- Classical trail to Gorekshep and Everest Base Camp.
- One of the most technical peaks climbing.
The first recorded ascent of Lobuche East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984. It has two different summits, Lobuche East and Lobuche Far East. At 6,145 m (20,161 ft), Lobuche Far East stands 26 m (85 ft) higher than Lobuche East. The 22 days itinerary includes 16 days of trekking and 2-3 days of climbing.
Having an axing skill is an added advantage before taking on a Six-Thousander peak. A climbing guide can be a great assistant or coach to supervise your climb.
As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. O/N at Mt. Lodge.
After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful Valleys.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.
Today, after breakfast at Namche, we start hiking on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After lunch further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.
After breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at the hotel.
Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake.
It is your full day of explore at Gokyo Lake Valley. In the morning, you will hike to the Gokyo Ri (5,330m/17,483ft) for the wonderful Himalayan panorama of entire Khumbu region Himalayas, with most amazing views of the Mt. Everest with sunrise, the great view of the Cho Yu and other entire great Himalayan Shangri-la. It is a great opportunity to explore the Himalayas……..
Afternoon, we will hike to the fifth lake areas passing though the fourth lake and enjoy its wonderful lakes surroundings, glacier surroundings and definitely a great panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu and great Ngazumpa glacier. Upon returning to Gokyo, relax or visits to the Gokyo hotels surroundings. O/N at Mt, Lodge.
This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling into the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get into the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Today is one of the hardest but interesting day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Stay overnight at the lodge.
This is a day which will fulfill your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. Hiking from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp is mostly straightforward; the trail wound in and out, rocky dunes and moraine, little ups and downs along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before eventually stepping out onto the glacier itself. Explore this wonderful part of this amazing Himalayan glacier surroundings, visit the Khumbu ice fall etc and enjoy your most auspicious time with making best photos and videos.
If this happens to be an event of the expedition seasons (March to May), you would likely to see the climbers who had their temporary climbing set up at base camp with their tented camps; it even looks the base camp colorful. Late afternoon, return back to Gorekshep and overnight.
This day required an early wake up and wakeup as we will head to the Kalapathar (the back rock hill top) by the morning to see the most amazing sunrise panorama over to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its entire surroundings Khumbu Himalayas. This is the tough hill up and takes about 2 and half hours to reach the top. The great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you is just incredible. The other great Himalayan panorama surrounding the Mt. Everest are, Pumari chantse, and Lingtiring & south col on the left and Nuptse, Lhotse sar etc on the right. It has a great panorama from the left to right, the most amazing views.
Enjoy this moment, as it is the best opportunity to photography and video the Himalayan Shangri-la. It could be freezing cold so make sure that you are warm enough with your clothing. After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Lobuche.
From Gorekshep, the walk back to Lobuche is just an hour and half so you will reach to Lobuche at Lunch time. Here, you will meet your Lobuche expedition leader; he will check your entire climbing equipments and the final preparation for climbing to the trip. O/ N at Lobuche.
With breakfast at Lobuche, we will start our hiking towards to Lobuche Case Camp. The hiking is relatively easy for a while then the trail gets more stepper and rocky.
Furthermore, we will move the Lobuche glacier, the views along the route is spectacular as you have a great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc.
Upon reaching to the Lobuche Base Camp, our guide will set up the tented camp, then lunch. As we will still have few hours of afternoon, we mostly take a rest for a while then our guide will teach you some climbing techniques and discussion about the expedition preparation. O/N at Tented Camp
Today, hiking to Lobuche High Camp is through the rocky moraine entirely which would mostly take 4 hours at minimum. Our guide will set up the tented camp at high camp. Now you may just relax at high camp and continue the discussion over the preparation to the summit, final checks of the climbing equipments etc. O/ N at Tented Camp.
You would hardly sleep night at High Camp as you would dream of the following day excursion to Lobuche at all the night.
Today, we will have an early starts!!! Our Team will prepare some light breakfast by such early in the morning, take a light breakfast, prepare enough drinking water, take some of your personal favor energetic drinks and snacks then set on to the summit excursion.
We will use south East Ridge to summit, which is involves walking through the moderate steep snow and ice and we often required to fix rope to climb gradually. The final ascend is steadily to a plateau at around of 6000m, and then traverse to the exposed ridge which will follow the final summit slopes.
Approx of 5 to 6 hours of steady climbing would bring us to the summit of Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft). You are excited to be here with such a hard work. The views from the summit are just amazing as it offers the great panorama of the entire Khumbu region Himalayas including with the greatest Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and many more. We will take some time here for the celebration of success, taking a great photos and videos.
After this cheerful moment at summit, we will climb back to high camp then to Base camp for overnight stay.
With easy morning and breakfast, we will trek back to Lobuche village, then retrace down following the standard trail to Pheriche, lunch then continue to downhill walking to Pangboche for overnight.
With the time remaining, you may just explore the Pangboche village as it has the biggest settlement of the Sherpa’s. You may also visit to the Pangboche Monastery which is near by the village at the hill. O/ N at Mt. Lodge.
With morning breakfast at Pangboche, then walk downs to the valley, across the river valley and with short walking at sub tropical forest; we will have a short ascend (30 minute) to Tyangboche Hill.
From Tyangboche, we head down to river valley, lunch at tea house then across the river and required an hour climbing over hill to Kyanjuma. From here, the final walking to Namche is nice and pleasant. O/N at Namche.
After breakfast, we hike steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages of Jorshale, Manjo & Phkding etc. and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings.
It is the last day walking, but slightly long but mostly descent and walking through the villages, farming lands, river valley with crossing suspension bridges. (You have hiked this route from Lukla to Namche on your Day 03 and Day 04; it is just a reverse walking now).
Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- Accommodation and Meals (Meals other than those mentioned in Itinerary, Welcome and Farewell are excluded)
- Domestic Flight/Transportation
- Trekking Permit (TIMS)
- Oxygen gas or Gamow bag
- Entry fee for the national parks
- Lobuche Peak climbing permit
- First Aid
- Trek Guide
- Insurance for Guide/Porter
- Certificate for Trek Completion
- International Flight
- Additional Excursions (Applicable to those not mentioned in Itinerary)
- Trekking Equipments
- Personal expenses
- Insurance coverage
If the company cancels the booking in the case of natural disasters, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, government intervention, weather conditions etc, the full refund will be made, plus you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the similar cost.