Rise from your tent at High Camp (5200 meters) in the dark of night and prepare for the ascent of Lobuche Peak (6119 meters). Strap on your headlamp and crampons and start trudging up the ridge. In the dead of night, all you can hear is the wind blowing and the crunch of the snow beneath your feet. As the first sight of light peeks over the mountains, we have a boost of energy. Climb the nearly vertical wall using the fixed rope and ice axe. Walk along the razor-thin ridge past the ‘false summit’ at 6090 meters and continue to the real summit at 6119 meters.
After hours of near-breathless climbing, we arrive to the top. It is a surreal feeling summiting a Himalayan peak, while looking down other peaks. From the top of Lobuche Peak, feast your eyes on Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7161m). Feel your spirits lifted as you stare out to the seemingly endless expanse of Himalayan peaks. The panorama of the highest mountains in the world will take your breath away – literally. There are few greater thrills in the world than summiting a mighty Himayalan peak.
Before the climb even begins, we have a great Everest region trek to prepare us mentally and physically. We trek up through Phakding to Namche Bazaar, after an exhilarating flight from Lukla. Namche Bazaar is a thriving Sherpa town that has loads of bakeries, trekking shops, and guest houses. Further up is Tengboche Monastery, the largest of the Khumbu region, which is an amazing place to be during the Sherpa festival of Mani Rimdu in October. Monks wear elaborate masks and costumes while dancing to music.
Further, we make it to Everest Base Camp (5380 meters), an aspiration for trekkers and mountaineers around the globe. From here you can see the infamous Khumbu Icefall, though further up, at Kala Patthar (5545 meters), an even greater view is witnessed. Kala Patthar offers the absolute best close-up view of Everest. It is also a great acclimatization stop to prepare for the upcoming climb.
From Kala Patthar, we head to the desolate alpine village of Lobuche and then up to High Camp, setting up our camp and preparing for the upcoming unforgettable climb! Summit Lobuche Peak and have the experience of a lifetime while doing so! It is a moment you will cherish for the rest of your life.
It is possible to climb Lobuche Peak all throughout the year, though there are certainly better times than others. The most suitable times are spring (March to May) and fall (September to November). These seasons provide the best weather and the clearest views. Beyond that, the safest climbing conditions are during these times. Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the climb with full management, including transportation, meals, etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!
Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival to TIA, we pick you up and take you to your hotel. In the evening, we brief you on the upcoming adventure. Overnight in hotel.
Take breakfast in the hotel and then join us for a sightseeing tour of some of Kathmandu’s famous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Throughout the day, we visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the historical and cultural significance of each spot. Spend your evening as wish, wandering around and preparing for the trek. Overnight in hotel.
Wake up and head to the Kathmandu domestic airport for the flight to Lukla. The adventure begins! From theaircraft, look out the window to the amazing Himalayas. After landing, beginhiking on the scenic trail. We walk through Sherpa villages, their agricultural fields and Tibetan Buddhist monuments. Nearing Phakding, Kusum Kanguru and other shining peaks make their presence known. Overnight at the guest house.
Today leaves a lasting impression on our memory. Depart from Phakding and stroll through lush forests. Over the course of the day, we traverse several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries. Just after Monjo,we check into Sagarmatha National Park. Follow the Dudh Koshi as it goes higher in elevation. Just before Namche Bazaar, Mount Everest peeps into vision and brightens the scene. Overnight at the guest house.
Today is spent hiking up to the mountain viewpoint of Khumjung and then coming back to discover the streets of Namche Bazaar. Check out Sagarmatha National Park in Khumjung, where you have insane views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam nearby. Also, there is a monastery in Khumjung with an alleged yeti skull behind a glass box – quite the sight. Head back down to Namche and explore. Overnightat the guest house.
Have a filling breakfast and begin the ascent to Tengoboche, first passing Khumjung and once again taking in the sweet, savory mountain views. At Phungi Thanga, there is a junction where the trail splits. One goes to Gokyo and the other to Everest Base Camp. Taking the EBC path, we walk up the inclined trail past rhododendron and pine forests. A small gateway and a few chhortens welcome you at the entrance of Tengboche. The largest monastery of the Khumbu region lies behind its walls. Overnight at the guest house.
We see a stark change in scenery today as we ascend about 600 meters. Trek past the tree line into the barren, rocky alpine area. Throughout the day, see sweet mountain vistas, including views of Everest, Lhotse, and the emblematic Ama Dablam. After crossing the Imja River, we reach Pangboche, a beautiful place to have lunch. Hike through the Imja Valley and make a final ascent to Dingboche, after one last ascent. Overnight at the guest house.
Dingboche is our second rest place for acclimatization. These days are important to prevent AMS (acute mountain sickness). To efficiently do this, we climb high and sleep low. Up the Chhukung Valley we go. Throughout the hike, pristine peaks surround us. The trail is steep and strenuous, but well worth it. The landscape at the top is out of this world. After taking some photos, resting, and enjoying our time at the top, we head back down to Dingboche and rest. Overnight at the guest house.
The Island Peak with Everest Base Camp Trek keeps moving higher! Though it’s a short distance to Lobuche, the high altitude wears on down. Until Thukla, though, the trail is relatively flat. We can have lunch here to refuel. Make a final push to Lobuche and enjoy the stellar views. Overnight at the guest house.
What an amazing day we have ahead of us! Leaving Lobuche, we trek to Gorakshep and drop our things off at the guest house. With our day packs, we hike to Everest Base Camp on the steep uphill trail. It’s a bit rocky, but taking our time, it will be no problem. This memory will live with you forever. Take some photographs and soak in the feeling of being at this historical place. Check out the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Khumbutse and Pumori. When you have had your fill, descend back to Gorakshep. Overnight at the guest house.
The view from Kala Patthar is even better than the one at Everest Base Camp. Kala Patthar offers the best view of Mount Everest in the Khumbu region. It’s a tough time getting there, but it is totally worth it. Besides Everest, you can see several more of the highest peaks in the world. Then, descend all the way to Lobuche along the precious Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at the guest house.
Trudge up to the majestic High Camp from Lobuche. It is not a long-distance trek, nor does it take very long, but the high altitude is nothing to mess with. The slightly inclined trail wears on us. The astounding scenery distracts us from the potential discomfort of this high-altitude region. When we arrive to High Camp, we set up the tents and make sure that all our gear is ready to go. Also, we make sure everyone is accustomed to the gear that we have brought. Overnight in the tent camp.
Today is the big day! Before the sunrise, we wake up and get ready for the climb. Before we leave, we double check to make sure our gear is in proper condition. As we approach the snowline, we gear up and trudge uphill with our crampons. It’s an icy path at some parts so we make sure we can cling to the mountain. As we go higher, the views get better. Much of the world is below us and we get an eye-popping panorama of the highest peaks in the world. Look around at Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and countless rugged ridges cascading from the peaks. Take some time at the top to soak in the once in a lifetime moment. Snap some photographs and pass some hugs around. Afterwards, gleefully descend back down to pack up camp and continue to Pheriche. Celebrate a successful climb when we arrive. Overnight at the guest house.
Another day of descending takes us all the way to Namche Bazaar. Retracing the path for much of the day, we get to enjoy the scenery a second time. Take a minute to revisit the massive Tengboche Monastery or any other site you missed or especially liked the first time. Wander around Namche in the evening, and buy any souvenirs that you would like. Overnight at the guest house.
The final day of the Lobuche Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp brings us back to Lukla as we enjoy the last mountain views. Cross six suspension bridges before reaching there, as well as typical Sherpa settlements. Stop in Phakding for lunch and then hike for a couple more hours to Lukla. Overnight at the guest house.
After breakfast, stroll on over to Tenzing-Hillary Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day in Kathmandu as you wish! Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
We pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. Thank you for trekking with Ashmita Trek and Tours! We hope to see you soon.