Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

 
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Trip facts

Duration: 19 Days

Country: Nepal

This package Lobuche East Peak climbing with the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the perfect combination expedition located in the Khumbu region which rewards you with the endless views of Everest including witnessing peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori and much more. We will also be heading to the best vintage spot - Kalapathar to get the closest view of the Everest. We will also be heading to the way where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first made their way to the almighty Everest.

Lobuche has the two summits - East Lobuche & Lobuche West. Lobuche East is one of the challenging summits at the elevation of 6119 meters whereas Lobuche West is at the elevation of 6125. Lobuche East Peak was first summated by Laurence Nelson and Ang Gyaltsen Sherpa on 25th April in 1984.

The journey begins with the scenic flight to Lukla and a small trek to Phakding. Continuing trekking and crossing some of the principal regions of the Khumbu like Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep addition with the beautiful mountainous views, crossing the dense rhododendron forests, crossing beautiful clear streams each day as adapting the altitude steadily - we finally reach Kalapathar.

From here, we get the 360- degree close view of the Everest and next we are headed to Lobuche Base Camp and do some preparation for summiting the Lobuche East Peak. Next day will be heading to the Lobuche High Camp for summiting the challenging peak i.e. Lobuche East. Here we spot the magnificent views of Himalayan peaks and after spending enough time relishing the views from this peak, we will retrace to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

The perfect time we suggest for trekking to Everest Base Camp trekking and Lobuche East would be best in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trekkers adapted to the cold weather may attempt in winter with precaution. For further details or if you want more information about Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp, please contact or simply email us.

Here we list our detailed itinerary for Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

As your arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will pick up you and bring to your respective hotel. In the evening you will be invited for amazing, delicious Nepali food, you will know about the taste of the Nepali culture and tradition.
Included meals:Dinner

Day 02 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

Kathmandu is known as the town of the Temple, more than 130 important monuments with several pilgrimage sites of both of Hindus and Buddhists is lies all around the Kathmandu valley. So today we will visit Kathmandu valley like places which is also in UNSECO World Heritage site like Pasupati Chettra, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Boudhanath and so on. Then we will visit the office off Ganesh Himal Hiking Team our leader and other person. We also prepare for our trip.
Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

We will take a flight early in the morning to Lukla, gate way of Everest base camp trek, from Kathmandu. It will be 45 minutes to reach at Lukla which is full of scenic views of diagrammatic landscape. We will have our breakfast at Lukla and we will meet our crew members. Then, after some preparation, we will start our trek adventure trails heading to Phakding. On the way we will pass some villages like Chheplung, Thado Khoshi, Ghat with amazing scenes of peaks.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

After having our breakfast we will continue our trek adventure on a trail heading to Namche Bazaar, biggest town in the Khumbu region. Our trails are little hard than of last day. After passing bridge and some villages we will able to see the magnificent vision of Mt Thamserku, Kusum peaks, Kangaru Peaks and others. We will see the Dudh Koshi River (milk river) and scenery. After reaching Monju, nice place to visit, our trekking permits are checked, after we cross the bridge and reach at Jorsalle and take our Lunch. After having our lunch we will have to climb up hill reaching to Namche Bazaar. We will see the Hilary bridge double Suspension bridge. On the way we also see the view point adt Topdanda. In case of good weather we may see the Everest for first time.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

Himalayan life style is most different than other place. For perfect trekking today we will stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We will make short hike for Everest view point, for panoramic vision of Mt Thamserku kusum kantega Lhotse Nuptse Ama Dablam and others. We will trek down to Namche Bazaar and spen our rest day with exploring the little town and visiting the Sherpa museum. Namche bazaar is also big tourist market for shopping the cultural antique pieces.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast we will continue to trek heading to Tenboche, situated on the top hill and nice place for night stay. After some hard trek till reach the top of Namche Bazaar our trek trails will easy and gentle till to Kyanjuma from where we shall enjoy the scenery and views of mountains like Everest, Nupche, Lhotse, and several peaks. Then our trails drop down to Dudh Koshi, after crossing the bridge we get to Fungi Thanga. After that our trails to Tengboche is bit harder. We will visit the biggest Monastery in the Tengboche opning after 3:00 pm.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours

As we interested we will visit the Tengboche Monastery and start to trek heading towards the Dingboche. We have a easy trails through the Birch, Conifers and Rhododendron forests. The trails, as picturesque, then go dips down to Debuche, crossing the Imjo Khola and start to climb for Pangboche. We folloe the trails of upper the Pangboche that provide the more pristine views of Himalayan range. On the way we also visit the Pangboche Monastery, and fairly moderate walk enter the Imja valley.  Valley gradually open its folder and we approach the confluence of the River Lubuche. With descending towards the river and begin to climb up to another part, we will be at Dingbuche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization

After breakfast we begin today’s hike to Chhukung by walking through stone-walled fields, Imja Khola valley before walking in glacier moraines. On our walk, we will be surrounded by Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains. Later, beyond Bibre village we see Island Peak soaring above us. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We reach Chhukung, a small settlement in about half an hour from Bibre. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains.

After having lunch in Chhukung, our climbing leader will check our items of equipment in order to make sure that they are in a good working condition. If not, we may have to  hire another set of equipment. In that case, the climbing leader will help us find the best pieces.  Chhukung is the best place for hiring equipment for Peak climbing.  After sorting it out, we descend to Dingboche to spend the night. 
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours

We have a gradual climb to Duglha on the beginning of the trek for the day at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Here from we climb the steep trails to Chupki Lhara, where we find the array of the stone with prayer flag on the memorials of the Scott Fisher, an American mountaineer and 10 Times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa, Nepali mountain Guide, who perished on a mission to climb the Everest.  And we climb the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find out the in fronted peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and MahaLangur Himal. And we follow the valley to reach the valley to Lubuche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

Our trails will continue to Gorak Shep which takes approximately three hours gradual climb. After reach to Gorak Shep, we will prepare for hiking to Everest base camp, with rocky narrow and windy trails. After visiting Everest Base Camp and sightseeing and panoramic views we will trek down to Gorak Shep. However we may also visit to Kalapatther instead of Everest Base camp because of the better vision of sunset than the sunrise at there.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8 - 9 hours

Early in morning we prepare for morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperature with chilly wind.  On our trail familiar peaks like Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Changtse even Everest are beings to reveal. Upon reaching Kalapatther we will awarsed by 360 degree vision of Mt Everest. After some movements we will trek down to Lobuche.

Those who chose to visit Kalapatther last day and visit Everest Base Camp today, will also come back and wait the us for celebration of the summit to Kala Patther.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours

Today we are going to heading our next destination. So today we are going to trek to High Camp. We trek towards Lubuche Base Camp with steeper and rocky path. We move forward along the Lubuche Glacier with joy of the amazing views of the great Himalayas like Ama dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and so others. From base camp we continue to follow the rocky moraine path to reach the high camp. Next day we will  going to summit the top so we will prepare for the next day target and take the rest as much. We have to set our tent camp on the high camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours

Today we are going to do a great trip experience. We have to get up early in the morning around the 12:30 am and we take our breakfast. We have to reach at the summit before Noon because of the strong winds as like as chili. We have to use both the man rope and fixed rope as the instruction of the Group/trip leader. We pass through the rocky path up to around 5650m and then on the icy path. As the season of the climate, the climbing surface as well as the length of the rope will depend on it. Lubuche East rewards the more panoramic views of Himalayan than other trekking peaks. After summiting the top, our efforts come to effects as the magnificent views of the Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and so other unlimited peaks. With the celebration and the time spend we again descend down to our tented camp at the High Pass.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Contingency/reserve day

This is the day as the extra for manage the any unintended hindrances like flight delay or bad weather condition or other obstacle that make the trip longer than expect. However if no any things arise trip will continue as set.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft): 8-9 hours

Early in the morning we take our breakfast and start our trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp Trekking route at Lubuche. After taking lunch at Lubuche, we have retreace our path to Pheriche. We have the magnificent views of the Mt. Ama Dablam on the way to Pheriche. We trek down through the hillside covered with rhododendron and juniper from Pheriche. After reaching to Pangoche we visit the famous monastery nearby.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

We step down to Imja Khola and again up through the forest to Tengbuche. As we interested we also visit the Tengbuche Monastery. After taking the lunch we continue to trek back through the the hillside that covered with rhododendron and juniper trees. Then we cross the roaring Dudh Koshi river over the bridge and follow the gorge of the Dudh Koshi descending rapidly through the pine forest before reach at Sansa. We may able to see the wildlife such as mountain goat, snow leopards colorful pheasants and so others on the way of the forest. With the cross of the Chorten we reach to the army camp of the Namche Bazaar. 
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast we will continue to walk downhill from Namche bazaar towards crossing the second bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, walk towards Monjo, where we fulfill the formalities at the check post of Everest National Park. Our trails descend us to Phakding and we continue to walk heading to Lukla where we can see the prayers flag Rhododendron and pine forest and prayer stones.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

We will take earlier flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. After reaching to Kathmandu we will attend farewell party and visit to Thamel market for shopping before your return. Thamel is popular tourist market for antique and architectural pieces.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

Day 19: Final Departure

You will drop to Int’l Airport by our representative before 3 hours to your flight. Our representative will help you till you will check in.
Included meals:Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop on a private vehicle
  • 3 - star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Accent Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (please bring exact 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 expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What's Included’ section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

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 Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp, 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 Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp 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 Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp 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 Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 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 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. 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 nonalcoholic 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 lunch time 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 Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp 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 19 days for Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp 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.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

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 at Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp 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 Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp 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.

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