Lobuche East Peak Climbing
- Country: Nepal
- Destination: Khumbu
- Maximum altitude: 6119 meter
- Group size: Min - 1
- Best Season: Spring & Autumn
The climb of Lobuche East Peak provides a phenomenal experience towards mountaineering combining a climb of Island Peak with a trek to Everest Base Camp. For most trekkers, the very thought of seeing Mount Everest from Kala Patthar or standing at the base of the Khumbu Icefall is a dream come true.
Lobuche expedition comprises a challenging pathway and is specially intended for physically fit people. Lobuche lies close to the khumbu glacier and basically has two peaks namely Lobuche east and Lobuche far-east. The eastern mountain is comparatively more difficult. We can have very stunning breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Tawache and other mountains. First of all, we trek to Kala Patthar and Everest base camp and then we climb beneath the glaciers from Lobuche base camp. The route is somewhat difficult but we can get to see the beautiful Himalayan ranges after this difficult trek. The maximum altitude is 6186m. From Lobuche, we can get a very clear view of Everest as well as several peaks of Tibetan side of Rongbuk. We stop at Everest Base Camp where you are taught about mountain climbing. We also acclimatize in the thin air of Lobuche. Altitude sickness has to be avoided while we climb up further. We can experience the amazing Sherpa villages and we get to know about the struggle for the existence for life. Lobuche trekking provides a very challenging pathway to all types of people. The Lobuche east summit can be reached with some difficulty by gaining the notch with a descent followed by steep snowy slopes climb to the top. It is not obligatory that you have earlier climbing experience, nevertheless experience and good level of fitness is must. This trek is a fully supported camping trek with accommodation in twin sharing tents.
A Climbing course held at base camp is sorted out by our experienced mountain experts. They will guarantee that you obtain the fundamental aptitudes and certainity to accomplish your objective. Joining this Lobuche east pinnacle provides you a great opportunity and will empower you to make the most of your experience. Hence, Lobuche crest climbing offers an awesome chance of magnificent expedition moving in the eminent Everest region.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Katmandu and preparation for the trip
After having breakfast, you will be briefed about the composition of your team, travel equipment and nature and strategy of the expedition. Then there will be a guided tour of the major landmarks and UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath. In the evening, there will be a pre talk before the expedition and the last arrangements will be finished.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
After breakfast, we will be going to the domestic terminal of TIA for a flight to Lukla. You will fly over the amazing green forests and snowy mountains and land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the loveliest air trips on the whole world located at a beautiful altitude surrounded by high mountains. Upon our landing in Lukla, we meet the individuals from our climbing group. We start our trek through the alluring town of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To help with acclimatization, we just have a short climb today. In any case, if inspired by extra exercises, we can take a short visit to a close-by monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar
After breakfast we leave Phakding village for Namche Bazaar. The walk will be around 5-6 hours. The trail follows over Dudh koshi River by a suspension bridge into a pine forest. We arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and descend through Dudh Koshi river .We pass through Josale village before reaching Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight in a local lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
Today we rest and adapt in Namche Bazaar. Namche is the Sherpa capital and a busy town packed with business sectors and customary Sherpa houses. We take an early morning climb to the Sherpa exhibition hall where we see perspectives of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the lovely Ama Dablam. The Sherpa Museum houses a show of conventional Sherpa ways of life and an astonishing photography show. Whatever remains of the day is for roaming around this charming spot.
For trekkers who prefer to climb for somewhat more, a climb to Khumjung town (5-6 hours) may likewise be a choice. While in the town, we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery acclaimed for housing of the head of the Yeti!).
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche
After breakfast we ascend out of the village along the trail. Along the trail Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse and other Himalayan peaks can be observed. A gradual uphill ascent will be required in the steep trail. We follow the yak trails towards Tengboche Monastery and tour across its premise. We stay overnight below the monastery at a local lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche
We descend through the Rhododendron forest to Deboche and a bridge across Imja Khola River. We will then pass the valley walland through the plains to enter Pangboche village. After lunch we hike to Pangboche monastery and follow through summer pastures to Dingboche. We spend overnight in local lodge.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche
We ascend along the tree line to Dusa and descend towards teahouse of Dughla and Sherpa memorial stupas dedicated to lives lost in Everest. We continue along the trails of Khumbu Glacier and reach Lobuche. Views of Mt. Lobuche and Nuptse can be observed. We spend overnight in local lodge.
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep and Kalapatthar
We trek towards sandy flat at Gorakshep. The trail to Everest Base Camp becomes harder. We approach the Khumbu Glacier and icefall located on the slopes of Everest. We then trail towards the Everest Base Camp where we can meet climbers attempting to scale the summit and observe breathtaking views. We return back to Gorakshep and spend overnight at the lodge.
Day 10: Everest Base Camp
We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the Gorakshep Lake. Proceeding straight ahead, we run over the Indian armed force mountain climbers' remembrances. The way from here can misdirect; henceforth it is essential that we take after our lead Sherpa consciously. The walk is tough because of thin air in the rising height. We go through rough ridges, moraine and streams before achieving the Everest Base Camp. After achieving the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountain climbers that emerge in bright colors against the tranquil environment (particularly in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can see from the base camp. We return to Gorak Shep for a decent night's rest.
Day 11: Back to Lobuche (4,900m)
Today we follow our way down the Khumbu valley to Lobuche town. We will have a tranquil evening and awesome lunch at a lodge and invest some energy toward the evening climbing the moraine wall of the Khumbu icy mass to get a decent view of our proposed course on Lobuche East. We have an opportunity to rehearse our climb.
Day 12: Lobuche East High Camp (5,800m)
An encouraging start sees rising along Lobuche. The route crosses the glaciers and sidesteps the Lobuche base camp where we don't have to rest as we'll be adequately acclimatized. The point today is to get to Lobuche high camp moving from Lobuche town. Overnight in a camping tent.
Day 13: Lobuche East (6,119m)
Today we'll be swinging for the highest point of one the most awesome trekking peaks in the Khumbu valley. Our trail passes close by a glacier on rough edge before navigating a steepening snow slant to the edge of the summit. This part is the most fabulous segment of the move as the sights of numerous natural mountains in both Tibet and Nepal open up to us. We will utilize marked lines to help rise the trickier areas and will descend straightforwardly to Lobuche town after the climb. Today is a long yet massively compensating day!
Day 14: Contingency Day
In case the summit does not happen according to plan due to bad weather or other unfavorable conditions we spare this day as a reserve day. If everything goes as smoothly as planned, we treat ourselves today as leisure day.
Day 15: Descent to Pangboche
From today, our expedition takes a U turn as we head towards Pangboche. We will descend down all the way along the steep trails to Pheriche and continue our walk onwards till we reach Pangboche for the overnight stay.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar
We trek down through the hillside and reach Phunki Tenga. Here we descend following the Dudh Koshi river trail through pine forest. We reach at Kyanhjuma through Sansa and follow the trail towards Namche Bazaar where overnight is spent at local lodge.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla
After breakfast, we descend downhill following Hillary suspension bridges and through local Sherpa villages. In the evening we reach Lukla. Then we spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
In the morning after breakfast, we take a brief flight of about 40 minutes to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel where you can get your much needed rest. Upon your will, you can visit around Thamel area or other nearby places. In the evening, you will be served with farewell dinner which basically includes delicious Nepali cuisine.
Day 19: Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport
This will be the day you bid farewell to Nepal after your life long memorable and awe-inspiring trip. Our representatives will help you to the airport.