Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal, one of our staff will receive you there. He will lead you to the hotel in a private vehicle.
Today, we will brief about your package—Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, we will introduce you with your trek guide who will be with you throughout your trail in this beautiful region of Khumbu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/Climb briefing
Early in the morning after breakfast, our sightseeing beings. The city tour guide will be with you throughout the day and he will lead you to four UNESCO listed cultural sites—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.
In late noon, we will prepare with the things to bring for our much exciting adventure—Lobuche Peak Climbing.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800m)/Trek to Phakding (2,650m)
The scenic flight of nearly 40 minutes will bring you in Lukla. The Tenzing Hillary Airport here is one of the beautiful airstrips of the world. It was built by Sir Edmund Hillary. He along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to scale the tallest peak of the world—Mt. Everest in 1953.
After getting in Lukla, we will arrange porters and proceed toward Phakding.
Walk to Phakding is quite easy as most part of the trail is flat. It takes roughly three hours to arrive Phakding from Lukla.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
We head toward Namche Bazaar after breakfast. Walk today is not that easy as it was yesterday but the uphill climb will reward you with the scenic beauty of landscapes. As we proceed, we will be walking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi river.
If the sky is clear, then you will also get a view of peaks such as Khumbila, Kusum Kangaroo, Thamserku, and Mt Everest.
Normally, it takes six hours to get in Namche Bazaar from Phakding.
Day 04: Acclimatization day
Despite being a rest day, we will take you to Everest View Hotel on this rest day. On this walk of nearly two hours, the first half is a steep climb and the second is flat.
We will sit in the hotel and enjoy coffee with the heart capturing a view of Mt. Everest ahead. This is the essence of this trip—Everest View Trek.
We now proceed toward Khumjung. It is a small settlement and Sherpa are the natives of this village. The monastery called Khumjung is the major attraction of this place. You can observe Yeti scalp here. After spending nearly an hour here, we will get back to Namche Bazaar where we will be visiting a couple of monasteries and Sherpa museum.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,880m)
We head toward Tengboche after breakfast. The first quarter of the trail is flat and easy. If weather permits, you will get an astounding view of Ama Dablam. It is really fascinating! The second quarter of the trail is downhill and will lead us to Phurkitenga. We will have our lunch here.
We cross the suspension bridge built over Dudh Koshi river. Now begins the steep climb which will get you to Tengboche.
The beauty of Himalayas that Tengboche will reveal in front of you is simply exciting. You will get a glorious view of mountains in 360 degrees and the major attractions will be Mt. Everest, Amadabalam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Khumbila.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)
Course to Dingboche is fascinating and will reward you with the majestic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam along with Imja river. It takes approximately six hours to get in Dingboche from Tengboche.
Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche
Although it is a rest today, the thrill of the adventure will not come to the end. We will take you to Chhukung Ri which is situated at an altitude of 5,550m. Major attractions witnessed from the peak of Chhukung Ri are Amadablam, Amphu Labcha peaks, Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega, and Tawache.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,950m)
The trek is short and rewarding today. An ascending walk will bring you to Dugla. The awesome view of Tawache, Pumori and Cholaste Peak are today’s major rewards of today’s walk.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170m)/Hike to Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5,364m)
A Day to capitalize your dream! Yes, you will be in EBC today. Isn’t it exciting? You will get in EBC via Gorak Shep. The trail to Gorak Shep from Lobuche is rough and rocky. The view of Pumori (7,145), Nuptse (7,745), Lingtren (6,697) and Mt. Everest are the major attractions of Gorak Shep.
We hike to EBC and spend a couple of hours here. We retrace the path to Gorak Shep where we will spend this memorable night.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche via Kala Patthar (5,545m)
The trail today is long, roughly eight hours. We will pave to Kala Patthar early in the morning for sunrise. The rays of sun hitting the peaks of the white mountain are truly heart melting. You will be surrounded by mountains in 360 degrees here. The view of Mt. Everest along with Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse are majestic from here. After spending nearly an hour here, we proceed back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then head toward Lobuche.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche East Base Camp (5,500m)
The trail to Lobuche East Base Camp is steep and rocky and uneven though the initial part of it from Lobuche is flat. The site will reveal the spectacular beauty of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega.
Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,800m)
Following an uneven rocky path, we head toward Lobuche High Camp. By noon we will be in this part of the world—High Camp. We will have our lunch and prepare for tomorrow’s excursion for which we are here, climbing the peak of Lobuche East.
Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6,119m)/Back to High Camp
In order to avoid the wind of late morning or noon as it will make our climbing difficult, we wake up early in the morning, 3 am and proceed toward the summit. The climbing is tough and challenging and at the same time rewarding too. The peak will unfold the panoramic beauty of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Pumori.
After spending nearly an hour, we revert to High Camp. In the evening, we will enjoy the night in the name of your achievement as you have succeeded the climb—CHEERS!
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche (3,985m)
Following the course to EBC, we head toward Lobuche at first. Crossing Pheriche and enjoying the landscape, we enter in Pangboche.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar
We follow a downhill course to Imja River followed by an uphill climb to Tengboche. From here, we will descend until we cross the Dudh Koshi river followed by uphill trail and flat course to Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla
Leaving the beauty of Khumbu behind, we move ahead to reach in Lukla. We will be walking for nearly six hours to get here.
Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu
We will try to catch the first flight to Kathmandu and this will get us in the capital by 8 am. From the airport, we will escort you to the hotel. You will have ample time to roam around Kathmandu.
In the evening we, Northern Trekking team, will offer you dinner. We want you to share your experience along with feedback on the trip so that we can improve ourselves.
Day 19: Back to your Destination
Here ends your Lobuche Peak Climbing and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in a different destination as Nepal is a country with more than 100 trekking trails!