- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 19 days
- tour type Private
- tour_type Private tour
- age requirement 18+ years old
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- Summit Lobuche East Peak. Enjoy a thrilling, technical peak climb
- Reach Everest Base Camp. See amazing views from Kala Patthar
- Come face to face with the massive Khumbu Glacier
- Experience trekking in the Everest region
Your journey starts from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, from where you will take the flight to Lukla followed by a hike through the trail that eventually leads to Everest Base Camp via Phakding, Namche, Tengboche and Dingboche.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar before making your way to Lobuche East High Camp. Summiting Lobuche East involves climbing steep, snowy slopes. Although it is not compulsory that you have an earlier climbing experience, a good level of physical fitness is a must.
You will get the chance to learn more about mountain climbing at Everest Base Camp, where experienced mountain guides will help you with the fundamentals of mountaineering and impart skills needed for a successful summit attempt.
Please note that climbing Lobuche East is meant for physically fit people. For more details, please scroll down.
This was my 2nd time to attempt this beautiful mountain.
As usual, we started at Lukla. I consider myself very lucky about the offered price.
This trip involved 2 days of tenting in the high camp at 5800 meters. All other days were at lodges, which really helped me avoiding AMS, and also to enjoy the good food, and hospitable people.
For the climb, Nepal Climbing Adventure provided a Sherpa guide and 2 porters.
The trip involved taking 4 days of trekking to get to Kothe, 3500m, from Lukla. This allowed me plenty of time to acclimatize to the higher elevation; the highest pass we came over was around 4600m at Zatrala Pass. Along the way, we saw beautifully blooming rhododendrons and magnolias and different ethnic group villages. By the 7th day of trekking, we were camped on the high camp, 5800m, and ready for the final push to the summit.
There is very little technical climbing but I believe Mera is a hard ask for most people.
Additionally, Mera can be prone to receiving very bad weather. A big dump of snow can ruin everybody's chances of getting to the top. Crevasses can also be a problem.
We were up by 2:30 am; the weather was very windy (blisteringly cold wind), and all the way up we were trying to hide our faces from the tiny ice particles that hit with the wind. Deep snow was one of the toughest obstacles you may face after high c snow in this time would be fresh and virgin. Crevasses were everywhere, but we were twisted by a safety rope togetherso no problem!
Summit day is huge. We summitted Mera Peak at 09:30 am and got back to the high camp at 11:00. The view from the top is one of the best in Nepal with Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga all to be viewed.
Do not underestimate Mera.
I believe Nepal Climbing Adventure does an outstanding job in making the trip safe and comfortable. The guide is friendly and very knowledgeable. The itinerary allowed one to acclimatize and give the best chance to succeed on the summit day. I would highly recommend using Nepal Climbing Adventure.
For these reasons, I will for sure come back with this company again and again.
I hope my next trip will be next April to trek EBC.”
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I felt as though I was in good hands and wouldnt hesitate to book again.”
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Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla flight & trek to Phakding
Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazar
Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Namche
Day 5: Namche – Tengboche
Day 6: Tengboche – Dingboche
Day 7: Acclimatisation day in Dingboche
Day 8: Dingboche – Lobuche
Day 9: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Climb Kalapatthar and return to Lobuche
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche East High Camp
Day 12: Summit Lobuche East & return to Lobuche town
Day 13: Reserve day
Day 14: Lobuche town – Pangboche
Day 15: Pangboche – Namche Bazaar
Day 16: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu (flight)
Day 18: Reserve day
Day 19: Kathmandu departure
- Airport pickup and drop off. Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
- Meals as per the above itinerary
- 3 night's tourist-standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Guesthouse and tented camp accommodation during the trek
- Lobuche East Peak climbing permits. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park entrance fees & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee
- One high-altitude climbing leader (a Sherpa guide) licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the summit attempt
- Group climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axe, ice screws, snow bars, and carbine. A satellite phone (for emergency contact)
- A first aid medical kit & an oximeter
- A sleeping bag, down jacket & a duffel bag (to be returned after the trek is over)
- All taxes
- Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days at the time of preparing this itinerary)
- International flight tickets
- Travel insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
- Personal climbing gear (crampons, climbing boots & mountaineering outfits)
- Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
- Bar and beverage bills
- Additional nights in hotels in Kathmandu (early arrival, late departure as well as early return from the trek)
- Meals except those mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips to your guide and porter
- Earn US$ 73+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?