Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek - 20 Days

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek - 20 Days
  • Duration20 Days
  • Trip Grade Fairly Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6119m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Plane
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Summiting the Lobuche Peak is a fantastic mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas of Nepal, at altitudes over 6,000m. The comparatively less technical climbing route and moderate trekking trail make it a favorable expedition for novice and expert trekkers. Renowned as an optimal climbing peak in the Khumbu region, the Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek has become a go-to choice for a simple climbing venture. The Lobuche Peak has two faces, Lobuche West (6,145m) and Lobucge East (6,119m). During our 20-day trek and climbing expedition, we will conquer the peak's east face. Climbing to the peak's east face is regarded as a smooth mountaineering experience, whereas the west peak requires more technical skill and expertise. Located above the serene Lobuche village, summiting the Lobuche peak is a remarkable once-in-a-lifetime journey. The combination of climbing and trekking in one package gives you an immersive experience in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Likewise, Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek is also about unwinding yourself outside your comfort zone and pushing your limits. The first stretch of the expedition takes you through the beautiful Sherpa community, lush rhododendron forests, rivers, and meadows. The trail you will hike will cover picturesque villages such as Tengboche(3,860m), Pheriche(3,440m), and the Namche Bazaar(3,440m). Further ahead, the trail will ascend along the serene moraine of Khumbu Glacier, leading you to Lobuche Village. The following day, you will go to Kala Patthar(5 545m) via Gorakshep and retrace the trail to Lobuche. Further, the journey's final stretch will take you to High Camp(5,300m) and the summit of Lobuche East (6,119m). During the trek, we will acclimate to several places to allow our bodies to adjust to the increasing elevation.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Highlights

  • The trek takes you to the heart of the beautiful Khumbu region.
  • Walk through thrilling suspension bridges, small settlements, and dense green forests.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan range around you.
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Explore the beautiful Namche Baazar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.
  • Walk around the ancient Tenboche Monastery, the largest in the region, and learn about the culture, heritage, and history.
  • Hike through the alpine forest of Dengboche.
  • Marvel at the stunning views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Makalu.
  • Ascend to the Chhukung Ri or Nagarjun Hill to enjoy better views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Spend the night at Lobuche and interact with the locals and their lifestyle.
  • Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar are some of Nepal's best vantage points.
  • Climb to the summit of Lobuche East Peak.

Best time for Everest Base Camp and Lobuche East Peak Climbing

The weather in the Himalayan regions of Nepal is unpredictable. It varies from crisp and warm to stormy and cold. So, learning about climate patterns is essential to choose the best time to begin your remarkable expedition to Lobuche East Peak.

Spring Season

The weather in the base camp during Spring is quite chilly, but the trek is quite refreshing, with warm temperatures in the lower altitudes of the region. Trekkers can expect sunny days most of the time and even occasional snowfall while on the trail. You can enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and rolling hills, with cold and fresh wind blowing into your body. Moreover, the blooming flowers in the surrounding terrain add aesthetics to the journey. The temperatures around this time average between 10-15 degrees Celsius during the day and fall to 5 Degrees at night in Base Camp.

Autumn Season

The weather and climate conditions of Autumn are pretty similar to that of Spring. You will experience cool, sunny, and bright days with crisp views of the surrounding landscapes. However, the temperature will drop significantly at higher altitudes between 5 to 10 Degrees Celsius. On the other hand, the temperature will rise between 15 to 20 Degrees Celsius during the day. Autumn will peak during October with a clear sky, spectacular views, and optimal weather conditions. These elements make Autumn a perfect choice for outdoor activities, including hiking, trekking, mountaineering, and camping in the Khumbu region.


Starting your Lobuche East Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp is not recommended in the off-season, which includes Monsoon and Winter. The adverse weather conditions make the trail slippery and covered in thick snow. As a result, most trekkers avoid climbing the mountains at this time of the year. The weather starts to change, and the temperature will drop in December. At the base camp, the temperatures drop to an astounding -10 Degrees Celsius in Winter. This significantly increases the chances of blizzards and heavy snowfall and can cause frostbite at higher altitudes. On the bright side, trekking in the lower region will offer you breathtaking views of the glaciers, frozen lakes, and snow-covered mountains.

On the other hand, the downpours and wind storms during the Monsoon season will make any outdoor activity demanding and challenging. The temperature during this season, from June to September, ranges between -5 and 22 degrees Celsius. Besides, the occasional drizzling rain isn't always bad, as it clears the sky during the post-monsoon season, offering better visibility and a clear atmosphere.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff members from Outfitter Nepal will greet and escort you to a private vehicle. You will be transferred to a reputed three-star hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, shortly after. After check-in, you will freshen yourself, and we will have a short trip meeting with the rest of the team. We will enjoy a welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the evening, introducing you to delicious cuisine.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

A sightseeing tour in Kathmandu includes exploring historical and cultural art and monuments around the city listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The guided tour will begin after breakfast at the hotel. A private vehicle will pick you up and transfer you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a glorious palace that dates back to the Malla reign, a medieval period in Nepal. The palace is a vast complex with beautiful temples and courtyards. The monuments inside the palace are crafted with several metals, wood, and stonework. After exploring the Durbar square, the tour takes you to Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa, two of the holiest sites in Buddhist religion. Later in the afternoon, we will drive to Pashupatinath temple, one of the most revered Hindu temples in the world. In the evening, we will witness the auspicious aarti happening on the banks of the Bagmati River. The religious ceremony will create a serene atmosphere and cleanse our minds and hearts. We will come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

We will book a flight to Lukla early in the morning to avoid unpredictable weather conditions. A private vehicle will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport. The scenic flight to Lukla will last about an hour, during which you will witness snow-capped mountains, rivers, villages, and hills. Upon our arrival in Lukla, we will have breakfast with our team members in a tea house. After preparing ourselves, we will begin the 6.2 km hike to Phakding. The journey begins as we ascend to Chaurikharka village and descend to Dudh Koshi Ghat. Eventually, the trail gently climbs the landscape, leading you to Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4954ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3 - 4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Transportation: By Plane

After having breakfast in the early morning, we will resume our trek following the Dudh Koshi River. We will cross a suspension bridge to cross the river and hike through several villages, including Manjo, the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. After checking our permits, we will make our way towards Namche Bazaar. The trail will descend to Jorasle, where travelers' stocks and supplies are checked. The final stretch of the hike to Namche Bazaar is challenging as you walk on steep and rough terrains. After walking uphill for around an hour, we will arrive at the beautiful Namche Bazaar. The village has several tea houses and hotels to accommodate travelers and trekkers and provide them with food and beverages.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2,723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

Since we have gained significant elevation by this time of the trek, we will spend a day in Namche to prevent altitude sickness. The idea behind the rest day is to help your body adjust to the increase in elevation and the decreasing oxygen level. However, we won’t be staying at the teahouse for the rest of the day. We will hike up to the Hotel Everest View slowly and gradually. After an hour and a half of walking up the terrain, we can finally enjoy the vantage point with glorious views of Thamserku, Ama Dabla, and Nuptse. After the sightseeing, we will have breakfast and retrace the trail back to the Namche village.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

We will leave Namche behind and hit the trail heading towards Tengboche. The hike today is 9.2 km long, with several ascends and descends. After hiking for about half an hour, the walk will get easier until it crosses a river. From here, we will begin an uphill climb for around two hours and stop at a tea house to take a brief break and enjoy lunch. The hike resumes as we push ourselves into the last section of the trek today. We finally arrive at Tengbboche, a beautiful village with spectacular views of verdant hills, gorges, and rivers.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,684ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1,398ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6mi

Today, we will visit the Tengboche Monastery early in the morning to offer prayers and explore the area. We will then begin our hike to Dingboche, passing through the beautiful valleys of Imja and Chhuking. The trail will then gently descend, crossing the river leading us to the valley's edge. Eventually, after a final hike in the meadow, we will arrive at the charming village of Dingboche, where we will spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 483m/1,584ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

After days of hiking in the uphill terrains of the Khumbu region, we will enjoy a second rest day at Dingboche. So, instead of hiking to Lobuche, we will stay in the village and have a productive day. Today, we will go on a short hike to Nagarjun after breakfast. Moving ahead, we will ascend through steep hills with rugged rocks and boulders. After hiking for about 2-3 hours, we finally arrive at Nagarjun, one of the best vantage points in the region. The summit of Nagarjuna offers you magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes and mountain peaks. After the sightseeing, we will head back to the Dingboche village, and on our way back, we will come across several ancient Chorten and Tibetan monasteries.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,100m/16,728ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

After enjoying our rest day at Dingboche, we will leave the village and go towards Lobuche. Today's hike begins with a steep climb up the hill with stunning views of Island Peak and Chukhung Valley. Besides, most of today's walk will be on level terrain, making the hike relaxing and enjoyable. After hiking for around 6-7 hours, we will finally arrive at Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,910 m/16,105 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 590m/1,936ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

The trek to Gorakshep from Lobuche covers a distance of around 4.5km. It might not seem much, but the rugged terrains and high altitude make the ascend challenging. Remember that the path is not well paved, so you will walk over loose rocks to get to settlements ahead. After reaching the hamlet, we will take a brief break for lunch to gather our strength. Eventually, we will ascend the steep and jagged terrain for another three hours and finally arrive at the Everest Base Camp. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the glorious views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse. The unique geographical features and landscapes around you will add more beauty to the overall aesthetic of the place. After a wonderful time at the Everest Base Camp, we will hike back to Gorakshep, following the same trail path.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364 m/17,594 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1,489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9mi

Today, the hike begins early in the morning as we head towards Kala Patthar. It is an uphill climb to the rocky mountains, and after reaching the summit, we will have magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Changtse, and Nuptse. Moreover, the sunrise view from Kala Patthar is magical and will be imprinted in your memories forever. After enjoying the spectacular panorama, we head down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. The hike then resumes at the Lobuche Base Camp as we follow the jagged trails crossing a Glacier. After descending for about 5-6 hours, we will arrive at the camp and spend the night in a Lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,910 m/16,105 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 480m/1574ft
  • Elevation Loss: 704m/2309ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 Hours

Since the trail ahead is steep and rugged, we will begin our hike early in the morning to have adequate time to rest during the ascent. Moving ahead, we will navigate the rugged path and walk on thick layers of snow. We will use crampons and trekking poles to make it easier to get a better grip as we walk upwards. Eventually, we will ascend an ice cliff with the help of climbing ropes and an ice axe. After arriving at Lobuche High Camp, we will rest well to save energy for the next day.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,400 m/17,716 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

The journey to the summit is demanding and challenging, as you must overcome several technical difficulties. So, to have a relaxed experience, we will begin the climb before dawn and ascend the snowy trail using an ice axe. You will follow the trek guide and ascend through several ridges. We will finally reach the summit after climbing the steep terrain for around hours. Upon reaching the crest, we will have beautiful views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku. After exploring the summit and sightseeing, we will go to the high camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 6,119m/20,076ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 Hours

Day 14th of the expedition is an extra day in case we cannot conquer the summit on Day 13.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

Leaving the High Camp behind, we make our way to Pangboche. Moving ahead, we join the main trail of Everest Base Camp. The path ahead descends to Pheriche, with magnificent views of the mountains in the backdrop. After we arrive in Pheriche, we will have a brief lunch break and resume our hike afterward. You will walk through oak, juniper, and rhododendron forests for the next couple of hours before arriving in Pangboche. Here, we will explore some monasteries and check in at a teahouse for an overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,985 m/13,074 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After an early morning breakfast, we retrace our steps back to the village of Namche. As we hike through the serene landscape, we admire the stunning views of hills and mountains surrounding us. Today's hike is relaxing as we descend slowly and gradually. After walking for 6 hours, we will finally arrive in Namche, where we will spend the night at a teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

We prepare for the hike early in the morning and go to the Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail ahead passed through several local villages, including Jorshale, Monjo, and Phakding. It is the last day of the expedition where we will be walking. So, we will make the most of the hike and appreciate the natural beauty around us. Upon reaching Lukla, you will freshen up and relax in your bedroom or explore the surrounding markets.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 580m/1,903ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 18km/11mi

Our flight will be scheduled early in the morning. We will have breakfast at the teahouse in Lukla and board a flight back to Kathmandu from the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel after arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will have ample time to freshen up, relax, and rest today. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner for you at one of the finest restaurants in town.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,510m/4,954ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: Flight 35 Minutes
  • Transportation: By Plane

Today, you will have free time to explore the city and shop for souvenirs and gifts for your loved one back home. You can also visit shops across Thamel and relax at local cafes and coffee shops.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today is the final day of our exciting expedition. Our staff members will pick you up and drop you off at the airport according to the flight schedule. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and wish you a safe journey back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Complimentary pickup and drop service from and to the airport via private vehicle.
  • Three nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis.
  • A full-board meal includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner with beverages and seasonal fruits.
  • Experienced and licensed trek guides, including their wages, food, accommodation, insurance, and equipment.
  • Trek permits include Island Peak Climbing, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Trek Card, and Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
  • Porters will carry your luggage, with one porter assigned to two trekkers.
  • Assistant guide for a group of 6 or more clients.
  • An Outfitter Nepal t-shirt, cap, and trek map.
  • Complimentary use of sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • Provision of general equipment such as rope, tent, ice-axe, tent, and ice screw.
  • Full0board meal while
  • Domestic fligght from Kathmandy to Lukla and vice-versa.
  • Sightseeing tour with a professional tour guide, including entry fee.
  • Complimentary farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant.
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation is covered by your insurance.
  • First Aid Medical Kit and an oximeter to check your heart rate and oxygen saturation on a regular basis.
What's not Included
  • Extra nights in accommodation and meals are required due to early arrival or late departure due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Travel insurance and Visa fee.
  • International flight ticket and tax.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, wi-fi, hot shower, recharge, etc.
  • Beverages and food outside of the itinerary during the trek.
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Tips to guides and porters.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Safety through self-sufficiency

Our motto is to organize and proceed with a well-managed expedition and maintain an industry-leading strategy for safety and success. Our team members are known for their responsiveness and agility in achieving objectives during the expedition. Further, our team has backup plans to cover unforeseen scenarios. These include a swift emergency air evacuation (covered by insurance) and medication to mitigate medical emergencies.

A unique perspective

With over 15 years of experience in the field, our company brings unparalleled ability and a unique perspective to bridge the gap between international travelers and Himalayan climbing cultures. Our intimate knowledge of mountaineering and trekking expeditions, trusted team members, and vast networks of global partners make us a reliable body to operate travels and tours in any accessible Himalayan region of Nepal.

Altitude Sickness

While climbing the high mountains of Nepal, there is a risk of developing altitude sickness. The lack of oxygen and low air pressure makes it difficult for trekkers to breathe as they ascend the terrains. When ignored, the illness leads to severe symptoms, including exhaustion, nausea, insomnia, and dizziness. Therefore, we include acclimatization days on our Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp trek. This will help the body to adjust to the increasing elevation throughout the trek. And as the altitude reaches over 3,500m, you must be cautious and assess your well-being. We recommend you drink plenty of water, avoid caffeinated products, and hike slowly and gradually. If you experience any signs of altitude sickness, notify the trek guide so he can make the necessary decision.

Weather Conditions

The weather in the Khumbu region varies depending on the season you are traveling. The trail is covered in snow most of the year, making it slippery and wet. With a temperature of minus degrees Celsius, you might experience a shivering cold at night when you spend the night in base camp. So, we suggest you pack sturdy hiking boots and warm clothes to face the unpredictable weather of the Himalayan region. Moreover, we must stay updated with the weather forecast to avoid snow storms, thick fog, and heavy winds on the trail. Always listen to the trek guide and follow their instructions during the trek. Use essential climbing gear such as crampons and hiking poles to avoid injuries while walking on ice slopes and snowy trails.

Lobuche East Peak Distance

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp and climbing the Lobuche East Peak is a multi-day expedition. The exciting journey features long, picturesque trails that start and end in Lukla. For most of the trek, you will be hiking on a rugged trail for two weeks for an average of 5-6 hours daily. The hike to Lukla and back is approximately 78 miles long, and in addition to that, the climb to Lobuche East Peak adds more distance to the expedition. Therefore, trekkers must be well-prepared before starting the hike. Whether it's working on their mental health or physical fitness, they will have to improve their endurance and stamina significantly.

Essential Gears for the Lobuche East Peak Climb

This is the list you particularly require for the Lobuche Peak Ascent.

Handwear: Gloves and Hand warmers

Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks, scandals

Headwear: Hiking caps, woolen hats, scarfs

Upper body: Down jacket, fleece jacket, thermal wear, hiking t-shirts, wind+waterproof jackets

Lower body: Down pants, trousers, thermal sets, hiking pants/shorts

Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Sunblock lotions

Trekking Gears: Hiking poles

Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender

Mountaineering Boots and Helmet


Ice Crews

Travel Insurance

It is mandatory for our clients to protect themselves against expenses due to accidents, health complications, trip cancellations, flight cancellations, etc. Therefore, we recommend travel insurance for anyone who seeks to sign up for an adventure with Outfitter Nepal. This will ensure the coverage of the aforementioned expenses and the cost of emergency treatment and helicopter rescue. Besides, we recommend you check if your insurance covers air evacuation above 5,000m.

Passport and Visa Information

You can obtain the Nepal visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport or the nearest Nepal Embassy or consulate in your home country. To apply for a visa, you will need a passport valid for six months at the start of the trek and two passport-size photos. You can also apply for the visa online. The cost of applying for a Nepal visa is listed down below.

  • Multiple entry 15 days- USD 30
  • Multiple entry 30 days- USD 50
  • Multiple entry 90 days- USD 125

What skillset and fitness level are required?

Due to the nature of the expeditions, we will need to review your experience and fitness level. We will discuss the opportunity and suggest your training plans and regime to achieve your goals.

What equipment is provided?

Communal equipment such as stoves, quality ropes, and tents are included. You will be responsible for crampons, harnesses, helmets, ice axes, etc.

What is the age limit for the Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC Trek?

The minimum age limit for this expedition is 18. There is no maximum age limit, but you must have prior trek experience and be physically healthy.

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