Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking

Highlights

  • Immersion in Sherpas villages, Tengbouche monastery, hiking to Everest Base Camp, walk up the famous Kalapattar for fabulous Everest view
  • Enjoy the feeling of spending mountain views, alpine landscapes, lush green forests and natural wildlife, locations, and spiritual monasteries of the Everest region.
  • From Lobuche East summit, enjoy close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more
  • we-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries and Sherpa people Hike to Kala Patthar, one of the splendid places to get an unobstructed close-up view of Mt. Everest

Overview

ake the challenge of Lobuche East peak climbing with Everest base camp trek before peak climbing itself for acclimatization purpose. Lobuche East peak is more challenging and technically demanding than the other accessible trekking peaks of Nepal, so, it requires greater commitment and climbing expertise than on Mera or Island Peak. Graded as PD+ on the alpine grading system, Lobuche East peak is climbed usually from using the south East Ridge. While on the journey to the Lobuche East Peak climbing, you could explore through the Sherpa villages, culture, Buddhist monasteries, abundant flora and fauna, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, and finally once you are at the summit of Lobuche East, you will cherish the magnificent view of myriad peaks to the west and south including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and panorama view of the Everest region. Climbers claim that Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak.

After a preparation day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing program, we take a short scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest region. We trek up the classic Everest trail, through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, Sherpa culture, immersing in the natural beauty, visiting famous monasteries, we trek to Everest base camp and Kalapathhar viewpoint for acclimatization. After snapping startling views of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall and glorious Himalayan ranges like top of the world Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changste and Mt. Lhotse, etc., we return back to Lobuche village from Everest base camp and ascend towards Lobuche base camp at an altitude of 4950 meters . Next day from the south-west face of Lobuche East, we climb steep stone terraces and snow slopes below the main glacier. Finally after reaching the summit of Lobuche East, we return towards Lukla Airport enjoying the local scenery and fly back to Kathmandu for a well-earned rest.

The Lobuche Peak Climbing is not an easy one. However, it is still a doable peak. It is quite a challenging peak and requires the participants to hike up to the Everest Base Camp and climb the mountain. However, the climbers need basic training with every ascends and descend, and prior knowledge of ropes, crampons, and ice axes are preferred. As you constantly travel at a higher altitude, we suggest you have good resistance to keep up with the harsh climate and weather. The trails are rugged, steep, and rocky; hence, proper knowledge of using the technical gears will come in handy in this challenging trek.

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    It will be a sightseeing day today. We will have our breakfast early in the morning and begin Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour basically around UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites gives us plenty of opportunity to get rich insights into local religion, culture, art, artitechture and history. We usually visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. In this way after completing our sightseeing program, our professional trekking guide will give you a short briefing about tomorrow’s day, and ensure everything is packed and checked. With a great excitement stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Meals includes; Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) - 35 minutes flight, 3 to 4 hours trek

    Grabbing a hot breakfast, you'll drive to Kathmandu International Airport. From the domestic terminal, you'll catch the mountain flight to Lukla. You'll meet your remaining crew members and set off the Lobuche East Climbing with EBC, Renjo La, and Cho La Pass Trek. The actual trekking journey will begin from this Sherpa town. From Lukla, you'll traverse through a few Sherpa settlements and reach Phakding. There is no need to rush, and slowly you'll hikel and arrive in Phakding.

    Overnight in Phakding.Overnight at guesthouse,

  • Day 4 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

    Leaving behind Phakding, today you'll hike to Namche Bazaar, a famous stopover for the acclimatization purpose. You'll walk through the forest trail by crossing numerous suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. After a few hours of walking, you'll reach the main entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. Here you need to register your permit number, and a respective person will check your trekking permits and other identification details.

    After these short formalities, you'll continue your trek to Namche. Finally, you will climb uphill to Namche Bazaar after crossing the long high Hilary suspension bridge. Namche Bazaar is the central tourist hub of the Everest region. It has plenty of lodges, restaurants, bars, internet cafes, bakeries, banks, ATMs, government offices, etc. you can even visit the colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday.

    Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 5 - Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest view hotel

    We must be aware that acclimatization is the key for successful completion of our Lobuche east peak climbing and Everest base camp trek. For the purpose of which, we will be in our first acclimatization day today at Namche bazar. Initially, we shall hike towards headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where take a sight of Everest with excellent views of Amadablam, Thamserku and other peaks. There is also a statue of legendary climber tenzing Norgay Sherpa with nearby museum where the cultural highlights of Sherpa people are showcased. Then we shall gain a little more higher at Everest view hotel via Syanboche airport at 3800m and descend down to Namche for perfect active acclimatization day. Later we stay at local lodge at Namche. It will be approximately 4 to 5 hours of trek

  • Day 6 - Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

    The uniform and the easy trail lead us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse,

  • Day 7 - Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

    Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at guesthouse

  • Day 8 - Dingboche -Acclimatization Day- Day trip to Chukkung Ri (5546m/18190 ft)

    While we are one our second acclimatization day of Lobuche east and everest base camp, we will stay two nights at Dingboche to assist acclimatization. There are basically two options for acclimatization hike today. One is to hike up to Nagarjun hill for awesome Himalayan views, and other one is to go at Chukkung ri for equally mesmerizing views both located at higher elevation than Dingboche. It will be our best view day so far as we see plenty of snow capped mountains today from Lobuce, Ama dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Island peak, Lhotse, Cholatse and others to name the few. In this way, we return to our lodge at Dingboche and have our lunch. More or less we shall walk for 3 to 4 hours today

  • Day 9 - Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m/16105ft)

    Leaving behind Dingboche, we ascend towards a valley, from a top of which we can see great views of Amadablam at east and other Himalayas surrounding from all directions. Gradual walk through mostly flat surface takes us to stunning site of Dhugla across metal bridge. Dughla is basically a lunch site where we have our Lunch and again ascend steeply towards Lobuche via Chukpo Lari where there are memorials built in the name of those who lost their lives climbing Everest. Making our way further through rocky trails, we finally arrive at Lobuche, which is also our final destination of the day. It will be an important day tomorrow as we will be heading odd towards Everest base camp. With all the excitement, we stay overnight at one of the local lodges in Lobuche. Today more or less we shall be walking for 4 to 5 hours

  • Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

    After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours, we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp.

    There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek – but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse

  • Day 11 - Hike Kalapatthar and then trek to Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft)

    Across a sandy ground at Gorakshep in a western side, we shall then ascend to top of Kalapatthar at 5550m above sea level very early in the morning before sunrise. It gives us a chance to enjoy glorious views of Nuptse standing tall in front of us with Everest at back ground. As we go higher and higher, the mountains comes to our eye level bringing us even more panoramic views. If we became successful in hiking up to top of Kalapathher, we can find a weather station along with small Stupa there with prayer flags flattering down the hill. It will be extremely windy and cold at 5545m above sea level. There of course plenty of pictures will be taken and we will descend to gorakshep. After breakfast at Gorekshep, we collect our belongings carefully and hike towards Lobuche base camp. Fro Lobuche, the trail to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We walk appreciating great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas while moving forward along the Lobuche Glacier. We reach Lobuche Base Camp and camp In the pleasant, secluded valley right below the Lobuche peak. After some break, we do some pre-trip climbing course and practice to boost our confidence on using the climbing equipment. Our guide will provide training on techniques of using the climbing gears for peak climbing. The training includes correct method of using climbing equipment such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. This short course of training will boost confidence and climbing skills of the climber and increases the chances of scaling the summit meanwhile enjoy the experience. Lobuche Base Camp is in a pleasant, secluded valley right below the mountain. We spend the afternoon organizing gear for tomorrow’s move to high camp. Accommodation: Camping. Walking time 5-6 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

  • Day 12 - Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)

    From Base Camp at approximately, it’s about 2 hour slog following a well outlined trail up to the first option of a high camp alongside a hidden lake where the rock ridge and the glacier meet. We may go little further up a narrow gully above the blue lake and onto a scabby rock plateau. Depending upon condition and different factor, the climbing guide will decide where to set up the high camp around there. Upon reaching the High Camp, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. It is important that we bed early for an early alpine start tomorrow. Accommodation: Camping. Walking time 4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

  • Day 13 - Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp

    An early start (at around 2:30 am, wake up at 2 am and have hearty plentiful breakfast). We begin climbing the south East Ridge through moderately steep snow and ice section. If necessary, we fix ropes along the route. We ascend gradually to a plateau and then navigate around to an exposed ridge, which we will follow to the summit slopes. After about six hours of steady climbing we reach the far eastern summit. From here it is a steady climb along the summit ridge towards the east summit, which for us marks our summit (also known as false summit). The main summit is not far in distance but requires some technical climbing which is normally beyond the ability of novice climbers, certainly in terms of the time it would take. And this section of the climb is only for very adventuresome persons, as there are huge drops on both sides, so this section will definitely be fixed with a rope. From the top we are well rewarded with superb views across to Ama Dablam , Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Changtse (in Tibet) Pumori, Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu and the innumerable peaks to the west and south. After snapping pictures on the summit and enjoying the view, we retrace our steps back to High Camp and with exhausted legs head down to base camp. Accommodation: Camping. Climbing Time: 10-11 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D

  • Day 14 - Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

    From Pheriche, you will trek downhill to Pangboche, where you can visit the famous Pangboche monastery. Walking along the hillside covered with beautiful colorful flowers, you'll retrace your steps down to Imja Khola and climb uphill to Tengboche. If time allows, you can tour around famous and largest Tengboche monastery in the Everest region.

    Later, cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, and then the trekking path will follow the Dudh Koshi gorge and gently descends through the pine forests before arriving at Sansa village. Passing through a forested trail, you reach Namche Bazaar.

    Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar

  • Day 15 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

    Today is the last day of Lobuche East Climbing with EBC, Renjo, and Cho La Pass trek. So, enjoy your Himalayan breakfast and start your hike. Initially, you will walk downhill, and after crossing the Dudh Koshi river and walking along the riverside, you'll arrive in Phakding. Enjoying the distant glimpse of snow-capped peaks, you'll reach Lukla. Once you arrive in Lukla, you can stretch your legs and rest and recall all the experiences and moments you gathered during the last couple of weeks in the Everest region.

    Overnight stay in Lukla

  • Day 16 - Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - 35 minutes flight

    Today you'll catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. One last time you'll cherish the mountain scenery from the sky. Rest of the day, you'll have it yourself. You can explore nearby places and do some souvenir shopping.

    Overnight stay in Kathmandu

  • Day 17 - Final Departure

    Our office representative will drop you at International airport today 3 hours before your scheduled international flight . We hope to see you soon in near future and welcome you with same gratitude. Today’ meal includes breakfast.

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the climb
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • English speaking trekking guide and highly experienced (2-3 times Everest Submitter) climbing guide for Lobuche peak including their foods, accommodations, salary, insurance etc
  • Require porters (two clients: 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • All require permits including TIMS, Sagarmatha NP, Lobuche climbing etc.
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
  • All taxes and service charge
  • International airfares
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • International airfares
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Breakfast Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)
  • Breakfast Lunch and dinner during the trekking

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