Everest Base Camp and Lobuche East Climb

The Solo Khumbu region of Nepal is famous as it is the homeland of the Sherpas and has Mt. Everest. In this region falls the Lobuche East Peak at 6,119m in altitude. Lobuche East peak climbing offers various existing as well as new and challenging climbing routes to all the amateur climbers and explorers. Climbing to the southern base camp at an altitude of 5,500m unfolds the stunning views of Ama Dablam, Tawache and many more after an acclimatization trek to Kala Pathar and Everest Base Camp. It's a spectacular alpine trail and a perfect acclimatization trip before heading to Lobuche East (6,119m) in the heart of the Solo Khumbu! Climbing Lobuche East includes more technical climbing than Island Peak or Mera Peak.

The journey to the summit of this peak starts with the class and dramatic flight to Lukla. From here we follow the footsteps of the legends Tenzing Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary to Everest Base Camp. We are now in the land of the famous climbing people, Sherpas and will be passing through pine forest, Sherpa villages, monasteries, gushing rivers fed by the Himalayan glaciers, crossing hanging bridges to arrive at the bustling Sherpa 'capital' Namche Bazaar. From here we head towards the famous Thyangboche monastery which has a backdrop of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Amadablum. Mani walls, chortens and fluttering prayer flags with views of magnificent Himalayas. From here we continue our ascend crossing the Imja Kholato arrive at Pheriche and steady ascent further following glacial moraines to Lobuche and then to our lodge at Gorak Shep. From here we hike to the famous and historic site of Everest Base Campand also climb Kala Pattar (5,545m / 18,193 ft.) to get some mesmerizing views of the Himalayas.

Later return back to Lukla on the 16th day of the trek. Bid farewell to the climbing Sherpas the next day and take the flight back to Kathmandu on the twin otter.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Lukla (2,880m) & trek toPhakding (2,652m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3,447m)
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Thyangboche (3,863m)
Day 07: Pheriche (4,220m)
Day 08: Acclimatization at Pheriche
Day 09: Lobuche (4,931m)
Day 10: Gorak Shep (5,160m) / Kala Pattar & back
Day 11: Day trip to Everest Base Camp (5,360m)
Day 12: Lobuche East base Camp (4,200m)
Day 13: Rest day at base camp for necessary preparation
Day 14: Lobuche East High camp (5,300m)
Day 15: Summits Lobuche East (6,119m) & return to base camp
Day 16: Pangboche
Day 17: Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Lukla
Day 19: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight
Day 20: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 21 Nights / 22 Days
Trek / Climb Period: 17 Night / 18 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Strenuous
Highest Altitude: 6,119m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek / Camping when climbing
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Amadablam, Nuptse, Tawatse, Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Everest Base Camp and Lobuche East Climb