Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)
On arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Advanced Adventures Guide will greet you and transfer to our trip hotel. Once checked in to hotel, you will have free time for the day.
In evening, we will ahve group meeting at hotel, and briefing and discussion about upcoming climb with us. If you have any questions about this trek/climb, we will discuss about it while having group meeting now. This evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. We will be eating Nepali Food at this dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Day sightseeing and Trek/climbing preparation
After breakfast depart for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “City of Temples” to Visit Durbar Square (place of Palaces) with the Kasthamandap temple (Name of Kathmandu is derived of Kasthamandap), Kumari Ghar (Home of Living Goddess), Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple. Afterwards we will take you to visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. After that continue tour to visit Patan (City of Fine Arts) including Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), etc. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre where you can see the art of making carpets by the Tibetan refugees. Evening return to hotel. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (35 minute Trans Himalayan flight)
Altitude: At Lukla 2,800m/9,184ft & Phakding 2640m/8659ft Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hours walk
As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. O/N at Mt. Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Namche
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft | Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours walk
After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful Valleys. O/N at Mt. Lodge.
Day 05: Rest & Acclimatization Day
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft | Acclimatization and explore the surroundings
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.
Day 06:Trek to Dole
Altitude: 4080m/13,385ft | Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk
Today, after breakfast at Namche, we start hiking on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After lunch further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.
Day 07: Trek to Machharmo
Altitude: 4400m/ 14,435ft | Distance of walking: 4-5 hours walk
After breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo
Altitude: 4800m/15,744ft | Distance of walking: 3-4 hours walk
Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake.
Day 09: Rest Day at Gokyo, Option hike to Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake
Altitude: 4800m/15,744ft at Gokyo and 5383m/17660 at Gokyo Ri Acclimatization day and explore around
It is your full day of explore at Gokyo Lake Valley. In the morning, you will hike to the Gokyo Ri (5,330m/17,483ft) for the wonderful Himalayan panorama of entire Khumbu region Himalayas, with most amazing views of the Mt. Everest with sunrise, the great view of the Cho Yu and other entire great Himalayas Shangri-la. It is a great opportunity to explore the Himalayas……..
Afternoon, we will hike to the fifth lake areas passing though the fourth lake and enjoy its wonderful lakes surroundings, glacier surroundings and definitely a great panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu and great Ngazumpa glacier. Upon returning to Gokyo, relax or visits to the Gokyo hotels surroundings. O/N at Mt, Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Thaknak
Altitude: 4700m/15,649ft Distance of walking: 3 hours walk
This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Dzungla via Chola Pass
Altitude: At Dzungla 4,750m/15583ft & Chola Pass 5363m/17596ft Distance of walking: 7-8 hours walk
Today is one of the hardest but interesting day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Gorekshep
Altitude: 5,160m/16,929ft Distance of walking:5-6 hours walk
After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 13: Day Trip to Everest Base Camp & Explore its wonderful surrounding Glacier. O/N at Gorekshep.
Altitude: 5364m/17,593ft Distance of walking: 2-3 hours walk
This is a day which will fulfill your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. Hiking from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp is mostly straightforward; the trail wound in and out, rocky dunes and moraine, little ups and downs along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before eventually stepping out onto the glacier itself. Explore this wonderful part of this amazing Himalayan glacier surroundings, visit the Khumbu ice fall etc and enjoy your most auspicious time with making best photos and videos.
If this happens to be an event of the expedition seasons (March to May), you would likely to see the climbers who had their temporary climbing set up at base camp with their tented camps; it even looks the base camp colorful. Late afternoon, return back to Gorekshep and overnight.
Day 14: Gorekshep- Kalapathar- Lobuche
Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/ 18187ft & Lobuche at 4910m/16104ft Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours walk
This day required an early wake up and wakeup as we will head to the Kalapathar (the back rock hill top) by the morning to see the most amazing sunrise panorama over to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its entire surroundings Khumbu Himalayas. This is the tough hill up and takes about 2 and half hours to reach the top. The great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you is just incredible. The other great Himalayan panorama surrounding the Mt. Everest are, Pumari chantse, and Lingtiring & south col on the left and Nuptse, Lhotse sar etc on the right. It has a great panorama from the left to right, the most amazing views.
Enjoy this moment, as it is the best opportunity to photography and video the Himalayan Shangri-la. It could be freezing cold so make sure that you are warm enough with your clothing. After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Lobuche.
From Gorekshep, the walk back to Lobuche is just an hour and half so you will reach to Lobuche at Lunch time. Here, you will meet your Lobuche expedition leader; he will check your entire climbing equipments and the final preparation for climbing to the trip. O/ N at Lobuche.
Day 15: Lobuche- Lobuche East Base Camp.
Altitude: (4865m/15,957 ft) Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hours walk
With breakfast at Lobuche, we will start our hiking towards to Lobuche Case Camp. The hiking is relatively easy for a while then the trail gets more stepper and rocky. Furthermore, we will move the Lobuche glacier, the views along the route is spectacular as you have a great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc.
Upon reaching to the Lobuche Base Camp, our guide will set up the tented camp, then lunch. As we will still have few hours of afternoon, we mostly take a rest for a while then our guide will teach you some climbing techniques and discussion about the expedition preparation. O/N at Tented Camp
Day 16: Lobuche Base Camp- Lobuche High Camp
Altitude: (5,600m/18,368 ft) Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hours walk
Today, hiking to Lobuche High Camp is through the rocky moraine entirely which would mostly take 4 hours at minimum. Our guide will set up the tented camp at high camp. Now you may just relax at high camp and continue the discussion over the preparation to the summit, final checks of the climbing equipments etc. O/ N at Tented Camp.
Day 17: Summit Day: Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp
Altitude: (6119m/20,070 ft) Distance of walking: 7 to 9 hours
You would hardly sleep night at High Camp as you would dream of the following day excursion to Lobuche at all the night. Today, we will have an early starts!!! Our Team will prepare some light breakfast by such early in the morning, take a light breakfast, prepare enough drinking water, take some of your personal favor energetic drinks and snacks then set on to the summit excursion.
We will use south East Ridge to summit, which is involves walking through the moderate steep snow and ice and we often required to fix rope to climb gradually. The final ascend is steadily to a plateau at around of 6000m, and then traverse to the exposed ridge which will follow the final summit slopes.
Approx of 5 to 6 hours of steady climbing would bring us to the summit of Lobuche East (6119m/20,070 ft). You are excited to be here with such a hard work. The views from the summit are just amazing as it offers the great panorama of the entire Khumbu region Himalayas including with the greatest Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and many more. We will take some time here for the celebration of success, taking a great photos and videos. After this cheerful moment at summit, we will climb back to high camp then to Base camp for overnight stay.
Day 18: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche
Altitude: (3930m/12900 ft) Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours
With easy morning and breakfast, we will trek back to Lobuche village, then retrace down following the standard trail to Pheriche, lunch then continue to downhill walking to Pangboche for overnight. With the time remaining, you may just explore the Pangboche village as it has the biggest settlement of the Sherpa’s. You may also visit to the Pangboche Monastery which is near by the village at the hill. O/ N at Mt. Lodge.
Day 19: Pangboche- Namche
Altitude: (3440m/11283ft) Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hours
With morning breakfast at Pangboche, then walk downs to the valley, across the river valley and with short walking at sub tropical forest; we will have a short ascend (30 minute) to Tyangboche Hill. From Tyangboche, we head down to river valley, lunch at tea house then across the river and required an hour climbing over hill to Kyanjuma. From here, the final walking to Namche is nice and pleasant. O/N at Namche.
Day 20: Namche Bazaar – Phakding- Lukla
Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft Distance of walking: 12-16 kms- 6 to 7 hours
After breakfast, we hike steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages of Jorshale, Manjo & Phkding etc. and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings. It is the last day walking, but slightly long but mostly descent and walking through the villages, farming lands, river valley with crossing suspension bridges. (You have hiked this route from Lukla to Namche on your Day 03 and Day 04; it is just a reverse walking now).
Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.
Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu (35 minute Trans Himalayan flight)
Our flights are in the morning for Kathmandu. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to fly Kathmandu. (Depending on the weather conditions and visibility, the flight may get delayed). Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest.
Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N at Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu
It is your final day on your trip with us. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then your free for your personal shopping at the Kathmandu shopping paradise at Thamel. Thamel has a typical souvenir of shops of local stone jewelry, local fabrics, Buddhist painting and arts, antique handmade wooden and metal stuff etc. it is often knows as a great shopping place for the tourists. As per your flight departing, we will transfer you to airport on time and your trip ends now.
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.
Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In this Lobuche Peak Climbing, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventures employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.
At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.
The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Thorong la at altitude of 6119m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but as we would be e range of altitude, and we are hiking from the 820m to this altitude range with enough days of hiking en route, it is not considered a high risk zone for AMS. However, AMS could affect to the peoples indifferently.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination
You must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 300.
In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.
Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
Trekking & Climbing Seasons
We do have two best seasons to attempt this climbing to Lobuche Peak. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip at best weather condition.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek & climb. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek & Climb
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek/trek at this cold time or not.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek/climb.
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.