Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC Trek- 17 Days
- Duration:17 Days
- Difficulty Level: Strenuous
- Destination: Nepal
- Max. Altitude: 6119 Meters
- Start at: Kathmandu
- End at: Kathmandu
- Group Size: 1 - 8
- Best Season: Spring - Autumn
- Best combined trip in the Everest region which allows experiencing trekking and climbing.
- The aesthetic view of mount Everest and other Himalayas ranges from the summit of Lobuche Peak.
- Incredible landscape, colorful Rhododendron Forest, Wildlife, and knowing the culture of Sherpa with great hospitality.
- Reaching the world's highest mountain base camp and Summit over 6000 Meters of Peak.
- Visiting the century-old Monastery and observing the Puja ceremony.
Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC Trek Overview
Lobuche peak climbing (6119m/20075ft) is the most admired destination for climbers that gives you an experience of the most challenging off-beaten path besides the normal trek. One must be physically fit, properly built-up physique, and have good climbing experience to confront the world’s tough Located Lobuche East peak.
Situated in the Khumbu region, Lobuche has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche east peak. The peak suggested here to climb (Lobuche east peak) is 26 meters higher than the Far East. Your expectation leaves you behind once you decide you have planned to surmount Lobuche peak since it is more challenging than Island peak (covered in the Everest region). When you reach on top of the Peak, you are delighted with the amazing scenery of mountains, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many other peaks. You will also get a chance to experience the world’s popular based Sagarmatha National Park which is highly enriched with Himalayan floras and faunas.
Your journey to this combines Lobuche peak climbing with the EBC trek starting 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 Bazaar, Tengboche, Everest base camp, and Kalapather, which provide an amazing view of mountains including Mt. Everest. After that, your hike leads you the way to Lobuche peak, your most awaited dream destination getting all set with a well-equipped team and highly experience Sherpa’s team to ensure your entire trip is secure yet adventurous.
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Soon after your flight lands at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be greeted with a warm welcome by a GSA representative who will be displaying a display card upon your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Wake up early in the morning and be ready for the exciting adventure. Today our journey begins with an exciting light above the range of beautiful green and White Mountains. We will arrive at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) in 30 minutes, where we can meet our additional crew members. We will be trekking for three hours to Phakding. Along the way, we can see Rhododendrons, Magnolia trees, and pine forests. Passing through several small settlements with prayer wheels, flags Mani stones, tea houses, and shops we will be in Phakding. As per your interest, you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery as an additional activity.
Today, we begin our trek to Namche Bazaar shortly after breakfast. We go cross the Dudh Koshi River in several places with a scenic view of snow-capped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), and Thamserku (6623m). The way they 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 Bazaar, the main trading center of Khumbu.
Today we will visit the Himalayan hub Namche and hike higher to properly adaption to the high and new altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow and has an amazing scenic view of the Khumbu Himalayans. After having our breakfast, we can hike to the Everest viewpoint and the beautiful village of Khumjung or visit Sagarmatha national park headquarters visitor center, where you can get more information about the Khumbu region and the Sherpa people. It’s also the perfect place for the panoramic view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, one of the beautiful mountains Amadablam, and many other stunning peaks.
There are numerous places to spend your time, including an internet café, a shopping complex, bakeries, and restaurants. Every Friday evening and Saturday, you may also enjoy a colorful Local market.
Today we start our journey from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche with an aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The beginning of Our trek follows a smooth and wide trail with few uphill. Along the way, we can see wildlife Musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar, and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down to Kayangjuma and again descends to Dudh Koshi River, On the side of the river, there is a small settlement called Phunki Thanga. We can stop for Lunch at Phunki Thenga, and after the break, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests to Tengboche. Tengboche is the best place for a scenic view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery in 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 the Everest region. Overnight in a teahouse.
Today's trek to Dingboche begins with a down and flat inside a pine forest, where you may witness wildlife such as Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and multicolored pheasants. And the pleasurable view of the green valley and white caped mountains can be seen. After we cross the suspension bridge, the trail gradually ascends to Pangboche village passing through several Chortens and Mani. another 40 Minute gradual climbs will take us to Somera, a lunch place for the day.
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 at Dingboche. At this altitude of 4410m, the lack of oxygen in your breath is normal. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see a beautiful arrangement of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes farm from the cold winds and animals.
Today we will start our trek to Thukla with a spectacular Mountain view. The trail ascends steeply out of Dingboche, via a chorten and gradually climbs the valley to Dugla. The path follows the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. After crossing the Khumbu Khola bridge, today we will reach our destination Thukla. After a short rest, we will have lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our bodies.
The first portion of our trek is a tough climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heartbreaking spot, where we can see many memorials honoring climbers who perished on Everest and other Mountain expeditions. We will continue our trek through the more gradual and smoother trail all the way to Lobuche, a little town with only a few teahouses. This afternoon we will hike around Khumbu Glacier, and stay active with a great view of Nuptse, Lobuche peak, and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche.
Before the sun came up, we started hiking to one of the trip highlights, Everest base camp. After 4 hours of slow and steady walking over the dry and rocky path, we will be in Gorekshep. We eat lunch, leave our belongings in the teahouse and continue our hike to Everest base camp which is a challenging climb over the rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way to EBC, we can see Mount Everest's summit as well as other mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Take Memorial Day shots with the impressive Khumbu icefall in the background then trek back to Gorakshep.
Getting up early and hiking to one of the most spectacular viewpoints Kala pather is another crucial day for the trekkers. A couple of hours of breathless ascends to Kala Pather give you an opportunity to see the ideal view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam as well many as many other Mountains in the Khumbu valley. Catching the panoramic view in our Camera with unforgettable memories in our hearts, we hike down to Gorekshep. After having breakfast at Gorekshep and starting our trek all the way back to Lobuche peak base camp. 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.
We arrive at the high camp after a three-hour hike, set up camp have lunch, and then relax. We must go to bed early in preparation for tomorrow's early alpine start.
Today we wake up at 1 am have a hearty plentiful breakfast and start climbing to our destination. We begin climbing the Southeast Ridge through a 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 people, as there are huge drops on both sides, so this section will 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 continue our trek with tired legs down to Thukla.
Today, the trekking trail is mostly flat and downhill, and it is much more enjoyable heading down in altitude than going up. We descended all the way to Pheriche enjoying the Himalayan scenery. We further headed down to our destination of the day, Thyangboche. 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 Thyangboche we must ascend 30 minutes inside the pine and Rhododendron Forest.
Hiking to Namche is much easier today as we descend to lower altitudes. But we still must climb uphill to trek back to Namche. The mesmerizing scenery of the mountains makes your journey happy and enjoyable. After a 5-Hour walk, you will be arriving in the Himalayan town of Namche.
The last day of our trek in Everest is mostly downhill and gradual. Walking through the lush green scenery of rhododendron and pine forests in low altitudes is easier. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice an impressive display of faith in Buddhism and the cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. 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 the whole crew as the porters will not accompany us to Kathmandu.
After a long memorial journey in Mountains, today we fly back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon you can spend your time at last minute shopping or exploring sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport by one of our staff members from where you will depart.
- Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
- Welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant.
- Two-Night Deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare and airport tax.
- Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek.
- All camping equipment (Tent, table, Kitchen set, sleeping mat).
- General Climbing equipment (Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, etc).
- Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea, and coffee during the trek.
- An experienced and knowledgeable trained English-speaking Govt. registered trekking/climbing guide.
- Assistance Guide for the group of 5 or above.
- Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, equipment, and transportation for the guides and porters.
- Sagarmatha national park entry permits Fees.
- Peak Climbing permits fees.
- Garbage Deposit Fee.
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.
- Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket.
- Accompanying snacks: energy bars, cookies, etc.
- Seasonally available fresh and can fruits as dessert after dinner.
- Green Society Adventure complimentary free hiking T-shirt, duffel bag, and route map.
- A comprehensive first aid box including Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- 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
- Extra night hotel
- Personal Mountaineering gears
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
- Tips for Guides and Porters