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Termed as a ‘Trekking peak’, Lobuche (east) peak is one of the most chosen climbing peaks in Nepal. The peak is part of the Khumbu Himalayan range and lies in the famed Everest region. Lobuche peak can be seen springing up from the stunning Khumbu glacier.
Lobuche peak has two peaks Lobuche East (6119m) and Lobuche West (6145m) which are considered trekking peaks and expedition peaks respectively. Lobuche West was first climbed in 1955 and Lobuche East was submitted by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen in 1984. You can capture heart-stopping views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori along with the awesome Khumbu valley.
Lobuche (east) peak is a technically challenging peak and is graded strenuous. The rocky face of the peak belies the existence of snow and steep icy slopes that you will have to overcome. It is necessary to have mountaineering skills before attempting the climb. Skills in the use of ice axes, rope fixing and abseiling are essential prerequisites. The base camp of Lobuche peak is set up at 5,050m and a high camp at 5,600m.
For Lobuche peak climbing you will at least need over two weeks duration. This is to ensure that there is enough time to acclimatize to high altitude. Our expert Sherpa climbing guide will lead the climbing and provide you proper briefing and training. Lobuche peak climbing is combined with trekking in the Everest region with the opportunity to visit Everest Base Camp, Kalapthar, Tyanboche Monastery and learn about Sherpa culture and hospitality.
● Lobuche peak is a popular climbing peak located in Everest region.
● Get 360 degree views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Nutpse, Lhotse, Makalu etc from the top of the peak
● Experience real mountaineering with expert climbing guides
● Trekking through the famed Everest region- Sherpa homeland
● Hike up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar
● All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle.
● Four nights accommodation at a 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan on twin/double sharing basis.
● All accomodation in a standard tea house during the trekking trails.
● Full board meals during trek & climbing period – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
● An experienced licensed English-Speaking professional sherpa guide, porters and supporting staff.
● Round trip domestic flight ticket(Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
● All essential ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary.
● Climbing permit for Lobuche peak.
● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, Restricted area permit, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)
● All necessary climbing gears.
● Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
● Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
● Insurance for all staff
● A comprehensive medical kit.
● All government and local taxes
● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Personal Climbing Gears.
● Meals in Kathmandu
● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.
● Extra days accomodation in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Travel and rescue insurance.
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness
● Rescue and evacuation
● Tips for guide, drivers and supporting staff.
● Thermal Base Layers – Tops and Bottoms
● Heavy Base Layers
● Trekking Pants
● Hard-shell pants
● Down Pant
● T-shirts – Short and long sleeve
● Mid Layer Top
● Insulated Jacket
● Hard-shell Jacket
● Down Jacket/Parka
Double insulated mountaineering boots for climbing Hiking boots (Full and waterproof) for approach lightweight shoes for camp and around town
● Wool/Synthetic socks
● Liner socks
● Liner gloves
● Mid-weight gloves
● Down mittens
● Cap/Sun Hat
● Warm wool/Synthetic Hat
● Eye Wear (Full coverage around eyes and nose)
● Ski Goggles
5. Climbing Gears
● Ice Axe
● Belay Device/Figure of 8
● Prusik Cord
● Trekking Poles
● Small pack (35-40 litres)
● Waterproof duffel bag
● Padlocks for the duffel bag
● Pack cover
● Water Bottles
● Camera & Batteries
● Power bank/Solar Charger
● Universal adapter
8. Hygiene and first aid
● Skincare ( Moisturizer ,sunscreen and lip balm)
● Toilet paper and wet wipes
● Personal first aid kit
● Water treatment
All accommodations for the Lobuche Peak Climbing are on a twin-sharing basis. The lodges and tea houses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more.
We offer two types of accommodations on this peak climbing. In Kathmandu you will stay four nights at a 3-Star Hotel (could be changed as per your requirement) and, during the trekking trial you will stay in standard tea houses and camp. These places have pleasant, unheated rooms and wooden beds with foam mattresses.
All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee, which will be available only during the trekking trail. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon local conditions. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.
Food will vary between typical Nepali in the mountains. In Kathmandu there are far more choices, which include Indian, Continental, Italian, Tibetan and more. The city areas offer everything from good steaks and burgers to apple pie and pizza.
Nepali food is nutritious, and ranges from our traditional Daal/Bhat and Momo to fantastic breads, fruits and more. The cooking is wholesome and the food is tasty during the trek trail too.
For the Lobuche peak climbing there will be a license holder climbing sherpa guide and porters for carrying luggage. This arrangement ensures that if anyone in the group is sick the trip can still go on as planned. However, Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks can run this peak climbing for groups of any size. Usually, we have found that the maximum number of climbers in any group is 12 people.
Our staff will be there to receive you upon your arrival in Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport. From there you will be dropped to your hotel where you can relax and rest. Later visit our office where you will attend a short briefing about your trip by your trek/tour guide. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is allocated for your climbing preparation. Your climbing guide will check your gears and equipment for climbing and give a briefing. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
You will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This 30 minute flight could not be any more adventurous as you fly over countless hills with views of Himalayan peaks to finally land at Lukla airport, which is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Once in Lukla, your trekking guide will lead on the first day of trek to Phakding. The trail winds away across the hills of pine and rhododendron forests passing the Sherpa villages of Chheplung and Thado Koshigaon. Sighting of mani walls and prayer flags is an indication you are in a Buddhist land. You will reach Phakding by early afternoon. Stay overnight in Phakding.
After a full breakfast, we follow the trail along Dudh Koshi River. Ahead you crisscross forested hills and witness the first glimpses of Kongde Ri Peak and Thamserku peaks.
Cross Benkar village enroute to briefly stop at Monjo, which marks the entry to Sagarmatha National Park. Ahead you will pass by Jorsale village and another 20 minutes walk will reach the confluence of raging Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. Just over a ridge from here is a perfect point to spot Mt. Everest (8848 m) for the first time. The trail climbs gradually until we reach Namche Bazaar, the main center for the Sherpa community. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
We will use the full day today for acclimatization. Namche is a modern village full of bakery shops, coffee outlets, entertainment centers alongside ancient Buddhist stupas and maniwalls. You can try out Sherpa cuisine and visit the Sherpa cultural museum.
Take a short hike to Khumjung village or Everest hotel to get the feel of the weather and climate as well as to beautiful views of Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can also visit Hillary School in Khunde village. Spend the evening in the warmth and hospitality of Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
You will move ahead leaving Namche behind. The trail is fairly easy and straight as it follows Dudh Koshi River. One of the prominent places you will come across enroute is Phunke Tenga which is the only visible sign of human presence between here and Tyangboche. You will be surrounded by rhododendron forest on your approach to Tengboche Monastery which sits just opposite the gorgeous Ama Dablam mountain. Everest, Lhotse, Kwangde, Tawache, are other mountains visible from here. The 500 year old Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery on this side of the Himalaya. It is headed by a Rimpoche and hosts the popular Mani Rimdu festival. Stay overnight in Tengboche.
The trail ahead of Dingboche is devoid of any settlements. It is an open expanse of land that is only surveyed by wild animals such as Musk Deer and Blue Sheep. Today you will experience Alpine landscape with very scarece
vegetation. Explore Pangboche and Somare on the way. The Imja River flows by as you ascend to Pheriche and then Dingboche. The village of Dingboche is a small settlement surrounded by potato fields and offers clear views of Lhotse and Island Peak among others. Stay overnight in Dingboche
Acclimatization day to acclimate to the high altitude. We will hike to Nagarsang hill to prepare yourself for Kalapatthar and Everest Base camp hike. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
The trek today is going to be even more exciting as we move to higher ground. The lands above have no human presence except for some cattle herds and the occasional maniwalls and chortens. Enjoy walking through glacial valleys while catching rare views of Taboche Peak and Ama Dablam peaks. We eventually come to a place called Dughla, which is the last human settlement. Crossing this section we come across a shrine dedicated to the mountaineers who have lost lives in the mountains. The final section of the trail is a memorable hike over glacial moraines and on your right is spread Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.
Today is a special day for you will be heading to Everest Base Camp, the ultimate prize of this trekking. Wake up early and follow your trekking guide carefully. The trail passes over lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier, walks over Lobuche Pass and heads down to Gorakshep. It will take another 2 hrs from here to trek to Everest Base Camp. You will spend some quality time at Everest Base Camp observing Mt. Everest and glaciers nearby. Return and stay overnight in Lobuche.
Wake up early in the morning and be ready to hike towards Kala Pathar hill. Enjoy the mind blowing views from Kala Pathar. Today we will retrace our steps back to Lobuche. On the way you will pass through the village of Dingla and crisscrosses few streams. Stay overnight in Dingboche
The trek from Lobuche to Lobuche East Base Camp takes about 3-4 hrs. You will walk a fairly leveled path before crossing a rocky trail all the way up to the base camp. Enjoy great views of Lobuche glacier and Lobuche peak, Cholatse, Ama Dablam etc. In the afternoon Sherpa climbing guide will impart climbing techniques and skills to you. Stay overnight in Lobuche Base Camp.
You will climb almost 600m today to reach Lobuche High Camp. Yesterday’s training will be helpful in navigating through moraines and glaciers. Stay overnight in High Camp.
Wake up early and get ready to make the final go to the peak. Follow the instructions of your Sherpa guide. Stay on top of the peak for 15-20 minutes and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori along with the awesome Khumbu valley. Drop down to Lobuche base camp. Stay overnight in Lobuche Base Camp
Begin your return trip today. You will make a continuous descent via Pheriche and from there along a forested path to Dingboche. Stay overnight in Dingboche.
Today we will return to Namche Bazaar by the same route. As before we will follow Dudh Koshi River. You will continue to enjoy beautiful views of mountain peaks, explore gompas and forests. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Retrace your trail back to Lukla. The trail descends from Namche passing through Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Pass by suspension bridges, mani walls and prayer wheels. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. The flight lasts for about 30 minutes and offers scenic views of rolling green hills and crisp Himalayan peaks. Once in Kathmandu, our staff will receive you and take you to your hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
This day will be an extra buffer day just in case the flight from Lukla gets cancelled due to bad weather. In the evening we will organize a farewell dinner for you.
Time to bid you farewell. Our staff will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch international flight for your onward journey.