18 Days

Lobuche East Climbing with Everest Base Camp

Activities in this trip includes

Trip Code

TMG-LE100

Trip Grade

Extreme

Reserved for the elite adventurers among us, our "Extreme" expeditions target some of Nepal's most challenging peaks, including the mighty 8,000-meter giants. These journeys involve extreme altitudes, advanced technical challenges, and significant risks. Only highly skilled and experienced mountaineers and climbers typically undertake these unparalleled adventures.

Max. Elevation

6119 mm

Group Size

1-12 person

Region

Accommodation
& Meal Info

Comfort

Comfort (3-star): Mid-range accommodations with extra comforts. Ideal for trekkers at lodges/teahouses. Includes daily breakfast in Kathmandu. (AP= Accommodation with all three meals at trekking destination).

Highlights

  • Summit Lobuche Peak: Conquer the challenging Lobuche Peak (6119m) in the Everest Region, accompanied by expert climbing guides, and enjoy breathtaking views of 8000-meter peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Scenic Everest Region Trek: Embark on an unforgettable trek through the picturesque landscapes of the Everest Region, passing by stunning mountain vistas, including Kumsum Kanguru, Kwangde, Tharmarsarku, and other famous peaks.
  • Comprehensive Support: Benefit from a decade of experience with Travel Max Guide’s professional team, which not only guides you to the summit but also provides training in using ice axes, crampons, and fixing ropes, making this tour suitable for adventurous and experienced climbers alike.
  • Cultural Exploration: Immerse yourself in Nepali culture with a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant, where you can share your journey’s experiences and learn more about the Travel Max Guide team’s commitment to social causes and volunteer opportunities.

Lobuche East Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

Lobuche, both a place and a peak, invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey through the pristine landscapes of the northern Everest Region. Standing tall at 6119 meters, Lobuche Peak is a formidable challenge that awaits your conquest. Situated to the south of Everest, it exudes a magnetic allure that beckons adventurers and seasoned climbers alike. While Lobuche Peak presents its share of formidable climbing features, our team of expert guides is your steadfast companion throughout this remarkable expedition. Your safety is our top priority as we guide you across treacherous crevices, ensuring every step of the way is secure. The pinnacle of your adventure culminates on the summit day, granting you panoramic vistas of towering 8000-meter peaks, including Makalu (8,163m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), as well as Nuptse and Pumori. This breathtaking spectacle is a testament to nature’s grandeur.

But the journey to the base of Lobuche Peak is equally enchanting, offering glimpses of other stunning mountains such as Kumsum Kanguru, Kwangde, and Tharmarsarku. Our meticulously designed Lobuche East Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek ensures that you are well-prepared for the ultimate summit experience. Our professional team is dedicated to making your ascent safe and memorable.

Your Accommodation

In Kathmandu, enjoy a comfortable stay at a 3-star hotel. During your trek, nights are spent in cozy tea houses or tents. The term “tea house” originated from lodges that once exclusively served tea to trekkers and climbers. Today, these tea houses provide not only warm beverages but also nourishing meals and comfortable accommodations. Facilities vary from village to village, with some offering attached bathrooms and hot water, while others provide basic amenities. Although some provide dormitory-style lodging, rest assured you will have a bed, pillow, blanket, and bedsheets; however, it’s advisable to carry your sleeping bag.

  • Kathmandu: 4 Nights
  • Mountain Teahouse/Guesthouse: 11 Nights
  • Tent: 1 Night

Effortless Transportation

Your trip cost includes transportation expenses, so you can enjoy a hassle-free experience in Nepal. This includes airport pick-up and drop-off via private vehicle, as well as internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find our team holding a signboard with our company name. We will whisk you away to your hotel, where one of our representatives will provide you with detailed trip information. If time permits, you may also visit our office for a comprehensive briefing.

Satisfying Meals

In Kathmandu, we provide you with hearty breakfasts at your hotel. As you trek through the high-altitude terrain, your body will require ample energy, which our carefully curated meals provide. Each meal consists of the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fats, ensuring your well-being throughout the journey. Expect three square meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—along with tea or coffee.

  • Breakfast: 17
  • Lunch: 13
  • Dinner: 14

Farewell Dinner

The farewell dinner is a cherished moment, offering an opportunity to share your Nepal experiences in a typical Nepali restaurant. Reflect on your journey, get to know our team better, and savor the rich flavors of Nepali cuisine.

Awards and Appreciation

Upon completing your journey, our company will honor your achievements with an accomplishment certificate and authentic Nepali gifts. We express our gratitude for placing your trust in the Travel Max Guide team.

Meet the Travel Max Guide Team

Travel Max Guide is a dedicated team of tourism professionals with over a decade of experience. Our journey began with a mission to support education for Nepali children through social work. Recognizing the need for self-sustainability, we transitioned into the travel industry. We take pride in being local experts and licensed guides, certified by the Nepal Government. Our team is highly skilled in first aid, climbing, trekking, and various relevant fields.

Travel Insurance is Vital

Trekking at altitudes above 3000 meters necessitates comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Ensure your insurance policy includes medical expenses, helicopter evacuation up to 6000 meters, and other health-related concerns. Please provide us with a copy of your insurance information, which we will share with the insurance company in case of a mountain rescue operation.

Passport and Visa

Before arriving in Nepal, ensure your passport is valid for at least six months. Tourist visas are available upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The process is quick and straightforward. Visitors from China and SAARC countries are eligible for a free visa.

  • 15 Days: $30
  • 30 Days: $50
  • 90 Days: $125

You must also carry four passport-sized photos for visa processing.

Extend Your Holiday

Customize your adventure with our exclusive extension holidays, optional itineraries, and additional services. Whether you seek to add more days to your Nepal experience or tailor your journey to your preferences, we can accommodate your requests. Contact our travel planner to discuss your options.

Group or Solo Trekking

Join our group trekking experience, typically consisting of 2 to 12 individuals. For added convenience, we provide one porter for every two trekkers and an assistant trekking guide for groups of 8 or more. If you prefer a private trek or are trekking solo, we can arrange a personalized itinerary to suit your schedule and requirements.

Supporting a Worthy Cause

Travel Max Guide is affiliated with First Act Nepal (FAN), a charitable organization dedicated to supporting Nepali children’s education. By traveling with us, you contribute to FAN’s child sponsorship program, making a meaningful impact on young lives. Together, we aim to create opportunities for a brighter future.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteer work or social initiatives, feel free to contact us. We can help you find opportunities to give back to the communities you visit.

Special Events and Travel Photography

Capture the magic of Nepal with our travel documentaries and photography trips. Whether you’re an enthusiast, part of the film industry, or simply wish to document your journey, we offer specialized services to commemorate your adventure. Reach out to us to discuss group size, timeframe, and your specific requirements.

Travel Photography Tours

Discover Nepal through the lens on our travel photography tours. Led by an experienced photographer, these trips provide a unique opportunity to hone your photography skills in the spectacular Himalayan landscapes. If photography is your passion or you’re looking to learn, Nepal offers the perfect backdrop. Contact us for further details on this option.

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Detail Itinerary of Lobuche East Climbing with Everest Base Camp

Embark on an unforgettable journey that begins and concludes in Kathmandu. Our 18-day Lobuche East climbing with Everest Base Camp includes top-tier accommodations, hassle-free transportation, essential domestic flights, the guidance of certified and expert local trek leaders, and all the necessary permits for your trekking adventure.

Vital Note for Your Itinerary:
Upon the successful completion of your 13-day journey, you will return to Kathmandu via a flight from Lukla. To ensure a smooth and well-prepared start to your trek, we highly advise all travelers to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day prior to the departure date, ideally in the afternoon. This additional day will provide ample time for essential guidance, equipment checks, comprehensive weather briefings, and emotional support.

Furthermore, it is prudent to allocate an extra one or two days to your travel schedule. This buffer time comes in handy in case of potential flight delays between Kathmandu and Lukla, or vice versa, which may occur due to adverse weather conditions. Your comfort and safety are our utmost priorities, and this flexibility ensures a stress-free and enjoyable journey.

01

DAY

Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,400m)

Start Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Step into the Enigmatic City of Temples, Kathmandu

Your remarkable journey in Nepal commences as you touch down in the captivating city of Kathmandu. As you disembark, our dedicated representative eagerly awaits your arrival in the customs area, ready to extend a warm Nepali welcome.

A Glimpse of Kathmandu’s Bustling Streets

Exiting the airport, you’ll embark on a fascinating drive through the vibrant and bustling streets of Kathmandu. This journey will lead you to the heart of the city, where you will check-in to a comfortable hotel, your sanctuary amidst the urban rhythm.

Discover the Charms of Thamel

Should time permit, consider taking a leisurely stroll through the enchanting streets of Thamel. This lively neighborhood is a vibrant tapestry of colors, aromas, and cultures, offering a captivating glimpse into the soul of Kathmandu. Explore its labyrinthine alleys, filled with shops, restaurants, and local artisans, and soak in the city’s unique atmosphere.

Your adventure has just begun, and the wonders of Nepal await. Enjoy your stay and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

3-star Hotel

Meals Included:

No meal

Altitude:

1400m

02

DAY

Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Exploring Kathmandu’s UNESCO Treasures

Today promises an enriching exploration of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each imbued with history, spirituality, and cultural significance. These iconic places will offer you a deeper understanding of Nepal’s heritage and prepare you for your upcoming trek, all under the expert guidance of our trekking guide.

1. Pashupatinath Temple: Begin your day with a visit to the revered Pashupatinath Temple, an architectural marvel and one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. Witness the vibrant rituals and ceremonies that unfold on the sacred banks of the Bagmati River, and gain insight into Nepal’s spiritual tapestry.

2. Boudhanath Stupa: Your journey continues to Boudhanath Stupa, an imposing Buddhist monument that radiates tranquility. This colossal stupa is adorned with colorful prayer flags and intricate mandalas, inviting you to circumambulate and soak in the serene ambiance.

3. Durbar Square: A historical gem awaits at Durbar Square, where you’ll be captivated by the architectural splendor of ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards. Marvel at the intricate woodwork and artistry that chronicle Nepal’s royal history.

4. Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Your final destination is the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, perched atop a hill and known locally as the Monkey Temple. Climb the steps and be rewarded with panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Absorb the harmonious blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that characterizes this sacred site.

Trek Preparation with Expert Guidance: To ensure your trekking adventure is safe and enjoyable, our trekking guide will oversee the trek preparation process. They will provide valuable insights, guidance, and equipment advice, equipping you for the upcoming challenges and experiences that await you in the Himalayas.

Today’s journey is a blend of cultural immersion and trek readiness, setting the stage for your unforgettable trek to Lobuche Peak. Embrace the heritage and beauty of Kathmandu, knowing that the mountain vistas and adventures of the Everest Region await you.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

3-star Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Altitude:

1400m

03

DAY

Fly to Lukla (2,840m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) Duration: 3 hours

Embarking on a Mountain Adventure

After a hearty breakfast, your day begins with a thrilling journey to the domestic airport, setting the stage for an awe-inspiring mountain flight to Lukla. This short flight offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, including a glimpse of the mighty Everest herself.

Scenic Mountain Flight: As you soar through the skies, be prepared to be enchanted by the snow-capped peaks that paint the horizon. The sight of Everest and her fellow giants is a breathtaking spectacle that sets the tone for the adventure ahead.

Trekking to Phakding: Upon landing in Lukla, your trek officially commences. Accompanied by your experienced trekking guide, you’ll embark on a picturesque trail towards Phakding. Along the way, you’ll be treated to views of notable peaks such as Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and the Mount Kwongde Range. These towering sentinels of the Himalayas will serve as constant companions on your journey.

Dudh Kosi Valley: As you traverse the terrain, you’ll also venture through the enchanting Dudh Kosi Valley, a place of stunning natural beauty. The gurgling waters of the Dudh Kosi River accompany you, providing a soothing soundtrack to your trek. The lush landscapes and quaint villages you encounter along the way offer a taste of the rich Sherpa culture that thrives in this region.

This day marks the beginning of your immersive trekking experience, promising not only breathtaking vistas but also an authentic connection with the Himalayan landscape and its people. Continue onwards to Phakding, where more adventures and stunning scenery await.

Destination:

Phakding

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

2610m

04

DAY

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) Duration: 5 hours

Discovering the Enchanting Sagarmatha National Park

Today marks your entry into the pristine expanse of Sagarmatha National Park, a sanctuary for both nature and adventure enthusiasts. As you embark on this leg of your journey, prepare to be captivated by the park’s natural wonders and stunning vistas.

A Symphony of Waterfalls: Your path leads you through a mesmerizing landscape adorned with cascading waterfalls, each a testament to the untamed beauty of this region. The sound of rushing water harmonizes with the melody of the forest, creating an enchanting atmosphere.

Traversing Varied Terrain: The trekking trail meanders, taking you uphill and downhill as you traverse diverse topography. You’ll find yourself immersed in lush villages adorned with vibrant flowers, including the iconic Rhododendron, Magnolia, and stately fir trees. This colorful tapestry of flora adds a touch of vibrancy to your journey, providing delightful contrasts against the rugged backdrop of the Himalayas.

Namche Beckons: Your destination for the day is the picturesque village of Namche. As you progress along the trail, you’ll be presented with ample opportunities to feast your eyes on the majestic mountains that grace the horizon. These awe-inspiring peaks serve as a constant reminder of the Himalayan grandeur that surrounds you.

Embracing Nature’s Bounty: This day offers you a chance to harmoniously blend with nature, immersing yourself in the tranquility and magnificence of the Sagarmatha National Park. As you make your way to Namche, let the beauty of the Himalayas and the serenity of the landscape envelop you, creating lasting memories of this remarkable journey.

Destination:

Namche Bazaar

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3440m

05

DAY

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day

Acclimatization and the Quest for Mountain Majesty

Today, your journey takes a thoughtful pause as you prioritize acclimatization, a vital adaptation for the higher altitudes you’ll encounter in the days ahead. Your destination is the renowned Everest View Hotel, promising an unparalleled vantage point for the ultimate mountain spectacle.

A Short Yet Strenuous Hike: Embarking on this short hike, you’ll soon discover that trekking in the Everest Region, though brief in distance, can be quite strenuous due to the challenging terrain and high altitudes. However, it’s a journey well worth the effort.

The Everest View Hotel: Perched majestically along your path, the Everest View Hotel beckons with the promise of an extraordinary vista. As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking 180-degree panoramic view of the towering Himalayan peaks. The sight before you is nothing short of awe-inspiring and is sure to be etched into your memory forever.

A View You’ll Never Forget: Gazing upon the mountains from this vantage point is an experience that words alone cannot capture. The sheer magnitude and beauty of the Himalayas, including the iconic Everest, will leave you in absolute awe. This is a moment you’ll treasure, and any effort expended during your hike will pale in comparison to the reward of this magnificent spectacle.

Acclimatization not only prepares your body for the journey ahead but also allows you to savor moments like these. As you take in the grandeur of the mountains, you’ll realize that the journey is as much about the inner transformation as it is about the outer adventure.

Destination:

Namche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

06

DAY

Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) Duration: 5 hours

Capturing the Majestic Peaks

As you continue your trek, both uphill and downhill, you’ll find yourself on trails that unveil the perfect vantage points for beholding the sheer beauty and grandeur of the Himalayan giants. Among the awe-inspiring peaks that grace your view are Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and a host of others.

A Visual Feast: The trekking path you follow is carefully chosen to provide you with the most breathtaking vistas. Every step you take offers an opportunity to soak in the unrivaled beauty of these towering mountains, which stand as silent sentinels guarding the secrets of the Himalayas.

The Serenity of Dudh Kosi River: Your journey also leads you alongside the glistening waters of the Dudh Kosi River. The gentle murmur of the river becomes a constant companion, its tranquil melody enhancing the serenity of your trekking experience.

Don’t Forget Your Camera: The vistas that unfold before you are so captivating that you won’t want to forget your camera. Each turn of the trail presents a new perspective, a fresh angle, and an opportunity to capture the Himalayan beauty that surrounds you. Every snapshot becomes a cherished memory of this extraordinary journey.

As you traverse these trails, keep your senses alive to fully appreciate the natural wonders that envelop you. The mountains, the river, and the landscapes are all part of the Himalayan tapestry that creates a visual symphony you’ll carry with you long after the trek is complete.

Destination:

Tengboche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3860m

07

DAY

Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) Duration: 5 hours

A Day of Mountain Marvels

Today unfolds as a day of extended exploration, a long walk amidst the wondrous mountains that grace the landscape. Your surroundings are adorned with the majestic presence of peaks such as Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, North-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the awe-inspiring great wall of Nuptse. From every angle, these mountains offer a spectacle that words can hardly describe.

A Symphony of Peaks: As you embark on your journey, these towering giants rise before you like a symphony of nature’s finest creations. Each peak tells a story of time and of the forces that have shaped the Himalayas over millennia.

A Glimpse and a Gaze: The view of these mountains is so magnificent that it’s impossible not to be captivated by their grandeur. A mere glimpse is enough to leave an indelible mark on your memory, and gazing upon them for longer periods becomes a meditative experience, drawing you into the tranquil rhythm of the Himalayas.

Unforgettable Impressions: The vista before you is not just a sight; it’s an experience that resonates deep within your being. It’s a moment of connection with the raw, untamed beauty of the natural world, leaving you with impressions that will last a lifetime.

As you continue your walk and immerse yourself in this mountainous wonderland, be sure to take your time, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and absorb the profound beauty that surrounds you. Today’s journey promises to be a cherished chapter in your Himalayan adventure.

Destination:

Dingboche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4410m

08

DAY

Acclimatization Day: Hike to Nangkartshang and back to Dingboche Duration: 5 hours

Nangkartshang: The Acclimatization Oasis

Today’s adventure is dedicated to acclimatization, a crucial step in preparing for the higher altitudes you’ll encounter on your journey. Nangkartshang, renowned as a haven for acclimatization, holds a special place in the hearts of trekkers and climbers bound for destinations like Mt. Everest Base Camp, Ama Dablam, or Island Peak.

A Vital Adaptation: Acclimatization is your body’s way of adjusting to lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. It’s a vital process that ensures your safety and comfort as you ascend into the Himalayas.

The Iconic Nangkartshang: Nangkartshang is not just any peak; it’s an icon of acclimatization. Its summit offers a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding mountains, including the awe-inspiring Makalu (8463m).

Makalu: A Natural Marvel: Gazing upon Makalu is a humbling experience. This magnificent peak, standing tall at 8463 meters, is a true marvel of nature. Its snow-clad summit and rugged contours paint a portrait of raw, untamed wilderness.

A Moment to Remember: As you ascend Nangkartshang, take your time to absorb the grandeur of Makalu and the entire mountain panorama. This is not just a scenic stop; it’s a moment of connection with the Himalayan landscape that surrounds you.

Today’s experience in the embrace of Nangkartshang is not only about acclimatization but also about forging a deeper bond with the mountains. It’s a moment of reflection and appreciation for the natural wonders that define this region and the journey you’ve embarked upon.

Destination:

Dingboche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

09

DAY

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) Duration: 5 hours

A Trekking Trail of Discovery

As you continue along the trekking trail, you’ll encounter a series of captivating sights that add depth and wonder to your Himalayan journey.

Steep Terminal Moraine of Khumbu Glacier: The path takes you through the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. This geological feature, sculpted by the glacier’s slow movement, offers a glimpse into the remarkable forces that shape this landscape.

The Magnificent Mountain Vistas: The views that unfold before you are nothing short of magnificent. With each step, you’ll find yourself enveloped by the towering peaks of Khumbutse (6639m), Lingtren (6713m), Pumori (7165m), and the mighty Mahalangur Himal. These mountains stand as silent sentinels, their grandeur a testament to the power and beauty of the natural world.

Memorials to Everest Climbers: Along the way, you’ll come across memorials dedicated to the brave climbers who have ventured into the realm of Everest. These poignant markers pay homage to their indomitable spirit and serve as a reminder of the challenges and triumphs that define the world of high-altitude mountaineering.

A Rare Perspective: This is one of the few places in the world where you can behold the remarkable vista of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and the entire Mahalangur Himal range. The sheer scale and majesty of these peaks create a sense of awe and reverence that will stay with you long after your journey.

As you walk this trail of discovery, take moments to pause, absorb the surroundings, and reflect on the extraordinary world you’re exploring. The Khumbu region is a treasure trove of natural wonders, and each step forward reveals a new facet of its breathtaking beauty.

Destination:

Lobuche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4910m

10

DAY

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Gorak Shep (5,140m) Duration: 7 hours

The Journey to Everest Base Camp

Today marks a pinnacle in your trekking adventure as your top priority is to reach the legendary Everest Base Camp. You’ll traverse narrow and rocky paths, forging ahead with determination to fulfill this remarkable goal.

Navigating the Rocky Terrain: The trail leads you along narrow and rocky paths, each step bringing you closer to your destination. The rugged landscape underscores the challenges that mountaineers face as they embark on their ascent of Everest.

Detour with a Purpose: At a certain point, you’ll encounter an area where you can detour. Your knowledgeable guide will seamlessly guide you back onto the original trekking trail. This detour adds an element of adventure to your journey, as you navigate the terrain with the guidance of an expert.

A Visit to the Italian Pyramid: Along the way, you’ll come across the Italian Pyramid, a notable landmark in the Everest region. This unique structure adds a touch of intrigue to your trek, providing a glimpse into the history of mountaineering in the area.

Rocky Dunes, Moraines, and Streams: Your path continues to present a variety of landscapes, from rocky dunes to moraines and flowing streams. These features are integral to the Everest region’s dynamic environment, and they offer a sense of the natural forces that have shaped this terrain.

Swallowing the Beauty of Everest Base Camp: Finally, you’ll reach the fabled Everest Base Camp itself, a momentous achievement. Here, you can savor the stunning beauty that surrounds you, including breathtaking views of Everest. It’s a moment of fulfillment and awe as you stand at the threshold of the world’s tallest peak.

Farewell to Everest Base Camp: As the day draws to a close, you bid farewell to Everest Base Camp, carrying with you the memories of this extraordinary experience. The journey back offers a chance to reflect on the profound significance of this adventure and the majestic landscapes you’ve traversed.

Destination:

Gorakshep

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

5365m

11

DAY

Hike up Kalapattar (5,555m) - Gorak Shep- Lobuche Peak Base Camp (4910m) Duration: 6 hours

Kalapathar: A Peak of Life for Everest Lovers

Reaching the summit of Kalapathar is an experience teeming with life and vibrancy, for it is a destination cherished by every Everest lover around the world. Kalapathar is more than just a viewpoint; it’s a well-defined pinnacle of passion and awe.

A 360-Degree Panorama of Majesty: As you ascend Kalapathar, prepare to be enveloped in a 360-degree panoramic view of some of the world’s most iconic peaks. Before you stands the regal Mt. Everest, alongside her companions: Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more. Each peak paints a silhouette against the sky, etching the memory of their magnificence into your heart.

A Descent Back to Lobuche: After soaking in the grandeur of this unparalleled vista, you’ll descend back to Lobuche. The journey back is a reflection of the incredible heights you’ve achieved, both literally and metaphorically.

Lobuche Glacier’s Splendor: Your path takes you alongside the Lobuche Glacier, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of peaks such as Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and others. Each peak stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Himalayas.

Training at Lobuche Base Camp: Your adventure continues as you reach the Lobuche Base Camp. Here, our expert climbing guides from Travel Max Guide will provide you with essential training for peak climbing. You’ll learn how to use climbing gear, including ice axes, crampons, harnesses, ascenders, and more. The training also covers the use of ropes for ascending and descending, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

The journey to Kalapathar and the training at Lobuche Base Camp are pivotal moments in your trek, equipping you with the skills and experiences needed for the ultimate Everest adventure.

Destination:

Lobuche Peak Base Camp

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4910m

12

DAY

Summit to Lobuche East Peak (6119m) then descend to Pheriche Duration: 10-12 Hours

Summit Day: A Dawn Ascent

Today, your adventure reaches its zenith as you prepare for the ultimate challenge of reaching the summit of Lobuche East. The day begins in the early hours, typically around 12 or 1 am, when the world is cloaked in darkness. With a hearty breakfast in your belly, you embark on a journey over rocky terrain, navigating the rugged landscape that leads to this iconic peak.

Navigating the Rocky Terrain: Your path to the summit takes you across rocky surfaces, where every step is a testament to your determination and skill. Along the way, you may encounter crevasses, natural formations that add an element of challenge and adventure to your ascent.

The Power of Ropes: To ensure safety and stability during your climb, you’ll make use of both fixed ropes and the main rope as needed. These lifelines provide crucial support as you conquer the heights of Lobuche East.

Timing is Everything: The timing of your ascent is crucial. You aim to reach the summit before noon, as the afternoon brings with it the formidable challenge of strong winds. By conquering the peak in the morning, you maximize your chances of a successful summit bid.

A Panoramic Reward: Upon reaching the summit of Lobuche East, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view that defies description. Before you stretches a breathtaking vista, encompassing Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and a host of other majestic peaks. This is a moment of triumph, a realization of your dreams, and a connection with the Himalayas in all their splendor.

Descent and Lunch in Lobuche: After the exhilaration of the summit, you’ll begin your descent from the Lobuche High Camp. Your journey leads you back to Lobuche, where a well-deserved lunch awaits. The trek from Lobuche continues to Pheriche, treating you to magnificent views of the iconic Mt. Ama Dablam along the way.

Summiting Lobuche East is a testament to your determination, skill, and spirit of adventure. It’s a journey that will leave an indelible mark on your heart, and the memories of this day will stay with you as you continue your trek through the captivating Himalayan landscape.

Destination:

Pheriche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4371m

13

DAY

Reserve Day for Contingency

A Contingency Day: Preparing for the Unpredictable

Today serves as a contingency day, an extra day built into your itinerary to account for the unpredictable nature of mountain adventures. It acts as a buffer to overcome unexpected challenges, such as unfavorable weather conditions for climbing.

Prepared for Any Scenario: While your original plan was to summit Lobuche East on Day 12, this extra day ensures that you’re prepared for any scenario. If you were able to successfully reach the summit on the previously scheduled day, you’ll utilize this day to begin your descent to Pheriche.

Adapting to Nature’s Rhythms: In the mountains, nature dictates the pace of your journey. Unforeseen circumstances, like inclement weather, can impact your plans. This contingency day allows you to adapt to these changes without feeling rushed or pressured.

Safety First: Safety is of paramount importance in high-altitude environments. This extra day underscores the importance of careful planning and the commitment to ensuring your well-being throughout the expedition.

Whether you’re descending from the summit or utilizing this day as a reserve, it’s an essential component of your trek, designed to enhance the safety and flexibility of your Himalayan adventure.

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

14

DAY

Trek to Namche (3,440m) Duration: 6-7 hours

A Return to Namche: Immersing in Sherpa Culture

Today, you retrace your steps along the familiar trekking trail, making your way back to Namche, the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. This vibrant village holds a wealth of culture and history waiting to be explored.

Exploring the Treasures of Namche:

  • Everest Photo Gallery: Begin your day with a visit to the Everest Photo Gallery, where captivating images of the world’s tallest peak and the surrounding Himalayan splendor are on display. These photographs capture the essence of the Everest region and offer a glimpse into the majesty of this extraordinary landscape.
  • Sherpa Culture Museum: Dive deeper into the rich Sherpa culture by visiting the Sherpa Culture Museum. Here, you’ll gain insights into the traditions, heritage, and way of life of the Sherpa people, who have called this region home for generations.

An Evening of Trekkers’ Tales: As evening descends upon Namche, return to your hotel. Here, you’ll likely find yourself in the company of fellow trekkers from all walks of life. It’s a time to share stories, exchange experiences, and connect with kindred spirits who share your passion for adventure.

Namche is not just a stop along your trek; it’s a vibrant hub of culture and camaraderie, where the spirit of the Himalayas comes to life through its people and their stories. Enjoy this day of exploration and connection before you continue your journey through the breathtaking Khumbu region.

Destination:

Namche

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3440m

15

DAY

Trek to Lukla (2,840m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Retracing Your Steps: A Moment of Reflection

As you retrace your steps through the breathtaking landscape of the Everest Region, take a pause and reflect on the incredible journey you’ve undertaken. It’s a moment to savor the distance you’ve covered, the challenges you’ve overcome, and the indelible memories you’ve created.

A Time to Cherish: Allow yourself to be overwhelmed with a sense of accomplishment and cherish the vast distance you’ve traversed. The rugged trails, the high mountain passes, and the pristine valleys are all testaments to your determination and spirit of adventure.

Capturing the Last Photo: Amidst this introspection, don’t forget to capture the last photo of the Everest Region. This final scene is more than just a photograph; it’s a symbol of the awe-inspiring beauty that has surrounded you throughout your journey.

The Awesome Scenery of a Lifetime: This last glimpse of the Everest Region is nothing short of the awesome scenery of a lifetime. It encapsulates the grandeur, the majesty, and the sheer wonder of this iconic region, which stands as an unparalleled gem in the world of travel.

The Everest Region has left an indelible mark on your heart, and this moment of reflection is a fitting tribute to the extraordinary adventure you’ve experienced. As you continue your journey, carry the memories of this incomparable region with you, for they are a testament to the power of the human spirit and the beauty of the natural world.

Destination:

Lukla

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

2840m

16

DAY

Flight- Lukla- Kathmandu

Returning to Kathmandu: Embracing Urban Comfort

Your journey in the Everest Region concludes as you depart from Lukla and take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. This return to the city marks a transition from the rugged terrain of the Himalayas to the comforts of urbanization.

A Time for Rediscovery: Back in Kathmandu, take the opportunity to rediscover the urban delights you may have missed during your trek. Whether it’s a hot shower, a cozy bed, or the conveniences of modern life, these creature comforts can be a welcome change after days of adventure.

Exploring the Heart of Thamel: As you return to the bustling streets of Thamel, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this iconic district. Here, you can indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy, exploring the myriad shops and boutiques that offer everything from local crafts to international brands.

Savoring Kathmandu’s Cuisine: Kathmandu is a culinary delight, and your return is the perfect opportunity to savor the city’s diverse cuisine. Treat yourself to the best dishes Kathmandu has to offer, from traditional Nepali fare to international culinary experiences.

A Farewell to Kathmandu: As your time in Kathmandu draws to a close, reflect on the adventures, the challenges, and the memories you’ve collected throughout your Everest Base Camp and Lobuche East trek. It’s a moment to bid farewell to the city that served as your gateway to the Himalayas, knowing that the experiences you’ve gained will stay with you for a lifetime.

Embrace the urban comforts, indulge in the city’s offerings, and take a moment to appreciate the incredible journey you’ve embarked upon. Your time in Kathmandu is a fitting conclusion to an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

3-star Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Altitude:

1400m

17

DAY

Leisure Day in Kathmandu

A Day of Choice and Reflection

With your journey in the Everest Region behind you and a day in Kathmandu at your disposal, the choice of how to spend it is entirely yours. This is a day for personal reflection and relaxation, an opportunity to tailor your experience to your desires.

A Restful Retreat: If you’re in need of some well-deserved rest, your hotel provides the perfect sanctuary. You can luxuriate in the comfort of your room, catch up on rest, or simply take a moment to process the incredible adventures you’ve lived.

Gifts and Souvenirs: Alternatively, you might choose to explore Thamel’s bustling streets once more, this time with the intention of selecting thoughtful gifts and souvenirs for friends and loved ones. The shops in Thamel offer a wealth of Nepali hand-made goods, allowing you to bring a piece of this enchanting country back home.

A Personal Journey: Ultimately, this day is about your own personal journey, whether it’s a day of quiet contemplation, retail therapy, or a blend of both. It’s a moment to appreciate the rich tapestry of experiences you’ve encountered, the friendships you’ve formed, and the cultural immersion you’ve enjoyed.

Kathmandu offers you the space and freedom to craft your own closing chapter to this remarkable adventure. However you choose to spend your day, it will be a reflection of the unique and transformative journey you’ve undertaken in the heart of the Himalayas.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

3-star Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast & Dinner

Altitude:

1400m

18

DAY

Trip Concludes

End Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

As your adventure in Nepal draws to a close, a company representative will ensure your seamless departure by providing transportation to the airport. This service is designed to help you arrive at the airport in a timely manner, with plenty of time to complete any necessary pre-flight procedures. As you prepare to depart from Nepal, you can carry with you the memories of an incredible journey through the Everest Region and the hospitality of the Himalayan nation. Farewell and safe travels on your onward journey!

Destination:

Kathmandu

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Trip Includes

Includes

  • Standard hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking
  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including departures taxes
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking and climbing
  • As indicated in the itinerary
  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local climbing, trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Everest National Park permits, climbing permit and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking and climbing permit
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

Excludes

  • International flights tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Equipments Checklist

Accessories

  • Duffel Bag
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Pole Stick
  • Water bottles (3 liters capacity)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Headlamp, spare batteries
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth)
  • Camera

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Sandals

Headgear

  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana
  • Warm hat

Clothing

  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater
  • One or two cotton shirts
  • Long pants
  •  Fleece jacket
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

Climbing Equipment

  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear
  • Climbing boot
  • EXPED down-filled mattress
  • Black diamond crampons
  • Ice axe
  • zoomer
  • Harness
  • Carabineer
  • Helmet, climbing rope, etc.
  • Tents for member
  • Dining tent with table and backrest chair
  • Kitchen tent with utensils, staff, porter and toilet tents on the whole trip.
  • Sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) or Oxygen along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.

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