climbing Lobuche and the Everest base camp trek starts with experiencing a breathtaking mount flight to Lukla from Kathmandu city. your trail leads through the famous numerous Sherpa village and Buddhist monasteries. in the true adventure, you will continue trekking with your guide and porters. the path following the Dhudha Koshi River. And you will walk inside Rhododendron and the pine forest. To acclimatize your body properly before getting in high elevation. however, you stay one night in Namche Bazaar. this trading village between Tibet and the Sherpa village is located at 3440 m altitude. Also, we visit Sherpa Museum, Sagarmatha National Park information center, Monastery at Namche bazaar.
Kala Pattar Everest base camp trek Then, you will enter the valley of the Khumbu region. In the sphere of giants, icy walls, and mythical peaks. of course, with your experienced team and the majestic Himalayas view. you will ascend to Kala patter and also base camp for unrivaled breathtaking views. which is the surroundings of the peak under the blessing of three peaks. which is more than 8000m. Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse ( 8383 m). Include, without forgetting Pumori (7145 m), Nuptse (7879 m), and Ama Dablam (6856 m).
climbing Lobuche Everest base camp and kalapattar itineraries are designed for all. Those who dream are dreaming to go in high mountains. At the foot of Everest and other beautiful mountains in Khumbu. This two-week trek is a skillful walk trip in Sherpa country. provides a lifetime experience in the Nepal Himalayas.
Arrived in Kathmandu, we are greeted at the airport by our local team and transferred to the hotel, to take advantage of a time of rest, briefing of presentation of the progress of the trek, then free time. In case of arrival in the morning, free day: rest or the possibility of making free visits for those who wish. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse you in Nepalese culture and to test the local gastronomy
Transfer to hotel
Final altitude: approximately 1350 m
Accommodation: night in the hotel
Have breakfast and then you have the whole day to explore the best Kathmandu Sightseeing spots with your guide. You can visit and explore one of the most famous Shiva temples, Pashupatinath, recognized as the monkey temple; Swyambhunath, the largest Stupa in the world, also called Boudhanath Stupa; and finally the Royal Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you will begin your trek on the Annapurna Circuit, so you have to check your equipment to make sure that you are ready for your adventure and climb. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel in Kathmandu
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Accommodation: night in the hotel
morning transfer to Kathmandu airport or very early departure (around 4 am) for Ramechhap airport and breakfast organized on your arrival before your flight to Lukla. This visual flight, which can only be done in good weather conditions, offers a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas. On arrival in Lukla, the organization of the loads with the porters and the Sherpas then the start of the trek.
- If the flight is canceled for weather reasons, it will be postponed to the following day. You will spend an additional day at the hotel in Kathmandu or Ramechhap.
- Depending on the congestion at Kathmandu airport, the Nepalese Civil Aviation Authority (CAAN) may decide to operate all flights to Lukla either from Kathmandu airport or from Ramechhap airport.
We travel up the Dudh Khola River, with the magnificent Himalayan pines lining our route. Several bridges make us change banks according to the meanders of the river. Steep climb to the capital of Khumbu (Sherpa country). On the way, we admire the Thamserku and from time to time we see Everest. In Namche Bazaar, visit the village, very picturesque. You can walk the alleys of this village built in an amphitheater.
6hrs of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3440 m
Accommodation: night in the hotel
We climb in a small forest and admire for the first time the high peaks of Khumbu (Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam), we arrive in the villages of Kunde and Khumjung. It may be possible to visit the “Hillary High School” and the Kunde hospital built on Hillary's initiative.
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Leaving Namche, the path climbs above the houses to reach the ridge line. Passage of a small pass, then descent to the village of Khumjung. Superb view of the prince of the place, the Ama Dablam. Continuation to Phortse.
A long stage that familiarizes your body with the altitude. The route offers an almost permanent view of the Ama Dablam but also the Thamserku while climbing steadily. We pass Pangboche, which was until the arrival of tourism one of the last permanently inhabited high altitude villages. Many Pangboche villagers have gone on expeditions to the highest peaks and Everest. Porters, then altitude sherpas and finally guides for those who have realized their dream. The village also paid a heavy price to the mountain. You enter the heart of the upper Khumbu, and the landscape becomes more mineral. Dingboche (4400m) marks the intersection of the Chukhung and Everest valleys.
A short day dedicated to acclimatization where the main thing is to control your speed and enjoy the spectacle that surrounds you. Between Ama Dablam (6856m), the south face of Lhotse (8516m) and Baruntse (7129m), the landscapes are spectacular before reaching Chhukhung (4730m), the last village before Island Peak base camp. Then we go down to Dingboche.
A mountain pasture rises gently to the Thukla ridge, at the foot of Lobuche Peak. A final steep climb takes you to Lobuche. In front of you, Nuptse, Pumori, Langtren raise their sparkling peaks
From this day on, we go into "expedition mode". We are no longer in a lodge but in a tent, a logistics team made up of a cook and Sherpas has just joined us. We climb to the base camp located on the edge of a small lake at 5,210 m, through a stony path. Review of equipment in the afternoon and rope progression techniques: Use of the Jumar handle and the descender for abseiling. It is also important to stay well hydrated and to rest for the next day. We are going to bed early because the night will be short.
We descend by the path we took 2 days ago on the way up. We return to Dzongla and set off again on the trek route towards Lobuche. The balcony route still offers us beautiful views. The path, necessarily less technical than the summit invites us to stroll and it is quietly that we arrive at Lobuche and find the comfort of the lodges. We went back to "trekking mode".
Always along the moraines of the Khumbu glacier, a chaotic path brings us to the real base camp of Everest. We are at the foot of the famous "Ice Fall" which climbers take to reach the coveted summit...maybe we will have the chance to see some of them...Falls of seracs, the grandeur of the peaks that surround this legendary place … there is a great atmosphere in these fantastic landscapes… Then return by the path that descends to Gorakshep (5,160 m).
We climb the slopes of Kala Pattar as the sun rises over the summit pyramid of Everest. The Belvedere is a shoulder at 5543 m, located at the bottom of the southern spur of Pumori. From this unique point of view in the heart of Khumbu, we share a moment of quietude, and magic, facing the giants of the earth. The lights reveal the tapered ridges, the lace of ice, and gigantic vertiginous slopes of snow which gradually change from orange-red to sparkling white. The spirit filled with these wonders, we approach our journey back. We retrace our steps to Thokla and branch off towards Dingboche The descent is tasty, a hot drink in Gorak Shep, a break in the sun in the mountain pastures of Lobuche, our eyes fixed on the North faces of Ama Dablam, Taboche, and from Thamserku.
We lose altitude and find more populated lands. The descent takes place on the sunny side of the valley, facing Ama Dablam and the duo Thamserku and Kantega. Mani and chortens again punctuate the path. We cross two important villages, Pheriche and Panboche. In the latter, nestled in the middle of pines and junipers, a monastery shelters a curiosity: the scalp of a yeti... We continue our descent towards the bottom of the valley, carpeted with pines and rhododendrons, haven of a small Himalayan ungulate, the musk deer, before going up to the monastery of Tengboche. Founded in 1919, it is perched on a spur, a perfect belvedere over Ama Dablam and the great wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Rapid descent in a beautiful forest. Crossing a footbridge at Phunki, before a slow ascent then a balcony path leading to Namche Bazar.
We soon taste the gentle warmth of the lower valleys as we descend the wooded gorges of the Dudh Khosi before going back up to Lukla where we thank the team of porters. We spend our last evening in the heart of Khumbu.
As for the outward journey, flight from Lukla airport is directly in the direction of Kathmandu; or for Ramechhap airport with a transfer to Kathmandu. If direct flight to Kathmandu, free day in Kathmandu. If flight to Ramechhap, transfer and arrival in Kathmandu in the early afternoon.
In Kathmandu, explore the dynamic district of Thamel, and its colorful bazaars, ideal place to do your last shopping. In the Kathmandu Valley, the traditional village of Bhaktapur will amaze you with its 17th-century architecture.
NOTE: The flight is subject to the vagaries of the weather, a delay in the day of rotation is possible. If the flight is postponed to the next day, you will spend an additional night at the lodge in Lukla.
free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking and climbing period
- Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking and climbing permit
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- First Aid Kit
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips for activities and sightseeing if extended
- All items not listed in Cost included a section
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Tips for Trekking Staff
Tipping is an integral part of the country's culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A tip is given at the end of the trip to the members of the team. However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, our teams being very well remunerated elsewhere. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations,
Notes: Costs may be subject to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tour days get modified.