freezings. After the lunch fully rest. Food in highcamp will not be in menu choice. But you will be served nice food and hot water with various drinking items will always be on dining table
Day 13: Lobuche Peak summit (6119 Mtr/20070 Ft) and trek to Pheriche(4240 Mtr/13907 Ft))
Today is our main target point and one of the chalanging day of this trip. This is one of the great experience ever.We start preety early. We wake up around 1 AM , have breakfast at 1:30 and leave at 2 AM with full gears up. There is Crampon point which is 3 hours from highcamp but we use the crampons as our requirement ,incase of lot of snow and ice below Crampon point. Until crampon point we don’t use rope.We climb steep on the Rock until crampon point.From crampon point steep section of climbing begins. From we go by jumaring on rope and full of safety on Ice and Snow. For the first time climber, initially you will feel discomfort with all gears up. 3 hours of steep climb will brings us in Summit of Lobuche. From where the spatacular views of All the mountains around as Mount Pumori, Mount Everest , Mount Nuptse, Mount Makalu, Mount Amadablam and so on.We spent about 30 minutes to take pictures and explore the views with having pack lunch.Then we descent down with rapelling. After we get down to highcamp, we will have some noodle soups then heading down to Pheriche.
Day 14: Trek to Phortse (3840 Mtr/12595 Ft)
Descending from Pheriche, we cross a small bridge and short ascend before descend down the valley. Trail follows Imja Khola all the way down to Pangboche. Pangboche is the highest permanent settlement of khumbu where we visit the oldest monastery of Khumbu.Then our step on towards Phortse village, which is 2 hours up and down, gradually downwards walk from Pangboche.
Day 15: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Steep descending about 250 Meter, then again steep climb about 350 meter in rhododendron and fir forest, we reach to Mongla (Ridge), can be seen of some different views of mountains and landscape .Again descend about 40 Minutes will meet of main trail to Everest basecamp in place named sanasa. After crossing sanasa and having lunch in Kyangjuma , trails goes straight in steep hill until Namche.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft)
Long day walk before flying back to Kathmandu. it takes about 7 hours to get to Lukla from Namche.We are following the same trail that we took on the way up from Lukla, but the views are completely different.The trail descends steeply downward so should be careful with slow walking. After crossing the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi,the trails becomes more easy and natural.We follow the trails along the Dudh kosi river with rhododendrons and pine forest.Upon arrival in Lukla, sharing the happy moments and great experience with staffs,dinner together and happy note with everyone back safe and sound.
Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu
Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Leisure time in Kathmandu
Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Day 19: Final Departure
You will be transfer to airport for final departure.
All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
All trekking permits and Climbing Permits
All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek and Climbing period
3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide and Climbing guides
All Climbing Gears
All Camping Equipment for Base Camp during Climbing
Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
Medical kit incase of Emergency
Insurance for Nepali Staffs
Sleeping Bag for the trek
Welcome and farewell dinner
Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments
What's not included
Nepal Visa Fee
Personal Trekking gears
International Flight fare
Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
Any rescue cost
Tips for Guide and Staffs
Personal Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
Helicopter charter flight
Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)
Good to Know
Face Mask / Muffler
Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
Fleece Jacket/ trousers
Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves
Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
wind stopper/waterproof Paint
Fleece or woolen pants
Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
Small Day Pack
Personal Medical Kit
Large Duffel bag
Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
Head lamp with extra Batteries
Sun Glasses with UV protection
Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed items for trek)
Additional required Equipment for Climbing
Gloves Water/wind proof
Wind Stopper Jacket and Trousers
Big Rucksack (Minimum 40 Ltr )
(Rest All equipment will be provided by Khumbu Alpine Travel)