Overview for Everest Base Camp trek with Lobuche Peak in Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10014
- Package: Everest Base Camp trek with Lobuche Peak in Nepal
- Duration: 19 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 6,119 M./ 20,075 Ft. (Lobuche Peak)
- Trip Level:
AdvancedRequires prior training and some experience in trekking and mountaineering
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Domastic Flight & Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House | Tend camp
- Best Season: March , April, May, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
- Trip Route: Lukla, Namche, Dingboche, Gorakshep , Everest Base camp, Kalapather , Lobuche High Camp , Lobuche Camp, Namche & Lukla
- Thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu with scenic views of the Himalayas
- Beautiful Sherpa villages in the Everest region
- The Tengboche monastery
- Views of Great Himalayan Ranges such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and other high peaks.
- The Everest Base Camp
- Lobuche Peak Climbing
Located at 6,119 meters of elevation above the sea level, Lobuche Peak is one of the popular peaks in Nepal which can be climbed without oxygen supply. Lobuche Peak lies at the Everest Region and it is along the way to the Everest Base Camp trek which is another main destination. The peak of Mount Lobuche provides with splendid three sixty degree views of the Himalayas all around it. Climbers will be able to gaze the top of the world, the Mount Everest (8848m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Lhotse (8749m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), and other several peaks on the Tibetan side of the Rongbuk. Situated at an elevation of 5,150 meters, Everest Base Camp height is the closest a person can get to Mount Everest without any special permit. This trek and peak climbing in Nepal is one unique travel package in Nepal for all the thrill seekers and adventure enthusiast. The climbing process of Lobuche peak however is technically difficult therefore; some climbing skills and prior experience are to be considered. A well experienced and highly skilled team involving guide(s) and Sherpa(s) are always by your side during the whole journey to make it successful.
We follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa during the journey towards the Everest Base Camp. After the scenic and thrilling flight to Lukla we begin our trekking in Everest Region of Nepal. We pass through several Sherpa villages such as Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. During the whole journey, the Sherpa settlements and Sherpa people would be some unique cultural experience for the travelers. The Everest Region is also home to different faunas such as Himalayan Thar, Yaks, Snow Leopard, and Himalayan Monal. The amazing landscapes, the mighty Himalayas, and the scenic glaciers and icefall guarantee an experience with a blessing for all the strenuous efforts.
Q. What is the best time for Everest Base camp trek with Lobuche Peak Climb?
A. The best for the EBC trek with Lobuche Peak expedition would be during the Spring (Mar-Apr) and Fall (Sept-Nov) seasons.
Q. How hard is the EBC trek with Lobuche Peak Summit?
A. The EBC trek with Lobuche Peak Summit is pretty hard and strenuous as a previous climbing experience or climbing skill is recommended for climbing Lobuche Peak
Trip Itinerary of Everest Base Camp trek with Lobuche Peak in Nepal
Guests will be taken to a hotel in Kathmandu after their arrival at the airport where one of our staffs from Core Treks will pick them up. There will be a brief session at the Core Trek office regarding the trip after the guests have dropped off their belongings at the hotel.
Trek Perpetration Day
Today the team will meet for another briefing session with making sure everyone has proper quality climbing gears that fits well. The briefing session includes collection of a few required documentations for the permit. After getting everything ready we head back to our hotel, we have a big day ahead.
Important Note: Lukla flights have been diverted to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu according to the recent notice from Aviation Authority. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap is about 4h to 5h (140km) via B.P.Highway. We will be preparing very early in the morning for the drive to Ramechhap in order to catch early flights. Read more about Lukla flights diversion here.
Kathmandu to Lukla flight & Trek to Phakding
Early in the morning we have a flight to Lukla which is a very scenic flight with the Great Himalayas that can be seen beneath us. It is a lifetime experience in itself as the flight to Lukla is regarded as one of the most thrilling flight in the world. Upon landing, we kick off our trek with a walk through Chaurikharka village and descend towards the Dudhkoshi river. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until the village of Phakding where we'll be staying for the night.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar
We will begin our trek after breakfast towards the trading post of the Everest Region, Namche Bazzar. We walk through the trails over the Dudhkoshi River crossing few long suspension bridges along the way, and through the beautiful pine forest with some Rhododendron forest. After some time we will approach the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal and descend to the banks of Dudhkoshi River from there. We then climb uphill towards Namche after having lunch. During this journey we'll also be crossing the infamous Hillary suspension bridge which is named after one of the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Acclimatization & Rest day at Namche Bazzar
This day has been set apart for acclimatization. We will be spending the day resting and allowing our body to get acclimatized to the high altitude of the Everest region. We could even conduct a short hike towards Syangboche where there's also a hotel situated at the highest altitude on earth.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
The journey towards Tengboche starts following the trails which marches along the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. During this trek, the breathtaking views of the Himalayas can be seen which is truly amazing. We will be walking up for a continual uphill trek while alternating between a gradual grade and some steep trail. Finally we will reach to Tengboche village, a quaint and one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. There also lies a famous monastery which is one of the most important religious place for Sherpas in the Everest region. Everyday the Buddhist monks conducts a chanting and prayer at the monastery which is a unique experience you'll get to behold.
Tengboche to Dingboche
The trail then will go through Imja Khola where trekkers can enjoy crossing excitng suspension bridge. We will be walking through the Rhododendron forest and pass the valley wall and then traverse the plain lands to the Pangboche village which is the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the whole region.
Acclimatisation & Rest day at Dingboche
Dingboche is another great place for acclimatizing. After breakfast a hike to Nangkartshang Peak is amazing way to acclimatize the body. The place has an excellent view point and if the weather is clear, the view of Ama Dablam peak could be seen from its summits to its feet. After a short rest, we then descend bact to Dingboche. We'll reach back to Dingboche by lunch and after having our lunch we take a rest. The afternoon temperature might significantly drop as the sun sets over the mountain tops in these regions. Trekkers can spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around the villages or resting.
Dingboche to Lobuche
The trek further resumes by walking towards Dhungla where an aid-post is situated at a place called Pheriche which provides treatment for the trekkers in need. Our adventure brings over mountainous terrain to Lobuche village which is a small settlement but it does have some amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and Nuptse Himal.
Lobuche to Gorakshep and a trek towards Everest Base Camp
This is the day we'll be witnessing one of our two prime destinations, the Everest Base Camp. The trail after the Gorakshep village is quite harder where rocky dune and moraine are prevalent all over the trail route. On our way we will also be passing through the infamous Khumbu Glacier and icefall which is located on the slopes of Everest. We will immerse ourselves at the foothills of the highest mountain in the world enjoying our accomplishment and head back to Gorakshep village.
Gorakshep to Kalapathar to Lobuche
We return back to Lobuche from Gorakshep after finishing our breakfast. The way is descending downhill and the trek is relatively easy compared to what we did the previous day however, climbing the summit is still to be done which is the hardest challenge during the whole journey.
Lobuche to High Camp & Climbing Training.
We trek towards Lobuche Base Camp on this day where the path gets steeper and rocky. Then we continue our trek along the Lobuche Glacier enjoying the stunning views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other mountains. After reaching to the camp, we then continue on a rocky trail towards the High Camp.
Once we get to the High Camp, we set up our camp for some rest and take some lunch. Then we start climbing on rock surface. When climbing on ice, we usually use ropes whenever necessary. The mountaineering experts will decide the type of ropes and when to use them.
Climbing Training: Our mountaineering guides will provide training on climbing techniques and gears such as climbing boots, crampons, ice axle, ascender, harness and more. The training will also include proper ways of using ropes for your advantage, either when going up or down. The training sesson will help you be more confident and eqquipped in order to climb the summit.
Acclimation Day/ Reserve Day
On this day we spend trekking around 4 hours around the area and get familiar with the weather and temperature. This is also an extra day which will ensure a successful summit even if we had a day's set back. We will revise some of the trainings from the day before and spend the day enjoying the scenery. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Lobuche Peak Summit & Back to High Camp
We start our climb early in the morning aroung 12 to 1 am after having our breakfast. The reason why we start early is because the wind gets too strong during afternoon which will hinder a successful summit. As per the instuction of the guide, we will be using fixed ropes and man ropes to climb the rock surface up to around 5,700m. Expect to enjoy more scenery of the mountains. The Lobuche East serves the most amazing panoramic views of the mountains than any other peak. You will get to enjoy the majestic Himalayan range including the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. At the summit, we will spend some quality time celebrating and taking pictures before we finally head back to the High Camp for overnight stay.
Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche
On this day, after having our moring breakfast, we trek further downhill towards Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche from the high camp. After taking our lunch at Lobuche, we retrace our path to Pheriche where we get to enjoy a stunning view of Mt. Ama Dablam from a distance. Then we continue towards Pangboche. The beautiful Rhododentron and Juniper trees surrounds us as we move down the hillside. The flora comes to life even more during Spring season. After reaching at Pangboche, we might even visit the famous Pangboche Monastry considering the how much time we have left.
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
We trek further down to Imja Khola and retrace our journey through the forest of Tengboche. We could even visit nuns at the Tengboche monastry depending upon your interest. Then we continue through the hillside after having lunch at Tenboche.
After crossing the bridge over the beautiful Dudh Koshi River, we continue along the trials followed by Dudh Koshi gorge descending through the pine forests. Before reaching Sansa, we enjoy some of the wildlife such as snow leopards, mountain goats, colorful pheasants, and more, all while going through the forest. Then we will arrive at the army camp at Namche Bazaar where we will be spending the night.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla
The trail from Namche Bazzar to Lukla is the same trail we will be passing through while ascending towards Namche Bazzar. The trail will be much easier as it is going downhill and lesser altitude. As you reach to Lukla, you can then relax and celebrate accomplishment of your epic journey. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
The flight usually is held during morning hours. The flight will be 30 to 45 minutes long to reach from Lukla to Kathmandu. After landing, you will be taken back to the hotel where you can stay overnight.
CoreTreks will host a dinner that night where you along with the fellow trekkers will be able to taste the traditional Nepali cuisine along with some cultural dance at the venue. Overnight stay at a hotel.
The departure day has finally come and after bidding our goodbyes, a representative from CoreTreks will transport you to Tribhuvwan International Airport around 3 hours before your flight departure.
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (3 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. ( 12 Nights).
- Tented Camp (3 Nights)
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Climbing permit for Iabuche Peak (6,119m./ 20,075 ft.)
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
- Climbing Sherpa from Island base camp to the summit and back to base camp.
- Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Camping Tents,Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Camping Tents, dining tents, toilet tents and Kitchen equipment’s),
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The climb to Lobuche Peak is moderately challenging. It does not require any specialized training or experience. However the trekking consists of long-day trekking and would help if you have been physically active.
Yes, it is safe to trek to the Everest Base Camp trek with Lobuche Peak in Nepal. There are some safety precautions you could take just in case of an emergency which our guides will inform you about before you head out for your journey.
You can expect the extensive climb from the Everest Base Camp to Lobuche which has two major peaks, Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuche West (6,145m). Expect some of the silvery display of Mt. Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many more during your climb to Lobuche.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due to land structure and not much development in the area you will need to set camps at a higher altitude.
To book the Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival.
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
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CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.