Lobuche Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp trek is well designed itinerary takes us to the Everest base camp and Kalapattar first and then to Lobuche Peak climbing. This will give us enough opportunity to get acclimatized for climbing Lobuche Peak.
Lobuche East peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal to climb, located at the elevation of 6119 meters in Everest Khumbu Himalayan range. This peak is an attractive summit and offers various routes for climbing. The normal route for climbing is through South Ridge. Lobuche east peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge.
Once we return to Lobuche village from Everest base camp then we trek up to the Lobuche peak base camp. The base camp will be set up at 4,950meters. Near a lake, there is in a rocky hollow at the base of the glaciated South-West Face. The views of Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamserku, Kantega peak and Tawache peak are superb from here. We climb steep stone terraces and snow slopes just below the main glaciers on the South-West Face of Lobuche East.
Below is the Lobuche Peak climbing and Everest base camp trekking itinerary. For customized trekking itinerary, map and trekking climbing package cost, consult with professional team of trekking guide and tour guide.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).
You will be met at Kathmadu airport and taken to hotel by private tourist vehicle.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour
Team meeting, packing and preparations; explore Kathmandu’s world heritage sites: Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and durbar squares.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
An early morning takes the thirty-five minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804m). Upon arrival at the airport, a guide will brief us and introduce the porters before we begin the three hour trek to Phakding (2610m).The first day of trekking is quite relaxing, descending to river about 4 hours total. We take a lunch break along the way.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Two hours of trekking up the valley with multiple crossings of Dudh Koshi River, takes us to Monjo and the entrance point of Everest national park. After entrance formalities and a lunch break, we climb the Namche hill for about of two hours of uphill trekking to the big Sherpa village.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
A day will be spent in Namche in order to adjust to the high altitude. Explore Namche, hike up to Shyangboche to stretch the legs a bit and continue a longer day hike to visit the nearby Sherpa villages of Khumjung and visit Hillary school.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery.
Several hours of trekking, descending down to Phunki, cross Dudh Kosi River. Lunch break, then climb up the hill to Tengboche monastery. Visit Tengboche monastery for tour and puja with Rimpoche.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche.
The trekking trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We’ll set a leisurely pace to adjust to the altitude (4350m).
Day 8: Day trip to Chhukung Valley.
Today is another day for acclimatization. We’ll have trip to Chhukung valley (4710m) via the Imja Khola valley, to see the marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall. Then we’ll return to Dingboche in the evening.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche.
The trail continues for five hours today, along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb, heading to Lobouche (4910m) - just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.
Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp and return to Gorakshep.
The trek to Gorak Shep takes about three hours, then another two to three hours to Everest base camp up the rubble and moraines of the Khumbu glacier. Trekkers that want to stop at Gorak Shep for an overnight and climb Kalapattar can do t his as an option.
After an early morning start leaving Lobouche, we head up to Everest Base camp (5365m). From here you’ll have an unobstructed view of many mountain giants, including Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, and Lhotse looming directly ahead and on all sides. Then we’ll return to Ghorakshep (5180m) at noon, having completed a seven hour trek.
Day 11: Trek to Kalapattar and return to Lobouche.
After reaching the Everest base, our aim today is to trek Kalapattar (5555m). We start out early to reach a point that offers one of Nepal’s best panoramas of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains. We then descend back to Lobouche (4930m), a roundtrip of six hours.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche East base camp.
Today holds a five hour trek to the Lobouche base camp. The first half of the journey is over flat terrain, but the second half of the path begins a steep ascent to the Lobouche base camp (4950m). The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobouche Glacier. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, and many more. Faccor the next two days our accommodation will be this tented camp, food provided by our professional chef.
Day 13: Climb Lobouche east peak and return to base camp.
Today is our main adventure day; weather permitting, early in the morning we’ll begin the climb up Lobouche peak (6119m). The hike takes about ten hours. At the summit we’ll behold panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and more. After a trip to the top, we safely make our way down then same day, returning to the Base Camp.
Day 14: Spare day in case of bad weather.
This is spare day just in case the weather is not supportive. We will take a good rest on the way down, if we have the successful climb on day 13.
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche.
After reaching the Lobouche peak, we then descend to Pangboche, (4000m), a six hour trek.
Day 16: Trek to Namche.
Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us back through Tengboche Monastery (3860m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3441m). We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon, a six hour trek.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla.
We trek another six hours to Lukla (3404m), where the trek began. There will be time to reflect on the expedition as a group and the personal achievements of all who participated.
Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu flight.
On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we’ll be met and transferred back to our initial hotel.
Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
There’s much to see and do in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas, including Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. This is also a spare day in the event of bad weather in Lukla. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Day 20: Kathmandu Airport
We transfer you to Kathmandu Airport by private vehicle for your flight departure from Nepal.