Lobuche East Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp Trek
- Famous Peak for climbing in Everest region.
- peak climbing combine with Everest base camp.
- Aesthetic view of Himalayas range from summit.
- Incredible landscape and Sherpa hospitality.
Lobuche peak climbing (6119m/20075ft) is most admired destination for the climbers that gives you to experience the most challenging off beaten path beside normal trek. One has to be physically fit, properly built up physique and good climbing experience to confront the world’s tough Located Lobuche East peak. Situated in Khumbu region, Lobuche has a two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche east peak. The peak suggested here to climb(Lobuche east peak) is 26 meters higher than Far East. Your expectation leaves you behind once you decide you have planned to surmount Lobuche peak since it is more challenging then Island peak(covered in Everest region). When you reach on top of the Peak, you are delighted with a lot more attracted highest mountain, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and many others peaks. Partly you will also get chance to experience world’s popular based Sagarmatha National park which is highly enriched with Himalayan floras and faunas.
Your journey for this combine Lobuche east peak with Everest base camp start all the way from Kathmandu to Lukla flying for half an hour. Your trip will also take you to some of the most popular places in the Everest region, Like Namche bazzar, Tengboche, Everest base camp, Kalapather, which provide an amazing view of mountains including Mt. Everest. After that you hike leads you the way till to Lobuche peak, your most awaiting dream destination getting all set with well equipped team and highly experience Sherpa’s team to ensure your entire trip is secure yet adventurous.
- All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
- All domestic flight according to itinerary
- Deluxe Hotel at Kathmandu
- All ground transportation by private vehicles
- All accommodations, Tent and meals during the treks
- Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket, sleeping bag and mountaineering gears are to be returned after trip completion)
- All Mountain gear
- Welcome & farewell dinner
- All cost for a GSA trek leader (First Aid and well English Speaking), Climbing leader, a Sherpa assistance leader(s) and porters.
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes if necessary
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International Air fair
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu
- Personal Mountaineering gears
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
- Tips for Guides and Porters
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft).
Soon after your flight lands at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be greeted with warm welcome by GSA representative after you being encountered with Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Day 2: Flight to lukla (2800m/9184ft) and hike to Phakding 2-3 hours walk (2655m/ 8708ft).
Wake up early in the morning and be ready for the exciting adventure. Today our journey begins for adventurous flight above the range of beautiful green and White Mountains; we will reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) in 35 minutes, where we can meet ours additional crew members. We will have a three hours trek to Phakding. In route, we can see Rhododendron, Magnolia trees and pine forest. Passing through several small settlement with prayer wheels, flags Mani stones, tea houses and shop we will in Phakding. As per your interest you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery in additional activities. Overnight in teahouse (B, L, D)
Day 3: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).
Soon after our breakfast, we start our trek to Namche bazzar. We go cross to the Dudh Koshi River several time with a scenic view of snow caped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), Thamsherku (6623m). The way then become fairly difficult & includes a perpendicular climb to Namche. Rest after Chautara to admire the beautiful view of Mt. Everest we again ascend to Namche Bazzar, the main trading center of Khumbu. Overnight in lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).
Today we will visit around Namche Bazzar and hike higher to proper adaption with the high and new altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow and the amazing scenic view of khumbu Himalayans. After having our breakfast we can hike to Everest view pint and beautiful village khumjung or visit sagarmatha national park headquarter visitor center, where you can get more information about khumbu region and Sherpa people. It’s also the perfect place for panoramic view of Mt Everest, Lotse, Nuptse , one of the beautiful mountain Amadablam and so on. There is plenty of place such as internet café, shopping center, bakeries, restaurant to spend your time. You can also even enjoy colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight in lodge (B, L, D).
Day 5: trek to Thyangboche 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).
Today we start our journey from Namche bazzar to Phorthe, enjoying aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamsherku as well some others beautiful Mountain. Our trek follows more or less smooth wide trail with few ups and downs. Along the way, we can see wildlife Musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma, when we reach Sanasa we take the Lower one trail which lead all the way to Everest base camp The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the 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 gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight in teahouse. ( B, L, D)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).
Trek to Dingboche will be more gradual but five hundred meters. Hike to Dingboche in the beginning down and flat inside a shadow of pine forest, where you can get a chance to see wild life like Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants as well green valley and white caped Mountain View from along the way is more pleasurable. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls before arrive to beautiful town Pangboche. After a gradual climb we would better have lunch break at Somera, enjoying the view of the most beautiful mountain on earth, Ama Dablam. After Lunch, we spent most of the day walking close to the river with a reasonable ascent towards the end of the walk before arriving Dingboche. At this altitude 4410m the lack of oxygen in your breath is normality. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful arrangement of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight in local lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Trek to Thukla ( dhukla) 2 – 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).
Today we will start our trek to Thukla with spectacular Mountain view. The pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. We’ll take a glance of beautiful tiny flower carpeting the land. The path follow end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, Soon after crossing the Khumbu khola bridge we will reach to today destination Thukla. After short rest we will have a lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our body. Overnight in Thukla yak lodge.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft).
Soon after our breakfast, we start our hike to the next destination Lobuche. The first part of our trek steep climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart touching place where there is a memorials in honor to the climbers who died during Everest and some other Mountain expedition. We will continue our trek through the more gradual and smooth trail all the way to Lobuche, a small place with few teahouse. This afternoon we will hike around to Khumbe Glacie, stay active with a great view of Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche, (B, L, D).
Day 9: Trek to Gorekshep 2-3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).
Today is great day of our trek! Dream destination Everest base camp is going to be filled today. Actively we are weak up early in the morning and start hike for long glorious day. About 3 hours slow and steady walk over dry and rocky path we will be in Gorekshep, the last settlement of teahouse. After a lunch we continue our hike to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb over rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way to EBC we can see the aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse etc. Take some photos of memorial days with background of great Khumbe ice fall and trek back to Gorekshey. Overnight in teahouse, ( B, L, D).
Day 10: Early hive to kalapatthar (view point) 2 hours, (5560m/18236ft) and trek back to Lobuche 2 hours.
Wake up early in the morning and hike to one of the most fabulous view point kalapather is another important day for the trekkers. A couple of hours breath taking ascends to kalapather give you an opportunity to see the perfect view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam as well many other Mountains along the Khumbu valley. Catching the panoramic view in our Camera with and unforgettable memories in heart, we walk down to Gorekshep. After having a breakfast at Gorekshep we trek all the way down to Lobuche.
Day 11: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft), 2 hours.
Today, we take rather relaxed walk as its only short hike to Lobuche Base Camp. After walking relatively flatter plane for a while, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We walk appreciating great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas while moving forward along the Lobuche Glacier. We reach Lobuche Base Camp and camp In the pleasant, secluded valley right below the Lobuche peak. After some break, we do some pre-trip climbing course and practice to boost our confidence on using the climbing equipments. Our guides will provide training on techniques of using the climbing gears for peak climbing. The training includes correct method of using climbing equipment such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. This short course of training will boost confidence and climbing skills of the climber and increases the chances of scaling the summit meanwhile enjoy the experience. Lobuche Base Camp is in a pleasant, secluded valley right below the mountain. We spend the afternoon organizing gear for tomorrow’s move to high camp.
Day 12: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft), 4 hours trek.
From Base Camp at approximately, it’s about 2 hour slog following a well outlined trail up to the first option of a high camp alongside a hidden lake where the rock ridge and the glacier meet. We may go little further up a narrow gully above the blue lake and onto a scabby rock plateau. Depending upon condition and different factor, the climbing guide will decide where to set up the high camp around there. Upon reaching the High Camp, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. It is important that we bed early for an early alpine start tomorrow
Day 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp. 10 – 11 hours climbing.
An early start (at around 2:30 am, wake up at 2 am and have hearty plentiful breakfast). We begin climbing the south East Ridge through moderately steep snow and ice section. If necessary, we fix ropes along the route. We ascend gradually to a plateau and then navigate around to an exposed ridge, which we will follow to the summit slopes. After about six hours of steady climbing we reach the far eastern summit. From here it is a steady climb along the summit ridge towards the east summit, which for us marks our summit (also known as false summit). The main summit is not far in distance but requires some technical climbing which is normally beyond the ability of novice climbers, certainly in terms of the time it would take. And this section of the climb is only for very adventuresome persons, as there are huge drops on both sides, so this section will definitely be fixed with a rope. From the top we are well rewarded with superb views across to Ama Dablam , Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Changtse (in Tibet) Pumori, Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu and the innumerable peaks to the west and south. After snapping pictures on the summit and enjoying the view, we retrace our steps back to High Camp and with exhausted legs head down to base camp, meals: (B,LS).
Day 14: extra Day in case of bad weather.
We have set aside a day as spare day to attempt summit in case the pre-planned day unluckily gets bad weather.
Day 15: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13074 ft), 5-6 hours trek.
Today, the trekking trail mostly is flat and downhill and its much enjoyable heading down in altitude than going up. We descend enjoying the scenery to arrive at Thukla, the best place to have a cup of coffee enjoying the picturesque mountain views. Moving further we cross the natural spring water originating from bottom of Everest. Walking along the valley we reach Pheriche where we will be having lunch. There is also a hospital located over there. We further head down to our final destination of the day to Pangboche. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is supposed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a beautiful and populated village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the spacious productive valley, Meals: (B, L, D).
Day 15: Pangboche to Namche Bazzar, 6 hours trek.
We trek back following the main trail. Today, we will feel a lot better due to gradual drop in altitude. Breathing in is much easier. The walk is much easier today as we descend down to lower altitudes. You have still to go uphill trail too but most of the trail today is downhill so you will feel enjoyable if your knees do not bother. You can really enjoy the scenery and feel like chat with your friends and crew as now you don’t have to struggle to take each step. As we descend the Dudh Kosi River is raging more and more furiously with the joining of its tributary streams and the fact that the temperature that has risen quite dramatically melt water making the river to swell. The walk today is in the shadow of the pine trees and rhododendrons bushes that line these well-trodden trails. Watch out for faunas such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc too in these trails. After several ups and downs we come near by the army camp at Namche Bazzar from where we take last look at the Everest which will be no more visible ahead on this back trek. On reaching our lodge at Namche, we take a nice hot shower that will help relief our tired muscles. You will have a very relaxed sleep in one of the room with private restroom in Namche Bazaar, Meals: (B,L,D).
Day 16: Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours, (2800m/9184ft).
Today our last day of trek at lower altitude is more easy and enjoyable. Most tracks today is flat although we will have some descend and brief ascents too. Today, we enjoy the lush green scenery of rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We have to cross the 3 suspension bridge over Dhud Koshi River through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity to spend some relaxing moments with whole crew as the porters will not accompany with us to Kathmandu. Overnight at Lukla, include (B, L, D)
Day 17: Flight back to Kathmandu, free day.
After a long memorial journey in Mountain, today we flight back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon you can spend your time for last minute shopping or explore sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu, include (B, D)
Day 18: Final departure from Nepal.
Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayans comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service.
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