Overview

                              Everest Base Camp Trek + Lobuche Peak  Climb

Mount Everest, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma “ The Goddess Mother of the World “  (trekking to its Basecamp at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall  or Kala Pattar at 5550 m with an excellent view  of Mount Everest surrounded by Glaciers and snowy peaks ) is one of the most popular high mountain treks in all of the Himalayas. Seeing Mount Everest (the highest Mountain in the World) for the first time is always something very special. It is possible to get a first glimpse of the summit from a bend in the trail below Namche Bazaar after an existing landing on Lukla's short uphill runway and during the second day of your Trekking Tour. Enjoy the riches waiting to be gathered along the way – peaks like Ama Dablam, Glaciers and Passes, the Villages and Mani Stones, thunderous rivers and waterfalls, the villages and people and Monastery's like Tengboche. All of that awondrous  environment  that makes the Khumbu Region so special.

We trek up the Dudh Kosi valley from Lukla, passing through Namche and Tengboche on our way to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp. The Lobuche peak consists of two summits, East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. This Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak. The East face rises over the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge. This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques. , Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of the lobuche peak. This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit [6119m] together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar. We also get to witness pristine Sherpa villages and ever-so-serene monasteries. With ponderous memories of the trekking earlier done, we retrace our route back through Namche to Lukla, and from there on we fly back to Kathmandu. This trip can be done during March to May and September to December.  A physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this Peak.

Highlights

The Lobuche peak consists of two summits, East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m.

This trek offers an excellent opportunity to climb a Himalayan Summit [6119m] together with an exhilarating Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar.

Each year more than 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of the lobuche peak.

This trip can be done during March to May and September to December.  A physically fit and acclimatized person is well qualified to make an ascent over this Peak.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu Transfer to hotel and trek briefing at evening 1300m

We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel, we will meet you in evening for a briefing about your journey.

  • Hotel
  • 12:pm
  • Breakfast,
  • Flying
  • 1hrs
Day 2 - After breakfast Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation for trek 1300m

After breakfast Sightseeing of Katmandu valley: We will explore the Hindu temple at Pashupatinath (World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. We will explore Shyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple.

  • Hotel
  • 12:00PM
  • Break fast
  • 1300 Mt
  • Tours
  • 4hrs
Day 3 - Early morning Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding 2800mt, 4hrs.

Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding. After a very early start, and an early take off from Kathmandu Domestic Airport, 30 minute flight is all it takes to propel us into the Everest region of Nepal. The landing at Lukla (2800m) is spectacular and on arrival we are greeted by our sirdar and trekking crew who organise the luggage and hustle us off for tea. After a leisurely lunch we start the trek in earnest, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding (2800m), a further 3 hours to the north. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels, shops and airline offices to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding where we spend the night.

  • Hotel
  • Hotel
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 2700mt
  • Trekking
  • 4hrs
Day 4 - After breakfast trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3450mt,6hrs.

Phakding to Namche Bazaar. From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley, staying 100m above the river on its west bank. The trail leads us to Jorsale (2810m) where we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and submit our trekking permits for checking. From here we continue on an ever-steepening trail to Namche Bazaar (3440m), known simply as Namche. En route we cross the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, and shortly after glimpse our first view of Everest, way off to the north-east. The trail to Namche is steep and long, but eventually we reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched high on the hillside and dominated to the east by the immense bulk of Kwangde (6187m).

  • Hotel
  • Hotel
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 3450mt
  • Trekking
  • 6hrs
Day 5 - Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar 3450mt,4hrs.

Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar. Acclimatisation is important before trekking higher, and this is the first of two scheduled stops which allows us to gradually become used to the effects of altitude - the lower pressure and the thinner air. We can spend the day by taking a side trip to Thami or Khumjung, by visiting the National Park Visitor Centre on the hill above Namche or by simply resting and browsing in the shops in the town. Namche is a fascinating place simply to “hang out” and take in the culture of the mountains, from the trading of visiting Tibetans to the stories of departing mountaineers.

  • Hotel
  • Hotel
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 3450mt
  • Trekking
  • 4hrs
Day 6 - After breakfast trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3800 mt, 6hrs.

Namche to Tengpoche. From Namche we trek north-east on a direct line to Everest, starting up the hill to the Visitor Centre and continuing on a reasonably flat easy trail high above the Dudh Kosi. Ahead of us we can see one of the most beautiful mountains in the Khumbu - Ama Dablam (6856m), as well as Everest still far off in the distance. We pass through the settlement of Sanasa before making our descent to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki Thanga. Of course, “what goes down must go up”, and from here it is a steep long climb up the side of the hill to the saddle on which Tengpoche monastery is located at 3870m. As we enter the grounds of the monastery we are welcomed by the most magnificent mountain view in the world. The long climb seems well worth it as we gaze upon a panorama of Himalayan giants, including Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.

  • Hotel
  • Hotel
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 3800mt
  • Trekking
  • 6hrs
Day 7 - After breakfast trek Tengboche to Dingboche 4410 mt, 5hrs.

Tengpoche to Dingboche. The trail initially descends through beautiful rhododendron forests and reaches a bridge across the Imja Khola where the river rushes through a narrow gorge, and from here it is a short walk to the settlement of Pangboche (3860m). After this point the trail and surroundings become distinctly alpine in appearance as we trek above the tree line. The trail is relatively easy, with a gentle climb towards Dingboche at 4410m. Dingboche is a long thin settlement nestled below a ridge that separates it from its neighbour Pheriche, at which there is a Himalayan Rescue Association medical centre. To the east we have fantastic views of Lhotse at 8501m, and the popular climbing peak of Island Peak at 6189m.

  • Hotel
  • 2:00pm
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 4410mt
  • Trekking
  • 5hrs
Day 8 - Acclimatisation day in Dingboche 4410 mt, 3hrs.

Acclimatisation day in Dingboche. This is the second of our acclimatisation days and it allows us to become adjusted to the thinning air and lessening pressure. Whilst by no means compulsory, a recommended aid to acclimatisation is a side trip to Chhukung at 4730m. This is a short hike eastwards up the Imja Khola valley and is rewarded with fantastic views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak. Alternatives are to climb the ridge above Dingboche, walk across to Pheriche, or walk ahead to Duglha (4620m), tomorrow’s lunch spot.

  • Hotel
  • 12:00PM
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 4410mt
  • Trekking
  • 3hrs
Day 9 - After breakfast trek Dingboche to Lobuche 4930 mt,5hrs.

Dingboche to Lobuche. We start by slowly ascending to the ridge above Dingboche and continue northwards on a gentle sloping trail to the settlement of Duglha. At this point we reach the terminal moraine of the great Khumbu Glacier, and the trail and the surrounding terrain becomes more barren and harsh. After a rest we continue higher on the moraine up a steep slope to a small flat area where we see a collection of memorials to mountaineers who have died in the Khumbu. Moving on, we trek into the Khumbu valley proper, and as we turn to the north-east we are greeted by the incredible sight that is the head of the Khumbu valley. From the entrance to the valley we have a fantastic view of the mountains that form the border with Tibet as well as the giants that form part of the Everest massif. The trail follows the western side of the valley and eventually reaches the settlement of Lobuche at 4930m. As we trek towards Lobuche the huge bulk of Nuptse (7879m) dominates, seeming to be the highest mountain in the area.

  • Hotel
  • 4:00Pm
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 4930mt
  • Trekking
  • 5hrs
Day 10 - After breakfast trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep5160mt and side trip to EBC 5360mt,8hrs.

Lobuche to Gorak Shep, side trip to Everest Base Camp. We start early from Lobuche and trek along the western side of the broad Khumbu Valley, through meadows and over scree slopes, as we continue beside the moraine of the huge creaking glacier. The trail is rough in parts and it is important to progress slowly as we are now above 5000m for the first time. Shortly the pyramid peak of Pumori (7145m) comes into view and underneath this, dwarfed by its more exotic neighbour, we see the small black peak of Kala Pattar (5545m). This is the best vantage point for views of Everest and is our objective for tomorrow. The trail then descends off the moraine and down to the small settlement of Gorak Shep (5160m) where we rest before we continue along the side of the Khumbu Galcier to the site of the Everest Base Camp. The round- trip takes approx. 8 hours.

  • Hotel
  • Hotel
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 5360mt
  • Trekking
  • 8hrs
Day 11 - Ascent of Kala Pattar (5545mt), trek to lobuche- basecamp 4915mt,5hrs.

Ascent of Kala Pattar, return to Lobuche Base camp The ascent takes approx. 2 hours of steady walking, stopping occasionally to take in the view of the increasing bulk of Everest. From the summit at 5555mt it is possible to see many of the key features of this great mountain - the South Col from which Hillary and Tenzing made their first ascent in 1953 is clearly visible. After spending time taking photographs and experiencing the greatest mountain view in the world we descend back to Gorak Shep and then start our walk back down to Lobuche base camp.

  • Tent
  • 2:00pm
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 4915mt
  • Trekking
  • 5hrs
Day 12 - After breakfast trek lobuche- basecamp(4915mt) to highcamp5460mt, 4hrs.

From Lobuche base camp we continue in a general north easterly direction to the site of our base camp. The trail follows the moraine of the lobuche glacier where it branches to the east and skirts around the base of Lobuche east and west peal. It takes about 3-4 hours so we arrive at lunchtime and can rest in the afternoon. We make our base camp at approx. 5460mt.

  • Tent
  • 12:00PM
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 5460mt,4hrs
  • Trekking
  • 4hrs
Day 13 - Ascent of lobuche peak (6119mt) and return back to high camp 5460mt,7hrs.

Ascent of Lobuche Peak and return to Base Camp. We set off early for the summit at about 2.00 am, and scramble up in the dark to the snow-covered glacier above. From here we take care as we make our way up the glacier until we reach a broad snow basin which leads up to the final section of the climb. Ahead of us now is the main summit ridge and we climb a steep snow and ice slope, using fixed ropes, for approx. 100m to access the ridge. The ridge is a classic and leads quickly to the east up to the main summit at 6119m. From the summit there are fantastic across to Nuptse ,Everest, to the east, the pumori on the north and the Amphu Labsta and Mera Peak , Ama Dablam to the south and Thomserku, Tawabuche, diwoobuche to the west. After taking in the views we descend by the same route, abseiling from the ridge and making our way back carefully to Base Camp.

  • Tent
  • 2:am
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 6119mt
  • Climbing
  • 7hrs
Day 14 - After breakfast trek to Base Camp 4915 mt,4hrs.

After breakfast trek to Base Camp 4915 mt.

  • Tent
  • 12:00PM
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 4915mt
  • Trekking
  • 4hrs
Day 15 - Rest Day in case of the bad weather.

  • Tent
  • 11:30am
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 4915mt
  • Trekking
  • 4hrs
Day 16 - After breakfast trek Lobuche- Base Camp to Pangboche3860 mt,5hrs.

We retrace our steps back down the dhugla and pheriche valley, firstly to pheriche where we stop for lunch, and on to Pangboche where we spend the night. This is a chance to celebrate our success with a cool beer, and reflect upon the climb of the previous day.

  • Hotel
  • 4:00Pm
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 3860mt
  • Trekking
  • 5hrs
Day 17 - After breakfast trek Pangboche to Namche Bazaar3440 mt,6hrs.

Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. From Pangboche we head down the main Everest trail, passing again through the settlement of Dewoche, before reaching the famous Tengpoche monastery. We have a chance we visit the monastery before continuing on to Namche Bazaar. From Tengpoche the trail drops steeply to the river at Phunki Thanga, and then rises again to traverse high above the river on a winding trail into Namche Bazaar.

  • Hotel
  • 4:00Pm
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 3450mt
  • Trekking
  • 6hrs
Day 18 - After breakfast trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2800 mt,7hrs.

Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The final day of our trip, and a sense of relief for some and sadness for others as we retrace our steps of the first few days along the trail above the Dudh Kosi. We start by descending steeply out of Namche and shortly before we cross the suspension bridge below Namche we get a last chance to see Everest before it is out of sight until the next time. We lunch at Phakding and arrive in Lukla by mid-afternoon.

  • Hotel
  • 4:00Pm
  • Break fast, Lunch and dinner
  • 2800mt
  • Trekking
  • 7hrs
Day 19 - After breakfast fly back to Kathmandu 1300mt, 30minute.

Fly back to Kathmandu. We return to the Kathmandu with a 30 minute flight back to the domestic airport. Here you will be greeted and transferred back to your hotel and free day in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • 11:30am
  • Break fast
  • 1300 Mt
  • flight
  • 30 minute
Day 20 - Departure onwards your journey.

After break fast departure on wards your journey.

  • Break fast
  • flight

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • 3 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing  in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • Peak Permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • All camping Equipment, & trekking staff.
  • Two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent,   
  • Table,  chairs and Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing.
  •  Breakfast lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  •  Insuranceforstaffsandporter.  

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment for Trekking & peak climbing.

Dates and Price

Except for the fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

  • Start Date2025-04-01
    End Date2025-04-20
    US$ 2900 Per person
    Available
  • Start Date2025-04-15
    End Date2025-05-04
    US$ 2900 Per person
    Available

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Useful Info

Booking Terms & Condition:
The booking terms and conditions contain thorough information that you need to know, so we encourage you to read them very carefully before contracting with Mountain Great Adventure Pvt.Ltd.

The following booking terms and conditions apply for all trips organized by us.

  1. Good health and physical fitness is required for all trips. So we would like to advise you to check your health condition before you book the trip.

  2. Travellers trekkers must have Travel insurance which covers accidents, emergency evacuation in case of you need to be rescued.

  3. When you confirm the trip, we need 30% advance of the total trip cost with a copy of your passport for reservation of the flight Ticket, Hotel Accommodation and trekking permit process. The rest of the payment you will make when you arrive in Nepal.
    You may use any means of payment such as western union, bank transfer, visa card or master card.
    After receiving a copy of your passport and the 30% advance then we will send you the final confirmation email.

  4. If you cancel your booking after you have paid or deposited for booking, the following percentage will be charged for cancellation:-

    Cancellation & Refunds:
    If you cancel your booking after you have paid or deposited for booking, the following percentage will be charged for cancellation.
    There will be a cancellation fee of 30% for any cancellation three weeks prior to tour departure date, 60% two weeks prior to tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.

Note: But you may extend your trip without cancellation and charge till one year but we need to be informed through mail at least 2 weeks before the trip departure & you will have to pay the increased amount if the cost of the trip increased due to increment on the Local stuff used in the Trip.
Trip cancels by the Company:
Refunds-100%. Its means full refunds.

And finally ... it must be stressed that whilst trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is challenging and rewarding, you must be prepared for the occasional inconvenience or discomfort. The correct mental attitude to trekking is as important as being physically prepared.

Note

If you dont have enough  time to do this trek  you could do the Lobuche peak climb only. we will  Customize this itinerary and manage your time.