Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)As you book one of the packages of Trekking in Nepal, Nepal Adventure Team takes your trip responsibility in Nepal as per the terms decided. A representative of the Nepal Adventure Team will be present at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to welcome Nepal. You will be dropped at the hotel at Thamel, a tourist hub, for freshening up and rest. Traditional dinner with cultural performance is arranged by Nepal Adventure Team as a welcome ceremony.
Day 2 Trip Preparation and Sightseeing (If Require)Kathmandu valley is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes 7 other world heritage sites. Kathmandu is widely populated and urbanized yet it has not failed to conserve the ancient heritage sites. On this day, you can visit at least 3 of the world heritage sites and also sneak a peek at Kathmandu city life. Additionally, you can prepare and check your list for the Lobuche Peak Climbing. This day supports you to energize after a long flight or maybe cope with jet lag. You can also stroll at Thamel in the evening but make sure you go to bed early to catch an early morning flight.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla (2845m/ 9, 334 ft) and trek Phakding (2,610m/ 8563ft) – 3 HoursOn this day, you will be flying to Lukla. There are few and early flights to Lukla in a small aircraft so it is quite a rush to get a flight. However, the scene and views you get throughout the flight make your heart fly and spread your smile. As you land at Lukla Airport, you could easily feel the difference in air and environment. Accompanied by the cool breeze you actually begin your trek for Lobuche Peak Climbing. Passing the villages including Lukla and woods, you head towards Phakding for the overnight stay. This day you would be walking less as it would be a warm-up for the other days and easier to cope with the changing the environment.
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11, 286ft) – 6 Hours
Today, you will be staying at Namche Bazaar which is at a high altitude and increases the chance of altitude sickness. However, it’s a long day and walks which you have to complete gradually without rush and this makes it easier to mitigate the increasing altitude. After breakfast, the team will be moving forward through hills, forests, rivers, and cross the electrifying high suspension bridge. This suspension bridge has been the main character of most of the photographers’ stories. You will steep climb hills to reach Namche Bazaar. It is the last area of the Everest Region with shops, banks, pubs, café, snooker pool houses, a movie hall. The village is located in the hills surrounded by mountains. You will also make the entry to Sagarmatha National Park on this day.
Day 5 Acclimatization Day (Visit National park viewpoint, Syangboche airport, and Everest view Hotel)A day is separated at Namache Bazaar for coping with increasing altitude. You won’t be resting on this day. Rather hiking around the Namche is essential for acclimatization. You will visit Sagarmatha National Park viewpoint, Syangboche Airport (mostly for helicopters), and Everest View Hotel. The shining mountains will welcome and hug you with widespread shining peaks. There are museums, libraries, and monasteries in Namache. If interested, you can freely stroll around Namche Bazaar in the evening.
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12,665ft) -5 HoursYou will be meeting the largest monastery of the Khumbu region that is the Tengboche monastery. The tiredness of climbing to Tengboche village is swept away by the setting of the Tengboche monastery and village. Tengboche monastery accessorized by the close backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other majestic peaks, the prayer flags, and the inscribed mani stone makes some spiritual book’s scene to the life. Tengboche Monastery is highly valued to receive blessings for a successful trip towards the mountains. Similarly, Tengboche is at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and the Imja river. On the way to Tengboche, you will cross the villages as Thang, Kyangzuma, and the forest of pine and rhododendron. The trail up to Kyangzuma is quite comfortable and easier. Your stay at Tengboche will be spiritually satisfying.
Day 7 Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/14, 470 ft) – 6 Hours
After breakfast, you will descend to the village named Diboche and gradually ascend through the rhododendron forest. Then, you will reach Pangboche village. The trail is narrow but the blazing view of mountains is wide. You will feel Mt. Ama Dablam closer and beautiful. It is one of the most beautiful mountains which has been recognized by international publishing houses. Further, 3 hours of walk lead to Dingboche village for the overnight stay and second phase of acclimatization. You will not just observe, woods, rumbling Dudh Koshi but also encounter yaks and may see impeyan pheasant (national bird of Nepal). Dingboche has around forty households actively serving the travelers of the globe.
Day 8 Second Acclimatization day at Dingboche and hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,615m/ 18, 422 ft)
In order to acclimatize to high altitude environment, this day is separated. Since you will be climbing Lobuche Peak in the coming days, a day hike is arranged to Nangkartshang Peak at 5,615m/ 8422 ft. Nagkartshang peak rises from the corner of Dingboche village along the way to Everest Base Camp (from the northern side of Dingboche). Initially, you will climb Phokalde Peak (Dingboche viewpoint) at 5,615m / 18421ft and ascend more to reach Nagkartshang peak. Nangkartshung Peak provides the breathtaking view of Imja valley, Imja Glacier, and undoubtedly the 360-degree pictures of mountains as Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,749m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Island peak (6,189m), Amadablam (6,812m), Kangtega (6,782m), Thamserku (6,623m), Taboche (6,542m), Cholatse (6,440m), etc. The pleasing view will energize you to move ahead for Lobuche Peak Climbing and release the trailer of Lobuche Peak's view.
Day 0 Trek to Lobuche Village (4,910m/ 16, 109 ft) – 5 Hours
After breakfast, we will walk around 5 hours to reach Lobuche village. The climb is steep as well as interesting due to the glacier, ridges, and views. You will pass Chorten, ascend to Dugla, and the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You will see another heartfelt place, Chukpo Lari, where a line of memorials marking climbers who lost their lives in the Everest Region. Then, Lobuche village with few tea houses welcomes you in the Lobuche area where visitors spot ridges opposite Khumbu glacier and enjoy the variation of the colorful sky due to sunset on the close Mt. Nuptse.
Day 10 Stay at Gorak Shep (5,153m / 16,907 ft) via Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,582 ft) – 8 Hours
It a long day as you will be walking longer by achieving two-stop; Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp. Firstly, you will reach Gorakshep from Lobuche village, drop off your baggage and prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek. You will have a break at Gorakhshep and head to accomplish Everest Base Camp, the most demanded trek of the Everest Region.
The trail goes through the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier where the level of oxygen is 50 % lower than sea level and the unbelievable view of the highest mountains of the world packed together. Ascending the side of glacial moraine ends at Everest Base Camp. With many photographs, smiles, and amazing moments at Everest Base Camp, you will return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.
Day 11 Stay at Lobuche Base Camp via Kala Patthar (5,545m/ 18,193 ft) - 7 HoursFrom Gorakshep, an early morning trek to Kala Patthar will be carried out. Mt. Everest's view is hidden by Mt. Nuptse from Everest base Camp whereas Kala Patthar provides and clear and close view of Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dalam, Taweche, Kantega. With another day of the fantastic scene, moment and photographs, you will trek to Lobuche. The trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar enhance your capacity of coping with a high elevation and stabilize your activeness for Lobuche peak climbing.
Day 12 Trek to East Lobuche High Camp (5,200m/ 17,061 ft) – 3 HoursThis day is about warm-up for Lobuche Peak Climbing so you will just have a trek of 3 hours. It begins with gentle downhill of about 30 minutes then begins the exhausting uphill trek for the next 2 hours 30 minutes. Nepal Adventure Team will set up a tent for the team and carry out a small session of training for Lobuche Peak Climbing. You will need to sleep much early as the next day you will summit Lobuche Peak which demands a very early wake-up call.
Day 13 Summit Lobuche Peak (6,119m/ 20,075 ft) and return to Lobuche Base Camp – 8/10 HoursThis day will be the hardest as well as the best day of your Lobuche Peak Climbing. You will summit Lobuche Peak and return to Lobuche base camp. The summit begins at 2 AM -3 AM of the morning along with all gears, necessities for the next 4 hours, and crampons on. While reaching the top of pg Lobuche Peak, it’s sunrise time and showcases the excellent and incredible view of sun rays playing around mountains; Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt.Makalu, Mt. Barunche, Mt. Ama Dablam. You will have half an hour on the peak and descend towards Lobuche Base camp.
Day 14 Trek form Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m / 13, 074 ft) - 5-6 HoursSince it is a downhill trail and no risk of altitude sickness so we will be passing various villages where we had stayed while climbing up. Today, you will stay at Pangboche village which you had passed by while coming to Dingboche from Tengboche. It will be a new village and surrounding for you. From Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche, you will cross Gorkhchep, Lobuche, and Dingboche villages.
Day 15 Walk down to Namche (3440m/11,286 ft) 6-7 HoursAfter breakfast, gradually you will walk downhill towards the happening town of Everest region, Namache Bazaar. You will pass the Tengboche village and the phenomenal Tengboche Monastery. Passing the Hillary Suspension Bridge, yaks, porters, and numbers of trekkers and climbers, you settle to Namche Bazaar for the night.
Day 16 Trek to Lukla (2,845m / 9,334 ft) 6-7 HoursThe downhill journey continues after having breakfast. Bidding goodbyes to high altitude, cool weather, and heartwarming memories, we head to stay at Lukla bypassing various teahouses through lush forest and suspension bridge. The decorated trail by mani stones, shrines, and prayer flags will end as you reach Lukla.
Day 17 Early flight to Kathmandu (1350m)An early morning flight to Kathmandu is booked for you. You are back to the urbanized and modernized world with facilities and services. On this day, you can rest as well as stroll around in Kathmandu. For the successful summit of Lobuche Peak Climbing and to celebrate the energy, a farewell dinner is arranged by Nepal Adventure Team
Day 18 Finale Departure
Nepal Adventure Team will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule and hope to serve you in your journeys of later days.