Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous plus
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vahicle and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Cultural City Tour, Trekking and Climbing
  • Best Season March- May and Sept-Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 14 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 6,119m/20,076ft

Highlights

  • Cultural Sightseeing Tour City in Kathmandu.
  • Breath-Taking Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Excursion in and around Namche Bazaar
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery.
  • Setting foot on the Everest Base Camp
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Icefall.
  • Trek to Kala Patthar, the best vantage point in the Everest region
  • Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and walking on the Khumbu glacier.
  • Climbing 6,119m high Lobuche East Peak

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek  Overview

 Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek is a journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain combined with a summit of Lobuche East peak. The peak is 6, 145m tall and situated close to Lobuche village and the Khumbu glacier. Sherpa Ang Gyalzen and Laurence Nielson made the first-ever ascent of Lobuche East on April 25, 1984. Our 19-day-long journey begins with a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. The next day we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Lobuche East peak with EBC Trek is a wonderful opening for greenhorn climbers as well as the experienced ones to explore new as well as known peaks on Nepal’s vast Himalayan horizons. As we head up to the southern base camp at a height of 5500m a fantastic display of Ama Dablam, Tawache and other well-known peaks comes into view when we do an acclimatization trek to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. Listed among Nepal’s popular peaks to climb, Lobuche is geographically based at an elevation of 6119m in the Everest region. Lobuche is a very attractive mountain that offers different routes as options to peak at its summit. Climbers generally use the path through the South Ridge; Lobuche east peak is an amalgamation of several small summits where we climb below the main glaciers from the Lobuche base camp as we get access to the ridge overlooking Lobuche from where we get to see the Khumbu glacier which is simply stunning! The actual summiting at The Lobuche east peak can be taxing as we gain a notch by a descent followed by steep snowy slopes as we climb to the top. Reaching the pinnacle also requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge.

Our well-planned itinerary has been shaped while attempting the peak itself & our acclimatization hike to Kala Patthar and EBC gives our bodies exactly what it needs to cope with the heights as we scale the peak. The acclimatization balance is just perfect for the climb. It's not only the peak that we climb but we also get to visit lively villages and serene monasteries that baffle us as to how human tolerance can prevail over some of the toughest terrains on earth, as we see the local folks going through their daily chores of survival on these beautiful rugged mountains.

We begin our venture by trekking up to Everest Base Camp, the trails of legends & on to Kala Patthar which enables us to acclimatize gradually and makes it easy for us to adjust to the thin air while climbing Lobuche, and after we’ve achieved this, the landscapes we behold will remain etched in our memories for a lifetime to come. Make sure you have enough batteries to get your video cams on overdrive to get some of the best photo shoots on the planet…because once you’ve done, you will have the king of all peaks; Everest, and this will also include Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche and also your friends that will form pictures lovely enough to hang-up in your sitting & bedrooms at home…for such is what this trip is made up of.

19 Days Lobuche East Peak with EBC  Trek is along Joureny in the Nepalese High Himalaya. It takes us to some of the most popular sports in the Everest region- the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar among others. We also offer Everest Base Camp Trek-14 Days and Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days for those seeking a trek to the Everest Base Camp without climbing Lobuche East Peak.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and giving you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

We rest for most of the day and unpack. We will meet in the afternoon and discuss with your climbing leaders and we will check your set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Early morning transfer to the domestic airport for about 40 minutes scenic flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2,800m), a getaway destination from where our trek starts. This is an amazing air route in the world surrounded by high mountain peaks. After reaching Lukla we will have time for tea while our guide sorts out and divide the load of baggage to be carried by porters. we begin the trek above the Dush Koshi River. The cultivating land, Sherpa settlements, and the forest are great to see while walking along with the Mani walls with prayer mantra inscriptions. The trail leads us to Phakding for a rest. Overnight in Phakding.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,600m/8,187ft

We begin the trek continually uphill from the Dudh Koshi valley to Monjo and make an entry record at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Everest region. While walking to Namche Bazaar, we have an opportunity to have a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m). It is a steep climb to reach the Sherpa town. It is a famous trade center of the Khumbu region, including food items and trekking/mountaineering equipment. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

After breakfast, we begin the trek to Tengboche. As we walk in the high-altitude region, we need to be aware of altitude sickness. We walk gradually underneath the fabulous peaks like Ama Dablam. Phunki Tenga can be a lunch point, near the River. With a splendid time there, we begin to ascend the Tengboche monastery. Depending on your interest, we can visit the monastery and witness the evening prayer or wait till the morning of the following day to observe the Morning Prayer. Overnight in Tengboche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,870m/12,697ft

With a Morning Prayer bell, we leave our bed and walk there to view the ritual processes. Tengboche monastery is one of the important monasteries in the Khumbu region, which was built in 1921 and destroyed by fire in 1989, and again re-established. Then return back to the hotel, have breakfast, and begin the trek. Pangboche is the best lunch stop today. the Gompa of Pangboche is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Dingboche is about a 2 to 2.5-hour walk from here. The view of Kwandge, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, and Thamserku are amazing. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,360m/14,305ft

Acclimatization in Dingboche. To adapt to the higher altitude, we go for a day hike to Nagerjun Hill (5,100m), a hill positioned at the edges of the Chhukung valley. Getting there is quite a challenge as the trail is very steep at some points. However, once you reach the top, the up-close views of Lobuche East(6,119m), Lobuche West(6,145m), Taboche Peak(6,367m), Thamserku(6,608m), Ama Dablam(6,856m) and Kangtega(6,685m) make it worth your while. If weather favors, we can also see Mt. Makalu (8,481m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. Most people carry food packed to enjoy their lunch in this pristine view that Nagerjun Hill offers. Some also prefer having their lunch back at Dingboche after a tiring hike. After a day of admiring the mountains, we return to Dingboche.

Optional Hiking:  We can also hike to Chhukung escorts to the gateway of the Island peak climbing point. The hiking becomes fruitful adjoined by the delighting Everest Himalayan peaks and back to Dingboche and take a rest. 

 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,100m

We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.  Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,940m/16,208ft

The journey from Lobuche to Gorakshep begins with a gradual ascent after having breakfast. The surrounding terrain around consists of rock and ice. While walking further, Mt. Pumori and Nuptse dominate the blue sky. Gradually walking, we reach Gorakshep (5170m), where we check in at the guesthouse and have lunch. The next session is to climb towards the Everest base camp heading along the glacier moraines. It takes about 4 hours to trek back and forth. The first phase is a continual uphill climbing to EBC, which is located at 5364 meters altitude. It's time to take a group picture at a place, which is still a dream destination for several thrill-seekers around the globe, where we spend around 30-45 minutes. Exploring the dazzling scenery of the World's tallest peak- Mt. Everest and its surroundings look brilliant along with the Khumbu icefall. Then we hike down to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,364m/17,599ft

It is a challenging trek to Kala Patthar located at a height of around 5,500m. We start our journey before dawn in order to catch the first light which illuminates the peak Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Kala Patthar stands for black stone in Nepali. Apparently, our trail passes through the rough terrain of black stones. The whole process of sunlight falling on the peaks and turning them into golden objects seems alchemical. We also get the panoramic view of Nuptse (7, 861m/ 25,791 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,350 ft.), Lobuche (6,119m/20075 ft.) and Mt Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar. This could be one of the best places and times to capture the panoramas through the lens. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast, pick up our luggage and further descend to Lobuche for an overnight stay. Overnight in  Lobuche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,545m/18,193ft

From Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on a relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and the other Himalayas. From the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch, and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surfaces for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the time whereas man rope is used when required.  The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when. Overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.

Pre-Climb Training: Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoying the experience.

  • AccommodationTented Camp ( Camping)
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,400m/17,717ft

We wake up early today around 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier to a successful summit.  We will most likely be walking on rock surfaces up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We use both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.

  • AccommodationTented Camp ( Camping)
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude6,119m/20,076ft

This is an extra day set aside to manage any unintended hindrances like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if we were to face a day's setback, the trip will continue thus guaranteeing a successful climb.

  • AccommodationTented Camp ( Camping)
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,400m/17,717ft

We continue climbing down from the Lobuche high camp to Lobuche. It is our lunch point today. After that, we find the main trail of Everest base camp and continue trekking down to Pheriche and to Pangboche. The trail is dotted with the juniper and rhododendron forests. We explore the Pangboche monastery in the evening.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,985m/13,075ft

Following the trail that we used for ascending, we reach Tengboche and finally the Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk but the excursion is fantastic.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

On the last day of our trekking, we walk down the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight in Lukla.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,800m/9,187ft

Taking an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu of 40 minutes, we receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. It's time to release the tiredness, enjoy walking around the local market and buy souvenirs in the afternoon. Then we meet for the farewell dinner in the evening. 

Note: In case of a flight delay, either you will have to stay in Lukla till the weather becomes clear or you have the option to take a helicopter ride. In case of maintenance of a domestic airport in Kathmandu, you may have to fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport and drive further to Kathmandu. The 4 to 5-hour drive may extend due to the traffic congestion.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m

Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche East Peak Climbing Trip ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek 19 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or lodge for accommodation during the trek. 
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All  meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Staff costs include their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffel bag for Trekking 
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
  • Lobuche Peak climbing certificates are issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government.
  • All government and Local Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu  
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide, porters, and the driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 05, 2022End DateEnd: SundayOctober 23, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 08, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 26, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 29, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 14, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNovember 01, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 18, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayNovember 05, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 21, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNovember 08, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: MondayOctober 24, 2022End DateEnd: FridayNovember 11, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 27, 2022End DateEnd: MondayNovember 14, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 30, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayNovember 17, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Meals

During our Island Peak Climbing, All meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided on the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea-houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and a guesthouse/teahouse during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Adventure Club Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower altitudes but, it might be complicated to find them at higher altitudes. During the climbing session, Two men's tent accommodation, and foam mattresses will be made available, and toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation.

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to the higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS) which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle them with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on the isolated and off the beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  • A bandage in case of sprains.
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.
  • Note: We can add medical supplies as per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

This is the list of guidelines to help you pack what is needed to bring in on the trip. The packing list may vary depending on the season you set off on the journey. Please take note that a trekker's luggage should not exceed the limit of 11kg as there will be one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers. Apart from the luggage, each trekker will have to carry a day-pack including valuables or what is important. It will be better if you pack only the items that are necessary for you.

  • The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.
  • Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and purchasing your own drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

CLIMBING

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Screw gate
  • Descended abseil device
  • Prussic loops
  • Plastic mountaineering boot

 HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Experience Required For Lobuche  Peak

Lobuche Peak is sometimes called a ‘trekking peak’ because of its non-technical nature. Trekkers with good physical condition and some mountaineering skills could possibly accomplish this feat without difficulties. Moreover, people who have already done the Everest Base Camp trek or the Kilimanjaro climb, or any other trek or climb up to 5,000 m (16,404 feet) can easily do the Island Peak climb. You need to be physically strong at the same time because you will be climbing on ice and rock on vertical slopes with ropes, snow boots, and crampons. However, just being fit and healthy does not mean that you are ready to scale the peak. We recommend climbers go through a series of fitness routines several months prior to the actual climb. Make climbing a regular part of your daily activity or simply start an outdoor hiking routine carrying around 20-25 pounds of the backpack while ascending to build up stamina. Next, build up your overall body strength by doing free weight training and other bodyweight exercises. Incorporate some cardiovascular training to build up your body conditioning, including jogging, running, walking on an inclined treadmill, aerobic workouts, and walking up and down a hill. Adventure Club Trek will send you instructions and guidelines before you arrive in Nepal for your climb.

Best Time to do Island Peak 

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Visa And Entry Procedures

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require visa for a period of 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost can be very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, you may CLICK HERE.

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90 day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, visit our visa information page.

Our Climbing Guides and Porters

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first aid training
  • Climbing Guide Training 
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expedition or climbing treks)

All our Trekking/Climbing guides are carefully trained for leadership as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 

Porters Care

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/40lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, and  Battery  Recharge

During your trek on the Everest region, electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, iPads from micro-hydropower, and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, there are no hotspots along the trekking trail after Namche. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. At other places upwards, you need to pay for using internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Communication On Lobuche East Peak 

On  Lobuche East Peak  Climbing in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can also contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitudes, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost. During peak climbing, you will be using sat phones.

Group Size and Team Composition 

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees’ wages. However, you can use tipping as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

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