Everest Base Camp Trek – Dingboche to Lobuche

Day 7 – Dingboche to Lobuche

Today we head back up to the same ridge I climbed on yesterday’s rest day but taking it further, the route then plateaus out and we enjoy a gentle stroll and seeing snow on the ground for the first time since starting the trek.

dingboche to lobuche everest base camp

We walk past many peaks to our left, including the spectacular Tabuche Peak (6495m) and many glacial valleys. There is no real ‘path’ and we can spread out quite a bit which makes for easier and more social walking (instead of one-by-one).

Tabuche Peak himalayas

We make our way to Dhugla for lunch…

Dhugla Himalayas

We get a surprise when this guy stands over looking at what we’re eating!  Credit to Charlie for capturing this great shot 🙂


The next part of the route takes us up a steep incline to Chukpo Lari, as ever with trekking try to make sure you look back and admire the views from all angles!

Dhugla looking back

Chukpo Lari is a very poignant part of the trek as here are many cairns dedicated to climbers who have sadly lost their lives on the mountains, most famously (for me anyway) here lies the cairn of Scott Fischer who having just read the book ‘Into Thin Air’ by Jon Krakauer was quite moving to see first-hand. On this, if you do read the book, I urge you to also then read ‘The Climb’ by Anatoli Boukreev to get a second version of events from the famous 1996 Everest Disaster.

Scott Fischer Memorial Cairn

Do take the time to wander around the cairns if you can.

Memorial Cairns Chukpo Lari

The next part of the trek takes us onto glacial moraine and becomes quite exposed and the temperature begins to drop.


A couple of house later we arrive into Lobuche (4930m), cold hungry and ready for bed…big day tomorrow as we near Everest Base Camp..

Approx. walk time from Dingboche to Lobuche is around 6-7 hours.

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3 Responses to Everest Base Camp Trek – Dingboche to Lobuche

  1. John July 17, 2014 at 1:41 am #

    Great posts and photos – just completed the trek in May, fun to see similar shots of the same places….though looks like it was a little colder when you were there!
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    • Carly July 17, 2014 at 9:57 am #

      Thanks for stopping by John, going to take a look at your posts now!


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