Everest Base Camp & Lobuche Peak Climbing

  • duration 20 days
  • usd 3,390 All inclusive
  • difficulty Very Hard
  • best season Sep-Dec | Mar-May
  • max altitude From 4,600 feet at Kathmandu to 20,075 feet on the summit of Lobuche East

trip overview

We will trek to the base camp of Mount Everest while also climbing a Himalayan peak during the journey. You will be on top of the Lobuche Peak at an elevation of 20,075 feet. Trust us, the view from up to is breathtaking.

We will walk on glaciers for the most part of the trip as we hop from the bases of one mountain to another. Getting there is one feat on its own, but we will take you to the top of one of these Himalayan beasts – the Lobuche Peak which is more than 20,000 feet above the sea level. Of the 20 days of your trip, you will be in the Himalayas for 16 days. And staying this long will make you feel as if you are a resident here.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival. Pre-trip meeting.

    One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (4,600 feet). Your journey starts the next day and we will brief you on your big trip.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Pre-trip meeting.

    We will take you around Kathmandu to different heritage sites and happening places to make you see why this ancient city is so popular among tourists. Kathmandu is rich in culture and the ancient parts of the city have not changed for hundreds of years. A pre-trip meeting will be held in the evening to run you through the itinerary.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Fly to Lukla (9,334ft) & trek to Phakding (8,562ft).

    A half-an-hour flight takes you to Lukla, a small tourist town overlooking Everest. Landing into the Tenzing-Hillary Airport puts you officially inside the Everest Region from where you will begin your Everest Base Camp trek. We will start with a three-hour warm up trip downhill to Phakding village and rest for the day.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 04
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,290ft).

    Not more than six hours of hiking will get you to Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa town with probably more tourists than Sherpas. You will be entering into the Sagarmatha National Park and walking through suspension bridges over vertigo-inducing gorges to get there. You will find just about everything at Namche Bazaar so you might want to go for a last minute shopping or perhaps chill out at night club. While acclimatizing to the freezing temperature and high altitude at Namche, you will get to meet travellers like yourself who are heading to or returning from Everest.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 05
    Rest at Namche.

    This is an altitude acclimatization rest day. You can visit the market and meet with local Sherpa people and fellow travellers. Rest well as your trek starts getting tougher from the next day.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 06
    Trek to Tengboche (12,600ft).

    Located at the confluence of the Imja River and the Dudh Koshi River, Tengboche is home to the largest monastery in the region the Tengboche monastery. It takes roughly five hours of trekking to get here from Namche.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 07
    Trek to Dingboche (14,470ft).

    Six hours of tough hiking takes us to Dingboche. This hill station is cold and arid and you might feel the first real signs of fatigue in your journey. The village lies on the bank of the Imja River and is known for stone walls that run throughout and beyond the village. You might like to see those stone walls or meet with around 300 people who live here.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner
  • day 08
    Trek to Chukhung (15,518ft). Then trek back to Dingboche.

    We keep following the Imja River towards the Chukhung Valley. Four hours of trekking will get us here from Dingboche. Chukhung is surrounded by Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse from the north, by Mount Cho Polu and Mount Baruntse from the east and by Mount Ama Dablam from the south. This means you will be right in the middle of the Himalayas cornered by mountains and glaciers. We will return the same way back to Dingboche.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 09
    Trek to Lobuche (16,210ft).

    We will hike through snow and pass Thukla village and reach Lobuche at the foot of Khumbu glacier in not more than four hours. Mount Everest will just be a day away.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 10
    Trek to Gorakshep (16,942ft). After lunch trek to Everest Base Camp (17,598ft) & trek back to Gorakshep.

    A short three-hour trek will take you to Gorakshep, a village sitting on top of a frozen lake bed. After lunch, we will walk for two to three hours to reach the Everest Base Camp. You will get to stand on the foot of the tallest peak in the world. But, however much you might want, you cannot camp here with your trekking permit so we will have to return to Gorakshep before night.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 11
    Hike up to Kala Patthar (18,519ft) & trek to Pheriche (14,340ft).

    We will hike up to Kala Patthar, which lies on the southern ridge of Mount Pumori (23,494 feet). It’s a two-hour climb after which you will be at the highest point of your journey. Here you will get the best panoramic view of the Everest along with the Khumbu Glacier and other Himalayan peaks. We will descend to Pheriche, a small village full of yaks, and rest for the day.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 12
    Trek to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (16,240ft).

    It is a tough five-hours’ walk through steep and rocky trail to the base camp for Locuche peak. We will stay here in a tent. Rest well for the summit of Lobuche East the next day.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 13
    SummitLobuche East Peak (20,075ft). Then trek back to Base Camp.

    We will climb to the top of Lobuche East from the southern side. The way up is steep and covered with snow and requires a fair degree of high altitude climbing experience. It takes about six hours to reach the summit from where all the major Himalayan peaks in the east can be seen.We have a spare day for the summit in case of bad weather.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 14
    Summit Lobuche East Peak (20,075ft). Then trek back to Base Camp.

    We will climb to the top of Lobuche East from the southern side. The way up is steep and covered with snow and requires a fair degree of high altitude climbing experience. It takes about six hours to reach the summit from where all the major Himalayan peaks in the east can be seen.We have a spare day for the summit in case of bad weather.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 15
    Trek to Pangboche (13,074ft).

    We will climb down for six hours to get to Pangboche. The journey is tough but you will be treated with a view of majestic Mount Ama Dablam (22,349 feet) from this base camp to reenergize you. This place is also popular among tourists as several sightings of the Yeti have been reported here.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 16
    Trek to Namche (11,290ft). 6 hours.

    You will again down about 2,000 feet through rhododendron forests to get to Namche. Upon reaching Namche, you will feel like you are back to the society after your ordeal with wilderness. It’s a great place to share your experience with fellow trekkers and look back on the feat you just achieved.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 17
    Trek to Lukla.

    It will be a five-hour trek down to Lukla, the place where it all started. Your Everest Base Camp trek ends here and Lukla is famous for hosting your end-of-journey party. You will not have to walk anymore.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 18
    Fly to Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner.

    You will reach Kathmandu in no time and the hustle and bustle of the city will be a noisy reminder of your serene Himalayan adventure. You might want to visit some landmarks of the city before we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation. We suspect you will have mixed feelings throughout the night: excited to get back home but sad to leave Nepal behind.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 19
    Leisure day. Farewell dinner.

    Spend the day it as you like it. You might want to visit some more heritage sites or wander around happening parts of the city like Thamel. We will have a farewell dinner planned for your last night in Nepal.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 20
    Final Departure.

    You will be headed home and recollections of your Himalayan expedition will keep you occupied on your long flight back.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Stay at guesthouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will also be taken care of.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
  • Fees for Sagarmatha National Park entering permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System card
  • We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
  • Fully paid round-trip tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla flight and back. Rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

faqs

  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a climbing trip with Mountain Kick involve?
    We arrange a group of like-minded international travellers and take them to the summit and back with the help of our guides, porters and local support staff. We will begin the trip with short and easy treks as preparation for the tougher climbs and gradually gain altitude. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.We will have acclimatization rest, especially before the final summit, when our guides will train you on valuable mountaineering skills.
  • In what physical condition do I need to be for the trip?
    You need to come well-prepared, both physically and mentally, before attempting to summit a Himalayan peak. You will have to trek for several days in harsh climate and rugged terrain before even reaching the base of the mountain. Climbing a mountain requires a specific set of skills and although our guides and trainers prep you up before the summit, it will be better if you come prepared beforehand. It is recommended that you take light endurance training before attempting to scale the Himalayas.
  • How long do I have to walk each day?
    On most days of your trips, you will trek for a couple of hours only. But some trekking days require as much as six to eight hours of walking in high altitude. However, there will be plenty time each day for rest and acclimatization.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250.Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your climbing package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • How much help do I get during the trek?
    Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
  • What happens in case of injuries and emergencies?
    The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What will I have to carry for the trip?
    You will carry a light backpack which will contain some equipment and the things you might need (see here for suggestions).Your bag shall not weigh more than 20 pounds. On the day of the summit, you will also carry your climbing gears. Everything else will be carried by our porters. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters.
  • Will oxygen and other medical and emergency kits be carried?
    Our porters will carry oxygen cylinders as anybody might need it on very high altitudes. They will also carry personal altitude chambers which helps people suffering from mountain sickness.The guides always carry a professional medical kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
  • What equipment do I bring?
    You have to bring all travel equipment yourself. Please see the equipment list section for a standard list of required equipment prepared by our guides. Most of the items are easily available in Kathmandu in case if you miss any and we also lend you some of the gears for the duration of the trip for a small fee.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Apart from trekking in the Himalayas, you will actually be climbing a mountain so determination alone will not do. You have to be in good physical condition and an experience in high-altitude trekking and climbing will be beneficial.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered. Please note that the flight to Lukla, the first step in your journey, is very vulnerable to weather shocks and it is common that flights are delayed or cancelled due to unfavourable weather.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

General

  • 2 season sleeping bag – one. (You can rent one sleeping bag and one down jacket for the entire trip from us for USD 25)
  • Spring down jacket – one. (You can rent one sleeping bag and one down jacket for the entire trip from us for USD 25)
  • Duffel – one. (We will provide you one complementary duffel bag for you to keep.)
  • 35-45 liter daypack – one.
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TRIP STARTS TRIP ENDS STATUS COST
July 19, 2019 August 07, 2019 available $3,390
August 1, 2019 August 20, 2019 available $3,390
August 7, 2019 August 26, 2019 available $3,390
August 13, 2019 September 01, 2019 available $3,390
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September 29, 2019 October 18, 2019 available $3,390
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December 26, 2019 January 14, 2020 available $3,390
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