Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche East Peak is a journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain combined with a summit of Lobuche East peak.Lobuche East peak is a 6, 145 m tall mountain close to Lobuche village and the Khumbu glacier. Sherpa Ang Gyalzen and Laurence Nielson made the first ever ascent of Lobuche East on April 25, 1984. Our 19-day-long journey begins with a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. The next day we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
It is a few hours of trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the hub of Everest region. Namche is at 3,440m, so we acclimatize here for a day. We take another acclimatization break at 4,350m in Dingboche on Day 8th. Before we summit the Lobuche East, we trek to Gorakshep and then to Everest Base Camp returning to Lobuche the same day. Next day, we trek from lobuche to KalaPathar and back. This back and forth serves as an acclimatization activity as well.
Everest Base Camp is at 5,380 m and offers an up close view of mountains like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse and Lhotse among other Himalayan giants. We trek to Kala Patthar ( 5,555m) for an up close and clear view of Mt. Everest and dozens of other mountains in the Khumbu Himalaya.
We leave for Lobuche East High Camp (5,400 m) on Day 12. The next day we summit Lobuche East Peak (6119m). We will pass many false summits before finally standing on the true Lobuche East Peak Summit. The Lobuche East Peak summit boasts clear and up close views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Pumori. Adventure Club Trek has set aside a contingency day in case the weather is bad on the day of the summit.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche East Peak Trek is a 19-day-long journey in the Nepalese High Himalaya. It takes us to some of the most popular spots in the Everest region- the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar among others. Adventure Club Trek also offers Everest Base Camp Trek-14 Days and Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days for those seeking a trek to the Everest Base Camp without climbing Lobuche East Peak.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.
You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
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