Glacier School

Trip Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info & Chart
Cost & Services

Trip Overview:

The high mountains of Nepal offer a unique challenge to mountaineers – the combination of breathtaking scenery, extremes of temperature and diversity of terrain can’t be found anywhere else in the world. All of this makes the Nepali mountains the perfect training ground for mountaineering. For our Climbing Clinic, we are based in the area of the Cho la Pass, with much of the best climbing in the Everest area right outside our front door. The Cho la pass is situated at 5,420m in the heart of the Everest region. It is an ideal base for developing climbing skills, techniques and confidence with our experienced and qualified instructors.

This course will cover use of ice axe and crampons, self arrest, crevasse rescues, rope work, glacier travel, abseiling and front point climbing using your crampons. After completing all your training, we will take you on an ascent of Lobuche East a, stunning 6,119m high peak. This is a beautiful peak which has some of the best views of Everest as you climb up the ridge to the summit.

Previous experience: Summer hill walking and a good level of fitness is required.

Activities: Trekking, Training and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: Domestic flight and vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu
Tour Kathmandu
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m / 9,300ft. Trek to Phakding
Walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440m / 11,300ft
Acclimatisation day
Trek to Tengboche, 3,900m / 12,800ft
Walk along to the village of Pheriche, 4,250m / 13,900ft
Walk to the village of Dzongla (4,840m / 15,900ft)
Walk to Cho La base camp (5,400m / 17,700ft)
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Walk from the Cho La base camp to Lobuche East Base Camp
Climb to Lobuche East High Camp
Summit Lobuche East (6,119m / 20,075ft)
Today we have a relaxed walk down to Pangboche
We will walk back to Namche Bazaar
Walk down from Namche to Lukla
Return flight to Kathmandu
Extra day of rest and celebration in Kathmandu
Flight Home
Rest day
Departure
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22
Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 1
Day 2
Tour Kathmandu
A beautiful exotic Hindu and Buddhist city with an abundance of ancient temples. Orientation briefing – meet the leaders and other team members. There will be time to review equipment, purchase or hire.
Day 2
Day 3
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m / 9,300ft. 
Trek to Phakding, where we camp in a field on the river bank at 2,650m / 8,700ft
Day 3
Day 4
Walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440m / 11,300ft
Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa people. See this unique village on our trek to and from base camp.

Day 4
Day 5
Acclimatisation day – 
Relax in Namche Bazaar. This is an essential step in the acclimatisation process.

Day 5
Day 6
Trek to Tengboche, 3,900m / 12,800ft
Day 6
Day 7
Walk along to the village of Pheriche, 4,250m / 13,900ft
Day 7
Day 8
Walk to the village of Dzongla (4,840m / 15,900ft)
Day 8
Day 9
Walk to Cho La base camp (5,400m / 17,700ft). 
Rest and gear checking in Cho La base camp
Day 9
Day 10
Cho La Glacier Training:
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Day 10
Day 11
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Training details
We will cover: 
– Gear check and inventory; an introduction to climbing equipment. 
Tying in safely; rock climbing including safe belaying technique, ascending and descending.
– Walking on the glacier; roping together; fitting and use of ice axes and crampons; ice axe arrest. 
Use of ice screws and snow stakes/bars.
– Ascending using jumars in full equipment; descending (abseiling/rappelling) using Fig 8 descender. 
Use of fixed ropes.
During this period of intensive training you will gain a lot of information from our experienced guides.

Day 11
Day 12
Climbing Lobuche East:
Walk from the Cho La base camp to Lobuche East Base Camp located at 5,550m / 18,200ft.
Day 12
Day 13
Climb to Lobuche East High Camp
Day 13
Day 14
Summit Lobuche East (6,119m / 20,075ft) 
And back down to base camp.
Day 14
Day 15
Today we have a relaxed walk down to Pangboche
Day 15
Day 16
We will walk back to Namche Bazaar
Day 16
Day 17
Walk down from Namche to Lukla
Day 17
Day 18
Return flight to Kathmandu
Day 18
Day 19
Extra day of rest and celebration in Kathmandu. Various excursions and sights are available – please ask.
Day 19
Day 20
Flight Home.
Optional Everest Base camp Trek Extension:
On day 15 of the itinerary you will branch off from the main group heading back to Kathmandu and trek to Everest base camp. Please add an extra 3 days into your travel plans if you wish to do this.
Trek from Lobuche to rocky outpost of Gorak Shep, with three cozy teahouses at 5,160m / 16,900ft.
Trek from Gorak Shep to the top of Kalapattar, return to Gorak Shep for the evening.
Walk up to Everest base camp, which lies atop the Khumbu glacier at 5,300m / 17,400ft.
Trek from Everest base camp back to Lobuche. Continue back to Kathmandu following day 17 of the normal itinerary.

Day 20
  • Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

  • Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

  • Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

  • Equipment


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

  • Porter Protection


Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

  • Why use Climb High?
  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

  • Cost:

US$ 3070 per person

  • Note: If you do 3 days Everest base camp trek extension, then you should pay extra US$320 per person.
  • Services Includes:
  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees,
  • Climbing permit for Lobuche East peak,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Trekking rope and fixed static rope (200m), carabineers, snow bars and ice screws,
  • Climbing gears,
  • Domestic baggage 15 kg
  • Airport|hotel transfer
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.
  • Services Excludes:
  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • Other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

Travel Reviews:

Kara and Seth
3 PEAKS
In November 2016, my wife Kara and I took our second trekking trip with Climb High Himalaya.
The trip was 25 days trekking and climbing Lobuche...
Paul Anderson & Daniella
California, U S A
Larkya peak / Tsun valley 2016
May 16, 2016
Namaste! First of all, let me thank you/Climb High for an incredible experience! The Manaslu/Tsum trek and Larkya Peak climb were amazing and everything...
Raimund Mair
May 16, 2016
I just wanted to let you know that I had a safe trip to Kathmandu and back to Austria. Everything worked out perfect. Thanks a lot to all you guys! It was an amazing experience...
Hauke Kornmesse
Feb 9, 2016
It was a well organized trip.
I enjoy the trip the more the longer I am back home. But honestly: it was a well...

Glacier School Train in Climbing and Mountaineering Techniques

US$ 3070 per person

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  • Trip Duration: 19 Nights 20 Days
  • Activities: Trekking, Training and Climbing
  • Region: Cho-a pass, Everest
  • Accommodation: Teahouses & camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Altitude: Maximum 6,119m
  • Dates: Spring & autumn

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Glacier School Train in Climbing and Mountaineering Techniques

US$ 3070 per person

5/5
  • Trip Duration: 19 Nights 20 Days
  • Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  • Region: Cho-a pass, Everest
  • Accommodation: Teahouses & camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Altitude: Maximum 6,119m
  • Dates: Spring & autumn
Trip Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info & Chart
Cost & Services

Trip Overview:

The high mountains of Nepal offer a unique challenge to mountaineers – the combination of breathtaking scenery, extremes of temperature and diversity of terrain can’t be found anywhere else in the world. All of this makes the Nepali mountains the perfect training ground for mountaineering. For our Climbing Clinic, we are based in the area of the Cho la Pass, with much of the best climbing in the Everest area right outside our front door. The Cho la pass is situated at 5,420m in the heart of the Everest region. It is an ideal base for developing climbing skills, techniques and confidence with our experienced and qualified instructors.

This course will cover use of ice axe and crampons, self arrest, crevasse rescues, rope work, glacier travel, abseiling and front point climbing using your crampons. After completing all your training, we will take you on an ascent of Lobuche East a, stunning 6,119m high peak. This is a beautiful peak which has some of the best views of Everest as you climb up the ridge to the summit.

Previous experience: Summer hill walking and a good level of fitness is required.

Activities: Trekking, Training and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: Domestic flight and vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu
Tour Kathmandu
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m / 9,300ft. Trek to Phakding
Walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440m / 11,300ft
Acclimatisation day
Trek to Tengboche, 3,900m / 12,800ft
Walk along to the village of Pheriche, 4,250m / 13,900ft
Walk to the village of Dzongla (4,840m / 15,900ft)
Walk to Cho La base camp (5,400m / 17,700ft)
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Walk from the Cho La base camp to Lobuche East Base Camp
Climb to Lobuche East High Camp
Summit Lobuche East (6,119m / 20,075ft)
Today we have a relaxed walk down to Pangboche
We will walk back to Namche Bazaar
Walk down from Namche to Lukla
Return flight to Kathmandu
Extra day of rest and celebration in Kathmandu
Flight Home
Rest day
Departure
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22
Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 1
Day 2
Tour Kathmandu
A beautiful exotic Hindu and Buddhist city with an abundance of ancient temples. Orientation briefing – meet the leaders and other team members. There will be time to review equipment, purchase or hire.
Day 2
Day 3
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m / 9,300ft. 
Trek to Phakding, where we camp in a field on the river bank at 2,650m / 8,700ft
Day 3
Day 4
Walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440m / 11,300ft
Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpa people. See this unique village on our trek to and from base camp.

Day 4
Day 5
Acclimatisation day – 
Relax in Namche Bazaar. This is an essential step in the acclimatisation process.

Day 5
Day 6
Trek to Tengboche, 3,900m / 12,800ft
Day 6
Day 7
Walk along to the village of Pheriche, 4,250m / 13,900ft
Day 7
Day 8
Walk to the village of Dzongla (4,840m / 15,900ft)
Day 8
Day 9
Walk to Cho La base camp (5,400m / 17,700ft). 
Rest and gear checking in Cho La base camp
Day 9
Day 10
Cho La Glacier Training:
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Day 10
Day 11
Glacier training on the Cho La Glacier
Training details
We will cover: 
– Gear check and inventory; an introduction to climbing equipment. 
Tying in safely; rock climbing including safe belaying technique, ascending and descending.
– Walking on the glacier; roping together; fitting and use of ice axes and crampons; ice axe arrest. 
Use of ice screws and snow stakes/bars.
– Ascending using jumars in full equipment; descending (abseiling/rappelling) using Fig 8 descender. 
Use of fixed ropes.
During this period of intensive training you will gain a lot of information from our experienced guides.

Day 11
Day 12
Climbing Lobuche East:
Walk from the Cho La base camp to Lobuche East Base Camp located at 5,550m / 18,200ft.
Day 12
Day 13
Climb to Lobuche East High Camp
Day 13
Day 14
Summit Lobuche East (6,119m / 20,075ft) 
And back down to base camp.
Day 14
Day 15
Today we have a relaxed walk down to Pangboche
Day 15
Day 16
We will walk back to Namche Bazaar
Day 16
Day 17
Walk down from Namche to Lukla
Day 17
Day 18
Return flight to Kathmandu
Day 18
Day 19
Extra day of rest and celebration in Kathmandu. Various excursions and sights are available – please ask.
Day 19
Day 20
Flight Home.
Optional Everest Base camp Trek Extension:
On day 15 of the itinerary you will branch off from the main group heading back to Kathmandu and trek to Everest base camp. Please add an extra 3 days into your travel plans if you wish to do this.
Trek from Lobuche to rocky outpost of Gorak Shep, with three cozy teahouses at 5,160m / 16,900ft.
Trek from Gorak Shep to the top of Kalapattar, return to Gorak Shep for the evening.
Walk up to Everest base camp, which lies atop the Khumbu glacier at 5,300m / 17,400ft.
Trek from Everest base camp back to Lobuche. Continue back to Kathmandu following day 17 of the normal itinerary.

Day 20
  • Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

  • Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

  • Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

  • Equipment


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

  • Porter Protection


Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

  • Why use Climb High?
  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

  • Cost:

US$ 3070 per person

  • Note: If you do 3 days Everest base camp trek extension, then you should pay extra US$320 per person.
  • Services Includes:
  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees,
  • Climbing permit for Lobuche East peak,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Trekking rope and fixed static rope (200m), carabineers, snow bars and ice screws,
  • Climbing gears,
  • Domestic baggage 15 kg
  • Airport|hotel transfer
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.
  • Services Excludes:
  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • Other expenses in case of any natural disaster.