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Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
strenuous
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse/Tented Camp
Max. Elevation
6119
Meals
Full Board
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight to Lukla(2840m)
  • Magnificent view of the glorious peaks of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and other highest mountain.
  • Visit Everest Base Camp(5364m) and Kalapatter (5545m)
  • Lead by experience Sherpa and porter
  • Sherpa culture, custom, tradition exploration.
  • High altitude Buddhist monasteries and stupa
  • Summit mountain of Lobuche east peak (6119m)

Trip Overview of Lobuche Peak Climbing

There are many 7000m+ peaks in Everest. Among them, Lobuche East Peak Climbing is for those who want to have technical climbing experience. Lobuche East peak is little bit challenging than other peaks. Lobuche Peak is divided into East and West section. Lobuche East stands tall with 6119m height while Lobuche West is 6145m tall. Lobuche East Peak Climbing was conquered for the first time in 1984 and many attempts have been made ever since. We will follow the commercial Lobuche East Climbing route to the summit that remains covered with ice throughout the year.

After much research, Travel expert from Tourist Link Treks & Expedition have arranged for 19-days Lobuche East Climbing itinerary. We take your security very seriously which is why we have placed enough acclimatization days. Slow and steady walk will not only help us to tackle High Altitude Sickness but it also makes trekking less strenuous and more fun. Eastern face of Lobuche raises high above moraines of Khumbu glacier. Learning about ancient Sherpa culture, visiting Buddhist Monasteries and Everest View from Kalapattar are some of the highlights of Lobuche East Climb. Spring and autumn are best season for climbing Lobuche as weather remains fine during these periods.

What makes Climbing Lobuche with Tourist Link Treks & Expedition different?
The journey is a reward in itself. Not only will you enjoy Lobuche Climb but you will also follow the classic Everest trek to Base Camp. Spending longer days in high altitude helps us to tackle Acute Mountain Sickness. We provide full logistics support.

Additional information:
We offer 19 days Lobuche East Peak Climbing including Everest Base Camp Trek for the any climbers with minimum budget cost. Best season for this Lobuche east peak climbing is September to end of November and March to May. If you have holiday in Nepal for Lobuche east peak climbing  but you are alone and you’ll looking for group but no worry we have fixed departure date of 2017 and 2018 as well as if you’ll decided trip with us definitely your trip will memorable, safety and comfortable.


Itinerary

After disembarking in the only International Airport in Kathmandu, you have to go through custom formalities. Exiting from the terminal, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to three star category hotel for pleasant stay. Welcome dinner will be served in the evening.

You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to office of Tourist Link where you will meet with crew member. After breakfast, you will be provided with guided UNESO tour in Kathmandu. The tour begins with drive to Pashupatinath- the holiest Hindu temple of Nepal. We will also explore Nepal’s largest stupa in Bouddhanath. Next, we will visit Monkey Temple called Swayambhunath. We will also visit Ancient Royal Residence in Kathmandu Durbar Square before taking leisure stroll through the freak street of Thamel to restaurant.

We will drive to Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal from where we will take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will take fifty minutes of scenic flight to Lukla that takes us close to eight thousanders like Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and other mountains. We will land at Lukla Airport. We will assemble the crew members and begin our Lobuche Expedition. Walking past small Ghat village, we will cross Dudhkoshi River and reach Phakding where we will stay overnight.

Walking past Phakding, we will follow the picturesque path through pine forest that rises along Dudh Koshi River. We will be greeted with pleasant sight of Thamserku Mountain (6608m). We will enter juniper forest. We can get panoramic views of Everest and Lhotse. Walking past small highland villages, we will reach Monjo. The entrance to Sagarmatha National Park is located in Monjo. We will follow the path through Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight.

Our expert itinerary planners have placed one day of rest in Namche Bazaar. Taking rest helps our body in proper acclimatization to increasing altitude. We can explore around bustling Namche Bazaar or take short hike to nearby Khunde and Khumjung village and visit local monastery to learn about Sherpa culture. Alternatively, we can travel to Everest View Hotel for better view of Everest Mountain.

Leaving Namche early in the morning, we will follow easy trail to Phunki which is the small community of tea houses. We will follow the ascending trail from Phunki to Tengboche village. Tengboche is home to Khumbu’s largest Tengboche monastery. Along with Monastery, Tengboche is famous for 360-degree views of Everest Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, Lhotse Mountain and Thamserku Mountain. Religious ceremony is observed in the Monastery in the evening. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

We will enjoy panoramic views of 8000+ m Mountains from Tengboche and take hurried breakfast. Our journey begins on this day via birch and rhododendron forest. We will follow the descending trail to Imja River. Crossing the river, we will take ascending trail to Pangboche. There are two possible routes to reach Pangboche. While in Pangboche, we will visit Khumbu’s oldest Pangboche monastery. We will walk through Imja Valley to Lobuche River. Raised trail from Lobuche will take us to Dingboche where we will stay overnight.

We will take rest on this day. It helps in proper acclimatization of our body to the increasing altitude. Dingboche allows scenic views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks and mountains. There are crop fields that are enclosed by stone walls. Agriculture is the major occupation of locals. Potato is the major crop that is produced in Dingboche. Base Camp of Ama Dablam and Chhukung are places of interest near Dingboche. Chhukung is popular for 360-degree views of Makalu Mountain, Lhotse Mountain and Ama Dablam Mountain. Stay overnight in Dingboche.

A day of rest will rejuvenate us. We will follow the ascending trail to Dughla. Our trail takes us through Khumbu Glacier to Chupki Lhara. This is the difficult section to pass. We will move through memorial site of Babu Chiri Sherpa that is decorated with prayer flags. Proceeding further through moraine of Khumbu Glacier, we will reach Lobuche where we will stay overnight. We can get scenic views of Khumbutse, Pumori and other mountains and peaks on this day.

We will leave our camp site in Lobuche and move through boulders and moraines to glaciated Gorakshep Lake. Passing through Indian Army Mountaineers' memorials, we will reach Everest Base Camp. The section from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is tricky. So, we advise you to follow the instructions of guide properly. We will have to face the challenges of thin air and high altitude. We can meet with other trekkers on their way to Everest in Everest Base Camp. Our camp site allows scenic views of Nuptse Mountain, Khumbuste Mountain and other mountains. We will return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

We need to start our trek pretty early in the morning as our aim is to reach Kalapattar for sunrise view on this day. Kalapattar is one of the popular viewpoints in Everest region that allows close-up views of Everest, Lingtren Peak, Khumbutse and other peaks and mountains. After spending some time in Kalapattar for photo shooting, we will leave for Lobuche where we will stay overnight.

After early breakfast, we will leave our camp in Lobuche and proceed to Lobuche Base Camp. This is relatively easy path to trek. Gradual ascend through rock strewn path will take us to Lobuche Glacier. The path is scenic with views of Ama Dablam Mountain, Cholatse Peak, Thamserku Mountain, Kantega Peak and other surrounding peaks and mountains. We will reach Lobuche East Base Camp for overnight stay.

The guide will share Lobuche climbing strategy. We will practice using climbing gears like crampons and axe. We will also learn to move through fixed ropes before making ascend to Lobuche High Camp that is located at 5400m altitude. After few hours of climbing through the rock section, we will move through ice. We need to use fixed ropes as well as man rope whenever necessary. Stay overnight in Lobuche East High Camp.

We need to wake up pretty early in the morning as we aim to reach to Lobuche summit before noon. It is because usually heavy wind blows in summit afternoon. After climbing steep rock sections for few hours, we will reach 5700m altitude from where ice section starts. We need to use fixed rope as well as man rope. We will reach to the top of Lobuche East summit which offers scenic views of Everest Mountain, Lhotse Mountain, Nuptse Mountain, Ama Dablam Mountain, Cholatse Peak and other peaks and mountains. After spending some time in the summit, we will lower down to High Camp where we will stay overnight.

We will lower down from High Camp and follow trek route to Everest Base Camp all the way to Lobuche. The descending trail from Lobuche will take us to Pheriche. We will enjoy views of Ama Dablam and other mountains. We will move to Pangboche through picturesque trail lined with rhododendron trees. Arriving at Pangboche, we will visit Khumbu’s oldest Pangboche Monastery and stay overnight in Pangboche.

Leaving Pangboche, we will follow the descending trail to Imja River via Tengboche. Moving further through rhododendron forest, we will arrive at suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Cautious walk through gorges will take us to small Sansa that supports diverse wildlife. We will pass through Army Camp to bustling Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight.

This is relatively easy walk. We will cross few suspension bridges and pass through Phakding village to Lukla where we will stay overnight.

An early morning flight will take us through one of the most beautiful air routes to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred through private vehicle to hotel. This is a rest day. Optional Sightseeing Tour can be arranged. You can also go for shopping in Thamel.

This is the last day of Lobuche East Climbing. You will be transferred to airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.


What's included?

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing sherpa and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
  • Porter services for trekking (2Trekkers:1Porter)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen goods for camping
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

What's not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude for oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu because if early back to ktm
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses like bar bills , laundry service
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Tips & donation

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

Gear Checklist

Gears are like the extra limbs which assure your safe climbing expedition. As most of your trail is covered with thick snow and rocky terrains, you must be prepared for all kind of situations here. Every equipment is must during the climb, and you can train for a few hours to properly handle these before the climb. You might buy or rent these kinds of stuff but be sure to check each of them beforehand Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

Accommodations might lose even some of the necessary facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. It is wise to be prepared for some of the things like solar chargers, necessary pills, and sleeping bags. Once the climbing commences, you will be staying the nights in a suitable Tent. Keeping the uncertainty of the terrain under consideration, you or the climbing guide must have prior experience of handling Tents in unfavorable situations too. Read more...

Peak Climbing Permit

Depending upon the category under which the peaks fall you will have to pay a certain amount per person which also differs on what season you will be climbing the peaks. These charges are fixed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), and you must check it's inclusion during the enquiry of the program. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...


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