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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

17 days Package | (Based on 2 Review)

  • Availability
    Sept-Dec, Feb-May

  • Trip Duration
    17 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Strenuous

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    6120m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start:Kathmandu
  • End:Kathmandu
  • Duration:17 days

Introduction
Best Season:Sept-Dec, Feb-MaySituated between the  Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp, Lobuche East Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal which shares the same trekking route to Everest. The massive Louche East peak stands at  6,119m, is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the Lobuche West is known as an Expedition Peak.  From the summit of Lobuche East Peak, you'll get to witness stunning views of Everest alongside Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. This itinerary will also take you to other main highlights of the Everest region like Kala Pathar, which provides an excellent view of Everest along with other high mountains. It is a challenging trek that goes through difficult trails, so trekkers with previous trekking and climbing experience are suggested to sign up for this trek. It is a magnificent walking adventure that goes through the heart of the Everest region and introduces you to the local Sherpa culture, breath-taking mountains, and less-traveled trails.

Your adventure to Lobuche East Peak begins with a 35-minute flight through the spectacular Himalayan range to the historic village of Lukla. The trek passes through colorful rhododendron, pine forest and numerous historic villages including Namche Bazaar, famous Sherpa village, Tengboche, historical place of the Buddhist monastery, Pangboche the highest Sherpa village in the region and Dingboche.  From Dingboche, we go to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep and hike up to Kala Pattar at 5,545m which is a great option to witness the views of Mt. Everest. Then we descend back to Lobuche allow one day or acclimatization before we go for Lobuche Peak climb. Taking your feet at the height of 6,119m is a different feeling which is an achievement for a lifetime. You'll have great views from the summit of East Lobuche East Peak. We descend back to Lukla via the same route and fly back to Kathmandu.

Trek Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to Kala Patthar
  • Climb Lobuche East Peak at 6,119m
  • Explore historical monasteries and other monuments
  • Local Sherpa culture and tradition
  • Stunning Himalayan views: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc

Food

Most of the teahouses or lodges in Lobuche East Peak Climbing trails cook a delicious range of food items for you where you'll have a variety of food options. You can expect food dishes like Pasta, tuna bakes, eggs, daal Bhat(rice and lentils), bread, noodles, potatoes, soup, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like pancakes, apple pies, etc. We recommend you to have organic and local food to make yourself healthy and strong throughout this trek. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it helps you with acclimatization. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you'll stay at and we'll have lunch on the way to the destination. If there are no teahouses, we'll provide you a kitchen crew, who'll provide the hygienic, quality and tasty food for you.

Accommodation

Accommodation services and price varies according to the remoteness and altitude of the place, along with the standard of the room. Single rooms might not be as easily available in higher altitudes as in Kathmandu or lower elevations area. Most of the rooms in teahouses are usually small and on a twin-sharing basis & dormitory also where you'll get a clean mattress, blanket, and pillow. Most of the teahouses will have a shared bathroom and in lower elevation, you'll also find a room with an attached bathroom. There are a few places where you won't even find teahouses, so you've to stay in a tent. You don't have to worry about anything, our team will assist you with everything to provide you the best accommodation service. You'll be staying in 3-star-hotel with luxurious service in Kathmandu.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2  : Kathmandu visit and trek preparation
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla-Phakding
Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 5 : Acclimatization at Namche
Day 6  : Namche to Tengboche
Day 7 : Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8  : Acclimatization at Dingboche
Day 9 : Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10 : Lobuche to Everest base camp-Gorak shep
Day 11 : Gorak shep to Kala Patthar-Lobuche
Day 12 : Lobuche to High camp
Day 13 : High camp-summit-high camp
Day 14 : Lobuche high camp to Pangboche
Day 15 : Pangboche to Namche
Day 16 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the airport, our airport representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in our private vehicle. After arriving at the hotel, our staff will welcome you with dinner and you can enjoy Nepali cuisine. Overnight stay.


Day 2  : Kathmandu visit and trek preparation

This day is a special one as we are taking you to the tour of historical and cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. We will be visiting sites including Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. Then be back to the hotel and do trek preparation. You can buy or rent climbing gear in the Thamel market if you've not brought it. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 : Fly to Lukla-Phakding

Today, we will catch a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which flies over towering white peaks and lush green valleys. It takes nearly 30-35 minutes to reach Tenzing Hillary airport of Lukla from Kathmandu then we start our trek to reach Phakding. 3-hours of the continuous walk takes us to Phakding for an overnight stay.


Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar

The trail to Namche Bazaar from Phakding passes through the bank of Dudh Koshi River and reaches the entry of Sagarmatha National park crossing some of the suspension bridges. Then we reach Namche Bazaar and can see almost all Himalayas of this region. We check-in to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 5 : Acclimatization at Namche

This is a reserved day for acclimatization at Namche where we will rest for a while and also go on a short hike to avoid high altitude problems. We will visit the Sherpa museum and know about culture, flora & faunas, tradition, festivals and religion of this region. Overnight at the hotel in Namche Bazaar.


Day 6  : Namche to Tengboche

Today's trek passes through the large forest of rhododendron with stunning views of Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6608m), Kongde Ri (m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). Tengboche is home to the most famous monastery in Everest Region, Tengboche Monastery. We will visit the monastery, explore the surrounding area and spend overnight.


Day 7 : Tengboche to Dingboche

Early morning trek gently ascends uphill through birch and rhododendron forests to the bridge over the Imja Khola. We reach Pangboche first which is the last permanent village before the EBC and continue towards Dingboche for overnight stay.


Day 8  : Acclimatization at Dingboche

We rest one more day at Dingboche for proper acclimatization to avoid high altitude sickness. During your stay, you can witness the majestic mountains from your teahouse including Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest, Cho Oyu, etc. Overnight stay at Dingboche.


Day 9 : Dingboche to Lobuche

On the way to Lobuche from Dingboche, we can see prayer flags used as a memory of great mountain climbers. The trek continues towards the Khumbu Glacier moraine and can witness the great peaks including Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Hima and other mountains. Overnight stay at Lobuche.


Day 10 : Lobuche to Everest base camp-Gorak shep

After early morning breakfast, we hike to the base camp of mighty Everest and enjoy the best views of the mountains it offers. You can view the mountains including Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori from the base camp. We hike down to Gorak Shep from the base camp for an overnight stay.


Day 11 : Gorak shep to Kala Patthar-Lobuche

We can not see the view of Mt. Everest from its base camp, so to witness the perfect view of Mt. Everest peak with other mountains, we hike up to the height of 5,545m, Kala Patthar and enjoy the sublime views of spectacular peaks. Then trek back to Lobuche for an overnight stay.


Day 12 : Lobuche to High camp

At Lobuche, our mountain climbing preparation starts. Early morning uphill trek takes us to High camp and we set a camp there and spend overnight stay. We will reach earlier at High Camp, and in the remaining time, our expert trainer will train you to use climbing types of equipment and techniques. Overnight stay.


Day 13 : High camp-summit-high camp

Here is the day we all were waiting for, day to reach the summit of Lobuche East Peak. You'll feel that day 13 is the best in the entire trek as you're going to witness the view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and other mountains from the top of Lobuche East Peak. Then descend back to high camp for overnight stay.


Day 14 : Lobuche high camp to Pangboche

And our descend back journey starts. Today, we walk all downhill towards Pangboche from the Lobuche High camp enjoying the Himalayan environment and high mountains. Overnight stay at Pangboche.


Day 15 : Pangboche to Namche

We walk downhill for several hours to reach the biggest Sherpa settlement in town, Namche Bazaar. It is an interesting journey through birch, rhododendron and pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche.


Day 16 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla

The trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park, where you can encounter different species of flora and fauna. After reaching Lukla earlier, you can plan for camping and enjoy the camp with friends, talk about peak climbing memories, sing dance and enjoy your last day in the Himalayan environment. Overnight stay.


Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu

This is the last day of Lobuche East Peak Climbing and we are flying to Kathmandu from Lukla. After reaching the capital city, we will say goodbye to you and help you to reach your next destination.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu . (two in on arrival and one in departure.
  • Three times meal on trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Hot drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Fresh fruit every day after dinner
  • Accommodation during the expedition
  • For camping part tent & all kitchen crews.
  • English speaking guide and porter ( Two people one porter (each porter carry 25kg)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla –Kathmandu air ticket.
  • All the necessary sagarmatha national park entrance free and other necessary entrance.
  • All the ground transportation
  • Treated drinking water.
  • Nature Explore Trek duffle bag (refundable after trip.)
  • Nature Explore Trek Down jacket (refundable after trip)
  • Nature Explore Trek t-shirt as a gift.
  • All the Gov. Vat ,tax etc…

Climbing part included.

  • Climbing permit for lobuche
  • Garbage deposit cost as per require from Nepal Gov.
  • Climbing guide.
  • Tent and kitchen crews for whole climbing part.
  • Fresh food and hot drinks cook by won cook at the high camp.
  • All the necessary climbing documents etc.
  • Nature Explore t-shirt as a gift.

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare.
  • Personal insurance (incase for emergency only.)
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing gear.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Wi-Fi Laundry, Hot shower, cold drinks, (mineral water, beer and coke Fanta, etc.) and Extra Snacks during the trip.
  • Extra then above mention in itinerary.
  • Tipping to staff.
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Shree Pinapati

Published: Feb 19, 2020

Australia
Rating:

Good Times In Nepal With Dinesh, Bharat and the Nature Explore Team

I got introduced to Dinesh Karki (company founder) through a mutual friend during a climbing expedition to "Mera Peak". Since than, Dinesh has been my "go-to" man for anything and everything in Nepal, from general sightseeing tours in Kathmandu to organising all the logistics for high altitude climbing expeditions in the Himalayas.

There are literally thousands (no exaggeration) of trekking agencies in Nepal, all competing for the same business. How much you enjoy your trip depends a lot on who you choose. Choose someone who is organised, flexible and accomodating of your concerns, for it is your hard earned cash that you are parting away with.

I chose Dinesh to organise all the logistics for my recent trip - Ama Dablam Base Camp, a crossing of all three passes in the Everest Region (Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La) as well as a summit attempt of Lobuje East (6, 119 metres).

The trip went as per plan - Successfully crossed all three passes and summited Lobuje East.

Dinesh's hospitality and service didn't end there. Once I was back in Kathmandu, he went out of his way to introduce me to his family, took me sightseeing and ensured that my requests were catered for.

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