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Lobuche Peak Climbing - 6145m. - 19 Days

Lobuche East peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Lobuche east 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.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival
We will pick you up at Tribhuwan international airport in our private vehicle and drop you at hotel. Overnight at hotel .
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Have breakfast and we will go for Kathmandu sightseeing .We will visit monkey temple , bouddhanath , Kathmandu durbar square and have lunch in between that .Then walk through Thamel street and Ason and then back to hotel and have dinner.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
After breakfast we will take a flight to Lukla.Upon our arrival at Lukla, we will start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. We can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we will walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We will continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. On that day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
After breakfast, we will trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village where there isvery famous Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. And, if we are lucky, we might just be able to witness a religious ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours
We will visit the beautiful Tengboche Monastery in the morning and take pictures of the amazing landscape surrounding it. Then we will begin our trek by walking through lush forests of birch, conifers and rhododendrons on an easy path. We can pass the Debuche and Pangboche from where we can see Himalayas. Then after we will cross the river and reach Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization Day
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers can see MT everest and amadablam.. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours
We will start our trek by climbing up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags. Next, we will continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft): 6-7 hours
We will take the trail to Everest Base Camp through Gorak Shep Lake. The path from here can be misleading; so it is important that we followour guide. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We will pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we will set our tent and overnight at Everest base camp.
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours
We will prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night's rest. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,950m/ 16240ft): 1-2 hours
From Lobuche, we will trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We will move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. Overnight in Lobuche East Base Camp.
Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours
From Lobuche Base Camp, we will continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp, we will set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary.
Day 14: Lobuche High Camp to Summit (6119m/20,070 ft) and back to High Camp: 8-10 hours
We will wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important that we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp again for an overnight stay.
Day 15: Lobuche High Camp to Pangboche (3930m /12900 ft): 8-9 hours
After taking our morning breakfast, we will trek downhill from Lobuche High Camp and join the Everest Base Camp route at Lobuche again. We take our lunch at Lobuche. From Lobuche we again retrace our path to Pheriche. On the way to Pheriche, we get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Ama Dablam in the distance. From Pheriche, we continue to Pangboche. We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Upon reaching Pangboche we may also consider visiting the famous Pangboche Monastery.
Day 16: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
From Pangboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. After lunch at Tengboche, we will continueour trek by crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today like shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure
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