This trip will take you to the summit of three peaks, with two above 6000m. Lobuche East and Island Peak are the most popular peaks in the Everest region, and the combination of Pokalde with this trip allows you to explore the Kongma la pass which is not frequented by many trekkers.
This is an hour flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (2,800m). The trail from Lukla leads north from the airstrip and drops steeply for a bit, and then descends gently to Phakding (2,700m), first overnight here. This is a 2 hrs trek.
From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Khosi Valley (Khosi means river in Nepali and it comes down from the Everest glacier). All along this part of the trail, there is a magnificent forest of magnolia, rhododendron and giant firs. On the cliffs above the river it is possible to see musk deer and Himalayan tahr. At Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows the river and crosses Dudh Khosi and makes a steep climb to Namche (3,440m). Namche is a very colourful Sherpa village where you will see vendors selling antiques and each Saturday there is an important weekly haat or market.
Rest and acclimatization day in Namche.
Trek to Deboche (3,700m). Stop at Thyangboche which lies on the way and visit the famous Thyangboche monastery.
Before leaving Deboche, visit the Deboche nunnery where old nuns live.
The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley to Phalang Karpo at 4,340m.The trail crosses small streams on boulders. The views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6,440m) are outstanding from along the trail. From Dugla (4,620m) the trail climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments built in the memory of those who have died on Everest. The trail then drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. This is a 4-5 hrs trek.
This is a 4 hrs climb. High camp is located at 5,100m.
Start early at three in the morning and start moving up the rock band with head torches. It will take three hours maximum to reach the snowline where there is a small glacier and then the climb starts up at an angle of 45 to 50 degrees all the way to the summit ridge. From the summit ridge, it is another 50 metres to the false summit (this is the summit where most people make it to). The true summit is little further, where one have to be careful with the snow conditions and there is a knife edge ridge.
The views during the climb are breathtaking as you see Everest as you climb up. Lhotse is also seen as it is slightly hidden behind the south face of Nuptse. Climb down to high camp, where the cooks will be waiting with tea, water, juice and some soup. Pack the tents and head down towards base camp.
The trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley to Phalang Karpo at 4,340m.The trail crosses small streams on boulders. The views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6,440m) are outstanding from along the trail. From Dughla (4,620m) the trail climbs higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments built in the memory of those who have died on Everest. The trail then drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche (4,930m). This is a four / five hour trek.
The peak of Pumori (7,145m) comes into view. On this lower slope of this mountain a ridge extending to the south terminates in a small peak. This peak, Kalapattar, is 5,545m and it provides the best vantage point for viewing Mt Everest. Climb Kalapattar in the morning and spend some time on the top. Return to Goraksheep and trek downwards to Lobuche.
Rest and acclimatization day. The day can be used to check all the climbing gears
Leave early for the summit. Return to high camp and down a further 300m to base camp.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
|2 to 3 persons||US$ 4520 per person|
|4 to 6 persons||US$ 4320 per person|
|7 and above||US$ 4120 per person|