Everest Base Camp trek with Lobuche East Peak Climbing is an unforgettable experience for those wanting to climb Lobuche Peak at the altitude of 6119m and stepping foot on Everest Base Camp. Located in the Khumbu region, Lobuche Peak is a beautiful peak.

Climbing Lobuche Peak requires the full support of an experienced climber as the climbing is carried out through steep snow and icy slopes. Team members don’t need to be a climbing expert to do the climb; however, our experienced Sherpa Climbing Guide help even to beginners without any climbing experience for scaling and reaching the summit.

Climbing Lobuche Peak starts with a scenic flight to Lukla – the gateway to the Everest Region. Following the beautiful trail, we walk through the dense forest of rhododendrons towards Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Everest region. After a few days of trekking, we will reach Lobuche East Base Camp, the starting point of our climb.

After we check our climbing gear along with physical and mental fitness level, we prepare ourselves for the summit attempt. When we reach the summit, we will enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), and the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), including other peaks. We stay only for a while on the summit, after which we get back down again towards Base Camp.

Getting back to Base Camp also marks the turnaround point of this tour. We slowly retrace our steps back, passing through Namche Bazaar and finally reach Lukla, from where we take a return flight back to Kathmandu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Union Square, San Francisco
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional instructor Wild river rafting
1 hour of free time Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Meals
Instructor gratuity
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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Pioneer Adventure representative will come to receive the Lobuche East Peak climbing group members at the Tribhuvan international airport and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Make sure to check a billboard with the name of Pioneer Adventure at the exit gate of the airport. Today is simply an arrival day, so there is no organized activity. One can take free time to relax or just walk around leisurely. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
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Day 02: Trip preparation Day

After breakfast at 9 a.m., After breakfast there will be a sufficient time to purchase necessary equipment and other necessary items needed in trekking and climbing. During the time we will prepare all necessary permits including Lobuche peak climbing. A pre-departure meeting will be held in the evening at the hotel lobby for a briefing on Lobuche peak climbing and introducing to our trekking/climbing guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

An early morning -ake up and we will transfer all the members to the Kathmandu domestic airport to board the flight to Lukla. It will be a short scenic mountain flight which will take about 35 minutes. After we land at the airport, the guide will introduce to porters before we begin our trek to Phakding. We will have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew loads our trekking equipment. Then, we begin our trek by slowly descending to the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, which is located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), we reach Phakding village. Overnight at Lodge
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Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

After breakfast, we begin our trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi river. While trekking we cross the majestic river several times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the gateway to Everest) is home to many best restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange centers, internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the biggest and most popular town along the Everest trail. Overnight at Lodge
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Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Today we spend a day at Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize properly and adjust to the thinning air. We hike a short distance to a museum famous for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. After breakfast, we hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From the Everest View Hotel, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest. Overnight at Lodge
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Day 06: Namche to Dibuche (3,820 m)

Leaving Namche Bazaar, we gently ascend and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Koshi river. While on the trek, we enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. We pass through the various shops set up by the locals who sell trinkets. We gently descend through a forest of blue pine and cross the Dudh Koshi river again at Phunki (3,250m). We make another ascent on a switchback trail to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery (3,867m) from where we can enjoy the beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north, and Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. Thyangboche Monastery was seriously damaged by fire in 1989 but has since been rebuilt and we will have time to visit both the monasteries and a museum. After visiting the monastery, we will continue downhill walk about 20min to Dibuche. Overnight at Lodge
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Day 07: Dibuche to Dingbuche (4,410 m)

Today we begin our trekking through the rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola, where we walk across the existing bridge at Imja Khola and keep walking along the mani stone wall to reach the village of Pangboche. Above Pangboche village is the tree line so, our route then continues through summer pastures. We continue our walk for 30-40 minutes and stop for lunch at a place called Shomare. After lunch, we ascend gradually uphill towards Dingboche. If good weather permits, we can see the enchanting views of Mt. Amadablam, and other mountains most of the day. After walking about two and a half hours, we reach Dingboche for overnight stay at Lodge.
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Day 08: Rest for acclimatization at Dingboche

We take another rest day for acclimatization at Dingboche to cope with the altitude we have gained so far. For proper acclimatization, we suggest to climb to a higher point and then descend to spend the night. Nagarjung Ri at 4998m is an excellent option for the acclimatization hike. Hiking uphill to Nagarjung Ri gives us the breathtaking views of Amadablam, along with Makalu, Tawche, Chotse and Island peak. Overnight at Lodge
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Day 09: Dingbuche to Lobuche (4,910 m)

After breakfast when we walk ahead, we do notice the difference in the landscape. As we reach above the tree line, we walk slowly as normal phenomena and then slowly descend past Dusa to stream at 4580m. From here we ascend slowly up to the teahouse at Dugla/ Thukla and stop for lunch. After the lunch break, we carry on ascending towards the ridge which is quite popular for the memorial site of those Sherpas and International Climbers from different countries who gave their lives on Everest and other mountains. After passing this ridge we again see some changes in the landscape. Khumbu Glacier with good views of Kala pather and Pumori begin to entertain us as we hike all the way to Lobuche for the night halt at lodge
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Day 10: Lobuche to EBC (5,360 m) then back to Gorakshep (5,170 m)

We start our day slowly again following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep. The pathway is mostly rocky and Glacier so, we need to take our time and walk slowly amid the beautiful scenery around us. After gradually ascending for 3hrs, we reach Gorakshep gaining altitude by 250m and Gorakshep will be our last halting-place at lodge. We stop for lunch and after lunch, the excitement becomes intense and we set off to our final destination- Everest base camp! Again, we walk along the Glacier Moraine for 2hrs and we actually start walking on the Glacier itself for about a few hrs to EBC. From base camp, we enjoy the glimpse of fantastic views of the Khumbu Icefall which is one of the most difficult traverses for those attempting to summit Everest. We take good time at base camp to look around and take pictures, and then we turn back to Gorakshep for the night halt at Lodge
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Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m) and Lobuche (4,910 m)

Today is the culmination of our Adventure journey. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first rays of daylight shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to depart quite early morning in the dark and extremely cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). In addition, we have to bear the effect of chilly winds which are quite common in that high altitude. As we walk to the eastern direction, Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Mt. Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we have to hold our breath at several outstanding viewpoints while taking photographs. After many hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we tend to scramble to climb the rocky outcrop concerning the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. When reaching the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks and our eyes taking in the incredible Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one impressive massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take in the view for a lifetime memory. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and then make gently descent to Lobuche Base Camp on a relatively flatter trail. Lobuche Base Camp is steeper and rocky. Overnight stay in Camp
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Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche High Camp (5,600 m)

After breakfast, we hike from Lobuche to the Lobuche High Camp. The climb takes for about 4 hours. The High camp is located at the altitude of 5,600m. From Lobuche, we hike on a rocky moraine path to reach the high camp. After reaching the high camp, we set up our camp, take some rest. After rest, we make necessary preparations for climbing. Our guide gives training on peak climbing techniques and demonstrates how to use climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot, harness, jumar, and how to go up and down using ropes. There will be Pre- Climbing training on how to fix the ropes, climbing techniques, and about the knot and gears. Some training experience would surely build up your self-confidence and climbing skills and this way increases the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoy the experience. Members can also make an excursion around for some time that would also help in acclimatization Overnight in Camp
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Day 13: Lobuche peak summit (6,119 m) and back to Lobuche (4,910 m)

Today your dream come true as you are summiting Lobuche peak. We start early in the morning for the summit bid. Lobuche East Peak summit offers more panoramic views of the mountains including Island Peak, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many other Himalayan peaks. We will spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the Lobuche and spend a night at lodge
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Day 14: Lobuche to Dibuche

From Lobuche, we retrace our path to Dibuche. On the way, we will enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. We gently descend through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze the surroundings. After reaching Dibuche we relax and stay overnight at lodge.
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Day 15: Dibuche to Namche bazaar

We follow the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. We keep watching for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc while passing through the Sagarmatha National Park. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar
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Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

After breakfast, we steeply descend downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. We walk through the Sherpa villages noticing impressive Buddhist prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and relax. In the evening, we enjoy with our trekking crew at the last dinner in the mountain and overnight stay at teahouse
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Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Normally we take the morning flight to Kathmandu. Sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway, we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer you to the same hotel where you stayed before. You may have time to relax after a long journey. You may go shopping at Thamel or rest at your hotel.
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Day18: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination

A representative from Pioneer Adventure will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. (Tour ends)

Cost Includes:
 International & Domestic Airport pick up and drop off
 3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast twin/double bed sharing room
 Welcome dinner in Typical Nepali Restaurant with Cultural Show in Kathmandu
 Both way domestic flights (Ktm – Lukla – Ktm)
 Climbing permit fees, National Park fees, Pasang Lhamu VDC fees etc.
 Stool shipment transfer & Garbage deposit fees
 Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including tea and coffee during the entire trip
 Teahouse accommodation during the trekking & Tent during peak climbing
 Certified trekking & climbing guide
 Necessary porter for the trip
 Everest Trekking Map and Pioneer Adventure’s Duffle bag
 Accident and Medical Insurance of the Guide and Porter
 General climbing equipment like Ice screw, Snow bar, Rope, EPI gas etc.
 Comprehensive Medical Kit

Cost Excludes:
╳ Nepal entry visa fee
╳ Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
╳ Travel, Medical and Emergency evacuation
╳ International flight tickets
╳ Trekking & climbing gears, water, bar bills, laundry, shower, Internet, battery recharge etc.
╳ Tips for your Guide and porter

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