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Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche East Peak

Duration: 19 Days

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 NuptsePumori, 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.

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Climbing 6,119m high Lobuche East Peak
  • Excursion in and around Namche Bazaar
  • Trek to Kala Patthar, the best vantage point in the Everest region
  • Setting foot on the Everest Base Camp

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding.
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization rest day
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization rest day or hiking to Chhukung village
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche.
  • Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp, and return to Gorak Shep.
  • Day 11: Morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche.
  • Day 12: Lobuche to High Camp.
  • Day 13: High Camp to Summit and back to High Camp.
  • Day 14: Spare day in case of bad weather.
  • Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche.
  • Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaa.
  • Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Farewell; flights home

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers from arrival to departure.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All  meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Staff costs including their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
  • Lobuche Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • All government and Local Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmand.  
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.

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.

Pre-Trip Meeting

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.

Fixed Departures and Cost

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.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

PRICE FROM US$ 2389 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2389
  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous plus
  • Trip Style Tea House and Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Tea house for trekking and tented camp for climbing
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