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Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking – 20 days

Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Trip Highlight

  • Superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Ama Dablam peaks. Khumbu ice fall and Khumbu glacier Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Incredible Flights from Kathmandu – Lukla
  • we-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries and Sherpa people
  • Immersion in Sherpas villages, Tengbouche monastery, hiking to Everest Base Camp, walk up the famous Kalapattar for fabulous Everest view

Trip Overview

Take the challenge of Lobuche East peak climbing with Everest base camp trek before peak climbing itself for acclimatization purpose.  Lobuche East peak is challenging and technically demanding than the other easy trekking peaks of Nepal, so, it requires greater commitment and climbing expertise than on Mera or Island Peak. Graded as PD+ on the alpine grading system, Lobuche East peak is climbed usually from using the south East Ridge. While on the journey to the Lobuche East Peak climbing, you could explore through the Sherpa villages, culture, Buddhist monasteries, abundant flora and fauna, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, and finally once you are at the summit of Lobuche East, you will cherish the magnificent view of myriad peaks to the west and south including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori  and and panorama view of the Everest region. Climbers claim that Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak.

After a preparation day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing program, we take a short scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest region. We trek up the classic Everest trail, through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, Sherpa culture, immersing in the natural beauty, visiting famous monasteries, we trek to Everest base camp and Kalapathhar viewpoint for acclimatization. After snapping startling views of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall and glorious Himalayan ranges like top of the world Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changste and Mt. Lhotse, etc.,  we return back to Lobuche village from Everest base camp and ascend towards Lobuche base camp at an altitude of 4950 meters . Next day from the south-west face of Lobuche East, we climb steep stone terraces and snow slopes below the main glacier. Finally after reaching the summit of Lobuche East, we return towards Lukla Airport enjoying the local scenery and fly back to Kathmandu for a well-earned rest.

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Common Queries On Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking – 20 days

Lobuche East Peak is 6119m above sea level. It is a technical climbing peak at Everest region. This is an excellent trip for all those adventure enthusiasts looking forward to have both trekking and peak climbing experience in Nepal. Immerse in an exceptional views of Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Ama Dablam peak, Khumbu ice fall and Khumbu glacier. Visiting culturally affluent Sherpa villages, monasteries and overall exciting surroundings make it one of the most popular adventure in the world.

Theoretically, previous peak climbing experience is not mandatory; however previous high altitude trekking is recommended. You must be physically fit, strong and possess ability to walk through uphill and downhill trails for five to six hours a day daily. Therefore the bottom line is get fit and keep trekking.

Yes, according to new rule of Nepal Government, you must be at least 16 years old to be eligible for joining in any peak climbing above 6000 meters. Therefore you must be at least 16 years to join this trip. However, there is no age restriction for embarking in any treks in Nepal.  If you are fit and willing, then you welcome to world of trekking adventures in Nepal.

Best time for this trekking and peak climbing adventure is during spring season in the months of April and May. It is also the mountaineering season, when the mountaineers from all over visit for climbing Everest and other peaks. You will see the colorful EBC with tents installed by expedition teams. The weather is best time of the year for climbing and you would love to visit during this time.

Similarly, next peak season is during autumn season months in September, October and November. Weather is clear with excellent views of Himalayas. Great time to join this trip.

Trekking and climbing gears can make or break our trip. Therefore you must get the quality equipments before joining in the trip. If you have your own stuffs like sleeping bags, trekking shoes and all you can pack and bring it. But if you don’t have we will arrange easy hire or buy all the stuffs at best rates in Nepal. Usually trekking gears are hired at Kathmandu whereas; climbing gears like crampons, ice axe and others are hired at Everest region. You would also love to have a look at our equipments list for trekking in Nepal for more detail info.

Your travel insurance policy should cover the helicopter rescue operation upto 6000m. You are highly recommended to get your travel insurance from reputed insurance company from your home country. However, if you don’t have travel insurance after your arrival in Kathmandu, we will help you get one. Travel insurance is must for all trips.

Good physical condition with ability to walk, ascend and descend 6 hours a day in average will only enhance your trekking experience.  If you have any illness specially respiratory and cardiac and neurology ones, consult your doctor before planning.

Symptoms of AMS is normal if you haven’t been to high altitude before, we take precautions and try to avoid AMS as possible. All of our climbing guides are high altitude trained professionals. If AMS condition worsens, they will take you to lower elevations and call for helicopter rescue to Kathmandu if further medical attention is needed.

Lobuche east peak climbing and EBC trek follows the classic EBC trail and head towards Lobuche BC before ascending the peak. Therefore all the accommodation during the trek will be tea houses with basic to standard levels to choose from at lower altitudes, while at higher altitudes, there is only handful. Likewise, we will spend overnight at tented camp for a day before pushing for the climb.

At Kathmandu, you are served with tasty breakfast which is included in cost while full board meals during the trek and camping day on Lobuche Peak Base Camp. You are advised to get a packet of energy bars and high energy producing items like raisins and cashew nuts etc. at Kathmandu. On trekking trails, mostly you will be offered with soups, porridge, noodles, rice and lentils, omelet, bread, pasta, tea, yak butter milk, yak  cheese are served at most of the tea houses while. In the same way, our camping cooks will prepare tasty meals in the camp during the camping days.

Due to unpredictable weather conditions at the mountains, domestic flight in these routes often gets delayed or cancelled. If your domestic Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route flight gets delayed or cancelled, your flight will be rescheduled for upcoming day. Helicopter pickup can also be used as per conditions. Therefore, you are advised to plan couple of extra days so that you do not miss the international flight.

All of our trekking and climbing leaders are trained, knowledgeable, experienced and government licensed holder. They have been on these trails many times and will enhance your experience.

First we would like you to access and gain as much information as you can. Explore tons of information on our website, if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to enquire us.  Then finally book your trip online with us by clicking the BOOK NOW button stated at tip right position of every trip page. You can also book via email. We have special discount offers for group travel, book your Lobuche and EBC trip with us now.

Yes of course you can customize your trip in the way that fits your budget, style as per your need and requirement. Do you want to add few more extra acclimatization days for gradual pacing your trek, or want to add excursions to nearby beautiful villages? We are flexible in making this trip just like you want it to be. Contact us now to let us know your travel plan. We will make it happen.

Price Includes

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Four nights twin sharing accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Best available accommodation in local lodges during the trek and tented accommodation during climb; we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking climbing leader, assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide)  and necessary porters and helpers including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and insurance
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek and climb
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Lobuche East Peak climbing Permit, National Park Permits
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking – 20 days Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu! As you land at Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), reclaim your luggage and finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours signboard with your name. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle. You can rest at your hotel to recover from jet lag or if you have plenty of time you can visit Thamel market for any lacking gears for your Everest Base Camp Trek -14 days. Accommodation: City Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast we start a guided tour to several medieval and spiritual sites in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. Later after sightseeing program, we will introduce you with your trekking guide and have a small pre-trip meeting. You can also take an opportunity to hire/buy any last minute trekking equipment or bargain for your souvenirs at the many stores. You are advised to pack your things and be set up for your actual Everest base camp trekking adventure that will begin the next day. Accommodation: City Hotel.  Included Meal: B

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft)

Wake up at dawn and be ready for the adventure. We will escort you to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight. After an adventurous 35 minutes flight above the array of beautiful green and white mountains, we arrive at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), an entry town from where your trek begins. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world concluding in a dramatic landing site on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we meet our additional crew members and do some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla, descend to Chaurikharka, head up the Dudhkoshi valley until we reach Phakding. As we just land at the altitude of almost 3000m today, to assist in acclimatization, we only have a short walk today. Yet, if you are interested in additional activities you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in local lodge. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 3 -4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft)

We start our walk soon after breakfast. Today’s trek is exciting not only due to few uphill and downhill walks but also because of crossing and re-crossings of Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach Monjo. We get our trekking permits checked at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. We tumble down and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazzar, magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other magnificent mountains greet us. We break at the Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main trading village in the Khumbu. Accommodation: Local TeahouseWalking time: 5-6 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest view hotel

In order to assist acclimatization today is a rest day at Namche Bazzar, which is an ideal place to spend a rest day to acclimatize to the new altitude before heading off towards higher elevation. It is recommend staying active and mobile during the acclimatization day instead of resting in your lodge. If you trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help you to properly acclimatize. You can either spend the day exploring Namche Bazzar or taking a hike to Thame or Khunde. Tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu, Namche Bazzar is centre of Everest region and has plenty of lodges, tea shops, souvenir shops, money exchangers, government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, etc. You can also even enjoy colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. You can visit Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things allied to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. You can also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung, Syangboche airstrip and Everest View Hotel, a Japanese build deluxe hotel which offers you great views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and others. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the scared peak Khumbila, Khumjung hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. You can also visit to Hillary School which is in the same location. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 4 – 5 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)

Upon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu r egion. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 5 – 6 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)

This part of the trek has a five hundred metres gain but it is a little more gradual. Give a good lovely look to the Everest today morning because you will not see Everest from your trial until you reach Gorekshep.  We set off and straight away through musk deer trail (the trail is called so as plenty of musk deer is seen there among birch and rhododendron forest) and the village of Deboche and descend down to the suspension bridge over Imja Khola. This stage of the trek has Ama Dablam towering over us on our right the whole time with the bluest of sky showing every detail of this magnificent mountain. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. You would better have a tea break at Pangboche to enjoy the view of the most beautiful mountain on earth, Ama Dablam while sipping your tea.  After Pangboche, we spent most of the day walking close to the river with a reasonable ascent towards the end of the walk before arriving Dingboche. At this altitude 4410m the lack of oxygen in your breath is normality.  At Dingboche you will notice there are no more trees around and the only vegetation present is small spiny shrubs. While trekking in these parts you better watch where you land your foot. There are stones and rocks everywhere and accidentally kicking one really hurt. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 5 – 6 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 08: Dingboche -Acclimatization Day- Day trip to Chukkung Ri (5546m/18190 ft)

This is second acclimatization day on our trip. As per the preventative rule of altitude sickness, it is necessary to have an acclimatization day at about every 1000m gain, so we spend a day here to let our body acclimatize with the altitude and you are suggested to stay active. After breakfast, to aid acclimatization our guide will take you to climb Chhukung Ri, a hill located on the edge of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The trail becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day but the view says – keep going. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. Taweche (6367m), Cholatste (6335m), Lobuche (6119m), Awi Peak (5245m), Amphu Gyabjen (5630m), Ama Dablam (6856m) seen from a different angle, Lhotse (8516m) 4th highest peak, Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Mt Peak 38 (7590m), Makalu (8481m) 5th highest peak, Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m)  and Chola Tsho a lake at 4590m are just some of the named peaks that surrounded us, there were also the  peaks that remain unnamed. The Pheriche Valley looks beautiful as well. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche. Rest at your lodge after lunch. Accommodation: Local lodge. Walking time 3 – 4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m/16105ft)

The pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. The mountain view on our left is spectacular. We soon reach Dugla at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we have a short, steep climb up to Chukpo Lari, a beautiful, yet heart touching place where there is an array of memorials in tribute to the climbers who died during  Everest expedition. This is an eerie place and as you take in these memorials you realize the vastness of what Hillary and Tenzing achieved in 1951. From here we have a beautiful vista of the peaks that are in the Nepal-Tibet border. We move on and the trail eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche (4,910m) our next destination, a small settlement with a few teahouses. We are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. After a rest, walk around the place, be active and don’t miss to watch the sunset over Nuptse. It’s a big day tomorrow ultimate push to your goal, the Everest Base Camp. We know you are excited!  Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 4 – 5 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft)and back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft)

We have to wake up early as we have a long and grueling day ahead of us with a minimum of eight hours net walking time. It starts with a three hours climb to Lobuche Pass. Then after three and a half hour push to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb up. We walk past lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier which is a tough path and when you stand still and quiet you can occasionally hear cracking or scraping sound of the glacier movement. Everest does not seem to get any nearer and by now we have five of the world’s highest mountains in such a small area. We see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before we finally drop onto the glacial moraine itself. Not far to go now, the trail winds up and down through fascinating ice seracs to Everest Base Camp. We do not get views of Mt Everest but can see the notorious Everest Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm. The Ice Fall is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. If its spring we will see colorful tents that arises charisma in the gray surroundings. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. Spend some time taking photos in the natural amphitheatre. Trek back to Gorekshep takes about another three hours. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 8 – 9 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Nevertheless, it is suggested (if weather permitted) to visit Kala Patthar today during sunset because the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more marvelous than the sunrise view. As the setting sun’s rays strike the snow capped mountains the resulting scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who want to continue to Kala Patthar, our guide and Sherpas will coordinate in hiking to Kala Patthar or you can do Kala Patthar today and do Everest Base Camp the next day, decision can be made discussing among your group and guide. 

Day 11: Hike Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) and trek to Lobuche

Kalapattar (5,550m) is a small peak literally meaning black rock, it appears as a big brown bump below the impressive Pumo  Ri (7,165m) and above Gorak Shep (5,140m). Kalapatthar offers splendid views of the Mount Everest Panorama. We are going to conquer Kala Patthar today which provides the most assessable point to view Mt Everest and the views are said to surpass the wildest imagination. We start early in the morning to catch the outstanding views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day striking on Mount Everest. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we take several breaks to catch our breath and to take pictures from several outstanding view points. After about two hours of an ascent, we reach Kalapatthar. From this juncture, we push ourselves to climb the rocky projection near to the summit manifested by cairns and prayer flags. At the very top of Kalapatthar is a small stupa and a weather station.  Standing on top of Kalapatthar can be an emotional experience for you. After enclosing as many pictures as we like of the gorgeous Everest, its neighboring peaks and as whole scenery, we trek down to Gorekshep. After having breakfast at Gorekshep, we trek to Lobuche Base Camp. Accommodation: Camping. Walking time 6-7 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft)

Today, we take rather relaxed walk as its only short hike to Lobuche Base Camp. After walking relatively flatter plane for a while, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We walk appreciating great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas while moving forward along the Lobuche Glacier. We reach Lobuche Base Camp and camp In the pleasant, secluded valley right below the Lobuche peak. After some break, we do some pre-trip climbing course and practice to boost our confidence on using the climbing equipments. Our guides will provide training on techniques of using the climbing gears for peak climbing. The training includes correct method of using climbing equipment such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. This short course of training will boost confidence and climbing skills of the climber and increases the chances of scaling the summit meanwhile enjoy the experience. Lobuche Base Camp is in a pleasant, secluded valley right below the mountain. We spend the afternoon organizing gear for tomorrow’s move to high camp. Accommodation: Camping. Walking time 2 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)

From Base Camp at approximately, it’s about 2 hour slog following a well outlined trail up to the first option of a high camp alongside a hidden lake where the rock ridge and the glacier meet. We may go little further up a narrow gully above the blue lake and onto a scabby rock plateau. Depending upon condition and different factor, the climbing guide will decide where to set up the high camp around there. Upon reaching the High Camp, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. It is important that we bed early for an early alpine start tomorrow. Accommodation: Camping. Walking time 4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp

An early start (at around 2:30 am, wake up at 2 am and have hearty plentiful breakfast). We begin climbing the south East Ridge through moderately steep snow and ice section. If necessary, we fix ropes along the route. We ascend gradually to a plateau and then navigate around to an exposed ridge, which we will follow to the summit slopes. After about six hours of steady climbing we reach the far eastern summit. From here it is a steady climb along the summit ridge towards the east summit, which for us marks our summit (also known as false summit). The main summit is not far in distance but requires some technical climbing which is normally beyond the ability of novice climbers, certainly in terms of the time it would take. And this section of the climb is only for very adventuresome persons, as there are huge drops on both sides, so this section will definitely be fixed with a rope. From the top we are well rewarded with superb views across to Ama Dablam , Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Changtse (in Tibet) Pumori, Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu and the innumerable peaks to the west and south. After snapping pictures on the summit and enjoying the view, we retrace our steps back to High Camp and with exhausted legs head down to base camp. Accommodation: Camping. Climbing Time: 10-11 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 15: Contingency Day in case of bad weather

We have set aside a day as spare day to attempt summit in case the pre-planned day unluckily gets bad weather.

Day 16: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13074 ft)

Today, the trekking trail mostly is flat and downhill and its much enjoyable heading down in altitude than going up. We descend enjoying the scenery to arrive at Thukla, the best place to have a cup of coffee enjoying the picturesque mountain views. Moving further we cross the natural spring water originating from bottom of Everest. Walking along the valley we reach Pheriche where we will be having lunch. There is also a hospital located over there. We further head down to our final destination of the day to Pangboche. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is supposed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a beautiful and populated village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the spacious productive valley. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking Time: 5 – 6 hrs,  Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazzar

We trek back following the main trail. Today, we will feel a lot better due to gradual drop in altitude. Breathing in is much easier. The walk is much easier today as we descend down to lower altitudes. You have still to go uphill trail too but most of the trail today is downhill so you will feel enjoyable if your knees do not bother. You can really enjoy the scenery and feel like chat with your friends and crew as now you don’t have to struggle to take each step. As we descend the Dudh Kosi River is raging more and more furiously with the joining of its tributary streams and the fact that the temperature that has risen quite dramatically melt water making the river to swell. The walk today is in the shadow of the pine trees and rhododendrons bushes that line these well-trodden trails. Watch out for faunas such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc too in these trails. After several ups and downs we come near by the army camp at Namche Bazzar from where we take last look at the Everest which will be no more visible ahead on this back trek. On reaching our lodge at Namche, we take a nice hot shower that will help relief our tired muscles. You will have a very relaxed sleep in one of the room with private restroom in Namche Bazaar. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 6-7 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Last day to walk on this trip. Today the trail goes steeply downwards, so we need to walk carefully having control over our shaky legs. After again multiple crossings over the prayer flags festooned suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. The more we trek downwards the more we feel easier to breathe as the air gets denser. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today. Although we are following the same route down, we feel completely different views with open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. Upon arrival in Lukla, stretch those sore legs and summon up the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Celebrate your successful and safe trek with your crew. Accommodation: Local Teahouse. Walking time 6 – 7 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because wind can create problem to fly the aircraft after noon. But sometimes the flight can be delayed and even canceled due to bad weather and other reasons that are beyond our control. You will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu after arrival in Kathmandu. You can rest in your hotel, could do some last minute shopping and packing, or stroll around Thamel. Accommodation: City Hotel. Walking time 8 -9 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

Day 20: Departure

Today your Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour will take you to the airport for your flight back home. Hope you are overtaken by Nepal, a country of hospitable people, beautiful scenery, and a large variety of cultural traditions and you will come back again!  Included Meals: B

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Max. Altitude : 6,119m Group Size : Min-1 Max-12 Best Season : March to May and mid Sept to Dec Activities : Trekking/Climbing/Tour Accomodation : We will four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. During trekking, we will spend 15nights and tow night at tented camp for Lobuche Peak Climbing and EBC Trek are on twin sharing basis. However, best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla the Everest Region. Meals : During your Island Peak Climbing trip, you can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menu where you spent your night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination, dinner and breakfast in the teahouse/lodge where you will spend the night. During climbing session, a freshly cooked hygienic food or a packed food (as per condition) will be provided. A   farewell dinner and breakfasts will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu. Transportation : Private Car & Plane Starts From : Kathmandu Ends In : Kathmandu