Lobuche Peak Climbing

In the heart of Mt. Everest and high Khumbu valley with climb of stunning peak

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Trip Type: Trekking & Climbing
  • Best Season: March to June | Sept to Dece
  • Transport: Air & Private Vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 6,119m | 20,075ft

Highlights

  • A climb of technical Lobuche Peak around the high Khumbu valley within the Everest area
  •  A striking peak of great practice and exercise an adventure of a lifetime experiences
  • Trekking in the heart of Mt. Everest with stunning Khumbu Icefalls and glaciers
  • Exploring interesting Buddhist culture around Sherpa villages and monasteries
  • From Verdant green forest to barren arctic terrain of remorseless ice and snow

About Lobuche Peak Climbing

Nepal Spirit Adventure welcomes adventurers, hardy trekkers, and mountaineers to Lobuche Peak Climb, an adventure of life experiences where you will be standing on top (6,119m) high surrounded by the world's highest mountains feeling in high spirit and Trekking to the world's highest peak at (5,364m) Everest Base Camp.

Lobuche Peak Climbing leads to one of the most technical skills climbing where our NSA expert Sherpa guides will provide full support during the climb with full safety measures using climbing equipment that was necessary to make this Lobuche Peak Climbing successful.

Lobuche Peak Climb grade is based on per French and Swiss Alpine Climb System used worldwide on alpine climbing, The grade rated for Lobuche Peak Climbing is TD meaning Technical Difficulty in some sections of the climb.

We have allowed enough time to make this Lobuche Peak Climbing a success with proper acclimatization and rest day for practices and getting familiar with the local high altitudes and terrain.

The journey also leads to world number at Everest Base Camp and climb of Kalapathar (5,545m) viewpoint hill, as an exercise for the climb with an amazing panorama of mountains at close distance with Mt. Everest including Khumbu Himalayan ranges.

After much preparation, we headed to Lobuche Peak Base Camp with a few nights in tents for the climb, After a great climb to the summit top with outstanding views we headed back to Lukla for a sweeping flight back to Kathmandu with a remarkable moment and adventure on Lobuche Peak Climb with super services of Nepal Spirit Adventure and its expert guides.

Itinerary

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport receive by Nepal Spirit Adventure's airport representative with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment leisure time to look up old Kathmandu bazaar it is all in depending on your arrival in Nepal overnight in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Pickup by Private Vehicle

Today in Kathmandu free day for individual activities and Lobuche Peak climb preparations, On this day you can book for half day sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur cities late afternoon visit to the NSA office to look up your final trekking and climbing equipment and trip details brief, introduction with guide who will be a company along the trek and climbing period. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, reaching Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours
  • Transportation: By Air

The morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing a few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, here leads to Jorsalle village for lunch and then walk for few hours to the last bridge leading with steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office and banks.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

A perfect spot for a rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours, or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit of interesting.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours Round Trip

From Namche morning walk leads up for 30 minutes to the ridge with an aerial view of Namche Bazaar and overlooking beautiful towering peaks, The walk is easier on the gradual winding scenic path, then heading downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch.

After a break here walking uphill through pristine woodlands of rhododendrons, pines, and first trees with marvelous mountain views the climb after a few hours reaches a beautiful spot in Tengboche with its famed Buddhist monastery surrounded by the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse,Lhotse, Kangtenga,Thamasarku,Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours Trek

Morning views of Everest and magnificentAmadablam, walk lead downhill for a few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walks on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for a few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes.

Walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with a last climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Amadablam.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

After a pleasant rest at Dingboche, the morning walk starts with an uphill walk for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on the gentle track with slow up most of the way to Thugla for lunch where the Khumbu glacier ends in a raging river and the route from Pheriche meets, after a fine break here a steep up for an hour to Thugla pass where there are memorials of climbers died in mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Everest,Lhotse, and other high mountains. 

From here a nice pleasant walk brings you to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure to Everest Base Camp, starting with gentle uphill walk for few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as walk continues towards east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight halt.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5,170m | 16,962ft
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours

Early morning hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of this adventure as the walk leads up for a few hours offering tremendous views of surrounding snow-capped mountains as far to the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance and beneath the towering lofty peak of Pumori.

After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk downhill back towards Thugla before Thugla near the memorial route diverts towards Lobuche East Peak base camp at 5,340 meters high for an overnight stop and first-night camping of this adventure.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Location: Lobuche Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,340m | 17,519ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

From the base camp, the route skirts southeast around between the moraine and the mountain before turning northeast and climbing steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. Occasional cairns are to be found marking the path.

Easy scrambling up an open gully leads between two well-defined ridges and the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier at 5,280m | 17,323ft. Care should be taken to pitch a camp or bivouac to avoid possible avalanche danger from the ice above. 

Depending upon the weather, climb with strenuous effort to reach the top of the summit grand panorama of the surrounding peaks including the number one Mt. Everest. After the climb, time permitting either descend towards the Base Camp or continue towards Thugla for celebration.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Thugla

Nepal Spirit Adventure reserves a spare day, as the route is technically challenging and requires fine weather for the climb, if all goes well, our guide and leader will decide on an easy walk back to Lukla or a rest day on the way back.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Thugla

After a successful climb of Lobuche peak return journey to Lukla via Pheriche village, morning walk leads downhill with striking views of mountains, after a brief stop at Pheriche, an easy downhill walk with few short up to Pangboche village and then retrace the journey back to Tengboche through beautiful forest and views of peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tenbboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

Return journey easier after losing much altitude every few hours, walking downhill with few short ups for an hour to Sanasa and then on a gradual path with downhill to Namche Bazaar for a shortstop. After a good rest descend to DudKosi River and to Monjo for an overnight stop near the National Park gate.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Manjo
  • Altitude: 2,835m | 9,301ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

Morning a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the trail back to Lukla with the last final climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night's dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hourse

From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of the mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, Our staff will transfer you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure evening we invite you farewell dinner overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Walking Hours: 35 Minute Flight
  • Transportation: ByAir

After a wonderful time on Lobuche Peak Climb with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • All ground transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing 3- nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Lobuche Peak climbing permit
  • Everest National Park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu includes airport taxes
  • Highly experienced Nepalese local trekking & climbing guide
  • One porter for every 2 clients
  • Lodge accommodation and tent accommodation during the trek & climbing period
  • Trekking & Climbing food: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and trekking equipment for  climbing guide, trek guide, and porters
  • Trekking & climbing equipment: Tent for climbing & kitchen, dining, toilet, mattresses as well as sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Farewell dinner
  • All the government and local tax paperwork
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure exclusive medical kit.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater,  phone calls, etc
  • Nepal visa fee ( you can get it with your arrival in Nepal either using airlines  or overland services)
  • Travel insurance and rescue operation
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight ticket

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Published trip dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
07 Dec, 2023 - 23 Dec, 2023AvailableUS$2450Confirm
11 Dec, 2023 - 27 Dec, 2023AvailableUS$2450Confirm
14 Dec, 2023 - 30 Dec, 2023AvailableUS$2450Confirm
19 Dec, 2023 - 04 Jan, 2024AvailableUS$2450Confirm

Useful Information

How we can get a Nepal visa?

# You can get (obtain) a Nepal visa upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Online visas from also available, You can apply for the visa online service just by visiting this link Nepal Spirit Nepal visa form.

# If you are coming to Nepal by overland service from the country of India and China, you will get the Nepal visa service at the border from the Nepal entry Immigration.

On-arrival visa fee at entry points

  • 15 Days for 30 USD
  • 30 Days for 50 USD
  • 90 Days for USD

Is accommodation included in Kathmandu & trek period in the trip package?

# We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking and climbing in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group.

If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be at an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different luxury star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Does airport pickup & drop included?

# Yes it is included, We highly take care of your arrival and departure by private vehicle services according to group size booking.

What kind of climbing equipment is required for the Lobuche Peak climb?

#  It is our decades of experience the following Lobuche Peak climbing equipment recommend you;

Lobuche Peak Climbing Equipment List:

  • Plastic Boots a pair
  • Crampons    a pair
  • Ice Axe     one
  • Harness    one
  • Carabineer or Karabiner  two each
  • Snow Gaiters    a pair
  • Snow / Sun Glass    one each
  • Warm Gloves    a pair
  • Wind Proof Jacket & trousers.  a set each
  • Down Jacket    one each
  • Down sleeping bags   one each with an inner liner
  • Main Ropes    200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
  • Snow Bar    2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size
  • Ski Pole (optional

What kind of accommodation do you provide during the trek & climbing period?

# We provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodges): A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang-out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs.

Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of Western comfort with sitting toilets.

Most of the lodges have hot water for showers but with an extra charge for using hot showers. During the Lobuche Peak Climbing period, we provide you with a very high-quality tent and all the necessary kitchen tents.

What type of food do we expect on both trips?

# As per your booking for trekking and Lobuche Peka Climbing, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail.

Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups.

Some lodge serves Western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. We provide fixed Nepali meals during the Lobuche Peak Climbing period. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea house restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges.

Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it Even water looks very clean, can not drink it by adding water purification pills or filters then will be suitable to drink. Above the Namche, Tengbuche, Dingbuche, and Lobuche water will be very cold due to Hiland's climate, and can buy also boiled water from every lodge.

Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $2-3$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and pack the extra cost for all the table drinks.

What kind of health & fitness is required to join this trip?

# Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating in trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercises or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us.

 If you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at Kalapatthar (5,545m) and Lobuche Peak top at (6,119m).

The walk involves lots of ups and downs, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 5- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still require moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling to do a regular check-up and if you are suffering from any type of sickness please update us before trip booking.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, It is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides you with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and coordinate day-to-day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by the Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health or medical problem, We still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smoothly as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safety.
We closely work with (the PAC) Porters Association International Act.

We allow a maximum load to be carried by our porter of 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Travel Trekking Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical grounds.

As well as cover against loss or theft of your belongings and valuables please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft, or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals.

We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents it is top important.

Can we get electricity & electronic items? 

# We can recharge your batteries and devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal, 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You have to pay the extra small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities. Both 3-pin plugs and 2-pin plugs work during the trip.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common.

Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action.

When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

What is group size?

# We organize any route of Nepal Trek and Climb 2023 | 2024 with a fixed departure basis or private trip, The minimum group size would be 02 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Otherwise, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your personal suitable flexible dates, and we will open a group date on the same date.

What is the best season for the EBC trek with the Lobuche Peak climb?

# Nepal has the two best seasons for trekking and climbing, some this trip is much more adventurous and challenging, We always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year. Only the trek to Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen.

In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):
Autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, The weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February):
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, It can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):
Spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalayan regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers especially rhododendrons the, national flowers of Nepal, which come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.

It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadows areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo, and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, Although mornings are often clear for a few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, and cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times.

"The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail".