Lobuche East + EBC
Kathmandu – Kala Pattar – EBC – Lobuche East
22 DAYS – U$ 4.650 (especial discount)
Date 2021 – 03 May to 25 May
Date 2021 – 08 November to 30 November
In this itinerary we offer you a combo: Trek to Everest Base Camp and then climb a 6,119 meter mountain very close to the roof of the world, with a super privileged view. The Lobuche East.
The idea arose because, unfortunately, the price of climbing the highest mountain in the world scares most people away. However, climbing another mountain on the side and being able to see the top of the world nearby is a more accessible reality. Lobuche mountain is ideal for those who already have mountaineering experience and want to climb a summit of 6,119 meters. The eastern summit of the mountain is not the highest in Lobuche, but it is the most accessible. However in this climb we will have to win a 300 meters rope ascension with ascenders (also called jumars or jugs), and rappel, in addition to the approach by walk. In total, it is about 8 hours of climbing.
The Trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the most beautiful tours in the world. Although extensive, it does not present great difficulty. The tracks are well delimited, because for more than a thousand years they are the only means of communication between towns.
As well as visiting amazing landscapes with the world’s tallest and most famous mountains, you will take a dip in the Eastern culture and meet the people of the mountains, the Sherpas.
This hike provides some of the most spectacular views of the world’s highest mountains, so you will feel on top of the world! It’s an expedition that makes us rethink the meaning of life.
Pedro Hauck is the expedition guide, one of the most experienced climber of Brazil.
Keep reading the information available here and we will be happy to answer all your questions!
You must book a fligh to the Tribhuvan International Airport– Kathmandu – Nepal (KTM).
Our staff will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Then we’ll meet all members of the group for dinner.
We will get to know Kathmandu city with a local guide, and at the end of the day we will have a meeting to discuss the tour.
Due to flight restrictions from Kathmandu domestic airport, we will have to travel to Ramechap to take a flight to Luckla. The distance is only 141 Km, but it takes 5-6 hours to travel! We’ll have lunch early and leave around 1pm. Arriving in Ramechap we will have dinner at the hotel. As the flight to Ramechap is a makeshift (which lasts a year already), there are no good hotels in the city, so we will have to be patient.
We will try to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and land at the famous Lukla airport. This will be our first attempt to fly, because besides being known for its beauty, this flight is known to be so … let’s say … interesting … Due to bad weather, it is often canceled and we have to wait (so we have 2 extra days in the itinerary). Upon our arrival in Lukla we will pass the loads to the porters, have lunch and begin the 2 or 3 hour hike to Phakding.
Distance: 7,64 km
Lunch at Jorsale. Than we’ll have a 4 to 6 hours walk to Namche Bazaar, the sherpa capital. This will also be our place of rest and acclimatization for 2 nights. Here we can see the Everest for the first time.
Distance: 9.91 km
Day of rest and acclimatization. This is extremely important given the high altitude. If possible, we will visit local attractions, such as Syangboche Airport.
Distance: 3,17 km
A 6 to 8 hours hike through truly wonderful landscapes! This Will be a day of many ascents and descents accompanying the Dudh Koshi river bank. We will climb up to 3620 meters, where we will have an incredible view of a stupa, and from there we will descend to lunch in Phunki Tanga, 3300 meters down. Then, we will go to the amazing Tengboche monastery, located at 3900 meters, where we will have a beautiful view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse.
Accumulated Altimetry: 1225 meters
We will leave from the base of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the impressive Ama Dablam (6816 meters), during our walk it will be possible to observe how the landscape changes slowly and the vegetation begins to disappear. After a lunch break in Shorame at 4100m, we will walk for another 2 or 3 hours to Dengboche, where the view turn into a desertic landscape. From here we can see the beautiful and impressive Lhotse.
Day of rest and acclimatization in the beautiful Dengboche area, which lies at the ChukHung valley. As an option for those who feels like it, we can climb a small hill near the city with 658 meters. From there we’ll have a great view of Baruntse, Island Peak and Lhotse.
Distance : 4,46 km
On this day we will walk from 5 to 7 hours. After the first 2:30 hrs, we will stop at Dhugla for lunch. So we’ll have to beat the “lunch wall” – an ascent of 1 hour that culminates in the incredible memorials of the deads on Everest, here are the memorials of people like Scott Fischer. In this spot we can see dozens of beautiful mountains in the horizon, such as Peak 41, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Tawoche, Cholatse, Kantenga, among many others.
Distance: 7,85 km
Leaving Lobuche, we will walk from 2 to 4 hours to Gorek Shep, which is the last hostel complex before the Everest base camp. In Gorek Shep we’ll have lunch. At this point we will leave the heaviest material in the hostel’s rooms and leave for a 2.5 to 3.5 hour hike to Everest base camp. After enjoying the scenery and taking photos, it’s time to return. We’re going to sleep in Gorek Shep at 5160 m.
On this day we will climb Kala Patthar, a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori. The ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers since it provides the most accessible closeup view of Everest. Also the views Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lingtren and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. We will leave early to get to see the sunrise from up there!!! Returning to Dhugla we will have lunch and walk the last two hours to Dzongla. The overnight will be in Dzongla at 4830m, in a rustic lodge at 4830m.
We will have a short day 400 meters up to the Lobuche East High Camp. The campground has amazing views and is adjacent to a beautiful altitude lake. We will dedicate the end of the day to prepare the equipment and sleep early.
Distance: 3,8 km
Accumulated Altimetry: 1113 m
Breakfast will be served at 2 am. We will leave around 3 am to the summit push of Lobuche East. The climb will have large rocky steps, rocky channels and hard snow glaciers. We expect to reach the summit after 6 to 7 hours of climb. If the team is fine, we will go down to Dzongla, otherwise we will camp by the lake at 5200m.
This day is reserved as extra day in case of bad weather. If there is a peak the day before, we can split the day 16 itinerary into 2, using this day to descend to Pangboche or Phortse to stay overnight in a lodge.
No matter where we are (Pheriche, Pangboche or Phortse), today we will continue the descent to Namche Bazaar.
Accumulated Altimetry: 1420m
We will descend 600m along the Dudh Koshi River bank to Lukla. Lunch will be in Tok Tok, after a 3.5 hour walking.
We will try to fly early in the morning on a twin engine to Ramechap and then van to Kathmandu.
If the aircraft has been able to take off the day before, we can now visit some of the places where the philanthropic expeditions money is applied. If the flight did not work due to bad weather, we will use this day to fly.
If all goes well with the Lukla flight, today we can visit some sights of the Nepalese capital, shop for souvenirs or rest. If yesterday’s flight didn’t work out due to bad weather, we’ll use this day to fly.
You will be taken to the airport to catch your flight back home.
** The above itinerary is subject to change due weather conditions, performance of the group, political / administrative problems and any other events not described.
Having good mountaineering equipment is one of the key points to have a successful trip. Please note all your personal equipment will be checked by one of our guides before departure.
We will be staying at the beautiful Holy Himalaya hotel in Thamel, Kathamandu. The 3 star hotel has a generous breakfast served between 7am and 10am and WiFi in all the rooms. The daily rate is 48 dollars for each room, double or single.
Yes of course! However you will be charged for the double room rates and you will not be able to use the free nights included in the package. The reason is that if you have a room just for you, someone else will also have to be alone in a room.
Do not worry. We just need to know the details of your flight arrival.
Yes, however, we can not take responsibility for the airport transportation. And the meetings for dinner and tours will leave from the expedition hotel and not from another one.
It depends on the availability of gas or solar energy in the huts, so it is possible that you will need to be without a bath for 1 or 2 days. The baths are not included in the package and it cost from 300 to 600 rupees (3 to 6 dollars).
On the mountains you will need to carry the weight of your own backpack, should not exceed 8kg.
All group equipment will be purchased, assembled, cleaned and carried by guides and staff. To the last camp, you’ll be carrying your sleeping bag, crampons, clothes and some smaller items. If you feel that you will not be able to carry your own gear, you can hire a personal porter, which must be ordered in advance.
The duffel can weigh up to 15kg per person. This is the limit stipulated by the national park for each porter. 15kg is more than enough for the equipment you need for trekking.
During the flight you can board with 10 kg in the Duffel Bag, and 5 kg as carry-on luggage. After landing you can put 15 kg again in the Duffel to walk with light backpack. However if you exceed this weight (15kg), you will have to pay the excess of 300 rupees per kilo (about 3 dollars per kg).
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visa to enter Nepal. A visa for Nepal can be obtained in the arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. The visa fees for 30 days is USD 50.
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Today, the mysterious Kingdom of Nepal is the paradise of climbers. Kathmandu, its capital and largest city, is today a kind of world square. The city grew so much and so chaotic that it spread all over the Kathmandu valley, listed as a World Heritage Site. In high season it is easy to bump into climbers from all over the world in their restaurants, bars and cyber cafes.
Nepal is a very different place from everything you know and probably many unexpected things will happen. There are 34 castes in Nepal, there are dozens of languages completely different from one another, there are 4 calendars… We usually say T.I.N. (This Is Nepal), for being such a different place. To get an idea, their time zone has 45 more minutes instead of one hour.
Anyway, RELAX and ADAPT! We usually say that in Nepal, in the end, everything works out!
Yes! You can leave your things in Kathmandu hotel rooms, just store everything in a suitcase or bag. During the trekking, you can leave your things at Namche Bazaar, GorekShep and Lobuche.
We recommend that you use as few airlines as possible to reduce the chance of equipment loss. Qatar Airways is an example of a good company for you to use.
Yes! It is mandatory to take the yellow fever vaccine! It is quite risky to stay in lowlands like Kathmandu without this vaccine. In addition you should use mosquito repellent to minimize any contamination. Remember to take the vaccine at least 10 days before shipment, as the vaccine may cause adverse reactions.
There is wifi at the hotel, so you will have easy access to communication. However, we will remain out of communication during the mountain climbing. But, there will be a satellite phone on the expedition for fast contact with our ground staff for any emergency your family have. We try to use it ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES, however it can be used for other reasons and the call costs about $ 3 / minute. Other than that we have VHF radios for communication between the guides.
Yes! We recommend you to buy one from Ncell. With 500 rupees credit ($ 5 equivalent) it’s more than enough for you to use the internet and call while you’re in Nepal. To get the chip the cost is 3 dollars and you have to attend Ncell’s office in Thamel with a 3×4 photo and your passport to register. The office is here: Map
Of course! We always post photos and texts on the progress of the expedition, with daily updates.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is LONG, about 110 km in total. There will be days with short walks of only 3 hours and days with longer walks of up to 7 hours.
It depends on the lodge. You can charge the battery in a 220v plug powered by a solar charger, or we can charge phones and batteries with USB source using our own solar charger, but it depends on how much sun we have on the mountain. A telephone charge usually costs 200 to 600 rupees per charge (2 to 6 dollars).
If you give up the expedition while you are still in your country, it is possible to recover part of your investment. Contact us to learn more.
If you give up the expedition in Kathmandu, before going to the mountain, you can still enjoy the services we offer, such as transportation and hotel. However, we can not return the money you invested, because all the logistics will be already hired. Also, you will have to bear the costs of transportation and individual stay that are not on the scheduled itinerary.
If you give up during a climbing you will never have to go down alone! We coordinate your return with our staff or with partner expeditions. According to the size of our group, we hire more guides to ensure your safety.
We work with women and men of any age, skills or ambition, we have proper tours for people with all levels of experience. We extremely value the group safety, so we ask the members of our expeditions to be patient and respect the leader’s decisions.
You are not paying a company to take you to a ridge. You are paying mountaineering professionals with years of experience to drive you up and back in the safest way possible.
We focus a lot on acclimatization and safety, so our itinerary may seem slower than other companies, but that gives us a better chance of reaching the goal.
We recommend you start training at least 3 months in advance, depending on your fitness. Aerobic exercises like running and cycling are great. Ideally, ask a physical education professional to recommend a good aerobic training program. A very efficient exercise is go hiking with a backpack.
BEWARE OF THE INJURIES! We have had a few cases of clients who have trained too much and ended up getting injured.
You will not be climbing a mountain, but you will be at a very high altitude! So we recommend you have had hiking experience lasting longer than 2 days, even if it is not at high altitudes. Do not forget to train your body to be in a good physical condition.
We have a big temperature variation depending on the altitude. In Kathmandu, the temperature will be pleasant during the day, around 24 degrees, falling a little at night. During the trekking we have pleasant temperatures to walk, but at sunset it will be quite cold, especially in the higher places (being as low as -10 degrees at night).
Please let us know in advance about any food restriction, and also inform the guides.
Our leader has extensive experience in dealing with mountain health complications and can solve most of the problems. In Namche Bazar and in Pheriche there are hospitals that can treat any simple or serious problems.
Rescues can be made by helicopter from a few specific points on the mountain. The rescue made by land by the Everest guards is included in the permit we paid to the park. Helicopter rescues are not included and are extremely expensive, so it is imperative that you have insurance. We recommend the Global Rescue insurence, as it is the best company and able to perform rescue even in Nepal. Learn how it works: UNDERSTAND OUR RESCUE SYSTEM AND RISK PREVENTION.
We recommend a rescue insurance plus travel insurance with Medical Assistance (like those that credit cards have). For the rescue insurence we recommend Global Rescue, as it is the best company and able to perform rescue even in Nepal. Learn how it works: UNDERSTAND OUR RESCUE SYSTEM AND RISK PREVENTION.
All of our guides have the ability to communicate in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Check our team information to learn more about our guide’s communication skills.
That depends on several factors such as: experience, physical condition, psychological factor. But usually about 98% of our customers achieve the summit.
You will need money to rent the absent equipment, pay Nepal visa (USD 50), tips and food in Kathmandu. Once we leave Kathmandu, all expenses are covered by us (except for baths, sodas, beers, souvenirs, etc). We recommend the amount of 800 dollars. Remember to take more if you like to buy too many souvenirs or need to rent a lot of equipment.
We make the currency exchange in the streets of Thamel (tourist center of Kathmandu), we will take you in a known exchange house. We do not recommend exchanging dollars at the airport because the rate is too high.
Do not forget to enable your international debit/credit card before leaving your country. However, we recommend that you bring cash (dollars) to avoid any kind of Bank problems.
An estimate of expenditure:
– Visa 50 USD
– Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu = 96 USD
– 4 baths on the trail = 25 USD
– Rent / purchase gear (average) = 200 USD
– Tips = 75 USD
– Other expenses = 360 USD
TOTAL 800 USD
At the end of the expeditions, it is standard for every climber to tip the staff who worked with us on the mountain. You can give a higher or lower value, but most people offer a tip of approximately 75 USD.
It is possible, so be sure to unlock your card for international payments before leaving your country. But remember, in addition to the taxes of your home country, there is a 5% local tax charge. However, in order to avoid any inconvenience, we recommend you to walk with cash (dollars), since credit cards tend to have restrictions.
On the arrival day, the guides will check the equipment of each member of the group to check if there is something important missing. On the second day we will visit some shops where it is possible to rent gear.
Check out the list of equipment needed before buy anything.
In Kathmandu you will have 4 nights in the Holy Himalaya 3 stars hotel, with a generous breakfast. Rooms are shared by 2 or 3 members of the expedition. Throughout the trekking we will stay in lodges with simple rooms, and during Lobuche climb we will sleep two nights in tents.
Water is a struggle on the trail, but we provide all the water for your consumption, and at night we supply hot drinks. Every day you will be able to fill your canteens with treated water for the walking hours.
You can go to the toilets in the establishments we will sleep, called lodges, and in the places that we stop for lunch, only during the Lobuche East climb ablutions will be taken care in the wilderness, and in the campsites we set up a tent for this purpose and bring the stools back.
We recommend that you bring a good sleeping bag with comfort temperature of -10°C (14 fahrenheit). While we will be sleeping in lodges the temperature inside the rooms hardly decreases more than 0ºC, but we will have two nights in tents during Lobuche East climb, and the nighttime temperature of this region in summer can be very low.
Note that there are 2 types of temperatures shown on most sleeping bags, and we are not talking about the “limit temperature”, our recommendation is based on the “comfort temperature”.
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