Lobuche East climb and Everest base camp

Trip Overview

Mt. Lobuche climb is certainly a bit more challenging than another popular peaks in the Khumbu region. This peak is very popular amongst beginner climbers and also for mountaineers’ to train and for acclimatization purposes. Our itinerary takes us to Everest base camp and Kalapattar then to Lobuche Peak, which gives us enough opportunity to for acclimatization.
From the summit, the panoramic views towards Mt. Everest , Mt. Pumori, prove the attempt worth undertaking.

Trip facts

Duration

20 Days

Height

6119m/20,070 ft

Gallery

Grade

Grade IV

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu for official procedures and preparations.
  • Day 3: Scheduled flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding. (2610m).
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m).
  • Day 5: In Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
  • Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m).
  • Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410m).
  • Day 8: Dingboche – acclimatization.
  • Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4915m).
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m). Gorak Shep (5140m).
  • Day 11: High up Kala Pattar (5550m) – Lobuche.
  • Day 12: Lobuche Peak High Camp (5800m).
  • Day 13: Summit Lobuche Peak (6119m) - Return to B.C.
  • Day 14: Reserve day for climbing.
  • Day 15: Trek to Pangboche.
  • Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla -O/N at Lodge.
  • Day 18: Schedule flight: Lukla – Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 19: In Kathmandu
  • Day 20: International departure

Map

Lobuche

Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic flights.
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Services of climbing/trekking guide, and porters.
  • Required climbing equipment, high tents, food and fuel.
  • Applicable government and local taxes, climbing permit, insurance for guides and porters.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold/soft drinks/mineral water, hot showers during the trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears.
  • Any cost arising due to landslides, political disturbance, strikes, cancellation of flights, and deviation in program.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and international flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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