Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Duration:
16 Days 15 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Everest
Grade:
Moderate to Difficult
Highest Altitude:
6119 m
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Description

Lobuche East peak climbing is an adventurous journey rather than a trip that takes you to the revered and isolated region called Everest. This magnificent journey starts from Lukla and slowly gives way to jaw-dropping scenery of sky-piercing peaks like Everest, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The icing on the cake: A surreal picture from the summit of Lobuche Peak along with the adrenaline drive accompanying the climb. For travelers in search of a natural high and cultural melodrama, the Lobuche East Peak Climbing trip is the one to choose.

The tour takes all together 16 days excluding your arrival and departure. The journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you’ll start your actual but short trek to Phakding. Further, you’ll head to Namche Bazaar from Phakding. Walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and admire the view of Ama Dablam while doing so. We arrive at Namche which is the biggest Sherpa settlement of this region. The very next day will be spared for acclimatization and you’ll get to explore the Khumjung monastery and Hotel Everest View while adjusting your body to the changing atmosphere. Next, you’ll trek to Tengboche where a Buddhist monastery is located. The road to Dingboche goes along the Pangboche monastery and steep moraines. Arrive at Dingboche and take a quick breather by tasting the local cuisines. Navigate to Lobuche via the Chupki Lahara and admire the Khumbu glacier as well. After crossing Dulgha, we reach Lobuche. From Lobuche, you’ll head to Everest Base camp via Gorak Shep. You’ll explore the base camp and return to Gorak Shep for night stay. Furthermore, you’ll trek to Kala Patthar for viewing Everest and many other mountains and glaciers that fill the Khumbu region. Observe the Khumbu icefall and proceed towards the Lobuche East base camp. Prepare yourself thoroughly and carefully climb to the summit. Feel the exhilaration and achievement and after a while, move back to the base camp. Proceed downwards to Pheriche and as you walk on the Imja valley, find yourself at Phortse. The road takes you back to Namche Bazar and ultimately to Lukla via Phakding where this Lobuche East Peak Climbing journey will end.

Our company, Alpine Adventure Team helps you in the climb by providing you with experienced guides, climbers and porters. Transportation and accommodation for the trek and the permits will also be managed by our company. Along with the necessary documentation, we guarantee you unbeatable rates and quality experience.

Trip Facts
Geography : Forests/ Hills/ Mountains
Location : Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha
Level of Difficulty : extremely difficult
Duration of Trek : 16 days
Max Altitude : 6119 m
Religions : Buddhism
Ethnic People : Sherpa
Accommodation : Hotel/ Camp/ Tea house
Transportation : Flight, car
Minimum Pax : 1 person

Trip highlights
• Climbing the summit of the Lobuche East Peak and admiring the gorgeous display of the mountains that reside in the Khumbu region
• Heading to the Everest Base Camp and the vantage point of Kalapatthar to observe the amazing sunrise that illuminates the snowy peaks of Lhotse, Lobuche, and Everest
• Visiting the ancient monasteries in the Everest region which comprise of Tengboche monastery and the Pangboche monastery.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representative will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Then, you will be taken to your hotel. You will be given a short orientation for your trek and then you can take some much-deserved rest. You will have time for preparing your trek. Night stay at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Phakding 2610m
After breakfast, you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains of governing the Khumbu region. After collecting your essentials, you will start your journey from Lukla. A short uphill walk along well-decorated trails takes us to Phakding. This small Sherpa settlement serves as a checkpoint for trekkers. Night stay at Phakding.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
On the next day, you will pass the Dudh Koshi River by walking through pine forests. On this journey, you will get surreal glimpses of Taboche and Everest. As you walk along the route, you will reach Sagarmatha National Park, Namche bazaar, which is regarded as the main trading center of this region. Before arriving at Namche, we shall have our permits checked at Jorsale. On this trail, you have to cross many bridges and walk for an hour so it is a bit challenging part of this trek. Night stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day
On this day, you can adjust yourself with the weather and the elevation. There is an option to spend this day sightseeing around Namche Bazaar and visiting the Khumjung monastery. Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest villages where you can visit shops and do your shopping for your trek. You can also walk around the village and observe culture, tradition and the way of living of people. You can also visit the Hotel Everest View which is the highest hotel in the world. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m
The easy walk starts from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Leaving Namche Bazaar, you have to walk a bit to reach Phunki and ascends towards Tengboche. We shall walk past Kyangjuma and reach Sansa. It is a major trail that later leads to the Gokyo village. Cross the Dudh Koshi River and arrive at Phunki Tenga to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the largest monastery named Tengboche monastery located in Everest region. Through this trail, you can witness a breathtaking view of the Himalayas which includes Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more. Night stay in Tengboche.

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m
Viewing the beautiful landscape of Tengboche, you will initially head towards Debuche. The road sees you walk along the banks of the Imja River and later sees a steep ascent all the way towards Pangboche. During this walk, you can notice many birch, conifers and rhododendron forests. In Pangboche, you can visit the monastery and walk along the Imja valley. From there, you will head towards Dingboche. Night stay in Dingboche.

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 4910m
The next journey starts from Dingboche to Lobuche from where you can admire the view of Khumbu Glacier. We shall navigate through Dulgha and stay there for a quick lunch. You cross a steep trail of Chupki Lhara to arrive at the Lobuche village. The path is surrounded by prayer flags and stacks of stones. On the way, you can observe many great peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, and others. Night stay at Lobuche.

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5140m and explore to Everest Base Camp 5364m
This day, you head towards the Everest Base camp to experience the trail that leads to the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. After breakfast, you head to Gorak Shep and then towards the Base camp. The trek is a bit difficult due to the higher altitude and thin air. When you reach the base camp, you’ll see many colorful tents on a greyscale background. You’ll be able to view the Khumbu icefall and other snowy mountains. After some interval of time, you’ll return back to Gorak Shep. Night stay in Gorak Shep.

Day 9: Hike to Kala Patthar 5550m and trek to Lobuche Base Camp 4910m
Early morning, you’ll start your trek to Kala Patthar from where you can get a clear view of Mount Everest. You’ll reach Kala Patthar before sunrise in order to watch the sunrise. You can also have views of lakes, glaciers and other snowcapped mountains. You’ll retrace your way back to Lobuche and then navigate towards the Lobuche base camp. Night stay in Lobuche Base camp.

Day 10: Summit Lobuche East Peak 6119m and Base Camp 4910m
Finally, the day to climb the summit has arrived. You walk on a steep and rocky trail to reach the high camp from base camp. Trekking along the Lobuche glacier, you can have nice views of Ama Dablam, Kantega and other snowy mountains. You use your gears and necessary equipment on the road to the summit. You climb with the help of ropes and ladders set up by the guides. You reach the summit around noon and enjoy the magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, etc. After some moments, you’ll start your return journey to Lobuche base camp. Night stay in Lobuche Base camp.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Pheriche 4240m
After the summit expedition, you’ll have an easy and nice trek on low altitudes. First, you’ll descend to Lobuche village and take some rest. Then, you’ll head to Pheriche while admiring the beautiful mountains. You trek through the forest of pines and rhododendrons to get to Pheriche. It is a small settlement that sits near the Tsola River. The inhabitants here are mostly Sherpas. Night stay in Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse 3810m
From Pheriche, we shall initially go to Pangboche and after visiting the Pangboche monastery again, we will navigate to Phortse. You need to walk along the banks of the Imja River which later dwindles down the Imja river valley. We arrive at Phortse in the evening. It is an authentic Sherpa village right in the middle of the Himalayas. Night stay in Phortse.

Day 13: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar 3440m
This day, you’ll head to Namche Bazaar from Phortse. The trail is much easier which is mostly due to the downhill trail. Once you get to Namche Bazaar, you can have a nice meal and rest. You can also go to the market and meet the local people in tea houses. The restaurants and hotels are better than the previous. You can do some last-minute souvenir shopping as well. Night stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m
This will be the final day of your trek. You will start at Namche and stop at Lukla Airport. You rest at Phakding and then continue to Lukla. You shall walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and on the way, you can buy some souvenirs as well. You can rest and prepare for your return flight to Kathmandu. Night stay in Lukla.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
You return to Kathmandu from Lukla on a flight and head to the hotel. The flight lasts for about 45 minutes and gives you a picturesque display of the mountains governing Khumbu. You can have a short trip around the valley with a guide if the time permits. You prepare for your return. Night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast and farewell program, you’ll drive to the Tribhuvan International airport for your departure.

Location

Cost Details

Our Peak Climbing Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Round trip flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented camp during the climbing period.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* Lobuche East Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing guide/Sherpa equipment charge.
* Camping Equipment (Tents, Mattress and kitchen utensils) during climbing period.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Peak Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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