My experience with Himalayan Scenery Treks and my guide BK was awesome. It was crazy getting to see the biggest mountains in the world so close. Also during this trip, I had the opportunity to climb Lobuche Peak. It was very hard to breathe up at such high altitudes but the view from the top was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I am so glad for my guide and Himalayan treks which helped me experience this.
Noah Hodson's Everest Base Camp Trek and Lobuche Peak Expedition Experience
Table of Contents
Proposed Itinerary for Lobuche Peak Expedition with Everest Base Camp Trek
- Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu Nepal ( 1,350m | 4,429ft)
- Day 02: Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport – Lukla ( 2,860m | 9,383ft ) and easy hike to Phakding (2,610m | 8,563ft)
- Day 04: Strenuous hike to Namche Bazaar ( 3,440m | 1,1286ft)
- Day 05: Explore Namche Bazar | Acclimatization day | Hike to Everest View Hotel Syangboche (3,880m | 1,2729ft)
- Day 06: Ascend to Tengboche | Visit Tengboche monastery in the evening ( 3,860m |1,2664ft)
- Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche ( 4,410 m | 1,4468ft)
- Day 08: 2nd the Acclimatization day of the trip, Explore Dingboche with a small hike
- Day 09: Strenuous hike to Lobuche (4,940 m | 16,210 ft)
- Day 10 : Hike to Gorak Shep (5,164 meters | 16,942 ft) detour to Everest Base Camp ( 5,364m | 17,598ft)
- Day 11 : Hike to Kala Patthar view point and descend to Lobuche (4,940 m | 16,210 ft)
- Day 12 : Reach High Camp (5,400m/17,717ft)
- Day 13: Summit Lobuche Peak (6,119m/20,076ft) and back to High Camp
- Day 14: Contingency/reserve day
- Day 15 : Descend to Pangboche (3,985m/13,075ft)
- Day 16 : Namche Bazaar ( 3,440m |11,286ft)
- Day 17 : Back to Lukla ( 2,860m | 9,383ft )
- Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu
- Day 19 : Final departure
Ever since I was young, I have wanted to visit Nepal and see the Himalayas, the biggest mountains in the world. After having saved money to go on a trip I decided to finally make the trip happen. All I knew is that I wanted to do the Everest Base Camp Trek. So I began doing research and stumbled upon one of Indigo Traveler's YouTube videos where he showcased his trip to Nepal. I’m his video he went into depth about how good his experience was with Himalayan Scenery Treks.
After watching I looked into the company and sent them an email of interest. After a quick reply, I was given all the information about the trek and they were willing to allow me to go on a private trek without a porter. After emailing back and forth I paid the deposit to do the Everest Base camp Trek and awaited the trip. When I arrived in Kathmandu I was greeted by my guide BK, and the company had already arranged a taxi to the hotel Arushi Boutique. The hotel was very nice and when I arrived they had an array of breakfast items that were complimentary.
The next day my guide and I flew to Lukla which was a wild experience through the mountains. On our first day, we trekked to a tea house about 3 hours from Lukla. Seeing all of the villages in the valleys and huge mountains on all sides was crazy as I had never seen anything like that before. The day after, we arrived in Namche Baazar which is a town built on a mountainside with panning views of the Himalayas on all sides. All though I went on this trek in late May, I got very lucky and was able to see great views for most of the trek.
A few days later, we made our way to Lobuche. At this height, there are no more trees and when we arrived it was snowing. Seeing a small town covered in snow with huge mountains and the Khumbu Glacier next to us was unreal. The next day we made our way to Everest Base camp. On the way, right before base camp, you can see Everest very well. It was crazy finally getting to look at the highest mountain on earth. When we made it to Everest Base Camp, I was overjoyed and so thankful that BK and I made it!
A few days before, BK had told me about an opportunity that could be possible - to climb Lobuche Peak. BK and the guiding company were able to change my trip plans and allowed me to climb Lobuche. So on the way down from EBC, I met my climbing Sherpa, Fura Tashi.
On the first day, we hiked up to High camp which was difficult due to the high altitudes hiking up to the camp. The next morning at 2 am we headed up to the peak. It was very difficult to breathe and it snowed the night before so we were climbing through knee-deep snow. At around 8, we made it to the summit. The view from the summit was stunning and I had never seen anything like it before. It was cloudy near the ground so we could see the mountains and then a sea of clouds under.
Climbing Lobuche and making it to the base camp of Mt Everest is something that I will treasure and never forget and was truly the experience of a lifetime. I can’t say thanks enough for how amazing my guide BK, my climbing Sherpa Fura Tashi and the company were to make this possible.
Also, after this trek, I had the opportunity to go to Pokhara, my trekking guide BK was kind enough to come with me and show me around. In Pokhara, I was able to see some awesome sights and also go bungee jumping. Seeing a totally different area of Nepal was really awesome and I am thankful for the experience.
Required Permits and Cost for Lobuche Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek
Lobuche peak climbing and Everest Base Camp trek are one of the most popular combined treks and climbing trails which are easier than other peaks. For the peak climbing of Lobuche and the base camp trek, there are three kinds of permits required.
- Entry fees of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality – 2000 Nepali currency
- Sagarmatha National Park entry fee: 3300 Rupees Nepalese currency
- Special climbing permits: $ 250 USD
Required documents to obtain Permits
- Your Passport Size Photo
- Your passport photocopies
- $500 USD for garbage deposit
- Application forms from an authorized agency
- Travel Insurance
- Alpine Climbing Harness
- Ice Axe
- Ice Hammer
- Ice Screw
- Mountaineering Boots
- Tape Sling