Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Lobuche Peak Climbing (Lobuche East) - 18days

Lobuche Peak Climbing (Lobuche East) is one of the most lifetime wonderful experience and we the Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure would be delighted to help you to explore in this impressive region.

Lobuche Peak Climbing (Lobuche East) is one of the most popular and challenging trekking peaks of Nepal with the hike to EBC situated between the Chola pass and Everest base camp. Lobuche Peak (6,119m), located in the Everest climbing region of Nepal, is a very attractive peak, suitable for climbers from beginner to expert levels. Lobuche Peak Climbing is comprised of two different climbing peaks that can often be confused: Lobuche East Peak, and Lobuche West Peak.

Although both the Lobuche East and West peaks are connected by one ridge, there is a definition between the two. This description is for Lobuche East Peak. Lobuche Peak Climbing (Lobuche East) is regarded as one of the most attempted trekking peaks in Nepal. Lobuche West requires another level of permits, and it is listed by the N.M.A. (Nepal Mountaineering Association) as a technical expedition peak. Lobuche east peak climbing offers a great magnificent view of Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku and many other 6000m peaks in the Khumbu Valley.

In a historical context, the Lobuche area was a summer residence for Himalayan herders. This vast cultural heritage remains, today. Now, Mt. Lobuche is one of the classic climbs in the Everest region of the Himalayas. Climbers all over the world dream of pursuing the Lobuche east summit, to witness the natural wonder and beauty encompassed by this journey. Lobuche east summit reaches with difficulty descent followed by steep snowy slopes climbing to the top.

On the infamous trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), near to Pheriche, Lobuje stands magnificent and clear as day. A mystical snow-covered, pointed peak greets the new climbers as they trek past a hidden lake. A highly trained, and knowledgeable guide will be available for any assistance necessary, ensuring safety in order to optimize each individual’s climbing experience. Lobuche East Peak Climbing will not require much technical experience, but it will require satisfactory physical and mental stamina.

Accommodation will be provided in teahouses and camping, depending on location. Typically on the trek, teahouses are accessible, and camping arrangements at base camp and high camps. The best seasons for climbing Lobuche are March to May, and September to December. Highly trained and experienced guides will be on there to give any assistance needed, and can help with basic training for new climbers. Lobuche Peak, being one of the classic climbing peaks in the Everest Region, is a climb for thrill-seekers, trekkers and climbers. Many previous climbers would say it greatly exceeds expectations - this exciting expedition is certainly worth its adventurous endeavors.

We always try to keep our guests happy and satisfied, therefore we manage well-behaving friendly human resources, with the best cook, serving tasty foods to our valuable guests. We are waiting for you to join us for such an exciting and unforgettable trip.

Highlights:

  A classic peak climb, easy to access in the Everest region
  Panoramic Himalayan views and rich cultural experiences
  Rewarding challenge with gains in knowledge and experience for novice climbers
  Highly skilled, experienced guides are there every step of the way to optimize each individual’s peak climbing experience
  Summit a peak in the Everest region without extensive prior knowledge or peak climbing experience

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 18 days
Max altitude: 1350m - 6119m
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Teahouse & Campinng
Season: Mar to May & Sep to Nov
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing & camping
Starting / Ending: Kathmandu
Transport : Private vehicle & domestic flight
Permits: Everest National Park Entry Permit, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit, Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit and TIMS Card
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Free day at Kathmandu

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tourrock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Scenic flight to Lukla/Tenzin Hillary (2800m/9187ft. ) and trek to Phakding (2610m/8563ft. ), flight 25min+4-5hr walk

We fly to Lukla. We make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla & from here we'll our trek. Watch out for the Langtang, Jugal ranges then the Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar & Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest on the flight. We'll meet our trekking crew at the Lukla airstrip where we’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc. before setting off through this winding village to the trek start properly at the Khumbu 'gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms & old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of shortstops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery & the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous Mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many Chortens & prayer wheels of Sano & along to our destination Phakding. The afternoon is free. For those who wish to, we’ll make a short trip up to the higher village and delightful tiny Gompa perched on the valley side. Gather again for pre-dinner drinks around the dining fire followed by an evening meal.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk

After breakfast at the lodge, we trek to Namche following with the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. While following the level path along the right bank from the resort, Thamserku 6623m looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, we arrive at Banker. Walking on the riverbed on the left bank, through a forest we arrive at Chumow where we can visit the Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840m gaining with 230m from Phakding named Monjo. We stop for lunch here. Then from Monjo, descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb, you reach Jorsale.
This is the entrance to the National Park. Walking beside the river, we reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, we descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, we ascend to Top Dhara where we will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here we ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar (The Sherpa capital).
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Acclimatization walk to Museum, Everest View Point Hotel¸Khumjung (3780m/12402ft. ), Kunde (3840m/12598ft. ) & Shyangboche (3790m/12434ft. ) & return to Namche, 5hr walk

We climb up to the Sherpa Culture Museum with its fine displays, photos, and background information. We continue to climb up to the Everest View Hotel after we visit picturesque Sherpa village Khumjung and Kunde where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital, and after we return to Namche via Shyangboche where we have a relaxed afternoon. The rewarding hike offers us splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Gang Tega & Taboche, the wall of Nuptse, Lhotse, and while to the west and north are Kongde Pharchamo, Teng Ragi Tau, Lamuche RI & Pimu. To the south is the Dudh Koshi valley. Also outside is the Tenzing Memorial, bedecked with flags and an image of the famed climber, the next board has a poem dedicated to Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, written by Ramsey Ullman.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Phortse (3810m/12500ft. ), 5-6hr walk

From here we short climb up and cross the Sagarmatha National Park, the further trail is quite scenic on gentle flat and not so far walk, the trail to the Phortse climbs up and is then narrow beside a towering rock face. The normal path contours around a bluff and steadily gains height to a large white stupa on the skyline and appears closer than it is Yaks often graze here. The trek offers us stupendous views of Ama Dablam and the hidden Hongu valley peaks and Kangtega. From the stupa part of the route is somewhat frustrating. The village of Phortse can be clearly seen just across the valley. From here we descend a long way to the Dudh Koshi River. The route is pleasant through trees down to the teahouse of Phortse Tenga. From here we continue down, passing a camp/lodge in the forest, to a wooden bridge across the river and from here finally we short steep climb and reach Phortse village. The Phortse monastery is located above the village. The village said to be the landing place of Lama Sangwa Dorje, who took to flight in one legend. Trek via Phortse Sherpa village is a good idea.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek up the Khumbu & Imja Valley to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft. ), 5-6hr walk

From here we climbing up the hillside, taking any zigzag path upwards upper part of Phortse near the monastery. The trail to Pangboche is truly spectacular. The trek offers us superb views not see on the main route from the Namche to the Pangboche. The trail goes up and downs, with Thamserku and Kangtega visible  initially. As it rounds a bluff, Ama Dablam is seen in all its grandeur. Continuing around, the trail enters a small gully. The path zigzags up briefly but steeply; take it steadily and we will be rewarded with superb views at the chest. A further short walk brings us to Pangboche, where we can extend our trip to Ama DBC. From here we climb up through large trees near the teahouse. This climbs briefly, then drops and contours for 15mins. The village of Somare (1010m) and Osho are a short climb. We walk fairly steep climb to reach Dingboche. Finally, the path crests a small ridge and we see the village of our destination 4410m.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

It is necessary to take a day to rest and acclimatize before going higher. The best option is a hike up the valley to Chhukung (4730m) and onwards Island Peak (Imja Tse) or hike up the Nangkartshang (5000m) for short walk. About the hiking destination, you will discuss with your trek guide during the briefing after dinner. The day hike offers us great views of the Imja valley, Makalu, Amphu Laptse and the diverse landscapes surrounding the valley. After we return to the Dingboche and relax in the afternoon.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Trek To Lobuche (4910m/16108ft. ), 4-5hr walk

The trail to Lobuche leaves Dingboche to the north of the village and from the village, it can be clearly see climbing to the ridge. From here we see good views ahead along with this lateral marine and 3hr or trek will bring us to Dugla (4620m). From here our trip begins with a stiff climb up the side of the marine that marks the end of the vast Khumbu Glacier. Climbing constantly, the trail heads among boulders and crests the rise near a series of small shortens. We will see various memorials here who have been killed in the Khumbu. We cross the usually half-frozen river and keeps to the foot of low hills all the way to Lobuche. Lobuche is not the most inspiring night stop, but the views of Nuptse are certainly memorable.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m/16864ft. ) & after the hike to planet’s tallest pillar Mount Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft. ) then retrace steps to Gorak Shep(5140m/16864ft. ), 5-6hr walk

The initial walk begins with gentle climb after an hour so there is the first steep but shorter climb up on to more moraines. This is the snout detritus of the receding Changri Nup and Changri Shar glacier that flow from the northern flanks of Pumori as well as the peaks of Changri and Khumbu. The further trail is underfoot with large boulders and irregular stones. Crossing this moraine area is tiring and the wind is often icy. A further short walk brings us to Gorak Shep. After lunch, we hike to feet of planet’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. The hike begins with winds and ducks around boulders, rocky clumps and the huge moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp. With tremendous ice spires and cathedral-like blocks of ice, the setting has a drama of its own. The ice is quite the most astonishing gateway to any mountain in the Himalaya, an almost intoxicating highway to the sky. The hike offers us outstanding close-up views of Khumbu Ice Fall, Lhotse, Nuptse and the mountains separating Nepal from Tibet, including Pumori, Marine rocks. After finish the overview of views, we retrace our steps to Gorak Shep.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 11: Climb Kala Pattar(Black Rock) (5545m/18192ft. ) for 360-degree panoramic Himalayan peaks, valleys and diverse landscapes including views of Mt. Everest’s and surrounding peaks and trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft. ),3hr+5-6hr walk

From here we cross the dried-up lake and start climbing steeply up and the lower ridge of Kala Patthar. Everest soon appears and gives a great boost to the spirits. Hike to Kala Pattar is mind-blowing and from the spot offer us 360-degree panorama views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, the great snake of the Khumbu Glacier tumbles and wriggles down, with Ama Dablam dominating the horizon, Makalu, Nuptse, beyond the peaks above Namche: Kangtega and Thamserku. A beautiful contorted, tangled know of spires and peaks attracts the eye to the west. Looking to the east, it is black rocky, South West of Face of Everest that grabs all the attenuation. After all, the adrenalin-charged climbing and the excited photo-snapping from heaven sent Kala Pattar, return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek Lobuche East Base camp (4865m/15957ft. ), 3-4hr walk

Today we trek to Lobuche base camp. The first half of the journey is over flat terrain, but the second half of the path begins a steep ascent to the Lobuche base camp (4865m). The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, we will enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, and many more. On Lobuche base camp arrival, mountain guide will provide basic training on peak climbing techniques about to use climbing gears. We believe that some training experience will boost up our confidence and climbing skills. Thus, it helps to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche East High Camp (5600m/18368ft. ), 3-4hr walk

The trekking trail is straightforward, starting out flat and getting progressively steeper and rockier. We are rewarded with beautiful views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and other Himalayan peaks. We continue on the trail as it zigs and zags up a rocky moraine path to a section of fixed rope until we reach High Camp. With a short day on the trail, we will have time to train on fixed lines, crampons, and ice axe arrest. Training, packing for the summit, and discussing the climb will bring us into an early night.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 14: Summit to Lobuche East Peak (6119m/20070ft. ) & back to Pheriche (3810m/12500ft. ), 8-9hr walk

The challenging climbing on steep granite covered in snow is aided by fixed lines on the way up and rappelling on the descent with an effort on reaching the top of the summit grand panorama of the surrounding peaks including the number one Mt.Everest. From the summit, we have an unparalleled view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range to fill up the skyline of the Khumbu Valley, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Pumori. We descend to our High Camp before continuing down the valley to Pheriche for some "thick" air and good sleep.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]

Overnight at teahouse

Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft. ), 7-8hr walk

Once back on the main trail the route heads to lower Pangboche and from here the path contours above the river now far below the path. You will get an opportunity to take various Mani Walls along here with a much-photographed stupa/Chorten. After dropping to a bridge over the Imja Khola, the trail heads into wispy juniper forest. Further walking along a level patch of ground through the forest bring us to Debouche and gradually to Tengboche (3860m). Tengboche Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community. From here we walk down into the much-depleted forest. The trail is dusty and descends fairly rapidly into thicker forests then steeply down to the river at funky Phunki Tenga (3250m. After crossing the river on a wide suspension bridge, the path climbs relentlessly up. En route is the lodges and lunch stops of lower Teshinga. We again climb on and around to Sanasa (3700m), descend to cross a riverbed. Walking through pleasant forest we will soon reach Kyangjuma and Namche.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 16: Trek return to Lukla (2840/9318ft. ), 7-8hr walk

After overnight at Namche, early morning we will descend back to Lukla. The trekking though the trail will be exciting as well as easier as it will go through the forest of rhododendron and pines. We will pass Monjo after a short walk and then to Phakding. We stay on the same trail and advance towards Nurning and approximately 7-8hr of the trek we will finally be reaching Lukla.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 17: Scenic flight back to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport & transfer to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. ), fly 15min+4-5hrdrive

We fly back to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. At this time of day there can be heavy traffic, especially coming into Kathmandu itself, and the drive is likely to take 5 hours or more.
[Included meals: breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 18: Final departure, transfer to Airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meal: Breakfast]

Our Offer

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing tour in Lhasa by professional Tibetan speaking government licensed guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ Accommodation during the trek in a carefully selected hotel as per the itinerary

Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the camp

+ Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return

+ Everest National Park Entry Permit

Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit

+ Lobuche Peak Climbing Permit for all members and & Garbage Deposit

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ All rope fixing and icefall management charges in the Expedition

+ Complete camping setup with dining & kitchen tents, chairs and tables

+ Necessary shower and toilet tents, individual member tents

+ One each tent for member & Sherpa sharing in Camp

+ Solar panel/generator for light and battery charge in Base Camp

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with the host family

 

Excluded Services

-  International Airfare

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. For further more information, have to visit Nepal Immigration Department official website

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Heli Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, and boiled water as well as snacks, desserts, etc. during the trek

- Expenses by usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet

- Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, or personal climbing gears

- Rescue, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses of the member

- Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera

- Gratuity for Guide

- Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Excluded Services

  • Nepal Visa Fee

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Insurance

Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure(IHSA)

  You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m.

  Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price.

  At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not.

  IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.


+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration

18 days

Season

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Region

Khumbu Region

Grade

Medium to Hard

Altitude

6119m

Walking

5-6hr

Accommodation

Teahouse & Camping