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LOBUCHE EAST PEAK CLIMBING

15 Nights/16 Days

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Overview

Lobuche is one of the popular peaks to climb among the beginner mountaineers. The summit of the peak offers breathtaking views of Khumbu Himalaya including Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. We set up the base camp at the elevation of 4950m. There are various routes to climb this peak. Climbing through the south ridge is more common route. The peak consists of several small summits and the true summit requires climbing steep snow and ice slopes to the top from the summit ridge. This trip is combining with Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Peak Climbing,
Trip Length 16 Days
Trip areas Everest Region
Trip Starting Kathmandu
Trip Ending Kathmandu
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu, Lukla, Everest region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Gurung culture, Sherpa culture, above 5000 m highest everest ranges
Trekking Type Difficulty
Highest Point 5550 meters
Accommodation Tea House/Camping
Mode of Transportation Flight/Trek/Transportation
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec


Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu-Lukla (2840m)-Phakding (2610m)
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). We reach Lukla airport in about 30 minutes and commence our trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.). Lukla is a small town with the airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. We start our trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla Peak (5885m) can be seen at a distance on the opposite bank atop the Kongde Ridge. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. We continue along a small path with innumerable climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Today we trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trekking trail starts through a leveled path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. We cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route and then arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. From here, the trail descends up to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short trek, we come to Jorsale’s teahouse besides the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be collected. After our departure from Jorsale, we enter a forested mountainside that belongs to Sagarmatha National Park. After climbing for a while, we reach Namche Bazar (3440m) which is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. The village is regarded as the central hub for food and other necessary items for trekking, peak climbing and expedition in the Everest region.

Day 03: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. Namche is sandwiched between the two ridges of giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend the rest for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization, we walk up to Khhumjung where we can visit monastery. Khhumjung is the community dominated by Sherpa. We would also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. There is also a good view from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche (3867 m)
Today, we commence our trek from Namche Bazaar and reach Tyangboche (3867 m.) We leave behind the mountain village for a climb to the top of a ridge. The ridge offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. We also view the steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kishi to the right side. As we make our way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) can be seen. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends and we come to the fork leading to Gokyo. After Gokyo, we pay our visit to Trashinga and finally to Tyangboche (3867m). Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is extremely beautiful

Day 05:Thyangboche trek to Pheriche (4270m)
We trek from Thyangboche and reach Pheriche after five hours walk. We make our gradual ascent to our destination. It would be of great pleasure to be enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Pangboche is a Sherpa village with monastery, yak pasture, mani walls, chortens and terraces and houses made in typical Tibetan style. Pheriche is a valley surrounded by magnificent mountains such as Lobuche peak, Cholatse peak, Thamserku mountain, Kantega mountain and many others. This is also a Sherpa village with rich Sherpa culture. The village also holds a hospitable where the patients mainly suffered from altitude sickness are taken care of and checked by the doctors.

Day 06: Pheriche (4280m) trek to Lobuche (5018 m)
We start our trek from Pheriche and ends today's trek at Lobuche. Today's trail would be gradual ascent until you reach Duglha. The trail turns steep up till you reach Memorial Place situated in Duglha. Finally, we come to our today's destination- Lobuche. En route one can have spectacular views of Pumori, Tobuche peak, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and many more. Lobuche is a small Sherpa village with its distinct culture adjacent to Khumbu Glacier.

Day 07: Lobuche Kala Patthar (5545 m)
Today's destination is Kala Patthar. We start the trek from Lobuche via Gorakshep (5170m.), reach Kala Patthar and trek back to Gorakshep. After an early breakfast, we will prepare for Kala Patthar (5545m.). We trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path and view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.). It was at Gorakshep the original Everest Base Camp was set up. From this point, we proceed to Kala Patthar top. We would view the close-up views of Everest ,beyond our wildest imagination within a stones throw distance between the summit of Mt. Nuptse and Lho-La and Lhotse on the back. The panoramic view from this spot is something special that would cherish to the rest of our life and you feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world. With all the higher snow capped giants that dominate all around, it is truly a magnificent spot to be at on a clearer sunny day. After a great moment, we come down to Gorakshep.

Day 08: Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp (5364 m.)-Lobuche (5018 m)
We go to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep and go to Lobuche. While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, we would pass through a trail, which weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. Finally, we come to Lobuche to stay overnight.

Day 09: Lobuche - Lobuche Base Camp
We trek from Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp which takes about four hours to reach.After walking over half way, we would begin to follow steep ascent path to reach Lobuche Base Camp. The path is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. While trekking, one can enjoy the spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, etc.

Day 10: Lobuche Base Camp
We take rest at Lobuche Base Camp for acclimatization and for making necessary preparation for the summit.

Day 11: Lobuche
We summit the peak and come back to the Base Camp. We would enjoy arresting panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri etc.in our movie camera.

Day 12: Lobuche Base Camp-Dingboche (4350 m)
It is our turn to trek downhill from Lobuche Base Camp to Dingboche passing Duglha. The spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega can compensate you tiredness caused by such a long period of trek.

Day 13: Dingboche-Thyangboche (3860 m)
Our gradual trek descending to Deboche takes about twenty minutes. While on the trek today, we would be utterly enchanted by the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Lobuche and so on. En route you pass villages such as Pangboche and Shomare. Pangboche is a Sherpa village with monastery, yak pasture, mani walls, chortens and terraces and houses made in a typical Tibetan style. This settlement would be found no where in the world.

Day 14: Tyangboche-Namche Bazaar (3440 m )
We trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy. No doubt, the walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. One can visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde en route. If you are lucky, you would visit the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village, we come to Khunde, where one can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings us to Namche for the overnight stay.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2886 m)
It is the last day of our trek. The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

Day 16: Lukla-Kathmandu
We take our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we would go for shopping. In the evening, we would be served farewell dinner in the hotel.

Inclusions / Exclusions

COST INCLUSIONS:
Pickup and drop from and to airport by private vehicle.
All standard meal during the trek (B/L/D).
All twin sharing accommodation in lodges during the trek.
Government license holder English speaking local guide.
All necessary paper works and permits.
Climbing peak permit fees.
Garbage Deposit Fee.
Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek. (Camping section)
A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage and to assist you during the trek.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
All fee of national parks and conservation areas.
Down Jacket and sleeping bag by (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
flight,Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
All our government taxes.
Official expense.

COST ENCLUSIONS:
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa, you can obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan
International Airport in Kathmandu. (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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