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Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC

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HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Best combine trip in the Everest region.
  • The aesthetic view of Himalayas ranges from the summit.
  • Incredible landscape and Sherpa hospitality.
  • Reaching the world's highest mountain base camp. 

Lobuche peak climbing (6119m/20075ft) is the 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 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 then Island peak(covered in Everest region). When you reach on top of the Peak, you are delighted with amazing scenery of mountains, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many other peaks. Partly 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 combine Lobuche peak climbing with Everest base camp starts 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, 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 a well-equipped team and highly experience Sherpa’s team to ensure your entire trip is secure yet adventurous.

SHORT ITINERARY 

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft), Transfer to Hotel.
DAY 03: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).
DAY 04: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).
DAY 05: Trek to Thyangboche 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).
DAY 06: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).
DAY 07: Trek to Thukla ( Dhukla) 2 – 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).
DAY 08: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft).
DAY 09: Trek to Gorekshep 2-3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).
DAY 10: Early hive to Kala Patthar (viewpoint) 2 hours, (5560m/18236ft) and trek back to Lobuche 2 hours.
DAY 11: Lobuche to Lobuche Peak Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft), 2 hours.
DAY 12: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft), 4 hours trek.
DAY 13: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp. 10 – 11 hours of climbing.
DAY 14: Keep extra Day in case of bad weather.
DAY 15: Lobuche Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13074 ft), 5-6 hours trek.
DAY 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours trek. 
DAY 17: Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours, (2800m/9184ft).
DAY 18: Flight back to Kathmandu, Adventure end with farewell dinner.

DAY

1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft), Transfer to Hotel.

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 settlements 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 a teahouse. 

DAY

3
Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

Soon after our breakfast, we start our trek to Namche Bazaar. We go cross to the Dudh Koshi River several places with a scenic view of snow-capped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), Thamserku (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 Bazaar, the main trading center of Khumbu. Overnight in lodge.

DAY

4
Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m/11284ft).

Today we will visit Himalayan hub Namche 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 headquarters visitor center, where you can get more information about Khumbu region and Sherpa people. It’s also the perfect place for the panoramic view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, 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. 

DAY

5
Trek to Thyangboche 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).

Today we start our journey from Namche Bazaar to Phorthe, enjoying an aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku 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 and down to 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 the best place for a scenic view of the Himalayas including 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 a teahouse.

DAY

6
Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

After a breakfast, we start our hike to Dingboche. Hike to Dingboche in the beginning down and flat inside a shadow of pine forest, where you can get a chance to see wildlife 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 at beautiful town Pangboche. After a gradual climb, we would better have the 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 a 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.

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. The path follows the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, right after crossing the Khumbu Khola bridge, we will reach 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).

After our breakfast, we are hiking to our today destination Lobuche. The first part of our trek steep climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart touching place, where we can see many 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 teahouses. This afternoon we will hike around to Khumbu Glacier, stay active with a great view of Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche. 

DAY

9
Trek to Gorekshep 2-3 hours, (5160m/16929ft) and hike to Everest base camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

Before sun come up we start to hike to our dream destination Everest base camp. About 3 hours slow and steady walk over the dry and rocky path we will be in Gorekshep. We take a lunch keep our bags in the teahouse and 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 the background of great Khumbu icefall and trek back to Gorekshey. Overnight in a teahouse. 

 

DAY

10
Early hive to Kala Patthar (viewpoint) 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 viewpoint Kala pather 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 Peak Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft), 2 hours.

Today is a relaxed walk as its only short hike to Lobuche Base Camp. After a small flat, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. When you reach the base camp, can have a tea break, and do some pre-trip climbing course and practice to boost our confidence in using the climbing equipment. 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.

After 2-hour hike we reach 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.

Today we wake up at 2 am have hearty plentiful breakfast and climbing to our destination. 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. 

DAY

14
Keep extra Day in case of bad weather.

We have set aside a day as the 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 it is 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 the 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. 

 

DAY

16
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours trek.

Hiking to Namche is much easier today as we descend down to lower altitudes. But we still have to climb uphill to trek back Namche. The mesmerizing scenery of mountains makes your journey happy and enjoyable. After a 5 hours walk, you will be arriving in the Himalayan town Namche. Overnight in Namche. 

DAY

17
Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours, (2800m/9184ft).

The last day of our trek in Everest mostly downhill and gradual. Walking through the lush green scenery of rhododendron and pine forests in low altitude is easier. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice an 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. 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. 

DAY

18
Flight back to Kathmandu, Adventure end with farewell dinner.

After a long memorial journey in Mountain, today we fly 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. 

 

Trip Cost Includes
  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • All domestic flight according to an itinerary. 
  • Deluxe Hotel at Kathmandu with breakfast. 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • All accommodations, Camping and climbing equipment and three-time meals during the treks. 
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, GSA Duffel bag & t-shirt (down jacket, sleeping bag and mountaineering gears are to be returned after trip completion)
  • 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
Trip Cost Excludes
  • 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

 

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Trip Facts
Group Size 1-12
Best Season March to May and September to November
Duration 18 days
Grade Advance
Max Altitude 6119 meters
Starting Point Kathmandu
Accommodation

Deluxe Hotel And Guest House. 

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Three-Time Meals During The Trip. 

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