• Trip Code LB001
  • From USD 2899
    USD 2899
  • 20 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Challenging

    This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.

Lobuche peak is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky east face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to and icy skyline. This skyline forms the south ridges, the junction of the east faces with the glaciated south west face and the line of the normal route of ascent.

The approach follows the "Everest B.C. and Gokyo lakes" itinerary, one of Nepal's most famous treks, through the Khumbu Mountains - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5480 m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla and further up the base camp. The climb includes some technical difficulties on quite steep (45 - 50 degree) snow/ice slopes and requires the use of fixed ropes. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Lobuche Peak ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545 m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few.

Things to do

What's Included?

  • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin /Double sharing deluxe accommodation in 2-3 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
  • Kathamandu/Lukla/Kathamandu flight for clients and guide
  • Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
  • Meals - Breakfast with 2 cups of tea/coffee, lunch, dinner - during trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • Everest trekking map for group
  • Lobuche Royalty
  • TIMS and National Park entrance fee
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
  • One porter between each two members during trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • First Aid kids
  • Travel & rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • Farewell dinner
Things to do

What's not Included?

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Drinking Water, Electricity bills & hot shower during trek
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gear & clothing - these may be available for hire
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section
Things to do

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
  • Day 2
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 3
    Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and commence Trek to Phakding (2,886m)
  • Day 4
    Trek from Phakding up to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 5
    Acclimatization in and around Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 6
    Easy trek from Namche Bazaar along the valley to Tengboche and the Tengboche Monastery (3,867m)
  • Day 7
    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m)
  • Day 8
    Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,260m)
  • Day 9
    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)
  • Day 10
    Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep settlement and on to Mount Everest Base Camp (5,160m)
  • Day 11
    Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m)and back to Lobuche (4940m)
  • Day 12
    Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m)
  • Day 13
    Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp
  • Day 14
    Reserve day
  • Day 15
    Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m)
  • Day 16
    Pangboche to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
  • Day 17
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886m)
  • Day 18
    Flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 19
    Kathmandu free day to explore and shop (1,300m)
  • Day 20
    Departure for Home (1,300m)
  • Day 1
    Kathmandu arrival (1300m)

    Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your trekking guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you to insurer every detail is in place. We will also ask to bring your passport, extra passport photographs and a copy of your travel insurance so that we can organize permits required for your trek in the Sagarmatha National Park

  • Day 2
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1,300m)

     

    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) the tour will give you a taste of our vivid Nepali culture and history. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey Temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.

    Pashupatinath: This Hindu Temple is a very large complex and focal point for the Hindu religion in Nepal. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.

    Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point out the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla Kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of her home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.

     

  • Day 3
    Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and commence Trek to Phakding (2,886m)

    We will transfer you from your hotel to the domestic airport to catch the very scenic flight to Lukla, just south of the entrance to the Sagarmartha National Park and the Mount Everest region. The flight is brief and takes only about thirty minutes.  Once in Lukla and all your packs and equipment are organised you will start your trek with the walk northwards along the Dudh Kosi River valley to the village of Phakding and its impressive suspension bridge over the river far below. At this stage the scenery is a well vegetated and impressively large river valley with glimpses to the north of the towering snow-capped Himalayan peaks that await you.

  • Day 4
    Trek from Phakding up to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    The first stage of the walk takes you across the river and to the village of Monjo and the actual entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Your guide will handle all the formalities of ensuring you are carrying the necessary permit to enter the national park.  All necessary permits will have been arranged for you following your visit to our head office a day or two earlier. The second stage takes you upwards from 3,440m altitude Namche Bazaar - so a very substantial altitude gain of over 1,600m is achieved in this stage - so just take it slow and steady up the many steps to Namche Bazaar and enjoy the scenery and beautiful mountain summit vistas deeper in the national park. 

  • Day 5
    Acclimatization in and around Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    Since you will now be at quite a significant altitude you must let your physiology adapt the the thinner atmosphere and reduced oxygen levels.  This is an essential step in the proper management of the risk of altitude sickness.  Your guide will personally instruct you on what to do during the day and how best to acclimatise and how to identify any early symptoms of altitude sickness.  There is plenty to see and do in Namche Bazaar itself and in the immediate surrounding area.  So taking a rest day can be an interesting and fun day too. Talk with your guide about visiting places such as the famour Edmond Hillary School established to assist the Sherpa community and residents of the region.  Or perhaps pay a visit to the beautiful Everest View Hotel - the view of the Mount Everest summit can be inspiring for the next days of your trek.

  • Day 6
    Easy trek from Namche Bazaar along the valley to Tengboche and the Tengboche Monastery (3,867m)

    Today you will head a little higher and closer to Everest Base Camp. Your walk will take you via one of the many scenic trails to the very important village of Tengboche and its world famous Tengboche Monastery. Take your time and enjoy the gorgeous mountains along the trail.  Look for the very distinctive twin-peak summits of Mount Ama Dablam and the towering snow and ice-capped mass of Mount Thamserku.  This walks takes about five hours to complete and the last section brings you up to the distinctive gates of Tengboche village.  Take the time to visit the monastery. Your guide will explain some of the history of the facility, its significance to the Sherpa community and its importance to Buddhism. Then get some rest for the next stages of your trek. 

  • Day 7
    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m)

    Today you cross the altitude transition from trees and shrubs lining the trek path to bare ground above the tree line. This is the point where the long hard winter and extended deep winter snow cover make it impossible for trees to establish and grow.  Today you can clearly see that you have gained some substantial altitude since the commencement of your trek at Lukla. You start your five hour walk through grazing lands and beautiful rhododendron forests as you head towards the little village of Pengboche.  Take a short break in Pengboche and visits its Buddhist gompa, a place of study and contemplation for monks learning the ways of Buddhism. Then continue on to Dingboche and soak up the stunning Himalayan vista that surrounds you. 

  • Day 8
    Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,260m)

    The altitude at Dingboche means there is just 61% of the oxygen available to sea level. So as you gain altitude your lungs and heart have had to work much harder to supply the oxygen your body requires for walking and even just sitting and resting.  You body is also adjusting in less obvious ways to make your blood more efficient at capturing and transporting oxygen.  Your body is also adjusting to the different way it stores and moves fluid at high altitude. Your Sherpa guide and porters have the natural physiology to handle the affects of altitude, however, you must give your body time to adjust before you can more safely proceed higher to Everest Base Camp and any of the even higher vantage points that offer spectacular mountain views.  So listen to your guide and that the advice to rest and acclimatise properly today. 

  • Day 9
    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)

    Another five hour walk today that takes you to an altitude of almost five kilometers - many aircraft do not even fly this high! You will pass little settlements were a short break and cup of tea will fuel you for next stage. As you reach Lobuche you will be walking the southern section of the mighty Khumbu Valley and be walking beside the shattered and creaking ice and moraine of the Khumbu Glacier that drains from the flanks of Mount Everest itself.  This is a high Himalayan landscape that can leave some trekkers thinking they are exploring another planet.  Today's walk will also take you past the tiny settlement of Periche that is home to the Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post.  This wonderful facility is staffed by international volunteer doctors and can provide excellent care to trekkers or expedition members suffering signs of altitude sickness.

  • Day 10
    Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep settlement and on to Mount Everest Base Camp (5,160m)

    Your trail will take you along the western edge of the Khumbu Glacier initially to the small settlement of Gorakshep. This is a very well appointed location with accommodation and all the facilities a trekker may need. A quick tea stop might be useful before pushing on to the goal of this trek - Mount Everest Base Camp.  The walk continues northward along the edge of the glacier before arriving at the shattered jumble of ice and snow that is the main camp site for expedition parties attempting to summit Mount Everest.  However, it depends on the month you visit as to whether expedition parties will be encamped.  There are short seasonal windows before and after the annual monsoon when the ascent of Mount Everest is potentially possible. But once you arrive at base camp the presence or absence of expeditions is immaterial - just take in the awe of Mount Everest, the Khumbu Icefall and the many 7,000m plus peaks jutting towards the sky in every direction you look.  This is the power of nature at its most impressive. You will complete the day be returning to your accommodation for the night at Gorakshep.

  • Day 11
    Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m)and back to Lobuche (4940m)

    Sunrise from the top of Kala Pattar is just a spectacular sight you will always remember and no doubt record in many photos.We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C).and there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar 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 get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest.

     

  • Day 12
    Lobuche to High Camp (5,400m)

    Today, we 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 move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. From the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the times whereas man rope is used when required.  The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when.

  • Day 13
    Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m) and back to High Camp

    We wake up early today and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.  We will most likely be walking on rock surface up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope and depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. 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 spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp.

     

  • Day 14
    Reserve day

    This is an extra day set aside to manage any unintended hindrances like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if  we were to face a day's set back, the trip will continue thus guranteeing a successful climb.

     

  • Day 15
    Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m)

    We trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to Pangboche. We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche we may also consider visiting the famous Pangboche Monastery.

     

  • Day 16
    Pangboche to Namche Bazaar(3440m)

    From Pangboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. We continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. 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. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. 

     

  • Day 17
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,886m)

    Today involves a four hour walk as you descend rapidly from Namche Bazaar and head for Phakding.  Depending on your group and the weather conditions you may spend the night in Phakding or continue on to Lukla. Since this evening will be the last on your trek it will be time for some celebrations with your guide and fellow trekkers. A few drinks, some music and some Sherpa and Nepali dancing is often on the menu. So please celebrate your achievements and friendships of this trekking experience.

  • Day 18
    Flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu (1,300m)

    Your flight from Lukla will depart early in the morning and we will soon have you back in your Kathmandu hotel.

  • Day 19
    Kathmandu free day to explore and shop (1,300m)

    Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu and stocking up on souvenirs and presents for friends and family.  This evening you will also have a farewell dinner. We will collect you from your hotel and take you to one of the many bustling and fun restaurants of Kathmandu.

  • Day 20
    Departure for Home (1,300m)

    We will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport in plenty of time to meet your flight home.

Suggested Packing List

Climbing Essentials

No

Item

Quantity

  1.  

Mountaineering Boots

1 pair

  1.  

Rope

80 meter

  1.  

Climbing Harness

1

  1.  

Crampons

1 pair

  1.  

Ice axe

1

  1.  

Ascender

1

  1.  

Decender

1

  1.  

Head Lamp

1

  1.  

Lock Carabineers

3

  1.  

Unlock Carabineers

5

  1.  

Figure 8

1

  1.  

Altimeter

1

  1.  

Climbing helmet

1

 

Personal Essentials

No

Item

Min Qty

Remarks

1

Passport

1

Valid for 6 six months upon date of return

2

Photocopy of Passport

2

 

3

Nepali Rupee = USD 100 - 150

1

For personal spending

4

Personal Toiletries

1

Include toothbrush, toothpaste etc

5

Personal Medication

As needed

Include plasters, creams etc

6

Undergarments

As needed

 

7

Sleeping Clothes

As needed

 

8

Writing Materials

1

Inclusive of personal journal / diary

9

Hydration pack or water bottle

1

At least 1000ml (bottle / bag)

10

Slippers

1

For light usage during stay at base

11

Sunglasses

1

 

12

Sunscreen / Sun block / Lip Gloss

1

 

13

Cap / Hat / Buff / Beanie

1

Fleece/Wool for warmth; Sun protection

14

Day Pack

1

 

15

Lock for Bag

1

 

 

Adventure Essentials

1

Hiking / Trail Shoes

1 pair

 

2

Thin and Thick Socks

As needed

 

3

Torch Light / Headlamp

1

 

4

Additional Batteries

1 set

For torch/headlamp

5

Insect Repellent

1

 

6

Trekking Top / Quick Dry

As needed

 

7

Trekking Pants

As needed

 

8

Wind Breaker / Rain coat / Outer shell

1

Possible windy / rain conditions

9

Jacket / Sweater / Fleece

1

 

10

Toilet paper / wet wipes

As needed

 

11

Down jacket

1

Can be rented from local host

12

Thermals

1 set

 

13

Gloves

1 pair

 

 

 

 

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