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Lobuche Peak Climbing 6,119 m/(20,075 ft)

During the pre and post-monsoon seasons, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will operate expeditions to one of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks, Lobuche East (6,119m/20,075ft), located in Nepal's stunning Khumbu Valley.
 
This is an ideal first step into Himalayan climbing, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, culminating in the sight of the towering peaks of Nuptse and Mount Everest.

This is a very doable expedition for anyone in good shape and with a desire for high adventure. It is a journey with many visual highlights, including stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks of Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and many, many more.
 
Participants should be in good physical shape and have a background in basic mountaineering and/or a history of physical exercise. Instruction in mountaineering skills relative to the climb will be provided prior to the climbing commencing, as the ascent requires the use of crampons, ice ax, and fixed rope climbing.
 
Lobuche Peak High Light
  • Ascend a 6,000m peak within a relatively short timeframe
  • Unparalleled views of the Khumbu Valley's giants
  • A great introductory expedition into Himalayan climbing
NOTE: Sherpa Expedition and Trekking company family’s we humbly request dear honor guest, during the trip, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can bring changes in the 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 we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Sherpa Exp & Trekking company families inform that’s; Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Due to this reason, landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. The weather in the area unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours resulting in flight delays or cancellation.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flights are canceled due to mountain weather conditions, to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu, we will help you charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The extra charges incurred are approximately $2,500 to $3,000 USD per helicopter (USD 500 to USD 3,000 per person) would be applicable to you for the helicopter charter. The helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. The cost must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through a travel insurance company. We can help you with the necessary documents for a claim. Payment for the helicopter must be paid at the time of service by the participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters are also not operated. In such cases, we will reschedule your flight for the next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then you would be provided with the alternative trek options.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1300m)
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Everest Base Camp trek, hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Overnight at the hotel with BB.

Day 02: Trip briefing, paper works and gear checking & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
In the morning, after breakfast, at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, and a Cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring a passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 9.45 AM in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden Gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast Included.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) Overnight stay at Phakding(2610m)
Early morning you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Then you board the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the 40 minutes, you enjoy stunning views of Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you meet your porter. He will carry your luggage. Then you start your trekking. Today you trek of three hours. It’s easy and gentle. The trail starts passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). It descends steeply then runs level above Kyangma village, which has a large gompa (monastery) and school. After that, you enter Cheplung village. The trail descends through community forest with the sight of Dudh Koshi River. Crossing suspension bridge it’s a short climb around the ridge to Ghat. Leaving Ghat the trail passes a school and complex of mani walls, Chortens and prayer wheels. Then the trail climbs to the hamlet of Chhuthawa. From Chhuthawa after a short walk, you reach to Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 04: Phakdingto trek to Namche Bazaar (3440mapprox6hrs walk)
After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc,Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 05 : Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft )
This is the scheduled 'acclimatization' day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We also visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5/6 hrs walk
After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying the superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way, we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of the Everest region.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5/6 hrs
Mountains as a backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche looks spectacular more in the morning. We snap pictures of the monastery and the sceneries around and as usual start the day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views to visit Pangboche village and its ancient Monastery. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. In the afternoon, go north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam. From here onwards the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin to open up as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River, we descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche On arrival in Dingboche, we enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930) 5hrs.
After breakfast, we start with an easy walk towards Dugla. Next, we trek up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and then pass through the boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. The trail then continues to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and we find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight in Lobuche.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft)  via Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft) - GorakShep 7/8 hrs
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid signpost. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360-degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mount Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. As we reach Everest Base Camp we cannot stop ourselves from appreciating the Everest climbers those take the hazardous route through the Khumbu Icefall. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow-capped mountains the resulting scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to continue our guides and Sherpas coordinate a hike to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view today rather than waiting until the next day.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5/6 hrs
Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take them in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast followed by a gradual descent down to Lobuche for a good night's rest.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 11: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4865m/15,957 ft): 2 hrs
Today, we begin our trek from Lobuche toward the Lobuche Base Camp. After walking some distance on a relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. Since we will be trekking toward somewhat lower altitude today, you may it find it easier for your body. Move forward along the Lobuche Glacier, while enjoying the great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc. After reaching the Lobuche Base Camp, take rest for some time and make necessary preparation for the summit. After lunch, our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and using climbing gears such as ice ax, climbing boot, harness, zoomer, and how to go up and down using ropes.  There will be training on how to fix the ropes, climbing technique, and about the knot and gears. Some training experience would certainly boost up your confidence and climbing skills thus increasing the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoy the experience.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 12: Lobuche Base Camp to Lobuche High Camp (5,600m/18,368 ft): 3/4 hrs
Today, after breakfast we make a hike from Lobuche Base Camp to the Lobuche High Camp. The climb takes for about 4 hours. The High camp is located at 5,600m/18,368 ft. From Base Camp, we hike on a rocky moraine path to reach the high camp. Upon reaching the high camp, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. You can also walk around for some time that would also help in acclimatization.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 13-16: Summit Day: Lobuche Peak (6119m/20,070 ft) Summit & back to Base Camp: 7/9 hrs
Today is our cherished day for the summit. We start early in the morning for the summit endeavor. Lobuche east offers more panoramic views of the mountains that other popular peaks such as Island Peak. Once upon the Lobuche summit, you would enjoy magnificently panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 17: Reserve Day for Contingency
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit, so this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Lobuche Peak on day 14 due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of the summit the peak on day 14 for toady (Day 15). Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 18: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangobche (3930 m / 12900 ft): 6/7 hrs
After taking our morning breakfast, we trek downhill from Lobuche Base Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Amadablam in the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to Pangboche. Some of the other peaks that you would enjoy include Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega among others. We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche you may also consider visiting the famous Pangoche Monastery.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 19: Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs
After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have a very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
Day 18 : Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6/8 hrs
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with a smile on their faces!
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
 
 Day 20: Lukla - Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu take the time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration dinner together for successfully completing a really adventurous and magnificent journey into the mountains.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 21: Transfer to  Tribhuwan International Airport.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Breakfast Included.

Inclusions the price of your trip includes the following:
  • Nepalese government royalty fees
  • All trek organizational requirements
  • All trekking permits
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • Fixed-wing air transport within Nepal
  • Accommodation in lodges or tents ex Kathmandu
  • All group equipment (tents, ropes, kitchen, radios etc.) and emergency medical supplies
  • Sherpa]s all trek staff, including professional guide and Sherpa staff, cooks and porter support
  • Transport of 20kg of personal equipment
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu at a hotel
  • Access to our satellite telephone for outgoing calls
  • Dispatch webpage updated throughout the trip for friends and family to follow.
Exclusions The price of your trip does not include:
  • Air travel to and from Nepal
  • Hotel meals in Kathmandu 
  • Purchases of bottled water, gifts, and alcohol (boiled or treated water for drinking is supplied)
  • Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as additional meals, showers, internet access or battery recharging
  • Entry visas for Nepal (30-day tourist visa for Nepal available on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Cost of helicopter upgrade should the fixed-wing flights not operate
  • Personal travel insurance/trip cancellation insurance/rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charges for porterage and the flights to/from Lukla
  • Cost of satellite telephone calls
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

You are expected to provide the following personal equipment. These items are mandatory for survival in the mountains, so make sure you have everything on the list.
 
The emphasis on equipment necessary for mountain travel follows two simple tenets: Lightweight and Functional. Since you will be carrying all of your gear and a portion of the group gear, the items you choose to take should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme conditions. The quality of the equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain so be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Comfort lends itself to a more enjoyable experience!'

The layering system outlined is usually sufficient for most people, but if you tend to be colder, bring one extra medium layer such as a vest, which would be ideal for extra warmth around camp. When making the final decision as to what goes into your pack, remember that it’s a fine science of taking just enough clothes and accessories to do the job, while not over-burdening yourself with items you probably will not use.
 
Cotton clothing must be avoided because it dries very slowly and is a poor insulator when wet. Instead, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat and moisture away from your skin to keep you much warmer.
 
We will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
All the equipment like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipment ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

Climbing gear
He(Guide) Following equipment are essential for climbing.

  1. Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
  2. 2 locking carabiners. The large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
  3. 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire are recommended.
  4. Ice ax w/leash. Lightweight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  5. Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  6. Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to the trip, new-style type recommended; include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  7. Adjustable trekking poles.
  8. Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

Upper Body

  1. 2 a cotton t-shirt.
  2. 1 polypropylene t-shirt.
  3. 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light-colored for sunny days.
  4. 2 women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
  5. 1 Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
  6. Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  7. Hard shell jacket with hood. Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
  8. 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thickly insulated hood.
Hand Wear
You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  1. 2 pair of liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
  2. 1 pair of warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
  3. 1 pair expedition shell gloves.
  4. 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds
Head Gear
  1. Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
  2. Balaclava
  3. Face mask.
  4. Shade hat or baseball cap.
  5. Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  6. 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
  7. 1 ski goggles with UV protection
  8. If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.
Lower Body
  1. 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
  2. 3 pair of lightweight trekking socks.
  3. 2 pair of medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
  4. 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  5. 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  6. 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
  7. 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  8. 1 pair softshell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  9. 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  10. 1 pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  11. 1 pair down booties (optional).
  12. 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  13. 1 pair of sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
  14. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.
Pack
  1. 1 lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
  2. 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 is excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
  3. 1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
  4. Small padlock for a duffel bag.
  5. 1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu.
Sleeping Gear
  1. 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
  2. Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
Miscellaneous
  1. 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful to hang around your neck
  3. Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
  4. Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
  5. 3 Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
  6. Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  7. 1 water bottle insulator.
  8. Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  9. Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  10. Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
  11. Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  12. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
  13. 3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  14. Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also.
  15. Camp towel.
  16. Earplugs.
  17. Hand wipes.
  18. 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional).
  19. Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
  20. Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
  21. Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  22. Camera. 1 lightweight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp.
  23. Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
  24. Passport and passport photos
  25. Airline ticket (Please leave your airline ticket at our office in Kathmandu because we may require be changing the date of your departure from Kathmandu)
"While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices."
Insurance
It is mandatory to have good travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance which will cover evacuation by any means of transportation from high altitude. It is also highly recommended that all member have cancellation insurance in case of an accident prior to departure, or if the trip is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Fitness & Experiences
For personal safety and success, excellent physical conditions are required. Prior to the trek, we suggest physical activities such as running, swimming and cycling combined with climbs to smaller peaks which includes climbs that involve travel on crampons under all sorts of conditions. Be sure you are comfortable with extreme exposure and steep drop-offs for long periods of time and capable of carrying the heavy pack of an average of 30lbs. Include plenty of technical rock and ice climbing experiences, so you are fairly comfortable following on alpine rock route. Be acquainted with jumars, ascenders, crampons, all your gear, and knot. We will review each climber’s bio on an individual basis to help develop climbers interested in attempting Mount Amadablam.

Food
The more food you eat at altitude the better you´ll perform. Considering the loss of appetite on a higher altitude, Sherpa Shepherds guide will help you to choose food items that have quality and easiest to digest at higher-altitude during the trekking and accommodation in the lodges. However, at base camp, our expedition cook will be set the best menu. We suggest you bring your own food if you so desire such as chocolate bars, dry foods etc. We cater to different dietary requirements and full vegetarian menus can be provided on request.

Accommodation
In Kathmandu, you will stay at star deluxe hotels and while you’re on trek your accommodation will be in local lodges/guesthouses. At base camp, your accommodation will be in tented camps. You should therefore not expect the standards that can be achieved in luxury accommodation in the city. All accommodation is arranged on a twin sharing basis during the trekking and local lodges won’t be of course as like in hotels in Kathmandu.

Emergency Rescue
In case of any high altitude sickness problems normally as a primary precaution first it is advised to come down immediately to a lower altitude for some rest and in the worse condition, you have to further come down either by helicopter or by land transport.

Weather Forecast
For the climbing weather report, we advise you to use from Meteo Swiss or from Austria or we can help you to get in contact with them. For the prompt weather, Forecast sends to you by SMS or email or on phone to prepare your summit attempt. 

Recommended Personal Gears;
  1. Down suits (dangri)- 1 pc
  2. Summit shoe- 1 pair
  3. Walking shoe-1 pair
  4. Crampon- 1 pair
  5. Summit Glove- 1 pair
  6. Normal gloves- 2 pairs
  7. Summit Snow goggles- 1 pc
  8. Glacier glasses- 1 pc
  9. Ice ax- 1 pc
  10. Harness- 1 pc
  11. Jammer- 1 pc
  12. Carabineers' (normal)- 3 pcs
  13. Sleeping bag (-40C)- 1 pc
  14. Down-filled Mattress- 1 pc
  15. Summit socks- 2 pairs
  16. Normal socks- 3 pairs
  17. Climbing bag (40 ltr)- 1 pc
  18. Helmet- 1 pc
  19. Down jacket- 1 pc
  20. Down trouser-1 pc
  21. 8 finger /descended- 1 pc
  22. Headlamp- 1 pc
  23. Gore-tex jacket- 1 pc
  24. Gore-tax trouser- 1 pc
  25. Fleece jacket-1 pc
  26. Fleece trouser- 1 pc
  27. Fleece liner gloves- 3 pairs
  28. Screw Gate Carabineer- 1 pc
  29. Wind stopper- 1 pc
  30. Thermos bottle- 1pc
  31. The base layer (woolen)- 2 sets
  32. Water bottle normal- 1 pc
Need any expert advice???
If you would like to talk to an expert to discuss any aspects of climbing and other queries, please meet or talk to our experts Sherpa Exp team. We can be reached by:
E-mail:  info@sherpaexpeditiontrekking.com
Phone no: +977-01-4701288
Mobile: +977 9851117039, 9866007038, 9849661525 (available on Whatsapp & Viber)
 
Price: $2,250 $2137.5
Duration
Duration
20
Season
Season
April 14 - May 3 (pre-monsoon) November 10 - 29(post-monsoon)
Region
Region
Everest region
Grade
Grade
Adventure
Altitude
Altitude
6,119 m/(20,075 ft)
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Lodge + Camping
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