May 5, 2019
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (1350m).
I invite you to a 18-day adventure in Everest Base Camp. We’ll also climb Lobuche Peak, a mountain at 6145 m.
This trip starts with an exploration day in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
Then we fly to Lukla‘s airport, which stands on a cliff at 2900 m.
After that, we head towards Sagaramatha National Park, a protected area in the Himalayas, with wonderful forests of magnolia, rhododendron and firs.
There are also Buddhiste prayers on many walls and colorful prayer flags on the gateways.
In Everest Base Camp we are going to see some of the giants of the Himalaya. Among them are Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and Lhotse.
On the other hand, we will visit sacred places, like the Himalayan Monastery of Tengboche.
Being in contact with the native Sherpa families and sharing their interesting culture, will be a highlight of the trip.
Lobuche Peak (6145 m) is a popular trekking mountain in the Kumbhu Region of Nepal.
It has two main peaks: Lobuche East and Lobuche Far East. We are going to climb the first one. This is a Grade PD+ climbing, according to the Alpine Grading system.
From the summit, there’s a wonderful view over Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, the Khumbu Glaciers, Makalu, Thamserku and Amadablam.
For further information about this trip, you can find the complete itinerary below.
Please, contact me if you want to discover to go hiking in the Himalaya.
I also organize other trips back in my country, Argentina. For example, this expedition to Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in America.
|Depature & Return Location||Tribhuwan International Airport|
All meals during trip
Transport during the trip
Permit and entrance fees
Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
International flight tickets
Tips for guide and porters
All government and local taxes
Travel and rescue arrangements
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (1350m).
Sightseeing and preparation.
Flight to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2652m): 3-4 hours.
After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains.
Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding.
To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-6 hours.
After breakfast we’ll walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River, ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar.
We’ll cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest one.
It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization and rest day.
We’ll hike up to the Everest View Point and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
After the hike we’ll have some time to stroll around the villages, visit some shops, and get in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture.
Trek to Tengboche (3870 m): 5- 6 hours.
After breakfast, we’ll trek towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region.
It is located in the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Trek to Pheriche (4200m): 4-5 hours.
With the Himalayas as its backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche is in an excellent location.
We’ll visit the monastery in the morning and the amazing landscape.
Then, we’ll descend for about half an hour through a forest before crossing a river. Next, we’ll trek uphill and notice that as we climb higher, the landscape becomes drier. We walk past a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche before reaching Pheriche, a beautiful village located on a riverside.
Trek to Lobuche (4930m): 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, we’ll start with an easy walk towards Dhukgla.
Next, we’ll trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara. Here, we’ll find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to climbers who perished on a mission to climb Everest.
The trail continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and we’ll find ourselves facing several great peaks.
Trek to Gorkashep (5180m), Everest Base Camp & back to Gorakshep: 5-6 hours.
We’ll take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake.
The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp.
Ones there, Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains that we will see. Then we get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest.
Ascent to Kala Pattar (5545 m). Trek to Lobuche (4910 m)
We’ll prepare for an early morning departure.
Peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we’ll get to see 360°, close and formidable views of Mount Everest.
After taking some pictures and enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, we’ll return to Lobuche for a good night’s rest.
Lobuche to Lobuche high camp (5357m).
We’ll trek towards Lobuche base camp.
After walking some distance on relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We’ll move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas.
Overnight in Lobuche East Base Camp.
In the afternoon, we will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears, including using ropes to go up and down.
Climbing to Lobuche peak (6145m), Summit and back to Lobuche Base Camp.
We’ll wake up early, at around 2 am, and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak.
From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more.
We’ll spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, and then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.
Reserve for re-summit. Trek to Pheriche (4250m): 6-7 hours.
Pheriche trek to Phortse village (3890 m): 5-6 hours.
After taking our morning breakfast, we’ll trek downhill to Pheriche.
Then we’ll continue to Pangboche. We’ll trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings.
Trek to Namche: 5-6 hours.
We’ll retrace our steps down to Namche. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa.
Trek to Lukla: 6-7 hours.
The trail descends steeply downward so we’l need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain.
After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi, the trail becomes more level and natural until we arrive to Lukla
Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.
We’ll catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey.
After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. At night we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate our journey.