Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak is another popular and challenging peak for climbing which has been divided into two parts Lobuche east (6,119m) and west (6,145m) respectively. It is located in Everest region near the Chola pass. It is very famous among the adventurous trekkers and every year hundreds of clients come to climb it. It is a bit difficult to climb due to steep and rocky trail which needs a lot of training and techniques. It is one of the beautiful peaks of Everest region and being an attractive mountain, it offers various existing routes and also a potential for new ones. The East Peak is recognized as a trekking peak, whereas the West is known as an Expedition Peak. The dark triangle of its rocky east face rises over the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to a spectacular skyline, forming the south ridge.

There is no actual record who the first summiteer was. But the data shows that Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa made the first ascent to Louche East on 25 April 1984 .This peak is the best and fit for the adventurer climbers who want to make career in the field of Mountaineering. Hence, most of the Everest climbers come to summit this peak as a training and acclimatization in their initial period before heading to Everest. It starts from Lukla and ends at the same place. The best season to climb it is September to December and March to May.

 

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/ 4 hours
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/ 6 hours
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization (3,440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) 5/6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) 5/6 hours
Day 08: Rest Day for Acclimatization
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) 4/5 hours
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and back to Lobuche (4,910m) 7/8 hours
Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,865m) 2/3 hours
Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp 3/4 hours
Day 14: High Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (4,865m) 7/9 hours
Day 15: Reserved day
Day 16: Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930m) 5/6 hours
Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/8 hours
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m) 6/7 hours
Day 19: Phakding to Lukla (2840m) 4/5 hours
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m) 25 minutes by flight
Day 21: Final Departure

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/ 4 hours

Today, we will come to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m), with the mountain view of Langtang range and Everest region from where our trek begins.  We will land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla after 35 minutes of adventurous flight. Lukla is the gate way of our trek where many good lodges are available. Upon your arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members (porters, cook and kitchen) and let them pack the baggage. We stop for a while to drink a cup of and then start our trek through beautiful Sherpa village like Chhoplung; Ghat until we reach Phakding. We will stop on the way for lunch. Today is our first day and we walk only for few hours and spend a night at lodge at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/ 6 hours

Phakding a tiny and beautiful Sherpa village is located at the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. From here the trails goes through pine forest, and small Sherpa village along Dudh Koshi River. On the way to it you can see stunning scenery of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) and waterfalls. We continue our trip passing the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monju, arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We stop for lunch at Monju or Jorsale and continue the journey. The trail climbs carries on along the bank of Dudhkoshi River. Form the last suspension bridge the way makes uphill till Namche Bazaar. If the sky is clear, you can see the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar which is the most beautiful city and trading Centre of Everest region. We spend a night there.

Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization (3,440m)

Today you have whole day leisure and to utilize it, our trekking guide take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various flora and fauna of the Everest region. If the weather is clear you can see the superb view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kongde Himal. Similarly, you can visit the old and new Sherpa museum as well which is pretty close from the Tourist Visitor Centre. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day also instead of being idle. After that you can come back to the lodge and have lunch then visit Namche Monastery and explore around Namche Bazaar. We spend a night at the same lodge.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) 5/6 hours

Namche Bazaar is the main Centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday.From here,we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and close up view of Thamserku. The trip follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs reaches at Kyangjuma. The path continues through small jungle and reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. From here we descend down to Dudhkoshi River through the pine forests, cross bridge over Dudh Koshi River and finally reach a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods called Punki Tanga. We stop here for lunch and then continue our journey to Tengbuche. We have to climbs up till Tengboche through dense juniper and pine forest. After 2 hours of ascending, we will get to Tengboche.You can visit a very old and famous Tengboche Monastery all over in. We stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) 5/6 hours

Tengboche is located on the lap of Mt. Amadablam. You can take a picture of the spectacular view of sunrise on the Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Tengboche Monastery in the morning. After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Dingboche. The route goes through pine forest and you can see numbers of Chorten, Pray wheels on the way and reaches to a small Sherpa village called Pangboche. If you have time, you can visit the Pangboche Monastery as well. We keep going on with the breathtaking view of Amadablam, green forest to Samare village. Samare is a small Sherpa village where we stop for lunch. From here, the trail goes through yak pasture and small shrubs and crosses a river. Then gradually ascend and arrives at a beautiful valley called Dingboche. It is a small Sherpa village where you can get many good lodges for staying. We spend overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Rest Day for Acclimatization

Today, you can hike up to Chhokung village for hiking which takes about 3 hours. On the way you can see beautiful scenery of Mt. Lhotse ridge, Amadablam and the huge Khumbu Valley. By the afternoon you can come back to the same lodge and have lunch then take rest for the next day’s trip. We spend again another night at the same lodge.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hours

From Dingboche, we climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The way passes through huge yak pasture with dramatic mountain views along with valley and crosses a small river and arrives at Thukla where we stop for a cup of tea. We continue ascend  and  on the top of the ridge we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.  Then the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier   and crosses the river with the view of Mt .Pumoriand Mahalangur Himal and finally arrives at Lobuche where we spend a night.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) 4/5 hours

Lobuche is a small place where you can get only few Lodges. From here we continue our journey to Gorekshep which takes minimum 4 hours. We go through rocky trail till Gorekshep. It is a mini village where only few Lodges are built and it is taken the last village of the trek. If you are lucky, you can get room here otherwise you have to sleep in the dining room as well due to over flow of tourists. If you got earlier there, you can visit the Everest Base Camp on the same day and then return back to the same hotel which takes around 4 hours for up and down. Otherwise, you can go to Kalapatthar early in the morning to see the picturesque views of Mt. Everest along with sunrise and the Khumbu icefall from very near.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,550m) and back to Lobuche (4,910m) 7/8 hours

On the next day, the guide will wake you up early in the morning in order to go to the Kalapathar which takes at least 2 hours. Kalapathar, the main destination of this trek is located on the lap of Mt. Pumori from where you can see the Mt. Mt. Everest, Nupse, Lhotse and the entire Khumbu glacier pretty close. Kala Patthar is the main destination of this trek. So, we will take pictures on the top of it for lifetime memory. After the summit, we descend down to Gorekshep and take breakfast then continue our journey back to Pheriche and stay overnight there.

Day 12: Lobuche to Lobuche Base Camp (4,865m) 2/3 hours

From here, we head to Lobuche base camp after breakfast which takes around 4/5 hours and stay overnight there at tented camp.

Day 13: Lobuche Base Camp to High Camp 3/4 hours

Today, we will do some training in the morning and then climb up to high camp which takes 4/5 hours and we stay overnight there at Tent.

Day 14: High Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (4,865m) 7/9 hours

We get up early in the morning and take breakfast. After that we start our journey to Summit which may take about 6/7 hours and after having done summit, we will return back to the high camp and descend down to base camp straight. We spent the last night there again at tented camp.

Day 15: Reserved day

We have extra day at Island peak base camp in case of unfavorable weather. You can try on the second day if the weather changed and couldn't summit.

Day 16:  Lobuche to Pangboche (3,930m) 5/6 hours

As usual we continue our trek to Pangboche after breakfast. The trial descends through Thukla and Pheriche village with attractive view of Amadablam and Khumbu valley. From Pheriche, we again head down to the Samare village where we stop for lunch and walk about 1 hour and arrive at Pangboche village. It is located at the bottom of Mt. Amadablam where you can see very old Buddhist monastery as well. We stay overnight there at lodge.

Day 17:  Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 6/8 hours

We take our breakfast early in the morning and then commence our journey to Namche Bazaar. We descend down with the excellent view of Mt. Amadablam, Pangboche village, Tengboche Monastery and green pine forest and cross the river. The trail goes through dense jungle of rhododendron and junifers and Diuche village then arrives at Tengboche. From here, we can see the view of Khumjung village along with Everest ridge and Amadablam. We carry on our journey down to Pungi Tanga, cross Dhudkoshi River and then climb up to Kyangjuma where we stop for a cup of tea. From here, the way is flat and we smoothly head to Namche Bazaar with exciting and spend a night there at lodge.

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m) 6/7 hours

Namche Bazaar the Himalayan Trading Centre is the most beautiful city of Everest region from where we descend down and cross Dhudhkosi River then trek to Phakding through Jorsale, Monju, Benkar village along bank of Dhudkoshi River and finally arrive at Phakding. We spend a night there.

Day 19: Phakding to Lukla (2840m) 4/5 hours

On the final day of our trek, we directly head to Lukla and celebrate the final day of our trek with our innocent porters and staffs. By the evening we will get together and distribute tips for them to thank for their hard working during the trek and say good bye. We spend a night at Lukla.

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m) 25 minutes by flight

Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey with the stunning mountain views of Everest region along with Langtang ranges. The airport representative will be waiting at the domestic airport and take you to the hotel. You can rest and do shopping for your final departure. By the evening we will take you for farewell dinner.

Day 21: Final Departure

We will come to the hotel and take you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit.

 

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight tickets

  • Lobuche Peak Permits

  • Climbing guide

  • Garbage deposit

  • 4 Nights Tents during climbing period

  • Foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner with juice, tea or coffee) for 4 nights during the peak climbing period

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation in trekking with room sharing basis

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking trained and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and flight tickets

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Excess baggage Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets

  • Climbing gears and equipment

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Tips for guide and porters

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
01 Mar, 2019 - 19 Mar, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 17 days
  • Trip Grade : Difficult
  • Trip area : Everest region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 6,400m
  • Starting point : Lukla
  • Ending point : Lukla
  • KTM/Lukla : Flight
  • Lukla/KTM : Flight

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