Everest Base Camp with Lobuche East Expedition via Gokyo~Ri / NPL – 19
Situated at the heart of crowd Khumbu region- Lobuche East is one of the well renowned trekking peaks in Nepal to be climbed. It was first climbed by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen in April 25, 1984. Lobuche is undoubtedly a hardest of trekking peaks that offers an innovative & challenging climbing route to all the amateur and professional climbers.

Climbing Lobuche East is admirable; it encompasses more technical climbing comparing to Mera Peak and Island Peak. Our professionally designed itinerary follows an old Tibetan trade route across two high passes, the Renjo La (5500m) and the Cho La (5420m). It’s an outstanding alpine trail and a perfect acclimatization trip before heading to Lobuche. The reward however, is stunning, a 360 degrees view on the spectacular Himalayas.
Brief Itinerary
Day

Activities

01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
02 Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Swayambhunath
03 Fly Kathmandu - Lukla and then trek till Phakding.
04 Trek Pakding - Namche Bazar
05 Trek Namche Bazar - Everest view hotel, Khunde - Namche Bazar
06 Trek Namche Bazar - Kumjung – Phortse
07 Trek Phortse Tenga – Luza
08 Trek Luza - Gokyo
09 Trek Gokyo - Gokyo Ri – Gokyo
10 Trek Gokyo - Chola
11 Trek Chola – Dzongla
12 Trek Dzongla – Lobuche
13 Trek Lobuche - Gorakshep – Kalapathar
14 Trek Kalapathar - Everest Base Camp.
15 Trek Lobuche - Lobuche Peak.
16 Summit Lobuche and trek back – Pheriche
17 Trek Pheriche - Pangboche - Thyangpoche.
18 Trek Thyangboche - Namche Bazar to Monjo.
19 Trek Monjo - Lukla.
20 Reserve Day.
21 Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel
22 Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Patan City.
23 Departure transfer to the airport for onward journey

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Swayambhunath
In the morning after breakfast start sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath - One of the holiest Hindu shrines situated on the banks of Holy Bagmati River. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, (or phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva. This is also a cremation site for Hindus, where the dead bodies are burned with ritual ceremony on the banks of the holy river. Just a few minutes drive from Pashupatinath is Boudhanath which is one of the biggest stupas in the entire world. With its four pair of eyes in four cardinal directions, it keeps watch for righteous behavior and human property.

In the afternoon drive to Swayambhunath. Regarded as more than 2000 years old this stupa is situated at 77m above the level of the valley and thus has magnificent birdseye view of Kathmandu Valley. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. With more than 50 temples and shrines within a few blocks of one another, the square contains one of the most concentrated groupings of historical structures in the valley. This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla and then trek till Phakding.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) which takes about 40 minutes and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) and it takes approximately three hours. Fly to Lukla. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Koshi river approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek Phakding - Namche Bazar
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) and it takes approximately five hours. The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now, you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi.
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazar - Everest view hotel, Khunde - Namche Bazar
Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Thyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit monastery You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Or, you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche Bazaar for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.
Day 06: Trek Namche Bazar - Kumjung – Phortse
We start our trek from Namche heading north-east on a direct line to Everest. Ahead of us we can see one of the most beautiful mountains in the Khumbu - Ama Dablam (6856m), as well as Everest still far off in the distance. At Sanasa we branch off the Everest trail and head up the hill to the small settlement of Mong where we stop for lunch. From here it is a steady descent to the Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanga (3500m). This is a beautiful riverside settlement and is our spot for the night.
Day 07:  Trek Phortse Tenga – Luza
A day, gaining elevation, along a trail high above the valley floor, Cho Oyu looming in front of us at the border of Nepal and Tibet for the later part of the walk. We pass some small Sherpa herding huts en route, and after a few hours of walking we arrive at the charming yak-herding settlement of Luza and our favorite lodge there, Lhakpa Nuru and Chomzi's Kangtega View.
Day 08: Trek Luza - Gokyo
Another beautiful trekking day; we set off early as the walk up to 4800 meters is difficult at altitude. In the Gokyo valley, once past the lodge at Phanka, the character of the trekking changes abruptly. The opaque powder-blue lakes are often on the verge of freezing over, and sometimes perform a Himalayan symphony of expanding and retracting ice. We have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and have our first sight of Gokyo, a seasonal village and grazing area built beside the third, and biggest lake. Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food and warm stoves. It is a great base to explore from, and we have plenty of time for it. A more spectacular setting is difficult to imagine, and our guesthouse, the Cho Oyu Lodge, perfectly situated on the lake-side, is a little piece of heaven. Dali Sherpa, our host, is a wonderful woman and good friend, and if the kids are off from school it is a very lively place.

Lured into the wonderful sun-room, it is easy to spend the day chatting with fellow trekkers, watching shaggy yaks amble their way in and around Gokyo (sometimes casually sticking their heads inside the lodges) and admiring the views. For those with energy left over after the pass, a must is an excursion up Gokyo Ri (5360m) for some Everest spotting and all-around spectacular views of the lakes, the glacial moraine, the Khumbu icefall and the Himalayan peaks surrounding us on all sides (including Makalu, this time). It is fantastic in the morning, the middle of the day or for sunset, but don't forget to bring a torch if you opt for a 'sunset on Everest' views, which is better than the sunrise.

Day 09: Trek Gokyo - Gokyo Ri – Gokyo
We can rest today or those feeling energetic can attempt to climb Gokyo peak (5360m.) for a panoramic view of some of the world’s highest mountains Everest.
Day 10: Trek Gokyo - Chola
Trek towards the lakes to Gokyo following a very scenic path to Pangka . The trail decends slightly and follows a melt water river which flows down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The trail climbs steeply after Machhermo, ascending a spur that it rounds, and thnen carries on along the slope, more or less level, to reach Pangka. Superb views of Cho Oyu greet you as you ascend. Gokyo (4750M) has osatounding views, everest in the east standing tall. Taboche and Cholatse tower to the south-east and Cho Oyo directly to North. After crosing steep rocky path you reach the the valley by the side of the glacier where you pass pass the first of the holy lakes and soon arrive at the second of the lakes. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. While walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.
Day 11: Trek Chola – Dzongla
The trail descends from Goykyo, passing the second lake. About halfway between the first and second lakes a trail leads across the moraine to the east and the Cho-La pass (Chhugyuma) at 5,420m. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. It takes 3 days from Gokyo to Lobuche on this high altitude route.
Day 12: Trek Dzongla – Lobuche
Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori, before reaching Lobuche at (4910m) for your evening stay. This is the last stop before the climb to the base camp the next day. It is simportant to take the time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day
Day 13: Trek Lobuche - Gorakshep – Kalapathar
After reaching Base camp of Everest our aim today is to trek Kalapattar (5555meters). We start early to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Lobuche at elevation of 4930 meters.
Day 14: Trek Kalapathar - Everest Base Camp.
After an early morning start leaving Loubuche, we head up to Everest Base camp (5365 meters) you will have unobstructed views of many mountain giants like Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse and Lhotse looming directly ahead and on all sides. Then we make our return to Ghorakshep at elevation of 5180 meters at noon for our overnight stay. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 15: Trek Lobuche - Lobuche Peak.
After walking over flat about half way you begin to follow steep ascent path to reach Lobuche Base Camp. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and many more.
Day 16: Summit Lobuche and trek back – Pheriche
Today is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Lobuche peak but it all depends on the weather condition. it takes about ten hours. At the summit you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and more. After a safe trip to the top we safely make our way down then same day back to Pheriche.
Day 17: Trek Pheriche - Pangboche - Thyangpoche.
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite.
Day 18: Trek Thyangboche - Namche Bazar to Monjo.
Follow a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga; you continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa you make you way back to Namche Bazar. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosil, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo for staying overnight in Monjo.
Day 19: Trek Monjo - Lukla.
This morning you will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Day 20: Reserve Day.
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel
Day 22: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Patan City.
Upon arrival check-in to yhe hotel then drive to Bhaktapur. The urban city of Bhaktapur from the medieval period also known as Bhadgaon has an area of 4 sq. miles in a conch-shell shape. Bhaktapur also means the city of devotees. We also visit the Nyatapola Temple, which at 98ft. Height, is not only the highest temple in the valley but also one of the best examples of traditional Nepali Temple architecture.
The after drive to Patan city. This sister capital is an ancient city also known as Lalitpur and is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati River and is 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. This city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. It is also known as the city of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans.
Day 23: Departure transfer to the airport for onward journey
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include:
- All necessary airport transfers
- Domestic airfares and airport tax wherever applicable
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- Twin sharing accommodation in Tea House/Lodge/Camp during trekking on full board basis with English speaking Sherpa guide and porters
- All sightseeing with English speaking local guide
- All applicable surface transfer by private vehicle
- Insurance for our trek crew members only
- National Park and TIMS fee wherever applicable
- Monument Entrance fee.
Cost Exclude:
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Meals (Lunch/Dinner) except during trekking
- Restricted area permit fees or Special permit fees wherever applicable
- Peak Climbing fees
- High altitude Climbing Sherpa/Porters and equipment
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
 
Trekking Destinations
Langtang Sector Everest Region Trek Annapurna Sector East Sector West Sector
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
- Everest Base Camp
- Monastery Delight
- Classical Everest Trek
- Trekking through the 3 pases
- EBC with Island Peak
- EBC with Lobuche Peak
- Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
- Sailung Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp
- Round Annapurna Trek
- Ghorepani Trek
- Panchase Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Kanchanjunga Trek
- Makalu Trek
- Dhaulagiri Trek
- Upper Dolpo Trek
- Rara & Kagmara Trek
Trip Destinations
- Everest Base Camp
- Monastery Delight
- Classical Everest Trek
- Trekking through the 3 pases
- EBC with Island Peak
- EBC with Lobuche Peak
- Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
- Sailung Trek
 
Highlight of this Trek
Situated at the heart of crowd Khumbu region- Lobuche East is one of the well renowned trekking peaks in Nepal to be climbed. It was first climbed by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen in April 25, 1984. Lobuche is undoubtedly a hardest of trekking peaks that offers an innovative & challenging climbing route to all the amateur and professional climbers.
 
Trip Facts
Minimum altitude: 2640m.
Maximum altitude: 5360.
Grade: Easy
Mode: Tented Camp
Duration of Trek: 17 Day
Entry: Kathmandu - Lukla
Exit: Lukla - Kathmandu
 
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