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.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel
Today, we go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. We start the program after breakfast, first visiting the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Though non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main premises of the temple we are allowed to visit the cremation site and surrounding areas. We then head to Boudhanath, considered one of the largest stupas in Asia due to the massive mandala that surrounds the main dome. The smell of Himalayan incense and locals doing kora(making clockwise rounds of the stupa) gives you a little insight on Buddhist culture. Our next stop is Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple, located on top of a hill. The stupa is similar to Boudhanath, but here the stupa is surrounded by many temples and shrines. Some of the temples date back to the medieval Lichchhavi period. Our final stop is Kathmandu Durbar square which is a fine example of Newari architecture. The premises of the Durbar square house many temples and royal palaces, however, most of the temples and building were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are being renovated. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early morning transfer to the domestic airport for about 40 minutes scenic flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2,800m), a getaway destination from where our trek starts. This is an amazing air routes in the world surrounded by high mountain peaks. After reaching at Lukla we will have time for tea while our guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. we begin the trek above the Dush Koshi River. The cultivating land, Sherpa settlements and the forest are great to see while walking along with the Mani walls with prayer mantra inscriptions. The trail leads us to Phakding for a rest. Overnight at Teahouse.
We begin the trek continually uphill from the Dudh Koshi valley to Monjo and make an entry record at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Everest region. While walking to Namche Bazaar, we have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). It is a steep climb to reach the Sherpa town. It is a famous trade center of the Khumbu region, including food items and trekking/mountaineering equipment. Overnight at Teahouse.
Spending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also forward in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung and Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. Having enough snaps, we return to Namche and rest. Overnight at Teahouse.Meals.
With a warm breakfast, we begin the trek to Tengbuche. As we walk in the high altitude region, we need to be aware of the altitude sickness. We walk gradually at the underneath of the fabulous peaks as Ama Dablam. Phunki Tenga can be a lunch point, near the River. With a splendid time there, we begin to ascend the Tengbuche monastery. Depending on your interest, we can visit the monastery and witness the evening prayer or wait till the morning of the following day to observe the Morning Prayer. Overnight at Tea house.
With a Morning Prayer bell, we leave our bed and walk there to view the ritual processes. Tengbuche monastery is one of the important monasteries in the Khumbu region, which was built in 1921 and destroyed by fire in 1989 and again re-established. Then return back to the hotel, have breakfast and begin the trek. Pangboche is the best lunch stop today. the Gompa of Pangboche is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Dingbuche is about 2 to 2.5 hour walk from here. The view of Kwandge, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, and Thamserku are amazing. Overnight at Teahouse.
The altitude is increasing and we need another acclimatizing day. We have a normal start without a packed lunch. We set out for a hiking to Chhukung village, which is dotted by few houses and surrounded by the potatoes fields. People live here only in summer. We enjoy the high altitude lunch and trek down to Dingboche for overnight stay viewing the stunning Ama Dablam and Lhotse. Overnight at Teahouse.
With a breakfast, we begin to climb up to Lobuche. First we ascend to Phalang Karpa and to Dugla, where we stop for the lunch. If you receive the altitude symptoms, better to stay here or if you are ok, then we walk to Lobuche. The accommodation can be crowded, but we are almost one day to reach our final destination. Overnight at Teahouse.
It’s a heavy day to walk gradually to Gorakshep and to Everest base camp. The trail is not that much technical, but the thin air region make us gasping. We reach Gorakshep via Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. Reaching to Gorakshep, we have lunch and put our belongings at the hotel room. Then we hike to the Everest base camp with the views of Pumori, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks. The trail is dotted with the rocky moraine and reaches to the tented town where the expedition groups stay. Spending some time with snaps, we retrace to Gorakshep and stay there. Overnight at Teahouse.
Getting up early in the morning, we prepare for the climb to Kalapatthar. It is located at 5555 meters altitude. Kalapatthar is a superb view point of various mountains including the East Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu along with the Khumbu Glacier. Descending to Gorakshep, we have lunch and descend to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse.
It’s time to move towards the Lobuche base camp. After breakfast, we begin to walk through the flat trail and gradually, the steeper trail comes. The view of Lobuche glacier, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and the surrounding peaks can be explored. After base camp, the trail is quite rough and goes through the rocky moraine trail. High camp is set at 5400 meters. Then we do some climbing practices.
Getting up in the early morning, we commence to the top of Lobuche peak (6119m). To avoid the challenging situation before the sunrise, we reach to the top and enjoy the ocean of natural beauties. The glorious panoramas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cholatse and other neighboring peak can be explored today. Then we retrace to the high camp and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp.
This is an extra day set aside to manage any unintended hindrances like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if we were to face a day's set back, the trip will continue thus guranteeing a successful climb.
We continue climbing down from the Lobuche high camp to Lobuche. It is our lunch point today. After that, we find the main trail of Everest base camp and continue trekking down to Pheriche and to Pangboche. The trail is dotted by the juniper and rhododendron forest. We explore the Pangboche monastery in the evening. Overnight at Teahouse.
Following the trail that we used for ascending, we reach to Tengbuche and finally to the Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk but the excursion is fantastic. Overnight at Teahouse.
The last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight at Teahouse.
This is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at hotel.
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure.Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
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.