Labuche Peak


Trip Introduction

Everest Base camp with three different high passes Kongma La (5535/18159 ft), Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La (5340m) is for the adventurers who are seeking for the real challenging treks. This trekking is design for the people who are physically fit and want to prove themselves. The main attraction of this trek is the three high passes more then 5,300 with crossing the glaciated crevasses with the spectacular sceneries of surrounding mountains. Getting to the Mount Everest base camp, treks to Kala Patter (5545m/18,192ft), 360 degree view form Gokyo Ri (17,585ft/5,360m) is also the other activities that is involve in this treks.

This trek also introduce trekkers some remote untouched Sherpa village and monasteries. View of 5 eight thousand meter peak, inherent Sherpa culture and the hospitality along the treks, monasteries, prayer wheels and flags, some of the world’s highest passes make this treks an experience of your life time.

If you are looking for challenging treks around Mount Everest then this is a good option for your next trips. Open trail treks also offer some other treks for the trekkers who are looking for trekking to this resign but easier trekking including the famous part. If you are looking for slightly easier treks then three pass but including the high pass you can chick “Everest base camp treks via Gokyon -18 Days” which takes us through the Gokyo and Cho la pass to the Everest base camp. Which also involve the fascinating view from Kala patter and Gokyo Ri. “Everest base camp treks- 14 Days” is design for those people who have limited amount of time and want to treks up to Everest base camp. Our “Everest view treks-9 Days” is design for the old people or people who not very fit physically or have less time.

Package inclusions:

Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
Welcome and farewell dinner in the local Kathmandu restaurant
Three nights in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location but not in the heart of Thamel so won’t be overly crowded)
Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
Flight ticket for Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the treks with the cup of tea/coffee.
Accommodation during treks in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems (TIMS) and Sagarmatha conservation area permit
English speaking trekking leader, Guide as the size of group and the porter (2 trekkers = 1 porter) including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging
Sleeping bag, Down jacket, duffel bag, T-short and trekking Map
Comprehensive medical kid box
All government taxies and the local fees
What’s not included:

Mineral water, juices, other drinks and alcoholic beverages
Donation to monasteries
Other donation for local projects fund and others
Any other personnel expenses throughout the treks
Tips to guide and porter

Day 1: Arrived in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

When you arrived in Tribhuwan International Airport, representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will drop off you at the hotel. After checking in, you can take rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel or you can also do some souvenir shopping in Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail treks where you will serve authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food culture.

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

We will begin our second day with the breakfast before starting a guided tour to some of the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu. These places are listed as world heritage site. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), Hindus secret temple Pashupati Nath. We will end our tour by visiting the Swayambhunath also known as “monkey temple”. In the middle of the tour we will take you to the very special local restaurant for lunch.
After we finish the tour we will meet our trekking guide and leader for dissection and preparation for our following days trekking. In the evening we will go to the different type of local restaurant for the dinner.

Day 3: KATHMANDU TO LUKLA(2800m/9186ft) AND TREK TO PHADING(2600m/8530ft)

Today will begin with an early morning 45 minute flight to the busy village of Lukla, which sits at an altitude of 2,800meters. If you get in quick, the left hand side of the plane will offer you amazing scenery of the Himalayas. Once we arrive in Lukla a quick traditional breakfast will set you up for an easy 3 hour hike, crossing the mountain rages via high suspension bridges – which are not for the faint hearted. The track will take us to the first guesthouse, a little village called Phakding where a fire will warm your legs up in preparation for tomorrow’s strenuous trek.

Total Trekking time: 3 hours

Day 4: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZZAR (3440m/11,286ft)

This morning will start early with a gasping climb over 600meters to Namche Bazzar testing the fittest of trekkers. The hike will begin by crossing over the Dudh Kosi River and follow the East Side of the mountain ranges. Although the walk is testing the track will take you through high mountain ranges with sample views of what you will be rewarded with for the remainder of the trek. It is during this climb to Namche that you will notice the altitude and once reaching the village, tomorrows rest day will feel well deserved.

Total Trekking time: 5 hour.

Day 5: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN NAMCHE BAZZAR

Namche is the hub of the Khumbu region and many locals will gather there for the daily markets to trade and sell items. This gives you a great opportunity to explore the center and pick up any last supplies you may need for the rest of the trek. There is also a famous German Bakery here where you can indulge in freshly brewed coffee and cake.
Today is also a good opportunity to walk up to the Everest View Hotel which will not only boast your first views of Mt Everest but will also assist your body in adjusting to the high altitude.

Total Trekking time: 4 hour.

Day 6: NAMCHE BAZZAR TO TENGBUCHE (3,870m/12,696ft)

Once exiting Namche, the track winds along a high mountain range. The first part of today is flat allowing you take in the remote beauty of the Khumbu region. Whilst walking you will be able to spot Mount Everest nestled into the mountain ranges of Amadabalam, Lotse and Lotse Sar. The track will then descend to cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, allowing you to catch your breath. It is here we will have lunch before ascending for a hard 2hours to a teahouse in Tengbuche.
Tengbuche holds the largest monastery within this region, if you’re lucky enough to be here during the months of October and November you will have the opportunity to witness the Mani Rimdu festival where there will be masked dancers and Tibetian Opera celebrating the recreation of Buddhist events.

Total Trekking time: 6 hour.

Day 7: TENGBUCHE TO DINGBUCHE (4,350/14,271ft)

Today will begin descending into Dibuche, passing through the famous Rodrodranden Forest. We will then cross over the Imza Khola and begin a steady climb into Pangbuche. It is here you will really begin to feel the strain of being in high altitude and the pace will be slow. Once we reach Dingbuche we will have gained over 450 meters of altitude. Here is the highest point you will notice locals growing vegetables.
Total Trekking time: 5 hour.

Day 8: ACCLIMATISATION DAY IN DINGBUCHE

Due to the amount of altitude gained from the previous day, we will have an acclimatization/rest day in Dingbuche. It gives you the chance to put your feet up and enjoy a rest from yesterday’s climb or alternatively test you’re fitness again and take a two hour hike to help with the altitude and capture the pure beauty of the Himalayas. This hike offers amazing views of Makalu, Lhtse, Lhotse Shr and Island Peak. If you are after a challenge you can extend your acclimatization hike to reach heights of 5,330 meters – the same height as Everest Base Camp!
Total Trekking time: 4 hour.

Day 9: DINGBUCHE TO LABUCHE

Today will begin with an easy climb through the Yak Kharka, which translates to grassland for yaks. Within a few hours we will reach a small village of Thukla. Although we have only been trekking for a short time it is a good chance to have lunch and prepare for a challenging 1 ½ hour ascent, shortly followed by heavy trekking though the Khumbu Glaciers before reaching Lobuche.
Total Trekking time: 5 hour.

Day 10: LABUCHE (4,930m/16,175ft) TO GORAKSHAP(5,140m/16,864ft) AND EBC(5,364m/17,598ft)

Today will start early with a steady up and down trek for 3 hours until we reach Gorakshep. From here we will have a quick lunch before leaving our bags and porters behind to go on a 5hour round trip toEverest Base Camp. It is today that all your hard trekking will be made worth it as you gaze upon the pure beauty and realization of where you are.
Total Trekking time: 7 hour.

Day 11: GORAKSHEP TO Labuche (4,243m/13,920ft)

This morning is a great chance to grasp an early morning sunrise on the top of Kala Patter. This mountain is famous for showcasing the best views of Mount Everest. It will also provide excellent views of the Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp. The round trip takes just under 3hours. Once we arrive back to Gorakshep we will have breakfast before heading back down the mountain.
Total Trekking time: 6 hour.

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft): 1-2 hours

Today we are going to trek towards to the base camp of Labuche. It is only about one to two hour walk for today. We trek through the straight forward way for a while and the climb up through the rocky trail. We can enjoy the amazing view of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Themserku etc Mountain.
Rest of our day we spent on the pre climbing training. Our guide will give some proper technique on How to use climbing gear such as Ice axe, climbing boot and crampons and the climbing rope.
Overnight at Lobuche Base camp.

Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours

We trek through the rocky trail till we reach the High camp. We setup a camp here. We are going to spend the night here so rest of the day we spend on the preparing ourselves for the next day climbing. Overnight at Labuche East high camp.

Day 14:

We wake early morning today and have our breakfast. Then we start our climbing about 2 o’clock. Due to the wind blows strongly in the summit at the afternoon it is necessary to start climbing as early as possible. As we reach the top we can enjoy the amazing view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse and other. As we spent some time at the summit the we set our way down to High camp. We spent this night at the High Camp.

Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft):

Our trekking begins with the descending downhill to the Labuche. From Labuche our trek goes same way which is used for the trekking to the Everest Base camp. We continue to descend down till the Pheruche. Further we after one hour trek we can arrive at the Pangbuche. We will spent overnight at Pangbuche.

Day 16: – Pangbuche to Namche

The trekking to Tengbuche passes through some easy up and downhill. If we are lucky enough we enjoy some wildlife such as mountain goat, snow leopard and colorful Pheasant. We descend downhill through the pine forest and cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh kosi River. We then ascend uohill for about an hour and the trek through the flatter way to the Namche. Overnight at Namche.
Total Trekking time: 5 hour.

Day 17: Namche to Lukla(2,800m/9,186ft)

It is an easy day today. We walk through the valley of Dudhkosi. We trek descending down to the Dudh kosi valley. Then the trails mostly pass through the gentle up and downhill, Cross several suspension bridge. We can enjoy the walking through the village and we can observe the daily life style of the inhabitant Sherpa people. After we get back to Lukla we can look around the town. We can celebrate our last day at Irish Pub. Overnight at lukla.
Total Trekking time: 5 hour.

Day 18: Fly back to kathmandu

Early morning we go to the Lukla airport for our flight to Kathmandu. 45 minutes breathtaking flight with the view of beautiful scenery of mountain will takes to Kathmandu. We can spent rest of our day exploring the old Darbar. Lots of part of the square is destroyed by the earthquake. You can also do some souvenir shopping around Thamel. At the evening, we will have a farewell dinner hosted by Open trail Treks.

Day 19: – Final diparture

Today is the last day of your adventure. You can have last breakfast together with us. After breakfast if you have time from your flight you can do some shopping or you can go for the sight seen as well. If you want to do some sight seen then you can let us know one day before, we will provide you a car. A representative from Open Trail treks will pick you from hotel to the airport 3 hour before your flight.


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