Lobuche Peak climbing is an alpine climb of moderate difficulty. You should have some experience walking with an ice axe using crampons and doing self-arrests. Summit day will require a pre-dawn alpine start and your team will need to move efficiently on fixed lines. Your guide will review the necessary skill with you, but it is essential that you are familiar with the use of your climbing equipment before the trip.
Lobuche Peak climbing is an adventure mountain holidays starts with a trek to Everest Base Camp and climb Kala Patar. Arriving in Kathmandu and tour the city’s many religious and historic sites. Visit the outdoor stores for any last minute climbing gear needs. Then we will fly to Lukla – the gateway to Everest Base Camp in Khumbu valley. The quiet and slow paced life of the Khumbu will feel like a different world, especially in comparison to the hectic city life of Kathmandu. There are no road and no cars in the Khumbu –just trails, yaks and your own two feet. After visiting EBC and Kalapatar, we establish our high camp near a hidden lake in a rocky hollow along the southwest face near 5551m.
Everyone talks about Lobuche peak climbing in Nepal. Everyone has eagerness to know about the Lobuje East though there is also Lubuche which is very far despite being on the same ridge. The Lobuche East Peak stands in Khumbu region is a technically more difficult than climbing Island Peak. Lobuche Peak climbing demands mountaineering in a professional and dedicated manner. Lobuche East peak the measuring height of 6119m which is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal.
If you would like to trek and visit Everest Base Camp, then stay longer and go higher, bring your crampons and ice axe and climb Lobuche Peak (6119m). Stand atop of the glaciated Lobuche Peak for a uniquely rewarding 360 degree view of the Himalayas. From the stunning base camp site to the snowy summit ridge, Lobuche will keep you both physically challenge and visually delighted. From the summit of Lubuche Peak, it offers spectacular views of such as Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori and of course Everest. Lobuche peak climbing is perfect for adventure travelers who are looking to gain climbing and trekking holidays experience in the Himalayas.
In fact, this is the highest mountain journeys of the world to Mt Everest lies in the Khumbu region. Legends say it is a place where gods and humans meet. From these legends, still very much alive today, the Sherpa have learnt everything about their true origin.
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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
We will meet you at the airport on arrival to Nepal. We wait you thee with your name and take you to your hotel. Briefing in the afternoon. Overnight Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour
Your first day in this famous city will be spent touring major temples and sites. It will be a unique and fascinating beginning, and our schedule will be relaxed enough to allow for trekking preparation. Overnight Kathmandu
Day 3: Flight to Lukla
This spectacular mountain landing strip is the gateway for expeditions, trekkers and Sherpa people to the Everest Region. You will be transported from Kathmandu to a bright and colourful scene in clear mountain air. It will feel good to stretch your legs, stiff from days of travel, as we walk downhill to the village of Phakding, along the Dudh Kosi River. Times have been good in the area recently and the trail is full of new Buddhist art, prayer flags and small monasteries. We sleep tonight with sounds of the roaring glacial water of the Dudh Kosi in the background. Overnight at Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazzar
Today we hike along the Dudh Kosi, entering Sagarmartha National Park just before lunch. In the afternoon, we climb the notorious Namche Hill, our first real taste of ukalo, the Nepalese word for uphill. With some luck our first view of Everest will be on the way up the hill. Mid-afternoon we enter Namche Bazaar. Namche is small, scenic beyond belief, and surprisingly cosmopolitan. A mixture of Tibetan traders, tourists from around the world, expedition climbers, proud Sherpas, monks, Nepalese civil servants, dust, mud, colorful costumes and yaks. Overnight at Namche
Day 5: Rest day at Namche bazzar
Namche will be our home base for this trip. We will return here at the end of the climb. We stay indoors in a classic Sherpa style lodge, one that has been a center of many of the expeditions. Before breakfast we usually take a 10-minute walk to the National Park overlook just above our lodge. The views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse are exciting and promise much about the adventures ahead. Overnight Namche
Day 6: Trek to Thame
We trek to Thame .This walk takes us away from the main corridor of travel towards Everest Base Camp. At the same time it takes us toward the home of many of the most accomplished Sherpa Everest Climbers. Tenzing Norgay is from Thame. We will stay in the family lodge of good Sherpa friends. Overnight at Thame
Day 7: Trek to Khunde
In the morning we hike to a ridge above town to visit the Thame Monastery. Perched high above the village is a classic Himalayan monastery. In the afternoon we walk to Khunde. Overnight at Khunde
Day 8: Trek to Pangboche
Today we hike from Khunde to Tengboche where we will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery. At Tengboche we will gaze up valley toward the plume blowing off Sargamartha - Everest. We then make our way to Pangboche and stay at Pangboche.
Day 9: Trek to Pheriche
A classic hiking day of the Khumbu. Ama Dablam still rises above us and we watch its shape change as we walk up the valley and see it from a different perspective. Our goal for the day is Pheriche at 4266m home of the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic. Pheriche is in the shadow of Everest Base Camp. Yak trains returning from Base Camp make their first overnight stop here. Overnight at Pheriche.
Day 10: Pheriche Acclimatize day
We awake to awesome mountain views in this cold valley. Tawache Peak towers above the town. Kantega is sunlit and sparkles to the south. In the other direction we see Lobuche Peak and Cho Oyu, at the border of Tibet. We return from early morning photographs to our warm lodge. Today is an acclimatization day. We will sleep a second night in Pheriche. We might attend the Himalayan Rescue Association altitude lecture, or hike up over the ridge to the village of Dingboche. Overnight at Pheriche
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche
Today we walk up onto the Khumbu Glacier. The lateral moraine of this famous glacier is visible as we walk out of Pheriche. Distances are short now, but each step is measured and deliberate as we move higher in the thin air. We take a break for tea and a trekking style lunch at Thukla. In the early afternoon we climb the moraine past the Chortens that have been constructed for Sherpas lost in expeditions over the years. Cholotse Peak and Lobuche Peak loom above. Overnight at Lobuche (4816m).
Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep
Each day the distance we trek is shorter. But our walks are more measured and slow, in part due to thin air, in part due to the ice and ruble of the massive Khumbu Glacier and all the photographs we will be taking. We arrive at Gorakshep at 5120m. This old seasonal yak grazing area has become the last outpost before Everest Base Camp. Surprisingly close is at 5639m foot top of Kala Pattar, the famous mountain known for its views of the top of Everest and Base Camp. We will climb up with our Sherpas in the afternoon for photos. Overnight at Gorak Shep
Day 13: Everest Base Camp Excursion
Today we visit Everest Base Camp (5334m). This is the day we get a small taste of what an Everest climber life is like living at Base Camp and above for many weeks. You will feel the challenge as you hike up the glacial moraine towards Base Camp. It will not feel much like the movies when you get there. The challenges of living at altitude will be very tangible. Everest Base Camp is a famous but temporary habitat among the glacial boulders and ice of the upper Khumbu Glacier. The full mass of the Khumbu Icefall will not be viewed until you walk into Base Camp, but the creaks and groans of the glacier and the roar of avalanches from the slopes around will be heard during the entire day\\\'s hike. We return to our lodge at Gorak Shep with memories that will last a lifetime. Overnight at Gorak Shep
Day 14: Trek to Lobuche Base Camp
Today trekking destination is beautiful base camp for Lobuche peak. This is one of the most spectacular camping locations in the Khumbu at 4,816m. Overnight Lobuche Base Camp
Day 15: Climb to high camp at 5212m
Trek up to a high camp and it should take us about four hours to climb up and some snow to the site of high camp. We are set on a small expanse of snow or rock, above a deep, blue lake and close to the mountain. Here tents are shared so as to keep the load numbers down and it’s early to bed for a very early alpine start.
Day 16: Summit day
An early start at around 2.30am, climb the south East Ridge, which is a mixture of moderately steep snow and ice. Where necessary, we fix ropes along the route. We ascend steadily to a plateau at around 6000m, and then traverse around to an exposed ridge, which we will follow to the summit slopes. Approximately six hours of steady climbing brings us to 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. 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. This final section of the climb is not for the faint-hearted, 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 myriad peaks to the west and south. After a full day climbing, we retrace our steps back to High Camp, pack up, then with weary legs head down to base camp. The day climb could be anywhere between ten and fifteen hours, depending on conditions and our progress.
Day 17: Alternate summit day
Today has been a set aside as a contingency day.
Day 18: Trek back to Pangboche
In a long day we return to Pangboche for showers, a great meal and a good night sleep in a bed. Overnight at Pangboche.
Day 19: Pangboche to Namche
This town always has friends to visit, things to do. We spend another relaxed day here to take it all in. Overnight at Namche.
Day 20: Trek to Phakding
Trek down to Phakding for 4/5 hours and overnight at Phakding.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla
At Lukla in the evening we have a party with our Sherpas and staff. Overnight at Lukla
Day 22: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Morning fly back to Kathmandu and spend free day in the afternoon. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 23: Kathmandu.
An alternate day for Ktm flight or free day to spend in Kathmandu
Day 24: Kathmandu airport
Final departure transfers to airport to get flight back to home