Lobuche Peak

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The Lobuche peak consists of two different summits, via. East and West with heights of 6,119 m and 6,145 m respectively. A continuous ridge connects them but there is still a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. The East Peak is recognised as a trekking peak, where the West is known as an Expedition Peak.

Lobuche being an attractive mountain offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The dark triangle of its rocky East face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.

The peak of Lobuche East is reached by descending a marked notch and climbing steep snowy slopes to the top. Your climbing guide set up the fix line to take you to the summit. On most occasions, the mountain is climbed on the summit ridge only as far as a subsidiary snow summit, south-east of the true peak and before the north.  Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Lobuche East on 25 April 1984 although there are possibilities that others have reached the summit before. But no records are available.

Lobuche lies close to the Khumbu Glacier and has two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. At 6,145 meters, Lobuche East is 26 meters higher. Although the Lobuche East climb is a bit more challenging than Island Peak climb, it is equally rewarding. From the peak you get amazing views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. The 19-day Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek combines Lobuche East Peak climbing with the classic Everest Trek. The trip will also take you to some of the most popular places in the Everest region like Kala Pathar, which provides an excellent view of Everest along with other high mountains.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative from Nepal Treks Tours will pick you up and take you to the hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Tour and Trip Preparation

After your breakfast your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for city tours and world heritage sides. After tour we will have short meeting about our climbing trip and your climbing leader will give you short brief about lobuche peak climbing. The climbing leader will check our equipment(s) to make sure for one last time to get us ready for our adventure. This step will also ensure that if any equipment is found faulty we have the rest of the day to fix it or find an equipment that works.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla

After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today your leader will take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding To Namche Bazar

we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.

Day 5
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way, we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over 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 then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. We visit the monastery to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region.

Day 7
Tengboche to Dingboche

Today we will descend along the birch and rhododendron forests to the bridge over the Imja Khola. The trail will gently ascend from here and lead us the last permanent village before the Everest base camp, Pangboche. From here we will ascend further leaving the tree line below to the exposed and open landscapes of Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 8
Dingboche To Lobuche

The path today gently and slowly climbs through the glacier. Initially, we will follow the trail to Dzongla which is the junction of Lobuche, Pheriche, and the famous Cholatse pass. Enjoying the stunning views of mountains like Taboche (m), Cholatse (m), Lobuche (m), Pumori (m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and as far to Mt. Makalu (8463m) towards east and tips of Mt. Cho Oyu (8188m) in the west, we will climb the debris of the Khumbu Glacier and reach the small settlement the Lobuche. Stay overnight at the Lobuche.

Day 9
Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140m/3hrs, afternoon explore to Everest BC 5365m

The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep will be challenging due to sudden height gain. We will slowly ascend along the icy ridgelines of the rocks, enjoying the beautiful views of Mt. Pumori (7165m), Khumbutse (6665m) and Mt. Everest world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will continue along the moraines with the eye-catching views of the Khumbu icefall to Everest Base Camp. After spending some time there and enjoying the beautiful views we will descend back to Gorakshep and then overnight at the Gorakshep.

Day 10
Early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5550m/2hrs and trek to Lobuche Base Camp

In the early morning, we will leave for Kala Patthar. An early morning hike for about 2 hours will take us to Kala Patthar which is a famous viewpoint of Khumbu region. We can enjoy the magnificent view of the rising sun over the mountains of the Khumbu region. After spending some time there we will head towards the trail leading toward Lobuche. After some time of walking, we will divert towards the Lobuche Base Camp which offers us the stunning views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Cholatse (6635m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m) among many others. Overnight at Lobuche Base Camp.

Day 11
Trek from Base Camp to High Camp

We will mostly climb along the rocky moraines to reach the High Camp. It will almost take us four hours to reach the High Camp. The path gets steep and slippery on many occasions so, caution is advised. The sublime Himalayas will keep us company throughout the trek today. On reaching there, we will also do some mountaineering practice and then overnight at the high camp.

Day 12
Summit to Lobuche East 6119m and back to Base Camp

we will summit the Lobuche East peak with the guidelines of the experts. We will slowly climb the steep ascending trail crossing paths that require technical guidelines. Our guide will help us with the use of trekking gears. On summiting the peak, we will be rewarded with the mesmerizing views of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,414 m), Mt. Ama-Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) in the far distance. After spending some time there we will descend back to the base camp and then overnight at the tented camp.

Day 13
Trek from Lobuche Base Camp to Phireche

you will trek to all the way downward passing Duglha. The fantastic views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, and many more pay off for your exhaustion. It will nearly take 5-6hours trekking from Base Camp to reach Phireche. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 14
Phireche To Namche Bazaar

The return trek will continue on the 12th day as we move from Dingboche to Tengboche after having breakfast in the morning. Tengboche is a beautiful village in the Khumbhu region where the Sherpas reside. we resume our downhill trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche is amazingly amazed place where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. On the way you can even take a break to visit the typical villages of Khumjung along with Khunde. You can even visit the monasteries which are very unique in its structure. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 15
Namche Bazaar To Lukla

The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day.

Day 16
Fly Back To Kathmandu

you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17
Final Depature

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