Lobuche East – Gokyo, Cho la pass – 19 days

Trip Facts

Starting Price $2,375.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 19 days
  • Trip Grading Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6,119m
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
  • Trip Mode Teahouses & Camping

Trip Overview

Lobuche lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East.

At 6,119 m, Lobuche East is 26 meters higher.

Although the Lobuche East climb is a bit more challenging than Island Peak climb, it is equally rewarding. From the peak you get amazing views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori.

Lobuche East is also used as a warmup climb for the Everest climbers.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive
  • Day 02 : Rest Day
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m, trek to Phakding 2,610m
  • Day 04 : Trek from Phakding to Namche 3,440m
  • Day 05 : Rest day
  • Day 06 : Namche to Dhole 4,110m
  • Day 07 : Dhole to Machhermo 4,410m
  • Day 08 : Machhermo to Gokyo 4,750m
  • Day 09 : Climb Gokyo Ri 5,357m and to Thangnak 4,750m
  • Day 10 : Thangnak to Cho-la Pass 5,240m to Lobuche East Base Camp 4,800m
  • Day 11 : Rest day
  • Day 12 : Base camp to Lobuche East high camp 5,100m
  • Day 13 : Summit Lobuche East
  • Day 14 : Base camp to Pangboche 3,930m
  • Day 15 : Pangboche to Namche
  • Day 16 : Namche to Lukla
  • Day 17 : Lukla – flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 18 : Rest day in Kathmandu
  • Day 19 : Departure
  • Day 01 : Arrive

    Arrive in Kathmandu

  • Day 02 : Rest Day

    Rest Day in Kathmandu

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m, trek to Phakding 2,610m

    Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m, trek to Phakding 2,610m

  • Day 04 : Trek from Phakding to Namche 3,440m

    Trek from Phakding to Namche 3,440m

  • Day 05 : Rest day

    Rest day and acclimatization day in Namche

  • Day 06 : Namche to Dhole 4,110m

    Namche to Dhole 4,110m

  • Day 07 : Dhole to Machhermo 4,410m

    Dhole to Machhermo 4,410m

  • Day 08 : Machhermo to Gokyo 4,750m

    Machhermo to Gokyo 4,750m

  • Day 09 : Climb Gokyo Ri 5,357m and to Thangnak 4,750m

    Climb Gokyo Ri 5,357m and to Thangnak 4,750m

  • Day 10 : Thangnak to Cho-la Pass 5,240m to Lobuche East Base Camp 4,800m

    Thangnak to Cho-la Pass 5,240m to Lobuche East Base Camp 4,800m

  • Day 11 : Rest day

    Rest day at base camp

  • Day 12 : Base camp to Lobuche East high camp 5,100m

    Base camp to Lobuche East high camp 5,100m

  • Day 13 : Summit Lobuche East

    Summit Lobuche East, back to base camp 4,800m

  • Day 14 : Base camp to Pangboche 3,930m

    Base camp to Pangboche 3,930m

  • Day 15 : Pangboche to Namche

    Pangboche to Namche

  • Day 16 : Namche to Lukla

    Namche to Lukla

  • Day 17 : Lukla – flight to Kathmandu

    Lukla – flight to Kathmandu

  • Day 18 : Rest day in Kathmandu

    Rest day in Kathmandu

  • Day 19 : Departure

    Departure

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.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • 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

Group Size Cost
1 person US$ 2975 per person
2 to 3 persons US$ 2775 per person
4 to 6 persons US$ 2575 per person
7 and above US$ 2375 per person

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,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Climbing 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.

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.

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