A three-week course for mountaineers wishing to refresh their skills and expand their mountaineering expertise on a challenging peak in the mighty Himalaya, while under the instruction/leadership of some of the world’s best, homegrown mountaineers.
After flying to Lukla, you will trek for four days before reaching Phortse nestled below Everest at 3,866m, home to the Kumbhu Climbing Center and more Everest summiteers than anywhere else in the world. With the Kumbhu Climbing Center as your base, you will spend three days refreshing your hard skills, led by our very own KCC instructors, all of whom have extensive experience of leading and guiding in the Himalayas and beyond.
In preparation for the main goal of this course, the summit of Lobuche Peak (6,119m), Luri Peak (5,216m), directly above the village of Phortse will provide the perfect acclimatisation trek, with an elevation gain of 1,350m from town to summit.
We will then spend a day resting up, performing a puja or blessing ceremony for a safe climb as well as packing our gear for the main event, a six-day expedition with the aim of summiting Lobuche Peak.
From Phortse we gradually begin heading higher, first overnighting in Pheriche at 4,260m, then on to Lobuche Base Camp (5,050m), finally High Camp (5,600m) before the all-important summit attempt, giving you the opportunity to put into practice all that you had learnt at the Kumbhu Climbing Center.
From the summit its downhill all the way back to Phortse, where we will spend a day cleaning down and returning any borrowed gear, and of course, celebrating the groups success, before trekking back down to Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
|2||Orientation, gear check and pre departure preparation||KTM|
|3||Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding||Phakding|
|4||Trek to Namche Bazaar||Namche|
|6||Trek to Phortse||Phortse|
|7||Climbing – KCC Ground School (basic knots, communication)||Phortse|
|8||Climbing – KCC Ground School (building anchors, fixed lines, ascent, decent, traverse)||Phortse|
|9||Climbing – KCC Ground School (climbing practice)||Phortse|
|10||Luri Peak (5,250m) summit and back to Phortse||Phortse|
|11||Rest, puja and packing day||Phortse|
|12||Trek to Pheriche (4,260m)||Pheriche|
|13||Trek to Lobouche Base Camp (5,050m)||Base Camp|
|14||Trek to High Camp (5,600m)||High Camp|
|15||Summit Lobouche Peak (6,119m) and back to Base Camp||Base Camp|
|16||Trek to Pheriche||Pheriche|
|17||Trek to Tangboche and on to Phortse||Phortse|
|18||Gear sort out, cleaning and celebration||Phortse|
|19||Trek to Namche Bazaar||Namche|
|20||Trek to Lukla||Lukla|
|21||Flight to KTM and end of trip celebration||KTM|
Approx. cost per head: US$4,112 (based on 2020 costings)