Duration: 28 Days
This package combines the two challenging peaks - Lobuche East (6119 m, 20070 ft) and Kyajo Ri (6186 m, 20290 ft) specially designed for enthusiastic and adventurous people to conquer. These two expeditions also cover the main attraction of the Everest region such as heading to the Everest Base Camp and on the trails, we get good opportunity to explore the life of the famous Sherpa climbers along with discovering different flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.
As for Lobuche, there are two different peaks - Lobuche East & Lobuche West (6415 m). These are two divergent peaks where we are attempting Lobuche East on this expedition. Lobuche East was first ascended by Laurence Nelson and Ang Gyaltsen Sherpa on 25th April 1984. From both the Lobuche West and Lobuche East, you can have a spectacular view of Everest as well as other peaks like Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8485 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m) and Pumori (7161 m).
As for Kyajo Ri Peak; also located in the Khumbu region is a bit challenging but with sound health and previous climbing experience, one can for sure conquer this peak. This peak is slowly becoming popular which wasn’t opened for peak climbing until 2002. At the same year, this peak was first ascended by the British team. As this dual climbing expedition begins from the picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and thereafter a short hike to Phakding. Next day we begin our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and traverse the river through the Hillary Bridge (famous suspension bridge) and continuing trekking, we will first see Thamserku Peak.
Further trekking for few days through villages, forests and rivers with beautiful landscapes, and mountains of the Khumbu region - we will be covering most part of the Everest region namely Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and then lead to Everest Base Camp. From EBC, we head to the Kalapathar from where we get an absolute pristine view of Everest. We also will be acclimatizing with the altitude each day as we move along.
And then we head to Lobuche Base Camp and then to high camp to summit the Lobuche Peak. Then we retrace back to Lobuche Base Camp and head to Dzongla. Continuous trekking and crossing some of the places, we will reach Kyajo Ri Base Camp. Hereafter some preparation - we will be summiting the Kyajo Ri Peak. From here we retrace back to base camp, to Namche, then to Lukla, and finally, we take an airstrip to Kathmandu.
As for best attempting these two peak expeditions, it can be done in the months of April to May and October to November. During these months, with the supportive weather such as clear sky and winds - it is known perfect period to ascend these peaks. For further questions or if you want to inquire more about this dual expedition, please contact or simply email us.
Below we list our detailed itinerary for Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Climb
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3/4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: 3,440m/11,284ft
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs walk
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5/ 6 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) -- Lobuche Base Camp (4865m/15,957 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 11: Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp (5,600m/18,368 ft): 3/4 hrs
Day 12: Summit Day: Lobuche Peak (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp: 7/9 hrs
Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 14: Lobuche Base Camp to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 2/3 hrs
Day 15: Dzongla-Chola (5368m/17,611 ft)-Thangnak (4680m/15,350 ft)-Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft): 7/8 hrs
Day 16: Gokyo to Lungden (4,600m/15,088ft) via Renjo La pass (5,435/17,827ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 17: Trek down to Thame & Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550m/14925 ft): 4/5hrs
Day 19: Trek to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft): 4/5 hrs
Day 20: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
Day 21: Trek to Camp 2 (5700m/18696 ft): 4/5 hrs
Day 22: Summit Day and Back to Camp 2: 7/8 hrs
Day 23: Contingency Day
Day 24: Trek back to Base Camp: 4/5 hrs
Day 25: Base Camp to Namche: 5/6 hrs
Day 26: Trek Namche to Lukla: 6/7 hrs
Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 28: Farewell Friend
Includes and Excludes
- All airport & hotel transfers
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- Three nights in 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu
- Tented accommodation in mountain
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
- All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Lobuche East and Kyajo Ri peak climbing permit
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Group mountaineering climbing and camping equipment - high-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepal Visa fee (please bring small denominations of US $ in cash and two passport size photograph)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage - the cargo charge is at around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.
Few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Luggage/Backpack for Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 16 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and a couple of them for up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla
The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.
So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 28 days for Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps while you are on Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Lobuche East and Kyojo Ri Peak Climbing Expedition Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you then, we will forward the details of payment.