Higher Limits Trek

Lobuche East Via Gokyo Chola Pass and EBC Trek - 22 Days

Lobuche East Via Gokyo Chola Pass and EBC Trek is one of the well-known trekking peaks in Nepal to climb, located at the elevation of 6119 meters in Everest Khumbu Himalayan region. This peak is a gorgeous summit and offers various routes for climbing. The normal route for climbing is through South Ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge.

Our professionally designed itinerary takes you to the Summit of Lobuche East via one of the famous trekking routes of Everest Gokyo Chola Pass then to Everest base camp and Kalapattar, this will provide you enough opportunity to get acclimatized. When we arrive in Dzongla after spend the night here we head to the Lobuche East High camp then set our high camp here next day we continue to make our goal to Summit Lobuche East then back to Lobuche east base camp continue trek back to Loboche village and trek up to the Everest base camp and Kalapather then return to the Lukla via Tegnboche, Namche Bazzar etc through Normal route of Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at any time pick up and transfer to hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley (Boudha, Swoyambunath, Patan and Pashupatinath).


Days 03 to 12: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) 30Minutes & start trekking.


Day 13: Summit Lobuche East (6,119m) and back to base camp 8-9Hours (4850m). Overnight at Tented camp.


Days 14 to 19: Trek back to Lukla.


Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.


Day 21: Sightseeing Bhaktapur.


Day 22: Departure home or any other destination.


“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Lobuche East Via Gokyo Chola Pass and EBC Trek itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.” Please email us at: higherlimitstrek@gmail.com for your exact requirements.


NOTE: On adventure trip of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can be result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything our best to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private transport with an escort.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National park fee permit.
  • Lobuche East Peak climbing permit.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Trekking / Climbing Map
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, Snacks & accommodation “Tented & Lodge”) during the trek and climbing with both vegetarian and non vegetarian served.
  • Hot drinks during camping
  • Twin sharing Tea Houses / Lodges and Tented accommodation (14 nights trekking lodge and 3 nights tented).
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with professional tour Guide by car, van, bus.
  • An experienced English speaking licensed holder climbing/trekking Sherpa Guide.
  • The Required number of staffs, yak, porters to carry your luggage during the trekking & climbing.
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, medicine and local tax for guide, porters and for all staffs,
  • Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket & domestic airport tax.
  • Domestic cargo clearance
  • All  camping equipment (two person tent, kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent, mattresses) kitchen equipment, high altitude tents, cook and kitchen boys, climbing Sherpa, group climbing equipment (9mm climbing- Main rope 150m and 400m fixed rope, Harness, ices crews, carabineers and snow bars) etc.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) card.
  • All government taxes.
  • Official expense.
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program &  farewell dinner with team of HLT.

Cost Exclude

  • Meals & Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for heritage site, temple and monasteries while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory) should cover helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
  • International flight ticket.
  • Any expense of personal Nature.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15days from date of issue), US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue) and US$ 100 (duration 90 days from date of issue) you can easily issue your visa upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will require two passport size photos.
  • Any kinds of Bar bills such Alcoholic, soft and hard drinks, laundry etc.
  • Helicopter Rescue & Evacuation fee in case of emergency.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Personal Equipment for climbing & trekking.
  • Mountain climbing boots,
  • any other expenses such in case of any political disturbances or natural disaster,
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at any time pick up and transfer to hotel.

Day  02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley (Boudha, Swoyambunath, Patan and Pashupatinath).

Day  03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) 30Minutes & trek to Phakding (2610m) 3Hours.

Day  04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) 6 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge.

Day 06:  Trek from Namche to Dole (4200m) 6Hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse / Lodge

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470 meters) 5 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse/ Lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4790 meters) 6 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse/ Lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse/ Lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4500 meters) 4 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse/ Lodge.

Day 11: Trek from ThangnaCross Cho La pass (5300 meters) and trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7 hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse /Lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche East High Camp 5Hours (5300m).
Overnight at Tented camp.

Day 13: Summit Lobuche East (6,119m) and back to base camp 8 – 9Hours (4850m). Overnight at Tented camp.
Today we will have an early start at three in the morning and start moving up the rock band with head lamps. It will take three and half 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 50m to the fake summit (this is the summit where most people make it to). The true summit is little further, where you have to be careful with the snow conditions and there is a knife ridge. The views during the climb are spectacular 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 soups. After we pack our tents, we will head down towards base camp.

Day  14: Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight at Tented camp.

Day  15: Trek back from Lobuche East base camp to Lobuche 3Hours (4910m).

Day  16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5Hours( 5,160m) & Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Day  17: Trek to Kalapattar back to the Gorakshep 5,160m and trek down to the Dingboche 6 – 7Hours (4,410m).

Day  18: Trek from Dingboche to Namche 6 – 7Hours (3440m).

Day  19: Trek from Namche to Lukla 6 – 7Hours (2840m).

Day  20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day  21: Sightseeing Bhaktapur.

Day  22: Departure home or any other destination.

Start Price (USD) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com


OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 22 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Every day’s breakfast, lunch & dinner is included in the package during the trekking and climbing. This will be a dish of Nepali, Indian or Continental source cooked by the lodgings you stay at and will be cooked by our professional cook during the camping.


While packing for “Lobuche East Via Gokyo Chola Pass and EBC Trek,” warm clothing is important to ensure comfort and safety, while non-essential gear such as a knife may simply come in handy. Here we have a suggested packing list to guide you in preparation:

  • Walking (Trekking & Climbing) boots and sandals for rest (Shoes should be water proof)
  • A water & wind proof down jacket
  • Woolen T-shirt/base layer
  • T-shirts
  • A thick pullover/fleece
  • Shorts / skirt for sunny days
  • Trousers / track suit or long pants
  • Thermal long underwear
  • Water bottle
  • Warm socks (woolen is best)
  • Swiss army knife
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Towel
  • Day pack for your valuables (camera, money, Passport etc.) and rucksack or duffel bag for your clothes
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Sun protection hate
  • Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag -20degree & many more…

(Note: This is just a guideline to help on your preparation.)


List of Climbing Equipments:

Personal Equipments Collecting Equipments or Group Equipments
  1. Harness
  2. Crampons
  3. Ice-axe
  4. Alpine Climbing Boots
  5. Safety Rope
  6. Carabineer lock & unlock
  7. Ascent Zoomer
  8. Descenter
  9. Down Jacket
  10. Sleeping Bag
  1. Fixed Rope – 250m
  2. Main Rope – 50m
  3. Snow Bar – 5
  4. Ice Hammer – 1
  5. Carabineer
  6. Tent (2men)


Keep in mind that you will be passing above 5000m/16400ft and reaching at 6119m during the journey to the top of the Lobuche East Peak. Walking fast at such elevation could lead to medical complications (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be serious. There is less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places. The higher, altitude will be the less oxygen in air. Your body needs a days to acclimatize to this environment, which is why we will stop a day rest in Namche Bazzar and in Gokyo. Although we provide information regarding AMS insurance, the only option for treatment is descending (evacuation). We advise that clients with known heart, lung or blood diseases, or clients over the age of 60 to discuss with their doctor before traveling with us.

Symptoms of AMS include mild to severe headaches, dizziness, fever, loss of appetite or stomach pain; it is important to alert our staff if you are feeling poorly to ensure that illness does not progress.


Lobuche East Via Gokyo  Chola Pass and EBC trek involves five to seven hours walking per day and Ice climbing during the climb. However, it is some part of this trip at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical or training requirements, but if you have high altitude experience & trekking is a benefit.

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